David Anderle

David Anderle
Born (1937-07-09)July 9, 1937
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Died September 1, 2014(2014-09-01) (aged 77)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupation(s) Record producer

David Anderle (July 9, 1937 – September 1, 2014) was an American record producer.

He graduated in June 1955 from Fairfax High School in Los Angeles, where his schoolmates included Herb Alpert, Jerry Moss, and producer Shel Talmy. In 1964 he began working in A&R at MGM Records, which also owned the Verve label, and convinced the label to sign Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention in 1965. He also worked as the manager of Van Dyke Parks, and helped the Beach Boys establish their own label, Brother Records.[1]

He moved to Elektra Records in 1968, and worked with such acts as Judy Collins, David Ackles, the Doors and Love. In 1970 he joined A&M Records, working as a staff producer and A&R person for the company set up by Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss. His production credits include albums for Rita Coolidge, Amy Grant, Delaney and Bonnie, Kris Kristofferson, Aaron Neville, Chris De Burgh, Rhinoceros, Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Doc Holliday and the Circle Jerks. At A&M he later took charge of film music, and supervised the music on films including Good Morning, Vietnam, The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink and Scrooged. He retired in 1999.[1]

In later years, he became an accomplished and exhibited portrait artist.[2] He died on September 1, 2014, from cancer at the age of 77.[1]


  1. 1 2 3 Phil Gallo, "David Anderle, A&R for Frank Zappa, Beach Boys & More, Dies at 77", Billboard
  2. See particulars of "Better Late Than Never" exhibition, being an exhibit of collected works 1963-2005. Billy Shire Fine Arts, January — February 2007; www.billyshirefinearts.com. See also David Anderle, Better Late Than Never: The Paintings of David Anderle (Last Gasp, 2007, ISBN ISBN 0-86719-680-7, ISBN 978-0-86719-680-1, being "a collection of the paintings of David Anderle, presented as a catalog for his solo exhibition at Billy Shire Fine Arts gallery".

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