John Porter (musician)

John Porter (born 11 September 1947, in Leeds, England) is an English musician and record producer.

British musician

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He attended St Michael’s School, Allerton Grange School, King’s College, London, and Newcastle University.

While at Newcastle, Porter met singer Bryan Ferry, and was part of his fledgling band The Gas Board. Ferry’s later band Roxy Music had achieved success in the early 1970s, but having had some troubles with bass players, Ferry invited Porter on board to record the 1973 album For Your Pleasure. He did not perform on tour for the album; John Gustafson took over the live duties. Porter went on to serve as a record producer for many later albums for Roxy Music and Bryan Ferry. Porter is credited with the production of Liverpool’s Watt 4 album at Matrix Studios in 1979.

He has since produced for The Smiths, Billy Bragg, The Blades, Microdisney, School of Fish, B. B. King, Los Lonely Boys, Buddy Guy, Ryan Adams, Missy Higgins and numerous other bands. Lol Tolhurst, a founding member of The Cure, stated that Porter was the producer for the second album recorded by his another of his bands, Presence.[1]

In 1983, Porter married the British model, Linda Keith.

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