Rick Jarrard is a Grammy Nominated Producer of The Year. He has received over 40 gold and platinum albums which have generated hundreds of millions of dollars in sales. His productions have reached audiences worldwide in many different languages. A multitude of songs that he has produced have been used in over 230 motion pictures, television shows and commercials.
Rick produced the Jefferson Airplane’s ‘Surrealistic Pillow’ which included ‘Somebody To Love’ and ‘White Rabbit’. This album catapulted them to stardom and earned ‘White Rabbit’ a place on the Top 500 Rock Songs of All Time. Rick went on to produce Jose Feliciano’s ‘Light My Fire’, ‘California Dreamin’, ‘Que Sera’ and one of the 25 Christmas Songs of All Time, ‘Feliz Navidad’ and many more of Jose’s hits. Rick is responsible for the career of Harry Nilsson, signing him to RCA and producing ‘Pandemonium Shadow Show’ and ‘Aerial Ballet’ which included ‘One’, ‘Without Her’, and his most famous hit ‘Everybody’s Talkin’ which was subsequently used in the award winning film ‘Midnight Cowboy’. He found Michael McDonald when he was only 17, brought him to Los Angeles, signed him to a record deal and developed him as an artist and songwriter. Rick also produced numerous other top artists in his career.
Rick became friends with Elvis when Elvis asked him to put his band together for his comeback tour in Las Vegas. They remained friends until Elvis passed away.
Rick owns Rick Jarrard Productions, Uncle Josh’s Song Emporium, Friday Records LLC, Friday Group Music Publishing LLC, and Friday Records Music Publishing LLC.
He has served on the Board of Governors for NARAS and several other entities in the industry. His career has earned him a place in Who’s in The World, Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, and International Dictionary of Biographies.
Rick is currently working on several recording and film projects as well as running his record, publishing, consulting and management companies.