Unfortunately not from this world anymore, Jimmy Miller rose to fame as a music studio producer in the late 1960's after producing a string of albums propelling the Rolling Stones to a whole new level. His insight as a musician and his ability to create a unique sound for every project he has ever worked on made Jimmy Miller a uniquely qualified producer with a highly successful career. He is still deeply mourned in the musical community many years after his death and his input in music history has forever changed the sound of rock & roll.
Born in the legendary Brooklyn, in New York City, on March 23rd 1942, Jimmy Miller became acquainted with music very quickly. Coming from an artistic family, with his father being an entertainment director, Miller took it upon himself to learn the drums and various percussion instruments. He soon became a skilled musician, which would later serve him rather well as a producer. One of the things that did made Miller a sought-after producer was his ability to play exactly the sound he wanted on the drums instead of simply talking and explaining his way through it like many other music producers of the time.
Before rising to fame with his long-time association with rock legends the Rolling Stones, Miller experienced great success after producing a few tracks for the Spencer Davis Group. Spencer Davis Group was a well-known 60's British band famous for 'Gimme Some Lovin'. It was after this production that Miller became involved with the Rolling Stones and later produced 5 of the most acclaimed albums of the group: Beggars Banquet, Let it Bleed, Sticky Fingers, Exile on Main St. and Goats Head Soup. While the Stones were already a sensation over the world before the release of these albums, those 5 specific Miller-produced records propelled them to an entire other level of fame.
Jimmy Miller unfortunately died on October 22nd 1994 from liver failure. He was then at the age of 52 years old. His short life however, was filled with success. He had produced some of the greatest albums in rock & roll history and had worked with legendary acts over the years. Other credits of Miller include Motorhead, Blind Faith, Traffic, Johnny Thunders and many others. As a one of a kind music studio producer, Jimmy Miller will always be remembered dearly amongst the musical community. He has certainly made his humble mark in musical history.