Bill Szymczyk Career Snapshots

Career Snapshots


Szymczyk takes the bold step of adding strings to BB King's cover of 'The Thrill Is Gone', helping to turn the singer into perhaps the biggest name in blues music

Recorded at the Record Plant in New York, 'Funk No 49' from The James Gang's Rides Again LP is a breakout hit thanks to Szymczyk's production work

Szymczyk helps Joe Walsh score a Top 30 hit in the US charts with the single 'Rocky Mountain Way', one of the earliest rock songs to feature a 'Talk Box'

Elvin Bishop pulls out 'Fooled Around And Fell In Love' after Szymczyk says he needs a track to finish Struttin' My Stuff. It goes to No 3 in the US

Thirty-three edits on the master tape and three days to execute the guitar outro. The result? The Eagles' 'Hotel California'

A mixing session that involves complex edits across three two-track decks results in the Joe Walsh hit 'Life's Been Good'

'You Better You Bet' is taken as the lead single from The Who's Face Dances album and is the last song by the band to reach the Top 10 in the UK charts