Seattle-sound producer dies at 50

Rick Parashar, the musician and producer who worked with bands such as Pearl Jam and 3 Doors Down, passed away on August 14th, 2014 from natural causes at the age of 50.

Back in 1985 in Seattle, WA in the United States, Rick and his brother Raj opened “London Bridge” studios in Seattle and helped define a generation with the albums that were recorded in their studio and that Rick produced. Parashar moulded the sounds of Temple of the Dog’s self-titled and Pearl Jam’s “Ten” in 1991 as well as Alice in Chains’ “Sap” in 1992 and Blind Melon’s debut release “Blind Melon” also in ’92. In addition to producing, the talented Parashar also played organ and percussion on a number of Temple of the Dog and Pearl Jam tracks, including “Times of Trouble” and “Black”, respectively.

Looking over the blueprints for London Bridge studios.

Rick Parashar with Blind Melon, in the studio.

Rick Parashar’s contribution to music production continued through the decades with his work on Bon Jovi’s “Have a Nice Day” in 2005, Melissa Ethridge’s “Lucky” in 2004, Nickelback’s “Silver Side Up” in 2001 and Three Doors Down’s “Away from the Sun” in 2002. Chris Henderson, the lead guitarist for Three Doors Down paid tribute to Parashar in a tweet saying that he “will be sadly missed”.

 

 

 

 

 

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