born on 27/12/1947
Albhy Galuten is a Grammy Award-winning American record producer, composer, musician, orchestrator and technology executive. He has produced 18 number 1 singles with songs and albums selling over 100,000,000 copies. He has won two Grammy Awards, a Dramalogue award (theatre) and a BMI award (as a songwriter).
Galuten's record productions include the soundtracks Saturday Night Fever, the theme song "Grease" and songs or albums for Jellyfish, Olivia Newton-John, Barbra Streisand (Guilty), Dionne Warwick (Heartbreaker), Andy Gibb, Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton ("Islands in the Stream"), Samantha Sang ("Emotion"), Diana Ross ("Chain Reaction"), Eric Clapton ("Knockin' on Heaven's Door"), Titanic Love Affair and Bee Gees (nine number one songs).
Galuten also contributed playing or orchestration skills to recording artists Wishbone Ash, Bill Wyman, Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart, Aretha Franklin, Eagles, Kenny Loggins, Petula Clark and No Doubt (director of paradigm).
He is currently a technology executive at Sony and has been an executive at Universal Music Group (Senior Vice President, Advanced Technology) and Ion (Vice President, New Technology). In his various roles as a technology executive Galuten has filed patents, developed corporate technology strategy, negotiated technology deals and worked in the development of standards including the Content Reference Forum (Chairman) and the Coral Consortium (Vice President).
As an inventor, Galuten is noted for having created the first commercial drum loop ("Stayin' Alive", Bee Gees), the enhanced CD and patents on content distribution and resolution, on customer care and on User Interface design.