Keith Olsen

Buckingham Nicks, Fleetwood Mac producer Keith Olsen dies at 74

Producer Keith Olsen, 74, has died. The cause of death was cardiac arrest, according to the New York Times, who spoke with Keith’s daughter Kelly Castady.

Among Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac fans, Keith is best known for producing the albums Buckingham Nicks (1973) and Fleetwood Mac (1975), the latter being the first one with Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham. He also wrote the musical bridge for Stevie’s “Has Anyone Ever Written Anything for You” and produced “No Spoken Word,” both tracks from her 1985 album Rock a Little.

In 1974, Keith famously introduced Buckingham Nicks to Mick Fleetwood, after playing him the duo’s “Frozen Love” at the legendary Sound City Studios in Los Angeles. Impressed with their sound, specifically Lindsey’s guitar work, Mick later asked the pair to join Fleetwood Mac.

Keith worked with a countless number of artists in his long music career, including Rick Springfield, Whitesnake, and The Scorpions, who all tweeted about the producer upon hearing of his passing.

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