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Shelly Yakus is considered as one of the best engineers and mixers in the music industry. Formerly chief engineer and vice president of A&M Records,[1] Shelly has engineered some of the most successful recordings from John Lennon's “Imagine” to U2’s “Rattle & Hum". Shelly’s work has sold in excess of one hundred million records, equaling over one billion dollars in sales. He was nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999.

Shelly Yakus' has recorded hits for many bands, including John Lennon, the Ramones, U2, Tom Petty, Van Morrison, Alice Cooper, the Band, Blue Öyster Cult, Dire Straits, Don Henley, Madonna, Stevie Nicks, The Pointer Sisters, Lou Reed, Bob Seger, Patti Smith, Suzanne Vega, Warren Zevon and Elliott Murphy, and was Assistant Engineer on the following (1967 – 1969) Dionne Warwick, Peter, Paul & Mary, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Count Basie & His Orchestra, and Frank Sinatra.


  1. ^ "Era Ends At A&M As Yakus Moves On". Billboard. January 28, 1995.  

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