Tony Peluso, Carpenters' Guitar Player (Goodbye To Love) - Dies 60

Tony Peluso (March 28, 1950 – June 5, 2010) was an American guitarist and record producer. He was lead guitarist for pop duo Carpenters from 1972 to 1983

Peluso is probably best known for his disc jockey impersonation that links the medley of oldies tracks on side 2 of the Carpenters album Now & Then, and his fuzz guitar solo on their song "Goodbye to Love".

The Carpenters
1972 - Please view video below

After Carpenters
Following the death of Karen Carpenter in 1983, Peluso moved on to record producing. He worked for the next decade at Motown Records where he recorded artists such as Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, the Four Tops and Michael Jackson.

Peluso went on to produce and/or engineer for artists such as Kenny Loggins, Seals and Crofts, Apollonia Kotero, Player, Animotion, Stephanie Mills, The Fixx, Dave Koz and Boyz II Men.

In 1992, Peluso began working with Gustavo Santaolalla. They pioneered the Rock en Español genre. Peluso worked with Latin pop musicians such as Ricky Martin, Molotov and Cafe Tacuba. In 2005, Santaolalla and Peluso produced the soundtrack to Brokeback Mountain.

Death of Tony Peluso
Tony Peluso died from heart disease.
Tony Peluso was 60 years old at the time of his death.

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Re: Tony Peluso, Carpenters' Guitar Player (Goodbye To ...

Long before The Carpenters came calling Tony Peluso played in The Abstracts, a rock band based in Hollywood, California performing all original music. Recorded in Fort Worth, Texas and released on Pompeii Record (Dallas, Texas), The Abstracts produced their only record under that name. The session was engineered by the legendary T-Bone Burnett and produced by Darrell Glenn, who was much more comfortable producing country music than rock, and it showed in the final (over produced) cut. After The Abstracts, the band continued playing as the back-up band for Paul Revere and Mark Lindsay (Paul Revere and The Raiders). The band included Tony Peluso on guitar and vocals, Henry (Hank) Mario Dandini on Hammond organ and vocals, Pierre Vigeant on bass and vocals and Michael Thatcher on drums. Every member of the group was a world class musician. Unfortunately, their best work was never heard by most people. Pierre preceded Tony in death. Hank still lives in Southern California and plays with various artists. Michael's whereabouts are a mystery, but last I heard he was playing in a Dallas-based (he was a native Dallasite) Christian rock band. Marc

Re: Tony Peluso, Carpenters' Guitar Player (Goodbye To ...

Love that Carpenters' guitar solo... good stuff.