Knowledge Identifier: +Billy_Swan
His first big break was in 1962 when Clyde McPhatter recorded "Lover Please", a song written by Swan when he was in a local band called Mirt Mirly & the Rhythm Stoppers, and which had first been recorded by Bill Black
Swan moved to Memphis, Tennessee to work with Black, but this was cut short with Black's illness and subsequent death in 1965
In 1969, Swan first took on the role of record producer, producing Tony Joe White's Top Ten hit "Polk Salad Annie"
His first album included the song "I Can Help", a rockabilly number that topped both the Billboard Hot 100 and country charts in 1974, becoming a hit in many other countries
Billy Joel - In 1979, Joel travelled to Havana , Cuba, to participate in the historic Havana Jam festival that took place between March 24, alongside Rita Coolidge, Kris Kristofferson; Stephen Stills, the CBS Jazz All-Stars, the Trio of Doom, Fania All-Stars, Billy Swan, Bonnie Bramlett, Mike Finnegan, Weather Report, plus an array of Cuban artists such as Irakere, Pacho Alonso, Tata Güines and Orquesta Aragon.
In 1986 he walked into a Californian studio as part of a band called Black Tie and along with Meisner, Jimmy Griffin , David Kemper , David Miner and David Mansfield recorded an album called "When the Night Falls"