Knowledge Identifier: +Mason_Williams
Born in 1938.
Countries: United States (67%), Oregon (13%), (10%)
Linked to: Northwest Classen High School, American Broadcasting Company, Broadcast Music Incorporated, Norton Simon Museum
Jim Gordon (musician) - The protégé of studio drummer Hal Blaine, Gordon performed on many notable recordings in the 1960s, including "Pet Sounds" by The Beach Boys , "Gene Clark with the Gosdin Brothers" by Gene Clark , "The Notorious Byrd Brothers" by The Byrds and the hit "Classical Gas" by Mason Williams
Steve Martin - In 1967, his former girlfriend Nina Goldblatt, a dancer on "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour", helped Martin land a writing job with the show by submitting his work to head writer Mason Williams
In 1980, Williams briefly served as head writer for NBC's "Saturday Night Live", but left after clashing with producer Jean Doumanian
In 1993, the title cut from the album was used as the soundtrack for a ninety-second public service announcement created by The American Rivers Council on the home video release of Robert Redford's film "A River Runs Through It"
In 2003, Williams released an EP, "Music for the Epicurean Harkener", and was again nominated for a Grammy in 2004 for best instrumental album
In 2005, he collaborated with UK guitarist Zoe McCulloch on the album "Electrical Gas"
Lawrence Weiner - On the occasion of the Drawing Center's 2012 Spring Gala, where Weiner was being honored for his contributions to contemporary art, fellow artist Ed Ruscha and Mason Williams created a three-minute tribute in the form of a parody of Bob Dylan's legendary music video for "Subterranean Homesick Blues" with placards featuring Weiner text pieces like "stars don't stand still in the sky" and "water in milk exists