Chuck Anderson, a music arranger and Grammy-nominated producer, died May 10 of a heart attack at his home in Valley Village. He was 66.
A native of Anacortes, Wash., Anderson began his career in the late 1950s as a trombone player with the Luis Arcaraz Orchestra in Mexico. He later formed the Chuck Anderson Orchestra.
Following his performing career, he became the head of A&R for CBS Records in Mexico, where he helped launch the careers of Javier Solis and Los Teen Pops.
Anderson later returned to America and became a producer-arranger. He subsequently served in that capacity for such artists as Vicki Carr, Rocio Durcal and Juan Gabriel.
Anderson produced Carr’s 1994 Grammy-winning album, “Receurdo a Javier Solis.” The album won in the Mexican American performance category.
Anderson is survived by his wife, Linda, two daughters and two grandsons.