Chuck Anderson

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.

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