Jim Vallance is a Canadian musician, songwriter, arranger and producer based out of Vancouver. While he is best known as the former songwriting partner of Bryan Adams, Vallance has also written songs for many famous international artists such as Bonnie Raitt, Aerosmith, Carly Simon, Rod Stewart, Roger Daltrey, Tina Turner, Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne, KISS, Scorpions, Anne Murray and Joe Cocker.
He began his professional career as the original drummer and principal songwriter for the Canadian rock group Prism under the pseudonym “Rodney Higgs.” Vallance has won a Juno Award for Songwriter of the Year 4 times and he constructed Armoury Studios in Vancouver, which later served as the home base for renowned rock producer Bruce Fairbairn.
Jim Vallance joined us in the Out-Of-Control Room on Friday, March 20, 2009. Several years ago, he acquired John Lennon’s German work permit from 1960. Vallance brought the original document with him for his visit.
Naked News anchor Valentina Taylor also joined the Bro Jake Show in the studio.
Here’s Jim’s playlist:
- She Loves You – The Beatles
- Any Way You Want It – Dave Clark Five
- Help Me Rhonda – The Beach Boys
- Brown Sugar – The Rolling Stones
- Ramble On – Led Zeppelin
- Crossroads – Cream
- Shot Down In Flames – AC/DC
Visit my On The Record set on Flickr for more photos.
Classic Rock 101’s On The Record was hosted in the studio by celebrities and local guests who dropped by the Out-of-Control Room with an armload of favourites from their personal vinyl collection. They took the helm to speak about their musical passions and how music of their generation affected your life.