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Rupert Hine Obituary: prolific music producer worked with Tina Turner, dies at 72 –

Rupert Hine was a prolific music producer who worked with Tina Turner, The Fixx, Stevie Nicks, Duncan Sheik, Suzanne Vega, Howard Jones and many other artists during a long music career.  

  • Died: Friday, June 5, 2020. (Who else died on June 5?) 
  • Details of Death: Died at the age of 72.    
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Rupert Hine started his music career as a performing artist in a folk duo and was in the band Quantum Jump. He started producing in the 1970s but really made a name for himself during the New Wave period of the 1980s. He produced the album “Reach the Beach” for The Fixx, which featured “One Thing Leads to Another.” He produced the successful Howard Jones albums “Human’s Lib” and “Dream into Action.” Hines was the producer on various songs for Tina Turner including the hit “Better Be Good to Me” and worked with Stevie Nicks, Rush, and Suzanne Vega. He wrote the soundtrack for the 1980s cult classic movie “Better Off Dead,” starring John Cusack.    

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Full Obituary: Billboard



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