Photo by Alan Leeds’ friend.
Alan Leeds is a god! If you like funky music, you could argue that Alan Leeds has had (and is still having) one of the best careers possible in the music industry. In the 70s, he road managed James Brown and he later won a Grammy for his liner notes on a James Brown anthology (“Star Time”). He tour managed Prince from 1983 to 1992 and became the head of Prince’s Paisley Park Studios. His brother is the ultra-funky saxophone player Eric Leeds and currently, Alan is working with Chris Rock and D’Angelo. Despite that massively impressive resume, Alan Leeds was extremely down to earth. We talked about several of the music legends listed above and I wished I could have talked to him and picked his brain for hours. You can read an excellent interview with Alan Leeds where he talks about Prince and Miles Davis and their relationship and it will give you a tiny insight into some of the cool things Alan Leeds has been a part of. It was an absolute pleasure talking to you Alan and I really hope to chat with you again some time!