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Born in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Mini Bio (1)

James William Guercio is the chief executive of The Caribou Companies in Boulder, Colorado of which Caribou Films is an entity. Guercio produced and directed "Electra Glide in Blue," the American entry in the 1973 Cannes Film Festival, and in 1979, produced "Second Hand Hearts," directed by Hal Ashby. He was the original director for "Tom Horn" starring Steve McQueen in 1979.

As a guitarist, bass player, arranger and composer, Guercio, started in the music business with Dick Clark in 1962. Touring and performing with Gene Pitney, Brian Hyland, Del Shannon, Chuck Berry, Bobby Darin and Chad and Jeremy. He was an original guitarist with Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention along with producing, arranging, and composing numerous hits for Chad and Jeremy and the Buckinghams. Guercio also won two Grammy Awards for his work as a music producer. His legendary Caribou Ranch studio recorded artists including Chicago, Phil Collins, Earth, Wind and Fire, Amy Grant, Billy Joel, Elton John, Carole King, John Lennon, The Beach Boys, Supertramp, and U2.

He has 36 Grammy nominations, winning Album of the Year in 1969 for Blood, Sweat, and Tears along with a Grammy for his work with Chicago. He produced numerous works by Blood, Sweat, and Tears, Chicago, and the Beach Boys.

In 1986, Guercio purchased and became the primary shareholder of Country Music Television which was sold to Gaylord/Westinghouse in 1991. He has been married to Lucy Angle Guercio for 35 years and has three children.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Trivia (4)

Used to manage the rock band Chicago.
Winner of Grammy Awards for: "Blood, Sweat and Tears" (Album of the Year / co-producer / performing artist: Blood Sweat & Tears) (1969); "If You Leave Me Now" (Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) / performing artist: Chicago) (1976).
Worked with band member Lew Soloff of Blood Sweat & Tears.
Founder/owner of Caribou Records.

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