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Bones Howe

Bones Howe was born on March 18, 1933 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Dayton Howe. He is known for his work on Back to the Future (1985), Ghosts of Mars (2001) and Top Secret! (1984). He has been married to Melodie Johnson since March 27, 1965. They have three children. See full bio »

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Back to the Future Music Department
Ghosts of Mars Visual Effects
Top Secret! Music Department
Vegas Vacation Music Department


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 2004 The Dream Studio (Video documentary short) (music producer)
 1999 A Walk on the Moon (production music supervisor)
 1997 Redux Riding Hood (Short) (music editor)
 1997 Vegas Vacation (music supervisor)
 1997 Zeus and Roxanne (music supervisor)
 1996 Heaven's Prisoners (music consultant)
 1995 Circle of Friends (music consultant)
 1995 The Walking Dead (music supervisor)
 1994 Radio Inside (music supervisor)
 1994 A Good Man in Africa (music consultant)
 1994 Serial Mom (music supervisor)
 1993 Beyond the Law (music supervisor)
 1992/I Wind (music consultant)
 1986 About Last Night... (music supervisor)
 1986 Desert Bloom (music supervisor)
 1985 Back to the Future (music supervisor)
 1984 Top Secret! (music consultant: u.s.a.)
 1983 Man, Woman and Child (music supervisor)
 1981 One from the Heart (music producer)
 1980 Roadie (music supervisor)
 1968 Elvis: The Comeback Special (TV Special documentary) (music producer)
 1958-1959 Peter Gunn (TV Series) (music recording engineer - 37 episodes)
- The Portrait (1959) ... (music recording engineer - uncredited)
- The Coffin (1959) ... (music recording engineer - uncredited)
- Vendetta (1959) ... (music recording engineer - uncredited)
- Kill from Nowhere (1959) ... (music recording engineer - uncredited)
- Bullet for a Badge (1959) ... (music recording engineer - uncredited)
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Produces most of the Tom Waits' albums.

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Among the artists he produced were The Mamas and the Papas, The 5th Dimension, Elvis Presley and The Association.

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