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Overview (2)

Born in Palos Verdes, California, USA
Nicknames Captain Fingers
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Mini Bio (1)

Lee Ritenour was born on January 11, 1952 in Palos Verdes, California, USA. He is known for his work on Tequila Sunrise (1988), Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982) and An Officer and a Gentleman (1982).

Trivia (3)

Won a Grammy Award in the "Best Arrangement On An Instrumental" category for "Early A.M. Attitude" (with Dave Grusin). [1985]
Dedicated his album "Wes Bound" (1992) to his idol Wes Montgomery.
Son Wesley is an accomplished drummer who often jams with Lee and his fellow musicians.

Personal Quotes (2)

The music business is more flexible than it used to be. Young musicians, if they are creative, have a positive sense of who they are, and have a vision, can almost map their own destiny. What that means is, not only do you have to be a very good musician, you have to have a head on your shoulders for business.
There's no insurance program for being a musician. The deeper you are as a musician,the further you can go. You have to keep up with the latest technology - music, styles. You don't just keep jumping around, but adapt to keep yourself fresh and your audience fresh.

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