Lou Adler Net Worth
Lou Adler net worth: Lou Adler is an a record producer, manager, director and owner of the famous Roxy Theatre who has a net worth of $100 million dollars. A two-time Grammy-winning producer and the founder of Dunhill Records, Lou Adler also directed the cult film, "Cheech and Chong" and produced both "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" and "Shock Treatment". Adler has been a producer for some of the most successful performers of all time including the Mamas and the Papas, Carole King, the comedic team Cheech and Chong as well as Jan and Dean. Lou Adler became a legendary figure in the Californian music industry throughout the 1960s and 1970s. Born on December 13, 1933, in Chicago, Illinois and raised in East Los Angeles, Adler grew up in a mixed Jewish-Mexican family. Making his beginnings as a songwriter for Sam Cooke, among others, he decided to found his own production house named Dunhill Records in 1964. Under his own label, Adler discovered the Mamas and the Papas and with their consecutive hits he could co-produce the groundbreaking Monterey International Pop Festival taking place from June 16 to June 18, 1967. On the stage of the three-day concert event, American audiences got acquainted with the likes of the Who, Otis Redding and Jimi Hendrix. In the summer of 1967 Adler sold Dunhill for 3 million dollars to ABC Records, and later that year he founded Ode Records. With this new label come numerous new successes, including the instant hit album Tapestry (1972) by former songwriter Carole King, as well the cult-phenomenon The Rocky Horror Show, a gender-bending British musical he later adapted into a seminal cult movie titled, The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). Once he directed Cheech and Chong's debut film, Up in Smoke in 1978, he withdrew from the movie industry, directing his attention on charitable organizations while serving as one of the industry's most knowledgeable sounding boards. As for his vast collection of Top 10 hits, they were all million-selling albums that proved once again Lou Adler is one of the most accomplished figures in modern pop music. He can also be frequently seen sitting court side at Lakers games next to Jack Nicholson.