John Porter (musician)

John Porter (born 11 September 1947, in Leeds, England) is an English musician and record producer.


He attended St Michael's School, Allerton Grange School, King's College, London, and Newcastle University.

While at Newcastle, Porter met singer Bryan Ferry, and was part of his fledgling band The Gas Board. Ferry's later band Roxy Music had achieved success in the early 1970s, but having had some troubles with bass players, Ferry invited Porter on board to record the 1973 album For Your Pleasure. He did not perform on tour for the album; John Gustafson took over the live duties. Porter went on to serve as a record producer for many later albums for Roxy Music and Bryan Ferry. Porter is credited with the production of Liverpool's Watt 4 album at Matrix Studios in 1979.

He has since produced for The Smiths, Billy Bragg, The Blades, Microdisney, School of Fish, B. B. King, Los Lonely Boys, Buddy Guy, Ryan Adams, Missy Higgins and numerous other bands. Lol Tolhurst, a founding member of The Cure, stated that Porter was the producer for the second album recorded by his other former band Presence.[1]

In 1983, Porter married the British model, Linda Keith.

Selected discographyEdit





  • 2011 Live at Chickie Wah Wah – Meschiya Lake and Tom McDermott
  • 2012 Blind Sighted FaithThe Dunwells

Roxy Music discographyEdit

Porter is credited on the following Roxy Music and Bryan Ferry works:

  • For Your Pleasure
  • These Foolish Things
  • In Search of Eddie Riff (1974 Version)
  • Another Time, Another Place
  • In Search of Eddie Riff (1975 Version)
  • Let's Stick Together
  • In Your Mind
  • A Song For Europe
  • In Search of Eddie Riff (2000 CD Version)


  1. ^ "Morrissey and The Smiths :: Levinhurst". 27 May 2006. Archived from the original on 27 May 2006.

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