Harris_Eddy.4904.C2.14.DH
Pianist Wynton Kelly, Wilson, saxophonist Eddie Harris, ca. 1964
Photo: Don Hunstein
Wilson low-fives Lou Reed as Velvet Underground bandmate John Cale looks on, 1968 Wilson low-fives Lou Reed as Velvet Underground bandmate John Cale looks on during taping of MGM underground radio promotional disc, The Music Factory, 1968. Photographer unknown.
Ph: Sandy Speiser June 1964
Wilson at newsstand with Bob Dylan,
June 1964. Photo: Sandy Speiser
Wilson_Lom.4678.C1.16.DH
Wilson with CBS Records A&R exec
David Kapralik, ca. 1964
Photo: Don Hunstein
Harris_Eddy.4872.C1.07.DH
Wilson, Eddie Harris, David Kapralik,
ca. 1964. Photo: Don Hunstein
clancy.4891.c2.18.dh
Wilson with the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem; bassist Bill Lee (center), ca. 1964. Photo: Don Hunstein
Frank Zappa - Tom Wilson

Wilson on the phone during the We’re Only In It For The Money recording sessions with the Mothers of Invention, 1968. L-R: Frank Zappa, engineer Gary Kellgren, Mothers bassist Roy Estrada, Wilson.
Photo: Charles Steiner.

Only In ItPhoto shoot, 1968, for Mothers of Invention We’re Only In It For The Money gatefold; Wilson at left.
Photo: Jerry Schatzberg
On a building roof, possibly the Savoy, with Bob Neuwirth and Tom Wilson (Dylan's record producer, in fez). From Don't Look Back, 1965 film by D.A. Pennebaker. On a building roof, possibly the Savoy, with Bob Neuwirth and Wilson (in fez). From D.A. Pennebaker 1965 documentary Don’t Look Back.
Mothers of Invention manager Herb Cohen, Frank Zappa, and Tom Wilson, 1967. Photograph: John Hodder Mothers of Invention manager Herb Cohen, Frank Zappa, and Tom Wilson, 1967. Photo: John Hodder
Record Plant opening-72Opening of Record Plant (L.A.), Dec. 4, 1969. L-R: Tom Butler (legal staff), Tom Wilson (client and partner), Ben Johnson (investor), Ancky Johnson (investor), Chris Stone (co-founder), Gary Kellgren (co-founder). Photographer unknown.
Wilson-Dylan-pianoWilson, sits patiently in background as Bob Dylan improvises on piano backstage during 1965 Great Britain tour. From
D.A. Pennebaker film Don’t Look Back.
Wilson with Bob Dylan during the singer's Bringing It All Back Home recording sessions, January 1965. Wilson with Bob Dylan during the singer’s Bringing It All Back Home recording sessions, January 1965.
Photo: Daniel Kramer
Wilson_Lom.4678.C2.15.DH
Columbia Records PR portrait, ca. 1964
Photo: Don Hunstein
Cover story about Wilson and the economics of record production, NY Times Magazine, September 29, 1968

Cover story about Wilson and the economics of record production,
NY Times Magazine, Sept. 29, 1968
Singer: Ellen McIlwaine (of Fear Itself)
Photo: Sam Falk
Download full pdf

Tom Wilson and Nico. Wilson produced her debut album, Chelsea Girl.

Tom Wilson and Nico, 1967. Wilson produced her debut solo album, Chelsea Girl.

Wilson during brief 1968 cameo in unfinished Mothers of Invention film Uncle Meat

Billboard Magazine, April 6,1963

Signing vibraphonist Walt Dickerson
to Audio Fidelity label,
Billboard Magazine, April 6, 1963

Wilson and his secretary Phyllis Smith at Greenwich Village club, 1966-67. Photo by Popsie

Wilson and his secretary Phyllis Smith at Greenwich Village club, 1966-67. Photo: Popsie

Wilson and Phyllis Smith, New York ca. 1967. Photo: Popsie

Wilson and Phyllis Smith, New York ca. 1967. Photo: Popsie

Wilson and Phyllis Smith, New York, 1967. Photo: Popsie

Wilson and Phyllis Smith, New York, June 1967. Photo: Popsie

Tom_Wilson_ABC

Wilson outside ABC Studios, New York, to promote his radio show The Music Factory, June 21, 1967

Wilson in the studio at Motown
(mid-1970s) [location and date unconfirmed; photog unknown]

“Like a Rolling Stone” session, June 1965. L-R: Engineer Roy Halee, Wilson, tape operator Pete Dauria, Albert Grossman, Bob Dylan

The Harvard New Jazz Society Executive Board, 1954: Wilson, Eric Ueland, Harold Kaufman, Fred Brown, from Harvard Yearbook Publications

Burial marker for Tom Wilson and his parents—with Wilson's incorrect death year (1978)

Burial marker for Tom Wilson and his parents—with Wilson’s incorrect death year (should be 1978)

All Don Hunstein photos © Sony Music Entertainment
Phyllis Smith photos courtesy Phyllis Smith

Updated: July 27, 2017