Bob Olhsson


Oral History Information

Interview Date
Job Title
Former Recording Engineer
Company Name
Motown Records

Bob Olhsson started as a mastering intern at Motown Records in the mid-1960s, when he was still a teenager.  His long and innovative career as an engineer has included several historic projects including albums with Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye.  After moving from Detroit to San Francisco, Bob focused on the rock bands of the 1970s, working with the Grateful Dead and Harmonica Mundi, among others.  Since 1977, Bob has been a proud member of AES and has provided several presentations to encourage younger generations to learn the art of recording engineering.