Bob Ezrin

Inducted in 2004

The phrase “super-producer” is often used when discussing Bob Ezrin – and with good reason. After all, the Toronto native has been behind the boards of many classic albums, among them Alice Cooper’s Billion Dollar Babies, KISS’ Destroyer, and Pink Floyd’s The Wall. He has also done much to help preserve music education in Canada in the face of devastating government funding cuts.

Bob Ezrin was born March 25, 1949, into a musical Toronto family in which his mother played piano and his father, bass. Ezrin’s grandfather, a musical theatre amateur, taught him to dance to Al Jolson’s “Me and My Shadow” when Ezrin was just two.

Career Highlights


Inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame


Named an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Conservatory of Music


Won a JUNO for producing charity version of “Wavin’ Flag”


Inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame

Quick Fact

Ezrin convinced his mentor Jack Richardson to work with Alice Cooper.


Co-produced Pink Floyd’s The Wall.


Quick Fact

He co-wrote the KISS hit “Beth,” opening the band to a female audience.