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Obituary: Michael Harlow, Los Anglees, Calif


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Los Angeles, California

Michael Troy Harlow, 49, died Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Los Angeles.

Mike was a 1983 graduate of Hauser High School in Hope, and then attended Ball State University and Full Sail University of Music and Entertainment.

He began his music career by working in a recording studio in New York and was discovered there in 1991 by Glenn Frey, and asked to take over as house engineer for his studio, The Dog House, in Aspen, Colorado. During this time Mike engineered on album releases for Glenn Frey’s solo career as well as other notable artists including, Diana Ross, Alanis Morissette, Max Carl and the rock band the Eagles, upon their reunion in 1994. The studio was moved to Los Angeles, California in 1996, where Mike resided until his death. His accomplishments include guitar technician on the reunion album for the Eagles, “Hell Freezes Over”, selling over five million copies followed by the “Long Road out of Eden” album on which he was Audio Engineer/Engineer, selling over six million copies. He also won an Emmy in 2013 for Outstanding Sound Mixing for non-fiction programming for the documentary, ‘The History of the Eagles”.

Born December 9th, 1964, he was the son of Carl and LuAnn Harlow.

Survivors include his mother, LuAnn (Nolting) Harlow; two brothers, Marty (Annemarie) Harlow of Raleigh, North Carolina, Mark (Jonell) Harlow of Wheatland; and one sister, Kathy (David) Schweitzer of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Cremation will take place in Los Angeles. A memorial service will take place in Los Angeles for family, friends and colleagues in the coming weeks.

Mike’s amazing talent and creativity for music will be greatly missed. He was known among many including his friends and family for his kind and generous nature and his sense of humor. He was beloved and dear to those who were touched by his spirit.

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