Lou Adler

Lou Adler

Highest Rated: 99% 20 Feet From Stardom (2013)

Lowest Rated: 47% Up in Smoke (1978)

Birthday: Dec 13, 1933

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

A legendary figure in the California music industry during the 1960s and 1970s, Lou Adler produced some of the most successful acts of the period, including the Mamas and the Papas, Carole King, Cheech and Chong, and Jan and Dean. Initially a songwriter for Sam Cooke, among others, he discovered the Mamas and the Papas through his own label, Dunhill Records. Their string of hits allowed him to co-produce the groundbreaking Monterey International Pop Festival, which introduced American audiences to the likes of the Who, Otis Redding and Jimi Hendrix. Adler formed Ode Records in the late '60s, and scored a giant hit with Tapestry (1972) by former songwriter Carole King, as well as a cult phenomenon with "The Rocky Horror Show," a gender-bending British musical he later adapted as the seminal cult film "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" (1975). After directing Cheech and Chong's debut film, "Up in Smoke," he moved away from the entertainment business, focusing on charitable organizations while serving as one of the industry's most knowledgeable sounding boards. His vast collection of Top 10 hits and million-selling albums made Lou Adler one of the most accomplished figures in modern pop music.

Highest rated movies

A/K/A Tommy Chong




99% 82% 20 Feet From Stardom Self $4.9M 2013
No Score Yet 63% Sunset Strip Self - 2012
No Score Yet 50% Cheech & Chong's Animated Movie Executive Producer - 2012
64% 86% Troubadours Unknown (Character) - 2011
74% 80% A/K/A Tommy Chong Unknown (Character) - 2006
73% 90% American Me Executive Producer $11.3M 1992
64% 65% Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains Director - 1982
57% 62% Shock Treatment Executive Producer - 1981
47% 82% Up in Smoke Director,
- 1978
78% 85% The Rocky Horror Picture Show Executive Producer $519.0K 1975
96% 90% Monterey Pop Producer $1.5K 1969