Jimmy Iovine

A native of Red Hook, Brooklyn, Jimmy gravitated to music following an indifferent academic career, and with a determination to avoid continuing in the family business as a longshoreman, he turned stints answering phones in recording studios to connecting with artists like John Lennon, Patti Smith and Bruce Springsteen through a combination of hard work and old-fashioned luck, eventually building a reputation as a fearless, talented, indefatigable producer.

By 1989, Jimmy had parlayed his production expertise into a new career as co-founder of Interscope Records, committing the label to on-the-edge artists like Trent Reznor?s Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, Gwen Stefani and No Doubt ... and Dr. Dre.

An opportune sit-down between Jimmy and Dre led to the idea of Beats Electronics, the speaker- headphone phenomenon that vaulted the pair to new heights, and paved the way for an historic 2014 deal with Apple.