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Stones producer Miller dies

Jimmy Miller, who produced about 100 gold and platinum records, including the Rolling Stones' hit Jumping Jack Flash and the Spencer Davis Group's Gimme Some Lovin', died of liver failure Saturday at University Hospital. He was 52.

Mr. Miller began his career in the mid-1960s as a lounge singer in New York City.

In 1965, Mr. Miller met Island Records founder Chris Blackwell, who hired him and took him to London where he produced the Spencer Davis Group and Traffic's hit Dear Mr. Fantasy in 1967.

Mr. Miller's work caught the attention of the Rolling Stones, who hired him to produce some of their most popular albums, including Beggar's Banquet, Sticky Fingers, Exile on Main Street, Let it Bleed and Goat's Head Soup.

"To produce the Rolling Stones is pretty important _ to produce a couple of their best records is even more so," Blackwell said. "I think part of his success as a producer was being able to create a great atmosphere in the studio, a positive atmosphere, full of energy."

From the 1960s to the 1990s, Mr. Miller produced hundreds of albums, including several for Blind Faith, the Plasmatics and Motorhead. His last hit was Primal Scream's 1991 single, Movin' On Up.

Mr. Miller, who spent most of his adult life working in London, was in Boulder to work with guitarist and songwriter Joey Steck. He is survived by his father and mother; two sisters; two sons; a daughter; and his first wife.

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