Lou Adler to be named to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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Malibu resident Lou Adler will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during an April 18 ceremony in Los Angeles. He will be inducted alongside music greats Rush, Donna Summer, Quincy Jones, Heart, Randy Newman, Public Enemy and Albert King, the Hall of Fame announced Tuesday. Adler will receive the Ahmet Ertegun Award for Lifetime Achievement, an award given to non-performers. 

Adler started his music career as co-manager of the California surf group Jan and Dean with fellow Malibu local Herb Alpert. In 1964, he founded Dunhill Records, which produced hits from many artists, including The Mamas and the Papas. Later, Adler sold the company to ABC Records and formed Ode Records. In 1967, he served as one of the producers of the Monterey International Pop Music Festival. Adler also won Grammys for Record of the Year and Album of the Year in 1971. In recent years, he has focused more of his attention on film production.