Billboard magazine has stated: "Brooks Arthur can be considered a behind-the-scenes superstar of the record industry...a multi-faceted, self-motivated professional whose career has spanned four decades." Arthur has crossed paths with some of the most vital and important names of the pop and rock era. As an engineer and producer, Arthur's been involved in some of the seminal moments in rock history. Today, he's still a moving force with his company, Brooks Arthur Productions, taking his formidable talents and working independently as a record producer, music supervisor, recording engineer, playwright, singer, and now, a screenwriter.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Arthur got an early start in music, spending his early years taking singing lessons and then landing part-time high school jobs in the mailrooms of Decca and Kapp Records, and he still considers David Kapp, Michael Kapp, Milt Gabler, and Bob Thiele his primary mentors. For Arthur, it was the door that opened into a world that he and his childhood friends dreamed of, friends such as Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Neil Sedaka, Howard Greenfield, and Neil Diamond.
During his stay at Brooklyn College, Arthur began engineering sessions at several different studios, including Dick Charles Recording Studios, Associated Studios and Mira Sound. In these studios, where some exceptional talents were sowing the seeds of early '60's rock, Arthur engineered seven number one singles in the proverbial wink of an eye: "My Boyfriend's Back" by The Angels, "Hey Girl" by Freddie Scott, "The Locomotion" album by Little Eva, "Chapel of Love" by The Dixie Cups, "(Remember) Walking in the Sand" and "Leader of the Pack" by The Shangri-Las, and "Hang on Sloopy" by The McCoys. All now virtual classics of the period, these songs mark not only the auspicious launching of Arthur's career, but some exciting memories as well.