Dallas producer Tony Griffin dies age 63
Legendary jingle producer Tony Griffin has died at the age of 63 at his Dallas-based studio.
Tony worked with TM for many years and owned his own company with clients worldwide. At a young age he was drawn to the arts, and his early calling proved to be true as Tony went on to achieve success and sustain a long, pioneering career in the music industry.
Through various garage bands and gigs and a passion for guitar, Tony made it from the Midwest to Dallas aspiring to be a performer and engineer.
He continued to play clubs in Dallas while simultaneously learning the behind-the-scenes aspect of music production with Tom Merriman. His stint at TM helped lay the foundation and eventually Tony would launch his own company in Dallas.
He was an avid art collector, with a keen interest in oil paintings. But his true love was music, specifically writing and producing for radio, film and television. Tony Griffin Productions was an established music production company in Dallas for many years and produced for many clients.
Those in the music industry will remember Tony as a very knowledgeable and adept producer and engineer.
Tony is survived by his son, Justin, his daughter-in-law, Lisa, his new grandson, Oliver, who immediately found a very special spot in his grandpa’s heart, and his brother Robert.
He was preceded in death by his parents, as well as his siblings, Michael, Pat and Beth.
There will be a remembrance gathering at 10:00 am on Friday, October 5th at Restland Funeral Home, Wildwood Chapel, followed by a service at 10:30am.