Musician, composer, producer, and author Jimmy Ryan discusses his 60-year career in the music industry, working with some of the leading musicians of our time. He also explains what his 50-year practice of the TM technique has meant to his long, successful, and increasingly joyful career.

Mr. Ryan began his music career in the 1960s with the hit band The Critters. He has collaborated, sung, played, and recorded with many leading musicians, including Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, James Taylor, Cat Stevens, Rod Stewart, Jim Croce, Elton John, The Doors, Tommy James, Jimmy Webb, and Andy Williams.

Mr. Ryan was Carly Simon’s guitarist for 21 years as a soloist on the Academy Award–winning song “Let the River Run,” a bassist and vocalist on “Anticipation,” and a guitarist and soloist on “You’re So Vain.” In 2022, he performed at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with triple-Grammy-Award-winner Olivia Rodrigo, as part of Carly Simon’s Induction Ceremony.

In September 2023, he was inducted into the Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Music Association Hall of Fame, receiving their Lifetime Achievement Award. He has scored music for TV, including daytime CNBC financial shows, the launch of MSNBC, and the Discovery and History channels, and created the theme for New York’s NBC News. He has also written music for major exhibitions at the Smithsonian Institution.

Mr. Ryan’s book, The Superstar Chronicles—Tales of Life among Rock Royalty, is a classic of the genre.

Musician, composer, producer, and author Jimmy Ryan discusses his 60-year career in the music industry, working with some of the leading popular musicians of our time.

Mario Orsatti, the host of TM Talks and Director of Advanced Techniques of the TM program for the United States, interviewed Mr. Ryan on December 10, 2023. 

Watch the conversation with Jimmy Ryan (49:40)


About TM Talks

TM Talks is a weekly series of LIVE webinars, on personal development and the growth of higher states of consciousness, every Sunday at 5:00 p.m. Eastern. Connection details below.

If you can’t watch the livestream, visit TM Talks for videos of all broadcasts.

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If you prefer to call in for audio only, dial 929-205-6099 or 253-215-8782, then enter the Meeting ID 177-174-913#.

 


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