Veteran music producer David Anderle has died aged 77.

Anderle lost his battle with cancer on Monday (01Sep14) at his home in Los Angeles.

His impressive career spanned 35 years, and he worked with legends including the Doors, Frank Zappa and Kris Kristofferson, as well as Sheryl Crow, Aaron Neville, Judy Collins and Amy Grant.

Previously the West Coast Talent Director for Mgm, and an executive at Elektra Records, Anderle also served a long stint alongside Herb Alpert as the Senior Vice President of A&R at A&M Records.

Anderle was also close friends with Beach Boys star Brian Wilson, and together they founded Brother Records - the first artist-run label - in 1966.

Anderle also served as a music supervisor for classic films including Good Morning Vietnam, The Breakfast Club, Pretty In Pink, Scrooged and Soul Man.

He retired in 1999.