Reggie Lucas, the brilliant guitarist, producer and Miles Davis alumni passed away today at age 65. Lucas was a member of Miles Davis’ band in the ’70s and recorded Get Up With It, Pangea and Agartha with him. In the late ’70s and ’80s, he worked with James Mtume and they wrote and produced a bunch of hits for Stephanie Mills, “You Know How To Love Me” for Phyllis Hyman and “The Closer I Get To You” for Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway among others. Lucas also worked solo and produced records for The Weather Girls, Rebbie Jackson, The Four Tops and Randy Crawford. He is known in the pop world for producing most of Madonna’s debut album and writing “Borderline” for her. His daughter, Lisa Lucas announced his passing to the Associated Press.
Reggie Lucas, my adored and beloved father, passed away early this morning at the age of 65. He made beautiful music, a beautiful family, a beautiful life and I will miss him every single day that I live on this earth. pic.twitter.com/Oo1dc2XHG6
— Lisa Lucas (@likaluca) May 19, 2018