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Producer/Engineer Andy Johns Dies

Andy Johns, the producer/engineer behind many of the ’70s and ’80s most significant albums passed away on April 7. Andy, who was the younger brother of producer/engineer Glyn Johns, started working in studios at 18 as second engineer to Eddie Kramer on recordings of Jimi Hendrix and others. He quickly established his own career as a first engineer and producer, and began working with the biggest stars of the day, including Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Blind Faith, and more. He is responsible for total album sales in excess of 160 million copies.

Significant recordings by Andy Johns include:

Led Zeppelin — II, III, IV, Houses of the Holy, Physical Graffiti, Coda
Rolling Stones — Sticky Fingers, Goat’s Head Soup, Exile on Main Street
Television — Marquee Moon
Cinderella — Night Songs, Long Cold Winter
Van Halen — For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge
Blind Faith — Blind Faith
Joe Satriani — The Extremist, Time Machine
Chickenfoot — Chickenfoot
Eric Johnson — Up Close
Spooky Tooth — Spooky Tooth
Godsmack — IV
Eric Clapton — Crossroads, Eric Clapton
Joni Mitchell — Shadows and Light
Steve Miller Band — Bingo

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