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Author Johns, Glyn, 1942-

Title Sound man / Glyn Johns.

Publication Info. New York : Blue Rider Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA), [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    780.92 Johns,G JOH    Claims Retd
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    780.92 Johns,G JOH    Available
Description xvii, 314 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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Note "A life recording hits with the Rolling Stones, the Who, Led Zeppelin, the Eagles, Eric Clapton, the Faces..." --Cover.
Bibliography Includes discography (pages 291-300) and index.
Contents Early years -- Jack Good -- Sunday sessions -- First session, 1960 -- Singer-songwriter/freelance producer, early sixties -- Stu '62 -- Norwegian bird -- To continue '62 -- Going freelance -- Andrew Oldham -- Bill Wyman, Spain, 1966 -- Managers in the early sixties -- Chris Blackwell -- Let's spend the night together, 1966 -- Stones European tour, Spring 1967 -- Children of the future, part one, 1968 -- Brian Jones and the Gnawa, 1968 -- California, 1968 -- Sailor, 1968 -- Led Zeppelin, October 1968 -- The Beatles, 1969 -- Children of the future, part two -- Back to The Beatles -- David Anderle, March 1969 -- Mimi, Jan, and Bob, July 1969 -- Sixties sum-up, Howlin' wolf, humble pie, Mad Dogs, Sticky Fingers, "Gimme shelter," and "Sympathy for the devil" -- The Who and Neil Young 1971 -- The Stones at the Marquee club -- Who's next -- Denny Cordell and Leon Russell -- The Eagles 1971 -- Desperado and On the Border, 1973 -- The Small Faces / The Faces, 1965-73 -- Ronnie Wood, Pete & Eric, the "Black box" album, and the last meeting with John, 1971 -- Black and Blue, December 1974 - February 1975 -- Fairport convention, Keith Moon, Derek Green, AFL, and Joan Armatrading -- Rough Mix and Slowhand, 1976-77 -- White Mansions and The Legend of Jesse James, 1978-79 -- MTV -- The Clash, 1982 -- ARMS, 1983 -- The eighties and nineties -- Frek Walecki -- Ashes and fire -- 2014.
Summary Born just outside London in 1942, Glyn Johns was 16 years old at the dawn of rock and roll. His big break as a producer came on the Steve Miller Band's debut album, Children of the Future, and he went on to engineer or produce iconic albums for the best in the business: Abbey Road with the Beatles, Led Zeppelin's and the Eagles' debuts, Who's Next by the Who, and many others. Even more impressive, Johns was perhaps the only person on a given day in the studio who was entirely sober, so he is one of the most reliable insiders to tell these stories today. In this entertaining and observant memoir, Johns takes us on a tour of his world during the heady years of the sixties, with beguiling stories that will delight music fans the world over. Johns's career has been long and prolific, and he's still at it--over the last two decades he has worked with Crosby, Stills & Nash; Emmylou Harris; Linda Ronstadt; Band of Horses; and, most recently, Ryan Adams. Sound Man provides a firsthand glimpse into the art of making music and reveals how the industry--like musicians themselves--has changed since those freewheeling first years of rock and roll.--From publisher description.
Subject Johns, Glyn, 1942-
Sound recording executives and producers -- United States -- Biography
ISBN 9780399163876 (hardback) : $27.95
0399163875 (hardback)

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