By Glyn Johns
Born simply outdoors London in 1942, Glyn Johns was once 16 years previous on the sunrise of rock and roll. His enormous holiday as a manufacturer got here at the Steve Miller Band's debut album, Children of the Future, and he went directly to engineer or produce iconic albums for the easiest within the enterprise: Abbey Road with the Beatles, Led Zeppelin's and the Eagles' debuts, Who's Next via the Who, etc. much more notable, Johns was once probably the one individual on a given day within the studio who was once totally sober, and so he's some of the most trustworthy and clear-eyed insiders to inform those tales today.
during this interesting and observant memoir, Johns takes us on a travel of his global in the course of the heady years of the sixties, with beguiling tales that would satisfaction tune fanatics internationally: he recollects aiding to get the Steve Miller Band published from prison almost immediately after their arrival in London, he recollects his impressions of John and Yoko throughout the Let It Be periods, and he recounts working into Bob Dylan at JFK and being requested to paintings on a collaborative album with him, the Stones, and the Beatles, which by no means got here to go. Johns used to be there in the course of probably the most iconic moments in rock background, together with the Stones' first eu journey, Jimi Hendrix's visual appeal at Albert corridor in London, and the Beatles' ultimate functionality at the roof in their Savile Row recording studio.
Johns's occupation has been lengthy and prolific, and he's nonetheless at it—over the final 20 years he has labored with Crosby, Stills & Nash; Emmylou Harris; Linda Ronstadt; Band of Horses; and, so much lately, Ryan Adams. Sound Man presents a firsthand glimpse into the artwork of constructing song and divulges how the industry—like musicians themselves—has replaced in view that these freewheeling first years of rock and roll.