November 18, 2014

Nashville Scene: In Sound Man Glyn Johns recalls his many encounters with rock ‘n’ roll royalty

“In the opening pages of his memoir, Sound Man, record producer Glyn Johns offers his answer to the question of what exactly a record producer does: ‘You just have to have an opinion and the ego to express it more convincingly than anyone else. Every time I start another project, I wonder if I am going to get found out.’

“That self-deprecating wit is a hallmark of his reflections on more than five decades in the music business. More of a collection of anecdotes than a true autobiography, Sound Man devotes little space to Johns’ personal life, instead focusing on vivid memories of a lifetime spent in the studio with a who’s who of classic rock artists, including The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, the Eagles, The Clash and more.”

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November 18, 2014

TMBP Extra: Sound Man

Glyn Johns’ resume is so impressive, his work with The Beatles could be considered a footnote…

Glyn, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame two years ago, was among the few to be present for the duration of the Get Back sessions, and thanks to whatever combination of good living, good genetics and good luck, he’s among the even fewer still with us in 2014. He just released a memoir, “Sound Man,” and I was lucky enough to see him at a promotional Q&A hosted by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s Library and Archives in Cleveland on Saturday.

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November 17, 2014

Good Day LA: Glyn Johns ‘Sound Man’

Glyn Johns has worked as a record producer and engineer on some of the most memorable rock albums of all time…with some of the most legendary bands of all time. Johns has written a new book about his life recording hits with everyone from The Rolling Stones to the Beatles… ‘Sound Man.’

 

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November 17, 2014

The Leonard Lopate Show: In the Recording Studio with The Beatles, Rolling Stones, and Led Zeppelin

Glyn Johns was 16 years old at the dawn of rock and roll. He got his big break as a producer with the Steve Miller Band’s debut album, and he went on to engineer or produce some iconic albums, including Abbey Road with the Beatles, the debuts of Led Zeppelin and the Eagles. In this memoir Sound Man: A Life Recording Hits with The Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, Eric Clapton, The Faces he tells stories from the music industry in the 1960s and beyond.

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November 14, 2014

Mike Ragogna: Chatting with Glyn Johns

Mike Ragogna: Glyn, you are associated with so many iconic albums and classic recording acts over the years. What was your reaction to their critical and commercial successes at the time of their release?

Glyn Johns: Well, obviously, I was very pleased!

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November 14, 2014

Sonic Scoop: Essential Events – Spend An Evening with Glyn Johns on his Book Tour

“‘Glyn Johns was there.’ – Sir Paul McCartney

That only begins to tell the story of how important this engineer’s engineer is to recorded music. Imagine if your audio resume included The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, The Who, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, Eric Clapton. What if you could play potential clients Abbey RoadLed Zeppelin, ’My Generation,’ and ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ as examples of your work?”

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