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Passings: Led Zeppelin and Rolling Stones Producer and Engineer Andy Johns (1952 - 2013)


Producer and engineer Andy Johns, whose resume included albums like Led Zeppelin IV and the Rolling Stones Exile On Main Street, has died. No details on his passing have been released.

Johns came from a family of sound engineers. His older brother is Glyn Johns (The Who, Eagles, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin) and his nephew is Ethan Johns (Ryan Adams, Kings of Leon, Kaiser Chiefs, Rufus Wainwright).

Andy Johns began his career as a tape operator in Olympic Studios in London working with Rod Stewart, Jethro Tull and Humble Pie.

Johns worked with the Rolling Stones from 1968-1973 and captured the sounds for Exile On Main Street from Keith Richards’ mansion in the South of France in the early 70s.

He then moved to Los Angeles and worked with Ozzy Osbourne, Joe Satriani and Van Halen.

Recent works include Let Your Hair Down for Steve Miller Band in 2011 and the Chickenfoot album of 2009.

Major albums produced by Andy Johns:
  • Highway - Free
  • Marquee Moon - Television
  • Night Songs - Cinderella
  • For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge - Van Halen
  • The Extremist - Joe Satriani
  • Chickenfoot - Chickenfoot
  • Bingo! - Steve Miller Band
Major albums engineered by Andy Johns:
  • Blind Faith - Blind Faith
  • Led Zeppelin II - Led Zeppelin
  • Led Zeppelin III - Led Zeppelin
  • Led Zeppelin IV - Led Zeppelin
  • Sticky Fingers - Rolling Stones
  • Exile On Main St. - Rolling Stones
  • Goats Head Soup - Rolling Stones
  • Houses of the Holy - Led Zeppelin
  • It's Only Rock and Roll - Rolling Stones
  • Physical Graffiti - Led Zeppelin
  • Shadows and Light - Joni Mitchell
  • Coda - Led Zeppelin
  • IV - Godsmack

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