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Andy Johns

Andy Johns
Jeremy Andrew Johns
Born(1950-05-20)20 May 1950
Died7 April 2013(2013-04-07) (aged 62)
Los Angeles
Record producer, sound engineer

Jeremy Andrew "Andy" Johns (20 May 1950 - 7 April 2013) was a British sound engineer and record producer, who worked on several well-known rock albums, including the Rolling Stones' Exile on Main Street (1972), Television's Marquee Moon (1977), and a series of albums by Led Zeppelin during the 1970s.[1] His sound is exemplified by Free's album Highway, which he engineered and produced.[2][3][4]


Johns, the younger brother of engineer Glyn Johns, attended The King's School, Gloucester, England in the mid to late 1960s. Before his nineteenth birthday, he was working as Eddie Kramer's second engineer on recordings by Jimi Hendrix and many others. In a career spanning more than forty years, he engineered or produced records by artists ranging from Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones to Van Halen and Rod Stewart, whose sales total in excess of 160 million copies.[5]

Johns was the father of Hurt's former drummer, Evan Johns, and of rock singer/guitarist Will Johns, and uncle of producer Ethan Johns (son of Glyn Johns).

Johns died on 7 April 2013, after a short stay in a Los Angeles hospital being treated for complications from a stomach ulcer. He was 62. Johns is survived by his wife Anet; sons Evan, Jesse and William; grandchildren Lennon, Everly, Charlie and Luca; sister Susan Johns; and brother Glyn Johns.[6]


Albums produced

Albums engineered


  1. ^ Sisario, Ben (19 April 2013). "Andy Johns, 62, Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin Engineer, Dies". The New York Times. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ "Legendary Engineer Andy Johns Looks Back at His Work with Free". 28 May 2008. Archived from the original on 30 May 2008. Retrieved 2013.
  3. ^ "The Mixing Engineer's Handbook - Andy Johns Interview". Retrieved 2013.
  4. ^ "Led Zepplelin: The 'Tight But Loose' Files; Celebration 2 - Dave Lewis - Google Boeken". Retrieved 2013.
  5. ^ "Andy Johns Interview: The Man Behind the Sound of Rock n Roll : Guitar Interviews". Archived from the original on 27 April 2011. Retrieved 2013.
  6. ^ "LED ZEPPELIN, VAN HALEN PRODUCER ANDY JOHNS DIES". AP. Archived from the original on 11 November 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  7. ^ Joel Selvin (10 May 2009). "Guitarist Satriani joins Hagar for Chickenfoot fun". SFGate. Retrieved 2013.

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