Sound Man by Glyn Johns audiobook

Sound Man: A Life Recording Hits With the Rolling Stones, the Who, Led Zeppelin, the Eagles, Eric Clapton, the Faces…

By Glyn Johns
Read by Simon Vance

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200011773

  • ISBN: 9798200011766

  • ISBN: 9798200011780

Runtime: 6.79 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Born just outside London in 1942, Glyn Johns was sixteen 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 including Abbey Road with the Beatles. Even more impressive, Johns was perhaps the only person on a given day in the studio who was entirely sober, and so he is one of the most reliable and clear-eyed 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. He remembers helping to get the Steve Miller Band released from jail shortly after their arrival in London, he recalls his impressions of John and Yoko during the Let It Be sessions, and he recounts running into Bob Dylan at JFK and being asked to work on a collaborative album with him, the Stones, and the Beatles, which never came to pass. Johns was there during some of the most iconic moments in rock history, including the Stones' first European tour, and the Beatles' final performance on the roof of their Savile Row recording studio.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Fans of the era will enjoy both the anecdotes and the technical descriptions of life behind the recording console. Publishers Weekly
“Fans of the era will enjoy both the anecdotes and the technical descriptions of life behind the recording console.” Publishers Weekly
“Johns’ account of a long and productive career is an entertaining slice of rock history.” Booklist
“A matter-of-fact memoir by the renowned record producer.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Glyn Johns

Author Bio: Glyn Johns

Glyn Johns was the producer or engineer of a number of rock’s classic albums, including those by the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, the Eagles, the Who, the Beatles, the Clash, and such singular artists as Joan Armatrading and Ryan Adams. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 6.79
Audience: Adult
Language: English