Glyn Johns

From the British Invasion pop of The Kinks to the West Coast rock of The Eagles, Glyn Johns forged a reputation as a highly respected music producer with a string of records which unarguably helped to shape the golden ... Read more »
Born: 02/15/1942 in Epsom, Surrey, UK

Filmography

Music (3)

The Country Bears 2002 (Movie)

Musical Production(for The Country Bears) (Music)

The Country Bears 2002 (Movie)

("Where Nobody Knows My Name") (Music Producer)

Dominick and Eugene 1988 (Movie)

("Coast to Coast") (Song)
Sound (2)

Eric Clapton and His Rolling Hotel 1979 (Movie)

(Sound)

Gimme Shelter 1970 (Movie)

sound recording(16-track-Madison Square Garden) (Sound)

Biography

From the British Invasion pop of The Kinks to the West Coast rock of The Eagles, Glyn Johns forged a reputation as a highly respected music producer with a string of records which unarguably helped to shape the golden age of rock n' roll. Johns initially attempted to pursue a career as a recording artist before realizing that his talents would be best utilized behind the scenes, landing an apprenticeship as a sound engineer under legendary producer Shel Talmy. After cutting his teeth on records by the likes of The Kinks and The Rolling Stones, Johns made the leap to producer on Steve Miller Band's <i>Children of the Future</i> in 1968, and spent the following decade building up a prolific body of work, guiding key albums from bands such as Eagles, Faces and The Who, as well as singer-songwriters including Boz Scaggs, Eric Clapton and Joan Armatrading. Johns continued to enjoy success throughout the '80s and '90s, helming records from The Clash, Crosby Stills & Nash, and Bob Dylan, and after a lengthy absence, returned to work with a much younger generation of rock stars including Ryan Adams and Band of Horses.

Milestones

2013

Earns first Grammy nomination for work on Ryan Adams' <i>Ashes and Fire</i>

1972

Works with Eagles for first time on their self-titled debut

1968

Receives first production credit on Steve Miller Band's <i>Children of the Future</i>

1964

Earns sound engineer credit on The Kinks' "You Really Got Me Going"

Bonus Trivia

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Johns developed a unique approach to the recording of drums, known as the "Glyn Johns Method", in which overhead mics are kept equidistant from the center of the snare.

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Johns was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.

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