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Andy Johns : biography

20 May 1950 - 7 April 2013

Jeremy Andrew "Andy" Johns (20 May 1950 – 7 April 2013) was a British sound engineer and record producer, who worked on well-known rock albums such as Led Zeppelin's IV and The Rolling Stones' Exile on Main Street. His sound is exemplified by Free's album Highway, which he engineered and produced.

Discography

Albums produced

  • Ahead Rings Out - Blodwyn Pig (1969)
  • As Safe As Yesterday Is - Humble Pie (1969)
  • Town and Country - Humble Pie (1969)
  • Highway - Free (1970)
  • Free Live! - Free (1971)
  • Heartbreaker - Free (1972)
  • Bobby Whitlock - Bobby Whitlock (1972)
  • Why Dontcha - West, Bruce and Laing (1972)
  • Marquee Moon - Television (1977)
  • It's a Circus World - Axis (1978)
  • 1234 - Ron Wood (1981)
  • Hughes/Thrall - Hughes/Thrall (1982)
  • Stone Fury - Burns Like a Star (1983)
  • Idéal - Trust (1983)
  • Night Songs - Cinderella (1986)
  • Perfect Timing - McAuley Schenker Group (1987)
  • Loud and Clear - Autograph (1987)
  • Long Cold Winter - Cinderella (1988)
  • Four Winds - Tangier (1989)
  • Sahara - House of Lords (1990)
  • Dirty Weapons - Killer Dwarfs (1990)
  • Wing and a Prayer - The Broken Homes - Produced by Andy Johns and Michael Doman. Engineered and Mixed by Andy Johns for MCA Records (1990).
  • For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge - Van Halen (1991)
  • Under the Influence - Wildside (1992)
  • The Extremist - Joe Satriani (1992)
  • Highcentered - Doug Aldrich (1993)
  • Powers of Ten (second release, two tracks) - Shawn Lane (1993)
  • Time Machine - Joe Satriani (1993)
  • Good Guys Don't Always Wear White - Bon Jovi (soundtrack for The Cowboy Way) (1994)
  • Waking the Dead - L.A. Guns (2002)
  • 22nd Century Lifestyle - pre)Thing (2004)
  • Rips the Covers Off - L.A. Guns (2004)
  • Shake The Hand That Shook The World - Pepper's Ghost (2005)
  • Stone in the Sand - Euphoraphonic (2005)
  • Tales from the Strip - L.A. Guns (2005)
  • The Undercover Sessions - Ill Niño (2006)
  • Radio Romeo - Radio Romeo (2007)
  • Chickenfoot - Chickenfoot (2009)
  • Bingo! - Steve Miller Band (2010)
  • Up Close - Eric Johnson (2010)
  • Double Four Time - The Swayback (2012)
  • The Andy Johns Demo's - Sabyrtooth (2012)
  • Hollywood Forever - L.A. Guns (2012)

Albums engineered

  • Stand Up - Jethro Tull (1969)
  • Living in the Past - Jethro Tull (1972)
  • Disposable - The Deviants (1968)
  • Spooky Two - Spooky Tooth (1969)
  • Songs for a Tailor - Jack Bruce (1969)
  • Ssssh -Ten Years After (1969)
  • The Clouds Scrapbook - Clouds (1969)
  • Up Above our Heads - Clouds (1969)
  • Blind Faith - Blind Faith (1969)
  • Led Zeppelin II - Led Zeppelin (1969)
  • Led Zeppelin III - Led Zeppelin (1970)
  • Highway - Free (1970)
  • Led Zeppelin IV - Led Zeppelin (1971)
  • Sticky Fingers - Rolling Stones (1971)
  • Brain Capers - Mott the Hoople (1971)
  • Sailor's Delight - Sky (1971)
  • Exile on Main St. - Rolling Stones (1972)
  • Goats Head Soup - Rolling Stones (1973)
  • Houses of the Holy - Led Zeppelin (1973)
  • It's Only Rock 'n' Roll - The Rolling Stones (1974)
  • Physical Graffiti - Led Zeppelin (1975)
  • Sky - Sky (1979)
  • Shadows and Light - Joni Mitchell (1980)
  • Coda - Led Zeppelin (1982)
  • Trouble at Home - Silver Condor - Joe Cerisano (1983)
  • Immigration - Show-Ya (1987)
  • Glamour - Show-Ya (1988)
  • CRISTEEN demos Kajem/studios(1988)
  • Wing and a Prayer - The Broken Homes - Produced by Andy Johns and Michael Doman. Engineered and Mixed by Andy Johns for MCA Records (1990).
  • Highcentered - Doug Aldrich (1993)
  • Nightwindows - Stylus Automatic (2002)
  • Raw - Ra (2006)
  • IV - Godsmack (2006)
  • Radio Romeo - Radio Romeo (2007)
  • Crossroads - Eric Clapton
  • Eric Clapton - Eric Clapton
  • Ladies and Gentleman The Rolling Stones Movie - The Rolling Stones
  • Double Four Time - The Swayback (2012)

Biography

Johns, the younger brother of Olympic Studios 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.

Johns was the father of Hurt's former drummer, Evan Johns and 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.

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