Glyn Johns

Real Name:Glyn Thomas Johns

British audio engineer, producer and musician, born 15 February 1942 in Epsom, Surrey, England, UK.

As a youth, Johns sang in the local church choir and later played washtub bass in a ragtag jazz group and guitar in a band called the Presidents. In 1959 he started his career as an assistant engineer at I.B.C. Studios. By 1962 he was producing there and became involved with the earliest recordings of The Rolling Stones. In 1963 he formed a partnership with Shel Talmy, recording hit songs for acts such as The Kinks and The Who. In 1965 Johns left I.B.C. to further pursue his solo career as a singer and musician. When this failed, at Talmy's urging, he began working freelance as an independent producer and engineer, one of the first in the UK. He did sessions at studios such as Decca Studios and Pye Studios but became most closely associated with Olympic Studios, where he worked extensively with The Rolling Stones and other major acts from both sides of the Atlantic, such as Led Zeppelin, The Small Faces, Humble Pie and the Eagles. In 1968, together with George Martin, he prepared the newly founded Apple Studios for the The Beatles' "Get Back" sessions, which he oversaw. He later founded his own home studio in Surrey, Turn Up-Down Studios.

Johns was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.
He is the father of Ethan Johns and the older brother of Andy Johns and uncle to Will Johns (2). , , Wikipedia , , , , , , , Imdb
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