Glyn JohnsOn 15/02/1942: Glyn Johns was born in Epson, Surrey, England. In the 1960s, he began working as a studio engineer at IBC Studios in London. He was a friend of the UK band The Presidents and worked on their material during weekends whilst he developed his skills.
In 1969, Johns was called to rescue the Get Back sessions for The Beatles. Johns made several versions of the album, which were all rejected by The Beatles. The project was turned over to Phil Spector. Spector's version would become the final released album. Johns felt that Spector's version was "a load of garbage".
In 1971, Johns recorded and mixed The Who's album "Who's Next".
In 1972, The Faces released their album "A Nod Is as Good as a Wink... to a Blind Horse" which was co-produced by Johns. Johns would also produce the Eagles first two albums. The albums were successful, but Glenn Frey, in particular, would clash with Johns over the sound.
In 1977, Johns produced the Eric Clapton album "Slowhand".
In the mid-1980s, Johns worked with Midnight Oil, Nanci Griffith and Belly.
In 2011, Johns worked with Ryan Adams on his album "Ashes & Fire".
In 2012, Johns worked with Band of Horses on their album "Mirage Rock". Also in 2012, Johns was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In 2016, Johns collaborated with Eric Clapton again for his album "I Still Do".
Johns has worked with artists such as Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Linda Ronstadt, The Band, The Clash, The Steve Miller Band, Small Faces, Spooky Tooth, The Easybeats, The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Blue Öyster Cult, Emmylou Harris, New Model Army, Joe Satriani, Ronnie Lane, John Hiatt, Joan Armatrading, Buckacre, Gallagher and Lyle, Georgie Fame, Family, Helen Watson, Fairport Convention, Humble Pie, and many others.