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Glyn Johns Timeline

1942

Glyn Johns is born in Epsom, Surrey, England.

1964

“Let the Sun Shine In” and “Candy Man,” by a British group called the Presidents, are released as a single on Decca Records. The song was produced and engineered by Glyn Johns, a friend of theirs who works as a tape operator at IBS Studios in London.

1965

Glyn Johns records Rolling Stones shows in London, Liverpool and Manchester, from which the British EP Got Live If You Want It is culled.

1968

The Rolling Stones record “Sympathy for the Devil” – the centerpiece of Beggars Banquet – with producer Jimmy Miller and engineer Glyn Johns at London’s Olympic Studios.

1968

The Steve Miller Band’s debut album – produced by Glyn Johns at Olympic Studios in London – is released. The group will work with Johns on its followup, Sailor, as well.

1969

Glyn Johns engineers his first sessions for the Beatles’ Let It Be project.

1969

The Beatles perform on the roof of Apple Studios, with Glyn Johns engineering the sessions, which are filmed and recorded for the film Let It Be.

1969

The Rolling Stones’ Let It Bleed – produced by Jimmy Miller and engineered by Glyn Johns – is released.

1970

Get Your Ya-Ya’s Out, the Rolling Stones’ live album – coproduced by the Stones and Glyn Johns – is released.

1971

Who’s Next – a classic Who album coproduced, engineered and mixed by Glyn Johns – is released.

1971

A Nod Is As Good as a Wink...to a Blind Horse - the Faces’ third album, coproduced and engineered by Glyn Johns - is released. It will become their biggest-selling and highest-charting album.

1972

The Eagles record their self-titled debut album with producer Glyn Johns at Olympic Studios in London. They will record Desperado and part of On the Border with Johns as well.

1977

Eric Clapton records Slowhand – one of his most popular solo albums – with producer Glyn Johns at Olympic Studios in London.

1978

Who Are You, the eighth studio album by the Who (and last to feature drummer Keith Moon), is released. It is the fourth and final Who album coproduced by Glyn Johns.

1982

Combat Rock, the Clash’s biggest-selling album, is released. After guitarist Mick Jones’ mix was rejected, Glyn Johns remixed the album, turning it from a projected double album to a single one.

1984

Real Live, by Bob Dylan – culled from concerts in July 1984 and produced by Glyn Johns – is released.

1988

Slow Turning, by John Hiatt – an album produced in Nashville by Glyn Johns – is released. Johns will also produce Hiatt’s Stolen Moments, released in 1990.

2011

Ashes & Fire, by Ryan Adams – recorded at Hollywood’s Sunset Sound Factory with producer Glyn Johns – is released.

2012

Glyn Johns is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the 27th annual induction dinner. Robbie Robertson is his presenter.