The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum

Tom Dowd

Induction category: The Award for Musical Excellence
Presented by: Robbie Robertson


Award for Musical Excellence 2012 Tom Dowd (producer, engineer; born October 20, 1925, died October 27, 2002) As a producer and engineer for Atlantic Records, Tom Dowd recorded some of the greatest popular music – rhythm & blues, rock and roll, soul and even jazz – ever made. Dowd manned the board for recordings by legendary jazz musicians (Charles Mingus, John Coltrane, Thelonius Monk), rhythm & blues acts (Drifters, Coasters, Ruth Brown), soul singers (Ray Charles, Big Joe Turner, Otis Redding, Sam and Dave) and rock acts (Cream, Rascals). He was an inventor, technician and craftsman who contributed significantly to ...

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