Glyn Johns

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born on 15/2/1942 in Epsom, Surrey, United Kingdom

Glyn Johns

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Not to be confused with Glynis Johns.

Glyn Johns

Glyn Thomas Johns (born 15 February 1942, Epsom, Surrey)[1][2] is an English musician, recording engineer and record producer.[3]


Johns has worked with such artists as Ryan Adams, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, The Easybeats, The Band, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Eagles, Eric Clapton, The Clash, The Steve Miller Band, Small Faces, Spooky Tooth, The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Blue Öyster Cult, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, Midnight Oil, New Model Army, Belly, Joe Satriani, Ronnie Lane, Rod Stewart with Faces, Joan Armatrading, Buckacre, Gallagher and Lyle, Georgie Fame, Family, Helen Watson, Fairport Convention, Humble Pie, and many others.[4]

In the 1960s, while associated with the UK rock band The Presidents (band), Johns began working as a recording studio engineer at IBC Studios, Portland Place, London and was able to take the band in during weekends and try his skills at production and recording. The Presidents was his first true production work. In 1969, Johns was called upon to rescue the troublesome Get Back sessions for The Beatles.[5] Johns compiled several versions of the album, which were all rejected by the band, before the project was eventually turned over to producer Phil Spector. Spector's version became the released album, which was retitled Let It Be.

Johns' subsequent work on the first three albums by the Eagles was fundamental in establishing the group's sound and style. He also mixed a 5.1 SACD version of the Eric Clapton album Slowhand at Sphere Studios.

In 1971, he recorded and mixed The Who's Who's Next. His influence on The Faces' 1972 album A Nod Is as Good as a Wink... to a Blind Horse, which he co-produced with the band, can be gauged from the message that follows the credits: 'Thank you Glyn, you made all the difference'. Johns' output slowed down in the mid 1980s, although he undertook work with Midnight Oil, Nanci Griffith, and Belly.[6]

In 2011, after a couple of decades spent largely away from production, Johns worked with Ryan Adams on his album, Ashes & Fire.[7] In February 2012, Johns began work on the Band of Horses album, Mirage Rock.[8] In a nod to Johns' work with the Faces, the credits contain the note: "Thanks to difference, you made all the Glyn."

On 14 April 2012, Johns was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, honoured for musical excellence.[9]


He is the father of Ethan Johns and the older brother of Andy Johns and uncle to Will Johns. Ethan has worked with Ryan Adams, Paul McCartney, Laura Marling, Ray LaMontagne and Kings of Leon, while Andy has worked with The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix, either on his own or under the tutelage of Eddie Kramer.

Produced albums

  • Steve Miller Band Children of the Future, 1968
  • Steve Miller Band Sailor, 1968
  • Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin, 1969
  • Family Family Entertainment, 1969
  • Steve Miller Band Brave New World, 1969
  • Steve Miller Band Your Saving Grace, 1969
  • Humble Pie Humble Pie, 1970
  • The Rolling Stones Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! The Rolling Stones in Concert, 1970 "Produced by The Rolling Stones and Glyn Johns"
  • The Who Who's Next, 1971 "Produced by The Who. Associate producer / Glyn Johns"
  • Faces A Nod Is as Good as a Wink... to a Blind Horse, 1971
  • Boz Scaggs Moments, 1971
  • Humble Pie Rock On, 1971
  • Boz Scaggs Boz Scaggs & Band, 1971
  • Eagles Eagles, 1972
  • The Ozark Mountain Daredevils The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, 1973
  • Eagles Desperado, 1973
  • Gallagher & Lyle The Last Cowboy, 1974
  • Georgie Fame Georgie Fame, 1974
  • Andy Fairweather Low La Booga Rooga, 1975
  • The Who The Who By Numbers, 1975
  • Fairport Convention Rising for the Moon, 1975
  • Ron Wood & Ronnie Lane Mahoney's Last Stand, 1976
  • Joan Armatrading Joan Armatrading, 1976
  • Andy Fairweather Low Be Bop 'N' Holla, 1976
  • Eric Clapton Slowhand 1977
  • Pete Townshend & Ronnie Lane Rough Mix, 1977
  • Joan Armatrading Show Some Emotion, 1977
  • The Who Who Are You, 1978
  • Joan Armatrading To the Limit, 1978
  • White Mansions - 1978
  • Eric Clapton Backless, 1978
  • Marc Benno Lost in Austin, 1979
  • Midnight Oil Place Without a Postcard, 1981
  • Nine Below Zero Don't Point Your Finger, 1981
  • The Who It's Hard, 1982
  • Joan Armatrading Track Record, 1983
  • Bob Dylan Real Live, 1984
  • Téléphone Un Autre Monde, 1984
  • John Hiatt - Slow Turning, 1988
  • Stevie Nicks - Street Angel (uncredited), 1994
  • Crosby, Stills & Nash - After The Storm, (1994)
  • Belly - King (1995)
  • Joe Satriani - Joe Satriani, 1995
  • Linda Ronstadt - We Ran, 1998
  • Ryan Adams - Ashes & Fire, 2011
  • Band of Horses Mirage Rock, 2012
  • The Staves - Dead & Born & Grown, 2012


  1. Search general register office (GRO)birth records 1761-2006 | Fully indexed birth records. Retrieved on 2013-04-08.
  2. Glyn Thomas Johns - free company director check. Director id 900932745 - Companies House Information. (18 May 1991). Retrieved on 2013-04-08.
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  9. Guns N' Roses inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, BBC News, 7 December 2011.
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Live albums: Eagles Live | Hell Freezes Over
Compilations: Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) | The Eagles Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
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