Posted by themusicsover on April 7, 2013
January 1, 1952 – April 7, 2013
Andy Johns was an English record producer and engineer whose resume reads like an encyclopedia of rock. Still in his teens, Johns hit the ground running working as Eddie Kramer‘s second engineer on recordings by the likes of Jimi Hendrix. Over the next four decades, Johns left his mark on such iconic albums as Led Zeppelin‘s IV, Physical Graffiti, and Houses Of The Holy; the Rolling Stones‘ Sticky Fingers, Exile On Main St., and Goat’s Head Soup; Free‘s Highway; and Television’s Marquee Moon. He also produced or engineered albums for Van Halen, Humble Pie, Ron Wood, L.A. Guns, Cinderella, Chickenfoot, Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Steve Miller, Mott The Hoople, Eric Clapton, Joni Mitchell, and many more. Albums on which he worked have reportedly sold more than 160 million copies in all. He was the younger brother of the equally impressive producer and engineer, Glyn Johns. Andy Johns was 61 when he died on April 7, 2013. Cause of death was not immediately released.
Thanks to Craig Rosen at Number 1 Albums and Brett Ortone at Go Aloha Entertainment for the assist.
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Posted by themusicsover on December 27, 2010
DOB Unknown – December 27, 2010
Bill Maddox was a respected Austin, Texas drummer who is perhaps best remembered for his association with guitar great, Eric Johnson. Maddox and Johnson first began playing together during the mid ’70s in the acclaimed jazz rock fusion band, Electromagnets. Since then, Maddox has performed with the Eric Johnson Band, Omar & the Howlers, and Alien Love Child. In the morning hours of December 27, 2010, Bill Maddox was allegedly shot and killed during a struggle with a burglar in his own home. The alleged intruder was injured as well and taken to a local hospital by the authorities. Maddox was 54.
Thanks to Don Smith for the assist.
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Posted by themusicsover on November 12, 2009
John “Mitch” Mitchell
July 9, 1947 – November 12, 2008
Mitch Mitchell is best remembered as the drummer in the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Coming from a jazz background, Mitchell was also credited for being one of the pioneers of jazz fusion. Prior to his work with Hendrix, Mitchell lived in London and did session work for such ’60s rock acts as the Pretty Things, Georgie Fame, and the Riot Squad. He hooked up with Hendrix in 1966 and played on all three legendary Experience albums, Axis: Bold as Love, Are You Experienced?, and Electric Ladyland. He also backed Hendrix at Woodstock. Although he was officially out of Hendrix’s band by 1969, Mitchell can still be heard playing on his posthumous releases of the early ’70s. Through the ’80s and ’90s, Mitchell stayed fairly active performing with other musicians and doing session work. Just before his passing, Mitchell participated in a Hendrix tribute tour alongside the likes of David Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas of Los Lobos, Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and Eric Johnson. In less than a week after the tour ended, Mitch Mitchell, 62, died of natural causes in his sleep.
Thanks to Stephen Brower for the assist.
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