Legendary British sound engineer and producer Andy Johns has died at the age of 61.
During his more-than-thirty-year career, Johns worked with some of rock music's biggest names, engineering records for Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Mott the Hoople and Joni Mitchell, and producing for the likes of Free, Van Halen and Television.
Following in the footsteps of older brother and Olympic Studios engineer Glyn Johns - best known for his work with the Steve Miller Band, The Who and Eagles - Johns learned the engineering ropes as a teenager in the early '60s, working under Eddie Kramer on Jimi Hendrix recordings.
Johns was perhaps best known for his collaborations with Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones. He began his working relationship with Led Zeppelin in the late '60s with Led Zeppelin II and continued working with the band until 1975'sPhysical Graffiti.
He engineered five records by the Rolling Stones, including the iconic Sticky Fingers and Exile on Main Street album, as well as producing Television's seminal Marquee Moon record.
Tape Op had the honor of interviewing Andy back in 2004, and we are releasing the full interview here online in memorandum of this man who contributed so much to the fine art of making records.