RIP: Bob Johnston, producer for Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen

RIP: Bob Johnston, producer for Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen

From The Guardian:

Bob Johnston, the producer of a slew of classic 196os albums – including Bob Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde, Johnny Cash’s At Folsom Prison and Leonard Cohen’s Songs from a Room – has died, aged 83. Johnston passed away peacefully in a Nashville hospice on Friday.

Johnston was a staff producer for Columbia Records in the 6os, which was how he came to be at the controls for a series of classic albums. As well as six Dylan records, seven by Cash and three by Cohen, he also produced Sounds of Silence and Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme for Simon and Garfunkel, as well as Dr Byrds and Mr Hyde for the Byrds and four albums by Flatt and Scruggs.

[Photo: Julien Ménard]

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