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Rolling Stones, Led Zep, Jimi Hendrix producer Andy Johns dies, aged 62

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Music producer Andy Johns has died, aged 62.

The recording engineer worked on many classic albums by the likes of Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix.

Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones performing at the O2 Arena in London, as part of their 50th anniversary series of concerts

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The Rolling Stones

Jimi Hendrix

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Jimi Hendrix



He died on Sunday (April 7) after a brief stay in hospital to treat complications from a stomach ulcer.

Johns was the younger brother of producer Glyn Johns and uncle to Ethan Johns.

He engineered a number of iconic rock albums including four Rolling Stones LPs, such as Sticky Fingers and Exile on Main Street.

He worked on six Led Zeppelin albums including Led Zeppelin II and Led Zeppelin IV, along with recordings by Blind Faith, Ten Years After and Free.

Johns also produced LPs by Jethro Tull, Humble Pie, Television and Van Halen.

In more recent years, Johns had worked on tracks by LA Guns, Godsmack and Chickenfoot.

Slash has been among the stars paying tribute to the rock producer, tweeting that Johns was "1 of the great engineer/producers of our time".

Brian May of Queen wrote on his website that Johns was a "lovely guy – patient, skilled, funny, encouraging, sharp, all the qualities you want in someone who is getting your music on to tape".

Andy Johns is survived by his wife Annette, sons Evan, Jesse and William and grandchildren Lennon, Everly, Charlie and Luca.

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