The younger brother of successful producer Glyn Johns
, as an engineer and later a producer, Andy Johns
had a list of clients as impressive as they come. Beginning as a tape operator at Olympic Studios, Johns
engineered for the cream of the late-'60s/early-'70s British scene including Led Zeppelin
, Jethro Tull
, Humble Pie
, and Rod Stewart
also worked with the Stones
during their classic 1968-1973 string of hit albums and traveled with the band to the south of France, documenting the personnel mayhem and manic creative spirit that resulted in the classic Exile on Main St.
album. After moving to L.A. in the mid-'70s Johns
attempted to move into production full-time, but, with the exception of Television
's 1977 album Marquee Moon
, work was few and far between until the mid-'80s when he teamed with hard rock acts such as Joe Satriani
, Van Halen
, and Ozzy Osbourne
died at the age of 62 from a bleeding ulcer on April 7, 2013 in Van Nuys, California.