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Tom Dowd RIP
Old 29th October 2002
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๐ŸŽง 15 years
Tom Dowd RIP

I heard Tom Dowd passed away today.....

All that live Cream, Skynard,......Layla, the list goes on..
He was a personal hero and a great human being

I am bummed

Old 29th October 2002
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๐ŸŽง 15 years
Tom Dowd will be truly missed.

His discography is an eclectic body of work. As a staff engineer at Atlantic Records for three decades, he worked with all styles of music. Rock, Jazz, R&B, soul, you name it, he recorded it. Tons of live recordings too!

He was a musician, a technician, recording engineer, mixer and producer. He did it all. Recorded all styles of music, that is...

His awesome list of jazz great's include, Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Charlie Mingus, the Modern Jazz Quartet, Ray Charles, Milt Jackson, Freddie Hubbard, among many others.

Some of his other work include, Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart, Cream, Chicago, MeatLoaf, The Allman Bros., The Bee Gees, Diana Ross, Booker T. & the MG's, Derek and the Dominos, Dr. John, The Drifters, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, etc., etc., etc.... The list goes on and on.

He will be missed, but his ideas and recorded music will live on forever!
Old 29th October 2002
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A cool cat from a group of folks that really knew how to make records. RIP
Up to the studio in the sky
Old 29th October 2002
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๐ŸŽง 15 years
That's another old school guy gone...

Tom Dowd's engineered some of my favorite tracks on the planet.

He will be missed, but as Remoteness said, his ideas and recordings will live forever.


6X 2
Old 30th October 2002
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๐ŸŽง 15 years
The New York Times wrote a story about Tom Dowd. Check it out...

Click here to read about Tom Dowd.
Old 31st October 2002
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๐ŸŽง 15 years
I had the great fortune to work beside Tom on the Allman brothers 20th tour in Jacksonville, Fl (while Greg was still with cher..) and was amazed at his vision, in spite of the fact that Greg decided to OD that night during the first set...even afterwards he was so gratious...I am truly saddened by this loss...another great one gone...

peace, love and music...
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