Bob Johnston

Bob Johnston

Hillsboro, Hill County, Texas, USA
Death 14 Aug 2015 (aged 83)
Gallatin, Cherokee County, Texas, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 150846736 · View Source
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American Record Producer and Songwriter. Johnston was a producer at Columbia Records who worked on legendary albums like Bob Dylan's 'Blonde on Blonde', Johnny Cash's
'At Folsom Prison' and Simon & Garfunkel's 'Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme'. Born to a musical family, his mother and grandmother were both songwriters. After writing songs for Elvis Presley and Bill Haley, he later landed a job as an in-house producer at Columbia Records. Bob Dylan would soon team with Johnston for 1965's 'Highway 61 Revisited' and would pair for four more albums: 1967's 'John Wesley Harding', 1969's 'Nashville Skyline' and 1970's 'Self Portrait' and 'New Morning'. Johnston was also on hand to record and produce both of Cash's jailhouse live albums, 1968's 'At Folsom Prison' and 1969's 'At San Quentin' in addition to other Cash albums. Among other artists he produced albums for were Leonard Cohen, Patti Page, the Byrds, Hoyt Axton, Jimmy Cliff, Carl Perkin, Pete Seeger, Marty Robbins, John Mayall and Willie Nelson. Johnston died in hospice care of natural causes.

Bio by: Louis du Mort


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