Ed Driscoll

LEGENDARY PRODUCER/ENGINEER IS DEAD: Tom

LEGENDARY PRODUCER/ENGINEER IS DEAD: Tom Dowd, who produced or engineered numerous albums by John Coltrane, Aretha Franklin, The Allman Brothers, and Eric Clapton, died on Sunday morning at a nursing home in Aventura after fighting a respiratory disease for two years, his daughter, Dana Dowd, said. He was 77.

Eric Olsen of Blogcritics has more details.