Glyn Johns on The Beatles

The one thing that struck me about The Beatles in those early days was how relatively ordinary they sounded without the vocals. They could have been any competent group of the day, but as soon as the voices were added the magic was there. It has always amazed me how they progressed as writers, musicians, and producers from this already exalted position.

Sound Man

This quote appears in the "Jack Good" chapter of Glyn Johns' biography, Sound Man. In this chapter he was describing a lot of the bands he heard and recorded in the early 60s when he was working as an engineer at one of the most prominent independent recording studios in Europe at the time, IBC.

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