Produced: Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Dusty Springfield

Tom Dowd was an in-house engineer at Atlantic Records for 25 years, working the knobs for artists including JohnColtrane, Charlie Mingus and Ornette Coleman before stepping up to helm records by Aretha Franklin and Wilson Pickett. In the 1970s he stepped into the rock sphere, shaping the blues boogie of The Allman Brothers and teaming up regularly with Eric Clapton – and putting them all together in Derek And The Dominos. Dowd is also the man responsible for the making of Rod Stewart as a global force, cannily blending rock, soul and MOR on 1975’s Atlantic Crossing.

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