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Johnny Sandlin

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Johnny Sandlin
Birth nameJohn Everett Sandlin Jr.
Born(1945-04-16)April 16, 1945
Decatur, Alabama, U.S.
DiedSeptember 19, 2017(2017-09-19) (aged 72)
Decatur, Alabama, U.S.
GenresSouthern rock
Occupation(s)Audio engineer, record producer
LabelsCapricorn Records, Criteria Studios, Duck Tape Music

John Everett Sandlin Jr. (April 16, 1945 – September 19, 2017) was an American recording engineer and record producer. He is best known for producing albums by bands such as the Allman Brothers Band, Widespread Panic, Wet Willie, and Col. Bruce Hampton and the Aquarium Rescue Unit.

Life and career[edit]

Sandlin was born in Decatur, Alabama, and attended Athens State University.[1] Sandlin began his music career as a guitar player in The Impacts, a band he co-founded while attending Decatur High and went on to become the drummer of The Five Minutes, was a member of Hour Glass alongside Duane and Gregg Allman, and recorded as a session musician in Miami, playing drums, bass, and guitar.[2][3] He began producing albums with Johnny Jenkins' Ton-Ton Macoute! (1970), and went on to mix At Fillmore East (1971) and Eat a Peach (1972), and produce Brothers and Sisters (1973), and Win, Lose or Draw (1975).[4] He worked with a variety of other bands, including the Athens, Georgia-based band Widespread Panic on their sophomore album, Mom's Kitchen.[5]


Sandlin died of cancer in Decatur, Alabama, at the age of 72.[6][7]

Awards and honors[edit]


  1. ^ Peter B. Olson. "Johnny Sandlin". Encyclopedia of Alabama. Retrieved September 19, 2017.
  2. ^ "Johnny Sandlin, Allman Brothers Band Producer, Dies at 72". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-09-20.
  3. ^ "Allman Brothers producer, Alabama native Johnny Sandlin dead at 72". AL.com. Retrieved 2017-09-20.
  4. ^ Russ Corey (February 24, 2016). "Sandlin was in the right place, at the right time, with the right people". Times Daily. Retrieved September 19, 2017.
  5. ^ "Johnny Sandlin - Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  6. ^ Russ Corey (September 19, 2017). "Alabama Music Hall of Fame member Johnny Sandlin of Decatur dies at 72". Decatur Daily. Retrieved September 19, 2017.
  7. ^ Morris, Chris (September 19, 2017). "Johnny Sandlin, Allman Brothers Band Producer, Dies at 72". Variety. ISSN 0042-2738.
  8. ^ Wake, Matt (November 18, 2015). "Alabama Music Hall of Fame announces 2016 inductees". The Birmingham News.

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