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Bob Johnston dies at 83; produced albums for Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash

Bob Johnston dies at 83; produced albums for Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash

Bob Johnston, a musical maverick who produced career-changing albums for leading folk and country artists of the 1960s and '70s, including "Blonde on Blonde" for Bob Dylan and "At Folsom Prison" for Johnny Cash, has died. He was 83. The veteran producer, who also guided Simon & Garfunkel's "Sounds of Silence" and Leonard Cohen's "Songs of Love and Hate," died of heart failure Friday in Gallatin, Tex., said his son, Kevin. Johnston, a producer for Columbia Records in New York in the 1960s, was known as a fierce advocate for creative freedom. He defied Columbia executives who opposed Cash's idea of performing at Folsom and San...

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