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Atlantic's Tom Dowd: The Real Music Man

Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, May 1968

TOM DOWD is a walking encyclopedia on the history of American pop music. In fact, Tom Dowd created twenty years of pop history since he became a recording engineer in 1947. He has been actively involved with the entire rock thing, from Ravens to Rascals, and everything from Parker-Gillespie jazz, Rosemary Clooney corn to polka and Italian music in between. Facts and dates are on the tip of his tongue, and he'll tell you the most incredible stories you've ever heard in your life.

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