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Tom Dowd

1925 - 2002

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Thomas John Dowd (October 20, 1925 – October 27, 2002) was an American recording engineer and producer for Atlantic Records. He was credited with innovating the multitrack recording method. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tom Dowd has received more than 442,478 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Tom Dowd is the 333rd most popular engineer (down from 300th in 2019), the 10,544th most popular biography from United States (down from 9,267th in 2019) and the 40th most popular American Engineer.

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Among engineers, Tom Dowd ranks 333 out of 323Before him are Viktor Kozin, Tommy Flowers, Gianfranco Brancatelli, Vladimir Barmin, Charles Portal, 1st Viscount Portal of Hungerford, and C. H. Douglas. After him are Bob Bell, Sydney Camm, John Lombe, Mehdi Jomaa, Thomas Sopwith, and James Allison.

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Among people born in 1925, Tom Dowd ranks 454Before him are Eduardo Risso, Gloria DeHaven, Curt Lowens, Ted Lindsay, William Jones, and Warren Frost. After him are Heinz Ulzheimer, Robert Cormier, Frank Kameny, Roy Brown, Jimmy Dickinson, and Morgan Woodward. Among people deceased in 2002, Tom Dowd ranks 300Before him are George Alec Effinger, Vladimir Vasyutin, Pierre Rapsat, Harry Hay, Pat Flaherty, and Marcel Hansenne. After him are Renato Pirocchi, Tadeusz Rut, Shirley Scott, Alex Hannum, Otis Blackwell, and Dave Williams.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Tom Dowd ranks 10,544 out of 18,182Before him are Joyce DiDonato (1969), Lindsey Morgan (1990), Nicholas Katzenbach (1922), Timothy M. Dolan (1950), Tom Forman (1893), and Meredith Monroe (1969). After him are Wallace Smith Broecker (1931), Simon Cameron (1799), Ed Boon (1964), Dick Butkus (1942), Frederick Theodore Frelinghuysen (1817), and Maxine Singer (1931).

Among ENGINEERS In United States

Among engineers born in United States, Tom Dowd ranks 40Before him are Butler Lampson (1943), Hugh Latimer Dryden (1898), Robert H. Dennard (1932), Sidney Darlington (1906), Gordon Bell (1934), and Robert Zubrin (1952). After him are Jon Hall (1950), Ted Jensen (1954), Douglas H. Wheelock (1960), Jonathan James (1983), Randall Munroe (1984), and Alia Sabur (1989).