Skip to main content
Tom Dowd - Hero Image

Tom Dowd

  • Year:
  • Inducted by:
    Robbie Robertson (The Band)
  • Category:
    Musical Excellence
Tom Dowd - Signature

Hall of Fame Essay


Rob Bowman

Aside from a handful of fervent record collectors, Tom Dowd remains virtually unknown to the general public.

But to those in the industry— players, engineers, producers, and record executives alike—Dowd was a sonic sorcerer, capable of wizard-level alchemy when it came to capturing sound on tape. Just as important, both as an engineer and a producer, he had the patience of Job and the personality of a saint.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Program Cover 2012
1 of 3
Tom Dowd - Quote Image

he recorded a song with Ray Charles called "What’d I Say." Everybody said, "What a sound."

Robbie Robertson



Tom Dowd - Gallery Image 1
Tom Dowd - Gallery Image 1

This website uses cookie data. Read our Privacy Policy for more information. By using this website you agree to our Privacy Policy.