Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Engineerobit: Roger Nichols

Roger Nichols, legendary sound engineer, has died.

Nichols won seven grammy awards in a career which saw him work in the studio with John Denver, Rickie Lee Jones and, most notably, Steely Dan.

He'd been at school with Frank Zappa, but nearly went into a totally different career. His university time was spent studying nuclear physics, and for three years he worked in a power station. But audiophilia got him in the end, and he quit in favour of working in recording studios.

Roger Nichols was 66; he died from pancreatic cancer on April 9th.