Johnston, Bob, 1938-

Born Don W. Johnston in Hillsboro, Texas, in 1932, Robert "Bob" Johnston entered the music business in the 1950s as a songwriter and musician on demonstration records. As a staff producer for CBS Records in New York City, head of CBS in Nashville, and later as an independent producer, Johnston produced a string of gold and platinum albums, beginning in the mid-1960s. His major hits include Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited and Nashville Skyline, Simon & Garfunkel's Sound of Silence and Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme, Johnny Cash's At Folsom Prison and At San Quentin, and Leonard Cohen's Songs from a Room and Songs of Love and Hate. Furthermore, he has worked with Charlie Daniels, Willie Nelson, Aretha Franklin, Lindisfarne, and Jimmy Cliff, to name a few. Johnston has also penned a number of songs and film scores over the years, including music for Kris Kristofferson's first film Cisco Pike, Robert Redford's Little Fauss and Big Halsy, and I Walk the Line, starring Gregory Peck. In addition to his musical work, Johnston co-produced and narrated the documentary The Other Side of Nashville, a portrait of the Music City from an insider's point of view. A founder of the World Children's Corporation in 1975, Johnston has engaged in charitable work devoted to the welfare of homeless and underprivileged children.

From the description of Johnston, Bob, collection, [ca. 1950s-1980s] (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 719596815


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