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R.I.P. John Hampton, White Stripes and Replacements producer dead at 61

on December 13, 2014, 8:10pm

John Hampton, the Grammy Award-winning producer and engineer, died Friday from complications of cancer, according to Memphis Commercial Appeal. He was 61.

Over the course of 40-year career, Hampton collaborated with some of music’s most celebrated acts. He mixed records for all three of Jack White’s bands, specifically The White Stripes’Get Behind Me Satan, The Dead Weather’s Sea of Cowards, and The Raconteurs’ “Broken Boy Soldiers” and “Hands”. He also engineered a pair of archival records for The Replacements, and recorded with John Hiatt, Alex Chilton, The Cramps, The Afghan Whigs, and Jimmie Vaughn.

For his efforts, Hampton earned two Grammy Awards.

Below, listen to the “Blue Orchid”, the opening track from The White Stripes’ Get Behind Me Satan.