Tommy Dowd is the man that had a passion for music. When he was 16, he was a sergeant in the Army corps for Engineers and helped with the Manhattan Project. When he got older, he soon began applying his science background to help revolutionize the process of recording music. When he worked for Atlantic Records, he created the eight-track console which modernized the recording industry. Later, he produced and engineered timeless records for artists like Ray Charles, Dizzy Gillespie, The Allman Brothers Band, Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin and more artists. Later, Tom Dowd began creating and mixing music for special occasions or events at the White house. Everyone loved and admired Tommy Dowd because of what he did, his personality, and what he saw in people that others did not. Tommy Dowd passed away on October 27, 2002. He will always be in our thoughts and prayers.