Bob Sterne: The "Big Sound" Dies
The "Big Sound" is dead.
Neil Young's long time sound mixer Bob Sterne has passed away.
From official Neil Young Facebook post:
Last night, in LeedsCarry on Mark Humphreys and Mr. Tim Mulligan. Keep that "Big Sound" alive for David Briggs and all the other "Survivors".
we learned that Bob Sterne,
our beloved sound guru for the ages,
soundscape architect of Rust and Ragged Glory,
had passed away.
Mark Humphreys, our monitor mixer,
cranked the volume on my guitar and gave me the big sound.
I felt like I died and went to heaven.
He did it just like he was told to do by "SterneBob"
Mark Humphreys, Mr. Mulligan, Mr. Briggs,
and all of us have lost a beacon of light.
Rest in Peace Bob Sterne.
Long live the "Big Sound". Crank it.