1. "Who is Tom Dowd?" Tom Dowd is quite possibly the most influential man in the music industry. Tom Dowd was a smart man taking part in the manhattan project. A man this smart knew all about microphones and instruments and the sounds and reverbirations. he was responsible for founding Atlantic Records which housed some of the biggest music names in history like Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Derrick and the Dominoes, The Eagles and Eric Klapton amongst many others. My man Tommy Dowd was one of the first to use multiple tracks in his recording studios. He was a brilliant man who played lots of instruments such as the violin, the piano, the organ and many many others. He loved music and wherever he went he took music with him he left his footprint in the music world and thats something that will never be taken away