The Peak Off Peak Tom Dowd by CarolineCorley published on 2011-12-28T18:19:45Z There are some people who make a tremendous impact on the music industry and yet so many people don’t even know their names. And that's a shame. Tom Dowd was highly influential in creating the sound of the second half of the 20th Century. He is responsible for some of the world's greatest recordings. He has been credited with inventing multi-track recording. He put Aretha Franklin on the musical map. He introduced Eric Clapton to Duane Allman. It’s time for an Off Peak about Tom Dowd.