I just learned today that John Loder passed away. Any underground music fan of the past 20 years has probably heard his name. He recorded plenty of great bands over the years, and started Southern Studios/Records who distributed such upstanding records as Touch and Go and Dischord, among others.
I didn’t know him, I never had the pleasure of speaking to him, however the work he did with the bands I love will remain with me forever and from everything I’ve read, he was one amazing person. My condolences go out to his family and loved ones, the world of music isn’t going to be the same.