With great sadness we share the news that music and the city of Memphis have this week lost two of its great citizens—John Fry, music producer and founder of Ardent Studios, and John Hampton, music producer and engineer. Mr. Hampton engineered the mixes of both the White Stripes' Get Behind Me Satan and The Raconteurs’ Broken Boy Soldiers. The breadth and depth of the work and impact these two gentlemen have had on music and the lives of others is immeasurable. Their families and friends are in our thoughts. For more about Mr. Hampton and Mr. Fry, please read 40 Years of Ardent, an interview chronicling the story of Ardent Studios and their work with such groups as Big Star, Staple Singers, The Cramps, Bob Dylan, Three Six Mafia, ZZ Top and more. (pictured from top to bottom: John Fry and John Hampton).