The man who twiddled the knobs of Robert Plant's first two solo albums has died. Pat Moran Engineered Plant's first post-Zeppelin work, Pictures at Eleven, and is listed as a mixing credit along with Plant.
On Plant's second album, The Principle of Moments, Moran again engineered, as well as co-produced and co-mixed with Plant and former Zeppelin tour manager Benji Lefevre.
Moran, who also worked on Lou Gramm's Ready or Not, Big Country's No Place Like Home, Iggy Pop's Soldier and others, had been suffering a ten year illness.
No word on when, where or exact cost of death for Pat Moran, one of the key cogs in Robert Plant's transition from Led Zeppelin.