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Louis R. Mills Jr.

Louis R. Mills Jr.

Louis R. "Lou" Mills Jr., a nationally known and highly regarded recording engineer who was called "Baltimore's Godfather of Sound" and whose Cold Spring Lane studio was a destination for stars and musicians, died Friday of a heart attack at St. Joseph Medical Center.

The longtime Mount Royal Terrace resident was 76.

"Louis Mills was one of America's greatest recording engineers and a beloved, wonderful man who helped and inspired nearly everyone whose life he touched," said Tom D'Antoni, who had worked with Mr. Mills in Baltimore and is now editor-in-chief of, an online music magazine in Portland, Ore.

"In all of...