John Muldowney, a well-known and much-respected live soundman andaudio engineer, died on November 2, 2003, from a heart attack shortlybefore soundcheck at a concert for World Peace. Also known bycolleagues as Johnny Moe or Moe, Muldowney worked live sound for nearly30 years on concerts ranging from Bruce Springsteen to David Lee Roth,and from Shania Twain to New Kids on the Block. Muldowney co-foundedthe sound production company Scorpio Sound Systems with Gary King.
“John was one of the ones who made it happen,” GeorgeTravis, Bruce Springsteen’s tour director, told The BostonGlobe. “He could walk into a big hall or stadium and figureout how to make the speakers sound correct and then sit down at asoundboard and mix the sound.”
King described Muldowney as a man at peace with himself. “Heknew how to deal with all kinds of people — often under stress— including entertainers who think they are special.”