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Norman "Hurricane" Smith

Norman 'Hurricane' Smith, early Barclay James Harvest producer Norman Smith, the producer of Barclay James Harvest and Once Again, died on Monday, 3rd March, 2008, aged 85. In 1959 Smith started at Abbey Road Studios as a tape operator (as did Alan Parsons some time later) before becoming an engineer, working on all of the recordings by The Beatles until 1965 when EMI promoted him from engineer to producer. He produced Pink Floyd's The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn, A Saucerful Of Secrets and Ummagumma, and The Pretty Things' S.F. Sorrow. In 1971 he began making his own records under the name Hurricane Smith and scored hit singles such as "Don't Let It Die" and "Oh Babe, What Would You Say?". He was active into his eighties, issuing a new CD including re-recordings of his hit singles in 2004, and publishing his memoirs, John Lennon Called Me Normal, in 2007.




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Norman "Hurricane" Smith

Norman 'Hurricane' Smith, early Barclay James Harvest producer Norman Smith, der Produzent von Barclay James Harvest und Once Again, ist am Montag, den 3. März 2008, im Alter von 85 Jahren gestorben. 1959 begann Smith als Assistent in den Abbey Road Studios (wie auch einige Zeit später Alan Parsons), bevor er zum Toningenieur avancierte. Er arbeitete an allen Aufnahmen der Beatles bis 1965, als EMI ihn vom Toningenieur zum Prduzenten beförderte. Er produzierte Pink Floyds The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn, A Saucerful Of Secrets und Ummagumma, und S.F. Sorrow von The Pretty Things. In 1971 begann er, seine eigenen Aufnahmen unter dem Namen Hurricane Smith zu machen, und hatte Hitsingles wie "Don't Let It Die" und "Oh Babe, What Would You Say?". Er war bis über sein 80. Lebensjahr aktiv, brachte 2004 eine neue CD mit Neuaufnahmen seiner Hitsingles heraus, und veröffentlichte 2007 seine Memoiren, John Lennon Called Me Normal.




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