Saturday, March 08, 2008
Norman 'Hurricane' Smith
Music lost a great innovator this week.
For those who have heard early Beatles, Pink Floyd, the psychedelic sound of The Pretty Things... what have they all in common ?
They were all touched by the hand of Norman Smith.
Later, he left Abbey Road Studios behind, and turned hitmaker for himself, with 'Oh Babe What Would You Say', 'Don't Let It Die', and 'Who Was It'.
The Hurricane died this week, aged 85. We'll miss him.
For more on Norman Smith and his lifes work, do please tune in to the forthcoming Rich Phoenix Show, to be aired shortly. Rich and Norman were friends, going back years.
Thanks for the great musical memories, Norman.