Thursday, March 06, 2008

Sad news for Beatles fans as the Fab Four's original groundbreaking engineer and Pink Floyd producer Norman Smith passed away this past Monday. Smith was the engineer on all of the recordings by the Beatles until 1965 when EMI promoted him from engineer to producer. The last Beatles album he recorded was "Rubber Soul" and he engineered the sound for approximately 180 Beatles songs in all. Using his recording artist pseudonym of Hurricane Smith, he had a 1972 hit with "Oh, Babe, What Would You Say?."