Norman 'Hurricane' Smith Dead At 85
March 5, 2008 at 5:54 AM (PT)
Sad news for BEATLES fans. THE BEATLES original groundbreaking engineer and PINK FLOYD producer NORMAN SMITH passed away last night.
Smith was the engineer on all of the recordings by THE BEATLES up until 1965 when EMI promoted him from engineer to producer. The last BEATLES album he recorded was "Rubber Soul." SMITH engineered the sound for approximately 180 Beatles songs in all.
In 1972, SMITH, using his recording artist pseudonym of "HURRICANE SMITH," had a transatlantic hit with "Oh Babe What Would You Say?."