Norman Smith, 1923-2008

We respectfully pause to note the death of Norman Smith, the EMI engineer who not only recorded the Beatles’ audition tape, and went on to be the lead engineer on all of their recordings up to and including Rubber Soul, but who also signed to EMI a band called “The Pink Floyd”, and produced their first two albums, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn and A Saucerful of Secrets, as well as the later double album Ummagumma.

He was one of the greats, and all of us who have spent our lives behind the console owe him a tremendous debt.

Read his story here.

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