Mike Vernon Career Snapshots

Career Snapshots


Vernon has Clapton turn his amp against a wall and covers it with a blanket. John Mayall's Bluesbreakers With Eric Clapton is a watershed blues album

Recorded at Studio Two in Decca's West Hampstead facility, Vernon oversees David Bowie as he makes his self-titled debut. It's a financial flop

Just a year later and Vernon's riding high as Fleetwood Mac's self-titled debut peaks at No 4 in the UK album charts, bringing the band success overnight

Vernon sings backing vocals on 'Hear Me Calling' as he works with Ten Years After on Stonedhenge, which peaks at No 61 in the US

Vernon joins Chicken Shack at CBS Studios in London for the recording of OK Ken?. The album reaches No 9 in the UK charts

A hit album and single too, the Vernon-produced Focus 3 climbing to No 6 in the UK charts and the single 'Sylvia' peaking at No 4

Vernon takes the reins for The Climax Blues Band's album Gold Plated. On its release the LP becomes the band's highest-selling in both the UK and US