Norman Smith Career Snapshots

Career Snapshots


Smith runs the mixing board for the recording of Cliff and The Shadows' 'The Young Ones'. On its release in January 1962 it goes straight to No 1 in the UK

In his usual role as The Beatles' studio engineer, Smith lays 'A Hard Day's Night' to tape and even plays bongos on the song. Eat your heart out Pete Best...

Smith joins Pink Floyd on May the 21st 1967 at the Sound Techniques studio in Chelsea to produce their second single 'See Emily Play'. It peaks at No 6

Recorded at Abbey Road studios with Smith at the desk before and after Syd Barrett's departure, Pink Floyd's A Saucerful Of Secrets hits No 9

Smith uses a Mellotron and early electronic tone generators to create The Pretty Things' S. F. Sorrow – now regarded as a rock milestone

Smith helms the sessions for what will be Barclay James Harvest's Once Again album. 'Mocking Bird' becomes one of the band's most loved songs


Finally personal fame arrives as Smith steps into the limelight with his self-penned chart hit 'Don't Let It Die', which he releases under the name Hurricane Smith