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                               STU'S STORY 1967 - 97   IN THE BEGINNING ...

       

WHERE IT STARTED FOR ME , DICK JAMES MUSIC 1967

71 - 75 NEW OXFORD STREET  


 

                                        

DICK JAMES , GEORGE MARTIN AND THE BEATLES

A WINNING TEAM !!    

 

 

ANOTHER WINNING TEAM DICK WITH ELTON AND

BERNIE , NIGEL AND STEVE BROWN

 

 

 

 

 

SIMILAR TO THE MACHINES USED IN STUDIO TO RECORD EARLY ELTON  ON 2 TRACK

THEN MOVED TO CUTTING/COPY ROOM WHERE I WORKED CUTTING ACETATES ALL ELTONS EARLY DEMOS , EVEN CUT FOR THE BEATLES

 

 

MAKE WAY FOR 4 TRACK

SAME MACHINE THE BEATLES USED ON SGT PEPPER

ELTON'S EMPTY SKY RECORDED ON THIS . WE USED TO ADD A TRACK ON THE MIX LIKE TAMBOURINE OR DOUBLE TRACK VOICE

AS TAPE OPERATOR I FELL ASLEEP AT THIS MACHINE MANY TIMES

on tour with Elton as personal assistant

aged 18

at Carnegie Hall with Dee Murray and on the left

the promoter Ron Delsner

 

THE CLAGGERS DJM BAND

clive           stu            kap            tit

   

 

CHECK THIS OUT , VERY YOUNG STU SAT BEHIND ELT

 

 

 

LEFT DICK JAMES TO HELP SET UP ROCKET RECORDS

101 WARDOUR STREET

ONE OF THE FIRST INDIE RECORD COMPANIES

aged 21

 

 

STANDING IN FOR GUITARIST JO PARTRIDGE

MIMING OF COURSE

 

 

ON TOUR ELTON AND KIKI

1974

and WITH JOHN LENNON

 

 

MADISON SQR GARDENS   

I was standing with John just before he went onhe was petrified, he didnt know if the audience would like him, the sound when he went on stage was like pure white noise, they went mad for about 15 minutes. After the gig I was in John's dressing room when there was a knock on the door. I answered and saw it was Yoko. She was with Elton's friend and guy I new for years Tony King.As John was with another women, May Pang, i thought there was going to be trouble but all was fine, in fact that was when they got back together.   


 

 

 

THE STARSHIP

WHICH ONE'S ME ?

 

 


 
 SOME OF THE ALBUMS IVE WORKED ON
 
  

 

 

 AFTER THE ELTON / KIKI TOUR 1974 LEFT WORKING FOR  ELTONS MANAGER JOHN REID TO WORK WITH THE GREAT PRODUCER GUS DUDGEON , WHO WAS BUILDING THE SOL STUDIOS IN COOKHAM .

 

 THE MILL STUDIOS BUILDING STARTED   1974

 

 MILL BEFORE BUILDING STARTED  STUDIO AND CONTROL ROOM

 

 

control room

 

 

 

 studio

 

 

 this is the control room in jimmy's day , with his 24 track

 

 

 

SONG FOR GUY BY ELTON

WHERE THE TAPE NEARLY RAN OUT !!!

                                            Here's the story


 

 

 

 

 

THE VERY FIRST SESSION AT THE MILL

 

   

 

SORTING OUT SOME CHRIS REA MULTITRACKS

OOPS !!!

 

 

 

 

RECORDING WITH MILLIE JACKSON

ACT OF WAR 

THIS IS THE 12 VERSION " I MIXED

 

 

 

BRILLIANT BAND VOYAGER

RECORDED 2 ALBUMS AT THE MILL WITH GUS

THIS HALFWAY HOTEL WAS A HIT

GUS AT HIS BEST

 

 

OKAY CHECK THIS OUT !!!!!

VOYAGER ... TOTAL AMNESIA

AMAZING TRACK , I CAN STILL REMEMBER THE HOURS OF MIXING

AND THE GUITAR SOLO TOOK ABOUT A WEEK !!

WORTH IT THOUGH !

 

 

AMPEX GOLDEN REEL AWARDS FOR JIMMY PAGE THE FIRM AND ELTON ICE ON FIRE

 

 

BIG HIT FOR LINDISFARNE

RUN FOR HOME !!

I THINK IM SINGING ON THE BREAKDOWN END CHORUS

 

 

 

SIR ELT AND SIR CLIFF RECORDING DUET

 

 

 

check this out ,,,,,,,,,,, MEETING AND WORKING WITH CLIFF WAS BRILLIANT

CANT BELIEVE IT WAS 25 YEARS AGO BUT I KNOW THIS AS MY WIFE AT THE TIME WAS PREGNANT

AND JONNY JUST TURNED 25 !!!!!!!!!

DUET WITH ELTON AND CLIFF

SLOW RIVERS

 

 

jonny

 

 

 

GEORGE HARRISON CAME TO THE MILL WITH VIKKI BROWN TO DO SOME PROMOTION FOR THE FILM ,SHANGHAI SURPRISE ,,,, GEORGE SOLO AND ONE DUET ,,

 I COULDNT RESIST SETTING UP JIMMYS CLASSIC NEUMANS ,,, ALSO NOTICE THE RED HEADPHONES ,, PAINTED FOR THE MILL TO MATCH OUR SCREENS

 

 

 

DUDGE AT THE DIDGE  , NEW TECHNOLOGY FOR RECORDING ELTONS ALBUM 24 TRACK

SONY DIGITAL MULTITRACK

 

IM DEFINATELY SINGING ON THIS ONE

ALSO BIG HIT IN THE STATES TOO

  

 

THIS IS GERMAN'S CHRIS REA GREAT GUY I PRODUCED 2 ALBUMS

 KLAUS LAGE

IM SINGING BV'S ON THIS ... IVE  SUNG IN A FEW LANGUAGES OVER THE YEARS  

 

 

 

BILLS HIT / JE SUIS UN ROCKSTAR

BILL RECORDED FOR MANY YEARS AT THE MILL

GREAT TIMES ,, GREAT STORIES ,, SOME X RATED !!!

 

   

 

 

WHEN THE STUDIO SOLD AGAIN I MOVED TO THE GARAGE

 

 

 THIS HIT BY  WAS RECORDED AND MIXED IN THE GARAGE ,,,, HAD THE BEST TIMES HERE WITH CHRIS

 

 

THE GREAT VANDENBERG

PROBABLY BEST PROJECT EVER FOR ME

GREAT GUYS, GREAT MUSICIANS, GREAT MUSIC ,GREAT TIME ,

 

 

TO MY AMAZEMENT THIS WAS A HUGE HIT IN THE STATES

 

 

 

MORE SURPRISES BY THIS BAND, 2 BIG HITS IN THE UK

INCLUDING THIS ONE 

I AM ONSTAGE SOMEWHERE IN THAT CROWD BOPPING AWAY !!!!

 

 

 

MORE HITS FROM THE MILL

FROM THE GREAT PAUL RODGERS AND JIMMY PAGE

 

 

 

I WAS OUTSIDE THE HAMMERSMITH ODEON RECORDING THIS CONCERT IN THE STONES MOBILE

 

 

I CO - PRODUCED THIS TRACK WITH ELTON

GOOD STORY HERE TOO ,,

 

 

 

MORE OF THE ALBUMS IVE WORKED ON  

 

 

JIMMY PAGE BOUGHT STUDIO  ABOUT 1981

 DEATHWISH 2 WITH JIMMY

GREAT PROJECT THIS ONE

 

 

 

 

  

SINGING  BACKING VOCALS WITH THE GREAT PAUL RODGERS

 

   

 AFTER JOHN BONHAM DIED JIMMY PUT THIS ALBUM TOGETHER

WITH LEFT OVER ZEP TRACKS INCLUDING BONZO'S MONTREUX

VERY COMPLEX MIX  ENGINEERING WITH JIMMY ..


 

 

                                                                   GREAT BAND TARZEN  AT THE MILL

 

 

   

I RECORDED MANY ALBUMS WITH BILL WYMAN AND THE RHYTHM KINGS

           THIS IS A TRACK FROM ONE WITH THE GREAT GEORGIE FAME

 

 

SKYPE INTERVIEW WITH CANADIAN MUSIC COLLEGE

   KEEP AWAKE CLASS !!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

WHEELER END ,,,

1998, AFTER LEAVNG THE  MILL AND HAVING TO FIND NEW HOME FOR MCI

 FOUND ALVIN LEES PRIVATE STUDIO BUILT BY THE SAME GUY WHO BUILT

 THE MILL AND ALSO GEORGE HARRISONS AND JOHN LENNONS STUDIO

 

         

 

LIAM GALLAGHER SAID THE STUDIO LOOKED LIKED JIMI HENDRIX BEDROOM

 

 

WHEN SET UP FOR FULLY COMMERCIAL GOT ROBBIE WILLIAMS HERE WHERE WE OVERDUBBED MUCH

OF THE IVE BEEN EXPECTING YOU ALBUM

ALSO PAUL WELLER , MARK OWEN AND PRODUCERS JOHN LECKIE AND CRAIG LEON

 

 

ROBBIE CAME IN TO RECORD DEMOS AFTER FIRST ALBUM LIFE THROUGH A LENS

WHILE HE WAS OFF DOING TOP OF THE POPS FOR ANGELS I DID SOME BV'S ON THE B SIDE . A PET SHOP BOYS SONG ,,WHEN HE CAME BACK I PLAYED IT TO HIM AND PRODUCER AND LUCKILY THEY LIKED THEM

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HE THEN WENT OFF TO JAMAICA WITH GUY CHAMBERS AND WROTE WHOLE NEW ABLUM CAME BACK IN AND DID MANY OF THE OVERDUBS FOR THAT ALBUM , "IVE BEEN EXPECTING YOU " BRILLIANT ALBUM AND HUGE SUCCESS

 

 

 

 

THIS OF COURSE IS THE GREAT GUS DUDGEON PRODUCING THE BAND MARLOW THEY WON A BATTLE OF THE BANDS ON TV CONTEST AND THE PRIZE A  SINGLE WITH GUS PRODUCING

GUS BEING A COMPLE PERFECTIONIST DID TEND TO TAKE HIS TIME RECORDING

MAYBE THATS WHY I LOOK A LITTLE KNACKERED

 

GUS'S GUS 1 NUMBERPLATED ASTON MARTIN . HE WROTE THIS OFF AND THEN BOUGHT A MUCH LESS SAFE JAG IN WHICH HE AND HIS LOVELY WIFE SHEILA WERE SO TRAGICALLY KILLED

 

OASIS AT WHEELER END .............MAINLY NOEL

HE CAME IN WITHOUT TELLING LIAM TO WORK ON WHAT BECAME      

ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS ALBUM ,,,,,,,,,,, THEN  HE GOT A CALL TO SAY LIAM HAD FOUND OUT AND WAS ON HIS WAY OVER ....... NOEL WASNT HAPPY AND SAID THERE WOULD BE TROUBLE . LIAM TURNED UP AND HIS FORST WORDS WERE " LOOKS LIKE JIMI HENDRIX BEDROOM " HE WAS GREAT , HAD A GREAT TIME WITH HIM AND AS YOU SEE THEY ENJOYED THEMSELVES TOO

 

 

 

 

OUT BOARD USED TO GET THE OASIS SOUND ,,,,,,,,,, AND IT WORKED ,, CHECK OUT THE MP3

 

 

 

 

 

title   unreleased  oasis track

 

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