Did you know that Stanley Kubrick wanted to use Pink Floyd music in the Clockwork Orange? The band did not agree, however, the Atom Heart Mother vinyl record is shown in the record shop scene of the movie. Did you know that Syd Barrett reached the sound of the Piper at the Gates of Dawn album by setting all the knobs and buttons at the studio to form an ornament he liked? Did you know that Pink Floyd only performed The Wall 29 times and each time they were hidden behind a cardboard wall?
Norman Smith, nicknamed Hurricane Smith, started his career as a sound engineer at EMI and he took part in making most Beatles albums. In 1965 he was promoted and became a producer.
In 1967 EMI offered him collaboration with a new band – Pink Floyd – and Smith produced the first album, Piper At The Gates Of Dawn, which prevented him from working on Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band which was being recorded in the studio next door at the same tame. Originally it was meant to be Smith’s task to produce the famous Beatles album.
In 1972 he was successful with his own single “Oh babe, what would you say?” which he released under his nickname, Hurricane Smith.