By Bobby Owsinski, Ken Scott
Activate any vintage rock station and you’ll quickly pay attention a tune that Ken Scott labored on. As one of many preeminent recording engineers and manufacturers of the 20 th century, Ken has garnered Gold, Platinum, and Diamond checklist revenues awards; a number of Grammy nominations; or even a Clio Award (for his recording of the vintage Coke advert “I’d prefer to train the realm to Sing”). Abbey street to Ziggy Stardust stocks Ken Scott’s intimate thoughts of operating with essentially the most vital artists of the 20 th century, whereas crafting a legitimate that prompted generations of tune makers.
Ken's paintings has left an indelible mark on countless numbers of thousands of enthusiasts together with his expert contributions to Magical secret journey and The White Album. As manufacturer and/or engineer of six David Bowie albums (including the groundbreaking Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars) in addition to different undying classics, the sound Ken crafted has inspired numerous generations of song makers that maintains to today. Ken captured the sonic signatures of a who's-who of vintage rock and jazz acts, together with Elton John, crimson Floyd, Jeff Beck, Duran Duran, The Rolling Stones, Lou Reed, the US, Devo, Kansas, The Tubes, lacking individuals, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Billy Cobham, Dixie Dregs, and Stanley Clarke.
This is his tale, whole with humorous, provocative, and oh-so-honest stories of the studio, level, or even an notorious swimming pool incident. Never-before-seen images and technical information make this booklet vital for each track fan.
Ken turned part of the workforce latterly, which through the years recorded the band to one of these excessive usual - a customary that is still a benchmark at the present time. i used to be fortunate to have Ken to aid me in the course of that interval of remarkable creativity.
--George Martin, manufacturer (The Beatles)
I credits Ken for most likely the most exciting recording stories i've got ever had. And we all could agree that used to be most likely one of many excessive spots of our recording achievements.
--Roger Hodgson, Supertramp
I realized to stick calm stressed from Ken. He used to be continually unflappable, that is a trait that he handed directly to me.
--Alan Parsons, The Alan Parsons venture
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Betty’s father could be very dry. They were all part of one big extended family that worked, ate and laughed together, and sometimes had the mother of all rows. It felt incredibly warm and lively and real. So different from my repressed middle-class home life. I wanted to be part of a family like this – but with myself at the head of it. We were in our caravan one night after the show. Betty was doing some sewing – she loved making things for the wagon – red velvet cushions, matching curtains, sofa covers with gold tassels on.
What I do know is that she was under pressure from both the mothers. ’That’s what it was like in those days. London may have been about to swing but the rest of the country was still stuck in a world of Green Shield Stamps and Izal loo paper. Betty was very young, I was so much older I think she just went along with what I wanted, but looking back she wasn’t very enthusiastic. I strode straight out of the caravan and made the short walk across the ground to Jim’s caravan and once more banged on the door with my heart in my boots.
For years we came back to the blacksmith in Berwick St John because he was so damn cheap. It was only at Mr Pocock’s funeral many years later that I found out about his incredible generosity without which we would never have got Cottle and Austen’s Circus on the road. 50 Cottle Book 3rds 28/7/06 11:39 am Page 51 The Smallest Circus on Earth 2. Buy a Big Top I had another piece of good fortune. Driving along one day I noticed a marquee set up by the side of the road. I stopped the car and asked whether I could buy it.