AES New York 2015 Presenter or Author

John Smith

John Smith

Primary Affiliation: West Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

Worked at EMI's Abbey Road Studios from 1967 till 1968. Worked with The Beatles, Pink Floyd,Hollies, Yehudi Menuhin, LSO, Cliff Richards and the Shadows, John's Children, and many others. In 1968 I moved over to Trident Studio's and still worked with The Beatles, and David Bowie and others. In 1969 I went to Apple Studio's primarily to help build Apple's second studio to replace the studio built by Magic Alex. This was along with Geoff Emerick, Malcolm Davis, Eddie Klein and George Peckham. While this was in the process, I worked at George Harrison's Friar Park studios. When the studios opened I worked with Stealers Wheel, Jack Jones, Mark Wirtz, Nicky Hopkins and many more. I was trained as a Disc Cutter and won the Music Weeks disc cutting awards for two consecutive years, again working with Yes, Emerson, Lake, and Palmer, the Rolling Stones,Elton John etc. In 1975 I moved to Canada and worked for the CBC as an engineer. I worked for them at EXPO 86, The Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting and the G8 Economic Summit between 1986 and 1988. In 1996 I left the CBC and moved to British Columbia where I formed a company called Reminisce that, in a video format, told peoples life stories.

Session List

Oct 30: The Great British Recording Studios (Panelist)

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EXHIBITION HOURS October 30th   10am - 6pm October 31st   10am - 6pm November 1st   10am - 4pm
REGISTRATION DESK October 28th   3pm - 7pm October 29th   8am - 6pm October 30th   8am - 6pm October 31st   8am - 6pm November 1st   8am - 4pm
TECHNICAL PROGRAM October 29th   9am - 7pm October 30th   9am - 7pm October 31st   9am - 7pm November 1st   9am - 6pm
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