Norman "Hurricane" Smith was the sound engineer on all of the EMI studio recordings by The Beatles until 1965 when EMI promoted him from engineer to producer. Hurricane Smith engineered the sound for almost 100 Beatles songs in total. The last Beatles album he recorded was Rubber Soul.
In early 1967, he began working with a new group, Pink Floyd, producing their first, second, and fourth studio albums The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, A Saucerful of Secrets, and Ummagumma.
In 1971, Smith, using a recording artist pseudonym of "Hurricane Smith," had a UK hit with "Don't Let It Die". This Challen baby grand featured in this recording.