“As a staff engineer at Decca’s West Hampstead studios in the mid-’60s, Price recorded a string of worldwide hits for Tom Jones and Engelbert Humperdinck, and has been consistently associated with quality recordings and commercial success ever since. Tapped by George Martin and his partners for the position of chief engineer at the new AIR Studios facility in London’s West End, Price went on to revive Wessex Studios in the mid-’70s and recorded several of the most influential records of the decade, including albums by the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Pretenders. In the ’80s, Price worked with Pete Townshend, Elton John, the Jesus and Mary Chain and Big Audio Dynamite, among others, and the ’90s found him producing The Waterboys and mixing for the Stone Roses, The Cult, Robert Plant and Guns N’ Roses.” mix online interview from 2000
Bill also worked on David Bowie’s first album, Nilsson Schmilsson, Badfinger, Wings, Average White Band, Climax Blues Band, Mott the Hoople, Sex Pistols, Elton John, Pretenders, The Cult, Guns n Roses, Big Audio Dynamite, The Stone Roses, John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers, and many more!
1970’s AIR Studios advert with Bill Price up front
I met Bill in the mid 80’s, at AIR Studios, where he was often working, in studio 1, with Chris Thomas. Bill recorded drums, in studio 1, for the AKAI AIR Sessions, that Dee Long and I, produced in 1987, for the S1000 sampler.
November 10th, 2016 § Comments Off on Sir George Martin APRS Luncheon § permalink
I had an emotional, amazing, and fantastic, week in London, for the Sir George Martin APRS luncheon in Kensington. Faces from the past were in full attendance! It was a beautiful lunch, hosted by Paul Gambaccini, that was followed by a warm evening, across the street, at the Prince of Wales pub, and finally at a late night restaurant with many 214 Oxford street AIR Studios friends in attendance. Yes Dave Harries, Malcolm and I had the traditional AIR Studios “American” margarita’s in your honour!
October 12th, 2016 § Comments Off on Songs of 1992, vol. 2 § permalink
The fourth release in the series of Songs by John Jones is: Songs of 1992, vol. 2 – Written and recorded in chronological order by me and my machines in 1992 at my homestudio in Hammerwood, East Sussex.
One exception is Never Let Us Go, with special guest producer and vocalist Mark (DJ) Dwyer.
The album cover artwork is my own photograph of the Tour Eiffel, where I spent many autumn and winter days, walking and thinking through Le Marais, Palais du Louvre, Jardin des Tuileries, Place de la Concorde, Invalides, Marionnettes du Champ de Mars, and the Tour Eiffell, on my way from Bastille to Jardins du Trocadéro.
The Rose Vortex is:
Warren Cuccurullo – guitars, vocals, piano, percussion
Azar Lawrence – tenor & soprano sax
Tommy Mars – electric piano, organ, synth
Alex Alessandroni – piano, synth
Doug Lunn – bass
Joe Travers – drums
Munyungo Jackson – percussion
Michael Hunter – trumpet
Rachel Sierra – vocals
Mayuto Correa – percussion
and Savanah Blessing Mandel, Brigitte & Racine – vocals (‘Don’t Blame It On Me’)