Geoff Emerick and Denny Laine “From Liverpool to London Town”

August 16


$30 / $45

Geoff Emerick and Denny Laine “From Liverpool to London Town”


Geoff Emerick was best known as the longtime engineer at Abbey Road Studios, where he worked on many of the Beatles’ classic recordings. Born in 1946, he began his studio career as a disc-cutter, eventually becoming the assistant of longtime Abbey Road engineer Norman Smith; when Smith was promoted to the A&R department at EMI Records in early 1966, Emerick — then just 20 years old — was tapped to fill the vacated engineering position. His relative inexperience was viewed not as a handicap but as a major strength — without any preconceived notions of how records were “properly” made, he was ideally suited to work with the Beatles, whose musical vision had already outstripped the limits of accepted studiocraft. Like producer George Martin, Emerick brought an adventurous and experimental attitude to his work with the group that forever changed the ways in which pop albums are created, greatly expanding the horizons of studio recording and fully exploiting the unlimited potential of contemporary technology.

“No guitarist was more integral to Paul McCartney’s post Beatles career than Denny Laine.”-Gibson Guitars
At the height of the British Invasion, Denny Laine was one of the most recognizable voices on the music scene. As the lead singer of the Moody Blues first and only number one hit, “Go Now,” a worldwide multi-million seller, his soulful lead vocal performance, coupled with Mike Pinders piano, has become a classic.
Denny left the Moody Blues and formed The Electric String Band, writing the hit “Say You Dont Mind,” and opened for Jimi Hendrix in London. Denny joined Balls and Ginger Bakers Air Force, singing lead on the memorable “Man Of Constant Sorrow.” In 1971, he co-founded Wings with Paul McCartney and together they dominated the airwaves during the 1970’s.
After Wings ended, Denny went on to a successful solo career that continues to this day. In April 2018, Denny was honored with the induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a founding member of The Moody Blues.