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Chris Huston

Chris Huston - Talentmasters, 1966
Chris Huston - Crystal Studio
Sweetwater Session, 1970
Chris Huston - Conwy Castle, North Wales, 2004

Engineer (Led Zeppelin II, Complete Studio Recordings)

Chris Huston was the Recording Engineer and/or Producer on many of the hit records over the past 35 years. In a parallel career, he has designed major recording studios/facilities and home studios for artists and record companies as well as home theaters and listening rooms for Audiophiles. His work has taken him all over the world. His expertise in the science of Acoustic Engineering is well known and respected throughout the music industry.

1958 - 1962
Studied Design, Commercial Art and Technical Engineering Drawing at Wallasey Technical College and Liverpool College of Art. Worked as Commercial Artist for Arthur Maiden Limited, Advertising Agency, Liverpool, England, while in college.

1962 - 1965
Professional musician with well-known Liverpool Rock'n'Roll group - The Undertakers - played lead guitar. Group recorded for PYE Records and toured continuously throughout England and Germany.

1965 - 1981
Record Producer and Recording Engineer responsible for recordings earning GOLD and PLATINUM awards plus a GRAMMY (WAR - "The World Is A Ghetto" Top selling album 1973). A partial list of artists worked with follows:

Led Zeppelin, The Who, War, The Rascals, Todd Rundgren (The Nazz), Van Morrison, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Mytch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels, Ben E. King, The Drifters, Patti La Belle & the Bluebelles, Solomon Burke, Mary Wells, Wilson Pickett, Ben E. King, John Hammond Jr., Jimmy Witherspoon, The Capitols, The Manhattans, James Brown, ? & The Mysterians, Eric Burden et cetera...

In excess of 2000 hours of live / remote recording in the USA, Europe and Japan. Work on numerous movie sound tracks, Radio and TV commercials.

1981 - Present: Designer / Acoustic Consultant Projects have included; Recording Studios and Control Rooms, Radio Stations, Dubbing & Foley/ADR Stages, Rehearsal Studios, Night Clubs, Video Stages, Video Editing Suites, Home Theaters, Home Studios, Restaurants, Churches, residential & commercial noise-control et cetera...


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December 16, 1968 - Zep plays Bath Pavilion for a mere £75.
December 26, 1968 - First American concert at the Coliseum in Denver, CO
December xx, 1969 - Led Zeppelin are reported to have sold 5 million dollars worth of albums in the US
December 11, 1969 - Led Zeppelin are presented gold and platinum discs for their first two albums
December xx, 1970 - The band enters Island Studios to begin work on the fourth album
December xx, 1971 - The band plays a few low-key shows back in England
December 23, 1972 - The band break for Christmas holiday after a London gig
December xx, 1973 - John Paul Jones works on studio productions for Madeline Bell
December xx, 1973 - Joe Massot films Jimmy Page’s fantasy sequence at Loch Ness
December 19, 1974 - John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page jam with Bad Company at the Rainbow Theater
December 10, 1975 - Led Zeppelin play a 45-minute show with Norman Hale at Behan’s in Jersey
December xx, 1976 - Led Zeppelin rehearses for the 1977 tour
December 25, 1976 - It’s announced that Plant and Bonham will reunite with the Band of Joy for three shows in the new year
December xx, 1977 - The band minus Robert gather to discuss Led Zeppelin’s future plans
December xx, 1978 - The new album is completed quickly at Polar Studios and mixed at Jimmy’s Plumpton Studio
December xx, 1979 - John Bonham considers joining Paul McCartney’s Wings
December 29, 1979 - The band minus Jimmy Page attend the Paul McCartney And Wings Kampuchea befefit show
December 04, 1980 - Led Zeppelin issue the following statement not to carry on as a band: "We wish it to be known, that the loss of our dear friend and the deep respect we have for his family, together with the deep sense of harmony felt by ourselves and our manager have led us to decide that we could not continue as we were."
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