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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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This Month in
Led Zeppelin History

August xx, 1968 - Page, Plant, Jones and Bonham hold their first rehearsals in Gerrard Street, London
August xx, 1968 - Page, Grant and Chris Dreja go see Robert Plant perform at a Birmingham Teachers College. Page invites Plant to his Pangbourne house and offers him the vocalist position
August xx, 1969 - Peter Grant starts enforcing the 90/10 split in favor of the band
August 31, 1969 - The third US tour ends at the Texas International Festival in Dallas
August xx, 1970 - Zeppelin earn no less than $25,000 per show
August 17, 1970 - Page completes mixing of the Led Zeppelin III in Memphis
August 19, 1971 - The seventh North American tour opens in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
August xx, 1972 - Jimmy Page purchases Plumpton Manor in Sussex
August xx, 1973 - Jimmy starts arranging ideas for the next album
August xx, 1974 - Film maker Peter Clifton has the band re-enact scenes at Shepperton Studios
August 31, 1974 - John Paul Jones appears with David Gilmour and Steve Broughton as Roy Harper’s backing band for the night
August 04, 1975 - Robert Plant and his family are seriously injured as their car veers off the road on the island of Rhodes
August 08, 1975 - Rehearsal for Zeppelin’s Eleventh North American tour postponed after Robert is involved in a serious car accident
August xx, 1976 - Arrangements are made to show the upcoming Zep film in theaters
August xx, 1976 - Jimmy Page finishes mixing the soundtrack for the movie The Song Remains The Same
August 14, 1977 - Jimmy jams with Ron Wood at a charity golf tournament for underprivileged children
August xx, 1978 - Robert plays with Dr. Feelgood and Phil Carson in Ibiza, Spain while on holiday
August 11, 1979 - Led Zeppelin perform a second show at Knebworth due to overwhelming ticket demands
August xx, 1980 - Jimmy moves into his new Windsor home, which was purchased from Michael Caine
August 14, 2009 - It Might Get Loud opened in select theatres in NY, WA & CA.
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