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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

March 17, 1969 - A four-song performance is filmed for TV Byen in Denmark (aired on May 19, 1969)
March 21, 1969 - Zeppelin’s debut TV appearance on "How It Is"
March 25, 1969 - Filming session for the Supershow
March xx, 1970 - The band turns down many TV offers worth large sums
March 05, 1971 - Led Zeppelin started a 12-date "Thank You" tour for British fans, appearing at the clubs from their early days and charging the same admission prices as in 1968. The first show was at Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland where they played songs from their upcoming fourth album, including the first public performances of Black Dog, Stairway To Heaven, Going To California and Rock And Roll.
March 12, 1972 - Page and Plant rehearse some songs with the Bombay Orchestra
March 25, 1973 - Led Zeppelin finally release Houses of the Holy after production issues with the album cover
March 28, 1973 - Led Zeppelin released Houses Of The Holy in the UK. The album title was a dedication by the band to their fans who appeared at venues they dubbed "houses of the holy". Houses Of The Holy has now been certified 11 times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for US sales in excess of 11 million copies.
March xx, 1974 - The band decide to release a double album due to the amount of left over studio material
March 29, 1975 - Led Zeppelin saw all six of their albums in the US Top 100 chart in the same week, alongside their latest album Physical Graffiti at No.1. Physical Graffiti has now been certified 16 times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for US sales in excess of 16 million copies.
March 15, 1975 - Tickets for the Earls Court shows sellout within four hours
March xx, 1976 - Jimmy speaks with reporters mentioning the new album due out called Presence
March 31, 1976 - Presence is released
March 28, 1977 - Zeppelin arrive in Dallas, Texas to rehearse before opening the eleventh tour of the US
March xx, 1978 - Robert and John spend some time hanging around the Midlands
March 26, 1979 - Robert takes lead vocal at a Bad Company gig in Birmingham
March 04, 1980 - John Bonham makes a TV appearance on "Alright Now" with Bill Connolly
March 26, 2006 - Readers of Total Guitar magazine voted the guitar solo by Jimmy Page in Led Zeppelin’s Stairway To Heaven as the greatest guitar solo of all time. The 1971 track was voted ahead of tracks by Van Halen, Queen, Jimi Hendrix and The Eagles. On the 20th anniversary of the original release of the song, it was announced via US radio sources that the song had logged up an estimated 2,874,000 radio plays - back to back, that would run for 44 years solid.
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