Fresh up and exclusive to cherryred.tv we have the Mike Hurst Story – Interview by Iain McNay
While still a teenager Mike met Buddy Holly and Eddie Cochran who both encouraged him to follow his dream of being an artist. His first break was auditioning and being chosen to join the Springfields who featured Dusty Springfield as their vocalist. When the group broke up Mike launched himself as a solo artist. He found that tough and then reinvented himself as a record producer. He produced the first singe by Marc Bolan and then found a very young Cat Stevens. He produced his first few singles as well as managing him. But the relationship went sour and they ended up in court. He moved on to produce PP Arnold, Manfred Mann and many other hit acts. He then found Showaddywaddy and ended up producing 17 Top 40 hits for them. He also discovered Shakin’ Stevens and produced and managed him. Other acts he produced include Bruce Woolley, Sam Fox and Belle and Sebastian. In this interview Mike talks us through his life, the ups and downs, and the lessons he learnt.
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