Derek Lawrence

Derek Lawrence is a record producer, famous for his work for Joe Meek's Outlaws, Deep Purple, Machiavel and Wishbone Ash.

Lawrence came in contact with Meek circa at the end of 1963, when he managed a group, Laurie Black and the Men of Mystery, that won a recording session at Joe Meek's studio. He continued working for him until 1965. He brought him Merseybeaters Freddie Starr and the Midnighters.

In the late 1960s he worked for Harold Shampan at Film Music (part of Top Rank) and as freelance producer (inspired by Meek) for The Pretty Things, The Zephyrs, The Nocturnes etc. He produced Jethro Tull's debut single "Sunshine Day" (1968). He also produced Deep Purple's first 3 albums, the first at Pye Studios in London and the next 2 at De Lane Lea Studios, Kingsway, London.

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Wishbone Ash - History - Formation and Rise To Fame (1969–1980)
... Blackmore later recommended the band to producer Derek Lawrence and helped them secure a record deal with Decca/MCA Records ... Wishbone Four (1973) was the band's first record without producer Derek Lawrence, as the band decided to produce the album themselves ... the band decided to return to its roots with No Smoke Without Fire, the first to be produced by Derek Lawrence since Argus in 1972 ...

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