Gus Dudgeon Career Snapshots

Career Snapshots


Dudgeon takes over the mixing desk after the chief engineer arrives too tired and emotional to work. 'She's Not There' gives The Zombies a Top 20 hit in the UK

Recorded at Trident Studios on the 20th of June 1969, on release 'Space Oddity' goes straight to No 1 and becomes one of David Bowie's signature songs

The first Elton John composition Dudgeon works on is 'Your Song'. He decides to add an orchestral arrangement and Elton enjoys his first hit single in the UK and US

A home-made demo of 'He's Gonna Step On You Again' opens the door to John Kongos working with Dudgeon. The song is an international hit

Dudgeon uses an ARP synthesiser to add a space motif to Elton John's 'Rocket Man'. The single is a Top 10 hit in the UK and US

'I've Got The Music In Me' by The Kiki Dee Band sees the UK singer enjoy her first US Billboard hit, the song peaking at No 12

Dudgeon is asked by Chris Rea's label to give the song 'Fool If You Think It's Over' a hit sound. It goes Top 20, though Rea later says he felt the song had been hijacked