Shel Talmy Career Snapshots

Career Snapshots


It's the second version of The Kinks' 'You Really Got Me' that's released after Talmy captures the live sound the band seeks using distorted guitar. It's a No 1

The stuttering in the lyrics of The Who's 'My Generation' is first caused as Roger Daltry tries to hear his vocal above the din. Talmy keeps it in. It hits No 2

The Easybeats were huge in their native Australia, but 'Friday On My Mind' is their first hit outside of that country thanks to Talmy's production work

Manfred Mann approach Talmy after Mike d'Abo replaces Paul Jones as lead singer. The single 'Semi-Detached Suburban Mr James' is a Top 5 hit in the UK

Talmy hears Eddie Phillips of The Creation playing guitar with a violin bow. He uses the sound on 'Making Time', the band's debut single

Rejected by The Tremeloes, 'If Paradise Is Half As Nice' is chosen by Amen Corner as their debut single with Talmy producing. It's a UK No 1

Though from the 'brasher' end of rock, Talmy brings a more powerful sound to The Pentangle, ensuring their folk rock single 'Light Flight' is a UK chart success