Adrian Barber

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Adrian Barber (born 13 November 1938 in Ilkley, Yorkshire) is a musician / producer who is responsible for recording the Beatles "Gray Zone" Live! at the Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany; 1962.[1][2]

Musician / electronics[edit]

Barber was the lead guitarist in Liverpool's quartet "Cass and the Casanovas" and its subsequent The Big Three.[3][4] Also an electronic wizard, he was responsible for upgrading the group amps (called "Coffins") but also upgrading other Liverpudlians gears. This included Paul McCartney's quad amp.[5][6] He left The Big Three in mid-1962, when the band planned to be a quartet.

Sound stage manager[edit]

In 1962, due to his knowledge in the electronic field, Barber was hired by Horst Fascher to improved the Star-Club's Sound system. In late December 1962, he recorded bands performing and some of his tapes were released as Live! at the Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany; 1962.

Producer / sound engineer[edit]

In the late 1960s, Barber became a recording engineer/producer for Atlantic Records, for instance on


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  3. ^ Everett, p. 167
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  5. ^ Everett, p. 378
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