UK record producer, Stuart Colman has died aged 74.
Colman produced over 100 musicians and recorded 33 hit singles, 15 of them making the Top 20.
His work included, number 1 hits, 'This Ole House' and 'Green Door.' by Shakin’ Stevens. His biggest hit was the Comic Relief single 'Living Doll' by Cliff Richard & The Young Ones in 1986.
Colman was also a musician who played bass with Assorted Colours in the 1960's.
He built his own studio in Kilburn in 1986 where he produced 'Living Doll' and Brenda Lee’s 'Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree' by Mel Smith and Kim Wilde. He also produced Elvis Presley special 'Love Me Tender' for Central Television in 1987 with Roger Daltrey, Ben E. King, Duane Eddy and the Pet Shop Boys.
In 1995, Coleman moved to Nashville, where he produced acts like Buddy Holly’s Crickets, Connie Francis and Linda Gail Lewis (Jerry Lee Lewis’s sister) as well as Crystal Gayle and Nanci Griffith and played bass on the recordings.
He moved back to England in 2002 and began writing for rock ‘n’ roll magazine Now Dig This.