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Martin Rushent

An English record producer, best known for his work with The Human League, The Stranglers and The Buzzcocks.

Rushent's first experience in a recording studio was at EMI House in London's Manchester Square, when his school band (of which he was the lead singer) had the opportunity to record a demo.

Rushent was employed by Advision Studios as a 35mm film projectionist. After approximately 3 months, Rushent began working in the audio department as a tape operator alongside Tony Visconti. He worked on sessions for Fleetwood Mac, T-Rex, Yes, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Petula Clark, Jerry Lee Lewis and Osibisa.

He then began working freelance, where he built his reputation and was employed by United Artists (UA).

While with UA, Rushent recorded sessions alongside Martin Davies,[disambiguation needed] recording artists such as Shirley Bassey and The Buzzcocks.

At the time of his death, Rushent was working on a 30th anniversary version of Dare, remixed like Love and Dancing but using musical instruments instead of synthesizers.

Rushent lived with Ceri and Amy in the Berkshire village of Upper Basildon.Rushent's son James is the lead singer for the dance punk band Does It Offend You, Yeah?.Rushent died on 4 June 2011.

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