Mike Vernon

Real Name:Michael William Hugh Vernon

British producer, engineer, musician and music executive. Founder of the Blue Horizon label (distributed through CBS and Polydor), owner of Brand New Productions and key producer for numerous British blues artists and groups during the late 1960s - particularly Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac and John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers.

Vernon played in a few bands before starting his production career at Decca with several blues artists, moving on later from Blue Horizon to a very broad genre of artists. His work encompasses such diverse artists as Furry Lewis, Level 42, David Bowie and Rocky Sharpe & The Replays (In which he also ghosted as 'Eric Rondo'). Labels he is also associated with are Purdah Records, Outasite and the later Indigo Recordings and Code Blue (2), the latter distributed through Atlantic, reviving the works of Blues, Jazz, Funk and Soul artists - such as Jay Owens and Sherman Robertson.

Born: 20 November 1944, Harrow, Middlesex, England.

Owner of Brand New Music Ltd. / Brand New Music.

Aliases:Eric Rondo, Ham Richmond
In Groups:Mike Vernon & The Mighty Combo, Olympic Runners, Rocky Sharpe & The Replays
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