David Howells

David Howells

Profile:
Producer / manager from the 60s onward but Mainly credited as an art director & sleeve designer.

He had been in the record industry in one way or another since 1956, even as executive in A&R for CBS and MCA Records during the mid '60s and early '70s. Howells was heavily involved with record sleeve designs as well, and in the early '70s he teamed up with graphics designer John Pasche to form Gull Graphics, which produced album covers for many of the era's biggest names. With Derek Everett and Monty Babson he formed Gull Records and Songs (a subsidiary of Decca Records), which Howells ran from 1974 to 1982.

With Gull Records struggling, David was appointed Managing Director of Pete Waterman's PWL Records in 1982 while continuing to license the Gull Records recordings to subsidiaries through his Gull Entertainments company. In 1994, David left PWL to return to his own music publishing ventures again, with his company Darah Music, managing the likes of top hit producer Steve Mac, among others.
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Artist

David Howells Discography Tracks

Production

Prince Lasha Ensemble Prince Lasha Ensemble - Insight (Album) CBS UK 1966 Sell This Version
Various Various - Rock Machine - I Love You (Album, Comp) CBS UK 1968 Sell This Version
Various Various - The Rock Machine Turns You On (Comp) CBS France 1968 Sell This Version
Ray Russell Quartet Ray Russell Quartet - Turn Circle (Album) CBS UK 1968 Sell This Version
63316, M 63316 Johnny Cash Johnny Cash - Old Golden Throat(LP, Comp, Mono) CBS, CBS 63316, M 63316 UK 1968 Sell This Version
63269 Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin - Take A Look At Aretha Franklin(LP, Album, Comp) CBS 63269 UK 1968 Sell This Version
63309 Carl Perkins Carl Perkins - King Of Rock(LP, Comp) CBS 63309 UK 1968 Sell This Version
ScS-6 Various Various - American Folk Blues Festival '69(LP, Comp) Scout ScS-6 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
Ray Russell Quartet Ray Russell Quartet - Dragon Hill (Album) CBS, CBS UK 1969 Sell This Version
Tony Oxley Quintet Tony Oxley Quintet - The Baptised Traveller (Album) CBS Japan 1969 Sell This Version
Howard Riley Trio Howard Riley Trio - Angle (Album) CBS UK 1969 Sell This Version
Johnny Cash Johnny Cash - More Of "Old Golden Throat" (Comp) CBS Germany 1969 Sell This Version
Frank Ricotti Quartet Frank Ricotti Quartet - Our Point Of View (Album) CBS UK 1969 Sell This Version
Various Various - Fill Your Head With Rock (Comp) CBS Australia 1970 Sell This Version
Howard Riley Trio Howard Riley Trio - The Day Will Come (Album) CBS UK 1970 Sell This Version
Various Various - Rock Buster (Comp) CBS France 1970 Sell This Version
Trees (3) Trees (3) - The Garden Of Jane Delawney (Album) CBS, CBS Europe 1970 Sell This Version
Ray Russell Ray Russell - Rites And Rituals (Album) CBS UK 1971 Sell This Version
Marty Robbins Marty Robbins - A Portrait Of Marty (Album, Comp) CBS Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
6.61 636 Nightwing Nightwing - My Kingdom Come(LP, Album) Telaeg Records 6.61 636 Scandinavia 1984 Sell This Version
2223376, GULP 1043 Nightwing Nightwing - A Night Of Mystery - Alive! Alive!(LP, Album) PGP RTB, Gull 2223376, GULP 1043 Yugoslavia 1986 Sell This Version
494439 2, 4944392000 Ronnie Scott And The Band Ronnie Scott And The Band - Live At Ronnie Scott's(CD, Album, RE) Columbia, Columbia 494439 2, 4944392000 UK & Europe 1999 Sell This Version
Rock Workshop Rock Workshop - Rock Workshop (Album) Air Mail Archive Japan 2004 Sell This Version
HUX 141 Howard Riley Trio Howard Riley Trio - Angle / The Day Will Come(2xCD, Album, Comp, RE) Hux Records HUX 141 UK 2014 Sell This Version

Visual

Osibisa Osibisa - Heads (Album) MCA Records, MCA Records India 1972 Sell This Version