Consequently several of 10CC's most famous albums were recorded on this very desk.
In 1972 their debut album was recorded on the Helios, it was released in 1973 being simply titled "10CC" and it produced their first UK hits "Donna" and "Rubber Bullets".
In total four 10CC albums were created on this lovely old console from 1972 through to 1976 it was used to record many many tracks, but one particular song from the 1975 album "The Original Soundtrack" will probably be remembered more than others, the song "I'm not in love" featured a virtual wall of etherial vocal overdubs and went on to become a huge hit all over the world.
Due the band's immense success, the studio was in great demand and becoming completely booked out by other artists, so in 1976 a second studio was opened in Surrey and named "Strawberry South".
Other famous artists that worked at Strawberry include Sir Paul McCartney, The Stone Roses, Joy Division, The Smiths and Neil Sedaka.
In 1993 Strawberry Studios sadly closed it's doors for the last time but quite rightly the Borough of Stockport has now honoured the original premises with a commemorative Blue Plaque as seen above.
Subsequent ownership of this amazing console runs as follows;
10CC, Don Larking, John Verity, Eddie Mander, UK Dealer, USA Dealer, Lenny Kravitz, and The Audities Foundation in Calgary, Canada.
We found this great little clip of the Bay City Rollers and DJ Ed "Stewpot" Stewart working in the studio so this wonderful Helios desk can be seen in action once again. Enjoy!!