Stuart Colman, musician and producer
Stuart Colman, who has died at 73 after a long battle with cancer, was a leading light in the music industry, on stage and off, in a career that had spanned nearly six decades and produced 33 hit singles.
In the 1980s he produced a run of chart hits for the rock and roll revivalist Shakin’ Stevens, in reality a Welsh singer and actor called Michael Barratt, and he was among those paying tribute to his old friend.
Colman had joined his first band while still a pupil at Harrogate Grammar School and went on to sell a million records in America with another outfit, The Flying Machine.
He was... read more
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