Norman "Hurricane" Smith was an English musician, record producer and engineer. Norman "Hurricane" Smith (22 February – 3 March ) was an English musician, record producer and. "Who Was It?" is a song by Gilbert O'Sullivan from his album Back to Front. A cover by Hurricane Smith reached No. 23 on the UK Singles Chart. Explore releases from Hurricane Smith at Discogs. Shop for Vinyl, CDs and more from Hurricane Smith at the Discogs Marketplace. Smith was born in Edmonton, north London. He trained as a glider pilot in the RAF during the second world war, but did not see combat. After the. Norman Smith aka Hurricane Smith (22 February – 3 March ) was an English musician and record producer. He was the engineer on all of the recordings. Hurricane Smith – Who Was It? Lyrics. Lyrics · Comments · More lyrics. Who was it that caught you falling. And put you back on your feet. Hurricane Smith, also known as Norman Smith, aka E.S. Smith, was a producer on the early Beatles albums up through with "Rubber Soul. Norman 'Hurricane' Smith was the first recording engineer to work with The Beatles and was responsible for their entire Parlophone output from their Norman "Hurricane" Smith was a man who enjoyed two very different careers in music, first as a top recording engineer and later as a pop singer who scored.