On January 23, 2018.

On January 23, 2018, Hugh Ramopolo Masekela died aged 78. He was musician (trumpeter, flugelhornist, and cornetist), composer and singer, known as “Father of South African Jazz.” He has recorded 49 albums, and received many awards, including:

  • 1968 – Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Pop Performance – instrumental
  • 2002 – BBC Radio Jazz Awards: International Award of the Year
  • 2005 – Channel O Music Video Awards: Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2007 – Ghana Music Awards: 2007 African Music Legend Award
  • 2010 – Order of Ikhamanga:South African National Orders Ceremony
  • 2014 – University of York Honorary Doctorate in Music
  • 2015 – Rhodes University: Doctor of Music
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On January 23, 2016.

On January 23, 2016, James Stewart Bain aka Jimmy Bain, died aged 68. He was musician (bass), has worked with Phil Lynott, Wild Horses, Gary Moore, World War III and Scorpions, but was best known for playing bass in bands Rainbow and Dio.

In January 1975.

In January 1975, “RCA” label released “Play Don’t Worry”, the second Mick Ronson album. It was recorded in 1974, at “Trident Studios”, “Scorpio Sound” and “Sundragon Studios” in London, “Strawberry Studios” in Juan La Pins, France, and was produced by Mick Ronson.

Personnel:

  • Mick Ronson– vocals, guitar, bass, drums, harmonica, piano, clavinet, synthesizer, arrangements, mixing
  • Trevor Bolder– bass, horn
  • Mike Garson– piano
  • Ritchie Dharma, Aynsley Dunbar, Tony Newman– drums
  • Jeff Daly – saxophone, flutes
  • Neil Kernon– ARP synthesizer
  • Paul Francis – drums
  • John Mealing– piano
  • Ian Hunter– backing vocals
  • Vicky Silva, Miquel Brown, Beverly Baxton – backing vocals
  • Sid Sax – string conductor
  • Dennis Mackay, Peter Fielder, Ted Sharp, Ray Hendrickson, Ian Major – engineers
  • Clive Arrowsmith- photography

Track listing:

  1. Billy Porter – Mick Ronson
  2. Angel No. 9 – Craig Fuller
  3. This Is for You – Laurie Heath
  4. White Light/White Heat – Lou Reed
  5. Play Don’t Worry – Mick Ronson, Bob Sargeant
  6. Hazy Days – Mick Ronson
  7. Girl Can’t Help It – Bobby Troup
  8. Empty Bed (Io Me Ne Andrei) – Claudio Baglioni, Antonio Coggio, Mick Ronson
  9. Woman – Adam Taylor

In January 1975.

In January 1975, “United Artists” label released “Down by the Jetty”, the debut Dr. Feelgood album. It was recorded June – November 1974, and was produced by Vic Maile.

Personnel:

  • Lee Brilleaux- lead vocals, guitar, harmonica, slide guitar
  • Wilko Johnson- guitar, piano, backing and lead vocals
  • John B. Sparks – bass
  • The Big Figure – drums
  • Bob Andrews- organ, saxophone
  • Brinsley Schwarz- saxophone
  • Dave Charles, Kingsley Ward, Pat Moran – engineers

Track listing:

All tracks by Wilko Johnson; except where noted.

  1. She Does It Right
  2. Boom Boom – John Lee Hooker
  3. The More I Give
  4. Roxette
  5. One Weekend
  6. That Ain’t the Way to Behave
  7. I Don’t Mind
  8. Twenty Yards Behind
  9. Keep It Out of Sight
  10. All Through the City
  11. Cheque Book – Mickey Jupp
  12. Oyeh! – Mick Green
  13. Bony Moronie / Tequila – Larry Williams, Danny Flores- live recording

In January 1975.

In January 1975, “MCA” label released “Scorching Beauty”, the fifth Iron Butterfly studio album. It was recorded in 1974, and was produced by Denny Randell.

Personnel:

  • Erik Brann– lead vocals, guitars
  • Howard Reitzes – keyboards, backing vocals, co-lead vocal
  • Philip Taylor Kramer– bass, backing vocals, lead vocals
  • Ron Bushy– drums, backing vocals
  • Ernie Cefalu– design
  • Drew Struzan – illustrations

Track listing:

All tracks by Erik Brann, except where noted.

  1. 1975 Overture – Erik Brann, Ron Bushy, Philip Kramer, Howard Reitzes
  2. Hard Miseree
  3. High on a Mountain Top – Philip Kramer
  4. Am I Down
  5. People of the World
  6. Searchin’ Circles
  7. Pearly Gates – Ron Bushy, Jon Anderson
  8. Lonely Hearts
  9. Before You Go – Erik Brann, Howard Reitzes

On January 22, 2008.

On January 22, 2002, Peter Bardens died aged 57. He was musician (keyboards, piano) singer and song writer, member of Them, Shotgun Express, Keats, Mirage, best known as founding member of Camel. Bardens has also worked with Mick Fleetwood, Rod Stewart and Van Morrison, and has recorded eleven solo albums.

In January 1974.

In January 1974, “Bearsville” label released “Energized”, the third Foghat album. It was recorded 1973, and was produced by Tom Dawes.

Personnel:

  • Roger Earl – drums, percussion
  • Lonesome” Dave Peverett – lead vocals, guitar
  • Rod Price – backing vocals, guitar
  • Tony Stevens – backing vocals, bass
  • Coordinated by Tony Outeda
  • Pacific Eye and Ear – design

Track listing:

  1. Honey Hush – Lou W. Turner / interpolates music from Train Kept A-Rollin’ by Tiny Bradshaw, Howard Kay, Lois Mann
  2. Step Outside – Dave Peverett, Rod Price, Roger Earl, Tony Stevens
  3. Golden Arrow – Dave Peverett, Rod Price
  4. Home in My Hand – Dave Peverett, Rod Price
  5. Wild Cherry – Dave Peverett, Rod Price, Roger Earl, Tony Stevens, Tom Dawes
  6. That’ll Be the Day – Jerry Allison, Buddy Holly, Norman Petty
  7. Fly by Night – Tony Stevens
  8. Nothin’ I Won’t Do – Dave Peverett, Rod Price
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