On December 1, 1967.

Axis Bold as Love

On December 1, 1967, “Track Records” label released “Axis: Bold as Love”, the second Jimi Hendrix Experience album. “Axis: Bold as Love” was recorded from May to October 1967, at the “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by Chas Chandler. Just before the album was finished, Hendrix left the master tapes in a taxi and as they were never found thus the A-side had to be mixed again.

Personnel:

  • Jimi Hendrix– vocals, electric guitar, piano, recorder
  • Noel Redding– lead and backing vocals, bass guitar, foot stamping
  • Mitch Mitchell– drums, glockenspiel, backing vocals
  • Gary Leeds– foot stamping
  • Chas Chandler– foot stamping
  • Graham Nash– foot stamping
  • Trevor Burton– backing vocals
  • Roy Wood– backing vocals
  • David King, Roger Law – cover design, painted head
  • Donald Silverstein – photography (UK inner portrait)

Track listing:

All tracks by Jimi Hendrix, except where noted.

  1. EXP
  2. Up From the Skies
  3. Spanish Castle Magic
  4. Wait Until Tomorrow
  5. Ain’t No Telling
  6. Little Wing
  7. If 6 Was 9
  8. You Got me Floating
  9. Castles Made of Sand
  10. She’s So Fine – Noel Redding
  11. One Rainy Wish
  12. Little Miss Lover
  13. Bold as Love

On November 30, 1982.

Michael_Jackson_-_Thriller

On November 30, 1982, “Epic” label released “Thriller”, the sixth Michael Jackson studio album.  It was recorded April – November 1982, at the “Westlake Recording Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson. With more than 65 million copies sold worldwide“Thriller” is the best selling album of all time. In 1984, the album won a record eight “Grammy Awards”, including “Album of the Year” award. In 2003 magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked “Thriller” on number 20 on its list of “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. “The National Association of Recording Merchandisers” ranked “Thriller” at number three in its “Definitive 200” albums of all time. The album was included in the “Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry” of culturally significant recordings. In 2012, magazine “Slant” ranked “Thriller” at number one on its list of “Best Albums of the 1980”.

Personnel:

  • Michael Jackson – lead and backing vocals, drum case beater, bathroom stomp board, handclaps, vocal arrangements, rhythm arrangements , horn arrangements , synthesizer arrangements
  • Paul McCartney– vocals
  • Quincy Jones– rhythm arrangements, vocal arrangements, musical arrangements
  • Steve Lukather– guitar, bass guitar, additional guitars  musical arrangements
  • Eddie Van Halen– guitar
  • Paul Jackson, Jr.– guitar
  • Dean Parks – guitar
  • David Williams – guitar
  • Rod Temperton – keyboards, synthesizers, rhythm arrangements, vocal arrangements , synthesizer arrangements
  • Steve Porcaro – keyboards, synthesizers, synthesizer programming , musical arrangements
  • Bill Wolfer – keyboards , synthesizers, synthesizer programming
  • Brian Banks – keyboards, synthesizer, synthesizer programming
  • Michael Boddicker– keyboards, synthesizers, Emulator, Vocoder
  • N’dugu Chancler– drums
  • Paulinho da Costa– percussion
  • David Foster– synthesizers, synthesizer arrangements
  • Anthony Marinelli– synthesizer programming
  • David Paich – keyboards, synthesizers, piano, rhythm arrangements, musical arrangements
  • Greg Phillinganes – keyboards , synthesizers, electric piano, synthesizer programming
  • Greg Smith – synthesizers
  • Louis Johnson– bass guitar
  • Jeff Porcaro – drums
  • Larry Williams – saxophone, flute
  • Jerry Hey– trumpet, flugelhorn, horn arrangements, string arrangements, strings conductor
  • Gary Grant – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Bill Reichenbach – trombone
  • Chris Shepard  – vibraslap
  • Vincent Price – voice-over
  • La Toya Jackson, Janet Jackson – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Wanna Be Startin’ Something – Michael Jackson
  2. Baby Be Mine – Rod Temperton
  3. The Girl Is Mine – Michael Jackson
  4. Thriller – Rod Temperton
  5. Beat It – Michael Jackson
  6. Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
  7. Human Nature – Steve Porcaro, John Bettis
  8. Pretty Young Thing – James Ingram, Quincy Jones
  9. The Lady In My Life – Rod Temperton

On November 30, 1979.

Pink Floyd - Wall

On November 30, 1979, “Harvest” label released “The Wall”, the eleventh Pink Floyd studio album. This was the last studio album released with the lineup of David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Richard Wright and  Nick Mason. Richard Wright left the band after the release of the album. It was recorded from December 1978 till November 1979, at the “Britannia Row”, “Super Bear Studio”, “Studio Miraval” in France, “CBS 30th Street Studio” in New York, and at the “Producers Workshop” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Bob Ezrin, David Gilmour, James Guthrie and Roger Waters. The album featured band’s only number one single “Another Brick in the Wall Part 2”, and became one of the best selling albums of 1980. By 1999 “The Wall” sold in more than 23 million copies worldwide. Magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked “The Wall” at number 87 on its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Roger Waters- vocals, bass, rhythm guitar, synthesizers, sound effects
  • David Gilmour- vocals, lead and rhythm guitars, bass, synthesizers
  • Nick Mason- drums, percussion
  • Richard Wright- piano, hammond organ, electric piano, synthesizers, bass pedals
  • Children of Islington Green School– vocals
  • Bob Ezrin– piano, hammond organ, synthesizers, reed organ, backing vocals
  • James Guthrie– percussion, synthesizer, sound effects
  • Jeff Porcaro– drums
  • Joe Porcaro, Blue Ocean & 34 other – snare drums
  • Lee Ritenour– guitars
  • Joe (Ron) di Blasi – classical guitar
  • Fred Mandel– hammond organ
  • Bobbye Hall– congas, bongos
  • Frank Marrocco– concertina
  • Larry Williams – clarinet
  • Trevor Veitch – mandolin
  • New York Orchestra – orchestra
  • New York Opera – choral vocals
  • Unnamed children’s choir from New York – children’s choral vocals
  • “Vicki & Clare” – backing vocals
  • Bruce Johnston– backing vocals
  • Toni Tennille– backing vocals
  • Joe Chemay – backing vocals
  • Jon Joyce – backing vocals
  • Stan Farber – backing vocals
  • Jim Haas– backing vocals
  • Harry Waters– child’s voice
  • Chris Fitzmorris – male telephone voice
  • Trudy Young – voice of the groupie
  • Phil Taylor – sound effects
  • Bob Ezrin – orchestral arrangement
  • Michael Kamen– orchestral arrangements
  • Gerald Scarfe – design
  • Roger Waters – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Roger Waters, except where noted.

  1. In the Flash
  2. The Thin Ice – David Gilmour, Roger Waters
  3. Another Brick in the Wall (part 1)
  4. The Happiest Days of Our Lives
  5. Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2) – David Gilmour, Roger Waters
  6. Mother – David Gilmour and Roger Waters
  7. Goodbye Blue Sky
  8. Empty Spaces
  9. Young Lust – Roger Waters and David Gilmour
  10. One of My Turns
  11. Don’t Leave Me Now
  12. Another Brick in the Wall (Part 3)
  13. Goodbye Cruel World
  14. Hey You
  15. Is There Anybody Out There
  16. Nobody Home
  17. Vera
  18. Bring the Boys Back Home
  19. Comfortably Numb
  20. The Show Must Go On
  21. In the Flesh
  22. Run Like Hell – David Gilmour, Roger Waters
  23. Waiting for Worms
  24. Stop
  25. The Trial – Roger Waters, Bob Ezrin
  26. Outside the Wall

On November 30, 1973.

Solar_Fire

On November 30, 1973, “Bronze” label released “Solar Fire” ,the fourth Manfred Mann’s Earth Band album.  It was recorded in 1973, at “The Workhouse” in Old Kent and at the“Road” in London, and was produced by Manfred Mann, Mick Rogers, Chris Slade and Colin Pattenden.

Personnel:

  • Manfred Mann – voclas, organ, mellotron, synthesiser
  • Mick Rogers – vocals, guitar
  • Colin Pattenden– bass guitar
  • Chris Slade– drums
  • Peter Miles – percussion
  • Paul Rutherford – trombone
  • Irene Chanter– backing vocals
  • Doreen Chanter– backing vocals
  • Grove Singers – backing vocals
  • Fin Costello – design, photography

Track listing:

  1. Father of Day, Father of Night – Bob Dylan
  2. In the Beginning, Darkness – Manfred Mann, Mick Rogers, Chris Slade
  3. Pluto the Dog – Manfred Mann, Mick Rogers, Chris Slade, Colin Pattenden
  4. Solar Fire – Manfred Mann, Mick Rogers, Chris Slade, Colin Pattenden
  5. Saturn, Lord of the Ring/Mercury, The Winged Messenger – Manfred Mann, Mick Rogers
  6. Earth, The Circle Part 2 – Manfred Mann
  7. Earth, The Circle Part 1 – Manfred Mann

On November 28, 1977.

Funkentelechy Vs

On November 28, 1977, “Casablanca” label released “Funkentelechy Vs. the Placebo Syndrome”, the sixth Parliament studio album. It was recorded 1976 -1977, at the “United Sound” in Detroit,  “Hollywood Sound” in Hollywood, and was produced by George Clinton. The album featured the single “Flash Light”, which became Parliament’s trademark and helped “Funkentelechy Vs. the Placebo Syndrome” becoming band’s fourth gold and second platinum album. The vinyl release contained an 8-page comic book that explains the album concept and 22″ by 33″ inch poster of the character “Sir Nose D’Voidoffunk”,. Both the poster and the comic book were illustrated by Overton Loyd.

Personnel:

  • George Clinton,Ray Davis, Glenn Goins, Garry Shider, Debbie Wright, Jeanette Washington, Lynn Mabry, Dawn Silva, Cordell Mosson and Mallia Franklin – vocals
  • Bernie Worrell – keyboards, synthesizers
  • Michael Hampton, Glenn Goins, Garry Shider andPhelps Collins – guitar
  • Cordell Mosson – bass guitar
  • Jerome Brailey andBootsy Collins – drums, percussion
  • Fred Wesley,Maceo Parker, Rick Gardner, Richard Griffith, Clay Lawrey, Darryl Dixon, Valerie Drayton, and Danny Cortez – horns
  • Bootsy Collins, Phelps Collins, Frank Waddy, Rick Gilmore, Gary Cooper, Robert Johnson,Billy Nelson, Ron Ford, Lou Goldman, Joel Johnson,Bootsy’s Rubber Band, The Brides of Funkenstein, Parlet, and The Horny Horns – extra-extra terrestrial funk bearing alumni – strokers, chokers, clappers,  chanters
  • Bernie Worrell, Fred Wesley – horn arrangements
  • Ron Slenzak – photography
  • Stephen Lumel/Gribbitt! – graphics
  • Overton Loyd – booklet story, illustrations
  • Shelby Mack – booklet coloring

Track listing:

  1. Bop Gun – George Clinton,Garry Shider, Bootsy Collins
  2. Sir Nose d’Voidoffunk – George Clinton,Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell
  3. Wizard of Finance – George Clinton, Ronald Ford, Glenn Goins
  4. Funkentelechy – George Clinton, Bootsy Collins
  5. Placebo Syndrome – George Clinton,Billy Nelson
  6. Flash Light – George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell

On November 27, 1970.

Gentle_Giant_-_Gentle_Giant

On November 27,1970, “Vertigo” label released self titled Gentle Giant debut album. It was recorded in August 1970, at the “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by Tony Visconti.

Personnel:

  • Gary Green– lead and12 string guitar, backing vocals
  • Kerry Minnear– lead and backing vocals, Hammond organ, Minimoog, Mellotron, piano, tympani, xylophone, vibraphone, cellos, bass
  • Derek Shulman– lead and backing vocals, bass
  • Phil Shulman– lead and backing vocals, trumpet, alto and tenor  saxophones, descant
  • Ray Shulman- bass, electric and acoustic guitar, violins, triangle, backing vocals
  • Martin Smith– drums, brushed snare drum
  • Paul Cosh –tenor horn
  • Claire Deniz – cello

Track listing:

  1. Giant – Derek Shuman
  2. Funny Ways – Phil Shuman, Derek Shuman
  3. Alucard – Phil Shuman, Derek Shulman, Kerry Minhear
  4. Isn’t It Quiet and Cold – Phil Shulman
  5. Nothing at All – Derek Shulman
  6. Why Not – Derek Shuman, Kerry Minnear
  7. The Queen – Phil Shuman, Ray Shuman, Kerry Minnear

On November 27, 1970.

George Harrison-All Things Must Pass

On November 27, 1970, “Apple” label released “All Things Must Pass”, the third George Harrison solo album. The material for the triple album was recorded from May to October 1970, at the Abbey Road Studios, Trident Studios,  Apple Studio in London, and was produced by Phil Spector and George Harrison. In 1993 “The Times” magazine ranked “All Things Must Pass” on number 79 on it’s list of “The 100 Best Albums of All Time”, magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked the album on place 433 on its list of “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. In January 2014, “All Things Must Pass” was inducted into the “Grammy Hall of Fame”. The album was certified 6 x Platinum in the US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • George Harrison – lead and backing vocals, electric and acoustic guitar, dobro, harmonica, Moog synthesizer, harmonium
  • Eric Clapton – acoustic and electric guitar, backing vocals
  • Dave Mason– electric and acoustic guitars
  • Pete Drake– pedal steel
  • Pete Ham– acoustic guitar
  • Tom Evans– acoustic guitar
  • Joey Molland– acoustic guitar
  • Tony Ashton– piano
  • Gary Brooker– piano
  • Gary Wright – piano, organ, electric piano
  • Bobby Whitlock – organ, harmonium, piano, tubular bells, backing vocals
  • Billy Preston– organ, piano
  • Klaus Voormann– bass, electric guitar
  • Carl Radle– bass
  • Ginger Baker– drums
  • Jim Gordon– drums
  • Ringo Starr– drums, percussion
  • Alan White– drums, vibraphone
  • Phil Collins– percussion
  • Mike Gibbins– percussion
  • John Barham– orchestral arrangements, choral arrangement, harmonium, vibraphone
  • Jim Price– trumpet, trombone, horn arrangements
  • Bobby Keys– saxophones
  • Mal Evans– percussion, backing vocals, “tea and sympathy”
  • Eddie Klein – backing vocals
  • Al Aronowitz– unspecified

Track listing:

All tracks by George Harrison, except where noted.

  1. I’d Have You Anytime George Harrison, Bob Dylan
  2. My Sweet Lord
  3. Wah-Wah
  4. Isn’t It a Pity (Version One)
  5. What Is Life
  6. If Not for You – Bob Dylan
  7. Behind That Locked Door
  8. Let It Down
  9. Run of the Mill
  10. Beware of Darkness
  11. Apple Scruffs
  12. Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll)
  13. Awaiting on You All
  14. All Things Must Pass
  15. I Dig Love
  16. Art of Dying
  17. Isn’t It a Pity (Version Two)
  18. Hear Me Lord
  19. Out of the Blue
  20. It’s Johnny’s Birthday – Bill Martin,Phil Coulter, George Harrison
  21. Plug Me In
  22. I Remember Jeep
  23. Thanks for the Pepperoni

On November 27, 1967.

Ten Years After

On November 27, 1967, “Deram” label released the self titled Ten Years After debut album.  It was recorded in September 1967, at the “Decca Studios” in London, and was produced by Mike Vernon and Gus Dudgeon.

Personnel:

  1. Alvin Lee – guitar, vocals
  2. Chick Churchill– organ
  3. Leo Lyons– bass
  4. Ric Lee– drums

Track listing:

  1. I Want to Know – Sheila McLeod (pseudonym Paul Jones)
  2. I Can’t Keep from Crying Sometimes – Al Kooper
  3. Adventures of a Young Organ – Alvin Lee, Chick Churchill
  4. Spoonful – Willie Dixon
  5. Losing the Dogs – Alvin Lee, Gus Dudgeon
  6. Feel It for Me – Alvin Lee
  7. Love Until I Die – Alvin Lee
  8. Don’t Want You Woman – Alvin Lee
  9. Help Me – Ralph Bass, Willie Dixon, Sonny Boy Williamson

On November 26, 1973.

Badfinger - Ass

On November 26, 1973, “Apple” label released “Ass”, the fourth Badfinger studio album. This was band’s last album released for “Apple” label. The album was recorded in 1972 and 1973 at the “Apple Studio”, “Olympic Studios” and “Morgan Studios” in London, and in “The Manor Studio” in Oxfordshire, and was produced by Chris Thomas, Pete Ham, Tom Evans, Joey Molland, Mike Gibbins and Todd Rundgren.

Personnel:

  • Pete Ham– guitar, piano, synthesizer, vocals
  • Joey Molland– guitar, piano, vocals
  • Tom Evans– bass, vocals
  • Mike Gibbins– drums, vocals

Track listing:

  1. Apple of My Eye – Pete Ham
  2. Get Away – Joey Molland
  3. Icicles – Joey Molland
  4. The Winner – Joey Molland
  5. Blind Owl – Tom Evans
  6. Constitution – Joey Molland
  7. When I Say – Tom Evans
  8. Cowboy – Mike Gibbins
  9. I Can Love You – Joey Molland
  10. Timeless – Pete Ham

On November 26, 1971.

Fragile

On November 26, 1971, “Atlantic” label released “Fragile”, the fourth Yes studio album.  It was recorded in September 1971, at the “Advison Studios” in London, and was produced by Eddy Offord, Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Chris Squire, Bill Bruford and Rick Wakeman.  The album was certified 2 x Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Jon Anderson– lead and backing vocals
  • Steve Howe– electric and acoustic guitars, backing vocals
  • Rick Wakeman– Hammond organ, grand piano, Mellotron, Minimoog
  • Chris Squire– bass guitars, electric guitar, backing vocals
  • Bill Bruford– drums, percussion
  • Roger Dean – design, photography
  • David Wright – photography

Track listing:

  1. Roundabout – Jon Anderson, Steve Howe
  2. Cans and Brahms – Johannes Brahms, arranged by Rick Wakeman
  3. We Have Heaven – Jon Anderson
  4. South Side of the Sky – Jon Anderson, Chris Squire
  5. Five Per Cent for Nothing – Bill Bruford
  6. Long Distance Runaround – Jon Anderson
  7. The Fish – Chris Squire
  8. Mood for a Day – Steve Howe
  9. Heart of the Sunrise – Jon Anderson, Chris Squire, Bill Bruford