On December 30, 1982.

On December 30, 1982, “Geffen” label released “Beatitude” the debut Ric Ocasek album. It was recorded in 1982, at “Electric Lady Studios” and was produced by Ric Ocasek.


  • Ric Ocasek – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Jules Shear, Steve Cataldo, Antonio DePortago – vocals
  • Roger Greenawalt, Casey Lindström – guitar
  • Fuzzbee Morse– guitar, keyboards
  • Greg Hawkes– keyboards
  • Stephen Hague– keyboards
  • Akio Akashi, Darryl Jenifer– bass
  • Deric Dyer – saxophone
  • Stephen George, “Miss Linn” – drums
  • David Hegelmeier – tape operator
  • Ian Taylor – engineer
  • Walter Turbitt – assistant engineer
  • George Marino – mastering
  • Jeri McManus – graphics, layout
  • Bob Carlos Clarke– photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Ric Ocasek, except where noted.

  1. Jimmy Jimmy
  2. Something to Grab For
  3. Prove
  4. I Can’t Wait
  5. Connect Up to Me
  6. A Quick One
  7. Out of Control – Ric Ocasek, Greg Hawkes
  8. Take a Walk
  9. Sneak Attack
  10. Time Bomb

On December 29, 1982.

On December 29, 1982, “Geffen” label released “Trans”, the twelfth Neil Young studio album. It was recorded September 1981 – May 1982, at “Modern Recorders”, “Redwood City” in California, “Commercial Recorders” in Honolulu, Hawaii, and was produced by Neil Young, Tim Mulligan and David Briggs.


  • Neil Young– vocals, vocoder, guitars, bass, synclavier, electric piano
  • Nils Lofgren– guitars, piano, organ, electric piano, synclavier, backing vocals, vocoder
  • Ben Keith– pedal steel guitar, slide guitar, backing vocals
  • Frank Sampedro– guitars, stringman
  • Bruce Palmer, Billy Talbot– bass
  • Ralph Molina– drums, backing vocals
  • Joe Lala– percussion, backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Little Thing Called Love
  2. Computer Age
  3. We R in Control
  4. Transformer Man
  5. Computer Cowboy (aka Syscrusher)
  6. Hold On to Your Love
  7. Sample and Hold
  8. Soul
  9. Like an Inca

On December 28, 2009.

On December 28, 2009, “Island” label released the debut Codeine Velvet Club studio album. It was recorded in 2009, at “Terminal Music”, “Playground Studios” in Glasgow, “Angel Studios” in London, and was produced by Jon Lawler and Stuart McCreadie.


  • Jon Lawler– guitar, bass, vocals
  • Lou Hickey– vocals
  • Ross McFarlane – drums
  • Affy Ahmad – drums
  • Helen MacLeod – harp
  • Gospel Truth Choir
  • Ed McFarlane – double bass
  • Mick Cooke – trumpet
  • Allan Cuthbertson – piano
  • Will Foster– keys
  • Lewis Gordon – bass
  • Rick Wentworth – conductor
  • Perry Montague-Mason – string leader
  • Derek Watkins– trumpet
  • Mark Nightingale – trombone
  • Mick Cooke – archestral arrangements
  • Tony Hoffer- mixing
  • Stuart McCredie – engineer
  • Niall McMenamin – engineer assistant
  • Ian Cooper – mastering
  • Lucy Whalley – assistant musicians’ contractor
  • Grant @ Infinite Thrill – design, logo, photography
  • Jay Brooks – band portrait

Track listing:

  1. Hollywood – Jon Lawler, Lou Hickey
  2. Vanity Kills – Jon Lawler, Lou Hickey
  3. Time – Jon Lawler, Lou Hickey
  4. The Black Roses – Jon Lawler, Lou Hickey
  5. Little Sister – Jon Lawler
  6. Nevada – Jon Lawler, Will Foster
  7. Reste Avec Moi – Jon Lawler, Lou Hickey
  8. I Would Send You Roses – Jon Lawler
  9. Like a Full Moon – Jon Lawler
  10. Begging Bowl Blues – Jon Lawler
  11. I Am the Resurrection (bonus track) – Ian Brown, John Squire


On December 26, 1999.

On December 26, 1999, Curtis Lee Mayfield died aged 57. He was composer, singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer, regarded as one of the most influential musicians and composers in soul and politically conscious African-American music. He started the career in a gospel choir, gained wide recognition as member and main composer of The Impressions, and later had a successful solo career. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked his 1965 song “People Get Ready” at number 24 on its list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time”. The same song was also included in the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll”, and in 1998 was inducted into the “Grammy Hall of Fame”. His album with the soundtrack for the 1972 movie “Super Fly”  was ranked at number 72 on “Rolling Stone’s” list of “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.  In 1994, Mayfield won a “Grammy Legend Award” in and a “Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award” in 1995. In 1991, he was inductee into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” as a member of the Impressions, and in 1999 as a solo artist.

On December 24, 2002.

On December 24, 2002, “Columbia” label released “What If It All Means Something”, the third Chantal Kreviazuk album. It was recorded in 2002, and was produced by Gregg Wattenberg.


  • Chantal Kreviazuk – piano, keyboards, vocals, arranger
  • Jeff Allen – bass guitar
  • Sherrod Barnes – acoustic guitar, guitar, electric guitar
  • Michelle Branch- background vocals
  • Jamie Edwards – acoustic guitar, guitar, electric guitar, keyboards
  • John Kalodner – voices
  • Ralph Farris- conductor, viola
  • David Gold, Adam Hyman, Conway Kuo – viola
  • Victor Lawrence, Dorothy Lawson, Adam Grabois – cello
  • Gerry Leonard – guitar, electric guitar
  • Shawn Pelton- percussion, drums
  • Gregg Wattenberg- guitar, mandolin, electric guitar
  • Mary Whitaker, Krystof Witek, Paul Woodiel, Mary Rowell, Todd Reynolds, Joyce Hammann, Conrad Harris – violin Avril Brown, Cenovia Cummins, Sylvia Davanzo – violin
  • Ross Petersen, Brian Scheuble, Gregg Wattenberg, Chuck Zwicky – engineers
  • Assistant engineers: Peter Doris, Ricardo Fernandez, Femio Hernández, Claudius Mittendorfer, Ross Petersen
  • Mixing: Tom Lord-Alge, Brian Malouf
  • Mastering: Dave Donelly
  • A&R: Mike Roth
  • Programming: Shawn Pelton
  • Guitar technician: Art Smith
  • Arrangers:Gerald Eaton, Jamie Edwards, Ralph Farris, Brian West
  • Score: Ralph Farris
  • Orchestra contractor: Victor Lawrence
  • Art direction: Gail Marowitz
  • Design: Michelle Holme
  • Photography: Raphael Mazzucco

Track listing:

  1. In This Life – Chantal Kreviazuk
  2. Time – Chantal Kreviazuk, Raine Maida, Gregg Wattenberg
  3. What If It All Means Something – Chantal Kreviazuk, Raine Maida
  4. Julia – Chantal Kreviazuk, J. O’Brien
  5. Flying Home (Brenda’s Song) – Chantal Kreviazuk
  6. Weight of the World – Chantal Kreviazuk
  7. Waiting – Chantal Kreviazuk, Raine Maida
  8. Ready for Your Love – Chantal Kreviazuk, Gerald Eaton, Prophet B.W. West
  9. Morning Light – Chantal Kreviazuk
  10. Miss April – Chantal Kreviazuk, Raine Maida
  11. Turn the Page – Chantal Kreviazuk

On December 24, 2015.

On December 24, 2015, William Franklin Guest died aged 74. He was singer, best known as member of Gladys Knight & the Pips. His vocal can be heard on all of the group’s major hits, including “Midnight Train To Georgia”, “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” and “Neither One Of Us”. In 1996, Guest was inducted to the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” with Gladys Knight & the Pips.