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In January 1977.

In January 1977, “Capitol” label released the self-titled, second Sammy Hagar  album. It was recorded in 1976, and was produced by John Carter.

Personnel:

  • Sammy Hagar– lead vocals, guitar
  • Bill Church– bass guitar
  • Alan Fitzgerald– keyboards
  • David Lewark– guitar
  • Scott Mathews– drums

Track listing:

  1. Red – John Carter, Sammy Hagar
  2. Catch the Wind – Donovan
  3. Cruisin’ & Boozin’ – Sammy Hagar
  4. Free Money – Lenny Kaye, Patti Smith
  5. Rock ‘N’ Roll Weekend – Sammy Hagar
  6. Fillmore Shuffle – Bruce Stephens
  7. Hungry – Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil
  8. The Pits – John Carter, Sammy Hagar
  9. Love Has Found Me – Sammy Hagar
  10. Little Star/Eclipse – Sammy Hagar
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In January 1977.

In January 1977, “Epic” label released “Fountains of Light”, the second Starcastle studio album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Le Studio” in Morin Heights, Quebec, Canada, and was produced by Roy Thomas Baker.

Personnel:

  • Terry Luttrell- lead vocals
  • Herb Schildt- synthesizers, organ, piano
  • Gary Strater – bass guitar, Taurus pedals, vocals
  • Stephen Hagler, Matthew Stewart – guitars, vocals
  • Stephen Tassler – drums, percussion, vocals
  • Nick Blagona, Gary Lyons, George Marino – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Fountains
  2. Dawning of the Day
  3. Silver Winds
  4. True to the Light
  5. Portraits
  6. Diamond Song (Deep Is the Light)

In January 1977.

In January 1977, “Aquarius” label released “Forever for Now”, the sixth April Wine studio album. It was recorded in 1976, and was produced by Myles Goodwyn.

Personnel:

  • Myles Goodwyn– lead and backing vocals, guitars, piano, string ensemble
  • Gary Moffet – guitars, backing vocals
  • Jerry Mercer– drums, backing vocals, percussion, vibraphone
  • Steve Lang– bass, backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Myles Goodwyn,  except where noted.

  1. Forever for Now
  2. Child’s Garden
  3. Lovin’ You
  4. Holly Would
  5. You Won’t Dance with Me
  6. Come Away – George Bowser, Peter Jupp
  7. Mama Laye
  8. I’d Rather be Strong
  9. Hard Times – Jimmy Dean, lyrics by Myles Goodwyn
  10. Marjorie

In January 1977.

In January 1977, “Elektra” label released “Lost Without Your Love”, the sixth and final Bread studio album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Elektra Sound Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by David Gates, James Griffin, Larry Knetchel and Mike Botts.

Personnel:

  • David Gates- vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards
  • James Griffin- vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Larry Knechtel- keyboards, bass, guitar
  • Mike Botts– drums
  • Dean Parks– guitar
  • Michael Boddicker– synthesizers
  • Tom Scott- saxophone, woodwinds

Track listing:

  1. Hooked on You – David Gates
  2. She’s the Only One – James Griffin, Royer
  3. Lost Without Your Love – David Gates
  4. Change of Heart – David Gates, James Griffin
  5. Belonging – David Gates
  6. Fly Away – James Griffin, Royer
  7. Lay Your Money Down – David Gates
  8. The Chosen One – David Gates
  9. Today’s the First Day – James Griffin, Royer
  10. Hold Tight – David Gates
  11. Our Lady of Sorrow – James Griffin, Royer

 

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

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