On October 26, 1973.



On October 26, 1973, “Columbia Records” released “Head Hunters”, the twelfth Herbie Hancock studio album. It was recorded September 1973 at “Wally Heider Studios” and “Different Fur Trading Co.” in San Francisco, and was produced by David Rubinson and Herbie Hancock. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album on number 498 in the list of the “500 Greatest Albums of all Time”


  • Herbie Hancock: Fender Rhodes electric piano, Hohner D6 clavinet, ARP Odyssey synthesizer, ARP Soloist synthesizer
  • Bennie Maupin: tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, saxello, bass clarinet, alto flute
  • Paul Jackson: electric bass guitar, marímbula
  • BillSummers: congas, shekere, balafon, agogô, cabasa, hindewhu, tambourine, log drum, surdo, gankogui, beer bottle
  • Harvey Mason: drums
  • Cover design: Victor Moscoso
  • Photos: Waldo Bascom

Track listing:

All tracks by Herbie Hancock except where noted.

  1. Chameleon – Herbie Hancock, Paul Jackson, Harvey Mason, Bennie Maupin
  2. Watemelon Man
  3. Sly
  4. Vein Melter

On October 26, 1967.


On October 26, 1967,”Stax” label released “Soul Men”, the third Sam & Dave album.  It was recorded August – October 1967, and was produced by Isaac Hayes and David Porter. The album featured the single “Soul Man” that became one of the R&B classics and won  Sam & Dave a “Grammy” in 1967 for” Best R&B Group, Vocal or Instrumental”.


  • Sam Moore- vocals
  • Dave Prater- vocals
  • Booker T. & the MG’sand the Mar-Key Horns – instrumentation
  • Booker T. Jones- keyboards
  • Steve Cropper- guitar
  • Donald “Duck” Dunn- bass guitar
  • Al Jackson, Jr.- drums
  • Charles “Packy” Axton- tenor saxophone
  • Don Nix- saxophone
  • Wayne Jackson- trombone, trumpet
  • Isaac Hayes- organ
  • Loring Eutemey – design
  • Jean-Pierre Leloir – photography
  1. Soul Man – Isaac Hayes, David Porter
  2. May I Baby – Isaac Hayes, David Porter
  3. Broke Down Piece of Man – Steve Cropper, Joe Shamwell
  4. Let It Be Me – Gilbert Bécaud, Mann Curtis, Pierre Delanoé
  5. Hold It Baby – Bonnie “Mack” Rice
  6. I’m With You – Lowman Pauling
  7. Don’t Knock It – Isaac Hayes, David Porter
  8. Just Keep Holding On – Alvertis Isbell, Booker T. Jones
  9. The Good Runs the Bad Away – Wayne Jackson, Andrew Love
  10. Rich Kind of Poverty – Isaac Hayes, Paul Selph
  11. I’ve Seen What Loneliness Can Do – Homer Banks, Allen Jones


On October 25, 1976.


On October 25, 1976, “Columbia” label released “Land of the Midnight Sun”, Al Di Meola debut album. The album was recorded from December 1975 till July 1976, and was produced by Al Di Meola.


  • Al Di Meola: Guitars, synthesizer, percussion, vocals.
  • Anthony Jackson: Bass
  • Stanley Clarke: Bass, vocals
  • Jaco Pastorius: Bass
  • Barry Miles: Keyboards, synthesizer
  • Chick Corea: Piano, marimba
  • Steve Gadd: Drums
  • Lenny White: Drums
  • Alphonse Mouzon: Drums
  • James Mingo Lewis: Percussion, keyboards
  • Patty Buyukas: Vocals

Track listing:

  1. The Wizard – James Mingo Lewis
  2. Land of the Midnight Sun – Al Di Meola
  3. Sarabandefrom Violin Sonata in B Minor – Johann Sebastian Bach
  4. Love Theme from Pictures of the Sea – Al Di Meola
  5. Suite Golden Dawn – Al Di Meola
  6. Short Tales of the Black Forest – Chick Corea


On October 25, 1974.


BobMarley & theWailers NattyDread

On October 25, 1974, “Island” label released “Natty Dread”, the first Bob Marley & the Wailers album.  It was recorded in 1973, at “Harry J. Studios” in Kingston,Jamaica, and was produced by Chris Blackwell, Bob Marley, Aston Barrett, Carlton Barrett, Bernard Harvey, Jean Roussel and Al Anderson.  It was the first album  without Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer, and the first album recorded with the I-Threes, a female vocal trio that included Bob’s wife, Rita Marley, Marcia Griffiths and Judy Mowatt.  In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Natty Dread” at number 181 on it’s list of the “500 Greatest Albums of all Time”.


  • Bob Marley- lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Aston Barrett- bass guitar
  • Carlton Barrett- drums, percussion
  • Bernard “Touter” Harvey- piano, organ
  • Jean Roussel- Hammond Organ, Keyboards, Arranger
  • Al Anderson- lead guitar
  • The I-Threes – backing vocals

Track listing

  1. Lively Up Yourself – Bob Marley
  2. No Woman No Cry – Vincent Ford
  3. Them Belly Full – Leon Cogill, Carlton Barrett
  4. Rebel Music – Aston Barrett, Hugh Peart
  5. So Jah She – Rita Merley, Willy Francisco
  6. Natty Dread – Rita Marley, Allen Cole
  7. Bend Down Low – Bob Marley
  8. Talkin Blues – Leon Cogill, Carlton Barrett
  9. Revolution – Allen Cole, Carlton Barrett

On October 25, 1971.


On October 25, 1971, “Epic” label released “Rough and Ready”, the third Jeff Beck Group studio album. It was recorded April – July 1971, and was produced by Jeff Beck. “Rough and Ready” is the first of two albums released with second The Jeff Beck Group.


  • Jeff Beck: guitars, bass
  • Bobby Tench: vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Max Middleton: piano, keyboards
  • Clive Chaman: bass
  • Cozy Powell: drums

Track listing:

  1. Got the Feeling – Jeff Beck
  2. Situation – Jeff Beck
  3. Short Business – Jeff Beck
  4. Max’s Tune – Max Middleton
  5. I’ve Been Used – Jeff Beck
  6. New Ways/Train Train – Jeff Beck
  7. Jody – Jeff Beck, Brian Short

On October 25, 1969.

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On October 25, 1969, “Harvest” label released “Ummagumma”,  the fourth Pink Floyd album. It was recorded on 27 April 1969 at the “Mothers Club” in Birmingham,  and  on 2 May 1969 at “Manchester College of Commerce” in  Manchester, and was produced by Norman Smith, David Gilmour, Nick mason, Roger Waters and Richard Wright. “Ummagumma” was double album, the first record containing live materials and the second record containing solo compositions by each member of the band.  The album artwork was created by Hipgnosis.


  • David Gilmour – lead guitar, vocals, all instruments and vocals on “The Narrow Way”
  • Nick Mason – percussion, all instruments (except flutes) on “The Grand Vizier’s Garden Party”
  • Roger Waters – bass guitar, vocals, all instruments and vocals on “Grantchester Meadows” and all instruments on “Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict”
  • Richard Wright – organ, keyboards, vocals, all instruments and vocals on “Sysyphus”
  • Lindy Mason – flutes
  • Ron Geesin – additional vocals

Track listing

Record one – live album

  1. Astronomy Domine – Syd Barrett
  2. Careful With That Axe, Eugene – Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason, David Gilmour
  3. Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun – Roger Waters
  4. A Saucerful of Secrets – Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason, David Gilmour

Record two – studio album

  1. Sysyphus (Parts 1-4) – Richard Wright
  2. Grantchester Meadows – Roger Waters
  3. Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict – Roger Waters
  4. The Narrow Way (Parts 1-3) – David Gilmour
  5. The Grand Vizier’s Garden Party (Part 1: Entrance; Part 2: Entertainment; Part 3: Exit – Nick Mason

On October 25, 1968.


On October 25, 1968, “Island” label released “This Was”, the debut Jethro Tull  album.  It was recorded June 1968 – August 1968, at “Sound Techniques” in London, and was produced by Terry Ellis, Ian Anderson, Mick Abrahams, Glenn Cornick, Clive Bunker and David Palmer. This is the only studio album recorded with Mick Abrahams.


  • Ian Anderson– lead vocals, flute, mouth organ, “claghorn”, piano
  • Mick Abrahams– guitar, backing and lead vocals, nine-string guitar
  • Glenn Cornick– bass guitar
  • Clive Bunker– drums, hooter, charm bracelet
  • David Palmer– French horn, orchestral arrangements

Track listing:

  1. My Sunday Feeling – Ian Anderson
  2. Some Day the Sun Won’t Shine For You – Ian Anderson
  3. Beggar’s Farm – Mick Abrahams, Ian Anderson
  4. Move on Alone – Mick Abrahams
  5. Serenade to a Cuckoo – Roland Kirk
  6. Dharma for One – Ian Anderson, Clive Bunker
  7. It’s Breaking Me Up – Ian Anderson
  8. Cat’s Squirrel – traditional, arranged by Mick Abrahams
  9. A Song for Jeffrey – Ian Anderson
  10. Round – Ian Anderson, Mick Abrahams, Clive Bunker, Glenn Cornick, Terry Ellis


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