On October 22, 1969.


On October 22, 1969, “Atlantic” label released “Led Zeppelin II”, the second Led Zeppelin studio album. It was recorded January – August 1969, at several locations in the United Kingdom and North America, and was produced by Jimmy Page. In 1989,  “Spin”  magazine ranked the album at number 5 on its list of “The 25 Greatest Albums of All Time”; in 2000, “Q” magazine ranked “Led Zeppelin II” at number 37 on its list of the “100 Greatest British Albums Ever”; in 2003, Rolling Stone” magazine the album at number 75 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time “Led Zeppelin II” was the band’s first album to reach number one in the UK and the US. “Led Zeppelin II” was ranked 4 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”; 9 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”; 4 x Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and 12× Platinum in the US by the “RIAA”.


  • Robert Plant– lead vocals, harmonica
  • John Bonham– drums, timpani
  • John Paul Jones– bass guitar, organ
  • Jimmy Page– electric and acoustic guitars, backing vocals, theremin

Track listing:

  1. Whole Lotta Love – John Bonham, Willie Dixon, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
  2. What Is and What Should Never Be – Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
  3. The Lemon Song – John Bonham, Chester Burnett, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
  4. Thank You – Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
  5. Heartbreaker – John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
  6. Living Loving Maid – Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
  7. Ramble On – Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
  8. Moby Dick – John Bonham, John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page
  9. Bring It On Home – Willie Dixon



On October 21, 1985.

Once Upon a Time Simple Minds

On October 21, 1985, “Virgin” label released “Once Upon a Time”, the seventh Simple Minds studio album. It was recorded May 1985 at “The Town House”, in London, and was produced by Jimmy Iovine and Bob Clearmountain.


  • Jim Kerr– vocals
  • Charlie Burchill– guitar
  • Michael MacNeil– piano, synthesizer
  • Mel Gaynor– drums, vocals
  • John Giblin– bass
  • Carlos Alomar– backing vocals
  • Michael Beenof The Call – backing vocals
  • Robin Clark– vocals
  • Sue Hadjopoulos – percussion
  • Frank Simmsand George Simms of The Simms Brothers Band – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Jim Kerr, Charlie Burchill and Mick MacNeil

  1. Once Upon a Time
  2. All the Things She Said
  3. Ghost Dancing
  4. Alive and Kicking
  5. Oh Jungleland
  6. I Wish You Were Here
  7. Sanctify Yourself
  8. Come a Long Way

On October 21, 1977.


On October 21, 1977, “Cleveland International” label released “Bat Out of Hell”, the second Meat Loaf studio album.  It was recorded 1975 – 1976, and was produced by Todd Rundgren. This album is the first Loaf’s collaboration with composer Jim Steinman and was produced by Todd Rundgren. “But Out of Hell” became not only the biggest Loaf’s commercial released success but is also one of the vest selling albums ever, with than 43 million copies sold worldwide. In 2003, magazine Rolling Stone ranked it at number 343 on its list of the “500 greatest albums of all time”.


  • Meat Loaf– lead vocals, backing vocals, percussion
  • Todd Rundgren– guitar, percussion, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Kasim Sulton– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Roy Bittan– piano, keyboards
  • Steve Margoshes – piano
  • Cheryl Hardwick – piano
  • Jim Steinman– keyboards, percussion , lascivious effects, dialogue intro
  • Roger Powell– synthesizer
  • Edgar Winter– saxophone
  • Max Weinberg– drums
  • John “Willie” Wilcox – drums
  • Marcia McClain – dialogue intro
  • Phil “Scooter” Rizzuto– play-by-play
  • Ellen Foley– featured vocal, backing vocals
  • Rory Dodd– backing vocals
  • Gene Orloff – concert master
  • Members of New York Philharmonicand Philadelphia Orchestra – orchestra
  • Kenneth Ascher– string arrangements
  • Steve Margoshes – orchestra arrangement

Track listing:

All tracks by Jim Steinman.

  1. Bat Out of Hell
  2. You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth
  3. Heaven Can Wait
  4. All Revved Up with No Place to Go
  5. Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad
  6. Paradise by the Dashboard Light
  7. For Crying Out Loud

On October 21, 1975.

Mike Oldfield Ommadawn

On October 21, 1975, “Virgin” label released “Ommadawn” the third Mike Oldfield studio album. It was recorded January – September 1975, and was produced by Mike Oldfield.


  • Mike Oldfield– guitars, bass, banjo, bouzouki, bodhrán, electronic organs, glockenspiel, harp,mandolin, percussion, tubular bells, piano, spinet, synthesizer, vocals
  • Herbie – Northumbrian bagpipes
  • Don Blakeson– trumpet
  • The Hereford City Band, conducted by Leslie Penning – brass
  • Jabula(Julian Bahula, Ernest Mothle, Lucky Ranku, Eddie Tatane) – African drums
  • Pierre Moerlen– timpani
  • Paddy Moloney– uilleann pipes
  • William Murray– percussion
  • Sally Oldfield– vocals
  • Terry Oldfield– panpipes
  • Leslie Penning– recorders
  • “The Penrhos Kids” (Abigail, Briony, Ivan and Jason Griffiths) – vocals
  • Clodagh Simonds– vocals
  • Bridget St John– vocals
  • David Strange– cello

Track listing:

All tracks by Mike Oldfield, except where noted.

  1. Ommadawn, Part One
  2. Ommadawn, Part Two
  3. On Horseback

On October 19, 1999.


On October 19, 1999, “HellCat” and “Mercury” labels released “Rock Art and the X-Ray Style”, the debut Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros album. “Rock Art and the X-Ray Style” was recorded in 1999 and was produced by Antony Genn and Richard Norris.


  • Joe Strummer- lead vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mixing
  • Antony Genn- synthesizer, guitar, piano, bass, strings, beats, backup vocals
  • Richard Norris- keyboards, E-Bow, drum programming, producer
  • Martin Slattery- Hammond organ, Wurlitzer, melodica, saxophone
  • Scott Shields- acoustic guitar, bass, electric guitar, backup vocals
  • Pablo Cook – percussion, drums, backup vocals
  • Steve Barnard- drums
  • Dave Stewart- acoustic guitar
  • Ged Lynch – drums
  • Gary Dyson – backup vocals, chant
  • J. Cole- pedal steel
  • J. Pete B. – scratching
  • Richard Flack – programming, engineer, mixing

Track listing:

All lyrics written by Joe Strummer, music credited below.

  1. Tony Adams – Joe Strummer, Antony Gemm
  2. Sandpaper Blues – Joe Strummer, Gary Dyson, Richard Norris
  3. X-Ray Style – Joe Strummer
  4. Techno D-Day – Joe Strummer, Antony Genn
  5. The Road to Rock’n’Roll – Joe Strummer, Antony Genn
  6. Nitcomb – Joe Strummer and Antony Genn
  7. Digging the New – Joe Strummer, Richard Norris
  8. Forbidden City – Joe Strummer
  9. Yalla, Yalla – Joe Strummer, Pablo Cook, Richard Norris
  10. Willesden to Cricklewood – Joe Strummer, Antony Genn

On October 19, 1993.


On October 19, 1993,“Epic” label released “Vs.”, the second Pearl Jam studio album.  It was recorded March – May 1993, at the “The Site in Nicasio” in California and “Potatohead Studio” in Seattle, and was produced by Brendan O’Brien and Eddie Vedder, Dave Abbruzzese, Jeff Ament, Mike McCready and Stone Gossard . The album has been certified 7 x Platinum in US by the “RIAA”.                                                                                                                                                          Personnel:

  • Eddie Vedder– vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Dave Abbruzzese– drums
  • Jeff Ament– bass guitar
  • Stone Gossard– rhythm guitar
  • Mike McCready– lead guitar

Track listing:

Lyrics by Eddie Vedder, music credited below.

  1. Go – Dave Abbruzzese
  2. Animal – Stone Gossard
  3. Daughter – Stone Gossard
  4. Glorified G – Stone Gossard, Mike McCready
  5. Dissident – Stone Gossard, Mike McCready, Jeff Ament
  6. M.A. – Dave Abbruzzese, Jeff Ament
  7. Blood – Stone Gossard, Mike McCready
  8. Rear View Mirror – Eddie Vedder
  9. Rats – Jeff Ament
  10. Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town – Eddie Vedder
  11. Leash – Stone Gossard, Mike McCready
  12. Indifference – Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard