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In April 1960.

In April 1960, “Warner Bros” label released the self-titled, tenth Bill Haley and His Comets album. It was recorded in January 1960, in New York City, and was produced by George Avakian.

Personnel:

  • Bill Haley– rhythm guitar
  • Franny Beecher– lead guitar
  • Billy Williamson– steel guitar
  • Johnny Grande– piano
  • Ralph Jones– drums
  • Rudy Pompilli- tenor saxophone
  • Al Rappa- bass guitar

Personnel:

  1. Crazy Man Crazy – Bill Haley
  2. Kansas City- Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
  3. Love Letters in the Sand- Fred Coots, Nick Kenny, Charles Kenny
  4. Shake, Rattle and Roll- Charles Calhoun
  5. I’m in Love Again- Dave Bartholomew, Fats Domino
  6. Stagger Lee– traditional, arranged by Lloyd Price
  7. Rock Around the Clock- Jimmy DeKnight, Max Freedman
  8. I Almost Lost My Mind- Ivory Joe Hunter
  9. Blue Suede Shoes- Carl Perkins
  10. My Special Angel- Jimmy Duncan
  11. Blueberry Hill- Vincent Rose, Larry Stock, Al Lewis
  12. Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin On- Dave “Curlee” Williams
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In March 1961.

In March 1961, “Atlantic” label released “My Favorite Things”, the seventh John Coltrane studio album. It was recorded in October 1960, and was produced by Nesuhi Ertegün. In 1998, the album received “Grammy Hall of Fame” award.

Personnel:

  • John Coltrane– soprano and tenor saxophones
  • McCoy Tyner– piano
  • Steve Davis– double bass
  • Elvin Jones– drums
  • Tom Dowd, Phil Iehle — engineering
  • Lee Friedlander— photography
  • Loring Eutemey — cover design
  • Bill Coss — liner notes

Track listing:

  1. My Favorite Things – Oscar Hammerstein II,, Richard Rodgers
  2. Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye – Cole Porter
  3. Summertime – Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, George Gershwin
  4. But Not for Me – Ira Gershwin, George Gershwin

In March 1961.

In March 1961, “Chess” label released “New Juke Box Hits”, the fifth Chuck Berry studio album. It was recorded in 1960, and was produced by Leonard Chess and Philip Chess.

Personnel:

  • Chuck Berry– vocals, guitars
  • Johnnie Johnson– piano
  • Reggie Boyd – bass
  • Fred Below, Jaspar Thomas – drums
  • Leroy C. Davis – tenor saxophone

Track listing:

All tracks by Chuck Berry except where noted.

  1. I’m Talking About You
  2. Diploma for Two
  3. Thirteen Question Method
  4. Away from You
  5. Don’t You Lie to Me – Hudson Whittaker
  6. The Way It Was Before
  7. Little Star
  8. Route 66 – Bobby Troup
  9. Sweet Sixteen – Joe Josea, B. King
  10. Run Around
  11. Stop and Listen
  12. Rip It Up – John Marascalco, Robert Blackwell

 

 

 

In March 1961.

In March 1961, “Reprise” label released “Ring-a-Ding-Ding!”, album by Frank Sinatra. It was recorded December 1960, in Los Angeles.

Personnel:

  • Frank Sinatra- vocals
  • Johnny Mandel- arranger, conductor
  • Felix Slatkin- conductor
  • Don Fagerquist, John Anderson – trumpet
  • Frank Rosolino- trombone
  • Bud Shank- flute
  • Bill Miller – piano
  • Emil Richards- vibraphone

Track listing:

  1. Ring-a-Ding Ding! – Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn
  2. Let’s Fall in Love – Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler
  3. Be Careful, It’s My Heart – Irving Berlin
  4. A Foggy Day – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  5. A Fine Romance – Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields
  6. In the Still of the Night – Cole Porter
  7. The Coffee Song – Bob Hilliard, Dick Miles
  8. When I Take My Sugar to Tea – Irving Kahal, Sammy Fain, Pierre Norman
  9. Let’s Face the Music and Dance – Irving Berlin
  10. You’d Be So Easy to Love – Cole Porter
  11. You and the Night and the Music – Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz
  12. I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm – Irving Berlin

On October 24, 2017.

On October 24, 2017, Antoine “Fats” Domino Jr. died aged 89. Being pianist, singer and song-writer, he is regarded as one of the Rock and Roll pioneers and most important artists in the popularization of the early rock and roll. He had 11 top 10 hits between 1955 and 1960, and 35 records in the U.S. Billboard Top 40. His best known songs are “Ain’t That a Shame” and “Blueberry Hill”, and he has sold more than 65 million records worldwide. Fats Domino was one the first musicians inducted in the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”.

On April 15, 2015.

On April 15, 2015, “RCA” label released “Santana IV”, the twenty-third studio Santana album. It was recorded 2014-2015, and was produced by Carlos Santana. The title refers to the fact that this is the fourth album by most of the personnel who formed the late 1960s version of the group that performed at “Woodstock Festival”.

Personnel:

  • Gregg Rolie– lead vocals, Hammond B3 organ, keyboards, executive producer
  • Carlos Santana– guitar, vocals, executive producer
  • Neal Schon– guitar, vocals, executive producer
  • Michael Shrieve– drums, executive producer
  • Michael Carabello– congas, percussion, vocals, executive producer
  • Karl Perazzo – timbales, percussion, vocals
  • Benny Rietveld – bass
  • Ronald Isley– lead vocals

Track listing:

  1. Yambu – Carlos Santana, Karl Perazzo
  2. Shake It – Neal Schon, Gregg Rolie, Michael Carabello, Karl Perazzo
  3. Anywhere You Want to Go – Gregg Rolie
  4. Filmore East – Carlos Santana, Neal Schon, Gregg Rolie, Michael Carabello, Karl Perazzo, Michael Shrieve
  5. Love Makes the World Go Round – Carlos Santana, Nuru Kane, Thierry Fourner
  6. Freedom in Your Mind – Carlos Santana, Kenneth Okulolo
  7. Choo Choo – Carlos Santana, Igor Len, Neal Schon, Gregg Rolie, Michael Carabelo
  8. All Aboard – Carlos Santana
  9. Sueños – Carlos Santana, Benny Rietveld
  10. Caminando – Carlos Santana, Neal Schon, Michael Carabelo, Karl Perazzo
  11. Blues Magic – Carlos Santana, Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon
  12. Echizo – Neal Schon, Michael Shrieve
  13. Leave Me Again – Michael Sgrieve, Gregg Rolie, Carlos Santana
  14. You and I – Gregg Rolie
  15. Come as You Are – Neal Schon, Carlos Santana, Gregg Rolie, Michael Carabelo, Karl Perazzo
  16. Forgiveness – Neal Schon, Carlos Santana, Gregg Rolie, Claus Zundel

 

On December 6, 1988.

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On December 6, 1988, Roy Kelton Orbison died aged 52. Being singer-songwriter and musician, thanks to his distinctive and impassioned voice, he was named “Caruso of Rock” and nicknamed the Big O. In the period between 1960 and 1964, 22 of his songs placed on the Billboard Top 40. In 1987, Roy Orbison was inducted in the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” and in “Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame”; in 1989 in the “Songwriters Hall of Fame”. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked him at number 37 on its list of the “Greatest Artists of All Time” and number 13 on the list of the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time’. In 2002, “Billboard” magazine ranked Orbison at number 74 in its list of the “Top 600 Recording Artists”. Orbison won six “Grammy Awards”, including “Lifetime Achievement Award” in 1998.