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On April 1, 1968.

On April 1, 1968, “Vortex” label released “Life Between the Exit Signs”, the debut Keith Jarrett album. It was recorded on May 4, 1967, at “Atlantic Recording Studios” in New York City, and was produced by George Avakian.

Personnel:

  • Keith Jarrett- piano
  • Charlie Haden- double-bass
  • Paul Motian- drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Keith Jarrett, except where noted.

  1. Lisbon Stomp
  2. Love No. 1
  3. Love No. 2
  4. Everything I Love – Cole Porter
  5. Margot
  6. Long Time Gone (But Not Withdrawn)
  7. Life Between the Exit Signs
  8. Church Dreams

 

On March 29, 2020.

On March 29, 2020, Krzysztof Eugeniusz Penderecki died aged 87. He was a Polish composer and conductor, one of the most important European and world composers of the 20th century. He composed four operas, eight symphonies and other orchestral pieces, a variety of instrumental concertos, choral settings of mainly religious texts, as well as chamber and instrumental works. Among his best known works are Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima, Polish Requiem,  Anaklasis and Utrenja, Symphony No. 3, his St. Luke Passion,  Penderecki has won many prestigious awards, including the Commander’s Cross in 1964, the Prix Italia in 1967 and 1968, the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta in 1964, four Grammy Awards in 1987, twice in 1998, and 2017, Wolf Prize in Arts in 1987 and the University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition in 1992.

On March 13, 1969.

On March 13, 1969, “Fontana” label released “Those Who Are About to Die Salute You – Morituri Te Salutant”, the debut Colosseum album. It was recorded 1968 – 1969, and was produced by Tony Reeves and Gerry Bron.

Personnel:

  • Dave Greenslade– organ, vibraphone, piano, backing vocals
  • Dick Heckstall-Smith– saxophones
  • James Litherland– lead vocals, guitar
  • Tony Reeves– bass guitar
  • Jon Hiseman– drums
  • Jim Roche – guitar
  • Henry Lowther– trumpet

Track listing:

  1. Walking in the Park – Bond
  2. Plenty Hard Luck – Dave Greenslade, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jon Hiseman, James Litherland, Tony Reeves
  3. Mandarin – Tony Reeves, Dave Greenslade
  4. Debut – Dave Greenslade, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jon Hiseman, Tony Reeves
  5. Beware the Ides of March – Dave Greenslade, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jon Hiseman, Tony Reeves
  6. The Road She Walked Before – Dick Heckstall-Smith
  7. Backwater Blues – Leadbelly
  8. Those About to Die – Dave Greenslade, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jon Hiseman, Tony Reeves

 

On January 29, 1968.

On January 29, 1968, “ABC Dunhill” label released the self-titled, debut Steppenwolf album. It was released in 1967, at “American Recording Co. Studio” in Studio City, California, and was produced by Gabriel Mekler.

Personnel:

  • John Kay– lead vocals, guitars, harmonica
  • Michael Monarch– guitars, backing vocals
  • Goldy McJohn– Hammond organ, piano, Wurlitzer electric piano
  • Rushton Moreve– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Jerry Edmonton– drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Bill Cooper – engineer
  • Richard Podolor– engineer
  • Gary Burden– art direction, cover design
  • Tom Gundelfinger – photography
  • Henry Diltz– photography

Track listing:

  1. Sookie Sookie – Don Convay, Steve Cropper
  2. Everybody’s Next One – John Kay, Gabriel Mekler
  3. Berry Rides Again – John Kay
  4. Hootchie Kootchie Man – Willie Dixon
  5. Born to Be Wild – Mars Bonfire
  6. Your Wall’s Too High – John Kay
  7. Desperation – John Kay
  8. The Pusher – Hoyt Axton
  9. A Girl I Knew – John Kay, Morgan Cavett
  10. Take What You Need – John Kay, Gabriel Mekler
  11. The Ostrich – John Kay

On July 30, 1968.

On July 30, 1968, “Atco” label released “Last Time Around”, the third and final Buffalo Springfield studio album. It was recorded February 1967 – April 1968, at “Sunset Sound” in Los Angeles,”Sound Recorders” in Hollywood, “Atlantic Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Jim Messina.

Personnel:

  • Richie Furay– vocals, guitar
  • Dewey Martin- drums
  • Jim Messina– vocals, bass
  • Stephen Stills– lead and background vocals, guitar, piano, B3 organ, bass, clavinet, vibes, percussion, handclaps
  • Neil Young– lead and background vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano
  • Bruce Palmer– bass
  • Jim Fielder– bass
  • Buddy Miles– drums
  • Jimmy Karstein – drums
  • Gary Marker: bass
  • Jeremy Stuart – harpsichord, calliope, bells
  • Rusty Young- pedal steel guitar
  • Richard Davis– bass
  • Adrian Barber, Phil Iehle, Jim Messina – engineer

Track listing:

  1. On the Way Home – Neil Young
  2. It’s So Hard to Wait – Richie Furay, Neil Young
  3. Pretty Girl Why – Stephen Stills
  4. Four Days Gone – Stephen Stills
  5. Carefree Country Day – Jim Messina
  6. Special Care – Stephen Stills
  7. The Hour of Not Quite Rain – Callen, Richie Furay
  8. Questions – Stephen Stills
  9. I Am a Child – Neil Young
  10. Merry-Go-Round – Richie Furay
  11. Uno Mundo – Stephen Stills
  12. Kind Woman – Richie Furay

 

 

On July 3, 1968.

On July 3, 1968, “Columbia” label released “Present Tense”, the debut Sagittarius  album. It was recorded 1967 – 1968, and was produced by Gary Usher and Curt Boettcher.

Personnel:

  • Glen Campbell – guitar
  • Bruce Johnston – vocals
  • Terry Melcher – vocals
  • Gary Usher – vocals, arranger
  • Curt Boettcher – vocals, arranger
  • Keith Olsen – arranger
  • Roy Halee – engineer
  • Tom May – engineer
  • Bob Irwin – mixing, mastering
  • Tom Wilkes – cover art, design
  • Andy Morten – artwork, design
  • Janet Atkins – design
  • Joe Foster – linear notes
  • Dawn Eden – linear notes, photography
  • Clark Besch – photography
  • Steve Besch – photography
  • Guy Webster – photography

Track listing:

  1. Another Time – Curt Boettcher
  2. Song to the Magic Frog (Will You Ever Know) – Curt Boettcher, O’Malley
  3. You Know I’ve Found a Way – Curt Boettcher, Mallory
  4. The Keeper of the Games – Curt Boettcher
  5. Glass – Marks, Sheldon
  6. Would You like to Go – Alexander, Curt Boettcher
  7. My World Fell Down – Carter/Stephens
  8. Hotel Indiscreet – Gordon, Griffin
  9. I’m Not Living Here – Curt Boettcher
  10. Musty Dusty – Curt Boettcher
  11. The Truth Is Not Real – Gary Usher