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On November 29, 2001.

On November 29, 2001, George Harrison died aged 58. He was musician (guitar), singer, songwriter, and music and movie producer, lead guitarist and occasional lead vocalist of The Beatles. His interest in folk music and especially in Indian music had serious influence on the band’s Hindu-aligned spirituality in the later years. Some of his songs composed for the band include “Here Comes the Sun”, “Something”, “Taxman”, “Within You Without You”, and “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”. After The Beatles broke-up in 1970, Harrison released the album “All Things Must Pass” which included the track “My Sweet Lord”, his most successful single, and the first solo single by any member of The Beatles that sold over million copies. In 1971, together with Ravi Shankar he organized “Concert for Bangladesh”, the first big benefit concert in the music history. In 1974, Harrison founded the music label “Dark Horse Records”, and co-founded movie label “Hand Made Films” in 1978. In 1988, with Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, and Roy Orbison, he co-founded the supergroup The Travelling Wilburys. As a guitarist he recorded for Badfinger, Billy Preston, Bob Dylan, Duane Eddy, Randy Newman, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Ronnie Wood, and Tom Petty. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked Harrison at number 11 in their list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”. In 1988, as a member of The Beatles he was inducted in the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”, and in 2004, posthumously for his solo career. As a solo artist, Harrison released twelve studio and two live albums.

In November 1970.

In November 1970, “Enterprise” label released “…To Be Continued” is, the fourth Isaac Hayes studio album. It was recorded in 1970, and was produced by Isaac Hayes.


  • Isaac Hayes – vocals, piano, electric piano, bongos, timpani, vibraphone, arranger
  • Dale Warren – arranger
  • Pat Lewis – backing vocal arranger
  • The Bar-Kays: instrumentation
    • James Alexander – bass guitar
    • Cliff Acred – bass guitar
    • Ben Cauley – trumpet
    • Michael Toles – guitar
    • Ronnie Gordon – keyboards
    • Harvey Henderson – saxophone
    • Roy Cunningham – drums
    • Willie Hall – drums
  • Hot Buttered Soul Unlimited – backing vocals

The Memphis Horns and the Memphis Symphony Orchestra: instrumentation

  • Richard “Johnny” Davis – trumpet
  • Bill Bell – trombone
  • Ernie Bernhardt – trumpet
  • Jackie Thomas – trombone
  • Edwin Hubbard – flute
  • Robert Snyder – violin
  • Ann Spurbeck – violin
  • James Terry – flute
  • Nick Vergos – English horn, oboe
  • John Wehlan – violin
  • Vincent de Frank – cello
  • Joe De’Gerolamo – French horn
  • Ed Freudberg – violin
  • Gloria Hendricks – violin
  • Nino Ravarino – viola
  • Hal Saunders – violin
  • Joan Gilbert – violin
  • John Davis – trumpet
  • Jack Fonville – flute
  • D’Gerolamo – French horn
  • Richard Dolph – French horn
  • Noel Gilbert – violin
  • William Brown, Henry Bush, Ron Capone – engineers
  • Joe Tarantino – mastering
  • David Krieger – art direction
  • Herb Kole – art supervisor
  • Joel Brodsky – photography

Track listing:

  1. Ike’s Rap I – Isaac Hayes
  2. Our Day Will Come – Bob Hilliard, Mort Garson
  3. The Look of Love – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  4. Medley: Ike’s Mood/You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling – Isaac Hayes, Phil Spector, Barry Man, Cynthia Weil
  5. Runnin’ out of Fools – Kay Rodgers, Richard Ahiert

In November 1968.

In November 1970, “Polydor” label released “2 Years On”, the eighth Bee Gees studio album. It was recorded June – October 1970, at “BBC Studios” in London, and was produced by Robert Stigwood,


  • Barry Gibb – lead, harmony and backing vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Robin Gibb – lead, harmony and backing vocals
  • Maurice Gibb – lead, harmony and backing vocals, bass guitar; lead and rhythm guitars; piano
  • Geoff Bridgford – drums
  • Bill Shepherd – orchestral arrangement
  • Gerry Shury – orchestral arrangement
  • John Stewart – engineer

Track listing:

  1. 2 Years On – Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb
  2. Portrait of Louise – Barry Gibb
  3. Man For All Seasons – Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb
  4. Sincere Relation – Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb
  5. Back Home – Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb
  6. The 1st Mistake I Made – Barry Gibb
  7. Lonely Days – Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb
  8. Alone Again – Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb
  9. Tell Me Why – Barry Gibb
  10. Lay It On Me – Maurice Gibb
  11. Every Second, Every Minute – Barry Gibb
  12. I’m Weeping – Robin Gibb

On November 2, 1970.

On November 2, 1970, “Atlantic” label released “Suite 16”, the 28th Yusef Lateef album. It was recorded in April 1970, at “Regent Sound Studios”, in New York City, June 1970, at “Corner Studios” in Cologne, Germany and was produced by Joel Dom.


  • Yusef Lateef – tenor saxophone, flute, bamboo flute, pneumatic bamboo flute, oboe, bells, tambourine
  • Neal Boyar – vibraphone 
  • Barry Harris, Joe Zawinul – piano
  • Eric Gale, Earl Klugh – guitar
  • Chuck Rainey – electric bass
  • Robert Cunningham – bass, electric bass
  • Albert Heath, Jimmy Johnson – drums
  • Selwart Clarke – viola
  • Kermit Moore – cello
  • Cologne Radio Orchestra conducted by William S. Fischer
  • The Sweet Inspirations – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Yusef Lateef except where noted.

  1. Buddy and Lou
  2. Down in Atlanta
  3. Nocturne
  4. When a Man Loves a Woman – Calvin Lewis, Andrew Wright
  5. Michelle – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  6. Symphonic Blues Suite: First Movement; Folia
  7. Symphonic Blues Suite: Second Movement; Minuet (Hybird, Atonal)
  8. Symphonic Blues Suite: Third Movement; Blues (Twelve Measure Form) Variation  Interlude
  9. Symphonic Blues Suite: Fourth Movement; Passacaglia
  10. Symphonic Blues Suite: Fifth Movement; Chorale / Sixth Movement; Blues (Extended Form)
  11. Symphonic Blues Suite: Seventh Movement; Blues, Coda

On November 2, 1970.

On November 2, 1970, “Atlantic” label released “The Art of the Improvisers”, the ninth Ornette Coleman album. It was recorded May – October 1959, July 1960, January – March 1961, and was produced by Nesuhi Ertegun.


  • Ornette Coleman — alto and tenor saxophone
  • Don Cherry — pocket trumpet; cornet
  • Charlie Haden — bass
  • Scott LaFaro — bass
  • Jimmy Garrison — bass
  • Billy Higgins — drums
  • Ed Blackwell — drums 

All tracks by Ornette Coleman.

  1. The Circle with a Hole in the Middle
  2. Just for You
  3. The Fifth of Beethoven
  4. The Alchemy of Scott LaFaro
  5. Moon Inhabitants
  6. The Legends of Bebop
  7. Harlem’s Manhattan

On October 17, 1988.

On October 17, 1988, “Harvest” label released “Opel”, and album compiled from Syd Barrett’s recordings made between 1968 and 1970. It features unreleased material and alternate takes of recordings from sessions for Barrett’s solo albums, “The Madcap Laughs”,  and “Barrett”. It was recorded at “Abbey Road Studios” in London and was produced by Syd Barrett, Peter Jenner, Malcolm Jones, Roger Waters, and David Gilmour.


  • Syd Barrett – vocals, guitar
  • Mike Ratledge – organ
  • Robert Wyatt – drums
  • Hugh Hopper – bass
  • Gareth Cousins – mix engineer

Track listing”

All tracks by Syd Barrett, except where noted.

  1. Opel
  2. Clown and Jugglers
  3. Rats
  4. Golden Hair – lyrics based on a poem by James Joyce
  5. Dolly Rocker
  6. Word Song
  7. Wined and Dined
  8. Swan Lee (Silas Lang)
  9. Birdie Hop
  10. Let’s Split
  11. Lanky (Party One)
  12. Wouldn’t You Miss Me (Dark Globe)
  13. Milky Way
  14. Golden Hair (instrumental version)

On September 2, 2008.

On September 2, 2008, “The Lab” label released “Jefferson’s Tree of Liberty”, the tenth Jefferson Starship album. It was recorded in October 1970 at “Wally Heider Studios”, in San Francisco, in 1998 at “Coast Recorders” in San Francisco, in March and May 2008 at “Renegade Studios” in San Rafael, California, and was produced by Michael Gaiman, David Freiberg, and Paul Kantner.


  • Paul Kantner– vocals, 12-string acoustic guitar, ‘George Harrison’ lead guitar, 12-string electric guitar, banjo, glass harmonica, mixing, liner notes
  • David Freiberg– vocals, acoustic and washboard guitar, mixing, additional recording, liner notes
  • Cathy Richardson– vocals, harmonica, acoustic guitar
  • Chris Smith – piano, bass, squeezebox, drone, pennywhistle, string synthesizer
  • Slick Aguilar– tremolo and ‘Soldano’ electric guitar, lead guitar
  • Prairie Prince– drums, snare, kick, bodhran
  • Donny Baldwin– drums
  • Darby Gould– vocals
  • Diana Mangano – vocals
  • Marty Balin– vocals, acoustic guitar
  • David Grisman– mandolin
  • Grace Slick– vocals
  • David LaFlamme– violin
  • Michael Gaiman – flat-picked acoustic guitar
  • Michael Eisenstein – acoustic guitar
  • Barry Sless– pedal steel guitar
  • The Wailin’ Cowgirls (Cathy Richardson, Linda Imperial) – vocals
  • Jack Casady– bass
  • T Lavitz– keyboards
  • The I-Jays (Paul Kantner, David Freiberg, Darby Gould) – vocals
  • Alexander Kantner – electric bass guitar
  • Paul Lamb – French horn
  • Jack Traylor – vocals
  • Michael Gaiman – mixing, art and booklet design, layout and direction, liner notes
  • Paul Lamb – engineer, mixing
  • Cathy Richardson – additional recording
  • John Ovnik – additional recording
  • Paul Stubblebine – mastering
  • Rebecca Baltutis, Jesse Obstbaum – art and booklet design, layout and direction
  • Mike Thut – photography

Track listing:

  1. Wasn’t That a Time – Lee Hays, William Lowenfels, additional lyrics by Paul Kantner
  2. Follow the Drinking Gourd – traditional
  3. Santy Anno – traditional, arranged by Paul Kantner
  4. Cowboy on the Run – Dino Valenti
  5. I Ain’t Marching Anymore – Phil Ochs, additional lyrics by Cathy Richardson
  6. Chimes of Freedom – Bob Dylan
  7. Genesis Hall – Richard Thompson
  8. Kisses Sweeter Than Wine – Paul Campbell, Huddie Ledbetter
  9. Royal Canal (The Auld Triangle) – Brendan Behan
  10. Rising of the Moon – K. Casey, Turlough O’Carolan
  11. Frenario – traditional
  12. In a Crisis – World Entertainment War
  13. Maybe for You (from Windows of Heaven) – Terry Terrell
  14. Commandante Carlos Fonseca – Carlos Mejia-Godoy, Tomás Borge
  15. Pastures of Plenty – Woody Guthrie
  16. Imagine Redemption (arrangement of Imagine and Redemption Song) – John Lennon, Bob Marley, idea by Michael Gaiman
  17. On the Threshold of Fire – Paul Kantner
  18. The Quiet Joys of Brotherhood – traditional, words by Richard Fariña
  19. Surprise Surprise (hidden track) – Jack Traylor, Grace Slick, Paul Kantner

On August 21, 2005.

On August 21, 2005, Robert Arthur Moog died aged 71. He was an engineer and pioneer of electronic music, founder of “Moog Music”. In 1964, he promoted “Moog synthesizer”, the first commercial synthesizer. In 1970, he invented the “Minimoog”, portable model, regarded as the most famous and influential synthesizer in history.

In August 1974,

In August 1974, “Blue Note” label released “Moto Gross Feio”, the thirteenth Wayne Shorter album. It was recorded April – August 1970, at “A & R Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Duke Pearson.


  • Wayne Shorter— soprano and tenor saxophone
  • John McLaughlin— 12 string guitar
  • Chick Corea— marimba, drums, percussion
  • Ron Carter— bass, cello
  • Dave Holland— acoustic guitar, bass
  • Miroslav Vitouš— bass
  • Michelin Prell (Micheline Pelzer) — drums, percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Wayne Shorter except where noted.

  1. Moto Grosso Feio
  2. Montezuma
  3. Antigua
  4. Vera Cruz – Milton Nascimento
  5. Iska

On August 13, 1971.

On August 13, 1971, Curtis Ousley (born Curtis Montgomery) aka King Curtis died aged 37. He was music director, record producer, and musician (soprano, alto and tenor saxophone, trumpet), worked in various music genres, rhythm, and blues, rock and roll, soul, blues, funk, and soul-jazz. He performed and recorded with numerous musicians and bands including Aretha Franklin, Nat Adderley, Wynton Kelly, ]Buddy Holly, Waylon Jennings, Andy Williams, The Coasters, LaVern Baker, Joe South, John Lennon, the Rimshots, Champion Jack Dupree, Jerry Jemmott, Oliver Jackson, King Pins, Bernard Purdie, The Shirelles, The Noble Band, Cornell Dupree, and  Duane Allman. At the 1970 “Grammy Awards”, Curtis won the “Best R&B Instrumental Performance Grammy” for “Games People Play”. In March 2000, he was posthumously inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”.