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In July 1971.

In July 1971, “Reprise” label released “Charity Ball”, the second Fanny album. It was recorded in 1970, and was produced by Richard Perry.

Personnel:

  • June Millington – vocals, guitar
  • Nickey Barclay – vocals, piano, organ
  • Jean Millington – vocals, bass
  • Alice de Buhr – vocals, drums, percussion
  • Matt Hyde – engineer
  • Bill Lazarus – engineer
  • Richard Moore – engineer
  • Tom Harvey – mixing
  • Dean O. Torrence – design
  • Candice Bergen – band photography
  • Kim Tucker – cover photography

Track listing:

  1. Charity Ball
  2. What Kind of Lover
  3. Cat Fever
  4. A Person Like You
  5. Special Care
  6. What’s Wrong with Me
  7. Soul Child
  8. You’re the One
  9. Thinking of You
  10. Place in the Country
  11. A Little While Latter

In June 1970.

In June 1970, “Blue Note” label released “Lift Every Voice”, the twelve Andrew Hill album. It was recorded May 1969 – March 1970, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Francis Volff.

Personnel:

  • Andrew Hill – piano
  • Woody Shaw – trumpet
  • Carlos Garnett – tenor saxophone
  • Richard Davis – bass
  • Freddie Waits – drums
  • Joan Johnson, LaReine LaMar, Gail Nelson, Antenett Goodman Ray – vocals
  • Lawrence Marshall – vocals, conductor

Track listing:

All tracks by Andrew Hill.

  1. Hey Hey
  2. Lift Every Voice
  3. Two Lullabies
  4. Love Chant
  5. Ghetto Lights

In June 1970.

In June 1970, “Columbia” label released “Marrying Maiden”, the second It’s a Beautiful Day studio album. It was recorded in 1970, at “Pacific High Recording Studios” and “Wally Heider Recording” in San Francisco, and was produced by Brent Dangerfield, David LaFlamme, Hal Wagenet, Fred Webb, Mitchell Holman, Val Fuentes and Pattie Santos.

Personnel:

  • David LaFlamme – lead vocals, violin, guitar, flute
  • Hal Wagenet – guitar
  • Fred Webb – vocals, keyboards, French horn
  • Mitchell Holman – bass, jew’s harp, backing vocals
  • Val Fuentes – drums, backing vocals
  • Pattie Santos – vocals, percussion
  • Jerry Garcia – pedal steel guitar, banjo
  • Richard Olsen – clarinet
  • David Brown, John Fiore – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Don And Dewey – David LaFlamme
  2. The Dolphins – Fred Neil
  3. Essence Of Now – Mitchell Holman
  4. Hoedown – David LaFlamme
  5. Soapstone Mountain – David LaFlamme
  6. Waiting For The Song – Hal Wagenet
  7. Let A Woman Flow – David LaFlamme, Pattie Santos
  8. It Comes Right Down To You – Fred Webb, Robert Lewis
  9. Good Lovin’ – Fred Webb, Mitchell Holman
  10. Galileo – Hal Wagenet
  11. Do You Remember The Sun? – Fred Webb, Robert Lewis

On March 27, 1970.

On March 27, 1970, “Warner Bros” label released “First Step” the debut Faces album. It was recorded December 1969 – January 1970, at “De lane Lea Studios” in London, and was produced by Rod Stewart, Ronnie Lane, Ronnie Wood, Ian McLagan and Kenny Jones.

Personnel:

  • Rod Stewart – lead and backing vocals, harmonica, banjo
  • Ronnie Lane – lead and backing vocals, bass, rhythm and acoustic guitars
  • Ronnie Wood – lead, rhythm and acoustic guitars, second bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Ian McLagan – Hammond organ, Wurlitzer electric and acoustic pianos, backing vocals
  • Kenney Jones – drums, percussion
  • Martin Birch – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Wicked Messenger – Bob Dylan
  2. Devotion – Ronnie Lane
  3. Shake, Shudder, Shiver – Ronnie Lane, Ronnie Wood
  4. Stone – Ronnie Lane
  5. Around The Plynth – Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood
  6. Flying – Ronnie Lane, Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood
  7. Pineapple and the Monkey – Ronnie Wood
  8. Nobody Knows – Ronnie Lane, Ronnie Wood
  9. Looking Out the Window – Kenney Jones, Ian McLagan
  10. Three Button Hand Me Down – Ian McLagan, Rod Stewart

On February 24, 1971.

On February 24, 1971, “Columbia” label released “Jack Johnson”, the 39th Miles Davis album. It was recorded February – April 1970, at “30th Street” in New York City, and was produced by Teo Macero.

Personnel:

  • Miles Davis – trumpet
  • Steve Grossman – soprano saxophone
  • Bennie Maupin – bass clarinet
  • John McLaughlin – electric guitar
  • Sonny Sharrock – electric guitar
  • Herbie Hancock – organ
  • Chick Corea – electric piano
  • Dave Holland – electric bass
  • Michael Henderson – electric bass
  • Jack DeJohnette – drums
  • Billy Cobham – drums
  • Brock Peters – narration
  • Teo Macero – conduction of “unknown orchestra”
  • Stan Tonkel – engineering

Track listing:

All tracks by Miles Davis.

  1. Right Off
  2. Yesternow

In February 1971.

In February 1971, “Warner Bros” label released “Long Player”, the second Faces studio album. It was recorded September 1970 – January 1971, at “Morgan Studios” in London and “The Rolling Stones Mobile Recording Unit”, the live tracks recorded in November 1970 at “Filmore East” in New York City, and was produced by Rod Stewart, Ronnie Lane, Ronnie Wood, Ian McLagan and Kenney Jones.

  • Rod Stewart – lead vocals
  • Ronnie Lane – lead vocal, bass, acoustic guitar, percussion, backing vocals, first verse/harmony
  • Ronnie Wood – lead, slide, acoustic and pedal steel guitars, backing and co-lead vocal
  • Ian McLagan – piano, organ, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Kenney Jones – drums, percussion
  • Bobby Keys – tenor saxophone
  • Harry Beckett – trumpet

Track listing:

  1. Bad ‘n’ Ruin – Ian McLagan, Rod Stewart
  2. Tell Everyone – Ronnie Lane
  3. Sweet Lady Mary – Ronnie Lane, Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood
  4. Richmond – Ronnie Lane
  5. Maybe I’m Amazed – Paul McCartney
  6. Had Me a Real Good Time – Ronnie Lane, Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood
  7. On the Beach – Ronnie Lane, Ronnie Wood
  8. I Feel So Good – Big Bill Broonzy
  9. Jerusalem – Hubert Parry, William Blake

On January 3, 1971.

On January 3, 1971, “Vertigo” label released “Salisbury”, the second Uriah Heep studio album. It was recorded October – November 1970, at “Lansdowne Studios” in London, and was produced by Gert Bron.

Personnel:

  • David Byron – lead vocals
  • Ken Hensley – vocals, slide and acoustic guitars, organ, piano, harpsichord, vibraphone
  • Mick Box – vocals, lead and acoustic guitar
  • Paul Newton – vocals, bass guitar
  • Keith Baker – drums
  • John Fiddy – brass and woodwind arrangements
  • Peter Gallen – engineer, mixing
  • Tom Coyne – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Bird of Prey – Mick Box, David Byron, Ken Hensely, Paul Newton
  2. The Park – Ken Hensley
  3. Time to Live – Mick Box, David Byron, Ken Hensley
  4. Lady in Black – Ken Hensley
  5. High Priestess – Ken Hensley
  6. Salisbury – Mick Box, David Byron, Ken Hensley

In December 1970.

In December 1970, “Blue Note” label released “Who Knows What Tomorrow’s Gonna Bring?” album by Brother Jack McDuff (his fourth album for Blue Note). It was recorded in December 1970, and was produced by Lew Futterman.

Personnel:

  • Brother Jack McDuff – organ
  • Randy Brecker, Olu Dara – trumpet
  • Dick Griffin, John Pierson – trombone
  • Paul Griffin – piano
  • Joe Beck – guitar
  • Tony Levin – electric bass
  • Donald McDonald – drums
  • Mike Mainieri – percussion
  • Ray Draper – percussion, vocals, tuba, arranger

Track listing:

All tracks by Jack McDuff except where noted.

  1. Who Knows What Tomorrow’s Gonna Bring? – Ray Draper
  2. Ya Ya Ya Ya Ya Ya – Ray Draper
  3. Who’s Pimpin’ Who? – Ray Draper
  4. Classic Funke
  5. Ya’ll Remember Boogie? – Ray Draper
  6. Wank’s Thangnt

On December 15, 1943.

On December 15, 1943, Thomas Wright “Fats” Waller died aged 39. He was musician (piano, organ, violin), singer, and a comedic entertainer, a pioneer in creating the sound of the modern jazz piano. As composer he copyrighted over 400 songs, some of them with his collaborator Andy Razaf. Waller’s compositions “Honeysuckle Rose” and “Ain’t Misbehavin’” were inducted into the “Grammy Hall of Fame”, In 1970 he was inducted in the “Songwriters Hall of Fame”, in 1989 into the “Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame”, in 1993 he was posthumously awarded “Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award”, in 2005 he was inducted into the “Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame”, and in 2008 into the “Gennett Records Walk of Fame”.

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.