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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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

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