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In December 1970.

In December 1970, “Phillips” label released the debut, self-titled Lucifer’s Friend album. It was recorded in November 1970, and was produced by Herbert Hildebrandt-Winhauer.


  • John Lawton– lead vocals
  • Peter Hesslein – vocals, lead guitars, percussion
  • Peter Hecht – organ, piano, French horn
  • Dieter Horns – vocals, bass
  • Joachim Rietenbach – drums, percussion
  • Günther Zipelius – engineer
  • Henning Ruete, Horst Andritschke – mixing
  • Juligan Studio – photography, cover design

Track listing:

  1. Ride in the Sky – Peter Hesslein, John Lawton
  2. Everybody’s Clown – Joachim Rietenbach, Dieter Horns, Docker, Peter Hecht, Peter Hesslein
  3. Keep Goin’ – Dieter Horns, Docker, Peter Hecht, Peter Hesslein
  4. Toxic Shadows – Docker, Peter Hesslein
  5. Free Baby – Dieter Horns, John Lawton, Peter Hecht, Peter Hesslein
  6. Baby You’re a Liar – Joachim Rietenbach, Dieter Horns, Docker, Peter Hecht, Peter Hesslein
  7. In the Time of Job When Mammon Was a Yippie – Dieter Horns, Docker, Peter Hecht, Peter Hesslein
  8. Lucifer’s Friend – Joachim Rietenbach, Dieter Horns, Herbert Hildebrandt-Winhauer, Peter Hecht, Peter Hesslein

On December 1, 1971.

On December 1, 1971, “Harvest” label released the self – titled, debut Electric Light Orchestra album. It was recorded 1970 – 1971, at “Philips Studios” in London, and was produced by Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne.


  • Jeff Lynne– vocals, piano, acoustic and electric guitar, percussion,  bass, Moog synthesizer
  • Roy Wood– vocals, cello, classical acoustic guitar, bass, double bass, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, recorder, slide guitar, percussion, bass clarinet, krumhorn
  • Bev Bevan– drums, timpani, percussion
  • Bill Hunt – French horn, hunting horn, piccolo trumpet
  • Steve Woolam – violin

Track listing:

  1. 10538 Overture – Jeff Lynne
  2. Look at Me Now – Roy Wood
  3. Nellie Takes Her Bow – Jeff Lynne
  4. The Battle of Marston Moor (July 2nd 1644) – Roy Wood
  5. First Movement (Jumping Biz) – Roy Wood
  6. Radio – Jeff Lynne
  7. Manhattan Rumble (49th Street Massacre) – Jeff Lynne
  8. Queen of the Hours – Jeff Lynne
  9. Whisper in the Night – Roy Wood

On November 27, 1970.

On November 27, 1970, “Transatlantic” label released “Cruel Sister”, the fourth Pentangle album. It was recorded in 1970, at “Sound Techniques” in London, and was produced by Bill Leader.


  • Terry Cox– vocals, drums, percussion, dulcitone, glockenspiel
  • Bert Jansch– vocals, acoustic guitar, appalachian dulcimer, recorder, concertina
  • Jacqui McShee– vocals
  • John Renbourn– vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, sitar, recorder
  • Danny Thompson– double bass

 Track listing:

  1. A Maid That’s Deep In Love
  2. When I Was In My Prime
  3. Lord Franklin
  4. Cruel Sister
  5. Jack Orion


In November 1971.

In November 1971, “Epic” label released “One Year”, the debut Colin Blunstone studio album. It was recorded 1970 – 1971, and was produced by Rod Argent and Chris White.


  • Colin Blunstone– vocals, guitar
  • Rod Argent– keyboards
  • Russ Ballard– guitar
  • Jim Rodford– bass guitar
  • Robert Henrit– drums
  • Alan Crosthwaite – guitar
  • Rod Argent– arrangement
  • Tony Visconti, John Fiddy, Chris Gunning– arrangements
  • Peter Vince, Jerry Boys – engineering
  • Paul Ostrer – photography

Track listing:

  1. She Loves the Way They Love Her – Rod Argent, Chris White
  2. Misty Roses – Tim Hardin
  3. Smokey Day – Rod Argent, Chris White
  4. Caroline Goodbye – Colin Blunstone
  5. Though You Are Far Away – Colin Blunstone
  6. Mary Won’t You Warm My Bed – Mike d’Abo
  7. Her Song – Rod Argent, Chris White
  8. I Can’t Live Without You – Colin Blunstone
  9. Let Me Come Closer to You – Colin Blunstone
  10. Say You Don’t Mind – Denny Laine

In November 1970.

In November 1970, “Reprise” label released “Anyway”, the fourth Family album.Side one was recorded on July 26, 1970, at a concert at “Fairfield Halls” in Croydon, London; side two is a collection of new tracks recorded in 1970, at “Olympic Sound Studios” in London. The album was produced by Roger Chapman, Charlie Whitney, John Weider, Poli Palmer and Rob Townsend


  • Roger Chapman– vocals, percussion
  • Charlie Whitney– acoustic and electric guitars, bass
  • John Weider– bass, violin, amplified acoustic guitar, percussion
  • Poli Palmer- percussion, vibraphone, electric piano, piano, flute, drums
  • Rob Townsend– drums, percussion
  • George Chkiantz– engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by John “Charlie” Whitney and Roger Chapman, except where noted.

“Fairfield Halls”, Croydon.

  1. Good News Bad News
  2. Willow Tree
  3. Holding the Compass
  4. Strange Band – Charlie Whitney, Roger Chapman, Robin Williamson


“Olympic Studios”, London

  1. Part of the Load
  2. Anyway
  3. Normans – Poli Palmer, Charlie Whitney, John Weider
  4. Lives and Ladies


On October 30, 1970.

On October 30, 1970, “DJM” label released “Tumbleweed Connection”, the third Elton John studio album. It was recorded March 1970, at “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by Gus Dudgeon.


  • Elton John – lead and backing vocals, piano, Hammond organ
  • Madeline Bell, Tony Burrows, Kay Garner, Tony Hazzard, Tammi Hunt, Dusty Springfield, Heather Wheatman, Yvonne Wheatman – backing vocals
  • Paul Buckmaster– arrangement, conductor, orchestration
  • Brian Dee– Hammond organ
  • Ian Duck – harmonica
  • Lesley Duncan– backing vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Mike Egan – acoustic guitar
  • Herbie Flowers, Dave Glover, Chris Laurence – bass guitar
  • Gordon Huntley – steel guitar
  • Karl Jenkins– oboe
  • Robin Jones – congas, tambourine
  • Skaila Kanga– harp
  • Barry Morgan– drums
  • Dee Murray– backing vocals, bass guitar
  • Nigel Olsson– backing vocals, drums
  • Roger Pope – drums, percussion
  • Caleb Quaye– lead guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Les Thatcher – acoustic guitar, twelve-string acoustic guitar
  • Johnny Van Derek – violin
  • Robin Geoffrey Cable – engineer
  • Gus Skinas – editing
  • David Larkham – art direction, design, cover design, artwork, photography
  • Barry Wentzell, Ian Digby-Ovens – photography
  • John Tobler– liner notes

Track listing:

All tracks by Elton John and Bernie Taupin, except where noted.

  1. Ballad of a Well-Known Gun
  2. Come Down in Time
  3. Country Comfort
  4. Son of Your Father
  5. My Father’s Gun
  6. Where to Now St. Peter?
  7. Love Song – Lesley Duncan
  8. Amoreena
  9. Talking Old Soldiers
  10. Burn Down the Mission


In February 1971.

In February 1971, “Elektra” label released “Jack-Knife Gypsy”, the second Paul Siebel album. It was recorded in 1970, at “Sunset Sound” and “Elektra Sound Recorders” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Robert W. Zachary.


  • Paul Siebel- guitar, vocals
  • Clarence White, Robert Warford – guitar
  • Buddy Emmons- steel guitar
  • David Grisman- mandolin
  • Jim Buchanan- violin, viola
  • Doug Kershaw- fiddle
  • Billy Wolfe, Gary White – bass
  • Bernie Leadon- guitar
  • Ralph Shuckett – organ, piano
  • Russ Kunkel– drums
  • Bill Lazerus, Fritz Richmond – recording engineers
  • Greg Fulginiti– overdub engineer
  • Bruce Morgan – mixing
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Robert L. Heimall – art direction
  • Frank Bez – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Paul Siebel.

  1. Jasper and the Miners
  2. If I Could Stay
  3. Jack-Knife Gypsy
  4. Prayer Song
  5. Legend of the Captain’s Daughter
  6. Chips Are Down
  7. Pinto Pony
  8. Hillbilly Child
  9. Uncle Dudley
  10. Miss Jones
  11. Jeremiah’s Song