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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

On December 8, 1971.

On December 8, 1971, “Impulse!” label released “Black Unity”, the seventh Pharoah Sanders album. It was recorded in November 1971, and was produced by Lee Young.

Personnel:

  • Pharoah Sanders — soprano and tenor saxophone, balafon
  • Marvin “Hannibal” Peterson — trumpet
  • Carlos Garnett — flute, tenor saxophone
  • Joe Bonner — piano
  • Stanley Clarke, Cecil McBee — bass
  • Norman Connors, Billy Hart — drums
  • Lawrence Killian — conga, balafon, talking drum, percussion
  • Tony May — engineer
  • Erick Labson — remastering
  • Hollis King — art direction
  • Christine Lee — graphic design
  • Chuck Stewart — photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Pharaoh Sanders.

  1. Black Unity Pt. I
  2. Black Unity Pt. II

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.

On November 1, 1971.

On November 1, 1971, “A&M” label released “Footprint”, the second Gary Wright studio album. It was recorded in 1971, in London and New York City, and was produced by Gary Wright.

Personnel:

  • Gary Wright – vocals, keyboards, acoustic guitar
  • George Harrison – electric and acoustic guitars
  • Hugh McCracken – electric and acoustic guitars
  • Jerry Donahue – electric guitar, percussion
  • Mick Jones – guitar
  • Klaus Voormann – bass
  • Tom Duffy – bass
  • Alan White – drums, percussion, harpsichord
  • Jim Keltner – drums
  • Jim Gordon – drums
  • Colin Allen – drums, percussion
  • Bryson Graham – drums
  • Bobby Keys – tenor saxophone
  • Jim Price – trumpet, trombone
  • King Curtis – saxophone
  • John Barham – string arrangements
  • Doris Troy, Nanette Newman, Madeline Bell, Liza Strike, Barry St John, P. P. Arnold, Jimmy Thomas – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Gary Wright.

  1. Give Me the Good Earth
  2. Two Faced Man
  3. Love to Survive
  4. Whether It’s Right or Wrong
  5. Stand for Our Rights
  6. Fascinating Things
  7. Forgotten
  8. If You Treat Someone Right

On October 29, 1971.

On October 29, 1971, Howard Duane Allman died aged 24. He was singer, musician (guitar, slide guitar, dobro), recorded and performed with The Hour Glass, Allman Joys, Derek and the Dominos, Wilson Pickett, Johnny Jenkins, Aretha Franklin, Herbie Mann, Boz Scaggs, Delaney & Bonnie, and Eric Clapton, but was best known as founder, guitarist, and leader of The Allman Brothers Band.

On October 21, 2018.

On October 21, 2014, “ATO Records”, and “Prawn Song Records” labels released “Primus & the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble”, the eighth Primus studio album. The album is a re-imagining of the soundtrack of the 1971 film “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory”. It was recorded in 2014, and was produced by Les Claypool.

Personnel:

  • Les Claypool – lead vocals, upright bass, cello, bass guitar, marimba, percussion, backing vocals, arranger
  • Larry LaLonde – lead vocals, guitar, arranger
  • Tim “Herb” Alexander – drums, arranger
  • Mike Dillon – vibraphone, marimba, tablas
  • Sam Bass – cello

Track listing:

All tracks by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley.

  1. Hello Wonkites
  2. Candy Man
  3. Cheer Up Charlie
  4. Golden Ticket
  5. Lermaninoff
  6. Pure Imagination
  7. Oompa Augustus
  8. Semi – Wondrous Boat Ride
  9. Oompa Violet
  10. I Want It Now
  11. Oompa Veruca
  12. Wonkomobile
  13. Oompa TV
  14. Farawell Wonkites

on october 12, 1971.

On October 12, 1971, “CTI” label released “First Light”, the 23rd Freddie Hubbard album. It was recorded in September 1971, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Creed Taylor.

Personnel:

  • Freddie Hubbard – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Jack DeJohnette – drums
  • Ron Carter – bass
  • Richard Wyands – piano
  • George Benson – guitar
  • Airto Moreira – percussion
  • Herbie Hancock – Fender Rhodes piano
  • Phil Kraus – vibraphone
  • Hubert Laws – flute
  • Wally Kane – flute, bassoon
  • George Marge – flute, clarinet
  • Romeo Penque – flute, English horn, oboe, clarinet
  • Jane Taylor – bassoon
  • Ray Alonge – French horn
  • James Buffington – French horn
  • Margaret Ross – harp
  • David Nadien – violin
  • Paul Gershman – violin
  • Emanuel Green – violin
  • Harold Kohon – violin
  • Joe Malin – violin
  • Gene Orloff – violin
  • Matthew Raimondi – violin
  • Tosha Samaroff – violin
  • Irving Spice – violin
  • Alfred Brown – viola
  • Emanuel Vardi – viola
  • Charles McCracken – cello
  • George Ricci – cello
  • Don Sebesky – arranger, conductor

Track listing:

  1. First Light – Freddie Hubbard
  2. Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey –  Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney
  3. Moment to Moment – Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer
  4. Yesterday’s Dreams – Norman Martin, Don Sebesky
  5. Lonely Town (from On the Town) – Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, Asolph Green
  6. Fantasy in D – Cedar Walton

On October 4, 1971.

On October 4, 1971, “Atlantic” label released “Twins”, the tenth Ornette Coleman album. It was recorded 1959 – 1961, assembled without Coleman’s input, comprising outtakes from recording sessions of 1959 to 1961 for “The Shape of Jazz to Come”, “This Is Our Music”, “Free Jazz: A Collective Improvisation”, and “Ornette!”. Sessions for “Monk and the Nun” took place at “Radio Recorders” in Hollywood, for “First Take” at “A&R Studios” in New York City, and all others at “Atlantic Studios” in Manhattan. The album was produced by Nesuhi Ertegün.

Personnel:

  • Ornette Coleman – alto saxophone
  • Don Cherry – pocket trumpet; cornet on “Monk and the Nun”
  • Charlie Haden – bass on 1959 and 1960 tracks
  • Scott LaFaro – bass on “First Take” and “Check Up”
  • Billy Higgins – drums on “First Take” and “Monk and the Nun”
  • Ed Blackwell – drums on 1960 and 1961 tracks
  • Freddie Hubbard – trumpet on “First Take”
  • Eric Dolphy – bass clarinet on “First Take”

Track listing:

All tracks by Ornette Coleman.

  1. First Take – December 21, 1960
  2. Little Symphony – July 19, 1960
  3. Monk and the Nun – May 22, 1959
  4. Check Up – January 31, 1961
  5. Joy of a Toy – July 26, 1960

On October 2, 1971.

On October 2, 1971, “Atlantic” label released “The Morning After”, the second J. Geils Band studio album. It was recorded in 1971, at “Record Plant West” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Bill Szymczyk and Seth Justman.

Personnel:

  • Peter Wolf– lead vocals
  • Geils– guitar
  • Magic Dick– harmonica
  • Seth Justman– keyboards
  • Danny Klein– bass
  • Stephen Bladd – drums
  • Bill Szymczyk– engineer

Track listing:

  1. I Don’t Need You No More – Peter Wolf, Seth Justman
  2. Whammer Jammer – Juke Joint Jimmy
  3. So Sharp – Arlester Christian
  4. The Usual Place – Don Covay, Leroy Randolph
  5. Gotta Have Your Love – Peter Wolf, Seth Justman
  6. Looking for a Love – W. Alexander, Zelda Samuels
  7. Gonna Find Me a New Love – Peter Wolf, Seth Justman
  8. Cry One More Time – Peter Wolf, Seth Justman
  9. Floyd’s Hotel – Peter Wolf, Seth Justman
  10. It Ain’t What You Do (It’s How You Do It!) – Juke Joint Jimmy

In August 1971.

In August 1971, “Polydor” label released “Hot Pants”, the 32nd James Brown studio album. It was recorded in 1971 and was produced by James Brown.

Personnel:

  • James Brown – vocals
  • Bobby Byrd- vocals, organ, tambourine
  • Hearlon Cheese Martin, Robert Lee Coleman – guitar
  • Fred Thomas- bass
  • Clair Pinckney- tenor saxophone
  • Jimmy Parker – alto saxophone
  • Fred Wesley- trombone
  • Jerone Jasaan Sanford, Russell Crimes – trumpet
  • Johnny Griggs – congas
  • John “Jabo” Starks- drums

Track listing:

 All tracks by James Brown except where noted. “Blues & Pants” by James Brown and Fred Westley (Fred Wesley)

  1. Blues & Pants – James Brown, Fred Wesley
  2. Can’t Stand It
  3. Escape-ism Pt.1
  4. Escape-ism Pt.2
  5. Hot Pants (She Got To Use What She Got To Get What She Wants)