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On November 8, 1972.

Lou Reed Transformer

On November 8, 1972, “RCA” label released “Transformer”, the second Lou Reed studio album. It was recorded in August 1972, at the “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by Mick Ronson and David Bowie.


  • Lou Reed– rhythm guitar, lead vocals
  • Herbie Flowers– bass guitar, double-bass, tuba
  • Mick Ronson– lead guitar, piano, recorder, string arrangements
  • John Halsey– drums
  • David Bowie: backing vocals, keyboards, acoustic guitar
  • Trevor Bolder: trumpet
  • Ronnie Ross– baritone saxophone
  • The Thunder Thighs– backing vocals
  • Barry DeSouza – drums
  • Ritchie Dharma – drums
  • Klaus Voormann– bass

Track listing

All tracks by Lou Reed except where noted .

  1. Vicious
  2. Andy’s Chest
  3. Perfect Day
  4. Hangin’ Round
  5. Walk on the Wild Side
  6. Make Up
  7. Satellite of Love
  8. Wagon Wheel – Lou Reed, David Bowie
  9. New York Telephone Conversation
  10. I’m So Free
  11. Goodnight Ladies



On November 1, 1972.


On November 1, 1972, “Polydor” released “Slayed?”, the third Slade album. It was recorded in 1972, and was produced by Chas Chandler. The album featured band’s two biggest hits, “Gudbuy t’Jane” and “Mama Weer All Crazee Now” and became their greatest commercial success. “Slayed?” was regarded by the critics as band’s best studio album. In the 1974 “Record and Radio Mirror” poll results, “Slayed?” peaked at  number 4 on the top ten list of best British albums.


  • Noddy Holder- lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Dave Hill- lead guitar
  • Jim Lea- bass guitar, piano
  • Don Powell- drums
  • Gered Mankowitz– cover photography
  • Chris Charlesworth- liner notes

Track listing:

  • How D’You Ride – Noddy Holder, Jim Lea
  • The Whole World’s Goin’ Crazee – Noddy Holder
  • Look at Last Nite – Noddy Holder, Jim Lea
  • I Won’t Let It ‘Appen Agen – Jim Lea
  • Move Over – Janis Joplin
  • Gudbuy T’Jane – Noddy Holder, Jim Lea
  • Gudbuy Gudbuy – Noddy Holder, Jim Lea
  • Mama Weer All Crazee Now – Noddy Holder, Jim Lea
  • I Don’ Mind – Noddy Holder, Jim Lea
  • Let the Good Times Roll/ Feel So Fine – Leonard Lee


On October 28, 1972.


On October 28, 1972, “Tamla” label released “Talking Book”, the fifteenth Stevie Wonder album. It was recorded in 1972 and was produced by Stevie Wonder, Robert Margouleff and Malcolm Cecil.The album featured “You Are the Sunshine of My Life”, song that earned Wonder his first “Grammy Award”, for “Best Male Pop Vocal Performance”.


  • Stevie Wonder – lead and background vocals, Fender Rhodes, drums, Moog bass, piano, T.O.N.T.O. synthesizer
  • Jim Gilstrap– lead and background vocal
  • Lani Groves – lead and background vocal
  • Gloria Barley – background vocal
  • Scott Edwards – electric bass
  • Daniel Ben Zebulon – congas
  • Ray Parker Jr.– electric guitar
  • David Sanborn– alto saxophone
  • Deniece Williams– background vocal
  • Shirley Brewer – background vocal
  • Trevor Laurence – tenor saxophone
  • Steve Madaio – trumpet
  • Debra Wilson – background vocal
  • Shirley Brewer – background vocal
  • Loris Harvin (Delores Harvin) – background vocal
  • Jeff Beck– electric guitar
  • Buzz Feiten(Howard “Buzz” Feiten) – electric guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by Stevie Wonder except where noted.

  1. You Are the Sunshine of My Life
  2. Maybe Your Baby
  3. You and I
  4. Tuesday Heartbreak
  5. You’ve Got It Bad Girl – Stevie Wonder, Yvonne Wright
  6. Superstition
  7. Big Brother
  8. Blame it on the Sun – Stevie Wonder, Syreeta Wright
  9. Looking for Another Pure Love – Stevie Wonder, Syreeta Wright
  10. I Believe – Stevie Wonder, Yvonne Wright

On October 11, 1972.

On the corner

On October 10, 1972, “Columbia Records” released “On the Corner”, studio album by Miles Davis. It was recorded on June 1, 6 and July 7, 1972, at the “Columbia Studio E”, in New York City, and was produced by Teo Macero.


  • Miles Davis– electric trumpet with wah-wah
  • Dave Liebman– soprano saxophone
  • Carlos Garnett– soprano and tenor saxophone
  • Chick Corea– electric piano
  • Herbie Hancock– electric piano, synthesizer
  • Harold I. Williams– organ, synthesizerBadal Roy,
  • David Creamer – electric guitar
  • John McLaughlin- electric guitar
  • Michael Henderson– electric bass with wah wah
  • Collin Walcott– electric sitar
  • Khalil Balakrishna – electric sitar
  • Bennie Maupin– bass clarinet
  • Badal Roy– tabla
  • Jack DeJohnette – drums
  • Billy Cobham– drums
  • Jabali Billy Hart– drums, bongos
  • James “Mtume” Foreman – percussion
  • Don Alias– percussion
  • Paul Buckmaster– cello, arrangements

Track listing:

All compositions by Miles Davis.

  1. On the Corner/New York Girl/Thinkin’ One Thing and Doin’ Another / Vote for Miles
  2. Black Satin
  3. One and One
  4. Hellen Butte / Mr. Freedom X


On October 11, 1972.


On October 11, 1972, “Columbia” label released “Caravanserai”, the fourth Santana studio album. It was recorded February –May, 1972 at “Columbia Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Carlos Santana and Mike Shrieve.


  • Carlos Santana– vocals, lead guitar, guitar, percussion
  • Neal Schon– guitar
  • Gregg Rolie– vocals, organ, electric piano, piano
  • Douglas Rauch– bass, guitar
  • Douglas Rodrigues– guitar
  • Wendy Haas– piano
  • Tom Rutley– acoustic bass
  • Michael Shrieve– drums, percussion
  • José “Chepito” Areas– percussion, congas, timbales, bongos
  • James Mingo Lewis– vocals, percussion, congas, bongos, acoustic piano
  • Armando Peraza– percussion, bongos
  • Hadley Caliman– saxophone intro, flute
  • Rico Reyes – vocals
  • Lenny White – castanets
  • Tom Coster– electric piano
  • Tom Harrell– orchestra arrangement

Track listing:

  1. Eternal Caravan of Reincarnation -Tom Rutley, Neal Schon,  Michael Shrieve
  2. Waves Within – Doug Rauch, Greg Rolie, Carlos Santana
  3. Look Up – Doug Rauch, Greg Rolie, Carlos Santana
  4. Just in Time to See the Sun – Greg Rolie, Carlos Santana, Michael Shrieve
  5. Song of the Wind – Greg Rolie,Carlos Santana, Neal Schon
  6. All the Love of the Universe – Carlos Santana, Neal Schon
  7. Future Primitive – José Areas, Mingo Lewis
  8. Stone Flower – Antonio Carlos Jobim, Carlos Santana, Michael Shrieve
  9. La Fuente del Ritmo – Mingo Lewis
  10. Every Step of the Way – Michael Shrieve


On October 8, 1972.


On October 8, 1972, “A&M” label released “Music is my Life” the seventh Billy Preston studio album. “Music is my Life” featured Preston’s first #1 single “Will It Go Round in Circles”, and it is also his first album to feature George and Louis Jordan (The Brothers Johnson).


  • Billy Preston: keyboards, bass guitar, vocals
  • George Johnson: guitars
  • Louis Johnson: bass guitar
  • Hubert Heard: keyboards
  • Manuel Kellough: drums
  • Tom Scott: horn
  • Jim Horn: horn
  • George Bohanon: horn
  • Buck Monari: horn
  • Paul Hubison: horn
  • Clarence McDonald, David T. Walker- arrangements

Track listing:

All songs by Billy Preston, except where noted.

  1. We’re Gonna Make It
  2. One Time or Another – Billy Preston and Robert Sam
  3. Blackbird – John Lennon and Paul McCartney
  4. I Wonder Why – Billy Preston and George Johnson
  5. Will It Go Round in Circles – Billy Preston and Bruce Fisher
  6. Ain’t That Nothin – Billy Preston, Joe Greene and Robert Sam
  7. God Loves You – Billy Preston and John Schuler
  8. Make the Devil Mad – Turn on to Jesus
  9. Nigger Charlie – Billy Preston and Joe Greene
  10. Heart Full of Sorrow – Billy Preston and George Johnson
  11. Music Is My Life


On October 6, 1972.


On October 6, 1972, “Charisma” label released “Foxtrot”, the fourth studio Genesis album. The album was recorded in August and September 1972, at the “Island Studios” in London, and was produced by Dave Hitchcock and Genesis. Side two features “Supper’s Ready”, a 23-minute track that is considered to be one of the band’s best compositions, and the album receive positive critics and was big commercial success.


  • Tony Banks– organ, Mellotron, piano, electric piano, 12 string guitar, voices
  • Steve Hackett– electric guitar, 6 string guitar, 12 string guitar
  • Phil Collins– drums, voices, assorted percussion
  • Peter Gabriel– lead voice, flute, bass drum, tambourine, oboe
  • Michael Rutherford– bass guitar, bass pedals, cello, 12 string guitar, voices

Track litsing:

All tracks by Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett, and Mike Rutherford.

  1. Watcher of the Skies
  2. Time Table
  3. Get’ Em Out by Friday
  4. Can-Utility and the Coastliners
  5. Horizons
  6. Supper’s Ready
  • Lover’s Leap
  • The Guaranteed Eternal Sanctuary Man
  • Ikhnaton and Itsacon and Their Band of Merry Men
  • How Dare I Be So Beautiful?
  • Willow Farm
  • Apocalypse in 9/8 (Co-Starring the Delicious Talents of Gabble Ratchet)
  • As Sure As Eggs Is Eggs (Aching Men’s Feet)