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On September 26, 1974.

On September 26, 1974, “Apple” label released “Walls and Bridges”, the fifth John Lennon studio album. It was recorded July – August 1974, at “Record Plant East” in New York City, and was produced by John Lennon.

Personnel:

  • John Lennon– lead, harmony and backing vocals, rhythm, acoustic and lead guitar, piano, whistling, percussion, arrangements
  • Ken Ascher– piano, Fender Rhodes, clavinet, mellotron
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Arthur Jenkins– percussion
  • Nicky Hopkins– piano
  • Klaus Voormann– bass guitar
  • Bobby Keys– tenor saxophone
  • Jesse Ed Davis– lead guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Eddie Mottau– acoustic guitar
  • The Philharmonic Orchestrange– arranged and conducted by Ken Ascher
  • Little Big Horns – Ron Aprea(alto saxophone), Bobby Keys (tenor saxophone), Frank Vicari (tenor saxophone), Howard Johnson (baritone saxophone), Steve Madaio (trumpet)
  • Julian Lennon– drums
  • Elton John– piano, Hammond organ, harmony background vocals
  • Harry Nilsson– backing vocals
  • The 44th Street Fairies: Joey Dambra, Lori Burton, May Pang – background vocals
  • Shelly Yakus– engineer
  • Jimmy Iovine– overdub engineer
  • Roy Cicala– remix engineer
  • May Pang – production coordinator
  • Roy Kohara – art direction
  • Bob Gruen– photography

Track listing:

All by John Lennon, except where noted.

 Going Down on Love

  1. Whatever Gets You Thru the Night
  2. Old Dirt Road – John Lennon, Harry Nilsson
  3. What You Got
  4. Bless You
  5. Scare
  6. #9 Dream
  7. Surprise, Surprise (Sweet Bird of Paradox)
  8. Steel and Glass
  9. Beef Jerky
  10. Nobody Loves You (When You’re Down and Out)
  11. Ya Ya – Lee Dorsey, Clarence Lewis, Morgan Robinson, Morris Levy

 

On August 24, 1974.

On August 24, 1974, “Elektra” label released “Verities & Balderdash”, the fourth Harry Chapin studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Connecticut Recording Studios” in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and was produced by Paul Leka. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, and 2 x Platinum in the US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Harry Chapin – vocals, guitar
  • John Tropea- acoustic guitar, sitar
  • Don Payne – bass
  • Allan Schwartzberg- drums
  • Don Grolnick- piano, electric piano, harpsichord
  • Ron Bacchiocchi – synthesizer
  • Irving Spice – concertmaster
  • George Simms – background vocals
  • Frank Simms- background vocals
  • Dave Kondziela – background vocals
  • Zizi Roberts – female vocals
  • Ron Bacchiocchi – recording engineer
  • Paul Leka – mixing
  • Fred Kewley – mixing
  • Glen Christensen – art direction
  • Shiah Grumet – design
  • Bill Hofman – illustration
  • Ruth Bernal – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Harry Chapin, except where noted.

  1. Cat’s in the Cradle- Sandy Chapin, Harry Chapin
  2. I Wanna Learn a Love Song
  3. Shooting Star
  4. 000 Pounds of Bananas
  5. She Sings Songs Without Words
  6. What Made America Famous?
  7. Vacancy
  8. Halfway To Heaven
  9. Six String Orchestra

In August 1974.

In August 1974, “Mums” label released “Slow Flux”, the seventh Steppenwolf studio album. It was recorded in 1974, at “John Kay’s Studio” and was produced by John Kay, Goldy McJohn, Bobby Cochran, George Biondo, and Jerry Edmonton.

Personnel:

  • John Kay– vocals, guitar
  • Goldy McJohn– keyboards
  • Bobby Cochran– guitar
  • George Biondo– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Jerry Edmonton– drums
  • Charles Black, Don Ellis, Gil Rathel, John Rosenberg, Sam Falzone – horns
  • Skip Konte– Chamberlin
  • Ed Bannon – engineer
  • Arnie Acosta – mastering
  • Jerry Edmonton – art direction, design
  • Tom Gundelfinger – front cover photography
  • Ed Caraeff– back cover and sleeve photography

Track listing:

  1. Gang War Blues – Goldy McJohn, Jerry Edmonton, John Kay, Kim Fowley
  2. Children of the Night – John Kay
  3. Justice Don’t be Slow – John Kay, Joseph B. Richie
  4. Get Into the Wind – Bobby Cochran, Casey Van Beek
  5. Jeraboah – Jack Conrad
  6. Straight Shootin’ Woman – Jerry Edmonton
  7. Smokey Factory Blues – Albert Hammond, Mike Hazlewood
  8. Morning Blue – George Biondo
  9. A Fool’s Fantasy – Goldy McJohn
  10. Fishin; in the Dark – John Kay

In July 1974.

In July 1974, “Columbia” label released “Mirror Image”, the seventh Blood, Sweat & Tears album. It was recorded in 1974 and was produced by Henry Cosby.

Personnel:

  • Jerry Fisher – vocals
  • Jerry LaCroix – vocals, saxophone
  • Bill Tillman – saxophone
  • Tony Klatka – trumpet
  • Dave Bargeron- trombone, tuba
  • Georg Wadenius– vocals, guitar
  • Larry Willis– keyboards
  • Ron McClure– bass
  • Bobby Colomby- drums, percussion
  • Robert Mason – synthesizer
  • Ralph MacDonald– percussion
  • Dom Um Romão– percussion
  • Warren Smith – percussion

Track listing:

  1. Tell Me That I’m Wrong – Patricia Cosby
  2. Look Up to the Sky – Anthony Klatka, Jerry LaCroix, Julian LaCroix
  3. Love Looks Good on You (You’re Candy Sweet) – Sharon Brown, Patricia Cosby
  4. Hold on to Me – Dave Bargeron
  5. Thinking of You – Anthony Klatka, Jerry LaCroix
  6. Are You Satisfied – Dave Bargeron, Jerry Fisher, Jerry Lacroix, Georg Wadenius
  7. Mirror Image
  • Movement I – Maglomania – Larry Willis
  • Movement II – Mirror Image – Ron McClure
  • Movement III – South Mountain Shuffle – Anthoney Klatka
  • Movement IV – Rock Reprise – Dave Bargeron, Jerry Fisher, Jerry LaCroix, Wadenius
  1. She’s Coming Home – Jerry Fisher, Georg Wadenius

On June 26, 1974.

On June 26, 1974 “Warner Bros” label released “Holiday”, the fourth America studio album. It was recorded April – May 1974, at “AIR Studios” and was produced by George Martin.

Personnel;

  • Dewey Bunnell – vocals, guitars
  • Gerry Beckley – vocals, guitars, keyboards, bass
  • Dan Peek – vocals, bass, guitars, keyboards
  • Willie Leacox – drums, percussion
  • George Martin- arranger, keyboards
  • Geoff Emerick- engineering
  • Peter Henderson – tape operator
  • Gary Burden – art direction

Track listing:

All tracks by Gerry Beckley, except where noted.

  1. Miniature
  2. Tin Man – Dewey Bunnell
  3. Another Try
  4. Lonely People – Dan Peek, Catherine Peek
  5. Glad to See You – Dan Peek
  6. Mad Dog
  7. Hollywood – Dewey Bunnell
  8. Baby It’s Up to You
  9. You – Dan Peek
  10. Old Man Took – Dewey Bunnell
  11. What Does It Matter
  12. In the Country – Dan Peek

In June 1974.

In June 1974, “Brain” label released “Zuckerzeit”, the third Cluster album. It was recorded in January 1974 and was produced by Michael Rother, Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Moebius.

Personnel:

  • Hans-Joachim Roedelius
  • Dieter Moebius

Track listing:

  1. Hollywood – Hans – Joachim Roedelius
  2. Caramel – Dieter Moebius
  3. Rote Riki – Dieter Moebius
  4. Rosa – Hans – Joachim Roedelius
  5. Caramba – Dieter Moebius
  6. Fotschi Tong – Hans – Joachim Roedelius
  7. James – Dieter Moebius
  8. Marzipan – Hans – Joachim Roedelius
  9. Rotor – Dieter Moebius
  10. Heiße Lippen – Hans – Joachim Roedelius

In June 1974.

In June 1974, “WWA” label released “Solid”, the seventh Groundhogs studio album. It was recorded in 1974, at Tony McPhee’s home studio in Haverhill, Suffolk, UK, and was produced by Tony McPhee.

Personnel:

  • Tony McPhee– vocals, guitars
  • Peter Cruikshank – bass
  • Ken Pustelnik, Clive Brooks– drums
  • Martin Birch– engineer
  • Gered Mankowitz- photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Tony McPhee

  1. Light My Light
  2. Free from All Alarm
  3. Sins of the Father
  4. Sad Go Round
  5. Corn Cob
  6. Plea Sing, Plea Song
  7. Snow Storm
  8. Joker’s Grave

 

In June 1974.

In 1974, “Brain” label released “Blackdance”, the third Klaus Schulze album. It was recorded in May 1974 and was produced by Klaus Schulze.

Personnel:

  • Klaus Schulze – synthesizer, organ, piano, percussion, 12-string acoustic guitar
  • Ernst Walter Siemon: voice

Track listing:

All tracks by Klaus Schulze.

  1. Ways of Changes
  2. Some Velvet Phasing
  3. Voices of Syn

In June 1974.

In June 1974, “Nine Records” label released “Child of the Novelty”, the second Mahogany Rush studio album. It was recorded in 1974, at “Tempo Studios” in Montreal, Canada, and was produced by Frank Marino.

Personnel:

  • Frank Marino– vocals, guitars, keyboards
  • Paul Harwood – acoustic and electric bass
  • Jimmy Ayoub – drums, percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Frank Marino.

  1. Look Outside
  2. Thru the Milky Way
  3. Talkin’ ’bout a Feelin’
  4. Child of the Novelty
  5. Makin’ My Wave
  6. A New Rock and Roll
  7. Changing
  8. Plastic Man
  9. Guitwar
  10. Chains of (S)pace

In June 1974.

In June 1974, “Vertigo” label released “Banquet”, the fourth Lucifer’s Friend album. It was recorded in 1974, and was produced by John Lawton, Peter Hesslein, Dieter Horns, Herbert Bornhold and Peter Hecht.

Personnel:

  • John Lawton– lead vocals, arrangements
  • Peter Hesslein – electric and acoustic guitars, 12-string guitar, percussion, backing vocals, arrangements
  • Dieter Horns – bass, backing vocals, arrangements
  • Herbert Bornhold – drums, percussion, backing vocals, arrangements
  • Peter Hecht – piano, organ, Moog synthesizer, electric piano, arrangements
  • Herb Geller – alto saxophone, flute
  • Karl-Hermann Lüer – baritone saxophone
  • Stefan Dobrzynski – tenor saxophone
  • Wilfried Schoberanzky – bassoon
  • Klaus Holle – flute
  • Franz Behle – oboe
  • Rolf Lind – French horn
  • Hans Alves – English horn
  • Kurt Donocik, Luigi Schaufub, Walter Hillinghaus – cello
  • Günter Fulisch, Heinz Reese, Waldemar Erbe, Wolfgang Ahlers – trombone
  • Bob Lanese, Heinz Habermann, Manfred Moch – trumpet
  • Bruno Korzuschek, Günter Grünig, Werner Knupke – viola
  • Fritz Köhnsen, Günter Klein, Günther Zander, Heinz Donocik, Helmut Jochens, Helmut Rahn, Ingeborg Kaufmann, Otto Kaufmann, Reinhold Gabriel, Senia Daschewski – violin
  • Dave Brian, Elvira Herbert, Sheila McKinley – choir
  • Peter Hecht – horns and strings arrangement
  • Volker Heintzen – engineer
  • Sebastian F.B. Dietrich – photography

Track listing:

  1. Spanish Galleon – Peter Hesslein, John Lawton
  2. Thus Spoke Oberon – Bacardit, Docker, Peter Hesslein, John Lawton
  3. High Flying Lady – Goodbye – Bacarit, Peter Hesslein, John Lawron, O’Brian – Docker
  4. Sorrow – Peter Hesslein, John Lawton
  5. Dirty Old Town – Peter Hesslein, Horns, John Lawton