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On June 11, 1976.

On June 11, 1976, “Columbia” label released “Beautiful Noise”, the tenth Neil Diamond album. It was recorded 1975 – 1976, at “Shangri La Studio”, “Kendun Recorders” and “Village Recorders” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Robbie Robertson.

Personnel:

  • Neil Diamond – vocals, acoustic and rhythm guitar, dobro
  • Robbie Robertson – guitar
  • Richard Bennett – guitar 
  • Jesse Ed Davis – guitar
  • Larry Knechtel – piano, Fender Rhodes
  • Alan Lindgren – piano, synthesizer
  • David Paich – Fender Rhodes, piano
  • Garth Hudson – Hammond organ, Lowrey organ
  • James Newton Howard – ARP, synthesizer
  • Dr. John – Hammond organ
  • Bob James – piano, arrangement, Fender Rhodes
  • Tommy Morgan – harmonica
  • Bob Boucher – bass guitar, ARP
  • Dennis St. John – drums, percussion
  • Jim Keltner – drums
  • Russ Kunkel – drums
  • Jim Gordon – drums, congas, harmony vocals
  • Joe Lala – percussion, tambourine, congas
  • Bob Findley – trumpet
  • Jerome Richardson – flute, clarinet
  • Linda Press – backing vocals
  • Nick DeCaro – arrangements, accordion

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Diamond, except where noted.

  1. Beautiful Noise
  2. Stargazer
  3. Lady Oh
  4. Don’t Think…Feel
  5. Surviving the Life
  6. If You Know What I Mean
  7. Street Life
  8. Home Is a Wounded Heart
  9. Jungletime
  10. Signs
  11. Dry Your Eyes – Neil Diamond, Robbie Robertson

On May 29, 1976.

On May 29, 1976, “ABC” label released “Rose of Cimarron”, the ninth Poco studio album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Record Plant” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Mark Henry Harman, Rusty Young, Paul Cotton, Timothy B. Schmit and George Grantham.

Personnel:

  • Rusty Young – acoustic and 12-string electric guitars, pedal steel guitar, mandolin, banjo, dobro, handclaps
  • Paul Cotton – vocals, electric, acoustic and Spanish guitars, handclaps
  • Timothy B. Schmit – vocals, bass, Spanish bass, harmonica, handclaps
  • George Grantham – vocals, drums, timpani, handclaps
  • Steve Ferguson – acoustic piano
  • John Logan – banjo
  • Al Garth – fiddle, violin, alto saxophone
  • Mitt Holland – washboard, marimba, percussion
  • Annie Emery, Jenny Grantham, Jennifer O’Keefe, Doug Rider, Jeddrah Schmit, Noreen Schmit – handclaps
  • Mark Henry Harman – celesta
  • Milt Holland – percussion
  • Tom Sellers – grand piano, string arrangements
  • Sid Sharp – concertmaster
  • Mark Henry Harman – engineer
  • Doug Rider – engineer
  • Wally Traugott – mastering
  • Phil Hartman – art direction, design
  • Tom Wilkes – art direction, design
  • Sandy Sussman – color reproduction
  • Guy Webster – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Rusty Young, except where noted.

  1. Rose of Cimarron
  2. Stealaway
  3. Just Like Me – Timothy B. Schmit
  4. Company’s Comin’
  5. Slow Poke
  6. Too Many Nights Too Long – Paul Cotton
  7. P.N.S. (When You Come Around) – Paul Cotton
  8. Starin’ at the Sky – Timothy B. Schmit, Johnny Logan
  9. All Alone Together – Paul Cotton
  10. Tulsa Turnaround – Paul Cotton

IN May 1976.

In May 1976, “Arista” label released “T Shirt”, the sixth Loudon Wainwright III album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Record Plant” in New York City, and was produced by Loudon Wainwright III.

Personnel:

  • Loudon Wainwright III – vocals, guitar, banjo, bells
  • Hank Jones – keyboards
  • Jon Cobert – piano
  • Charles Brown III – electric guitar
  • Elliott Randall – electric guitar
  • Richard Davis – bass
  • John Crowder – bass
  • Joe Cocuzzo – drums
  • Richard Crooks – drums, spoons
  • Jimmy Maelen – congas
  • Eric Weissberg – banjo
  • Jeanie Arnold – vocals
  • Kenny Kosek – violin
  • David Sanborn – saxophone
  • Marvin Stamm – cornet, trumpet
  • David Taylor – bass trombone

Track listing:

All tracks by Loudon Wainwright III; except where noted.

  1. Bicentennial
  2. Summer’s Almost Over
  3. Hollywood Hopeful – traditional; arranged and adapted by Loudon Wainwright III
  4. Reciprocity
  5. At Both Ends
  6. Wine with Dinner
  7. Hey Packy – George Gerdes
  8. California Prison Blues
  9. Talking Big Apple ’75
  10. Prince Hal’s Dirge
  11. Just Like President Thieu
  12. Wine with Dinner (Night Cap)

On February 18, 2013.

On February 18, 2013, Otis Robert Harris Jr. aka Damon Harris died aged 62. He was singer, founding member of the Temptations tribute band The Young Tempts (a.k.a. The Young Vandals), later performed under the name Impact, but was best known as member of The Temptations from 1971 to 1975.

On January 18, 1975.

On January 18, 1975, “Columbia” label released “Native Dancer”, the fifteenth Wayne Shorter album. It was recorded in September 1974, at “The Village Recorder” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Jim Price and Rob Fraboni.

Personnel:

  • Wayne Shorter – soprano and tenor saxophone
  • Milton Nascimento – vocals, guitar
  • David Amaro – guitar
  • Jay Graydon – guitar
  • Herbie Hancock – piano, keyboards
  • Wagner Tiso – organ, piano
  • Dave McDaniel – bass
  • Robertinho Silva – drums
  • Airto Moreira – percussion

Track listing:

  1. Ponta de Areia – Milton Nascimento
  2. Beauty and the Beast – Wayne Shorter
  3. Tarde – Fernando Brant, Milton Nascimento
  4. Miracle of the Fishes – Fernando Brant, Milton Nascimento
  5. Diana – Wayne Shorter
  6. From the Lonely Afternoons – Fernando Brant, Milton Nascimento
  7. Ana Maria – Wayne Shorter
  8. Lilia – Milton Nascimento
  9. Joanna’s Theme – Herbie Hancock

On January 14, 1976.

On January 14, 1976, “Kudu Records” label released “House of the Rising Sun”, the fourth Idris Muhammad album. it was recorded May – October 1975, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Creed Taylor.

Personnel:

  1. Idris Muhammad – drums
  2. Will Lee, Wilbur Bascomb – bass
  3. Eric Gale – guitar  
  4. Joe Beck – guitar
  5. Leon Pendarvis – piano   
  6. Don Grolnick – piano 
  7. Roland Hanna – piano
  8. David Sanborn – alto saxophone
  9. George Young – tenor saxophone
  10. Bob Berg – tenor saxophone
  11. Ronnie Cuber – baritone saxophone
  12. George Devens – percussion
  13. Tom Harrell- trumpet
  14. Barry Rogers – trombone
  15. Unknown members of the ensemble
  16. Unknown vocalists

Track listing:

All compositions arranged, adapted and conducted by David Matthews, except for “Sudan”, arranged by Tom Harrell.

  1. House of the Rising Sun – traditional
  2. Baia (Boogie Bump) – Ary Barroso, Ray Gilbert
  3. Hard to Face the Music – Ashford & Simpson
  4. Theme for New York City (based on prelude No. 41) – Frédéric Chopin
  5. Sudan – Idris Muhammad, Tom Harrell
  6. Hey Pock A-Way – Aaron Neville, Greg Porter, Joseph Modelliste, Leo Nocentelli

On January 1, 1975

On January 1, 1975, “A&M” label released the self-titled, debut Hummingbird album. It was recorded July 1973 – October 1974, and was produced by Ian “Sammy” Samwell.

Personnel:

  • Bobby Tench – vocals, guitar
  • Bernie Holland – guitar
  • Clive Chaman – bass
  • Max Middleton – keyboards
  • Conrad Isidore – drums
  • Linda Lewis – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Conrad Isidore, except where noted.

  1. Music Flowing
  2. You Can Keep the Money
  3. Such a Long Ways
  4. Horrors – Bernie Holland
  5. I Don’t Know Why I Love You – Hardaway, Hunter, Riser, Wonder
  6. Maybe – Clive Chaman, Finesilver, Max Middleton, Bobby Tench
  7. For the Children’s Sake
  8. Ocean Blues
  9. Island of Dreams

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On December 12, 1975.

On December 12, 1975, “Sounds Workshop” label released “Expensive Shit”, the twelfth Fela Kuti album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Arc Studio”, and was produced by Fela Kuti. Magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked “Expensive Shit” at number 402 on its list of the “500 Best Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Fela Kuti – vocals, alto and tenor saxophone, piano, arrangement
  • Ogene Kologbo – tenor guitar
  • Leke Benson – rhythm guitar
  • Franco Aboddy – bass guitar
  • Tony Allen – lead drums
  • Henry Kofi – lead congas
  • Nicholas Addo – additional congas
  • Issac Olaleye – maracas
  • James Abayomi – sticks
  • Christopher Uwaifor – tenor saxophone
  • Lekan Animashaun – baritone saxophone
  • Tunde Williams – trumpet, solo
  • Ukem Stephen – 2nd trumpet
  • Demola Odebiyi – engineer
  • Roland Francis – executive producer
  • Remi Olowookere – artwork, graphics
  • Peter Obe Photo Agency – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Fela Kuti.

  1. Expensive Shit
  2. Water No Get Enemy

On November 17, 1975.

On November 17, 1975, “Nemperor Records” label released “Teaser”, the debut Tommy Bolin album. It was recorded in July 1975 at “The Record Plant” in Los Angeles, “Electric Lady Studios” in New York City, “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by Tommy Bolin and Lee Kiefer.

Personnel:

  • Tommy Bolin – lead vocals, guitar
  • Stanley Sheldon – bass
  • Paul Stallworth – bass
  • Dave Foster – piano, synthesizer
  • Jan Hammer – synthesizer, drums
  • Ron Fransen – piano
  • David Sanborn – saxophone
  • Jeff Porcaro – drums
  • Prairie Prince – drums
  • Michael Walden – drums
  • Bobbie Berge – drums
  • Phil Collins – percussion
  • Sammy Figueroa – percussion
  • Rafael Cruz – percussion
  • Dave Brown – background vocals
  • Lee Kiefer – background vocals

Track listing:

  1. The Grind – Tommy Bolin, Jeff Cook, Stanley Sheldon, John Tesar
  2. Homeward Strut – Tommy Bolin
  3. Dreamer – Jeff Cook
  4. Savannah Woman – Tommy Bolin, Jeff Cook
  5. Teaser – Tommy Bolin, Jeff Cook
  6. People, People – Tommy Bolin
  7. Marching Powder – Tommy Bolin
  8. Wild Dogs –  Tommy Bolin, John Tesar
  9. Lotus – Tommy Bolin, John Tesar

On November 14, 2000.

On November 14, 2000, “Snapper” label released “Head First”, the tenth and final Badfinger studio album. It was recorded December 1974–January 1975, at “Apple Studios” in London, and was produced by Kenny Kerner and Richie Wise.

Personnel:

  • Pete Ham – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Tom Evans – vocals, bass, synthesizer
  • Bob Jackson – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Mike Gibbins – vocals, drums, percussion

Personnel

  1. Lay Me Down
  2. Turn Around
  3. Keep Believing
  4. Rockin’ Machine
  5. Passed Fast
  6. Saville Row
  7. Moonshine
  8. Rock and Roll Contract
  9. Back Again
  10. Hey, Mr. Manager