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On February 13, 1976.

On February 13, 1976, “Virgin” label released “Shamal”, the sixth Gong studio album. It was recorded in December 1975, at “Basing Street Studios” and “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by Nick Mason.

Personnel:

  • Mike Howlett– bass guitar, vocals
  • Didier Malherbe– tenor sax, soprano sax, flute, bansuri, gongs
  • Mireille Bauer– marimba, glockenspiel, xylophone, percussion, gongs
  • Pierre Moerlen– drums, vibraphone, tubular bells
  • Patrice Lemoine – organ, piano, synthesizer
  • Steve Hillage– acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Miquette Giraudy, Sandy Colley – vocals
  • Jorge Pinchevsky – violin
  • Phil Ault, Dave Hutchins, Ben Tavera King, Rick Curtain, Ben King: engineer
  • Clive Arrowsmith: artwork, photography

Track listing:

  1. Wingful of Eyes – Mike Howlett
  2. Chandra – Patrice Lemoine
  3. Bambooji – Didier Malherbe
  4. Cat in Clark’s Shoes – Didier Malherbe
  5. Mandrake – Pierre Moerlen
  6. Shamal – Mike Howlett, Didier Malherbe, Patrice Lemoine, Mireille Bauer
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On February 8, 1977.

On February 8, 1977, “Elektra” label released “Marquee Moon”, the debut Television studio album. It was recorded in September 1976, at “A&R Recording” in New York City, and was produced by Andy Johns and Tom Verlaine. In 2003, “NME” magazine named “Marque Moon” the fourth-greatest album of all time. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked it at number 128 on its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

Personnel:

  • Tom Verlaine– guitar, keyboards, lead vocals
  • Billy Ficca– drums
  • Richard Lloyd– guitar, vocals
  • Fred Smith– bass guitar, vocals
  • Jim Boyer – assistant engineering
  • Greg Calbi, Lee Hulko – mastering
  • Jimmy Douglass – assistant mixing
  • Andy Johns– engineering, mixing
  • Tony Lane – art direction
  • Billy Lobo – back cover artwork
  • Robert Mapplethorpe– photography
  • Randy Mason – assistant mixing
  • John Telfer – management

Track listing:

All tracks by Tom Verlaine, except where noted.

  1. See No Evil
  2. Venus
  3. Friction
  4. Marquee Moon
  5. Elevation
  6. Guiding Light – Tom Verlaine, Richard Lloyd
  7. Prove It
  8. Torn Curtain

In January 1977.

In January 1977, “Capitol” label released the self-titled, second Sammy Hagar  album. It was recorded in 1976, and was produced by John Carter.

Personnel:

  • Sammy Hagar– lead vocals, guitar
  • Bill Church– bass guitar
  • Alan Fitzgerald– keyboards
  • David Lewark– guitar
  • Scott Mathews– drums

Track listing:

  1. Red – John Carter, Sammy Hagar
  2. Catch the Wind – Donovan
  3. Cruisin’ & Boozin’ – Sammy Hagar
  4. Free Money – Lenny Kaye, Patti Smith
  5. Rock ‘N’ Roll Weekend – Sammy Hagar
  6. Fillmore Shuffle – Bruce Stephens
  7. Hungry – Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil
  8. The Pits – John Carter, Sammy Hagar
  9. Love Has Found Me – Sammy Hagar
  10. Little Star/Eclipse – Sammy Hagar

In January 1977.

In January 1977, “Epic” label released “Fountains of Light”, the second Starcastle studio album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Le Studio” in Morin Heights, Quebec, Canada, and was produced by Roy Thomas Baker.

Personnel:

  • Terry Luttrell- lead vocals
  • Herb Schildt- synthesizers, organ, piano
  • Gary Strater – bass guitar, Taurus pedals, vocals
  • Stephen Hagler, Matthew Stewart – guitars, vocals
  • Stephen Tassler – drums, percussion, vocals
  • Nick Blagona, Gary Lyons, George Marino – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Fountains
  2. Dawning of the Day
  3. Silver Winds
  4. True to the Light
  5. Portraits
  6. Diamond Song (Deep Is the Light)

In January 1977.

In January 1977, “Aquarius” label released “Forever for Now”, the sixth April Wine studio album. It was recorded in 1976, and was produced by Myles Goodwyn.

Personnel:

  • Myles Goodwyn– lead and backing vocals, guitars, piano, string ensemble
  • Gary Moffet – guitars, backing vocals
  • Jerry Mercer– drums, backing vocals, percussion, vibraphone
  • Steve Lang– bass, backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Myles Goodwyn,  except where noted.

  1. Forever for Now
  2. Child’s Garden
  3. Lovin’ You
  4. Holly Would
  5. You Won’t Dance with Me
  6. Come Away – George Bowser, Peter Jupp
  7. Mama Laye
  8. I’d Rather be Strong
  9. Hard Times – Jimmy Dean, lyrics by Myles Goodwyn
  10. Marjorie

In January 1977.

In January 1977, “Elektra” label released “Lost Without Your Love”, the sixth and final Bread studio album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Elektra Sound Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by David Gates, James Griffin, Larry Knetchel and Mike Botts.

Personnel:

  • David Gates- vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards
  • James Griffin- vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Larry Knechtel- keyboards, bass, guitar
  • Mike Botts– drums
  • Dean Parks– guitar
  • Michael Boddicker– synthesizers
  • Tom Scott- saxophone, woodwinds

Track listing:

  1. Hooked on You – David Gates
  2. She’s the Only One – James Griffin, Royer
  3. Lost Without Your Love – David Gates
  4. Change of Heart – David Gates, James Griffin
  5. Belonging – David Gates
  6. Fly Away – James Griffin, Royer
  7. Lay Your Money Down – David Gates
  8. The Chosen One – David Gates
  9. Today’s the First Day – James Griffin, Royer
  10. Hold Tight – David Gates
  11. Our Lady of Sorrow – James Griffin, Royer

 

On January 1, 1979.

On January 1, 1976, “Columbia” label released “Look into the Future”, the second Journey studio album. It was recorded August – October 1975, at “CBS Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon, Ross Valory, Aynsley Dunbar and Glen Kolotkin.

Personnel:

  • Gregg Rolie– vocals, keyboards
  • Neal Schon– guitar
  • Ross Valory– bass guitar
  • Aynsley Dunbar– drums
  • Mark Friedman – engineer
  • George Horn – mastering

Track listing:

  1. On a Saturday Nite – Gregg Rolie
  2. It’s All Too Much – George Harrison
  3. Anyway – Gregg Rolie
  4. She Makes Me (Feel Alright) – Alex Cash, Gregg Rolie
  5. You’re on Your Own – Gregg Rolie
  6. Look into the Future – Diane Valory, Gregg Rolie
  7. Midnight Dreamer – Gregg Rolie
  8. I’m Gonna Leave You – Gregg Rolie