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On June 18, 1976.

On June 18, 1976, “Charisma” label released “Unorthodox Behaviour”, the debut Brand X album. It was recorded September – October 1975, at “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by Dennis MacKay, John Goodsall, Robin Lumley, Percy Jones and Phil Collins.

Personnel:

  • John Goodsall– electric and acoustic guitars
  • Robin Lumley– electric and acoustic pianos, Moog synthesizer, string synthesizer
  • Percy Jones– electric and acoustic basses, marimba
  • Phil Collins– vocals, drums, percussion, vibraphone
  • Jack Lancaster– soprano saxophone

Track listing:

All tracks by Phil Collins, John Goodsall, Robin Lumley, and Percy Jones.

  1. Nuclear Burn
  2. Euthanasia Waltz
  3. Born Ugly
  4. Smacks of Euphoric Hysteria
  5. Unorthodox Behaviour
  6. Running on Three
  7. Touch Wood

 

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On May 27, 1977.

On May 27, 1977, “Capricorn” label released “Free Fall”, the second Dixie Dregs studio album. It was recorded 1976 – 1977, and was produced by Stuart Levine.

Personnel:

  • Steve Morse– guitar, banjo, keyboards, guitar synth
  • Allen Sloan – strings, Vvolin, viola, electric violin
  • Andy West– bass guitar
  • Stephen Davidowski – keyboards
  • Rod Morgenstein– drums, percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Morse.

  1. Free Fall
  2. Holiday
  3. Hand Jig
  4. Moe Down
  5. Refried Funky Chicken
  6. Sleep
  7. Cruise Control
  8. Cosmopolitan Traveler
  9. Dig the Ditch
  10. Wages of Weirdness
  11. Northern Lights

On May 17, 1996.

On May 17, 1996, John Watson Jr. aka Johnny “Guitar” Watson died aged 61. He was guitarist, singer and songwriter, known as the pioneer of guitar feedback and reverb. His recording career spanned forty years, with biggest success in his funk era, with the albums “Ain’t That a Bitch” (1976), “A Real Mother for Ya” (1977), and “Funk Beyond the Call of Duty” (1977). Watson died of a heart attack while on tour in Yokohama, Japan, collapsing mid guitar solo.

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

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)