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On November 4, 1997.

On November 4, 1997, “S3” and “Rykodisc” labels released “Tracks and Traces”, the only Harmonia ’76 album. It was recorded September 1976 at “Harmonia Studio” in Forst, and was produced by Brian Eno, Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Michael Rother and Dieter Moebius.


  • Michael Rother– e-guitar, keyboards, drum machine
  • Dieter Moebius– synthesizer, mini harp
  • Hans-Joachim Roedelius– keyboards
  • Brian Eno– synthesizer, e-bass, voice, lyrics

Track listing:

Music by Brian Eno, Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Michael Rother and Dieter Moebius, except where noted.

  1. Vamos Companeros
  2. By the Riverside
  3. Luneburg Heath – lyrics by Brian Eno
  4. Sometimes in Autumn
  5. Weird Dream
  6. Almost
  7. Les Demoiselles
  8. When Shade Was Born
  9. Trace

On October 13, 1976.

On October 13, 1976, “Attic” label released the self-titled, debut Triumph album. It was recorded in 1976, and was produced by Mike Levine and Doug Hill.


  • Rik Emmett– vocals, guitars, synthesizers,
  • Gil Moore– vocals, drums
  • Michael Levine– bass, keyboards
  • Laurie Delgrande – keyboards
  • Brian Bell – engineer, mixing
  • George Semkiw – remixing
  • Mick Walsh, Mark Wright – assistant

Track listing:

  1. 24 Hours a Day – Rik Emmett
  2. Be My Lover – Rik Emmett
  3. Don’t Take My Life – Gil Moore
  4. Street Fighter – lyrics by Rik Emmett, music by Gil Moore
  5. Street Fighter (Reprise) – lyrics by Rik Emmett, music by Gil Moore
  6. What’s Another Day of Rock ‘n Roll – Gil Moore
  7. Easy Life – lyrics by Rik Emmett, music by Mike Levine
  8. Let Me Get Next to You – lyrics by Rik Emmett, music by Gil Moore, Rik Emmett
  9. Blinding Light Show / Moonchild – music by Rik Emmett, Chris Brockway, Denton Young, Rik Emmett


On October 9, 1976.

On October 9, 1976, “RCA” label released “Virgin Killer”, the fourth Scorpions studio album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Dierks Studios” in Stommeln, Germany, and was produced by Dieter Dierks.


  • Klaus Meine– lead vocals
  • Ulrich Roth– lead guitar, lead and backing vocals
  • Rudolf Schenker– rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Francis Buchholz– bass, backing vocals
  • Rudy Lenners– drums, percussion
  • Achim Kirschning– synthesizer, keyboards
  • Dieter Dierks– arrangement
  • Steffan Böhle – cover art, design
  • Michael von Gimbut – photography

Track listing:

  1. Pictured Life – Klaus Meine, Ulrich Roth, Rudolf Schenker
  2. Catch Your Train – Klaus Meine, Rudolf Schenker
  3. In Your Park – Klaus Meine, Rudolf Schenker
  4. Backstage Queen – Klaus Meine, Rudolf Schenker
  5. Virgin Killer – Ulrich Roth
  6. Hell – Cat – Ulrich Roth
  7. Crying Days – Klaus Meine, Rudolf Schenker
  8. Polar Nights – Ulrich Roth
  9. Yellow Raven – Ulrich Roth


On October 8, 1976.

On October 8, 1976, “Nemperor” label released “School Days”, the fourth Stanley Clarke studio album. It was recorded in June 1976, at “Electric Lady Studios” in New York Cty, “A&M Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Stanley Clarke and Ken Scott.


  • Stanley Clarke – vocals, electric, piccolo and acoustic bass guitar, handbells, acoustic piano, humming, gong, chimes, arranger, ctic andonductor
  • George Duke– keyboards
  • Ray Gomez – electric and, rhythm guitar
  • Icarus Johnson– acoustic and electric guitar
  • John McLaughlin– acoustic guitar
  • David Sancious– keyboards, Minimoog, organ, electric guitar
  • Gerry Brown– drums, handbells
  • Billy Cobham– drums, Moog 1500
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Milt Holland– percussion, triangls
  • Tom Malone, Dave Taylor– trombone
  • Jon Faddis, Alan Rubin,Lew Soloff – trumpet
  • Earl Chapin, John Clark, Peter Gordon, Wilmer Wise – horns
  • Al Aarons, Stewart Blumberg, George Bohanon, Buddy Childers, Robert Findley, Gary Grant, Lew McCreary, Jack Nimitz, William Peterson, Dalton Smith – brass
  • Marilyn Baker, Thomas Buffum, David Campbell, Rollice Dale, Robert Dubow, Janice Gower, Karen Jones, Dennis Karmazyn, Gordon Marron, Lya Stern, Ron Strauss, Marcia Van Dyke& John Wittenberg – strings
  • Lynn Dreese Breslin, Bob Defrin – art direction
  • Ken Scott – engineer, remixing
  • Jerry Solomon, Ed Thacker, Michael Frondelli – assistant engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Stanley Clarke.

  1. School Days
  2. Quiet Afternoon
  3. The Dancer
  4. Desert Song
  5. Hot Fun
  6. Life Is Just a Game

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.


  • 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


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.


  • 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.