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On June 1, 1978.

On June 1, 1978, “Stiff” label released the self-titled, debut Wreckless Eric album. It was recorded 1977 – 1978, at “Bar Snack Studios” and was produced by Barry Farmer, Larry Wallis, Ian Dury and Nick Lowe.

Personnel:

  • Wreckless Eric – vocals, guitars, drums
  • Barry Payne – bass guitar
  • Charlie Hart – Vox organ; accordion, Farfisa organ, piano
  • David Lutton – drums
  • Davey Payne- alto and tenor saxophone
  • Steve Currie- bass guitar
  • John Glyn – tenor saxophone
  • Nick Lowe- bass, guitars
  • Steve Goulding– drums
  • Larry Wallis– guitar
  • The Lillettes – backing vocals
  • Chas Herington – recording engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Wreckless Eric, except where noted.

  1. Reconnez Cherie
  2. Rags and Tatter
  3. Waxworks
  4. Telephoning Home
  5. Grown Ups
  6. Whole Wide World
  7. Rough Kids – Ian Dury, Russell Hardy
  8. Personal Hygiene
  9. Brain Thieves
  10. There Isn’t Anything Else
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On May 28, 1977.

On May 28, 1977, “A&M” label released “I’m in You”, the fifth Peter Frampton album. It was recorded November 197 – April 1977, at “Electric Lady Studios” in Greenwich Village, in New York, “The Record Plant” and “The Hit Factory” in New York City, and was produced by Peter Frampton, Chris Kimsey, Bob Mayo and Frankie D’Augusta. The album was certified Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Peter Frampton– acoustic, electric and slide guitar, bass guitar, piano, organ, Moog synthesizer, minimoog, ARP String Synthesizer, ARP Axxe, clavinet, harmonica, drums, percussion, vocals, talk box, engineer, mixing
  • Bob Mayo– organ, Hammond B-3, synthesizer, Moog synthesizer, ARP String Synthesizer, ARP Axxe, clavinet, melodica, electric piano, piano, Fender Rhodes, accordion, electric and acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Stanley Sheldon– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • John Siomos– drums, percussion, tambourine
  • Richie Hayward– drums, percussion, congas
  • Stevie Wonder– harmonica
  • Mick Jagger– backing vocals
  • Mike Finnigan– backing vocals
  • Ringo Starr– drums, percussion
  • Chris Kimsey, Bob Mayo, Frankie D’Augusta – engineer, mixing
  • George Marino, Doug Sax, Arnie Acosta – mastering
  • Vartan, Roland Young, Ryan Rogers – art direction
  • Neal Preston, Irving Penn – photography
  • Beth Stempel, Bill Levenson – supervisor, coordinator

Track listing:

All tracks by Peter Frampton; except where noted:

  1. I’m in You
  2. (Putting My) Heart on the Line
  3. Thomas (Don’t You Know How I Feel)
  4. Won’t You Be My Friend
  5. You Don’t Have to Worry
  6. Tried to Love
  7. Rocky’s Hot Club
  8. (I’m a) Road Runner – Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Edward Holland, Jr.
  9. Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours) – Lee Garrett, Lula Mae Hardaway, Stevie Wonder, Syreeta Wright

On May 19, 1977.

On May 19, 1977, “Atlantic” label released “Sweet Passion”, the twenty-third Aretha Franklin album. It was recorded 1976 – 1977, at “ABC Recording Studios” in Los Angeles, “Whitney Recording Studios” in Glendale, CA, and was produced by Aretha Franklin, Lamont Dozier, Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager.

Personnel:

  • Aretha Franklin – vocals, keyboards
  • B. Barnum– rhythm arrangements, horn arrangements, string arrangements, keyboards
  • Ray Brown – bass guitar
  • Sonny Burke– keyboards
  • Joe Clayton – congas, percussion
  • Gary Coleman – percussion
  • Ronald Coleman – keyboards
  • Lamont Dozier– rhythm arrangements
  • Scott Edwards – bass guitar
  • James Gadson– drums
  • McKinley Jackson – rhythm arrangements, horn arrangements
  • Harold Mason – drums
  • Craig McMillian – guitar
  • Mike Morgan – guitar
  • Gene Page– horn and string arrangements
  • David Paich– keyboards
  • Ray Parker Jr.– guitar
  • Chuck Rainey– bass guitar
  • Lee Ritenour– guitar
  • Sylvester Rivers– keyboards
  • Bob Zimmitti – percussion
  • David Paich, Marty Paich – co-producers
  • Frank Kemjar, Reginald Dozier, Barney Perkins – engineer
  • Reginald Dozier, Barney Perkins – mixing.
  • Dennis King – mastering
  • Bob Defrin – photography
  • David Alexander – photography

Track listing:

  1. Break It To Me Gently – Marvin Hamlisch, Carole Bayer Sager
  2. When I Think About You – Aretha Franklin
  3. What I Did for Love – Marvin Hamlisch, Edward Kleban
  4. No One Could Ever Love You More – Lamont Dozier
  5. A Tender Touch – Aretha Franklin
  6. Touch Me Up – Lamont Dozier
  7. Sunshine Will Never Be The Same – Lamont Dozier
  8. Meadows of Springtime – Aretha Franklin
  9. Mumbles / I’ve Got the Music in Me – Clark Terry, Aretha Franklin, Bias Boshell
  10. Sweet Passion – Aretha Franklin

On April 7, 1978.

On April 7, 1978, “Bearsville” label released “Hermit of Mink Hollow”, the eighth Todd Rundgren album. It was recorded 1977 – 1978, at “Utopia Sound Studios” in Lake Hill, NY, and was produced by Todd Rundgren,

Personnel:

  • Todd Rundgren – vocals, all instruments, arrangements
  • Mike Young – engineer
  • Daniel McCauley – photography

All tracks by Todd Rundgren.

  1. All the Children Sing
  2. Too Far Gone
  3. Out of Control
  4. Lucky Guy
  5. Onomatopoeia
  6. Determination
  7. Bag Lady
  8. Can We Still Be Friends
  9. Bread
  10. You Cried Wolf
  11. Hurting for You
  12. Fade Away

On March 1, 1978.

On March 1, 1978, “Purple” label released “Northwinds”, the second David Coverdale album. It was recorded March – April 1977, at “Air Studios” in London, and was produced by Roger Glover.

Personnel:

  • David Coverdale- lead vocals, piano, electric piano
  • Micky Moody- guitars, backing vocals
  • Tim Hinkley- keyboards, backing vocals
  • Alan Spenner- bass
  • Tony Newman- drums, percussion
  • Roger Glover- synthesizer, clavinet, cowbell
  • Graham Preskett – violin
  • Lee Brilleaux– harmonica
  • Ronnie James Dio, Wendy Dio – backing vocals
  • Jon Walls – recording engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by David Coverdale, except where noted.

  1. Keep On Giving Me Love – David Coverdale, Micky Moody
  2. Northwinds
  3. Give Me Kindness
  4. Time & Again
  5. Queen of Hearts – David Coverdale, Micky Moody
  6. Only My Soul
  7. Say You Love Me
  8. Breakdown – David Coverdale, Micky Moody

On February 11, 1977.

On February 11, 1977, “Deram” label released “Songwriter”, the second Justin Hayward album. It was recorded June – December 1976, at “Threshold” in London, and was produced by Tony Clarke, Justin Hayward and Martin Wyatt.

Personnel:

  • Justin Hayward – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, drums, bass, violin, cello, flute, tambourine
  • Jim Cockey – violin
  • Tom Tompkins – viola
  • Tim Tompkins – cello
  • Mel Galley– bass
  • Terry Rowley – guitar
  • Dave Holland– drums
  • Ken Freeman– keyboards
  • Doremi Hayward – backing vocals
  • Peter Knight- strings arranger, conductor
  • Tony Clarke, Derek Varnals, Dave Baker – engineer
  • Dean Rod – assistant engineer
  • Gary Ladinkski – mixing

Track listing:

All tracks by Justin Hayward.

  1. Tightrope
  2. Songwriter Part 1
  3. Songwriter Part 2
  4. Country Girl
  5. One Lonely Room
  6. Lay It on Me
  7. Stage Door
  8. Raised on Love
  9. Doin’ Time
  10. Nostradamus

 

On February 9, 1977.

On February 9, 1977, “Purple” label released “White Snake”, the first David Coverdale album. It was recorded in August 197, at “Kingsway Recorders” in London, “Musicland Studios” in Munich, and was produced by Roger Glover.

Personnel:

  • David Coverdale- lead vocals, piano, percussion
  • Micky Moody- guitars, percussion, backing vocals
  • Tim Hinkley– vocals, organ, percussion
  • Ron Aspery- baritone, tenor, alto, and soprano saxophones, flute
  • DeLisle Harper – vocals, bass, percussion
  • Roger Glover– vocals, bass, melodica, ARP 2600 synthesizer, percussion
  • Simon Phillips- drums, percussion
  • Liza Strike, Helen Chappelle, Barry St. John – backing vocals

 Track listing:

All tracks by David Coverdale, except where noted.

  1. Lady – David Coverdale, Micky Moody
  2. Blindman
  3. Goldies Place
  4. Whitesnake – David Coverdale, Micky Moody
  5. Time on My Side – David Coverdale, Micky Moody
  6. Peace Lovin’ Man
  7. Sunny Days
  8. Hole in the Sky
  9. Celebration – David Coverdale, Micky Moody