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On January 1, 1979.

On January 1, 1979, “ECM” label released “Nice Guys”, the 25th Art Ensemble of Chicago album. It was recorded in May 1978, at “Tonstudio Bauer” in Ludwigsburg, Germany, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.


  • Roscoe Mitchell: saxophones, clarinets, flute, percussion instruments
  • Lester Bowie: trumpet, celeste, bass drum
  • Malachi Favors Maghostut: bass, percussion instruments, melodica
  • Joseph Jarman: vocal, saxophones, clarinets, percussion instruments
  • Don Moye: vocal, drums, percussion

Track listing:

  1. Ja – Lester Bowie
  2. Nice Guys – Roscoe Mitchell
  3. Folkus – Don Moye
  4. 597–59 – Joseph Jarman
  5. CYP – Roscoe Mitchell
  6. Dreaming of the Master – Joseph Jarman

In December 1978.

In December 1978, “Black Saint” label released “Milano Strut”, the eleventh Don Pullen album. It was recorded in December 1978, at “at Barigozzi Studio” in Milano, Italy, and was produced by Giacomo Pellicciotti.


  • Don Pullen- piano, organ
  • Don Moye- drums, percussion, congas, bells

Track listing:

All tracks by Don Pullen.

  1. Conversation
  2. Communication
  3. Milano Strut
  4. Curve Eleven (For Giuseppi)

On December 13, 1978.

On December 13, 1978, “Jasrac” label released “Friendship”, the fifth Lee Ritenour album. It was recorded in 1978, at “Filmays/Heider Studio” in Hollywood, and was produced by Toshi Endo.


  • Lee Ritenour – guitar
  • Steve Forman – percussion
  • Steve Gadd – drums
  • Dave Grusin – piano
  • Don Grusin – keyboards
  • Abraham Laboriel – bass
  • Ernie Watts – saxophones

Track listing:

  1. Sea Dance – Don Grusin
  2. Crystal Morning – Lee Ritenour
  3. Samurai Night Fever – Dave Grusin
  4. Life is the Song We Sing- Ernie Watts
  5. Woody Creek – Dave Grusin
  6. It’s a Natural Thing – Ernie Watts

On December 8, 1978.

On December 8, 1978, “Virgin” label released “Public Image: First Issue”, the debut  Public Image Ltd, album. It was recorded July – November 1978, at “The Manor Studio”, “Shipton-on-Cherwell”, “Wessex Studios”, “Gooseberry Sound Studios”, “Townhouse Studios” and “Advision Studios” in London, and was produced by John Lydon, Keith Levene, Jah Wobble and Jim Walker.


  • John Lydon– vocals, piano
  • Keith Levene– guitar
  • Jah Wobble– vocals, bass, fire extinguisher
  • Jim Walker– vocals, drums

Track listing:

All lyrics by John Lydon, all music by John Lydon, Keith Levene, Jah Wobble and Jim Walker.

  1. Theme
  2. Religion I
  3. Religion II
  4. Annalisa
  5. Public Image
  6. Low Life
  7. Attack
  8. Fodderstompf

On November 17, 1978.

On November 17, 1978, “Warner Bros” label released “From the Inside”, the fourth Alice Cooper album. It was recorded in 1978, and was produced by David Foster.


  • Alice Cooper – vocals
  • Dick Wagner– lead guitar
  • David Foster– keyboards
  • Davey Johnstone– lead guitar, backing vocals
  • David Hungate– bass
  • Dee Murray– bass
  • Dennis Conway – drums
  • Fred Mandel– keyboards
  • John Pierce – bass
  • Jim Keltner– percussion
  • Jay Graydon– guitar, synthesizer programming
  • Lee Sklar– bass
  • Michael Ricciardella – drums
  • Marcy Levy– vocals
  • Steve Lukather– guitar
  • Steve Porcaro– synthesizer programming
  • Robbie King – keyboards
  • Rick Shlosser– drums
  • Michael Ricciardella – drums
  • Rick Nielsen– guitar
  • Bill Champlin, Kiki Dee, Flo & Eddie, Tom Kelly, Bobby Kimball, Sheryl Cooper, The Totally Committed Choir – backing v

Track listing:

.All lyrics by Alice Cooper and Bernie Taupin; all music by Cooper and Dick Wagner, except where noted.

  1. From the Inside – Alice Cooper, Bernie Taupin, Dick Wagner, David Foster
  2. Wish I Were Born in Beverly Hills
  3. The Quiet Room
  4. Nurse Rozetta – Alice Cooper, Steve Lukather, David Foster
  5. Millie and Billie – Alice Cooper, Bruce Roberts
  6. Serious – Alice Cooper, Bernie Taupin, David Foster, Steve Lukather
  7. How You Gonna See Me Now
  8. For Veronica’s Sake
  9. Jackknife Johnny
  10. Inmates (We’re All Crazy)


On October 13, 1978.

On October 13, 1978, “Stiff” label released “The Wonderful World of Wreckless Eric”, the second Wreckless Eric studio album. It was recorded in 1978, at “Britannia Row Studios” in London, and was produced by Pete Solley.


  • Wreckless Eric – vocals
  • Malcolm Morley- acoustic and electric guitar
  • Eunan Brady – electric guitar
  • John Brown – bass guitar
  • Geir Waade – drums
  • Pete Solley– keyboards
  • Jo Partridge – electric guitar solos, Spanish guitar solo
  • Dick Hanson, John Earle – brass
  • Choir of The Latter Day Church of Non-Believers – choir
  • Gary Taylor – bass voice choir

Track listing:

All tracks by Wreckless Eric, except where noted.
Walking On The Surface of the Moon

  1. Take The Cash
  2. Dizzy – Freddy Weller, Tommy Roe
  3. Veronica
  4. Roll Over Rock-Ola
  5. I Wish It Would Rain
  6. The Final Taxi
  7. Let’s Go to the Pictures
  8. Girlfriend
  9. Crying, Waiting, Hoping – Buddy Holly

On October 6, 1978.

On October 6, 1978, “MCA” label released “No Smoke Without Fire”, the ninth  Wishbone Ash studio album. It was recorded in 1978, and was produced by Derek Lawrence.


  • Martin Turner– vocals, bass guitar
  • Andy Powell– vocals, guitar
  • Laurie Wisefield– vocals, guitar
  • Steve Upton– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Laurie Wisefield except where noted.

  1. You See Red
  2. Baby the Angels Are Here – Martin Turner
  3. Ships in the Sky
  4. Stand and Deliver
  5. Anger in Harmony – Andy Powell, Laurie Wisefield, Martin Turner
  6. Like a Child – Martin Turner
  7. The Way of the World (Part 1)
  8. The Way of the World (Part 2)