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On January 26, 1979.

On January 26, 1979, “Gordy” label released “Bustin’ Out of L Seven”, the second Rick James album. It was recorded in 1978, at “Sigma Sound Recording Studio” in New York City, “Magic Wand Recording Studio” in Hollywood, and was produced by Rick James and Art Stewart.

Personnel:

  • Rick James – vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, percussion
  • Oscar Alston – bass
  • Richard Shaw – bass
  • Levi Ruffin – synthesizer, percussion
  • Clarence Sims – keyboards, percussion
  • Bobby Nunn – keyboards
  • Freddie Rappilo – guitar
  • Wally Ali – guitar
  • Dorothy Ashby – harp
  • Ernie Fields, Jr. – saxophone
  • Michael Brecker – saxophone
  • Fernando Harkness – tenor saxophone
  • Garnett Brown – trombone
  • Oscar Brashear – trombone
  • George Bohanon – trombone
  • Wayne Jackson – trumpet
  • Randy Brecker – trumpet
  • Fred Jackson, Jr. – alto saxophone, alto flute
  • Al Szymanski – guitar
  • Lanise Hughes – drums, percussion
  • Lorenzo Shaw – drums, percussion
  • Jackie Ruffin – percussion
  • Shondra Akiem – percussion
  • Teena Marie – background vocals
  • Julia Tillman Waters – background vocals
  • Bobby Nunn, Billy Nunn, Sascha Meeks, Richard Shaw, Jackie Ruffin – background vocals
  • Maxine Willard Waters – background vocals
  • Clydene Jackson – background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Rick James.

  1. Bustin’ Out (On Funk)
  2. High on Your Love Suite/One Mo Hit (Of Your Love)
  3. Love Interlude
  4. Spacey Love
  5. Cop N Blow
  6. Jefferson Ball
  7. Fool on the Street

On January 26, 1979.

On January 26, 1979, “Chrysalis” label released “Valley of the Dolls”, the second Generation X studio album. It was recorded in 1978, at “Wessex Sound Studios” in London, and was produced by Ian Hunter.

Personnel:

  • Billy Idol − vocals
  • Tony James − bass
  • Bob “Derwood” Andrews − guitar
  • Mark Laff − drums
  • Clive Bunker – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Idol and Tony James, except where noted.

  1. Running with the Boss Sound – Billy Idol, Tony James, Bob Andrews
  2. Night of the Cadillacs
  3. Paradise West
  4. Friday’s Angels
  5. King Rocker
  6. Valley of the Dolls
  7. English Dream
  8. Love Like Fire
  9. The Prime of Kenny Silvers (part one)
  10. The Prime of Kenny Silvers (part two)

On January 1, 1981.

On January 1, 1981, “Radio Records” label released “Say No More”, the ninth Badfinger studio album. It was recorded November 1979, October–November 1980, in Miami, Florida, and was produced by Jack Richardson and Steve Wittmack.

Personnel:

  • Tom Evans – vocals, bass, guitar
  • Joey Molland – vocals, guitar, piano
  • Tony Kaye – organ, piano
  • Glenn Sherba – guitar
  • Richard Bryans – drums

Track listing:

  1. I Got You – Joey Molland
  2. Come On – Tom Evans
  3. Hold On – Tom Evans, Joe Tansin
  4. Because I Love You – Joey Molland
  5. Rock ‘N’ Roll Contract – Tom Evans
  6. Passin’ Time – Joey Molland
  7. Three Time Loser – Joey Molland
  8. Too Hung Up on You – Tom Evans
  9. No More – Joey Molland
  10. Crocadillo – Tom Evans, Rod Roach

On October 27, 1979.

On October 27, 1979, “Bronze” label released “Bomber”, the third Motörhead, studio album. It was recorded July – August 1979, at “Roundhouse Studios”, “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by Jimmy Miller.

Personnel:

  • Lemmy (Ian Kilmister) – lead vocals, bass guitar
  • “Fast” Eddie Clarke – lead and backing vocals, guitar
  • Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor – drums
  • Trevor Hallesy – engineer
  • Darren Burn – mastering
  • Nigel Brooke-Hartz – mastering
  • Adrian Chesterman – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Ian Kilmister, Eddie Clarke, Phil Taylor except where noted.

  1. Dead Man Tell No Tales
  2. Lawman
  3. Poison
  4. Sweet Revenge
  5. Sharpshooter
  6. Stone Dead Forever
  7. All the Aces
  8. Step Down
  9. Talking Head
  10. Bomber

On October 24, 2011.

On October 24, 2011, “Wire-Sound” label released “No Thyself”, the fifth and final Magazine studio album. It was recorded in 2011, at “Red Bird”, “Apollo Control”.

Personnel:

  • Howard Devoto – vocals
  • John Doyle – drums
  • Dave Formula – keyboards
  • Norman Fisher-Jones (aka Noko) – guitar, backing vocals
  • Jonathan “Stan” White – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Christine Hanson – cello, strings
  • Rosalie Cunningham – backing vocals
  • Ashley Krajewski – engineer
  • Mike Nielsen – mixing
  • Kevin Metcalfe – mastering
  • Odilon Redon – illustrations

Track listing:

All lyrics by Howard Devoto, except where noted, all music by Howard Devoto, John Doyle, Dave Formula and Norman Fisher-Jones, except where noted.

  1. Do the Meaning – Howard Devoto, John Doyle, Dave Formula, Norman Fisher-Jones, Pete Shelley 
  2. Other Thematic Material
  3. The Worst of Progress….
  4. Hello Mister Curtis (With Apologies)
  5. Physics
  6. Happening in English
  7. Holy Dotage
  8. Of Course Howard (1979)
  9. Final Analysis Waltz
  10. The Burden of a Song
  11. Blisterpack Blues” (bonus track)

On July 28, 1979.

On July 28, 1979, “Virgin” label released the self-titled, debut Flying Lizards album. It was recorded 1978 – 1979, at “Berry Street Studio”, “Brixton Academy” in London, and in New York City, Munich, and Maidstone, and was produced by David Cunningham.

Personnel:

  • David Cunningham – engineer
  • Steve Beresford – guitar, bass, keyboards
  • David Toop
  • Michael Upton
  • Julian Marshall
  • Dave Hunt – engineer
  • Laurie Rae Chamberlain – sleeve art
  • Richard Rayner-Canham – sleeve art, photography

Track listing:

All tracks by David Cunningham except where noted

  1. Der Song von Mandelay (Mandelay Song) – Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill
  2. Her Story – Dave Solomon, David Cunningham, General-Strike, Vivien Goldman
  3. TV – David Cunningham, Deborah Evans-Stickland, General-Strike
  4. Russia
  5. Summertime Blues – Eddie Cochran, Jerry Capehart
  6. Money (That’s What I Want) – Berry Gordy, Janie Bradford
  7. The Flood
  8. Trouble
  9. Events During Flood
  10. The Window – Vivien Goldman

On July 25, 2020.

On July 25, 2020, Peter Allen Greenbaum aka Peter Green died aged 73. He was singer, songwriter, and musician (guitar), member of John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, co-founder of Fleetwood Mac, member of Katmandu, and founder of Peter Green Splinter Group. Green was one of the most important figures of the British blues movement, praised by famous guitarists like B.B. King and Eric Clapton. Magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked him at number 58 in its list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”. Magazine “Guitar Player” rated his tone on “The Super-Natural” as one of the “50 Greatest of All Time. Magazine “Mojo” rated Green In June 1996, Green was voted the third-best guitarist of all time. In 1998, as a member of Fleetwood Mac he was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”. Green recorded six solo albums:

  • The End of the Game(1970)
  • In the Skies(1979)
  • Little Dreamer(1980)
  • Whatcha Gonna Do?(1981)
  • White Sky(1982)
  • Kolors(1983)

In July 1979.

In July 1979, “Polydor” label released “No Promises…No Debts”, the 14th Golden Earing album. It was recorded in 1979 and was produced by George Kooymans.

Personnel:

  • George Kooymans– vocals, guitar, mixing
  • Rinus Gerritsen- bass guitar, keyboards
  • Barry Hay– vocals, flute, guitar
  • Cesar Zuiderwijk- drums
  • John Legrand – harmonica
  • Jan Rietman – horn arrangements
  • John Kriek – engineer, mixing
  • Arnold Muhren – mixing
  • Jeep Bunt – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Rinus Gerritsen, Barry Hay, George Kooymans, and Cesar Zuiderwijk.

  1. Heart Beat
  2. Need Her
  3. Sellin’ Out
  4. Snot Love in Spain
  5. Save Your Skin
  6. D Light
  7. Tiger Bay
  8. Weekend Love
  9. Don’t Close the Door
  10. Don’t Stop the Show
  11. By Routes

 

In July 1979.

In July 1979, “Motown” label released “Midnight Magic”, the seventh Commodores studio album. It was recorded in 1979, at “Motown Recording Studios” and “A&M Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by James Anthony Carmichael, Lionel Richie, Thomas McClary, Milan Williams, Ronald LaPread, William King and Walter Orange.

Personnel:

  • Lionel Richie– vocals, piano, keyboards, saxophone
  • Thomas McClary– vocals, guitar
  • Milan Williams– keyboards
  • Ronald LaPread – bass guitar
  • William King– trumpet
  • Walter Orange – vocals, drums

Track listing:

  1. Gettin’ It – David Cochrane, Walter Orange
  2. Midnight Magic – Thomas McClary, Lionel Richie
  3. You’re Special – William King, Harold Hudson
  4. Still – Lionel Richie
  5. Wonderland – Milan Williams
  6. Sexy Lady – Thomas McClary
  7. Lovin’ You – Ronald LaPread
  8. Sail On – Lionel Richie
  9. 12:01 A.M. (reprise) – Thomas McClary, Lionel Richie