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On May 30, 1980.

On May 30, 1980, Carl Dean Radle died aged 37. He was musician (bass, guitar) and music producer, best known as the bass player with Derek and the Dominoes. Radle has worked with many influential artists including  Gary Lewis & the Playboys, George Harrison, Joe Cocker, Dave Mason, Delaney and Bonnie, Eric Clapton, Jim Gordon, Duane Allman, Bobby Whitlock, Rita Coolidge, Kris Kristofferson. J. J. Cale, Leon Russell, and Buddy Guy. In 2006, he was posthumously inducted to the “Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame”.

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On April 2, 1981.

On April 2, 1981, “Grunt” label released “Modern Times”, the 6th Jefferson Starship album. It was recorded 1980 – 1981, at “Record Plant” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Ron Nevison.

Personnel:

  • Grace Slick – vocals
  • Craig Chaquico– lead guitar, rhythm guitar, synthesizer, steel drums
  • Aynsley Dunbar– drums, percussion, marimba, synthesizer
  • David Freiberg– vocals, bass, piano, synthesizer, organ
  • Paul Kantner– vocals, rhythm guitar, Oberheim 8-voice synthesizer
  • Pete Sears– bass, piano, synthesizer , Moog
  • Mickey Thomas– lead vocals
  • Grace Slick– vocals
  • Ron Nevison, Michael Clink– engineer
  • Mike Reese – mastering
  • Pat Leraci (Maurice) – production coordinator
  • Bill Murphy / Rod Dyer, Inc. – design, art direction
  • Ryoko Ishioka – cover concept
  • Monica Clemans – cover model
  • Leon LeCash – photography

Track listing:

  1. Find Your Way Back – Craig Chaquico, Tom Borsdorf
  2. Stranger – Jeannette Sears, Pete Sears
  3. Wild Eyes (Angel) – Paul Kantner
  4. Save Your Love – J. Sears
  5. Modern Times – Paul Kantner, Mickey Thomas
  6. Mary – J. Sears, Craig Chaquico
  7. Free – Mickey Thomas, Craig Chaquico
  8. Allen – J. Sears
  9. Stairway To Cleveland (We Do What We Want) – Paul Kantner, Paul Warren

 

In February 1982.

In February 1982, “Jet” label released “Chase the Dragon”, the third Magnum studio album. It was recorded in 1980, at “Town House Studios” in London, and was produced by Jeff Glixman. The cover art was designed by Rodney Matthews.

Personnel:

  • Bob Catley — vocals
  • Tony Clarkin – guitar
  • Wally Lowe – bass guitar
  • Mark Stanway – keyboards
  • Kex Gorin – drums
  • Steve Prestage – assistant engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Tony Clarkin.

  1. Soldier of the Line
  2. On the Edge of the World
  3. The Spirit
  4. Sacred Hour
  5. Walking the Straight Line
  6. We All Play the Game
  7. The Teacher
  8. The Lights Burned Out

In February 1981.

In February 1981, “RCA” label released “From the Tea-rooms of Mars …. to the Hell-holes of Uranus”, the second Landscape album. It was recorded 1979 – 1980, and was produced by Colin Thurston, Richard James Burgess, Christopher Heaton, Andy Pask, Peter Thoms and John Walters.

Personnel:

  • Richard James Burgess- vocals, computer programming, electronic drums and percussion, synthesizers and drums. Roland MC8 microcomposer, System 100 modular synths, SDS-V electronic drums, Pearl drums, claptrap, Burgess amplified percussion
  • Christopher Heaton – keyboards and vocals. Yamaha CS80 polyphonic synthesizer, grand piano, Fender Rhodes pianowith ring modulator and effects, Casiotone 201 digital keyboard, Minimoog, Roland vocoders, Roland Chorus Echo
  • Andy Pask- bass guitar, bass synthesizers and vocals. Giffin fretted and fretless basses, Yamaha CS80, Roland ProMars synthesizer
  • Peter Thoms- electronic trombone, trombone and vocals. King 3B Trombone, Barcus Berry tranducer and graphic pre-amp, Roland pitch/voltage synthesizer and Chorus Echo, MXR Blue Box
  • John Walters- computer programming, wind synthesizers and Vocals. Computone wind synthesizer driver and Lyricon 1, Roland MC8, ProMars and System 100 synthesizers and vocoder, Selmer MKVI soprano saxophone
  • John Etchells, John Hudson, Brian Tench, Hugh Padgham, Andy Jackson, Peter Walsh, Rafe McKenna, Peter Smith, Steve Rance, Graeme Jackson, Rik Walton, Dave Hunt, David Baker, Colin Thurston – engineers

Track listing:

  1. European Man – Richard James Burgess, Christopher Heaton, Andy Pask, Peter Thoms, John Walters
  2. Shake the West Awake – Richard James Burgess, Christopher Heaton, Andy Pask, Peter Thoms, John Walters
  3. Computer Person – Richard James Burgess, Christopher Heaton, Andy Pask, Peter Thoms, John Walters
  4. Alpine Tragedy / Sisters – Richard James Burgess, Christopher Heaton, Andy Pask, Peter Thoms, John Walters
  5. Face of the 80’s – Richard James Burgess, Christopher Heaton, Andy Pask, Peter Thoms, John Walters
  6. New Religion – Richard James Burgess, Christopher Heaton, Andy Pask, Peter Thoms, John Walters
  7. Einstein A Go-Go – Richard James Burgess, Christopher Heaton, Andy Pask, Peter Thoms, John Walters
  8. Norman Bates – Richard James Burgess, Christopher Heaton, Andy Pask, Peter Thoms, John Walters
  9. The Doll’s House – Richard James Burgess, Christopher Heaton, Andy Pask, Peter Thoms, John Walters
  10. From the Tea-rooms of Mars …. to the Hell-holes of Uran – Richard James Burgess, Christopher Heaton, Andy Pask, Peter Thoms, John Walters
  • Beguine
  • Mambo
  • Tango

In February 1981.

In February 1981, “NEMS” label released “The Fool Circle”, the twelfth Nazareth studio album. It was recorded in 1980, at “Air Studios” in London, and track “Cocaine” was recorded at “Wendler Arena” in Saginaw, Michigan, and was produced by Jeff Baxter.

Personnel:

  • Dan McCafferty- vocals
  • Manny Charlton- guitars
  • Pete Agnew- bass guitar, vocals
  • Darrell Sweet– drums
  • Zal Cleminson– 12-string acoustic guitar
  • John Locke– keyboards
  • Jeff Baxter– synthesizer, vocoder
  • Geoff Emerick– sound engineer
  • Alan Schmidt and Pat Carroll – sleeve design
  • Illustration by Chris Moore

Track listing:

  1. Dressed to Kill – Pete Agnew, Dan McCafferty
  2. Another Year – Manny Charlton
  3. Moonlight Eyse – Dan McCafferty
  4. Pop the Silo – Pete Agnew, Dan McCafferty
  5. Let Me Be Your Leader – Manny Charlton
  6. We Are the People – Pete Agnew, Dan McCafferty
  7. Every Young Man’s Dream – Darrell Sweet
  8. Little Part of You – Manny Charlton
  9. Cocaine – J. J. Cale
  10. Victoria – Darrell Sweet

 

In February 1980.

In February 1980, “Arista” label released the debut, self-titled Willie Nile album. It was recorded in 1979, at ”Record Plant” in New York City, and was produced by Roy Halee. “Stereo Review” magazine voted it (together with The Clash “London Calling”) record of the year for 1980.

Personnel:

  • Willie Nile– vocals, electric and acoustic guitar, piano
  • Clay Barnes – electric guitar, background vocals
  • Peter Hoffman – rlectric guitar
  • Tom Ethridge – bass
  • Jay Dee Daugherty– drums, percussion
  • Mark Johnson – background vocals
  • Roy Halee – engineer
  • Phil Jamtaas – remix
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Ron Kellum – art direction
  • Christine Olympia Rodin – cover photo
  • John Noonan, Ron Kellum – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Willie Nile.

  1. Vagabond Moon
  2. Dear Lord
  3. It’s All Over
  4. Across the River
  5. She’s So Cold
  6. I’m Not Waiting
  7. That’s the Reason
  8. They’ll Build a Statue of You
  9. Old Men Sleeping on the Bowery
  10. Behind the Cathedral
  11. Sing Me a Song

In January 1981.

In January 1981, “Columbia” label released “Turn Back”, the third Toto studio album. It was recorded March–November 1980, at “Cherokee Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by   Geoff Workman.David Hungate, Bobby Kimball, Steve Lukather, David Paich, Jeff Porcaro and Steve Porcaro.

Personnel:

  • David Hungate: bass, acoustic guitar
  • Bobby Kimball: lead and backing vocals
  • Steve Lukather: guitars, lead and backing vocals
  • David Paich: keyboards, synthesizer, backing vocals
  • Jeff Porcaro: drums, percussion
  • Steve Porcaro: keyboards, electronics
  • Engineer, mix – Geoff Workman
  • John Weaver – recording
  • Leo Bonamy – live mix
  • Mastered by George Marino, Nestor Lencenella
  • Ralph Dyck, Roger Linn, Guy Moore, Bruce Heigh, Paul Jamieson, Shep Lonsdale – technicians
  • Chris Littleton – crew
  • Sam Emerson, John Cosgrove – photography

Track listing:

  1. Gift with a Golden Gun – David Paich, Bobby Kimball
  2. English Eyes – David Paich, Bobby Kimball, Jeff Porcaro, Steve Porcaro
  3. Live for Today – Steve Lukather
  4. A Million Miles Away – David Paich
  5. Goodbye Elenore – David Paich
  6. I Think I Could Stand You Forever – David Paich
  7. Turn Back – Bobby Kimball, Steve Lukather
  8. If It’s the Last Night – David Paich