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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 1980.

In July 1980, “MCA” label released “Under the Gun”, the twelfth Poco studio album. It was recorded in 1980 and was produced by Mike Flicker.

Personnel:

  • Paul Cotton– vocals, guitar
  • Rusty Young– vocals, steel guitar, guitar
  • Charlie Harrison– vocals, bass
  • Steve Chapman – drums
  • Kim Bullard– keyboards
  • Steve Forman – vocals, percussion
  • Phil Kenzie– saxophone
  • Joe Chiccarelli – recording engineer

Track listing:

  1. Under the Gun – Paul Cotton
  2. While We’re Still Young – Rusty Young
  3. The Everlasting Kind – Rusty Young
  4. Down to the Wire – Paul Cotton
  5. Footsteps of a Fool (Shaky Ground) – Rusty Young
  6. Reputation – Rusty Young
  7. Midnight Rain – Paul Cotton
  8. A Fool’s Paradise – Rusty Young
  9. Friends in the Distance – Paul Cotton
  10. Made of Stone – Rusty Young

On July 15, 1981.

On July 15, 1981,”Warner Bros” label released “Pirates”, the second Rickie Lee Jones. It was recorded January 1980 – April 1981, at “Warner Bros. Recording Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Lenny Waronker and Russ Titelman.

Personnel:

  • Rickie Lee Jones – vocals, guitar, keyboards, synthesizer, percussion, vocals, and horn arrangements
  • Donald Fagen– synthesizer
  • Victor Feldman– drums, percussion, keyboards
  • Rob Mounsey– synthesizer
  • David Sanborn– alto saxophone
  • Tom Scott– baritone & tenor saxophone
  • Ralph Burns– orchestral arrangements
  • Chuck Rainey– bass
  • Sal Bernardi – harmonica, vocals
  • Michael Boddicker– synthesizer
  • Randy Brecker– trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Lenny Castro– percussion
  • Nick DeCaro – orchestral arrangements
  • Buzz Feiten– guitar
  • Russell Ferrante– keyboards
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Jerry Hey– trumpet, flugelhorn, horn
  • David Kalish – guitar
  • Randy Kerber– keyboards
  • Neil Larsen– keyboards
  • Arno Lucas– background vocals
  • Steve Lukather– guitar
  • Clarence McDonald– keyboards
  • Dean Parks– guitar
  • Art Rodriguez – drums
  • Leslie Smith – background vocals
  • Joe Turano – background vocals
  • Loyd Clifft, Mark Linett– engineer
  • Mike Salisbury – cover design
  • Brassaï– front cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Rickie Lee Jones, except where noted.

  1. We Belong Together
  2. Living It Up
  3. Skeletons
  4. Woody and Dutch on the Slow Train to Peking – Rickie Lee Jones, David Kalish
  5. Pirates (So Long Lonely Avenue)
  6. A Lucky Guy
  7. Traces of the Western Slopes – Sal Bernardi, Rickie Lee Jones
  8. The Returns

In June 1981.

In June 1981, “E.G.” label released “What’s THIS For…!”, the second Killing Joke studio album. It was recorded December 1980 – February 1981, at “Townhouse Studios” in London, and was produced by Nick Launay, Jaz Coleman, Paul Ferguson, Martin Glover, and Geordie Walker.

Personnel:

  • Jaz Coleman– vocals, synthesizer
  • Geordie Walker– guitar
  • Youth– bass guitar
  • Paul Ferguson– vocals, drums

 Track listing:

All tracks are by Jaz Coleman, Paul Ferguson, Martin Glover, and Geordie Walker.

  1. The Fall of Because
  2. Tension
  3. Unspeakable
  4. Butcher
  5. Follow the Leaders
  6. Madness
  7. Who Told You
  8. Exit

In June 1980.

In June 1980, “Topic Records” label released “Penguin Eggs”, the fifth and the final Nic Jones album. It was recorded in 1980, at “Livingston Studios” in London, and was produced by Tony Engle.

Personnel:

  • Nic Jones– vocals, guitar, fiddle, arrangements
  • Dave Burland– harmony vocals
  • Bridget Danby – recorder, harmony vocals
  • Tony Hall – melodeon
  • Nic Kinsey – engineering
  • Billy Kinsley – engineering

Track listing:

The detail after the title is the composer’s name or references from the three major numbering schemes for traditional folk songs, the “Roud Folk Song Index”, “Child Ballad Numbers”, and the “Laws Numbers”.

  1. Canadee – Roud 309
  2. The Drowned Lovers – Roud 91, Child 216
  3. The Humpback – Harry Robertson
  4. The Little Pot Stove – Harry Robertson
  5. Courting is a Pleasure – Roud 454
  6. Barrack Street – Roud 1902, Laws K42
  7. Planxty Davis
  8. The Flandyke Shore – Roud 2636
  9. Farewell to the Gold – Paul Metsers

On June 28, 1980.

On June 28, 1980, “Armageddon” label released “Underwater Moonlight”, the second Soft Boys studio album. It was recorded in June 1979, at “Spaceward Studios” in Cambridge, England, January – June 1980, at “Alaska” and “James Morgan Studios” in London, and was produced by Pat Collier and Spaceward.

Personnel:

  • Robyn Hitchcock– vocals, guitar, rhythm bass
  • Kimberley Rew– vocals, guitar, bass, synthesizer
  • Matthew Seligman– bass
  • Morris Windsor – drums, vocals
  • Gerry Hale– violin
  • Andy King – sitar
  • Pat Collier– engineer
  • James Morgan – engineer
  • Mike Kemp – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Robyn Hitchcock, except where noted.

  1. I Wanna Destroy You
  2. Kingdom of Love
  3. Positive Vibrations
  4. I Got the Hots
  5. Insanely Jealous
  6. Tonight
  7. You’ll Have to Go Sideways – Robyn Hitchcock, Kimberley Rew
  8. Old Pervert – Robyn Hitchcock, Kimberley Rew, Matthew Seligman, Morris Windsor
  9. Queen of Eyes
  10. Underwater Moonlight

 

In June 1980.

In June 1980, “Sky” label released “Selbstportrait Vol. III Reise durch Arcadien, the fifth Hans-Joachim Roedelius album. It was recorded 1978 -1980, and was produced by Hans-Joachim Roedelius.

Personnel:

  • Hans-Joachim Roedelius- piano, keyboards

Track listing:

All tracks by Hans-Joachim Roedelius.

  1. Sonntags
  2. Geburtstag
  3. Fieber
  4. Hockzeit
  5. Geradewohl
  6. Erinnerung
  7. Zuversicht
  8. Stimmung

 

In June 1980.

In June 1980, “Asylum” label released “Storm Windows”, the seventh John Prine studio album. It was recorded in 1980, at “Muscle Shoals Sound Studio” in Sheffield, AL, and was produced by Barry Beckett.

Personnel:

  • John Prine– vocals, guitar
  • Barry Beckett– piano
  • John Burns – guitar, harmony vocals
  • Bob Hoban – organ, fiddle, mandolin, piano, background vocals
  • Leo LeBlanc – steel guitar
  • Rachel Peer – harmony vocals
  • Wayne Perkins– guitar
  • Tom Piekarske – bass, background vocals
  • Angie Varias – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by John Prine; except where noted.

  1. Shop Talk – John Prine, John Burns
  2. Living in the Future
  3. It’s Happening to You – John Prine, John Burns
  4. Sleepy Eyed Boy
  5. All Night Blue – Ava Aldridge, Cindy Richardson
  6. Just Wanna Be With You
  7. Storm Windows
  8. Baby Ruth – Johnny Wyker
  9. One Red Rose
  10. I Had a Dream

On June 24, 1980.

On June 24, 1980, “Asylum” label released “Hold Out”, the sixth Jackson Browne album. It was recorded 1979 – 1980, at “The Sound Factory”, “Record One” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Jackson Browne and Greg Ladanyi.

Personnel:

  • Jackson Browne – lead vocals, acoustic piano, guitar
  • David Lindley– electric guitar, lap steel guitar
  • Craig Doerge– acoustic piano, Hammond organ, string synthesizer, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer electric piano
  • Bill Payne– Hammond organ, string synthesizer
  • Bob Glaub– bass guitar
  • Russ Kunkel– drums
  • Rick Marotta– hi-hat, tom-toms, drums
  • Joe Lala– percussion
  • Danny Kortchmar– maracas
  • Rosemary Butler– background vocals
  • Doug Haywood – background vocals
  • Rusty Conway, Donald Miller – production assistant
  • Greg Ladanyi – engineer
  • Brent Averill, Niko Bolas, James Ledner, Jim Nipar, Sergio Reyes, Karen Siegal, George Ybarra – assistant engineer
  • Buford Jones – mixing
  • Doug Sax– mastering
  • Dawn Patrol – album cover
  • Jimmy Wachtel – design, photography

 Track listing:

All tracks by Jackson Browne except where noted.

  1. Disco Apocalypse
  2. Hold Out
  3. That Girl Could Sing
  4. Boulevard
  5. Of Missing Persons
  6. Call It a Loan – Jackson Browne, David Lindley
  7. Hold On Hold Out – Jackson Browne, Craig Doerge