On April 30, 1982, “Jive” label released the self-titled, debut A Flock of Seagulls album. It was recorded in 1981, at “Battery Studios”, and was produced by Mike Howlett and Bill Nelson. In 1983, the album track “D.N.A.” won a “Grammy Award” for “Best Rock Instrumental Performance”.
Mike Score – lead vocals, keyboards, additional rhythm guitar
Paul Reynolds – lead and rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Frank Maudsley – bass guitar, backing vocals
Ali Score – drums, percussion
Mark Dearnley – engineer
Mike Shipley – engineer
“BillBo” – mastering
All tracks by Mike Score, Ali Score, Frank Maudsley and Paul Reynolds.
On April 14, 1981, “Fiction Records” label released “Faith”, the third Cure studio album. It was recorded September 1980 – March 1981, at “Morgan Studio” in London, and was produced by Mike hedges, Robert Smith, Simon Gallup and Lol Tolhurst.
Robert Smith – vocals, guitars, keyboards, six-string bass
Simon Gallup – bass guitar
Lol Tolhurst – drums
Mike Hedges – engineering
Graham Carmichael – engineering
David Kemp – engineering
Martyn Webster – engineering assistance
Porl Thompson – design
All lyrics by Robert Smith, all music by Robert Smith, Simon Gallup and Lol Tolhurst.
On January 17, 2016, Terence Dale “Buffin” Griffin died aged 67. He was musician (drums) and music producer. He was member of the band The British Lions, but was best known as founding member and the drummer of Mott the Hoople. As producer he worked with Hanoi Rocks and Cult, and produced numerous BBC Radio 1 John Peel sessions from 1981 to 1994.
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.
On December 30, 1981, “True North Records” label released “For Those Who Think Young”, the third Rough Trade album. It was recorded June – August 1981, and was produced by Gene Martynec, and Kevan Staples.
On December 8, 1981, Walter Horton aka Big Walter Horton or Walter “Shakey” Horton died aged 60. He was musician (harmonica), regarded as one of the best harmonica players in the blues history. Willie Dixon said about Horton “the best harmonica player I ever heard”, and Robert Palmer named him as “one of the three great harmonica soloists of modern blues”. In 1982, Horton was posthumously inducted into the “Blues Hall of Fame”.