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On April 30, 1982.

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”.

Personnel:

  • 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

Track listing:

All tracks by Mike Score, Ali Score, Frank Maudsley and Paul Reynolds.

  1. Modern Love is Automatic
  2. Messages
  3. I Run (So Far Away)
  4. Space Age and Love Song
  5. You Can Run
  6. Telecommunications
  7. Standing in the Doorway
  8. Don’t Ask Me
  9. D.N.A.
  10. Tokyo
  11. Man Made

On April 14, 1981.

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.

Personnel:

  • 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

Track listing:

All lyrics by Robert Smith, all music by Robert Smith, Simon Gallup and Lol Tolhurst.

  1. The Holy Hour
  2. Primary
  3. Other Voices
  4. All Cats Are Grey
  5. The Funeral Party
  6. Doubt
  7. The Drowning Man
  8. Faith

On April 1, 1982.

On April 1, 1982, “RCA” label released “Money Talks” the seventh Trooper studio album. It was recorded in 1981, and was produced by Mike Flicker.

Personnel:

  • Ra McGuire – vocals
  • Brian Smith – guitar
  • Rob Deans – keyboards
  • Doni Underhill – bass
  • Tommy Stewart – drums

Track listing:

 All tracks by Ra McGuire and Brian Smith.

  1. Money Talks
  2. Only a Fool
  3. This Must Be the Place
  4. Lookin’ for Trouble
  5. Ready for the Nite
  6. Everything You Want
  7. Could’ve Been Me
  8. Any Minute Now
  9. It Comes and It Goes
  10. Dig a Little Deeper

On January 17, 2016.

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.

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 December 30, 1981.

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.

Personnel:

  • Carole Pope – lead vocals
  • Kevan Staples – vocals, guitar, piano, synthesizer
  • David McMorrow – vocals, piano, Rhodes, synthesizer
  • Terry Wilkins – vocals, Fender fretless bass
  • Bucky Berger – vocals, drums
  • Dusty Springfield – backing vocals
  • Shawne Jackson – backing vocals
  • Colina Phillips – backing vocals
  • Gary Gray – engineer
  • Rick Starks – assistant engineer
  • Jack Skinner – mastering
  • Peter J. Moore – remastering, restoration
  • Derek Taylor – make-up

Track listing:

All tracks by Carole Pope and Kevan Staples.

  1. All Touch
  2. Attitude
  3. For those Who Think Young
  4. Bodies in Collision
  5. Prisoner of My Skin
  6. The Sacred & the Profane
  7. Baptism of Fire
  8. Fakin’ It
  9. Blood Lusts

In December 1981.

In December 1981, “Capitol” label released “Small Change”, the fifth Prism studio album. It was record in 1981, and was produced by John S. Carter.

Personnel:

  • Henry Small – lead vocals
  • Lindsay Mitchell – guitar
  • Rocket Norton – drums
  • Al Harlow – bass guitar
  • Jimmy Phillips – keyboards
  • Randy Hansen – guitar
  • Norton Buffalo – harmonica
  • Alvin Taylor – drums, percussion
  • Reggie McBride – bass guitar
  • Don Francisco – backing vocals
  • Shirley Matthews – backing vocals
  • Paulette Brown – backing vocals
  • Cleopatra Kennedy – backing vocals
  • Warren Dewey – engineer
  • Roy Kohara – art direction
  • James O’Mara – photography

Track listing:

  1. Don’t Let Him Know – Bryan Adams, James Vallance
  2. Turn on Your Radar – Morgan Walker
  3. Hole in Paradise – Henry Small, Lindsay Mitchell
  4. Rain – David Sigerson, Ned Albright, Odette Springer
  5. When Will I See You Again – Henry Small
  6. Heart and Soul – Bruce Turgon
  7. Stay – Bryan Adams, James Vallance
  8. When Love Goes Wrong (You’re Not Alone) – Henry Small
  9. In the Jailhouse Now – Jimmy Rodgers
  10. Wings of Your Love – Henry Small

On December 8, 1981.

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”.

On October 23, 1981.

On October 23, 1981, “Capitol” label released “Circle of Love”, the eleventh Steve Miller Band studio album. It was recorded in 1981, and was produced by Steve Miller.

Personnel:

  • Steve Miller – vocals, guitar
  • Byron Allred – keyboards
  • Gerald Johnson – bass guitar
  • Gary Mallaber – drums, percussion
  • Rick Fisher – recording engineer
  • Stephen Perringer – art direction
  • John Browning, Ken Trimpe – design
  • Greg Stadler – calligraphy

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Miller, except where noted.

  1. Heart Like a Wheel
  2. Get On Home – traditional, arranged by Steve Miller
  3. Baby Wanna Dance
  4. Circle of Love
  5. Macho City

On October 4, 1982.

On October 4, 1982, “ECM” label released “Trio Music”, the 24th Chick Corea album. It was recorded in November 1981, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • Chick Corea – piano
  • Miroslav Vitouš – bass
  • Roy Haynes – drums
  • Martin Wieland – engineer, engineer

Track listing:

  1. Trio Improvisation 1 – Chick Corea, Roy Haynes, Miroslav Vitouš
  2. Trio Improvisation 2 – Chick Corea, Roy Haynes, Miroslav Vitouš
  3. Trio Improvisation 3 – Chick Corea, Roy Haynes, Miroslav Vitouš
  4. Duet Improvisation 1 – Chick Corea, Miroslav Vitouš
  5. Duet Improvisation 2 – Chick Corea, Miroslav Vitouš
  6. Trio Improvisation 4 – Chick Corea, Roy Haynes, Miroslav Vitouš
  7. Trio Improvisation 5 – Chick Corea, Roy Haynes, Miroslav Vitouš
  8. Slippery When Wet – Chick Corea
  9. Rhythm-A-Ning – Thelonious Monk
  10. ‘Round Midnight – Bernie Hanighen, Monk, Cootie Williams
  11. Eronel – Thelonious Monk
  12. Think of One – Thelonious Monk
  13. Little Rootie Tootie – Thelonious Monk
  14. Reflections – Thelonious Monk
  15. Hackensack – Thelonious Monk