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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”.


  • 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 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.


  • 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 11, 1984.

On January 11, 1984, “Sire” label released “Learning to Crawl”, the third Pretenders studio album. It was recorded May 1982 – 1983, at “Air Studios” in London, and was produced by Chris Thomas. The album was certified Platinum in US by “RIAA”.


  • Chrissie Hynde – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica
  • Robbie McIntosh – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Malcolm Foster – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Martin Chambers – lead and backing vocals, drums, percussion
  • Billy Bremner – vocals, lead and rhythm guitar
  • Tony Butler – bass guitar
  • Andrew Bodnar – vocals, bass guitar
  • Paul Carrack – vocals, piano
  • Steve Churchyard – engineer
  • Peter Barrett – art direction
  • Paul Cox – front cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Chrissie Hynde, except where noted.

  1. Middle of the Road
  2. Back on the Chain Gang
  3. Time the Avenger
  4. Watching the Clothes
  5. Show Me
  6. Thumbelina
  7. My City Was Gone
  8. Thin Line Between Love and Hate – Richard Poindexter, Robert Poindexter, Jackie Members
  9. I Hurt You
  10. 2000 Miles

On December 17, 1982.

On December 17, 1982, Joseph Lee “Big Joe” Williams died aged 79. He was musician (guitar), singer, and songwriter, best known for his distinctive sound of his nine-string guitar. His songs “Baby Please Don’t Go”, “Crawlin’ King Snake” and “Peach Orchard Mama”, were covered by many artists. In October 1992, Williams was inducted into the “Blues Hall of Fame”. As a leader he released sixteen studio and one live album.

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 29, 1982.

On October 29, 1982, “RCA” label released “Choose Your Masques”, the thirteenth Hawkwind studio album. It was recorded June – July 1982, at “Rockfield Studios” in Wales, and Pat Moran,


  • Dave Brock – vocals, electric guitar, keyboards
  • Huw Lloyd-Langton – vocals, electric guitar
  • Harvey Bainbridge – bass guitar, keyboards
  • Martin Griffin – drums
  • Nik Turner – saxophone
  • Andrew Christian, Terry Oakes – sleeve design

Track listing:

  1. Choose Your Masks – Michael Moorcock, Dave Brock
  2. Dream Worker – Harvey Bainbridge
  3. Arrival in Utopia – Michael Moorcock, Dave Brock
  4. Utopia – Dave Brock
  5. Silver Machine – Robert Calvert, Dave Brock
  6. Void City – Harvey Bainbridge, Dave Brock
  7. Solitary Mind Games – Marion Lloyd-Langton, Huw Lloyd-Langton
  8. Fahrenheit 451 – Robert Calvert, Dave Brock
  9. The Scan – Harvey Bainbridge, Dave Brock
  10. Waiting for Tomorrow – Marion Lloyd-Langton, Huw Lloyd-Langton


On October 19, 1982.

On October 19, 1982, “Beggars Banquet” label released “The Sky’s Gone Out”, the third Bauhaus studio album. It was recorded in 1982, at “Rockfield” in Monmouth Beck, Wellingborough, “BBC Maida Vale” in London, and was produced by Peter Murphy, Daniel Ash, David J, and Kevin Haskins.


  • Peter Murphy – vocals, additional guitar
  • Daniel Ash – vocal, guitars, cover painting
  • David J – vocal, bass guitar
  • Kevin Haskins – drums, congas

Track listing:

All tracks by Daniel Ash, David J, Kevin Haskins and Peter Murphy, except where noted.

  1. Third Uncle – Brian Eno
  2. Silent Hedges
  3. In the Night
  4. Swing the Heartache
  5. Spirit
  6. The Three Shadows, Part I
  7. The Three Shadows, Part II
  8. The Three Shadows, Part III
  9. All We Ever Wanted Was Everything
  10. Exquisite Corpse

On October 4, 1982.

On October 4, 1982, “Grunt” label released “Winds of Change”, the seventh Jefferson Starship album. It was recorded in 1982, at “The Automat” in San Francisco, and was produced by Kevin Beamish.


  • Grace Slick – vocals
  • Mickey Thomas – vocals
  • Paul Kantner – vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Craig Chaquico – lead guitar, rhythm guitar
  • Aynsley Dunbar – drums, percussion
  • David Freiberg – vocals, bass, keyboards, organ, synthesizer
  • Pete Sears – bass, keyboards, synthesizer, piano
  • Maureen Droney – assistant engineer
  • Tom Cummings – assistant mixing engineer
  • Jeff Sanders – mastering
  • Maurice – production coordinator
  • Andreas Nottebohm – cover art, painting
  • Dyer / Kahn, Inc. – design
  • Paul Tokarski, Visual Promotions, Inc. – special effects photography

Track listing:

  1. Winds of Change – lyrics by Jeannette Sears, music by Pete Sears
  2. Keep on Dreamin’ – Craig Chaguico
  3. Be My Lady – lyrics by Jeannette Sears, music by Pete Sears
  4. I Will Stay – lyrics by Jeannette Sears, music by Pete Sears
  5. Out of Control – lyrics by Paul Kantner, China Wing, Paul Kantner, Grace Slick, music by Paul Kantner
  6. Can’t Find Love – lyrics by Grace Slick, Monica Clemans, Mickey Thomas, Craig Chaquico, music by Craig Chaquico
  7. Black Widow – Craig Chaquico, Grace Slick
  8. I Came Back From the Jaws of the Dragon – Paul Kantner
  9. Quit Wasting Time – lyrics by Jeannette Sears, music by Pete Sears

On August 3, 1982.

On August 3, 1982,”A&M” label released “The Art of Control”, the eighth Peter Frampton studio album. It was recorded in 1982 and was produced by Peter Frampton and Eddie Kramer.


  • Peter Frampton – lead vocals, lead guitar, guitar synthesizer, bass guitar, keyboards
  • Mark Goldenberg- rhythm guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
  • John Regan- bass guitar
  • Harry Stinson- drums
  • Ian Lloyd- backing vocals
  • Eddie Kramer- backing vocals
  • JD Dworkow – backing vocals
  • Eddie Kramer- engineer, mixer
  • Guy Charbonneau – assistant engineer
  • Alan Myerson – assistant engineer
  • Cliff Bonnell – assistant engineer
  • Phil Magnotti – assistant engineer
  • Mike Scott – assistant engineer
  • Don Wershba – assistant engineer
  • George Marino – mastering engineer
  • Hitoshi Takiguchi – mastering engineer
  • Norman Moore – artwork direction, cover artwork, cover artwork concept, design
  • Glenn Wexler- cover artwork photography
  • Jeffrey Kent Ayeroff – artwork direction
  • Shinjiro Kawashima – artwork research
  • Chihiro Nozaki – artwork coordinator

Track listing:

All tracks by Peter Frampton and Mark Goldenberg.

  1. I Read the News
  2. Sleepwalk
  3. Save Me
  4. Back to Eden
  5. An Eye for an Eye
  6. Don’t Think About Me
  7. Heart in the Fire
  8. Here Comes Caroline
  9. Barbara’s Vacation