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On August 15, 1983.

On August 15, 1983, “Epic” label released “Next Position Please”, the seventh Cheap Trick studio album. It was recorded in December 1982, at “Utopia Sound” in Lake Hill, New York, and was produced by Todd Rundgren and Ian Taylor.


  • Robin Zander – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards
  • Rick Nielsen – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Jon Brant – bass, backing vocals
  • Bun E. Carlos – drums, percussion
  • Todd Rundgren – guitar, engineer
  • Paul Klingberg – engineer
  • Chris Andersen – engineer
  • John Berg – design
  • David Kennedy – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Rick Nielsen, except where noted.

  1. I Can’t Take It – Robin Zander
  2. Borderline
  3. I Don’t Love Here Anymore
  4. Next Position Please
  5. Younger Girls – Robin Zander, Rick Nielsen
  6. Dancing the Night Away – Nick Garvey, Andy McMaster
  7. 3-D
  8. You Say Jump
  9. Y.O.Y.O.Y.
  10. Won’t Take No for an Answer
  11. Heaven’s Falling – Todd Rundgren
  12. Invaders of the Heart

in august 1984.

In August 1984, “Jive” label released “The Story of a Young Heart”, the third A Flock of Seagulls album. It was recorded 1983 – 1984, at “Ridge Farm Studio” in Rusper, West Sussex, UK, and was produced by Steve Lovell.


  • Mike Score – lead vocals, keyboards, guitar
  • Paul Reynolds – lead guitar
  • Frank Maudsley – bass guitar
  • Ali Score – drums
  • John Reid – bass
  • Chris Porter – engineer
  • Steve Lipson – engineer
  • Phil Vinal – engineer
  • Sven Taits, Alister Bullock – engineer assistants
  • Pete Watson – art direction
  • Eric Watson – photography
  • Daniel Thistlethwaite – photography
  • Ali Score, Weed – photography

Track listing:

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

  1. The Story of a Young Heart
  2. Never Again (The Dancer)
  3. The More You Live, the More You Love
  4. European (I Wish I Was)
  5. Remember David
  6. Over My Head
  7. Heart of Steel
  8. The End
  9. Suicide Day

In August 1983.

In August 1983, “Some Bizzare” label released “Torment and Toreros”, the second Marc and the Mambas studio album. It was recorded January – May 1983, at “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by Marc Almond.


  • Marc Almond – vocals, guitar, percussion, mixing
  • Annie Hogan – vocals, piano, harpsichord, Farfisa organ
  • Steve Sherlock – flute, saxophone
  • Lee Jenkinson – vocals, bass, guitar, drums
  • Matt Johnson – guitar
  • Peter Ashworth – drums, timpani
  • Frank Want – drums
  • The Venomettes – string arrangements

       Anne Stephenson – violin

       Ginny Hewes – violin

       Martin McCarrick – cello

       Billy McGee – double bass

  • Flood – mixing
  • Huw Feather – design
  • Peter Ashworth – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Marc Almond, except where noted.

  1. Intro – Marc Almond, Sally Mambas
  2. Boss Cat – lyrics by Marc Almond, music by Anne Stephenson, Ginny Hewes
  3. The Bulls – Jacques Brel
  4. Catch a Fallen Star
  5. The Animal in You – Marc Almond, Sally Mambas
  6. In My Room – Joaquin Prieto, English lyrics by Lee Pockriss, Paul Vance
  7. First Time
  8. (Your Love Is A) Lesion
  9. My Former Self – Marc Almond, Annie Hogan
  10. Once Was – Marc Almond, The Venomettes
  11. The Untouchable One – Marc Almond, Lee Jenkinson
  12. Blood Wedding – traditional Spanish song
  13. Black Heart – Marc Almond, Annie Hogan
  14. Medley: Narcissus/Gloomy Sunday/Vision – Marc Almond, Steve Sherlock, Sam M. Lewis, Rezső Seress, Peter Hammill
  15. Torment – Marc Almond, Steven Severin, Robert Smith
  16. A Million Manias – Marc Almond, Foetus
  17. My Little Book of Sorrows
  18. Beat out that Rhythm on a Drum – Georges Bizet, Oscar Hammerstein II

On June 14, 1983.

On June 14, 1983, “Elektra” label released “Baselines”, the debut Bill Laswell album. It was recorded in March 1982, at “OAO Studio” in Brooklyn, NY, and was produced by Material.


  • Bill Laswell – Ibanez 8-string, Fender 6-string, Fender Fretless Precision, Music Man Sting Ray, Steinberger bass
  • Michael Beinhorn – Prophet-5, synthesizer, shortwave, tape 
  • Ralph Carney – bass saxophone, contrabass clarinet
  • Fred Frith – guitar, violin
  • George Lewis – trombone
  • Ronald Shannon Jackson – drums
  • Martin Bisi – drums, percussion, recording
  • Phillip Wilson – drums 
  • David Moss – voice, steel drum, percussion
  • Daniel Ponce – congas 
  • Howie Weinberg – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Activate – Michael Beinhorn, Bill Laswell
  2. Work Song – Michael Beinhorn, Bill Laswell, George Lewis
  3. Hindsight – Martin Bisi, Bill Laswell
  4. Uprising – Bill Laswell
  5. Barricade – Michael Beinhorn, Bill Laswell, George Lewis
  6. Upright Man – Michael Beinhorn, Bill Laswell
  7. Moving Target – Michael Beinhorn, Bill Laswell
  8. Lowlands – Michael Beinhorn, Bill Laswell
  9. Conservation – Bill Laswell

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 January 12, 1983.

On January 12, 1983, Anthony “Rebop” Kwaku Baah died aged 38. He was musician (percussion), recorded and performed with Can, Wynder K. Frog, Randy Weston, Jim Capaldi, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, Free, Third World, Vivian Stanshall, Billy Cobham, Steve Winwood, The Unknown Cases, and Wally Badarou, but was best known as a member of the band Traffic. As a leader he released four albums.

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 18, 1983.

On December 18, 1983, Jimmy Nolen died aged 49. He was musician (guitar), known for his distinctive “chicken scratch” guitar playing style. Nolan was member of the Jimmy Wilson band, Johnny Otis band, George “Harmonica” Smith backing band, in 1959 he formed his own band The Jimmy Nolan Band, but was best known as the lead guitarist in James Brown band form 1965 until his dead. In its survey of “The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time,” magazine “Mojo” ranks Nolen at number twelve.  

On December 15, 1944.

On December 15, 1944, Alton Glenn Miller died aged 40. He was musician (trombone), composer, arranger, and big-band leader, working in the swing era. Leading the best known big band, in the period 1939 – 1942, he was the best-selling recording artist, with 16 number-one records, and 69 top ten hits (more than Elvis Presley and the Beatles in their careers). Three of his compositions were inducted into the “Grammy Hall of Fame” – in 1983 “In the Mood”, in 1996 “Chattanooga Choo Choo”, and in 1991 “Moonlight Serenade”.

On December 14, 1983.

On December 14, 1983, “Alfa Records” label released “Service”, the seventh Yellow Magic Orchestra album. It was recorded September – October 1983, at “Alfa Studio A” in Tokyo, Japan, and was produced by Haruomi Hosono, Ryuichi Sakamoto, and Yukihiro Takahashi.


  • Haruomi Hosono – vocals, bass, synth bass, keyboards, electronics, arrangements, mixing
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto – vocals, keyboards, electronics, arrangements, mixing
  • Yukihiro Takahashi – vocals, electronic drums, cymbals, keyboards, electronics, arrangements, mixing
  • Takeshii Fujii, Akihiko Yamazoe – technical assistance

Super Eccentric Theater

  • Yūji Miyake, Hisahiro Ogura, Osamu Hagihashi, Daisuke Yamazaki, Kōichi Nagata, Etsuyo Mitani, Keiko Ishii, Akemi Imamura – counterparts
  • Mitsuo Koike – recording, mixing engineer
  • Akitsugu Doi – assistant engineer
  • Teppei Kasai – mastering engineer
  • Kazusuke Obi – A&R coordinators
  • Tsuguya Inoue – art director, painting
  • Beans – design

Track listing:

  1. Limbo – lyrics by Yukihiro Takahashi, Haruomi Hosono, Peter Barakan, music by Yukihiro Takahashi
  2. S.E.T.
  3. The Madman – lyrics by Yukihiro Takahashi, Peter Barakan, music by Yukihiro Takahashi
  4. S.E.T.
  5. Chinese Whispers – lyrics by Yukihiro Takahashi, Peter Barakan, music by Yukihiro Takahashi
  6. S.E.T.
  7. You’ve Got to Help Yourself – lyrics by Haruomi Hosono, Peter Barakan, music by Ryuichi Sakamoto, Yukihiro Takahashi
  8. S.E.T. + YMO
  9. Shadows on the Ground – lyrics by Ryuichi Sakamoto, Yukihiro Takahashi, Peter Barakan, music by Ryuichi Sakamoto, Yukihiro Takahashi
  10. S.E.T.
  11. See Through – lyrics by Peter Barkan, music by Ryuichi Sakamoto, Yukihiro Takahashi, Harumi Hosono
  12. S.E.T.
  13. Perspective – lyrics by Ryuichi Sakamoto, Peter Barakan, music by Ryuichi Sakamoto
  14. S.E.T.