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On June 18, 1984.

On June 18, 1984, “Warner Bros” label released “Camouflage”, the 13th Rod Stewart studio album. It was recorded in 1984, and was produced by Michael Omartian.

Personnel:

  • Rod Stewart – lead vocals
  • Jeff Beck– guitar solos
  • Jim Cregan– guitar
  • Robin LeMesurier – guitar
  • Michael Landau– guitar
  • Jay Davis – bass guitar
  • Tony Brock– drums
  • Kevin Savigar– keyboards
  • Michael Omartian– keyboards, percussion, backing vocals
  • Jimmy Zavala– harmonica
  • Gary Herbig – saxophone
  • Jerry Hey, Chuck Findley, Kim Hutchcroft, Charlie Loper, Gary Grant – horns
  • John Guess – engineering and mixing
  • Tom Fouce – second engineer

Track listing:

  1. Infatuation – Rod Stewart, Duane Hitchings, Rowland Robinson
  2. All Right Now – Andy Fraser, Paul Rodgers
  3. Some Guys Have All the Luck – Jeff Fortang
  4. Can We Still Be Friends – Todd Rundgren
  5. Bad For You – Rod Stewart, Kevin Savigar, Jim Cregan
  6. Heart Is on the Line – Rod Stewart, Jay Davis
  7. Camouflage – Rod Stewart, Kevin Savigar, Michael Omartian
  8. Trouble – Rod Stewart, Michael Omartian

 

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On June 14, 2016.

On June 14, 2016, Henry Campbell Liken McCullough died aged 72. He was guitarist, singer and songwriter, who has worked with many famous musicians including Joe Cocker, George Harrison, Roy Harper, Frankie Miller, Eric Burdon, Marianne Faithful, Ronnie Lane, Donovan, Bobby Harrison, Steve Marriot, Time Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. McCullough was member of Spooky Tooth, The Grease Band, Dr. Feelgood and Wings.

He released five solo albums and one EP:

  • Mind Your Own Business- 1975
  • All Shook Up – 1982 (EP)
  • Hell of A Record- May 1984
  • Cut- 1987
  • Get In The Hole– 1989  (live)
  • Blue Sunset- 1998

 

In February 1985.

In February 1985, “Capitol” label released “Love Bomb”, the seventh Tubes album. It was recorded in 1984, and was produced by Todd Rundgren.

Personnel:

  • Fee Waybill – vocals
  • Bill Spooner – vocals, guitar
  • Roger Steen – vocals, guitar
  • Vince Welnick – keyboards
  • Todd Rundgren – mixing, engineer
  • Michael Cotton – synthesizer, cover art
  • Prairie Prince – drums, cover art
  • Jim Welch – art direction
  • Stacy Baird, Wally Buck – engineer
  • Tom Size – assistant engineer

Track listing:

  1. Piece by Piece
  2. Stella
  3. Come as You Are
  4. One Good Reason
  5. Bora Bora 2000/Love Bomb
  6. Night People
  7. Say Hey
  8. Eyes
  9. Muscle Girls
  10. Theme from a Wooly Place (Wooly Bully/Theme from a Summer Place)
  11. For a Song
  12. Say Hey (Part 2)
  13. Feel It
  14. Night People (Reprise)

On February 2, 2018.

On February 2, 2018, Dennis Edwards died aged 74. He was soul and R&B singer and musician (piano), member of The Mighty Clouds of Joy, Dennis Edwards and the Fireballs,The Contours,  but was best known as lead singer in The Temptations. Edwards was leading vocal on some of the group’s biggest hits including “I Can’t Get Next to You”, “Ball of Confusion” and “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone”. In the period between 1984 -1993, Edwards released three solo albums.

On January 13, 1986.

On January 13, 1986, “Virgin” label released “Premonition”, the ninth Peter Frampton studio album. It was recorded 1984 – 1985, and was produced by Peter Frampton and Peter Solley.

Personnel:

  • Peter Frampton – guitar, vocals; synthesizer, bass
  • Tony Levin- bass; Chapman stick
  • Richard Cottle – keyboards
  • Omar Hakim, Steve Ferrone- drums
  • Chuck Kirkpatrick, Johnne Sambataro- backing vocals
  • Pete Solley– piano
  • Richie Puente – percussion

Track listing:

  1. Stop – Peter Frampton, Mark Goldenberg
  2. Hiding from a Heartache – Peter Frampton, Steve Broughton Lunt, Arthur Stead
  3. You Know So Well – Peter Frampton
  4. Premonition – Peter Frampton, Rob Sabino
  5. Lying – Peter Frampton
  6. Moving a Mountain – Peter Frampton, Steve Broughton Lunt, Mark Goldenberg
  7. All Eyes on You – Peter Frampton
  8. Into View – Peter Frampton
  9. Call of the Wild – Peter Frampton, Steve Broughton Lunt

 

On January 9, 1984.

On January 9, 1984, “Warner Bros” label released 1984 (stylized as MCMLXXXIV on the album’s cover), sixth Van Halen studio album. It was recorded in 1983, at “5150 Studios” in Studio City, California, and was produced by Ted Templeman. The album cover art was by Margo Nahas.  The album was certified 5 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada’, Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”, and Diamond in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • David Lee Roth– vocals
  • Eddie Van Halen– guitars, keyboards, background vocals
  • Alex Van Halen– drums, background vocals
  • Michael Anthony– bass guitar, background vocals
  • Ken Deane, Donn Landee– engineering
  • Chris Bellman, Gregg Geller – mastering
  • Jo Motta – project coordination
  • Joan Parker – production coordination
  • Pete Angelus, Richard Seireeni – art direction
  • Margo Nahas – cover art
  • Pete Angelus – lighting

Track listing:

All tracks by Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony and David Lee Roth, except where noted.

  1. 1984
  2. Jump
  3. Panama
  4. Top Jimmy
  5. Drop Dead Legs
  6. Hot for Teacher
  7. I’ll Wait – Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony, David Lee Roth, Michael McDonald
  8. Girl Gone Bad
  9. House of Pain

On September 3, 1984.

On September 3, 1984, “EMI” label released “Powerslave”, the fifth Iron Maiden studio album. It was recorded February – June 1984, at “Compass Point Studios” in Nassau, Bahamas, and was produced by Martin Birch. In 2017, it was ranked at number 38 at “Rolling Stone’s” list of the “100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time”. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada” and Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Bruce Dickinson– lead vocals
  • Dave Murray– guitar
  • Adrian Smith– guitar
  • Steve Harris– bass guitar
  • Nicko McBrain– drums
  • Martin Birch– engineer, mixing
  • Frank Gibson, Bruce Buchhalter – assistant engineer
  • George Marino – mastering
  • Derek Riggs– sleeve design, sleeve concept, sleeve illustration
  • Moshe Brakha – photography
  • Rod Smallwood– management, sleeve design, sleeve concept
  • Andy Taylor– management

Track listing:

  1. Aces High – Steve Harris
  2. 2 Minutes to Midnight – Adrian Smith, Bruce Dickinson
  3. Losfer Words (Big ‘Orra) – Steve Harris
  4. Flash of the Blade – Bruce Dickinson
  5. The Duellists – Steve Harris
  6. Back in the Village – Adrian Smith, Bruce Dickinson
  7. Powerslave – Buce Dickinson
  8. Rime of the Ancient Mariner – Steve Harris