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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)
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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

On September 1, 1984.

On September 1, 1984, “EMI America” label released “Tonight”, the sixteenth David Bowie studio album. It was recorded May – June 1984, at “Le Studio” in Quebec, Canada, and was produced by David Bowie, Derek Bramble and Hugh Padgham.

Personnel:

  • David Bowie– vocals
  • Derek Bramble – guitar; guitar synthesizer; bass guitar; synthesiser; backing vocals
  • Carlos Alomar– guitars
  • Omar Hakim– drums
  • Carmine Rojas– bass guitar
  • Guy St. Onge – marimba
  • Sammy Figueroa– percussion
  • Tina Turner– lead vocals
  • Iggy Pop– backing
  • Robin Clark, George Simms, Curtis King – backing vocals

The Borneo Horns

  • Stanley Harrison– alto saxophone; tenor saxophone
  • Lenny Pickett– tenor saxophone; clarinet
  • Steve Elson – baritone saxophone
  • Arif Mardin– string arrangements; synthesisers

Track listing:

  1. Loving the Alien – David Bowie
  2. Don’t Look Down – Iggy Pop, James Williamson
  3. God Only Knows – Brian Wilson, Tony Asher
  4. Tonight – David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Ricky Gardiner
  5. Neighborhood Threat – David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Ricky Gardiner
  6. Blue Jean – David Bowie
  7. Tumble and Twirl – David Bowie, Iggy Pop
  8. I Keep Forhettin – Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
  9. Dancing With the Big Boys – David Bowie, Carlos Alomar

In August 1985.

In August 1985, “A&M” label released “Cosi Fan Tutti Frutti”, the sixth Squeeze album. It was recorded in 1984, and was produced by Laurie Latham.

Personnel:

  • Chris Difford– guitar, backing vocals
  • Glenn Tilbrook– guitars, keyboards, horns, lead and backing vocals
  • Jools Holland– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Keith Wilkinson– bass, backing vocals
  • Gilson Lavis– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook except where noted.

  1. Big Beng
  2. By Your Side
  3. King George Street
  4. I Learnt How to Pray
  5. Last Time Forever
  6. No Place Like Home
  7. Heartbreaking World – Chris Difford, Jools Holland
  8. Hits of the Year
  9. Break My Heart
  10. I Won’t Ever Go Drinking Again (?)