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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

 

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On January 2, 2018.

On January 2, 2018, Roe Erister “Rick” Hall died aged 85. He was musician, music producer, songwriter, music publisher, best known as the owner and proprietor of “FAME Studios” in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. He had recorded and promoted names like Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Duane Allman, Etta James, Osmonds, Paul Anka and Tom Jones. In 1985, Hall was inducted into the “Alabama Music Hall of Fame”, received the “John Herbert Orr Pioneer Award”, and In 2014, he won the “Grammy Trustees Award”.

On December 10, 1985.

On December 1985, “Columbia” label released “Club Ninja”, the tenth Blue Öyster Cult album. It was recorded in 1985, at “Bearsville Studios” in Bearsville, “Boogie Hotel Studios” in Port Jefferson,  “Tallysin Studios” in Syosset, New York, “Warehouse Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Sandy Pearlman.

Personnel:

  • Eric Bloom– vocals, guitar
  • Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser– vocals, guitars, keyboards
  • Joe Bouchard– bass, vocals, guitar
  • Tommy Zvoncheck – synthesizers, piano, organ
  • Jimmy Wilcox – background vocals, percussion
  • Thommy Price– drums
  • Phil Grande – guitars
  • Kenny Aaronson– bass
  • David Lucas, Joni Peltz, Dave Immer, Joe Caro – background vocals
  • Howard Stern– opening to “When the War Comes”
  • Paul Mandl – engineer, overdubs editor, programming
  • John Devlin, Toby Scott – engineers
  • David Lucas – additional production
  • Brian McGee – mixing

Track listing:

  1. White Flags – Leggatt Bros.
  2. Dancin’ in the Ruins – Larry Gottlieb, Jason Scanlon
  3. Make Rock Not War – Bob Halligan Jr.
  4. Perfect Water – Donald Roeser, Jim Carroll
  5. Spy in the House of the Night – Donald Roeser, Richard Meltzer
  6. Beat’ Em Up – Bob Halligan Jr.
  7. When the War Comes Home – Joe Bouchard, Sandy Pearlman
  8. Shadow Warrior – Eric Bloom, Donald Roeser, Eric Van Lustbader
  9. Madness to the Method – Donald Roeser, Dick Trismen

On December 10, 1985.

On December 10, 1985, “I.R.S.” label released the debut, self-titled Fine Young Cannibals album. It was recorded in 1985, at “Power Plant Studios” and “Sound Suite Studios” in London, and was produced by Robin Millar.

Personnel:

  • Roland Gift- vocals
  • Andy Cox- guitar, organ
  • David Steele- bass, piano
  • Martin Parry – drums
  • Graeme Hamilton – trumpet, piano
  • Gavin Wright– violin
  • Saxa– saxophone
  • Beverly, Gloria and Maxine Brown, Jimmy Somerville- backing vocals
  • Jenny Jones – drums, backing vocals
  • Alvin Clark – engineer
  • Anton Corbijn- front cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Roland Gift, Andy Cox and David Steele, except where noted.

  1. Johnny Come Home
  2. Couldn’t Care More
  3. Don’t Ask Me to Choose
  4. Funny How Love Is
  5. Suspicious Minds – Mark James
  6. Blue
  7. Move to Work
  8. On a Promise
  9. Time Isn’t Kind
  10. Like a Stranger

In August 1985.

In August 1985, “Epic” label released “World Service”, the third Spear of Destiny album. It was recorded in 1985, at “Trident 1” and “RAK Studios”, and was produced by Rusty Egan, Kirk Brandon, Stan Stammers, Dolphin Taylor, Neil Pyzer, Mickey Donnelly and Alan St. Clair.

Personnel:

  • Kirk Brandon- vocals, guitar
  • Stan Stammers- bass guitar
  • Dolphin Taylor- drums, percussion
  • Neil Pyzer – grand and electric piano, organ, and alto and tenor saxophone
  • Mickey Donnelly – alto and tenor saxophone, clarinet, flute
  • Alan St. Clair– guitar
  • Barbara Pennington, Mae McKenna, Lorenza Johnson, Jackie Challenor – backing vocals
  • Simon Gardener, Steve Sidwell- trumpet
  • Steve Sidwell – flugelhorn

Track listing:

All tracks by Kirk Brandon

  1. Rocket Ship
  2. Up All Night
  3. Come Back
  4. World Service
  5. I Can See
  6. All My Love (Ask Nothing)
  7. Mickey
  8. Somewhere in the East
  9. Once in Her Lifetime
  10. Harlan County

On August 8, 1990.

On August 8, 1995, “Passenger” label released the debut, self-titled Ben Folds Five album. It was recorded in February 1985, at Wave Castle” in North Carolina, and was produced by Caleb Southern.

Personnel:

  • Ben Folds– piano, vocals
  • Darren Jessee– drums, vocals, percussion
  • Robert Sledge– bass, vocals
  • Ted Ehrhard – violin, viola
  • Chris Eubank – cello
  • Mixing: Marc Becker
  • Photography: Alexandria Searls

Track listing:

All tracks by Ben Folds, except where noted.

  1. Jackson Cannery
  2. Philosophy
  3. Julianne
  4. Where’s Summer B.? – Ben Folds, Darren Jessee
  5. Alice Childress – Ben Folds, Anne Goodman
  6. Underground
  7. Sports & Wine
  8. Uncle Walter
  9. Best Imitation of Myself
  10. Video
  11. The Last Polka – Ben Folds, Anna Goodman
  12. Boxing

In August 1967.

In August 1967, “Stax” label released “Born Under a Bad Sign”, the second Albert King studio album. It was recorded March 1966 – June 1967, at “Stax Studios” in Memphis Tennessee, and was produced by Jim Stewart. In 1985, “Born Under a Bad Sign” was inducted into the “Blues Foundation Hall of Fame” in the “Classics of Blues Recordings” category In 1999, the album received a “Grammy Hall of Fame Award”; in 2012, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 491 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Albert King– lead guitar and vocals
  • Steve Cropper– rhythm guitar
  • Booker T. Jones– organ, piano
  • Isaac Hayes– piano
  • Donald “Duck” Dunn– bass guitar
  • Al Jackson, Jr.– drums
  • Wayne Jackson– trumpet
  • Andrew Love– tenor saxophone
  • Joe Arnold – baritone saxophone, flute

Track listing:

  1. Born Under a Bad Sign – William Bell, Booker T. Jones
  2. Crosscut Saw – R. G. Ford
  3. Kansas City – Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
  4. Oh, Pretty Woman – C. Williams
  5. Down Don’t Bother Me – Albert King
  6. The Hunter – Booker T. Jones, Carl Wells, Steve Cropper, Donald Dunn, Al Jackson, Jr.
  7. I Almost Lost My Mind – Ivory Joe Hunter
  8. Personal Manager – Albert King, David Porter
  9. Laundromat Blues – Sandy Jones
  10. As the Years Go Passing By – Deadric Malone
  11. The Very Thought of You – Ray Noble