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In July 1986.

In July 1986, “Warner Bros” label released “East of Midnight”, the 17th Gordon Lightfoot album. It was recorded January 1985 – March 1986, at “Eastern Sound” in Toronto, and was produced by Gordon Lightfoot and David Foster.


  • Gordon Lightfoot – main vocals, guitar
  • Lenny Castro- percussion
  • Vern Dorge – alto and tenor saxophone
  • David Foster- synthesizer, keyboards
  • Mike Heffernan – keyboards
  • James Newton Howard- synthesizer, percussion, keyboards
  • Sheree Jeacocke – harmony vocals
  • Barry Keane – percussion, drums
  • Michael Landau- guitar
  • Bob Mann – guitar, rhythm guitar
  • Richard Marx- harmony vocals
  • Lou Pomanti – Hammond organ
  • Tom Szczesniak – synthesizer, bass, keyboards
  • Vesta Williams- harmony vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Gordon Lightfoot except where noted.

  1. Stay Loose
  2. Morning Glory
  3. East of Midnight
  4. A Lesson in Love
  5. Anything for Love – Gordon Lightfoot, David Foster
  6. Let it Ride
  7. Ecstasy Made Easy
  8. You Just Gotta Be
  9. A Passing Ship
  10. I’ll Tag Along

On July 29, 1986.

On July 29, 1986, “Family Productions” and “Columbia” labels released “The Bridge”, the tenth Billy Joel studio album. It was recorded 1985 – 1986, at “The Power Station”, “Chelsea Sound”, “RCA Studios”, in New York City and “Evergreen Studios”, in Burbank, California, and was produced by Phil Ramone. The album was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, 2 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, and 2 x Platinum in the US by “RIAA”.


  • Billy Joel– lead and backing vocals, acoustic piano, synthesizers, electric guitar, Fender Rhodes
  • Ray Charles– acoustic piano, lead vocals
  • David Brown – guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar
  • Russell Javors– guitar
  • Liberty DeVitto– drums, percussion
  • Doug Stegmeyer– bass guitar
  • Mark Rivera– tenor and alto saxophone
  • Rob Mounsey– synthesizer, orchestration
  • Jeff Bova– synthesizer, orchestration
  • Steve Winwood– Hammond B3 organ
  • Dean Parks– guitar
  • John McCurry– guitar
  • Neil Stubenhaus– bass guitar
  • Ron Carter– acoustic bass
  • Neil Jason– bass guitar
  • Vinnie Colaiuta– drums
  • Jimmy Bralower – percussion
  • Eddie Daniels– alto saxophone
  • Michael Brecker– tenor saxophone
  • Ronnie Cuber– baritone saxophone
  • Dave Bargeron– trombone
  • Marvin Stamm– trumpet
  • Alan Rubin– trumpet
  • Don Brooks– harmonica
  • Patrick Williams– arrangements
  • Philippe Saisse– orchestration
  • Peter Hewlett – backing vocals
  • Cyndi Lauper– harmony vocals
  • Joseph D’Ambrosio – production coordinator
  • Jim Boyer – engineer
  • Steve Boyer, David Dickson, Bradshaw Leigh, Fred Tenny – engineer assistant
  • Ricki Begin, Peter Bergren, Mark Betts, Steve Buller, Cary Butler, Gary Ciuzio, Ed Evans, Bruce Howell, Joe Lopes, Frank Rodriguez, Billy Rothschild, Joe Salvatto, Audrey Tanaka, Phil Vachon – technical support
  • Ted Jensen– mixing
  • Mark Larson – design
  • Brad Holland – cover painting
  • Patrick Demarchelier – photography
  • Larry Busacca, Phil Ramone, Charles Reilly – sleeve photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Joel, except where noted.

  1. Running on Ice
  2. This Is the Time
  3. A Matter of Trust
  4. Modern Woman
  5. Baby Grand
  6. Big Man on Mulberry Street
  7. Temptation
  8. Code of Silence – Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper
  9. Getting Closer

On July 14, 1986.

On July 14, 1986, “Mercury” label released “The Seer”, the third Big Country studio album. It was recorded November 1985 – February 1986 and was produced by Robin Millar.


  • Stuart Adamson– vocals, guitar
  • Bruce Watson- guitar, mandolin, sitar
  • Mark Brzezicki– vocals, drums, percussion
  • Tony Butler– vocals, bass, steel guitar
  • Kate Bush- backing vocals
  • June Miles-Kingston- backing vocals
  • Davie Duncan – bodhran

Track listing:

All tracks by Stuart Adamson, except where noted.

  1. Look Away
  2. The Seer – Stuart Adamson, Bruce Watson
  3. The Teacher
  4. I Walk the Hill – Stuart Adamson, Tony Butler
  5. Eiledon
  6. One Great Thing – Stuart Adamson, Tony Butler
  7. Hold the Heart
  8. Remembrance Day
  9. The Red Fox
  10. Sailor


In June 1986.

In June 1986, “Alligator” label released “Dancing on the Edge”, the eleventh Roy Buchanan album. It was recorded in 1986, at “Streeterville Studios” in Chicago, Illinois, and was produced by Roy Buchanan, Dick Shurman, and Bruce Iglauer.


  • Roy Buchanan – vocals, guitar
  • Larry Exum – bass guitar
  • Morris Jennings– drums
  • Stan Szelest– keyboards
  • Donald Kinsey– guitar
  • Delbert McClinton– vocals
  • Justin Niebank – mixing
  • Tom Coyne – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks Roy Buchanan; except where noted.

  1. Peter Gunn – Henry Mancini
  2. The Chokin’ Kind – Harlan Howard
  3. Jungle Gym
  4. Drowning on Dry Land — Mickey Gregory, Alan Jones
  5. Petal to the Metal
  6. You Can’t Judge a Book by the Cover – Willie Dixon
  7. Cream of the Crop
  8. Beer Drinking Woman – Peter Chatman
  9. Whiplash
  10. Baby, Baby, Baby – Aretha Franklin, Carolyn Franklin
  11. Matthew

On June 16, 1986.

On June 16, 1986, “Arista” label released “Change of Address”, the ninth Krokus studio album. It was recorded September 1985 – May 1986, at “Artisan Sound Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Tom Werman and Fernando von Arb.


  • Marc Storace– vocals
  • Fernando von Arb– lead guitar
  • Mark Kohler – rhythm guitar
  • Tommy Keiser – bass
  • Jeff Klaven – drums, percussion
  • Paul Fox– keyboards
  • Jai Winding – keyboards
  • Leon Gaer – bass
  • Allan Holdsworth– guitar solo
  • David Mansfield– acoustic guitar
  • ‘The Brat Choir’ with Nina Werman and friends – backing vocals
  • Tom Kelly, Tommy Funderburk, Bob Garlyle – backing vocals
  • Tom Werman– mixing
  • Duane Baron – engineer
  • Peter Barker – assistant engineer
  • David Eaton – mixing assistant
  • Jürg Naegeli – pre-production engineer

 Track listing:

All tracks by Fernando von Arb, Jeff Klaven, Marc Storace, except where noted.

  1. Now (All Through the Night)
  2. Hot Shot City – Tommy Keiser, Mark Kohler, Jeff Klaven, Mark Storace
  3. School’s Out – Alice Cooper, Michael Bruce, Glen Buxton, Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith
  4. Let This Love Begin – Fernando von Arb, Klaven
  5. Burning Up the Night – Fernando von Arb, Mark Storace
  6. Say Goodbye
  7. World on Fire
  8. Hard Luck Hero
  9. Long Way from Home

On May 23, 1986.

On May 23, 1986, “Big Time Records” label released “Out of the Grey”, the third Dream Syndicate studio album. It was recorded 1985 – 1986, and was produced by Paul B. Cutler.


  • Steve Wynn– vocals, guitar
  • Paul B. Cutler – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Mark Walton – bass
  • Dennis Duck – drums
  • Johnette Napolitano– vocals

Track listing:

All tracks Steve Wynn except where noted.

  1. Out of the Grey
  2. Forest for the Trees
  3. 50 in a 25 Zone – Steve Wynn, Dennis Duck, Mark Walton, Paul B. Cutler
  4. Boston
  5. Blood Money
  6. Slide Away
  7. Dying Embers – Steve Wynn, Mark Walton, Scott Walton
  8. Now I Ride Alone
  9. Drinking Problem
  10. Dancing Blind
  11. You Can’t Forget
  12. Let it Rain – Eric Clapton, Bonnie Bramlett

On May 14, 1986.

On May 14, 1986, “Jugoton” released “Zvučni zid”, the eight Leb i Sol studio album. The album featured music for theater, film and television, created and recorded in the previous ten years of the band existence. The tracks were recorded at “Pitu Guli Sound Studios” and “M2 Studio at RTS” in Skopje, Macedonia, “Lapidarij” in Zagreb, Croatia, and were produced by Vlatko Stefanovski and Bodan Arsovski.


  • Vlatko Stefanovski – vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin, percussion, arrangements
  • Bodan Arsovski – bass, double bass, percussion, arrangements
  • Garabet Tavitijan – drums, percussion, arrangements
  • Nikola Dimuševski – keyboards
  • Ana Kostovska – vocals
  • Braco Zafirovski, Mario Mavrin, Vladimir Smolec – recording engineer
  • Dražen Vrdoljak – liner notes
  • Ivan Piko Stančić – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Vlatko Stefanovski and Bodan Arsovski.

  1. Šmeker
  • Country
  • Otkačiška
  • Glavna tema
  1. Za sreću je potrebno troje
  • Špica
  • Galerija
  • Mira plače
  1. Sretna Nova 1949
  • Uvod
  • Pigijeva tema
  • Vo borba
  1. Oslobođenje Skoplja
  • Jovano, Jovanke
  • Abre Makedonče
  1. Tumba, tumba divina
  2. Koštana
  • Uvod
  • Redžepovica
  • Tapan so podzemen ekot
  1. Bušava azbuka
  • Abv..
  • Bukvoman

On May 9, 2020.

On May 9, 2020, Richard Wayne Penniman aka Little Richard died aged 87. He was singer, songwriter and musician (piano), one of the most important and influential persons in the popular music. His charismatic showmanship and dynamic music, characterized by frenetic piano playing, pounding back beat and raspy shouted vocals, laid the foundation for rock and roll, but also had important role in formation of other music genres such as soul and funk. For his work Little Richard received numerous awards and was honored by many institutions. In 1986, he was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”; in 1993 he received “Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award”, he was inducted into the “Songwriters Hall of Fame”, received “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the “Recording Academy”;  “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the “Rhythm and Blues Foundation”, and received a “Rhapsody & Rhythm Award” from the “National Museum of African American Music”. In 2012, his song “Tutti Frutti” was included in the “National Recording Registry” of the “Library of Congress”, stated that his “unique vocalizing over the irresistible beat announced a new era in music”. Three of his songs “Tutti Frutti,” “Lucille” and “Long Tall Sally” are inducted into the “Grammy Hall of Fame”.


On May 1, 1986.

On May 1, 1986, “4AD” label released “Standing Up Straight”, the second Wolfgang Press studio album. It was recorded January – March 1986, at “Blackwing Studios” in London, and was produced by John Fryer, Michael Allen, Mark Cox and Andrew Gray.


  • Michael Allen – vocals, bass
  • Mark Cox – keyboards
  • Andrew Gray – guitars
  • John Fryer – marimba, percussion, programming, engineering
  • Gini Ball – violin, viola
  • Elizabeth Fraser– vocals
  • Martin McGarrick – cello
  • 23 Envelope – sleeve design, typography, photography
  • Chris Bigg – sleeve typography
  • Ruth Rowland – sleeve typography

Track listing:

All tracks by Andrew Gray, Mark Cox and Michael Allen.

  1. Dig a Hole
  2. My Life
  3. Hammer the Halo
  4. Bless My Brother
  5. Fire – Fly
  6. Ghost
  7. Rotten Fodder
  8. Forty Days, Thirty Nights
  9. I Am the Crime


On April 21, 1986.

On April 21, 1986, “Columbia” label released “Raised on Radio”, the ninth Journey studio album. It was recorded October – December 1985, at “Record Plant” in Sausalito, California, “Fantasy Studios” in Berkeley, California, and was produced by Steve Perry.


  • Steve Perry- lead vocals
  • Neal Schon- guitars, keyboard, guitar synth, backing vocals
  • Jonathan Cain- keyboards, backing vocals, additional vocal co-production
  • Randy Jackson- bass, backing vocals
  • Bob Glaub– bass
  • Larrie Londin– drum
  • Steve Smith– drums
  • Dan Hull – saxophone, harp
  • Steve Minkins – percussion
  • Jim Gaines – associate producer, engineer
  • Mark McKenna – engineer
  • Steve Rinkoff– engineer
  • Robert Missbach – assistant engineer
  • Bob Clearmountain– mixing
  • Randy Goodrum- additional vocal co-production
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering, re-mastering
  • Brian Lee – remastering

Track listing:

All tracks are written by Steve Perry, Jonathan Cain and Neal Schon, except where noted.

  1. Girl Can’t Help It
  2. Positive Touch
  3. Suzanne – Steve Perry, Jonathan Cain
  4. Be Good to Yourself
  5. Once You Love Somebody
  6. Happy to Give
  7. Raised on Radio
  8. I’ll Be Alright Without You
  9. It Could Have Been You
  10. The Eyes of a Woman
  11. Why Can’t This Night Go on Forever – Steve Perry, Jonathan Cain