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On January 16, 2021.

On January 16, 2021, Harvey Phillip Spector died aged 81. He was musician (guitar, piano), vocalist, songwriter and music producer. He developed music production “Wall of Sound”, he described as “Wagnerian approach to rock and roll”. Spector started the music career as member of the band Teddy Bears, at age of 21 he co-founded “Philles Records” and became the youngest ever US label owner to that point. In the 60’s he wrote songs or produced music for The Ronettes, The Crystals, Ike & Tina Turner, produced Beatles album “Let It Be”, and few solo John Lennon and George Harrison recordings. He also worked with Leonard Cohen, Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans, Darlene Love, Ronnie Spector, The Wrecking Crew, The Righteous Brothers, and The Ramones. In 1973 Spector won “Grammy Award for Album of the Year” for co-producing Harrison’s “Concert for Bangladesh”, in 1989 he was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”, and in 1997 he was inducted into the “Songwriters Hall of Fame”. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him at number 63 on their list of “The Greatest Artists in History”.In 2009, he was convicted for the 2003 murder of the actress Lana Clarkson and sentenced to 19 years to life in prison, where he died.

On January 13, 2004.

On January 13, 2004, “High Note” label released “Song for the New Man”, the 33th David “Fathead” Newman album. It was recorded in October 2003, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by David “Fathead” Newman and Houston Person.


  • David “Fathead” Newman – tenor saxophone, flute
  • Curtis Fuller – trombone 
  • John Hicks – piano
  • John Menegon – bass
  • Jimmy Cobb – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by David “Fathead” Newman except where noted

  1. Visa – Charlie Parker
  2. Time After Time – Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn
  3. Shakabu
  4. Song for the New Man – Pat Rebillot
  5. Passing Through – Herbie Mann
  6. Fast Lane
  7. Lonesome Head
  8. When I Fall in Love – Victor Young, Edward Heyman
  9. This I Dig of You – Hank Mobley

On January 11, 2005.

On January 11, 2005, “High Note” label released “I Remember Brother Ray”, the 34th David “Fathead” Newman album. It was recorded in August 2004, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by David “Fathead” Newman and Houston Person. The album was paying tribute to his bandleader and mentor Ray Charles.


  • David “Fathead” Newman – tenor saxophone
  • John Hicks – piano
  • Steve Nelson – vibraphone
  • John Menegon – bass
  • Winard Harper – drums

Track listing:

  1. Hit the Road Jack – Percy Mayfield
  2. Georgia On My Mind – Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell
  3. When Your Lover Has Gone – Einar Aaron Swan
  4. Drown in My Tears – Henry Glover
  5. ‘Deed I Do – Fred Rose, Walter Hirsch
  6. It Had to Be You – Isham Jones, Gus Kahn
  7. Ruby – Mitchell Parish, Heinz Roemheld
  8. Them That Got (I Ain’t Got Nothing Yet) – Ray Charles, Ricci Harper

On January 10, 2005.

On January 10, 2005, “Rough Trade” label released “Gemstones”, the third Adam Green album. It was recorded in 2004, at “Dumbo Studio” in New York City, and was produced by Dan Myers.


  • Adam Green – voice, guitar
  • Steven Mertens – bass
  • Parker Kindred – drums
  • Nathan Brown – Wurlitzer electric piano, organ
  • Chis Isom – guitar
  • Dan Myers – recording, mixing
  • Greg Calbi – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Adam Green.

  1. Gemstones
  2. Down on the Street
  3. He’s the Brat
  4. Over the Sunrise
  5. Crackhouse Blues
  6. Before My Bedtime
  7. Carolina
  8. Emily
  9. Who’s Your Boyfriend
  10. Choke on a Cock
  11. Bible Club
  12. Chubby Princess
  13. Losing on a Tuesday
  14. Teddy Boys

On November 29, 2001.

On November 29, 2001, George Harrison died aged 58. He was musician (guitar), singer, songwriter, and music and movie producer, lead guitarist and occasional lead vocalist of The Beatles. His interest in folk music and especially in Indian music had serious influence on the band’s Hindu-aligned spirituality in the later years. Some of his songs composed for the band include “Here Comes the Sun”, “Something”, “Taxman”, “Within You Without You”, and “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”. After The Beatles broke-up in 1970, Harrison released the album “All Things Must Pass” which included the track “My Sweet Lord”, his most successful single, and the first solo single by any member of The Beatles that sold over million copies. In 1971, together with Ravi Shankar he organized “Concert for Bangladesh”, the first big benefit concert in the music history. In 1974, Harrison founded the music label “Dark Horse Records”, and co-founded movie label “Hand Made Films” in 1978. In 1988, with Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, and Roy Orbison, he co-founded the supergroup The Travelling Wilburys. As a guitarist he recorded for Badfinger, Billy Preston, Bob Dylan, Duane Eddy, Randy Newman, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Ronnie Wood, and Tom Petty. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked Harrison at number 11 in their list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”. In 1988, as a member of The Beatles he was inducted in the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”, and in 2004, posthumously for his solo career. As a solo artist, Harrison released twelve studio and two live albums.

On November 26, 2004.

On November 26, 2004, “Horslips Records” label released “Roll Back”, the tenth Horslips album. It was recorded August – September 2004, at “Grouse Lodge Studios” in Horsleap, Co. Westmeath, Ireland, and was produced by Eamon Carr, Barry Devlin, Johnny Fean, Jim Lockhart, and Charles O’Connor.


  • Johnny Fean – vocals, guitar, tenor guitar, slide guitar, tenor banjo
  • Jim Lockhart – vocals, piano, keyboards, low whistle
  • Charles O’Connor – vocals, guitar, tenor guitar, violin, mandolin, concertina
  • Barry Devlin – vocals, bass guitar
  • Eamon Carr – drums, percussion
  • Aisling Drury – cello
  • Stefano Soffia, Ivan O’Shea – engineering
  • Stefano Soffia – mixing
  • Peter Mew – mastering
  • Charles O’Connor, Chris Ellis – cover art

Track listing:

  1. Trouble (With A Capital T)
  2. The Man Who Built America
  3. Guests of the Nation
  4. Faster Than the Hound
  5. Huish the Cat
  6. Mad Pat
  7. The Wrath of the Rain
  8. Flirting in the Shadows
  9. Cuchulainn’s Lament
  10. Ace & Deuce
  11. Blindman
  12. Furniture
  13. The Power and the Glory
  14. Long Weekend
  15. My Love is in America

On November 23, 2004.

On November 23, 2004, “Atavistic” and “Breakin Beats”, labels released “Smoke in the Shadows”, the fifth Lydia Lunch album. It was recorded 2002 – 2003, at “Newzone Studio” in Los Angeles, “Antechamber” in South Pasadena, California, and was produced by Nels Cline, Tommy Grenas, Lydia Lunch, and Len Del Rio.


  • Lydia Lunch – vocals, design
  • Joseph Berardi – vibraphone
  • Adele Bertei – backing vocals
  • Carla Bozulich – vocals
  • Alex Cline – drums
  • Nels Cline – guitar
  • Terry Edwards – all instruments on “Portrait of the Minus Man”
  • John Fumo – trumpet
  • Vinny Golia – alto flute, baritone saxophone
  • Tommy Grenas – guitar, drums, synthesizer
  • Joel Hamilton – double bass
  • Niels Van Hoorn – saxophone
  • Ryan Kirk – guitar
  • Chuck Manning – alto saxophone
  • Don Ostermann – trombone
  • Len Del Rio – synthesizer, organ, piano, programming, recording, mixing
  • Ryan Kirk – engineering
  • Wayne Peet – mixing, recording
  • Marc Viaplana – photography, design

Track listing:

All tarcks by Tommy Grenas, Lydia Lunch, Len Del Rio, except where noted.

  1. Hangover Hotel – Nels Cline, Lydia Lunch
  2. Smoke in the Shadows – Adele Bertei, Tommy Grenas, Lydia Lunch, Len Del Rio
  3. Johnny Behind the Deuce – Nels Cline, Lydia Lunch
  4. I Love How You…- Nels Cline, Lydia Lunch
  5. Touch My Evil
  6. Lost World
  7. Sway
  8. Gone City
  9. Blame – Adele Bertei, Tommy Greenas, Lydia Lunch, Len Del Rio
  10. Pass Like Night – Tommy Grenas, Lydia Lunch, Len Del Rio
  11. Portrait of the Minus Man – Lydia Lunch, Terry Edwards
  12. Trick Baby – Adele Bertei, Tommy Greenas, Lydia Lunch, Len Del Rio
  13. Hot Tip – Tommy Grenas, Lydia Lunch, Len Del Rio

On October 30, 2004.

On October 30, 2004, Andrew Alexander “Mike” Terry died aged 68. He was songwriter, musician (baritone saxophone), producer, and musical director. He was member of the bands Popcorn and the Mohawks, Joe Hunter Band, and The Funk Brothers. From 1960 – 1967, with The Funk Brothers he performed on thousands of “Motown” recordings. Terry worked with Martha and the Vandellas, Jackie Wilson, Mary Wells, The Four Tops, The Supremes, Kim Weston, The Isley Brothers, Marvin Gaye, J. J. Barnes, Rose Batiste, The Capitols, John Lee Hooker, Johnny Robinson, Sandra Phillips, The Little Foxes, Junior Walker & the All Stars, Clarence Carter, The Dells, The Mighty Clouds of Joy, Maxine Brown, The Parliaments, and Edwin Starr.

On October 18, 2004.

On October 18, 2004, “Anti” label released “From a Basement on the Hill”, the sixth and final Elliott Smith studio album. It was recorded 2000 – 2003, and was produced by Elliott Smith, Rob Schnapf and Joanna Bolme.


  • Elliott Smith – various instruments, recording, front cover handwriting
  • Sam Coomes – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Steven Drozd – drums
  • Aaron Embry – keyboards
  • Scott McPherson – drums
  • Fritz Michaud – drums
  • Aaron Sperske – drums
  • Nelson Gary – poetry reading
  • Joanna Bolme – mixing
  • Rob Schnapf – mixing
  • Scott Wiley – engineering assistance
  • Ted Jensen – mastering
  • Autumn DeWilde – sleeve typography

Track listing:

All tracks by Elliott Smith, except where noted.

  1. Coast to Coast
  2. Let’s get Lost
  3. Pretty (Ugly Before)
  4. Don’t Go Down
  5. Strung Out Again
  6. A Fond Farewell
  7. King’s Crossing
  8. Ostrich & Chirping – David McConnell
  9. Twilight
  10. A Passing Feeling
  11. The Last Hour
  12. Shooting Star
  13. Memory Lane
  14. Little One
  15. A Distorted Reality Is Now a Necessity to Be Free

on October 12, 2014.

On October 12, 2004, “Rough Trade” label released “Mississauga Goddam”, the third Hidden Cameras studio album. It was recorded in 2004, and was produced by Joel Gibb.


  • Joel Gibb – vocals, guitar, drums, bass, glockenspiel, piano, tambourine, organ, kazoo, vibraphone, synthesizer, steel drum, aeuwwgha, artwork, photos
  • Paul Mathew – double bass
  • Ohad Benchetrit – flute
  • Mike e.b. – tambourine
  • Scott Good – trombone
  • Luis Jacob – aeuwwgha
  • Nana Jojura – violin
  • Don Kerr – cello
  • Amy Laing – cello
  • Maggie MacDonald – glockenspiel, vibraphone
  • Karen Moffat – viola
  • Lief Mosbaugh – viola
  • Kristen Moss – harp
  • Mike Olson – cello
  • Owen Pallett – violin, piano, celeste
  • Matais Rozenberg – spoons, percussion, drums, bass keys
  • Jennifer Scofield – French horn
  • Phil Seguin – trumpet
  • Justin Shayshyn – B4 Hammond organ, pipe organ
  • Lex Vaughn – maraca drums, timpanis, drums
  • Caroline Azar, Amy Bowles, Kate McGee, Glen Sheppard, Megan Dunlop, Tom Lillington, Michael Follert, Reg Vermue – choir
  • Jeff McMurrich – recording engineer
  • Jameson Elliot – assistant engineer

Track listing:

  1. Doot Doot Plot
  2. Builds the Bone
  3. The Fear Is On
  4. That’s When the Ceremony Starts
  5. I Believe in the Good of Life
  6. In the Union of Wine
  7. Music Is My Boyfriend
  8. Bboy
  9. We Oh We
  10. I Want Another Enema
  11. Mississauga Goddam