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On December 6, 2018.

On December 6, 2018, Peter Campbell McNeish aka Pete Shelley died aged 63. He was singer, song writer and guitarist, best known as lead singer and guitarist of Buzzcocks.

 

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On October 6, 2017.

On October 6, 2017, “Warner Bros” label released “As You Were”, the debut Liam Gallagher solo album. It was recorded 2016 – 2017, and was produced by Greg Kurstin, Dan Grech-Marguerat and Andrew Wyatt. Producer Greg Kurstin won the 2018 “Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical”.

Personnel:

  • Liam Gallagher– lead vocals (all tracks), acoustic guitar, art direction, design
  • Greg Kurstin– bass, drums, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, harmonica, percussion, mellotron, piano, organ, tanpura
  • Dan Grech-Marguerat– programming
  • Davey Badiuk – programming
  • Mike Moore – electric guitar, bass
  • Dan McDougall – drums, bass, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, keyboards
  • Martin Slattery – keyboards, saxophone
  • Ben Edwards – trumpet
  • Mark Brown – saxophone
  • Mike Kearsey – trombone
  • Sally Herbert – violin, string arrangement, brass arrangement
  • Ian Burdge – cello
  • Rachel Robson – viola
  • Tom Pigott Smith – violin
  • Andrew Wyatt– acoustic guitar, drum programming, piano, bass, synth, additional guitar, backing vocals
  • Drew McConnell – bass
  • Jay Mehler– acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Christian Madden – keyboards
  • Michael Tighe– acoustic guitar
  • Bridget Sarai, Vicky Akintola – backing vocals
  • Greg Kurstin – engineering, mixing
  • Dan Grech-Marguerat – engineering, mixing
  • Iain Archer– original song production
  • Alex Pasco, Julian Burg, Joseph Rogers, Joe Rodgers – engineering
  • Ben Mclusky – engineering, engineering assistance
  • Joel Davies, Charles Haydon Hicks, Matt Mysko – engineering assistance
  • Mark “Spike” Stent– mixing
  • Richard Woodcraft – brass section recording
  • Julian Simmons – brass section recording
  • Brian Lucey – mastering
  • Hedi Slimane– cover shot, photography
  • Richard Welland – art direction, design
  • Pixie Higson – photography commissioning

Track listing:

  1. Wall of Glass – Liam Gallagher, Greg Kurstin, Andrew Wyatt, Michael Tighe, Andrew Sidney Fox
  2. Bold – Liam Gallagher
  3. Greedy Soul – Liam Gallagher, Simon Jons
  4. Paper Crown – Andrew Wyatt, Michael Tighe
  5. Foe What It’s Worth? – Liam Gallagher, Simon Jons
  6. When I’m in Need – Liam Gallagher, Grech-Marguerat Archer
  7. You Better Run – Liam Gallagher
  8. I Get By – Liam Gallagher
  9. Chinatown – Andrew Wyatt, Michael Tighe
  10. Come Back to Me – Laim Gallagher, Greg Kurstin, Andrew Wyatt
  11. Universal Dream – Liam Gallagher
  12. I’ve All I Need – Liam Gallagher

 

On October 2, 2018.

On October 2, 2018, Geoffrey Emerick died aged 72. He was recording studio audio engineer and producer, worked with America, Elvis Costello, Badfinger, Art Garfunkel, Jeff Beck, Gino Vannelli, Supertramp, Cheap Trick, Nazareth, Chris Bell, Split Enz, Trevor Rabin, Nick Heyward, Big Country, Gentle Giant, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Ultravox, Matthew Fisher, Kate Bush, Nellie McKay and Robin Trower, but he was best known for his work with The Beatles, on their albums Revolver, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles and Abbey Road. For his work in the music recording field, Emerick won “European Edison Award” and four “Grammy Awards”.

On October 1, 2018.

On October 1, 2018, Shahnour Vaghinag Aznavourian aka Charles Aznavour died aged 94. He was singer, lyricist, actor, public activist and diplomat, regarded as one of the most popular and respected French music artists. In his career long more than 70 years, he wrote and co-wrote 1000 songs, and recorded more than 1200 songs. In 1998, “CNN” named Aznavour “Entertainer of the Century”. In 2017, he was awarded star on the “Hollywood Walk of Fame”.

On September 29, 2018.

On September 29, 2018, Otis Rush died aged 84. He was singer, guitarist and songwriter, together with Magic Sam and Buddy Guy, regarded as creator of the West Side Chicago blues style. In 1984, Rush was elected to the “Blues Hall of Fame”; in 2015, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked him at number 53 on its list of “100 Greatest Guitarists”; in 2018, “Jazz Foundation of America” honored Rush with a “Lifetime Achievement Award”. Rush influenced many musicians, including Peter Green, Michael Bloomfield and Eric Clapton.

On September 27, 2018.

On September 27, 2018, Martyn Jerel Buchwald aka Marty Balin died aged 76. He was singer, musician (guitar, keyboards) and songwriter, member of KBC Band, Jefferson Starship, but best known as the founder and one of the lead singers and songwriters of Jefferson Airplane.