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On January 6, 2020.

On January 6, 2020, Martin Griffin died aged 69. He was musician (drums), during the seventies he ran “Roche” recording studios in Cornwall, recording many upcoming artists including ABC, Elvis Costello and Secret Affair, but was best known as drummer of Hawkwind and spin-off project Hawklords.

In October 1972.

In October 1972, “ABC” label released “Passin’ Thru”, the fifth James Gang studio album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Quadraphonic Sound Studios” in Nashville TN, “Sound City Studios” in Van Nuys, CA, and was produced by Roy Kenner, Domenic Troiano, Dale Peters and Jim Fox.


  • Roy Kenner – lead vocals, harmonica, percussion
  • Domenic Troiano – guitars, backing vocals
  • Dale Peters – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Jim Fox – drums, backing vocals, organ
  • Weldon Myrick – pedal steel guitar
  • William D. “Smitty” Smith – piano, organ, harpsichord
  • David Briggs – piano
  • Charlie McCoy – harmonica
  • Craig Sapphin – all strings, arrangements

Track listing:

All tracks by Roy Kenner and Domenic Troiano, except where noted.

  1. Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet
  2. One Way Street – Domenic Troiano
  3. Had Enough – Roy Kenner
  4. Up to Yourself – Domenic Troiano
  5. Everybody Needs a Hero
  6. Run Run Run
  7. Things I Want to Say to You
  8. Out of Control
  9. Drifting Girl

On May 29, 1976.

On May 29, 1976, “ABC” label released “Rose of Cimarron”, the ninth Poco studio album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Record Plant” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Mark Henry Harman, Rusty Young, Paul Cotton, Timothy B. Schmit and George Grantham.


  • Rusty Young – acoustic and 12-string electric guitars, pedal steel guitar, mandolin, banjo, dobro, handclaps
  • Paul Cotton – vocals, electric, acoustic and Spanish guitars, handclaps
  • Timothy B. Schmit – vocals, bass, Spanish bass, harmonica, handclaps
  • George Grantham – vocals, drums, timpani, handclaps
  • Steve Ferguson – acoustic piano
  • John Logan – banjo
  • Al Garth – fiddle, violin, alto saxophone
  • Mitt Holland – washboard, marimba, percussion
  • Annie Emery, Jenny Grantham, Jennifer O’Keefe, Doug Rider, Jeddrah Schmit, Noreen Schmit – handclaps
  • Mark Henry Harman – celesta
  • Milt Holland – percussion
  • Tom Sellers – grand piano, string arrangements
  • Sid Sharp – concertmaster
  • Mark Henry Harman – engineer
  • Doug Rider – engineer
  • Wally Traugott – mastering
  • Phil Hartman – art direction, design
  • Tom Wilkes – art direction, design
  • Sandy Sussman – color reproduction
  • Guy Webster – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Rusty Young, except where noted.

  1. Rose of Cimarron
  2. Stealaway
  3. Just Like Me – Timothy B. Schmit
  4. Company’s Comin’
  5. Slow Poke
  6. Too Many Nights Too Long – Paul Cotton
  7. P.N.S. (When You Come Around) – Paul Cotton
  8. Starin’ at the Sky – Timothy B. Schmit, Johnny Logan
  9. All Alone Together – Paul Cotton
  10. Tulsa Turnaround – Paul Cotton

On May 3, 2019.

On May 3, 2019, “ABC” label released “Tryst”, album by Kate Ceberano and Paul Grabowsky. It was recorded in 2018, and was produced by Paul Grabowsky and Mal Stanley. In 2019, at the “ARIA Music Awards” it won “Best Jazz Album” award. At the “AIR Awards” of 2020, “Tryst” won “Best Independent Jazz Album or EP” award.


  • Kate Ceberano – vocal
  • Paul Grabowsky – piano
  • Mal Stanley – engineer, mixing, mastering
  • Peter Barrett – design
  • Natasha Curato – photography

Track listing:

  1. Wild Is the Wind – Dimitri Tiomkin, Ned Washington
  2. A Song for You – Leon Russell
  3. For Cilla (medley)
  4. Make You Feel My Love – Bob Dylan
  5. Suzanne
  6. Melange D’Amour (medley)
  7. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face – Ewan MacColl
  8.  I Touch Myself – Christina Amphlett, Tom Kelly, Mark McEntee, Billy Steinberg
  9. Forever Young – Bob Dylan
  10. Skylark – Johnny Mercer, Hoagy Carmichael

On March 6, 2009.

On March 6, 2009, David Williams died aged 58. He was musician (guitar, bass guitar), vocalist, song writer and music producer, known as a prominent and most in demand session guitarist. He worked with The Dells, The Temptations, Madonna, Michael Jackson,  Chanson, The Pointer Sisters, Peter Allen, Aretha Franklin, The Four Tops, Julio Iglesias, George Benson, The Manhattan Transfer, Michael McDonald, Melissa Manchester, Stevie Nicks, Rod Stewart, Dionne Warwick, Shalamar, Go West, ABC, Boz Scaggs, Karen Carpenter, Mariah Carey, Julian Lennon, Bryan Ferry, Paul McCartney, Johnny Mathis, Del Shannon, Chaka Khan, Paul Hardcastle, Kenny Loggins, Steve Perry, Lionel Richie, Jessica Simpson, Diana Ross, the Crusaders, Andraé Crouch, Eddie Murphy, Herbie Hancock, Peter Cetera, Whitney Houston and Monkey Business. As leader he released two albums.

In October 1970.

In October 1970, “ABC” label released “Indianola Mississippi Seeds”, the eighteenth    B. B. King studio album. It was recorded January 1969 – May / June 1970, at “The Record Plant” in Los Angeles, the “Hit Factory”, in New York City, and was produced by Bill Szymczyk. “Indianola Mississippi Seeds” is one of the most highly regarded blues crossover albums of all time.

Personnel: as

  • B.B. King – vocals, guitar, piano
  • Joe Walsh, Hugh McCracken – guitar
  • Carole King – piano, Fender Rhodes
  • Leon Russell – piano
  • Paul Harris – piano
  • Bryan Garofalo, Jerry Jemmott – bass guitar
  • Russ Kunkel, Herbie Lovelle – drums
  • Jimmie Haskell – string and horn arrangements
  • Bill Szymczyk, Gary Kellgren – engineer
  • Llyllianne Douma, Mike D. Stone, John Henning – assistant engineer
  • Bob Macleod – mastering
  • Robert Lockart – cover design
  • Ivan Nagy – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by B. B. King, except where noted.

  1. Nobody Loves Me But My Mother
  2. You’re Still My Woman – B. B. King, Dave Clark
  3. Until I’m Dead and Cold
  4. King’s Special
  5. Ain’t Gonna Worry My Life Anymore
  6. Chains and Things – B. B. King, Dave Clark
  7. Go Underground – B. B. King, Dave Clark
  8. Hummingbird – Leon Russell

In July 1975.

In July 1975, “ABC” label released “Head over Heels”, the eighth Poco studio album. It was recorded in 1975 and was produced by Mark Henry Harman, Paul Cotton, Rusty Young, Timothy B. Schmit, and George Grantham.


  • Paul Cotton– vocals, guitar
  • Rusty Young– vocals, steel guitar, guitar
  • Timothy B. Schmit– vocals, bass
  • George Grantham– vocals, drums
  • Donald Fagen– synthesizer
  • Victor Feldman– percussion
  • Steve Forman – percussion
  • Al Garth – violin
  • Mark Henry Harman – keyboards, piano, cello
  • Jimmie Haskell– strings
  • Milt Holland– percussion
  • Garth Hudson– keyboards
  • Michael Von Verdick – vocals
  • Mark Henry Harman – recording engineer

Track listing:

  1. Keep on Tryin’ – Timothy B. Schmit
  2. Lovin’ Arms – Rusty Young
  3. Let Me Turn Back to You – Paul Cotton
  4. Makin’ Love – Rusty Young
  5. Down in the Quarter – Paul Cotton
  6. Sittin’ on a Fence – Rusty Young
  7. Georgia, Bind My Ties – Paul Cotton
  8. Us – Rusty Young
  9. Flyin’ Solo – Timothy Schmit, Jacob Otis Brennan
  10. Dallas – Donald Fagen, Walter Becker
  11. I’ll Be Back Again – Timothy Schmit

On June 25, 1976.

On June 25, 1976, “ABC” label released “Whistling Down the Wire”, the third Crosby & Nash album. It was recorded in 1976 and was produced by David Crosby and Graham Nash.


  • David Crosby— vocals, guitar
  • Graham Nash— vocals, acoustic and aelectric guitar, harmonica
  • David Lindley— electric, pedal steel and slide guitar, violin, viola
  • Danny Kortchmar— electric guitar, dobro
  • Laura Allan — zither
  • Craig Doerge— piano, electric piano, organ, glass harmonica
  • Tim Drummond— bass
  • Russ Kunkel— drums, percussion
  • Lee Holdridge— string arrangements
  • Sid Sharp — orchestra leader
  • Stephen Barncard, Don Gooch — engineer
  • Gary Burden— art direction
  • Joel Bernstein — photography

Track listing:

  1. Spotlight – Graham Nash, Danny Kortchmar
  2. Broken Bird – David Crosby, Graham Nash
  3. Time After Time – David Crosby
  4. Dancer – David Crosby
  5. Mutiny – Graham Nash
  6. B. s’ Blues – Graham Nash
  7. Marguerite – Graham Nash
  8. Take at All – David Crosby, Graham Nash
  9. Foolish Man – David Crosby
  10. Out of the Darkness – David Crosby, Graham Nash, Craig Doerge

In June 1975.

In June 1975, “ABC” label released “Chocolate Chip”, the seventh Isaac Hayes studio album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Hot Buttered Soul Recording Studio” in Memphis, Tennessee, and was produced by Isaac Hayes.


  • Isaac Hayes – vocals, keyboards, arranger
  • Emerson Able – flute, alto saxophone
  • Ben Cauley- trumpet
  • Lewis Collins – flute, tenor saxophone
  • Bill Easley – flute, alto saxophone
  • Jack Hale – trombone
  • Willie Hall- drums
  • The Movement – guest artist
  • Floyd Newman – flute, baritone saxophone
  • Darrell Smith – flute, tenor saxophone
  • Lester Snell – Fender Rhodes
  • Errol Thomas – guitar, bass
  • Jackie Thomas – trombone
  • Roosevelt “Head” Green – engineer
  • Fred Valentine – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Isaac Hayes.

  1. That Loving Feeling
  2. Body Language
  3. Chocolate Chip
  4. Chocolate Chip (instrumental)
  5. I Want to Make Love to You So Bad
  6. Come Live With Me
  7. I Can’t Turn Around

On May 31, 1972.

On May 31, 1972, “ABC” label released “Straight Shooter”, the fourth James Gang studio album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Quadrafonic Sound Studios” in Nashville, Tennessee, and was produced by Roy Kenner, Domenic Troiano, Dale Peters and Jim Fox.


  • Roy Kenner– lead vocals, percussion
  • Domenic Troiano– lead and backing vocals, guitars
  • Dale Peters– bass guitar, percussion, backing vocals
  • Jim Fox– drums, percussion, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Sheldon Kurland– violin
  • Glen Spreen – strings
  • Gene Eichelberger – engineering, remixing
  • Jim Flournoy Holmes- cover artwork
  • David Powell – cover artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Roy Kenner and Domenic Troiano, except where noted.

  1. Madness
  2. Kick Back Man
  3. Get Her Back Again – Dominic Troiano
  4. Looking for My Lady
  5. Getting Old – Domenic Troiano
  6. I’ll Tell You Why – Dale Peters, Domenic Troiano
  7. Happy Hypochondriac – Roy Kenner, Dale Peters, Domenic Troiano
  8. Let me Come Home – Dale Peters, Domenic Troiano
  9. My Door is Open