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Tina Turner

On May 24, 2023, Anna Mae Bullock aka Tina Turner died aged 83. She was singer, author, dancer and actress, referred to as the “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll”, began her career with Ike Turner’s Kings of Rhythm in 1957. In 1958, under the name Little Ann, she released her first record, “Boxtop”. In 1960, she debuted as Tina Turner with the duet single “A Fool in Love”. The duo Ike & Tina Turner became “one of the most formidable live acts in history”. In the 1980s, Turner made a great comeback, and in the decades that followed she sold over 100 million records worldwide, and became one of  the best-selling recording artists of all time. She won twelve “Grammy Awards”, three “Grammy Hall of Fame” awards and a “Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award”. Magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked her among the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time” and the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time”. She was twice inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”, with Ike Turner in 1991 and as a solo artist in 2021. In 2005, she was recipient of the “Kennedy Center Honors” and “Women of the Year” award. As leader Tina Turner released nine albums.


Donna Summer

On May 17, 2012, LaDonna Adrian Gaines aka Donna Summer died aged 63. She was singer, song-writer and actress, known as the “Queen of Disco”. She won six “American Music Awards”, five “Grammy Awards”, and had three multi-platinum albums, including the hits “Hot Stuff”, “Love to Love You”, and “I Feel Love”.

Phil Spector

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.

Miriam Makeba

On November 9, 2008, Zenzile Miriam Makeba died aged 76. She was singer, songwriter, actress, civil rights activist, and United Nations goodwill ambassador, nicknamed Mama Africa. She was the first African woman to win a “Grammy Award” (for “Best Folk Recording” in 1966 with Harry Belafonte for “An Evening with Belafonte and Makeba”). Makeba popularized African music among Western audience. Few of her popular songs were critical of apartheid, making her a symbol of opposition to the apartheid and white-minority government in South Africa. Upon her death, former Nelson Mandela said “her music inspired a powerful sense of hope in all of us.”

On August 27, 2001.


On August 27, 2001, “London” label released “Get Ready”, the seventh New Order studio album. It was recorded 2000 – 2001, and was produced by Steve Osborne, Bernard Sumner,  Peter Hook, Gillian Gilbert, Stephen Morris, Flood and David Kahne. “Get Ready” was dedicated to Rob Gretton, the manager of Joy Division and New Order, who died in 1999.


  • Bernard Sumner– lead and backing vocals, guitars, melodica, programming, synthesizers, mixing
  • Gillian Gilbert– keyboards
  • Peter Hook– stringed bass, guitars, backing vocals
  • Stephen Morris– drums, programming
  • Andrew Innes- guitar
  • Dawn Zee – backing vocals
  • Billy Corgan- vocals
  • Bobby Gillespie- vocals
  • Pete Davis – programmer
  • Simon Hale – strings arrangements, conductor
  • Andrew Robinson, Bruno Ellingham – engineer
  • Rob Kirwan – engineer
  • Owen Mulcahy – assistant engineer
  • Mark ‘Spike’ Stent- mixing
  • Matt Fields – assistant engineer
  • Adrian Bushby – mixing
  • Paul ‘P-dub’ Walton – mixing
  • Steve Osborne- mixing
  • Flood – additional production, mixing
  • Jan “Stan” Kybert – engineer, Pro-tools – mix pre-production
  • Marco Migliari – studio assistant
  • Bruno Ellingham – studio assistant
  • Tom Hannen – studio assistant
  • Tim Young – mastering
  • Peter Saville – cover art
  • Howard Wakefield – design
  • Jürgen Teller- photography
  • Nicolette Krebitz – cover model

Track listing:

All tracks by Gillian Gilbert, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris and Bernard Sumner.

  1. Crystal
  2. 60 Miles an Hour
  3. Turn My Way
  4. Vicious Streak
  5. Primitive Notion
  6. Slow Jam
  7. Rock the Shack
  8. Someone Like You
  9. Close Range
  10. Run Wild


On February 5, 2013.


On February 5, 2013, “ATO” label released “Regions of Light and Sound of God”, the debut Jim James solo album. It was recorded in 2012, and was produced by Jim James.


  • Jim James- vocals, guitar, keyboards, bass, drums, various instruments
  • Jenice Heo – art direction
  • Gary Burden- art direction
  • Carl Broemel- cover photo
  • David Givan – drums
  • Emily Hagihara – percussion
  • Adriana Molello – strings
  • Scott Moore – strings
  • Ben Sollee- strings
  • Knaht Voy Yilom – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Jim James.

  1. State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.)
  2. Know Til Now
  3. Dear One
  4. A New Life
  5. Exploding
  6. Of the Mother Again
  7. Actress
  8. All Is Forgiven
  9. God’s Love to Deliver