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In May 1969.

In May 1969, “Marmalade” label released “Streetnoise”, the fourth Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger and the Trinity album. It was recorded in 1969, at “Advison Studios” in London, and was produced by Giorgio Gomelsky.


  • Brian “Auge” Auger – vocals, B-3 organ, piano, electric piano
  • Julie “Jools” Driscoll – lead vocals, acoustic guitar
  • David “Lobs” Ambrose – vocals, 4- and 6- string electric basses, acoustic guitar
  • Clive “Toli” Thacker – drums, percussion

Track listing:

Side 1

sub-titled – How Good Would It Be To Feel Free

  1. Tropic of Capricorn – Brian Auger
  2. Czechoslovakia – Julie Driscoll
  3. Take Me to the Water – Nina Simone
  4. A Word About Colour – Julie Driscoll

Side 2

sub-titled – Kiss Him Quick He Has To Part

  1. Light My Fire – John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek, Jim Morrison
  2. Indian Rope Man – Richie Havens, Joe Price, Mark Roth
  3. When I Was a Young Girl – traditional; arranged by Julie Driscoll
  4. The Flesh Failures (Let the Sunshine In) – James Rado, Gerome Ragni, Galt MacDermot

LP side 3

sub-titled – Looking In The Eye Of The World

  1. Ellis Island – Brian Auger
  2. In Search of the Sun – Dave Ambrose
  3. Finally Found You Out – Brian Auger
  4. Looking in the Eye of the World – Brian Auger

LP side 4

sub-titled – Save The Country

  1. Vauxhall to Lambeth Bridge – Julie Driscoll
  2. All Blues – Miles Davis, Oscar Brown
  3. I’ve Got Life – James Rado, Gerome Ragni, Galt MacDermot
  4. Save the Country – Laura Nyro

On October 24, 1980.


On October 24, 1980, “Dindisc” label released “Organisation”, the second Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) album. It was recorded 1980, at “Ridge Farm Studio”  Rusper”, and ;”Advision Studios” in West End, and was produced by OMD and Mike Howlett.”New Musical Express” magazine named “Organisation” as one of the 50 best albums of 1980.


  • Paul Humphreys– synthesizers, electronic organ, electronic and acoustic piano, rhythm programming, acoustic and electronic percussion and vocals
  • Andy McCluskey– synthesizer, bass guitar, electronic organ, treated acoustic piano, rhythm programming, acoustic and electronic percussion and vocals
  • Malcolm Holmes– drums and percussion

Track listing:

  1. Enola Gay – Andy McCluskey
  2. 2nd Thought – Andy McCluskey
  3. VCL XI – Paul Humphreys, Andy McCluskey
  4. Motion and Heart – Paul Humphreys, Andy McCluskey
  5. Statues – Andy McCluskey
  6. The Misunderstanding – Paul Humphreys, Andy McCluskey
  7. The More I See You – Harry Warren, Mack Gordon
  8. Promise – Paul Humphreys
  9. Stanlow – Paul Humphreys, Andy McCluskey

On September 21, 1973.


On September 21, 1973, “WWA” label label released “In a Glass House”, (“Vertigo” label distribution), the fifth Gentle Giant album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Advison Studios” in London, and was produced by Gentle Giant and Gary Martin.


  • Derek Shulman- lead vocals, alto saxophone, soprano saxophones, descant recorder
  • Gary Green- 12 string acoustic guitar, 6 string electric guitars , steel guitar, mandolin, tambourine, treble recorder
  • Kerry Minnear- lead and co-lead vocals, Moog, Hammond organ, piano, clavinet, electric piano, Thomas organ, clavichord, Mellotron, RMI 368 electra-piano, harpsichord, celesta, glockenspiel, marimba,vibraphone, tympani , cello, descant recorder
  • Ray Shulman- bass, acoustic guitar , violin, violins, electric violin, tambourine, backing vocals
  • John Weathers- drums, bass drum, cowbell
  • Arranged By Gentle Giant
  • Gary Martin – recording, engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Derek Shulman, Ray Shulman and Kerry Minnear,  except where noted.

  1. The Runaway
  2. An Inmate’s Lullaby – Kennu Minnear, Ray Shuman
  3. Way of Love
  4. Experience
  5. A Reunion – Kerry Minnear, Ray Shulman
  6. In a Glass House – Kerry Minnear, Ray Shulman


On September 20, 1974.


On September 20, 1974, “Vertigo” label released “The Power and the Glory”, the sixth Gentle Giant album. It was recorded December 1973 – January 1974, at “Advision Studios” in London, and was produced by Gentle Giant.


  • Derek Shulman– lead vocals tenor saxophone
  • Kerry Minnear– Hammond organ, piano, Minimoog, Clavinet, electric piano, Mellotron, marimba, vibraphone, cello, lead vocas
  • Ray Shulman– bass, violin, electric violin, acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Gary Green– electric guitar, electric guitars, acoustic guitar, vocals
  • John Weathers– drums, tambourine, , sleigh bells, cymbals

Track listing:

All tracks by Kerry Minnear, Derek Shulman, and Ray Shulman, except where noted.

  1. Proclamation
  2. So Sincere
  3. Aspirations – Ray Shulman, Kerry Minnear
  4. Playing the Game
  5. Cogs in Cogs
  6. No God’s Man
  7. The Face
  8. Valedictory

On September 3, 1971.


On September 3, 1971, “Reprise” label released “Future Games”, the fifth Fleetwood Mac studio album. It was recorded June–August 1971, at “Advision Studios” in London, and was produced by Fleetwood Mac. “Future games” was band’s first album with guitarist Bob Welch and the first to feature Christine McVie as a full member.


  • Danny Kirwan– guitar, vocals
  • Bob Welch– guitar, vocals
  • Christine McVie– keyboards, vocals
  • John McVie– bass guitar
  • Mick Fleetwood– drums, percussion
  • John Perfect – saxophone
  • Engineer: Martin Rushent
  • Sleeve design: John Pasche
  • Cover photo by Sally Jesse
  • Group photos by Edmund Shea

Track listing:

  1. Woman of 1000 Years – Danny Kirwan
  2. Morning Rain – Christine McVie
  3. What a Shame – Bob Welch, Danny Kirwan, Christine McVie, John McVie,Mick Fleetwood
  4. Future Games – Bob Welch
  5. Sands in Time – Danny Kirwan
  6. Sometimes – Danny Kirwan
  7. Lay It All Down – Bob Welch
  8. Show Me a Smile – Christine McVie

On July 16, 1971.


On July 16, 1971, “Vertigo” label released “Acquiring the Taste”, the second Gentle Giant studio album. It was recorded January–April 1971, at “Advision Studios” and “A.I.R. Studios” in London, and was produced by Tony Visconti.


  • Gary Green – 6-string electric guitar, electric guitars, 12 string electric guitar, 12 string electric wah-wah guitar,  mandolin , bass , donkey’s jawbone , cat calls , voice
  • Kerry Minnear – Minimoog , piano , Hammond organ , Mellotron, harpsichord, electric piano, celeste , clavichord , xylophone,  vibraphone, tympani, cello, maracas, tambourine, lead vocals, vocals
  • Derek Shulman – alto saxophone, clavichord, cowbell, lead vocals
  • Phil Shulman – clarinet, trumpet, alto & tenor saxophone, piano, claves, maracas, lead vocals, vocals
  • Ray Shulman – bass, violin, violins, viola, electric violin, Spanish guitar, 12 string guitars , tambourine, skulls, organ bass pedals, vocals
  • Martin Smith – drums, tambourine, gong, side drum
  • Paul Cosh – trumpet, organ

Track listing:

All tracks by Kerry Minnear, Derek Shulman, Phil Shulman, and Ray Shulman.

  1. Pantagruel’s Nativity
  2. Edge of Twilight
  3. The House, the Street, the Room
  4. Acquiring the Taste
  5. Wreck
  6. The moon is Down
  7. Black Cat
  8. Plain Truth


On July 5, 1968.


On July 5, 1968, “Regal Zonophone” label released “My People Were Fair and Had Sky in Their Hair… But Now They’re Content to Wear Stars on Their Brows”, the Tyrannosaurus Rex debut album. It was recorded 1967 – 1968 at “Advision Studios” in London, and was produced by Tony Visconti.


  • Marc Bolan – vocals, guitars
  • Steve Peregrin Took- backing vocals, drums, pixiphone, percussion
  • John Peel – read a children’s story written by Marc Bolan

Track listing:

All tracks by Marc Bolan.

  1. Hot Rod Mama
  2. Scenescof
  3. Child Star
  4. Strange Orchestras
  5. Chateau in Virginia Waters
  6. Dwarfish Trumpet Blues
  7. Mustang Ford
  8. Afghan Woman
  9. Knight
  10. Graceful Fat Sheba
  11. Wielder of Words
  12. Frowning Atahuallpa (My Inca Love)

Onn May 23, 1971.


On May 23, 1971, “Polydor” label released the self-titled, debut Rory Gallagher album. It was recorded in February 1971, at “Advison Studios” in London, and was produced by Rory Gallagher.


  • Rory Gallagher– vocals, guitars, alto saxophone,  mandolin, harmonica
  • Gerry McAvoy– vocals, bass guitar
  • Wilgar Campbell– drums, percussion
  • Vincent Crane– piano

Track listing:

All tracks by Rory Gallagher.

  1. Laundromat
  2. Just the Smile
  3. I Fall Apart
  4. Wave Myself Goodbye
  5. Hands Up
  6. Sinner Boy
  7. For the Last Time
  8. It’s You
  9. I’m Not Surprised
  10. Can’t Believe It’s True

On April 23, 1976.


On April 23, 1976, “Chrysalis” label released “Interview”, the eighth Gentle Giant album. It was recorded February – March 1976, at “Advision Studios” in London, and was produced by Gentle Giant.


  • Gary Green– electric guitar, electric guitars, acoustic guitar, alto recorder, backing vocals
  • Kerry Minnear– Minimoog, piano, Hammond organ, Clavinet, electric piano, synthesizer, RMI Electra Piano, clavichord, marimba, percussion, lead vocals, backing vocals
  • Derek Shulman– lead vocals, alto saxophone, percussion
  • Ray Shulman– bass, electric violin, violin, 12 string guitar, percussion, backing vocals
  • John Weathers– drums, tambourine, percussion, finger cymbal,  cowbell,  cabasa, güiro, gong, backing vocals, co-lead vocals
  • Phil Sutcliffe– interviewer

Track listing:

All tracks by Kerry Minnear, Derek Shulman, and Ray Shulman.

  1. Interview
  2. Give it Back
  3. Design
  4. Another Show
  5. Empty City
  6. Timing
  7. I Lost My Head


On April 14, 1972.

Three friends

On April 14, 1972, “Vertigo” label released “Three Friends”, the third Gentle Giant album. It was recorded in December 1971, at “Advison Studios” and “Command Studios” in London, and was produced by Gentle Giant.


  • Kerry Minnear – vocals, Hammond organ, piano, electric piano, Mellotron,  Minimoog,  Clavinet, Baldwin Spinet electric harpsishord, Vibraphone, bongos, triangle
  • Derek Shulman – vocals
  • Phil Shulman- vocals, tenor saxophone, tenor saxophones, baritone saxophone, baritone saxophones
  • Ray Shulman- vocals, bass, fuzz bass, violins, electric violin, 12 string guitar
  • Gary Green- electric guitar, mandolin, tambourine
  • Malcolm Mortimore- drums, concert snare, hi-hat, bass drum
  • Calvin Shulman – boy’s voice
  • Martin Rushent – engineer
  • Rick Breach – sleeve design

Track listing:

All tracks by Kerry Minnear, Derek Shulman, Phil Shulman, and Ray Shulman, except where noted.

  1. Prologue – Phil Shulman, Ray Shulman, Kerry Minnear
  2. Schooldays – Phil Shulman, Ray Shulman, Kerry Minnear
  3. Working All Day
  4. Peel the Paint
  5. Mister Class and Quality – Phil Shulman, Ray Shulman, Kerry Minnear
  6. Three Friends