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In June 1974.

In June 1974, “Warner Bros” label released “Holiday”, the fourth America studio  album. It was recorded April – May 1974, at “AIR Studios” in London, and was produced by George Martin.


  • Gerry Beckley and Dan Peek – bass, keyboards, guitars
  • Dewey Bunnell – guitars
  • Willie Leacox – drums, percussion
  • George Martin– arranger, keyboards
  • Geoff Emerick- engineering
  • Peter Henderson – tape operator
  • Gary Burden – art direction

Track listing:

  1. Miniature – Gerry Beckley
  2. Tin Man – Dewey Bunnell
  3. Another Try – Gerry Beckley
  4. Lonely People – Dan Peek, Catherine Peek
  5. Glad to See You – Dan Peek
  6. Mad Dog – Gerry Beckley
  7. Hollywood – Dewey Bunnell
  8. Baby It’s Up to You – Gerry Beckley
  9. You – Dan Peek
  10. Old Man Took – Dewey Bunnell
  11. What Does It Matter – Gerry Beckley
  12. In the Country – Dan Peek

In May 1977.

In May 1977, “Chrysalis” label released “Lights Out”, the sixth UFO studio album. It was recorded February-March 1977, at “Air Studios” in London and was produced by Ron Nevison. Magazine “Kerrang!” ranked “Lights Out” at number 28 on the list of the “100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All Time”.


  • Phil Mogg- vocals
  • Michael Schenker- lead guitar
  • Paul Raymond- rhythm guitar, keyboards
  • Pete Way- bass
  • Andy Parker– drums
  • Alan McMillan – horn arrangements, string arrangements
  • Hipgnosis- cover art

Track listing:

  1. Too Hot to Handle – Pete Way, Phil Moog
  2. Just Another Suicide – Phil Moog
  3. Try Me – Michael Schenker, Phil Moog
  4. Lights Out – Michael Schenker, Andy Parker, Phil Moog, Pete Way
  5. Getting’ Ready – Michael Schenker, Phil Moog
  6. Alone Again Or – Bryan MacLean
  7. Electric Phase – Pete Way, Phil Moog, Michael Schenker
  8. Love to Love – Michael Schenker, Phil Moog


On May 9, 2000.

On May 9, 2000, “Food” label released “100 Broken Windows”, the second Idlewild studio album. It was recorded in 1999, at “Air Studios” in London, and was produced by Dave Eringa and Bob Weston. In 2009, “The Skinny” ranked “100 Broken Windows” at number 1 on its list of the “Scottish Albums of the Decade”.


  • Roddy Woomble- lead vocals
  • Bob Fairfoull– bass
  • Rod Jones- guitar, backing vocals, keyboards
  • Colin Newton- drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Roddy Woomble, Bob Fairfoull, Rod Jones and Colin Newton.

  1. Little Discourage
  2. I Don’t Have the Map
  3. These Wooden Ideas
  4. Roseability
  5. Idea Track
  6. Let Me Sleep (Next to the Mirror)
  7. Listen to What You’ve Got
  8. Actually It’s Darkness
  9. Rusty
  10. Mistake Pageant
  11. Quiet Crown
  12. The Bronze Medal

In May 1973.

In May 1973, “Mooncrest” label released “Razamanaz”, the third Nazareth studio album. It was recorded Dcember 1972-March 1973, at “The Ganghut” in Jamestown, Scotland, mixed at “AIR Studios” in London, and was produced by Roger Glover.


  • Dan McCafferty- lead vocals
  • Darrell Sweet- drums, percussion, backing vocals, liner notes
  • Pete Agnew- bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Manny Charlton- electric and acoustic guitars, slide guitar, banjo, backing vocals
  • Roger Glover- bass guitar, percussion
  • Alan Perkins – recording engineer
  • Patrick Watters, Fin Costello – photography
  • Mike Brown – remastering
  • Robert M. Corich – remastering, liner notes
  • Dave Field – design

Track listing:

All lyrics by Pete Agnew, Manny Charlton, Dan McCafferty, Darrell Sweet except where noted.

  1. Razamanaz
  2. Alcatraz – Leon Russell
  3. Vigilante Man – Woody Guthrie
  4. Woke Up This Morning
  5. Night Woman
  6. Bad, Bad Boy
  7. Sold My Soul
  8. Too Bad, Too Sad
  9. Broken Down Angel

On May 4, 2015.

On May 4, 2015, “Gentlemen of the Road” label released “Wilder Mind”, the third Mumford & Sons studio album. It was recorded 2014-2015, at “AIR Studios” in London, and was produced b James Ford.


  • Marcus Mumford– lead vocals, rhythm guitar, drums
  • Ted Dwane– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Ben Lovett– piano, keyboard, synthesiser, backing vocals
  • Winston Marshall– lead guitar, backing vocals
  • James Ford– drums, percussion, keyboards
  • Tom Hobden – violin
  • Thomas Bartlett – keyboards
  • Dave Nelson – trombone
  • Aaron Dessner– keyboards
  • Benjamin Lanz – trombone

Track listing:

All tracks by Marcus Mumford, Ben Lovett, Winston Marshall and Ted Dwane.

  1. Tompkins Square Park
  2. Believe
  3. The Wolf
  4. Wilder Mind
  5. Just Smoke
  6. Monster
  7. Snake Eyes
  8. Broad-Shouldered Beasts
  9. Cold Arms
  10. Ditmas
  11. Only Love
  12. Hot Gates

In April 1980.

In April 1980, “Arista” label released “Growing Up in Public”, the tenth Lou Reed album. It was recorded in January 1980, at “Air Studios” in Montserrat, and was produced by Michael Fonfara and Lou Reed.


  • Lou Reed – guitar, vocals
  • Michael Fonfara- keyboards, guitar
  • Chuck Hammer- guitar, guitar synthesizer
  • Michael Suchorsky – drums
  • Ellard “Moose” Boles – bass, background vocals
  • Stuart Heinrich – guitar, background vocals
  • Engineered by Corky Stasiak
  • Photography by Mick Rock

Track listing:

All tracks by Lou Reed and Michael Fonfara

  1. How Do You Speak to an Angel?
  2. My Old Man
  3. Keep Away
  4. Growing Up in Public
  5. Standing on Ceremony
  6. So Alone
  7. Love Is Here to Stay
  8. The Power of Positive Drinking
  9. Smiles
  10. Think It Over
  11. Teach the Gifted Children

In April 1975.

In April 1975, “CBS” label released the debut, self-titled Ian Hunter solo album. It was recorded January–March 1975 at “AIR Studios” in London, and was produced by Ian Hunter and Mick Ronson.


  • Ian Hunter: vocals, rhythm guitar, piano, percussion, backing vocals
  • Mick Ronson: lead guitar, organ, mellotron, mouth organ, bass guitar
  • Geoff Appleby: bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Dennis Elliott: drums, percussion
  • Pete Arnesen: piano
  • John Gustafson: bass guitar
  • Bill Price- engineer
  • Roslav Szaybo – design concept
  • Martin Springett – illustration

Track listing:

All tracks by Ian Hunter except where noted.

  1. Once Bitten, Twice Shy
  2. Who Do You Love
  3. Lounge Lizard
  4. Boy – Ian Hunter, Mick Ronson
  5. 3,000 Miles from Here
  6. The Truth, the Whole Truth, Nuthin’ but the Truth
  7. It Ain’t Easy When You Fall/Shades Off
  8. I Get So Excited