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On July 4, 1968.

On July 4, 1968, “Elektra” label released “In My Own Dream”, the fourth Butterfield Blues Band (The) album. It was recorded in 1967, and was produced by John Court.


  • Paul Butterfield – vocals, harmonica, guitar
  • Elvin Bishop – vocals, guitar
  • Mark Naftalin (credited as Naffy Markham) – keyboards
  • Bugsy Maugh – vocals, bass
  • Phil Wilson – drums, conga
  • Gene Dinwiddie – tenor saxophone, flute, tambourine, mandolin
  • David Sanborn – soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone
  • Keith Johnson – trumpet, piano
  • Al Kooper – organ
  • The Icebag Four (Bugsy Maugh, Gene Dinwiddie, Phil Wilson, John Court) – backing vocals
  • William S. Harvey – art direction
  • Gene Szafran – artwork

Track listing:

  1. Last Hope’s Gone – Paul Butterfield, Jim Hayne, David Sanborn
  2. Mine to Love – Bugsy Maugh
  3. Get Yourself Together – Bugsy Maugh
  4. Just to Be with You – Bernie Roth
  5. Morning Blues – Bugsy Maugh
  6. Drunk Again – Elvin Bishop
  7. In My Own Dream – Paul Butterfield

On December 14, 2018.

On December 14, 2018, Joseph Osborn died aged 81. He was musician (bass), known for his work as a session musician, member of the Wrecking Crew in Los Angeles, and the A-Team in Nashville. He recorded and performed with Ricky Nelson, Johnny Rivers, the Mamas & the Papas, The Association, The 5th Dimension, Simon & Garfunkel, The Carpenters, Don Francisco, The Grass Roots, America, Glen Campbell, Thelma Houston, Al Kooper, Billy Joel, Michael Nesmith, Barbra Streisand, Lulu, Paul Simon, David Clayton-Thomas, Art Garfunkel, J. J. Cale, Olivia Newton-John, Amy Grant, Kenny Rogers, Neil Young, Tanya Tucker, and Jackie Lomax. In 2010, Osborn was inducted into the “Louisiana Music Hall of Fame”.

On November 25, 2011.

On November 25, 2011, Don DeVito died aged 72. He was musician (guitar), record producer and music business executive. He started playing guitar on tours with Al Kooper, and has his own band The Sabres. He worked with Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, and Aerosmith, but was best known as producer of some of the most important Bob Dylan’s albums, including “Blood on the Tracks”, “Desire”, “Street Legal”, “Hard rain”, and “Bob Dylan at Budokan”. In 1989 DeVito won “Grammy Award” for “Best Traditional Folk Recording”.

On November 18, 1976.

On November 18, 1976, “United Artists” label released “Act Like Nothing’s Wrong”, the seventh Al Kooper studio album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Record Plant” in Los Angeles, “Record Plant” in Sausalito, CA, “TK Studios” in Hialeah, FL, “Quadraphonic Sound Studios” in Nashville, TN, “Sound Ideas Studios” in New York City, “Studio One” in Doraville, GA, and was produced by Al Kooper, and John Simon.


  • Al Kooper – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, keyboards, clavinet, arranger, horn arrangements, engineer
  • Bobby Wood – organ, piano, electric piano
  • Joe Walsh – slide guitar
  • Reggie Young – vocals, guitar
  • Robert Ferguson – drums, vocals
  • Dominic Frontiere – horn arrangements
  • Steve Gibson – guitar, rhythm guitar
  • Willie “Little Beaver” Hale – guitar
  • Hilda Harris – backing vocals
  • Marvin Stamm – trumpet
  • Tower of Power – horns
  • Ron Bogdon – bass
  • J. R. Cobb – bass
  • George “Chocolate” Perry – bass
  • Mike Leech – bass
  • Harry Lookofsky – violin
  • Wendy Waldman – backing vocals
  • Ron Hicklin Singers – backing vocals
  • Tubby Zeigler – drums
  • Larrie Londin – drums
  • Gary Coleman – percussion, bongos, conga
  • John Simon – arranger
  • Steve Alaimo – engineer
  • Bob Edwards – engineer
  • Gene Eichelberger – engineer
  • John Henning – engineer
  • Bruce Hensal – engineer
  • Linda Hoxit – engineer
  • Denis King – engineer
  • Kelly Kotera – engineer
  • Bobby Langford – engineer
  • Tim Sadler – engineer
  • Rick Sanchez – engineer
  • Rick Smith – engineer
  • Steve Smith – engineer
  • Alan Robinson – liner notes

Track listing:

All tracks by Al Kooper; except where noted.

  1. Is We on the Downbeat
  2. This Diamond Ring – Al Kooper, Bob Brass, Irwin Levine
  3. She Don’t Ever Lose Her Groove – Willie Hale
  4. I Forgot to Be Your Lover – Booker T. Jones, William Bell
  5. Missing You
  6. Out of Left Field – Dan Penn, Spooner Oldham
  7. (Please Not) One More Time
  8. In My Own Sweet Way
  9. Turn My Head Towards Home – Al Kooper, John Simon
  10. A Visit to the Rainbow Bar and Grill
  11. Hollywood Vampire

On November 10, 1997.

On November 10, 1997, Thomas J. Tedesco died aged 67. He was a musician (guitar), part of the loose collective of Los Angeles area’s session musicians known as The Wrecking Crew. As he played on hundreds studio recordings, “Guitar Player” magazine described him as “the most recorded guitarist in music history”. He recorded with the Beach Boys, Chet Baker, the Mamas & the Papas, the Everly Brothers, the Association, Bobby Darrin, Barbra Streisand, Jan and Dean, the 5th Dimension, Elvis Presley, Sam Cooke, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Zappa, Ricky Nelson, Cher, Neil Diamond, Van Dyke Parks, Michael Franks, Nancy and Frank Sinatra, Richard Harris, Peggy Lee, Johnny Rivers, Al Kooper, Michael Nesmith, Paul Anka, Don Ellis, Minnie Riperton, Maria Muldaur, Leon Russell, Aretha Franklin, Art Garfunkel, J.J. Cale, Quincy Jones, Stephen Bishop, Kenny Loggins, Jack Nitzsche, Sarah Vaughan, Lalo Schifrin, Randy Newman, Hugh Masakela, and Joan Baez. Tedesco performed on soundtracks including The French Connection, Jaws, The Godfather, Field of Dreams, and The Deer Hunter. As a leader he released ten albums.

On September 22, 2008.

On September 22, 2008, “Eagle Records” label released “Bad for You Baby”, the seventeenth and final Gary Moore solo album. It was recorded in 2008, at “Sarm West”, “Sphere Studios” in London, and was produced by Gary Moore.


  • Gary Moore – vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • Vic Martin – keyboards
  • Pete Rees – bass
  • Sam Kelly – drums
  • Special guest appearance: Otisand daughter Cassie Taylor

Track listing:

All tracks by Gary Moore, except where noted.

  1. Bad for You Baby
  2. Down the Line
  3. Umbrella Man
  4. Holding On
  5. Walkin’ Thru the Park – McKinley Morganfield
  6. I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know – Al Kooper
  7. Mojo Boogie – J.B. Lenoir
  8. Someday Baby – McKinley Morganfield
  9. Did You Ever Feel Lonely?
  10. Preacher Man Blues
  11. Trouble Ain’t Far Behind

On August 20, 2009.

On August 20, 2009, Lawrence William Knechtel died aged 69. He was a musician (keyboards, bass), a member of the Wrecking Crew, a collection of Los Angeles-based session musicians, and the band Bread. He recorded with big number of renowned artists including Elvis Presley, The Byrds, Barbra Streisand, The Beach Boys, The Doors, Cher, Simon & Garfunkel, Duane Eddy, The Mamas & the Papas, The Monkees, the Partridge Family, Paul Simon, Chet Baker, Jerry Garcia, Dave mason, Nancy Sinatra, Howard Roberts, Thelma Houston, Glen Campbell, Peter Allen, Barry Mann, Lalo Schifrin, Jimmy Webb, José Feliciano, Jackie DeShannon, Brian Cadd, Bobby Darin, Art Garfunkel, Stephen Bishop, David Clayton-Thomas, Billy Joel, Barry McGuire, Paul Young, Dolly Parton, Al Kooper, Johnny Rivers, John Denver, Chet Atkins, Helen Reddy, Joan Baez, Alen Roth, and Neil Diamond. Knechtel released two solo albums.

On August 12, 2010.

On August 12, 2010, Richard “Richie” Hayward died aged 64. He was a musician (drums), best known as the drummer of Little Feat. Hayward recorded and performed with many artists including Paul Rodgers, The Doobie Brothers, Bob Dylan, Peter Frampton, Buddy Guy, Arlo Guthrie, Al Kooper, Linda Ronstadt, Bob Seger, Carly Simon, Nancy Sinatra, Stephen Stills, Tom Waits, John Cale, Warren Zevon, Warren HaynesJoan Armatrading, Delaney Bramlett, Kim Carnes, Eric Clapton, Ry Cooder, James Cotton,  Jonny Lang, Barbra Streisand, Eric Lynn, Nils Lofgren, Taj Mahal, Coco Montoya, Robert Palmer, Van Dyke Parks, Robert Plant, Helen Watson, and Jimmy Herring.

On February 27, 1976.

On February 27, 1976, “Rolling Stones Records” released “Stone Alone”, the second Bill Wyman album. It was recorded in 1976 and was produced by Bill Wyman.


  • Bill Wyman – vocals, bass, acoustic and electric guitar, piano, tack piano, keyboards, percussion, horn arrangements, mixing
  • Van Morrison – acoustic guitar, harmonica, alto saxophone
  • John – piano, electric piano, organ, marimba
  • Ruth Pointer – vocals
  • Bonnie Pointer – vocals
  • Venetta Fields – vocals
  • Paula Harrison – vocals
  • Clydie King – vocals
  • Bonnie Pointer – vocals
  • Ron Wood – electric guitar
  • Jackie Clark – electric guitar
  • Danny Kortchmar – electric guitar
  • Bob Welch – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Joe Walsh – electric and slide guitar
  • Terry Taylor – electric and slide guitar
  • Nicky Hopkins – piano, keyboards
  • Joe Vitale – piano, electric piano, keyboards, drums
  • Mark Naftalin – piano, keyboards
  • Al Kooper – piano, keyboards
  • Paul Harris – organ, keyboards
  • Hubert Heard – organ, keyboards
  • Albhy Galuten – synthesizer
  • Jim Keltner – drums
  • Hubert Heard – drums, fiddle, pedal steel
  • Greg Errico – drums
  • Robert Greenidge – drums
  • Dallas Taylor – drums, percussion
  • Kwasi “Rocky” Dzidzornu – percussion
  • Guille Garcia – percussion
  • Emilio Castillo – horn, horn arrangements
  • Stephen “Doc” Kupka – horn, horn arrangements
  • Lenny Pickett – horn, horn arrangements
  • Mic Gillette – horn, horn arrangements
  • Mark Colby – horn, saxophone
  • Floyd Cooley – tuba
  • Craig Dentweiler – horn
  • Gary Kjellgren – engineer, mixing
  • Howard Albert – engineer
  • Ron Albert – engineer
  • Anita Wexler – mixing
  • Tom Dowd – mixing
  • Tom Moulton – mixing
  • Dennis King – mastering
  • Bill King – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Bill Wyman, except where noted.

  1. A Quarter to Three – Gene Barge, Gary “U.S.” Bonds, Frank Guida, Joseph Royster
  2. Gimme Just One Chance
  3. Soul Satisfying
  4. Apache Woman
  5. Every Sixty Seconds
  6. Get It On
  7. Feet – Danny Kortchmar
  8. Peanut Butter Time
  9. Wine and Wimmen
  10. If You Wanna Be Happy – Carmela Guida, Frank Guida, Joseph Royster
  11. What’s the Point
  12. No More Foolin’

In February 1969.

In February 1969, “Columbia” label released “I Stand Alone”, the debut Al Kooper album. It was recorded in 1968, and was produced by Al Kooper.


  • Al Kooper – vocals, piano, organ, ondioline, guitars, orchestrations
  • Wayne Moss– guitar
  • Jerry Kennedy– guitar
  • “Big” Charlie Daniels– guitar
  • Charlie McCoy– electric bass, orchestrations
  • Ken Buttrey– drums
  • The Blossoms– backing vocal
  • Charlie Calello– orchestrations
  • Don Ellis– orchestrations
  • Jimmy Wisner– orchestrations
  • Brian Ross-Myring, Charlie Bragg, Don Puluse, Fred Catero, Glen Kolotkin, Neil Wilburn – engineers

Track listing:

All tracks by Al Kooper, except where noted.

  1. Overture
  2. I Stand Alone
  3. Camille – Al Kooper, Tony Powers
  4. One – Harry Nilsson
  5. Coloured Rain – Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood
  6. Soft Landing on the Moon
  7. I Can Love a Woman
  8. Blue Moon of Kentucky – Bill Monroe
  9. Toe Hold – Isaac Hayes, David Porter
  10. Right Now for You
  11. Hey, Western Union Man – Jerry Butler, Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff
  12. Song and Dance for the Unborn, Frightened Child