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On August 5, 1992.

On August 5, 1992, Jeffrey Thomas Porcaro died aged 38. He was a songwriter, musician (drums), and record producer, best known as the drummer with Toto. He was one of the most south after session drummers in popular music, played on hundreds of albums and worked with numerous artists such as Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd, Michael Jackson, George Benson, Greg Lake, Seals & Crofts, Les Dudek, Joe Cocker, Steely Dan, The Jacksons, Tommy Bolin, Jackson Browne, Leo Sayer, Boz Scaggs, Carly Simon, Eric Carmen, Valerie Carter, Lisa Dal Bello, Hall & Oates, Diana Ross, Colin Blunstone, Larry Carlton, Allen Toussaint, Dave Mason, Warren Zevon, Ruben Blades, Bim, Jerry Williams, Al Stewart, Marc Jordan, Rickie Lee Jones, Janne Schaffer, Lowell George, Aretha Franklin, Jon Anderson, Luis Miguel, Love and Money, Patti Austin, Mariya Takeuchi, The Brothers Johnson, Peter Frampton, Bee Gees, Char, Christopher Cross, Randy Crawford, Al Jarreau, Amii Ozaki, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Eye to Eye, Donna Summer, Elton John, Melissa Manchester, Donald Fagen, Herbie Hancock, Don Henley, Michael McDonald, Lionel Richie, Paul Simon, Randy Newman, Russ Taff, Chicago, David Gilmour Joe Walsh, Eric Clapton, Peter cetera, Earth Wind & Fire, roger Hodgson, David Benoit, Dr. John, Steve Porcaro, Nik Kershaw, Poco, Clair Mario, Celine Dion, Natalie Cole, Madonna, Jude Cole, Sandy Patty, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Bolton, Cher, Dire Straits, Richard Marx, Bonnie Raitt, Rod Stewart, B-52’s, Go West, 10CC, Roger Waters, Paul Young, and David Crosby. In 1993, Porcaro was posthumously inducted into the “Modern Drummer Hall of Fame”.

On October 8, 1967.

On October 8, 1967, “CBS” label released “Bed Sitter Images”, the debut Al Stewart studio album. It was recorded in September 1967, and was produced by Roy Guest.


  • Al Stewart – vocals, guitar
  • Alexander Faris- conductor, orchestral arrangements
  • Mike Claydon – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Al Stewart.

  1. Bedsitter Images
  2. Swiss Cottage Manoeuvres
  3. The Carmichaels
  4. Scandinavian Girl
  5. Pretty Golden Hair
  6. Denise at 16
  7. Samuel, Oh How You’ve Changed
  8. Cleave to Me
  9. A Long Way Down From Stephanie
  10. Ivich
  11. Beleeka Doodle Day

On January 1, 1972.

On January 1, 1972, “CBS” label released “Orange”, the fourth Al Stewart album. It was recorded in September 1971, at “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by John Anthony.


  • Al Stewart – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Rick Wakeman– keyboards
  • Tim Renwick– guitar
  • Bob Andrews– keyboards
  • Cal Batchelor – guitar
  • John Donnelly – background vocals
  • Graham Hunt – drums
  • Brian Odgers – bass
  • Roger Pope – drums
  • Kevin Powers – background vocals
  • Brinsley Schwarz– guitar
  • Bruce Thomas– bass
  • Tim Walker – Spanish guitar
  • Mick Welton – background vocals
  • John Wilson– drums
  • David Hentschel– engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Al Stewart, except where noted.

  • You Don’t Even Know Me
  • Amsterdam
  • Songs Out of Clay
  • The News from Spain
  • I Don’t Believe You – Bob Dylan
  • Once an Orange, Always an Orange
  • I’m Falling
  • Night of the 4th of May

On October 17, 2000.

On October 17, 2000, “EMI” label released “Down in the Cellar”, the fourteenth Al Stewart studio album. It was recorded May – June 2000, at “Capitol B Studios” in Hollywood and “Sign of the Scorpion” in Studio City, California, and was produced by Laurence Juber.


  • Al Stewart – vocals, guitar, bass, harmonica
  • Simon Boswell – viola
  • Jim Cox – piano, organ
  • Bruce Dukov – violin
  • Dominic Genova – electric bass, bass
  • Jimmy Hoyson – assistant
  • David P. Jackson – accordion
  • Michael Jochum – percussion, drums
  • Laurence Juber – acoustic guitar, arranger, electric guitar, engineer
  • David Low – cello
  • Rachel Purkin – violin
  • Avi Kipper – engineer
  • Joe Gastwirt – mastering
  • Ramon Breton – mastering assistant
  • Lori Stoll – photography

All tracks by Al Stewart except where noted.

  1. Waiting for Margaux
  2. Tasting History – Laurence Juber, Al Stewart
  3. Down in the Cellars
  4. Turning It into Water
  5. Soho – Bert Jansch
  6. The Night That the Band Got the Wine
  7. Millie Brown
  8. Under a Wine-Stained Moon
  9. Franklin’s Table
  10. House of Clocks
  11. Sergio
  12. Toutes les Etoiles
  13. The Shiraz Shuffle – Laurence Juber, Al Stewar


On April 18, 2013.

On April 18, 2013, Storm Thorgerson died aged 69. He was graphic designer and music video director, known for his work with music artists including Led Zeppelin,  Nik Kershaw, Black Sabbath,  Scorpions, Peter Gabriel, Genesis, Yes, Al Stewart,  Europe,  Catherine Wheel, Bruce Dickinson, Dream Theater,  Anthrax, The Cranberries, The Mars Volta, Muse, The Alan Parsons Project, Helloween, Biffy Clyro, Ween, Angels and Airwaves and Rival Sons His best known work is the album cover artwork of  Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side of The Moon”.



In December 1965.

In December 1965, “Columbia” label released the self-titled, debut Jackson C. Frank album. It was recorded in July 1965, at “CBS Studios” in London, and was produced by Paul Simon.


  • Jackson C. Frank– guitar, vocals, linear notes
  • Al Stewart– guitar picking
  • Liner notes – Bert Jansch

Track listing:

All tracks by Jackson C. Frank except where noted.

  1. Blues Run the Game
  2. Don’t Look Back
  3. Kimbie – Bascom Lamar Lunsford
  4. Yellow Walls
  5. Here Come the Blues
  6. Milk and Honey
  7. My Name Is Carnival
  8. Dialogue (I Want to Be Alone)
  9. Just Like Anything
  10. You Never Wanted Me

In October 1968.

In October 1968, “Island” label released “The Tumble”, the second John Martyn album. It was recorded in July 1968, at “Regent Sound” in London, and was produced by Al Stewart.


  • John Martyn – vocals, guitar, harmonica, keyboards
  • Harold McNair– flute
  • David Moses – double bass
  • Paul Wheeler – guitar
  • Francine Winham – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by John Martyn except where noted.

  1. Sing A Song of Summer
  2. The River
  3. Goin’ Down to Memphis
  4. The Gardeners – Bill Lyons
  5. A Day at the Sea
  6. Fishin’ Blues – Henry Thomas
  7. Dusty
  8. Hello Train
  9. Winding Boy – Jelly Roll Morton
  10. Fly on Home – John Martyn, Paul Wheeler
  11. Knuckledy Crunch and Slippledee-slee Song
  12. Seven Black Roses


In September 1969.

In September 1969, “CBS” label released “Love Chronicles”, the second Al Stewart studio album. It was recorded 1968 – 1969, and was produced by Roy Guest, John Wood and Al Stewart.


  • Al Stewart – vocals, guitar
  • Jimmy Page- guitar
  • Simon Breckenridge (Simon Nicol)- guitar
  • Mervyn Prestwyck (Richard Thompson)- guitar
  • Brian Brocklehurst – bass
  • Harvey Burns – drums
  • Martyn Francis (Martin Lamble) – drums
  • Brian Odgers, John Paul Jones, Ashley Hutchings- bass

Track listing:

All tracks by Al Stewart

  1. In Brooklyn
  2. Old Compton Street Blues
  3. The Ballad of Mary Foster
  4. Life and Life Only
  5. You Should Have Listened to Al
  6. Love Chronicles

On August 20, 1980.

On August 20, 1980, “RCA” label released “24 Carrots”, the ninth Al Stewart studio album. It was recorded in May 1980 at “Davlen Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Chris Desmond and Al Stewart. It was his first album with his band Shot in the Dark.


  • Al Stewart- vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, synthesizer
  • Peter White- keyboards, acoustic and lectric guitar
  • Adam Yurman – electric guitar, backing vocals
  • Robin Lamble – bass guitar, backing vocals, acoustic guitar, percussion
  • Krysia Kristianne – backing vocals
  • Bryan Savage – alto saxophone, flute
  • Harry Stinson, Ken Nicol- backing vocals
  • Bob Marlette– keyboards
  • Russ Kunkel, Mark Sanders, Jeff Porcaro, Steve Chapman, Beau Segal – drums
  • Lenny Castro– congas
  • Robin Williamson– mandocello
  • Sylvia Woods- Celtic harp
  • Jerry McMillan – violin

Track listing:

  1. Running Man
  2. Midnight Rocks
  3. Constantinople
  4. Merlin’s Time
  5. Mondo Sinistro
  6. Murmansk Run/Ellis Island
  7. Rocks in the Ocean
  8. Paint by Numbers
  9. Optical Illusion


In July 1976.

In July 1976, “RCA” label released “Year of the Cat”, the seventh Al Stewart studio album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Alan Parsons. The cover design was by Hipgnosis and illustrator Colin Elgie.


  • Al Stewart – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Peter White- guitar, keyboards
  • John Perry – background vocals
  • Tim Renwick- guitar
  • Andrew Powell- string arrangements
  • Bobby Bruce – violin
  • Marion Driscoll – percussion
  • Stuart Elliott- drums, percussion
  • George Ford – bass
  • Phil Kenzie- alto saxophone
  • Don Lobster – keyboards
  • David Pack- background vocals
  • Tony Rivers- background vocals
  • Graham Smith – harmonica
  • Peter Wood- keyboards

Track listing:

All tracks by Al Stewart, except where noted.

  1. Lord Grenville
  2. On the Border
  3. Midas Shadow
  4. Sand in Your Shoes
  5. If it Doesn’t Come Naturally, Leave It
  6. Flying Sorcery
  7. Broadway Hotel
  8. One Stage Before
  9. Year of the Cat – Al Stewart, Peter Wood