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On May 10, 2020.

On May 10, 2020, John Michael McKenzie died aged 64. He was musician (bass, guitar, backing vocals), member of the bands Global Village Trucking Company and Man. He recorded and performed with Eurythmics, The Pretenders, Alison Moyet, Lionel Richie, Dr. John, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Annette Peacock, Steve Hillage, Noel McCalla, Bob Young, Shusha Guppy, Wham!, Deke Leonard, Morrissey-Mullen, Claire Hamill, Space Monkey, Jim Diamond, Bob Dylan, Al Corley, Jeffrey Lee Pierce, Microdisney, Five Star, Endgames, John Mizarolli, Gary Moore, Ian Paice, Jaki Graham, Don Airey, Richard Bailey, Peter Auty, Billy Bremner, Terry Stannard, Simon Kirke, Earl Slick, Graham Lyle, Chris Thompson, Patti Austin, Latin Quarter, Phil Manzanera, Matt Bianco, Pete Brown, Helen Watson, Kevin Rowland, Shakira, David Bowie, Tina Turner, Eric Burdon, Kajagoogoo, Johnny Mathis, Everything But The Girl, Todd Sharpville, Branford Marsalis, Rui Veloso, Tim Finn, Ive Mendes, Tom Scott, David Dundas, Danny Tenaglia, The Christians, Phenix Horns, Duran Duran’s Andy Taylor, Jimmy Iovine, Dave Stewart, Wild, Leon Ware, Eternal, James Ingram, Francis Rossi, Karl Jenkins, Albert Lee, Barbara Dickson, Davy Spillane, Charles Aznavour, Raw Stylus, Linda Taylor, Blair Cunningham, Andy Newmark, Teresa Teng, Annabel Lamb, Nadirah X, Bob Clearmountain, Mitchell Froom, Arthur Louis, and Reggae Philharmonic Orchestra.

On June 8, 1979.

On June 8, 1979, “Swan Song” label released “Repeat When Necessary”, the fifth Dave Edmunds album. It was recorded in 1978 and was produced by Dave Edmunds.


  • Dave Edmunds– vocals, guitars, piano
  • Billy Murray (Billy Bremner)– guitar, backing vocals
  • Nick Lowe– bass, backing vocals
  • Terry Williams– drums
  • Huey Lewis– harmonica
  • Albert Lee– guitar
  • Roger Bechirian– piano

Track listing:

  1. Girls Talk – Elvis Costello
  2. Crawling from the Wreckage – Graham Parker
  3. The Creature from the Black Lagoon – Billy Bremner
  4. Sweet Little Lisa – Donivan Cowart, Martin Cowart, Hank DeVito
  5. Dynamite – Ian Samwell
  6. Queen of Hearts – Hank DeVito
  7. Home in My Hand – Ronnie Self
  8. Goodbye Mr. Good Guy – Pat Meager, Billy Bremner
  9. Take Me for a Little While – Trade Martin
  10. We Were Both Wrong – Billy Bremner
  11. Bad Is Bad – Alex Call, John Ciambotti, Sean Hopper, Huey Lewis, John McFee, Michael Schriener

On May 30, 2000.

On May 30, 2000, “Roadrunner” label released “Groovin’”, the third Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings studio album. It was recorded 1999 – 2000, and was produced by Bill Wyman and Terry Taylor.


  • Bill Wyman– bass, arrangements
  • Terry Taylor– lead, rhythm and acoustic guitar
  • Graham Broad– drums
  • Ray Cooper– percussion
  • Albert Lee– lead vocals, lead guitar
  • Martin Taylor–lead guitar
  • Mick Taylor– lead and slide guitar
  • Andy Fairweather Low– lead-guitar
  • Tommy Emmanuel– lead, slide, acoustic and rhythm guitar
  • Georgie Fame– lead vocals, organ, piano
  • Dave Hartley – piano lead vocals,
  • Nick Payn – harmonica, horns
  • Frank Mead – horns
  • Henry Spinetti– drums
  • Jerry Portnoy– harmonica
  • Chris Hall – accordion
  • Gerry Hogan – pedal steel guitar
  • Anthony Kerr– vibraphone
  • Eddie Hession – accordion
  • Beverley Skeete – lead and backing vocals
  • Adrian Byron Burns – lead vocals
  • Anita Kelsey, Sara Skeete, Janice Hoyte, Keeley Coburn, Melanie Redmond, Susie Webb, Zoe Nicholas – backing vocals
  • Nick Payn – horn arrangements
  • Brian Tench – mixing
  • Stuart Epps – engineer
  • Tim Young – mastering
  • Russ Kane – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. Tell You a Secret – Bill Wyman, Terry Taylor
  2. Groovin’ – Eddie Brigati, Felix Cavaliere
  3. Rough Cut Diamond – Bill Wyman, Terry Taylor
  4. Mood Swing – Keith Sewell, Nial Toner, Wendy Buckner
  5. Hole in the Wall – Bull Wyman, Terry Taylor
  6. Can’t Get My Rest at Night – J. David Ray
  7. I Put a Spell on You – Jay Hawkins
  8. Tomorrow Night – Bill Wyman
  9. I Want to Be Evil – Judson, Taylor
  10. Rhythm King – Georgie Fame
  11. Daydream – John Sebastian
  12. Oh! Baby – Barbara Linda Ozen
  13. Streamline Woman – Bill Wyman, Terry Taylor
  14. Yesterdays – Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach

On March 19, 1971.

On March 19, 1971, “Decca” label released “Green Bullfrog”, album by an ad-hoc band of musicians lead by Derek Lawrence. It was recorded in 1970, at “De Lane Lea Studios” in London, and was produced by Derek Lawrence.


  • Earl Jordan – vocals
  • Ritchie Blackmore – guitar
  • Albert Lee – guitar
  • Big Jim Sullivan – guitar
  • Rod Alexander – guitar
  • Tony Ashton – piano, organ
  • Matthew Fisher – piano
  • Ian Paice – drums
  • Chas Hodges – bass
  • Martin Birch– engineer

Track listing:

  1. My Baby Left Me – Arthur Crudup
  2. Makin’ Time – Eddie Phillips, Kenny Pickett
  3. Lawdy Miss Clawdy – Lloyd Price
  4. Bullfrog – Derek Lawrence, Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Paice
  5. I Want You – Tony Joe White
  6. I’m a Free Man – Mark “Moogy” Klingman
  7. Walk a Mile in My Shoes – Joe South
  8. Lovin’ You is Good for Me Baby – Derek Lawrence, Corlett, Hutton

In November 1976.

In November 1976, “Asylum” label released “The Pretender”, the fourth Jackson Browne studio album. It was recorded in 1976, at “The Sound Factory” in Hollywood, and was produced by Jon Landau. The album was ranked at number 391 on “Rolling Stone” magazine’s list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.


  • Jackson Browne– vocals, acoustic guitar, piano, photography
  • John Hall, Albert Lee, Fred Tackett, Waddy Wachtel– acoustic and electric guitars
  • Luis Damian – acoustic guitar, harmony vocals
  • Lowell George– slide guitar, harmony vocals
  • Roberto Gutierrez – guitarron, violin, backing vocals
  • David Lindley– fiddle, lap steel guitar
  • Roy Bittan, Craig Doerge, Bill Payne, Michael Utley– keyboards
  • Bob Glaub, Chuck Rainey, Leland Sklar– bass
  • Jim Gordon, Russ Kunkel, Jeff Porcaro– drums
  • Gary Coleman – percussion
  • Arthur Gerst – harp, backing vocals, musical arrangements
  • Chuck Findley– trumpet
  • Richard Hyde– trombone
  • Jim Horn, Quitman Dennis – saxophones
  • Rosemary Butler, David Crosby, Don Henley, Graham Nash, Bonnie Raitt, D. Souther– harmony vocals
  • John Haeny, Mark Howlett, Greg Ladanyi – engineers
  • Paul Black – assistant engineer
  • Val Garay, Greg Ladanyi – mixing
  • Dennis Kirk – mixing assistant
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering
  • John Haeny – recorder
  • David Campbell, Arthur Gerst, Jim Horn – arrangers
  • David Campbell – string arrangements
  • Paul Black, Dennis Kirk – assistants
  • Gary Burden – art direction, design
  • Howard Burke – photography
  • Tom Kelley – cover photography
  • Jon Landau – notes editing

Track listing:

All tracks by Jackson Browne except where noted.

  1. The Fuse
  2. Your Bright Baby Blues
  3. Linda Paloma
  4. Here Come Those Tears Again – Jackson Browne, Nancy Farnsworth
  5. The Only Child
  6. Daddy’s Tune
  7. Sleep’s Dark and Silent Gate
  8. The Pretender


On July 29, 2014.

On July 29, 2014, “Bushbranch” label released “The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale”, the twenty-second Eric Clapton studio album. It features covers of songs J. J. Cale songs. It was recorded 2013 – 2014, and was produced by Eric Clapton and Simon Climie.


  • Eric Clapton – vocals, guitars, dobro
  • Tom Petty– vocals
  • Mark Knopfler– guitar, vocals
  • John Mayer– guitar, vocals
  • Willie Nelson– guitar, vocals
  • Don White – guitar, vocals
  • Reggie Young– guitar
  • Derek Trucks– guitar
  • Albert Lee– guitar
  • David Lindley– guitar
  • Don Preston– guitar
  • Christine Lakeland– guitar, vocals
  • Mike Campbell- guitar
  • Doyle Bramhall II – guitar
  • Greg Leisz– pedal steel guitar
  • Jimmy Markham – harmonica
  • Mickey Raphael– harmonica
  • Michelle John – background vocals
  • Sharon White– background vocals
  • James Cruce – drums
  • Jim Karstein – drums
  • Jamie Oldaker– drums
  • David Teegarden – drums
  • Satnam Ramgotra – tablas
  • Simon Climie– Wurlitzer electric piano, Hammond organ, piano, drum programming, percussion, background vocals
  • Nathan East– bass
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Walt Richmond– Wurlitzer electric piano, Hammond organ, piano
  • Additional production – Buddy Cannon
  • Recorded by Alan Douglas
  • Additional engineering – Tony Castle, Bobby Tis and Ryan Ulyate.
  • Assistant engineers – Jacob Dennis, Joe Kearns, Tim Marchiafava, Derek Parnell and Wendy Seidman.
  • Mixed by Simon Climie
  • Mastered by Bob Ludwig
  • Session coordinator – Debbie Johnson
  • Art direction, design – Catherine Roylance
  • Cover image – Michael Putland
  • Cover illustration – Yoshiyuki Sadamoto

Track listing:

All tracks by J.J. Cale except where noted.

  1. Call Me the Breeze
  2. Rock and Roll Records
  3. Someday – J.J. Cale, Walt Richmond
  4. Lies
  5. Sensitive Kind
  6. Cajun Moon
  7. Magnolia
  8. I Got the Same Old Blues
  9. Songbird
  10. Since You Said Goodbye
  11. I’ll Be There (If You Ever Want Me) – Ray Price, Rusty Gabbard
  12. The Old Man and Me
  13. Train to Nowhere
  14. Starbound
  15. Don’t Wait – J. J. Cale, Christine Lakeland
  16. Crying Eyes



In May 1985.

In May 1985, “Warner Bros” label released “The Ballad of Sally Rose”, the eleventh Emmylou Harris studio album. It was recorded in 1985, and was produced by Paul Kennerley and Emmylou Harris.


  • Emmylou Harris – lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Steve Cash – harmonica
  • Barbara Cowart, Gail Davies, Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton- backing vocals
  • Hank DeVito – acoustic, electric and pedal steel, dobro
  • Phillip Donelly – electric slide guitar
  • Bessyl Duhon – accordion
  • Ray Flacke – electric guitar
  • Vince Gill- electric guitar, backing vocals
  • Emory Gordy, Jr.- acoustic guitar, bass, string arrangements
  • John Jarvis – keyboards
  • Waylon Jennings- electric guitar
  • Shane Keister- keyboards
  • Paul Kennerley- acoustic and electric guitar
  • Russ Kunkel- drums
  • Albert Lee- acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin
  • Larrie Londin- drums, percussion
  • Tom Roady – percussion
  • Gary Scruggs – harmonica
  • Buddy Spicher- giddle
  • Barry Tashian – acoustic guitar
  • Bobby Thompson – acoustic guitar, banjo
  • Donivan Cowart – engineer
  • Tom Harding, Keith Odle – second engineer

Track list:

All tracks by Emmylou Harris and Paul Kennerley, except where noted.

  1. The Ballad of Sally Rose
  2. Rhythm Guitar
  3. I Think I Love Him/You Are My Flower – Emmylou Harris, P. Carter
  4. Heart to Heart
  5. Woman Walk the Line
  6. Bad News
  7. Timberline
  8. Long Tall Sally Rose
  9. White Line
  10. Diamond in My Crown
  11. The Sweetheart of the Rodeo
  12. K-S-O-S medley: Ring of Fire/Wildwood Flower/Six Days on the Road – Emmylou Harris, Paul Kennerley, June Carter, Merle Kilgore, A.P. Carter, Earl Greene, Carl Montgomery
  13. Sweet Chariot

In April 1976.

In April 1976, “A&M” label released “Stingray”, the sixth Joe Cocker studio album. It was recorded in 1976, and was produced by Rob Fraboni.


  • Joe Cocker – lead vocals
  • Cornell Dupree, Eric Gale, Albert Lee, Eric Clapton- guitar
  • Gordon Edwards – bass
  • Steve Gadd- drums, percussion
  • Richard Tee- keyboards, organ
  • Sam Rivers- soprano saxophone
  • Felix “Flaco” Falcon – percussion, congas
  • Patti Austin, Bonnie Bramlett, Lani Groves, Gwen Guthrie, Phylliss Lindsey, Brenda White, Maxine Willard Waters, Deniece Williams- backing vocals
  • Tyrone Downie, Peter Tosh, Eric Gale, Richard Tee- arrangements
  • Mark Aglietti, Richard Tee – associate producers
  • Baker Bigsby, Neil Case, Rob Fraboni – engineer

Track listing:

  1. The Jealous Kind – Bobby Charles
  2. I Broke Down – Matthew Moore
  3. You Came Along – Bobby Charles
  4. Catfish – Bob Dylan, Jacques Levy
  5. Moon Dew – Matthew Moore
  6. The Man in Me – Bob Dylan
  7. She Is My Lady – George Clinton
  8. Worrier – Matthew Moore
  9. Born Thru Indifference – Joe Cocker, Richard Tee
  10. A Song for You – Leon Russell


In February 1983.


In February 1983, “Duck” label released “Money and Cigarettes”, the eighth Eric Clapton solo album. It was recorded in 1982, and was produced by Eric Clapton and Tom Dowd.


  • Eric Clapton – guitar, slide guitar, lead vocals
  • Ry Cooder– guitar
  • Albert Lee– guitar, keyboards, background vocals
  • Donald “Duck” Dunn– bass
  • Roger Hawkins– drums
  • Chuck Kirkpatrick – background vocals
  • John Sambataro – background vocals
  • Peter Solley– Hammond Organ

Track listing:

  1. Everybody Oughta Make a Change – Sleepy John Estes
  2. The Shape You’re In – Eric Clapton
  3. Ain’t Going Down – Eric Clapton
  4. I’ve Got a Rock’n’Roll Heart – Troy Seals, Eddie Setser, Steve Diamond
  5. Man Overboard – Eric Clapton
  6. Pretty Girl – Eric Clapton
  7. Man in Love – Eric Clapton
  8. Crosscut Saw – R.G. Ford
  9. Slow Down Linda – Eric Clapton
  10. Crazy Country Hop – Johnny Otis

In January 1972.


In January 1972, “Asylum” label released the debut, self-titled Jackson Browne  album. It was recorded in 1971, at “Crystal Sound Recorders” and was produced by Richard Sanford Orshoff.


  • Jackson Browne – acoustic guitar, piano, vocals
  • David Campbell– viola
  • David Crosby– harmony vocals
  • Jesse Ed Davis– electric guitar
  • Craig Doerge– piano
  • Jimmie Fadden – harmonica
  • Jim Gordon– organ
  • David Jackson – piano
  • Sneaky Pete Kleinow– pedal steel
  • Leah Kunkel– composed vocal counter-melody
  • Russ Kunkel– drums
  • Albert Lee– electric guitar
  • Graham Nash- harmony vocals
  • Leland Sklar– bass
  • Clarence White– acoustic guitar
  • Richard Sanford Orshoff – engineer
  • Greg Ladanyi– mastering
  • Gary Burden – art direction
  • Henry Diltz– photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Jackson Browne.

  1. Jamaica Say You Will
  2. A Child in These Hills
  3. Song for Adam
  4. Doctor My Eyes
  5. From Silver Lake
  6. Something Fine
  7. Under the Falling Sky
  8. Looking into You
  9. Rock Me on the Water
  10. My Opening Farewell