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On October 19, 1995.

On October 19, 1995, Donald Eugene Cherry died aged 58. He was a musician (trumpet), one of the pioneers in world fusion in the 60s and 70s. Cherry recorded and performed with a number of musicians and bands including Ornette Coleman, Paul Bley, Sonny Rollins, New York Contemporary Five, Naná Vasconcelos, La Monte Young, Abdullah Ibrahim, Carla Bley, Charlie Haden, Allen Ginsberg, Charles Brackeen, Codona, Albert Ayler, Clifford Jordan, Steve Lacy, Michael Mantler, Sunny Murray, Jim Pepper, George Russell, Sun Ra, Lou Reed, Charlie Rouse, Albert Heath, James Mtume, Herbie Hancock, Ed Blackwell, Steve Hillage, Collin Walcott, Latif Khan, Johnny Dyani, Masahiko Togashi, Bengt Berger, Rip Rig + Panic, Bengt Berger Bitter Funeral Beer Band, Dag Vag, Frank Lowe, Jai Uttal, and Ed Blackwell.

In March 1966.

In March 1966, “ESP-Disc” label released the debut, self-titled Fugs album. It was recorded in 1966, and was produced by Ed Sanders and Richard Alderson.

Personnel:

  • John Anderson – bass guitar, vocals
  • Lee Crabtree – piano, celeste, bells
  • Pete Kearney – guitar
  • Betsy Klein – vocals
  • Tuli Kupferberg– maracas, tambourine, vocals
  • Vinny Leary – bass, guitar
  • Ed Sanders– vocals
  • Ken Weaver– conga, drums, vocals
  • Richard Alderson – engineer
  • Bill Beckman – cover design
  • Allen Ginsberg– liner notes
  • Jim Nelson – photography

Track listing:

  1. Frenzy – Ed Sanders
  2. I Want to Know – Charles Olson, Ed Sanders
  3. Skin Flowers – Pete Kearney, Ed Sanders
  4. Group Grope – Ed Sanders
  5. Coming Down – Ed Sanders
  6. Dirty Old Man – Goldbart, Ed Sanders
  7. Kill for Peace – Tuli Kupferberg
  8. Morning, Morning – Tuli Kupferberg
  9. Doin’ All Right – Richard Alderson, Ted Berrigan, Lee Crabtree
  10. Virgin Forest – Richard Alderson, Lee Crabtree, Ed Sanders

In March 1966.

the-fugs

In March 2, 1966, “ESP-Disk” label released the self-titled Fugs album. It was recorded in 1966, and was produced by Ed Sanders and Richard Alderson.

Personnel:

  • John Anderson –bass guitar, vocals
  • Lee Crabtree –piano, celeste, bells
  • Pete Kearney –guitar
  • Betsy Klein – vocals
  • Tuli Kupferberg– maracas, tambourine, vocals
  • Vinny Leary – bass,guitar
  • Ed Sanders– vocals
  • Ken Weaver– conga, drums, vocals
  • Richard Alderson – engineer
  • Bill Beckman – cover design
  • Allen Ginsberg– liner notes
  • Jim Nelson – photography

Track listing:

  1. Frenzy – Ed Sanders
  2. I Want to Know – Charles Olson, Ed Sanders
  3. Skin Flowers – Pete Kearney, Ed Sanders
  4. Group Grope – Ed Sanders
  5. Coming Down – Ed Sanders
  6. Dirty Old Man – Goldbart, Ed Sanders
  7. Kill for Peace – Tuli Kupferberg
  8. Morning, Morning – Tuli Kupferberg
  9. Doin’ All Right – Richard Alderson,Ted Berrigan, Lee Crabtree
  10. Virgin Forest – Richard Alderson, Lee Crabtree, Ed Sanders

On May 14, 1982.

The_Clash_-_Combat_Rock

On May 14, 1982, “CBS” label released “Combat Rock”, the fifth Clash studio album. It was recorded in 1980 and September 1981, at “Ear Studios” in London; November 1981–January 1982 at “Electric Lady Studios” in New York City and  April 1982 in “Warnford” in Hampshire, and was produced by Glyn Johns, Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Topper Headon. The album was certified double Platinum in US by the “RIIA”. It was the last band’s album with the classic lineup whit Topper Headon and Mick Jones.

Personnel:

  • Joe Strummer– lead and backing vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano
  • Mick Jones– guitar, backing and lead vocals, keyboards, sound effects
  • Paul Simonon– bass guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals
  • Topper Headon– drums, piano and bass guita
  • Allen Ginsberg– guest vocals
  • Futura 2000– guest vocals
  • Ellen Foley– backing vocals
  • Joe Ely– backing vocals
  • Tymon Dogg– piano
  • Tommy Mandel(as Poly Mandell) – keyboards
  • Gary Barnacle– saxophone
  • Kosmo Vinyl- vocals
  • Glyn Johns– chief engineer, mixing
  • Joe Blaney; Jerry Green; Eddie Garcia – assistant engineers
  • Pennie Smith– photography

Track listing:

  1. Know Your Rights
  2. Car Jamming
  3. Should I Stay or Should I Go
  4. Rock the Casbah
  5. Red Angel Dragnet
  6. Straight to Hell
  7. Overpowered by Funk
  8. Atom Tan
  9. Sean Flynn
  10. Ghetto Defendant
  11. Inoculated City
  12. Death Is a Star

 

On June 1, 1969.

GPAC

On June 1, 1969, in room 1742, in “Queen Elizabeth Hotel”, in Montreal, Canada,  John Lennon and Yoko Ono recorded the song “Give peace a chance”. The song was written by Lennon and recorded by André Perry, using a simple setup of four microphones and a four-track tape recorder. Lennon played acoustic guitar, accompanied by Tommy Smothers from the “Smothers Brothers”, also on acoustic guitar. The recording session was attended by number of journalists and celebrities, including Petula Clark, Timothy Leary, Rabbi Abraham Feinberg, Joseph Schwartz, Rosemary Woodruff Leary, Dick Gregory, Allen Ginsberg, Murray the K and Derek Taylor. The song was released as a single by “Plastic Ono Band” on July 4, 1969 (UK), on “Apple” label. “Give peace a chance” became an anthem of the American anti-war movement during the 70’s.

On May 18, 2004.

Elvin Jones

On May 18, 2004, Elvin Ray Jones died aged 77. He was a jazz drummer of the post-bop era , performed with  Charles Mingus, Teddy Charles, Bud Powell and Miles Davis, but he is best known as a member of the John Coltrane quartet (from 1960 to 1966) along with Jimmy Garrison on bass and McCoy Tyner on piano, in the celebrated recording phase including the album “A love supreme”. Jones recorded with numerous artists including Art Farmer, J.J. Johnson, Aaron Bell, Tommy Flanagan, Paul Chambers, Pepper Adams, Kenny Burrell, Sonny Rollins, Thad Jones, Idris Sulieman, Mal Waldron, Steve Lacy, Bernie Green, Hank Jones, Jimmy Forest, Randy Weston, Curtis Fuller, Gil Evans, Harry Lookofsky, Julian Priester, Barry Harris, Clifford Jordan, Sonny Red, Yusef Lateef, Lee Konitz, Freddie Hubbard, Pony Poindexter, Duke Ellington, McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Woods, Andrew Hill, Stan Getz, Bill Evans, Bob Brookmeyer, Wayne Shorter, Grant Green, Joe Henderson, Larry Young, Roland Kirk, Earl Hines, Jaki Byard, Larry Coryell, Ornette Coleman, Barney Kessel, Phineas Newborn Jr, Allen Ginsberg, Joe Farrell, Frank Foster, Billy Harper, Elek Bacsik, Oregon, Jimmy Rowles, Chico Freeman, Ray Brown, Pharaoh Sanders, Lew Soloff, James Williams, Marcus Roberts, Kenny Garrett, David Murray, Sonny Sharrock, Javon Jackson, Robert Hurst, John McLaughlin, Shirley Horn, Joe Lovano, Steve Griggs, Michael Brecker, Gary LeMel and Stefano di Battista, becoming one of the most recorded artists of all time.  As leader, Jones released 48 albums.