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On February 8, 1977.

On February 8, 1977, “Elektra” label released “Marquee Moon”, the debut Television studio album. It was recorded in September 1976, at “A&R Recording” in New York City, and was produced by Andy Johns and Tom Verlaine. In 2003, “NME” magazine named “Marque Moon” the fourth-greatest album of all time. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked it at number 128 on its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

Personnel:

  • Tom Verlaine– guitar, keyboards, lead vocals
  • Billy Ficca– drums
  • Richard Lloyd– guitar, vocals
  • Fred Smith– bass guitar, vocals
  • Jim Boyer – assistant engineering
  • Greg Calbi, Lee Hulko – mastering
  • Jimmy Douglass – assistant mixing
  • Andy Johns– engineering, mixing
  • Tony Lane – art direction
  • Billy Lobo – back cover artwork
  • Robert Mapplethorpe– photography
  • Randy Mason – assistant mixing
  • John Telfer – management

Track listing:

All tracks by Tom Verlaine, except where noted.

  1. See No Evil
  2. Venus
  3. Friction
  4. Marquee Moon
  5. Elevation
  6. Guiding Light – Tom Verlaine, Richard Lloyd
  7. Prove It
  8. Torn Curtain
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In December 1977.

In December 1977, “Wolfgang” label released the debut, self-titled Eddie Money album. It was recorded in 1977, at “Record Plant” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Bruce Botnick.

Personnel:

  • Eddie Money– vocals, keyboards, harmonica, saxophone
  • Jimmy Lyon– guitars
  • Gary Mallaber– drums, percussion
  • Lonnie Turner – bass guitar
  • Gene Pardue – drums
  • Bob “Pops” Popwell– bass guitar
  • Tom Scott– alto saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Alan Pasqua– keyboards
  • Randy Nichols – keyboards, synthesizer, background vocals
  • Freddie Webb – keyboards
  • Kevin Calhoun – percussion
  • Jo Baker– second vocal
  • Andy Johns – engineer

 

Track listing:

  1. Two Tickets to Paradise – Eddie Money
  2. You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me – Smokey Robinson
  3. Wanna Be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star – Eddie Money, Chris Solberg
  4. Save a Little Room in Your Heart for Me – Eddie Money
  5. So Good to Be in Love Again – Eddie Money, Jimmy Lyon
  6. Baby Hold On – Eddie Money, Jimmy Lyon
  7. Don’t Worry – Eddie Money, Jimmy Lyon
  8. Jealousys – Eddie Money, Jimmy Lyon
  9. Got to Get Another Girl – Eddie Money, Jimmy Lyon
  10. Gamblin’ Man – Eddie Money, Dan Alexander, Jimmy Lyon

In December 1969.

In December 1969, “Island” label released “Ceremony”, album by Spooky Tooth and Pierre Henry. It was recorded in 1969, and was produced by Pierre Henry, Mike Harrison, Gary Wright, Luther Grosvenor, Andy Leigh and Mike Kellie.

Personnel:

  • Pierre Henry– synthesizer, electronics
  • Mike Harrison– vocals, keyboards
  • Gary Wright– vocals, electronic organ, keyboards
  • Luther Grosvenor– guitars
  • Andy Leigh – bass, guitar
  • Mike Kellie– drums, percussion
  • Recorded and engineered by Andy Johns

Track listing:

All tracks by Pierre Henry and Gary Wright

  1. Have Mercy
  2. Jubilation
  3. Confession
  4. Prayer
  5. Offering
  6. Hosanna

In November 1974.

In November 1974, “RSO” label released “Out of the Storm”, the fourth Jack Bruce studio album. It was recorded in 1974, at “Record Plant” in Los Angeles and San Francisco, and was produced by Jack Bruce and Andy Johns.

Personnel:

  • Jack Bruce– vocals, bass guitar, piano, clavinet, electric piano,  organ,  harmonium, harmonica, arranger
  • Steve Hunter– electric and acoustic guitars
  • Jim Keltner, Jim Gordon– drums
  • Andy Johns – engineer
  • Dennis Weinreich – remix engineer

Track listing:

All lyrics by Pete Brown, music by Jack Bruce, except “Running Through Our Hands” – music co-authored by Janet Godfrey.

  1. Pieces of Mind
  2. Golden Days
  3. Running Through Our Hands
  4. Keep on Wondering
  5. Keep It Down
  6. Into the Storm
  7. One
  8. Timeslip

In November 1972.

In November 1972, “Windfall” label released “Why Dontcha”, the debut West, Bruce and Laing studio album. It was recorded in 1972, and was produced by Andy Johns, Leslie West, Jack Bruce and Corky Laing.

Personnel:

  • Leslie West– vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, Dobro,
  • Jack Bruce– bass, organ, harmonium, harp, vocals, choir, chorus, ARP synthesizer, acoustic guitar, harmonica, piano
  • Corky Laing– drums, rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Andy Johns– engineer
  • Dan Turbeville – assistant engineer
  • Ed Lee – art direction, design, photography

Track listing:

  1. Why Dontcha – Leslie West, Jack Bruce, Corky Laing
  2. Out into the Fields – Leslie West, Jack Bruce, Corky Laing, Pete Brown
  3. The Doctor – Leslie West, Jack Bruce, Corky Laing, Sue Palmer
  4. Turn Me Over – Leslie West, Jack Bruce, Corky Laing
  5. Third Degree – Eddie Boyd, Willie Dixon
  6. Shake Ma Thing (Rollin’ Jack) – Leslie West, Jack Bruce, Corky Laing
  7. While You Sleep – Leslie West, Jack Bruce, Corky Laing
  8. Pleasure – Leslie West, Jack Bruce, Corky Laing, Pete Brown
  9. Love Is Worth the Blues – Leslie West, Jack Bruce, Corky Laing
  10. Pollution Woman – Leslie West, Jack Bruce, Corky Laing, Pete Brown

In November 1971.

In November 1971, “Island” label released “Brain Capers”, the fourth Mott the Hoople album. It was recorded August – September 1971, at “island Studios” in London, and was produced by Guy Stevens.

Personnel:

  • Verden Allen– keyboards, vocals
  • Dale “Buffin” Griffin– drums, vocals
  • Ian Hunter– guitar, keyboards, vocals
  • Mick Ralphs– guitar, vocals
  • Pete Watts– bass, vocals
  • Jim Price– trumpet
  • Guy Stevens– piano
  • Andy Johns– engineer
  • Zal Schreiber – mastering
  • Richard Polak – photography

Track listing:

  1. Death May Be Your Santa Claus – Ian Hunter, Verden Allen
  2. Your Own Backyard – Dion DiMucci
  3. Darkness, Darkness – Jesse Colin Young
  4. The Journey – Ian Hunter
  5. Sweet Angeline – Ian Hunter
  6. Second Love – Verden Allen
  7. The Moon Upstairs – Ian Hunter, Mick Ralphs
  8. The Wheel of the Quivering Meat Conception – Ian Hunter, Guy Stevens

 

In November 1969.

In November 1969, “Immediate” label released “Town and Country” the second Humble Pie studio album. It was recorded in 1969, at “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by Andy Johns.

Personnel:

  • Steve Marriott: guitar, Leslie guitar, sitar, vocals, percussion, hammer and nail brandy bottle, Wurlitzer piano, maracas, drums
  • Greg Ridley: bass, vocals, guitar, tambourine
  • Peter Frampton: vocals, guitar, lead guitar, bass, Spanish guitar, drums, Wurlitzer piano, plastic-cup
  • Jerry Shirley: drums, percussion saw, tambourine, tablas, maracas, Wurlitzer piano
  • Engineers : Andrew Johns, Rob, John, Happy Keith
  • Arranged by Humble Pie

Track listing:

  1. Take Me Back – Peter Frampton
  2. The Sad Bag of Shaky Jake – Steve Marriott
  3. The Light of Love – Greg Ridley
  4. Cold Lady – Jerry Shirley
  5. Down Home Again – Steve Marriott
  6. Ollie Ollie – Peter Frampton, Steve Marriott, Greg Ridley, Jerry Shirley, Andy Johns
  7. Every Mother’s Son – Steve Marriott
  8. Heartbeat – Bob Montgomery, Norman Petty
  9. Only You Can See – Peter Frampton
  10. Silver Tongue – Steve Marriott
  11. Home and Away – Steve Marriott, Peter Frampton, Greg Ridley