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On April 10, 2000.


On April 10, 2000, “Island” label released “Heliocentric”, the fifth Paul Weller studio album. It was recorded “Heliocentric Studios” and “Black Barn Studios”, and  was produced by Paul Weller, Brendan Lynch.


  • Paul Weller – vocals, guitar
  • Cliff Stapleton – hurdy-gurdy
  • Steve Cradock– guitar
  • Dominic Kelly – oboe
  • Brendan Lynch– keyboards, percussion
  • Steve White– drums
  • Damon Minchella– bass
  • Robert Kirby– string arrangements

Track listing:

All tracks by Paul Weller

  1. He’s the Keeper
  2. Frightened
  3. Sweet Pea, My Sweet Pea
  4. A Whale’s Tale
  5. Back in the Fire
  6. Dust and Rocks
  7. There’s No Drinking, After You’re Dead
  8. With Time & Temperance
  9. Picking Up Sticks
  10. Love-Less

On April 10, 1990.



On April 10, 1990, “Def Jam Recordings” released “Fear of a Black Planet”, the third Public Enemy album. It was recorded June – October 1989, at “Greene St. Recording”  in New York City, “The Music Palace” and “Spectrum City Studios” in Hempstead, and was produced by Chuck D, Eric “Vietnam” Sadler, Hank Shocklee and Keith Shocklee. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Fear of a Black Planet” was ranked at number 300 on its list of the “500 greatest albums of all time”, and in 2005, the Library of Congress added it to the National Recording Registry. According to “Acclaimed Music”, “Fear of a Black Planet” is the 126th most ranked album on critics’ lists of the all-time greatest records. In 1997, “The Guardian” ranked the album at number 50 in their of “100 Best Albums Ever”. In 2013, “NME” magazine ranked the album at number 96 on its all time list of “Best records ever.”


  • Agent Attitude – performer
  • Kamarra Alford – assistant engineer
  • Jules Allen – photography
  • Big Daddy Kane – rapper
  • The Bomb Squad – producer
  • Mike Bona – engineer, mixing
  • Brother James I – performer
  • Brother Mike – performer
  • Chris Champion – assistant engineer
  • Chuck D – arranger, director, producer, rapper, sequencing
  • Jody Clay – assistant engineer
  • Tom Conway – assistant engineer
  • The Drawing Board – art direction
  • Paul Eulin – engineer, mixing
  • Flavor Flav – rapper
  • Dave Harrington – assistant engineer
  • Robin Holland – photography
  • Rod Hui – engineer, mixing
  • Ice Cube – rapper
  • James Bomb – performer
  • E. Johnson – cover art
  • Steve Loeb – engineer
  • Branford Marsalis – saxophone
  • Dave Patillo – assistant engineer
  • Alan “JJ/Scott” Plotkin – engineer, mixing, vocals
  • Professor Griff – rapper
  • Eric “Vietnam” Sadler – arranger, director, programming, producer, sequencing
  • Nick Sansano – engineer, mixing
  • Paul Shabazz – programming
  • Christopher Shaw – engineer, mixing
  • Hank Shocklee – arranger, director, producer, sequencing
  • Keith Shocklee – arranger, director, producer, sequencing
  • James Staub – assistant engineer
  • Terminator X – scratching
  • Ashman Walcott – photography
  • Howie Weinberg – mastering
  • Russell Winter – photography
  • Wizard K-Jee – scratching
  • Dan Wood – engineer, mixing
  • Kirk Yano – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Contract on the World Love Jam – Keith Shocklee, Eric Sadler, Carl Ridenhour
  2. Brothers Gonna Work It Ou – Keith Shocklee, Eric Sadler, Carl Ridenhour
  3. 911 Is a Joke – William Drayton, Keith Shocklee, Eric Sadler
  4. Incident at 66.6 FM – Keith Shocklee, Eric Sadler, Carl Ridenhour
  5. Welcome to the Terrordrome – Keith Shocklee, Eric Sadler, Carl Ridenhour
  6. Meet the G That Killed Me – Keith Shocklee, Eric Sadler, Carl Ridenhour
  7. Pollywanacraka – Keith Shocklee, Eric Sadler, Carl Ridenhour
  8. Anti-Nigger Machine – Keith Shocklee, Eric Sadler, Carl Ridenhour
  9. Burn Hollywood Burn – O’Shea Jackson, Antonio Hardy, Keith Shocklee, Eric Sadler, Carl Ridenhour
  10. Power to the People – Keith Shocklee, Eric Sadler, Carl Ridenhour
  11. Who Stole the Soul – Keith Shocklee, Eric Sadler, Carl Ridenhour
  12. Fear of a Black Planet – Keith Shocklee, Eric Sadler, Carl Ridenhour
  13. Revolutionary Generation – Keith Shocklee, Eric Sadler, Carl Ridenhour
  14. Can’t Do Nuttin’ for Ya Man – Keith Shocklee, Eric Sadler, Carl Ridenhour
  15. Reggie Jax – Keith Shocklee, Eric Sadler, Carl Ridenhour
  16. Leave This Off Your Fuckin Charts – Norman Rogers
  17. B Side Wins Again – Keith Shocklee, Eric Sadler, Carl Ridenhour
  18. War at 33⅓ – Keith Shocklee, Eric Sadler, Carl Ridenhour
  19. Final Count of the Collision Between Us and the Damned – Keith Shocklee, Eric Sadler, Carl Ridenhour
  20. Fight the Power – Keith Shocklee, Eric Sadler, Carl Ridenhour

On April 10, 1991.


On April 10, 1991, “A&M” label released “Days of Open Hand”, the third Suzanne Vega album. It was recorded in 1990, at “Skyline Studios”, “RPM Studios” and “The Living Room”, and was produced by Anton Sanko and Suzanne Vega. The album won “Grammy Award for Best Recording Package” in 1991.


  • Suzanne Vega– vocal, acoustic guitar, background vocals, Fairlight, hand claps
  • Michael Visceglia – five-string bass, fretless bass
  • Marc Shulman – electric guitar, tiple, electric 12-string guitar, E-Bow guitar, bouzouki
  • Anton Sanko – Hammond C3, Akai S1000, Sequential Circuits Prophet VS, Fairlight CMI percussion programming on 3 11, Voyetra Eight on 5 11, Fairlight,  DX7II, string arrangements, classical guitar, tiple, harmonium, electric guitar
  • Frank Vilardi – drums, rims, brushes, Akai S-1000, shaker, percussion, floor tom, snare drum, cymbal, Blastics
  • Michael Blair – metal percussion, tambourine, wood percussion,  shaker,  orchestral bass drum, Chinese drum, hand drum
  • John Linnell– accordion
  • Shawn Colvin– background vocals
  • Sandra Park – 1st violin
  • Hae-Young Ham – violin
  • Rebecca Young Schatz – viola
  • Maria Kitsoupolos – cello
  • Erik Sanko– fretless bass
  • Hearn Gadbois – dumbek
  • Glen Velez– frame drum
  • Richard Horowitz– ney
  • Percy Jones– fretless bass
  • Philip Glass– string arrangement
  • Tim Baker – violin
  • Barry Finclair – violin
  • Fred Zlotkin – cello
  • Al Brown – viola

Track listing:

All tracks by Suzanne Vega except where noted.

  1. Tired of Sleeping
  2. Men in a War
  3. Rusted Pipe – Suzanne Vega, Anton Sanko
  4. Book of Dreams – Suzanne Vega, Anton Sanko
  5. Institution Green – Suzanne Vega, Anton Sanko
  6. Those Whole Girls (Run in Grace)
  7. Room off the Street – Suzanne Vega, Anton Sanko
  8. Big Space – Suzanne Vega, Anton Sanko
  9. Predictions
  10. Fifty-Fifty Chance
  11. Pilgrimage – Suzanne Vega, Anton Sanko

On April 10, 1989.


On April 10, 1989, “Beggars Banquet” label released “Sonic Temple”, the fourth Cult album. It was recorded September – November 1988, at “Little Mountain Sound Studios” in Vancouver,  and was produced by Bob Rock.


  • Ian Astbury– vocals, percussion
  • Billy Duffy– guitar
  • Jamie Stewart– bass guitar, keyboards
  • Mickey Curry– drums
  • Iggy Pop– backing vocals
  • John Webster– keyboards
  • Bob Buckley – stringarrangement
  • Engineered and mixed by Mike Fraser

Track listing:

All tracks by Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy.

  1. Sun King
  2. Fire Woman
  3. American Horse
  4. Edie (Ciao Baby)
  5. Sweet Soul Sister
  6. Soul Asylum
  7. New York City
  8. Automatic Blues
  9. Soldier Blue
  10. Wake Up Time for Freedom


On April 10, 1978.

JethroTull-heavy horses

On April 10, 1978, “Chrysalis” label released “Heavy Horses”, the eleventh studio Jethro Tull album. It was recorded January 1978, at “Maison Rouge Studio” in London, and was produced by Ian Anderson.


  • Ian Anderson– vocals, flute, acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin
  • Martin Barre– electric guitar
  • John Evan– piano, organ
  • Barriemore Barlow– drums, percussion
  • John Glascock– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • David Palmer– portative pipe organ, other keyboards, orchestral arrangements
  • Darryl Way– violin
  • Robin Black – sound engineer
  • Shona Anderson – back cover, photography
  • James Cotier – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Ian Anderson with additional material by Martin Barre and David Palmer.

  1. …And the Mouse Police Never Sleeps
  2. Acres Wild
  3. No Lullaby
  4. Moths
  5. Journeyman
  6. Rover
  7. One Brown Mouse
  8. Heavy Horses
  9. Weathercock

On April 10, 1970.


On April 10, 1970, “DJM” label released the second self-titled Elton John album. It was recorded in January 1970, at “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by Gus Dudgeon. This was John’s first album released in US, In February 1971, the album was certified Gold by the “RIIA”. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 468 on its list of the “500 greatest albums of all time”. On 27 November 2012, it was inducted into the “Grammy Hall of Fame” as an album cited as exhibiting “qualitative or historical significance”.


  • Elton John– piano, vocals, harpsichord
  • Frank Clark – acoustic bass, acoustic guitar
  • Colin Green – guitars, Spanish guitar
  • Roland Harker – guitar
  • Clive Hicks – acoustic guitar, rhythm guita, twelve-string guitar, guitars
  • Alan Parker– rhythm guitar
  • Caleb Quaye– lead guitar, additional guitars
  • Les Hurdle – bass guitar
  • Dave Richmond – bass guitar
  • Alan Weighall – bass guitar
  • Brian Dee– organ
  • Diana Lewis – Moog synthesizer
  • Paul Buckmaster– cello solo
  • Skaila Kanga– harp
  • David Katz – violin
  • Terry Cox– drums
  • Dennis Lopez – percussion
  • Barry Morgan– drums
  • Tex Navarra – percussion
  • Madeline Bell– backing vocals
  • Tony Burrows– backing vocals
  • Roger Cook– backing vocals
  • Lesley Duncan– backing vocals
  • Kay Garner – backing vocals
  • Tony Hazzard– backing vocals
  • Barbara Moore – backing vocals, choirleader
  • Producer: Gus Dudgeon
  • Engineer: Robin Geoffrey Cable
  • Editing: Gus Skinas
  • Remastering: Tony Cousins
  • Digital transfers: Ricky Graham
  • Surround sound: Greg Penny
  • Lyricist: Bernie Taupin
  • Arranger: Paul Buckmaster
  • Orchestra contractor: David Katz
  • Art direction: David Larkham
  • Liner notes: Gus Dudgeon, John Tobler

Track listing:

All tracks by Elton John and Bernie Taupin.

  1. Your Song
  2. I Need You to Turn To
  3. Take Me to the Pilot
  4. No Shoe Strings on Louise
  5. First Episode at Hienton
  6. Sixty Years On
  7. Border Song
  8. The Greatest Discovery
  9. The Cage
  10. The King Must Die


On April 10, 1979.

Nino Rota

On April 10, 1979, Giovanni “Nino” Rota died aged 68. He was an composer, pianist, conductor and academic, best known for his film scores. He has wrote more than 150 music scores and has composed music for the films of some of the world best known movie directors, among the others for Federico Fellini, Luchino Visconti, Franco Zeffirelli and Francis Ford Coppola.  In 1974 he won the “Academy Award for Best Original Score” for Francis Ford Coppola movie “The Godfather Part II”. Rota is also known for his music for theatre productions by Luchino Visconti, Eduardo De Filippo and Franco Zeffirelli.