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On April 21, 1980.

Empty Glass

On April 21, 1980, “Atco” label released “Empty Glass”, the third Pete Townshend solo album, and his first one with original material. It was recorded 1979 – 1980, at “Eel Pie Studios” and “A.I.R. Studios” in London, and was produced by Chris Thomas and Pete Townshend. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 57, on its list of the “100 Greatest Albums of the 1980s”.

Personnel:

  • Pete Townshend: vocals, guitars, synths
  • John “Rabbit” Bundrick: “straight” keyboards
  • Simon Phillips: drums
  • James Asher: drums
  • Kenney Jones: drums
  • Mark Brzezicki: drums
  • Tony Butler: bass guitar
  • Raphael Rudd: brass arrangements
  • Peter Hope-Evans: harmonica
  • Ted Jensen- mastering engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Pete Townshend.

  1. Rough Boys
  2. I Am an Animal
  3. And I Moved
  4. Let My Love Open the Door
  5. Jools and Jim
  6. Keep on Working
  7. Cat’s in the Cupboard
  8. A Little is Enough
  9. Empty Glass
  10. Gonna Get Ya
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On April 21, 1975.

Funkadelic_-_Let's_Take_It_to_the_Stage

On April 21, 1975, “Westbound” label released “Let’s Take It to the Stage”, the seventh Funkadelic album. It was recorded in 1975, and was produced by George Clinton.

Personnel:

  • Cool’ Cal Simon,’Bad Bosco’ Bernie Worrell, C ‘Boogie’ Mosson, Garry ‘Dowop’ Shider – vocals
  • ‘Sting’ Ray Davis – bass vocals
  • ‘Shady’ Grady Thomas – Genie vocals
  • Clarence “Fuzzy” Haskins – werewolf vocals
  • George Clinton – Maggot Overlord
  • Calvin Simon – congas
  • Bernie Worrell – keyboards
  • C Boogie Mosson – bass
  • R Tiki Fulwood – percussion
  • Eddie Hazel,Michael Hampton, Garry Shider – guitar
  • Alumni Funkadelic:Bootsy Collins (vocals), Billy Bass, Eddie Hazel, Ron Bykowski
  • Guest Funkadelic:Paul Warren, Reggie McBride, Frosty, Mello Garcia, Honeys, Denise Hurd, Delores whats-her-name, Gary Cooper, Parliament

Track listing:

  1. Good to Your Earhole – George Clinton,Grace Cook, Fuzzy Haskins
  2. Better By the Pound – George Clinton, Grace Cook
  3. Be My Beach – George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell
  4. No Head, No Backstage Pass – George Clinton, Ron Bykowski
  5. Let’s Take it to the Stage – George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Garry Shider
  6. Get Off Your Ass and Jam – George Clinton
  7. Baby I Owe You Something Good – George Clinton
  8. Stuffs and Things – George Clinton, Grace Cook
  9. The Song is Familiar – George Clinton, Bootsy Collins
  10. Atmosphere – George Clinton, Garry Shider, Bernie Worrell

 

 

On April 21, 1975.

ABBA_-_ABBA

On April 21, 1975, “Polar Musicland” label released the third self-titled ABBA studio album. It was recorded August 1974–March 1975, at “Glen”, “Metronome” and “Ljudkopia Studios” in Stockholm, and was produced by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus.

Personnel:

  • Benny Andersson– synthesizer, piano, keyboards, vocals, clavinet
  • Agnetha Fältskog– vocals
  • Anni-Frid Lyngstad– vocals
  • Björn Ulvaeus– guitars, vocals
  • Ulf Andersson– alto saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Ola Brunkert– drums
  • Bruno Glenmark – trumpet
  • Rutger Gunnarsson– bass
  • Roger Palm – drums
  • Janne Schaffer – guitars
  • Finn Sjöberg – guitars
  • Björn Utvous – guitars
  • Mike Watson – bass
  • Lasse Wellander – guitars
  • Michael B. Tretow– engineer
  • Benny Andersson; Björn Ulvaeus – arrangers
  • Björn J:son Lindh; Sven-Olof Walldoff – string arrangements
  • Björn J:son Lindh – horn arrangements
  • Ola Lager – photography
  • Sten-Åke Magnusson – original album design

Track listing:

  1. Mamma Mia – Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Stig Anderson
  2. Hey, Hey, Helen – Benny Anderson, Bjorn Ulvaeus
  3. Tropical Loveland – Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Stig Anderson
  4. SOS – Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Stig Anderson
  5. Man in the Middle – Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus
  6. Bang-A-Boomerang – Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Stig Anderson
  7. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do -Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Stig Anderson
  8. Rock Me – Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus
  9. Intermezzo No.1 – Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus
  10. I’ve Been waiting For You – Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Stig Anderson
  11. So Long – Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus

On April 21, 1978.

Sandy denny

On April 21, 1978, Alexandra Elene MacLean aka Sandy Denny died aged 31. Being singer and songwriter, she was the lead singer of “Fairport Convention”, member of the British folk band the “Strawbs”, she formed the short-lived band “Fotheringay” and had a solo career. She released four solo albums: “The North star Grassman and the ravens”, “Sandy”, “Like an old fashioned waltz” and “Rendezvous”.Her song ‘Who knows where the time goes’, from 1967, was covered by Judy Collins and Denny sang on the “Led Zeppelin” song “Battle of Evermore” from the bands fourth album.