On April 7, 2020, John Prine died aged 73. He was singer – songwriter and musician (guitar), known for his music that has elements of protest and social commentary. His song “Sam Stone” stands as a reference to the phenomenon of heroin or morphine addiction among Vietnam war veterans. During 2005 at the request of U.S. poet laureate Ted Kooser, John Prine became the first singer – songwriter to read and perform at the Library of Congress. Prine won two “Grammy Awards” and recorded eighteen albums.
On April 7, 2003, “Sony” label released “Frengers” the third Mew album. It was recorded 2002 – 2003, at “Sweet Silence Studios”, “Sun Studio” in Copenhagen, Denmark, “Ridge Farm Studios” in Capel, Surrey, UK, “Third Stone Recording” and “Cello Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Rich Costey.
Jonas Bjerre– vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, piano, harmonium, mellotron, synthesizers
On April 7, 1998, “Private Music” label released “Sacred Island”, album by Taj Mahal and The Hula Blues Band. It was recorded in May 1997, at “Messenger Studios” in Hawaii, and was produced by Carey Williams.
Taj Mahal – vocals, guitar, harmonica
Carlos Andrade – lead and backing vocals, guitar, slack key guitar, tenor Ukelele, ukulele
Rudy Costa – clarinet, flute, kalimba, pan pipes, alto curved soprano saxophone, zither, background vocals
On April 7, 1992, “Verve” label released “Qué Alegría”, the seventh John McLaughlin album. It was recorded November 29 – December 3 1991, at “Studio Bauer” in Ludwigsburg, Germany, and was produced by John McLaughlin.
John McLaughlin– acoustic guitar, Photon Midi interface
Trilok Gurtu– percussion
Dominique Di Piazza– 4 string and 5 string bass guitars
On April 7, 1992, “Blue Note” label released “Grace Under Pressure”, the 17th John Scofield album. It was recorded in December 1991, at “The Power Station” in New York City, and was produced by Steve Swallow.
On April 7, 1978, “Bearsville” label released “Hermit of Mink Hollow”, the eighth Todd Rundgren album. It was recorded 1977 – 1978, at “Utopia Sound Studios” in Lake Hill, NY, and was produced by Todd Rundgren,
Todd Rundgren – vocals, all instruments, arrangements