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On September 26, 1974.

On September 26, 1974, “Apple” label released “Walls and Bridges”, the fifth John Lennon studio album. It was recorded July – August 1974, at “Record Plant East” in New York City, and was produced by John Lennon.


  • John Lennon– lead, harmony and backing vocals, rhythm, acoustic and lead guitar, piano, whistling, percussion, arrangements
  • Ken Ascher– piano, Fender Rhodes, clavinet, mellotron
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Arthur Jenkins– percussion
  • Nicky Hopkins– piano
  • Klaus Voormann– bass guitar
  • Bobby Keys– tenor saxophone
  • Jesse Ed Davis– lead guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Eddie Mottau– acoustic guitar
  • The Philharmonic Orchestrange– arranged and conducted by Ken Ascher
  • Little Big Horns – Ron Aprea(alto saxophone), Bobby Keys (tenor saxophone), Frank Vicari (tenor saxophone), Howard Johnson (baritone saxophone), Steve Madaio (trumpet)
  • Julian Lennon– drums
  • Elton John– piano, Hammond organ, harmony background vocals
  • Harry Nilsson– backing vocals
  • The 44th Street Fairies: Joey Dambra, Lori Burton, May Pang – background vocals
  • Shelly Yakus– engineer
  • Jimmy Iovine– overdub engineer
  • Roy Cicala– remix engineer
  • May Pang – production coordinator
  • Roy Kohara – art direction
  • Bob Gruen– photography

Track listing:

All by John Lennon, except where noted.

 Going Down on Love

  1. Whatever Gets You Thru the Night
  2. Old Dirt Road – John Lennon, Harry Nilsson
  3. What You Got
  4. Bless You
  5. Scare
  6. #9 Dream
  7. Surprise, Surprise (Sweet Bird of Paradox)
  8. Steel and Glass
  9. Beef Jerky
  10. Nobody Loves You (When You’re Down and Out)
  11. Ya Ya – Lee Dorsey, Clarence Lewis, Morgan Robinson, Morris Levy


On September 1, 2017.

On September 1, 2017, “EMI” label released “Out of Silence”, the fourth Neil Finn album. It was recorded in August 2017, at “Roundhead Studios” in Auckland, New Zealand, and was produced by Neil Finn and Liam Finn.


  • Neil Finn: vocals, piano
  • Tim Finn: acoustic guitar, harmony vocals
  • Elroy Finn: drums, percussion, guitar
  • The Infinity Orchestra: strings
  • Amelia Murray, Don McGlashan, EJ Barnes, Harper Finn, Hollie Fullbrook, James Milne, Jimmy Metherell, Reb Fountain, Samuel Flynn Scott, Sandy Mill, Sean Donnelly – choir
  • Victoria Kelly: string arrangements
  • David Squire: choir director
  • Sharon Finn: artwork
  • Anna Taylor – design
  • Steve Dykes: photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Finn, except where noted.

  1. Love Is Emotional
  2. More Than One of You
  3. Chameleon Days
  4. Independence Day
  5. Alone – Tim Finn, Mervyn Peake
  6. Widow’s Peak – Sharon Finn
  7. Second Nature
  8. The Law Is Always on Your Side
  9. Terrorise Me
  10. I Know Different


On September 1, 1994.

On September 1, 1994, “ZYX” label released “Totentag”, the twenty-ninth Klaus Schulze album. It was recorded March 1992 – August 1993, at “Moldau Musikstudio”, and was produced by Klaus Schulze.


  • Klaus Schulze – keyboards, electronics, computers
  • Wilhelmina Van Der Helm – mezzo-soprano vocals
  • Roelof Oestwoud – tenor vocals
  • Dennis Lakey – countertenor vocals
  • Peter Christoph Runge – baritone vocals
  • Harry Peeters –bass vocals
  • Hermann Schneider – libretto
  • Stephen Fletcher – liner notes

Track listing:

All tracks by Klaus Schulze.

  1. Prelude/Apotheke Zum weißen Engel
  2. Liebesszene
  3. Im Bordell
  4. Das Leere Theater
  5. In Venedig
  6. Grodek
  7. Der Freitod

In August 1974,

In August 1974, “Blue Note” label released “Moto Gross Feio”, the thirteenth Wayne Shorter album. It was recorded April – August 1970, at “A & R Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Duke Pearson.


  • Wayne Shorter— soprano and tenor saxophone
  • John McLaughlin— 12 string guitar
  • Chick Corea— marimba, drums, percussion
  • Ron Carter— bass, cello
  • Dave Holland— acoustic guitar, bass
  • Miroslav Vitouš— bass
  • Michelin Prell (Micheline Pelzer) — drums, percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Wayne Shorter except where noted.

  1. Moto Grosso Feio
  2. Montezuma
  3. Antigua
  4. Vera Cruz – Milton Nascimento
  5. Iska

On July 16, 2020.

On July 16, 2020, James Oldaker died aged 68. He was a musician (drums, percussions), member of Rogues Five, Bob Seger Band, Leon Russell Band, Frehley’s Comet, and The Tractors, but was best known as the drummer for Eric Clapton. Oldaker recorded with musicians and bands such as The Bellamy Brothers, Asleep at the Wheel, Peter Frampton, The Gap Band, Marcy Levy, Stephen Stills, Leon Russell, Ace Frehley, Freddie King, and The Bee Gees. In August 2005, Oldaker released “Mad Dogs & Okies”, a collection celebrating the music and musicians of Oklahoma, with guest musicians Eric Clapton, Vince Gill, J. J. Cale, Willie Nelson, Ronnie Dunn, and Bonnie Bramlett.

On June 15, 1970.

On June 15, 1970, “Harvest” label released “Flat Baroque and Berserk”, the fourth Roy Harper album. It was recorded August – September 1969, at “Les Cousins” and “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Peter Jenner.


  • Roy Harper – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar
  • David Bedford– arrangements
  • Skaila Kanga– harp
  • Tony Visconti– recorder
  • Keith Emerson– keyboards
  • Lee Jackson– bass guitar
  • Brian Davison– drums
  • Phil McDonald, Neil Richmond – sound engineer
  • Lon Goddard – cover design
  • John McKenzie – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Roy Harper.

  1. Don’t You Grieve
  2. I Hate the White Man
  3. Feeing All the Saturday
  4. How Does It Feel
  5. Goodbye
  6. Another Day
  7. Davey
  8. East of the Sun
  9. Tom Tiddler’s Ground
  10. Francesca
  11. Song of the Ages
  12. Hell’s Angels

On June 14, 2019.

On June 14, 2019, “Drag City” label released “Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest”, the sixth Bill Callahan album (under his own name). It was recorded August 2018 – January 2019, at “Wonder Chamber” in Austin, Texas, and was produced by Bill Callahan.


  • Bill Callahan– vocals, acoustic guitar, Moog synthesizer, percussion, bowed psaltery, bowed banjo, harmonica, Wurlitzer electric piano, Casio SK-1, drum machine, mellotron, piano, kalimba, organ, bells
  • Brian Beattie – upright bass, acoustic bass, electric upright bass (4), percussion, piano, pump organ, Hammond organ, Moog synthesizer, mellotron, celesta, marimbula, bells
  • Matt Kinsey – acoustic guitar, percussion
  • Adam Jones – drumkit
  • Dony Wynn – drumkit
  • Gary Newcomb – lap steel guitar
  • Hanly Banks Callahan – backing vocals
  • Tori Olds – backing vocals
  • Brian Beattie – recording, mixing
  • JJ Golden – mastering
  • Joanna Skumanich – cover drawings
  • Dan Osborn – layout

Track listing:

All tracks by Bill Callahan, except where noted.

  1. Shepherd’s Welcome
  2. Black Dog on the Beach
  3. Angela
  4. The Ballad of the Hulk
  5. Writing
  6. Morning is My Godmother
  7. 747
  8. Watch Me Get Married
  9. Young Icarus
  10. Released
  11. What Comes After Certainty
  12. Confederate Jasmine
  13. Call Me Anything
  14. Son of the Sea
  15. Camels
  16. Circles
  17. When We Let Go
  18. Lonesome Valley
  19. Tugboats and Tumbleweeds
  20. The Beast

On June 12, 1999.

On June 12, 1999, “Fat Cat” and “Smekkleysa” labels released “Ágætis byrjun”, the second Sigur Rós studio album. It was recorded August 1998 – April 1999, and was produced by Ken Thomas.


  • Jón Þór Birgisson– vocals, guitar
  • Kjartan Sveinsson– keyboard
  • Georg Hólm– bass guitar
  • Ágúst Ævar Gunnarsson– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Jón Þór Birgisson, Kjartan Sveinsson, Georg Hólm and Ágúst Ævar Gunnarsson.

  1. Intro
  2. Svefn – g – englar
  3. Starálfur
  4. Flugufrelsarinn
  5. Ny batteri
  6. Hjarta hamastð (bamm bamm bamm)
  7. Viðrar vel til loftárása
  8. Olsen Olsen
  9. Ágætis byrjun
  10. Avalon

In June 1960.

In June 1960, “Blue Note” label released “Davis Cup”, the debut Walter Davis Jr. album. It was recorded in August 1959, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.


  • Walter Davis Jr.– piano
  • Donald Byrd– trumpet
  • Jackie McLean– alto saxophone
  • Sam Jones– bass
  • Art Taylor– drums

 Track listing:

 All tracks by Walter Davis Jr.

  1. ‘Smake It
  2. Loodle-Lot
  3. Sweetness
  4. Rhumba Nhumba
  5. Minor Mind
  6. Millie’s Delight


In June 1959.

In June 1959, “Blue Note” label released “Blues in Trinity”, the debut Dizzy Reece album. It was recorded in August 1958, at “Decca Studios” in London, and was produced by Tony Hall.


  • Dizzy Reece- trumpet
  • Donald Byrd– trumpet
  • Tubby Hayes- tenor saxophone
  • Terry Shannon – piano
  • Lloyd Thompson – bass
  • Art Taylor- drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Dizzy Reece except where noted.

  1. Blues in Trinity
  2. I Had the Craziest Dream – Gordon, Warren
  3. Close-Up
  4. Shepherd’s Serenade
  5. Color Blind
  6. ‘Round About Midnight – Monk