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Weezer: Same

On January 24, 2019, “Crush Music” and “Atlantic” labels released the self-titled, twelfth Weezer studio album (known as Teal Album). It was recorded in 2018, and was produced by Mark Rankin, Rivers Cuomo, Patrick Wilson, Brian Bell and Scott Shriner.

Personnel:

  • Rivers Cuomo – lead and backing vocals, lead guitar, piano, keyboards
  • Brian Bell – lead and backing vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards
  • Scott Shriner – bass, backing vocals
  • Patrick Wilson – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Mark Rankin – engineer, mixing
  • Jason Clark – engineer
  • Suzy Shinn – vocal engineer
  • Eric Boulanger – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Africa – David Paich, Jeff Porcaro
  2. Everybody Wants to Rule the World – Roland Orzabal, Ian Stanley, Chris Hughes
  3. Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) – Annie Lennox, David A. Stewart
  4. Take on Me – Magne Furuholmen, Morten Harket, Pål Waaktaar
  5. Happy Together – Alan Gordon, Garry Bonner
  6. Paranoid – Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osborne, Bill Ward
  7. Mr. Blue Sky – Jeff Lynne
  8. Np Scrubs – Kevin Briggs, Kandi Burruss, Tameka Cottle, Lisa Lopes
  9. Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
  10. Stand by Me – Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller

Molly Duncan

On October 7, 2019, Malcolm “Molly” Duncan died aged 74. He was a musician (saxophone), recorded and performed with Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, Tom Petty, Buddy Guy, Ben E. King, Dire Straits, Bryan Ferry, Chaka Khan, and Eric Clapton, but was best known as a founding member of Average White Band.

Luther Vandross Jr.

On July 1, 2005, Luther Ronzoni Vandross Jr. died aged 54. He was a singer, songwriter, and record producer who worked as a background vocalist for different artists including Todd Rundgren, Judy Collins, Chaka Khan, Bette Midler, Diana Ross, David Bowie, Ben E. King, and Donna Summer. He was a member and lead singer of the band Change, and had a successful solo career, recorded sixteen albums and won four “Grammy Awards”.

On April 29, 1981.

Gary_U.S._Bonds_-_Dedication

On April 29, 1981, “EMI” label released “Dedication”,  the third Gary U.S. Bonds album. It was recorded in 1981, and was produced by Steven Van Zandt, Bruce Springsteen, Gary U.S. Bonds, Rob Parissi and Lanny Lambert.

Personnel:

  • Gary U.S. Bonds- lead vocals
  • Bruce Springsteen- guitars, background vocals
  • Luis Conte– guitar
  • Rob Parissi – guitar
  • Roy Bittan- keyboards
  • Rusty Cloud – keyboards
  • Danny Federici- accordion, keyboards
  • Steven Van Zandt- bass, fuzz bass, guitar, bongos, background vocals
  • John Clemente – bass
  • Max Weinberg– drums
  • Mike Micara – drums
  • Clarence Clemons- saxophone, background vocals
  • Rick Gazda – trumpet, background vocals
  • Chuck Jackson– vocals
  • Ben E. King– vocals
  • Ellie Greenwich- background vocals
  • Carol Williams – background vocals
  • Ula Hedwig – background vocals
  • Brenda Hilliard – background vocals
  • La Bamba– trombone
  • Eddie Manion- tenor saxophone
  • Michael Spengler – trumpet
  • Joey Stann- baritone saxophone, background vocals
  • Carole Sylvan – background vocals
  • Brenda Joyce Hillard – background vocals
  • Mikie Harris – background vocals
  • Larry Alexander – engineer
  • Tony Bongiovi – engineer
  • Bob Clearmountain– engineer
  • Neil Dorfsman– engineer
  • Bill Scheniman – engineer
  • Garry Rindfuss – assistant engineer
  • Garry Tallent – associate producer
  • Raymond Willhard – assistant engineer
  • Dave Greenberg – assistant engineer
  • Jimmy Wachtel- design, photography
  • Jeffry Hendirkcson – assistant engineer
  • Larry Emerine – mastering
  • Stephen Marcussen – mastering
  • Dane Lawing – art direction
  • Gloria Von Jansky – hand lettering

Track listing:

  1. Jole Blon – traditional arranged by  Michael Hurley, Moon Mullican
  2. This Little Girl – Bruce Springsteen
  3. Your Love- Bruce Springsteen
  4. Dedication – Bruce Springsteen
  5. Daddy’s Come Home – Steven Van Zandt
  6. It’s Only Love – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  7. The Pretender – Jackson Browne
  8. Way Back When – Gary U.S. Bonds, George Bruno
  9. From a Buick 6 – Bob Dylan
  10. Just Like a Child – Leroy Anderson, John Clemente, Lou Conte

 

On March 3, 1967.

Walker Bros

On March 3, 1967, “Philips” label released “Images”, the third Walker Brothers album. It was recorded in 1966, and was produced by John Franz.

Personnel:

  • Scott Walker- vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • John Walker- vocals, guitar
  • Gary Walker- vocals, drums
  • Reg Guest – accompaniment

Track listing:

  1. Everything Under the Sun – Bob Crew, G.Knight
  2. Once Upon a Summertime – Michael Legrand, Johnny Mercer, Eddy Marnay
  3. Experience – Scott Engel
  4. Blueberry Hill – Al Lewis, Vincent Rose, Larry Stock
  5. Orpheus – Scott Engel
  6. Stand By Me – Ben E. King, jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
  7. I Wanna Know – John Maus
  8. I Will Wait for You – Michael Legrand, Jacues Demy, Norman Gimbel
  9. It Makes No Difference Now – Norman Newell, Iller Pattachini
  10. I Can’t Let It Happen to You – John Maus
  11. Genevieve – Scott Engel
  12. Just Say Goodbye – Petula Clark, Pierre Delanoe, Alvin Hatch

 

On February 17, 1975.

John Lennon-rocknroll

On February 17, 1975, “Apple” label released “Rock ‘n’ Roll”, the sixth John Lennon studio album.  It was recorded October 1973 – October 1974, at “A&M Studios” and “Record Plant Studios”, and was produced by Phil Spector and John Lennon. it is an album of late 1950s and early 1960s songs as covered by John Lennon.

Personnel:

  • John Lennon – guitars, vocals
  • Jesse Ed Davis – guitar
  • Jim Calvert – guitar
  • Eddie Mottau – acoustic guitar
  • José Feliciano – acoustic guitar
  • Michael Hazelwood – acoustic guitar
  • Steve Cropper – guitar
  • Klaus Voormann – bass guitar, vocal
  • Leon Russell – keyboards
  • Ken Ascher – keyboards
  • Jim Keltner – drums
  • Hal Blaine – drums
  • Gary Mallaber – drums
  • Arthur Jenkins – percussion
  • Nino Tempo – saxophone
  • Jeff Barry – horn
  • Barry Mann – horn
  • Bobby Keys – horn
  • Peter Jameson – horn
  • Joseph Temperley – horn
  • Dennis Morouse – horn
  • Frank Vicari – horn

All tracks produced and arranged by John Lennon, except * produced by Phil Spector, and arranged by Spector and Lennon.

  1. Be-Bop-A-Lula – Tex Davis, Gene Vincent
  2. Stand by Me – Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Ben E. King
  3. Medley: Rip It Up/Ready Teddy – Robert ‘Bumps’ Blackwell, John Marascalco
  4. You Can’t Catch Me * – Chuck Berry
  5. Ain’t That a Shame – Fats Domino, Dave Bartholomew
  6. Do You Wanna Dance? – Bobby Freeman
  7. Sweet Little Sixteen* – Chuck Berry
  8. Slippin’ and Slidin – Eddie Bocage, Albert Collins, Richard Wayne Penniman, James H. Smith
  9. Peggy Sue – Jerry Allison, Norman Petty, Buddy Holly
  10. Medley: Bring It On Home to Me/Send Me Some Lovin’ – Sam Cooke, John Marascalco, Leo Price
  11. Bony Moronie * – Larry Williams
  12. Ya Ya – Lee Dorsey, Clarence Lewis, Morgan Robinson, Morris Levy
  13. Just Because * – Lloyd Price

 

On November 19, 1982.

Led_Zeppelin_-_Coda

On November 19, 1982, “Swan Song” label released “Coda”, the ninth and final studio Led Zeppelin album.  It was released two years after Led Zeppelin had officially disbanded following the death of John Bonham. The album is collection of unused tracks from various sessions during the band’s twelve year career and was produced by Jimmy Page.

Personnel:

  • Jimmy Page– acoustic and electric guitars, electronic treatments
  • Robert Plant– lead vocals, harmonica
  • John Paul Jones– bass guitar, piano, keyboards
  • John Bonham– drums, percussion

Track listing:

  1. We’re Gonna Groove – James Bethea, Ben E. King
  2. Poor Tom – Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
  3. I Can’t Quit You Baby – Willie Dixon
  4. Walter’s Walk – Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
  5. Ozone Baby – Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
  6. Darlene – John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
  7. Bonzo’s Montreux – John Bonham
  8. Wearing and Tearing – Jimmy Page, Robert Plant