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On March 24, 2020.

On March 24, 2020, Emmanuel N’Djoké Dibango aka Manu Dibango died aged 86. He was musician (saxophone and vibraphone), developed a musical style fusing jazz, funk, and traditional Cameroonian music. He was a member of the seminal Congolese rumba group, African Jazz, and has collaborated with many musicians, including Fania All Stars, Fela Kuti, Herbie Hancock, Bill Laswell, Bernie Worrell, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, King Sunny Adé, Don Cherry, and Sly and Robbie. He was best known for his 1972 single “Soul Makossa”.

On February 13, 1986.

On February 13, 1986, “Celluloid Records” label released “Blast of Silence”, the third Golden Palominos studio album. It was recorded in 1985, at “RPM Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Anton Fier.


  • Peter Blegvad– vocals, guitars
  • Carla Bley– piano
  • Jack Bruce– vocals, bass guitar
  • T-Bone Burnett– vocals, guitar
  • Tony Conniff – bass guitar
  • Aïyb Dieng– percussion
  • Don Dixon– vocals, guitar
  • Anton Fier– drums, percussion, additional production
  • Jody Harris– guitar
  • Lisa Herman – piano
  • Robert Kidney – vocals, guitar
  • Bill Laswell– bass guitar
  • Nicky Skopelitis– guitar
  • Sneaky Pete Kleinow– steel guitar
  • Larry Saltzman – acoustic guitar
  • Chris Stamey– bass guitar
  • Syd Straw– vocals
  • Matthew Sweet– vocals
  • Pat Thrall– acoustic guitar
  • Bernie Worrell– Hammond organ
  • Larry Hirsch – recording
  • Don Hünerberg – recording
  • Mike Krowiak – engineering, recording
  • Jeff Lippay – recording

Track listing:

  1. I’ve Been the One – Lowell George
  2. Something Becomes Nothing – Peter Blegvad, Anton Fier, Matthew Sweet
  3. The Push and the Shove – Robert Kidney
  4. (Something Else Is) Working Harder – Peter Blegvad, Anton Fier, Jody Harris
  5. Angels – Peter Blegvad, Anton Fier, Syd Straw
  6. Diamond – Peter Holsapple
  7. Faithless Heart – Don Dixon, Anton Fier, Jody Harris
  8. Work Was New – Peter Blegvad, Anton Fier
  9. Stromg, Simple Silence – Peter Blegvad, Anton Fier
  10. Brides of Jesus – Lowell George, Bill Payne


On January 1, 1989.

On January 1, 1989, “Celluloid Records” label released “A Dead Horse”, the fourth Golden Palominos album. It was recorded in 1989, at “Platinum Island Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Anton Fier.


  • Jeff Bova– keyboards, programming
  • Aïyb Dieng– percussion
  • Anton Fier– drums, additional production
  • Robert Kidney – guitar
  • Amanda Kramer– vocals
  • Bill Laswell– bass violon
  • Chuck Leavell– keyboards
  • Larry Saltzman – guitar
  • Nicky Skopelitis– guitar
  • Mick Taylor– guitar
  • Bernie Worrell– Hammond organ
  • Oz Fritz – engineering, mixing, recording
  • Steve Rinkoff – mixing, recording
  • William Garrett – recording
  • John Herman – recording
  • Robert Musso – recording
  • Steve Klatz – drum technician
  • Robert Longo – design, photography
  • Christiane Mathan – design
  • Frank W. Ockenfels– photography

Track listing:

  1. Wild River – Robert Kidney
  2. Shattered Image – Amanda Kramer, Anton Fier, Nicky Skopelitis
  3. Angel of Death – Amanda Kramer, Anton Fier, Nicky Skopelitis
  4. Lucky – Robert Kidney
  5. Darklands – Amanda Kramer, Anton Fier, Nicky Skopelitis
  6. A Letter Back – Robert Kidney
  7. Over – Amanda Kramer, Anton Fier, Nicky Skopelitis

On November 8, 1993.

On November 8, 1993, “Mushroom Records” label released “Freedom”, the third  Yothu Yindi album. It was recorded in 1993, and was produced by Ian Faith and Bill Laswell.


  • Mandawuy Yunupingu – vocals, guitar
  • Witiyana Marika – vocals, clapsticks, dance
  • Makuma Yunupingu – didgeridoo, vocals, clapsticks
  • Stuart Kellaway – bass guitar
  • Mangatjay Yunupingu – dance
  • Banula Marika – vocals, dance
  • Bunimbirr Marika – didgeridoo
  • Cal Williams – guitar
  • Natalie Gillespie – vocals
  • Galarrwuy Yunupingu – vocals, clapsticks
  • Milkayngu Mununggurr: – didgeridoo
  • Gurrumul Yunupingu – guitar, vocals, keyboards
  • Jodie Cockatoo – vocals
  • Ian Faith – guitars
  • Mark Ovenden – keys, programming
  • Bill Laswell – bass
  • Nicky Skopelitis – 6 and 12-string guitar
  • Bernie Worrell – organ
  • Terepai Richmond – drums
  • Daniel Watson – percussion
  • Allen Murphy – drums
  • Andrew Belletty – drums

 Track listing:

  1. Timeless Land – Mandawuy Yunupingu, Witiyana Marika, Stuart Kellaway, D. Bridie
  2. World of Innocence – Mandawuy Yunupingu, Stuart Kellaway, Ian Faith
  3. Freedom – Mandawuy Yunupingu
  4. Baywara – Mandawuy Yunupingu, Stuart Kellaway
  5. Ngerrk – traditional, arranged by Galarrwuy Yunupingu
  6. Back to Culture – Mandawuy Yunupingu, Stuart Kellaway, Ian Faith
  7. World Turning – Mandawuy Yunupingu, Witiyana Marika, Ian Faith
  8. Mabo – Mandawuy Yunupingu, Galarrwuy Yunupingu, Stuart Kellaway, Gurrumul Yunupingu
  9. Milika – traditional, arranged by Witiuana Marika
  10. Danggultji – traditional, arranged by Witiyana Marika, Banula Marika
  11. Gunitjpirr Man – Mandawuy Yunupingu
  12. Yolngu Boy – Mandawuy Yunupingu
  13. Dots on the Shells – Mandawuy Yunupingu, Neil Finn
  14. Our Generation – Mandawuy Yunupingu, Stuart Kellaway, A. Farris
  15. Gany’tjurr – traditional, arranged by Galarrwuy Yunupingu
  16. Gapu – (tidal mix) – traditional, arranged by Galarrwuy Yunupingu


On October 6, 2019.

On October 6, 2019, Peter Edward “Ginger” Baker died aged 80. He was drummer, credited as pioneer of drumming in rock, jazz fusion and world music, with reputation of “rock’s first superstar drummer”. He was member of Blues Incorporated and Graham Bond Organisation, but he achieved worldwide success as co-founder and drummer of super group Cream, together with Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce. After Cream he was member of Blind Faith and founded Ginger Baker’s Air Force and Ginger Baker’s Energy. He has worked with big number of musicians and music acts such as Gary Moore, Masters of Reality, Public Image Ltd, Hawkwind, Atomic Rooster, Bill Laswell, Charlie Haden and Bill Frisell. Baker has released 18 solo albums.


On May 19, 1986.

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On May 19, 1986, “Charisma” label released “So”, the fifth Peter Gabriel album. It was recorded February – December 1985, at “Ashcombe House” in Bath, and was produced by Peter Gabriel and Daniel Lanois. “So” was certified 3 x Platinum in UK by the “BPI’ and 5 x Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked it at number 187 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.


  • Peter Gabriel– lead and backing vocals, Fairlight CMI, Sequential Circuits Prophet-5  piano, Linn LM-1, synthesizer, percussion, Yamaha CS-80, LinnDrum , Synclavier
  • Tony Levin– bass guitar , drumstick bass guitar
  • David Rhodes– guitar, backing vocals
  • Jerry Marotta– drums, drumstick bass guitar
  • Manu Katché– drums, percussion, talking drum
  • Chris Hughes– Linn Drum programming
  • Stewart Copeland– hi-hat, drums
  • Daniel Lanois– guitar, tambourine, surf guitar, 12-string guitar
  • Wayne Jackson– trumpet, cornet
  • Mark Rivera– tenor saxophone processed saxophone,  alto and baritone saxophone
  • Don Mikkelsen –trombone
  • P. Arnold– backing vocals
  • Coral Gordon – backing vocals
  • Dee Lewis – backing vocals
  • Richard Tee– piano
  • Simon Clark –Yamaha CS-80 chorus effect, Hammond, Fairlight CMI and bass
  • Kate Bush– vocals
  • Shankar– violin
  • Larry Klein– bass guitar
  • Youssou N’Dour– vocals
  • Michael Been– backing vocals
  • Jim Kerr– backing vocals
  • Ronnie Bright– bass vocals
  • Jimmy Bralower – Linn Drum kick
  • Bill Laswell– bass guitar
  • Nile Rodgers– guitar
  • Laurie Anderson– vocals
  • Djalma Correa –surdo, congas and triangle

Track lsiting:

All tracks by Peter Gabriel, except where noted.

  1. Red Rain
  2. Sledgehammer
  3. Don’t Give Up
  4. That Voice Adain – Peter Gabriel, David Rhodes
  5. In Your Eyes
  6. Mercy Street
  7. Big Time
  8. We Do What We’re Told (Milgram’s 37)
  9. This is the Picture (Excellent Birds)