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oN mARCH 18, 2014.

On March 18, 2014, Joseph Anthony Lala died aged 66. He was musician (percussion), singer and actor, worked with many musicians and bands including The Byrds, Ringo Starr, Bill Wyman, Stephen Stills, Barbra Streisand, Dan Fogelberg, Manassas, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Neil Young, Dione Warwick, The Stills-Young Band, Rod Stewart, Graham Nash, The Bee Gees, Neil Diamond, Jackson Browne, Whitney Houston and Joe Walsh, but was best known as founding member and leader of the band Blues Image.

On July 20, 1977.

On July 20, 1977, Gary Kellgren died aged 38. He was an audio engineer and co-founder of “The Record Plant” recording studios (with Chris Stone). He worked with musicians John Lennon, Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Mick Jagger, Ron Wood, Bill Wyman, Jimi Hendrix, B.B. King, Bobby Goldsboro, The Animals, Stevie Wonder, Carole King, Frank Zappa, Sly, and the Family Stone, Velvet Underground, Rod Stewart, Ravi Shankar, Keith Moon, CSNY, Barbra Streisand, and Neil Diamond. He also worked with producers Chas Chandler, Jack Douglas, Robert Margouleff, Phil SpectorWes Farrell, Tom Wilson, and Bill Szymczyk.

On May 30, 2000.

On May 30, 2000, “Roadrunner” label released “Groovin’”, the third Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings studio album. It was recorded 1999 – 2000, and was produced by Bill Wyman and Terry Taylor.


  • Bill Wyman– bass, arrangements
  • Terry Taylor– lead, rhythm and acoustic guitar
  • Graham Broad– drums
  • Ray Cooper– percussion
  • Albert Lee– lead vocals, lead guitar
  • Martin Taylor–lead guitar
  • Mick Taylor– lead and slide guitar
  • Andy Fairweather Low– lead-guitar
  • Tommy Emmanuel– lead, slide, acoustic and rhythm guitar
  • Georgie Fame– lead vocals, organ, piano
  • Dave Hartley – piano lead vocals,
  • Nick Payn – harmonica, horns
  • Frank Mead – horns
  • Henry Spinetti– drums
  • Jerry Portnoy– harmonica
  • Chris Hall – accordion
  • Gerry Hogan – pedal steel guitar
  • Anthony Kerr– vibraphone
  • Eddie Hession – accordion
  • Beverley Skeete – lead and backing vocals
  • Adrian Byron Burns – lead vocals
  • Anita Kelsey, Sara Skeete, Janice Hoyte, Keeley Coburn, Melanie Redmond, Susie Webb, Zoe Nicholas – backing vocals
  • Nick Payn – horn arrangements
  • Brian Tench – mixing
  • Stuart Epps – engineer
  • Tim Young – mastering
  • Russ Kane – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. Tell You a Secret – Bill Wyman, Terry Taylor
  2. Groovin’ – Eddie Brigati, Felix Cavaliere
  3. Rough Cut Diamond – Bill Wyman, Terry Taylor
  4. Mood Swing – Keith Sewell, Nial Toner, Wendy Buckner
  5. Hole in the Wall – Bull Wyman, Terry Taylor
  6. Can’t Get My Rest at Night – J. David Ray
  7. I Put a Spell on You – Jay Hawkins
  8. Tomorrow Night – Bill Wyman
  9. I Want to Be Evil – Judson, Taylor
  10. Rhythm King – Georgie Fame
  11. Daydream – John Sebastian
  12. Oh! Baby – Barbara Linda Ozen
  13. Streamline Woman – Bill Wyman, Terry Taylor
  14. Yesterdays – Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach

On February 27, 1976.

On February 27, 1976, “Rolling Stones Records” released “Stone Alone”, the second Bill Wyman album. It was recorded in 1976 and was produced by Bill Wyman.


  • Bill Wyman – vocals, bass, acoustic and electric guitar, piano, tack piano, keyboards, percussion, horn arrangements, mixing
  • Van Morrison – acoustic guitar, harmonica, alto saxophone
  • John – piano, electric piano, organ, marimba
  • Ruth Pointer – vocals
  • Bonnie Pointer – vocals
  • Venetta Fields – vocals
  • Paula Harrison – vocals
  • Clydie King – vocals
  • Bonnie Pointer – vocals
  • Ron Wood – electric guitar
  • Jackie Clark – electric guitar
  • Danny Kortchmar – electric guitar
  • Bob Welch – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Joe Walsh – electric and slide guitar
  • Terry Taylor – electric and slide guitar
  • Nicky Hopkins – piano, keyboards
  • Joe Vitale – piano, electric piano, keyboards, drums
  • Mark Naftalin – piano, keyboards
  • Al Kooper – piano, keyboards
  • Paul Harris – organ, keyboards
  • Hubert Heard – organ, keyboards
  • Albhy Galuten – synthesizer
  • Jim Keltner – drums
  • Hubert Heard – drums, fiddle, pedal steel
  • Greg Errico – drums
  • Robert Greenidge – drums
  • Dallas Taylor – drums, percussion
  • Kwasi “Rocky” Dzidzornu – percussion
  • Guille Garcia – percussion
  • Emilio Castillo – horn, horn arrangements
  • Stephen “Doc” Kupka – horn, horn arrangements
  • Lenny Pickett – horn, horn arrangements
  • Mic Gillette – horn, horn arrangements
  • Mark Colby – horn, saxophone
  • Floyd Cooley – tuba
  • Craig Dentweiler – horn
  • Gary Kjellgren – engineer, mixing
  • Howard Albert – engineer
  • Ron Albert – engineer
  • Anita Wexler – mixing
  • Tom Dowd – mixing
  • Tom Moulton – mixing
  • Dennis King – mastering
  • Bill King – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Bill Wyman, except where noted.

  1. A Quarter to Three – Gene Barge, Gary “U.S.” Bonds, Frank Guida, Joseph Royster
  2. Gimme Just One Chance
  3. Soul Satisfying
  4. Apache Woman
  5. Every Sixty Seconds
  6. Get It On
  7. Feet – Danny Kortchmar
  8. Peanut Butter Time
  9. Wine and Wimmen
  10. If You Wanna Be Happy – Carmela Guida, Frank Guida, Joseph Royster
  11. What’s the Point
  12. No More Foolin’

On September 24, 1965.


On September 24, 1965, “Decca” label released “Out of Our Heads”, the third Rolling Stones album. It was recorded 2 November 1964 – 6 September 1965, and was produced by Andrew Loog Oldham.


  • Mick Jagger– lead vocals, harmonica, percussion
  • Keith Richards– electric and acoustic guitars, backing vocals
  • Brian Jones– electric and acoustic guitars, harmonica, organ, backing vocals, percussion
  • Bill Wyman– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Charlie Watts– drums and percussion
  • Jack Nitzsche– harpsichord, percussion
  • Phil Spector– detuned “bass” guitar
  • Ian Stewart– piano

Track listing:

  1. She Said Yeah – Sonny Bono, Roddy Jackson
  2. Mercy, Mercy – Don Covay, Ronnie Miller
  3. Hitch Hike – Marvin Gaye, Clarence Paul, William “Mickey” Stevenson
  4. That’s How Strong My Love Is – Roosevelt Jamison
  5. Good Times – Sam Cooke
  6. Gotta Get Away – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
  7. Talkin’ ‘Bout You – Chuck Berry
  8. Cry to Me – Bert Russell
  9. Oh, Baby (We Got a Good Thing Going) – Barbara Lynn Ozen
  10. Heart of Stone – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
  11. The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man – Nanker Phelge
  12. I’m Free – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards

On August 29, 1989.

Steel Wheels

On August 29, 1989, “Rolling Stones” label released “Steel Wheels”, the 19th Rolling Stones studio album. It was recorded March – June 1989, at “Air Studios” in Montserrat, and was produced by Chris Kimsey and The Glimmer Twins. The album was certified 3 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, and 2 x Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”. “Steel Wheels” was the last Bill Wyman’s full-length studio album with The Rolling Stones.


  • Mick Jagger– lead and backing vocals, electric and acoustic guitars; harmonica, percussion, keyboards
  • Keith Richards– electric, acoustic and classical guitar, backing vocals; lead vocals, bicycle spokes
  • Ronnie Wood– electric and acoustic guitar, bass guitar and acoustic bass, backing vocals, dobro
  • Bill Wyman– bass guitar
  • Charlie Watts– drums
  • Chuck Leavell– organ, piano, keyboards
  • Matt Clifford – electricand acoustic piano, clavinet, harmonium, percussion programming, strings
  • Sarah Dash– backing vocals
  • Lisa Fischer– backing vocals
  • Bernard Fowler– backing vocals
  • Luis Jardim– percussion
  • Phil Beer– mandolin, fiddle
  • The Kick Horns– brass
  • Roddy Lorimer– trumpet
  • The Master Musicians of Jajouka led by Bachir AttarFarafina – African-Moroccan instruments
  • Sonia Morgan – backing vocals
  • Tessa Niles– backing vocals
  • Recording engineer – Christopher Marc Potter
  • Assistant engineer – Rupert Coulson
  • Recorded at Air Studios, Montserrat
  • Mixed by Michael Brauer, Christopher Marc Potter, Chris Kimsey
  • Art direction and design – John Warwicker
  • Logo design – Mark Morton
  • Mastering – Ted Jensen

Track listing:

All tracks by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, except “Almost Hear You Sigh” co-written by Steve Jordan.

  1. Sad Sad sad
  2. Mixed Emotions
  3. Terrifying
  4. Hold On to Your Heart
  5. Hearts for Sale
  6. Blinded by Love
  7. Rock and a Hard Place
  8. Can’t Be Seen
  9. Almost Hear Your Sign
  10. Continental Drift
  11. Break the Spell
  12. Slipping Away


On August 24, 1981.

Tattoo You

On August 24, 1981, “Rolling Stones” label released “Tattoo You”, the sixteen Rolling Stones album. It was recorded November–December 1972, January–March 1975, January–March 1978, January–October 1979, October 1980 – June 1981, and was produced by The Glimmer Twins. In 1989, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Tattoo You” at number 213 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. Peter Corriston, who was responsible for the album art direction and design, won a “Grammy Award” in the category of “Best Album Package”. The album was certified 4 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada” and 4 x Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”.


  • Mick Jaggerr– lead and backing vocals; electric guitar, harmonica
  • Keith Richards– electric guitar, backing vocals; lead vocals, bass guitar
  • Ronnie Wood– electric guitar, backing vocals; bass guitar
  • Mick Taylor– electric guitar
  • Bill Wyman– bass guitar; synthesizer, guitar
  • Charlie Watts– drums
  • Nicky Hopkins– piano; organ
  • Ian Stewart– piano
  • Billy Preston– keyboards
  • Wayne Perkins– electric lead guitar
  • Ollie Brown– percussion
  • Pete Townshend– backing vocals
  • Sonny Rollins– saxophone
  • Jimmy Miller– percussion
  • Michael Carabello– cowbell,  conga, guiro, claves, cabasa, conga
  • Chris Kimsey– piano
  • Barry Sage– handclaps

Track listing:

All tracks by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, except “Black Limousine” and “No Use in Crying” co-written by Ronnie Wood.

  1. Start Me Up
  2. Hang Fire
  3. Slave
  4. Little T&A
  5. Black Limousine
  6. Neighbours
  7. Worried About You
  8. Tops
  9. Heaven
  10. No Use in Crying
  11. Waiting on a Friend

On August 14, 1964.


On August 14, 1964, “Decca” label released “Five by Five”, the second Rolling Stones EP. It was recorded June 11, 1964, at “Chess Studios” in Chicago, and was produced by Andrew Loog Oldham.


  • Mick Jagger– lead vocals, tambourine
  • Brian Jones– guitar, backing vocals,harmonica, organ
  • Keith Richards– guitar, backing vocals
  • Charlie Watts– drums
  • Bill Wyman– bass guitar
  • Ian Stewart– organ, piano

Track listing:

  1. If You Need Me – Wilson Pickett, Robert Bateman
  2. Empty Heart – Nanker Phelge
  3. 2120 South Michigan Avenue – Nanker Phelge
  4. Confessin’ the Blues – Jay McShann, Walter Brown
  5. Around and Around – Chuck Berry

On July 11, 1994.

Voodoo Lounge

On July 11, 1994, “Virgin” label released “Voodoo Lounge”, the twentieth Rolling Stones studio album. It was recorded September 1993 – April 1994, and was produced by Don Was and The Glimmer Twins. “Voodoo Lounge” is the band’s first album without Bill Wyman on bass, and the last Rolling Stones album published on cassette. The album was certified 3 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”; Platinum in Mexico by “AMPROFON”; Platinum in Netherlands by “NVPI” and 2 x Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”.


  • Mick Jagger– lead and backing vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, harmonica, maracas, castanets
  • Keith Richards– electric and acoustic guitars, backing vocals; lead vocals,  piano, tambourine
  • Ronnie Wood– electric, pedal steel, acoustic, slide and lap steel guitars, backing vocals
  • Charlie Watts– drums, tambourine
  • Darryl Jones– bass guitar
  • Frankie Gavin– fiddle, pennywhistle
  • Mark Isham– trumpet
  • Luís Jardim– percussion, shaker
  • Flaco Jimenez– accordion
  • Phil Jones – percussion
  • David McMurray –saxophone
  • Ivan Neville– backing vocals, organ
  • Benmont Tench– organ, piano, accordion
  • Chuck Leavell– piano, organ, harmonium, harpsichord
  • Bernard Fowler– backing vocals
  • Bobby Womack– backing vocals
  • Max Baca – bajo sexto
  • Lenny Castro– percussion
  • Pierre de Beauport – acoustic guitar
  • David Campbell– string arrangement

Track listing:

All tracks by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.

  1. Love is Strong
  2. You Got Me Rocking
  3. Sparks Will Fly
  4. The Worst
  5. New faces
  6. Moon Is Up
  7. Out of Tears
  8. I Go Wild
  9. Brand New Car
  10. Sweethearts Together
  11. Suck on Jugular
  12. Blinded by rainbows
  13. Baby Break It Down
  14. Thru and Thru

On June 20, 1980.

Emotional Rescue

On June 20, 1980, “Rolling Stones” label released “Emotional Rescue”, the fifteen Rolling Stones studio album. It was recorded in 1979, at “Compass Point Studios” in Nassau, Bahamas, “Pathé Marconi” in Paris, and was produced by The Glimmer Twins. The album cover was by Peter Corriston. The album was certified Gold in France by “SNEP”, Netherlands by “NVPI”, Spain by “PROMUSICAE”, UK by the “BPI”, and 2 x Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”.


  • Mick Jagger– lead and backing vocals, electric guitar, acoustic and electric piano
  • Keith Richards– electric and acoustic guitars, backing vocals; piano, lead vocals, bass guitar on
  • Ronnie Wood– electric, acoustic, slide and pedal steel guitar, backing vocals; bass guitar
  • Bill Wyman– bass guitar, synthesiser
  • Charlie Watts– drums
  • Ian Stewart– electric and acoustic piano, percussion
  • Nicky Hopkins– keyboards
  • Sugar Blue– harmonica
  • Bobby Keys– saxophone
  • Michael Shrieve– percussion
  • Max Romeo– backing vocals
  • Jack Nitzsche– horn arrangement
  • Chris Kimsey– associate producer. engineer
  • Snake Reynolds, Sean Fullan – Assistant Engineers
  • Ted Jensen- mastering engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, except “Dance (Pt. 1)” co-written by Ronnie Wood

  1. Dance (Pt. 1)
  2. Summer Romance
  3. Send It to Me
  4. Let Me Go
  5. Indian Girl
  6. Where the Boys Go
  7. Down in the Hole
  8. Emotional Rescue
  9. She’s So Cold
  10. All About You