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On March 11, 2019.

On March 11, 2019, Harold Simon Belsky aka Hal Blaine died aged 90. He was musician (drums) regarded to be one of the most recorded studio drummers in the history of the modern music. He had more than 35,000 recording sessions in various music genres including big number of film and TV soundtracks. He worked with Shelley Fabares, The Crystals, Jan & Dean, The Beach Boys, Dean Martin, Lorne Greene, Gary Lewis & the Playboys, The Byrds, Sonny & Cher, Barry McGuire, Petula Clark, Nancy Sinatra, The Mamas & the Papas, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Rivers, The Supremes, The Association, Simon & Garfunkel, Tommy Roe, The 5th Dimension, Henry Mancini, The Carpenters, Neil Diamond, The Partridge Family, The Raiders, Barbra Streisand, John Denver, Captain & Tennille, Diana Ross, Sam Cooke, Van Dyke Parks, John Lennon, Lulu, Dennis Wilson, Paul Simon, Richard Harris, Glen Campbell, Emitt Rhodes, Art Garfunkel, Juice Newton, Michael Nesmith, Cher, Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin, J.J. Cale, José Feliciano, Bobby Darin, Rosanne Cash, Cass Elliot, Rodney Crowell, Dion DiMucci, Paul Anka, Barry Mann, Emmylou Harris, Jackie Lomax, Elkie Brooks, Helen Reddy, John Philips, Thelma Houston and Leonard Cohen. As leader Blaine released five albums.

On August 20, 2009.

On August 20, 2009, Lawrence William Knechtel died aged 69. He was a musician (keyboards, bass), a member of the Wrecking Crew, a collection of Los Angeles-based session musicians, and the band Bread. He recorded with big number of renowned artists including Elvis Presley, The Byrds, Barbra Streisand, The Beach Boys, The Doors, Cher, Simon & Garfunkel, Duane Eddy, The Mamas & the Papas, The Monkees, the Partridge Family, Paul Simon, Chet Baker, Jerry Garcia, Dave mason, Nancy Sinatra, Howard Roberts, Thelma Houston, Glen Campbell, Peter Allen, Barry Mann, Lalo Schifrin, Jimmy Webb, José Feliciano, Jackie DeShannon, Brian Cadd, Bobby Darin, Art Garfunkel, Stephen Bishop, David Clayton-Thomas, Billy Joel, Barry McGuire, Paul Young, Dolly Parton, Al Kooper, Johnny Rivers, John Denver, Chet Atkins, Helen Reddy, Joan Baez, Alen Roth, and Neil Diamond. Knechtel released two solo albums.

On May 23, 1995.

On May 23, 1995, “Sire” label released “Young Blood”, the 38th Jerry Lee Lewis studio album. It was recorded September 1993 – January 1995, at “Blue Jay Recording Studio” in Carlisle, Massachusetts, “House of Blues Studios” in Memphis, Tennessee, “Lewis Ranch” in Nesbit, Mississippi, “Sunset Sound Factory” in Los Angeles, California, “Your Place or Mine Studio” in Glendale, California, and was produced by Andy Paley.

Personnel:

  • Jerry Lee Lewis – vocals, piano
  • James Burton- guitar
  • Buddy Harman- drums
  • Kenny Lovelace- guitar, fiddle
  • Andy Paley- drums, backing vocals
  • Joey Spampinato- bass
  • Al Anderson – guitar
  • Don Allen – drums
  • Stuart Aptekar – horns and reeds
  • Tommy Ardonlino – drums
  • Yoshiro Arita – strings
  • Don Baer – guitar
  • Craig Ball – horns and reeds
  • R. Byrd – bass
  • Glen Colson – drums
  • John Curtis – strings
  • Elliot Easton- guitar
  • Bob Efford – horns and reeds
  • Matthew Glaser – strings
  • Bob Glaub- bass
  • Mike Kernan – guitar, backing vocals
  • Bobby B. Keyes – guitar
  • Frank Macchia – horns and reeds
  • Frank Marocco- accordion
  • Jonathan Paley – bass
  • Dave Roe Rorick – bass
  • Mike Turk – harmonica
  • Robby Turner- pedal steel guitar
  • Stanley Watkins – horns and reeds
  • Danny Weinstein – horns and reeds
  • Billy West- backing vocals
  • David Whitney – horns and reeds

Track listing:

  1. I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive – Fred Rose, Hank Williams
  2. Goosebumps – Al Anderson, Andy Paley
  3. Things – Bobby Darin
  4. Miss The Mississippi And You – William Halley, Eric Schoenberg
  5. Young Blood – Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
  6. Crown Victoria Custom ’51 – Andy Paley, Jerry Lee Lewis, James Burton, Kenny Lovelace
  7. High Blood Pressure – Huey Piano Smith
  8. Restless Heart – A. Paley, J. Burton, J. Richmond, K. Lovelace
  9. Gotta Travel On – D. Lazer, F. Hollerman, L. Ehrlich, L. Hays, P. Clayton, P. Seeger, R. Gilbert
  10. Down the Road a Piece – Don Raye
  11. It Was The Whiskey Talkin’ (Not Me) – A. Paley, J. Paley, M. Kernan, N. Claflin
  12. Poison Love – Elmer Laird
  13. One of them Old Things – Hoy Lindsey, Joel Sonnier
  14. House of Blue Lights – Don Raye, Freddie Slack

 

On October 2, 1980.

On October 2, 1980, “Stiff Records” label released “New Hope for the Wretched”, the debut Plasmatics studio album. It was recorded in 1980, and was produced by Jimmy Miller, Ed Stasium and Rod Swenson.

Personnel:

  • Wendy O. Williams– vocals, saxophone, chainsaw, machine gun
  • Richie Stotts– lead guitar
  • Wes Beech– rhythm guitar
  • Jean Beauvoir– bass guitar
  • Stu Deutsch– drums, synthdrums
  • Jimmy Miller– percussion
  • Ed Stasium– engineer, mixing
  • Rod Swenson – mixing
  • Trevor Hallsey – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Tight Black Pants – Rod Swenson, Richie Stotts
  2. Monkey Suit – Rod Swenson, Wes Beech
  3. Living Dead – Rod Swenson, Richie Stotts
  4. Test Tube Babies – Rod Swenson, Richie Stotts
  5. Won’t You – Rod Swenson, Richie Stotts
  6. Concrete Shoes – Rod Swenson, Chosei Funahara
  7. Squirm” (Live) – Rod Swenson, Wes Beech
  8. Want You Baby – Rod Swenson, Richie Stotts
  9. Dream Lover – Bobby Darin
  10. Sometimes I – Rod Swenson, Richie Stotts
  11. Corruption – Rod Swenson, Richie Stotts
  12. Butcher Baby – Rod Swenson, Richie Stotts

On September 11, 2014.

On September 11, 2014, Bob Crewe died aged 83. He was songwriter, singer, manager, and music producer, owner of the record label “DynoVoice Records”. He recorded by the name Bob Crewe Generation, and had hit recordings with  the Rays, Diane Renay, Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, Freddy Cannon, Lesley Gore, Oliver, Michael Jackson, Bobby Darin, Roberta Flack, Peabo Bryson, Patti LaBelle and Barry Manilow.

 

In August 1975.

In August 1975, “Columbia” label released “So Fine”, the fifth Loggins and Messina studio album. It was recorded in 1975, at Jim Messina’s ranch in Ojai, California, and was produced by Jim Messina.

Personnel:

  • Kenny Loggins- vocals, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar, harmonica, banjo, 2nd engineer
  • Jim Messina- vocals, lead guitar, acoustic guitar, dobro, mandolin
  • Merel Bregante – drums
  • Jon Clarke – flute, saxophone
  • Vince Denham – saxophone
  • Richard Greene – violin
  • Larry Sims – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Don Roberts – saxophone, flute
  • Mike Rubini- piano
  • Milt Holland- percussion
  • Steve Forman – percussion
  • Engineer: Alex Kazanegras
  • Corey Bailey – recording
  • Recording technician: Lew Schatzer
  • Photography: Jim McCrary, Reid Miles
  • Design: Ron Coro, Nancy Donald

Track listing:

  1. Oh, Lonesome Me – Don Gibson
  2. My Baby Left Me – Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup
  3. Wake Up Little Susie – Felice and Boudleaux Bryant
  4. I’m Movin’ On – Hank Snow
  5. Hello Mary Lou – Gene Pitney
  6. Hey Good Lookin’ – Hank Williams
  7. Splish Splash – Bobby Darin, Murray the K
  8. A Lover’s Question – Brook Benton, Jimmy Williams
  9. You Never Can Tell – Chuck Berry
  10. I Like It Like That – Chris Kenner
  11. So Fine – Johnny Otis
  12. Honky Tonk – Part II – Billy Butler, Bill Doggett, Clifford Scott, Shep Shepherd

On August 8, 2017.

On August 8, 2017, Glen Travis Campbell died aged 81. He was country and rock singer, musician, songwriter, television host, and actor. Campbell released more than 70 albums; sold 45 million records and won 12 “RIAA” Gold albums, four Platinum and one double-Platinum album. In 1967 Campbell won four “Grammy Awards” in the country and pop categories. In 2000, 2004 and 2009, Campbell won “Grammy Hall of Fame Awards and in 2012, he won the “Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award”. He also won awards for “Male Vocalist of the Year” the “Country Music Association (CMA)” and the “Academy of Country Music (ACM)”, and took the “CMA’s” top award as 1968 Entertainer of the Year. In his 50 years long career, Campbell has recorded and performed with many famous musicians including Bobby Darin, Ricky Nelson, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, The Monkees, Nancy Sinatra, Merle Haggard,  Jan and Dean, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Phil Spector, Ricky Nelson and The Beach Boys.

On January 24, 1972.

Cass_Elliot_(album)

On January 24, 1972, “RCA” released the self titled, fourth Cass Elliot studio album. It was recorded in 1971 at “RCA’s Music Center of the World” in Hollywood, and was produced by Lewis Merenstein and Benny Golson.

Personnel:

  • Cass Elliot – vocals
  • Dennis Budimir – guitar
  • Larry Carlton– guitar
  • Ed Carter – guitar
  • Al Casey– guitar
  • Louie Shelton– guitar
  • Don Randi– piano
  • Michael Lang – piano
  • Carl Fortina – keyboards, musette
  • Bruce Johnston– vocals, backround vocals, keyboards, Fender Rhodes
  • Carol Kaye– bass
  • Joe Osborn– bass
  • Ed Greene– drums
  • John Guerin– drums
  • Reggie Colson – percussion
  • William Cat Anderson – trumpet
  • Gino Bozzacco – trumpet
  • Grover Mitchell – trombone
  • Maurice – trombone
  • Eddie Kusby – trombone
  • Maurice Spears – bass trombone
  • Jerome Richardson – tenor saxophone
  • Moacir Santos – tenor saxophone
  • Jack Nimitz – baritone saxophone
  • Benny Golson– arranger, conductor, background vocals, string section
  • Carl Wilson– vocals
  • Clark Burroughs – vocals
  • Benny Colson – vocals
  • Venetta Fields– vocals, background vocals
  • Jan Gassman – vocals, background vocals
  • Jules “Stix” Greenberg – background Vocals
  • Clydie King– vocals, background vocals
  • Sherlie Matthews– vocals, background vocals
  • Marilyn Messina – vocals, background vocals
  • Gary Burden– art direction, design
  • George Hurrell – cover photography

Track listing:

  1. I’ll Be Home – Randy Newman
  2. Baby I’m Yours – Van McCoy
  3. Jesus Was a Cross Maker – Judee Sill
  4. That Song – Bill Dean
  5.  When It Doesn’t Work Out – Leah Kunkel
  6. I’ll Be There – Bobby Darin
  7. Disney Girls – Bruce Johnston
  8. I Think It’s Going to Rain Today – Randy Newman
  9. Cherries Jubilee – Marilyn Messina
  10. All in the Game – Carl Sigman, Charles Dawes

On June 4, 1942.

Capitol Records

On June 4, 1942, “Capitol Records” was founded by Johnny Mercer, Buddy DeSylva, and Glenn Wallichs. Over the decades, the label became home to artists such as Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Bobby Darin, Glen Campbell, Steve Miller, Dr. Hook, Bob Seger, Tina Turner, Heart,  Nat King Cole, the Four Knights, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Stan Kenton, June Christy, Louis Prima, Keely Smith, the Louvin Brothers, Judy Garland, the Andrews Sisters, Harry James, Andy Griffith, Shirley Bassey, the Kingston Trio, Dean Martin, The Four Freshmen, Helen Reddy, Anne Murray, April Wine, Blondie, Bloodrock, Burning Spear, Buzzcocks, David Bowie, Kim Carnes, Rosanne Cash, Max Webster, Lee Clayton, Natalie Cole, The Goose Creek Symphony, Sammy Hagar, The Knack, Maze, Mink DeVille, Juice Newton, Raspberries, Minnie Riperton, Diana Ross, Sweet, The Specials, The Sylvers, Ten Wheel Drive, The Stranglers, Tavares, George Thorogood, Triumvirate, Little River Band, Wings, The Persuasions, Richard Marx, The Motels, Billy Squier, Crowded House, Peter Blakeley, Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, The Doobie Brothers, Willie Dixon, Glass Tiger, Katrina & The Waves, Grace Jones, Lloyd Cole, Pet Shop Boys, Sawyer Brown, Queen, Roxette, Brian Setzer,The Smithereens, Spandau Ballet, The Tubes, Paul Westerberg, Butthole Surfers, Concrete Blonde, Billy Idol, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Megadeth, Exodus, W.A.S.P., Poison, Iron Maiden, Queensrÿche,  Beastie Boys, King Tee, Mantronix, Mellow Man Ace, Robbie Robertson, Dave Koz, Ashford and Simpson, Freddie Jackson, BeBe & CeCe Winans, Skinny Puppy and others.