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On November 3, 1972.

On November 3, 1972, “Track” label released “Whistle Rymes”, the second John Entwistle studio album. It was recorded in May 1972, at “Island Studios” in London, and was produced by John Alcock and John Entwistle.


  • John Entwistle — lead vocals; bass guitar; keyboards; synthesizers; bass synthesizer; trumpet; piano; French horn
  • Peter Frampton — electric guitar
  • John Weider — violin, backing vocals
  • Rod Coombes — drums
  • Gordon Barton — drums
  • Jimmy McCulloch — electric guitar
  • Neil Sheppard — electric piano; organ
  • Bryan Williams — trombone; keyboards
  • Alan Ross — acoustic guitar
  • Brian Humphries — engineer
  • Mike Weighell — engineer
  • Graham Lethbridge — drawing, cover design

Track listing:

All tracks by John Entwistle.

  1. Ten Little Friends
  2. Apron Strings
  3. I Feel Better
  4. Thinkin’ It Over
  5. Who Cares?
  6. I Wonder
  7. I Was Just Being Friendly
  8. The Window Shopper
  9. I Found Out
  10. Nightmare (Please Wake Me Up)

In November 1973.

In November 1973, “Island” label released “Witness”, the seventh Spooky Tooth studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Olympic Studios” and “Island Studios” in London, and was produced by Mike Harrison, Gary Wright, Mick Jones, Chris Stewart and Mike Kellie.


  • Mike Harrison– lead and backing vocals, percussion
  • Gary Wright– keyboards, backing and lead vocals, synthesizer
  • Mick Jones– electric and acoustic guitars, backing vocals
  • Chris Stewart – bass
  • Mike Kellie– drums, percussion
  • Bryson Graham– drums
  • Brian Humphries – engineer
  • Takeo Komatsuzaki, Chris Welch– liner notes
  • Tom Wilkes– photography, design

Track listing:

All tracks by Gary Wright, except where noted.

  1. Ocean of Power
  2. Wings on My Heart
  3. As Long as the World Keeps Turning
  4. Don’t Ever Stray Away – Chris Stewart, Gary Wright
  5. Things Change
  6. All Sewn Up – Mick Jones, Gary Wright
  7. Dream Me a Mountain
  8. Sunlight of My Mind
  9. Pyramids – Mike Kellie, Gary Wright

In November 1971.

In November 1971, “Island” label released “The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys”, the fifth Traffic studio album. It was recorded in 1971, at “Island Studios” in London, and was produced by Steve Winwood. In 1996, the album was certified Platinum in US by the “RIAA”.


  • Steve Winwood– lead vocals, guitar, piano, organ
  • Jim Capaldi– lead vocals and backing vocals, percussion
  • Chris Wood– saxophone, flute
  • Ric Grech– bass, violin
  • Jim Gordon– drums
  • Rebop Kwaku Baah– percussion
  • Mike Kellie– drums
  • Brian Humphries – engineer
  • Tony Wright– cover art
  • Richard Polak – photography

Track listing:

  1. Hidden Treasure – Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi
  2. The Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys – Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi
  3. Light Up or Leave Me Alone – Jim Capaldi
  4. Rock & Roll Stew – Ric Grech, Jim Gordon
  5. Many a Mile to Freedom – Steve Winwood, Anna Capaldi
  6. Rainmaker – Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi

In October 1968.

In October 1968, “Island” label released the self-titled, second studio Traffic album. It was recorded January – May 1968, at “Olympic Studios” in London, “Record Plant” in New York City, and was produced by Jimmy Miller.


  • Dave Mason– lead vocals, guitar, harmonica, Hammond organ
  • Steve Winwood– electric guitar, bass, lead and backing vocals, Hammond organ, piano, harpsichord
  • Chris Wood– tenor and soprano saxophone, flute, Coke tin, sleigh bells
  • Jim Capaldi– drums, backing vocals, percussion
  • Terry Brown, Eddie Kramer, Glyn Johns, Brian Humphries – sound engineers
  • Richard Polak, Gered Mankowitz– photography

Track listing:

  1. You Can All Join In – Dave Mason
  2. Pearly Queen – Jim Capaldi, Steve Winwood
  3. Don’t Be Sad – Dave Mason
  4. Who Knows What Tomorrow May Bring – Jim Capaldi, Steve Winwood, Chris Wood
  5. Feelin’ Alright? – Dave Mason
  6. Vagabond Virgin – Jim Capaldi, Dave Mason
  7. Forty Thousand Headmen – Jim Capaldi, Steve Winwood
  8. Cryin’ to Be Heard – Dave Mason
  9. No Time to Live – Jim Capaldi, Steve Winwood
  10. Means to an End – Jim Capaldi, Steve Winwood


In September 1974.

In September 1974, “Island” label released “When the Eagle Flies”, the seventh Traffic studio album. It was recorded July 1973 – June 1974, and was produced by Chris Blackwell. “When the Eagle Flies” was band’s last album until their 1994 reunion album “Far from Home”.


  • Steve Winwood– guitar, vocals, keyboards
  • Chris Wood– flute, saxophone
  • Jim Capaldi– drums, percussion, backing vocal, keyboards
  • Rosko Gee– bass
  • Rebop Kwaku Baah – percussion
  • Nobby Clark, Brian Humphries – engineer
  • Jeff Willens – mastering
  • Bill DeYoung – liner notes
  • Martin Hughes – cover design

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Winwood and Jim Capaldi, except where noted.

  1. Something New
  2. Dream Gerrard – Steve Winwood, Vivian Stanshall
  3. Graveyard People
  4. Walking in the Wind
  5. Memories of a Rock N’ Rolla
  6. Love
  7. When the Eagle Flies

In September 1969.

In September 1969, “Dawn” label released “2 Ozs of Plastic with a Hole in the Middle”, the second Man studio album. It was recorded in 1969, at “Pye Studios” in London, and was produced by John Schroeder.


  • Micky Jones – lead guitar, vocals
  • Clive John – organ, piano, guitar, vocals
  • Ray Williams – bass, vocals
  • Deke Leonard– guitar, harp, piano, harpsichord, percussion, vocals
  • Jeff Jones – drums, percussion
  • “Plug” – drums
  • Engineers – Howard Barrow, Alan Florence, Brian Humphries
  • Liner notes – Dinnes Cruickshank

Track listing:

  1. Prelude / The Storm – Micky Jones, Deke Leonard
  2. It Is As It Must Be – Clive John, Ray Williams
  3. Spunk Box – Clive John, Micky Jones
  4. My Name Is Jesus Smith – Micky Jones, Deke Leonard
  5. Parchment and Candles – Deke Leonard
  6. Brother Arnold’s Red and White Striped Tent – Micky Jones, Deke Leonard

In July 1970.

In July 1970, “Island” label released “John Barleycorn Must Die”, the fourth Traffic studio album. It was recorded February – April 1970, at “Island Studios”, “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by Chris Blackwell, Steve Winwood and Guy Stevens.


  • Steve Winwood– vocals, organ, piano, bass, percussion, bass guitar, electric piano, acoustic guitar
  • Chris Wood– sax, flute, electric sax, percussion, organ
  • Jim Capaldi– drums, percussion, vocals, tambourine
  • Andy Johns, Brian Humphries – eengineer
  • Mike Sida – album design
  • Richard Polak – photography

Track listing:

  1. Glad – Steve Winwood
  2. Freedom Rider – Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi
  3. Empty Pages – Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi
  4. Stranger to Himself – Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi
  5. John Barleycorn (Must Die) – traditional, arr. Steve Winwood
  6. Every Mother’s Son – Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi

In March 1971.

In March 1971, “Island” label released “Wildlife”, the third Mott the Hoople studio album. It was recorded November – December 1970, at “Island Studios” in London, and was produced by Guy Stevens,  Ian Hunter, Mick Ralphs, Verden Allen, Pete “Overend” Watts and Dale “Buffin” Griffin.


  • Ian Hunter- lead and backing vocals, rhythm guitar, piano
  • Mick Ralphs- lead guitar, backing and lead vocals
  • Verden Allen- organ, backing vocals
  • Pete “Overend” Watts- bass, backing vocals
  • Dale “Buffin” Griffin- drums, backing vocals
  • Jerry Hogan – steel guitar
  • Jess Roden- background chorus
  • Stan Tippins – background chorus
  • Michael Gray – string arrangements and conductor
  • Jim Archer – violin
  • Andy Johns, Brian Humphries,Phill Brown – engineer
  • Brian Cooke – photography

Track listing:

  1. Whiskey Women – Mick Ralphs
  2. Angel of Eighth Avenue – Ian Hunter
  3. Wrong Side of the River – Mick Ralphs
  4. Waterlow – Ian Hunter
  5. Lay Down – Melanie Safka
  6. It Must Be Love – Mick Ralphs
  7. Original Mixed-Up Kid – Ian Hunter
  8. Home Is Where I Want to Be – Mick Ralphs
  9. Keep a Knockin'(live recording) – Richard Penniman


In February 1972.


In February 1972, “Island” label released “Oh How We Danced”, the debut Jim Capaldi solo studio album. It was recorded in December 1971, at “Muscle Shoals Sound Studios”, and was produced by Jim Capaldi and Chris Blackwell.


  • Jim Capaldi – lead vocals, piano, acoustic guitar, Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section
  • David Hood– bass
  • Roger Hawkins– drums
  • Barry Beckett- piano, organ
  • Jimmy Johnson- electric guitar
  • Paul Kossoff- electric guitar
  • Dave Mason- harmonica, electric guitar
  • Steve Winwood- organ, backing vocal, guitar
  • Chris Wood- flute, electric saxophone
  • Ric Grech- bass
  • Jim Gordon- drums
  • Rebop Kwaku Baah- percussion, congas
  • Trevor Burton- bass
  • Mike Kellie- drums
  • Bob Griffin – piano
  • Sunny Leslie- backing vocal
  • Brian Humphries, Jerry Masters – engineer
  • Neal Preston – cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Jim Capaldi, except where noted.

  1. Eve
  2. Big Thirst – Jim Capaldi, Dave Mason
  3. Love is All You Can Try
  4. Last Day of Dawn
  5. Don’t be a Hero
  6. Open Your Heart
  7. How Much Can a Man Really Take?
  8. Anniversary Song – Saul Chaplin, Al Jolson

On September 18, 1970.


On September 18, 1970, “Vertigo” label released “Paranoid”, the second Black Sabath studio album. It was recorded in June 1970, at “Regent Sound Studios” and “Island Studios” in London, and was produced by Rodger Bain. In 1989, Kerrang! magazine listed the album at number 39 on its list of the “100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All Time”. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 130 on its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. In 2006, “Guitar World” magazine ranked “Paranoid” at number 6 on its list of “The Greatest 100 Guitar Albums of All Time. The album was certified Platinum in Canada by CRIA, and Platinum in the US by the “RIIA:.


  • Tony Iommi– guitar, flute
  • Geezer Butler– bass guitar
  • Ozzy Osbourne– vocals
  • Bill Ward– drums, congas
  • Tom Allom– engineering, piano
  • Brian Humphries – engineering
  • Marcus Keef – graphic design, photography

Track listing:

All lyrics by Geezer Butler, except where noted; all music by Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward and Ozzy Osbourne.

  1. War Pigs
  2. Paranoid
  3. Planet Caravan
  4. Iron Man
  5. Electric Funeral
  6. Hand of Doom
  7. Rat Salad
  8. Fairies Wear Boots – lyrics by Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Butler