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On July 28, 1992.

On July 28, 1992, “Sire” label released “Gordon”, the debut Barenaked Ladies studio album. It was recorded in 1992, at “Le Studio” in Morin-Heights, Quebec, and was produced by Michael Phillip Wojewoda.


  • Steven Page – vocals, guitar, shaker, wat-ups, moronic intro synth, cartoon noises, secret noises
  • Ed Robertson – vocals, guitar, shaker, cowbell, bionic intro synth, crowd noise, funky mouth
  • Jim Creeggan – vocals, double bass, arco double bass, shaker, secret noises
  • Andy Creeggan – vocals, organ, piano, conga, tambourine, triangle, claves, cuíca, shaker, mark tree, güiro, finger cymbals, cabasa, vibraphone, scat, wat’ups, marimba, mbira, suitcase, secret noises
  • Tyler Stewart – vocals, drums, shaker, wat’ups, bass drum, snare drums
  • Michael Phillip Wojewoda – tambourine, teutonic intro vocal, shaker, stupid keyboard bass, secret noises
  • Lewis Melville – pedal steel guitar
  • Martin Tielli – guitar solo
  • Chris Brown – organ
  • Tim Witlson – bagpipes
  • Bob Wiseman – accordion
  • Dave Allen – fiddle
  • Chris Howells – flugelhorn
  • Catherine MacDonnell-Stephens – bassoon
  • Tom Walsh – trombone

The Jimmy Crack Horns

  • Nic Gotham – baritone saxophone
  • Gene Hardy – tenor saxophone
  • Chris Howells – trumpet
  • Tom Walsh – trombone

The Horn Cuskers

  • Nic Gotham – alto and baritone saxophone
  • Gene Hardy – tenor saxophone

The Suburban Tabernacle Choir

  • Dave Allen
  • Mike Barber
  • Gregor Beresford
  • Arlene Bishop
  • Chris Brown
  • Erica Buss
  • Meryn Cadell
  • Naida Creeggan
  • Matthew DeMatteo
  • Kate Fenner
  • Gene Hardy
  • Natalie Herbert
  • Shelley Hines
  • Sally Lee
  • Lewis Melville
  • Jason Mercer
  • Janet Morassutti
  • Moxy Früvous
  • Keith Nakonechny
  • Blair Packham
  • Matthew Page
  • Steve Pitkin
  • Jason Plumb
  • Rheostatics
  • Wilma Robertson
  • Tannis Slimmon
  • Earl Stokes
  • Wayne Stokes
  • Bob Wiseman
  • Michael-Philip Wojewoda – engineer, remix
  • Greg Calbi – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Steven Page and Ed Robertson, except where noted.

  1. Hello City
  2. Enid
  3. Grade 9 – Andy Creeggan, Jim Creeggan, Steven Page, Ed Robertson, Tyler Stewart
  4. Brian Wilson – Steven Page, Ed Robertson
  5. Be My Yoko Ono
  6. Wrap Your Arms Around Me – Jim Creeggan, Steven Page, Ed Robertson
  7. What a Good Boy
  8. The King of Bedside Manor
  9. Box Set Page Robertson – Steven Page
  10. I Love You – Andy Creeggan, Jim Creeggan, Steven Page, Ed Robertson
  11. New Kid (On the Block) – Scott Dibble, Steven Page, Ed Robertson
  12. Blame It on Me
  13. The Flag – Steven Page
  14. If I Had $1000000
  15. Crazy
  16. Dat Folder – hidden track

On April 19, 1993.

On April 19, 1993, Steve Douglas died aged 54. He was musician (saxophone, flute), recorded and performed with Bob Dylan, Ry Cooder, Phil Spector, The Beach Boys, Brian Wilson, Duane Eddy, Sammy Hagar, Mink DeVille, The Ramones and Leonard Cohen. As leader, Douglas released eight albums.

On March 14, 1991.

On March 14, 1991, Jerome Solon Felder aka Doc Pomus died aged 65. He was singer and songwriter, co-writer (together with Mort Shuman) of big number of hits, many of them became rock and roll standards, including: “A Teenager in Love”, “Save The Last Dance For Me”, “Hushabye”, “This Magic Moment”, “Turn Me Loose”, “Sweets For My Sweet”, “Go, Jimmy, Go”, “Little Sister”, “Can’t Get Used to Losing You”, “Suspicion”, “Surrender” and “His Latest Flame”. He also co-wrote with Phil Spector few successful tracks including “Young Boy Blues”, “Ecstasy”, “First Taste of Love” and “What Am I to Do?” His songs were performed by hundreds of artists including The Beatles, Ray Charles, Elvis Presley, Elvis Costello, Dean Martin, Andy Williams, Bad Company, Leonard Cohen, Van Morrison, Led Zeppelin, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Buble, Dolly Parton, Joe Cocker, ZZ Top, Emmy Lou Harris, Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, Harry Nilsson, John Hiatt, The Beach Boys, B.B. King, Dion, The New York Dolls, Shawn Colvin and Los Lobos. As singer Pomus performed with Milt Jackson, Mickey Baker, and King Curtis. In 1991 he was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”, in 1992, in the “Songwriters Hall of Fame”, and in 2012 into the “Blues Hall of Fame”.

On February 18, 2003.

On February 18, 2003, “Sanctuary” and “CMC International” labels released “Cyclorama”, the fourteenth Styx studio album. It was recorded in 2002, and was produced by Tommy Shaw, James “JY” Young and Gary Loizzo.


  • Lawrence Gowan – vocals, keyboards
  • Tommy Shaw – vocals, acoustic and electric guitars
  • James “JY” Young – vocals, electric guitars
  • Glen Burtnik – vocals, bass
  • Chuck Panozzo – bass, backing vocals
  • Todd Sucherman – drums
  • Brian Wilson – vocal
  • Jude Cole – vocal
  • Gary Loizzo – vocal, guitar
  • Tenacious D (Jack Black and Kyle Gass) – vocal
  • Billy Bob Thornton – vocal, drums
  • John Waite – vocal, guitar
  • Gary Loizzo, Charlie Pakaari, Craig Williams, Mark Linnett, Plinky Giglio, Dave Yackoboskie, Jimmy Hoyson, Jim Mitchell, Bruce Monical – engineer
  • Lawrence Gowan, Todd Sucherman, Glen Burtnik – associate producer

Track listing:

All tracks by Glen Burtnik, Lawrence Gowan, Tommy Shaw, Todd Sucherman, and James “JY” Young, except where noted.

  1. Do Things My Way
  2. Waiting for Our Time
  3. Fields of the Brave
  4. Bourgeois Pig
  5. Kiss Your Ass Goodbye
  6. These Are the Times
  7. Yes I Can – Tommy Shaw, Jack Blades, Lawrence Gowan, Glen Burtnik, James Young, Todd Sucherman
  8. More Love for the Money
  9. Together
  10. Fooling Yourself (Palm of Your Hands) – Tommy Shaw
  11. Captain America
  12. Killing the Thing That You Love – Glen Burtnik, Tommy Shaw, Lawrence Gowan, James Young, Todd Sucherman, Bob Burger
  13. One with Everything
  14. Genki Desu Ka (with hidden Tenacious D skit and track The Chosen One)

On November 8, 1965.

On November 8, 1965, “Capitol” label released “Beach Boys’ Party!”, the tenth Beach Boys studio album. It was recorded in September 1965, at “United Western Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Brian Wilson.


  • Al Jardine – vocals, acoustic 6 and 12 string guitars, ashtray
  • Bruce Johnston – vocals, electric bass
  • Mike Love – vocals
  • Brian Wilson – vocals, bass, piano, bongos
  • Carl Wilson – vocals, acoustic 6 and 12 string guitars, overdubbed bass
  • Dennis Wilson – vocals, bongos, castanet, harmonica
  • Hal Blaine – bongos
  • Ray Avery – bongos
  • Steve Korthof – bongos, tambourine
  • Ron Swallow – tambourine
  • Terry Melcher – tambourine
  • Marilyn Wilson – vocals
  • Billy Hinsche – harmonica
  • Dean Torrence – co-lead vocal

Tack listing:

  1. Hully Gully – Fred Smith, Cliff Goldsmith
  2. I Should Have Known Better – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  3. Tell Me Why – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  4. Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow – Carl White, Al Frazier, Sonny Harris, Turner Wilson Jr.
  5. Mountain of Love – Harold Dorman
  6. You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  7. Devoted to You – Boudleaux Bryant
  8. Alley Oop – Dallas Frazier
  9. There’s No Other (Like My Baby) – Phil Spector, Leroy Bates
  10. Medley (I Get Around / Little Deuce Coupe) – Brian Wilson, Roger Christian
  11. The Times They Are a-Changin’ – Bob Dylan
  12. Barbara Ann – Fred Fassert

On September 6, 1977.

On September 6, 1977, “Arista” label released “Singin’…” the sixth Melissa Manchester album. It was recorded in 1977, at “A&R Studios”, “Sound Labs” in Hollywood, and was produced by Vini Poncia.


  • Melissa Manchester – lead vocals
  • Don Grolnick– keyboards
  • James Newton Howard– Oberheim synthesizer, string arrangements
  • Jeff Mironov – guitar
  • David Spinozza– guitar
  • Sid McGinnis– guitar
  • Will Lee– bass guitar
  • Tony Levin– bass guitar
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Lenny Castro– percussion
  • Tom Saviano – woodwind arrangements, flute, horn arrangements, tenor saxophone
  • Mike Carnahan – flute
  • Leo Potts – flute
  • Andy Macintosh – baritone saxophone
  • Stanley Schwartz – tenor saxophone
  • George Bohanon– trombone
  • Richard Felts – trumpet, flugelhorn solo
  • Sid Sharp – concertmaster
  • Vini Poncia– backing vocals
  • Claudia Cagan – backing vocals
  • Wendy Haas – backing vocals
  • Brie Howard – backing vocals
  • Gail Kantor – backing vocals
  • The Faragher Brothers– backing vocals
  • Bob Schaper – engineer
  • Tom Bush – second engineer
  • Galen Senogles – mixing
  • Ron Hitchcock – mastering
  • Anne Streer – production coordinator
  • Kay Steele – cover coordinator
  • John Kosh – art direction, desiign
  • David Alexander – photography

Track listing:

  1. Sad Eyes – David Spinozza
  2. I Wanna Be Where You Are – Arthur Ross, Leon Ware
  3. A Love Of Your Own – Ned Doheny
  4. No One’s Ever Seen This Side Of Me – Melissa Manchester
  5. You Make It Easy – James Taylor
  6. Stand – Melissa Manchester
  7. My Love Is All I Know – Wendy Waldman
  8. Time – Robert Marshall, John Miles
  9. Let Me Serenade You – John Finley
  10. The Warmth Of The Sun – Brian Wilson

On September 2, 2001.

On September 2, 2001, Jay Migliori died aged 70. He was a musician (saxophone), a founding member of Supersax, a Charlie Parker tribute band. Some artists he performed and recorded with include Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, The Beach Boys, Frank Zappa, Frank Sinatra, Maynard Ferguson, The 5th Dimension, Cannonball Adderley, Nat Adderley, Gene Ammons, Paul Anka, David Axelrod, Hoyt Axton, The Byrds, Captain & Tennille, Harry Chapin, Leonard Cohen, Albert Collins, Dick Dale, Neil Diamond, Woody Herman, Tito Puente, The Manhattan Transfer, Harry Nilsson, Van Dyke Parks, Esther Phillips, Helen Reddy, The Righteous Brothers, The Tubes, Loudon Wainwright III, Joe Williams, Brian Wilson, and Neil Young. As a leader, Migliori released three albums.


On August 19, 1995.

On August 19, 1995, “Tim/Kerr” label released “Ray Gun Suitcase”, the tenth Pere Ubu studio album. It was recorded in 1995 and was produced by David Thomas.


  • David Thomas- vocals, melodeon, musette, auto-cans, ray gun
  • Jim Jones- guitar, keyboard bass, keyboards, spike, sleigh bells, backing vocals
  • Robert Wheeler – EML synthesizers, Ensoniq EPS, theremin
  • Michele Temple – bass guitar, slide bass, guitar, lute
  • Scott Benedict – drums
  • Scott Krauss– drums
  • Garo Yellin – electric cello
  • Paul Hamann – bass guitar, swirl bells

 Track listing:

  1. Folly of Youth – Jim Jones, Michele Temple, David Thomas, Robert Wheeler
  2. Electricity – Jim Jones, Michele Temple, David Thomas, Robert Wheeler
  3. Beach Boys – Jim Jones, Scott Krauss, Michele Temple, Garo Yellin
  4. Turquoise Fins – Jim Jones, Michele Temple, David Thomas, Robert Wheeler
  5. Vacuum in My Head – Jim Jones, Michele Temple, David Thomas, Robert Wheeler
  6. Memphis – Jim Jones, Scott Krauss, Michele Temple, Garo Yellin
  7. Three Things – Jim Jones, Michele Temple, David Thomas, Robert Wheeler
  8. Horse – Jim Jones, Michele Temple, David Thomas, Robert Wheeler
  9. Don’t Worry – Jim Jones, Michele Temple, David Thomas, Robert Wheeler
  10. Ray Gun Suitcase – Jim Jones, Michele Temple, David Thomas, Robert Wheeler
  11. Surfer Girl – Brian Wilson
  12. Red Sky – Jim Jones, Michele Temple, David Thomas, Robert Wheeler
  13. Montana – Wayne Johnson, Jim Jones, Scott Krauss, Michele Temple, David Thomas, Garo Yellin
  14. My Friend Is a Stooge for the Media Priests – Paul Hamann, Jim Jones, Michele Temple, David Thomas
  15. Down by the River LL – Jim Jones, Scott Krauss, Michele Temple, David Thomas, Garo Yellin

On November 21, 1989.

On November 21, 1989, “Virgin” label released “Beauty”, the eighth Ryuichi Sakamoto studio album. It was recorded in 1989, at “Take One Studio”, “Zero Studio”, “Onkio Haus”, “Sound Inn Studio” in Tokyo, “Platinum Island Recording Studio”, “Right Tracks Studio”, “Bear Tracks”, “The Power Station” in New York City, “Complex” in Los Angeles, and was produced by  Ryuichi Sakamoto.


  • Ryuichi Sakamoto– vocals, mixing, engineering, arranger, keyboards, piano
  • Arto Lindsay– vocals, rap
  • Brian Wilson– vocals
  • Kazumi Tamaki, Misako Koja – vocals, shamisen
  • Nicky Holland – vocals
  • Yoriko Ganeko – vocals, shamisen, castanets
  • Youssou N’Dour, Laura Shaheen, Robert Wyatt, Jill Jones– vocals
  • Alex Brown, Angel Rogers, Anita Sherman – backing vocals
  • Kirk Crumpler – keyboards, programmer
  • Carlos Lomas, Bun Itakura, Dali Kimoko-N’Dala, Robbie Robertson– guitar
  • Eddie Martinez– guitar, soloist
  • Pino Palladino, Mark Johnson, Larry White – bass
  • Sly Dunbar– drums
  • Pandit Dinesh– tabla
  • Naná Vasconcelos, Paco Yé, Seidou “Baba” Outtara, Sibiri Outtara – percussion
  • Magatie Fall – talking drum
  • Milton Cardona– shekere
  • Shankar– double violin
  • Sang Won Park– zither
  • Sham Guibbory – string section leader
  • Jiang Jian Huo – erhu
  • Greg Calbi, Jason Corsaro – engineer, mixing
  • Ikuo Honma, Kinji Yoshino, Mark Lynette, Naoto Shibuya, Roger Moutenot, Yutaka Arai – engineer
  • Carmen Rizzo– engineer, mixing, programmer
  • Dan Gellert, Douglas Rose, Gary Solomon, John Herman, Junichi Yamazaki , Michael White, Seiichi Yoritomi, Tetsuya Ishizuka, Yuuki Mizutani, Darin Prindle, Kevin Casey, Sylvia Massy– assistant engineer
  • Masaya Nishida, Jeff Bova, Bill Seery – programming
  • Yuji Suguyama – programming, computer operation
  • Shingo Take – sampling

Track listing (Japanese version):

All tracks by Ryuchi Sakamoto.

  1. Calling from Tokyo
  2. A Rose
  3. Asadoya Yunta
  4. Futique
  5. Amore
  6. We Love You
  7. Diabaram
  8. A Pile of Time
  9. Romance
  10. Chinsagu No Hana
  11. Adagio