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On July 3, 1968.

On July 3, 1968, “Columbia” label released “Present Tense”, the debut Sagittarius  album. It was recorded 1967 – 1968, and was produced by Gary Usher and Curt Boettcher.

Personnel:

  • Glen Campbell – guitar
  • Bruce Johnston – vocals
  • Terry Melcher – vocals
  • Gary Usher – vocals, arranger
  • Curt Boettcher – vocals, arranger
  • Keith Olsen – arranger
  • Roy Halee – engineer
  • Tom May – engineer
  • Bob Irwin – mixing, mastering
  • Tom Wilkes – cover art, design
  • Andy Morten – artwork, design
  • Janet Atkins – design
  • Joe Foster – linear notes
  • Dawn Eden – linear notes, photography
  • Clark Besch – photography
  • Steve Besch – photography
  • Guy Webster – photography

Track listing:

  1. Another Time – Curt Boettcher
  2. Song to the Magic Frog (Will You Ever Know) – Curt Boettcher, O’Malley
  3. You Know I’ve Found a Way – Curt Boettcher, Mallory
  4. The Keeper of the Games – Curt Boettcher
  5. Glass – Marks, Sheldon
  6. Would You like to Go – Alexander, Curt Boettcher
  7. My World Fell Down – Carter/Stephens
  8. Hotel Indiscreet – Gordon, Griffin
  9. I’m Not Living Here – Curt Boettcher
  10. Musty Dusty – Curt Boettcher
  11. The Truth Is Not Real – Gary Usher

 

On January 8, 1973.

On January 8, 1973, “Brother” label released “Holland”, the nineteenth Beach Boys studio album. It was recorded June – October 1972, at “BBC 2 Studio” in  Baambrugge, Utrecht, Netherlands, and “Village Recorders” in California, and was produced by Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Blondie Chapin, Ricky Fataar, Alan Jardine and Mike Love. In 2007, the Netherland magazine “OOR Magazine” ranked the album among “100 Best Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Brian Wilson– vocals, narration
  • Carl Wilson– vocals, guitar, piano, electric piano
  • Dennis Wilson– vocals, piano
  • Blondie Chaplin– vocals, bass guitar, guitar
  • Ricky Fataar– vocals, drums, slide guitar
  • Alan Jardine– vocals, guitar
  • Mike Love– vocals
  • Daryl Dragon– Moog bass
  • Bruce Johnston– backup vocals
  • Jack Rieley – narration

Track listing:

  1. Sail On Sailor – Brian Wilson, Tandyn Almer, Ray Kennedy, Jack Rieley, Van Dyke Parks
  2. Steamboat – Dennis Wilson, Jack Rieley
  3. California Saga: Big Sur – Mike Love
  4. California Saga: The Beaks of Eagles – Robinson Jeffers, Al Jardine, Lynda Jardine
  5. California Saga: California – Al Jardine
  6. The Trader – Carl Wilson, Jack Rieley
  7. Leaving This Town – Ricky Fataar, Blondie Chapin, Carl Wilson
  8. Only With You – Dennis Wilson, Mike Love
  9. Funky Pretty – Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Jack Rieley

 

On December 9, 1986.

On December 9, 1986, “Blackheart” label released “Good Music”, the fifth Joan Jett and the Blackhearts studio album. It was recorded in 1986, at “Record Plant” in New York City, “Nino Studios” in Baldwin, New York, “Broccoli Rabe” in Fairfield, New Jersey, “Kingdom Sound Studios” in Syosset, New York, and was produced by Kenny Laguna, Thom Panunzio, John Aiosa, Mark S. Berry, Larry Smith and Reggie Griffin.

Personnel:

  • Joan Jett- guitars, lead vocals
  • Ricky Byrd – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Kasim Sulton- bass
  • Gary Ryan – bass, backing vocals
  • Thommy Price, Lee Crystal – drums
  • Bob Halligan, Jr.- guitar, piano, backing vocals
  • Reggie Griffin – guitar, bass, drums
  • Rick Knowles – guitar
  • Michael Rudetsky, Ronnie Lawson – keyboards
  • Dennis Feldman – bass
  • Jimmy Bralower – drums
  • Ross Levinson – violin
  • Bashiri Johnson, Nelson Williams, Thom Panunzio, Larry Smith- percussion
  • Darlene Love- backing vocals, vocal arrangements
  • Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, Mike Love, Billy Hinsche, Bobby Figueroa – background vocals
  • Kenny Laguna- various instruments, backing vocals
  • The Uptown Horns:
    • Crispin Choe – baritone saxophone
    • Robert Funk – trombone
    • Arno Hecht – tenor saxophone
    • Paul Litteral – trumpet
  • Thom Panunzio- engineer, mixing
  • John Aiosa, Tom Swift, Gray Russell, Jim Ball – additional engineering
  • Bob Ludwig- mastering

Track listing:

  1. Good Music – Joan Jett, Kenny Laguna
  2. This Means War – Joan Jett, Bob Halligan Jr., Kenny Laguna
  3. Roadrunner – Jonathan Richman
  4. If Ya Want My Luv – Joan Jett, Kenny Laguna
  5. Fun, Fun, Fun – Brian Wilson, Mike Love
  6. Black Leather – Joan Jett, Reggie Griffin, Eddie Morris, William Adler
  7. Outlaw – Joan Jett, Bob Halligan Jr., Kenny Laguna, Ricky Bird
  8. Just Lust – Terry Abrahamson, Rick Nowels
  9. You Got Me Floatin’ – Jimi Hendrix
  10. Contact – Joan Jett, Kenny Laguna

In June 1972.

In June 1973, “Columbia” label released the debut, self-titled Roger McGuinn solo album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Wally Heider Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Roger McGuinn.

Personnel:

  • Roger McGuinn– vocals, guitars, banjo, Moog synthesizer, harmonica
  • Gene Clark, Spanky McFarlane– vocals
  • David Crosby, Graham Nash– guitars, vocals
  • Jerry Cole– guitar
  • Buddy Emmons– pedal steel guitar
  • Bruce Johnston– piano, vocals
  • Spooner Oldham– organ, piano
  • David Vaught, Chris Ethridge, Chris Hillman, Leland Sklar– bass
  • John Guerin, Michael Clarke, Jim Gordon– drums
  • Charles Lloyd- saxophone
  • Hal Blaine– tambourine, percussion
  • Bob Dylan– harmonica
  • Jimmy Joyce Children’s Chorus—vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Roger McGuinn and Jacques Levy, except where noted.

  1. I’m So Restless
  2. My New Woman
  3. Lost My Drivin’ Wheel – David Wiffen
  4. Draggin’
  5. Time Cube – Roger McGuinn, R. J. Hippard
  6. Bag Full Of Money
  7. Hanoi Hannah
  8. Stone – Spooner Oldham, Dan Penn
  9. Heave Away – traditional, arr. by Roger McGuinn
  10. M’ Linda
  11. The Water Is Wide – traditional, arr. by Roger McGuinn

On June 5, 2012.

On June 5, 2012, “Capitol” label released “That’s Why God Made the Radio”, the twenty-ninth Beach Boys studio album. It was recorded 2011-2012, at “Ocean Way Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Brian Wilson and Paul Fauerso. It was band’s first album with original material “Summer in Paradise” from 1992, and was recorded to coincide with the band’s 50th anniversary.

Personnel:

  • Brian Wilson – vocals, arranger
  • Al Jardine– vocals, whistle
  • Bruce Johnston– vocals
  • Mike Love– vocals
  • David Marks– guitar
  • Jeffrey Foskett, Adrian Baker, Christian Love, Hayleigh Love –vocals
  • Jeff Baxter, Tom Bukovac, Jim Riley, Nick Rowe, Scott Totten, Nick Walusko – electric guitar
  • Tom Bukovac, Jeffrey Foskett, Probyn Gregory, Scott Totten – acoustic guitar
  • Cliff Hugo, Larry Millas, Michael Rhodes, Brett Simons – bass guitar
  • David Stone – double bass
  • Jim Peterik – ukulele
  • Probyn Gregory – banjo
  • John Hobbs, Joe Thomas– piano
  • John Hobbs, Joe Thomas – tack piano
  • Scott Bennett, Joe Thomas – organ
  • Scott Bennett – clavinet
  • Joe Thomas – harpsichord
  • Paul Fauerso – keyboards
  • Gary Griffin – accordion
  • Joel Deroulin, Sharon Jackson, Peter Kent, Songa Lee, Julie Rogers, John Wittenberg – violin
  • Alisha Bauer, Vanessa Freebarin-Smith – cello
  • Paul Mertens – string arrangements
  • Paul Mertens – flute
  • Chris Bleth – oboe
  • Probyn Gregory – French horn
  • Paul Mertens – baritone saxophone
  • Scott Bennett, Darian Sahanaja– vibes
  • Nelson Bragg, Paul Fauerso, Jim Peterik – percussion
  • Jessica Bish, John Cowsill, Jeffrey Foskett, Joe Thomas – snaps
  • Eddie Bayers, Curt Bisquera, John Cowsill, Chad Cromwell– drums
  • Skip Masters – radio voiceover
  • Mike Love– executive producer
  • Joe Thomas– recording
  • Paul Fauerso – recording
  • Frank Pappalardo – recording, mixing engineer
  • Michael Czaszwicz – additional engineering
  • Wesley M. Seidman – additional engineering
  • Larry Millas – additional engineering
  • Tom Gordon – additional engineering
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering
  • Lawrence Azerrad – graphic design
  • Guy Webster – photography

Track listing:

  1. Think About the Days – Brian Wilson, Joe Thomas
  2. That’s Why God Made the Radio – Brian Wilson, Larry Millas, Joe Thomas, Jim Peterik
  3. Isn’t It Time – Brian Wilson, Larry Millas, Joe Thomas, Jim Peterik, Mike Love
  4. Spring Vacation – Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Joe Thomas
  5. The Private Life of Bill and Sue – Brian Wilson, Joe Thomas
  6. Shelter – Brian Wilson, Joe Thomas
  7. Daybreak Over the Ocean – Mike Love
  8. Beaches in Mind – Brian Wilson, Joe Thomas, Mike Love
  9. Strange World – Brian Wilson, Joe Thomas
  10. From There to Back Again – Brian Wilson, Joe Thomas
  11. Pacific Coast Highway – Brian Wilson, Joe Thomas
  12. Summer’s Gone – Brian Wilson, Jon Bon Jovi, Joe Thomas

On December 18, 1967.

wild-honey

On December 18, 1967, “Capitol” label released “Wild Honey”, the 13th Beach Boys studio album. It was recorded September – November 1967, and was produced by the Beach Boys.

Personnel:

  • Mike Love– vocals
  • Al Jardine– vocals
  • Bruce Johnston– vocals, organ solo, electric bass guitar
  • Brian Wilson– vocals
  • Carl Wilson– vocals
  • Dennis Wilson– vocals
  • Jim Lockert – engineer
  • Bill Halverson– engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Brian Wilson and Mike Love, except where noted.

  1. Wild Honey
  2. Aren’t You Glad
  3. I Was Made to Love Her – Cosby, Moy, Hardaway, Wonder
  4. Country All
  5. A Thing or Two
  6. Darlin’
  7. I’d Love Just Once to See You
  8. Here Comes the Night
  9. Let the Wind Blow
  10. How She Boogalooed It – Mike Love, Bruce Johnston, Al Jardine, Carl Wilson
  11. Mama Says

On October 19, 1973.

america-hat-trick

On October 19, 1973, “Warner Bros” label released “Hat Trick”, the third America studio album. It was recorded May – July 1973, at “The Record Plant” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell and Dan Peek.

Personnel:

  • Gerry Beckley-guitars,keyboard,;ead and backing vocals
  • Dewey Bunnell-guitars,lead and backing vocals
  • Dan Peek-guitars,keyboard,lead and backing vocals
  • Hal Blaine– drums, percussion
  • David Dickey –bass guitar
  • Henry Diltz– banjo
  • Billy Hinsche– backing vocals
  • Bruce Johnston– backing vocals
  • Lee Keifer –harmonica
  • Robert Margoliffe –synthesizer
  • Chester McCracken –congas
  • Jim Ed Norman– arrangements, piano
  • Tom Scott– saxophone
  • Joe Walsh– guitar
  • Carl Wilson– backing vocals
  • Lorene Yarnell– taps
  • Gary Burden –art direction
  • Henry Diltz– photography
  • Lee Keifer –assistant engineer
  • Michael Stone– engineer

Track listing:

  1. Muskrat Love – Willis Alan Ramsey
  2. Wind Wave – Dewey Bunnell
  3. She’s Gonna Let You Down – Gerry Beckley
  4. Rainbow Song – Dewey Bunnell
  5. Submarine Ladies – Gerry Beckley
  6. It’s Life – Dan Peek
  7. Hat Trick – Dan Peek, Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell
  8. Molten Love – Dewey Bunnell
  9. Green Monkey – Dewey Bunnell
  10. Willow Tree – Dan Peek
  11. Goodbye – Gerry Beckley

 

On October 14, 1975.

breakaway_art_garfunkel_album

On October 14, 1975, “Columbia” label released “Breakaway”, the second Art Garfunkel solo studio album. It was recorded in 1975, and was produced by Richard Perry, Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel and Phil Ramone. The album was certified Platinum in the US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Art Garfunkel – vocals
  • Toni Tennille– vocals
  • Stephen Bishop– guitar, vocals
  • Steve Cropper– guitar
  • Graham Nash– vocals
  • Paul Simon– guitar, vocals
  • Jay Clayton – vocal
  • Pete Carr– guitar
  • Andrew Gold– guitar, vocals
  • Nicky Hopkins– keyboards
  • Bruce Johnston– piano
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Louie Shelton– guitar
  • Barry Beckett– piano
  • Max Bennett– bass
  • Joe Clayton – percussion
  • David Crosby– vocals
  • David Katz – violin, orchestra contractor
  • John Guerin– drums
  • Roger Hawkins– drums
  • David Hood– bass
  • John Barlow Jarvis– piano
  • Larry Knechtel– keyboards
  • Russ Kunkel– drums
  • Del Newman – conductor
  • Joe Osborn– bass
  • Bill Payne– keyboards
  • Reinie Press – bass
  • Denny Seiwell– drums
  • Rick Shlosser– drums
  • Lon & Derrek VanEaton – guitar
  • Klaus Voormann– bass
  • Leland Sklar– bass
  • New World Philharmonic Orchestra – orchestra
  • Helena Kallianiotes– cover model

Track listing:

  1. I Believe (When I Fall in Love It Will Be Forever) – Stevie Wonder, Yvonne Wright
  2. Rag Doll – Steve Eaton
  3. Break Away – Benny Gallagher, Graham Lyle
  4. Disney Girls – Bruce Johnston
  5. Waters of March – Antônio Carlos Jobim
  6. My Little Town – Paul Simon
  7. I Only Have Eyes for You – Al Dubin, Harry Warren
  8. Looking for the Right One – Stephen Bishop
  9. 99 Miles from L.A. – Albert Hammond, Hal David
  10. The Same Old Tears on a New Background – Stephen Bishop

On September 18, 1967.

smiley-smile

On September 18, 1967, “Capitol” label released “Smiley Smile”, the 12th Beach Boys studio album. It was recorded February 1966 – July 1967, at “Sunset Sound Recorders”; “United Western Recorders”; “CBS Columbia Square”; Brian Wilson’s home studio, and “Wally Heider Studios”, in Los Angeles, and was produced by The Beach Boys. In 1974, “NME” magazine voted “Smiley Smile” the 64th greatest album of all time.

Personnel:

  • Al Jardine– vocals
  • Bruce Johnston– vocals
  • Mike Love– vocals
  • Brian Wilson– vocals
  • Carl Wilson– vocals
  • Dennis Wilson– vocals
  • Chuck Britz– engineer
  • Jim Lockert– engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Brian Wilson except where noted.

  1. Heroes and Villains – Brian Wilson, Van Dyke Parks
  2. Vegetables – Brian Wilson, Van Dyke Parks
  3. Fall Breaks and Back to Winter (W. Woodpecker Symphony)
  4. She’s Goin’ Bald – Brian Wilson, Van Dyke Parks, Mike Love
  5. Little Pad – Carl Wilson, Brian Wilson
  6. Good Vibrations – Brian Wilson
  7. With me Tonight
  8. Wind Chimes
  9. Getting’ Hungry – Brian Wilson, Mike Love
  10. Wonderful – Brian Wilson, Van Dyke Parks
  11. Whistle In

 

On August 31, 1970.

Sunflower

On August 31, 1970, “Reprise” label released “Sunflower”, the 16th Beach Boys studio album. It was recorded June–October 1967 / January 1969 / July 1970, at “Sunset Sound Recorders”, “Gold Star Studios”, and Brian Wilson’s home studio in Los Angeles, and was produced by The Beach Boys. In 1997, “Guardian” ranked the album at number 66 on its list of the “100 Best Albums Ever”.

Personnel:

  • Al Jardine– vocals, guitar
  • Bruce Johnston– vocals
  • Mike Love– vocals
  • Brian Wilson– vocals, piano, bass[  Moog
  • Carl Wilson– vocals, guitar, bass
  • Michel Colombier– arranger, string arrangement
  • Stephen Desper– chief engineer and mixer, Moog
  • Daryl Dragon– special thanks, drums, tubular bell, harpsichord, piano, vibraphone
  • Igor Horeshevsky– cello
  • Ricci Martin– cover photo
  • Ed Thrasher– original art direction and innerspread photograph

Track listing:

  1. Slip On Through – Dennis Wilson
  2. This Whole World – Brian Wilson
  3. Add Some Music to Your Day – Brian Wilson, Joe Knott, Mike Love
  4. Got to Know the Woman – Dennis Wilson
  5. Deirdre – Bruce Johnston, Brian Wilson
  6. It’s About Time – Dennis Wilson, Bob Burchman, Al Jardine
  7. Tears in the Morning – Bruce Johnston
  8. All I Wanna Do – Brian Wilson, Mike Love
  9. Forever – Dennis Wilson, Gregg Jakobson
  10. Our Sweet Love – Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Al Jardine
  11. At My Window – Brian Wilson, Al Jardine
  12. Cool, Cool Water – Brian Wilson, Mike Love