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In June 1973.

In June 1973, “Ode” and “A&M” labels released “Fantasy”, the fifth Carole King album. It was recorded in 1973, at “A&M Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Lou Adler.


  • Carole King – lead and backing vocals, piano, arrangements
  • David T. Walker- guitar
  • Charles Larkey – bass guitar
  • Susan Ranney – bass guitar
  • Harvey Mason- drums
  • Bobbye Hall- percussion
  • Eddie Kendricks- backing vocals
  • Tom Scott, Curtis Amy, Ernie Watts, Mike Altschul – saxophone
  • Chuck Findley, Ollie Mitchell, Al Aarons – trumpet
  • Charles Loper, George Bohanon, Dick Hyde- trombone
  • Ken Yerke, Barry Socher, Sheldon Sanov, Haim Shtrum, Kathleen Lenski, Miwako Watanabe, Glen Dicterow, Polly Sweeney, Robert Lipsett, Gordon Marron Strings – violin
  • Denyse Buffum, David Campbell, Alan DeVeritch, Ronald Folsom – viola
  • Jeffrey Solow, Judith Perett – cello

Track listing:

All tracks by Carole King.

  1. Fantasy Beginning
  2. You’ve Been Around Too Long
  3. Being at War With Each Other
  4. Directions
  5. That’s How Things Go Down
  6. Weekdays
  7. Haywood
  8. A Quiet Place to Live
  9. Welfare Symphony
  10. You Light Up My Life
  11. Corazón
  12. Believe in Humanity
  13. Fantasy End

In August 1986.

In August 1986, “Columbia” label released “Fahrenheit”, the sixth Toto studio album. It was recorded in 1986, at “Record One”; “Manor Studio”; “The Complex” in Los Angeles; “Bill Schnee Studios”; “The Villa” in Hollywood, and was produced by Joseph Williams, Steve Lukather, David Paich, Steve Porcaro, Mike Porcaro and Jeff Porcaro .


  • Joseph Williams– lead vocals, backing vocals
  • Steve Lukather– guitars, backing vocals, lead vocals
  • David Paich– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Steve Porcaro– synthesizers
  • Mike Porcaro– bass guitar
  • Jeff Porcaro– drums, percussion
  • David Sanborn- saxophone
  • Miles Davis- trumpet
  • Amin Bhatia– synthesizer
  • Lenny Castro, Paulinho da Costa, Steve Jordan, Jim Keltner, Joe Porcaro – percussion
  • Paulette Brown, Michael Sherwood, Tony Walters, Fergie Frederiksen, Don Henley, Michael McDonald – backing vocals
  • Jerry Hey- horn arrangements
  • Chuck Findley, Gary Grant, Jerry Hey, Charles Loper, Bill Reichenbach Jr., Tom Scott, Larry Williams – horns
  • Engineers: Tom Knox , Shep Lonsdale
  • Additional engineering: Dan Garcia, Murray Dvorkin, John Jessel, Julie Last, Doug Linnell, Teruo “Mu” Murakami, Jack Joseph Puig, Mike Ross and Duane Seykora
  • Technicians: Keith Albright, Brent Averill, Bob Bradshaw, Paul Jamieson, John Jessel, Art Kelm, Roger Linn, Roger Nichols, Eli Slawson
  • Mixing: Greg Ladanyi, Tom Knox
  • Production coordination: Chris Littleton
  • Art direction: Tony Lane, Nancy Donald
  • Photography: Michael Going
  • Sleeve photography: Jim Shea

Track listing:

  1. Till the End – David Paich, Joseph Williams
  2. We Can Make It Tonight – Barry Bregman, Jeff Porcaro, Joseph Williams
  3. Can’t Stand It Any Longer – David Paich
  4. Can’t Stand It Any Longer – Steve Lukather, David Paich, Joseph Williams
  5. I’ll Be Over You – Randy Goodrum, Steve Lukather
  6. Fahrenheit – David Paich, Jeff Porcaro, Joseph Williams
  7. Somewhere Tonight – Steve Lukather, David Paich, Jeff Porcaro
  8. Could This Be Love – David Paich, Joseph Williams, Fergie Frederiksen
  9. Lea – Steve Porcaro
  10. Don’t Stop Me Now – Steve Lukather, David Paich

On November 14, 1981.


On November 14, 1981, “CBS” label released “Raise!”, the eleventh Earth, Wind & Fire album. It was recorded May 1981, at “ARC/George Massenburg Studio” in Los Angeles and “Sunset Sounds Recording Studio” in Hollywood, and was produced by Maurice White. The album art was designed by Roger Carpenter and was illustrated by Shusei Nagaoka. The album was certified Platinum in the US by “RIAA”.


  • Maurice White – drums, kalimba, lead & backing vocals
  • Billy Meyers, Jerry Hey – horns arrangements
  • David Foster, Billy Meyers – string arrangements
  • Mick Guzauski – design, art conception, engineer
  • Ken Fowler, Ron Pendragon, Tom Perry – engineers
  • Stephen McManus – assistant engineer
  • Mick Guzauski & Tom Perry – mixing
  • Verdine White – bass, production assistant
  • Frederick Seykora, Jerome Kessler, Larry Corbett, Mary Louise Zeyen, Paula Hochhalter, Selene Burford – cello
  • Phillip Bailey – co-producer, lead & backing vocals, percussion
  • Assa Drori, James Getzoff – concertmaster
  • Fred White – drums, percussion
  • Johnny Graham, Roland Bautista – guitar
  • Billy Meyers, David Foster, Wayne Vaughn – keyboards
  • Larry Dunn – piano, synthesizer, production assistant
  • Tom Saviano – saxophone
  • Don Myrick – alto & tenor saxophones
  • Andrew Woolfolk – tenor saxophone
  • Michael Boddicker – synthesizer, vocoder
  • Bill Reichenbach, Charles Loper, Dick Hyde, George Bohanon, Lew McCreary, Louis Satterfield – trombone
  • Chuck Findley, Gary Grant, Jerry Hey, Larry G. Hall, Michael Harris, Oscar Brashear, Rahmlee Michael Davis – trumpet
  • Alan DeVeritch, Allan Harshman, Gareth Nuttycombe, Pamela Goldsmith, Virginia Majewski – viola
  • Anton Sen, Arkady Shindelman, Arnold Belnick, Betty LaMagna, Brian Leonard, Denyse Buffum, Endre Granat, Haim Shtrum, Henry Ferber, Irving Geller, Jerome Reisler, John Wittenbert, Mari Tsumura Botnick, Marvin Limonick, Myra Kestenbaum, Nathan Ross, Norman Leonard, Reginald Hill, Ronald Folsom, Sheldon Sanov, Thomas Buffum, William Hymanson, William Kurasch – violin
  • Pluto, Beloyd Taylor, Ralph Johnson – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Let’s Groove – Wayne Vaughn, Maurice White
  2. Lady Sun – Beloyd Taylor
  3. My Love – Wayne Vaughn, Maurice White
  4. Evolution Orange – David Foster, O’Byrne, Maurice White
  5. Kalimba Tree – Maurice White
  6. You Are a Winner – Beloyd Taylor
  7. I’ve Had Enough – Philip Bailey, Greg Phillinganes, Brenda Russell
  8. Wanna Be With You – Wayne Vaughn, Maurice White
  9. The Changing Times – Beloyd Taylor

On November 13, 1977.


On November 13, 1977, “Warner Bros” label released “Death of a Ladies’ Man”, the fifth Leonard Cohen studio album. It was recorded June – July 1977, and was produced by Phil Spector.


  • Leonard Cohen – vocals
  • Art Blaine – guitar
  • Hal Blaine– drums
  • Ronee Blakley– background vocals
  • Bobby Bruce – fiddle, violin
  • Brenda Bryant – background vocals
  • Conte Candoli– trumpet
  • Ron Coro – design
  • Jesse Ed Davis– guitar
  • Billy Diez – background vocals
  • Steve Douglas– flute, saxophone, wind
  • Oma Drake – background vocals
  • Bob Dylan– background vocals
  • Gene Estes – percussion
  • Venetta Fields– background vocals
  • Gerald Garrett – background vocals
  • Terry Gibbs– percussion, vibraphone
  • Allen Ginsberg– background vocals
  • Barry Goldberg – keyboards
  • Tom Hensley – keyboards
  • David Isaac – guitar
  • Pete Jolly– keyboards
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Dan Kessel – organ, synthesizer, guitar, keyboards, background vocals
  • David Kessel – guitar, background vocals
  • Clydie King– background vocals
  • Sneaky Pete Kleinow– guitar, pedal steel, slide guitar
  • Michael Lang – keyboards
  • Charles Loper – trombone
  • Sherlie Matthews– background vocals
  • Bill Mays – keyboards
  • Don Menza– flute, saxophone, wind, horn arrangements
  • Jay Migliori – saxophone
  • Art Munson– guitar
  • Ray Neapolitan – electric and upright bass
  • Al Perkins– pedal steel, slide guitar
  • Ray Pohlman – bass, guitar
  • Emil Radocchia – percussion
  • Don Randi– keyboards
  • Jack Redmond – trombone
  • Bob Robitaille – synthesizer, assistant engineer, synthesizer programming
  • Devra Robitaille – synthesizer
  • Stan Ross – assistant engineer
  • Phil Spector– guitar, composer, keyboards, background vocals, vocal arrangement, rhythm arrangements
  • Nino Tempo– arranger
  • Bill Thedford , Julia Tillman Waters, Oren Waters, Lorna Willard – background vocals
  • Robert Zimmitti – percussion
  • Larry Levine– engineer
  • Bruce Gold – engineer, assistant engineer
  • John Cabalka – art direction
  • Bill Naegels – design

Track listing:

All lyrics by Leonard Cohen, all music by Phil Spector.

  1. True Love Leaves No Traces
  2. Iodine
  3. Paper Thin Hotel
  4. Memories
  5. I Left a Woman Waiting
  6. Don’t Go Home with Your Hard-On
  7. Fingerprints
  8. Death of a Ladies’ Man