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In August 1977.

In August 1977, “Barn Records” label released “Before We Were So Rudely Interrupted”, the eleventh Animals album. It was a reunion album from The Animals, billed The Original Animals.It was recorded in 1977, at “Rolling Stones Mobile Studio” in Goulds Farm, and was produced by Chas Chandler.


  • Eric Burdon– vocals
  • Alan Price– keyboards
  • Hilton Valentine– guitar
  • Chas Chandler– bass
  • Alan O’Duffy – engineer
  • Paul Hardiman – mix engineer
  • Jo Mirowski – design
  • Terry O’Neill- photography

Track listing:

  1. Brother Bill (The Last Clean Shirt) – Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Clyde Otis
  2. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue – Bob Dylan
  3. Fire on the Sun – Shaky Jake aka James D. Harris
  4. As the Crow Flies – Jimmy Reed
  5. Please Send Me Someone to Love – Percy Mayfield
  6. Many Rivers to Cross – Jimmy Cliff
  7. Just a Little Bit – John Thornton, Ralph Bass, Earl Washington, Piney Brown
  8. Riverside County – Eric Burdon, Alan Price, Hilton Valentine, Chas Chandler, John Steel
  9. Lonely Avenue – Doc Pomus
  10. The Fool – Lee Hazlewood

On July 17, 1996.

On July 17, 1996, Bryan James Chandler aka Chas Chandler died aged 57. He was musician, record producer and manager, best known as bassist of The Animals and manager of Nick Drake, Slade and Jimi Hendrix.

In May 1965.

In May 1965, “Columbia” label released “Animal Tracks”, the second Animals studio album. It was recorded 1964-1965, and was produced by Mickie Most.


  • Eric Burdon– vocals
  • Alan Price– keyboards
  • Hilton Valentine– guitar
  • Chas Chandler– bass
  • John Steel– drums
  • Mickie Most– liner notes
  • Val Valentin– engineer

Track listing:

  1. Mess Around – Ahmet Ertegün
  2. How You’ve Changed – Chuck Berry
  3. Hallelujah I Love Her So – Ray Charles
  4. I Believe to My Soul – Ray Charles, Allan Learner
  5. Worried Life Blues – Big Maceo Merriweather
  6. Roberta – Al Smith, John Vincent
  7. I Ain’t Got You – Calvin Carter
  8. Bright Lights, Big City – Jimmy Reed
  9. Let the Good Times Roll – Shirley Goodman, Leonard Lee
  10. For Miss Caulker – Eric Burdon
  11. Roadrunner – Ellas McDaniel

In December 1968.


In December 1968, “Probe” label released the self titled, debut Soft Machine album. It was recorded April 1968, at “Record Plant Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Chas Chandler and Tom Wilson. It was the first album ever recorded in “Record Plant Studios” and was engineered by the studio co-founder Gary Kellgren.


  • Robert Wyatt – drums, lead vocals
  • Mike Ratledge – Lowrey Holiday De Luxe organ, piano
  • Kevin Ayers – bass, lead vocals , backing vocals, piano
  • Hugh Hopper – bass
  • The Cake – backing vocals
  • Byron Goto, Eli Allman & Henry Epstein – cover art

Track listing

  1. Hope for Happiness – Kevin Ayers, Mike Ratledge, Brian Hopper
  2. Joy of a Toy – Kevin Ayers, Mike Ratledge
  3. Hope for Happines (Reprise) – Kevin Ayers, Mike Ratledge, Brian Hopper
  4. Why Am I So Short? – Mike Ratledge, Kevin Ayers, Hugh Hopper
  5. So Boot If At All – Kevin Ayers, Mike Ratledge, Robert Wyatt
  6. A Certain Kind – Hugh Hopper
  7. Save yourself – Robert Wyatt
  8. Priscilla – Kevin Ayers, Mike Ratledge, Robert Wyatt
  9. Lullabye Letter – Kevin Ayers
  10. We Did it Again – Kevin Ayers
  11. Plus Belle qu’une Poubelle – Kevin Ayers
  12. Why Are We Sleeping – Kevin Ayers, Mike Ratledge, Robert Wyatt
  13. Box 25/4 Ltd. – Mike Ratledge, Hugh Hopper

On November 21, 1966.


On November 21, 1966, “MGM” label released “Animalism”, the fourth Animals album. It was recorded July 1966, at “Lansdowne Recording Studio” in London, and “T.T.G” in Hollywood, and was produced by Tom Wilson.


  • Eric Burdon– vocals
  • Chas Chandler– bass guitar, linear notes
  • Dave Rowberry– keyboards, arranger
  • Hilton Valentine– guitar
  • Barry Jenkins– drums
  • John Steel- drums
  • Frank Zappa– arrangements, guitar, bass
  • William Roberts— guitar, harmonica
  • Larry Knechtel— organ
  • Don Randi- piano
  • Carol Kaye— guitar, bass
  • John Guerin— drums
  • Mack Emerman, David Greene, Ami Hadani, Adrian Kerridge, Val Valentin – engineers

Track listing:

  1. All Night Long – Frank Zappa
  2. Shake – Sam Cooke
  3. The Other Side of This Life – Fred Neil
  4. Rock Me Baby – B. King, Joe Josea
  5. Lucille – Al Collins, Richard Penniman
  6. Smokestack Lightning – Chester Burnett
  7. Hey Gyp – Donovan Leitch
  8. Hit the Road, Jack – Percy Mayfield
  9. Outcast – Ernie Johnson, Edgar Campbell
  10. Louisiana Blues – McKinley Morganfield
  11. That’s All I Am to You – Blackwell, Scott
  12. Going Down Slow – Jimmy Oden

On May 12, 1967.

Are you experienced

On May 12, 1967, “Track” label released “Are You Experienced”, the debut Jimi Hendrix Experience studio album. It was recorded October 1966 – April 1967, at “De Lane Lea”, “CBS Studios” and “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by Chas Chandler. In 2005, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Are You Experienced” at number fifteenth on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. The same magazine ranked four album songs on its list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time”: “Purple Haze” at number 17, “Foxy Lady” at number 153, “Hey Joe” at number 201, and “The Wind Cries Mary” at number 379. “Mojo” magazine voted “Are You Experienced” as the greatest guitar album of all time.


  • Jimi Hendrix— vocals, guitars
  • Noel Redding— bass; backing vocals
  • Mitch Mitchell— drums; backing vocals
  • The Breakaways— backing vocals
  • Dave Siddle — engineering
  • Eddie Kramer— engineering
  • Mike Ross — engineering

Track listing:

All tracks by Jimi Hendrix.

  1. Foxy Lady
  2. Manic Depression
  3. Red House
  4. Can You See Me
  5. Love or Confusion
  6. I Don’t Live Today
  7. May This Be Love
  8. Fire
  9. Third Stone From the Sun
  10. Remember
  11. Are You Experienced

On February 15, 1974.


On February 15, 1974, “Polydor” label released “Old New Borrowed and Blue”, the fourth Slade album. It was recorded in 1973, and was produced by Chas Chandler. The album was certified Gold in UK by “BPI” the same month of release.


  • Noddy Holder— lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Dave Hill— lead guitar
  • Jim Lea— bass guitar, lead vocals, piano
  • Don Powell— drums
  • Tommy Burton — piano
  • Gered Mankowitz— photography
  • Ian Murray — art direction

Track listing:

  1. Just Want a Little Bit – Thornton, Bass, Washington, Brown Thompson
  2. When the Lights are Out – Noddy Holder, Jim Lea
  3. My Town – Noddy Holder, Jim Lea
  4. Find Yourself a Rainbow – Noddy Holder, Jim Lea
  5. Miles Out to Sea – Holder, Jim Lea
  6. We’re Really Gonna Raise the Roof – Noddy Holder, Jim Lea
  7. Do We Still Do It – Noddy Holder, Jim Lea
  8. How Can It Be – Noddy Holder, Jim Lea
  9. Don’t Blame Me – Noddy Holder, Jim Lea
  10. My Friend Stan – Noddy Holder, Jim Lea
  11. Everyday – Noddy Holder, Jim Lea
  12. Good Time Gals – Noddy Holder, Jim Lea