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In January 1981.

In January 1981, “Columbia” label released “Turn Back”, the third Toto studio album. It was recorded March–November 1980, at “Cherokee Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by   Geoff Workman.David Hungate, Bobby Kimball, Steve Lukather, David Paich, Jeff Porcaro and Steve Porcaro.


  • David Hungate: bass, acoustic guitar
  • Bobby Kimball: lead and backing vocals
  • Steve Lukather: guitars, lead and backing vocals
  • David Paich: keyboards, synthesizer, backing vocals
  • Jeff Porcaro: drums, percussion
  • Steve Porcaro: keyboards, electronics
  • Engineer, mix – Geoff Workman
  • John Weaver – recording
  • Leo Bonamy – live mix
  • Mastered by George Marino, Nestor Lencenella
  • Ralph Dyck, Roger Linn, Guy Moore, Bruce Heigh, Paul Jamieson, Shep Lonsdale – technicians
  • Chris Littleton – crew
  • Sam Emerson, John Cosgrove – photography

Track listing:

  1. Gift with a Golden Gun – David Paich, Bobby Kimball
  2. English Eyes – David Paich, Bobby Kimball, Jeff Porcaro, Steve Porcaro
  3. Live for Today – Steve Lukather
  4. A Million Miles Away – David Paich
  5. Goodbye Elenore – David Paich
  6. I Think I Could Stand You Forever – David Paich
  7. Turn Back – Bobby Kimball, Steve Lukather
  8. If It’s the Last Night – David Paich



On October 12, 2004.

On October 12, 2004, “Universal” label released “Scenic”, the debut Denver Harbor album. It was recorded in 2004, at “Cherokee Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Mark Trombino.


  • Dennis Hill – guitar
  • Chris Lewis – guitar
  • Aaron Rubin – bass
  • Ilan Rubin– drums
  • Will Salazar – vocals, guitar
  • Mark Trombino– percussion, programming

Track listing:

  1. Xenophobia
  2. Picture Perfect Wannabe
  3. Outta My Head
  4. Satisfied
  5. All I Want
  6. The Ride
  7. Move On
  8. Way Back Home
  9. Twenty Six
  10. Twenty Seven
  11. My Holiday (Save Me)
  12. Let You Go



In September 1976.

In September 1976, “Columbia” label released “Private Eyes”, the second and the last Tommy Bolin album. It was recorded in June 1976, at “Cherokee Studios” in Los Angeles,and ”Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by Dennis MacKay, Tommy Bolin.


  • Tommy Bolin– guitars, keyboards, vocals, piano
  • Reggie McBride – bass, vocals
  • Mark Stein– keyboards, vocals
  • Carmine Appice– drums
  • Bobby Berge – percussion, drums
  • Bobbye Hall– percussion
  • Norma Jean Bell – percussion, vocals, saxophone
  • Del Newman – string arrangements
  • Engineered by Thomas La Tonore, Stephen W Tayler
  • Jimmy Wachtel – design

Track listing:

  1. Bustin’ Out for Rosey – Tommy Bolin
  2. Sweet Burgundy – Tommy Bolin, Jeff Cook
  3. Post Toastee – Tommy Bolin
  4. Shake the Devil – Tommy Bolin, Jeff Cook
  5. Gypsy Soul – Tommy Bolin, Jeff Cook
  6. Someday We’ll Bring Our Love Home – Tommy Bolin, John Tesar
  7. Hello, Again – Tommy Bolin, Jeff Cook
  8. You Told Me That You Loved Me –Tommy Bolin


On August 9, 1980.

On August 9, 1980, “Qwest Records” label released “Give Me The Night”, the 18th George Benson album. It was recorded in 1980, at “Kendun Recorders” in Burbank,  and “Cherokee Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Quincy Jones. in 1981 Benson won “Grammy Awards” for “Best Male R&B Vocal Performance”, the track “Moody’s Mood” won “Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male” and track “Off Broadway” won “Best R&B Instrumental Performance”. Quincy Jones and Jerry Hey also won the “Grammy Award” for “Best Instrumental Arrangement” for the song “Dinorah, Dinorah”. The album was certified Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.


  • George Benson– lead and backing vocals, guitar and lead guitar, scat
  • Lee Ritenour– acoustic and electric guitar
  • Louis Johnson, Abe Laboriel– bass guitar
  • John Robinson, Carlos Vega – drums
  • Paulinho Da Costa– percussion
  • Greg Phillinganes– keyboards, synthesizer, Fender Rhodes
  • Michael Boddicker– synthesizer
  • Richard Tee– synthesizer bass, electric piano, synthesizer
  • Herbie Hancock– synthesizer, Fender Rhodes
  • Clare Fischer– Yamaha CS30, acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes
  • George Duke– keyboards
  • Jerry Hey– trumpet
  • Kim Hutchcroft, Larry Williams– saxophone, flute
  • Marty Paich– string arrangements, conductor
  • Sid Sharp – concertmaster
  • Patti Austin– backing and lead vocals
  • Jim Gilstrap, Diva Gray, Jocelyn Allen, Tom Bahler– backing vocals
  • Recorded and mixed by Bruce Swedien
  • Assistant engineers – Sheridan Eldridge, Ralph Osbourne, Mark Sackett.
  • Mastered by Jim Sintetos, Kent Duncan
  • Liner notes by Quincy Jones
  • Art direction – Richard Seireeni
  • Illustration – Paul Jasmin
  • Cover photography – Norman Seeff
  • Sleeve photography – Peter Brill
  • Typography – Anderson Typographics

Track listing:

All tracks by Rod Temperton except where indicated.

  1. Love X Love
  2. Off Broadway
  3. Moody’s Mood – Eddie Jefferson, James Moody
  4. Give Me the Night
  5. What’s On Your Mind – Glen Ballard, Kerry Chater
  6. Dinorah, Dinorah – Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins
  7. Love Dance – ivan Lins, Gilson Peranzzetta, Paul Williams
  8. Star of a Story (X)
  9. Midnight Love Affair – David “Hawk” Wolinski
  10. Turn Out the Lamplight

On May 5, 1981.

Tom Petty - Hard Promises

On May 5, 1981, “Backstreet” label released “Hard Promises”, the fourth Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers album. It was recorded 1980–1981, at “Sound City”, “Van Nuys”, “Cherokee Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Jimmy Iovine and Tom Petty.


  • Tom Petty– lead vocals, 12 & 6 string guitar electric & acoustic guitars, bass guitar & electric piano
  • Mike Campbell– 12 & 6 string guitar electric guitars, auto-harp, accordion, harmonium, bass guitar
  • Benmont Tench– organ, piano, background vocals
  • Ron Blair– bass guitar
  • Stan Lynch– drums, background vocals
  • Phil Jones – percussion
  • Donald “Duck” Dunn– bass guitar
  • Alan “Bugs” Weidel – piano
  • Stevie Nicks– harmony vocal, background vocal
  • Lori Nicks – background vocal
  • Sharon Celani – background vocal

Track listing:

All tracks by Tom Petty, except where noted.

  1. The Waiting
  2. A Woman in Love (It’s Not Me) – Tom Petty, Mike Campbell
  3. Nightwatchman – Tom Petty, Mike Campbel
  4. Something Big
  5. Kings Road
  6. Letting You Go
  7. A Thing About You
  8. Insider
  9. The Criminal Kind
  10. You Can Still Change Your Mind – Tom Petty, Mike Campbell


On May 5, 1978.


On May 5, 1978, “Capitol” label released “Stranger in Town”, the tenth Bob Seger studio album. It was his second album with the Silver Bullet Band. It was recorded 1976 – 1978, at “Criteria Sound Studios” in Miami; “Muscle Shoals Sound Studios” in Sheffield, Alabama; “Cherokee Studios”,” Capitol Records Studios”, “Sound Suite Studios” in Detroit, and was produced by Bob Seger and Punch Andrews. The album was certified being certified six times Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.


  • Bob Seger- guitar, vocals
  • Drew Abbott- guitar
  • Robyn Robbins- keyboard
  • Alto Reed- alto saxophone
  • Chris Campbell -bass
  • David Teegarden – percussion, drums
  • Barry Beckett- keyboard
  • Pete Carr– guitar
  • Jimmy Johnson– guitar
  • David Hood– bass
  • Roger Hawkins- percussion, drums
  • Glenn Frey- guitar solo
  • Don Felder- guitar solo
  • Bill Payne- organ, synthesizer, piano, keyboards
  • Doug Riley – piano, keyboard
  • Venetta Fields- vocals, background vocals
  • Clydie King- vocals, background vocals
  • Sherlie Matthews- vocals, background vocals
  • Julia Waters – background vocals
  • Luther Waters – vocals, background vocals
  • Maxine Waters – background vocals
  • Oren Waters – vocals, background vocals
  • Brandye – vocals, background vocals
  • James Lavell Easley – background vocals
  • Stanley Carter – background vocals
  • George Jackson – vocals, background vocals
  • Jim Ed Norman- strings arranged and conducted by
  • Engineers: John Arrias, Mark Calice, David Cole, Hugh Davies, Gregg Hamm, Steve Melton, George Tutko
  • Mixing: Punch Andrews, John Arrias, Bob Seger
  • Mastering: Wally Traugott
  • Remastering: Robert Vosgien
  • String arrangements:Jim Ed Norman
  • Art direction: Roy Kohara
  • Design: Ken Anderson
  • Photography: Terrence Bert, Bob Siedemann

Track listing:

All tracks by Bob Seger, except where noted.

  1. Hollywood Nights
  2. Still the Same
  3. Old Time Rock and Roll – George Jackson, Thomas E. Jones III, Bob Seger
  4. Till It Shines
  5. Feel Like a Number
  6. Ain’t Got No Money” – Frankie Miller
  7. We’ve Got Tonite
  8. Brave Strangers
  9. The Famous Final Scene

On April 29, 1977.

Lace and Whiskey

On April 29, 1977, “Warner Bros” released “Lace and Whiskey”, the tenth Alice Cooper studio album.It was released at “Soundstage” in Toronto; “Cherokee Studios”, “RCA”, “Producer’s Workshop” in Los Angeles; “Record Plant” in New York, and was produced by Bob Ezrin.


  • Alice Cooper – vocals
  • Dick Wagner- guitar, vocals
  • Steve Hunter- guitar
  • Bob Babbitt- bass
  • Tony Levin- bass
  • Prakash John– bass
  • Allan Schwartzberg- drums
  • Jim Gordon- drums
  • Jimmy Maelen- percussion
  • Josef Chirowski – keyboards
  • Bob Ezrin- keyboards

Track listing:

All tracks by Alice Cooper, Dick Wagner and Bob Ezrin, ex

cept where noted.

  1. It’s Hot Tonight
  2. Lace and Whiskey
  3. Road rats
  4. Damned If You Do
  5. You and Me – Alice Cooper, Dick Wagner
  6. King of the Silver Screen
  7. Ubangi Stomp
  8. (No More) Love at Your Convenience
  9. I Never Wrote Those Song
  10. My God