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In September 1969.

In September 1969, “Decca” label released “A Step Further”, the fourth Savoy Brown album. It was recorded in 1969 (track Savoy Brown Boogie was recorded live at “The Cooks Ferry Inn” in Edmonton, London, and was produced by Mike Vernon.

Personnel:

  • Chris Youlden – vocals
  • Kim Simmonds – guitar
  • Lonesome Dave – guitar
  • Bob Hall – piano
  • Tony Stevens – bass
  • Roger Earl – drums
  • Terry Noonan – arrangements
  • Mike Vernon – liner notes
  • Dave Grinsted – engineer
  • Colin Freeman, John Punter, Mike Mailes – assistant engineers
  • Terence Ibbott – photography

Track listing:

  1. Made Up My Mind – Chris Youlden
  2. Waiting in the Bamboo Grove – Kim Simmonds
  3. Life’s One Act Play – Chris Youlden
  4. I’m Tired – Chris Youlden
  5. Where Am I – Chris Youlden
  6. Savoy Brown Boogie – Kim Simmonds, Chris Youlden

including:

  • Feel So Good – Chuck Willis
  • Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin On – Sunny David, Dave Williams
  • Little Queenie – Chuck Berry
  • Purple Haze – Jimi Hendrix
  • Hernando’s Hideaway – Richard Adler, Jerry Ross

On August 21, 2021.

On August 21, 2021, Don Everly died aged 84. He was musician (guitar), singer and songwriter, member of the Everly Brothers (with his brother Phil). Regarded as pioneers of rock ‘n’ roll, they began recording music in 1956, and had the first hit “Bye Bye Love” in 1957. In the period from 1958 to 1960, Everly Brothers had number of hits including “Wake Up Little Susie”, “All I Have to Do Is Dream”, and “Problems”. In the 1960s their vocal harmonies influenced many musicians and bands including the Beatles and Simon & Garfunkel. In 1986, Everly Brothers were the first group to be inaugurated in the “Rock & Roll Hall of Fame” (together with Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Buddy Holly and Jerry Lee Lewis).

On July 14, 1962.

On July 14, 1962, “Liberty” label released “Bobby Vee Meets The Crickets” is Bobby Vee and the Crickets. It was Vee’s 6th album, and the fourth Crickets (The) album. It was recorded in 1962 at “United Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Snuff Garrett.

Personnel:

  • Bobby Vee – vocals, guitar
  • Jerry Allison – drums, backing vocals
  • Tommy Allsup – guitar
  • Howard Roberts – piano
  • Ernie Freeman – piano, arranger, conductor
  • Gene Garf – piano
  • Red Callendar -bass
  • Earl Palmer – drums
  • Jim Economides – engineer
  • Eddie Brackett – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Peggy Sue – J.I.Allison, Buddy Holly, Norman Petty
  2. Bo Diddley – Elias McDaniels
  3. Someday (When I’m Gone from You) – Tom Lesslie
  4. Well…All Right – J.I. Allison, Buddy Holly, Norman Petty, Joe B. Mauldin
  5. I Gotta Know – M. Williams, P. Evans
  6. Lookin’ For Love – Roy Orbison, Joe Melson
  7. Sweet Little Sixteen – Chuck Berry
  8. When You’re in Love – J.I. Alison, Sonny Curtis
  9. Lucille – Richard Penniman, Albert Collins
  10. The Girl of My Best Friend – Sam Bobrick, Beverly Ross
  11. Little Queenie – Chuck Berry
  12. The Girl Can’t Help It – Bobby Troup

In May 1957.

In May 1957, “Chess” label released “After School Session”, the debut Chuck Berry album. It was recorded May 1955 – January 1957, in Chicago, Illinois, and was produced by Leonard Chess and Philip Chess.

Personnel:

  • Chuck Berry – vocals, guitar, steel guitar
  • Johnnie Johnson – piano
  • Otis Spann – piano
  • Jimmy Rogers – guitar
  • L. C. Davis – tenor saxophone
  • Jerome Green – maracas
  • Willie Dixon – bass
  • Fred Below – drums
  • Jasper Thomas – drums
  • Ebby Hardy – drums
  • Vartan – art direction
  • Don Snowden – liner notes

Track listing:

All tracks by Chuck Berry.

  1. School Days
  2. Deep Feeling
  3. Too Much Monkey Business
  4. Wee Wee Hours
  5. Roly Poly
  6. No Money Down
  7. Brown Eyed Handsome Man
  8. Berry Pickin’
  9. Together (We Will Always Be)
  10. Havana Moon
  11. Downbound Train
  12. Drifting Heart

On March 2, 1973.

On March 2, 1973, “Harvest” label released “ELO 2”, the second  Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) studio album. It was recorded May – October 1972, at “Air Studios” in London, and was produced by Jeff Lynne.

Personnel:

  • Jeff Lynne – lead vocals, guitars, Moog synthesizer
  • Bev Bevan – drums, percussion
  • Richard Tandy – piano, harmonium, Moog synthesizer, guitar, backing vocals
  • Mike de Albuquerque – bass, backing vocals
  • Mike Edwards – cello
  • Wilf Gibson – violin
  • Colin Walker – cello
  • Roy Wood – bass, cello
  • Marc Bolan – guitar
  • Carl Wayne – lead vocals
  • Mike Salisbury – art direction
  • Lloyd Ziff – design
  • Marty Evans – photograhpy
  • Al Vandenburg – photograhpy

Track listing:

All tracks by Jeff Lynne, except where noted.

  1. In Old England Town (Boogie No. 2)
  2. Momma
  3. Roll Over Beethoven – Chuck Berry, Ludwig Van Beethoven
  4. From the Sun to the World (Boogie No. 1)
  5. Kuiama

On October 16, 1969.

On October 16, 1969, Lejzor Szmuel Czyż aka Leonard Chess died aged 52. He was a record company executive and the co-founder of Chess Records, home to John Lee Hooker, Little Walter, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, The Moonglows, The Flamingos, Jimmy Reed, and Sonny Boy Williamson. He was influential in the development of rock and roll, electric blues, and the Chicago blues scene.

On October 3, 1978.

On October 3, 1978, “Mercury” label released “Jerry Lee Keeps Rockin’”, the 34th Jerry Lee Lewis studio album. It was recorded 1977 – 1978, in Nashville, Tennessee, and was produced by Jerry Kennedy.

Personnel:

  • Jerry Lee Lewis – lead vocals
  • Janie Fricke, Ginger Holladay, Millie Kirkham, The Jordanaires, Bergen White, Trish Williams – background vocals
  • Hargus “Pig” Robbins – piano
  • Jimmy Capps, Johnny Christopher, Ray Edenton, Duke Faglier, Jerry Kennedy, Grady Martin, Jerry Shook, Pete Wade, Chip Young – guitar
  • Pete Drake, Weldon Myrick – steel guitar
  • Harold Bradley – six-string bass guitar 
  • Bob Moore – upright bass
  • Mike Leech – bass
  • Jerry Carrigan, Buddy Harman – drums
  • Kenny Lovelace – fiddle
  • George Binkley III, Marvin Chantry, Carl Gorodetzky, Lennie Haight, Sheldon Kurland, Christian Teal, Samuel Terranova, Stephanie Woolf – strings
  • Bergen White – strings arrangements

Track listing:

  1. I’ll Find It Where I Can – Michael Clark, Zack Van Arsdale
  2. Don’t Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes – Slim Willet
  3. Sweet Little Sixteen – Chuck Berry
  4. Last Cheaters Waltz – Sonny Throckmorton
  5. Wild and Wooly Ways – Bob Morrison, Alan Rush
  6. Blue Suede Shoes – Carl Perkins
  7. I Hate You – Leroy Daniels, Dan Penn
  8. Arkansas Seesaw – Michael Bacon, Thomas Cain
  9. Lucille – Albert Collins, Richard Penniman
  10. Pee Wee’s Place – Duke Faglier
  11. Before the Night Is Over – Ben Peters

On September 8, 1978.

On September 8, 1978, “Swan Song” label released “Tracks on Wax 4”, the fourth Dave Edmunds album. It was recorded in March 1978, at “Eden Studios” in London, and was produced by Dave Edmunds.

Personnel:

  • Dave Edmunds– guitar, piano, vocals
  • Billy Bremner– guitar
  • Terry Williams– drums
  • Nick Lowe– bass
  • Gerry Hogan – pedal steel guitar
  • Pete Kelly – piano

Track listing:

  1. Trouble Boys – Billy Murray
  2. Never Been in Love – Nick Lowe, Rockpile
  3. Not a Woman, Not a Child – Billy Murray, Ray Peters
  4. Television – Nick Lowe
  5. What Looks Best on You – Nick Lowe, Dave Edmunds
  6. Readers Wives – Noel Brown
  7. Deborah – Nick Lowe, Dave Edmunds
  8. Thread Your Needle – Brenda Lee Jones, Welton Young
  9. 1. On the Jukebox – Dave Edmunds, Will Birch
  10. It’s My Own Business – Chuck Berry
  11. Heart of the City – Nick Lowe

On October 14, 1961.

On October 14, 1961, “EMI Columbia Records” label released “21 Today”, the fourth Cliff Richard studio album. It was recorded September 1960 – July 1961, and was produced by Norrie Paramor.

Personnel:

Cliff Richard and The Shadows.

  • Cliff Richard– lead vocals
  • Hank Marvin– lead guitar
  • Bruce Welch– rhythm guitar
  • Jet Harris– bass guitar
  • Tony Meehan– drums

Track listing:

  1. Happy Birthday to You – Mildred J. Hill
  2. Forty Days (To Come Back Home) – Chuck Berry
  3. Catch Me – Sid Tepper, Roy C. Bennett
  4. How Wonderful to Know – Salvatore D’Esposito, Kermit Goell
  5. Tough Enough – Johnny Otis
  6. Fifty Years for Every Kiss – Sammy Bella
  7. The Night Is So Lonely – Gene Vincent, Clifton Simmons
  8. Poor Boy – Vern McEntire
  9. Y’Arriva – Bruce Welch, Hank Marvin
  10. Outsider – Sid Tepper, Roy C.Bennett
  11. Tea For Two – Vincent Youmans, Irving Ceasar
  12. To Prove My Love for You – Don Wolf, Ben Raleigh
  13. Without You – Cliff Richard, Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch
  14. A mighty lonely Man – Eddie Curtis
  15. My Blue Heaven – George A. Whiting, Walter Donaldson
  16. Shame on You – Bruce Welch, Hank Marvin, Kevin Jacobson