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On August 13, 1962.

On August 13, 1962, “Columbia” label released “The Tender, the Moving, the Swinging Aretha Franklin”, the third  Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded April 27; May 4–5; May 11, at “Columbia Recording Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Robert Mersey.


  • Aretha Franklin – vocals, piano
  • Robert Mersey- personal supervisor, arrangements, conductor
  • Don Hunstein – cover photography

Track listing:

  1. Don’t Cry, Baby – Saul Bernie, James P. Johnson, Stella Unger
  2. Try a Little Tenderness – James Campbell and Reginald Connelly, Harry M. Woods
  3. I Apologize – Al Hoffman, Al Goodhart, Ed Nelson
  4. Without the One You Love – Aretha Franklin
  5. Look for the Silver Lining – Jerome Kern, B.G. DeSylva
  6. I’m Sitting on Top of the World – Ray Henderson, Sam M. Lewis, Joe Young
  7. Just for a Thrill – Lil Hardin Armstrong, Don Raye
  8. God Bless the Child – Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog, Jr.
  9. I’m Wandering – Berry Gordy, Jr., Tyran Carlo
  10. How Deep Is the Ocean – Irving Berlin
  11. I Don’t Know You Anymore – Gary Geld, Peter Udell
  12. Lover Come Back to Me – Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein II


On March 19, 1962.

On March 19, 1962, “Columbia” label released “The Electrifying Aretha Franklin”, the second Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded July – December 1961, January 1962, at “Columbia Recording Studios” in New York City, and was produced by John H. Hammond.


  • Aretha Franklin– vocals, piano
  • John H. Hammond– personal supervisor
  • Richard Wess – arrangements

Track listing:

  1. You Made Me Love You – Joe McCarthy, James Vincent Monaco
  2. I Told You So – John Leslie McFarland
  3. Rock-a-Bye Your Baby With a Dixie Melody – Sam M. Lewis, Jean Schwartz, Joe Young
  4. Nobody Like You – James Cleveland
  5. Exactly Like You – Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields
  6. It’s So Heartbreakin’ – John Leslie McFarland
  7. Rough Lover – John Leslie McFarland
  8. Blue Holiday – Willie Denson, Luther Dixon
  9. Just for You – Bailey, John Leslie McFarland
  10. That Lucky Old Sun(Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day) – Haven Gillespie, Harry Beasley Smith
  11. I Surrender, Dear – Harry Barris, Gordon Clifford
  12. Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive – Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer

In October 1971.

In October 1971, “Epic” label released the debut, self-titled R.E.O. Speedwagon  album. It was recorded 1970–1971 at “Connecticut Recording Studios Inc.” and “Columbia Recording Studios” in Chicago, Illinois, and was produced by Paul Leka and Billy Rose II.


  • Terry Luttrell- lead vocals
  • Gary Richrath- guitar
  • Neal Doughty- keyboards
  • Gregg Philbin – bass, backing vocals
  • Alan Gratzer – drums, backing vocals
  • Andre Borly – ondes Martenot
  • Freedom Soul Singers – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Neal Doughty, Alan Gratzer, Terry Luttrell, Gregg Philbin, and Gary Richrath, except where noted.

  1. Gypsy Woman’s Passion
  2. 157 Riverside Avenue
  3. Anti-Establishment Man
  4. Lay Me Down – Gregg Philbin, Gary Richrath
  5. Sophisticated Lady
  6. Five Men Were Killed Today
  7. Prison Women – Gary Richrath
  8. Dead at Last

On December 5, 1966.


On December 5, 1966, “Atco” label released the self-titled, debut Buffalo Springfield album. It was recorded July – September 1966, at “Gold Star Studios” in Los Angeles, and “Columbia Recording Studio” in Hollywood, and was produced by Charles Greene and Brian Stone.


  • Richie Furay- rhythm guitar, lead and backing vocals
  • Dewey Martin- drums, backing vocals
  • Bruce Palmer- bass guitar
  • Stephen Stills- lead guitar, lead and backing vocals, keyboards
  • Neil Young- lead guitar, lead and backing vocals, harmonica, piano
  • Tom May, Doc Siegel, James Hilton, Stan Ross – engineers
  • Buffalo Springfield, Charles Greene, Brian Stone – mixing
  • Sandy Dvore – design
  • Henry Diltz, Ivan Nagy – photography

Track listing:

  1. Go and Say Goodbye – Stephen Stills
  2. Sit Down, I Think I Love You – Stephen Stills
  3. Leave – Stephen Stills
  4. Nowadays Clancy Can’t Even Sing – Neil Young
  5. Hot Dusty Roads – Stephen Stills
  6. Everybody’s Wrong – Stephen Stills
  7. Flying on the Ground Is Wrong – Neil Young
  8. Burned – Neil Young
  9. Do I Have to Come Right Out and Say It – Neil Young
  10. Baby Don’t Scold Me – Stephen Stills
  11. Out of My Mind – Neil Young
  12. Pay the Price – Stephen Stills

On October 2, 1978.


On October 2, 1978, “Reprise” label released “Comes a Time” the ninth Neil Young album. It was recorded November 1975 – November 1977, at “Triad Recording, Ft. Lauderdale, FL”; “Columbia Recording Studio” in London; “Wally Heider Recording Studio” in San Francisco; “Woodland Sound Studios”; “Sound Shop” in Nashville, and “Broken Arrow Ranch” in Redwood City, CA, and was produced by Neil Young, David Briggs, Ben Keith and Tim Mulligan.


  • Neil Young – guitar, harmonica, vocals
  • Frank Sampedro– guitar, piano, vocals
  • Billy Talbot– bass, vocals
  • Ralph Molina– drums, vocals
  • Tim Mulligan – saxophone
  • Nicolette Larson– harmony vocals
  • Ben Keith– steel guitar
  • Karl Himmel – drums
  • Tim Drummond– bass
  • Spooner Oldham– piano
  • Rufus Thibodeaux– fiddle
  • Joe Osborn– bass
  • Larrie Londin– drums
  • J. Cale– electric guitar
  • Farrel Morris – percussion
  • Rita Fey – autoharp
  • Grant Boatwright, John Christopher, Jerry Shook, Vic Jordan, Steve Gibson, Dale Sellers, Ray Edenton – acoustic guitars
  • Shelly Kurland, Stephanie Woolf, Marvin Chantry, Roy Christensen, Gary Vanosdale, Carl Goroditzby, George Binkley, Steve Smith, Larry Harvin, Larry Lasson, Carol Walker, Rebecca Lynch, Virginia Ghristensen, Maryanna Harvin, George Kosmola, Martha Mccrory, Chuck Cochran – strings
  • Tim Mulligan, Michael Laskow, David McKinley, Danny Hilly, Mike Porter, Denny Purcell, Rich “Hoss” Adler, Ernie Winfrey, Gabby Garcia, Paul Kaminsky – engineering
  • Elliot Roberts – art direction
  • Tom Wilkes – art direction

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Young, except where noted.

  1. Goin’ Back
  2. Comes a Time
  3. Look Out for My Love
  4. Lotta Love
  5. Peace of Mind
  6. Human Highway
  7. Already One
  8. Field of Opportunity
  9. Motorcycle Mama
  10. Four Strong Winds – Ian Tyson



On May 17, 1971.


On May 17, 1971, “Apple” label released “Ram”, the second Paul McCartney studio album. It was recorded October 1970 – March 1971, at “Columbia Recording Studio” in New York, and was produced by Linda McCartney and Paul McCartney. “Ram” is the only album credited to Linda and Paul together.


  • Paul McCartney- lead, harmony and backing vocals, bass, piano, keyboards, guitar, ukulele
  • Linda McCartney- harmony and backing vocals, co-lead vocals
  • David Spinozza- guitar
  • Hugh McCracken- guitar
  • Denny Seiwell- drums
  • Heather McCartney- backing vocals
  • Marvin Stamm- flugelhorn
  • New York Philharmonic

Track listing:

  1. Too Many People – Paul McCartney
  2. 3 Legs – Paul McCartney
  3. Ram On – Paul McCartney
  4. Dear Boy – Paul and Linda McCartney
  5. Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey – Paul and Linda McCartney
  6. Smile Away – Paul McCartney
  7. Heart of the Country – Paul and Linda McCartney
  8. Monkberry Moon Delight – Paul and Linda McCartney
  9. Eat at Home – Paul and Linda McCartney
  10. Long Haired Lady – Paul and Linda McCartney
  11. Ram On (reprise) – Paul McCartney
  12. The Back Seat of My Car – Paul McCartney


On March 22, 1965.


On March 22, 1965, “Columbia” label released “Bringing It All Back Home”, the fifth Bob Dylan studio album. It was recorded January 13–15, 1965, at “Columbia Recording Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Tom Wilson. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 31 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of all Time.”


  • Bob Dylan– vocals, guitar, harmonica, keyboards
  • John Boone – bass guitar
  • Al Gorgoni – guitar
  • Bobby Gregg– drums
  • Paul Griffin– piano, keyboards
  • John P. Hammond– guitar
  • Bruce Langhorne– guitar
  • Bill Lee– bass guitar
  • Joseph Macho, Jr. – bass guitar
  • Frank Owens – piano
  • Kenny Rankin– guitar
  • John B. Sebastian– bass guitar
  • Daniel Kramer – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Bob Dylan.

  1. Subterranean Homesick Blues
  2. She Belongs to Me
  3. Maggie’s Farm
  4. Love Minus Zero/No Limit
  5. Outlaw Blues
  6. On the Road Again
  7. Bob Dylan’s 115th Dream
  8. Tambourine Man
  9. Gates of Eden
  10. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
  11. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue