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On April 8, 1976.

On April 8, 1976, “Atlantic” label released the self-titled, debut Firefall album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Criteria Studios” in Miami, Florida, and was produced by Jim Mason. This album became the fastest record to achieve gold status in “Atlantic” label history, and was certified Platinum by “RIAA” in the US.


  • Rick Roberts– vocals, acoustic guitars
  • Larry Burnett– vocals, acoustic, rhythm and electric guitars
  • Mark Andes- bass guitar
  • Jock Bartley- lead electric and slide guitars, Bigsby Palm Pedal guitar, cover concept
  • Michael Clarke– drums
  • David Muse – piano, clavinet, synthesizer, flute, tenor sax, harmonica
  • Joe Lala – congas, timbales, shakers, tambourine, finger cymbals, sand blocks
  • Peter Graves – trombone
  • Ken Faulk – trumpet
  • Whit Sidener – baritone sax
  • George Marino– mastering
  • Karl Richardson – engineer
  • Michael Laskow – engineer assistant
  • Ralph Wernli – front cover design

Track listing:

  1. It Doesn’t Matter – Chris Hillman, Rick Roberts, Stephen Stills
  2. Love Isn’t All – Larry Burnett
  3. Livin’ Ain’t Livin’ – Rick Roberts
  4. No Way Out – Larry Burnett
  5. Dolphin’s Lullaby – Rick Roberts
  6. Cinderella – Larry Burnett
  7. Sad Ol’ Love Song – Larry Burnett
  8. You Are the Woman – Rick Roberts
  9. Mexico – Rick Roberts
  10. Do What You Want – Larry Burnett



On March 15, 1993.

On March 15, 1993, “Geffen” label released “Coverdale•Page”, album by David Coverdale and Jimmy Page. It was recorded 1991 – 1992, at “Little Mountain Sound Studios” in Vancouver, “Criteria Studios” in Miami, “Granny’s House” in Reno, Nevada and “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Jimmy Page, David Coverdale and Mike Fraser. The album was certified Platinum in Canada by “CRIA” and in US by “RIAA”.


  • David Coverdale– lead vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Jimmy Page– electric and acoustic guitars, bass, harmonica, dulcimer
  • Denny Carmassi– drums, percussion
  • Jorge Casas – bass guitar
  • Lester Mendez– keyboards
  • Ricky Phillips– bass guitar
  • Tommy Funderburk, John Sambataro– backing vocals
  • John Harris – acoustic harmonica
  • Michael Fraser – engineer, mixing
  • Michael McIntyre – engineer, production co-ordination
  • Keith Rose, Delwyn Brooks, Chris Brown – assistant engineer
  • George Marino – mastering
  • Hugh Syme– art direction, design

Track listing:

All tracks by David Coverdale and Jimmy Page.

  1. Shake My Tree
  2. Waiting on You
  3. Take Me for a Little While
  4. Pride and Joy
  5. Over Now
  6. Feeling Hot
  7. Easy Does It
  8. Take a Look at Yourself
  9. Don’t Leave Me This Way
  10. Absolution Blues
  11. Whisper a Prayer for the Dying

In July 1974.

In July 1974, “RSO” label released “461 Ocean Boulevard”, the second Eric Clapton solo album. It was recorded April – May 1974, at “Criteria Studios” in Miami, and was produced by Tom Dowd.


  • Eric Clapton – vocals · guitar, dobro, arrangement
  • Yvonne Elliman– vocals
  • Dick Sims – keyboards
  • George Terry– guitar, vocals
  • Carl Radle– bass, arrangement
  • Jamie Oldaker– drums, percussion
  • Al Jackson Jr.– drums
  • Albhy Galuten– synthesizer, piano · clavichord
  • Tom Bernfield – background vocals
  • Marcy Levy– harmonica , background vocals
  • Ron Fawcus – engineer
  • Andy Knight – engineer
  • Karl Richardson – engineer
  • Suha Gur – mastering
  • Darcy Proper – mastering
  • Bob Defrin – art direction
  • David Gahr– photography
  • Ryan Null – photo co-ordination

Track listing:

  1. Motherless Children – traditional, arranged by Eric Clapton, Carl Radle
  2. Give Me Strength – Eric Clapton
  3. Willie and the Hand Jive – Johnny Otis
  4. Get Ready – Eric Clapton, Yvonne Elliman
  5. I Shot the Sheriff – Bob Marley
  6. I Can’t Hold Out – Elmore James
  7. Please Be With Me – Charles Scott Boyer
  8. Let It Grow – Eric Clapton
  9. Steady Rollin’ Man – Robert Johnson
  10. Mainline Florida – George Terry


In June 1981.

In July 1981, “A&M” label released “Reflector”, the sixth Pablo Cruise studio album. It was recorded in 1981, at “Record Plant Studios” in Sausalito, California and “Criteria Studios” in Miami, and was produced by Tom Dowd.


  • David Jenkins – guitars, vocals
  • Steve Price – percussion, drums
  • John Pierce – bass, vocals
  • Cory Lerios – piano, keyboards, vocals
  • Angelo Rossi – guitar, vocals
  • Tom Dowd – engineer
  • Steve Klein – assistant engineer

Track listing:

  1. This Time – Cory Lerios
  2. Cool Love – David Jenkins, Cory Lerios, John Pierce
  3. Don’t Let the Magic Disappear – David Jenkins, Cory Lerios
  4. One More Night – David Jenkins, Cory Lerios, John Pierce
  5. Jenny – David Jenkins, Cory Lerios
  6. Slip Away – David Jenkins, Lutz, John Pierce
  7. That’s When – David Jenkins, Cory Lerios
  8. Inside/Outside – Cory Lerios, John Pierce
  9. Paradise (Let Me Take You Into) – David Jenkins, John Pierce
  10. Drums in the Night – David Jenkins, Cory Lerios


On June 12, 1997.

On June 12, 1997, “Wind-up” label released “My Own Prison”, the debut Creed studio album. It was recorded in 1996, at “The Kitchen Studio” in Tallahassee, Florida, “Criteria Studios” in Miami, Florida, and was produced by John Kurzweg. The album was certified 3 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, and in 2002, 6 x Platinum in US by the “RIIA”, and is one of the 200 best selling albums of all time in US.


  • Scott Stapp- lead vocals, art direction
  • Mark Tremonti- guitar, backing vocals, art direction
  • Brian Marshall– bass, art direction
  • Scott Phillips– drums, art direction
  • John Kurzweg– keyboards, art direction
  • Mark Droescher – art direction, design
  • Daniel Tremonti – cover design, cover photography
  • Justin Brown – cover photography
  • Cece Wren, Judd Allison – additional photography
  • Jeff Hansen – executive producer
  • Recorded by John Kurzweg
  • Assisted by Chris Carrol
  • Digital engineeringby Andrew Roshberg
  • Assistant mix engineers – Fran Flannery, Ron Saint Germain
  • Masteredby Howie Weinberg

Track listing:

All tracks written by Scott Stapp and Mark Tremonti.

  1. Torn
  2. Ode
  3. My Own Prison
  4. Pity for a Dime
  5. In America
  6. Illusion
  7. Unforgiven
  8. Sister
  9. What’s This Life For
  10. One


In February 1979.


In February 1979, “Capricorn” label released “Enlightened Rogues”, the sixth Allman Brothers Band album. It was recorded December 1978 – January 1979, at “Criteria Studios” in Miami, Florida, and was produced by Tom Dowd.


  • Gregg Allman- keyboards, vocals
  • Dickey Betts- guitar, vocals
  • Dan Toler- guitar
  • David Goldflies – bass
  • Jaimoe- percussion, drums
  • Butch Trucks- percussion, drums
  • Joe Lala– percussion
  • Bonnie Bramlett- background vocals
  • Jim Essery – harmonica
  • John Lundahl – backup guitar
  • Mimi Hart – background vocals

Track listing:

  1. Crazy Love – Dickey Betts
  2. Can’t Take It With You -Dickey Betts, Don Johnson
  3. Pegasus – Dickey Betts
  4. Need Your Love So Bad – John Mertis
  5. Blind Love – B. King, Jules Taub
  6. Try It One More Time – Dickey Betts, David Goldflies
  7. Just Ain’t Easy – Gregg Allman
  8. Sail Away – Dickey Betts


On October 17, 1977.


On October 17, 1977, “MCA” label released “Street Survivors”, the fifth Lynyrd Skynyrd studio album. It was recorded April – August 1977, at “Criteria Studios” in Miami, Florida; “Studio One” in Doraville, Georgia, and “Muscle Shoals Sound Studios” in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and was produced by Tom Dowd, Jimmy Johnson and Tim Smith. “Street Survivors” was the last Lynyrd Skynyrd album recorded by original members Ronnie Van Zant and Allen Collins, and is the sole Lynyrd Skynyrd studio recording by guitarist Steve Gaines. Three days after the album’s release, the band’s chartered airplane crashed en route to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, killing the pilot, co-pilot, the group’s assistant road-manager and three band members (Van Zant, Gaines, and Gaines’ older sister, backup singer Cassie Gaines), and severely injuring most who survived the crash. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in the US by “RIIA”.


  • Ronnie Van Zant– lead vocals
  • Steve Gaines– guitar, backing vocals, lead vocal, co-lead vocal
  • Allen Collins– guitar
  • Gary Rossington– guitar
  • Billy Powell– keyboards
  • Leon Wilkeson– bass, backing vocals
  • Artimus Pyle– drums
  • The Honkettes(JoJo Billingsley, Cassie Gaines, Leslie Hawkins) – backing vocals
  • Ed King– guitar
  • Greg T. Walker – bass
  • Rickey Medlocke– drums, backing vocals
  • Tim Smith – backing vocals
  • Barry Lee Harwood – dobro

Track listing:

  1. What’s Your Name – Gary Rossington,Ronnie Van Zant
  2. That Smell – Allen Collins, Ronnie Van Zant
  3. One More Time – Gary Rossington, Ronnie Van Zant
  4. I Know a Little – Steve Gaines
  5. You Got That Right – Steve Gaines, Ronnie Van Zant
  6. I Never Dreamed – Steve Gaines, Ronnie Van Zant
  7. Honky Tonk Night Time Man – Merle Haggard
  8. Ain’t No Good Life – Steve Gaines