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On August 5, 1992.

On August 5, 1992, Jeffrey Thomas Porcaro died aged 38. He was a songwriter, musician (drums), and record producer, best known as the drummer with Toto. He was one of the most south after session drummers in popular music, played on hundreds of albums and worked with numerous artists such as Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd, Michael Jackson, George Benson, Greg Lake, Seals & Crofts, Les Dudek, Joe Cocker, Steely Dan, The Jacksons, Tommy Bolin, Jackson Browne, Leo Sayer, Boz Scaggs, Carly Simon, Eric Carmen, Valerie Carter, Lisa Dal Bello, Hall & Oates, Diana Ross, Colin Blunstone, Larry Carlton, Allen Toussaint, Dave Mason, Warren Zevon, Ruben Blades, Bim, Jerry Williams, Al Stewart, Marc Jordan, Rickie Lee Jones, Janne Schaffer, Lowell George, Aretha Franklin, Jon Anderson, Luis Miguel, Love and Money, Patti Austin, Mariya Takeuchi, The Brothers Johnson, Peter Frampton, Bee Gees, Char, Christopher Cross, Randy Crawford, Al Jarreau, Amii Ozaki, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Eye to Eye, Donna Summer, Elton John, Melissa Manchester, Donald Fagen, Herbie Hancock, Don Henley, Michael McDonald, Lionel Richie, Paul Simon, Randy Newman, Russ Taff, Chicago, David Gilmour Joe Walsh, Eric Clapton, Peter cetera, Earth Wind & Fire, roger Hodgson, David Benoit, Dr. John, Steve Porcaro, Nik Kershaw, Poco, Clair Mario, Celine Dion, Natalie Cole, Madonna, Jude Cole, Sandy Patty, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Bolton, Cher, Dire Straits, Richard Marx, Bonnie Raitt, Rod Stewart, B-52’s, Go West, 10CC, Roger Waters, Paul Young, and David Crosby. In 1993, Porcaro was posthumously inducted into the “Modern Drummer Hall of Fame”.

On June 19, 2001.

On June 19, 2001, “Gold Circle” label released “Just Like Gravity”, the second Crosby, Pevar and Raymond (CPR) studio album. It was recorded in 2001 and was produced by David Crosby, Jeff Pevar, James Raymond and Dan Garcia.

Personnel:

  • David Crosby- vocals, acoustic and electric guitar
  • Jeff Pevar- vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin, nylon string guitar, 6 & 12 string electric guitars
  • James Raymond – vocals, piano, Moog bass, marimba, synths, Hammond organ, percussion, harmonica, acoustic guitar
  • Steve DiStanislao– vocals, drums, percussion
  • Andrew Ford – bass
  • Jamaica Rafael – pizzicato violin
  • Leland Sklar- bass
  • Steve Tavaglione- alto flute

Track listing:

  1. Map to Buried Treasure – David Crosby, Jan Crosby, Jeff Pevar, James Raymond, Andrew Ford, Steve DiStanislao
  2. Breathless – David Crosby, Jan Crosby, Jeff Pevar, James Raymond, Andrew Ford, Steve DiStanislao
  3. Darkness – David Crosby, Jeff Pevar, James Raymond
  4. Gone Forever – David Crosby, Jeff Pevar, James Raymond
  5. Eyes Too Blue – James Raymond, David Crosby
  6. Jerusalem – James Raymond
  7. Kings Get Broken – David Crosby
  8. Angel Dream – David Crosby, Graham Nash, James Raymond
  9. Katie Did – David Crosby, Jeff Pevar
  10. Climber – David Crosby
  11. Coyote King – David Crosby, Jan Crosby, Jeff Pevar, James Raymond, Andrew Ford, Steve DiStanislao
  12. Just Like Gravity – David Crosby

 

On November 1, 1998.

On November 1, 1998, “Atlantic” label released “American Dream”, the fifth studio and ninth overall Crosby, Stills & Nash album, also the second one with Neil Young. It was recorded April 24, 1987 – September 16, 1988, at “Redwood Digital” in Woodside, California, and was produced by Niko Bolas, David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, Neil Young.

Personnel:

  • David Crosby– vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Stephen Stills– vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards, bass synthesizer, synthesizer, handclaps, percussion
  • Graham Nash– vocals, piano, electric guitar, sound effects, keyboards, harmonica
  • Neil Young– vocals, guitars, all instruments on “This Old House”, piano, harmonica, percussion
  • Joe Vitale– drums, all instruments, sound effects and vocals on “Shadowland”; keyboards, synthesizer on “Don’t Say Goodbye”, percussion, vibraphone
  • Mike Finnigan– organ, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Bob Glaub– bass
  • Joe Lala– percussion, drums
  • Chad Cromwell– drums
  • The Bluenotes: Tommy Bray, Claude Callilet, Larry Cragg, John Fumo, Steve Lawrence – horns
  • Brian Bell – synthesizer programming
  • Rhett Lawrence– synthesizer programming
  • Niko Bolas, Tim Mulligan, Tim Foster, Brentley Walton – handclaps
  • Bill Boydston, Don Gooch, Bill Lazerus – sound effects
  • The Volume Dealers Choir: Kelly Ashmore, Betsy Aubrey, Tom Banghart, Cha Blevins, Niko Bolas, Craig Doerge, Scott Gordon, R. Mac Holbert, Stanley Johnston, Bill Krause, Debbie Meister, Tim Mulligan, Susan Nash, Jay Parti, Steve Perry, Vince Slaughter, Joe Vitale, Paul Williamson – backing vocals
  • Tim Mulligan – assistant producer
  • Gary Long, Tim McCollan, Brentley Walton – engineers
  • Tom Banghart, Bob Vogt – mixing engineers
  • Gary Burden– art direction, design
  • Henry Diltz, Aaron Rapoport– photography
  • Delana Bettoli – border illustration

Track listing:

  1. American Dream – Neil Young
  2. Got it Made – Stephen Stills, Neil Young
  3. Name of Love – Neil Young
  4. Don’t Say Goodbye – Graham Nash, Joe Vitale
  5. This Old House – Neil Young
  6. Night Time for the Generals – David Crosby, Craig Doerge
  7. Shadowland – Rick Ryan, Graham Nash, Joe Vitale
  8. Drivin’ Thunder – Stephen Stills, Neil Young
  9. Clear Blue Skies – Graham Nash
  10. That Girl – Stephen Stills, Joe Vitale, Bob Glaub
  11. Compass – David Crosby
  12. Soldiers of Peace – Graham Nash, Craig Doerge, Joe Vitale
  13. Feel Your Love – Neil Young
  14. Night Song – Stephen Stills, Neil Young

On June 26, 1990.

On June 26, 1990, “Atlantic” label released “Live It Up”, the fourth Crosby, Stills & Nash album. It was recorded February 1989 – February 1990, and was produced by David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, Joe Vitale and Stanley Johnston.

Personnel:

  • David Crosby– vocals; electric guitar
  • Stephen Stills– vocals; guitars, bass
  • Graham Nash– vocals; acoustic guitar
  • Joe Vitale– drums; synthesizers; keyboards; percussion
  • Craig Doerge– keyboards
  • Bob Glaub, Leland Sklar– bass
  • John David Souther, The Williams Family – vocals
  • Branford Marsalis– soprano saxophone
  • Mike Landau, Roger McGuinn– guitar
  • Peter Frampton— guitar
  • Bruce Hornsby– piano, accordion
  • Tony Beard – percussion programming; electric guitar
  • Mike Fisher, Michito Sanchez, Vince Charles – percussion
  • Rand Wetherwax – sound design including radio broadcast voices of Simon Jonesand Harry S. Truman

Track listing:

  1. Live It Up – Joe Vitale
  2. If Anybody Had a Heart – Joh David Souther, Danny Kortchmar
  3. Tomboy – Stephen Stills
  4. Haven’t We Lost Enough – Stephen Stills, Kevin Cronin
  5. Yours and Mine – Craig Doerge, David Crosby, Graham Nash
  6. (Got to Keep) Open – Stephen Stills, Graham Nash
  7. Straight Line – Tony Beard
  8. House of Broken Dreams – Graham Nash
  9. Arrows – Michael Hedges, David Crosby
  10. After the Dolphin – Graham Nash, Craig Doerge

 

 

On March 10, 2018.

On March 10, 2018, Gary Burden died aged 84. He was artist specialized in design of music album covers, considered as one of the pioneers of the concept of album cover art. He created covers for many famous music acts including The Doors, Neil Young, Mama Cass, Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, Joni Mitchell, The Eagles, Jackson Browne and Matt Corby.  In 2000, together with the photographer Henry Diltz, he made “California Rock: Under the Covers”, a documentary about their mutual work on album covers and participation in the Los Angeles music scene.In 2010, at the 52nd “Annual Grammy Awards”, Burden won the award for “Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Packaging” for the Neil Young “The Archives Vol. 1 1963–1972”.

On March 11, 1970.

Crosby,_Stills,_Nash_&_Young_-_Deja_Vu

On March 11, 1970, “Atlantic” label released “Déjà Vu”, the second Crosby, Stills & Nash album and the first in the quartet configuration of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. It was recorded July – December 1969, at “Wally Heider’s Studio C” in San Francisco and “Wally Heider’s Studio III” in Los Angeles, and was produced by David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash and  Neil Young. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Déjà Vu” at number 147 on its list of “500 Greatest Albums of all Time”. The album was certified 7 x Platinum in US by “RIIA”.

Personnel

  • David Crosby— vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Stephen Stills— vocals, guitars, keyboards, bass, percussion
  • Graham Nash— vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar, percussion
  • Neil Young— vocals, guitars, keyboards, harmonica
  • Dallas Taylor— drums
  • Greg Reeves— bass
  • Jerry Garcia— pedal steel guitar
  • John Sebastian— harmonica

Track listing

  1. Carry On – Stephen Stills
  2. Teach Your Children – Graham Nash
  3. Almost Cut Your Hair – David Crosby
  4. Helpless – Neil Young
  5. Woodstock – Joni Mitchell
  6. Déjà vu – David Crosby
  7. Our House – Graham Nash
  8. 4 + 20 – Stephen Stills
  9. Country Girl – Neil Young
  10. Everybody I Love You – Stephen Stills, Neil Young

On December 6, 1969.

Altamont

On December 6, 1969, “The Altamont Speedway Free Festival” was held at the Altamont Speedway in Northern California. The festival made it in the history mostly for the violence that resulted with the death of Meredith Hunter and three accidental deaths: two caused by a hit-and-run car accident and one by drowning in an irrigation canal, number of injured people, numerous stolen cars and extensive property damage. Performers on the festival were Santana, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Jefferson Airplane, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and Rolling Stones. The Grateful Dead canceled their performance due to the rising violence. Approximately 300,000 people attended the concert. Filmmakers Albert and David Maysles shot footage of the festival which can be seen in the 1970 documentary movie “Gimme Shelter”.