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In December 1979.

In December 1979, “Warner Bros” label released the self-titled, debut Christopher Cross album. It was recorded in July 1979, at “Warner Bros Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Michael Omartian. The album was certified Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and 5 x Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Christopher Cross – lead and backing vocals, electric and acoustic guitar, arrangements
  • Larry Carlton– guitar solo
  • Valerie Carter– lead and background vocals
  • Lenny Castro– percussion
  • Assa Drori – concertmaster
  • Victor Feldman– vibraphone, percussion
  • Chuck Findley– trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Jay Graydon– guitar solo
  • Jim Horn– saxophone
  • Eric Johnson– guitar solo
  • Jackie Kelso– saxophone
  • Nicolette Larson, Myrna Matthews, Marty McCall, Michael McDonald, Don HenleyStormie Omartian, D. Souther– background vocals
  • Lew McCreary – trombone
  • Rob Meurer – arrangements, synthesizer, electric piano, celesta, acoustic piano, organ
  • Michael Omartian– arrangements, acoustic piano, synthesizer, background vocals
  • Tomás Ramírez – saxophone
  • Don Roberts – saxophone
  • Andy Salmon – bass
  • Tommy Taylor – drums
  • Michael Osttin – assistant producer
  • Chet Himes – engineer, mixing
  • Stuart Gitlin – second engineer
  • Bobby Hata – mastering
  • Danny Henderson, James Flournoy Holmes –artwork
  • James Flournoy Holmes, Wonder Graphics – design
  • Jim Newhouse – flamingo concept

Track listing:

All tracks by Christopher Cross.

  1. Say You’ll Be Mine
  2. I Really Don’t Know Anymore
  3. Spinning
  4. Never Be the Same
  5. Poor Shirley
  6. Ride Like the Wind
  7. The Light Is On
  8. Sailing
  9. Minstrel Gigolo

 

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On December 6, 1994.

On December 6, 1994, “Trauma” and “Interscope” labels released “Sixteen Stone”, the debut Bush studio album. It was recorded in January 1994, at “Westside Studios” in London, and was produced by Clive Langer, Alan Winstanley, Gavin Rossdale, Nigel Pulsford, Dave Parsons and Robin Goodridge.

Personnel:

  • Gavin Rossdale– lead vocals, rhythm guitar, engineer
  • Nigel Pulsford– lead guitar, backing vocals, engineer
  • Dave Parsons– bass, engineer
  • Robin Goodridge – drums, engineer
  • Caroline Dale – cello
  • Gavyn Wright– violin, viola
  • Vincas Bundza – harmonica
  • Jasmine Lewis – backing vocals
  • Alessandro Vittorio Tateo, Winston – backing vocals
  • Clive Langer– engineer, mixing
  • David J. Holman, Paul Palmer – mixing
  • Danton Supple – assistant engineer
  • Robert Vosgien – mastering
  • Alan Winstanley– engineer, mixing
  • Debra Burley, Jackie Holland – co-ordination
  • Paul Cohen – photography, cover photo
  • Mark Lebon – photography
  • Gillian Spitchuk – paintings

Track listing:

All tracks by Gavin Rossdale.

 Everything Zen

  1. Swim
  2. Bomb
  3. Little Things
  4. Comedown
  5. Body
  6. Machinehead
  7. Testosterone
  8. Monkey
  9. Glycerine
  10. Alien
  11. X-Girlfriend

On December 5, 1981.

On December 5, 1981, “SST” label released “Damaged”, the debut Black Flag studio album. It was recorded in August 1981, at “Unicorn Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Spot, Henry Rollins, Greg Ginn, Dez Cadena, Chuck Dukowski and Robo. In 2003, the album was ranked at number 340 on “Rolling Stone’s” magazine list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Henry Rollins– lead vocals
  • Greg Ginn– lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Dez Cadena– rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Chuck Dukowski– bass, backing vocals
  • Robo– drums, backing vocals
  • Steve “Mugger” Corbin – backing vocals
  • Spot– engineer
  • Francis Buckley – engineer, mixer
  • Chuck Vogt – additional engineer
  • Ed Colver– artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Greg Ginn, except where noted.

  1. Rise Above
  2. Spray Paint – Chuck Dukowski, Greg Ginn
  3. Six Pack
  4. What I See – Charles Dukowski
  5. TV Party
  6. Thirsty and Miserable – Dez Cadena, Rosa Medea, Robo
  7. Police Story
  8. Gimme Gimme Gimme
  9. Depression
  10. Room 13 – Greg Ginn, Rosa Medea
  11. No More – Charles Dukowski
  12. Padded Cell – Charles Dukowski, Greg Ginn
  13. Life of Pain
  14. Damaged I – Greg Ginn, Henry Rollins

 

In December 1952.

In December 1952, “Blue Note” label released “New Faces New Sounds (Introducing the Horace Silver Trio)”, the debut Horace Silver album. It was recorded in October 1952, at “WOR Studios” in New York City.

Personnel:

  • Horace Silver – piano
  • Art Blakey– drums
  • Curly Russell– bass
  • Gene Ramey– bass
  • Leonard Feather– liner note
  • John Hermansader – cover

Track listing:

  1. Safari – Horace Silver
  2. Ecaroh – Horace Silver
  3. Prelude to a Kiss – Duke Ellington, Irving Gordon, Irving Mills
  4. Thou Swell – Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers
  5. Quicksilver – Horace Silver
  6. Horoscope – Horace Silver
  7. Yeah – Horace Silver
  8. Knowledge Box – Horace Silver

 

On December 1, 1971.

On December 1, 1971, “Harvest” label released the self – titled, debut Electric Light Orchestra album. It was recorded 1970 – 1971, at “Philips Studios” in London, and was produced by Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne.

Personnel:

  • Jeff Lynne– vocals, piano, acoustic and electric guitar, percussion,  bass, Moog synthesizer
  • Roy Wood– vocals, cello, classical acoustic guitar, bass, double bass, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, recorder, slide guitar, percussion, bass clarinet, krumhorn
  • Bev Bevan– drums, timpani, percussion
  • Bill Hunt – French horn, hunting horn, piccolo trumpet
  • Steve Woolam – violin

Track listing:

  1. 10538 Overture – Jeff Lynne
  2. Look at Me Now – Roy Wood
  3. Nellie Takes Her Bow – Jeff Lynne
  4. The Battle of Marston Moor (July 2nd 1644) – Roy Wood
  5. First Movement (Jumping Biz) – Roy Wood
  6. Radio – Jeff Lynne
  7. Manhattan Rumble (49th Street Massacre) – Jeff Lynne
  8. Queen of the Hours – Jeff Lynne
  9. Whisper in the Night – Roy Wood

On November 27, 1971.

On November 27, 1971, “RCA” label released “Funny How Sweet Co-Co Can Be”, the debut  Sweet album. It was recorded in 1971, at “Nova Sound Studios” in London, and was produced by Phil Wainman.

Personnel:

  • Brian Connolly— lead vocals
  • Steve Priest— bass guitar, lead and backing vocals,
  • Andy Scott— guitars, lead and backing vocals
  • Mick Tucker— drums, backing vocals
  • John Roberts — bass
  • Phil Wainman— drums, percussion
  • Pip Williams— guitar, arrangement
  • Fiachra Trench- arrangements

Track listing:

All tracks by Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn except where noted.

  1. Co-Co
  2. Chop Chop
  3. Reflections – Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Edward Holland, Jr.
  4. Honeysuckle Love – Brian Connolly, Steve Priest, Andy Scott, Mick Tucker
  5. Santa Monica Sunshine
  6. Daydream – John Sebastian
  7. Funny Funny
  8. Tom Tom Turnaround
  9. Jeanie – Brian Connolly, Steve Priest, Andy Scott, Mick Tucker
  10. Sunny Sleeps Late
  11. Spotlight – Brian Connolly, Steve Priest, Andy Scott, Mick Tucker

On November 27, 1957.

On November 27, 1957, “Brunswick” label released “The Chirping Crickets”, the debut Crickets album. It was recorded February – September 1957, and was produced by Norman Petty.

Personnel:

  • Buddy Holly– lead and backing vocals, lead and acoustic guitar
  • Jerry Allison– drums, card-box percussion, backing vocals
  • Joe B. Mauldin– contrabass
  • Niki Sullivan– rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Larry Welborn – contrabass
  • The Picks (Bill Pickering, John Pickering and Bob Lapham) – backing vocals
  • Ramona and Gary Tollett – backing vocals

 Track listing:

  1. Oh, Boy! – Sonny West, Bill Tilghman, Norman Petty
  2. Not Fade Away – Buddy Holly, Norman Petty
  3. You’ve Got Love – Roy Orbison, Johnny Wilson, Norman Petty
  4. Maybe Baby – Buddy Holly, Norman Petty
  5. It’s Too Late – Chuck Willis
  6. Tell Me How – Buddy Holly, Norman Petty, Jerry Allison
  7. That’ll Be the Day – Buddy Holly, Norman Petty, Jerry Allison
  8. I’m Looking for Someone to Love – Buddy Holly, Norman Petty
  9. An Empty Cup (And a Broken Date) – Roy Orbison, Norman Petty
  10. Send Me Some Lovin’ – John Marascalco, Leo Price
  11. Last Night – Joe B. Mauldin, Norman Petty
  12. Rock Me Baby – Shorty Long, Susan Heather