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On December 6, 2018.

On December 6, 2018, Peter Campbell McNeish aka Pete Shelley died aged 63. He was singer, song writer and guitarist, best known as lead singer and guitarist of Buzzcocks.

 

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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 January 6, 2006.

On December 6, 2006, Louis Allen Rawls died aged 92. He was singer, actor, voice actor, songwriter, and music producer, known for his singing ability, winner of three “Grammy Awards”, all for “Best Male R&B Vocal Performance”. He released more than 60 albums, and sold more than 40 million records worldwide.

On December 6, 1988.

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On December 6, 1988, Roy Kelton Orbison died aged 52. Being singer-songwriter and musician, thanks to his distinctive and impassioned voice, he was named “Caruso of Rock” and nicknamed the Big O. In the period between 1960 and 1964, 22 of his songs placed on the Billboard Top 40. In 1987, Roy Orbison was inducted in the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” and in “Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame”; in 1989 in the “Songwriters Hall of Fame”. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked him at number 37 on its list of the “Greatest Artists of All Time” and number 13 on the list of the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time’. In 2002, “Billboard” magazine ranked Orbison at number 74 in its list of the “Top 600 Recording Artists”. Orbison won six “Grammy Awards”, including “Lifetime Achievement Award” in 1998.

 

On December 6, 2011.

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On December 6, 2011, “Nonesuch” label released “El Camino”, the seventh Black Keys studio album. It was recorded March – May 2011, at “Easy Eye Sound Studio” in Nashville, and was produced by Brian Burton (Danger Mouse) and The Black Keys. At the 55th “Annual Grammy Awards”, The Black Keys won the award for “Best Rock Album”, “Best Rock Performance” and “Best Rock Song” for “Lonely Boy”. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”; 3 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; Platinum in France by “SNEP”; Platinum in Ireland by “IRMA”; 2 x Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”; Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Dan Auerbach– vocals, guitars
  • Patrick Carney– drums
  • Brian Burton– keyboards
  • Leisa Hans – vocals
  • Heather Rigdon – vocals
  • Ashley Wilcoxson – vocals
  • Kennie Takahashi – engineering
  • Collin Dupuis – engineering assistance
  • Tchad Blake – mixing
  • Tom Elmhirst – mixing
  • Ben Baptie – mixing assistance
  • Brian Lucey – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks written Dan Auerbach, Patrick Carney, and Brian Burton.

  1. Lonely Boy
  2. Dead and Gone
  3. Gold on the Ceiling
  4. Little Black Submarines
  5. Money Maker
  6. Run Right Back
  7. Sister
  8. Hell of a Season
  9. Stop Stop
  10. Nova Baby
  11. Mind Eraser

 

On December 6, 1968.

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On December 6, 1968, “Apple” label released the self-titled, debut James Taylor album. It was recorded July – October 1968, at “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by Peter Asher. It was the first recording by a non-British artist released by “Apple” label, and would also be Taylor’s only release on that label.

Personnel:

  • James Taylor– acoustic guitar, electric guitar, vocals, percussion
  • Peter Asher– percussion, vocals
  • Louis Cennamo– bass
  • Richard Hewson– strings, bassoon, oboe
  • Skaila Kanga – harp
  • Paul McCartney– bass
  • Bishop O’Brien – drums, percussion
  • Freddie Redd– keyboards
  • Don Shinn– keyboards
  • Mick Wayne– guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by James Taylor, except where noted.

  1. Don’t Talk Now
  2. Something’s Wrong
  3. Knocking ‘Round the Zoo
  4. Sunshine Sunshine
  5. Taking It In
  6. Something in the Way She Moves
  7. Carolina in My Mind
  8. Brighten Your Night With My Day
  9. Night Owl
  10. Rainy Day Man – James Taylor, Zach Wiesner
  11. Circle Round the Sun – traditional arr. James Taylor
  12. Blues Is Just a Bad Dream

On February 7, 1989.

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On February 7, 1989, “Virgin” label released posthumously “Mystery Girl”, the last album recorded by Roy Orbison. It was recorded October – November 1988, and was produced by Roy Orbison, Mike Campbell, Jeff Lynne, T Bone Burnett, Barbara Orbison and  Bono. On December 6, 1988, Orbison died from a heart attack aged 52.

Personnel:

  • Roy Orbison– vocals, backing vocals, acoustic and electric guitar
  • Jeff Lynne– electric and acoustic guitar, keyboards, piano, bass, backing vocals
  • Tom Petty– acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Mike Campbell– electric and acoustic guitar, bass, mandolin
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Howie Epstein– bass, backing vocals
  • Benmont Tench– piano, organ, cheap strings
  • Phil Jones – drums, percussion
  • Michael Utley– string arrangements
  • Barbara Orbison– backing vocals
  • Al Kooper– organ
  • Billy Burnette– acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Rick Vito– electric and slide guitar, backing vocals
  • Tom “T-Bone” Wolk– bass
  • Buell Neidlinger– arco bass
  • Mickey Curry– drums
  • George Harrison– acoustic guitar
  • Ray Cooper– drums
  • Louis Clark– strings arrangements
  • Ian Wallace– drums, percussion
  • Bono– electric guitar
  • David Rhodes– electric guitar
  • T Bone Burnett– electric guitar
  • Mitchell Froom– piano
  • Jerry Scheff– string bass
  • David Miner– string bass
  • Gary Coleman – percussion
  • Steve Cropper– electric guitar

Track listing:

  1. You Got It – Roy Orbison, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty
  2. In the Real World – Richard Kerr, Will Jennings
  3. (All I Can Do Is) Dream You – Billy Burnette, David Malloy
  4. A Love So Beautiful – Roy Orbison, Jeff Lynne
  5. California Blue – Roy Orbison, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty
  6. She’s a Mystery to Me – Bono, The Edge
  7. The Comedians – Elvis Costello
  8. The Only One – Wesley Orbison, Craig Wiselman
  9. Windsurfer – Roy Orbison, Bill Dees
  10. Careless Heart – Roy Orbison, Diane Warren, Albert Hammond