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On May 10, 2020.

On May 10, 2020, John Michael McKenzie died aged 64. He was musician (bass, guitar, backing vocals), member of the bands Global Village Trucking Company and Man. He recorded and performed with Eurythmics, The Pretenders, Alison Moyet, Lionel Richie, Dr. John, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Annette Peacock, Steve Hillage, Noel McCalla, Bob Young, Shusha Guppy, Wham!, Deke Leonard, Morrissey-Mullen, Claire Hamill, Space Monkey, Jim Diamond, Bob Dylan, Al Corley, Jeffrey Lee Pierce, Microdisney, Five Star, Endgames, John Mizarolli, Gary Moore, Ian Paice, Jaki Graham, Don Airey, Richard Bailey, Peter Auty, Billy Bremner, Terry Stannard, Simon Kirke, Earl Slick, Graham Lyle, Chris Thompson, Patti Austin, Latin Quarter, Phil Manzanera, Matt Bianco, Pete Brown, Helen Watson, Kevin Rowland, Shakira, David Bowie, Tina Turner, Eric Burdon, Kajagoogoo, Johnny Mathis, Everything But The Girl, Todd Sharpville, Branford Marsalis, Rui Veloso, Tim Finn, Ive Mendes, Tom Scott, David Dundas, Danny Tenaglia, The Christians, Phenix Horns, Duran Duran’s Andy Taylor, Jimmy Iovine, Dave Stewart, Wild, Leon Ware, Eternal, James Ingram, Francis Rossi, Karl Jenkins, Albert Lee, Barbara Dickson, Davy Spillane, Charles Aznavour, Raw Stylus, Linda Taylor, Blair Cunningham, Andy Newmark, Teresa Teng, Annabel Lamb, Nadirah X, Bob Clearmountain, Mitchell Froom, Arthur Louis, and Reggae Philharmonic Orchestra.

In November 1977.

In November 1977, “MCA” label released “All’s Well That Ends Well”, the 14th Man album. It was recorded in December 1976, at “The Roundhouse”, in Chalk Farm, UK, and was produced by Doug Bennett.

Personnel:

  • Mick Jones – vocals, guitar
  • Deke Leonard – vocals, guitar
  • Phil Ryan – vocals, keyboards
  • John McKenzie – vocals, bass
  • Terry Williams – vocals, drums
  • Doug Bennett, Jeffrey Hooper – mixing

Track listing:

  1. Let the Good Times Roll – Sam Theard, Louis Jordan
  2. The Welsh Connection – Mick Jones, Phil Ryan
  3. The Ride and the View – Deke Leonard
  4. Hard Way to Live – Deke Leonard
  5. Born With a Future – Mick Jones, Deke Leonard, Terry Williams, Phil Ryan
  6. Spunk Rock – Mick Jones, Deke Leonard, Terry Williams, Phil Ryan
  7. Romain – Ace, Mick Jones, Deke Leonard

On November 14, 1992.

On November 14, 1992, “Voiceprint” label released “The Twang Dynasty”, the tenth Man studio album. It was recorded August – September 1992, at “Scarf Studios” in London, and was produced by Peter Ker.

Personnel:

  • Micky Jones – vocals, guitar
  • Deke Leonard– vocals, guitar
  • Martin Ace – vocals, bass
  • John Weathers– vocals, drums
  • Julie Sheldon – photography
  • Phil Smee – cover design

Track listing:

All tracks by Micky Jones, Deke Leonard, Martin Ace and John Weathers, except where noted.

  1. A Feather on the Scales of Justice
  2. Mad on Her
  3. Jumpin’ Like a Kangaroo – Martin Ace
  4. The Chimes at Midnight
  5. The Price – Ellis, Micky Jones, Deke Leonard, Martin Ace, John Weathers
  6. Circumstances – Deke Leonard, Simmons
  7. Women
  8. The Chinese Cut
  9. Out of the Darkness
  10. Fast and Dangerous
  11. The Wings of Mercury

In January 1969.

In January 1969, “Pye” label released “Revelation”, the debut Man studio album. It was recorded in December 1968, at “Pye Studios” in London, and at “Langland Hotel” in Swansea, and was produced by John Schroeder.

Personnel:

  • Mike “Micky” Jones – vocals, lead guitar
  • Deke Leonard(credited as Roger Leonard) – vocals, guitar, harp, piano, percussion
  • Clive John – vocals, organ, piano, guitar
  • Jeff Jones – drums, percussion
  • Ray Williams – bass
  • John Schroeder – supervision
  • Alan Florence – engineer
  • Malcolm Eade – sound effects

Track listing:

  1. And in the Beginning….. – Roger Leonard
  2. Sudden Life – Roger Leonard, Clive John
  3. Empty Room – Clive John, Ray Williams
  4. Puella! Puella! (Woman! Woman!) – Mike Jones
  5. Love – Roger Leonard
  6. Erotica – Roger Leonard, Clive John, Mike Jones, Jeff Jones, Ray Williams
  7. Blind Man – Roger Leonard
  8. And Castles Rise in Children’s Eyes – Mike Jones
  9. Don’t Just Stand There (Come in Out of the Rain) – Mike Jones
  10. The Missing Pieces – Roger Leonard, Clive John, Martin Ace, Clive Reynolds
  11. The Future Hides its Face – Roger Leonard

In September 1969.

In September 1969, “Dawn” label released “2 Ozs of Plastic with a Hole in the Middle”, the second Man studio album. It was recorded in 1969, at “Pye Studios” in London, and was produced by John Schroeder.

Personnel:

  • Micky Jones – lead guitar, vocals
  • Clive John – organ, piano, guitar, vocals
  • Ray Williams – bass, vocals
  • Deke Leonard– guitar, harp, piano, harpsichord, percussion, vocals
  • Jeff Jones – drums, percussion
  • “Plug” – drums
  • Engineers – Howard Barrow, Alan Florence, Brian Humphries
  • Liner notes – Dinnes Cruickshank

Track listing:

  1. Prelude / The Storm – Micky Jones, Deke Leonard
  2. It Is As It Must Be – Clive John, Ray Williams
  3. Spunk Box – Clive John, Micky Jones
  4. My Name Is Jesus Smith – Micky Jones, Deke Leonard
  5. Parchment and Candles – Deke Leonard
  6. Brother Arnold’s Red and White Striped Tent – Micky Jones, Deke Leonard

In May 1974.

In May 1974, “United Artists” label released “Rhinos, Winos and Lunatics”, the ninth Man album. It was recorded in 1974, at “Morgan Studios” in Willesden and “Trident Studios” in Wardour Street, and was produced by Roy Thomas Baker.

Personnel:

  • Micky Jones – guitar, vocals
  • Deke Leonard– guitar, vocals
  • Malcolm Morley– guitar, keyboards, vocals
  • Ken Whaley– basn
  • Terry Williams– drums, vocals
  • Engineers – Peter Kelsey, Martin Levan
  • Liner Notes – Michael Heatley
  • Art Direction, Design – Pierre Tubbs
  • Front and back cover photography – Keith Morris
  • Inside photography – David Redfern International

Track listing:

All tracks by Micky Jones, Deke Leonard, Malcolm Morley, Ken Whaley, Terry Williams except where noted.

  1. Taking The Easy Way Out Again
  2. The Thunder And Lightning Kid
  3. California Silks And Satins – Leonard, Morley
  4. Four Day Louise
  5. Intro
  6. Kerosene
  7. Scotch Corner
  8. Exit