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On August 8, 2017.

On August 8, 2017, Glen Travis Campbell died aged 81. He was country and rock singer, musician, songwriter, television host, and actor. Campbell released more than 70 albums; sold 45 million records and won 12 “RIAA” Gold albums, four Platinum and one double-Platinum album. In 1967 Campbell won four “Grammy Awards” in the country and pop categories. In 2000, 2004 and 2009, Campbell won “Grammy Hall of Fame Awards and in 2012, he won the “Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award”. He also won awards for “Male Vocalist of the Year” the “Country Music Association (CMA)” and the “Academy of Country Music (ACM)”, and took the “CMA’s” top award as 1968 Entertainer of the Year. In his 50 years long career, Campbell has recorded and performed with many famous musicians including Bobby Darin, Ricky Nelson, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, The Monkees, Nancy Sinatra, Merle Haggard,  Jan and Dean, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Phil Spector, Ricky Nelson and The Beach Boys.

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On May 18, 2010.

The_Black_Keys_-_Brothers

On May 18, 2010, “Nonesuch” label released “Brothers”, the sixth Black Keys studio album. It was recorded 2009, at “Muscle Shoals Sound Studio” in Sheffield, Alabama, “The Bunker On Apple” in Portland, Oregon, “Easy Eye Sound System” and “Soil of the South Studios” in San Diego, and was produced by The Black Keys, Mark Neill and Danger Mouse.The album was certified Platinum in the US by the “RIAA”; double Platinum in Canada and Gold in the UK.by the “BPI”.  In 2011, “Brothers” won three “Grammy Awards”, including honors for “Best Alternative Music Album”.

Personnel:

  • Dan Auerbach– vocals, guitars, bass guitar, keyboards
  • Patrick Carney– drums, percussion
  • Tchad Blake– mixing
  • Brian Lucey – mastering
  • Mark Neill – engineering

Track listing:

All tracks by Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney, except where noted.

  1. Everlasting Light
  2. Next Girl
  3. Tighten Up
  4. Howlin for You
  5. She’s Long Go
  6. Black Mud
  7. The Only One
  8. Too Afraid to Love You
  9. Ten Cent Pistol
  10. Sinister Kid
  11. The Go Getter
  12. I’m Not the One
  13. Unknown Better
  14. Never Gonna Give You Up – Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff, and Jerry Butler
  15. These Days

On January 1, 1974.

Court and spark

On January 1, 1974, “Asylum” label released “Court and Spark”, the sixth Joni Mitchell studio album.  It was recorded in 1973, and was produced by Joni Mitchell. The album was big commercial success; it received a Double Platinum certification in the US by the “RIAA” and was voted the best album of the year for 1974 in “The Village Voice Pazz & Jop Critics Poll.” In 2003, the album was ranked at number 113 in “Rolling Stone” magazine list of “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Joni Mitchell– vocals, including background; acoustic guitar; piano; clavinet
  • John Guerin– drums and percussion
  • Wilton Felder– bass
  • Max Bennett– bass
  • Jim Hughart – bass
  • Milt Holland– chimes
  • Tom Scott– woodwinds and reeds
  • Chuck Findley– trumpet
  • Joe Sample– electric piano, clavinet
  • David Crosby– background vocals
  • Graham Nash– background vocals
  • Susan Webb – background vocals
  • Larry Carlton– electric guitar
  • Wayne Perkins– electric guitar
  • Dennis Budimir – electric guitar
  • Robbie Robertson– electric guitar
  • José Feliciano– electric guitar
  • Cheech Marin– background voice
  • Tommy Chong– background voice

Track listing:

All track by Joni Mitchell, except where noted.

  1. Court and Spark
  2. Help me
  3. Free Man in Paris
  4. People’s Parties
  5. Same Situation
  6. Car on a Hill
  7. Down to You
  8. Just Like This Train
  9. Raise on Robbery
  10. Trouble Child
  11. Twisted – Annie Rose and Wardell Gray