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In August 1985.

In August 1985, “Columbia” label released “The Rose of England”, the sixth Nick Lowe album. It was recorded 1984 – 1985, at “Eden Studios” in Acton, “Boathouse Studios” in Twickenham, London, and was produced by Nick Lowe, Colin Fairley and Huey Lewis.


  • Nick Lowe – vocals, bass, guitar
  • Martin Belmont – guitar
  • Paul Carrack – organ, bass, piano, backing vocals
  • Bobby Irwin – drums, backing vocals
  • Andrew Bodnar – bass
  • Nick Pentelow – tenor saxophone
  • Huey Lewis – harmonica, backing vocals
  • Mario Cipollina – bass
  • Johnny Colla – guitar, saxophone, backing vocals
  • Bill Gibson – drums, backing vocals
  • Chris Hayes – guitar, backing vocals
  • Sean Hopper – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Chris “Boothill” Thompson – banjo

Track klisting:

All tracks by Nick Lowe except where noted.

  1. Darlin’ Angel Eyes
  2. She Don’t Love Nobody – John Hiatt
  3. 7 Nights to Rock – Henry Glover, Louis Innis, Buck Trail
  4. Long Walk Back – Nick Lowe, Martin Belmont, Paul Carrack, Bobby Irwin
  5. The Rose of England
  6. Lucky Dog
  7. I Knew the Bride (When She Used to Rock & Roll)
  8. Indoor Fireworks – Elvis Costello
  9. (Hope to God) I’m Right
  10. I Can Be the One You Love
  11. Everyone – Gary Rue
  12. Bo Bo Skediddle – Webb Pierce, Wayne Walker

On May 2, 2000.

On May 2, 2000, “Super Ego” label released “Bachelor No. 2 or, the Last Remains of the Dodo”, the third Aimee Mann studio album. It was recorded in 1999, and was produced by Aimee Mann, Jon Brion, Mike Denneen, Buddy Judge and Brendan O’Brien.


  • Aimee Mann – lead and backing vocals, bass, acoustic, electric and Guitar Nashville guitar, tambourine, Bad Hi-Hat
  • Jon Brion – electric guitar, keyboards, drums, backing vocals
  • Michael Lockwood – 12 string acoustic and electric guitar, Cheesy keyboards, percussion, backing vocals
  • Michael Penn – slide, feedback and electric guitar, backing vocals
  • Clayton Scoble – electric guitar
  • Jennifer Trynin – electric guitar
  • Benmont Tench –Chamberlin, piano
  • Patrick Warren – keyboards, piano, Chamberlin, guitar, accordion, celeste
  • Brendan O’Brien – bass, slide guitar
  • Dan MacCarroll – drums
  • Ric Menck – drums
  • John Sands – drums
  • Michael Hausman – tambourine, drum programming
  • Buddy Judge – drum programming, Wurlitzer, drum loops 
  • Hank Linderman – drum programming
  • Mark Flannagan – trumpet
  • Michael Panes – violin
  • Juliana Hatfield – backing vocals
  • Grant Lee Phillips – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Aimee Mann, except where noted.

  1. How Am I Different – Jon Brion, Aimee Mann
  2. Nothing Is Good Enough
  3. Red Vines
  4. The Fall of the World’s Own Optimist – Elvis Costello, Aimee Mann
  5. Satellite
  6. Deathly
  7. Ghost World
  8. Calling It Quits
  9. Driving Sideways – Michael Lockwood, Aimee Mann
  10. Just Like Anyone
  11. Susan
  12. It Takes All Kinds – Jon Brion, Aimee Mann
  13. You Do

On March 14, 1991.

On March 14, 1991, Jerome Solon Felder aka Doc Pomus died aged 65. He was singer and songwriter, co-writer (together with Mort Shuman) of big number of hits, many of them became rock and roll standards, including: “A Teenager in Love”, “Save The Last Dance For Me”, “Hushabye”, “This Magic Moment”, “Turn Me Loose”, “Sweets For My Sweet”, “Go, Jimmy, Go”, “Little Sister”, “Can’t Get Used to Losing You”, “Suspicion”, “Surrender” and “His Latest Flame”. He also co-wrote with Phil Spector few successful tracks including “Young Boy Blues”, “Ecstasy”, “First Taste of Love” and “What Am I to Do?” His songs were performed by hundreds of artists including The Beatles, Ray Charles, Elvis Presley, Elvis Costello, Dean Martin, Andy Williams, Bad Company, Leonard Cohen, Van Morrison, Led Zeppelin, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Buble, Dolly Parton, Joe Cocker, ZZ Top, Emmy Lou Harris, Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, Harry Nilsson, John Hiatt, The Beach Boys, B.B. King, Dion, The New York Dolls, Shawn Colvin and Los Lobos. As singer Pomus performed with Milt Jackson, Mickey Baker, and King Curtis. In 1991 he was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”, in 1992, in the “Songwriters Hall of Fame”, and in 2012 into the “Blues Hall of Fame”.

On February 28, 2010.

On February 28, 2010, Tom “T-Bone” Wolk died aged 58. He was musician (bass, guitar, mandolin, accordion), and music producer, worked with Kurtis Blow, Carly Simon, Saturday night Live house band, Elvis Costello, Billy Joel, Squeeze, Shawn Colvin and Jellyfish, but was best known as member and bass player of Hall & Oates.

On december 23, 2003.

On December 23, 2003, “Universal” label released “Riffs”, the twenty-sixth Status Quo studio album. It was recorded in 2002, at “Ridge Farm Studios” in Rusper, UK, “State of The Ark Studios” in Richmond, UK, and was produced by Mike Paxman.


  • Francis Rossi – vocals, lead guitar
  • Rick Parfitt – vocals, guitar
  • John Edwards – bass, vocals
  • Andy Bown – keyboards
  • Matt Letley – drums

Track listing:

  1. Caroline – Francis Rossi, Bob Young
  2. I Fought The Law – Sonny Curtis
  3. Born To Be Wild – Mars Bonfire
  4. Takin’ Care of Business – Randy Bachman
  5. Wild One – Johnny O’Keefe, David Owens, Johnny Greenan
  6. On The Road Again – Floyd Jones, Alan Wilson
  7. Tobacco Road – John D. Loudermilk
  8. Centerfold – Seth Justman
  9. All Day And All Of The Night – Ray Davies
  10. Don’t Bring Me Down – Jeff Lynne
  11. Junior’s Wailing – Kieran White, Martin Pugh
  12. Pump It Up – Elvis Costello
  13. Down the Dustpipe – Carl Grossman
  14. Whatever You Want – Rick Parfitt, Andy Bown
  15. Rockin’ All Over The World – John Fogerty

On November 10, 2015.

On November 10, 2015, Allen Toussaint died aged 77. He was musician (vocal, piano), songwriter, arranger, and record producer, an influential figure in New Orleans rhythm and blues from the 1950s to the end of the century. His compositions were recorded by many musicians, and he was producer of hundreds of recordings. Toussaint recorded and performed with many musicians including Irma Thomas, Lee Dorsey, The Meters, Ernie K Doe, Rosemary Butler, Merry Clayton, Elvis Costello, Dr. John, Venetta Fields, Etta James, Labelle, John Mayall, Paul McCartney, The Meters, Bonnie Raitt, and The Band. As leader Toussaint released eleven studio albums.

On September 17, 2012.

On September 17, 2012, “Nonesuch” label released “Where Do You Start”, the 29th Brad Mehldau album. It was recorded November 2008 – April 2011, at “Avatar Studios” in New York, and was produced by Brad Mehldau.


  • Brad Mehldau– piano
  • Larry Grenadier– bass
  • Jeff Ballard– drums

Track listing:

  1. Got Me Wrong – Jerry Cantrell
  2. Holland – Sufjan Stevens
  3. Brownie Speaks – Clifford Brown
  4. Baby Plays Around – Cait O’Riordan, Elvis Costello
  5. Airegin – Sonny Rollins
  6. Hey Joe – Billy Roberts
  7. Samba e Amor – Chico Buarque
  8. Jam – Brad Mehldau
  9. Time Has Told Me – Nick Drake
  10. Aquelas Coisas Todas – Toninho Horta
  11. Where Do You Start? – Marilyn Bergman, Alan Bergman, Johnny Mandel

On June 8, 1979.

On June 8, 1979, “Swan Song” label released “Repeat When Necessary”, the fifth Dave Edmunds album. It was recorded in 1978 and was produced by Dave Edmunds.


  • Dave Edmunds– vocals, guitars, piano
  • Billy Murray (Billy Bremner)– guitar, backing vocals
  • Nick Lowe– bass, backing vocals
  • Terry Williams– drums
  • Huey Lewis– harmonica
  • Albert Lee– guitar
  • Roger Bechirian– piano

Track listing:

  1. Girls Talk – Elvis Costello
  2. Crawling from the Wreckage – Graham Parker
  3. The Creature from the Black Lagoon – Billy Bremner
  4. Sweet Little Lisa – Donivan Cowart, Martin Cowart, Hank DeVito
  5. Dynamite – Ian Samwell
  6. Queen of Hearts – Hank DeVito
  7. Home in My Hand – Ronnie Self
  8. Goodbye Mr. Good Guy – Pat Meager, Billy Bremner
  9. Take Me for a Little While – Trade Martin
  10. We Were Both Wrong – Billy Bremner
  11. Bad Is Bad – Alex Call, John Ciambotti, Sean Hopper, Huey Lewis, John McFee, Michael Schriener

On April 22, 2003.

On April 22, 2003, Matilda Genevieve Scaduto died aged 77. With her husband Diadorius Boudleaux Bryant wrote number of hits for The Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison. Their songs were recorded by many artists including The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Tonny Bennett, Grateful Dead, Simon and Garfunkel, Sarah Vaughan, Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, Gram Parson, Joan Jett, The Beach Boys, Elvis Costello, Count Basie, Lynn Anderson, Sonny James, Eddy Arnold, Bob Moore, Charley Pride, Nazareth, Jim Reeves, Leo Sayer, Jerry Lee Lewis, Cher, R.E.M. and Ray Charles.

On April 17, 2015.

On April 17, 2015, “ECM” label released “Surrounded by Sea”, the 13th Andy Sheppard album. It was recorded in August 2014, at “Auditorio Stello Molo RSI” in Lugano, Switzerland, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.


  • Andy Sheppard– tenor and soprano saxophone
  • Eivind Aarset– guitar
  • Michel Benita– double bass
  • Sebastian Rochford– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Andy Sheppard except where noted

  1. Tipping Point – Andy Sheppard, Michel Benita
  2. I Want to Vanish – Elvis Costello
  3. Aoidh, Na Dean Cadal Idir (Part 1) – traditional
  4. Origin of Species
  5. They Aren’t Perfect and Neither Am I – Sebastian Rochford
  6. Medication
  7. Aoidh, Na Dean Cadal Idir (Part 2) – traditional
  8. The Impossibility of Silence
  9. I See Your Eyes Before Me
  10. A Letter – Michel Benita
  11. Aoidh, Na Dean Cadal Idir (Part 3) traditional
  12. Looking for Ornette