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On January 6, 2020.

On January 6, 2020, Martin Griffin died aged 69. He was musician (drums), during the seventies he ran “Roche” recording studios in Cornwall, recording many upcoming artists including ABC, Elvis Costello and Secret Affair, but was best known as drummer of Hawkwind and spin-off project Hawklords.

In December 1982.

In December 1982, “Casablanca” label released “White Heat”, the twelfth Dusty Springfield studio album. It was recorded November 1981 – June 1982, at “Conway Recording Studios”, “Kendun Recorders” and “Group IV Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Howard Steele, Dusty Springfield and Andre Sischer.


  • Dusty Springfield – lead and background vocals
  • George Nauful – guitar
  • David Plehn – guitar
  • Jean Roussel – synthesizer, piano
  • Robbie Buchanan – piano, Fender Rhodes electric piano
  • Tommy Faragher – synthesizer, percussion, background vocals, Wurlitzer electric piano, Casio
  • Nicky Hopkins – piano
  • James Newton Howard – Prophet-5 synthesizer, string arrangements
  • Caleb Quaye – synthesizer, bass, guitar, Wurlitzer electric piano, Minimoog
  • Kevan Staples – clarinet, guitar, Minimoog
  • Steve Sykes – guitar, Wurlitzer electric piano, Minimoog
  • Nathan East – bass guitar
  • Davey Faragher – bass
  • Marlo Henderson – bass
  • Mark Leonard – bass
  • Kenny Lee Lewis – bass
  • André Fischer – drums
  • Casey Scheuerell – drums
  • Linn Drums – drums
  • Steve Zaretsky – percussion
  • Max Gronenthal – backing vocals
  • Eddy Keating – backing vocals
  • John Townsend – backing vocals
  • Danny Ironstone – backing vocals
  • Barbara Busa Cilla – backing vocals
  • Nick DeCaro – arranger, conductor
  • Howard Steele – engineer, mixing
  • Steve Zaretsky – engineer assistant
  • Lindy Griffin – engineer assistant
  • Philip Moores – engineer assistant
  • Karen Chamberlain – engineer assistant
  • Les D. Cooper – assistant engineer
  • Debra Courier – production assistant
  • Jackie Krost – executive producer
  • Glen Christensen – art direction
  • Bret Lopez – photography
  • Mac James – paintings

Track listing:

  1. Donnez Moi – Jean-Alain Roussel, Paul Northfield, Luc Plamondon, Christiane Robichaud
  2. I Don’t Think We Could Ever Be Friends – Jean-Alain Roussel, Sting
  3. Blind Sheep – Daniel Ironstone, Tommy Faragher, Dusty Springfield, Mary Unobsky
  4. Don’t Call It Love – Dean Pitchford, Tom Snow
  5. Time and Time Again – Paul Buchanan, Jay Gruska
  6. I Am Curious – Carole Pope, Kevan Staples
  7. Sooner or Later – Tommy Faragher, Daniel Ironstone
  8. Losing You (Just a Memory) – Elvis Costello
  9. Gotta Get Used to You – Jean-Alain Roussel
  10. Soft Core – Carole Pope, Kevan Staples

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

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