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On June 5, 2012.

On June 5, 2012, “Fantasy” label released “Analog Man”, the eleventh Joe Walsh album. It was recorded in 2011, and was produced by Joe Walsh, Jeff Lynne and Tim Armstrong.


  • Joe Walsh – vocals, guitar, bass, piano, drums
  •  Little Richard – lead vocals
  • Jeff Lynne – keyboards, guitar, bass, drums, backing vocals, engineer, mixing
  • Joe Vitale – keyboards, sitar
  • Richard Davis – synthesizer, programming
  • Greg Leisz – pedal steel guitar
  • Jay Dee Maness – pedal steel guitar
  • Tim Armstrong – guitar
  • Rick Rosas – bass
  • Kenny Passarelli – bass
  • Dale Peters – bass
  • Ringo Starr – drums
  • Jim Fox – drums, background vocals
  • Steve Jay – percussion
  • Bruce Sugar – percussion, programming
  • Tommy Lee James – backing vocals
  • Graham Nash – backing vocals
  • David Crosby – backing vocals
  • Steve Jay, Bruce Sugar, John Morrical, Ken Hammon – engineer, mixing 
  • Howie Weinberg, Dan Gerbarg – mastering
  • Jeri Heiden/Smog Design, Inc. – art direction
  • Ryan Corey/Smog Design, Inc. – background photography, package design

Track listing:

All tracks by Joe Walsh, except where noted.

  1. Analog Man – Joe Walsh, Drew Hester, Gannin Arnold
  2. Wrecking Ball – Joe Walsh, Tommy Lee James
  3. Lucky That Way – Joe Walsh, Tommy Lee James
  4. Spanish Dancer
  5. Funk 50
  6. Band Played On – Joe Walsh, Tommy Lee James
  7. Family – Joe Walsh, Tommy Lee James
  8. One Day at a Time
  9. Hi – Roller Baby – Tim Armstrong
  10. India

In November 1970.

In November 1970, “Reprise” label released “Anyway”, the fourth Family album.Side one was recorded on July 26, 1970, at a concert at “Fairfield Halls” in Croydon, London; side two is a collection of new tracks recorded in 1970, at “Olympic Sound Studios” in London. The album was produced by Roger Chapman, Charlie Whitney, John Weider, Poli Palmer and Rob Townsend


  • Roger Chapman– vocals, percussion
  • Charlie Whitney– acoustic and electric guitars, bass
  • John Weider– bass, violin, amplified acoustic guitar, percussion
  • Poli Palmer- percussion, vibraphone, electric piano, piano, flute, drums
  • Rob Townsend– drums, percussion
  • George Chkiantz– engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by John “Charlie” Whitney and Roger Chapman, except where noted.

“Fairfield Halls”, Croydon.

  1. Good News Bad News
  2. Willow Tree
  3. Holding the Compass
  4. Strange Band – Charlie Whitney, Roger Chapman, Robin Williamson


“Olympic Studios”, London

  1. Part of the Load
  2. Anyway
  3. Normans – Poli Palmer, Charlie Whitney, John Weider
  4. Lives and Ladies


On February 10, 2017.

On February 10, 2017, “Def Jam” label released “No Culture”, the sixth Mother Mother album. It was recorded in 2016, and was produced by Ryan Guldemond, Brian Howes and Jason Van Poederooyen.


  • Molly Guldemond – vocals, keyboard
  • Ryan Guldemond – vocals, guitar
  • Jasmin Parkin – vocals, keyboard
  • Ali Siadat – drums
  • Mike Young – bass

Track listing:

All tracks by Ryan Guldemond.

  1. Free
  2. Love Stuck
  3. The Drugs
  4. Back in School
  5. Letter
  6. Baby Boy
  7. Mouth of the Devil
  8. No Culture
  9. Everything Is Happening
  10. Family

In September 1973.

In September 1973, “Raft” label released “It’s Only a Movie”, the seventh Family studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Knowie Hall”; “Olympic Studios” and “Air Studios”, and was produced by Roger Chapman, John “Charlie” Whitney , Tony Ashton, Jim Cregan and Rob Townsend. “It’s Only a Movie” was band’s last studio album before it disbanded the same year.


  • Roger Chapman- lead vocals
  • John “Charlie” Whitney- guitar, banjo
  • Tony Ashton- keyboards, backing vocals
  • Jim Cregan- bass
  • Rob Townsend- drums, percussion
  • Peter Hope-Evans- harmonica
  • Del Newman – string and horn arrangements

Track listing:

All tracks by John “Charlie” Whitney and Roger Chapman,  except where noted.

  1. It’s Only a Movie
  2. Leroy
  3. Buffet Tea for Two
  4. Boom Bang
  5. Boots’n’Roots
  6. Banger
  7. Sweet Desiree
  8. Suspicion
  9. Check Out – John “Charlie” Whitney, Roger Chapman, Jim Cregan

In September 1972.

In September 1972, “Reprise” label released “Bandstand”, the sixth Family studio album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Olympic Studio” in London, and was produced by George Chkiantz, Roger Chapman, Charlie Whitney, Poli Palmer, John Wetton and Rob Townsend.


  • Roger Chapman– lead vocals, percussion, soprano saxophone
  • Charlie Whitney– guitars, keyboards
  • Poli Palmer– keyboards, vibes, flute, percussion, guitar
  • John Wetton– basses, backing vocals, guitars
  • Rob Townsend– drums, percussion
  • Linda Lewis– backing vocals
  • Del Newman – string arrangements

Track listing:

All tracks by Charlie Whitney and Roger Chapman except where noted.

  1. Burlesque
  2. Bolero Babe
  3. Coronation – Charlie Whitney, Roger Chapman, John Wetton
  4. Dark Eyes – Roger Chapman, Poli Palmer
  5. Broken Nose
  6. My Friend the Sun
  7. Glove
  8. Ready To Go
  9. Top of the Hill


In March 1969.


In March 1969, “Reprise” label released “Family Entertainment”, the second Family album. It was recorded 1968 – 1969, and was produced by Glyn Johns and John Gilbert. “Family Entertainment” was the last album with the band original lineup.


  • Roger Chapman – lead and backing vocals, percussion
  • John “Charlie” Whitney – guitars, organ, piano
  • Jim King – saxophone, backing and lead vocals, piano
  • Ric Grech – bass, backing and lead vocals, violin
  • Rob Townsend: drums, percussion
  • Nicky Hopkins: piano

Track listing:

All tracks by Roger Chapman and John “Charlie” Whitney except where noted.

  1. The Weaver’s Answer
  2. Observation from a Hill
  3. Hung Up Down
  4. Summer 67 – John “Charlie” Whitney
  5. How-Hi-the-Li – Ric Grech
  6. Second Generation Woman – Ric Grech
  7. From Past Archives
  8. Dim
  9. Procession – John “Charlie” Whitney
  10. Face in the Cloud – Ric Grech
  11. Emotions – John “Charlie” Whitney, Ric Grech, Roger Chapman


On January 31, 2017.


On January 31, 2017, John Kenneth Wetton died aged 67. He was singer, bassist, and songwriter, best known as founding member and bass player of King Crimson and Asia. He has recorded and performed with Mogul Thrash, Family,  Roxy Music, Uriah Heep, U.K., Jack-Knife, Wishbone Ash, Phenomena, Gordon Haskell, Renaissance, Qango, Brian Eno, Ayreon,Steve Howe, Bill Bruford, Geoff Downes, Larry Norman, Alan White, Billy Sherwood, Peter Banks, Bryan Ferry, Pete Sinfield, Roger Chapman, Duncan Mackay, Atoll, District 97, Ayreon, Eddie Jobson, David Cross and Steve Hackett. Wetton also had successful solo career and has released six solo studio albums.


Ob October 29, 1971.


On October 29, 1971, “Reprise” label released “Fearless”, the fifth Family album. It was recorded in 1971, at “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by Family and George Chkiantz.


  • Roger Chapman: lead vocals, guitars, percussion
  • Charlie Whitney: guitars, mandolin, percussion
  • John “Poli” Palmer: keyboards, backing vocals, vibes, flute, percussion
  • John Wetton: bass, backing vocals, guitars, contracts, keyboards
  • Rob Townsend: drums, paiste cymbals, percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Roger Chapman and Charlie Whitney except where noted.

  1. Between Blue and Me
  2. Sat’d’y Barfly
  3. Larf and Sing – John “Poli” Palmer
  4. Spanish Tide
  5. Save Some for Thee
  6. Take Your Partners – Charlie Whitney,Roger Chapman, John “Poli” Palmer
  7. Children
  8. Crinkly Grin –John “Poli” Palmer
  9. Blind
  10. Burning Bridges – Charlie Whitney, Roger Chapman, John “Poli” Palmer

On January 23, 1970.


On January 23, 1970, “Reprise” label released “A Song for Me”, the third Family studio album. It was recorded in 1969 at “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by Roger Chapman, John Whitney, John Weider, John Palmer and Robert Townsend.


  • Roger Chapman– vocals, percussion
  • John “Charlie” Whitney– guitars, banjo, organ
  • John Weider– guitars, violin, dobro
  • John “Poli” Palmer– vibes, piano, flute
  • Robert Townsend– drums, percussion, harp

Track listing:

All tracks by John “Charlie” Whitney and Roger Chapman, except where noted.

  1. Drowned in Wine
  2. Some Poor Soul
  3. Love is a Sleeper
  4. Stop for the Traffic – Through the Heart of Me
  5. Wheels – John “Charlie” Whitney, Roger Chapman, Rick Grech
  6. Song for Sinking Lovers
  7. Hey – Let It Rock
  8. The Cat and the Rat
  9. 93’s O.K. J – John “Charlie” Whitney, John Weider
  10. A Song for Me – John “Charlie” Whitney,Roger Chapman, John Weider, Rob Townsend