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In October 1967.

In October 1967, “Cadet” label released “Groovin’ with the Soulful Strings”, the second Soulful Strings (The) album. It was recorded June – July 1967, and was produced by Esmond Edwards.


  • Richard Evans – musical arrangements, direction
  • Sol Bobrov – viola
  • David Chausow – viola
  • Arthur Ahlman – violin
  • Harold Kupper – violin
  • Karl B. Fruh – cello
  • Emil Mittermann – cello
  • Theodore Ratzer – cello
  • Charles Stepney – organ, vibraphone
  • Lenny Druss – saxophone, flute
  • Vernice Green – saxophone, flute
  • Ronald Steele – guitar, sitar
  • Phil Upchurch – guitar
  • Cleveland Eaton – bass
  • Louis Satterfield – bass
  • Philip R. Thomas – bongos, congas
  • Morris Jennings – drums

Track listing:

  1. Burning Spear – Richard Evans
  2. All Blues – Miles Davis
  3. What Now My Love – Carl Sigman, Gilbert Bécaud, Pierre Delanoë
  4. Within You Without You – George Harrison
  5. Our Day Will Come – Bob Hilliard, Mort Garson
  6. Soul Prelude – J.S. Bach
  7. Groovin’ – Felix Cavaliere, Eddie Brigati
  8. Alfie – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  9. Comin’ Home Baby – Ben Tucker, Bob Dorough
  10. (I Know) I’m Losing You – Norman Whitfield, Eddie Holland, Cornelius Grant

On April 23, 1973.

On April 23, 1973, “Columbia” label released “The Tin Man Was a Dreamer”, the second Nicky Hopkins studio album. It was recorded in 1972 – 1973, at “Apple Studios” in London, “Wally Heider Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by David Briggs and Nicky Hopkins.


  • Nicky Hopkins – vocals, piano, organ
  • Chris Rae – acoustic guitar
  • Mike Egan – acoustic guitar
  • Mick Taylor – acoustic and electric guitars
  • Chris Spedding – electric guitar
  • George Harrison – electric guitar, slide guitar
  • Klaus Voormann – bass
  • Ray Cooper – congas, percussion
  • Prairie Prince – drums
  • Jerry Lynn Williams – vocals
  • Bobby Keys – saxophones
  • Jim Horn – saxophone
  • Jim Price – trumpet
  • Del Newman – string and brass arrangements

Track listing:


All tracks by Nicky Hopkins, except where noted.

  1. Sundown in Mexico
  2. Waiting for the Band
  3. Edward
  4. Dolly – Nicky Hopkins, Jerry Lynn Williams
  5. Speed On – Nicky Hopkins, Jerry Lynn Williams
  6. The Dreamer
  7. Banana Anna – Nicky Hopkins, Jerry Lynn Williams
  8. Lawyer’s Lament – Nicky Hopkins, Jerry Lynn Williams
  9. Shout It Out – Nicky Hopkins, Jerry Lynn Williams
  10. Pig’s Boogie

On March 21, 2005.

On March 21, 2005, “Sanctuary” label released “A Hyperactive Workout for the Flying Squad”, the seventh Ocean Colour Scene studio album. It was recorded March – April 2004, at “Piersie Lodge” in Kirriemuir, Scotland, “Battery Studios” in London, and was produced by Dave Eringa.


  • Simon Fowler – lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica
  • Steve Cradock – guitar, bass, piano, xylophone, harmonium, tambura, percussion
  • Oscar Harrison – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Paul Weller – guitar
  • Dave Eringa – keyboards, synthesizer, arrangements, programming, mixing
  • Jools Holland – organ
  • Jacko Peake – alto and baritone saxophone
  • Dominic Glover – trumpet
  • Anne Stephenson, Gini Ball, Julia Singleton, Sally Herbert – violin
  • Claire Orsler – viola
  • John McCusker – violin, viola
  • Ian Budge – cello
  • Sally Herbert – string arrangements
  • Guy Massey – engineer, mixing
  • Matt Hyde – engineer
  • Howie Weinberg – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Simon Fowler, Steve Cradock and Oscar Harrison, except where noted..

  1. Everything Comes at the Right Time
  2. Free My Name
  3. Wah Wah – George Harrison
  4. Drive Away
  5. I Love You
  6. This Day Should Last Forever
  7. Move Things Over
  8. Waving Not Drowning
  9. God’s World
  10. Another Time to Stay
  11. Have You Got the Right
  12. Start of the Day – Anthony and Chris Griffiths  
  13. My Time – Keith Anderson

On March 21, 1969.

On March 21, 1969, “Apple” label released “Is This What You Want?”, the debut Jackie Lomax album. It was recorded June –January 1969, at “Sound Recorders Studio” in Los Angeles, “EMI Studios” and “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by George Harrison and Jackie Lomax.


  • Jackie Lomax – lead and backing vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, bass
  • George Harrison – acoustic and electric guitars
  • Larry Knechtel – piano, electric piano, organ
  • Paul McCartney – bass, electric guitar, drums, backing vocals
  • Eric Clapton – electric guitar
  • Nicky Hopkins – piano, organ
  • Klaus Voormann – bass
  • Joe Osborn – bass
  • Spike Heatley – standup bass
  • Hal Blaine – drums
  • Ringo Starr – drums
  • Bishop O’Brien – drums
  • Tony Newman – drums
  • Pete Clark – drums, percussion
  • Alan Branscombe – saxophone
  • Paul Beaver – Moog synthesizer
  • Bernie Krause – Moog synthesizer
  • Mal Evans – sound effects
  • Alan Pariser – sound effects
  • John Barham – string and brass arrangements
  • uncredited – female backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Jackie Lomax, except where noted.

  1. Speak to Me
  2. Is This What You Want?
  3. How Can You Say Goodbye
  4. Sunset
  5. Sour Milk Sea – George Harrison
  6. Fall Inside Your Eyes
  7. Little Yellow Pills
  8. Take My Word
  9. The Eagle Laughs at You
  10. Baby You’re a Lover
  11. You’ve Got Me Thinking
  12. I Just Don’t Know

On January 16, 2021.

On January 16, 2021, Harvey Phillip Spector died aged 81. He was musician (guitar, piano), vocalist, songwriter and music producer. He developed music production “Wall of Sound”, he described as “Wagnerian approach to rock and roll”. Spector started the music career as member of the band Teddy Bears, at age of 21 he co-founded “Philles Records” and became the youngest ever US label owner to that point. In the 60’s he wrote songs or produced music for The Ronettes, The Crystals, Ike & Tina Turner, produced Beatles album “Let It Be”, and few solo John Lennon and George Harrison recordings. He also worked with Leonard Cohen, Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans, Darlene Love, Ronnie Spector, The Wrecking Crew, The Righteous Brothers, and The Ramones. In 1973 Spector won “Grammy Award for Album of the Year” for co-producing Harrison’s “Concert for Bangladesh”, in 1989 he was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”, and in 1997 he was inducted into the “Songwriters Hall of Fame”. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him at number 63 on their list of “The Greatest Artists in History”.In 2009, he was convicted for the 2003 murder of the actress Lana Clarkson and sentenced to 19 years to life in prison, where he died.

On January 13, 2017.

On January 13, 2017, “Glassnote Records” label released “Gentlewoman, Ruby Man”, a cover album by Flo Morrissey and Matthew E. White. It was recorded in 2016, at “Montrose Recording” in Richmond, VA, and was produced by Matthew E. White.


  • Matthew E. White – vocals
  • Flo Morrissey – vocals
  • Allan Parker – guitar
  • Devonne Harris – keyboards
  • Cameron Raiston – bass
  • Pinson Chanselle – drums, percussion
  • Adrian Olsen – engineer, mixing
  • Vlado Meller – mastering
  • Alexandra Spalding – technician
  • Joel Speasmaker – art direction
  • Anouska Beckwith – photography
  • Cameron Lewis – photography
  • Jethro Waters – photography

Track listing:

  1. Look at What the Light Did Now – Kyle Field
  2. Thinking ‘Bout You – Frank Ocean
  3. Looking for You – Nino Ferrer
  4. The Color of Anything – James Blake
  5. Everybody Loves the Sunshine – Roy Ayers
  6. Grease – Barry Gibb
  7. Suzanne – Leonard Cohen
  8. Sunday Morning – Lou Reed, John Cale
  9. Heaven Can Wait – Charlotte Gainsbvourg
  10. Govindam – George Harrison

On december 3, 2008.

On December 3, 2008, Derek Wadsworth died aged 69. He was musician (cornet, trombone, keyboards), composer and arranger. He was musical director for Diana Ross, Dusty Springfield, and the musical “Hair”. As a musician and arranger he worked with Maynard Ferguson, Georgie Fame, Nina Simone, David Essex, Judy Garland, Humphrey Lyttelton, Graham Collier, Tonny Bennett, George Harrison, Tom Jones, Dionne Warwick, Mike Oldfield, Simply Red, Kate Bush, Cat Stevens, Small Faces, Manferd Mann, and the Rolling Stones.

On November 29, 2001.

On November 29, 2001, George Harrison died aged 58. He was musician (guitar), singer, songwriter, and music and movie producer, lead guitarist and occasional lead vocalist of The Beatles. His interest in folk music and especially in Indian music had serious influence on the band’s Hindu-aligned spirituality in the later years. Some of his songs composed for the band include “Here Comes the Sun”, “Something”, “Taxman”, “Within You Without You”, and “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”. After The Beatles broke-up in 1970, Harrison released the album “All Things Must Pass” which included the track “My Sweet Lord”, his most successful single, and the first solo single by any member of The Beatles that sold over million copies. In 1971, together with Ravi Shankar he organized “Concert for Bangladesh”, the first big benefit concert in the music history. In 1974, Harrison founded the music label “Dark Horse Records”, and co-founded movie label “Hand Made Films” in 1978. In 1988, with Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, and Roy Orbison, he co-founded the supergroup The Travelling Wilburys. As a guitarist he recorded for Badfinger, Billy Preston, Bob Dylan, Duane Eddy, Randy Newman, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Ronnie Wood, and Tom Petty. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked Harrison at number 11 in their list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”. In 1988, as a member of The Beatles he was inducted in the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”, and in 2004, posthumously for his solo career. As a solo artist, Harrison released twelve studio and two live albums.

On November 8, 1971.

On November 8, 1971, “A&M” label released “I Wrote a Simple Song”, the sixth Billy Preston studio album. It was recorded February, August and September 1971, at “A&M Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Billy Preston.


  • Billy Preston – vocals, piano, Hammond organ, keyboards
  • David T. Walker – electric guitar
  • George Harrison – guitar, dobro
  • Manuel Kellough – drums
  • King Errisson – congas, percussion
  • Rocky Peoples – tenor saxophone
  • Carlos Garnette – trumpet
  • Quincy Jones – string and horn arrangements
  • Clydie King, Douglas Gibbs, Duane Rogers, Eugene Bryant, Jesse Kirkland, Merry Clayton, Myrna Matthews, Patrice Holloway, Sherrell Atwood, Venetta Fields – backing vocals,
  • Roland Young – art direction
  • Jim McCrary – photography
  • Tommy Vicari – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Preston and Joe Green, except where noted.

  1. Should Have Known Better
  2. I Wrote a Simple Song
  3. John Henry – Billy Preston, Robert Sam
  4. Without a Song – William Rose, Edward Eliscu, Vincent Youmans
  5. The Bus
  6. Outa-Space
  7. The Looner Tune – Billy Preston, Joe Greene, Jesse Kirkland
  8. You Done Got Older – Billy Preston, Bruce Fisher
  9. Swing Down Chariot – traditional; arranged by Billy Preston, Joe Greene
  10. God Is Great
  11. My Country, ‘Tis of Thee – traditional

On November 1, 1971.

On November 1, 1971, “A&M” label released “Footprint”, the second Gary Wright studio album. It was recorded in 1971, in London and New York City, and was produced by Gary Wright.


  • Gary Wright – vocals, keyboards, acoustic guitar
  • George Harrison – electric and acoustic guitars
  • Hugh McCracken – electric and acoustic guitars
  • Jerry Donahue – electric guitar, percussion
  • Mick Jones – guitar
  • Klaus Voormann – bass
  • Tom Duffy – bass
  • Alan White – drums, percussion, harpsichord
  • Jim Keltner – drums
  • Jim Gordon – drums
  • Colin Allen – drums, percussion
  • Bryson Graham – drums
  • Bobby Keys – tenor saxophone
  • Jim Price – trumpet, trombone
  • King Curtis – saxophone
  • John Barham – string arrangements
  • Doris Troy, Nanette Newman, Madeline Bell, Liza Strike, Barry St John, P. P. Arnold, Jimmy Thomas – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Gary Wright.

  1. Give Me the Good Earth
  2. Two Faced Man
  3. Love to Survive
  4. Whether It’s Right or Wrong
  5. Stand for Our Rights
  6. Fascinating Things
  7. Forgotten
  8. If You Treat Someone Right