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In March 1982.

In March 1982, “Atlantic” label released “One to One”, the thirteen Carole King album. It was recorded in 1982, at “Studio South” in Austin, Texas and “Kendun Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Mark Hallman and Carole King. The album was accompanied by concert video featuring on-camera comments by Carole King, live performances from “One to One” studio album, and some of her best-known songs from previous LP’s.


  • Carole King – vocals, piano
  • Mark Hallman- guitar, harmonica, background vocals
  • Reese Wynans- keyboards
  • Danny Kortchmar- guitar
  • Robert McEntee – guitar
  • Eric Johnson- guitar, Fender Rhodes
  • Charles Larkey – bass
  • Steve Meador – drums
  • Christopher Dennis – percussion
  • Richard Hardy – flute, saxophone
  • Louise Goffin- background vocals
  • Engineered by Chet Himes, James Tuttle

Track listing:

All tracks by Carole King except where noted.

  1. One to One – Carole King, Cynthia Weil
  2. It’s a War
  3. Lookin’ Out for Number One
  4. Life Without Love – Gerry Goffin, Louise Goffin, Warren Pash
  5. Golden Man
  6. Read Between the Lines
  7. (Love Is Like A) Boomerang
  8. Goat Annie
  9. Someone You Never Met Before – Louise Goffin, Carole King
  10. Little Prince



On August 15, 1975.

Atlantic Crossing

On August 15, 1975, “Riva” label released “Atlantic Crossing”, the sixth Rod Stewart album. It was recorded .April-June 1975, at “A&R” in New York; “Criteria” in Miami; “Wally Heider” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Tom Dowd. The album was certified Platinum in UK by the “BPI”.


  • Rod Stewart – vocals
  • Pete Carr- acoustic guitar and electric guitar
  • Jesse Ed Davis- guitars
  • Steve Cropper- guitars
  • Fred Tackett, guitars
  • Jimmy Johnson- guitars
  • Barry Beckett- keyboards
  • Albhy Galuten- keyboards
  • Booker T. Jones- Hammond organ
  • Donald “Duck” Dunn- bass
  • Lee Sklar- bass
  • Bob Glaub- bass
  • David Hood- bass
  • David Lindley- mandolin, violin
  • Al Jackson, Jr.- drums
  • Roger Hawkins- drums
  • Nigel Olsson- drums
  • Willie Correa- drums
  • The Memphis Horns- trumpet, trombone, saxophone
  • Cindy & Bob Singers, The Pets & The Clappers – backing vocals
  • String arrangements byArif Mardin and James Mitchell

Track listing:

  1. Three Time Loser – Rod Stewart
  2. Alright for an Hour – Rod Stewart, Jesse Ed Davis
  3. All in the Name of Rock ‘N’ Roll – Rod Stewart
  4. Drift Away – Mentor Williams
  5. Stone Cold Sober – Rod Stewart, Steve Cropper
  6. I Don’t Want to Talk About It – Danny Whitten
  7. It’s Not The Spotlight – Barry Goldberg, Gerry Goffin
  8. This Old Heart of Mine – Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, Eddie Holland, Sylvia Moy
  9. Still Love You – Rod Stewart
  10. Sailing – Gavin Sutherland

On March 22, 1963.


On March 22, 1963, “Parlaphone” label released “Please Please Me”, the debut Beatles studio album.It was recorded 11 September, 26 November 1962, 11, 20 February 1963, at “EMI Studios” in London, and was produced by George Martin.The album was released as a mono LP, the stereo version was released on April 26, same year. In 2012, magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked “Please Please Me” at number 39 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time.” “Rolling Stone” also ranked two songs from the album on its list of “500 Greatest Songs of All Time” – No. 140, “I Saw Her Standing There”, and No. 186, “Please Please Me”.


  • John Lennon– lead vocals, background vocals, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar, harmonica, hand claps
  • Paul McCartney– lead vocals, background vocals, bass guitar, hand claps
  • George Harrison– background vocals, lead vocals on “Chains” and “Do You Want to Know a Secret”, lead guitar, acoustic guitar, hand claps
  • Ringo Starr– drums, tambourine, maracas, hand claps, lead vocals on “Boys”
  • George Martin– producer, mixer, additional arrangements, piano on “Misery”, celesta
  • Norman Smith– audio engineer, mixer
  • Andy White– drums on “Love Me Do”, percussion on “P.S. I Love You”

Track listing:

All tracks by McCartney–Lennon, except where noted.

  1. I Saw Her Standing There
  2. Misery
  3. Anna (Go to Him) – Arthur Alexander
  4. Chains – Gerry Goffin and Carole King
  5. Boys – Luther Dixon and Wes Farrell
  6. Ask Me Why
  7. Please Please Me
  8. Love Me Do
  9. P. S. I Love You
  10. Baby It’s You – Mack David, Barney Williams, Burt Bacharach
  11. Do You Want to Know a Secret?
  12. A Taste of Honey – Bobby Scott, Ric Marlow
  13. There’s a Place
  14. Twist and Shout – Phil Medley, Bert Russell

On February 21, 1968.

Child Is

On February 21, 1968, “Columbia” label released “Child Is Father to the Man”, the debut Blood, Sweat & Tears album. “Child Is Father to the Man” was recorded in November and December 1967, and was produced by John Simon.In 2003, the album was ranked number 264 on “Rolling Stone” magazine’s list of the “500 greatest albums of all time”.


  • Randy Brecker– trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Bobby Colomby– drums, percussion, vocals
  • Jim Fielder– bass guitar, fretless bass guitar
  • Dick Halligan– trombone
  • Steve Katz– guitar, lute, vocals
  • Al Kooper– organ, piano, ondioline, vocals
  • Fred Lipsius– piano, alto saxophone
  • Jerry Weiss– trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals
  • Anahid Ajemian– violin
  • Fred Catero – sound effects
  • Harold Coletta – viola
  • Paul Gershman – violin
  • Al Gorgoni– organ, guitar, vocals
  • Manny Green – violin
  • Julie Held – violin
  • Doug James – shaker
  • Harry Katzman – violin
  • Leo Kruczek – violin
  • Harry Lookofsky – violin
  • Charles McCracken – cello
  • Melba Moorman– choir, chorus
  • Gene Orloff– violin
  • Valerie Simpson– choir, chorus
  • Alan Schulman – cello
  • John Simon– organ, piano, conductor, cowbell
  • The Manny Vardi Strings
  • Arrangers: Fred Catero, Al Gorgoni, Fred Lipsius, Alan Schulman, John Simon
  • Art direction: Howard Fritzson
  • Photography: Bob Cato, Don Hunstein
  • Packaging: Michael Cimicata

Track Listing:

  1. Overture – Al Kooper
  2. I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know – Al Kooper
  3. Morning Glory – Larry Beckett and Tim Buckley
  4. My Days Are Numbered – Al Kooper
  5. Without Her – Harry Nilsson
  6. Just One Smile – Randy Newman
  7. I Can’t Quit Her –  Al Kooper and Irwin Levine
  8. Meagan’s Gypsy Eyes – Steve Katz
  9. Somethin’ Goin’ On – Al Kooper
  10. House in the Country – Al Kooper
  11. The Modern Adventures of Plato, Diogenes and Freud – Al Kooper
  12. So Much Love/Underture – Gerry Goffin and Carole King

On February 17, 1969.

cloud 9

On February 17, 1969, “Gordy” label released “Cloud Nine”, the ninth Temptations studio album. “Cloud Nine” was recorded in late summer 1968 and January 1969, and was produced by Norman Whitfield. This was first Temptations studio album to feature Dennis Edwards as the replacement for David Ruffin, and it marks the beginning of the Temptations’ psychedelia period, in a fusion genre referred to as “psychedelic soul.” In 1969, the album won The Temptations their first “Grammy Award”.


  • Dennis Edwards– vocals (tenor)
  • Eddie Kendricks– vocals (tenor/falsetto)
  • Paul Williams– vocals (tenor/baritone)
  • Melvin Franklin– vocals (bass)
  • Otis Williams– vocals (tenor/baritone)

Track listing:

  1. Cloud Nine – Barrett Strong and Norman Whitfield
  2. I Heard It Through the Grapevine – Barrett Strong and Norman Whitfield
  3. Run Away Child, Running Wild – Barret Strong and Norman Whitfield
  4. Love Is a Hurtin’ Thing – Ben Raleigh and Dave Linden
  5. Hey Girl – Gerry Goffin and Carole King
  6. Why Did She Have to Leave Me (Why Did She Have to Go) – Barrett Strong and Norman Whitfield
  7. I Need Your Lovin’ – Barrett Strong and Norman Whitfield
  8. Don’t Let Him Take Your Love From Me – Barrett Strong and Norman Whitfield
  9. I Gotta Find a Way (To Get You Back) – Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield,Eddie Holland, Cornelius Grant and Eddie Kendricks
  10. Gonna Keep on Tryin’ till I Win Your Love – Barrett Strong and Norman Whitfield

On February 10, 1971.


On February 10, 1971, “Ode Records” released “Tapestry”, the second Carole King studio album. “Tapestry” was recorded in January 1971, at “Studio B, A&M Recording Studios”, and was produced by Lou Adler. “Tapestry” has been certified diamond by the “RIAA” with more than 10 million copies sold, and with sale of more than 25 million copies worldwide it became one of the best selling albums of all times. In 1972, “Tapestry” won four “Grammy Awards”, including” Album of the Year”, “Best Female Pop Vocal Performance”, “Record of the Year” and “Song of the Year” (“You’ve Got a Friend”), making Carole King the first solo female artist to win the “Grammy Award for Record of the Year”, and the first woman to win the “Grammy Award for Song of the Year”.Magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked “Tapestry” at number 36 of its list of the “500 greatest albums of all time”, “VH1”TV network named  “Tapestry”  the 39th greatest album.


  • Carole King – piano, keyboards, vocals, background vocals
  • Curtis Amy– flute; baritone, soprano, and tenor saxophone; string quartet
  • Steve Barzyk – drums
  • David Campbell– cello, viola
  • Merry Clayton– background vocals
  • Terry King – cello, tenor saxophone, string quartet
  • Danny “Kootch” Kortchmar– acoustic guitar, conga, electric guitar, vocals
  • Russ Kunkel– drums
  • Charles “Charlie” Larkey – bass guitar, string bass, string quartet
  • Joni Mitchell– background vocals
  • Joel O’Brien – drums
  • Ralph Schuckett– electric piano
  • Barry Socher – violin, tenor saxophone, viola, string quartet
  • Perry Steinberg – bass guitar, violin, tenor saxophone, string bass
  • James Taylor– acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Julia Tillman – background vocals
  • Chuck Beeson – design
  • Jim McCrary– photography
  • Michael Pultand – artwork
  • Smay Vision – design
  • Roland Young – art direction

Track listing:

All track by Carole King, except where noted.

  1. I Feel the Earth Move
  2. So Far Away
  3. It’s Too Late – lyrics by Toni Stern
  4. Home Again
  5. Beautiful
  6. Way Over Yonder
  7. You’ve Got a Friend
  8. Where You Lead – lyrics by Toni Stern
  9. Will You Love Me Tomorrow? – Gerry Goffin and Carole King
  10. Smackwater Jack – Gerry Goffin and Carole King
  11. Tapestry
  12. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman – Gerry Goffin, Carole King and Jerry Wexler




On January 15, 1968.

Notorious Byrd Brothers

On January 15, 1968, “Columbia” label released “The Notorious Byrd Brothers”, the fifth The Byrds studio album. It was recorded June 21 – December 6, 1967, at the “Columbia Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Gary Usher. In October 1967, in the middle of the recording sessions, David Crosby was fired and drummer Michael Clarke left the band , returning briefly before finally being dismissed after completion of the album. Gene Clark, the original band member, who had left the group in early 1966, rejoined for three weeks during the making of the album, before leaving again.


  • Roger McGuinn– lead guitar, Moog synthesizer, vocals
  • David Crosby– rhythm guitar, electric bass, vocals
  • Chris Hillman– electric bass, guitar, mandolin, vocals
  • Michael Clarke– drums
  • Gene Clark– backing vocal
  • Clarence White, James Burton– guitar
  • Red Rhodes– pedal steel guitar
  • Paul Beaver, Terry Trotter – piano
  • Paul Beaver, Gary Usher– Moog synthesizer
  • Barry Goldberg– organ
  • Dennis McCarthy– celeste
  • Jim Gordon– drums
  • Hal Blaine– drums
  • Lester Harris, Raymond Kelley, Paul Bergstrom, Jacqueline Lustgarten – cello
  • Victor Sazer, Carl West, William Armstrong – violin
  • Alfred McKibbon – double bass
  • Ann Stockton – harp
  • Richard Hyde– trombone
  • Jay Migliori– saxophone
  • Roy Caron, Virgil Fums, Gary Weber – brass
  • Dennis Faust, Gary Usher – percussion
  • Curt Boettcher, Gary Usher – backing vocals
  • Firesign Theatre– sound effects

Track listing:

  1. Artificial Energy – Roger McGuinn,Chris Hillman, Michael Clarke
  2. Goin’ Back – Carole King, Gerry Goffin
  3. Natural Harmony – Chris Hillman
  4. Draft Morning – David Crosby, Chris Hillm, Roger McGuinn
  5. Wasn’t Born to Follow – Carole King, Gerry Goffin
  6. Get to You – Gene Clark and Roger McGuinn
  7. Change Is Now – Chris Hillman, Roger McGuinn
  8. Old John Robertson – Chris Hillman, Roger McGuinn
  9. Tribal Gathering – David Crosby, Chris Hillma
  10. Dolphin’s Smile – David Crosby, Chris Hillman, Roger McGuinn
  11. Space Odyssey – Roger McGuinn, Robert J. Hippard