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In July 1969.

In July 1969, “Marmalade” label released “If Only for a Moment”, the second Blossom Toes album. It was recorded in 1969 and was produced by Giorgio Gomelsky, Jim Cregan, Brian Godding, “Big” Brian Belshaw, and Barry Reeves.


  • Jim Cregan– lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitars
  • Brian Godding– lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitars, organ, piano
  • “Big” Brian Belshaw – lead vocals, bass
  • Barry Reeves – drums, percussion, congas
  • John “Poli” Palmer– drums
  • Shawn Phillips- 12-string acoustic guitar, sitar
  • Giorgio Gomelsky- backing vocals
  • Paragon Publicity – design
  • Reggie King – assistant producer

Track listing:

  1. Peace Loving Man – Brian Godding
  2. Kiss of Confusion – Brian Godding
  3. Listen to the Silence – Jim Cregan
  4. Love Bomb – Brian Godding
  5. Billy Boo the Gunman – Brian Godding
  6. Indian Summer – Jim Cregan
  7. Just Above My Hobby Horse’s Head – Richie Havens
  8. Wait A Minute – Jim Cregan

In December 1973.

In December 1973, “Vertigo” label released “Mekanïk Destruktïẁ Kommandöh”, the third Magma studio album. It was recorded in 1973, and was produced by Giorgio Gomelsky. The French edition of “Rolling Stone” magazine named the album the 33rd greatest French rock album.  In 2015, the same magazine ranked the album at number 24 on its list of the “50 Greatest Prog Rock Albums of All Time.


  • Klaus Blasquiz– vocals, percussion
  • Stella Vander– vocals
  • Muriel Streisfield– vocals
  • Evelyne Razymovski– vocals
  • Michele Saulnier– vocals
  • Doris Reinhardt– vocals
  • René Garber– bass clarinet, vocals
  • Teddy Lasry– brass, flute
  • Jean-Luc Manderlier– piano, organ
  • Benoit Widemann– keyboards
  • Claude Olmos– guitar
  • Jannick Top– bass
  • Christian Vander– drums, vocals, organ, percussion
  • Eddie Sprigg, Gilbert, Gilles Sallé, Simon Heyworth, Steve Michell, Tom Rabstener– engineer
  • Loulou Sarkissian– stage manager

Track listing:

All tracks by Christian Vander.

  1. Hortz Fur Dëhn Štekëhn Ẁešt
  2. mah Sürï Dondaï
  3. Kobaïa Ïss Dëh Hündïn
  4. Da Zeuhl Ẁortz Mëkanïk
  5. Nëbëhr Gudahtt
  6. Mëkanïk Kömmandöh
  7. Kreühn Köhrmahn Ïss Dëh Hündin

In June 1972.

In June 1972, “Vertigo” label released “666”, the third and the final Aphrodite’s Child album. It was recorded 1970 – 1971, at “Studio Europa Sonor” in Paris, and was produced by Vangelis Papathanassiou. The album cover art was by Gerard Fallec.


  • Vangelis Papathanassiou(Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou) – keyboards, organ, piano, vibraphone, bass, flute, percussion, backing vocals
  • Demis Roussos(Artemios Ventouris Roussos) – lead vocals, bass, guitar, backing vocals
  • Loukas Sideras- drums, lead vocals, backing vocals
  • Silver Koulouris(Anargyros Koulouris) – guitar, percussion
  • Harris Halkitis – bass, tenor saxophone, congas, percussion, backing vocals
  • Michel Ripoche – trombone, tenor saxophone
  • Irene Papas- vocals
  • John Forst – English narration
  • Yannis Tsarouchis- Greek narration
  • Daniel Koplowitz – narration
  • Costas Ferris– lyricist
  • Roger Roche – engineer
  • Jean-Claude Conan – assistant engineer
  • Hitoshi Takiguchi – mastering engineer
  • Hans Brethouwer – mastering
  • Gerard Fallec – production coordination, sleeve design
  • Giorgio Gomelsky- “passing by”
  • Minoru Harada – product manager
  • Kiyoshi Tokiwa – art coordinator

Track listing:

All tracks by Vangelis Papathanassiou and Costas Ferris.

  1. The System
  2. Babylon
  3. Loud, Loud, Loud
  4. The Four Horsemen
  5. The Lamb
  6. The Seventh Seal
  7. Aegian Sea
  8. Seven Bowls
  9. The Wakening Beast
  10. Lament
  11. The Marching Beast
  12. The Battle of the Locusts
  13. Do It
  14. Tribulation
  15. The Beast
  16. Ofis
  17. Seven Trumpets
  18. Altamont
  19. The Wedding of the Lamb
  20. The Capture of the Beast
  21. “∞” (Infinity)
  22. Hic and Nunc
  23. All the Seats Were Occupied
  24. Break

On November 15, 1965.


On November 15, 1965, “Epic” label released “Having a Rave Up with the Yardbirds” the second Yardbirds album. It was recorded March 1964, April – September 1965, and was produced by Giorgio Gomelsky.


  • Keith Relf– vocals, harmonica, acoustic guitar, percussion
  • Jeff Beck– lead guitar
  • Eric Clapton– lead guitar
  • Jimmy Page– second lead guitar
  • Chris Dreja– rhythm guitar
  • Paul Samwell-Smith– bass guitar, backing vocals, musical director
  • Jim McCarty– drums, backing vocals
  • Giorgio Gomelsky– backing bass vocal
  • Ron Prentice – bass

Track listing:

  1. You’re a Better Man Than I – Mike Hugg, Brian Hugg
  2. Evil Hearted You – Graham Gouldman
  3. I’m Man – Bo Diddley
  4. Still I’m Sad – Paul Samwell-Smith, Jim McCarty
  5. Heart Full of Soul – Graham Gouldman
  6. The Train Kept A-Rollin – Tiny Bradshaw, Howard Kay, Lois Mann
  7. Smokestack Lightning – Howlin’ Wolf
  8. Respectable – O’Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley
  9. I’m Man – Bo Diddley
  10. Here ‘Tis – Bo Diddley


On June 13, 1965.


On June 13, 1965, “Epic” label released “For Your Love”, the second Yardbirds album. It was recorded March 1964 – April 1965 and was produced by Giorgio Gomelsky and Manfred Mann. “For Your Love” features US-only tracks and previously released singles compiled by Giorgio Gomelsky.


  • Keith Relf– lead vocals, harmonica
  • Eric Clapton– lead guitar
  • Jeff Beck– lead guitar
  • Chris Dreja– rhythm guitar
  • Paul Samwell-Smith– vocals, bass
  • Jim McCarty– vocals, drums
  • Giorgio Gomelsky– backing vocal
  • Brian Auger– harpsichord
  • Denny Pierce – bongos
  • Mike Hugg– vibes
  • Tom McGuinness– guitar
  • Mike Vickers– guitar
  • Ron Prentice – bowed bass
  • Manfred Mann– keyboard, backing vocals
  • Paul Jones– backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. For Your Love – Graham Gouldman
  2. I’m Not Talking – Mose Allison
  3. Putty (In Your Hands) – John Patton, Kay Rogers
  4. I Ain’t Got You – Calvin Carter
  5. Got to Hurry – Giorgio Gomelsky
  6. I Ain’t Done Wrong – Keith Ralf
  7. I Wish I Would – Billy Boy Arnold
  8. A Certain Girl – Allen Toussaint
  9. Sweet Music – Walter Bowie, Otis Leavill Cobb, Major Lance
  10. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl – H.G. Demarais
  11. My Girl Sloopy – Wes Farrell, Bert Russell


On May 25, 1973.


On May 25, 1973, “Virgin” label released “Flying Teapot”, the fourth Gong album. It was recorded in January 1973, at “The Manor Studios” in Oxford, and was produced by Giorgio Gomelsky. In the “Q” & “Mojo” magazines “Classic Special Edition Pink Floyd & The Story of Prog Rock”, “Flying Teapot” was ranked at number 35 on the list of the “40 Cosmic Rock Albums”.


  • Daevid Allen– vocals, guitar
  • Gilli Smyth– vocals
  • Tim Blake– keyboards, vocals
  • Didier Malherbe– saxes, flute
  • Steve Hillage– guitar
  • Christian Tritsch– guitar
  • Francis Moze– keyboards, bass guitar
  • Laurie Allan– drums
  • Rachid Houari – percussion

Track listing:

  1. Radio Gnome Invisible – Daevid Allen
  2. Flying Teapot – Daevid Allen, Francis Moze
  3. The Pot Head Pixies – Daevid Allen
  4. The Octave Doctors And The Crystal Machine – Tim Blake
  5. Zero The Hero And The Witch’s Spell – Daevid Allen, Tim Blake, Christian Tritsch
  6. Witch’s Song/I Am Your Pussy – Gill Smyth, Daevid Allen