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On May 19, 1978.

On May 19, 1978, “Kling Klang” label released “The Man-Machine” (Die Mensch-Maschine), the seventh Kraftwerk studio album. It was recorded 1977-1978, at “Kling Klang Studio” and mixed at “Studio Rudas” in Düsseldorf, Germany, and was produced by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider. In February 15, 1982, “The Man-Machine” was certified Gold in UK by BPI.

Personnel:

  • Ralf Hütter– voice, vocoder, synthesizer, keyboard, Orchestron, Synthanorma Sequencer, electronics, cover, album concept
  • Florian Schneider– vocoder, Votrax, synthesizer, electronics, album concept
  • Karl Bartos– electronic drums
  • Wolfgang Flür– electronic drums
  • Joschko Rudas – engineering
  • Leanard Jackson – engineering
  • Henning Schmitz– assistant
  • Günther Fröhling – photography
  • Karl Klefisch – lettering

Track listing:

All lyrics by Ralf Hütter except “The Model”, lyrics by Ralf Hütter and Emil Schult.

  1. The Robots – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider, Karl Bartos
  2. Spacelab – Ralf Hütter, Karl Bartos
  3. Metropolis – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider, Karl Bartos
  4. The Model – Ralf Hütter, Karl Bartos
  5. Neon Lights – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider, Karl Bartos
  6. The Man-Machine – Ralf Hütter, Karl Bartos

 

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On January 2, 1971.

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On January 2, 1971, “RCA” label released “Elvis Country (I’m 10,000 Years Old)”, the eleventh Elvis Presley studio album. It was recorded June – September 1970, at “RCA Studio B” in Nashville, and was produced by Felton Jarvis. In 1977, the album was certified Gold in the US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Elvis Presley– vocals, guitar
  • James Burton– guitar
  • Chip Young – guitar
  • Eddie Hinton– guitar
  • Harold Bradley– guitar
  • David Briggs– keyboards
  • Norbert Putnam– bass
  • Jerry Carrigan– drums
  • Farrell Morris – percussion
  • Weldon Myrick – pedal steel guitar
  • Bobby Thompson – banjo
  • Buddy Spicher– fiddle
  • The Imperials Quartet– backing vocals
  • The Jordanaires– backing vocals
  • Joe Babcock – backing vocals
  • Millie Kirkham– backing vocals
  • Mary Holladay – backing vocals
  • Ginger Holladay – backing vocals
  • June Page – backing vocals
  • Sonja Montgomery – backing vocals
  • Dolores Edgin – backing vocals
  • Mary Greene – backing vocals
  • Temple Riser – backing vocals
  • Cam Mullins – string arrangements
  • Don Tweedy – string arrangements
  • Bergen White – horn arrangements

Track listing:

  1. Snowbird – Gene MacLellan
  2. Tomorrow Never Comes – Johnny Bond, Ernest Tubb
  3. Little Cabin on the Hill – Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt
  4. Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On – Dave “Curly” Williams, Sunny David
  5. Funny How Time Slips – Willie Nelson
  6. I Really Don’t Want to Know – Howard Barnes, Don Robertson
  7. There Goes My Everything – Dallas Frazier
  8. It’s Your Baby, You Rock It – Shirl Milete, Nora Fowler
  9. The Fool – Naomi Ford, Lee Hazlewood
  10. Faded Love – Bob Wills, Johnnie Lee Wills
  11. I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water – Joe Babcock
  12. Make the World Go Away – Hank Cochran

On October 12, 1997.

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On October 12, 1997, Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr. aka John Denver died aged 53. Being musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, activist, actor and humanitarian, he was one the most popular and best selling American artists of the 1970s. In his career, Denver recorded more than 300 songs, with total sales of over 33 million copies, with twelve Gold and four Platinum albums. His best known and most popular songs are”Take Me Home, Country Roads”, “Annie’s Song”, “Rocky Mountain High” and “Thank God I’m a Country Boy”.

On July 16, 2002.

The Flaming Lips-Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots

On July 16, 2002, “Warner Bros label released “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots”, the tenth Flaming Lips studio album. It was recorded June 2000 – April 2002, at “Tarbox Road Studios” in Cassadaga, New York, and was produced by The Flaming Lips, Dave Fridmann and Scott Booker. The album was certified Gold in the US by the “RIAA”. In 2012, “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots”, was adapted into a musical.

Personnel:

  • Wayne Coyne– songwriting, guitar, vocals, cover paintings, mixing
  • Steven Drozd– songwriting, guitars, keyboards, electronics, drums, vocals, mixing
  • Michael Ivins– songwriting, bass guitar, keyboards, vocals, mixing, additional engineering
  • Yoshimi P-We– vocalization
  • Dave Fridmann– additional songwriting, production, mixing, programming, engineering, mastering
  • Trent Bell– additional tracking
  • Andy Taub– additional tracking
  • George Salisbury– design and layout

 

Track listing:

All tracks by Wayne Coyne, Steven Drozd and Michael Ivins, except where noted.

  1. Fight Test – Wayne Coyne,Steven Drozd, Michael Ivins, Dave Fridmann, Cat Stevens
  2. One More Robot/Sympathy 3000-21
  3. Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt. 1
  4. Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt. 2
  5. In the Morning of the Magicians
  6. Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell
  7. Are You a Hypnotist??
  8. It’s Summertime
  9. Do You Realize?? – Wayne Coyne,Steven Drozd, Michael Ivins, Dave Fridmann
  10. All We Have Is Now
  11. Approaching Pavonis Mons by Balloon (Utopia Planitia)

On July 13, 1973.

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On July 13, 1973, “EMI” label released the debut, self-titled Queen album. It was recorded December 1971 – November 1972, at “De Lane Lea” and “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by John Anthony, Roy Thomas Baker and Queen. “Guitarist” magazine ranked the album at number 19 on its list of the “Most Influential Guitar Albums of all Time”; in 2008, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album song “Keep Yourself Alive” at number 31 on its list of the “100 Greatest Guitar Songs Of All Time”. The album was certified Platinum in Poland by “ZPAV; Gold in UK by the “BPI” and Gold in the US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Freddie Mercury- lead and backing vocals, piano, Hammond organ
  • Brian May- electric and acoustic guitars, backing vocals, vocal bridge, piano
  • Roger Taylor- drums, percussion, backing vocals, lead vocals, vocal bridge
  • John Deacon – bass guitar
  • John Anthony– backing vocals
  • Roy Thomas Baker– sound engineer
  • Mike “Clay” Stone – sound engineer
  • Ted Sharpe – sound engineer

Track listing:

  1. Keep Yourself Alive – Brian May
  2. Doing All Right – Brian May, Tim Staffell
  3. Great King Rat – Freddie Mercury
  4. My Fairy King – Freddie Mercury
  5. Liar – Freddie Mercury
  6. The Night Comes Down – Brian May
  7. Modern Times Rock’n’Roll – Roger Taylor
  8. Son and Daughter – Brian May
  9. Jesus – Freddie Mercury
  10. Seven Seas of Rhye – Freddie Mercury

On July 13, 1964.

All Summer Long

On July 13, 1964, “Capitol” label released “All Summer Long”, the sixth Beach Boys studio album. It was recorded October 1963 -May 1964, at “United Western Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Brian Wilson. The album was certified Gold in the US by the “RIIA”. The album cover photographs were by Kenneth Veeder and George Jerman

Personnel:

  • Al Jardine– harmony and backing vocals; bass guitar; electric rhythm guitar
  • Mike Love– lead and bass vocal
  • Brian Wilson– lead, harmony and backing vocals; piano; harpsichord; Hammond B3 organ; xylophones or marimba
  • Carl Wilson– harmony and backing vocals; electric, lead, and rhythm guitars
  • Dennis Wilson– harmony and backing vocals; drums; brushed drums; percussion; vocal
  • Hal Blaine– timbales with brush, rim with thin stick
  • Glen Campbell– 6-string electric bass guitar
  • Steve Douglas– tenor saxophone
  • Jay Migliori– baritone saxophone
  • Ray Pohlman – 6-string electric bass guitar
  • Chuck Britz– engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Brian Wilson and Mike Love, except where noted.

  1. I Get Around
  2. All Summer Long
  3. Hushabye – Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman
  4. Little Honda
  5. We’ll Run Away – Brian Wilson, Gary Usher
  6. Carl’s Big Chance – Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson
  7. Wendy
  8. Do You Remember
  9. Girls on the Beach – Brian Wilson
  10. Drive In
  11. Our Favorite Recording Sessions – Brian Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Carl Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine

On July 4, 2003.

Barry White

On July 4, 2003, Barry Eugene Carter aka Barry White died aged 58. He was composer and singer-songwriter, known by his distinctive bass – baritone voice. White had a successful career as a singer with the Love Unlimited Orchestra and as a solo artist, winning three “Grammy Awards”, 106 Gold and 41 Platinum albums, with total sale of more than 100 million copies worldwide, which made him one of the best selling artists of all time. His two best known and most popular songs were “You’re the First, the Last, My Everything” and “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe”.