On September 27, 2018, Martyn Jerel Buchwald aka Marty Balin died aged 76. He was singer, musician (guitar, keyboards) and songwriter, member of KBC Band, Jefferson Starship, but best known as the founder and one of the lead singers and songwriters of Jefferson Airplane.
On July 11, 1988,“Polydor” label released “Wings of Heaven” the seventh Magnum studio album. It was recorded 1987 – 1988, at “Wisseloord Studios” in Hilversum, Netherlands, and was produced by Albert Boekholt, Bob Catley, Tony Clarkin, Wally Lowe, Mark Stanway and Mickey Barker.
- Bob Catley — vocals
- Tony Clarkin – guitar
- Wally Lowe – bass guitar
- Mark Stanway – keyboards
- Mickey Barker – drums
- Attie Bauw – Fairlight rogrammer
- The London Gospel Choir – backing vocals
- Max Werner – backing vocals
All tracks by Tony Clarkin.
- Days of No Trust
- Wild Swan
- Start Talking Love
- One Step Away
- It Must Have Been Love
- Different Worlds
- Pray for the Day
- Don’t Wake the Lion (Too Old To Die Young)
On May 30, 1980, Carl Dean Radle died aged 37. He was musician (bass, guitar) and music producer, best known as the bass player with Derek and the Dominoes. Radle has worked with many influential artists including Gary Lewis & the Playboys, George Harrison, Joe Cocker, Dave Mason, Delaney and Bonnie, Eric Clapton, Jim Gordon, Duane Allman, Bobby Whitlock, Rita Coolidge, Kris Kristofferson. J. J. Cale, Leon Russell, and Buddy Guy. In 2006, he was posthumously inducted to the “Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame”.
On May 24, 1991, Harold Eugene “Gene” Clark died aged 46. He was singer-songwriter and musician (tambourine, harmonica, guitar), member of McGuinn, Clark and Hillman, best known as founding member of the Byrds, and author of some of the band’s best-known originals “I’ll Feel a Whole Lot Better”, “Eight Miles High”, “She Don’t Care About Time”, and “Set You Free This Time”. Clark released six solo albums.
On January 15, 2018, Dolores Mary Eileen O’Riordan died aged 46. She was singer, songwriter and musician (guitar, bass, and keyboards), best known as vocalist and leader of The Cranberries. She released seven studio albums with The Cranberries, two solo albums: Are You Listening? (2007) and No Baggage (2009). In 2016 as member of the band D.A.R.K. she released the album Science Agrees.
On December 21, 1992, Albert Nelson aka Albert King died aged 69. He was musician (guitar, drums) and singer, one of the most influential blues guitarists, one of the “Three Kings of the Blues Guitar” (along with B.B. King and Freddie King). Because of his smooth singing and his large size, he was given the nick name “The Velvet Bulldozer”. In 2013, he was posthumously inducted in the “Rock and Roll of Fame”. King has recorded sixteen studio albums.
On October 6, 1998, “Capricorn” label released “Prolonging the Magic”, the third Cake studio album. It was recorded in 1998, and was produced by John McCrea. In 1999 the album was certified Platinum in US by the “RIAA”.
- John McCrea– vocals, guitar, piano, organ, Moog, producing, arranging, design
- Vince DiFiore – trumpet, background vocals, arranging
- Gabe Nelson – bass, mandolin, guitar, piano, arranging
- Todd Roper – drums, percussion, background vocals, arranging
- Xan McCurdy, Rusty Miller – electric guitar
- Tyler Pope, Chuck Prophet, Jim Campilongo– arranging, electric guitar
- Ben Morss – arranging, piano
- David Palmer– keyboards
- Greg Vincent – pedal steel guitar
- Mark Needham – additional percussion, engineering, mixing
- Richard Lyman – musical saw
- Joe Johnston, Jay Bowman, Gabriel Shepard,Justin Phelps, Scott Reams, Rafael Serrano – engineering
- Kirt Shearer, Craig Long – engineering, mixing
- Greg Brown – arranging
- Keara Fallon – design
- Don C. Tyler – mastering
All tracks by John McCrea, except where noted.
- Satan Is My Motor – John McCrea, Gabriel Nelson, Tyler Pope
- Never There
- You Turn the Screws
- Walk On By
- Sheep Go to Heaven
- When You Sleep
- Hem of Your Garment
- Alpha Beta Parking Lot
- Let Me Go
- Cool Blue Reason
- Where Would I Be? – John McCrea, Gabriel Nelson, Joe Snook