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In January 1965.

In January 1965, “Decca” label released “Folk, Blues and Beyond”, the second Davey Graham studio album. It was recorded in 1964, and was produced by Ray Horricks.

Personnel:

  • Davey Graham – vocals, guitar, classical guitar
  • Gus Dudgeon – engineer
  • Edley Odowd – design
  • Crispian Woodgate – cover photography
  • David Fricke – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. Leavin’ Blues – Lead Belly
  2. Cocaine – Reverend Gary Davis
  3. Sally Free and Easy – Cyril Tawney
  4. Black Is the Colour of My True Love’s Hair – traditional
  5. Rock Me Baby – Big Bill Broonzy
  6. Seven Gypsies –traditional
  7. Ballad of the Sad Young Men – Fran Landesman, Tommy Wolf
  8. Moanin’ – Bobby Timmons
  9. Skillet (Good’n’greasy) – Davey Graham
  10. Ain’t Nobody’s Business What I Do – Porter Grainger, Everett Robbins
  11. Maajun (A Taste of Tangier) – Davey Graham
  12. I Can’t Keep from Cryin’ Sometimes – Blind Willie Johnson
  13. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right – Bob Dylan
  14. My Babe – Willie Dixon
  15. Goin’ Down Slow – Oden
  16. Better Get Hit in Yo’ Soul – Charles Mingus

In November 1968.

In November 1968, “Liberty” label released “The Doughnut in Granny’s Greenhouse”, the second Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band album. By this time the band had changed their name to “The Bonzo Dog Band”. It was recorded in 1968, at “Morgan Studios” in London, and was produced by Gus Dudgeon and Terry Bron.

Personnel:

  • Vivian Stanshall– lead vocals, trumpet, tuba, wind instruments, cover design
  • Rodney “Rhino” Desborough Slater– saxophones
  • Neil Innes– lead vocals, piano, guitar, sleeve notes
  • Roger Ruskin Spear- tenor sax, various contraptions
  • “Legs” Larry Smith– drums
  • Phil Smee – design

Track listing:

  1. We Are Normal – Neil Innes, Vivian Stanshall
  2. Postcard – Neil Innes, Vivian Stanshall
  3. Beautiful Zelda – Neil Innes
  4. Can Blue Men Sing the Whites – Vivian Stanshall
  5. Hello Mabel – Neil Innes
  6. Kama Sutra – Neil Innes, Vivian Stanshall
  7. Humanoid Boogie – Neil Innes
  8. Trouser Press – Roger Ruskin Spear
  9. My Pink Half of the Drainpipe – Vivian Stanshall
  10. Rockaliser Baby – Neil Innes, Vivian Stanshall
  11. Rhinocratic Oaths – Neil Innes, Vivian Stanshall
  12. 11 Moustachioed Daughters – Vivian Stanshall

 

On October 30, 1970.

On October 30, 1970, “DJM” label released “Tumbleweed Connection”, the third Elton John studio album. It was recorded March 1970, at “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by Gus Dudgeon.

Personnel:

  • Elton John – lead and backing vocals, piano, Hammond organ
  • Madeline Bell, Tony Burrows, Kay Garner, Tony Hazzard, Tammi Hunt, Dusty Springfield, Heather Wheatman, Yvonne Wheatman – backing vocals
  • Paul Buckmaster– arrangement, conductor, orchestration
  • Brian Dee– Hammond organ
  • Ian Duck – harmonica
  • Lesley Duncan– backing vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Mike Egan – acoustic guitar
  • Herbie Flowers, Dave Glover, Chris Laurence – bass guitar
  • Gordon Huntley – steel guitar
  • Karl Jenkins– oboe
  • Robin Jones – congas, tambourine
  • Skaila Kanga– harp
  • Barry Morgan– drums
  • Dee Murray– backing vocals, bass guitar
  • Nigel Olsson– backing vocals, drums
  • Roger Pope – drums, percussion
  • Caleb Quaye– lead guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Les Thatcher – acoustic guitar, twelve-string acoustic guitar
  • Johnny Van Derek – violin
  • Robin Geoffrey Cable – engineer
  • Gus Skinas – editing
  • David Larkham – art direction, design, cover design, artwork, photography
  • Barry Wentzell, Ian Digby-Ovens – photography
  • John Tobler– liner notes

Track listing:

All tracks by Elton John and Bernie Taupin, except where noted.

  1. Ballad of a Well-Known Gun
  2. Come Down in Time
  3. Country Comfort
  4. Son of Your Father
  5. My Father’s Gun
  6. Where to Now St. Peter?
  7. Love Song – Lesley Duncan
  8. Amoreena
  9. Talking Old Soldiers
  10. Burn Down the Mission

 

In November 1972.

In November 1972, “A&M” label released “Whatever’s for Us”, the debut Joan Armatrading album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Château d’Hérouville” in France, “Trident Studios” and “Marquee Studios” in London, and was produced by Gus Dudgeon. The album was collaboration between Joan Armatrading and singer-songwriter Pam Nestor.

Personnel:

  • Joan Armatrading – vocals, piano, acoustic guitar, harmonium
  • Davey Johnstone- guitars, sitar
  • Larry Steele – bass guitar
  • Chris Hughes – saxophone
  • Gerry Conway, Henry Spinetti– drums
  • Ray Cooper– percussion, vibes
  • Robin Geoffrey Cable, Ken Scott, Roy Baker, Phil Dunne – engineers
  • Del Newman – string, horns arrangements
  • Chris Hughes – brass arrangements
  • John Hays – art direction
  • Sumiko Davies – cover design
  • Derek Davies – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Joan Armatrading and Pam Nestor, except where noted.

  1. My Family
  2. City Girl – Joan Armatrading
  3. Spend a Little Time – Joan Armatrading
  4. Whatever’s for Us, for Us
  5. Child Star
  6. Visionary Mountains
  7. It Could Have Been Better
  8. Head of the Table
  9. Mister Remember Me
  10. Gave It a Try
  11. Alice
  12. Conversation – Joan Armatrading
  13. Mean Old Man
  14. All the King’s Gardens

 

In February 1972.

grave_new_world

In February 1972, “A&M” label released “Grave New World”, the fifth Strawbs album. It was recorded in November 1971, at “Morgan Studios”, “Island Studios” and “Landsdowne Studios”, and was produced by by Dave Cousins, Richard Hudson, John Ford, Blue Weaver, Tony Hooper, Gus Dudgeon and Tony Visconti. “Grave New World” was the first album to be released after the departure of Rick Wakeman, who left to join Yes. The album front cover was reproduction of William Blake’s Glad Day.

Personnel:

  • Dave Cousins– lead vocals, backing vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, dulcimer, recorder
  • Tony Hooper– lead vocals, backing vocals, acoustic guitar, autoharp, tambourine
  • Blue Weaver– organ, piano, harmonium, mellotron, clavioline
  • John Ford– lead vocals, backing vocals, bass guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Richard Hudson– backing vocals, drums, sitar, tablas
  • Trevor Lucasand Anne Collins – backing vocals
  • Robert Kirby– arranger
  • Tony Visconti– arranger
  • Tom Allom– engineer
  • Martin Levan – assistant engineer
  • Frank Owen – engineer
  • John Mackswith– engineer

Track listing:

  1. Benedictus – Dave Cousins
  2. Hey Little Man … Thursday’s Child – Dave Cousins
  3. Queen of Dreams – Dave Cousins
  4. Heavy Disguise – John Ford
  5. New World – Dave Cousins
  6. Hey Little Man … Wednesday’s Child – Dave Cousins
  7. The Flower and the Young Man – Dave Cousins
  8. Tomorrow – Dave Cousins, Tony Hooper, John Ford, Blue Weaver, Richard Hudson
  9. On Growing Older – Dave Cousins
  10. Ah Me, Ah My – Tony Hooper
  11. Is It Today, Lord? – Richard Hudson
  12. The Journey’s End – Dave Cousins, Blue Weaver

 

On October 27, 1967.

ten-years-after

On October 27, 1967,”Deram” label released the debut, self titled Ten Years After album. It was recorded September 1967, at “Decca Studios” in London, and was produced by Mike Vernon and Gus Dudgeon.

Personnel:

  • Alvin Lee– guitar, vocals
  • Chick Churchill– organ
  • Leo Lyons– bass
  • Ric Lee– drums

Track listing:

  1. I Want to Know – Sheila McLeod as pseudonym Paul Jones
  2. I Can’t Keep from Crying Sometimes – Al Kooper
  3. Adventures of a Young Organ – Alvin Lee, Chick Churchill
  4. Spoonful – Willie Dixon
  5. Losing the Dogs – Alvin Lee, Gus Dudgeon
  6. Feel It for Me – Alvin Lee
  7. Love Until I Die – Alvin Lee
  8. Don’t Want You Woman – Alvin Lee
  9. Help Me – Ralph Bass, Willie Dixon, Sonny Boy Williamson

 

On July 22, 1966.

Bluesbreakers_John_Mayall_with_Eric_Clapton

On July 22, 1966, “Decca” label released “Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton”, an album by John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers. It was recorded in April 1966, at “Decca Studios” in London, and was produced by Mike Vernon. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 195 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • John Mayall– lead vocals, piano, Hammond B3 organ, harmonica
  • Eric Clapton– lead vocals, lead guitar,
  • John McVie– bass guitar
  • Hughie Flint– drums
  • Alan Skidmore– tenor saxophone
  • Johnny Almond– baritone saxophone
  • Derek Healey – trumpet
  • Gus Dudgeon– engineer

Track listing:

  1. All Your Love – Otis Rush
  2. Hideaway – Freddie King, Sonny Thompson
  3. Little Girl – John Mayall
  4. Another Man – John Mayall
  5. Double Crossing Time – Eric Clapton, John Mayall
  6. What’d I Say – Ray Charles
  7. Key to Love – John Mayall
  8. Parchman Farm – Mose Allison
  9. Have You Heard – John Mayall
  10. Ramblin’ on My Mind – Robert Johnson
  11. Steppin’ Out – C. Frazier
  12. It Ain’t Right – Little Walter

On June 28, 1974.

Elton_John_-_Caribou

On June 28, 1974, “Island” label released “Caribou”, the eight Elton John album. It was recorded in January 1974, at “Caribou Ranch”, in Nederland, Colorado and “Brother Studios” in Santa Monica, California, and was produced by Gus Dudgeon. In 1993, the album was certified 2 x Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”, and Gold in UK by the “BPI”.

Personnel:

  • Elton John– vocals, pianos, organ on track 9
  • Davey Johnstone– acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin, backing vocals
  • Dee Murray– bass guitar, phased Pignose bass, backing vocals
  • Nigel Olsson– drums, backing vocals
  • Ray Cooper– tambourine, congas, whistle, vibes, snare, castanets, watergong, tubular bells, maracas
  • Bruce Johnston– backing vocals
  • Carl Wilson– backing vocals
  • Clydie King,Sherlie Matthews, Jessie Mae Smith, Dusty Springfield, Toni Tennille, Billy Hinsche – additional backing vocals
  • Tower of Power- horn section
  • David Hentschel– ARP synthesizer; mellotron
  • Lenny Pickett– tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone; clarinet
  • Chester D. Thompson –Hammond organ
  • Engineers: Clive Franks, David Hentschel
  • Assistant engineer: Peter Kelsey
  • Arrangers:Daryl Dragon, Davey Johnstone, Del Newman
  • Liner notes:John Tobler

Track listing:

All tracks by Elton John and Bernie Taupin, except where noted.

  1. The Bitch Is Back
  2. PinkyGrimsby
  3. Dixie Lily
  4. Solar Prestige a Gammon
  5. You’re So Static
  6. I’ve Seen the Saucers
  7. Stinker
  8. Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me
  9. Ticking

 

On May 19, 1975.

Elton_John_-_Captain_Fantastic_and_the_Brown_Dirt_Cowboy

On May 19, 1975, “DJM” label released “Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy”, the ninth Elton John studio album. It was recorded June–July 1974, at “Caribou Ranch” in Nederland, Colorado, and was produced by Gus Dudgeon. In 1993, the album was certified 3 x Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy” at number 158 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Elton John– vocals, acoustic and electric pianos, clavinet, mellotron, ARP String Ensemble synthesizer, harpsichord
  • Davey Johnstone– acoustic, electric and Leslie guitars, mandolin, piano , backing vocals
  • Dee Murray– bass, backing vocals
  • Nigel Olsson– drums, backing vocals
  • Ray Cooper– shaker, congas, gong, jawbone, tambourine, bells, bell tree, cymbals, triangle, bongos
  • David Hentschel– ARP synthesizer
  • Gene Page– orchestral arrangement
  • Jeff Guercio – engineer
  • Mark Guercio – assistant engineer
  • Gus Dudgeon, Phil Dunne – remix
  • David Larkham – art direction, graphic concept
  • Bernie Taupin – art direction, graphic concept
  • Alan Aldridge – cover design
  • David Larkham – package design
  • Alan Aldridge – illustration

Track listing:

All tracks by Elton John and Bernie Taupin, except where noted.

  1. Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy
  2. Tower of Babel
  3. Bitter Fingers
  4. Tell Me When the Whistle Blows
  5. Someone Saved My Life Tonight
  6. (Gotta Get a) Meal Ticket
  7. Better Off Dead
  8. Writing
  9. We All Fall in Love Sometimes
  10. Curtains

 

On April 27, 1992.

XTC_Nonsuch

On April 27, 1992, “Virgin” label released “Nonsuch” the twelfth XTC studio album. It was recorded July – October 1991, at “Chipping Norton Recording Studios” in Oxfordshire, and was produced by Gus Dudgeon.

Personnel:

  • Andy Partridge– vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar,  harmonica, tambourine, percussion, Shaker, keyboard programming, bell tree
  • Colin Moulding– vocals, bass guitar, electric guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Dave Gregory– electric guitar, electric 12-string guitar, acoustic guitar, piano, synthesisers, Hammond organ, backing vocals, church bell
  • Dave Mattacks– drums, tambourine, drums, sitar samples, shaker, percussion
  • Gus Dudgeon– “ringmaster,” tambourine, percussion, chorus
  • Guy Barker– flugelhorns, trumpet
  • Florence Lovegrove – viola
  • Rose Hull – cello
  • Stuart Gordon – violin
  • Gina Griffin – violin
  • Neville Farmer– chorus
  • Dave Gregory, Andy Partridge, Colin Moulding – string and brass arangements

Track listing:

All tracks by Andy Partridge, except where noted.

  1. The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead
  2. My Bird Performs – Colin Moulding
  3. Dear Madam Barnum
  4. Humble Daisy
  5. The Smartest Monkeys – Colin Moulding
  6. The Disappointed
  7. Holly Up on Poppy
  8. Crocodile
  9. Rook
  10. Omnibus
  11. That Wave
  12. Then She Appeared
  13. War Dance – Colin Moulding
  14. Wrapped in Grey
  15. The Ugly Underneath
  16. Bungalow – Colin Moulding