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On August 5, 1992.

On August 5, 1992, Jeffrey Thomas Porcaro died aged 38. He was a songwriter, musician (drums), and record producer, best known as the drummer with Toto. He was one of the most south after session drummers in popular music, played on hundreds of albums and worked with numerous artists such as Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd, Michael Jackson, George Benson, Greg Lake, Seals & Crofts, Les Dudek, Joe Cocker, Steely Dan, The Jacksons, Tommy Bolin, Jackson Browne, Leo Sayer, Boz Scaggs, Carly Simon, Eric Carmen, Valerie Carter, Lisa Dal Bello, Hall & Oates, Diana Ross, Colin Blunstone, Larry Carlton, Allen Toussaint, Dave Mason, Warren Zevon, Ruben Blades, Bim, Jerry Williams, Al Stewart, Marc Jordan, Rickie Lee Jones, Janne Schaffer, Lowell George, Aretha Franklin, Jon Anderson, Luis Miguel, Love and Money, Patti Austin, Mariya Takeuchi, The Brothers Johnson, Peter Frampton, Bee Gees, Char, Christopher Cross, Randy Crawford, Al Jarreau, Amii Ozaki, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Eye to Eye, Donna Summer, Elton John, Melissa Manchester, Donald Fagen, Herbie Hancock, Don Henley, Michael McDonald, Lionel Richie, Paul Simon, Randy Newman, Russ Taff, Chicago, David Gilmour Joe Walsh, Eric Clapton, Peter cetera, Earth Wind & Fire, roger Hodgson, David Benoit, Dr. John, Steve Porcaro, Nik Kershaw, Poco, Clair Mario, Celine Dion, Natalie Cole, Madonna, Jude Cole, Sandy Patty, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Bolton, Cher, Dire Straits, Richard Marx, Bonnie Raitt, Rod Stewart, B-52’s, Go West, 10CC, Roger Waters, Paul Young, and David Crosby. In 1993, Porcaro was posthumously inducted into the “Modern Drummer Hall of Fame”.

On March 25, 1997.

On March 25, 1997, “Alligator” label released “Reckless”, the 22nd Luther Allison album. It was recorded in 1996, and was produced by Jim Gaines.


  • Luther Allison – vocals, guitar
  • Marla Glen – vocal

Track listing:

All tracks by Luther Allison and James Solberg, except where noted.

  1. Low Down and Dirty – Bernard Allison
  2. You Can Run but You Can’t Hide – Paul Butterfield, Henry Glover
  3. Living in the House of the Blues – Jerry Williams
  4. You Can, You Can
  5. Will It Ever Change?
  6. Just As I Am
  7. There Comes a Time
  8. Drowning at the Bottom
  9. Playin’ a Losin’ Game – Bernard Allison, Luther Allison
  10. It’s a Blues Thing
  11. Cancel My Check
  12. Pain in the Streets
  13. You’re Gonna Make Me Cry – Deadric Malone
  14. I’m Back

In August 1969.

In August 1969, “Brunswick” label released “Give It Away”, the debut Chi-Lites album. It was recorded in 1969, and was produced by Carl Davis, Eugene Record and Gerald Sims.


  • Eugene Record, Marshall Thompson, Robert “Squirrel” Lester, Creadel “Red” Jones– vocals
  • Willie Henderson– director
  • Sonny Sanders – arranger

Track listing:

  1. Give It Away – Eugene Record, Carl Davis
  2. Let Me Be the Man My Daddy Was – Eugene Record, Barbara Acklin
  3. My Whole World Ended – Johnny Bristol, Harvey Fuqua, Pamela Joan Sawyer, Jimmy Roach
  4. I Heard It Through the Grapevine – Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong
  5. What Do I Wish For – Eugene Record, Carl Davis
  6. That’s My Baby for You – Eugene Record, Carl Davis
  7. I’m Gonna Make You Love Me – Kenneth Gamble, Jerry Ross, Jerry Williams
  8. You’re No Longer Part of My Heart – Eugene Record
  9. 24 Hours of Sadness – Eugene Record, Carl Davis
  10. To Change My Love – Eugene Record
  11. The Twelfth of Never – Jerry Livingston, Paul Francis Webster


In June 1971.

In June 1971, “Spindizzy” label released the debut album by Grin. It was recorded 1969-1970, at “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by David Briggs.The album was dedicated to Roy Buchanan with “special thanks” to Neil Young and Crazy Horse.


  • Nils Lofgren- guitars, keyboards, vocals
  • Bob Berberich – drums, vocals
  • Bob Gordon – bass, vocals
  • Danny Whitten, Neil Youngand Ralph Molina – harmony vocals
  • Jerry Williams – scat singing
  • Ben Keith- steel guitar
  • Bruce McCauley – cover artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Nils Lofgren

  1. Like Rain
  2. See What A Love Can Do
  3. Everybody’s Missin’ The Sun
  4. 18 Faced Lover
  5. Outlaw
  6. We All Sung Together
  7. If I Were a Song
  8. Take You To The Movies Tonight
  9. Direction
  10. Pioneer Mary
  11. Open Wide
  12. I Had Too Much (Miss Dazi)

On May 16, 1966.

Pet Sounds

On May 16, 1966, “Capitol” label released “Pet Sounds”, the eleventh Beach Boys studio album. It was recorded July 12, 1965 – April 13, 1966, at “United Western Recorders”, “Gold Star Studios”, “CBS Columbia Square”, and “Sunset Sound Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Brian Wilson. The album is regarded as one of the most important and influential albums in the music history. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Pet Sounds” at number two on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.


The Beach Boys

  • Al Jardine– lead, harmony and backing vocals, tambourine
  • Bruce Johnston– harmony and backing vocals
  • Mike Love– lead, harmony and backing vocals
  • Brian Wilson– lead, harmony and backing vocals, dog whistles, organ, piano, sound effects
  • Carl Wilson– lead, harmony and backing vocals, guitar, twelve-string guitar
  • Dennis Wilson– harmony and backing vocals, drums
  • Tony Asher– plucked piano strings
  • Arnold Belnick– violin
  • Chuck Berghofer– string bass
  • Hal Blaine– bongos, drums, tympani
  • Norman Botnick– viola
  • Glen Campbell– guitar, twelve-string electric guitar
  • Frank Capp– bells, glockenspiel, latin percussion, percussion, tympani, vibraphone
  • Al Casey– guitar
  • Roy Caton– trumpet
  • Jerry Cole– electric guitar, guitar, mandolin
  • Gary Coleman – bongos, tympani
  • Mike Deasy– guitar
  • Al De Lory– harpsichord, organ, piano, tack piano
  • Joseph DiFiore– viola
  • Justin DiTullio– cello
  • Steve Douglas– clarinet, flute, percussion, tenor saxophone, saxophone
  • Jesse Erlich– cello
  • Carl Fortina– accordion
  • Ritchie Frost– drums, empty Coca-Cola cans, percussion
  • James Getzoff– violin
  • Jim Gordon– drums, percussion
  • Bill Green– flute, percussion, saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Leonard Hartman– bass clarinet, clarinet, english horn
  • Jim Horn– baritone saxophone, flute, tenor saxophone, saxophone
  • Paul Horn– tenor saxophone
  • Harry Hyams– viola
  • Jules Jacob– flute
  • Plas Johnson– flute, percussion, saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Carole Kaye– electric bass
  • Barney Kessel– guitar, mandolin
  • Bobby Klein– tenor saxophone
  • Larry Knechtel– organ
  • William Kurasch– violin
  • Leonard Malarsky– violin
  • Frank Marocco– accordion
  • Gail Martin– trombone
  • Nick Martinis– drums
  • Terry Melcher– tambourine
  • Mike Melvoin– harpsichord
  • Jay Migliori– baritone saxophone, bass clarinet, clarinet, flute, saxophone
  • Tommy Morgan– harmonica
  • Jack Nimitz– baritone saxophone
  • Bill Pittman– guitar
  • Ray Pohlman– Danelectro bass, electric bass, mandolin, guitar
  • Don Randi– piano
  • Alan Robinson – french horn
  • Jerome Reisler– violin
  • Lyle Ritz– string bass, ukulele
  • Joseph Saxon– cello
  • Ralph Schaeffer– violin
  • Sid Sharp– violin
  • Billy Strange– electric guitar, guitar, twelve-string electric guitar
  • Ron Swallow– tambourine
  • Ernie Tack– bass trombone
  • Paul Tanner– theremin
  • Tommy Tedesco– acoustic guitar
  • Darrel Terwilliger– viola
  • “Tony” – sleigh bell
  • Jerry Williams– percussion
  • Julius Wechter– tympani, latin percussion, percussion, vibraphone
  • Tibor Zelig– violin

Track listing

All tracks by Brian Wilson and Tony Asher except where noted.

  1. Wouldn’t It Be Nice
  2. You Still Believe in Me
  3. That’s Not Me
  4. Don’t Talk
  5. I’m Waiting for the Day – Brian Wilson, Mike Love
  6. Let’s Go Away for Awhile – Brian Wilson
  7. Sloop John B – trad. arr. Brian Wilson
  8. God Only Knows
  9. I Know There’s an Answer – Brian Wilson, Terry Sachen, Mike Love
  10. Here Today
  11. I Just Wasnt Made for These Times
  12. Pet Sounds – Brian Wilson
  13. Caroline, No

On April 20, 1979.


On April 20, 1979, “Columbia” label released “Gimme Some Neck”, the third Ronnie Wood solo album. It was recorded January–March 1978 at “Pathe Marconi Studios” in Paris, October–December 1978, at “Cherokee Studios” in  Los Angeles,  and was produced by Roy Thomas Baker.


  • Ronnie Wood – lead vocals, guitar, pedal steel, bass
  • Mick Jagger– backing vocals
  • Keith Richards– guitar, backing vocals
  • Dave Mason– guitar
  • Robert “Pops” Popwell– bass
  • Charlie Watts– drums
  • Jim Keltner– percussion
  • Mick Fleetwood– drums
  • Ian McLagan– keyboards
  • Swamp Doggaka Jerry Williams – piano, backing vocals
  • Harry Phillips – piano
  • Bobby Keys– saxophone
  • Jon Lind– backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Ronnie Wood except where noted.

  1. Worry No More – Jerry Williams
  2. Breakin’ My Heart
  3. Delia –Traditional
  4. Buried Alive
  5. Come to Realise
  6. Infekshun
  7. Seven Days – Bob Dylan
  8. We All Get Old
  9. U.C. Her
  10. Lost and Lonely
  11. Don’t Worry