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On May 10, 2020.

On May 10, 2020, John Michael McKenzie died aged 64. He was musician (bass, guitar, backing vocals), member of the bands Global Village Trucking Company and Man. He recorded and performed with Eurythmics, The Pretenders, Alison Moyet, Lionel Richie, Dr. John, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Annette Peacock, Steve Hillage, Noel McCalla, Bob Young, Shusha Guppy, Wham!, Deke Leonard, Morrissey-Mullen, Claire Hamill, Space Monkey, Jim Diamond, Bob Dylan, Al Corley, Jeffrey Lee Pierce, Microdisney, Five Star, Endgames, John Mizarolli, Gary Moore, Ian Paice, Jaki Graham, Don Airey, Richard Bailey, Peter Auty, Billy Bremner, Terry Stannard, Simon Kirke, Earl Slick, Graham Lyle, Chris Thompson, Patti Austin, Latin Quarter, Phil Manzanera, Matt Bianco, Pete Brown, Helen Watson, Kevin Rowland, Shakira, David Bowie, Tina Turner, Eric Burdon, Kajagoogoo, Johnny Mathis, Everything But The Girl, Todd Sharpville, Branford Marsalis, Rui Veloso, Tim Finn, Ive Mendes, Tom Scott, David Dundas, Danny Tenaglia, The Christians, Phenix Horns, Duran Duran’s Andy Taylor, Jimmy Iovine, Dave Stewart, Wild, Leon Ware, Eternal, James Ingram, Francis Rossi, Karl Jenkins, Albert Lee, Barbara Dickson, Davy Spillane, Charles Aznavour, Raw Stylus, Linda Taylor, Blair Cunningham, Andy Newmark, Teresa Teng, Annabel Lamb, Nadirah X, Bob Clearmountain, Mitchell Froom, Arthur Louis, and Reggae Philharmonic Orchestra.

On September 26, 1974.

On September 26, 1974, “Apple” label released “Walls and Bridges”, the fifth John Lennon studio album. It was recorded July – August 1974, at “Record Plant East” in New York City, and was produced by John Lennon.


  • John Lennon– lead, harmony and backing vocals, rhythm, acoustic and lead guitar, piano, whistling, percussion, arrangements
  • Ken Ascher– piano, Fender Rhodes, clavinet, mellotron
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Arthur Jenkins– percussion
  • Nicky Hopkins– piano
  • Klaus Voormann– bass guitar
  • Bobby Keys– tenor saxophone
  • Jesse Ed Davis– lead guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Eddie Mottau– acoustic guitar
  • The Philharmonic Orchestrange– arranged and conducted by Ken Ascher
  • Little Big Horns – Ron Aprea(alto saxophone), Bobby Keys (tenor saxophone), Frank Vicari (tenor saxophone), Howard Johnson (baritone saxophone), Steve Madaio (trumpet)
  • Julian Lennon– drums
  • Elton John– piano, Hammond organ, harmony background vocals
  • Harry Nilsson– backing vocals
  • The 44th Street Fairies: Joey Dambra, Lori Burton, May Pang – background vocals
  • Shelly Yakus– engineer
  • Jimmy Iovine– overdub engineer
  • Roy Cicala– remix engineer
  • May Pang – production coordinator
  • Roy Kohara – art direction
  • Bob Gruen– photography

Track listing:

All by John Lennon, except where noted.

 Going Down on Love

  1. Whatever Gets You Thru the Night
  2. Old Dirt Road – John Lennon, Harry Nilsson
  3. What You Got
  4. Bless You
  5. Scare
  6. #9 Dream
  7. Surprise, Surprise (Sweet Bird of Paradox)
  8. Steel and Glass
  9. Beef Jerky
  10. Nobody Loves You (When You’re Down and Out)
  11. Ya Ya – Lee Dorsey, Clarence Lewis, Morgan Robinson, Morris Levy


On May 23, 1980.

On May 23, 1980, “Stiff Records” labels released “The Up Escalator”, the fifth Graham Parker and The Rumour album. It was recorded in 1983, and was produced by Jimmy Iovine.


  • Graham Parker – vocals, guitar
  • Bruce Springsteen- background vocals
  • Nicky Hopkins- acoustic piano
  • Jimmy Maelen- percussion
  • Martin Belmont- guitar
  • Danny Federici- organ
  • Steve Goulding- drums
  • Brinsley Schwarz- guitar, background vocals
  • Peter Wood- synthesizer
  • Andrew Bodnar- bass

Track listing:

All tracks by Graham Parker.

  1. No Holding Back
  2. Devil’s Sidewalk
  3. Stupefaction
  4. Jolie Jolie
  5. Love Without Greed
  6. Endless Night
  7. Paralyzed
  8. Maneuvers
  9. Empty Lives
  10. The Beating of Another Heart


On April 6, 1987.

On April 6, 1987, “CBS” label released “Raindancing”, the second Alison Moyet studio album. It was recorded 1986 – 1987, and was produced by Jimmy Iovine, Jess Bailey, Alison Moyet, Joseph Hughes, David Freeman and Jean Guiot.


  • Alison Moyet – vocals, mixing
  • Dave Freeman – vocals
  • Mike Shipley – associate producer
  • Joe Chiccarelli, John Fryer, Robert de la Garza, Mark Desisto – recording engineer
  • Jess Bailey, Scott Litt, Mike Shipley, Humberto Gatica – mixing
  • Vladimir “Vlado” Meller – mastering
  • Richard Houghton – sleeve photography
  • Rob O’Connor (Stylorouge) – design, art direction

Track listing:

  1. Weak in the Presence of Beauty – Michael Ward, Rob Clarke
  2. Ordinary Girl – Alison Moyet, Jess Bailey, Rick Driscoll
  3. You Got me Wrong – Alison Moyet
  4. Without You – Alison Moyet
  5. Sleep Like Breathing – David Freeman, Joseph Hughes
  6. Is This Love – Alison Moyet, Jean Guiot
  7. Blow Wind Blow – Alison Moyet, Jess Bailey
  8. Glorious Love – Alison Moyet, Jess Bailey, Rick Driscoll
  9. When I Say (No Giveaway) – Alison Moyet, Jess Bailey, Rick Driscoll
  10. Stay – Alison Moyet, Jess Bailey, Rick Driscoll


In December 1982.

In December 1982, “Capitol” label released “The Distance”, the twelfth Bob Seger studio album. It was recorded in 1982, and was produced by Jimmy Iovine.


  • Bob Seger- guitar, vocals
  • Chris Campbell – bass
  • Craig Frost- keyboard
  • Alto Reed- saxophone
  • Barry Beckett- keyboard
  • Pete Carr- guitar
  • Roger Hawkins- drums
  • David Hood- bass
  • Randy McCormick– keyboard
  • Drew Abbott– guitar
  • Russ Kunkel– drums
  • Roy Bittan– piano
  • Michael Boddicker- synthesizer
  • Don Felder– guitar
  • Glenn Frey- harmony vocals
  • Bobbye Hall- percussion
  • Davey Johnstone, Danny “Kootch” Kortchmar– guitar
  • Bill Payne- synthesizer, keyboard
  • Waddy Wachtel– guitar
  • Ginger Blake, Joan Sliwin, Laura Creamer, Linda Dillard, Shaun Murphy- background vocals
  • Bonnie Raitt- harmony vocals
  • Engineer: Shelly Yakus

Track listing:

All tracks by Bob Seger, except where noted.

  1. Even Now
  2. Makin’ Thunderbirds
  3. Boomtown Blues
  4. Shame on the Moon – Rodney Crowell
  5. Love’s the Last to Know
  6. Roll Me Away
  7. House Behind a House
  8. Comin’ Home
  9. Little Victories

In June 1987.

In June 1988, “Arista” label released “Dream of Life”, the fifth Patti Smith studio album. It was recorded in 1987, at “The Hit Factory” in New York City, “A&M Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Fred Smith and Jimmy Iovine.


  • Patti Smith– vocals
  • Fred “Sonic” Smith– guitar
  • Jay Dee Daugherty– drums, keyboards, consultant
  • Richard Sohl– keyboards
  • Andi Ostrowe – backing vocals
  • Bill-Dog Dooley – assistant engineer
  • Bob Glaub– bass
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering
  • Brian Sperber – engineering
  • Errol “Crusher” Bennett – percussion
  • Dave McNair – assistant engineer
  • Gary Rasmussen – bass
  • Hearn Gadbois – percussion
  • Jay Healey – engineering
  • Jesse Levy – cello
  • Jim Michewicz – engineering
  • Kasim Sulton– bass
  • Kevin Killen – engineering
  • Malcolm West – bass
  • Marc DeSisto – assistant engineer
  • Margaret Ross – harp
  • Maude Gilman – design
  • Richard Travali – assistant engineer
  • Rob Jacobs – assistant engineer
  • Robert DeLaGarza – assistant engineer
  • Robert Mapplethorpe– photography
  • Robin Nash – backing vocals
  • Roger Talkov – assistant engineer
  • Sammy Figueroa– percussion
  • Scott Litt– associate producer, mixing, assistant producer
  • Shelly Yakus– mixing
  • Thom Panunzio– engineering
  • Vic Anesini – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Patti Smith and Fred “Sonic” Smith.

  1. People Have the Power
  2. Going Under
  3. Up There Down There
  4. Paths That Cross
  5. Dream of Life
  6. Where Duty Calls
  7. Looking for You (I Was)
  8. The Jackson Song

In May 1976.

In May 1976, “Arista” label released “T Shirt”, the sixth Loudon Wainwright III studio album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Record Plant” in New York City, and was produced by Loudon Wainwright III.


  • Loudon Wainwright III – vocals, guitar
  • Richard Davis- bass
  • Hank Jones – keyboards
  • David Sanborn- saxophone
  • Marvin Stamm- horn
  • Jimmy Maelen- conductor
  • Elliott Randall- guitar
  • David Taylor – trombone
  • Eric Weissberg- banjo
  • Charlie Brown – guitar
  • Jeanie Arnold – vocals
  • Jon Cobert – vocals
  • Joe Cocuzzo – drums
  • Kenny Kosek- violin
  • Richard Crooks – drums
  • John Crowder – bass
  • Ron Getman – steel guitar
  • Don Hammond – recorder
  • Peter Labarbera – background vocals
  • John Lissauer- clarinet
  • George Marge – recorder
  • Irwin “Marky” Markowitz- horn
  • Charlie Messing – guitar, vocals
  • Gwynne Michaels – vocals
  • Glen Mitchell – keyboards, vocals
  • Paul Prestopino, Maggie& Terre Roche – vocals
  • Christie Thompson – vocals
  • Stephen Tubin – keyboards
  • Joanne Vent – vocals
  • Jimmy Iovine- engineer, mixing
  • Benno Friedman – cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Loudon Wainwright III; except where noted.

  1. Bicentennial
  2. Summer’s Almost Over
  3. Hollywood Hopeful – traditional; arranged by Loudon Wainwright III
  4. Reciprocity
  5. At Both Ends
  6. Wine with Dinner
  7. Hey Packy – George Gerdes
  8. California Prison Blues
  9. Talking Big Apple ’75
  10. Prince Hal’s Dirge
  11. Just Like President Thieu
  12. Wine with Dinner (Night Cap)


In May 1974.

In May 1974, “Epic” label released “Shock Treatment”, the fourth Edgar Winter studio album. It was recorded in 1974, at “Record Plant” in New York City, and was produced by Rick Derringer.


  • Rick Derringer- producer, bass, guitar, electric sitar, vocals
  • Dan Hartman- guitar, bass, percussion, autoharp, vocals
  • Chuck Ruff- drums
  • Edgar Winter bass, clavinet,  mellotron,  organ,  piano,  synthesizer, vibraphone, saxophone, vocals
  • Teresa Alfieri – design
  • Vic Anesini – mastering
  • Jimmy Iovine- assistant engineer
  • Bill King – photography
  • Lou Schlossberg – assistant engineer
  • Shelly Yakus- engineer
  • Lehman Yates – assistant engineer

Track listing:

  1. Some Kinda Animal – Dan Hartman
  2. Easy Street – Dan Hartman
  3. Sundown – Dan Hartman
  4. Miracle of Love – Edgar Winter, Dan Hartman
  5. Do Like Me – Edgar Winter
  6. Rock & Roll Woman – Dan Hartman
  7. Someone Take My Heart Away – Edgar Winter
  8. Queen of My Dreams – Dan Hartman
  9. Maybe Some Day You’ll Call My Name – Dan Hartman
  10. River’s Risin’ – Dan Hartman
  11. Animal – Edgar Winter

In April 1981.

In April 1981, “Epic” label released “Bad for Good”, the first Jim Steinman album. It was recorded August 1980-March 1981, and was produced by John Jansen, Todd Rundgren, Jim Steinman and Jimmy Iovine.


  • Jim Steinman– lead vocals, keyboards, spoken word
  • Rory Dodd– lead vocals; backing vocals
  • Karla DeVito– lead vocals
  • Todd Rundgren– guitars, backing vocals
  • Davey Johnstone– guitars; mandolin
  • Kasim Sulton– bass; backing vocals
  • Steve Buslowe– bass
  • Neil Jason– bass
  • Roy Bittan– piano
  • Steven Margoshes– piano, conductor, string arrangement
  • Roger Powell– synthesizer
  • Larry “Synergy” Fast– synthesizer
  • Max Weinberg– drums
  • Allan Schwartzberg– drums
  • Joe Stefko– drums
  • Jimmy Maelen– percussion
  • Alan Rubin– trumpet
  • Tom Malone– horn arrangements, trombone
  • Lew Del Gatto– baritone sax
  • Lou Marini– tenor sax
  • Ellen Foley– backing vocals
  • Eric Troyer– backing vocals
  • Will Malone– string arrangement
  • Charles Calello– conductor
  • Tom Edmonds, John Jansen, Todd Rundgren, Gray Russell, Shelly Yakus – engineers
  • John Jansen – mixing
  • Greg Calbi, Ted Jensen, George Marino – mastering
  • Gray Russell – production coordination
  • Roy Bittan, Todd Rundgren, Jim Steinman – arrangers
  • John Berg – art direction
  • Jim Steinman – cover art concept
  • Richard Corben – cover art
  • Don Hunstein – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Jim Steinman.

  1. Bad for Good
  2. Lost Boys and Golden Girls
  3. Love and Death and an American Guitar
  4. Stark Raving Love
  5. Out of the Frying Pan (And into the Fire)
  6. Surf’s Up
  7. Dance in My Pants
  8. Left in the Dark

On October 17, 1980.


On October 17, 1980, “Vertigo” label released “Making Movies”, the third Dire Straits studio album.It was recorded June – August 1980, at “Power Station: in New York,and was produced by Jimmy Iovine and Mark Knopfler. The album was certified Platinum in Finland by “Musiikkituottajat”; 2 x Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and Platinum in the US by “RIIA”.


  • Mark Knopfler– vocals, guitar
  • John Illsley– bass, vocals
  • Pick Withers– drums, vocals
  • Roy Bittan– keyboards
  • Shelly Yakus– engineer
  • Jeff Hendrickson – assistant engineer
  • Jon Mathias – assistant engineer
  • Greg Calbi– mastering
  • Neil Terk – original design, artwork
  • Brian Griffin – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Mark Knopfler, except where noted.

  1. Tunnel of Love – Extract from “The Carousel Waltz” by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
  2. Romeo and Juliet
  3. Skateaway
  4. Expresso Love
  5. Hand in Hand
  6. Solid Rock
  7. Les Boys