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On February 11, 1985.

On February 11, 1985, “Atlantic” label released the self-titled, debut Firm album. It was recorded in 1984, at “Sol Studios” in Cookham, Berkshire, England, and was produced by Jimmy Page and Paul Rodgers.

Personnel:

  • Paul Rodgers– lead vocals, acoustic and electric guitars
  • Jimmy Page– acoustic and electric guitars
  • Tony Franklin– fretless bass, keyboards, synthesizer, backing vocals
  • Chris Slade– drums, percussion
  • Steve Dawson – trumpet
  • Paul “Shilts” Weimar – baritone saxophone
  • Willie Garnett – tenor saxophone
  • Don Weller– tenor saxophone solo
  • Sam Brown, Helen Chappelle, Joy Yates – backing vocals
  • Stuart Epps– engineering
  • Gordon Vicary – mastering
  • Steve Maher – cover artwork
  • Steve Privett – tape operation; supplier of tea, gin and tonics

Track listing:

All tracks by Jimmy Page and Paul Rodgers, except where noted.

  1. Closer
  2. Make or Break – Paul Rodgers
  3. Someone to Love
  4. Together
  5. Radioactive – Paul Rodgers
  6. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ – Phil Spector, Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil
  7. Money Can’t Buy – Paul Rodgers
  8. Satisfaction Guaranteed
  9. Midnight Moonlight
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On February 3, 1986.

On February 3, 1986, “Atlantic” label released “Mean Business”, the second and final Firm studio album. It was recorded in 1985, and was produced by Jimmy Page, Paul Rodgers and Julian Mendelsohn.

Personnel:

  • Paul Rodgers– vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, piano
  • Jimmy Page– acoustic and electric guitars
  • Tony Franklin– fretless bass, keyboards, synthesizer, back vocals
  • Chris Slade– drums, percussion
  • Aubrey Powell Productions – cover design
  • Barry Diament – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Fortune Hunter – Jimmy Page, Paul Rodgers
  2. Cadillac – Jimmy Page, Paul Rodgers
  3. All the King’s Horses – Paul Rodgers
  4. Live in Peace – Paul Rodgers
  5. Tear Down the Walls – Jimmy Page, Paul Rodgers
  6. Dreaming – Tony Franklin
  7. Free to Live – Jimmy Page, Paul Rodgers
  8. Spirit of Love – Paul Rodgers

 

On April 20, 2012.

On April 20, 2012, Herbert Maurice William ‘Bert’ Weedon, died aged 91. He was guitarist whose style of playing was popular and influential during the 1950s and 1960s. “Play in a Day” record sold over two million copies and became the first hit record in the UK Singles Chart recorded by a guitarist. His “Play in a Day” guitar guide influenced many musicians, including Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton,  Brian May, Dave Davies, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, John Lennon, Keith Richards, Pete Townshend and Tony Iommi. In 2001, for his services to music, Weedon was awarded an OBE.

On March 15, 1993.

On March 15, 1993, “Geffen” label released “Coverdale•Page”, album by David Coverdale and Jimmy Page. It was recorded 1991 – 1992, at “Little Mountain Sound Studios” in Vancouver, “Criteria Studios” in Miami, “Granny’s House” in Reno, Nevada and “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Jimmy Page, David Coverdale and Mike Fraser. The album was certified Platinum in Canada by “CRIA” and in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • David Coverdale– lead vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Jimmy Page– electric and acoustic guitars, bass, harmonica, dulcimer
  • Denny Carmassi– drums, percussion
  • Jorge Casas – bass guitar
  • Lester Mendez– keyboards
  • Ricky Phillips– bass guitar
  • Tommy Funderburk, John Sambataro– backing vocals
  • John Harris – acoustic harmonica
  • Michael Fraser – engineer, mixing
  • Michael McIntyre – engineer, production co-ordination
  • Keith Rose, Delwyn Brooks, Chris Brown – assistant engineer
  • George Marino – mastering
  • Hugh Syme– art direction, design

Track listing:

All tracks by David Coverdale and Jimmy Page.

  1. Shake My Tree
  2. Waiting on You
  3. Take Me for a Little While
  4. Pride and Joy
  5. Over Now
  6. Feeling Hot
  7. Easy Does It
  8. Take a Look at Yourself
  9. Don’t Leave Me This Way
  10. Absolution Blues
  11. Whisper a Prayer for the Dying

On January 13, 2017.

On January 13, 2017, “Universal Music Group” label released “Piano Portraits”, album by Rick Wakeman. It was recorded July – August 2016, at “The Old Granary Studio” in Norfolk, UK, and was produced by Rick Wakeman.

Personnel:

  • Rick Wakeman– Steinway Model D concert grand piano
  • Erik Jordan – engineer
  • Ian Brown – project co-ordinator
  • Stylorouge – design
  • Rob O’Connor – photographer
  • Dick Beetham – mastering at 360 Mastering

Track listing:

  1. Help – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  2. Stairway to Heaven – Robert Plant, Jimmy Page
  3. Life on Mars – David Bowie
  4. I’m Not in Love – Eric Stewart, Graham Gouldman
  5. Wonderous Stories – Jon Anderson
  6. Berceuse – Gabriel Fauré, arr. Rick Wakeman
  7. Amazing Grace – traditional, arr. by Rick Wakeman
  8. Swan Lake – Peter Tchaikovsky, arr. by Rick Wakeman
  9. Morning Has Broken – traditional, arr. by Rick Wakeman
  10. Summertime – George Gershwin
  11. Space Oddity – David Bowie
  12. Dance of the Damselflies – Rick Wakeman
  13. Clair de Lune – Claude Debussy, arr. by Rick Wakeman
  14. I Vow to Thee, My Country – Gustav Holst, arr. by Rick Wakeman
  15. Eleanor Rigby – John Lennon, Paul McCartney

In December 1965.

In December 1965, “Fontana” label released “Get the Picture?”, the second Pretty Things studio album. It was recorded in 1965, at “Philips Studios” in London, and was produced by Bobby Graham and Glyn Johns.

Personnel:

  • Phil May– vocals
  • Dick Taylor– lead guitar
  • Brian Pendleton– rhythm guitar
  • John Stax – bass
  • Viv Prince, Bobby Graham, Twink– drums

Track listing:

  1. You Don’t Believe Me – Phil May, Bobby Graham, Jimmy Page, Willie Morrell
  2. Buzz the Jerk – Phil May, Dick Taylor
  3. Get the Picture? – Phil May, Dick Taylor
  4. Can’t Stand the Pain – Phil May, Dick Taylor, Bobby Graham
  5. Rainin’ in My Heart – James Moore, Jerry West
  6. We’ll Play House – Phil May, Dick Taylor
  7. You’ll Never Do It, Baby – Brian Smith, Terry Fox
  8. I Had a Dream – Jimmy Witherspoon
  9. I Want Your Love -Johnnie Dee, Johnny Tarr
  10. London Town – Tim Hardin
  11. Cry to Me – Bert Russell
  12. Gonna Find Me a Substitute – Ike Turner

On November 24, 2008.

On November 24, 2008, Michael Gary Pearson aka Michael Lee died aged 39. He was drummer who toured and recorded with many famous musicians and music acts, including Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, The Cult, Echo & the Bunnymen, Aerosmith, Lenny Kravitz, Jeff Martin, Little Angels,  Ian Gillan, The Quireboys and Thin Lizzy.