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On August 12, 2010.

On August 12, 2010, Richard “Richie” Hayward died aged 64. He was a musician (drums), best known as the drummer of Little Feat. Hayward recorded and performed with many artists including Paul Rodgers, The Doobie Brothers, Bob Dylan, Peter Frampton, Buddy Guy, Arlo Guthrie, Al Kooper, Linda Ronstadt, Bob Seger, Carly Simon, Nancy Sinatra, Stephen Stills, Tom Waits, John Cale, Warren Zevon, Warren HaynesJoan Armatrading, Delaney Bramlett, Kim Carnes, Eric Clapton, Ry Cooder, James Cotton,  Jonny Lang, Barbra Streisand, Eric Lynn, Nils Lofgren, Taj Mahal, Coco Montoya, Robert Palmer, Van Dyke Parks, Robert Plant, Helen Watson, and Jimmy Herring.

On June 14, 1993.

On June 14, 1993, “Virgin” label released “Liberator”, the ninth Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark album. It was recorded in 1993, at “The Pink Museum” and “The Ministry” in Liverpool, and was produced by Andy McCluskey, Phil Coxon, and Barry White.


  • Andy McCluskey– programming
  • Phil Coxon– programming
  • Beverly Reppion – backing vocals
  • Nathalie James – backing vocals
  • Doreen Edwards – backing vocals
  • Stuart Boyle – guitar
  • Nigel Ipinson– piano, arrangement
  • Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares– a sample from “Bezrodna Nevesta” is used in track 7
  • Mark Phythian – engineer
  • Paul Butcher – assistant engineer
  • Ian Collins – assistant engineer
  • Pat O’Shaughnessy – assistant engineer
  • Mike Hunter – assistant engineer
  • Andrea Wright – assistant engineer
  • Tony Cousins – mastering
  • Gregg Jackman – mixing
  • Niall Flynn – assistant mixing

Track listing:

All tracks by Andy McCluskey, except where noted.

  1. Stand Above Me – Andy McCluskey, Stuart Kershaw, Lloyd Massett
  2. Everyday – Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Stuart Kershaw
  3. King of Stone
  4. Dollar Girl
  5. Dream of Me (Based on Love’s Theme) – Andy McCluskey, Barry White
  6. Sunday Morning – Lou Reed, John Cale
  7. Agnus Day – Andy McCluskey, Christopher Tye, Shopsko
  8. Love and Hate You
  9. Heaven Is
  10. Best Years of Our Lives – Andy McCluskey, Stuart Kershaw
  11. Christine – Andy McCluskey, Stuart Kershaw
  12. Only Tears – Andy McCluskey, Stuart Kershaw

On May 3, 2014.

On May 3, 2014, Robert Grego aka Bobby Gregg, died aged 78. He was musician (drums) and record producer, he was member of the band The Hawks, which later become known as The Band. Gregg was best known for his work with Bob Dylan (Like a Rolling Stone), Simon & Garfunkel (The Sound of Silence), Peter, Paul & Mary and John Cale.


On September 20, 2010.

On September 20, 2010, “Columbia” label released “Postcards from a Young Man”, the tenth Manic Street Preachers studio album. It was recorded October 2009 – June 2010, at “Faster Studio” in Cardiff, Wales, and was produced by James Dean Bradfield, Nicky Wire, Sean Moore, Dave Eringa and Loz Williams.


  • James Dean Bradfield– lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitar, mandola
  • Nicky Wire– bass guitar, acoustic guitar, lead and backing vocals
  • Sean Moore– drums, percussion, trumpet
  • Ian McCulloch– co-lead vocals
  • John Cale– keyboards, noise
  • Duff McKagan– bass guitar
  • Loz Williams – piano, Hammond organ, mellotron
  • Nick Naysmith – piano, Hammond organ
  • Catrin Wyn Southall – vocal arrangement, backing vocals
  • Melissa Henry, Osian Rowlands, Gareth Treseder, Fflur Rowlands, Roland George, Aled Powys Williams – backing vocals
  • Andy Walters – string arrangement, strings
  • Joanna Walters, Carly Worsford, Bernard Kane, Simon Howes, Nathan Stone, Richard Phillips, Claudine Liddington – strings
  • Chris Lord-Alge, Tom Elmhirst– mixing
  • Dave Eringa– engineering, mixing
  • Howie Weinberg– mastering
  • Loz Williams – engineering

Track listing:

All lyrics by Nicky Wire; all music by James Dean Bradfield and Sean Moore, except where noted.

  1. (It’s Not War) Just the End of Love
  2. Postcards from a Young Man
  3. Some Kind of Nothingness – Wire
  4. The Descent (Pages 1 & 2)
  5. Hazelton Avenue
  6. Auto-Intoxication
  7. Golden Platitudes
  8. I Think I Found It – James Dean Bradfield
  9. A Billion Balconies Facing the Sun
  10. All We Make Is Entertainment
  11. The Future Has Been Here 4Ever
  12. Don’t be Evil

On July 17, 2015.

On July 17, 2015, “Brown Records” label released “Sing into My Mouth” a covers album by Iron & Wine and Ben Bridwell. It was recorded in 2015, at “Echo Mountain Recording”, in Asheville, North Carolina, and was produced by Sam Beam.


  1. Ben Bridwell – vocals
  2. Sam Beam – vocals, guitar, banjo, piano, percussion, harmonica, bass, art direction, design
  3. Jim Becker – acoustic and electric guitars, violin, harmonica
  4. Rod Burger – piano, organ, mellotron, accordion
  5. Joe Adamik – bass clarinet, drums, percussion
  6. Matt Lux – bass
  7. Paul Niehaus – pedal steel guitar
  8. Todd Bienvenu – cover painting
  9. Dusty Summers – art direction, design
  10. Charles Peterson – back cover photo

Track listing:

  1. This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody) – Chris Frantz, David Byrne, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymoth
  2. Done This One Before – Ronnie lane
  3. Any Day Woman – Paul Siebel
  4. You Know More Than I Know – John Cale
  5. Bullet Proof Soul – Andrew Hale, Helen Adu, Stuart Matthewman
  6. No Way Out of Here – Kenneth Baker
  7. God Knows (You Gotta Give to Get) – Sarah Assbring
  8. The Straight and Narrow – Jason Pierce
  9. Magnolia – JJ Cale
  10. Am I a Good Man – Willie Clarke
  11. Ab’s Song – Toy Caldwell
  12. Coyote, My Little Brother – Peter La Farge



On February 19, 2016.

On February 19, 2016, “Domino” label released “Painting With”, the tenth Animal Collective studio album. It was recorded in 2015, at “EastWest Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Sonny DiPerri, Noah Lennox, David Portner and Brian Weitz.


  • Panda Bear(Noah Lennox)
  • Avey Tare(David Portner)
  • Geologist(Brian Weitz)
  • John Cale– drone
  • Colin Stetson – saxophone
  • Sonny DiPerri – recording engineer, mixing
  • Brendan Dekora, Jeremy Miller – assistant engineer
  • Remi Barbot – mixing assistant
  • Dave Cooley – mastering
  • Brian DeGraw – artwork
  • Rob Carmichael – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Noah Lennox, David Portner and Brian Weitz.

  1. FloriDada
  2. Hocus Pocus
  3. Vertical
  4. Lying in the Grass
  5. The Burglars
  6. Natural Selection
  7. Bagels in Kiev
  8. On Delay
  9. Spilling Guts
  10. Summing the Wretch
  11. Golden Gal
  12. Recycling

In November 1975.

In November 1975, “Island” label released “Helen of Troy”, the sixth John Cale studio album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Sound Techniques” in  London, and was produced by John Cale.


  • John Cale – vocals, keyboards, guitar, production
  • Chris Spedding– guitar
  • Pat Donaldson– bass guitar
  • Timi Donald, Phil Collins– drums
  • Brian Eno– synthesizer
  • Robert Kirby– string, choir arrangement
  • John Wood– executive production
  • Vic Gamm – mixing engineer
  • Edward Barker – design
  • Keith Morris- photography

Track listing:

All tracks by John Cale, except where noted.

  1. My Maria
  2. Helen of Troy
  3. China Sea
  4. Engine
  5. Save Us
  6. Cable Hogue
  7. I Keep a Close Watch
  8. Pablo Picasso – Jonathan Richman
  9. Leaving It Up to You
  10. Baby What You Want Me to Do – Jimmy Reed
  11. Sudden Death

In November 1968.

In November 1968, “Elektra” label released “The Marble Index”, the second Nico solo album. It was recorded in September 1968, at “Elektra Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Frazier Mohawk and John Cale.


  • Nico – vocal
  • John Cale -arrangements
  • Jac Holzman – production supervisor
  • John Haeny – engineer
  • Guy Webster – photography
  • Robert L. Heimall – design
  • William S. Harvey – art direction
  • David Anderle, Danny Fields – friends

Track listing:

All tracks by Nico.

  1. Prelude
  2. Lawns of Dawns
  3. No One Is There
  4. Ari’s Song
  5. Facing the Wind
  6. Julius Caesar (Memento Hodié)
  7. Frozen Warnings
  8. Evening of Light



In October 1978.

In October 1978, “EG” label released “Music for Films”, the seventh Brian Eno album. It was recorded 1975 – 1978, and was produced by Brian Eno.


  • Rhett Davies– trumpet, assistant producer
  • John Cale– viola
  • Phil Collins– percussion
  • Robert Fripp– electric guitar
  • Fred Frith– electric guitar
  • Percy Jones– bass guitar
  • Bill MacCormick– bass guitar
  • Dave Mattacks– percussion
  • Paul Rudolph– guitar
  • Rod Melvin– electric piano
  • Ritva Saarikko – cover photograph

Track listing:

All tracks by Brian Eno.

  1. M386
  2. Aragon
  3. From the Same Hill
  4. Inland Sea
  5. Two Rapid Formations
  6. Slow Water
  7. Sparrowfall (1)
  8. Sparrowfall (2)
  9. Sparrowfall (3)
  10. Quartz
  11. Events in Dense Fog
  12. There Is Nobody
  13. A Measured Room
  14. Patrolling Wire Borders
  15. Task Force
  16. Alternative 3
  17. Strange Light
  18. Final Sunset

In October 1967.

In October 1967, “Verve” label released “Chelsea Girl”, the debut Nico solo album. It was recorded April – May 1967, at “Mayfair Recording Studios” in Manhattan, and was produced by Tom Wilson. The album name is a reference to Andy Warhol’s 1966 movie “Chelsea Girls”, in which Nico starred.


  • Christa “Nico” Päffgen– vocals
  • Jackson Browne– electric guitar
  • Lou Reed– electric guitar
  • John Cale– viola, organ, guitar
  • Sterling Morrison– electric guitar
  • Val Valentin- director of engineering
  • Gary Kellgren- recording and remix engineer
  • Larry Fallon– string and flute arrangements
  • Paul Morrissey- photography

Track listing:

  1. The Fairest of the Seasons – Jackson Browne, Gregory Copeland
  2. These Days – Jackson Browne
  3. Little Sister – John Cale, Lou Reed
  4. Winter Song – John Cale
  5. It Was a Pleasure Then – Lou Reed, John Cale, Christa Päffgen
  6. Chelsea Girls – Lou Reed, Sterling Morrison
  7. I’ll Keep It With Mine – Bob Dylan
  8. Somewhere There’s a Feather – Jackson Browne
  9. Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams – Lou Reed
  10. Eulogy to Lenny Bruce – Tim Hardin