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On February 24, 1998.

On February 24, 1998, “Capricorn Records” label released “Dose”, the second Gov’t Mule studio album. It was recorded in 1997, and was produced by Michael Barbiero.


  • Warren Haynes – vocals, guitar, percussion
  • Allen Woody – bass, mandolin
  • Matt Abts – drums, percussion
  • Michael Barbiero – tambourine 

Track listing:

All tracks by Warren Haynes except where noted.

  1. Blind Man in the Dark
  2. Thorazine Shuffle – Warren Haynes, Matt Abts
  3. Thelonious Beck
  4. Game Face
  5. Towering Fool – Warren Haynes, Matt Abts
  6. Birth of the Mule – Warren Haynes, Allen Woody, Matt Abts
  7. John the Revelator
  8. She Said Said She Said – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  9. Larger Than Life
  10. Raven Black Night
  11. I Shall Return

On January 16, 2021.

On January 16, 2021, Harvey Phillip Spector died aged 81. He was musician (guitar, piano), vocalist, songwriter and music producer. He developed music production “Wall of Sound”, he described as “Wagnerian approach to rock and roll”. Spector started the music career as member of the band Teddy Bears, at age of 21 he co-founded “Philles Records” and became the youngest ever US label owner to that point. In the 60’s he wrote songs or produced music for The Ronettes, The Crystals, Ike & Tina Turner, produced Beatles album “Let It Be”, and few solo John Lennon and George Harrison recordings. He also worked with Leonard Cohen, Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans, Darlene Love, Ronnie Spector, The Wrecking Crew, The Righteous Brothers, and The Ramones. In 1973 Spector won “Grammy Award for Album of the Year” for co-producing Harrison’s “Concert for Bangladesh”, in 1989 he was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”, and in 1997 he was inducted into the “Songwriters Hall of Fame”. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him at number 63 on their list of “The Greatest Artists in History”.In 2009, he was convicted for the 2003 murder of the actress Lana Clarkson and sentenced to 19 years to life in prison, where he died.

on January 11, 2021.

On January 11, 2021, Howard Lewis Johnson died aged 79. He was musician (tuba, baritone saxophone, bass clarinet, trumpet), member and leader of the tuba ensembles Tuba Libre, Substructure, and Gravity. He recorded and performed with some of the world best known musicians and bands, including George Gruntz, Hank Crawford, Gil Evans, Charles Mingus, Hank Crawford, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Archie Shepp, Hank Mobley, Levon Helm, Tomasz Stanko, Gary Burton, Gábor Szabó, Bob Thiele, Charlie Haden, Jazz Composers, Andrew Hill, Leon Thomas, Johnny Coles, Taj Mahal, Charles Tolliver, The Band, Carla Bley, John Lennon, Sam Rivers, Gato Barbieri, Jaco Pastorius, Muddy Waters, Dexter Gordon, Clifford Jordan, David “Fathead” Newman,  James Taylor, Jack De Johnette, Jimmy Heath, Franco Ambrosetti, George Gruntz, Miles Davis, Quincy Jones, NDR Big Band, Ray Anderson, Barbara Dennerlein, John Scofield, T. S. Monk, Mario Pavone, and Chet Baker. As leader he released four albums.

In December 1965.

In December 1965, “Pacific Jazz” label released “Feelin’ Kinda Blues”, the fourth Gerald Wilson (Gerald Wilson Orchestra) album. It was recorded November – December 1965, at “United Recorders” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Richard Bock.


  • Gerald Wilson – arranger, conductor
  • Bobby Bryant, Jules Chaikin, Freddie Hill, Nat Meeks, Melvin Moore, Al Porcino – trumpet
  • Bob Edmondson, John Ewing, Lester Robertson – trombone
  • Fred Murell – bass trombone
  • Curtis Amy – soprano saxophone
  • Anthony Ortega – alto saxophone, flute, piccolo
  • Teddy Edwards, Harold Land – tenor saxophone
  • Jack Nimitz – baritone saxophone
  • Phil Moore III – piano
  • Don Randi – organ
  • Dennis Budimir – guitar
  • Buddy Woodson – bass
  • Victor Feldman – vibraphone
  • Mel Lee – drums
  • Modesto Duran, Bones Howe, Adolfo Valdes – percussion

Track listing:

  1. When I’m Feeling Kinda Blue – Gerald Wilson
  2. Freddie Freeloader – Miles Davis
  3. Do Anything You Wanna – Harold Betters, Carl Ramsey
  4. Yesterday – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  5. Watermelon Man – Herbie Hancock
  6. Yeh Yeh – Rodgers Grant, Pat Patrick, Jon Hendricks
  7. One On the House – Harry James, Ernie Wilkins
  8. I Got You (I Feel Good) – James Brown
  9. I Concentrate on You – Cole Porter
  10. Well Son Shuffle – Mike Barone

In December 1967.

In December 1967, “RCA Victor” label released “Pandemonium Shadow Show”, the second Harry Nilsson studio album. It was recorded in 1967, at “RCA’s Music Center of the World” in Hollywood, and was produced by Rick Jarrard.


  • Harry Nilsson – vocal
  • Dr. John – vocal, piano
  • Lyle Ritz – bass, ukulele
  • Mike Deasy – guitar
  • Milt Holland – drums, percussion
  • Dick “Knobbs” Bogert – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Harry Nilsson, except where noted.             

  1. Ten Little Indians
  2. 1941
  3. Cuddly Toy
  4. She Sang Hymns Out of Tune – Jesse Lee Kincaid
  5. You Can’t Do That – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  6. Sleep Late, My Lady Friend
  7. She’s Leaving Home – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  8. There Will Never Be – Perry Botkin Jr., Gil Garfield
  9. Without Her
  10. Freckles – Cliff Hess, Howard Johnson, Milton Ager
  11. It’s Been So Long
  12. River Deep – Mountain High – Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich

On November 8, 1965.

On November 8, 1965, “Capitol” label released “Beach Boys’ Party!”, the tenth Beach Boys studio album. It was recorded in September 1965, at “United Western Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Brian Wilson.


  • Al Jardine – vocals, acoustic 6 and 12 string guitars, ashtray
  • Bruce Johnston – vocals, electric bass
  • Mike Love – vocals
  • Brian Wilson – vocals, bass, piano, bongos
  • Carl Wilson – vocals, acoustic 6 and 12 string guitars, overdubbed bass
  • Dennis Wilson – vocals, bongos, castanet, harmonica
  • Hal Blaine – bongos
  • Ray Avery – bongos
  • Steve Korthof – bongos, tambourine
  • Ron Swallow – tambourine
  • Terry Melcher – tambourine
  • Marilyn Wilson – vocals
  • Billy Hinsche – harmonica
  • Dean Torrence – co-lead vocal

Tack listing:

  1. Hully Gully – Fred Smith, Cliff Goldsmith
  2. I Should Have Known Better – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  3. Tell Me Why – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  4. Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow – Carl White, Al Frazier, Sonny Harris, Turner Wilson Jr.
  5. Mountain of Love – Harold Dorman
  6. You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  7. Devoted to You – Boudleaux Bryant
  8. Alley Oop – Dallas Frazier
  9. There’s No Other (Like My Baby) – Phil Spector, Leroy Bates
  10. Medley (I Get Around / Little Deuce Coupe) – Brian Wilson, Roger Christian
  11. The Times They Are a-Changin’ – Bob Dylan
  12. Barbara Ann – Fred Fassert

On November 2, 1970.

On November 2, 1970, “Atlantic” label released “Suite 16”, the 28th Yusef Lateef album. It was recorded in April 1970, at “Regent Sound Studios”, in New York City, June 1970, at “Corner Studios” in Cologne, Germany and was produced by Joel Dom.


  • Yusef Lateef – tenor saxophone, flute, bamboo flute, pneumatic bamboo flute, oboe, bells, tambourine
  • Neal Boyar – vibraphone 
  • Barry Harris, Joe Zawinul – piano
  • Eric Gale, Earl Klugh – guitar
  • Chuck Rainey – electric bass
  • Robert Cunningham – bass, electric bass
  • Albert Heath, Jimmy Johnson – drums
  • Selwart Clarke – viola
  • Kermit Moore – cello
  • Cologne Radio Orchestra conducted by William S. Fischer
  • The Sweet Inspirations – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Yusef Lateef except where noted.

  1. Buddy and Lou
  2. Down in Atlanta
  3. Nocturne
  4. When a Man Loves a Woman – Calvin Lewis, Andrew Wright
  5. Michelle – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  6. Symphonic Blues Suite: First Movement; Folia
  7. Symphonic Blues Suite: Second Movement; Minuet (Hybird, Atonal)
  8. Symphonic Blues Suite: Third Movement; Blues (Twelve Measure Form) Variation  Interlude
  9. Symphonic Blues Suite: Fourth Movement; Passacaglia
  10. Symphonic Blues Suite: Fifth Movement; Chorale / Sixth Movement; Blues (Extended Form)
  11. Symphonic Blues Suite: Seventh Movement; Blues, Coda

On September 27, 2005.

On September 27, 2005, “Nonesuch” label released “Day Is Done”, the 18th Brad Mehldau album (credited to Brad Mehldau Trio). It was recorded in March 2005, at “Avatar Studios” in New York, NY, and was produced by Brad Mehldau.


  • Brad Mehldau- piano
  • Larry Grenadier- bass
  • Jeff Ballard- drums
  • James Farber – engineer
  • Mark Wilder – mastering
  • Doyle Partners – design
  • Diane Cook, Len Jenshel, Roberto Masotti – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Brad Mehldau except where noted.

  1. Knives Out – Radiohead
  2. Alfie – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  3. Martha My Dear – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  4. Day Is Done – Nick Drake
  5. Artis
  6. Turtle Town
  7. She’s Leaving Home – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  8. Granada – Chris Cheek
  9. 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover – Paul Simon
  10. No Moon at All – Redd Evans, David Mann

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 September 23, 1997.

On September 23, 1997, “Paradigm Records” label released “The Hangover”, the second Gilby Clarke studio album. It was recorded in 1997 and was produced by C.J. DeVillar and Gilby Clarke.


  • Gilby Clarke- lead vocals, guitars, bass, mellotron, drums
  • Waddy Watchel- guitars
  • Ryan Roxie- guitars
  • Teddy Andreadis- piano, Hammond, harmonica
  • J. DeVillar – bass, backing vocals
  • Will Effertz- bass, backing vocals
  • Phil Soussan- bass
  • Clem Burke- drums
  • Sandy Chila – drums, percussion
  • Mike Fasano- drums
  • Eric Singer- drums
  • Ovis – horns, background vocals
  • Kyle Vincent – background vocals
  • Jason Alt – background vocals
  • Roberta Freeman – background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Gilby Clarke, except where noted.

  1. Wasn’t Yesterday Great
  2. It’s Good Enough for Rock N’ Roll
  3. Zip Gun
  4. Higher
  5. Mickey Marmalade
  6. Blue Grass Mosquito
  7. Happiness Is a Warm Gun – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  8. Hang on to Yourself – David Bowie
  9. The Worst
  10. Captain Chaos
  11. Punk Rock Pollution