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On November 27, 1957.

On November 27, 1957, “Brunswick” label released “The Chirping Crickets”, the debut Crickets album. It was recorded February – September 1957, and was produced by Norman Petty.


  • Buddy Holly– lead and backing vocals, lead and acoustic guitar
  • Jerry Allison– drums, card-box percussion, backing vocals
  • Joe B. Mauldin– contrabass
  • Niki Sullivan– rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Larry Welborn – contrabass
  • The Picks (Bill Pickering, John Pickering and Bob Lapham) – backing vocals
  • Ramona and Gary Tollett – backing vocals

 Track listing:

  1. Oh, Boy! – Sonny West, Bill Tilghman, Norman Petty
  2. Not Fade Away – Buddy Holly, Norman Petty
  3. You’ve Got Love – Roy Orbison, Johnny Wilson, Norman Petty
  4. Maybe Baby – Buddy Holly, Norman Petty
  5. It’s Too Late – Chuck Willis
  6. Tell Me How – Buddy Holly, Norman Petty, Jerry Allison
  7. That’ll Be the Day – Buddy Holly, Norman Petty, Jerry Allison
  8. I’m Looking for Someone to Love – Buddy Holly, Norman Petty
  9. An Empty Cup (And a Broken Date) – Roy Orbison, Norman Petty
  10. Send Me Some Lovin’ – John Marascalco, Leo Price
  11. Last Night – Joe B. Mauldin, Norman Petty
  12. Rock Me Baby – Shorty Long, Susan Heather

In April 1959.

In April 1959, “Columbia” label released “Cliff”, the debut Cliff Richard (and his band the Drifters, later known as the Shadows) album. It was recorded 9 – 10 February 1959, at “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Norrie Paramor.


  • Cliff Richard– lead vocals
  • Hank Marvin– lead guitar
  • Bruce Welch- rhythm guitar
  • Jet Harris– bass guitar
  • Tony Meehan– drums
  • Mike Sammes Singers– background vocals
  • Malcolm Addey – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Apron Strings – George David Weiss, Aaron Schroeder
  2. My Babe – Willie Dixon
  3. Down the Line – Roy Orbison
  4. I Got a Feeling – Baker Knight
  5. Jet Black – Jet Harris
  6. Baby I Don’t Care – Leiber, Stoller
  7. Donna – Ritchie Valens
  8. Move It – Ian Samwell
  9. Ready Teddy – John Marascalco, Robert Blackwell
  10. Too Much – Lee Rosenberg, Bernard Weinman
  11. Don’t Bug Me Baby – Leon Luallen, Johnny Bragg
  12. Driftin’ – Hank Marvin
  13. That’ll Be the Day – Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison
  14. Be-Bop-A-Lula – Gene Vincent
  15. Danny – Ben Weisman, Fred Wise
  16. Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin On – Dave “Curly” Williams

In March 1961.

In March 1961, “Chess” label released “New Juke Box Hits”, the fifth Chuck Berry studio album. It was recorded in 1960, and was produced by Leonard Chess and Philip Chess.


  • Chuck Berry– vocals, guitars
  • Johnnie Johnson– piano
  • Reggie Boyd – bass
  • Fred Below, Jaspar Thomas – drums
  • Leroy C. Davis – tenor saxophone

Track listing:

All tracks by Chuck Berry except where noted.

  1. I’m Talking About You
  2. Diploma for Two
  3. Thirteen Question Method
  4. Away from You
  5. Don’t You Lie to Me – Hudson Whittaker
  6. The Way It Was Before
  7. Little Star
  8. Route 66 – Bobby Troup
  9. Sweet Sixteen – Joe Josea, B. King
  10. Run Around
  11. Stop and Listen
  12. Rip It Up – John Marascalco, Robert Blackwell




In February 1963.

In February 1963, “RCA Victor” label released “Mr. Soul”, the eleventh Sam Cooke studio album. It was recorded in August; November and December, 1962, at “RCA’s Music Center of the World”, and was produced by Hugo & Luigi.


  • Sam Cooke – vocals
  • Horace Ott, René Hall– arrangement, conductor
  • Clifton White, Bill Pitman,Tommy Tedesco– guitar
  • Ray Pohlman, Clifford Hils, Red Callender– bass guitar
  • Earl Palmer– drums
  • Ron Rich – percussion
  • Edward Beal, Ernie Freeman, Al Pellegrini, Ernie Freeman– piano
  • Nathan Griffin – organ
  • Sharky Hall – drums
  • Ray Johnson – piano
  • Bill Green, Plas Johnson– saxophone
  • John Ewing – trombone
  • Israel Baker, Robert Barene, Leonard Malarsky, Myron Sandler, Ralph Schaeffer, Sid Sharp, Arnold Belnick, Autrey McKissack, Ralph Schaeffer, Robert Barene, Jermoe Reisler – violin
  • Harry Hyams, Alexander Neiman – viola
  • Jesse Ehrlich, Irving Lipschultz, George Neikrug, Emmet Sergeant – cello
  • William Hinshaw – French horn
  • Dave Hassinger– recording engineer

Track listing:

  1. I Wish You Love – Charles Trenet, Lee Wilson, Albert Beach
  2. Willow Weep for Me – Ann Ronell
  3. Chains of Love- Ahmet Ertegun, under the pseudonym Nugetre
  4. Smoke Rings – Ned Washington, H. Eugene Gifford
  5. All the Way – Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen
  6. Send Me Some Lovin’ – Leo Price, John Marascalco
  7. Cry Me a River – Arthur Hamilton
  8. Driftin’ Blues – Johnny Moore, Charles Brown, Eddie Williams
  9. For Sentimental Reasons – Deek Watson, William Best
  10. Nothing Can Change This Love – Sam Cooke
  11. Little Girl – Madeline Hyde, Francis Henry
  12. These Foolish Things – Eric Maschwitz, Jack Strachey, Harry Link

On January 5, 1969.

On January 5, 1969, “Fantasy” label released “Bayou Country”, the second  Creedence Clearwater Revival studio album. It was recorded in 1968, at “RCA Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by John Fogerty.


  • John Fogerty– lead guitar, lead and background vocals, harmonica, percussion, arranger
  • Tom Fogerty– backing vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Stu Cook– bass guitar
  • Doug Clifford– drums
  • George Horn – remastering
  • Basul Parik – cover art
  • Hank McGill – engineer
  • Tamaki Beck – mastering supervisor
  • Kevin Gray, Steve Hoffman, Shigeo Miyamoto – mastering
  • Joel Selvin– liner notes

Track listing:

All tracks by John Fogerty, except where noted.

  1. Born on the Bayou
  2. Bootleg
  3. Graveyard Train
  4. Good Golly, Miss Molly – Robert Blackwell, John Marascalco
  5. Penthouse Pauper
  6. Proud Mary
  7. Keep on Chooglin’

In March 1975.

In March 1975, “MCA” label released “Two Sides of the Moon”, the only Keith Moon. solo album. It was recorded August-December 1974, at “record Plant Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Keith Moon, Mal Evans, Skip Taylor, John Stronach and Steve Cropper.


  • Keith Moon, Ringo Starr, Gerald Garrett, Jim Gilstrap, Ira Hawkins, Ron Hicklin, Augie Johnson, Howard Kaylan, Clydie King, Dennis Larden, Gregory Matta, Sherlie Matthews, Ricky Nelson, Harry Nilsson, Irma Routen, Julia Tillman Waters, Mark Volman, Jay DeWitt White, Andrea Wills, Carolyn Wills, David Bowie – vocals
  • Joe Walsh, John Sebastian, Jesse Ed Davis, Ronnie Wood, Spencer Davis, Mike Condello, Beau Guss, Paul Lenart, Patti Quatro, Al Staehely, John Staehely, Skip Edwards, Danny “Kootch” Kortchmar – guitars.
  • Klaus Voormann, David Birkett, Danny “Kootch” Kortchmar, Ronnie Wood, Jean Millington, Jimmie Randall, Paul Stallworth – bass guitar
  • Jay Ferguson, Blair Aaronson, Nickey Barclay, Skip Edwards, David Foster, Norman Kurban – piano, keyboards, Hammond organ
  • Keith Moon, Ringo Starr, Kenney Jones, Jim Keltner, Cam Davis, Miguel Ferrer, Ron Grinel, James Ed Haymer, Mickey McGee, Curly Smith – drums, percussion
  • Joe Walsh, Blair Aaronson – synthesizers
  • Steve Douglas, Ollie Mitchell – horns
  • Bobby Keys – saxophones

Track listing:

  1. Crazy Like A Fox – Al Staehely
  2. Solid Gold – Nickey Barclay
  3. Don’t Worry Baby – Brian Wilson, Roger Christian
  4. One Night Stand – Dennis Larden
  5. The Kids Are Alright – Pete Townshend
  6. Move Over Ms. L – John Lennon
  7. Teen Age Idol – Jack Lewis
  8. Back Door Sally – John Marascalco
  9. In My Life – John Lennon-Paul McCartney
  10. Together – Harry Nilsson, Keith Moon, Richard Starkey


On February 17, 1975.

John Lennon-rocknroll

On February 17, 1975, “Apple” label released “Rock ‘n’ Roll”, the sixth John Lennon studio album.  It was recorded October 1973 – October 1974, at “A&M Studios” and “Record Plant Studios”, and was produced by Phil Spector and John Lennon. it is an album of late 1950s and early 1960s songs as covered by John Lennon.


  • John Lennon – guitars, vocals
  • Jesse Ed Davis – guitar
  • Jim Calvert – guitar
  • Eddie Mottau – acoustic guitar
  • José Feliciano – acoustic guitar
  • Michael Hazelwood – acoustic guitar
  • Steve Cropper – guitar
  • Klaus Voormann – bass guitar, vocal
  • Leon Russell – keyboards
  • Ken Ascher – keyboards
  • Jim Keltner – drums
  • Hal Blaine – drums
  • Gary Mallaber – drums
  • Arthur Jenkins – percussion
  • Nino Tempo – saxophone
  • Jeff Barry – horn
  • Barry Mann – horn
  • Bobby Keys – horn
  • Peter Jameson – horn
  • Joseph Temperley – horn
  • Dennis Morouse – horn
  • Frank Vicari – horn

All tracks produced and arranged by John Lennon, except * produced by Phil Spector, and arranged by Spector and Lennon.

  1. Be-Bop-A-Lula – Tex Davis, Gene Vincent
  2. Stand by Me – Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Ben E. King
  3. Medley: Rip It Up/Ready Teddy – Robert ‘Bumps’ Blackwell, John Marascalco
  4. You Can’t Catch Me * – Chuck Berry
  5. Ain’t That a Shame – Fats Domino, Dave Bartholomew
  6. Do You Wanna Dance? – Bobby Freeman
  7. Sweet Little Sixteen* – Chuck Berry
  8. Slippin’ and Slidin – Eddie Bocage, Albert Collins, Richard Wayne Penniman, James H. Smith
  9. Peggy Sue – Jerry Allison, Norman Petty, Buddy Holly
  10. Medley: Bring It On Home to Me/Send Me Some Lovin’ – Sam Cooke, John Marascalco, Leo Price
  11. Bony Moronie * – Larry Williams
  12. Ya Ya – Lee Dorsey, Clarence Lewis, Morgan Robinson, Morris Levy
  13. Just Because * – Lloyd Price