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In July 1972.

In July 1972, “Warner Bros” label released “Saint Dominic’s Preview”, the sixth Van Morrison studio album. It was recorded 1971 – 1972, at “Wally Heider Studios”, “Pacific High Studios” in San Francisco, “The Church” in San Anselmo, California,  and was produced by Ted Templeman and Van Morrison.


  • Van Morrison— vocals, acoustic, rhythm and twelve string guitar, backing vocals, arrangements
  • Jules Broussard — tenor saxophone, flute
  • Lee Charlton — drums
  • Bill Church— bass
  • Ron Elliott— acoustic guitar
  • “Boots” Houston — tenor saxophone, backing vocals
  • Mark Jordan — piano
  • Connie Kay— drums
  • Bernie Krause— Moog synthesizer
  • Gary Mallaber— drums, percussion, vibraphone
  • John McFee— steel guitar
  • Doug Messenger — electric and acoustic guitars
  • Ronnie Montrose— acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Mark Naftalin— piano, Moog synthesizer
  • Pat O’Hara — trombone
  • Janet Planet — backing vocals
  • Tom Salisbury — piano, organ
  • Rick Shlosser- drums
  • Ellen Schroer — backing vocals
  • Jack Schroer— alto and baritone saxophones
  • Mark Springer — backing vocals
  • Leroy Vinnegar— double bass
  • Engineers: Donn Landee, Bob Schumaker, Jim Gaines, Dave Brown, Steve Brandon
  • Mixing: Donn Landee, Bob Schumaker
  • Photography: Michael Maggid
  • Arrangements – Tom Salisbury
  • Remastering – Tim Young, Walter Samuel

Track listing:

All tracks by Van Morrison.

  1. Jackie Wilson Said (I’m in Heaven When You Smile)
  2. Gypsy
  3. I Will Be There
  4. Listen to the Lion
  5. Saint Dominic’s Preview
  6. Redwood Tree
  7. Almost Independence Day





In May 1976.

In May 1976, “Capitol” label released “Fly Like an Eagle”, the ninth Steve Miller Band album. It was recorded 1975-1976, at “CBS Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Steve Miller. In 2012, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Fly Like an Eagle” at number 445 on its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. The album was certified 4 x Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.


  • Steve Miller– vocals, guitar, keyboards, sitar, ARP Odyssey
  • Lonnie Turner – bass guitar
  • Gary Mallaber– drums, percussion
  • James Cotton– harmonica
  • Curley Cooke – guitar
  • Les Dudek– guitar
  • Charles Calamise – bass guitar
  • Kenny Johnson – drums
  • Joe (JD) D’Andrea – percussion
  • John McFee– dobro
  • Joachim Young – B3 organ
  • John Palladino – executive producer
  • Mike Fusaro – recording engineer
  • Jim Gains – mastering
  • Susan McCardle – photography
  • David Stahl – photography

Track listing:

  1. Space Intro – Steve Miller
  2. Fly Like an Eagle – Steve Miller
  3. Wild Mountain Honey – Steve McCarty
  4. Serenade – Steve Miller, Chris McCart
  5. Dance, Dance, Dance – Steve Miller, Joseph Cooper, Brenda Cooper
  6. Mercury Blues – C. Douglas
  7. Take the Money and Run – Steve Miller
  8. Rock’n Me – Steve Miller
  9. You Send Me – Sam Cooke
  10. Blue Odyssey – Steve Miller
  11. Sweet Maree – Steve Miller
  12. The Window – Steve Miller, Jason Cooper


In March 1978.

In March 1978, “Radar Records” label released “Jesus of Cool” the debut Nick Lowe solo album. It was recorded 1976-1977, at “Chalk Farm Studios” in London, “Eden Studios”; “Jackson Studios” in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, and “Pathway Studios” in Stoke Newington, and was produced by Nick Lowe. The album cover was designed by Barney Bubbles.


  • Nick Lowe– vocals, bass, guitars, piano
  • Billy Bremner– guitars
  • Dave Edmunds– guitars, vocals
  • John Turnbull– lead guitar
  • John McFee– guitar
  • Andrew Bodnar– bass
  • Norman Watt-Roy– bass
  • Terry Williams– drums
  • Steve Goulding– drums
  • Pete Thomas– drums
  • Charley Charles – drums
  • Bob Andrews– piano, organ
  • Steve Nieve– piano
  • Roger Bechirian– tambourine, backing vocals, organ

Track listing:

All tracks by Nick Lowe except where noted.

  1. Music for Money
  2. I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass – Nick Lowe, Andrew Bodnar, Steve Goulding
  3. Little Hitler – Nick Lowe, Dave Edmunds
  4. Shake and Pop
  5. Tonight
  6. So It Goes
  7. No Reason
  8. 36 Inches High – Jim Ford
  9. Marie Provost
  10. Nutted by Reality
  11. Heart of the City

In March 1971.

In March 1971, “Columbia” label released “Moments”, the third Boz Scaggs album. It was recorded in 1970, at “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Glyn Johns.


  • Boz Scaggs – guitar, vocals
  • George Rains – drums
  • David Brown – bass
  • Jymm (Joachim) Young – keyboards
  • James “Curley” Cooke – guitar
  • Doug Simril: keyboards – guitar
  • Coke Escovedo, Pete Escovedo – percussion
  • Craymore Stevens – rhythm guitar
  • Bill Atwood – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Pat O’Hara – trombone, horn arrangements
  • Mel Martin – saxophone
  • Brian Rogers – string arrangements
  • The Rita CoolidgeLadies Ensemble – backing vocals
  • John McFee – steel guitar
  • Ben Sidran – keyboards, vibraphone
  • Glyn Johns – mixing
  • Anne Blackford – cover design
  • George H. Conger – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Boz Scaggs; except where noted

  1. We Were Always Sweethearts
  2. Downright Women
  3. Painted Bells
  4. Alone, Alone – David Brown
  5. Near You
  6. I Will Forever Sing (The Blues) – Powell St. John
  7. Moments
  8. Hollywood Blues
  9. We Been Away – David Brown
  10. Can I Make It Last (Or Will It Just Be Over)


On October 23, 1981.


On October 23, 1981, “F-Beat” label released “Almost Blue”, the sixth Elvis Costello album. It was recorded in May 1981, in Nashville, and was produced by Billy Sherrill. The album consist entirely of country covers, including tracks originally written by Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, George Jones and Gram Parsons. Album cover was an homage to the 1963 “Blue Note” album “Midnight Blue” by Kenny Burrell, and was designed by Barney Bubbles.


  • Elvis Costello– vocals, guitar
  • Steve Nieve– piano, organ
  • Bruce Thomas– bass
  • Pete Thomas– drums
  • John McFee– lead guitar, pedal steel guitar

Track listing:

  1. Sweet Dreams – Don Gibson
  2. Success – Johnny Mullins
  3. I’m Your Toy – Gram Parsons, Chris Ethridge
  4. Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down – Merle Haggard
  5. Brown to Blue – George Jones, Virginia Franks,Country Johnny Mathis
  6. Good Year for the Roses – Jerry Chesnut
  7. Sittin’ and Thinkin – Charlie Rich
  8. Colour of the Blues – Lawton Williams,George Jones
  9. Too Far Gone – Billy Sherrill
  10. Honey Hush – Lou Willie Turner
  11. How Much I’ve Lied – Gram Parsons,Pam Rifkin


On September 15, 1983.


On September 15, 1983, “Chrysalis” label released “Sports”, the third Huey Lewis and the News album .It was recorded in 1983, at “Fantasy Studios” in Berkeley, California;“Record Plant” in Sausalito, California, and “The Automatt” in San Francisco, and was produced by   Huey Lewis and the News. The album cover art features a photo of the band at the “2 A.M. Club”, a bar located in Mill Valley, California, where the band had performed during its early days.The album was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”; Diamond in Canada by “Music Canada”; Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”, and 7 x Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”.


  • Huey Lewis– lead vocals, harmonica
  • Mario Cipollina –bass
  • Johnny Colla– guitar, saxophone, backing vocals
  • Bill Gibson –drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Chris Hayes –lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Sean Hopper –keyboards, backing vocals
  • John McFee– pedal steel guitar
  • Engineers: Jim Gaines, Jeffrey Norman, Jesse Osborne
  • Assistant engineers: Jeffrey Norman, Jesse Osborne
  • Mixing: Larry Alexander,Bob Clearmountain
  • Mastering:Ted Jensen, Bob Vosgien
  • Remastering:Bob Norberg
  • Art direction: Sam Gay, Lisa Glines
  • Graphic design: Bunny Zaruba
  • Design: Bunny Zaruba
  • Cover photo: 2am Club in Mill Valley

Track listing:

  1. The Heart of Rock & Roll – Johnny Colla, Huey Lewis
  2. Heart & Soul – Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn
  3. Bad is Bad – Alex Call, John Ciambotti, Sean Hopper, Huey Lewis, John McFee, Michael Schriener
  4. I Want a New Drug – Chris Hayes, Huey Lewis
  5. Walking on a Thin Line – Andre Pessis, Kevin Wells
  6. Finally Found a Home – Brown, Chris Hayes, Huey Lewis
  7. If This Is It – Johnny Colla, Huey Lewis
  8. You Crack Me Up – Mario Cipollina, Huey Lewis
  9. Honky Tonk Blues – Hank Williams


On July 22, 1977.

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On July 22, 1977, “Stiff” label released “My Aim Is True”, the debut Elvis Costello  album. It was recorded 1976 – 1977, at “Pathway Studios” in London, and was produced by Nick Lowe. The album cover was designed by Barney Bubbles. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “My Aim Is True” at number 168 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”; the same year, the TV network “VH1” named “My Aim Is True” the 80th greatest album of all time. In 2007, the album was inducted into the “Grammy Hall of Fame”.


  • Elvis Costello– vocals, guitar, piano and drumsticks
  • John McFee– lead guitar, pedal steel guitar, backing vocals
  • Sean Hopper– piano, organ, backing vocals
  • Mickey Shine – drums
  • Stan Shaw – organ
  • Nick Lowe– backing vocals, piano, drumsticks, bass
  • Andrew Bodnar– bass
  • Steve Goulding– drums
  • Johnny Ciambotti – bass, backing vocals
  • Steve Nieve– organ and piano overdubs

Track listing:

All tracks by Elvis Costello.

  1. Welcome to the Working Week
  2. Miracle Man
  3. No Dancing
  4. Blame It on Cain
  5. Alison
  6. Sneaky Feelings
  7. (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes
  8. Less Than Zero
  9. Mystery Dance
  10. Pay It Back
  11. I’m Not Angry
  12. Waiting for the End of the World