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On August 13, 2021.

On August 13, 2021, Nanci Caroline Griffith died aged 68. She was musician (guitar), singer and songwriter, toured and recorded with The Crickets, John Prine, Iris DeMent, Suzy Bogguss, Judy Collins, Emmylou Harris, Mary Black, John Prine, Don McLean, Jimmy Buffett, Dolores Keane, Willie Nelson, Adam Duritz, The Chieftains, John Stewart, Darius Rucker and Buddy Holly’s band. In 1994, Griffith won “Grammy Award” for “Best Contemporary Folk Album”, in 1995, she was awarded the “Kate Wolf Memorial Award” by the “World Folk Music Association”, and in 2008, the “Americana Music Association” awarded her its “Americana Trailblazer Award”. Griffith released 18th studio and 2 live albums.

On June 2, 2017.

On June 2, 2017, “Easy Eye Sound” label released “Waiting on a Song”, the second Dan Auerbach album. It was recorded in 2016, at “Easy Eye Sound Studios” in Nashville, TN, and “Electric Lady Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Dan Auerbach.


  • Dan Auerbach – vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, baritone guitar, fuzz bass, Mellotron, percussion, mixing
  • Bobby Wood – piano, electric piano, glockenspiel, chimes, vibraphone, backing vocals
  • Russ Pahl – acoustic and electric guitars, steel guitar, sitar,
  • Duane Eddy – electric guitar
  • Mark Knopfler – electric rhythm guitar
  • Pat McLaughlin – acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Kenny Vaughan – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Dave Roe – bass guitar, acoustic bass
  • Jeffrey Clemens – drums, percussion
  • Gene Chrisman – drums
  • Chris St. Hilaire – drums
  • Kenny Malone – percussion, vibraphone, marimba 
  • Dennis Solee – flute, saxophone
  • Roy Agee – trombone
  • Steve Herrman – trumpet
  • Leon Michels – horns
  • Jerry Douglas – dobro
  • Matt Combs – strings
  • Ashley Wilcoxson, Heather Rigdon, Leisa Hans – backing vocals
  • M. Allen Parker – engineer, mixing
  • Austin Atwood, Beatriz Artola, Ernesto Olvera, Josh Ditty – additional engineering
  • Alex Skelton, Shawn Gough – engineer assistant
  • Richard Dodd – mastering
  • Perry Shall – layout, design
  • Alysse Gafkjen – photography
  • Dave “Fergie” Ferguson – executive producer

Track listing:

  1. Waiting On A Song – Dan Auerbach, John Prine, Pat McLaughlin, Richard Swift
  2. Malibu Man – Dan Auerbach, David Ferguson, Pat McLaughlin
  3. Livin’ in Sin – Dan Auerbach, David Ferguson, Pat McLaughlin
  4. Shine on Me – Dan Auerbach, David Ferguson, Pat McLaughlin
  5. King of a One Horse Town – Dan Auerbach, Pat McLaughlin
  6. Never in My Wildest Dreams – Dan Auerbach, David Ferguson, Pat McLaughlin
  7. Cherrybomb – Dan Auerbach, David Ferguson, Pat McLaughlin
  8. Stand By My Girl – Dan Auerbach, David Ferguson, Pat McLaughlin
  9. Undertow – Dan Auerbach
  10. Show Me – Bobby Wood, Dan Auerbach

On January 15, 1992.

On January 15, 1992, David Murray Oates aka Dee Murray died aged 45. He was musician (bass), was member, recorded and performed with The Mirage, Spencer Davis Group, Elton John, Procol Harum, Alice Cooper, Beth Nielsen Chapman, John Prine, Jimmy Webb, Yvonne Elliman, Ronnie Hawkins, Shaun Cassidy, Bernie Taupin, Brian Cadd, but was best known as the bass player of the Elton John Band.

In June 1980.

In June 1980, “Asylum” label released “Storm Windows”, the seventh John Prine studio album. It was recorded in 1980, at “Muscle Shoals Sound Studio” in Sheffield, AL, and was produced by Barry Beckett.


  • John Prine– vocals, guitar
  • Barry Beckett– piano
  • John Burns – guitar, harmony vocals
  • Bob Hoban – organ, fiddle, mandolin, piano, background vocals
  • Leo LeBlanc – steel guitar
  • Rachel Peer – harmony vocals
  • Wayne Perkins– guitar
  • Tom Piekarske – bass, background vocals
  • Angie Varias – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by John Prine; except where noted.

  1. Shop Talk – John Prine, John Burns
  2. Living in the Future
  3. It’s Happening to You – John Prine, John Burns
  4. Sleepy Eyed Boy
  5. All Night Blue – Ava Aldridge, Cindy Richardson
  6. Just Wanna Be With You
  7. Storm Windows
  8. Baby Ruth – Johnny Wyker
  9. One Red Rose
  10. I Had a Dream

On April 23, 2012.

On April 23, 2012, John Christopher “Chris” Ethridge died aged 65. He was musician (bass, piano), member of International Submarine Band and The Flying Burrito Brothers. He has worked with Gram Parsons, Nancy Sinatra, Judy Collins, Leon Russell, Delaney Bramlett, Bill Withers, Johnny Winter, Randy Newman, Ry Cooder, Linda Ronstadt, Gene Clark, The Byrds, John Prine, Johnny Rivers, Jackson Browne, Arlo Guthrie, The Doors, Graham Nash and Willie Nelson.

On April 7, 2020.

On April 7, 2020, John Prine died aged 73. He was singer – songwriter and musician (guitar), known for his music that has elements of protest and social commentary. His song “Sam Stone” stands as a reference to the phenomenon of heroin  or morphine  addiction among Vietnam war veterans. During 2005 at the request of U.S. poet laureate Ted Kooser, John Prine became the first singer – songwriter to read and perform at the Library of Congress. Prine won two “Grammy Awards” and recorded eighteen albums.

In October 1973.

In October 1973, “Atlantic” label released “Sweet Revenge”, the third John Prine album. It was recorded in 1973, and was produced by Arif Mardin.


  • John Prine – vocals, guitar
  • Steve Goodman- guitar, backing vocals
  • Ralph MacDonald- percussion
  • Grady Martin- guitar, dobro
  • Bobby Wood, Kenny Ascher- keyboards, piano
  • Steve Burgh, Johnny Christopher – guitar
  • Cissy Houston- backing vocals
  • Judy Clay – steel guitar, backing vocals
  • Doyle Grisham – steel guitar
  • Leo LeBlanc – guitar, steel guitar
  • Mike Leech – bass, upright bass
  • Raun MacKinnon – harmony vocals, gut string guitar
  • Kenny Malone– drums
  • Hugh McDonald – bass, percussion
  • Steve Mosley – drums
  • Dave Prine – guitar, banjo, dobro, fiddle
  • Jerry Shook – harmonica
  • Bill Slater – bass
  • Deirdre Tuck Corley – backing vocals
  • Reggie Young- guitar
  • David Briggs- organ, piano
  • Arif Mardin- horn arrangement
  • Brad Davis, Jimmy Douglass, Steve Ham, Frank Hubach, Bob Liftin – engineers

Track listing:

All tracks by John Prine, except where noted.

  1. Sweet Revenge
  2. Please Don’t Bury Me
  3. Christmas in Prison
  4. Dear Abby
  5. Blue Umbrella
  6. Often is a Word I Seldom Use
  7. Onomatopoeia
  8. Grandpa Was a Carpenter
  9. The Accident (Things Could Be Worse)
  10. Mexican Home
  11. A Good Time
  12. Nine Pound Hammer – traditional


On September 15, 1972.

On September 15, 1972, “RCA” label released “Rocky Mountain High”, the sixth John Denver album. It was recorded in 1972, and was produced by Milton Okun.


  • John Denver – 6 & 12-string acoustic guitars, vocals, arrangements
  • Gary Chester– drums, percussion
  • Eric Weissberg– banjo, steel guitar
  • Bill Danoff, Martine Habib, Bruce Innes, Mike Kobluk, Taffy Nivert– backing vocals
  • Richard Kniss – double bass, arranger
  • Frank Owens – piano
  • Paul Prestopino – acoustic guitar, autoharp
  • Mike Taylor – acoustic guitar
  • Pupils of the Whitby School, Greenwich, Connecticut – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Rocky Mountain High – John Denver, Mike Taylor
  2. Mother Nature’s Son – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  3. Paradise – John Prine
  4. For Baby (For Bobbie) – John Denver
  5. Darcy Farrow – Steve Gillette, Tom Campbell
  6. Prisoners – John Denver
  7. Goodbye Again – John Denver
  8. Season Suite: Summer – John Denver, Mike Taylor, Dick Kniss
  9. Season Suite: Fall – John Denver, Mike Taylor, Dick Kniss
  10. Season Suite: Winter – John Denver, Mike Taylor, Dick Kniss
  11. Season Suite: Late Winter, Early Spring (When Everybody Goes To Mexico) – John Denver, Mike Taylor, Dick Kniss
  12. Season Suite: Spring – John Denver, Mike Taylor, Dick Kniss


In June 1976.

In June 1976, “Columbia” label released “Airborne”, the fifth Flying Burrito Brothers album. It was recorded in 1976, and was produced by John Fischbach.


  • “Sneaky” Pete Kleinow: pedal steel guitar
  • Skip Battin: vocals, bass, piano
  • Joel Scott Hill: vocals, guitar
  • Gib Guilbeau: vocals, fiddle
  • Gene Parsons: vocals, drums, guitar, harmonica, banjo
  • Warren “Bugs” Pemberton: drums

Track listing:

  1. Out of Control – Gib Guilbeau,Gene Parsons
  2. Waitin’ for Love to Begin – Pete Kleinow, Gib Guilbeau
  3. Toe Tappin’ Music – Gib Guilbeau
  4. Quiet Man – John Prine
  5. Northbound Bus – Nickey Barclay
  6. Big Bayou – Gib Guilbeau
  7. Walk on the Water – Gib Guilbeau, Joel Scott Hill
  8. Linda Lu – Ray Sharpe
  9. Border Town – Joel Scott Hill, Michael Lawson
  10. She’s a Sailor – Stevie Wonder
  11. Jesus Broke the Wild Horse – Steven Glick, Dennis Krause

In June 1973.

In June 1973, “RCA” label released “Farewell Andromeda”, the seventh John Denver album. It was recorded at “RCA Studio D” in New York City, and was produced by Milton Okun.


  • John Denver — guitar, vocals
  • Eric Weissberg— banjo, steel guitar
  • Jan Camp Garrett — mandolin, vocals
  • Victor Garrett — bass, vocals
  • Lawrence Gottlieb— steel guitar, vocals
  • Lee Holdridge— string arrangements
  • Michael Holmes — piano
  • Richard Kniss — bass
  • Herb Lovelle— drums
  • George Marge — woodwind
  • Frank Owens — piano
  • Paul Prestopino — guitar, autoharp
  • John Sommers — banjo, guitar, mandolin, vocals
  • Toots Thielemans— harmonica
  • Don Wardell — Executive Producer
  • Bryan Bowers — autoharp
  • Chip Taylor, Steve Chapin, Bill Danoff, Taffy Danoff, Steve Mandell, Martine Habib, Campden Street Choir — vocals
  • Kris O’Connor – assistant producer
  • Acy R. Lehman – art director
  • Mark English – cover art


All tracks by John Denver; except where noted.

  1. I’d Rather Be a Cowboy (Lady’s Chains)
  2. Berkeley Woman – Bryan Bowers
  3. Please, Daddy (Don’t Get Drunk This Christmas) – Bill Danoff, Taffy Nivert
  4. Angel from Montgomery – John Prine
  5. River of Love – John Sommers
  6. Rocky Mountain Suite (Cold Nights in Canada)
  7. Whiskey Basin Blues
  8. Sweet Misery – Hoyt Axton
  9. Zachary and Jennifer
  10. We Don’t Live Here No More – Bill Danoff
  11. Farewell Andromeda (Welcome To My Morning)