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In November 1976.

In November 1976, “Asylum” label released “The Pretender”, the fourth Jackson Browne studio album. It was recorded in 1976, at “The Sound Factory” in Hollywood, and was produced by Jon Landau. The album was ranked at number 391 on “Rolling Stone” magazine’s list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.


  • Jackson Browne– vocals, acoustic guitar, piano, photography
  • John Hall, Albert Lee, Fred Tackett, Waddy Wachtel– acoustic and electric guitars
  • Luis Damian – acoustic guitar, harmony vocals
  • Lowell George– slide guitar, harmony vocals
  • Roberto Gutierrez – guitarron, violin, backing vocals
  • David Lindley– fiddle, lap steel guitar
  • Roy Bittan, Craig Doerge, Bill Payne, Michael Utley– keyboards
  • Bob Glaub, Chuck Rainey, Leland Sklar– bass
  • Jim Gordon, Russ Kunkel, Jeff Porcaro– drums
  • Gary Coleman – percussion
  • Arthur Gerst – harp, backing vocals, musical arrangements
  • Chuck Findley– trumpet
  • Richard Hyde– trombone
  • Jim Horn, Quitman Dennis – saxophones
  • Rosemary Butler, David Crosby, Don Henley, Graham Nash, Bonnie Raitt, D. Souther– harmony vocals
  • John Haeny, Mark Howlett, Greg Ladanyi – engineers
  • Paul Black – assistant engineer
  • Val Garay, Greg Ladanyi – mixing
  • Dennis Kirk – mixing assistant
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering
  • John Haeny – recorder
  • David Campbell, Arthur Gerst, Jim Horn – arrangers
  • David Campbell – string arrangements
  • Paul Black, Dennis Kirk – assistants
  • Gary Burden – art direction, design
  • Howard Burke – photography
  • Tom Kelley – cover photography
  • Jon Landau – notes editing

Track listing:

All tracks by Jackson Browne except where noted.

  1. The Fuse
  2. Your Bright Baby Blues
  3. Linda Paloma
  4. Here Come Those Tears Again – Jackson Browne, Nancy Farnsworth
  5. The Only Child
  6. Daddy’s Tune
  7. Sleep’s Dark and Silent Gate
  8. The Pretender


In November 1972.

In November 1972, “Capricorn” label released “Liv”, the second Livingston Taylor studio album. It was recorded in 1971, and was produced by Jon Landau.


  • Livingston Taylor — acoustic guitar, guitar, piano, keyboards, vocals
  • Greg Prestopino — vocals, backing vocals
  • Robert Popwell— bass, guitar
  • Walter Robinson — bass, acoustic bass
  • Johnny Sandlin — bass, guitar
  • Bill Stewart — drums
  • Tommy Talton — acoustic guitar, guitar
  • David Woodford — flute, tenor saxophone, wind
  • George Marino- mastering engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Livingston Taylor; except where noted.

  1. Get Out of Bed
  2. May I Stay Around
  3. Open Up Your Eyes
  4. Gentleman
  5. Easy Prey
  6. Be That Way
  7. Truck Driving Man
  8. Mom, Dad
  9. On Broadway – Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
  10. Caroline
  11. I Just Can’t Be Lonesome No More

In October 1968.

In October 1968, “SGC” label released the self-titled, debut Nazz studio album. It was recorded in 1968, and was produced by Bill Traut, Michael Friedman, Robert “Stewkey” Antoni, Thom Mooney, Todd Rundgren and Carson Van Osten.


  • Robert “Stewkey” Antoni – keyboards, vocals
  • Thom Mooney – drums
  • Todd Rundgren- guitar, vocals, string arrangements, mixing
  • Carson Van Osten – bass, vocals
  • Joel Brodsky, Michael Friedman – photography
  • Chris Huston- associate producer
  • Jon Landau- liner notes

Track listing:

All tracks by Todd Rundgren, except where noted.

  1. Open My Eyes
  2. Back of Your Mind
  3. See What You Can Be
  4. Hello It’s Me
  5. Wildwood Blues – Todd Rundgren, Thom Mooney, Robert “Stewkey” Antoni, Carson Van Osten
  6. If That’s the Way You Feel
  7. When I Get My Plane
  8. Lemming Song
  9. Crowded – Thom Mooney, Robert “Stewkey” Antoni
  10. She’s Goin’ Down

On June 4, 1984.

Born in the USA

On June 4, 1984, “Columbia” label released “Born in the U.S.A.”, the seventh Bruce Springsteen studio album. It was recorded January 1982 – March 1984, at “The Power Station” and “The Hit Factory” in New York City, and was produced by Jon Landau, Chuck Plotkin, Bruce Springsteen and Steven Van Zandt. With total sale of over 30 million copies worldwide, “Born in the U.S.A.” is Springsteen commercially most successful album and one of the highest-selling albums ever. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 85 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of all Time”. In 2013, “NME” magazine ranked it at number 428 on its list album of the “Greatest Albums of all Time”.


  • Bruce Springsteen– lead vocals, lead guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Roy Bittan– piano, synthesizer, background vocals
  • Clarence Clemons– saxophone, percussion, background vocals
  • Danny Federici– organ, glockenspiel, piano
  • Garry Tallent– bass guitar, background vocals
  • Steven Van Zandt– acoustic guitar, mandolin, harmony vocals
  • Max Weinberg– drums, background vocals
  • Richie “La Bamba” Rosenberg– background vocals
  • Ruth Davis – background vocals

Track listing

All tracks by Bruce Springsteen.

  1. Born in the U.S.A.
  2. Cover Me
  3. Darlington Country
  4. Working on the Highway
  5. Downbound Train
  6. I’m on Fire
  7. No Surrender
  8. Bobby Jean
  9. I’m goin’ Down
  10. Glory Days
  11. Dancing in the Dark
  12. My Hometown


On June 2, 1978.

darkness on the edge

On June 2, 1978, “Columbia” label released “Darkness on the Edge of Town”, the fourth Bruce Springsteen studio album. It was recorded October 1977 – March 1978, at “Record Plant Studios” in New York, and was produced by Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau, and Steven Van Zandt.

In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Darkness on the Edge of Town” at number 151 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of all Time”. The album was certified 3 x Platinum in the US by the “RIIA’.


  • Bruce Springsteen– lead vocals, lead guitar, harmonica
  • Roy Bittan– piano, backing vocals
  • Clarence Clemons– saxophone, backing vocals
  • Danny Federici– organ, glockenspiel
  • Garry Tallent– bass guitar
  • Steve Van Zandt– rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Max Weinberg– drums
  • Jimmy Iovine– engineer, mixing
  • Thom Panunzio– assistant engineer
  • Chuck Plotkin– mixing
  • Mike Reese– mastering
  • Frank Stefanko– photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Bruce Springsteen.

  1. Badlands
  2. Adam Raised a Cain
  3. Something in the Night
  4. Candy’s Room
  5. Racing in the Street
  6. The Promised Land
  7. Factory
  8. Streets of Fire
  9. Prove it All Night
  10. Darkness on the Edge of Town

On April 25, 2006.


On April 25, 2006, “Columbia” label released “We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions”, the fourteenth Bruce Springsteen studio album. It was recorded 1997, 2005, 2006, and was produced by Bruce Springsteen and Jon Landau. In 2007, the album won “Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album”. It was certified Gold in the US by the “RIIA”.


  • Bruce Springsteen– lead vocals, guitar, harmonica, B-3 organ, and percussion
  • Sam Bardfeld – violin
  • Art Baron– tuba
  • Frank Bruno – guitar
  • Jeremy Chatzky – upright bass
  • Mark Clifford – banjo
  • Larry Eagle – drumsand percussion
  • Charles Giordano– B-3 organ, piano, and accordion
  • Ed Manion– saxophone
  • Mark Pender– trumpet, backing vocals
  • Richie “La Bamba” Rosenberg– trombone, backing vocals
  • Patti Scialfa– backing vocals
  • Soozie Tyrell– violin, backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks traditional or public domain with unknown songwriters, arranged by Bruce Springsteen, except where noted.

  1. Old Dan Tucker
  2. Jesse James – Billy Gashade
  3. McGrath
  4. O Mary Don’t Know You Weep
  5. John Henry
  6. Erie Canal – Thomas S.Allen
  7. Jacob’s Ladder
  8. My Oklahoma Home – Bill and Agnes “Sis” Cunningham
  9. Eyes on the Prize – trad. additional lyrics by Alice Wine
  10. Shenandoah
  11. We Shall Overcome – Charles Tindley(lyrics); Adaptation by Guy Carawan, Frank Hamilton, Zilphia Horton, Pete Seeger
  12. Froggie Went A-Courtin


On March 31, 1992.


On March 31, 1992, “Columbia” label released “Human Touch”, the ninth Bruce Springsteen studio album. It was recorded September 1989 – March 1991, at “A&M Studios”, and was produced by Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau, Chuck Plotkin and Roy Bittan.


  • Bruce Springsteen– lead vocals, guitar, bass
  • Randy Jackson– bass
  • Jeff Porcaro– drums, percussion
  • Roy Bittan– keyboards
  • Sam Moore– backing vocals
  • Patti Scialfa– harmony vocals
  • David Sancious– Hammond organ
  • Bobby King– backing vocals
  • Tim Pierce– second guitar
  • Michael Fisher – percussion
  • Bobby Hatfield– harmony vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Bruce Springsteen, except where noted.

  1. Human Touch
  2. Soul Driver
  3. 57 Channels (And Nothin’ On)
  4. Cross My Heart – Bruce Springsteen, Sonny Boy Williamson
  5. Gloria’s Eyes
  6. With Every Wish
  7. Roll of the Dice – Bruce Springsteen, Roy Bittan
  8. Real World – Bruce Springsteen, Roy Bittan
  9. All or Nothin’ at All
  10. Man’s Job
  11. I Wish I Were Blind
  12. The Long Goodbye
  13. Real Man
  14. Pony Boy – traditional

On January 15, 1969.


On January 15, 1970, “Atlantic” label released “Back in the USA”, the debut MC5 studio album, and second album overall, following 1969’s live album “Kick out the Jams”. It was recorded in 1969, at the “GM Studios” in Detroit, and was produced by Jon Landau.


  • Rob Tyner – vocals
  • Wayne Kramer– guitar, backing vocals
  • Fred “Sonic” Smith– lead and backing vocals, guitar
  • Michael Davis– bass
  • Dennis Thompson– drums
  • Danny Jordan – keyboards
  • Pete Kelly – keyboards

Track listing:

All tracks by Rob Tyner, Wayne Kramer , Fred Smith, Michael Davis, and Dennis Thompson except where noted.

  1. Tutti Frutti – Dorothy LaBostrie, Joe Lubin, Richard Penniman
  2. Tonight
  3. Teenage Lust
  4. Let Me Try
  5. Looking at You
  6. High School
  7. Call Me Animal
  8. The American Ruse
  9. Shakin’ Street
  10. The Human Being Lawnmower
  11. Back in the U.S.A.

On October 17, 1980.


On October 17, 1980, “Columbia” label released “The River”, the fifth Bruce Springsteen studio album. Springsteen’s first double album was recorded March 1979  – August 1980, at the “Power Station” in New York, and was produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen and Steven Van Zandt.  “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “The River” at number 253 on its list of “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.


  • Bruce Springsteen– lead vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, 12-string electric guitar, harmonica, percussion, piano
  • Roy Bittan– piano, organ, background vocals
  • Clarence Clemons– tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, percussion, background vocals
  • Danny Federici– organ, glockenspiel
  • Garry Tallent– bass
  • Steven Van Zandt– rhythm electric guitar, acoustic guitar, lead guitar, harmony vocals, background vocals
  • Max Weinberg– drums, percussion
  • Flo & Eddie– vocals
  • Howard Kaylan– harmony vocals
  • Mark Volman– harmony vocals

All tracks by Bruce Springsteen.

  1. The Ties That Bind
  2. Sherry Darling
  3. Jackson’s Cage
  4. Two Hearts
  5. Independence Day
  6. Hungry Heart
  7. Out in the Street
  8. Crush on You
  9. You Can Look Back
  10. I Wanna Marry You
  11. The River
  12. Point Blank
  13. Cadillac Ranch
  14. I’m Rocker
  15. Fade Away
  16. Stolen Car
  17. Ramrod
  18. The Price You Pay
  19. Drive All Night
  20. Wreck on the Highway


On October 9, 1987.

Tunnel of Love

On October 9, 1987, “Columbia” label released “Tunnel of Love”, the eighth Bruce Springsteen studio album.  It was recorded January – July 1987, and was produced by Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Chuck Plotkin. in 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked it at number 467 on their list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.


  • Bruce Springsteen– lead vocals, backing vocals, guitar, mandolin, bass guitar, keyboards, harmonica, percussion, drum machines
  • Roy Bittan– piano, synthesizers
  • Clarence Clemons– backing vocals
  • Danny Federici– organ
  • Nils Lofgren– guitar, backing vocals
  • Patti Scialfa– backing vocals
  • Garry Tallent– bass guitar
  • Max Weinberg– drums, percussion

Track listing:

All compositions by Bruce Springsteen.

  1. Ain’t Got You
  2. Tougher Than the Rest
  3. All That Heaven Will Allow
  4. Spare Parts
  5. Cautious Man
  6. Walk Like a Man
  7. Tunnel of Love
  8. Two Faces
  9. Brilliant Disguise
  10. One Step Up
  11. When You’re Alone
  12. Valentine’s Day