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 July 1, 2005, Luther Ronzoni Vandross Jr. died aged 54. He was a singer, songwriter, and record producer who worked as a background vocalist for different artists including Todd Rundgren, Judy Collins, Chaka Khan, Bette Midler, Diana Ross, David Bowie, Ben E. King, and Donna Summer. He was a member and lead singer of the band Change, and had a successful solo career, recorded sixteen albums and won four “Grammy Awards”.
On May 10, 1999, Sheldon Allan “Shel” Silverstein died aged 57. He was writer of children books, cartooninst and songwriter. His songs were recorded by many artists including Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings, Bobby Bare, Marianne Faithful, Belinda Carlisle, Doyle Holly, Judy Collins and Emmylou Harris. His best known songs are “Sylvia’s Mother” and “The Cover of Rolling Stone” recorded by Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show, and “A Boy Named Sue” recorded by Johnny Cash. Silverstein won two “Grammy Awards” and a “Golden Globe Award”.
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.
In September 1965, “Elektra” label released “Fifth Album”, the fourth Judy Collins album. It was recorded in 1965, and was produced by Mark Abramson.
- Judy Collins – vocals, guitar, piano
- Richard Fariña– dulcimer
- Chuck Israels– bass, cello
- Danny Kalb – guitar
- Bill Lee– bass
- John Sebastian– harmonica
- Robert Sylvester – cello
- Bill Takas – bass
- Eric Weissberg– guitar, background vocals
- Jerry Dodgion – flute
- Jac Holzman- production supervisor
- William S. Harvey – cover design
- Jim Frawley – cover photography
- Pack Up Your Sorrows – Richard Fariña
- The Coming of the Roads -Billy Edd Wheeler
- So Early, Early in the Spring – traditional
- Tomorrow is a Long Time -Bob Dylan
- Daddy You’ve Been on My Mind – Bob Dylan
- Thirsty Boots -Eric Andersen
- Tambourine Man – Bob Dylan
- Lord Gregory – traditional
- In the Heat of the Summer – Phil Ochs
- Early Morning Rain – Gordon Lightfoot
- Carry It On – Gil Turner
- It Isn’t Nice (live) – Malvina Reynolds
In August 1978, “Full Moon” label released “Twin Sons of Different Mothers”, the first of two collaborations albums by Dan Fogelberg and Tim Weisberg. It was recorded in 1978, at “The Record Plant” in Sausalito, California; “Village Recorders”, “Wally Heider Studios”, “United Studios”, “A&M Studios” and “Sunset Sound” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Dan Fogelberg and Tim Weisberg.
- Dan Fogelberg – vocals, voices, background vocals, synthesizer, acoustic, electric, classical and slide guitars, bass, mandolin, percussion, piano, keyboard
- Tim Weisberg- flute, percussion, oboe, piccolo
- David Breinenthal – bassoon
- Gary Coleman – percussion
- Vincent DeRosa – French horn
- Earl Dumler – English horn
- John Ellis – organ, oboe
- Bobbye Hall- percussion, conga, cowbell
- Don Henley- vocals, harmony vocals
- John Leslie Hug – guitar, harp
- Jim Keltner- drums
- Joe Lala- percussion, conga
- Neil Larsen – piano, keyboard, electric piano
- Andy Newmark- synthesizer, drums
- Norbert Putnam- bass
- Ann Mason Stockton – harp
- Florence Warner- vocals, background vocals
- Willie Weeks– bass
- Marty Lewis – engineer
- Glenn Meadows – vinyl mastering engineer
All tracks by Dan Fogelberg, except where noted.
- Twins Theme
- Lazy Susan
- Guitar Etude No. 3
- Tell Me to My Face – Allan Clarke, Tony Hicks, Graham Nash
- Hurtwood Alley
- Lahaina Luna
- Paris Nocturne
- Since You’ve Asked – Judy Collins
- The Power of Gold
On October 9, 1978, Jacques Romain Georges Brel died aged 49. He was a Belgian singer, songwriter and actor, widely considered a master of the modern chanson. He recorded most of his songs in French and in Dutch, but he became a major influence on English speaking songwriters and performers such as David Bowie, Alex Harvey, Leonard Cohen, Marc Almond and Rod McKuen. The English translations of his songs were recorded by many famous performers including Ray Charles, Nina Simone, Frank Sinatra, Judy Collins, John Denver, the Kingston Trio, Scott Walker and Andy Williams. Having sold over 25 million records worldwide, Brel is the fourth best-selling Belgian recording artist of all time.
On April 21, 1978, Alexandra Elene MacLean aka Sandy Denny died aged 31. She was singer and songwriter, member and lead singer of “Fairport Convention”, member of the British folk band the “Strawbs”, she formed the short-lived band “Fotheringay”. As solo artists Denny released four albums: “The North star Grassman and the ravens”, “Sandy”, “Like an old fashioned waltz” and “Rendezvous”.