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On May 10, 2020.

On May 10, 2020, John Michael McKenzie died aged 64. He was musician (bass, guitar, backing vocals), member of the bands Global Village Trucking Company and Man. He recorded and performed with Eurythmics, The Pretenders, Alison Moyet, Lionel Richie, Dr. John, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Annette Peacock, Steve Hillage, Noel McCalla, Bob Young, Shusha Guppy, Wham!, Deke Leonard, Morrissey-Mullen, Claire Hamill, Space Monkey, Jim Diamond, Bob Dylan, Al Corley, Jeffrey Lee Pierce, Microdisney, Five Star, Endgames, John Mizarolli, Gary Moore, Ian Paice, Jaki Graham, Don Airey, Richard Bailey, Peter Auty, Billy Bremner, Terry Stannard, Simon Kirke, Earl Slick, Graham Lyle, Chris Thompson, Patti Austin, Latin Quarter, Phil Manzanera, Matt Bianco, Pete Brown, Helen Watson, Kevin Rowland, Shakira, David Bowie, Tina Turner, Eric Burdon, Kajagoogoo, Johnny Mathis, Everything But The Girl, Todd Sharpville, Branford Marsalis, Rui Veloso, Tim Finn, Ive Mendes, Tom Scott, David Dundas, Danny Tenaglia, The Christians, Phenix Horns, Duran Duran’s Andy Taylor, Jimmy Iovine, Dave Stewart, Wild, Leon Ware, Eternal, James Ingram, Francis Rossi, Karl Jenkins, Albert Lee, Barbara Dickson, Davy Spillane, Charles Aznavour, Raw Stylus, Linda Taylor, Blair Cunningham, Andy Newmark, Teresa Teng, Annabel Lamb, Nadirah X, Bob Clearmountain, Mitchell Froom, Arthur Louis, and Reggae Philharmonic Orchestra.

On July 11, 1980.


On July 11, 1980, “EMI” label released “Searching for the Young Soul Rebels”, the debut Dexys Midnight Runners studio album. It was recorded in 1979 – 1980, at “Chipping Norton Recording Studios” in Oxfordshire, and was produced by Pete Wingfield.  “The Guardianranked the album at number 93 on its list of the “100 Best Albums Ever” and “Melody Maker” ranked it at number 42 on its list of the “All Time Top 100 Albums”.


  • Kevin Rowland– vocals
  • Kevin “Al” Archer– guitar, vocals, liner notes
  • “Big” Jim Paterson – trombone
  • Pete Williams – bass, vocals
  • Geoffrey “Jeff” Blythe – Saxophone
  • Steve “Babyface” Spooner – alto saxophone
  • Pete Saunders– organ
  • Andy “Stoker” Growcott– drums
  • Andy Leek– organ
  • Barry Hammond – engineer
  • Peter Barrett – artwork

Track listing:

  1. Burn it Down – Kevin Rowland
  2. Tell Me When My Light Turns Green – Kevin Rowland
  3. The Teams That Meet in Caffs – Kevin Archer
  4. I’M Just Looking – Kevin Rowland, Geoffrey Blythe, Peter Saunders
  5. Geno – Kevin Archer, Kevin Rowland
  6. Seven Days Too Long – R. Bailey, Vernon Harrell
  7. I Couldn’t Help It If I Tried – Kevin Rowland, Jim Paterson
  8. Thankfully Not Living in Yorkshire It Doesn’t Apply – Kevin Rowland, Peter Saunders
  9. Keep It – Kevin Archer, R. Blythe
  10. Love Part One – Kevin Rowland
  11. There, There, My Dear – Kevin Rowland, Kevin Archer