On August 15, 2008, Gerald “Jerry” Wexler died aged 91. He was music journalist and producer, one of the main music industry personalities in the period from the 50s through the 80s. He played significant role in signing and producing many of most famous music acts of that period, including Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Led Zeppelin, Ray Charles, the Allman Brothers, Chris Connor, Wilson Pickett, Dire Straits and Dusty Springfield. Wexler coined the term “Rhythm and Blues” while writing for “Billboard” magazine in the late 1940s. In 1987, Wexler was inducted to the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”, and in 2017 to the “National Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame”.
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On March 14, 1991, Jerome Solon Felder aka Doc Pomus died aged 65. He was singer and songwriter, co-writer (together with Mort Shuman) of big number of hits, many of them became rock and roll standards, including: “A Teenager in Love”, “Save The Last Dance For Me”, “Hushabye”, “This Magic Moment”, “Turn Me Loose”, “Sweets For My Sweet”, “Go, Jimmy, Go”, “Little Sister”, “Can’t Get Used to Losing You”, “Suspicion”, “Surrender” and “His Latest Flame”. He also co-wrote with Phil Spector few successful tracks including “Young Boy Blues”, “Ecstasy”, “First Taste of Love” and “What Am I to Do?” His songs were performed by hundreds of artists including The Beatles, Ray Charles, Elvis Presley, Elvis Costello, Dean Martin, Andy Williams, Bad Company, Leonard Cohen, Van Morrison, Led Zeppelin, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Buble, Dolly Parton, Joe Cocker, ZZ Top, Emmy Lou Harris, Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, Harry Nilsson, John Hiatt, The Beach Boys, B.B. King, Dion, The New York Dolls, Shawn Colvin and Los Lobos. As singer Pomus performed with Milt Jackson, Mickey Baker, and King Curtis. In 1991 he was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”, in 1992, in the “Songwriters Hall of Fame”, and in 2012 into the “Blues Hall of Fame”.
On November 12, 2003, Anthony Terrence Thompson died aged 48. He was musician (drums), member of bands the Distance, That Hideous Strength, Labelle, The Power Station, and Chic, has performed and recorded with Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Jody Walley, Elton John, Mick Jagger, Crown of Thorns, and Rod Stewart.
On September 3, 1977, Keith Harwood died aged 27. He was a recording engineer, (Olympic Studios), worked with musicians such as The Pretty Things, Ron Wood, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, and Led Zeppelin. The Rolling Stones dedicated “Love You Live” to the memory of Harwood.
Pat Boone: In a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy
On January 28, 1997, “Hip-O” label released “In a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy”, album by Pat Boone. It was recorded in 1996, at “Ocean Way Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Michael Lloyd and Jeffrey Weber.
- Pat Boone, Ronnie James Dio, Clydene Jackson Edwards, Merry Clayton, Carmen Twillie- vocals
- Ritchie Blackmore, Mitch Holder, Dawayne Bailey, Dweezil Zappa, Dan Ferguson, Michael Thompson- electric guitar
- Doug Cameron, Bruce Dukov, Michelle Richards – violin
- Evan Wilson – viola
- Larry Corbett – cello
- Tom Scott, Gary Herbig, Don Menza, Pete Christlieb, Terry Harrington, Plas Johnson, Jeol Peskin – woodwinds
- Frank Szabo, Chuck Findley, Wayne Bergeron, Rick Baptist, Chris Tedesco – trumpet
- Dick “Slide” Hyde, Lew McCreary, Alan Kaplan, Bruce Otto, Dana Hughes – trombone
- Dave Siebels – organ, keyboards
- Andy Simpkins- acoustic bass
- Marco Mendoza- electric bass
- Gregg Bissonette- drums
- Lenny Castro – percussion
- Sheila E.- timbales
- You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’ – original by Judas Priest
- Smoke on the Water – original by Deep Purple
- It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll) – original by AC/DC
- Panama – original by Van Halen
- No More Mr. Nice Guy – original by Alice Cooper
- Love Hurts – original by Everly Brothers, composed by Boudleaux Bryant
- Enter Sandman – original by Metallica
- Holy Diver – original by Dio
- Paradise City – original by Guns N’ Roses
- The Wind Cries Mary – original by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
- Crazy Train – original by Ozzy Osbourne
- Stairway to Heaven – original by Led Zeppelin
On April 18, 2013, Storm Thorgerson died aged 69. He was graphic designer and music video director, known for his work with music artists including Led Zeppelin, Nik Kershaw, Black Sabbath, Scorpions, Peter Gabriel, Genesis, Yes, Al Stewart, Europe, Catherine Wheel, Bruce Dickinson, Dream Theater, Anthrax, The Cranberries, The Mars Volta, Muse, The Alan Parsons Project, Helloween, Biffy Clyro, Ween, Angels and Airwaves and Rival Sons His best known work is the album cover artwork of Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side of The Moon”.
On November 21, 1995, Peter James “G” Grant died aged 60. He was music manager, working with Led Zeppelin, The Yardbirds, The Jeff Beck Group, Terry Reid, The New Vaudeville Band, Bad Company, Maggie Bell, The Nashville Teens and Stone the Crows. He was known as “one of the most ruthless and successful managers in rock history”.
On March 24, 2010, James Joseph Marshall died aged 74. He was photographer, best known for his photographs of rock musicians, including The Beatles (final paid live concert in San Francisco’s Candlestick Park), Led Zeppelin, Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Neil Young, Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, Jim Morrison, The Allman Brothers Band, The Who, Guns N’ Roses and Santana. He was also the chief photographer at Woodstock.
On November 1, 1969.
On November 1, 1969, “Bell Records” label released “A Way of Life”, the début The Family Dogg album. It was recorded April – May 1969 at “IBC Studios”; “Chappell Studios”; “Landsdowne Studios” in London and was produce by Steve Rowland.
- Steve Rowland– lead and backing vocals, congas
- Albert Hammond– lead and backing vocals, 12-string guitar
- Mike Hazelwood– lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar
- Christine Holmes – lead and backing vocals
- Pam “Zooey” Quinn – lead and backing vocals
- Jimmy Page– electric guitar
- Alan Parker– acoustic guitar
- Alan “Hawk” Hawkshaw– piano, organ
- Amory Kane – guitar
- John Paul Jones– bass guitar, arranger
- John Bonham– drums
- Clem Cattini– drums
- Stan Barrett – percussion
- Denis Lopez – percussion
- Phil Dennys – arranger
- Reg Tilsey – arranger
- Ken Woodman – arranger
- Damon Lyon Shaw – engineer
- John Iles – engineer
- John Timperley– engineer
- John Mackswith– engineer
- Mike Weighell – engineer
- Julie’s Just Gone – Mark Jordan
- All the Best Songs and Marches -Terry Stamp
- In the Ghetto – Mac Davis
- Today I Killed a Man I Didn’t Know – Roger Cook, Roger Greenaway
- Pattern People – Jimmy Webb
- Save the Life of My Child – Paul Simon
- Love Minus Zero/No Limit – Bob Dylan
- Reflections ‘Of Your Face’ – Amory Kane
- Run Run Run Fly Fly Fly – Ben Findon
- Moonshine Mary – Albert Hammond, Mike Hazlewood
- You Were On My Mind – traditional; arranged by Armory Kane, Steve Rowland, Albert Hammond, Mike Hazlewood
- A Place in the Sun – Bryan Wells, Ronald Miller
- A Way of Life – Roger Cook, Roger Greenaway
On June 28, 1982.
On June 28, 1982, “Swan Song” label released “Pictures at Eleven”, the debut Robert Plant solo album. It was recorded in 1982, at “Rockfield Studios” in Monmouth, Wales, and was produced by Robert Plant.
- Robert Plant – vocals
- Robbie Blunt- guitars
- Jezz Woodroffe- keyboards, synthesizers
- Paul Martinez- bass guitar
- Phil Collins- drums
- Cozy Powell- drums
- Raphael Ravenscroft- saxophone
All tracks by Robert Plant and Robbie Blunt, except where noted.
- Burning Down One Side – Robert Plant, Robbie Blunt, Jezz Woodroffe
- Moonlight in Samosa
- Pledge Pin
- Slow Dancer
- Worse Than Detroit
- Fat Lip – Robert Plant, Robbie Blunt, Jezz Woodroffe
- Like I’ve Never Been Gone
- Mystery Title