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On July 2, 2020.

On July 2, 2020, “Sub Pop” and “Bella Union” labels released “Anthem +3”, an EP by Father John Misty. It was recorded in 2020, at “Fivestar Studios” in Topanga, California, “The Church” in London, and was produced by Josh Tillman and Jonathan Wilson.

Personnel:

  • Josh Tillman – vocals, guitar, bass, harmonica, drums, percussion
  • Jonathan Wilson – guitar, piano, keyboards, percussion
  • Bobby Krlic – piano, guitar, bass, strings, percussion
  • Drew Erickson – various instruments
  • James Gadson – drums
  • Dave Cerminara – engineer, mixing
  • Raymond Tovey – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Anthem – Leonard Cohen
  2. Fallin’ Rain – Link Wray
  3. Trouble – Cat Stevens
  4. One of Us Cannot Be Wrong – Leonard Cohen

On April 19, 1993.

On April 19, 1993, Steve Douglas died aged 54. He was musician (saxophone, flute), recorded and performed with Bob Dylan, Ry Cooder, Phil Spector, The Beach Boys, Brian Wilson, Duane Eddy, Sammy Hagar, Mink DeVille, The Ramones and Leonard Cohen. As leader, Douglas released eight albums.

On April 8, 2008.

On April 8, 2008, “Vapor Records” label released “Because Her Beauty Is Raw and Wild”, the thirteen Jonathan Richman solo album.

Personnel:

  • Jonathan Richman – vocals, guitar, percussion
  • Suzanne Pieskar – piano
  • Roger Montalbano – vocals
  • Miles Montalbano – vocals, bass
  • Greg Keranen – bass
  • Tommy Larkins – drums, percussion
  • Miles Montalbano – photography
  • Rory Earnshaw – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Jonathan Richman, except where noted.

  1. Because Her Beauty Is Raw and Wild
  2. No One Was Like Vermeer
  3. Time Has Been Going By So Fast
  4. Es Como El Pan
  5. Our Drab Ways
  6. The Lovers Are Here and They’re Full of Sweat
  7. Le Printemps Des Amoreux Est Venue
  8. When We Refuse to Suffer
  9. This Romance Will Be Different for Me
  10. Old World
  11. Our Party Will Be On The Beach Tonight
  12. When We Refuse to Suffer [second version]
  13. Here It Is – Leonard Cohen
  14. As My Mother Lay Lying

On March 14, 1991.

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 March 11, 2019.

On March 11, 2019, Harold Simon Belsky aka Hal Blaine died aged 90. He was musician (drums) regarded to be one of the most recorded studio drummers in the history of the modern music. He had more than 35,000 recording sessions in various music genres including big number of film and TV soundtracks. He worked with Shelley Fabares, The Crystals, Jan & Dean, The Beach Boys, Dean Martin, Lorne Greene, Gary Lewis & the Playboys, The Byrds, Sonny & Cher, Barry McGuire, Petula Clark, Nancy Sinatra, The Mamas & the Papas, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Rivers, The Supremes, The Association, Simon & Garfunkel, Tommy Roe, The 5th Dimension, Henry Mancini, The Carpenters, Neil Diamond, The Partridge Family, The Raiders, Barbra Streisand, John Denver, Captain & Tennille, Diana Ross, Sam Cooke, Van Dyke Parks, John Lennon, Lulu, Dennis Wilson, Paul Simon, Richard Harris, Glen Campbell, Emitt Rhodes, Art Garfunkel, Juice Newton, Michael Nesmith, Cher, Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin, J.J. Cale, José Feliciano, Bobby Darin, Rosanne Cash, Cass Elliot, Rodney Crowell, Dion DiMucci, Paul Anka, Barry Mann, Emmylou Harris, Jackie Lomax, Elkie Brooks, Helen Reddy, John Philips, Thelma Houston and Leonard Cohen. As leader Blaine released five albums.

On January 16, 2021.

On January 16, 2021, Harvey Phillip Spector died aged 81. He was musician (guitar, piano), vocalist, songwriter and music producer. He developed music production “Wall of Sound”, he described as “Wagnerian approach to rock and roll”. Spector started the music career as member of the band Teddy Bears, at age of 21 he co-founded “Philles Records” and became the youngest ever US label owner to that point. In the 60’s he wrote songs or produced music for The Ronettes, The Crystals, Ike & Tina Turner, produced Beatles album “Let It Be”, and few solo John Lennon and George Harrison recordings. He also worked with Leonard Cohen, Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans, Darlene Love, Ronnie Spector, The Wrecking Crew, The Righteous Brothers, and The Ramones. In 1973 Spector won “Grammy Award for Album of the Year” for co-producing Harrison’s “Concert for Bangladesh”, in 1989 he was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”, and in 1997 he was inducted into the “Songwriters Hall of Fame”. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him at number 63 on their list of “The Greatest Artists in History”.In 2009, he was convicted for the 2003 murder of the actress Lana Clarkson and sentenced to 19 years to life in prison, where he died.

On January 13, 2017.

On January 13, 2017, “Glassnote Records” label released “Gentlewoman, Ruby Man”, a cover album by Flo Morrissey and Matthew E. White. It was recorded in 2016, at “Montrose Recording” in Richmond, VA, and was produced by Matthew E. White.

Personnel:

  • Matthew E. White – vocals
  • Flo Morrissey – vocals
  • Allan Parker – guitar
  • Devonne Harris – keyboards
  • Cameron Raiston – bass
  • Pinson Chanselle – drums, percussion
  • Adrian Olsen – engineer, mixing
  • Vlado Meller – mastering
  • Alexandra Spalding – technician
  • Joel Speasmaker – art direction
  • Anouska Beckwith – photography
  • Cameron Lewis – photography
  • Jethro Waters – photography

Track listing:

  1. Look at What the Light Did Now – Kyle Field
  2. Thinking ‘Bout You – Frank Ocean
  3. Looking for You – Nino Ferrer
  4. The Color of Anything – James Blake
  5. Everybody Loves the Sunshine – Roy Ayers
  6. Grease – Barry Gibb
  7. Suzanne – Leonard Cohen
  8. Sunday Morning – Lou Reed, John Cale
  9. Heaven Can Wait – Charlotte Gainsbvourg
  10. Govindam – George Harrison

On September 2, 2001.

On September 2, 2001, Jay Migliori died aged 70. He was a musician (saxophone), a founding member of Supersax, a Charlie Parker tribute band. Some artists he performed and recorded with include Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, The Beach Boys, Frank Zappa, Frank Sinatra, Maynard Ferguson, The 5th Dimension, Cannonball Adderley, Nat Adderley, Gene Ammons, Paul Anka, David Axelrod, Hoyt Axton, The Byrds, Captain & Tennille, Harry Chapin, Leonard Cohen, Albert Collins, Dick Dale, Neil Diamond, Woody Herman, Tito Puente, The Manhattan Transfer, Harry Nilsson, Van Dyke Parks, Esther Phillips, Helen Reddy, The Righteous Brothers, The Tubes, Loudon Wainwright III, Joe Williams, Brian Wilson, and Neil Young. As a leader, Migliori released three albums.

 

On July 10, 1987.

On July 10, 1987, John Henry Hammond II died aged 76. He was record producer, music critics, civil rights activist, and music scout, one of the most influential figures in 20th-century modern music. As “Columbia Records” company executive and as a record producer, he supported numerous musical careers, including those of Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Benny Goodman, Aretha Franklin, George Benson, Freddie Green, Leonard Cohen, Arthur Russell, Harry James, Charlie Christian, Billie Holiday, Count Basie, Teddy Wilson, Big Joe Turner, Pete Seeger, Babatunde Olatunji, Jim Copp, Asha Puthli, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Mike Bloomfield. He also initiated the revival of delta blues legend Robert Johnson’s music. He is the father of blues musician John P. Hammond.

On June 23, 2009.

On June 23, 2009, “The End Records” label released “Varshons”, the ninth Lemonheads studio album. It was recorded in 2008, at “Queensize Twin Air” in Indianapolis, IN, “Fourth Ave. Recording” in New York, NY, “Camp Street Studios” in Cambridge, MA, “Vacation Island Recording” in Brooklyn, NY, and was produced by Gibby Haines.

Personnel:

  • Evan Dando – vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, bass, Omnichord, drums, percussion, art direction
  • Chris Brokaw – acoustic and electric guitars
  • Anthony Saffery – guitar, sitar, keyboards
  • Vess Von Ruthenberg – bass, engineer
  • Timo – bass
  • Daniel Ray – bass, drums
  • Adam Taylor – keyboards
  • Lonpaul Ellrich – vibraphone
  • Devon Ashley – drums, percussion
  • Blake Flemming – drums
  • Joe Perry – guitar, tambourine, backing vocals
  • Grant Smith – table, bass
  • Ian Kennedy – violin, mastering
  • Liv Tyler – vocal
  • Kate Moss – vocal
  • Tricia Scotti – backing vocals
  • Gibby Haines – backing vocals
  • Elisabeth Moses – backing vocals
  • Lonpaul Elrich – engineer
  • Matt Boynton – engineer
  • Daniel Ray – recording
  • Adam Taylor – recording, mixing
  • Alex Hartman – recording, mixing
  • Mike Joyce – art direction, design
  • Mark Dagley – cover art
  • Ian Tong – photography
  • Elizabeth Moses – photography

Track listing:

  1. I Just Can’t take It Anymore – Gram Parsons
  2. Fragile – Bruce Gilbert, Graham Lewis, Colin Newman, Robert Gotobed
  3. Layin’ Up with Linda – GG Allin
  4. Waiting Around to Die – Townes Van Zandt
  5. The Great Fuz – Randy Alvey, Les Dale
  6. Yesterlove – Ian Willis
  7. Dirty Robot – Gerry Arling, Richard Cameron
  8. New Mexico – FuckEmos
  9. Dandelion Seeds – July
  10. Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye – Leonard Cohen
  11. Beautiful – Linda Perry