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In December 1968.

In December 1968, “Elektra” label released “The Circle Game”, the sixth Tom Rush album. It was recorded in 1968, and was produced by Arthur Gorson.


  • Tom Rush– guitar, vocals
  • Hugh McCracken, Don Thomas, Eric Gale – electric guitar
  • Jonathan Raskin – acoustic guitar, bass
  • Bruce Langhorne– acoustic guitar
  • Joe Grimm – saxophone
  • Joe Mack, Bob Bushnell– bass
  • Paul Harris– keyboards
  • Buddy Lucas– saxophone
  • Herb Lovelle, Bernard Purdie, Richie Ritz – drums
  • Paul Harris– arrangements
  • Bruce Botnick, Brooks Arthur – engineer
  • Jac Holzman– production supervisor
  • Zal Schreiber – mastering
  • Linda Eastman (McCartney) – photography
  • William S. Harvey – cover design

Track listing:

  1. Tin Angel – Joni Mitchell
  2. Something in the Way She Moves – James Taylor
  3. Urge for Going – Joni Mitchell
  4. Sunshine, Sunshine – James Taylor
  5. The Glory of Love – Billy Hill
  6. Shadow Dream Song – Jackson Browne
  7. The Circle Game – Joni Mitchell
  8. So Long – Charlie Rich
  9. Rockport Sunday – Tom Rush
  10. No Regrets – Tom Rush

On March 28, 2013.


On March 28, 2013, Hugh C. McCracken died aged 70. He was guitarist, harmonica player, arranger and producer, best known as session musician who has performed on albums of famous musicians, including Graham Parker, Yoko Ono, Eric Carmen, Loudon Wainwright III, Lou Donaldson, Aretha Franklin, Van Morrison, The Four Seasons, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Hank Crawford, Jerry Jemmott, Dr. John, Gary Wright, Donald Fagen, Jimmy Rushing, Billy Joel, Roland Kirk, Roberta Flack, B. B. King, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, The Monkees, Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, Idris Muhammad, James Taylor, Phoebe Snow, Bob Dylan, Linda McCartney, Ron Carter, Rusty Bryant, Marlena Shaw, Deodato, Carly Simon and Andy Gibb. From 1969-1972, McCracken was member of Mike Mainieri’s White Elephant Orchestra.

On August 25, 1986.


On August 25, 1986, “Parlaphone” label released “Press to Play”, the sixth Paul McCartney studio album. It was recorded March–May 1985, at McCartney’s “Sussex studios” and October–December 1985 at McCartney’s Scottish studios, and was produced by Paul McCartney, Hugh Padgham and Phil Ramone. The album cover’s photograph was taken by George Hurrell, using the same box camera that he used in Hollywood in the 1930s and the 1940s, for his photographs of movie stars of the 1930s and 1940s like Clark Gable and Greta Garbo,


  • Paul McCartney– lead vocals, bass guitar, acoustic and electric guitars, piano, keyboards, synthesizers
  • Neil Jason– bass guitar
  • Eric Stewart– acoustic and electric guitars
  • Pete Townshend– electric guitars
  • Carlos Alomar– acoustic and electric guitars
  • Eddie Rayner– keyboards
  • Nick Glennie-Smith– keyboards
  • Simon Chamberlain – piano
  • Linda McCartney– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Phil Collins– drums, percussion
  • Jerry Marotta– drums, percussion
  • John Bradbury– drums, percussion
  • Graham Ward– drums, percussion
  • Ray Cooper– percussion
  • Dick Morrissey– tenor saxophone
  • Lenny Pickett– alto and tenor saxophone
  • Gary Barnacle– saxophone
  • Gavyn Wright– violin solo
  • Kate Robbins– harmony vocals
  • Ruby James – harmony vocals
  • James McCartney– spoken word
  • Steve Jackson– spoken word
  • Eddie Klein – spoken word
  • John Hammel – spoken word
  • Matt Howe – spoken word
  • Tony Visconti– orchestral arrangements
  • Anne Dudley– orchestral arrangements
  • Hugh Padgham – engineer
  • Tony Clark– assistant engineer
  • Jon Kelly– assistant engineer
  • Peter Mew– assistant engineer
  • Matt Howe – assistant engineer
  • Steve Jackson – assistant engineer
  • Haydn Bendall– assistant engineer
  • Hugh Padgham – mixer except “Press” mixed by Bert Bevans and Steve Forward; and “It’s Not True” mixed by Julian Mendelsohn

Track listing:

All tracks by Paul McCartney and Eric Stewart, except where noted.

  1. Stranglehold
  2. Good Times Coming/Feel the Sun – Paul McCartney
  3. Talk More Talk – Paul McCartney
  4. Footprints
  5. Only Love Remains – Paul McCartney
  6. Press – Paul McCartney
  7. Pretty Little Head
  8. Move Over Busker
  9. Angry
  10. However Absurd


On June 5, 1989.

Flowers in the Dirt

On June 5, 1989, “Parlaphone” label released “Flowers in the Dirt”, the eighth Paul McCartney studio solo album. It was recorded September 1987 – February 1989, and was produced by Paul McCartney, Mitchell Froom, Neil Dorfsman, Elvis Costello,Trevor Horn, Steve Lipson, Chris Hughes, Ross Cullum and David Foster.


  • Paul McCartney– vocals (lead and backing), guitars, bass, piano, synth, drums, tambourine, percussion, celeste, sitar, wine glasses,harmonium, hand claps, finger snaps, mellotron, flugelhorn, bongos, violin, keyboards, woodsaw
  • Linda McCartney– Mini Moog, backing vocals, hand claps
  • Robbie McIntosh– guitar (acoustic and electric)
  • Hamish Stuart– guitar (electric, acoustic and bass), percussion, backing vocals
  • Chris Whitten– drums, percussion, hand claps, synth drums
  • Paul “Wix” Wickens– keyboards
  • Elvis Costello– vocals (backing and co-lead), keyboards
  • David Gilmour– electric guitar
  • David Foster– keyboards
  • Dave Mattacks– drums
  • Guy Barker– trumpet
  • Steve Lipson– computer & drum programming, guitar, bass, keyboards
  • Peter Henderson – computer programming
  • Trevor Horn– keyboards, hand claps
  • Nicky Hopkins– piano
  • Mitchell Froom– keyboards
  • David Rhodes– EBow guitar
  • Judd Lander – harmonica
  • Chris Davis – saxophone
  • Chris White– saxophone
  • Dave Bishop – saxophone
  • John Taylor – cornet
  • Tony Goddard – cornet
  • Ian Peters – euphonium
  • Ian Harper – tenor horn
  • Jah Bunny – tongue styley
  • Eddie Klien – additional computer programming
  • Clare Fischer– orchestral arrangement

Track listing:

  1. My Brave Face – Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus
  2. Rough Ride – Paul McCartney
  3. You Want Her Too – Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus
  4. Distractions – Paul McCartney
  5. We Got Married – Paul McCartney
  6. Put it There – Paul McCartney
  7. Figure of Eight – Paul McCartney
  8. This One – Paul McCartney
  9. Don’t Be Careless Love – Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus
  10. That Day is Done – Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus
  11. How many People – Paul McCartney
  12. Motor of Love – Paul McCartney

On June 5, 1981.

Somewhere in England

On June 5, 1981, “Dark Horse” label released “Somewhere in England”, the ninth  George Harrison studio album. It was recorded October 1979 – February 1981, at “FPSHOT” in Oxfordshire, and was produced by George Harrison and Ray Cooper.


  • George Harrison – lead vocals, guitars, keyboards, synthesizers
  • Alla Rakha – tabla
  • Gary Brooker– keyboards, synthesizers
  • Al Kooper– keyboards, synthesizers
  • Mike Moran– keyboards, synthesizers
  • Neil Larsen – keyboards, synthesizers
  • Tom Scott– lyricon, horns
  • Herbie Flowers– tuba, bass
  • Willie Weeks– bass
  • Ray Cooper– keyboards, synthesizers, percussion, drums
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Dave Mattacks– drums
  • Paul McCartney– backing vocal
  • Linda McCartney– backing vocal
  • Denny Laine– backing vocal
  • Ringo Starr– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by George Harrison, except where noted.

  1. Blood from a Clone
  2. Unconsciousness Rules
  3. Life Itself
  4. All Those Years Ago
  5. Baltimore Oriole – Hoagy Carmichael
  6. Teardrops
  7. That Which I Have Lost
  8. Writing’s on the Wall
  9. Hong Kong Blues – Hoagy Carmichael
  10. Save the World

On June 1, 1974.

Walking Man

On June 1, 1974, “Warner Bros” released “Walking Man”, the fifth James Taylor studio album. It was recorded January–April 1974, at “The Hit Factory” in New York City, and was produced by David Spinozza.


  • James Taylor –acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Kenny Ascher– Fender Rhodes electric piano, piano
  • Kenny Berger – baritonesaxophone
  • Michael Brecker– tenor saxophone
  • Randy Brecker– trumpet
  • Peter Gordon– French horn
  • Don Grolnick– piano, Hammond organ, Vox humana,
  • Howard Johnson– tuba
  • Ralph MacDonald– percussion
  • George Marge –oboe
  • Rick Marotta– drums
  • Linda McCartney– vocals
  • Paul McCartney– backing vocals
  • Hugh McCracken– electric guitar, acoustic guitar, harmonica, backing vocals
  • Andy Muson – bass
  • Gene Orloff– strings
  • Barry Rogers– trombone
  • Alan Rubin– trumpet
  • Ralph Schuckett– clavinet
  • Carly Simon– vocals
  • David Spinozza– electric guitar, acoustic electric guitar, Wurlitzer electric piano
  • George Young – alto saxophone
  • Harry Maslin – Recording and Mixing Engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by James Taylor, except where noted.

  1. Walking Man
  2. Rock ‘n’ Roll Is Music Now
  3. Let It All Fall Down
  4. Me and My Guitar
  5. Daddy’s Baby
  6. Ain’t No Song – Joey Levine,David Spinozza
  7. Hello Old Friend
  8. Migration
  9. The Promised Land – Chuck Berry
  10. Fading Away





On May 27, 1975.

Venus and Mars

On May 27, 1975, “Capitol” label released “Venus and Mars”, the fourth Wings studio album. It was recorded 5–13 November 1974, at “Abbey Road Studios” in London, 20 January–20 February 1975 at “Sea Saint” in New Orleans, and “Wally Heider Studios”, and was produced by Paul McCartney. The album has been certified Platinum in UK (BPI), Canada (Music Canada) and in the US (RIIA).


  • Paul McCartney– vocals, bass, guitars, keyboards, piano, percussion
  • Linda McCartney– keyboards, backing vocals, percussion
  • Denny Laine– vocals, guitars, keyboards, percussion
  • Jimmy McCulloch– guitars, vocals, percussion
  • Joe English– drums, percussion
  • Geoff Britton– drums
  • Kenneth “Afro” Williams –congas
  • Dave Mason– guitar
  • Tom Scott– saxophone
  • Allen Toussaint– piano, guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney, except where noted.

  1. Venus and Mars
  2. Rock Show
  3. Love in Song
  4. You Gave Me the Answer
  5. Magneto and Titanium Man
  6. Letting Go
  7. Venus and Mars (Reprise)
  8. Spirits of Ancient Egypt
  9. Medicine Jar – Jimmy McCulloch,Colin Allen
  10. Call Me Back Again
  11. Listen to What the Man Said
  12. Treat Her Gently – Lonely Old People
  13. Crossroads Theme – Tony Hatch