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On July 1, 2005.

On July 1, 2005, Renaldo “Obie” Benson died aged 69. He was singer and songwriter, best known as a founding member and the bass singer of the Four Tops, a band that sold over 50 million records and had hits including “Reach Out (I’ll be There)” and “I Can’t Help Myself”. In 1971 Benson co-wrote “What’s Going On” for Marvin Gaye and song that “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked at no. 4 on their list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time”.

On June 28, 2016.

On June 28, 2016, Winfield Scott “Scotty” Moore III died aged 84. He was a musician (guitar) and recording engineer, performed with Starlight Wranglers, Ricky Nelson, and Roy Orbison, but was best known as a founding member of The Blue Moon Boys in 1954, Elvis Presley’s backing band, and as studio and touring guitarist for Presley between 1954 and 1968. In its list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked Moore at number 29. In the year 2000, he was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”, in 2007 in the “Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum”, and in 2015, in the “Memphis Music Hall of Fame”.

On June 5, 2009.

On June 5, 2009, “RCA” label released “West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum”, the third Kasabian studio album. It was recorded 2008 – 2009, at “Orangutan Studios” in Greensboro, North Carolina, “E-Land Mig Studios” in Earl Shilton, Leicestershire, “Lookout Studios” in San Francisco, California, and was produced by Dan the Automator and Sergio Pizzorno. In October 2009, it was voted the best album of the year by “Q” magazine.

Personnel:

  • Tom Meighan– lead vocals
  • Sergio Pizzorno– lead and backing vocals, lead and rhythm guitar, synths, programming
  • Chris Edwards– bass guitar
  • Ian Matthews– drums
  • Dan the Automator– additional programming
  • Jay Mehler– additional guitar
  • Tim Carter – additional guitar, keyboards, percussion
  • Daniel Ralph Martin – additional guitar, piano
  • Rosario Dawson– co-lead vocals
  • Ben Kealey– additional keyboards
  • Rosie Danvers – strings direction
  • Wired Strings – strings

Track listing:

All tracks by Sergio Pizzorno, except where noted.

  1. Underdog
  2. Where Did All the Love Go?
  3. Swarfiga
  4. Fast Fuse
  5. Take Aim
  6. Thick as Thieves
  7. West Ryder Silver Bullet
  8. Vlad the Impaler
  9. Ladies and Gentlemen, Roll the Dice
  10. Secret Alphabets – Sergio Pizzorno, Helmut Zacharias
  11. Fire
  12. Happiness

On April 21, 2016.

On April 21, 2016, Lonnie McIntosh aka Lonnie Mack, died aged 74. He was singer – songwriter and musician (guitar), regarded as pioneer of blues-rock music, rock guitar melodic soloing and a blue-eyed soul singer. He recorded eleven studio and two live albums, and has recorded with many famous musicians such as James Brown, Freddie King, Dobie Gray, Ronnie Hawkins, Wayne Perkins, Jack Holland, Albert Washington, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and bands such as The Doors, The Sluggers, The Crudup Brothers and The Charmaines. For his work, Lonnie Mack received many recognitions and awards including “International Guitar Hall of Fame induction” (2001), “Southeastern Indiana Musician’s Association Hall of Fame” induction (2001), “Rockabilly Hall of Fame” induction (2005), “The Southern Legends Entertainment & Performing Arts Hall of Fame” induction (2006). Magazine “Guitar World” ranked his album “The Wham of that Memphis Man” as the most significant “landmark” in the history of rock guitar.

On March 23, 1956.

On March 23, 1956, “RCA Victor” label released the self-titled, debut Elvis Presley album. It was recorded July 1954 – January 1956, at “”RCA Victor Studios” in Nashville, Tennessee, “RCA Victor Studios” in New York City, “Sun Studio” in Memphis, Tennessee, and was produced by Sam Phillips (Sun recordings) and Steve Sholes (RCA recordings). “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album cover at number 40, on its list of the “100 Greatest Album Covers”. The album was certified Platinum in US by the “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Elvis Presley– vocals, acoustic guitar, piano
  • Scotty Moore– electric guitar
  • Chet Atkins– acoustic guitar
  • Floyd Cramer– piano
  • Shorty Long– piano
  • Bill Black– bass
  • Doug Poindexter– percussion, guitar
  • J. Fontana– drums
  • Johnny Bernero – drums
  • Gordon Stoker– backing vocals
  • Ben Speer– backing vocals
  • Brock Speer– backing vocals

 Track listing:

  1. Blue Suede Shoes – Carl Perkins
  2. I’m Counting On You – Don Robertson
  3. I Got a Woman – Ray Charles, Renald Richard
  4. One Sided Love Affair – Bill Campbell
  5. I Love You Because – Leon Payne
  6. Just Because – Bob Shelton, Joe Shelton, Sydney Robin
  7. Tutti Frutti – Dorothy LaBostrie, Richard Wayne Penniman
  8. Tryin’ to Get You – Rose Marie McCoy, Charles Singleton
  9. I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry (Over You) – Howard Biggs, Joe Thomas
  10. I’ll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin’) – Jimmy Wakely
  11. Blue Moon – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
  12. Money Honey – Jesse Stone

 

On March 6, 2012.

On March 6, 2012, “Columbia” label released “Wrecking Ball”, the seventeenth Bruce Springsteen studio album. It was recorded 2011 – 2012, at Stone Hill at Bruce’s House, New Jersey, and was produced by Ron Aniello and Bruce Springsteen. In 2012, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Wrecking Ball” at number-one on its “Top 50 albums of 2012” list.

Personnel:

  • Bruce Springsteen– vocals,  guitars,  banjo,  piano,  organ,  drums,  percussion, loops
  • Ron Aniello– guitar, bass, keyboards, piano, drums, loops
  • Max Weinberg– drums
  • Matt Chamberlain– drums
  • Charlie Giordano– accordion, piano, organ, synth, celeste
  • Soozie Tyrell– violin
  • Clarence Clemons– saxophone
  • Tom Morello– electric guitar
  • Greg Leisz– banjo, mandocello, lap steel guitar
  • Marc Muller – pedal steel
  • Steve Van Zandt– mandolin
  • Curt Ramm, Clark Gayton, Stan Harrison, Ed Manion, Dan Levine, Art Baron – horns
  • Curt Ramm, Darrel Leonard – trumpet solo
  • Kevin Buell – marching drum
  • Rob Lebret – electric guitar
  • Clif Norrell– tuba
  • Steve Jordan – tambourine
  • Patti Scialfa– vocal arrangements
  • Lisa Lowell
  • Soozie Tyrell
  • Michelle Moore
  • Cindy Mizelle – outro vocal
  • Steve Van Zandt
  • Ron Aniello
  • Kevin Buell
  • Ross Petersen, Ron Aniello, Clif Norrell, Rob Lebret – group vocals
  • Victorious Gospel Choir
  • Lilly “Crawford” Brown – founder, director
  • New York Chamber Consort
  • Strings arranged and conducted by Rob Mathes
  • Mark “Spike” Stent, Rich Costey, Bob Clearmountain, Chris Lord-Alge, Ron Aniello, Ross Petersen – mixing engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Bruce Springsteen.

  1. We Take Care of Our Own
  2. Easy Money
  3. Shackled and Drawn
  4. Jack of All Trades
  5. Death to My Hometown
  6. This Depression
  7. Wrecking Ball
  8. You’ve Got It
  9. Rocky Ground
  10. Land of Hope and Dreams
  11. We Are Alive

 

In February 1969.

In February 1969, “Kapp” label released “Contact”, the second Silver Apples studio album. It was recorded in 1968, and was produced by Simeon Coxe III, Danny Taylor and Barry Bryan. “Pan Am Airlines” generated a lawsuit against the band, concerning the album cover an inner artwork (cover showing Silver Apples in a plane cockpit with drug paraphernalia, and the inner artwork showing the band among plane wreckage playing banjos). The resulting lawsuit led to the breakup of the band. Magazine “The Wire” placed “Contact” in its list of the “One Hundred Records That Set the World on Fire (While No One Was Listening

Personnel:

  • Danny Taylor – vocals, drums, percussion
  • Simeon Coxe III – vocals, oscillators, banjo
  • Jack Hunt – engineering
  • Charlie Silver – sleeve photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Simeon Coxe III and Danny Taylor, except where noted.

  1. You and I
  2. Water
  3. Ruby – Joy May Creasy, Simeon Coxe III, Danny Taylor
  4. Gypsy Love – Simeon Coxe III, Stanley Warren, Danny Taylor
  5. You’re Not Foolin’ Me
  6. I Have Known Love – Eileen Lewellen, Simeon Coxe III, Danny Taylor
  7. A Pox On You
  8. Confusion
  9. Fantasies

On February 11, 1979.

On February 11, 1979, “Harvest” label released “Sound-on-Sound”, the only Bill Nelson’s Red Noise album. It was recorded in 1978, at “Townhouse Studios” in London, and was produced by John Leckie and Bill Nelson. The music magazine “Sound on Sound” was named after the album.

Personnel:

  • Bill Nelson – vocals, guitar, drums, synthesizer, keyboards, bass, percussion, harmonica, vocoder
  • Rick Ford – bass
  • Andy Clark- keyboards, synthesizer
  • Dave Mattacks- drums, electronic drums
  • Ian Nelson- tenor and alto saxophone, Wurlitzer, string synthesizer
  • Haydn Bendall– engineer
  • Bishin Jumonji- front cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Bill Nelson.

  1. Don’t Touch Me (I’m Electric)
  2. For Young Moderns
  3. Stop / Go / Stop
  4. Furniture Music
  5. Radar in My Heart
  6. Stay Young
  7. Out of Touch
  8. Better Home in the Phantom Zone
  9. Substitute Flesh
  10. Atom Age
  11. Art/Empire/Industry
  12. Revolt into Style