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On April 18, 1996.

On April 18, 1996, Bernard Edwards died aged 43. He was musician (bass), singer, songwriter and record producer, co-founder of the band Chic. As musician and producer he worked with David Bowie, Sister Sledge, Diana Ross, Debbie Harry, Madonna, The Power Station, Duran Duran, Norma Jean Wright, Mick Jagger, Joe Cocker, Paul Simon, Sheila and B. Devotion, Nona Hendryx, Robert Palmer, Belouis Some, Air Supply, Rod Stewart, Adam Ant and James Freud. As leader Edwards released one album. In 2017, “Bass Player” magazine placed Edwards at number 53 on its list of the “Greatest Bassist of All Time”.

On March 29, 2017.

On March 29, 2017, “Commons” and “Milan” labels released “async”, the nineteenth Ryuichi Sakamoto studio album. It was recorded April – December 2016, at “The Studio”, “Germano Studios” and “Museum of Arts and Design” in New York City,
“Bastyr University Chapel” in Kenmore, Washington, “Gateway Mastering” in Portland, Maine, “Kyoto City University of Arts” in Kyoto, Japan, and was produced by Ryuichi Sakamoto and Mai Yuda. Magazine “Fact” voted “async” the best album of 2017.


  • Ryuichi Sakamoto – piano, primary artist
  • Christian Fennesz – guitar, computer
  • N.S.S. – Singing bowls
  • Ian Antonio, Levy Lorenzo, Ross Karre – triangle
  • Ko Ishikawa – Shō  
  • Honjoh Hidejiro – shamisen
  • Ian Antonio, Levy Lorenzo, Ross Karre – percussion
  • David Sylvian – spoken word
  • Andri Magnason, Bernardo Bertolucci, Carsten Nicolai, Christine Leboutte, José Lavat, Keyko Nimsay, Priscilla Leung, Sergei Mihailov, Shirin Neshat, Tang Kit Ming – spoken word vocals
  • Paul Bowles – words
  • Luca – vocals
  • Arseny Tarkovsky – words
  • Simon James – concertmaster
  • David Sabee – concertmaster
  • Alex Venguer, Ryan Kelly, John Winters,.Seigen Ono – recording engineer
  • Jason Staniulis, Matthew Sim, Alec Fellman – engineer assistant
  • Conrad Hensel – recording, mixing
  • Northwest Sinfonia – recording
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Mai Yuda – assistant production
  • Norika Sora – associate production
  • Alec Fellman – production manager
  • Kaz Tsujio – piano technician
  • Shiro Takatani – artwork direction, photography 
  • Yoko Takatani – artwork production

Track listing:

All tracks by Ryuichu Sakamoto

  1. andata
  2. disentigration
  3. solari
  4. ZURE
  5. walker
  6. stakra
  7. ubi
  8. fullmoon
  9. async
  10. tri
  11. Life, Life
  12. honj
  13. ff
  14. garden
  15. Water State 2

On March 9, 2018.

On March 9, 2018, “PIAS Recordings” label released “Violence”, the sixth Editors studio album. It was recorded 2016 – 2017, at “Glasshouse” in Oxford, “Livingston Studios” and “Lynchmob Studios” in London, “Monnow Valley Studios” in Rockfield, Monmouthshire, and was produced by Leo Abrahams, Benjamin John Power,


  • Tom Smith – vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar
  • Justin Lockey – guitar, engineer
  • Elliot Williams – guitar, keyboards
  • Russell Leetch – bass guitar
  • Ed Lay – drums
  • Emma Smith – violin
  • Rahi Rezvani – artwork, design, photography
  • Leo Abrahams – synthesizers, programming
  • Edith Philips – keyboards, assistant engineer
  • Max Heyes – engineer
  • Billy Halliday – assistant engineer
  • Tom Archer – assistant engineer
  • Ewan Vickery – assistant engineer
  • Matt Glasbey – assistant engineer
  • Cenzo Townshend – mixing
  • Alan Moulder – mixing
  • Caesar Edmunds – mixing assistant
  • Matt Colton – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Ed Lay, Elliott Williams, Justin Lockey, Russell Leetch and Tom Smith.

  1. Cold
  2. Hallelujah (So Low)
  3. Violence
  4. Darkness at the Door
  5. Nothingness
  6. Magazine
  7. No Sound but the Wind
  8. Counting Spooks
  9. Belong

On March 4, 1957.

On March 4, 1957, “Specialty” label released “Here’s Little Richard”, the debut Little Richard album. It was recorded September 1955 – October 1956. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 50 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”, and ranked the track “Tutti Frutti” at number 43 on its list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time”.


  • Little Richard (Richard Penniman) – vocals, piano
  • Edgar Blanchard – guitar
  • Frank Fields – bass
  • Earl Palmer – drums
  • Lee Allen – tenor saxophone
  • Alvin “Red” Tyler – baritone saxophone
  • Huey Smith – piano
  • Justin Adams – guitar
  • William “Frosty” Pyles – guitar
  • Roy Montrell – guitar
  • Nathaniel Douglas – guitar
  • Lloyd Lambert – bass
  • Olsie Richard Robinson – bass
  • Oscar Moore – drums
  • Charles Connor – drums
  • Renald Richard – trumpet
  • Clarence Ford – tenor and baritone saxophone
  • Wilbert Smith – tenor saxophone
  • Grady Gaines – tenor saxophone
  • Joe Tillman – tenor saxophone
  • Clifford Burks – tenor saxophone
  • Jewell Grant – baritone saxohone

Track listing:

  1. Tutti Frutti – Richard Penniman, Dorothy LaBostrie, Joe Lubin
  2. True, Fine Mama – Richard Penniman
  3. Can’t Believe You Wanna Leave – Leo Price
  4. Ready Teddy – Robert Blackwell, John Marascalco
  5. Baby – Richard Penniman
  6. Slippin’ and Slidin’ – Richard Penniman, Eddie Bocage, Al Collins, James Smith
  7. Long Tall Sally – Enotris Johnson, Robert Blackwell, Richard Penniman
  8. Miss Ann – Richard Penniman, Enotris Johnson
  9. Oh Why? – Winfield Scott
  10. Rip It Up – Robert Blackwell, John Marascalco
  11. Jenny, Jenny – Enotris Johnson, Richard Penniman
  12. She’s Got It – John Marascalco, Richard Penniman

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 10, 1976.

On January 1976, Chester Arthur Burnett aka Howlin’ Wolf died aged 65. He was musician (guitar, harmonica), singer, and songwriter, one of best known Chicago blues artists. Some of his songs have like “Spoonful”, “Smokestack Lightnin’”, and “Killing Floor”, become standards, and have been recorded and performed by many blues and rock musicians. In 2011, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked Wolf at number 54 on its list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”. As a leader he released 22 albums.

On January 7, 2020.

On January 7, 2020, Neil Ellwood Peart died aged 67. He was musician (drums, percussion), and songwriter, known by the nick name “The Professor”, but was best known as the drummer and the primary lyricist of the band Rush. Magazine “Rolling Stone” placed him at number 4 on its list of the “All Time Greatest Drummers”. In 1983, Peart was inducted into “The Modern Drummer Readers Poll Hall of Fame”, as the youngest person so honored.

On December 22, 2020.

On December 22, 2020, Leslie Weinstein aka Leslie West died aged 75. He was musician (guitar), vocalist, and songwriter, member of the bands The Vagrants, West, Bruce and Laing, but was best known as the founding member, guitarist, and co-lead vocalist of the band Mountain. In its list of the “100 Greatest guitarists of all time”, Rolling Stone magazine placed West at number 66. As a leader he released 16 albums.

On December 18, 1983.

On December 18, 1983, Jimmy Nolen died aged 49. He was musician (guitar), known for his distinctive “chicken scratch” guitar playing style. Nolan was member of the Jimmy Wilson band, Johnny Otis band, George “Harmonica” Smith backing band, in 1959 he formed his own band The Jimmy Nolan Band, but was best known as the lead guitarist in James Brown band form 1965 until his dead. In its survey of “The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time,” magazine “Mojo” ranks Nolen at number twelve.