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On January 11, 2003.

On January 11, 2003, Michael Norman Finn aka Mickey Finn died aged 55. He was musician (vocals, bongos, congas, drums, bass), performed with Hapshash and the Coloured Coat, The Blow Monkeys and The Soup Dragon, best known as the percussionist and sideman to Marc Bolan in Tyrannosaurus Rex.

 

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In January 1973.

In January 1973, “Harvest” label released “ELO 2”, the second  Electric Light Orchestra studio album. It was recorded May – October 1972, at “Air Studios” in London, and was produced by Jeff Lynne.

Personnel:

  • Jeff Lynne– lead vocals, guitars, Moog synthesizer
  • Bev Bevan– drums, percussion
  • Richard Tandy– piano, harmonium, Moog synthesizer, guitar, backing vocals
  • Mike de Albuquerque– bass, backing vocals
  • Mike Edwards, Colin Walker– cello
  • Wilf Gibson– violin
  • Bill Hunt– French horn
  • Roy Wood– bass, cello
  • Marc Bolan– guitar
  • Carl Wayne– lead vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Jeff Lynne, except where noted.

  1. In Old England Town (Boogie No. 2)
  2. Momma
  3. Roll Over Beethoven – Chuck Berry
  4. From the Sun to the World (Boogie No. 1)
  5. Kulama

In July 1978.

In July 1978, “EMI” label released “Hobo with a Grin”, the debut Steve Harley album. It was recorded in 1978, and was produced by Steve Harley and Michael James Jackson.

Personnel:

  • Steve Harley- vocals
  • Jo Partridge – electric and acoustic guitar, electric lead solo
  • Fred Tackett- acoustic guitar
  • Marc Bolan- guitar, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Jim Cregan, Ian Bairnson- acoustic guitar, electric guitars
  • Tom Moncrieff- electric guitar solo
  • Greg Porée – electric guitar, classical guitar
  • Bill Payne- acoustic piano, organ
  • Duncan Mackay- electric piano, harpsichord, synthesizer, keyboards, piano, Hammond organ
  • Chris Mercer – saxophone
  • Bob Glaub, Alan Jones, George Ford, Reggie McBride – bass
  • Herbie Flowers- acoustic bass
  • Rick Shlosser, Ricky Fataar, Stuart Elliott, Paul Humphrey- drums
  • Simon Morton, Chris Caron, Luís Jardim- percussion
  • Lindsey Elliott, King Errisson – congas
  • Michael McDonald, Bill Champlin, Rosemary Butler, Bobby Kimball, Tom Kelley, Yvonne Keeley, John Townsend, Roy Kenner, Gloria Jones, Barry St. John – backing vocals
  • Jimmy Horowitz – string arrangement, horn arrangement
  • Michael J. Jackson – additional production, mixing, percussion, intro piano
  • James Isaacson – remix engineer, additional recording , engineer, tambourine, drums
  • John Haeny, Tony Clark, Peter James, Gary Ladinsky – engineer
  • Paul Black, Haydn Bendall- assistant engineer
  • Ken Perry – mastering
  • Jim Shea – photography
  • Kosh – design

Track listing:

  1. Roll the Dice – Steve Harley, Jo Partridge
  2. Amerika the Brave – Steve Harley
  3. Living in a Rhapsody – Jim Cregan, Steve Harley, Duncan Mackay
  4. I Wish It Would Rain – Roger Penzabene, Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield
  5. Riding the Waves (For Virginia Woolf) – Steve Harley
  6. Someone’s Coming – Jo Partridge
  7. Hot Youth – Steve Harley, Duncan Mackay
  8. (I Don’t Believe) God is an Anarchist – Steve Harley
  9. Faith, Hope and Charity – Steve Harley

On July 21, 1972.

The_Slider

On July 21, 1972, “EMI” label released “The Slider”, the seventh T. Rex studio album. It was recorded March–April 1972, at “Rosenberg Studios” in Copenhagen; “Château d’Hérouville” in Paris, and “Elektra Sound Recorders Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Tony Visconti. The album cover photographs were by Ringo Starr.

Personnel:

  • Marc Bolan– vocals, guitar
  • Steve Currie– bass guitar
  • Mickey Finn– percussion, vocals
  • Bill Legend– drums
  • Howard Kaylan– background vocals
  • Mark Volman– background vocals
  • Tony Visconti– string arrangements
  • Dominique Blanc Francard – engineering
  • Freddy Hansson – engineering
  • David Katz– orchestra contractor
  • Andy Scott – engineering assistance
  • Mark Paytress – liner notes
  • Chris Welch– liner notes

Track listing:

All tracks by Marc Bolan.

  1. Metal Guru
  2. Mystic Lady
  3. Rock On
  4. The Slider
  5. Baby Boomerang
  6. Spaceball Ricichet
  7. Buick machine
  8. Telegram Sam
  9. Rabbit Finger
  10. Baby Strange
  11. Ballrooms of Mars
  12. Chariot Choogle
  13. Main Man

On July 5, 1968.

TRex_1st_album

On July 5, 1968, “Regal Zonophone” label released “My People Were Fair and Had Sky in Their Hair… But Now They’re Content to Wear Stars on Their Brows”, the Tyrannosaurus Rex debut album. It was recorded 1967 – 1968 at “Advision Studios” in London, and was produced by Tony Visconti.

Personnel:

  • Marc Bolan – vocals, guitars
  • Steve Peregrin Took- backing vocals, drums, pixiphone, percussion
  • John Peel – read a children’s story written by Marc Bolan

Track listing:

All tracks by Marc Bolan.

  1. Hot Rod Mama
  2. Scenescof
  3. Child Star
  4. Strange Orchestras
  5. Chateau in Virginia Waters
  6. Dwarfish Trumpet Blues
  7. Mustang Ford
  8. Afghan Woman
  9. Knight
  10. Graceful Fat Sheba
  11. Wielder of Words
  12. Frowning Atahuallpa (My Inca Love)

On May 16, 1969.

Unicorn

On May 16, 1969, “Regal Zonophone” label released “Unicorn”, the third  Tyrannosaurus Rex studio album. It was recorded November 1968 – February 1969, at “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by Tony Visconti. It was band’s last album to feature Steve Peregrin Took.

Personnel:

  • Marc Bolan- acoustic guitar, lead vocals, harmonium, lip organ, phonofiddle
  • Steve Peregrin Took- bongos, backing vocals, African talking drum, bass, piano
  • Tony Visconti- production, piano
  • John Peel- narration

Track listing:

All tracks by Marc Bolan.

  1. Chariots of Silk
  2. Pon a Hil
  3. The Seal of Seasons
  4. The Throat of Winter
  5. Cat Black (The Wizard’s Hat)
  6. Stones for Avalon
  7. She Was Born to Be My Unicorn
  8. Like a White Star, Tangled and Far, Tulip That’s What You Are
  9. Warlord of the Royal Crocodiles
  10. Evenings of Damask
  11. The Sea Beasts
  12. Iscariot
  13. Nijinsky Hind
  14. The Pilgrim’s Tale
  15. The Misty Coast of Albany
  16. Romany Soup

 

On March 13, 1970.

Tyrannosaurus Rex - A Beard Of Stars

On March 13, 1970, “Regal Zonophone” label released “A Beard of Stars”, the fourth Tyrannosaurus Rex studio album. It was recorded April – November 1969, at “Trident Studios” in London and was produced by Tony Visconti.

Personnel:

  • Marc Bolan- acoustic and electric guitars, lead vocals, organ, bass
  • Mickey Finn- Moroccan clay drums, backing vocals, tabla, finger cymbals, bass

Track listing:

All tracks by Marc Bolan.

  1. Prelude
  2. A Day Laye
  3. Woodland Bop
  4. Fist Heart Mighty Dawn Dart
  5. Pavilions of Sun
  6. Organ Blues
  7. By the Light of a Magical Moon
  8. Wind Cheetah
  9. A Beard of Stars
  10. Great Horse
  11. Dragon’s Ear
  12. Lotty Skies
  13. Dove
  14. Elemental Child