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On January 15, 1981.

On January 15, 1981, “Tamla” label released “In Our Lifetime?”, the sixteenth Marvin Gaye studio album. It was recorded 1979 – 1981, at “Marvin’s Room” in Los Angeles, “Seawest Recording Studio” in Honolulu, Hawaii, “Odyssey Studios” in London, and was produced by Marvin Gaye.

Personnel:

  • Marvin Gaye– vocals, keyboards, drums
  • Robert Ahwry, Gordon Banks– guitar
  • Frank Bates– bass, background vocals
  • Frank Blair– bass, drums
  • Ray Brown, Kenny Mason – trumpet
  • William Bryant – drums, keyboards
  • Elmira Collins – vibraphone, background vocals
  • Raymond Crossley – keyboards
  • Fernando Harkness – saxophone
  • Joe James – percussion
  • Gary Jones – percussion, conga
  • Lee Kentle – drums, background vocals
  • Nigel Martinez, Preston “Bugsy” Wilcox – drums
  • Joe Mayo– percussion
  • Sidney Muldrew – French horn
  • Curtis Anthony Nolen – guitar
  • Raphael Ravenscroft– alto saxophone
  • George Shaw, Nolan Andrew Smith – trumpet
  • Candace Bond – executive producer
  • Jon Walls – recording and mixing engineer
  • David Ritz– liner notes
  • Ron Slenzak– photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Marvin Gaye.

  1. Praise
  2. Life Is for Learning
  3. Love Party
  4. Funk Me
  5. Far Cry
  6. Love Me Now or Love Me Later
  7. Heavy Love Affair
  8. In Our Lifetime
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On January 8, 1970.

On January 8, 1970, “Tamla” label released “That’s the Way Love Is”, the tenth Marvin Gaye studio album. It was recorded in 1969, at “Hitsville U.S.A.” in Detroit, and was produced by Norman Whitfield.

Personnel:

  • Marvin Gaye- lead vocals
  • The Andantes, The Originals- background vocals
  • The Funk Brothers- instrumentation

Track listing:

  1. Gonna Give Her All The Love I’ve Got – Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield
  2. Yesterday – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  3. Groovin’ – Eddie Brigati, Felix Cavaliere
  4. I Wish It Would Rain – Roger Penzabene, Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield
  5. That’s The Way Love Is – Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield
  6. How Can I Forget? – Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield
  7. Abraham, Martin & John – Dick Holler
  8. Gonna Keep On Tryin’ Till I Win Your Love – Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield
  9. No Time for Tears – Eddie Holland, Norman Whitfield
  10. Cloud Nine – Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield
  11. Don’t You Miss Me A Little Bit, Baby? – Roger Penzabene, Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield
  12. So Long – Eddie Holland,  Dean Taylor, Norman Whitfield

In October 1971.

In October 1971, “Reprise” label released “The King of Rock and Roll”, the fifteen Little Richard album. It was recorded May – July 1971, and was produced by H.B. Barnum.

Personnel:

  • Little Richard– vocals, electric piano
  • Rest of personnel unknown, records not kept by the record label

Track listing:

  1. King of Rock ‘n’ Roll – Bradford Craig, B. Barnum
  2. Joy To The World – Hoyt Axton
  3. Brown Sugar – Keith Richards, Mick Jagger
  4. In The Name – Richard Penniman
  5. Dancing in the Street – Marvin Gaye, William “Mickey” Stevenson
  6. Midnight Special – traditional; arranged by Richard Penniman
  7. The Way You Do the Things You Do – Robert Rogers, William Robinson
  8. Green Power – B. Barnum, John “Skip” Anderson
  9. I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry – Hank Williams
  10. Settin’ The Woods On Fire – Ed G. Nelson, Fred Rose
  11. Born on the Bayou – John C. Fogerty

On July 30, 1984.

On July 30, 1984, “Atlantic” label released “Right By You”, the sixth Stephen Stills studio album. It was recorded in 1984, and was produced by Stephen Stills, Ron Albert and Howard Albert. The album was dedicated to Felix Pappalardi, Marvin Gaye, Dennis Wilson and JC Agajanian.

Personnel:

  • Stephen Stills – vocals, guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, percussion
  • Bernie Leadon- guitar, vocals
  • Jimmy Page- guitar
  • Chris Hillman- mandolin, vocals
  • Tony Concepcion, Al De Gooyer – trumpet
  • John Kricker – trombone
  • Mike Finnigan- keyboards, vocals
  • Kim Bullard, Lawrence Dermer- keyboards
  • Jerry Scheff, George “Chocolate” Perry- bass
  • Joe Galdo, Joe Lala- drums, percussion
  • Graham Nash, John Sambataro, Herb Pedersen- background vocals

Track listing:

  1. 50/50 – Joe Lala, Stephen Stills
  2. Stranger – Stephen Stills, Christopher Stills
  3. Flaming Heart – Ray Arnott
  4. Love Again – Stephen Stills
  5. No Problem – Stephen Stills
  6. Can’t Let Go – Joe Esposito, Ali Willis
  7. Grey to Green – Stephen Stills, James Newton Howard
  8. Only Love Can Break Your Heart – Neil Young, additional lyrics Stephen Stills
  9. No Hiding Place – Louise Cirtain, Gladys Stacey,  P. Carter, additional lyrics Stephen Stills
  10. Right by You – Stephen Stills

In April 1986.

In April 1986, “Capitol” label released “Cocker”, the tenth Joe Cocker studio album. It was recorded in 1986, and was produced by Richie Zito, Terry Manning, Ron Nevison, Albert Hammond and Diane Warren and Bernard Edwards. The album was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, and Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”.

Personnel:

  • Joe Cocker – lead vocals
  • Neal Schon, Richie Zito, Eddie Martinez, Cliff Goodwin, Dann Huff – guitars
  • Vito San Filippo, Bernard Edwards, Randy Jackson, Arthur Barrow, Mike Moran – bass
  • Mike Moran, Arthur Barrow, Jeff Lorber, Larry Marshall, Jeff Bova, Michael Boddicker, Howard Hersh – keyboards
  • Michael Baird, Anton Fig, Eric Parker – drums
  • Mel Collins, Andrew Love – saxophone
  • Dick Hyde, Steve Madaio, Joel Peskin – horns
  • Albert Hammond, Diane Warren, Curtis King, Maxine Green, Julia Tillman Waters, Leslie Smith, Joe Turano, Elesecia Wright, Maxine Waters – background vocals

Track listing:

  1. Shelter Me – Nick DiStefano
  2. A to Z – Tom Kimmel
  3. Don’t You Love Me Anymore – Albert Hammond, Diane Warren
  4. Living Without Your Love – Michael Bolton, Doug James
  5. Don’t Drink The Water – Richard Feldman, Pat Robinson
  6. You Can Leave Your Hat On – Randy Newman
  7. Heart of the Matter – Ronald Miller, Billy Aerts
  8. Inner City Blues – Marvin Gaye, James Nyx Jr.
  9. Love Is on a Fade – Stephen Allen Davis, Dennis Morgan
  10. Heaven -Terry Manning

 

On February 23, 2017.

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On February 23, 2017, Leon Ware died aged 77. Being songwriter and composer, he released eleven albums as a performer, but he was best known for producing and writing music for other musicians and bands including: The Isley Brothers,  Donny Hathaway, The Miracles, Teena Marie, Jeffrey Osborne, Loose Ends, James Ingram, Melissa Manchester, Krystol, Bobby Womack, Lulu,  Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Maxwell, Minnie Riperton and Marvin Gaye.

 

On December 2, 2014.

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On December 2, 2014, Robert Henry “Bobby” Keys died aged 70. Being saxophonist he has recorded and performed with many famous musicians and bands, among them: The Rolling Stones, Joe Cocker, George Harrison, John Lennon, Keith Richards, Ringo Starr, Ronnie Wood, B.B. King, Barbra Streisand, Carly Simon, Chuck Berry, Delaney, Bonnie, Donovan, Dr. John, Eric Clapton, Faces, Harry Nilsson, Warren Zevon, Humble Pie, Joe Ely, John Hiatt, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Keith Moon, Leo Sayer, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Paul McCartney, Marvin Gaye, Sheryl Crow, Yoko Ono, Jim Carroll and Graham Nash.