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In October 1971.

In October 1971, “Imperial” label released “Focus II”, the second Focus album. It was recorded April – May 1971, at “Sound Techniques” and “Morgan Studios” in London, Mike Vernon. The album was ranked at number 24 in “Q” and “Mojo’s” list of “40 Cosmic Rock Albums.”

Personnel:

  • Thijs van Leer– Hammond organ, piano, mellotron, harmonium, flutes, vocals
  • Jan Akkerman– guitars, bass guitar
  • Cyril Havermans– bass guitar, vocals
  • Pierre van der Linden– drums, percussion

Track listing:

  1. Hocus Pocus – Thijs van Leer, Jan Akkerman
  2. Le Clochard (Bread) – Jan Akkerman
  3. Janis – Thijs van Leer, Jan Akkerman
  4. Moving Waves – Thijs van Leer, Inayat Khan
  5. Focus II
  6. Eruption
  • Orfeus – Thijs van Leer
  • Answer – Thijs van Leer
  • Orfeus – Thijs van Leer
  • Answer – Thijs van Leer
  • Pupilla – Thijs van Leer
  • Tommy – Tom Barlage
  • Pupilla – Thijs van Leer
  • Answer – Thijs van Leer
  • The Bridge – Jan Akkerman
  • Euridice – Thijs van Leer, Eelko Nobel
  • Dayglow – Thijs van Leer
  • Endless Road – Pierre van der Linden
  • Answer – Thijs van Leer
  • Orfeus – Thijs van Leer
  • Euridice – Thijs van Leer, Eelko Nobel
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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 October 12, 1999.

On October 12, 1999, “Volcano Entertainment” label released “In Reverse”, the seventh Matthew Sweet album. It was recorded May – June 1999, and was produced by Matthew Sweet, Greg Leisz, Fred Maher and Jim Scott. The album cover features artists Margaret Keane painting.

Personnel:

  • Matthew Sweet – vocals, guitar, bass, organ, synthesizer, percussion
  • Bruce Fowler- trombone
  • Walt Fowler – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Rick Cunha – acoustic guitar
  • Jim Keltner- drums
  • Victor Bisetti, Don Heffington- percussion
  • Carol Kaye- bass
  • Greg Kurstin – piano, organ, harpsichord
  • Greg Leisz- guitar, pedal steel
  • Fred Maher- drums, percussion
  • Tony Marsico- acoustic bass
  • Ric Menck – drums, percussion
  • Jamie Muhoberac- organ, piano
  • Paul Chastain – acoustic guitar
  • John Ginty – organ, piano, harpsichord
  • Brian Kehew – organ, piano, harpsichord
  • Pamelia Kurstin- theremin

Track listing:

All tracks by Matthew Sweet.

  1. Millennium Blues
  2. If Time Permits
  3. Beware My Love
  4. Faith in You
  5. Hide
  6. Future Shock
  7. Split Personality
  8. I Should Never Have Let You Know
  9. Trade Places
  10. What Matters
  11. Write Your Own Song
  12. Worse to Live
  13. Untitled
  14. Thunderstorm

 

In October 1968.

In October 1968, “Island” label released the self-titled, second studio Traffic album. It was recorded January – May 1968, at “Olympic Studios” in London, “Record Plant” in New York City, and was produced by Jimmy Miller.

Personnel:

  • Dave Mason– lead vocals, guitar, harmonica, Hammond organ
  • Steve Winwood– electric guitar, bass, lead and backing vocals, Hammond organ, piano, harpsichord
  • Chris Wood– tenor and soprano saxophone, flute, Coke tin, sleigh bells
  • Jim Capaldi– drums, backing vocals, percussion
  • Terry Brown, Eddie Kramer, Glyn Johns, Brian Humphries – sound engineers
  • Richard Polak, Gered Mankowitz– photography

Track listing:

  1. You Can All Join In – Dave Mason
  2. Pearly Queen – Jim Capaldi, Steve Winwood
  3. Don’t Be Sad – Dave Mason
  4. Who Knows What Tomorrow May Bring – Jim Capaldi, Steve Winwood, Chris Wood
  5. Feelin’ Alright? – Dave Mason
  6. Vagabond Virgin – Jim Capaldi, Dave Mason
  7. Forty Thousand Headmen – Jim Capaldi, Steve Winwood
  8. Cryin’ to Be Heard – Dave Mason
  9. No Time to Live – Jim Capaldi, Steve Winwood
  10. Means to an End – Jim Capaldi, Steve Winwood

 

In October 1967.

In October 1967, “ESP-Disk” label released “One Nation Underground”, the debut Pearls Before Swine album. It was recorded in May 1967 in New York City, and was produced by Richard L. Alderson. Early album copies were sold with a small poster of the Hell panel from Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights, a detail of which was used on the album sleeve. The album became the most successful “ESP – Disk” release ever.

Personnel:

  • Tom Rapp – vocals, guitar
  • Wayne Harley – autoharp, banjo, mandoline, vibraphone, audio oscillator, harmony
  • Lane Lederer – bass, guitar, English horn, Swinehorn, sarangi, celeste, finger cymbals, vocals
  • Roger Crissinger – organ, harpsichord, clavioline
  • Warren Smith – drums, percussion

Track listing:

  1. Another Time – Tom Rapp
  2. Playmate – Saxie Dowell
  3. Ballad To An Amber Lady – Roger Crissinger, Tom Rapp
  4. (Oh Dear) Miss Morse – Tom Rapp
  5. Drop Out! – Tom Rapp
  6. Morning Song – Tom Rapp
  7. Regions Of May – Tom Rapp
  8. Uncle John – Tom Rapp
  9. I Shall Not Care – Teasdale, Roman Tombs, Tom Rapp
  10. The Surrealist Waltz – Lane Lederer, Roger Crissinger

In October 1967.

In October 1967, “Verve” label released “Chelsea Girl”, the debut Nico solo album. It was recorded April – May 1967, at “Mayfair Recording Studios” in Manhattan, and was produced by Tom Wilson. The album name is a reference to Andy Warhol’s 1966 movie “Chelsea Girls”, in which Nico starred.

Personnel:

  • Christa “Nico” Päffgen– vocals
  • Jackson Browne– electric guitar
  • Lou Reed– electric guitar
  • John Cale– viola, organ, guitar
  • Sterling Morrison– electric guitar
  • Val Valentin- director of engineering
  • Gary Kellgren- recording and remix engineer
  • Larry Fallon– string and flute arrangements
  • Paul Morrissey- photography

Track listing:

  1. The Fairest of the Seasons – Jackson Browne, Gregory Copeland
  2. These Days – Jackson Browne
  3. Little Sister – John Cale, Lou Reed
  4. Winter Song – John Cale
  5. It Was a Pleasure Then – Lou Reed, John Cale, Christa Päffgen
  6. Chelsea Girls – Lou Reed, Sterling Morrison
  7. I’ll Keep It With Mine – Bob Dylan
  8. Somewhere There’s a Feather – Jackson Browne
  9. Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams – Lou Reed
  10. Eulogy to Lenny Bruce – Tim Hardin

 

In September 1981.

In September 1981, “Polydor” label released “Lord Upminster”, the second Ian Dury studio album. It was recorded April – May 1981, at “Compass Point Studios” in Nassau, Bahamas, and was produced by Chas Jankel, Steven Stanley and Ian Dury.

Personnel:

  • Ian Dury – vocals
  • Chas Jankel- guitars, keyboards
  • Robbie Shakespeare- bass guitars
  • Sly Dunbar- drums
  • Tyrone Downie- clavinets, prophet-5, steinway and sons pianos
  • Chas, Gina, Harold, Laura, Tina, Tyrone – backing vocals
  • Recordedby Steven Stanley, Harold Dorsett
  • Mixedby Steven Stanley
  • Assistant Mixing by Harold Dorsett
  • Cover photography – Paul Kaye

Track listing:

All tracks by Ian Dury and Chas Jankel, except where noted.

  1. Funky Disco (Pops)
  2. Red (Letter)
  3. Girls (Watching) – Sly Dunbar
  4. Wait (For Me)
  5. The (Body Song)
  6. Lonely (Town)
  7. Lonely (Town)
  8. Trust (Is A Must)
  9. Spasticus (Autisticus)