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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”.


  • 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



In April 1980.

In April 1980, “United Artists” label released “Snakes and Ladders”, the fourth Gerry Rafferty album. It was recorded in 1980, and was produced by Gerry Rafferty and Hugh Murphy.


  • Gerry Rafferty – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Mo Foster– bass
  • Ian Lynn – keyboards
  • Jerry Donahue– guitar
  • Richard Harvey – synthesiser, penny whistle
  • Bryn Haworth– guitar, slide guitar
  • Richard Brunton – guitar
  • Mel Collins– saxophone
  • Betsy Cook– backing vocals
  • Liam Genockey– drums
  • Billy Livsey – piano, keyboards
  • Raphael Ravenscroft– saxophone
  • Frank Ricotti– percussion
  • Pete Wingfield– organ
  • Pete Zorn– bass
  • Billy Wingfield – piano, Moog synthesiser

Track listing:

All tracks by Gerry Rafferty

  1. The Royal Mile (Sweet Darlin’)
  2. I Was a Boy Scout
  3. Welcome to Hollywood
  4. Wastin’ Away
  5. Look at the Moon
  6. Bring It All Home
  7. The Garden of England
  8. Johnny’s Song
  9. Didn’t I
  10. Syncopatin Sandy
  11. Cafe Le Cabotin
  12. Don’t Close the Door

In February 1975.


In February 1975, “A&M” label released “Street Rats”, the eighth Humble Pie studio album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Olympic Studios” in London and “Marriott’s Clear Sounds Studio” in Essex, and was produced by Andrew Loog Oldham and Steve Marriott.


  • Steve Marriott- guitar, harmonica, keyboards, vocals, producer
  • Clem Clempson- guitar, slide guitar
  • Greg Ridley- bass guitar, vocals
  • Jerry Shirley– drums
  • Mel Collins- saxophones
  • Tim Hinkley- keyboards

Track listing:

  1. Street Rat – Steve Marriott
  2. Rock and Roll Music – Chuck Berry
  3. We Can Work It Out – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  4. Scored Out – Clem Clempson, Steve Marriott
  5. Road Hog – Steve Marriott
  6. Rain – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  7. There ‘Tis – Steve Marriott, Clem Clempson
  8. Let Me Be Your Lovemaker – Clarence Reid, Willie Clarke, Betty Wright
  9. Countryman Stomp – Greg Ridley, Clempson, Tim Hinkley
  10. Drive My Car – John Lennon,Paul McCartney
  11. Queens and Nuns – Clem Clempson, Steve Marriott, Greg Ridley, Jerry Shirley


In February 1974.


In February 1974, “A&M” label released “Thunderbox”, the seventh Humble Pie album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Olics Sound”, and was produced by Steve Marriott.


  • Steve Marriott- guitar, harmonica, keyboards, vocals
  • Greg Ridley- bass, vocals
  • Jerry Shirley- drums, piano, backing vocals
  • Dave “Clem” Clempson- guitar, slide guitar, backing vocals
  • Mel Collins– horns
  • The Blackberries :
    • Carlena Williams –vocals
    • Venetta Fields– vocals
    • Billie Barnum – vocals
  • Hipgnosis- album sleeve design
  • Editing : Alan O’Duffy

Track listing:

  1. Thunderbox – Steve Marriott, Dave “Clem” Clempson
  2. Groovin’ with Jesus – Gene Barge, Bennie Swartz
  3. I Can’t Stand the Rain – Ann Peebles, Don Bryant, Bernard Miller
  4. Anna (Go to Him) – Arthur Alexander
  5. No Way – Steve Marriott, Greg Ridley
  6. Rally with Ali – Steve Marriott, Dave “Clem” Clempson, Greg Ridley, Jerry Shirley
  7. Don’t Worry, be Happy – Steve Marriott, Dave “Clem” Clempson, Greg Ridley, Jerry Shirley
  8. Ninety-Nine Pounds – Don Bryant
  9. Every Single Day – Dave “Clem” Clempson
  10. No Money Down – Chuck Berry
  11. Drift Away – Mentor Williams
  12. Oh La-De-Da – Phillip Mitchell


On November 7, 1975.


On November 7, 1975, “Atlantic” label released “Fish Out of Water”, the first Chris Squire solo studio album. It was recorded February – September 1975, at “Surrey Sound Studios” in Virginia Water,  Surrey,and “Morgan Studios” in London, and was produced by Chris Squire.


  • Chris Squire– lead and backing vocals, bass guitar, twelve-string guitar
  • Andrew Jackman– acoustic and electric pianos, conductor, orchestration
  • Bill Bruford– drums, percussion
  • Patrick Moraz– bass synthesizer, organ
  • Jimmy Hastings– flute
  • Mel Collins– tenor saxophone, alto saxophone
  • Barry Rose– pipe organ
  • Adrian Bett – woodwindsleader
  • Jim Buck – hornsleader
  • Julian Gaillard – stringsleader
  • John Wilbraham – brassleader
  • Nikki Squire – backing vocals
  • Greg Jackman – engineer
  • Nigel Luby – assistant engineer
  • Phil Carson– overdubs, mastering
  • Trevor Spencer – mastering
  • Graham Preskett – mastering
  • Laurence Bernes – cover design, photography
  • Brian Lane – front cover photograph

Track listing:

All tracks by Chris Squire.

  1. Hold Out Your Hand
  2. You by My Side
  3. Silently Falling
  4. Lucky Seven
  5. Safe (Canon Song)

On September 22, 1978.


On September 22, 1978, “Gama” label released “Breathless”, the sixth Camel studio album. It was recorded in 1978, at “The Manor”; “Chipping Norton Recording Studios” in Threshold, England, and was produced by Camel and Mick Glossop. “Breathless” was last band’s album to feature the original keyboardist, Peter Bardens.


  • Andrew Latimer– guitar, Yamaha CS80/50, vocals
  • Peter Bardens– keyboards, organ, vocals
  • Mel Collins– flute, oboe, saxophone
  • Richard Sinclair– bass, vocals
  • Andy Ward– drums, percussion
  • Dave Sinclair– synthesizer, piano
  • Engineered by Mick Glossop
  • Artwork by Michael Munday& CREAM

Track listing:

  1. Breathless – Andrew Latimer, Peter Bardens, Andy Ward
  2. Echoes – Andrew Latimer, Peter Bardens, Andy Ward
  3. Wing and a Prayer – Andrew Latimer, Peter Bardens
  4. Down on the Farm – Richard Sinclair
  5. Starlight Ride – Andrew Latimer, Peter Bardens
  6. Summer Lightning – Andrew Latimer, Richard Sinclair
  7. You Make Me Smile – Andrew Latimer, Richard Bardens
  8. The Sleeper – Andrew Latimer, Peter Bardens, Andy Ward, Mel Collins
  9. Rainbow’s End – Andrew Latimer, Peter Bardens


On September 16, 1977.


On September 16, 1977, “Polydor” label released “Rough Mix”,album by Pete Townshend and Ronnie Lane.It was recorded 1976 – 1977, at “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by Glyn Johns.


  • Ronnie Lane, Pete Townshend – vocals, guitars, electric guitars, mandolins, bass guitars, banjos, ukuleles
  • Charlie Watts– drums
  • Edwin Astley– orchestrations
  • John “Rabbit” Bundrick– organ, Fender Rhodes
  • Boz Burrell– bass guitar
  • Mel Collins– saxophones
  • Eric Clapton– guitars, dobro
  • Julian Diggle – percussion
  • John Entwistle– horns, vocal help
  • Peter Hope Evans– harmonica
  • Benny Gallagher– accordion
  • Tony Gilbert – orchestral leader
  • Chris Green – principal cello
  • Charlie Hart – violin
  • Chris Laurence – principal bass
  • Graham Lyle– twelve-string guitar
  • Dave Marke – double bass
  • Billy Nicholls– vocal help
  • Steve Shingles – principal viola
  • Henry Spinetti– drums
  • Ian Stewart– piano
  • Charles Vorsanger – principal second violin

Track listing:

  1. My Baby Gives It Away – Pete Townshend
  2. Nowhere to Run – Ronnie Lane
  3. Rough Mix – Pete Townshend, Ronnie Lane
  4. Annie – Ronnie Lane, Kate Lambert, Eric Clapton
  5. Keep Me Turning – Pete Townshend
  6. Catmelody – Ronnie Lane, Kate Lambert
  7. Misunderstood – Pete Townshend
  8. April Fool – Ronnie Lane
  9. Street in the City – Pete Townshend
  10. Heart to Hang Onto – Pete Townshend
  11. Till the Rivers All Run Dry – Don Williams, Wayland Holyfield