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On October 24, 2018.

On October 24, 2018, Melvin M. Ragin aka Wah Wah Watson died aged 67. He was musician (guitar), famous for his unique skills with wah-wah pedal. He was member of The Funk Brothers, the studio band for “Motown Records”, recorded and performed with Dizzy Gillespie, John Lee Hooker, Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, Vanessa Williams, Thelma Houston, The Four Tops, The Jackson 5, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, Michael Jackson, Maxwell, The Beach Boys, George Benson, Bobbi Humphrey, Janet Jackson, Yung Berg, Blondie, Norman Whitfield, The Undisputed Truth, Donald Byrd, Labelle, Love Unlimited, Cher, Meshell Ndegeocello, Gloria Gaynor, The Temptations (his guitar work on “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone”), Pointer Sisters, Martha Reeves, Rose Royce, Bob Scaggs and Herbie Hancock. As leader, Wah Wah Watson released one solo album (Elementary, 1976).

On March 6, 2009.

On March 6, 2009, David Williams died aged 58. He was musician (guitar, bass guitar), vocalist, song writer and music producer, known as a prominent and most in demand session guitarist. He worked with The Dells, The Temptations, Madonna, Michael Jackson,  Chanson, The Pointer Sisters, Peter Allen, Aretha Franklin, The Four Tops, Julio Iglesias, George Benson, The Manhattan Transfer, Michael McDonald, Melissa Manchester, Stevie Nicks, Rod Stewart, Dionne Warwick, Shalamar, Go West, ABC, Boz Scaggs, Karen Carpenter, Mariah Carey, Julian Lennon, Bryan Ferry, Paul McCartney, Johnny Mathis, Del Shannon, Chaka Khan, Paul Hardcastle, Kenny Loggins, Steve Perry, Lionel Richie, Jessica Simpson, Diana Ross, the Crusaders, Andraé Crouch, Eddie Murphy, Herbie Hancock, Peter Cetera, Whitney Houston and Monkey Business. As leader he released two albums.

On October 6, 2020.

On October 6, 2020, Edward Lodewijk Van Halen died aged 65. He was a musician (guitar), songwriter, producer, and inventor, known for his work with Michael Jackson, Brian May, Sammy Hagar, and LL Cool J, but best known as a founding member, songwriter, and guitarist of band Van Halen. He was voted number one in the “Guitar World” magazine reader’s poll for “The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”.

On August 5, 1992.

On August 5, 1992, Jeffrey Thomas Porcaro died aged 38. He was a songwriter, musician (drums), and record producer, best known as the drummer with Toto. He was one of the most south after session drummers in popular music, played on hundreds of albums and worked with numerous artists such as Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd, Michael Jackson, George Benson, Greg Lake, Seals & Crofts, Les Dudek, Joe Cocker, Steely Dan, The Jacksons, Tommy Bolin, Jackson Browne, Leo Sayer, Boz Scaggs, Carly Simon, Eric Carmen, Valerie Carter, Lisa Dal Bello, Hall & Oates, Diana Ross, Colin Blunstone, Larry Carlton, Allen Toussaint, Dave Mason, Warren Zevon, Ruben Blades, Bim, Jerry Williams, Al Stewart, Marc Jordan, Rickie Lee Jones, Janne Schaffer, Lowell George, Aretha Franklin, Jon Anderson, Luis Miguel, Love and Money, Patti Austin, Mariya Takeuchi, The Brothers Johnson, Peter Frampton, Bee Gees, Char, Christopher Cross, Randy Crawford, Al Jarreau, Amii Ozaki, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Eye to Eye, Donna Summer, Elton John, Melissa Manchester, Donald Fagen, Herbie Hancock, Don Henley, Michael McDonald, Lionel Richie, Paul Simon, Randy Newman, Russ Taff, Chicago, David Gilmour Joe Walsh, Eric Clapton, Peter cetera, Earth Wind & Fire, roger Hodgson, David Benoit, Dr. John, Steve Porcaro, Nik Kershaw, Poco, Clair Mario, Celine Dion, Natalie Cole, Madonna, Jude Cole, Sandy Patty, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Bolton, Cher, Dire Straits, Richard Marx, Bonnie Raitt, Rod Stewart, B-52’s, Go West, 10CC, Roger Waters, Paul Young, and David Crosby. In 1993, Porcaro was posthumously inducted into the “Modern Drummer Hall of Fame”.

On September 4, 2019.

On September 4, 2019, Dan Warner died aged 49. He was guitarist, member of Barry Gibb’s band, but best known for his work with many music stars, including Julio Iglesias, Michael Jackson, Juanes, Marc Anthony, Ricky Martin, Sebastian Yatra, Lil Wayne, Alejandro Sanz and Gloria Estefan. Warner was member of “Recording Academy Florida Chapter Board”, and “Latin Grammy Award” winner in 2009.

On June 15, 1980.

On June 15, 1980, “Columbia” label released “Old Crest on a New Wave”, the ninth Dave Mason studio album. It was recorded in 1980, at “Hollywood Sound Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Dave Mason and Joe Wissert.

Personnel:

  • Dave Mason – lead vocals, guitar
  • Michael Jackson – vocals
  • Jim Krueger – guitar
  • Bob Glaub- bass
  • Mark Stein – organ, synthesizer
  • Mike Finnigan- organ, piano
  • Rick Jaeger – drums
  • Ray Revis – percussion

Track listing:

  1. Paralyzed
  2. You’re a Friend of Mine
  3. I’m Missing You
  4. Talk To Me
  5. Gotta Be on My Way
  6. Save Me
  7. Life is a Ladder
  8. Tryin’ to Get Back to You
  9. Get it Right
  10. Old Crest on a New Wave

On October 25, 2015.

On October 25, 2015, Marlo Henderson died aged 64. He was musician (guitar, saxophone), song-writer and producer, played and recorded with many famous musicians including  Paul McCartney, Ray Charles, Michael Jackson, Buddy Miles, Evelyn “Champagne” King, Minnie Riperton, Stevie Wonder, Wonderlove, The Emotions, Andre Lewis and Maxayn.

On September 11, 2014.

On September 11, 2014, Bob Crewe died aged 83. He was songwriter, singer, manager, and music producer, owner of the record label “DynoVoice Records”. He recorded by the name Bob Crewe Generation, and had hit recordings with  the Rays, Diane Renay, Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, Freddy Cannon, Lesley Gore, Oliver, Michael Jackson, Bobby Darin, Roberta Flack, Peabo Bryson, Patti LaBelle and Barry Manilow.

 

On February 23, 2017.

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On February 23, 2017, Leon Ware died aged 77. He was composer,  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 November 26, 1991.

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On November 26, 1991, “Epic” label released “Dangerous”, the eighth Michael Jackson studio album. It was recorded June 1990 – October 1991, at “Ocean Way Studios” and “Record One Studios”, and was produced by Michael Jackson, Teddy Riley, Bill Bottrell and Bruce Swedien.  The album was certified 10 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”; 4 x Platinum in Austria by “IFPI Austria”;  6 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; 5 x Platinum in Chile by “IFPI’; Platinum in Finland by “Musiikkituottajat”; Diamond in France by “SNEP”; 4 x Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”; Diamond in Italy by “FIMI”; 2 x Platinum in Japan by “RIAJ”; 7 x Platinum by Malaysia by “RIM”;  2 x Platinum in Mexico by “AMPROFON”; 3 x Platinum in Netherlands by “NVPI”; 6 x Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”; 6 x Platinum in Spain by “PROMUSICAE”; 3 x Platinum in Sweden by “GLF”; 5 x Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland”; 6 x Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and 7 x Platinum in the US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Michael Jackson- lead and background vocals, arrangement, vocal arrangement, rhythm arrangement, director, soprano voice
  • John Barnes – keyboards
  • Jasun Martz- keyboards
  • Michael Boddicker- synthesizers, speed sequencer, keyboards, keyboard programming
  • Bill Bottrell – rap, Father speaking part, synthesizer, guitar, bass, mellotron, drums, percussion, recording, mixing,
  • Brad Buxer- keyboards, synthesizers, percussion, keyboard arrangements, programming, keyboard programming
  • Slash – guitar
  • Tim Pierce – guitar
  • Paul Jackson Jr.- guitar
  • Bruce Swedien – keyboards, drums, percussion, recording, mixing, arrangements
  • Jai Winding – keyboards, keyboard programming, piano, bass
  • Greg Phillinganes- keyboards
  • René Moore – keyboards, arrangements
  • David Paich- keyboards, synthesizers, keyboard arrangements, keyboard programming, rhythm arrangement
  • Steve Porcaro- synthesizers, keyboards, keyboard programming
  • Teddy Riley – keyboards, synthesizers, guitar, drums, rhythm arrangement, synthesizer arrangement, recording, mixing
  • Terry Jackson – bass guitar
  • Louis Johnson- bass guitar
  • Abraham Laboriel- bass guitar
  • Rhett Lawrence- synthesizers, synthesizer programming, drums , percussion, arrangements
  • Jeff Porcaro- drums
  • Bryan Loren- drums, Moog bass
  • Christa Larson- ending solo vocal
  • Mystery Girl (Princess Stéphanie of Monaco) – vocals
  • The John Bahler Singers – choir
  • The Andraé Crouch Singers – choir
  • Linda Harmon – soprano voice
  • Heavy D- rap
  • Andres McKenzie – Son speaking part
  • Larry Corbett – cello
  • George Del Barrio – string arrangement
  • Endre Granat- concert master
  • John Bahler- vocal and choir arrangements
  • Jerry Hey- arrangement
  • Glen Ballard- arrangements
  • Andraé Crouch- choir arrangement
  • Sandra Crouch- choir arrangement
  • Jean-Marie Horvat – recording
  • Johnny Mandel- orchestral arrangements, conductor
  • Marty Paich- orchestral arrangements, conductor
  • Jim Mitchell – recording
  • Matt Forger – recording, mixing, engineer, sound design
  • Kevin Gilbert- speed sequencer
  • Thom Russo- recording
  • Craig Brock – recording assistant

Track listing:

  1. Jam – Michael Jackson, René Moore, Bruce Swedien, Teddy Riley
  2. Why You Wanna Trip on Me – Teddy Riley, Bernard Belle
  3. In the Closet – Michael Jackson, Teddy Riley
  4. She Drives Me Wild – Michael Jackson, Teddy Riley; rap lyrics by Aqil Davidson
  5. Remember the Time – Teddy Riley, Michael Jackson, Bernard Belle
  6. Can’t Let Her Get Away – Michael Jackson, Teddy Riley
  7. Heal the World – Michael Jackson
  8. Black or White – Michael Jackson, Bill Bottrell
  9. Who Is It – Michael Jackson
  10. Give In to Me – Michael Jackson, Bill Bottrell
  11. Will You Be There – Michael Jackson
  12. Keep the Faith – Glen Ballard, Siedah Garrett, Michael Jackson
  13. Gone Too Soon – Larry Grossman, Buz Kohan
  14. Dangerous – Michael Jackson, Bill Bottrell, Teddy Riley