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On December 13, 1977.

On December 13, 1977, “Atlantic” label released “Blue Lights in the Basement”, the sixth Roberta Flack studio album. It was recorded 1976 – 1977, and was produced by Rubina Flake, Joe Ferla and Gene McDaniels.


  • Roberta Flack– vocals, keyboards, arrangements
  • Paul Griffin– keyboards
  • Ronnie Foster– keyboards, background vocals
  • Don Grolnick– keyboards
  • Rob Mounsey– keyboards
  • Leon Pendarvis– keyboards, background vocals, musical arrangements
  • Harry Whitaker – keyboards, musical arrangements
  • Reggie Lucas– guitar
  • Hugh McCracken– guitar, musical arrangements
  • Jeff Mironov – guitar
  • David Spinozza– guitar
  • John Tropea– guitar
  • Michael Kamen– oboe solo, musical arrangements
  • Anthony Jackson– bass guitar
  • Basil Fearrington – bass
  • Will Lee– bass guitar
  • Gary King– bass, musical arrangements
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Allan Schwartzberg– drums
  • Jimmy Wong – drums
  • Howard King – drums
  • Idris Muhammad– drums
  • Crusher Bennett – percussion
  • David Carey – percussion
  • Jimmy Maelen– percussion
  • James Mtume– percussion, background vocals
  • Jim Gilstrap, Lani Groves, Gwen Guthrie, Yvonne Lewis, Gene McDaniels, Zach Sanders, Brenda White, Deniece Williams– background vocals

Track listing:

  1. Why Don’t You Move in with Me – Gene McDaniels
  2. The Closer I Get to You – Reggie Lucas, James Mtume
  3. Fine, Fine Day – Rachel Perry
  4. This Time I’ll Be Sweeter – Pat Grant, Gwen Guthrie
  5. 25th of Last December – Gene McDaniels
  6. After You – Michael Masser, Ron Miller
  7. I’d Like to Be Baby to You – Morgan Ames
  8. Soul Deep – Wayne Carson
  9. Love is the Healing – Gene McDaniels
  10. Where I’ll Find You – David McHugh

On July 1, 1973.

On July 1, 1973, “ABC” label released “Life and Times”, the fourth Jim Croce studio album. It was recorded in 1972, at “The Hit Factory” in New York City, and was produced by Terry Cashman and Tommy West.


  • Jim Croce – guitar, vocals
  • Kenny Ascher- organ
  • Terry Cashman- vocals
  • Gary Chester- drums
  • Ellie Greenwich- vocals
  • Michael Kamen- synthesizer
  • Joe Macho – bass
  • Maury Muehleisen- guitar, vocals
  • Alan Rolnick – guitar, vocals
  • Tasha Thomas – vocals
  • Eric Weissberg- violin
  • Tommy West – bass, keyboards, vocals
  • Engineer: Bruce Tergesen

Track listing:

All tracks by Jim Croce.

  1. One Less Set of Footsteps
  2. Roller Derby Queen
  3. Dreamin’ Again
  4. Careful Man
  5. Alabama Rain
  6. A Good Time Man Like Me Ain’t Got No Business (Singin’ the Blues)
  7. Next Time, This Time
  8. Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
  9. These Dreams
  10. Speedball Tucker
  11. It Doesn’t Have to Be That Way

On November 14, 1983.


On November 14, 1983, “RCA” label released “Touch”, the third Eurythmics studio album. It was recorded in 1983. at “The Church” in London, and was produced by David A. Stewart. In 2012, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 493 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. The album was certified Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and Platinum in the US by “RIIA”.


  • Annie Lennox- vocals, flute, percussion, keyboard, arranger
  • Dave Stewart- vocals, dulcimer, bass, guitar, drum programming, keyboard, xylophone, sequencing, arranger
  • Dick Cuthell- trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn
  • Martin Dobson -baritone saxophone
  • Dean Garcia – bass
  • Michael Kamen- conductor
  • British Philharmonic– strings
  • Engineer: Jon Bavin
  • String arrangements: Michael Kamen
  • Art direction:Laurence Stevens
  • Design: Laurence Stevens
  • Cover design: Andrew Christian, Laurence Stevens
  • Photography: Brian Aris, Pete Ashworth

Track listing:

All tracks by Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart, except “Fame” by David Bowie, Carlos Alomar and John Lennon and “ABC (Freeform)” by David A. Stewart, Timothy Wheater, Nadine Masseron.

  1. Here Comes the Rain Again
  2. Regrets
  3. Right By Your Side
  4. Cool Blue
  5. Who’s That Girl
  6. The First Cut
  7. Aqua
  8. No Fear, No Hate, No Pain (No Broken Hearts)
  9. Paint a Rumour

On June 30, 1986.


On June 30, 1986, “RCA” label released “Revenge”, the sixth Eurythmics album. It was recorded July 1985 – May 1986, and was produced by David A. Stewart. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada” and 2 x Platinum in UK by the “BPI”.


  • Annie Lennox- vocals, percussion, keyboard
  • Dave Stewart- guitar, keyboard, programming, vocals
  • Jon Bavin – keyboards, engineer, mixing
  • Clem Burke– drums
  • Phil Chen- bass guitar
  • Gully – synthesizer, noise
  • Joniece Jamison- vocals, background vocals
  • Michael Kamen- strings, conductor, orchestration
  • John McKenzie- bass guitar
  • Patrick Seymour– keyboard
  • Jannick Top- bass guitar
  • Bernita Turner – vocals, background vocals
  • Jimmy “Z” Zavala- harmonica, saxophone
  • Serge Pauchard – engineer assistant
  • Manu Guiot – mixing

Track Listing:

All tracks by Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart, except where noted.

  1. Missionary Man
  2. Thorn in My Side
  3. When Tomorrow Comes – Annie Lennox, David A. Stewart, Patrick Seymor
  4. The Last Time
  5. The Miracle of Love
  6. Let’s Go
  7. Take Your Pain Away
  8. A Little of You
  9. In This Town
  10. I Remember You


On June 2, 1986.


On June 2, 1986, “EMI” label released “A Kind of Magic”, the twelfth Queen studio album. It was recorded September 1985 – April 1986, at “Musicland Studios” in Munich, “Mountain Studios” in Montreux and “Townhouse Studios” in London, and was produced by Queen, Mack and David Richards. The album is based on the soundtrack to the film Highlander, directed by Russell Mulcahy. In the 1994 edition of “The Guinness All Time Top 1000 Albums” the album was ranked at number 171 in its “All-time Greatest Rock and Pop Albums”.


  • Freddie Mercury- lead and backing vocals,  piano,  synthesisers,  sampler
  • Brian May- electric guitars, backing vocals, lead vocals, keyboards,  programming
  • Roger Taylor- drums, electronic drums, backing vocals, keyboards, programming
  • John Deacon- bass guitar, electric guitar, keyboards, sampler and programming
  • Spike Edney- keyboards
  • Joan Armatrading- vocals
  • Steve Gregory- alto saxophone
  • String section arrangedand conducted by Lynton Naiff
  • National Philharmonic Orchestraarranged by Michael Kamen and Brian May and conducted by Michael Kamen
  • Roger Chiasson –album cover

Track listing:

  1. One Vision – Roger Taylor
  2. A Kind of Magic – Roger Taylor
  3. One Year of Love – John Deacon
  4. Pain is So Close to Pleasure – John Deacon, Freddie Mercury
  5. Friends Will Be Friends – John Deacon, Freddie Mercury
  6. Who Wants to Live Forever – Brian May
  7. Gimme the Prize (Kurgan’s Theme) – Brian May
  8. Don’t Lose Your Head – Brian May
  9. Princes of the Universe – Freddie Mercury


On April 30, 1984.


On April 30, 1984, “Harvest” label released “The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking”, the first Roger Waters solo album. It was recorded February – December 1983, and was produced by Roger Waters and Michael Kamen. In April 1995, the album was certified Gold in the US by the “RIIA”.


  • Roger Waters– bass guitar, rhythm guitar, tape effects, lead vocals
  • Eric Clapton– lead guitar, backing vocals, Roland guitar synthesizer
  • Ray Cooper– percussion
  • Andy Newmark– drums, percussion
  • David Sanborn– saxophone
  • Michael Kamen– piano
  • Andy Bown– hammond organ, 12-string guitar
  • Madeline Bell, Katie Kissoon, Doreen Chanter– backing vocals
  • Raphael Ravenscroft, Kevin Flanagan, Vic Sullivan – horns
  • The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Conducted and Arranged by Michael Kamen
  • Andy Jackson– engineer
  • Laura Boisan – assistant engineer
  • Michael King – SFX boffin
  • Zuccarelli Labs – holophonics
  • Doug Sax and Mike Reese – mastering
  • Roger Waters and Gerald Scarfe– sleeve design
  • Alex Henderson – photography
  • The Artful Dodgers – co-ordination
  • Recorded & Engineered By Andy Jackson
  • Assistant Engineer: Laura Boisan
  • Mastered By Doug Sax& Mike Rees

Track listing:

All tracks by Roger Waters.

  1. 4:30 am (Apparently They Were Travelling Abroad)
  2. 4:33 am (Running Shoes)
  3. 4:37 am (Arabs with Knives and West German Skies)
  4. 4:39 am (For the First Time Today, Part 2)
  5. 4:41 am (Sexual Revolution)
  6. 4:47 am (The Remains of Our Love)
  7. 4:50 am (Go Fishing)
  8. 4:56 am (For the First Time Today, Part 1)
  9. 4:58 am (Dunroamin, Duncarin, Dunlivin)
  10. 5:01 am (The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking, Part 10)
  11. 5:06 am (Every Stranger’s Eyes)
  12. 5:11 am (The Moment of Clarity)

On April 29, 1985.


On April 29, 1985, “RCA” label release “Be Yourself Tonight”, the fifth Eurythmics album. It was recorded in January 1985, and was produced by David A. Stewart.


  • Annie Lennox – vocals, keyboards, keyboard sequencers, keyboard programming
  • David A. Stewart – electric and slide guitars , 6-string octave guitar, keyboards, sequencers, bass sequencer, drum programming, mixing
  • Dean Garcia– bass guitar, wood stomping
  • Olle Romo– drums, wood stomping
  • Nathan East– bass guitar
  • Stan Lynch– drums
  • Mike Campbell– guitar
  • Benmont Tench– organ
  • Stevie Wonder– harmonica
  • Dave Plews – trumpet
  • Martin Dobson – saxophones
  • Sadie (and other uncredited performers) – gravel stomping
  • Adam Williams– drum programming
  • Michael Kamen– strings , celeste, keyboard
  • Aretha Franklin– vocals
  • Angel Cross – backing vocals
  • The Charles Williams Singers – backing vocals, gospel choir
  • Elvis Costello– harmony vocals
  • Don Smith, Adam Williams – engineers
  • Jay Willis – assistant engineer
  • Don Smith, Adam Williams
  • Stephen Marcussen – mastering
  • Recorder: Shelly Yakus
  • Art direction: Laurence Stevens
  • Design: Laurence Stevens
  • Photography: Paul Fortune

Track listing:

All tracks by Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart, except where noted.

  1. Would I Lie To You
  2. There Must Be an Angel (Playing With My Heart)
  3. I Love You Like a Ball and Chain
  4. Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves
  5. Conditioned Soul
  6. Adrian
  7. It’s Alright (Baby’s Coming Back)
  8. Here Comes That Sinking Feeling
  9. Better to Have Lost in Love (Than Never to Have Loved at All)