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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 December 16, 1997.

On December 16, 1997, Nicolette Larson died aged 45. She was songwriter and singer, recorded and performed with The Doobie Brothers, Marcia Ball, Rodney Crowell, Linda Ronstadt, Michael McDonald, Willie Nelson, Commander Cody, Steve Wariner, Jimmy Buffett, The Beach Boys, but was best known for his work with Neil Young. As a leader she released 13 albums.

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 June 5, 1976.

On June 5, 1976, “Elektra” label released “Another Passenger”, the seventh Carly Simon album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Sunset Sound Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Ted Templeman.

Personnel:

  • Carly Simon – lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards, celesta, guitar, acoustic and electric piano
  • Michael McDonald– acoustic piano, keyboards, electric piano, backing vocals
  • Bill Payne– keyboards, organ
  • Van Dyke Parks– acoustic and electric pianos, accordion, marimba, arrangements
  • Mark T. Jordan – acoustic piano
  • Nick DeCaro – accordion
  • Jeff Baxter– electric, slide and steel guitar
  • Andrew Gold– electric guitar
  • Patrick Simmons– electric guitar
  • James Taylor– guitars, backing vocals, guitar
  • Tom Johnston– acoustic guitar
  • Paul Barrere– electric and slide guitars
  • Laurindo Almeida – guitar
  • Stephen Bruton– electric guitar
  • Lowell George– slide guitar
  • Fred Tackett– mandocellos
  • John– electric rhythm guitar
  • Glenn Frey– guitar
  • Tiran Porter– bass
  • Klaus Voormann– bass, electric and acoustic basses
  • Kenny Gradney – bass
  • Bob Glaub– bass
  • John Hartman– drums
  • Keith Knudsen– drums
  • Richie Hayward– drums, backing vocals
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Rick Jaeger – drums
  • Andy Newmark– drums
  • Victor Feldman– percussion, marimba
  • Milt Holland– percussion, congas
  • Robert Greenidge– steel drums
  • Andrew Love– saxophone solo
  • Bud Shank – flute
  • David Campbell– string arrangements, viola, woodwind arrangements
  • Novi Novog– viola
  • Kirby Johnson – string arrangements
  • Ellen Kearney – backing vocals
  • Leah Kunkel – backing vocals
  • Linda Ronstadt– backing vocals
  • The Doobie Brothers– backing vocals
  • Jackson Browne– backing vocals
  • Libby Titus– backing vocals
  • Lucy Simon– backing vocals
  • Alex Taylor– backing vocals
  • Donn Landee – engineer
  • Glen Christiensen – art direction
  • Anne Gardner – design
  • Mary Ellen Mark – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Carly Simon, except where noted.

  1. Half a Chance – Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman
  2. It Keeps You Runnin’ – Michael McDonald
  3. Fairweather Father
  4. Cow Town
  5. He Likes to Roll
  6. In Times When My Head
  7. One Love Stand – Paul Barrere, Bill Payne, Kenny Gradney
  8. Riverboat Gambler – Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman
  9. Darkness ‘Til Dawn – Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman
  10. Dishonest Modesty – Carly Simon, Zach Wiesner
  11. Libby
  12. Be With Me – Carly Simon, Zach Wiesner

On August 8, 2006.

On August 8, 2006, “Arista” label released “X”, the ninth Fourplay studio album. It was recorded in 2006, and was produced by Ken Freeman, Bob James, Larry Carlton, Nathan East and Harvey Mason.

Personnel:

  • Bob James– keyboards
  • Larry Carlton– guitar
  • Nathan East– bass guitar
  • Harvey Mason– drums
  • Michael McDonald– vocals
  • Michele Pillar– vocals
  • Kevin DiSimone – background vocals

Track listing:

  1. Turnabout – Bob James
  2. Cinnamon Sugar – Larry Carlton
  3. Eastern Sky – Marcel East, Nathan East
  4. Kid Zero – Harvey Mason
  5. My Love’s Leavin’ – Vivian Stanshall, Steve Winwood
  6. Screenplay – Bob James
  7. Twilight Touch – Harvey Mason
  8. Be My Lover – Larry Carlton, Nathan East
  9. Sunday Morning – Nathan East

On February 24, 2017.

On February 24, 2017, “Brainfeeder” label released “Drunk”, the third Thundercat studio album. It was recorded in 2016, and was produced by Flying Lotus, Sounwave and Thundercat.

Personnel:

  • Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner– vocals, bass, programming
  • Miguel Atwood-Ferguson– strings
  • Burris – synth-bass
  • Zane Carney – guitar
  • Louis Cole– drums, keyboards, programming, “basically everything”
  • Charles “Mono/Poly” Dickerson– keyboards, programming
  • Kevin “Daddy Kev” Moo– mastering
  • Steven “Flying Lotus” Ellison– mixing, synthesizer (track 15), programming
  • Taylor Graves – keyboards, programming
  • Dennis Hamm – keyboards , piano, synthesizers
  • Deantoni Parks– drums
  • Pharrell Williams– vocals
  • Mac Miller– vocals
  • Kendrick Lamar– vocals
  • Kenny Loggins– vocals
  • Cameron “Wiz Khalifa” Thomaz– vocals
  • Michael McDonald– vocals, keyboards
  • Kamasi Washington– saxophone
  • Harry Rabin – engineer
  • Zack Sekoff – programming

Track listing:

  1. Rabbot Ho – Stephen Bruner, Dennis Hamm
  2. Captain Stupido – Stephen Bruner
  3. Uh Uh – Stephen Bruner, Zack Sekoff
  4. Bush in These Streets – Stephen Bruner, Louis Cole
  5. A Fan’s Mail (Tron Song Suite II) – Stephen Bruner, Mark Spears
  6. Lava Lamp – Stephen Bruner, Mark Spears
  7. Jethro – Stephen Bruner, Steven Ellison
  8. Day & Night – Stephen Bruner, S. Burris
  9. Show the Day – Stephen Bruner, Michael McDonald, Kenny Logins
  10. Walk on By – Stephen Bruner, Kendrick Lamar
  11. Blackkk – Stephen Bruner, Mark Spears
  12. Tokyo – Stephen Brunner, Dennis Hamm
  13. Jameel’s Space Ride – Stephen Brunner, Louis Cole
  14. Friend Zone – Stephen Brunner, Charles Dickerson
  15. Them Changes – Stephen Brunner, Steven Ellison, Chris Jasper, Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley, O’Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley
  16. Where I’m Going – Stephen Brunner, Steven Ellison
  17. Drink Dat – Stephen Brunner, Cameron Thomaz, Taylor Graves
  18. Inferno – Stephen Brunner
  19. I Am Crazy – Stephen Bruner
  20. 3AM – Stephen Bruner, Steven Ellison
  21. Drunk – Stephen Bruner, Steven Ellison
  22. The Turn Down – Stephen Bruner, Pharrell Williams
  23. DUI – Stephen Bruner, Dennis Hamm

In December 1979.

In December 1979, “Warner Bros” label released the self-titled, debut Christopher Cross album. It was recorded in July 1979, at “Warner Bros Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Michael Omartian. The album was certified Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and 5 x Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Christopher Cross – lead and backing vocals, electric and acoustic guitar, arrangements
  • Larry Carlton– guitar solo
  • Valerie Carter– lead and background vocals
  • Lenny Castro– percussion
  • Assa Drori – concertmaster
  • Victor Feldman– vibraphone, percussion
  • Chuck Findley– trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Jay Graydon– guitar solo
  • Jim Horn– saxophone
  • Eric Johnson– guitar solo
  • Jackie Kelso– saxophone
  • Nicolette Larson, Myrna Matthews, Marty McCall, Michael McDonald, Don HenleyStormie Omartian, D. Souther– background vocals
  • Lew McCreary – trombone
  • Rob Meurer – arrangements, synthesizer, electric piano, celesta, acoustic piano, organ
  • Michael Omartian– arrangements, acoustic piano, synthesizer, background vocals
  • Tomás Ramírez – saxophone
  • Don Roberts – saxophone
  • Andy Salmon – bass
  • Tommy Taylor – drums
  • Michael Osttin – assistant producer
  • Chet Himes – engineer, mixing
  • Stuart Gitlin – second engineer
  • Bobby Hata – mastering
  • Danny Henderson, James Flournoy Holmes –artwork
  • James Flournoy Holmes, Wonder Graphics – design
  • Jim Newhouse – flamingo concept

Track listing:

All tracks by Christopher Cross.

  1. Say You’ll Be Mine
  2. I Really Don’t Know Anymore
  3. Spinning
  4. Never Be the Same
  5. Poor Shirley
  6. Ride Like the Wind
  7. The Light Is On
  8. Sailing
  9. Minstrel Gigolo

 

On August 3, 1999.

On August 3, 1999, “Rounder” label released “Forget About It”, the eighth Alison Krauss studio album. It was recorded in 1999, at “Emerald Sound Studios” and “Seventeen Grand Recording” in Nashville, Tennessee, and was produced by Alison Krauss and Union Station.

Personnel:

  • Alison Krauss– vocals, harmony vocals, fiddle
  • Viktor Krauss– bass
  • Barry Bales– bass, harmony vocals
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Kenny Malone– drums
  • Pat Bergeson– guitar
  • Ron Block– guitar, harmony vocals
  • Sam Bush– mandolin, slide mandolin, harmony vocals
  • Lyle Lovett, Evelyn Cox, Sidney Cox, Suzanne Cox, Dolly Parton– harmony vocals
  • Jerry Douglas– dobro, lap steel guitar
  • Joey Miskulin– accordion
  • Matt Rollings– piano
  • Dan Tyminski– guitar, harmony vocals
  • Gary Paczosa– engineer, mixing
  • Doug Sax– mastering
  • Sandy Jenkins – engineer, assistant engineer
  • Thomas “Snake” Johnson – engineer, assistant engineer
  • Tim Waters – assistant engineer
  • Chuck Turner, Tracy Martinson – digital editing
  • Matthew Barnes – photography
  • Nancy Given – art direction, design

Track listing:

  1. Stay – Larry Byrom, Allyson Taylor
  2. Forget About It -Robert Lee Castleman
  3. It Wouldn’t Have Made Any Difference – Todd Rundgren
  4. Maybe – Gordon Kennedy, Phil Madeira
  5. Empty Hearts – Michael McDonald, Michael Johnson
  6. Never Got Off the Ground – Danny O’Keefe
  7. Ghost in This House – Hugh Prestwood
  8. It Don’t Matter Now – Michael McDonald
  9. That Kind of Love – Pat Bergeson, Michael McDonald
  10. Could You Lie – Ron Block
  11. Dreaming My Dreams With You – Allen Reynolds

On June 24, 1997.

On June 24, 1997, “Lava Records” label released “Misguided Roses”, the second  Edwin McCain album. It was recorded 1996 – 1997, and was produced by Matt Serletic, and Kenny Greenberg.

Personnel:

  • Edwin McCain – vocals, guitar
  • Scott Bannevich – bass
  • Larry Chaney – electric guitar, cuatro, lap steel guitar
  • Beth Nielsen Chapman, Ashley Cleveland– background vocals
  • Eric Darken- percussion, pandeiro
  • Kenny Greenberg– acoustic, electric and 12 string guitars, dobro
  • Vicki Hampton – vocals (background)
  • Dave Harrison – percussion, drums
  • Michael McDonald – background vocals
  • Matt Rollings- organ, synthesizer, piano, wurlitzer, anvil
  • Craig Shields – keyboards, alto, baritone, soprano and tenor saxophone, wind controller
  • Russ Taff – background vocals
  • Jeff Tomei, Carl Meadows – engineer
  • Bob Clearmountain, Richard Dodd – mixing
  • Bob Ludwig, Joseph M. Palmaccio- mastering
  • Clay McBride – photography
  • Larry Freemantle – art direction
  • Hans Neleman – cover design

Track listing:

All tracks by Edwin McCain. except where noted.

  1. See the Sky Again
  2. Grind Me in the Gears
  3. Cleveland Park
  4. I’ll Be
  5. How Strange It Seems
  6. The Rhythm Of Life
  7. Punish Me
  8. Darwin’s Children
  9. Take Me
  10. Stop Thinking ‘Bout That, (I’ve Got To)” – James Taylor, Daniel Kortchmar
  11. What Matters
  12. Holy City – hidden track “Through The Floor” follows

 

On January 9, 1984.

On January 9, 1984, “Warner Bros” label released 1984 (stylized as MCMLXXXIV on the album’s cover), sixth Van Halen studio album. It was recorded in 1983, at “5150 Studios” in Studio City, California, and was produced by Ted Templeman. The album cover art was by Margo Nahas.  The album was certified 5 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada’, Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”, and Diamond in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • David Lee Roth– vocals
  • Eddie Van Halen– guitars, keyboards, background vocals
  • Alex Van Halen– drums, background vocals
  • Michael Anthony– bass guitar, background vocals
  • Ken Deane, Donn Landee– engineering
  • Chris Bellman, Gregg Geller – mastering
  • Jo Motta – project coordination
  • Joan Parker – production coordination
  • Pete Angelus, Richard Seireeni – art direction
  • Margo Nahas – cover art
  • Pete Angelus – lighting

Track listing:

All tracks by Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony and David Lee Roth, except where noted.

  1. 1984
  2. Jump
  3. Panama
  4. Top Jimmy
  5. Drop Dead Legs
  6. Hot for Teacher
  7. I’ll Wait – Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony, David Lee Roth, Michael McDonald
  8. Girl Gone Bad
  9. House of Pain