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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
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On October 15, 1996.

On October 15, 1996, “Rhino” label released “Justus”, the eleventh Monkees studio album.  It was recorded in celebration of their 30th anniversary, in June – August 1996, at “NRG Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork, Davy Jones and Michael Nesmith.

Personnel:

  • Micky Dolenz- drums, vocals
  • Peter Tork- bass, keyboards, vocals
  • Davy Jones- percussion, vocals
  • Michael Nesmith- guitars, vocals
  • Engineered by Bob Bullock, Michael McDonald, with assistance from Terry Bates, Grant Greene, Steve Mixdorf
  • Mixed by Michael McDonald, with assistance from Tim Gerron
  • Mastered by Michael McDonald

Track listing:

  1. Circle Sky – Michael Nesmith
  2. Never Enough – Micky Dolenz
  3. Oh, What a Night – Davy Jones
  4. You and I – Micky Dolenz, David Jones
  5. Unlucky Stars – Micky Dolenz
  6. Admiral Mike – Michael Nesmith
  7. Dyin’ of a Broken Heart – Micky Dolenz
  8. Regional Girl – Micky Dolenz
  9. Run Away from Life – Peter Tork
  10. I Believe You – Peter Tork
  11. It’s My Life – Micky Dolenz
  12. It’s Not Too Late – David Jones

In August 1986.

In August 1986, “Columbia” label released “Fahrenheit”, the sixth Toto studio album. It was recorded in 1986, at “Record One”; “Manor Studio”; “The Complex” in Los Angeles; “Bill Schnee Studios”; “The Villa” in Hollywood, and was produced by Joseph Williams, Steve Lukather, David Paich, Steve Porcaro, Mike Porcaro and Jeff Porcaro .

Personnel:

  • Joseph Williams– lead vocals, backing vocals
  • Steve Lukather– guitars, backing vocals, lead vocals
  • David Paich– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Steve Porcaro– synthesizers
  • Mike Porcaro– bass guitar
  • Jeff Porcaro– drums, percussion
  • David Sanborn- saxophone
  • Miles Davis- trumpet
  • Amin Bhatia– synthesizer
  • Lenny Castro, Paulinho da Costa, Steve Jordan, Jim Keltner, Joe Porcaro – percussion
  • Paulette Brown, Michael Sherwood, Tony Walters, Fergie Frederiksen, Don Henley, Michael McDonald – backing vocals
  • Jerry Hey- horn arrangements
  • Chuck Findley, Gary Grant, Jerry Hey, Charles Loper, Bill Reichenbach Jr., Tom Scott, Larry Williams – horns
  • Engineers: Tom Knox , Shep Lonsdale
  • Additional engineering: Dan Garcia, Murray Dvorkin, John Jessel, Julie Last, Doug Linnell, Teruo “Mu” Murakami, Jack Joseph Puig, Mike Ross and Duane Seykora
  • Technicians: Keith Albright, Brent Averill, Bob Bradshaw, Paul Jamieson, John Jessel, Art Kelm, Roger Linn, Roger Nichols, Eli Slawson
  • Mixing: Greg Ladanyi, Tom Knox
  • Production coordination: Chris Littleton
  • Art direction: Tony Lane, Nancy Donald
  • Photography: Michael Going
  • Sleeve photography: Jim Shea

Track listing:

  1. Till the End – David Paich, Joseph Williams
  2. We Can Make It Tonight – Barry Bregman, Jeff Porcaro, Joseph Williams
  3. Can’t Stand It Any Longer – David Paich
  4. Can’t Stand It Any Longer – Steve Lukather, David Paich, Joseph Williams
  5. I’ll Be Over You – Randy Goodrum, Steve Lukather
  6. Fahrenheit – David Paich, Jeff Porcaro, Joseph Williams
  7. Somewhere Tonight – Steve Lukather, David Paich, Jeff Porcaro
  8. Could This Be Love – David Paich, Joseph Williams, Fergie Frederiksen
  9. Lea – Steve Porcaro
  10. Don’t Stop Me Now – Steve Lukather, David Paich

In August 1982.

In August 1982, “Warner Bros” label released “If That’s What It Takes”, the debut Michael McDonald studio album. It was recorded 1981 – 1982, at “Warner Bros. Recording Studio”; “Sunset Sound Recorders” and “Ocean Way Recording” in Hollywood, and was produced by Ted Templeman and Lenny Waronker.

Personnel:

  • Lead vocals: Michael McDonald
  • Bass: Willie Weeks, Louis Johnson, Mike Porcaro
  • Drums: Steve Gadd, Jeff Porcaro
  • Guitar: Dean Parks, Steve Lukather, Robben Ford
  • Saxophone: Edgar Winter, Tom Scott
  • Percussion: Lenny Castro, Bobby LaKind, Paulinho Da Costa, Ted Templeman
  • Piano: Greg Phillinganes, Michael McDonald
  • Clavinet: Greg Phillinganes
  • Organ: Greg Phillinganes
  • Fender Rhodes: Michael McDonald, Greg Phillinganes, Michael Omartian
  • Synthesizer: Michael McDonald, Michael Boddicker
  • Lyricon: Tom Scott
  • Background vocals: Michael McDonald, Ed Sanford, Maureen McDonald,  Kenny Loggins, Christopher Cross, Brenda Russell, Kathy Walker, Amy Holland
  • Engineers: Ken Deane, Bobby Hata, Lee Herschberg, James Isaacson, Donn Landee, Mark Linett, Steve McManus
  • Overdub engineers: Lee Herschberg, James Isaacson, Donn Landee, Mark Linett
  • Mixing: Lee Herschberg
  • Mastering: Bobby Hata
  • Horn arrangements: Jerry Hey
  • String arrangements: Marty Paich
  • Keyboard technician: Paul Mederios
  • Production coordinators: Joan Parker, Kathy Walker and Vicki Fortson
  • Art direction and Design: Jeff Adamoff
  • Photography: Jim Shea
  • Direction: Irving Azoff

Track listing:

  1. Playin’ by the Rules – Michael McDonald, Ed Sanford
  2. I Keep Forgetting – Michael McDonald, Ed Sanford, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
  3. Love Lies – Michael McDonald, Randy Goodrum
  4. I Gotta Try – Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins
  5. I Can Let Go Now – Michael McDonald
  6. That’s Why – McDonald, Randy Goodrum
  7. If That’s What It Takes – Michael McDonald, Jackie De Shannon
  8. No Such Luck – Michael McDonald, Grady Walker, Harry Garfield
  9. Losin’ End – Michael McDonald
  10. Believe in It – Michael McDonald

On August 19, 1977.

On August 19, 1977, “Warner Bros” label released “Livin’ on the Fault Line”, the seventh Doobie Brothers studio album. It was recorded in 1977, at “Sunset Sound Recorders”, “Western Recorders” and “Warner Bros. Recording Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Ted Templeman.

Personnel:

  • Patrick Simmons– guitar, vocals
  • Jeff Baxter– guitar, steel guitar
  • Michael McDonald– keyboards, vocals
  • Tiran Porter– bass, vocals
  • Keith Knudsen– drums, vocals
  • John Hartman– drums
  • Bobby LaKind– congas, vocals
  • Dan Armstrong – electric sitar
  • Norton Buffalo– harmonica
  • Victor Feldman– vibes
  • Rosemary Butler, Maureen McDonald – backing vocals
  • Ted Templeman– percussion
  • David Paich– horn and string arrangements
  • Production coordination – Beth Naranjo
  • Engineer – Donn Landee
  • Second Engineer – Kent Nebergall
  • Artwork – Kristin Sundbom
  • Cover photography, cover design – Bruce Steinberg
  • Inner sleeve photo – Michael Zagaris
  • Aerial photo pilot – Roger Glenn

Track listing:

  1. You’re Made That Way – Michael McDonald, Jeff Baxter, Keith Knudsen
  2. Echoes of Love – Patrick Simmons, Willie Mitchell, Earl Randle
  3. Little Darling (I Need You) – Holland-Dozier-Holland
  4. You Belong to Me – Carly Simon, Michael McDonald
  5. Livin’ on the Fault Line – Patrick Simmons
  6. Nothin’ But a Heartache – Michael McDonald
  7. Chinatown – Patrick Simmons
  8. There’s a Light – Michael McDonald
  9. Need a Lady – Tiran Porter
  10. Larry the Logger Two-Step – Patrick Simmons

 

In July 1978.

In July 1978, “EMI” label released “Hobo with a Grin”, the debut Steve Harley album. It was recorded in 1978, and was produced by Steve Harley and Michael James Jackson.

Personnel:

  • Steve Harley- vocals
  • Jo Partridge – electric and acoustic guitar, electric lead solo
  • Fred Tackett- acoustic guitar
  • Marc Bolan- guitar, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Jim Cregan, Ian Bairnson- acoustic guitar, electric guitars
  • Tom Moncrieff- electric guitar solo
  • Greg Porée – electric guitar, classical guitar
  • Bill Payne- acoustic piano, organ
  • Duncan Mackay- electric piano, harpsichord, synthesizer, keyboards, piano, Hammond organ
  • Chris Mercer – saxophone
  • Bob Glaub, Alan Jones, George Ford, Reggie McBride – bass
  • Herbie Flowers- acoustic bass
  • Rick Shlosser, Ricky Fataar, Stuart Elliott, Paul Humphrey- drums
  • Simon Morton, Chris Caron, Luís Jardim- percussion
  • Lindsey Elliott, King Errisson – congas
  • Michael McDonald, Bill Champlin, Rosemary Butler, Bobby Kimball, Tom Kelley, Yvonne Keeley, John Townsend, Roy Kenner, Gloria Jones, Barry St. John – backing vocals
  • Jimmy Horowitz – string arrangement, horn arrangement
  • Michael J. Jackson – additional production, mixing, percussion, intro piano
  • James Isaacson – remix engineer, additional recording , engineer, tambourine, drums
  • John Haeny, Tony Clark, Peter James, Gary Ladinsky – engineer
  • Paul Black, Haydn Bendall- assistant engineer
  • Ken Perry – mastering
  • Jim Shea – photography
  • Kosh – design

Track listing:

  1. Roll the Dice – Steve Harley, Jo Partridge
  2. Amerika the Brave – Steve Harley
  3. Living in a Rhapsody – Jim Cregan, Steve Harley, Duncan Mackay
  4. I Wish It Would Rain – Roger Penzabene, Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield
  5. Riding the Waves (For Virginia Woolf) – Steve Harley
  6. Someone’s Coming – Jo Partridge
  7. Hot Youth – Steve Harley, Duncan Mackay
  8. (I Don’t Believe) God is an Anarchist – Steve Harley
  9. Faith, Hope and Charity – Steve Harley

In May 1977.

In May 1977, “Warner Bros” label released “Time Loves a Hero”, the sixth Little Feat studio album. It was recorded 1976-1977, at “Sunset Sound Studios”, “Warner Bros. Studios”, and “Western Recorders” in Hollywood, “Record Plant” in Sausalito, California, and was produced Ted Templeman.

Personnel:

  • Paul Barrère- guitar, vocals
  • Sam Clayton- congas, percussion, vocals
  • Lowell George- vocals, guitar
  • Kenny Gradney- bass
  • Richie Hayward- drums, percussion, vocals
  • Bill Payne- keyboards, synthesizer, marimba, vocals
  • Greg Adams- trumpet
  • Jeff “Skunk” Baxter- dobro
  • Emilio Castillo- tenor saxophone
  • Mic Gillette- trombone, trumpet
  • Stephen “Doc” Kupka- baritone saxophone
  • Michael McDonald– vocals
  • Lenny Pickett– alto and tenor saxophone
  • Patrick Simmons- guitar, vocals
  • Fred Tackett- mandocello and guitar

Track listing:

  1. Hi Roller – Paul Barrère
  2. Time Loves a Hero – Paul Barrère,Kenny Gradney, Bill Payne
  3. Rocket in My Pocket – Lowell George
  4. Day at the Dog Races – Paul Barrère,Sam Clayton, Kenny Gradney, Richie Hayward, Bill Payne
  5. Old Folks Boogie – Paul Barrère
  6. Red Streamliner – Bill Payne, Fran Tate
  7. New Delhi Freight Train – Terry Allen
  8. Keepin’ Up with the Joneses – Paul Barrère, Lowell George
  9. Missin’ You – Paul Barrère