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In August 1974.

In August 1974, “RCA” label released “Sally Can’t Dance”, the fourth Lou Reed solo album. It was recorded March – April 1974, at “Electric Lady Studios” in Greenwich Village, and was produced by Steve Katz and Lou Reed.


  • Lou Reed– vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Danny Weis– guitar, tambourine, background vocals, horn arrangement
  • Paul Fleisher – saxophone
  • David Taylor, Lou Marini, Trevor Koehler, Jon Faddis, Alan Rubin, Alex Foster, Lew Soloff– horns
  • Steve Katz– harmonica, horn arrangement
  • Michael Fonfara– piano, keyboards, mellotron
  • Prakash John– bass, background vocals
  • Doug Yule– bass
  • Ritchie Dharma, Pentti “Whitey” Glan– drums
  • Doug Bartenfeld – guitar
  • Michael Wendroff, Joanne Vent – background vocals
  • Horn arrangements: Lew Soloff, Martin Sheller
  • Mike Stone – recording engineer
  • Ralph Moss – remix engineer
  • Dennis Katz – cover concept
  • Acy Lehman – art direction
  • David Byrd – artwork
  • Mick Rock- front cover illustration

Track listing:

All tracks by Lou Reed.

  1. Ride Sally Ride
  2. Animal Language
  3. Baby Face
  4. Y. Stars
  5. Kill Your Sons
  6. Ennui
  7. Sally Can’t Dance
  8. Billy

In April 1980.

In April 1980, “Arista” label released “Growing Up in Public”, the tenth Lou Reed album. It was recorded in January 1980, at “Air Studios” in Montserrat, and was produced by Michael Fonfara and Lou Reed.


  • Lou Reed – guitar, vocals
  • Michael Fonfara- keyboards, guitar
  • Chuck Hammer- guitar, guitar synthesizer
  • Michael Suchorsky – drums
  • Ellard “Moose” Boles – bass, background vocals
  • Stuart Heinrich – guitar, background vocals
  • Engineered by Corky Stasiak
  • Photography by Mick Rock

Track listing:

All tracks by Lou Reed and Michael Fonfara

  1. How Do You Speak to an Angel?
  2. My Old Man
  3. Keep Away
  4. Growing Up in Public
  5. Standing on Ceremony
  6. So Alone
  7. Love Is Here to Stay
  8. The Power of Positive Drinking
  9. Smiles
  10. Think It Over
  11. Teach the Gifted Children

In March 1975.

In March 1975, “EMI” label released “The Best Years of Our Lives”, the third Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel album. It was recorded November-December 1974, and was produced by Alan Parsons and Steve Harley. “The Best Years of Our Lives” was the first album that featured Harley’s name ahead of the band’s name band Cockney Rebel.


  • Steve Harley- vocals
  • Jim Cregan- electric guitar, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • George Ford – bass guitar, string bass, backing vocals
  • Duncan Mackay- electric piano, grand piano, elka, clavinet, synthesizer, Hammond organ
  • Stuart Elliott- drums, percussion, marimba
  • Tina Charles– backing vocals
  • Martin Jay – backing vocals
  • Yvonne Keeley– backing vocals
  • Linda Lewis– backing vocals
  • Liza Strike – backing vocals
  • Alan Parsons– engineer, mixing
  • Gary Edwards – tape operator
  • Peter James – tape operator
  • Andrew Powell- horn and brass arrangement
  • Chris Blair – mastering
  • Mick Rock– photography, sleeve design
  • George Hardie– lettering

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Herley.

  1. Introducing The Best Years
  2. The Mad, Mad Moonlight
  3. Raffles (Man, It Was Mean)
  4. It Wasn’t Me
  5. Panorama
  6. Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)
  7. Back to the Farm
  8. 49th Parallel
  9. The Best Years of Our Lives

On June 28, 1974.

June 1-1974

On June 28, 1974, “Island” label released “June 1, 1974”, live album by Kevin Ayers, John Cale, Brian Eno and Nico. It was recorded 1 June 1974, at “Rainbow Theatre” in London, and was produced by Richard Williams.The cover photograph was by Mick Rock.


  • Kevin Ayers– vocals, guitar, bass guitar
  • Brian Eno– vocals, synthesizer
  • John Cale– vocals, piano, viola
  • Nico– vocals, harmonium
  • Mike Oldfield– lead guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Ollie Halsall– piano, guitar, lead guitar, acoustic guitar
  • John “Rabbit” Bundrick– organ , organ, piano, electric piano
  • Robert Wyatt– percussion
  • Doreen Chanter– backing vocals
  • Archie Leggatt – bass guitar
  • Eddie Sparrow – drums , bass drum, tympani
  • Liza Strike – backing vocals
  • Irene Chanter – backing vocals
  • John Wood– engineer
  • Phil Ault – assistant engineer
  • Ray Doyle – assistant engineer
  • Ian Tilbury – concert presenter

Track listing:

  1. Driving Me Backwards – Brian Eno
  2. Baby’s on Fire – Brian Eno
  3. Heartbreak Hotel – Mae Boren Axton, Tommy Durden, Elvis Presley
  4. The End – John Densmore, Robbie Krieger, Ray Manzarek, Jim Morrison
  5. May I? – Kevin Ayers
  6. Shouting in a Bucket Blues – Kevin Ayers
  7. Stranger in Blue Suede Shoes – Kevin Ayers
  8. Everybody’s Sometime and Some People’s All the Time Blues – Kevin Ayers
  9. Two Goes into Four – Kevin Ayers

On March 8, 1974.


On March 8, 1974, “Parlaphone” label released “Queen II”, the second Queen studio album. “Queen II” was recorded in August 1973, at “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by Roy Thomas Baker, Robin Geoffrey Cable, and Queen. The album cover photography was by Mick Rock. In the 1994 edition of “The Guinness All Time Top 1000 Albums”, “Queen II” was voted number 202 in the all-time greatest rock and pop albums. In 2005, magazine “Kerrang!” readers voted “Queen II” the 72nd greatest British rock album ever. In 2006, the album was featured in “Classic Rock and Metal Hammer’s “The 200 Greatest Albums of the 70s.”


  • Freddie Mercury– lead and backing vocals, piano, harpsichord, string piano
  • Brian May– electric and acoustic guitars, bells, lead vocals, backing vocals, piano, organ
  • Roger Taylor– drums, gong, marimba, backing vocals, lead vocals
  • John Deacon– bass guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Roy Thomas Baker– castanets, stylophone
  • Robin Cable – piano effects 

Track listing:

All tracks on the White Side (side one) by Brian May except “The Loser in the End” by Roger Taylor. All tracks on the Black Side (side two) by Freddie Mercury.

White Side

  1. Procession
  2. Father to Son
  3. White Queen (As It Began)
  4. Some Day One Day
  5. The Loser in the End

Black Side

  1. Ogre Battle
  2. The Fairy Feller’s Master-Stroke
  3. Nevermore
  4. The March of the Black Queen
  5. Funny How Love Is
  6. Seven Seas of Rhye



On January 19, 1976.

Lou Reed - Coney

On January 19, 1976, “RCA” label released “Coney Island Baby”, the sixth Lou Reed album. “Coney Island Baby” was recorded in October 1975, at the “Mediasound” in New York, and was produced by Lou Reed and Godfrey Diamond.


  • Lou Reed- vocals, rhythm guitar, lead guitar, piano
  • Bob Kulick- lead and slide guitar
  • Bruce Yaw – acoustic bass, electric bass
  • Michael Suchorsky – drums
  • Joanne Vent, Michael Wendroff, Godfrey Diamond – background vocals
  • Doug Yule- bass
  • Bob Meday – drums
  • Michael Fonfara- keyboards
  • Mick Rock– photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Lou Reed.

  1. Crazy Feeling
  2. Charley’s Girl
  3. She’s My Best Friend
  4. Kicks
  5. A Gift
  6. Ooohhh Baby
  7. Nobody’s Business
  8. Coney Island Baby


On January 3, 1970.

Syd Barrett - Mad Cap Laughs

On January 3, 1970, “Harvest” label released “The Madcap Laughs”, the debut Syd Barrett solo album. “The Madcap Laughs” was recorded from 28 May 1968 to 5 August 1969, after Barrett had left Pink Floyd in April the same year, at the “Abbey Road Studios”, in London, and was produced by Syd Barrett, Peter Jenner, Malcolm Jones, David Gilmour and Roger Waters.


  • Syd Barrett– acoustic and electric guitar, vocals, production
  • David Gilmour– bass guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar, drums
  • Jerry Shirley– drums
  • Willie Wilson– bass guitar
  • Robert Wyatt– drums
  • Hugh Hopper– bass guitar
  • Mike Ratledge– keyboards
  • Mick Rock– photography
  • Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis – cover designs

Track listing:

All tracks by Syd Barrett, except “Golden Hair” – music by Syd Barrett, based on a poem by James Joyce.

  1. Terrapin
  2. No Good Trying
  3. Love You
  4. No Man’s Land
  5. Dark Globe
  6. Here I Go
  7. Octopus
  8. Golden Hair
  9. Long Gone
  10. She Took A Long Cold Look
  11. Feel
  12. If It’s in You
  13. Late Night