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In November 1969.

In November 1969, “Blue Horizon” label released “100 Ton Chicken”, the third Chicken Shack studio album. It recorded April – May 1969, at “CBS Studios” in London, and was produced by Mike Vernon.


  • Stan Webb– guitar, vocals
  • Paul Raymond– keyboards, vocals
  • Andy Sylvester– bass guitar
  • Dave Bidwell – drums, congas, cowbell
  • Mike Vernon– finger cymbals
  • Mike Ross – engineer
  • Terence Ibbott – photography, design

Track listing:

All tracks by Stan Webb, except where noted.

  1. The Road of Love
  2. Look Ma, I’m Cryin’
  3. Evelyn
  4. Reconsider Baby – Lowell Fulson
  5. Weekend Love
  6. Midnight Hour – Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown
  7. Tears in the Wind
  8. Horse and Cart
  9. The Way It Is
  10. Still Worried About My Woman
  11. Anji – Davey Graham

In June 1968.

In June 1968, “Blue Horizon” label released “40 Blue Fingers, Freshly Packed and Ready to Serve”, the debut Chicken Shack studio album. It was recorded February 1968, at “CBS Studios” in London, and was produced by Mike Vernon.


  • Stan Webb– guitar, vocals
  • Christine Perfect– organ, vocals, piano
  • Andy Silvester– bass
  • Dave Bidwell – drums
  • Alan Ellis – trumpet
  • Dick Heckstall-Smith– tenor saxophone
  • Johnny Almond– alto saxophone
  • Engineer – Mike Ross
  • Photography, design – Terence Ibbott

Track listing:

  1. The Letter – Jules Taub, B. B. King
  2. Lonesome Whistle Blues – Rudolph Toombs
  3. When the Train Comes Back – Christine Perfect
  4. San-Ho-Zay – Freddie King, Sonny Thompson
  5. King of the World – John Lee Hooker
  6. See See Baby – Freddie King, Sonny Thompson
  7. First Time I Met the Blues – Eurreal (Little Brother Montgomery) Montgomery
  8. Webbed Feet – Stan Webb
  9. You Ain’t No Good – Christine Perfect
  10. What You Did Last Night – Stan Webb

In April 1977.

In April 1977, “Island” label released “Izitso”, the tenth Cat Stevens studio album. It was recorded September 1976 – March 1977, at “Muscle Shoals Sound Studio” in Sheffield, Alabama;“Sound 80 Studios” in Minneapolis; “Ardent Studios” in  Memphis, Tennessee; “Le Studio”, “Morin Heights” in Quebec, Canada;  “Sweet Silence Studios” in Copenhagen, Denmark, and was produced by Cat Stevens
and David Kershenbaum.


  • Cat Stevens– electric and acoustic guitars, steel guitar, guitar synthesizer, bouzouki, keyboards, piano, celesta, harpsichord, Wurlitzer electric piano, Fender Rhodes, Polymoog, Moog synthesizer, Minimoog, ARP String Synthesizer, ARP 2600, Yamaha CS-80, Yamaha GX-1, Yamaha  EA5R  electronic organ, music sequencer,[5] drums, percussion, harmonica,  brass,  arrangements, vocals, programming, illustrations, cover design
  • Jean Roussel– Hammond organ, piano, organ, synthesizer, ARP String Synthesizer, Yamaha CS-80, keyboards, flute, glockenspiel, vibraphone, string instruments, brass instruments, arrangements
  • David Campbell– string and brass arrangements
  • Chick Corea– electric piano, keyboards
  • Barry Beckett– piano, electric piano, organ, keyboards
  • Tim Henson– acoustic piano, piano, organ, keyboards
  • Little Brother Montgomery– ARP 2600
  • Broderick Smith– harmonica
  • Marjorie Lagerwall– harp
  • Ray Gomez– guitar
  • Pete Carr– electric and acoustic guitar, steel guitar, ovation guitar, Epiphone Casino, guitar synthesizer, bouzouki
  • Jim Johnson– rhythm guitar
  • Weldon Myrick– steel guitar
  • Reggie Young– electric guitar
  • Bruce Lynch– double bass, electbass, bass synthesizer
  • David Hood– double bass, bass, bass synthesizer
  • Andy Newmark– drums, percussion
  • Bill Berg– drums, percussion
  • Barry Morgan– drums, percussion
  • Roger Hawkins– drums, percussion
  • Elkie Brooks– vocals on
  • Suzanne Lynch– backing vocals
  • Carla Benson– backing vocals
  • Evette Benton– backing vocals
  • Barbara Ingram– backing vocals
  • Gene Page– string instruments, brass instruments, arrangements
  • Engineers – Harvey Goldberg, Mike Stavros, Ian Boughey, Nigel Walker, Flemming Rasmussen, Tom Jung, Paul Martinson, Nick Blagona, Mike Ross, Freddy Hansson, Steve Brandon, Jerry Masters, Gene Eichelberger, Dee Robb, John Kelly, Ken Frieson
  • Mastering – Ted Jensen, Bernie Grundman
  • Mixing – Claude Dupras
  • Design – Mathieu Bitton
  • Programming – Cat Stevens, Claude Dupras
  • Supervisor – Bill Levenson
  • Cover Designs – Eckford Stimpson
  • Photography – Moshe Brakha
  • Coordinator – Beth Stempel

Track listing:

All tracks by Cat Stevens, except where noted.

  1. (Remember the Days of the) Old Schoolyard
  2. Life
  3. Killin’ Time
  4. Kypros
  5. Bonfire
  6. (I Never Wanted) To Be a Star
  7. Crazy
  8. Sweet Jamaica
  9. Was Dog a Doughnut?- Cat Stevens, Bruce Lynch, Jean Roussel
  10. Child for a Day – Paul Travis, David Gordon

In February 1969.


In February 1969, “Blue Horizon” label released “O.K. Ken?”, the second Chicken Shack album. It was recorded in October 1968 at “CBS Studios” in London, and was produced by Mike Vernon. This was Christine Perfect’s last album as a member of Chicken Shack.


  • Stan Webb– guitar, vocals
  • Christine Perfect– keyboards, vocals
  • Andy Sylvester– bass
  • Dave Bidwell – drums
  • Roderick Lee – trumpet
  • Terry Noonan – trumpet
  • Steve Gregory– tenor saxophone
  • Buddy Beadle – altoand baritone saxophones
  • Johnny Almond– tenor saxophone
  • Don Fey – tenor saxophone
  • Walter Horton– harmonica
  • Engineer – Mike Ross
  • Photography and design – Terence Ibbott

Track listing:

  1. Baby’s Got Me Crying -Stan Webb
  2. The Right Way Is My Way – Stan Webb
  3. Get Like You Used to Be – Christine Perfect, Stan Webb
  4. Pony and Trap – Stan Webb
  5. Tell Me – Chester Burnette
  6. A Woman Is the Blues – Christine Perfect, Stan Webb
  7. I Wanna See My Baby – Aaron Walker
  8. Remington Ride – Herb Remington, Hank Penny
  9. Fishing in Your River – Stan Webb
  10. Mean Old World – Walter Jacobs
  11. Sweet Sixteen – Riley King, J. Josea


On March 14, 1988.

Langley Park

On March 14, 1988, “Kitchenware” label released “From Langley Park to Memphis” the third Prefab Sprout studio album. It was recorded in 1987, and was produced by Thomas Dolby, Jon Kelly, Paddy McAloon and Andy Richards.


  • Paddy McAloon– vocals, guitars, keyboards, programming, piano, harmonica, bass guitar
  • Martin McAloon – bass guitar
  • Wendy Smith – vocals, guitars, keyboards, piano, tambourine
  • Neil Conti– drums, percussion
  • Pete Townshend – guitar
  • Stevie Wonder – harmonica
  • Thomas Dolby, Gary Moberley, Andy Richards – keyboards
  • Gloria Augustus, Rose Banks, Ricky Barber, Andraé Crouch, Sandra Crouch, Vonciele Faggette, Von Foggett, Richard Hollywood, Jean Johnson, Verdine Johnson, Sabrina Johnstom, Geary Lanier, Janet Mims, Bert Noriega, Alfie Silas – background vocals
  • Lenny Castro, Louis Jardim, Wendy Smith – percussion
  • John Altman, Robin Smith – arranger, conductor
  • Mike Ross, John Timperly – string engineer
  • Mike Shipley – mixing
  • David Leonard, Richard Moakes, Tony Phillips – engineer, mixing
  • Michael J. Ade, Michael Brauer, Cliff Brigden, Geoff Bruckner, Dave Conors, Gonzales Espinoza, Tim Hunt, Peter Jones, Jon Kelly, Karl Lever, Steve Lyon, Mark O’Donoughue, Gary Olazabal, Mickey Sweeney, Steve Van Day, Terence Wilson – engineer
  • George Marino – mastering
  • Stephen Male – design
  • Nick Knight – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Paddy McAloon

  1. The King of Rock ‘N’ Roll
  2. Cars and Girls
  3. I Remember That
  4. Enchanted
  5. Nightingales
  6. Hey Manhattan!
  7. Knock On Wood
  8. The Golden Calf
  9. Nancy (Let Your Hair Down For Me)
  10. The Venus of the Soup Kitchen

On August 23, 1968.

Mr Wonderful

On August 23, 1968, “Blue Horizon” label released “Mr. Wonderful”, the second Fleetwood Mac studio album. It was recorded in April 1968, at “CBS Studio” in London, and was produced by Mike Vernon.


  • Peter Green– vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • Jeremy Spencer– vocals, slide guitar
  • John McVie– bass guitar
  • Mick Fleetwood– drums
  • Christine Perfect– keyboards, piano, vocals
  • Duster Bennett– harmonica
  • Steve Gregory– alto saxophone
  • Dave Howard – alto saxophone
  • Johnny Almond – tenor saxophone
  • Roland Vaughan – tenor saxophone
  • Engineer: Mike Ross
  • Coordination: Richard Vernon
  • Terence Ibbott: cover design, photography

Track listing:

  1. Stop Messin’ ‘Round – Peter Green, G. Adams
  2. I’ve Lost My Baby – Jeremy Spencer
  3. Rollin’ Man – Peter Green, G. Adams
  4. Dust My Broom – Elmore James, Robert Johnson
  5. Love That Burns – Peter Green, G. Adams
  6. Doctor Brown – T. Brown, W. Glasco
  7. Need Your Love Tonight – Jeremy Spencer
  8. If You Be My Baby – Peter Green, G. Adams
  9. Evenin’ Boogie – Jeremy Spencer
  10. Lazy Poker Blues – Peter Green, G. Adams
  11. Coming Home – James
  12. Trying So Hard to Forget – Peter Green, G. Adams