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On July 17, 1996.

On July 17, 1996, Bryan James Chandler aka Chas Chandler died aged 57. He was musician, record producer and manager, best known as bassist of The Animals and manager of Nick Drake, Slade and Jimi Hendrix.

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In February 1973.

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In February 1973, “Island” label released “Solid Air”, the fourth John Martyn studio album. It was recorded November – December 1972, at “Basing Street” and “Sound Techinques” in London, and was produced by John Martyn and John Wood. The title track “Solid Air” was dedicated to Nick Drake. “Q” magazine ranked the album at number 67 on its list of the “Greatest British Album Ever”, and was was also included in their list of “Best Chill-Out Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • John Martyn– vocals, acoustic & electric guitar; synthesizer
  • Richard Thompson– mandolin
  • Simon Nicol– autoharp
  • Sue Draheim– violin
  • Tony Coe– saxophone
  • John “Rabbit” Bundrick– acoustic & electric piano, organ, clavinet
  • Tristan Fry – vibraphone
  • Danny Thompson– acoustic bass
  • Dave Pegg– bass
  • Dave Mattacks– drums
  • Neemoi “Speedy” Acquaye – congas

Track listing:

All Tracks by John Martyn, except where noted.

  1. Solid Air
  2. Over the Hill
  3. Don’t Want to Know
  4. I’d Rather Be the Devil – Skip James
  5. Go Down Easy
  6. Dreams by the Sea
  7. May You Never
  8. The Man in the Station
  9. The Easy Blues

 

On February 25, 1972.

Nick Drake Pink Moon

On February 25, 1972, “Island” label released “Pink Moon”, the third and final Nick Drake studio album.  It was recorded on 30 – 31 October 1971, at “Sound Techniques” in London, and was produced by John Wood. Released two years before Drake’s death in November 1974, “Pink Moon” was recorded without a backing band, featuring just Drake on vocals, acoustic guitar and a brief piano riff overdubbed onto the title track.

Personnel:

  • Nick Drake– vocals, acoustic guitar, piano
  • Michael Trevithick –artwork
  • Keith Morris– photography
  • C.S. Associates –typography

Track listing:

All tracks by Nick Drake.

  1. Pink Moon
  2. Place to Be
  3. Road
  4. Which Will
  5. Horn
  6. Things Behind the Sun
  7. Know
  8. Parasite
  9. Free
  10. Harvest Breed
  11. From the Morning