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On August 12, 2010.

On August 12, 2010, Richard “Richie” Hayward died aged 64. He was a musician (drums), best known as the drummer of Little Feat. Hayward recorded and performed with many artists including Paul Rodgers, The Doobie Brothers, Bob Dylan, Peter Frampton, Buddy Guy, Arlo Guthrie, Al Kooper, Linda Ronstadt, Bob Seger, Carly Simon, Nancy Sinatra, Stephen Stills, Tom Waits, John Cale, Warren Zevon, Warren HaynesJoan Armatrading, Delaney Bramlett, Kim Carnes, Eric Clapton, Ry Cooder, James Cotton,  Jonny Lang, Barbra Streisand, Eric Lynn, Nils Lofgren, Taj Mahal, Coco Montoya, Robert Palmer, Van Dyke Parks, Robert Plant, Helen Watson, and Jimmy Herring.

In January 1972.

In January 1972, “Spindizzy” label released “1+1”, the second Grin album. It was recorded in 1971, at “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by David Briggs.

Personnel:

  • Nils Lofgren– vocals, guitars, keyboards
  • Bob Berberich – vocals, drums
  • Bob Gordon – vocals, bass
  • Graham Nash– vocals
  • David Blumberg – orchestration
  • Ed Caraeff – photography
  • Wayne Kimbell – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Nils Lofgren.

  1. White Lies
  2. Please Don’t Hide
  3. Slippery Fingers
  4. Moon Tears
  5. End Unkind
  6. Sometimes
  7. Lost a Number
  8. Hi, Hello Home
  9. Just a Poem
  10. Soft Fun

On January 14, 2014.

On January 14, 2014, “Columbia” label released “High Hopes” the eighteenth Bruce Springsteen studio album. It was recorded December 2012 – 2013, at “Thrill Hill” in Thrill Hill West; “Stone Hill Studi”; “Southern Tracks Recording Studio”, “Studios 301”, and was produced by Ron Aniello, Brendan O’Brien and Bruce Springsteen. The album was certified Platinum in Italy by “FIMI”.

Personnel:

  • Bruce Springsteen– lead vocals, guitar, percussion, bass, percussion loop, organ, synthesizers, piano, banjo, mandolin, vibraphone, drums, harmonium
  • Roy Bittan– piano, organ
  • Clarence Clemons– saxophone
  • Danny Federici– organ
  • Nils Lofgren– guitar, background vocals
  • Patti Scialfa– background vocals
  • Garry Tallent– bass
  • Steven Van Zandt– guitar, background vocals
  • Max Weinberg– drums
  • Ron Aniello – drum loops, percussion loops, bass, synthesizers, guitar, 12–string guitar, farfisa organ, accordion, vibraphone
  • Tom Morello– guitar, lead vocals
  • Jake Clemons– saxophone
  • Charles Giordano– organ, accordion
  • Ed Manion– saxophone
  • Soozie Tyrell– violin, background vocals
  • Sam Bardfeld – violin
  • Everett Bradley – background vocals, percussion
  • Barry Danielian – trumpet
  • Josh Freese– drums
  • Clark Gayton– trombone, tuba
  • Stan Harrison– saxophone
  • Curtis King, Cindy Mizelle, Michelle Moore, Evan Springsteen, Jessica Springsteen, Samuel Springsteen – background vocals
  • Curt Ramm – trumpet, cornet
  • Cillian Vallely- uilleann pipes, low whistle, tin whistle

Track listing:

All tracks by Bruce Springsteen, except where noted.

  1. High Hopes – Tim Scott McConnell
  2. Harry’s Place
  3. American Skin (41 Shots)
  4. Just Like Fire Would – Chris Bailey
  5. Down in the Hole
  6. Heaven’s Wall
  7. Frankie Fell in Love
  8. This Is Your Sword
  9. Hunter of Invisible Game
  10. The Ghost of Tom Joad
  11. The Wall
  12. Dream Baby Dream – Martin Rev, Alan Vega

 

On December 29, 1982.

On December 29, 1982, “Geffen” label released “Trans”, the twelfth Neil Young studio album. It was recorded September 1981 – May 1982, at “Modern Recorders”, “Redwood City” in California, “Commercial Recorders” in Honolulu, Hawaii, and was produced by Neil Young, Tim Mulligan and David Briggs.

Personnel:

  • Neil Young– vocals, vocoder, guitars, bass, synclavier, electric piano
  • Nils Lofgren– guitars, piano, organ, electric piano, synclavier, backing vocals, vocoder
  • Ben Keith– pedal steel guitar, slide guitar, backing vocals
  • Frank Sampedro– guitars, stringman
  • Bruce Palmer, Billy Talbot– bass
  • Ralph Molina– drums, backing vocals
  • Joe Lala– percussion, backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Little Thing Called Love
  2. Computer Age
  3. We R in Control
  4. Transformer Man
  5. Computer Cowboy (aka Syscrusher)
  6. Hold On to Your Love
  7. Sample and Hold
  8. Soul
  9. Like an Inca

In October 1973.

In October 1973, “A&M” label released “Gone Crazy”, album by Grin. It was recorded in 1973, and was produced by David Briggs.

Personnel:

  • Nils Lofgren- guitars, keyboards, lead vocals
  • Bob Berberich – drums, lead vocals
  • Bob Gordon – bass, background vocals
  • Tom Lofgren – guitars, background vocals
  • Lanny Tupper – cover drawing

Track listing:

All tracks by Nils Lofgren

  1. You’re the Weight
  2. Boy and Girl
  3. What About Me
  4. One More Time
  5. True Thrill
  6. Beggar’s Day (Eulogy to Danny Whitten)
  7. Nightmare
  8. Believe
  9. Ain’t for Free

In June 1971.

In June 1971, “Spindizzy” label released the debut album by Grin. It was recorded 1969-1970, at “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by David Briggs.The album was dedicated to Roy Buchanan with “special thanks” to Neil Young and Crazy Horse.

Personnel:

  • Nils Lofgren- guitars, keyboards, vocals
  • Bob Berberich – drums, vocals
  • Bob Gordon – bass, vocals
  • Danny Whitten, Neil Youngand Ralph Molina – harmony vocals
  • Jerry Williams – scat singing
  • Ben Keith- steel guitar
  • Bruce McCauley – cover artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Nils Lofgren

  1. Like Rain
  2. See What A Love Can Do
  3. Everybody’s Missin’ The Sun
  4. 18 Faced Lover
  5. Outlaw
  6. We All Sung Together
  7. If I Were a Song
  8. Take You To The Movies Tonight
  9. Direction
  10. Pioneer Mary
  11. Open Wide
  12. I Had Too Much (Miss Dazi)

In April 1979.

In April 1979, “Arista” label released “The Bells”, the ninth Lou Reed album. It was recorded in 1979, at “Delta Studios” in Wilster, Germany, and was produced by Lou Reed.

Personnel:

  • Lou Reed- vocals, electric guitar, Roland guitar synthesizer, bass synthesizer, background vocals
  • Ellard “Moose” Boles – 12-string electric guitar, bass, bass synthesizer, background vocals
  • Don Cherry- African hunting guitar, trumpet
  • Marty Fogel – ocarina, soprano & tenor saxophones, Fender Rhodes
  • Michael Fonfara- electric & Fender Rhodes pianos, keyboards, Oberheim synthesizer, background vocals, executive producer
  • Michael Suchorsky – percussion
  • Lou Reed, Marty Fogel, Don Cherry – horn arrangements.
  • René Tinner – engineer
  • Manfred Schunke – mixing
  • Ted Jensen– mastering
  • Garry Gross – photography
  • Donn Davenport, Howard Fritzson – design, art direction

Track listing:

  1. Stupid Man – Lou Reed, Nils Lofgren
  2. Disco Mystic – Lou Reed, Ellard Boles, Marty Fogel, Michael Fonfara, Michael Suchorsky
  3. I Want to Boogie with You – Lou Reed, Michael Fonfara
  4. With You – Lou Reed, Nils Lofgren
  5. Looking for Love – Lou Reed
  6. City Lights – Lou Reed, Nils Lofgren
  7. All Through the Night – Lou Reed, Don Cherry
  8. Families – Lou Reed, Ellard, Boles
  9. The Bells – Lou Reed, Marty Fogel

 

In April 1975.

In April 1975, “Mooncrest” label released “Hair of the Dog”, the sixth Nazareth studio album. It was recorded 1074-1975, at “Escape Studios” in Kent, “AIR Studios” in London, and was produced by Manny Charlton.

Personnel:

  • Dan McCafferty– lead vocals, talk box
  • Manny Charlton– guitar, synthesizer
  • Pete Agnew– bass, backing vocals
  • Darrell Sweet– drums, backing vocals
  • Max Middleton– piano
  • Simon Phillips- tabla
  • Vicki Brown, Liza Strike, Barry St. John – backing vocals
  • Vicky Silva – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Manny Charlton, Dan McCafferty, Pete Agnew, Darrell Sweet, except where noted.

  1. Hair of the Dog
  2. Miss Misery
  3. Guilty – Randy Newman
  4. Changin’ Times
  5. Beggars Day – Nils Lofgren
  6. Rose in the Heather
  7. Whiskey Drinkin’ Woman
  8. Please Don’t Judas Me
  9. Love Hurts – Boudleaux Bryant

 

In February 1973.

all-out

In February 1973, “Spindizzy” label released “All Out”, the third Grin album. It was recorded in 1972, and was produced by David Briggs.

Personnel:

  • Nils Lofgren- guitars, keyboards, accordion, lead vocals
  • Bob Berberich – drums, lead vocals
  • Bob Gordon – bass, background vocals
  • Tom Lofgren – guitars, background vocals
  • Kathy McDonald – vocals
  • Anthony Hudson – art direction, design
  • Air Brush – Charlie Wild
  • Photography – Joel Bernstein

Track listing:

  1. Sad Letter
  2. Heavy Chevy
  3. Don’t Be Long
  4. Love Again
  5. She Ain’t Right
  6. Love or Else
  7. Ain’t Love Nice
  8. Heart On Fire
  9. All Out
  10. Rusty Gun

 

In February 1971.

crazy-horse

In February 1971, “Reprise” label released the debut, self – titled Crazy Horse album.  It was recorded in 1970, and was produced by Jack Nitzsche and Bruce Botnick. This was Danny Whitten’s last album release before his death from a drug overdose in 1972.

Personnel:

  • Danny Whitten— guitars, lead and backing vocals
  • Nils Lofgren— guitars, lead and backing vocals
  • Jack Nitzsche— piano, lead and backing vocals
  • Billy Talbot— bass, backing vocals
  • Ralph Molina— drums, lead and backing vocals
  • Ry Cooder— slide guitar
  • Gib Guilbeau— violin
  • Gary Burden— art direction
  • Joel Bernstein— photography

Track listing:

  1. Gone Dead Train – Russ Titelman, Jack Nitzsche
  2. Dance, Dance, Dance – Neil Young
  3. Look at All the Things – Danny Whitten
  4. Beggars Day – Nils Lofgren
  5. I Don’t Want to Talk About It – Danny Whitten
  6. Downtown – Danny Whitten, Neil Young
  7. Carolay – Russ Titelman, Kack Nitzsche
  8. Dirty, Dirty – Danny Whitten
  9. Nobody – Nils Lofgren
  10. I’ll Get By – Danny Whitten
  11. Crow Jane Lady – Jack Nitzsche