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On February 2, 2020.

On February 2, 2020, Ivan Král died aged 71. He was musician (guitar, bass, cello, piano, keyboards), vocalist, singer-songwriter, record producer and filmmaker. His songs were recorded by artists such as Pearl Jam, Patti Smith, U2, Iggy Pop, David Bowie and Simple Minds. He recorded and performed with Patti Smith, Blondie, John Cale, Iggy Pop, Lucie, Jiri Suchy, Aneta Langerová, Miro Zbirka, Pavel Bobek and Debbi. As leader he released 16 albums.

On March 28, 1974.

On March 28, 1974, “Mercury” label released “The Golden Scarab”, the debut Ray Manzarek solo album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Sunset Sound” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Bruce Botnick and Bob Brown.


  • Ray Manzarek – lead vocals, keyboards, piano, organ, synthesizer, kalimba
  • Larry Carlton- guitar
  • Tony Williams– drums
  • Patti Smith – vocals
  • Oscar Brashear- trumpet
  • Mayuto Correa- wood block, bongos, congas
  • Milt Holland- pandeiro, cabasa, quica, African cowbell
  • Jerry Scheff- bass
  • Ernie Watts- tenor saxophone
  • George Bohanon- trombone
  • Steve Forman – tuned cowbells, whistles, guiro, tuned wood blocks

Track listing:

All tracks by Ray Manzarek except where noted.

  1. He Can’t Come Today
  2. Solar Boat
  3. Downbound Train – Chuck Berry
  4. The Golden Scarab
  5. The Purpose of Existence Is?
  6. The Moorish Idol
  7. Choose Up and Choose Off
  8. Oh Thou Precious Nectar Filled Form (or) A Little Fart

In January 1977.

In January 1977, “Capitol” label released the self-titled, second Sammy Hagar  album. It was recorded in 1976, and was produced by John Carter.


  • Sammy Hagar– lead vocals, guitar
  • Bill Church– bass guitar
  • Alan Fitzgerald– keyboards
  • David Lewark– guitar
  • Scott Mathews– drums

Track listing:

  1. Red – John Carter, Sammy Hagar
  2. Catch the Wind – Donovan
  3. Cruisin’ & Boozin’ – Sammy Hagar
  4. Free Money – Lenny Kaye, Patti Smith
  5. Rock ‘N’ Roll Weekend – Sammy Hagar
  6. Fillmore Shuffle – Bruce Stephens
  7. Hungry – Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil
  8. The Pits – John Carter, Sammy Hagar
  9. Love Has Found Me – Sammy Hagar
  10. Little Star/Eclipse – Sammy Hagar

In October 1976.

In October 1976, “Arista” label released “Radio Ethiopia”, the second Patti Smith Group studio album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Record Plant Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Jack Douglas.


  • Patti Smith– vocals, guitar, design
  • Lenny Kaye– guitar, bass, vocals, mixing
  • Jay Dee Daugherty– drums, percussion, mixing, consultant
  • Ivan Kral– bass, guitar
  • Richard Sohl– keyboards, synthesizer, piano
  • Bob Irwin – mastering
  • Brian Sperber – engineering
  • George Marino– mastering
  • Jay Messina – mixing, engineer
  • Lynn Goldsmith– photography
  • Nancy Greenberg – design
  • Rod O’Brien, Sam Ginsberg – assistant engineer
  • Vic Anesini – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Ask the Angels – Patti Smith, Ivan Kral
  2. Ain’t It Strange – Patti Smith, Ivan Kral
  3. Poppies – Patti Smith, Richard Sohl
  4. Pissing in a River – Patti Smith, Ivan Kral
  5. Pumping (My Heart) – Patti Smith, Ivan Kral, Jay Dee Daugherty
  6. Distant Fingers – Patti Smith, Allen Lanier
  7. Radio Ethiopia – Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye
  8. Abyssinia – Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye, Richard Sohl


In October 1973.

In October 1973, “Blue Sky” label released “All American Boy”, the debut Rick Derringer solo studio album. It was recorded in 1973 at “Caribou Ranch” in Nederland, and was produced by Bill Szymczyk and Rick Derringer.


  • Rick Derringer- lead vocals, guitar, organ
  • David Bromberg- guitar, dobro
  • Joe Walsh- electric guitar
  • Bobby Caldwell, Joe Vitale- drums
  • Kenny Passarelli- bass guitar
  • Tasha Thomas, Lani Groves, Carl Hall – backing vocals
  • Edgar Winter- keyboards
  • Suzi Quatro- bass guitar
  • Paul Harris- keyboards
  • Joe Lala- percussion
  • Toots Thielemans- harmonica

Track listing:

All tracks by Rick Derringer; except where noted.

  1. Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo
  2. Joy Ride
  3. Teenage Queen
  4. Cheap Tequila
  5. Uncomplicated
  6. Hold – Rick Derringer, Patti Smith
  7. The Airport Giveth (The Airport Taketh Away)
  8. Teenage Love Affair
  9. It’s Raining
  10. Time Warp
  11. Slide On Over Slinky
  12. Jump, Jump, Jump


In June 1987.

In June 1988, “Arista” label released “Dream of Life”, the fifth Patti Smith studio album. It was recorded in 1987, at “The Hit Factory” in New York City, “A&M Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Fred Smith and Jimmy Iovine.


  • Patti Smith– vocals
  • Fred “Sonic” Smith– guitar
  • Jay Dee Daugherty– drums, keyboards, consultant
  • Richard Sohl– keyboards
  • Andi Ostrowe – backing vocals
  • Bill-Dog Dooley – assistant engineer
  • Bob Glaub– bass
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering
  • Brian Sperber – engineering
  • Errol “Crusher” Bennett – percussion
  • Dave McNair – assistant engineer
  • Gary Rasmussen – bass
  • Hearn Gadbois – percussion
  • Jay Healey – engineering
  • Jesse Levy – cello
  • Jim Michewicz – engineering
  • Kasim Sulton– bass
  • Kevin Killen – engineering
  • Malcolm West – bass
  • Marc DeSisto – assistant engineer
  • Margaret Ross – harp
  • Maude Gilman – design
  • Richard Travali – assistant engineer
  • Rob Jacobs – assistant engineer
  • Robert DeLaGarza – assistant engineer
  • Robert Mapplethorpe– photography
  • Robin Nash – backing vocals
  • Roger Talkov – assistant engineer
  • Sammy Figueroa– percussion
  • Scott Litt– associate producer, mixing, assistant producer
  • Shelly Yakus– mixing
  • Thom Panunzio– engineering
  • Vic Anesini – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Patti Smith and Fred “Sonic” Smith.

  1. People Have the Power
  2. Going Under
  3. Up There Down There
  4. Paths That Cross
  5. Dream of Life
  6. Where Duty Calls
  7. Looking for You (I Was)
  8. The Jackson Song

In April 1974.

In April 1974, “Columbia” label released “Secret Treaties”, the third Blue Öyster Cult studio album.  It was recorded in 1974, at “CBS Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Murray Krugman, David Lucas and Sandy Pearlman. The album cover art was by Ron Lesser. In 1975, a poll of critics of “Melody Maker” magazine voted “Secret Treaties” as the “Top Rock Album of All Time”.


  • Eric Bloom– vocals, stun guitar, keyboards
  • Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser– lead guitar
  • Allen Lanier– keyboards, rhythm guitar, synthesizers, second lead guitar
  • Joe Bouchard– bass, vocals
  • Albert Bouchard– drums, vocals
  • Tim Geelan, Jerry Smith – engineering
  • Lehman Yates, Lou Schlossberg – recording

Track listing:

  1. Career of Evil – Patti Smith, Albert Bouchard
  2. Subhuman – Sandy Pearlman, Eric Bloom
  3. Dominance and Submission – Sandy Pearlman, Eric Bloom, Albert Bouchard
  4. ME 262 – Sandy Paerlman, Eric Bloom, Albert Bouchard
  5. Cagey Cretins – Richard Meltzer, Albert Bouchard
  6. Harvester of Eyes – Richard Meltzer, Eric Bloom, Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser
  7. Flaming Telepaths – Sandy Pearlman, Eric Bloom, Albert Bouchard, Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser
  8. Astronomy – Sandy Pearlman, Joe Bouchard, Albert Bouchard

On September 30, 1997.


On September 30, 1997, “Arista” label released “Peace and Noise” the seventh Patti Smith album. It was recorded in 1997, at “IIwII Studio” in Weehawken, and was produced by Patti Smith.


  • Patti Smith– vocals, clarinet
  • Lenny Kaye– guitar, pedal steel
  • Jay Dee Daugherty– drums, organ, harmonica
  • Oliver Ray – guitar, photography
  • Tony Shanahan – bass, piano
  • Mark Burdett – art direction
  • Michael Stipe– background vocal
  • Roy Cicala– engineering, mixing

Track listing:

  1. Waiting Underground – Patti Smith, Oliver Ray
  2. Whirl Away – Patti Smith, Oliver Ray, Lenny Kaye
  3. 1959 – Patti Smith, Tonny Shanahan
  4. Spell – Allen Ginsberg, Oliver Ray
  5. Don’t Say Nothing – Patti Smith, Jay Dee Daugherty
  6. Dead City – Patti Smith, Oliver Ray
  7. Blue Poles – Patti Smith, Oliver Ray
  8. Death Singing – Patti Smith
  9. Memento Mori – Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye, Oliver Ray, Daugherty,Tonny Shanahan
  10. Last Call – Patti Smith, Oliver Ray



On June 18, 1996.


On June 18, 1996, “Arista” label released “Gone Again”, the sixth Patti Smith album. Recording and production of the album was preceded by the deaths of many of Smith’s close people, including her husband Fred “Sonic” Smith, her brother Todd, Robert Mapplethorpe, Richard Sohl and Kurt Cobain. It was recorded in 1996, at “Electric Lady Studios” and was produced by Malcolm Burn and Lenny Kaye. In 1999 “Rolling Stone” magazine placed “Gone Again” on its list of “The Essential Recordings of the ’90s”.


  • Patti Smith– vocals, guitar
  • Lenny Kaye– guitar, production
  • Luis Resto– keyboards
  • Jay Dee Daugherty– drums
  • Tony Shanahan– bass
  • Oliver Ray– guitar, whistle, photography, feedback
  • Tom Verlaine– guitar
  • Whit Smith – guitar
  • Brian Sperber – guitar, engineer
  • César Díaz– guitar
  • Eileen Ivers– fiddle
  • Greg Calbi –mastering
  • Hearn Gadbois –percussion
  • Jane Scarpantoni– cello
  • Jeff Buckley– vocals
  • John Cale– organ
  • Kimberly Smith –mandolin
  • Malcolm Burn– engineering, dulcimer, guitar
  • Patrick McCarthy– mixing
  • Rick Kiernan –saw
  • John Angello –mixing
  • Roy Cicala– mixing
  • Angela Skouras –design
  • Annie Leibovitz– photography

Track listing:

  1. Gone Again – Patti Smith,Fred “Sonic” Smith
  2. Beneath the Southern Cross – Patti Smith, Lenny kaye
  3. About a Boy – Patti Smith
  4. My Madrigal – Patti Smith, Fred “Sonic” Smith
  5. Summer Cannibals – Patti Smith,Fred “Sonic” Smith
  6. Dead to the World – Patti Smith
  7. Wing – Patti Smith
  8. Ravens – Patti Smith
  9. Wicked Messenger – Bob Dylan
  10. Fireflies – Patti Smith, Oliver Ray
  11. Farewell Ree – Patti Smith


On May 21, 1976.

Agents of Fortune

On May 21, 1976, “Columbia” label released “Agents of Fortune” the fourth Blue Öyster Cult studio album. It was recorded 1975 – 1976, at “The Record Plant” in New York City, and was produced by Murray Krugman, Sandy Pearlman and David Lucas.


  • Eric Bloom– guitar, percussion, vocals
  • Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser– guitar, synthesizer, percussion, vocals
  • Allen Lanier– keyboards, guitar, bass, vocals
  • Joe Bouchard– bass, piano, vocals
  • Albert Bouchard– drums, acoustic guitar, percussion, harmonica, vocals
  • Patti Smith– vocals
  • Randy Brecker– horns
  • Michael Brecker– horns
  • David Lucas– vocals, keyboards, percussion
  • David Lucas, Murray Krugman, Sandy Pearlman,Shelly Yakus, Andy Abrams – engineers
  • Tony Stevens – mastering
  • John Berg, Andy Engel – design
  • Lynn Curlee – paintings

Track listing:

  1. This Ain’t the Summer of Love – Albert Bouchard, Murray Krugman, Don Waller
  2. True Confessions – Allen Lanier
  3. (Don’t Fear) The Reaper – Donald Roeser
  4. T.I. (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence) – Donald Roeser, Sandy Pearlman
  5. The Revenge of Vera Gemini – Bouchard, Patti Smith
  6. Sinful Love – Bouchard, Helen Wheels
  7. Tattoo Vampire – Bouchard, Helen Wheels
  8. Morning Final – Joe Bouchard
  9. Tenderloin – Allen Lanier
  10. Debbie Denise – Bouchard, Smith