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On May 10, 2020.

On May 10, 2020, John Michael McKenzie died aged 64. He was musician (bass, guitar, backing vocals), member of the bands Global Village Trucking Company and Man. He recorded and performed with Eurythmics, The Pretenders, Alison Moyet, Lionel Richie, Dr. John, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Annette Peacock, Steve Hillage, Noel McCalla, Bob Young, Shusha Guppy, Wham!, Deke Leonard, Morrissey-Mullen, Claire Hamill, Space Monkey, Jim Diamond, Bob Dylan, Al Corley, Jeffrey Lee Pierce, Microdisney, Five Star, Endgames, John Mizarolli, Gary Moore, Ian Paice, Jaki Graham, Don Airey, Richard Bailey, Peter Auty, Billy Bremner, Terry Stannard, Simon Kirke, Earl Slick, Graham Lyle, Chris Thompson, Patti Austin, Latin Quarter, Phil Manzanera, Matt Bianco, Pete Brown, Helen Watson, Kevin Rowland, Shakira, David Bowie, Tina Turner, Eric Burdon, Kajagoogoo, Johnny Mathis, Everything But The Girl, Todd Sharpville, Branford Marsalis, Rui Veloso, Tim Finn, Ive Mendes, Tom Scott, David Dundas, Danny Tenaglia, The Christians, Phenix Horns, Duran Duran’s Andy Taylor, Jimmy Iovine, Dave Stewart, Wild, Leon Ware, Eternal, James Ingram, Francis Rossi, Karl Jenkins, Albert Lee, Barbara Dickson, Davy Spillane, Charles Aznavour, Raw Stylus, Linda Taylor, Blair Cunningham, Andy Newmark, Teresa Teng, Annabel Lamb, Nadirah X, Bob Clearmountain, Mitchell Froom, Arthur Louis, and Reggae Philharmonic Orchestra.

In June 1956.

In June 1956, “Atlantic” label released “The Boss of the Blues”, the fourth Big Joe Turner album. It was recorded in 1956 and was produced by Nesuhi Ertegun and Jerry Wexler.


  • Big Joe Turner– vocals
  • Walter Page– double bass
  • Lawrence Brown– trombone
  • Pete Brown– alto saxophone
  • Freddie Green– guitar
  • Pete Johnson– piano
  • Cliff Leeman– drums
  • Joe Newman– trumpet
  • Jimmy Nottingham– trumpet
  • Seldon Powell– tenor saxophone
  • Frank Wess– tenor saxophone
  • Ernie Wilkins– arrangements
  • Nesuhi Ertegun– supervision
  • Jerry Wexler– supervision
  • Len Frank – engineering
  • Whitney Balliett– liner notes
  • Bob Defrin – art direction, design
  • Marvin Israel – artwork
  • Curtice Taylor – hand coloring

Track listing:

All tracks by Pete Johnson and Big Joe Turner, except where noted.

  1. Cherry Red
  2. Roll ‘Em Pete
  3. I Want a Little Girl – Murray Mencher, Billy Moll
  4. Low Down Dog – Big Joe Turner
  5. Wee Baby Blues
  6. You’re Driving Me Crazy (What Did I Do?) – Walter Donaldson
  7. How Long Blues – traditional
  8. Morning Glories – traditional
  9. Louis Blues – W. C. Handy
  10. Piney Brown Blues


On October 5, 2000.

On October 5, 2000, “Masters of Art” label released “Curly’s Airships”, the third Judge Smith album. It was recorded 1994 – 2000, at “Masters of Art Studio” in Sussex, “The Organ Workshop” in Lymm, Cheshire, and various locations in England, France and Holland.


  • Judge Smith– vocals, bass, drum tracks
  • John Ellis– electric guitars, Ebow, mandolin
  • Hugh Banton– organ, piano
  • Pete Brown– vocals, percussion
  • Rikki Patten – supplementary guitar
  • David Jackson– saxophones, whistle
  • Joe Hinchliff – accordion
  • Ian Fordham – bass guitar, double bass
  • René van Commenée – tabla, ghatam, tambura
  • Tammo Heikens – sitar, tambura
  • David Shaw-Parker – vocals, acoustic guitar, banjo, actor
  • Arthur Brown– vocals
  • Peter Hammill– vocals
  • Paul Roberts– vocals
  • Paul Thompson – vocals
  • Nick Lucas – vocals, actor
  • Gwendolyn Gray – actress
  • Mike Bell – actor
  • The Mystery Marching Band
  • Cover art – Glide Design of Eastbourne

Track listing:

Chapter One: Curly Comes Through

  1. Voices From A Crystal Set
  2. Walking Her Out

Chapter Two: Curly’s Conducted Tour

  1. Curly Takes Us Up
  2. Drifting About Like a Bad Smell

Chapter Three: Curly In The Clouds

  1. Curly In The Clouds

Chapter Four: Catastrophe

  1. A Capital Idea
  2. A Shrieking Of Aluminium

Chapter Five: Curly On Civvy Street

  1. Curly On Civvy Street

Chapter Six: A Great British Compromise

  1. That Imperial Airship Scheme
  2. From The Sidelines

Chapter Seven: A Kindly Sort Of Cove

  1. A Kindly Sort Of Cove

Chapter Eight: Curly At Cardington

  1. Curly At Cardington

Chapter Nine: Lord Of A Continent

  1. A Creature Of Grace
  2. A Byronic Sort Of Blighter

Chapter Ten: Big Chief And Some Minor Bugs

  1. Big Chief And Some Minor Bugs

Chapter Eleven: Curly’s Close Shave

  1. The Canadian Run
  2. Conan Doyle & The Flying Sieve
  3. Horrors At Hendon

Chapter Twelve: Cutting The Lady In Half

  1. As Safe As A House
  2. A Ship Of Fools

Chapter Thirteen: Curly Gets The Creeps

  1. The Night Before
  2. The Morning After

Chapter Fourteen: Curly Cashes His Chips

  1. Bedford To Hastings
  2. Hastings To Beauvais

Chapter Fifteen: Carry On Curly

  1. The Muffled Drum
  2. The Final Taboo

On May 5, 2003.

On May 5, 2003, “Polydor” label released “Jet Set Jewel”, the sixth Jack Bruce studio album. It was recorded August-October 1978, at “Chipping Norton Recording Studios” and “Trident Studios”.


  • Jack Bruce – vocals, bass, piano, cello
  • Hughie Burns – guitars, backing vocals
  • Tony Hymas- keyboards, backing vocals
  • Simon Phillips- drums, backing vocals
  • Dick Heckstall-Smith- saxophone

Track listing:

  1. The Boy – Jack Bruce, David Hart
  2. Head in the Sun – Tony Hymas, Pete Brown
  3. Neighbour, Neighbour – Alton Valier
  4. Childsong – Jack Bruce, Tony Hymas, Pete Brown
  5. Jet Set Jewel – Jack Bruce, Pete Brown
  6. Please – Tony Hymas
  7. Maybe the Dawn – Tony Hymas, Pete Brown
  8. Mickey the Fiddler – Jack Bruce, David Hart
  9. She’s Moving On – Jack Bruce, David Hart
  10. The Best Is Still to Come – Jack Bruce, Pete Brown

In January 1970.

In January 1970, “Dunhill” label released “The Grass Is Greener”, the third Colosseum album (released only in US and Canada). It was recorded in 1969, and was produced by Tony Reeves and Gerry Bron.


  • Dave Greenslade– vocals, organ, keyboards
  • Dick Heckstall-Smith– saxophone
  • Jon Hiseman– drums
  • Dave “Clem” Clempson– vocals, guitar
  • Tony Reeves– bass
  • James Litherland – vocals

Track listing:

  1. Jumping Off the Sun – Mike Taylor, Dave Tomlin
  2. Lost Angeles – Dave Greenslade, Dick Heckstall-Smith
  3. Elegy – James Litherland
  4. Butty’s Blues – James Litherland
  5. Rope Ladder to the Moon – Pete Brown, Jack Bruce
  6. Bolero – Maurice Ravel
  7. The Machine Demands a Sacrifice – Pete Brown, Jon Hiseman, James Litherland
  8. The Grass is Greener – Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jon Hiseman

On April 21, 2017.

On April 21, 2017, “Eagle Rock Entertainment” label released “Novum”, the twelfth Procol Harum studio album. It was recorded October – December 2016, and was produced by Dennis Weinreich.


  • Gary Brooker– piano, accordion, vocals
  • Josh Phillips– organ, vocals
  • Geoff Whitehorn– guitar
  • Matt Pegg– bass guitar
  • Geoff Dunn– drums

Track listing:

Music by Gary Brooker, and Josh Phillips, except where noted. Lyrics by Pete Brown, except where noted.

  1. I Told On You
  2. Last Chance Motel
  3. Image of the Beas – music Gary Brooker, Josh Philips, Geoff Whitehorn
  4. Soldier – lyrics Gary Brooker
  5. Don’t Get Caught
  6. Neighbour
  7. Sunday Morning
  8. Businessman
  9. Can’t Say That
  10. The Only One
  11. Somewhen – lyrics Gary Brooker


In January 1973.

In January 1973, “Polydor” label released “We the People”, the third Ellen McIlwaine album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Record Plant Studios” and “Carnegie Hall” in New York City, and was produced by Peter K. Seigel.


  • Ellen McIlwaine- vocals, guitar, piano
  • Don Payne, Don Moore – bass
  • Jimmy Madison, Jerry Mercer- drums
  • Colin Tilton – saxophone
  • Candido- conga
  • West 44th Street Noise Choir – background vocals
  • The Persuasions- background vocals on

Track listing:

All tracks by Ellen McIlwaine except where noted.

  1. Ain’t No Two Ways About It (It’s Love)
  2. All to You
  3. Sliding
  4. Never Tell Your Mother She’s Out of Tune – Jack Bruce, Pete Brown
  5. Farther Along – traditional
  6. I Don’t Want to Play
  7. Underground River
  8. Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven (But Nobody Wants To Die) – Al Fields, Tom Delaney, Timmie Rogers
  9. Jimmy Jean
  10. We the People

In November 1974.

In November 1974, “RSO” label released “Out of the Storm”, the fourth Jack Bruce studio album. It was recorded in 1974, at “Record Plant” in Los Angeles and San Francisco, and was produced by Jack Bruce and Andy Johns.


  • Jack Bruce– vocals, bass guitar, piano, clavinet, electric piano,  organ,  harmonium, harmonica, arranger
  • Steve Hunter– electric and acoustic guitars
  • Jim Keltner, Jim Gordon– drums
  • Andy Johns – engineer
  • Dennis Weinreich – remix engineer

Track listing:

All lyrics by Pete Brown, music by Jack Bruce, except “Running Through Our Hands” – music co-authored by Janet Godfrey.

  1. Pieces of Mind
  2. Golden Days
  3. Running Through Our Hands
  4. Keep on Wondering
  5. Keep It Down
  6. Into the Storm
  7. One
  8. Timeslip

In November 1972.

In November 1972, “Windfall” label released “Why Dontcha”, the debut West, Bruce and Laing studio album. It was recorded in 1972, and was produced by Andy Johns, Leslie West, Jack Bruce and Corky Laing.


  • Leslie West– vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, Dobro,
  • Jack Bruce– bass, organ, harmonium, harp, vocals, choir, chorus, ARP synthesizer, acoustic guitar, harmonica, piano
  • Corky Laing– drums, rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Andy Johns– engineer
  • Dan Turbeville – assistant engineer
  • Ed Lee – art direction, design, photography

Track listing:

  1. Why Dontcha – Leslie West, Jack Bruce, Corky Laing
  2. Out into the Fields – Leslie West, Jack Bruce, Corky Laing, Pete Brown
  3. The Doctor – Leslie West, Jack Bruce, Corky Laing, Sue Palmer
  4. Turn Me Over – Leslie West, Jack Bruce, Corky Laing
  5. Third Degree – Eddie Boyd, Willie Dixon
  6. Shake Ma Thing (Rollin’ Jack) – Leslie West, Jack Bruce, Corky Laing
  7. While You Sleep – Leslie West, Jack Bruce, Corky Laing
  8. Pleasure – Leslie West, Jack Bruce, Corky Laing, Pete Brown
  9. Love Is Worth the Blues – Leslie West, Jack Bruce, Corky Laing
  10. Pollution Woman – Leslie West, Jack Bruce, Corky Laing, Pete Brown

In November 1969.

In November 1969, “Vertigo” label released “Valentyne Suite”, the second   Colosseum album. It was recorded in 1969, and was produced by Tony Reeves and Gerry Bron.


  • Dave Greenslade- Hammond organ, vibraphone, piano, backing vocal
  • Dick Heckstall-Smith- saxophones, flute
  • Jon Hiseman- drums, machine
  • James Litherland- guitars, lead vocals
  • Tony Reeves- bass guitar
  • Neil Ardley- conductor, string arrangement

Track listing:

  1. The Kettle – Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jon Hiseman
  2. Elegy – James Litherland
  3. Butty’s Blues – James Litherland
  4. The Machine Demands a Sacrifice – James Litherland, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Pete Brown, Jon Hiseman
  5. Valentyne Suite Theme One: January’s Search – Dave Greenslade
  6. Valentyne Suite Theme Two: February’s Valentyne – Dave Greenslade
  7. Valentyne Suite Theme Three: The Grass is Always Greener – Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jon Hiseman