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On July 21, 1972.

On July 21, 1972, “Mercury” label released “Never a Dull Moment”, the fourth Rod Stewart studio album. It was recorded March – May 1972, at “Morgan  Studios”, “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by Rod Stewart.

Personnel:

  • Rod Stewart– vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Ronnie Wood– electric guitar, acoustic guitar, slide guitar, pedal steel guitar, bass guitar
  • Ronnie Lane– bass guitar
  • Micky Waller– drums
  • Kenney Jones– drums
  • Ian McLagan– Hammond organ, piano
  • Neemoi “Speedy” Aquaye – congas
  • Pete Sears– piano, bass guitar
  • Brian – piano
  • Spike Heatley– upright bass
  • Dick Powell – violin
  • Martin Quittenton– acoustic guitar
  • Gordon Huntley – steel guitar
  • Lindsay Raymond Jackson– mandolin
  • Jimmy Horowitz – arrangeable

Track listing:

  1. True Blue – Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood
  2. Lost Paraguayos – Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood
  3. Mama, You Been on My Mind – Bob Dylan
  4. Italian Girls – Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood
  5. Angel – Jimi Hendrix
  6. Interluding – Art Wood
  7. You Wear It Well – Rod Stewart, Martin Quittenton
  8. I’d Rather Go Blind – Billy Foster, Ellington Jordan
  9. Twistin’ the Night Away – Sam Cooke

On May 30, 1984.

On May 30, 1984, “Grunt” label released “Nuclear Furniture”, the eighth Jefferson Starship album. It was recorded in 1984, at “Automatt” in San Francisco, and was produced by Ron Nevison.

Personnel:

  • Grace Slick– vocals, arrangements
  • Donny Baldwin– vocals, drums, percussion, arrangements
  • Craig Chaquico– lead guitar, arrangements
  • David Freiberg– vocals, keyboards, arrangements
  • Paul Kantner– vocals, electric rhythm guitar, acoustic rhythm guitar, banjo, arrangements
  • Pete Sears– bass, keyboards, arrangements
  • Mickey Thomas– vocals, arrangements
  • Peter Wolf– synthesizers, keyboards, LinnDrum programming
  • Brian MacLeod– Simmons drums
  • Ron Nevison– engineer, arrangements
  • Peter Wolf– arrangements
  • Maureen Droney – assistant engineer
  • Kevin Eddy – assistant mixing engineer
  • Mike Reese – mastering
  • Maurice – production coordinator
  • Rod Dyer, Clive Pierce / Dyer / Kahn, Inc. – cover design

 Track listing:

  1. Layin’ It on the Line – lyrics by Mickey Thomas, Craig Chaquico, music by Craig Chaquico, Mickey Thomas
  2. No Way Out – lyrics by Ina Wolf, music by Peter Wolf
  3. Sorry Me, Sorry You – lyrics by Jeannette Sears, music by Pete Sears
  4. Live and Let Live – lyrics by Jeannette Sears, music by Pete Sears
  5. Connection – lyrics by Paul Kantner, music by Thomas Kantner
  6. Rose Goes to Yale – lyrics by Paul Kantner, Ronnie Gilbert, music by Thomas Kantner
  7. Magician – lyrics by Grace Slick, music by Peter Wolf
  8. Assassin – lyrics by Jeannnette Sears, ,music by Pete Sears
  9. Shinning in the Moonlight – lyrics by Craig Chaquito, Thomas Kantner, music by Craig Chaquito
  10. Showdown – Grace Slick
  11. Champion – lyrics by Paul Kantner, Ronnie Gilbert, music by Thomas Kantner

On February 14, 1974.

On February 14, 1974, “Harvest” label released “Valentine”, seventh Roy Harper album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Peter Jenner and Roy Harper.

Personnel:

  • Roy Harper– vocals, guitar
  • Pete Sears- electric bass
  • Mike Gibbs – brassarrangement
  • Ronnie Lane- electric bass
  • Steve Broughton – percussion
  • David Bedford- orchestral arrangements
  • Joe Petagno – artwork (carbon Roy Harper portrait)

Track listing:

All tracks by Roy Harper, except where noted.

  1. Forbidden Fruit
  2. Male Chauvinist Pig Blues
  3. I’ll See You Again
  4. Twelve Hours of Sunset
  5. Acapulco Gold
  6. Commune
  7. Magic Woman (Liberation Reshuffle)
  8. Che
  9. North Country – traditional, arranged by Roy Harper
  10. Forever

On February 6, 1978.

On February 6, 1978, “Grunt” label released “Earth”, the fourth Jefferson Starship album. It was recorded July – October 1977, at “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Larry Cox, Grace Slick, Paul Kantner, Marty Balin, Pete Sears, Craig Chaquico, John Barbata and David Freiberg.

Personnel:

  • Grace Slick– vocals, piano, arrangements, art direction
  • Paul Kantner– vocals, rhythm guitar, arrangements, art direction
  • Marty Balin– vocals, arrangement, art direction
  • Pete Sears– bass guitar, electric piano, organ, Moog, synthesizer, piano, celeste, clavinet, arrangements, art direction
  • Craig Chaquico– vocals, lead and rhythm guitar, arrangements, art direction
  • John Barbata– vocals, electric drums, drums, congas, percussion, arrangements, art direction
  • David Freiberg– vocals, bass, organ, arrangements, art direction
  • Jesse Barish– background vocals
  • Gene Page – horn and string arrangements
  • Larry Cox – engineer
  • David Frazer – assistant engineer
  • Steve Hall – recording
  • John Golden – mastering
  • Pat Leraci (Maurice) – production coordinator, art coordination
  • Nat Quick – illustration
  • Cynthia Bowman – art coordination
  • Bill Laudner – art assistant
  • Gribbitt (Tim Bryant) – art director
  • Don Davis– Earth dust sleeve illustration, Earth label illustration
  • Roger Rossmeyer – photography
  • Paul Dowell – amp consultant

Track listing:

  1. Love Too Good – lyrics by Gabriel Robles, music by Craig Chaquico
  2. Count on Me – lyrics and music by Jesse Barish
  3. Take Your Time – lyrics by Grace Slick, music by Pete Sears
  4. Crazy Feelin’ – lyrics and music by Jesse Barish
  5. Skateboard – lyrics by Grace Slick, Craig Chaquico, music by Craig Chaquico
  6. Fire – lyrics by Mary Balin, Trish Robbins, music by David Freiberg, Pete Sears
  7. Show Yourself – lyrics and music by Grace Slick
  8. Runaway – lyrics and music by N.Q.Dewey
  9. All Night Long – lyrics by Paul Kantner, Mary Balin, Jesse Barish, Grace Slick, music by Paul Kantner, John Barbata, Pete Sears, Craig Chaquico, David Freiberg

 

On April 2, 1981.

On April 2, 1981, “Grunt” label released “Modern Times”, the 6th Jefferson Starship album. It was recorded 1980 – 1981, at “Record Plant” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Ron Nevison.

Personnel:

  • Grace Slick – vocals
  • Craig Chaquico– lead guitar, rhythm guitar, synthesizer, steel drums
  • Aynsley Dunbar– drums, percussion, marimba, synthesizer
  • David Freiberg– vocals, bass, piano, synthesizer, organ
  • Paul Kantner– vocals, rhythm guitar, Oberheim 8-voice synthesizer
  • Pete Sears– bass, piano, synthesizer , Moog
  • Mickey Thomas– lead vocals
  • Grace Slick– vocals
  • Ron Nevison, Michael Clink– engineer
  • Mike Reese – mastering
  • Pat Leraci (Maurice) – production coordinator
  • Bill Murphy / Rod Dyer, Inc. – design, art direction
  • Ryoko Ishioka – cover concept
  • Monica Clemans – cover model
  • Leon LeCash – photography

Track listing:

  1. Find Your Way Back – Craig Chaquico, Tom Borsdorf
  2. Stranger – Jeannette Sears, Pete Sears
  3. Wild Eyes (Angel) – Paul Kantner
  4. Save Your Love – J. Sears
  5. Modern Times – Paul Kantner, Mickey Thomas
  6. Mary – J. Sears, Craig Chaquico
  7. Free – Mickey Thomas, Craig Chaquico
  8. Allen – J. Sears
  9. Stairway To Cleveland (We Do What We Want) – Paul Kantner, Paul Warren

 

In September 1974.

In September 1974, “Grunt” label released “Dragon Fly”, the debut Jefferson Starship album (credited to Grace Slick, Paul Kantner and Jefferson Starship). It was recorded in July 1974, at “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Larry Cox, Grace Slick, Papa John Creach, Craig Chaquico, Paul Kantner, David Freiberg, Pete Sears and John Barbata.

Personnel:

  • Grace Slick– vocals, piano
  • Papa John Creach– electric violin
  • Craig Chaquico– lead guitar
  • Paul Kantner– rhythm guitar, vocals
  • David Freiberg– keyboards, vocals, piano, organ, bass
  • Pete Sears– bass, piano, harpsichord, organ
  • John Barbata– drums, percussion
  • Marty Balin– lead vocals
  • Larry Cox – engineer
  • Pat Leraci (Maurice) – production coordinator
  • Steve Mantoani – engineer
  • Paul Dowell – amp consultant
  • Acy Lehman, Frank Mulvey – art directors
  • Peter Lloyd – illustration

Track listing:

  1. Ride the Tiger – Byong Yu, Grace Slick, Paul Kantner
  2. That’s for Sure – Jerry Gallup
  3. Be Young You – Grace Slick
  4. Caroline – Marty Balin
  5. Devil’s Den – Grace Slick
  6. Come to Life – Robert Hunter
  7. All Fly Away – Tom Pacheco
  8. Hyperactive – Grace Slick

 

In June 1976.

In June 1976, “Grunt” label released “Spitfire”, the third Jefferson Starship album. It was recorded in March 1976, at “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Larry Cox, Grace Slick, Marty Balin, Paul Kantner, Craig Chaquico, David Freiberg, Pete Sears and John Barbata.  The album was certified Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Grace Slick– lead and backing vocals, piano, art direction
  • Marty Balin– lead and backing vocals, art direction
  • Paul Kantner– lead and backing vocals, rhythm guitar, art direction
  • Craig Chaquico– lead guitar, backing vocals, art direction
  • David Freiberg– keyboards, lead and backing vocals, ARP synthesizer, bass, art direction
  • Pete Sears– bass, piano, Mellotron, keyboards, organ, Moog, art direction
  • John Barbata– drums, percussion, backing and lead vocals, art direction
  • Bobbye Hall – percussion, congas
  • Dave Roberts– string and horn arrangements
  • Steven Schuster– saxophone
  • Larry Cox – engineer
  • Steve Malcolm – assistant to the engineer
  • Pat Ieraci (Maurice) – production coordinator
  • Bill Thompson – manager
  • Cassandra Gaviola– dragon princess
  • Paul Dowell – amp consultant
  • John Langdon – label art
  • Tim Bryant/Gribbit – album design,art direction
  • Ron Slenzak– cover photography
  • Shusei Nagaoka– illustration
  • Mastered by Kent Duncan

Track listing:

  1. Cruisin – Charles Hickox
  2. Dance with the Dragon – Paul Kantner,Grace Slick, Marty Balin, Craig Chaquico
  3. Hot Water – Grace Slick, Pete Sears
  4. Charles – Paul Kantner, Marty Balin, Jesse Barish, Craig Chaquico, Thunderhawk
  5. Song to the Sun: Part I: Ozymandias / Part II: Don’t Let It Rain – Paul Kantner,China Wing,  Craig Chaquico, John Barbata, David Freiberg, Pete Sears, Grace Slick, Paul Kantner
  6. With Your Love – Marty Balin, Joey Covington,Vic Smith
  7. Switchblade – Grace Slick
  8. Big City – John Barbata, Joel Scott Hill,Chris Ethridge
  9. Love Lovely Love – Jesse Barish

 

In June 1970.

In June 1970, “Vertigo” label released “Gasoline Alley”, the second Rod Stewart studio album. It was recorded February – April 1970, at “Morgan Studios” in London, and was produced by Rod Stewart and Lou Reizner.

Personnel:

  • Rod Stewart– main performer, producer, vocals, guitar
  • Martin Quittenton– classical guitar
  • Ronnie Wood– guitar, bottleneck guitar, acoustic guitar, bass
  • Ronnie Lane– bass, vocals
  • Ian McLagan– piano, organ
  • William Gaff – whistle
  • Dennis O’Flynn – violin bass
  • Dick Powell – violin
  • Stanley Matthews – mandolin
  • Mick Waller– drums
  • Kenney Jones– drums
  • Pete Sears– piano
  • Jack Reynolds – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Gasoline Alley – Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood
  2. It’s All Over Now – Bobby Womack, Shirley Jean Womack
  3. Only a Hobo – Bob Dylan
  4. My Way of Giving – Ronnie Lane, Steve Marriott
  5. Country Comfort – Elton John, Bernie Taupin
  6. Cut Across Shorty – Wayne P. Walker, Marijohn Wilkin
  7. Lady Day – Rod Stewart
  8. Jo’s Lament – Rod Stewart
  9. You’re My Girl (I Don’t Want to Discuss It) – Dick Cooper, Beth Beatty, Ernie Shelby

On May 28, 1971.

On May 28, 1971, “Mercury” label released “Every Picture Tells a Story”, the third Rod Stewart album. It was recorded in 1971, and was produced by Rod Stewart. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 172 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. “Every Picture Tells a Story” was certified Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Rod Stewart- lead vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Ronnie Wood- electric guitar, 12-string guitar, slide guitar, pedal steel guitar, bass guitar
  • Martell Brandy – acoustic guitar
  • Sam Mitchell – resonator guitar
  • Martin Quittenton- classical guitar
  • Pete Sears- piano, celeste
  • Micky Waller- drums
  • Ian McLagan- organ, piano
  • Danny Thompson- upright bass
  • Andy Pyle- bass guitar
  • Dick Powell – violin
  • Long John Baldry- vocals
  • Maggie Bell- vocal abrasives
  • Madeline Belland friends – vocal abrasives
  • Lindsay Raymond Jackson- mandolin
  • Kenney Jones- drums
  • Ronnie Lane- bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Desmond Strobel – art direction
  • John Craig – design, illustration
  • Lisa Margolis – cover photography

Track listing:

  1. Every Picture Tells a Story – Rod Stewart,Ronnie Wood
  2. Seems Like a Long Time – Theodore Anderson
  3. That’s All Right – Arthur Crudup
  4. Amazing Grace – traditional, arranged Rod Stewart
  5. Tomorrow Is a Long Time -Bob Dylan
  6. Henry – Martin Quittenton
  7. Maggie May – Rod Stewart
  8. Mandolin Wind – Rod Stewart
  9. (I Know) I’m Losing You – Norman Whitfield,Eddie Holland, Cornelius Grant
  10. Reason to Believe – Tim Hardin