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On May 30, 1973.

On May 30, 1973, “Apple” label released “Living in the Material World”, the fourth George Harrison studio album. It was recorded October 1972–March 1973; February 1971, at “Apple Studios” and “Abbey Road” studios in London; “FPSHOT” in Oxfordshire, and was produced by George Harrison and Phil Spector.

Personnel:

  • George Harrison– lead and backing vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, dobro, sitar
  • Nicky Hopkins– piano, electric piano
  • Gary Wright– organ, harmonium, electric piano, harpsichord
  • Klaus Voormann– bass guitar, standup bass, tenor saxophone
  • Jim Keltner– drums, percussion
  • Ringo Starr– drums, percussion
  • Jim Horn– saxophones, flute, horn arrangement
  • Zakir Hussain– tabla
  • John Barham– orchestral and choral arrangements
  • Leon Russell– piano
  • Jim Gordon– drums, tambourine
  • Pete Ham– acoustic guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by George Harrison.

  1. Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)
  2. Sue Me, Sue You Blues
  3. The Light That Has Lighted the World
  4. Don’t Let Me Wait Too Long
  5. Who Can See It
  6. Living in the Material World
  7. The Lord Loves the One (That Loves the Lord)
  8. Be Here Now
  9. Try Some, Buy Some
  10. The Day the World Gets ‘Round
  11. That Is All

 

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In March 1966.

In March 1966, “Dunhill” label released “If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears”, the debut Mamas & the Papas album. It was recorded 1965 – 1966, and was produce by Lou Adler. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked it at number 127 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Denny Doherty– vocals
  • Cass Elliot– vocals
  • John Phillips– vocals, guitar
  • Michelle Phillips– vocals
  • F. Sloan– guitars, additional vocals
  • Larry Knechtel- keyboards
  • Hal Blaine– drums
  • Joe Osborn– bass guitar
  • Bud Shank– flute
  • Peter Pilafian – electric violin
  • Bones Howe– engineer
  • Guy Webster – photography

Track listing:

  1. Monday, Monday – John Phillips
  2. Straight Shooter – John Phillips
  3. Got a Feelin’ – John Phillips, Denny Doherty
  4. I Call Your Name – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  5. Do You Wanna Dance – Bobby Freeman
  6. Go Where You Wanna Go – John Phillips
  7. California Dreamin’ – John Phillips, Michelle Phillips
  8. Spanish Harlem – Jerry Leiber, Phil Spector
  9. Somebody Groovy – John Phillips
  10. Hey Girl – John Phillips, Michelle Phillips
  11. You Baby – Steve Barri,  F. Sloan
  12. The ‘In’ Crowd – Billy Page

In December 1968.

In December 1968, “MGM” label released “Love Is”, the third Eric Burdon and The Animals album. It was recorded in October 1968, at “TTG” and “Sunset Sound Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Eric Burdon, Zoot Money, Andy Summers, John Weider and Barry Jenkins.

Personnel:

  • Eric Burdon— lead vocals, spoken word
  • Zoot Money— bass, backing and co-lead (3, 8a) vocals, organ, piano, spoken word (8a)
  • Andy Summers— guitar, backing vocals
  • John Weider— guitar, violin, backing vocals
  • Barry Jenkins— drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Robert Wyatt- backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. River Deep, Mountain High – Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich
  2. I’m an Animal – Sylvester Stewart
  3. I’m Dying (Or Am I?) – Eric Burdon
  4. Ring of Fire – June Carter, Merle Kilgore
  5. Colored Rain – Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood
  6. To Love Somebody – Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb
  7. As the Years Go Passing By – Deadric Malone
  8. Gemini – Steve Hammond / Madman – Zoot Money, Andy Summers

In November 1970.

In November 1970, “Enterprise” label released “…To Be Continued”, the fourth Isaac Hayes  studio album. It was recorded in 1970, and was produced by Isaac Hayes.

Personnel:

  • Isaac Hayes – vocals, arranger, piano, electric piano, bongos, timpani, vibraphone
  • Dale Warren- arranger
  • Pat Lewis – backing vocal arranger
  • The Bar-Kays: instrumentation
    • James Alexander- bass guitar
    • Cliff Acred – bass guitar
    • Ben Cauley – trumpet
    • Michael Toles – guitar
    • Ronnie Gordon – keyboards
    • Harvey Henderson – saxophone
    • Roy Cunningham – drums
    • Willie Hall- drums
  • Hot Buttered Soul Unlimited – backing vocals
  • William Brown, Henry Bush, Ron Capone – engineers
  • Joe Tarantino – mastering
  • David Krieger – art direction
  • Herb Kole – art supervisor
  • Joel Brodsky– photography

The Memphis Horns and the Memphis Symphony Orchestra: instrumentation

  • Richard “Johnny” Davis – trumpet
  • Bill Bell – trombone
  • Ernie Bernhardt – trumpet
  • Jackie Thomas – trombone
  • Edwin Hubbard – flute
  • Robert Snyder – violin
  • Ann Spurbeck – violin
  • James Terry – flute
  • Nick Vergos – English horn, oboe
  • John Wehlan – violin
  • Vincent de Frank – cello
  • Joe De’Gerolamo – French horn
  • Ed Freudberg – violin
  • Gloria Hendricks – violin
  • Nino Ravarino – viola
  • Hal Saunders – violin
  • Joan Gilbert – violin
  • John Davis – trumpet
  • Jack Fonville – flute
  • D’Gerolamo – French horn
  • Richard Dolph – French horn
  • Noel Gilbert – violin

Track listing:

  1. Ike’s Rap I – Isaac Hayes
  2. Our Day Will Come – Bob Hilliard, Mort Garson
  3. The Look of Love – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  4. Medley: Ike’s Mood I/You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ – Isaac Hayes, Phil Spector, Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil
  5. Runnin’ Out of Fools – Kay Rogers, Richard Ahlert

In November 1965.

In November 1965, “Kama Sutra” label released “Do You Believe in Magic”, the debut  Lovin’ Spoonful album. It was recorded June – September, and was produced Erik Jacobsen.

Personnel:

  • John Sebastian– vocals, guitar, autoharp, harmonica, organ
  • Steve Boone– bass, vocals
  • Joe Butler– drums, percussion, vocals
  • Zal Yanovsky– electric and acoustic guitar, vocals

Track listing:

  1. Do You Believe in Magic – John Sebastian
  2. Blues in the Bottle – traditional
  3. Sportin’ Life – traditional
  4. My Gal – traditional
  5. You Baby – Barry Mann, Phil Spector, Cynthia Weil
  6. Fishin’ Blues – traditional
  7. Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind? – John Sebastian
  8. Wild About My Lovin’ – traditional
  9. Other Side of This Life – Fred Neil
  10. Younger Girl – John Sebastian
  11. On the Road Again – John Sebastian
  12. Night Owl Blues – Steve Boone, Joe Butler, Sebastian, Zal Yanovsky

In August 1970.

In August 1970, “Capitol” label released “Mongrel”, the third  Bob Seger System studio album. It was recorded 1970, and was produced by Punch Andrews and Bob Seger.

Personnel:

  • Bob Seger- guitar, vocals
  • Dan Honaker – bass, guitar, vocals
  • Pep Perrine – percussion, drums, vocals
  • Dan Watson – organ, piano, keyboards, vocals
  • Bob Schultz – organ, saxophone, vocals
  • Engineer: Jim Bruzzese, Greg Miller
  • Design: cover art, photography: Thomas Weschler

Track listing:

All tracks by Bob Seger, except where noted.

  1. Song to Rufus
  2. Evil Edna
  3. Highway Child
  4. Big River
  5. Mongrel
  6. Lucifer
  7. Teachin’ Blues
  8. Leanin on My Dream
  9. Mongrel Too
  10. River Deep, Mountain High – Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, Phil Spector

On August 8, 2017.

On August 8, 2017, Glen Travis Campbell died aged 81. He was country and rock singer, musician, songwriter, television host, and actor. Campbell released more than 70 albums; sold 45 million records and won 12 “RIAA” Gold albums, four Platinum and one double-Platinum album. In 1967 Campbell won four “Grammy Awards” in the country and pop categories. In 2000, 2004 and 2009, Campbell won “Grammy Hall of Fame Awards and in 2012, he won the “Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award”. He also won awards for “Male Vocalist of the Year” the “Country Music Association (CMA)” and the “Academy of Country Music (ACM)”, and took the “CMA’s” top award as 1968 Entertainer of the Year. In his 50 years long career, Campbell has recorded and performed with many famous musicians including Bobby Darin, Ricky Nelson, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, The Monkees, Nancy Sinatra, Merle Haggard,  Jan and Dean, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Phil Spector, Ricky Nelson and The Beach Boys.