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Ringo Starr: Goodnight Vienna

On November 15, 1974, “Apple” label released “Goodnight Vienna”, the fourth Ringo Starr studio album. It was recorded in August 1974, at “Sunset Sound” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Richard Perry.

Personnel:

  • Ringo Starr – lead vocals, drums, percussion
  • John Lennon – piano, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Vini Poncia – acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Richard Bennett – electric guitar
  • Dennis Coffey – guitars
  • Steve Cropper – electric guitar
  • Jesse Ed Davis – electric guitar
  • Robbie Robertson – guitars
  • Alvin Robinson – guitar
  • Lon Van Eaton – guitars
  • Dr. John – piano, backing vocals
  • Elton John – piano
  • David Foster – piano
  • Tom Hensley – electric piano
  • Nicky Hopkins – electric piano
  • Lincoln Mayorga – piano
  • Billy Preston – electric piano, clavinet
  • James Newton Howard – synthesizer
  • Gary Wright – keyboards
  • Carl Fortina – accordion
  • Klaus Voormann – bass guitar
  • Richard Perry – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Jim Keltner – drums
  • Chuck Findley – horns
  • Bobby Keys – horns
  • Trevor Lawrence – horns
  • Lew McCreary – horns
  • Steve Madaio – trumpet
  • Madeline Bell – backing vocals
  • Lesley Duncan – backing vocals
  • Jean Gilbert – backing vocals
  • Jimmy Gilstrap – backing vocals
  • Joe Greene – backing vocals
  • Ira Hawkins – backing vocals
  • Clydie King – backing vocals
  • Linda Lawrence – backing vocals
  • Harry Nilsson – backing vocals
  • May Pang – backing vocals
  • Masst Alberts – backing vocals
  • Derrek Van Eaton – backing vocals
  • Cynthia Webb – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. (It’s All Down to) Goodnight Vienna – John Lennon
  2. Occapella – Allen Toussaint
  3. Oo-Wee – Vini Poncia, Richard Starkey
  4. Husbands and Wives – Roger Miller
  5. Snookeroo – Elton John, Bernie Taupin
  6. All by Myself – Vini Poncia, Richard Starkey
  7. Call Me – Richard Starkey
  8. No No Song – Hoyt Axton, David Jackson
  9. Only You – Buck Ram
  10. Easy for Me – Harry Nilsson
  11. Goodnight Vienna (reprise) – John Lennon

Ringo Starr: Change the World

On September 24, 2021, “Universal Music Enterproses” label released “Change the World”, an Ringo Starr EP. It was recorded in 2021, at “Roccabella West Studio”, and was produced by Ringo Starr, Bruce Sugar and Linda Perry.

Personnel:

  • Ringo Starr – vocal, drums, percussion
  • Steve Lukather – guitar
  • Joe Walsh – guitar
  • Bruce Sugar – piano
  • Nathan East – acoustic bass
  • Trombone Shorty (Troy Andrews) – trombone
  • Amy Keys, Windy Wagner – backing vocals
  • Gavin Lurssen – mastering
  • Scott Richie – design, photography
  • Vartan – creative director

Track listing:

  1. Let’s Change the World – Steve Lukather, Joseph Williams
  2. Just That Way – Richard Starkey, Bruce Sugar
  3. Coming Undone – Linda Perry
  4. Rock Around the Clock – Max C. Freedman, James E. Meyers

Steve Lukather: I Found the Sun Again

On February 26, 2021, “The Players Club” label released “I Found the Sun Again”, the eighth Steve Lukather studio album. It was recorded in 2020, and was produced by Ken Freeman and Steve Lukather.

Personnel:

  • Steve Lukather – lead vocals, guitars
  • Jeff Babko – synths, keys, Wurli Rhodes, piano, Rhodes piano, organ, effects
  • David Paich – piano, organ
  • Jorgen Carlsson – bass
  • John Pierce – bass
  • Ringo Starr – drums, tambourine
  • Gregg Bissonette – drums
  • Joseph Williams – keys, strings, backing vocals, horn arrangements
  • Ken Freeman – engineer, mixing
  • Bruce Sugar – additional recording
  • Gavin Lurssen, Reuben Cohen – mastering
  • Brendan Collins, Ryan Potesta – assistants
  • Joseph Williams – co-production
  • Roy Coch – artwork
  • Alex Solca – photography

Track listing:

  1. Along for the Ride – Jeff Babko, Stan Lynch, Steve Lukather
  2. Serpent Soul – Jeff Babko, Joseph Williams, Stan Lynch, Steve Lukather
  3. The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys – Jim Capaldi, Steve Winwood
  4. Journey Through – Jeff Babko
  5. Welcome to the Club – Joe Walsh
  6. I Found the Sun Again – Jeff Babko, Joseph Williams, Steve Lukather
  7. Run to Me – David Paich, Joseph Williams, Steve Lukather
  8. Bridge of Sighs – Robin Trower

On June 5, 2012.

On June 5, 2012, “Fantasy” label released “Analog Man”, the eleventh Joe Walsh album. It was recorded in 2011, and was produced by Joe Walsh, Jeff Lynne and Tim Armstrong.

Personnel:

  • Joe Walsh – vocals, guitar, bass, piano, drums
  •  Little Richard – lead vocals
  • Jeff Lynne – keyboards, guitar, bass, drums, backing vocals, engineer, mixing
  • Joe Vitale – keyboards, sitar
  • Richard Davis – synthesizer, programming
  • Greg Leisz – pedal steel guitar
  • Jay Dee Maness – pedal steel guitar
  • Tim Armstrong – guitar
  • Rick Rosas – bass
  • Kenny Passarelli – bass
  • Dale Peters – bass
  • Ringo Starr – drums
  • Jim Fox – drums, background vocals
  • Steve Jay – percussion
  • Bruce Sugar – percussion, programming
  • Tommy Lee James – backing vocals
  • Graham Nash – backing vocals
  • David Crosby – backing vocals
  • Steve Jay, Bruce Sugar, John Morrical, Ken Hammon – engineer, mixing 
  • Howie Weinberg, Dan Gerbarg – mastering
  • Jeri Heiden/Smog Design, Inc. – art direction
  • Ryan Corey/Smog Design, Inc. – background photography, package design

Track listing:

All tracks by Joe Walsh, except where noted.

  1. Analog Man – Joe Walsh, Drew Hester, Gannin Arnold
  2. Wrecking Ball – Joe Walsh, Tommy Lee James
  3. Lucky That Way – Joe Walsh, Tommy Lee James
  4. Spanish Dancer
  5. Funk 50
  6. Band Played On – Joe Walsh, Tommy Lee James
  7. Family – Joe Walsh, Tommy Lee James
  8. One Day at a Time
  9. Hi – Roller Baby – Tim Armstrong
  10. India

On March 21, 1969.

On March 21, 1969, “Apple” label released “Is This What You Want?”, the debut Jackie Lomax album. It was recorded June –January 1969, at “Sound Recorders Studio” in Los Angeles, “EMI Studios” and “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by George Harrison and Jackie Lomax.

Personnel:

  • Jackie Lomax – lead and backing vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, bass
  • George Harrison – acoustic and electric guitars
  • Larry Knechtel – piano, electric piano, organ
  • Paul McCartney – bass, electric guitar, drums, backing vocals
  • Eric Clapton – electric guitar
  • Nicky Hopkins – piano, organ
  • Klaus Voormann – bass
  • Joe Osborn – bass
  • Spike Heatley – standup bass
  • Hal Blaine – drums
  • Ringo Starr – drums
  • Bishop O’Brien – drums
  • Tony Newman – drums
  • Pete Clark – drums, percussion
  • Alan Branscombe – saxophone
  • Paul Beaver – Moog synthesizer
  • Bernie Krause – Moog synthesizer
  • Mal Evans – sound effects
  • Alan Pariser – sound effects
  • John Barham – string and brass arrangements
  • uncredited – female backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Jackie Lomax, except where noted.

  1. Speak to Me
  2. Is This What You Want?
  3. How Can You Say Goodbye
  4. Sunset
  5. Sour Milk Sea – George Harrison
  6. Fall Inside Your Eyes
  7. Little Yellow Pills
  8. Take My Word
  9. The Eagle Laughs at You
  10. Baby You’re a Lover
  11. You’ve Got Me Thinking
  12. I Just Don’t Know

Joe Lala

On March 18, 2014, Joseph Anthony Lala died aged 66. He was musician (percussion), singer and actor, worked with many musicians and bands including The Byrds, Ringo Starr, Bill Wyman, Stephen Stills, Barbra Streisand, Dan Fogelberg, Manassas, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Neil Young, Dione Warwick, The Stills-Young Band, Rod Stewart, Graham Nash, The Bee Gees, Neil Diamond, Jackson Browne, Whitney Houston and Joe Walsh, but was best known as founding member and leader of the band Blues Image.

on January12, 2010.

On January 12, 2010, “Hip-O” and “UMe” labels released “Y Not”, the 16th Ringo Starr album. It was recorded in 2009, and was produced by Bruce Sugar and Ringo Starr.

Personnel:

  • Ringo Starr (Richard Starkey) – lead and backing vocals, drums, keyboards, piano, acoustic guitar, percussion
  • Steve Dudas – guitar
  • Benmont Tench – Hammond organ, piano
  • Michael Bradford – bass guitar
  • Bruce Sugar – keyboards, engineer
  • Keith Allison – guitar, backing vocals
  • Don Was – bass guitar, upright bass
  • Joe Walsh – guitar, bass guitar, backing vocals
  • David A. Stewart – guitar
  • Billy Squier – guitar
  • Paul McCartney – bass guitar, additional vocals
  • Edgar Winter – horns, tenor and alto saxophones, backing vocals
  • Ann Marie Calhoun – violin
  • Tina Sugandh – tabla and chanting
  • Joss Stone – lead vocals
  • Ben Harper – backing vocals
  • Richard Marx – backing vocals
  • Cindy Gomez – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Fill in the Blanks – Richard Starkey, Joe Walsh
  2. Peace Dream – Richard Starkey, Gary Wright, Gary Nicholson
  3. The Other Side of Liverpool – Richard Starkey, Dave Stewart
  4. Walk With You – Richard Starkey, Van Dyke Parks
  5. Time – Richard Starkey, Dave Stewart
  6. Everyone Wins – Richard Starkey, Johnny Warman
  7. Mystery in the Night – Richard Starkey, Richard Marx
  8. Can’t Do It Wrong – Richard Starkey, Gary Burr
  9. Y Not – Richard Starkey, Glen Ballard
  10. Who’s Your Daddy – Richard Starkey, Joss Stone

George Harrison

On November 29, 2001, George Harrison died aged 58. He was musician (guitar), singer, songwriter, and music and movie producer, lead guitarist and occasional lead vocalist of The Beatles. His interest in folk music and especially in Indian music had serious influence on the band’s Hindu-aligned spirituality in the later years. Some of his songs composed for the band include “Here Comes the Sun”, “Something”, “Taxman”, “Within You Without You”, and “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”. After The Beatles broke-up in 1970, Harrison released the album “All Things Must Pass” which included the track “My Sweet Lord”, his most successful single, and the first solo single by any member of The Beatles that sold over million copies. In 1971, together with Ravi Shankar he organized “Concert for Bangladesh”, the first big benefit concert in the music history. In 1974, Harrison founded the music label “Dark Horse Records”, and co-founded movie label “Hand Made Films” in 1978. In 1988, with Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, and Roy Orbison, he co-founded the supergroup The Travelling Wilburys. As a guitarist he recorded for Badfinger, Billy Preston, Bob Dylan, Duane Eddy, Randy Newman, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Ronnie Wood, and Tom Petty. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked Harrison at number 11 in their list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”. In 1988, as a member of The Beatles he was inducted in the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”, and in 2004, posthumously for his solo career. As leader, Harrison released twelve studio and two live albums.

On September 20, 1977.

On September 20, 1977, “Polydor” label released “Ringo the 4th”, the sixth Ringo Starr studio album. It was recorded February – June 1977, in Cherokee, Los Angeles, Atlantic, and New York City, and was produced by Arif Mardin.

Personnel:

  • Ringo Starr– lead vocals, drums
  • David Spinozza– guitar
  • John Tropea– guitar
  • Jeff Mironov – guitar
  • Cornell Dupree– guitar
  • Lon Van Eaton– guitar
  • Dick Fegy – guitar
  • Danny Kortchmar– guitar
  • David Bromberg– guitar
  • Tony Levin– bass guitar
  • Chuck Rainey– bass guitar
  • Hugh McDonald– bass guitar
  • Don Grolnick– keyboards
  • David Foster– keyboards, clavinet, piano
  • Richard Tee– clavinet, piano
  • Jeff Gutcheon – keyboards
  • Ken Bichel– keyboards
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Michael Brecker– saxophone
  • Randy Brecker– trumpet
  • Don Brooks– harmonica
  • Arnold McCuller – backing vocals
  • Brie Howard– backing vocals
  • David Lasley – backing vocals
  • Debra Gray – backing vocals
  • Duitch Helmer – backing vocals
  • Jimmy Gilstrap – backing vocals
  • Joe Bean – backing vocals
  • Luther Vandross– backing vocals
  • Lynn Pitney – backing vocals
  • Marietta Waters – backing vocals
  • Maxine Anderson – backing vocals
  • Melissa Manchester– backing vocals
  • Rebecca Louis – backing vocals
  • Robin Clark– backing vocals
  • Vini Poncia– backing vocals
  • Bette Midler– backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Drowning in the Sea of Love – Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff
  2. Tango All Night – Steve Hague, Tom Seufert
  3. Wings – Richard Starkey, Vini Poncia
  4. Gave It All Up – Richard Starkey, Vini Poncia
  5. Out on the Streets – Richard Starkey, Vini Poncia
  6. Can She Do It Like She Dances – Steve Duboff, Gerry Robinson
  7. Sneaking Sally Through the Alley – Allen Toussaint
  8. It’s No Secret – Richard Starkey, Vini Poncia
  9. Gypsies in the Flight – Richard Starkey, Vini Poncia
  10. Simple Love Song – Richard Starkey, Vini Poncia

 

On July 20, 1977.

On July 20, 1977, Gary Kellgren died aged 38. He was an audio engineer and co-founder of “The Record Plant” recording studios (with Chris Stone). He worked with musicians John Lennon, Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Mick Jagger, Ron Wood, Bill Wyman, Jimi Hendrix, B.B. King, Bobby Goldsboro, The Animals, Stevie Wonder, Carole King, Frank Zappa, Sly, and the Family Stone, Velvet Underground, Rod Stewart, Ravi Shankar, Keith Moon, CSNY, Barbra Streisand, and Neil Diamond. He also worked with producers Chas Chandler, Jack Douglas, Robert Margouleff, Phil SpectorWes Farrell, Tom Wilson, and Bill Szymczyk.