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On November 27, 2020.

On November 27, 2020, “Reprise” label released “No Fun Mondays”, the second Billie Joe Armstrong studio album. It was recorded March – September 2020, at “Jingletown Studios” in Oakland, California, and was produced by Billy Joe Armstrong.

Personnel:

  • Billie Joe Armstrong – vocals, guitar, bass guitar, drums, engineer, drum mixing
  • Jason White – guitar
  • Bill Schneider – bass guitar
  • Chris Dugan – drums, engineer, mixing, mastering

Track listing:

  1. I Think We’re Alone Now – Ritchie Cordell
  2. War Stories – Liam L’Estrange, John Martin, Terence Sharpe
  3. Manic Monday – Prince
  4. Corpus Christi – Penelope Houston, Bradley Grant Kent, Daniel J. O’Brien, James Calvin Wilsey
  5. That Thing You Do – Adam Schlesinger
  6. Amico – Don Backy, Giulio “Mogol” Rapetti, Burt Bacharach, Bob Hilliard
  7. You Can’t Put Your Arms Around a Memory – Johnny Thunders
  8. Kids in America – Marty Wilde, Ricky Wilde
  9. Not That Way Anymore – Stephen Bator, Frank Secich
  10. That’s Rock ‘n’ Roll – Eric Carmen
  11. Gimme Some Truth – John Lennon
  12. Whole Wild World – Eric Goulden
  13. Police on My Back – Edmond Grant
  14. A New England – Billy Bragg

In July 1983.

In July 1983, “Blackheart” and “MCA” labels released “Album”, the third Joan Jett album, and the second to feature her backing band The Blackhearts. It was recorded in 1983, at “Kingdom Sound Studios” in Syosset” New York, and was produced by Joan Jett, Ritchie Cordell, Kenny Laguna, and Greg Kolotkin.

Personnel:

  • Joan Jett– lead vocals, rhythm guitar, art direction
  • Ricky Byrd – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Gary Ryan – bass, backing vocals
  • Lee Crystal – drums, backing vocals
  • The Uptown Horns:
    • Crispin Choe – baritone sax
    • Robert Funk – trombone
    • Arno Hecht – tenor sax
    • Paul Litteral – trumpet
  • The Ross Levinson Strings directed by Ross Levinson
  • Kenny Laguna- keyboards, backing vocals
  • Ron Cote – engineer
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering
  • Spencer Drate, Judith Salavetz – design
  • Meryl Laguna – art direction
  • Dieter Zill – photography

Track listing:

  1. Fake Friends – Joan Jett, Kenny Laguna
  2. Handyman – Joan Jett, Kenny Laguna
  3. Everyday People – Sylvester Stewart
  4. A Hundred Feet Away – Joan Jett, Kenny Laguna, Peter Anders
  5. Secret Love – Joan Jett, Kenny Laguna
  6. The French Song – Joan Jett, Kenny Laguna, Ricky Byrd, Mike Winter Jr.
  7. Tossin’ and Turnin’ – Ritchie Adams. Malou Rene
  8. Why Can’t We Be Happy – Joan Jett, Kenny Laguna
  9. I Love Playing with Fire – Joan Jett
  10. Coney Island Whitefish – Joan Jett, Kenny Laguna
  11. Had Enough – Joan Jett, Kenny Laguna, Ricky Byrd

On April 5, 2000.

On April 5, 2000, “Mercury” label released “Famous in the Last Century”, the twenty-fourth Status Quo studio album. It was recorded in 1999 – 2000, at “Astria Studios” and “ARSIS Studios”, and was produced by Mike Paxman.

Personnel:

  • Francis Rossi– vocals, lead guitar
  • Rick Parfitt– vocals, guitar
  • John Edwards- bass
  • Andy Bown- keyboards
  • Jeff Rich- drums

Track listing:

  1. Famous in the Last Century – Andy Bown
  2. Old Time Rock and Roll – George Jackson, Thomas E. Jones III
  3. Way Down – Martine
  4. Rave On! – Petty, William “Billy” Tilghman, Sunny West
  5. Roll Over Beethoven – Chuck Berry
  6. When I’m Dead and Gone – Benny Gallagher, Graham Lyle
  7. Memphis, Tennessee – Chuck Berry
  8. Sweet Home Chicago – Johnson
  9. Crawling from the Wreckage – Parker
  10. Good Golly Miss Molly – Blackwell, Marascalco
  11. Claudette – Roy Orbison
  12. Rock’n Me – Miller
  13. Hound Dog – Leiber, Stoller
  14. Runaround Sue – DiMucci, Maresca
  15. Once Bitten Twice Shy – Ian Hunter
  16. Mony Mony – Bloom, Bo Gentry, James, Ritchie Cordell
  17. Famous in the Last Century – AndyBown

In March 1967.

In March 1967, “MGM” label released “Eric Is Here”, album by Eric Burdon & The Animals. It was recorded in 1966, and was produced by Tom Wilson.

Personnel:

  • Eric Burdon- vocals
  • Barry Jenkins- drums
  • The Horace Ott and Benny Golson Orchestras
  • Val Valentin– direction
  • Benny Golson– arranger, conductor
  • Horace Ott– arranger, conductor
  • Nancy Reiner- cover art
  • Acy Lehman- cover design
  • Bill McMeehan- recording engineer
  • Gene Radice- sound mixer

Track listing:

  1. In the Night – Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart
  2. Mama Told Me Not to Come – Randy Newman
  3. I Think It’s Gonna Rain Today – Randy Newman
  4. This Side of Goodbye – Gerry Goffin, Carole King
  5. That Ain’t Where It’s At – Martin Siegel
  6. True Love (Comes Only Once in a Lifetime) – Bob Haley, Nevel Nader
  7. Help Me Girl – Scott English, Larry Weiss
  8. Wait Till Next Year – Randy Newman
  9. Losin’ Control – Carl D’Errico, Roger Atkins
  10. It’s Not Easy – Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil
  11. The Biggest Bundle of Them All – Ritchie Cordell, Sol Trimachi
  12. It’s Been a Long Time Comin’ – Jimmy Radcliffe, Joey Brooks

On November 18, 1981.

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On November 18, “Boardwalk” label released “I Love Rock ‘n Roll”, the second  Joan Jett studio album. It was recorded June – September 1981, at “Kingdom Sound Studios” and “Soundworks Studios” in New York, and was produced by Kenny Laguna and Ritchie Cordell. It was the first album to feature her backing band The Blackhearts. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, and Platinum in the US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Joan Jett– vocals, guitar
  • Ricky Byrd – guitar
  • Eric Ambel– guitar
  • Gary Ryan – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Lee Crystal – drums
  • Will “Dub” Jones– vocals
  • The Coasters– backing vocals
  • Glen Kolotkin – engineer, associate producer
  • Gerry Gabinelli – engineer
  • Stew Romain – mastering

Track listing:

  1. I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll – Alan Merrill, Jake Hooker
  2. (I’m Gonna) Run Away – Joan Jett, Kenny Laguna
  3. Love is Pain – Joan Jett
  4. Nag – Arthur Cher
  5. Crimson and Clover – Tommy James, Peter Lucia jr.
  6. Victim of Circumstance – Joan Jett, Kenny Laguna
  7. Bits and Pieces – Dave Clark, Mike Smith
  8. Be Straight – Joan Jett, Greg Kihn, Kenny laguna
  9. You’re Too Possessive – Joan Jett
  10. Little Drummer Boy – Katherine K. Davis, Henry Onorati, Harry Simeone