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In December 1964.

In December 1964, “Prestige” label released “Holiday Soul” the eleventh Bobby Timmons album. It was recorded in November 1964, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Ozzie Cadena.

Personnel:

  • Bobby Timmons – piano
  • Butch Warren – double bass
  • Walter Perkins – drums

Track listing:

  1. Deck the Halls – traditional
  2. White Christmas – Irving Berlin
  3. The Christmas Song – Mel Tormé, Robert Wells
  4. Auld Lang Syne – Robert Burns, traditional
  5. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town – J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie
  6. Winter Wonderland – Felix Bernard, Richard B. Smith
  7. We Three Kings – John Henry Hopkins, Jr.
  8. You’re All I Want for Christmas – Seger Ellis, Glen Moore

In April 1973.

In April 1973, “Chrysalis” label released “Parcel of Rogues”, the fifth Steeleye Span studio album. It was recorded January-February, at “Sound Techniques” in London, and was produced by Jerry Boys, Maddy Prior, Tim Hart, Bob Johnson, Rick Kemp and Peter Knight.

Personnel:

  • Maddy Prior- vocals
  • Tim Hart- vocals, guitar, appalachian dulcimer
  • Bob Johnson- vocals, guitar
  • Rick Kemp- bass guitar, drums
  • Peter Knight- violin, viola, mandolin, piano, recorder, harmonium

Track listing:

  1. One Misty Moisty Morning – traditional
  2. Alison Gross – traditional
  3. The Bold Poachers – traditional
  4. The Ups And Downs – traditional
  5. Robbery with Violins – traditional
  6. The Wee Wee Man – traditional
  7. The Weaver and The Factory Maid – traditional
  8. Rogues in a Nation – Robert Burns
  9. Cam Ye O’er Frae France –traditional
  10. Hares on The Mountain – traditional

 

On May 26, 1967.

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On May 26, 1967, “Parlaphone” label released “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, the eighth Beatles studio album. It was recorded 24 November 1966 – 21 April 1967, at “EMI Studios” and “Regent Sound Studio” in London, and was produced by George Martin. The album is regarded as the first concept and art album in popular music. “Time” magazine described it as “a historic departure in the progress of music” It was an immediate commercial and critical success, winning four “Grammy Awards” in 1968, including “Album of the Year”, becoming the first rock album to receive this award. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” at number one in its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. “Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature” (Professor Kevin J. Dettmar) described it as “the most important and influential rock and roll album ever recorded”.

Personnel:

  • John Lennon– lead, harmony and background vocals; rhythm, acoustic and lead guitars; Hammond organ and final piano E chord; harmonica, tape loops, sound effects, and comb and tissue paper; hand claps, tambourine, maracas
  • Paul McCartney– lead, harmony and background vocals; bass and lead guitars; electric and acoustic pianos, Lowrey and Hammond organs; hand claps; vocalisations, tape loops, sound effects, comb, tissue paper
  • George Harrison– lead, harmony and background vocals, lead, rhythm and acoustic guitars, sitar; tambourine, harmonica, kazoo, hand claps, maracas
  • Ringo Starr– lead vocals, drums, congas, tambourine, maracas, handclaps and tubular bells, harmonica; final piano E chord
  • Sounds Incorporated– the saxophone sextet on “Good morning, good morning”
  • Neil Aspinall– tamboura, harmonica
  • Geoff Emerick– audio engineering; tape loops and sound effects
  • Mal Evans– counting, harmonica, alarm clock, final piano E chord
  • George Martin– tape loops, sound effects, harpsichord , harmonium, Lowrey organ, glockenspiel, Hammond organ , piano , final harmonium chord
  • Four French horns on “Sgt. Pep per’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”: Neill Sanders, James W. Buck, John Burden, Tony Randall,  arranged and conducted by George Martin and Paul McCartney,
  • String section and harp on “She’s leaving home”, arranged by Mike Leander and conducted by George Martin
  • Tabla, dilrubas, tamboura and swarmandalon “Within you without you”, played by members of the Asian Music Circle, with eight violins and four cellos arranged and conducted by George Harrison and George Martin
  • Clarinet trio on “When I’m Sixty-Four”: Robert Burns, Henry MacKenzie, Frank Reidy, arranged and conducted by George Martin and Paul McCartney
  • Saxophones on “Good morning, good morning”, arranged and conducted by George Martin and John Lennon
  • Forty-piece orchestra, including strings,  brass,  woodwinds, percussion; arranged by George Martin, John Lennon and Paul McCartney and conducted by George Martin and Paul McCartney.

Track listing

All tracks by John Lennon and Paul McCartney except where noted.

  1. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
  2. With a Little Help From My Friends
  3. Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds
  4. Getting Better
  5. Fixing a Hole
  6. She’s Leaving Home
  7. Being for the Benefit of Kite
  8. Within You Without You – George Harrison
  9. When I’m Sixty Four
  10. Lovely Rita
  11. Good Morning Good Morning
  12. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – reprise
  13. A Day in the Life