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On December 26, 1999.

On December 26, 1999, Curtis Lee Mayfield died aged 57. He was composer, singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer, regarded as one of the most influential musicians and composers in soul and politically conscious African-American music. He started the career in a gospel choir, gained wide recognition as member and main composer of The Impressions, and later had a successful solo career. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked his 1965 song “People Get Ready” at number 24 on its list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time”. The same song was also included in the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll”, and in 1998 was inducted into the “Grammy Hall of Fame”. His album with the soundtrack for the 1972 movie “Super Fly”  was ranked at number 72 on “Rolling Stone’s” list of “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.  In 1994, Mayfield won a “Grammy Legend Award” in and a “Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award” in 1995. In 1991, he was inductee into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” as a member of the Impressions, and in 1999 as a solo artist.

On December 2, 2016.

On December 2, 2016, “Polydor” label released “Blue & Lonesome”, the 23rd Rolling Stones album. It was recorded in December 2015, at “British Grove Studios” and was produced by Don Was and The Glimmer Twins. It is the band’s first album to feature only cover songs. The album won “Album of the Year” at the “2017 Jazz FM Awards”. “Blue & Lonesome” was certified Platinum in Austria by “IFPI Austria”; Platinum in Belgium by “BEA”; 2 x Platinum in France by “SNEP”; Platinum in Poland by “ZPAV”, and Platinum in UK by “BPI”.


  • Mick Jagger– vocals, harmonica
  • Keith Richards– electric guitar
  • Ronnie Wood– electric guitar
  • Charlie Watts– drums
  • Eric Clapton– slide guitar; lead electric guitar
  • Darryl Jones– bass
  • Matt Clifford, Chuck Leavell– keyboards
  • Jim Keltner– percussion
  • Andy Cook, Jason Elliott, Derrick Stockwell – assistant enginer
  • Richard Havers – liner notes
  • Stephen Marcussen, Ron McMaster – mastering
  • Krish Sharma – engineer, mixer
  • Pierre de Beauport – crew chief
  • Don McAulay – drum technician

Track listing:

  1. Just Your Fool – Buddy Johnson
  2. Commit a Crime – Howlin’ Wolf
  3. Blue and Lonesome – Little Walter
  4. All of Your Love – Magic Sam
  5. I Gotta Go – Little Walter
  6. Everybody Knows About My Good Thing – Miles Grayson, Lermon Horton
  7. Ride ‘Em on Down – Eddie Taylor
  8. Hate to See You Go – Little Walter
  9. Hoo Doo Blues – Otis Hicks, Jerry West
  10. Little Rain – Ewart G.Abner Jr., Jimmy Reed
  11. Just Like I Treat You – Willie Dixon
  12. I Can’t Quit You Baby – Willie Dixon


In July 1975.

In July 1975, “Arista” label released the debut, self – titled Outlaws studio album. It was recorded in March 1975, at “Elektra Sound Recorders” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Paul A. Rothchild. The album title was taken from a Rolling Stones compilation “High Tide and Green Grass” released in 1966.


  • Hughie Thomasson- lead guitar, vocals
  • Billy Jones- lead guitar, vocals
  • Monte Yoho- drums
  • Frank O’Keefe – bass guitar
  • Henry Paul- electric and acoustic guitar, vocals
  • D. Souther– harmonies

Track listing:

  1. There Goes Another Love Song – Hughie Thomasson, Monte Yoho
  2. Song for You – Billy Jones, Hughie Thomasson
  3. Song in the Breeze –Henry Paul
  4. It Follows from Your Heart – Billy Jones
  5. Cry No More – Billy Jones
  6. Waterhole – Hughie Thomasson, Billy Jones, Monte Yoho, Frank O’Keefe, Henry Paul
  7. Stay with Me – Henry Paul
  8. Keep Prayin’ – Frank O’Keefe
  9. Knoxville Girl – Henry Paul
  10. Green Grass & High Tides – Hughie Thomasson

On October 25, 2014.


On October 25, 2014, John Symon Asher “Jack” Bruce aka Jack Bruce died aged 71. Being musician, singer and songwriter, he is best known as member and bass player of Cream. In his more than five decades long career, Bruce has performed and recorded with various famous musician including: Alexis Corner, Graham Bond, John Mayall, Manfred Mann, Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker, Michael Gibbs, Tony Williams, Leslie West, Corky Laing, Carla Bley, Lou Reed, Michael Mantler, Charlie Mariano, John McLaughlin, Cozy Powell, Bernie Marsden, Trevor Rabin, Robin Trower, Mose Allison, Allan Holdsworth, Kip Hanrahan, Mark Nauseef, Miroslav Tadic, Anton Fier, Kenji Suzuki, Dick Heckstall – Smith, John Stevens, Vernon Reid, Cindy Blackman and John Medeski. In March 2011, “Rolling Stone” magazine  readers selected Bruce as the eighth greatest bass guitarist of all time.

On October 24, 1995.


On October 24, 1995, “Virgin” label released “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness”, the third Smashing Pumpkins studio album. It was recorded March – August 1995, at “Pumpkinland”;  “Sadlands & Bugg Studios”; “Chicago Recording Company” and “The Village Recorder”, and was produced by Alan Moulder, Billy Corgan and Flood.”Rolling Stones” magazine ranked the album at number 487 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness” was certified 4 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”; Platinum in Belgium by “BEA”; Diamond in Canada by “CRIA”; Platinum in France by “SNEP”; 2 x Platinum in Ireland by “IRMA”; Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”; 2 x Platinum in Portugal by “AFP”; Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and Diamond in the US by “RIIA”.


  • Jimmy Chamberlin– drums, vocals
  • Billy Corgan– lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitar, piano, mellotron, production, mixing, string arrangement, art direction and design
  • James Iha– lead and rhythm guitar; vocals, mixing
  • D’arcy Wretzky– bass guitar, vocals
  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra– orchestra
  • Greg Leisz– pedal and lap steel guitar
  • Roger Carpenter – technical assistance
  • John Craig – illustration
  • Flood– mixer
  • Andrea Giacobbe – photograph
  • Barry Goldberg – additional vocal recording, mixing assistance
  • Adam Green – technical assistance
  • Dave Kresl – string recording assistance
  • Tim “Gooch” Lougee – technical assistance
  • Guitar Dave Mannet – technical assistance
  • Jeff Moleski – technical assistance
  • Alan Moulder– mixer
  • Frank Olinsky – art direction and design
  • Claudine Pontier – recording assistance
  • Audrey Riley– string arrangement
  • Chris Shepard– recording
  • Russ Spice – technical assistance
  • Howie Weinberg– mastering

Track listing:

  1. Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
  2. Tonight, Tonight
  3. Jellybelly
  4. Zero
  5. Here Is No Why
  6. Bullet with Butterfly Wings
  7. To Forgive
  8. Fuck You (An Ode to No One)
  9. Love
  10. Cupid de Locke
  11. Galapagos
  12. Muzzle
  13. Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
  14. Take Me Down
  15. Where Boys Fear to Tread
  16. Bodies
  17. Thirty – Three
  18. In the Arms of Sleep
  19. 1979
  20. Tales of a Scorched Earth
  21. Thru the Eyes of Ruby
  22. Stumbleine
  23. Y.U.
  24. We Only Come Out at Night
  25. Beautiful
  26. Lily (My One and Only)
  27. By Starlight
  28. Farewell and Goodnight


On September 6, 2005.

A Bigger Band

On September 6, 2005, “Virgin” label released “A Bigger Bang”, the 22nd Rolling Stones album. It was recorded November 2004 – June 2005, and was produced by Don Was, The Glimmer Twins and Matt Clifford. The album was certified Platinum in Argentina by “CAPIF”; Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”; Platinum in the US by the “RIIA” and Platinum in Europe by “IFPI”.


  • Mick Jagger– lead and backing vocals, guitars, harmonica, keyboards, percussion; bass guitar
  • Keith Richards– guitars, backing vocals, keyboards; lead vocals, bass guita; percussion
  • Ronnie Wood– guitars
  • Charlie Watts– drums
  • Darryl Jones– bass guitar
  • Chuck Leavell– piano
  • Matt Clifford – programming; keyboards, vibraphone; piano, organ, strings
  • Blondie Chaplin– backing vocals
  • Lenny Castro– percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.

  1. Rough Justice
  2. Let Me Down Slow
  3. It Won’t Take Long
  4. Rain Fall Down
  5. Streets of Love
  6. Back of My hand
  7. She Saw Me Coming
  8. Biggest Mistake
  9. This Place Is Empty
  10. Oh No, Not You Again
  11. Dangerous Beauty
  12. Laugh, I Nearly Died
  13. Sweet Neo Con
  14. Look What the Cat Dragged In
  15. Driving Too Fast
  16. Infamy

On August 24, 1981.

Tattoo You

On August 24, 1981, “Rolling Stones” label released “Tattoo You”, the sixteen Rolling Stones album. It was recorded November–December 1972, January–March 1975, January–March 1978, January–October 1979, October 1980 – June 1981, and was produced by The Glimmer Twins. In 1989, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Tattoo You” at number 213 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. Peter Corriston, who was responsible for the album art direction and design, won a “Grammy Award” in the category of “Best Album Package”. The album was certified 4 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada” and 4 x Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”.


  • Mick Jaggerr– lead and backing vocals; electric guitar, harmonica
  • Keith Richards– electric guitar, backing vocals; lead vocals, bass guitar
  • Ronnie Wood– electric guitar, backing vocals; bass guitar
  • Mick Taylor– electric guitar
  • Bill Wyman– bass guitar; synthesizer, guitar
  • Charlie Watts– drums
  • Nicky Hopkins– piano; organ
  • Ian Stewart– piano
  • Billy Preston– keyboards
  • Wayne Perkins– electric lead guitar
  • Ollie Brown– percussion
  • Pete Townshend– backing vocals
  • Sonny Rollins– saxophone
  • Jimmy Miller– percussion
  • Michael Carabello– cowbell,  conga, guiro, claves, cabasa, conga
  • Chris Kimsey– piano
  • Barry Sage– handclaps

Track listing:

All tracks by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, except “Black Limousine” and “No Use in Crying” co-written by Ronnie Wood.

  1. Start Me Up
  2. Hang Fire
  3. Slave
  4. Little T&A
  5. Black Limousine
  6. Neighbours
  7. Worried About You
  8. Tops
  9. Heaven
  10. No Use in Crying
  11. Waiting on a Friend