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On March 12, 1982.


On March 12, 1982, “Polydor” label released “The Gift”, the sixth and final The Jam studio album. It was recorded October 1981 – 1982, and was produced by Peter Wilson, Paul Weller, Bruce Foxton, Rick Buckler.


  • Paul Weller- guitar, vocals, design, art direction
  • Bruce Foxton– bass
  • Rick Buckler- drums, percussion
  • Pete Wilson- keyboards
  • Keith Thomas, Steve Nichol – brass

Track listing:

All tracks by Paul Weller except where noted:

  1. Happy Together
  2. Ghosts
  3. Precious
  4. Just Who Is the 5 O’Clock Hero?
  5. Trans-Global Express
  6. Running on the Spot
  7. Circus (Bruce Foxton)
  8. The Planner’s Dream Goes Wrong
  9. Carnation
  10. Town Called Malice
  11. The Gift



On January 26, 1973.


On January 26, 1973, “DJM Records” released “Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player”, the sixth Elton John studio album. It was recorded in June 1972, at the “Château d’Hérouville” in Hérouville, France, and was produced by Gus Dudgeon.


  • Elton John– vocals, acoustic piano, electric piano, Leslie piano, Farfisa organ, harmonium, mellotron
  • Davey Johnstone– acoustic, electric, and Leslie guitars, banjo, sitar, mandolin, backing vocals
  • Dee Murray– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Nigel Olsson– drums, maracas, backing vocals
  • Ken Scott– ARP synthesizer
  • Gus Dudgeon– brass arrangement
  • Paul Buckmaster– orchestral arrangement
  • Jacques Bolognesi –trombone
  • Ivan Jullien – trumpet
  • Jean-Louis Chautemps, Alain Hatot – saxophones

Track listing:

All tracks by Elton John and Bernie Taupin.

  1. Daniel
  2. Teacher I Need You
  3. Elderberry Wine
  4. Blues for My Baby and Me
  5. Midnight Creeper
  6. Have Mercy on the Criminal
  7. I’m Going to Be a Teenage Idol
  8. Texan Love Song
  9. Crocodile Rock
  10. High Flying Bird


On December 7, 1973.


On December 7, 1973, “Atlantic” label released “Tales from Topographic Oceans”, the sixth Yes studio album. It  was recorded in 1973, at the “Morgan Studios” in London, and was produced by Eddy Offord, Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman and Alan White.  Rick Wakeman disagreed with the direction that Yes took and spent little time writing and recording with them, and he left the band in 1974.

  • Jon Anderson– lead vocals, harp, drums, percussion
  • Steve Howe– guitars, vocals
  • Chris Squire– bass guitar, timpani, vocals
  • Rick Wakeman– Minimoog synthesiser, Mellotron, Hammond organ, pipe organ, RMI Electra Piano, grand piano
  • Alan White– drums, percussion, piano
  • Guy Bidmead – tapes
  • Mansell Litho – plates
  • Roger Dean– cover design, illustrations

Track listing:

All lyrics by Jon Anderson and Steve Howe, all music by Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman and Alan White.

  1. The Revealing Science of God (Dance of the Dawn)
  2. The Remembering (High the Memory)
  3. The Ancient (Giants Under the Sun)
  4. Ritual (Nous Sommes du Soleil)

On November 18, 1974.


On November 18, 1974, “Charisma” label released “The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway”, the sixth Genesis studio album. It was band’s last studio album  with Peter Gabriel and was recorded August – October 1974, at the “Island Mobile Studios” in Wales, and was produced by John Burns and Genesis. “The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway” was ranked at number 9 on the “Rolling Stone” magazine list of “50 Greatest Prog Rock Albums of All Time”. The album was deemed one of the 23 “Maddest and Most Memorable Concept Albums” by “NME”.


  • Tony Banks – Hammond organ, Electra piano, Mellotron , synthesizers, piano
  • Phil Collins – drums, percussion, vibraphone, backing vocals
  • Peter Gabriel – lead vocals, flute, oboe, tambourine, experiments with foreign sounds
  • Steve Hackett – guitars
  • Mike Rutherford – bass
  • Brian Eno – enossification (vocal treatments)

Track listing

All tracks by Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett and Mike Rutherford.

  1. The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
  2. Fly on a Windshield
  3. Broadway Melody of 1974
  4. Cuckoo Cocoon
  5. In the Cage
  6. The Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging
  7. Back in N.Y.C.
  8. Hairless Heart
  9. Counting Out Time
  10. The Carpet Crawlers
  11. The Chamber of 32 Doors
  12. Lilywhite Lillith
  13. The Waiting Room
  14. Anyway
  15. Here Comes the Supernatural Anesthetist
  16. The Lamia
  17. Silent Sorrow in Empty Books
  18. The Colony of Slipperman
  • The Arrival
  • A visit to the Doktor
  • The Raven
  1. Ravine
  2. The Light Dies Down on Broadway
  3. Riding the Scree
  4. In the Rapids
  5. It