Tag Archives: Sonny Bono

Mott the Hopple: Same

On November 22, 1969, “Island” label released the self-titled, debut Mott the Hoople album. It was recorded May – July 1969, at “Morgan” in London, and was produced by Guy Stevens. 


  • Ian Hunter – lead vocals, piano, rhythm guitar
  • Mick Ralphs – lead and backing vocals, lead guitar
  • Verden Allen – organ, backing vocals
  • Pete “Overend” Watts – bass, backing vocals
  • Dale “Buffin” Griffin – drums, backing vocals
  • Guy Stevens – piano
  • Andy Johns – engineer
  • M. C. Escher – front cover drawing

Track listing:

  1. You Really Got Me – Ray Davies
  2. At the Crossroads – Doug Sahm
  3. Laugh At Me – Sonny Bono
  4. Backsliding Fearlessly – Ian Hunter
  5. Rock and Roll Queen – Mick Ralphs
  6. Rabbit Foot and Toby Time – Mike Ralphs
  7. Half Moon Bay – Mike Ralphs, Ian Hunter
  8. Wrath and Wroll – Guy Stevens

In February 1968.

In February 1968, “Atco” label released “The Beat Goes On”, the second Vanilla Fudge studio album. It was recorded in 1967, and was produced by John Linde and Shadow Morton.The album doesn’t contain ordinary songs forms, but sound collage featuring different elements: the voices of world leaders past and present, the band reciting excerpts of songs by The Beatles and Sonny Bono.


  • Carmine Appice- drums, vocals
  • Tim Bogert- bass, vocals
  • Vince Martell- guitar, vocals
  • Mark Stein- lead vocals, keyboards

Track listing:

Side One

  1. Sketch – Carmine Appice, Tim Bogert, Vince Martell, Mark Stein

Phase One

  1. Intro: The Beat Goes On – Sonny Bono
  2. Eighteenth Century: Variations on a Theme by Mozart: Divertimento No. 13 In F Major – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  3. Nineteenth Century:/ Old Black Joe – Stephen Foster
  4. Twentieth Century
  • Don’t Fence Me In- Cole Porter
  • 12th Street Rag – Euday L. Bowman
  • In The Mood – Garland, Razaf
  • Hound Dog – Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
  1. The Beatles
  • I Want To Hold Your Hand – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  • I Feel Fine – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  • Day Tripper – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  • She Loves You – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  • Hello Goodbye – John Lennon, Paul McCartney

Phase Two

  1. The Beat Goes On
  2. Beethoven: Fur Elise & Moonlight Sonata – Ludwig van Beethoven
  3. The Beat Goes On
  4. The Beat Goes On

Side Two

Phase Three

  1. Voices in Time: Neville Chamberlain, Winston Churchill, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedyand Other Voices

Phase Four

  1. The Beat Goes On
  2. Merchant / The Game Is Over
  • Merchant – Carmine Appice, Tim Bogert, Vince Martell, Mark Stein
  • The Game Is Over – Bourtayre, Bouchety): Vinnie
  • Merchant
  • The Game Is Over
  • Merchant
  • The Game Is Over: Carmine
  • Merchant
  • The Game Is Over: Mark
  • Merchant
  1. The Beat Goes On

In August 1967.

In August 1967, “Atco” label released the debut, self-titled Vanilla Fudge album. It was recorded in 1967, and was produced by Shadow Morton.


  • Carmine Appice— drums, vocals
  • Tim Bogert— bass, vocals
  • Vince Martell— guitar, vocals
  • Mark Stein— lead vocals, keyboards

Track listing:

  1. Ticket to Ride – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  2. People Get Ready – Curtis Mayfield
  3. She’s Not There – Rod Argent
  4. Bang Bang – Sonny Bono
  5. Illusions of My Childhood, Pt. 1
  6. You Keep Me Hangin’ On – Brian Holland-Lamont Dozier-Eddie Holland
  7. Illusions of My Childhood, Pt. 2
  8. Take Me for a Little While – Trade Martin
  9. Illusions of My Childhood, Pt. 3
  10. Eleanor Rigby – John Lennon, Paul McCartney

On July 2, 1966.

On July 2, 1966, “Warner Bros” label released “Beau Brummels ’66”, the  third Beau Brummels (The) studio album. It was recorded in 1965, at “Mira Sound” in New York City, and was produced by Bob Mutchell and Tom Donahue.


  • Sal Valentino – lead vocals
  • Ron Elliot – lead guitar
  • Donald Jay Irving – guitar
  • Declan Mulligan – rhythm guitar, harmonica
  • Ron Meagher – bass guitar
  • John Petersen – drums
  • Brooks Arthur – engineer
  • Ed Trasher – art direction

Track listing:

  1. You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  2. Tambourine Man – Bob Dylan
  3. Louie Louie – Chuck Berry
  4. Homeward Bound – Paul Simon
  5. These Boots Are Made for Walkin’ – Lee Hazlewood
  6. Yesterday – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  7. Bang Bang – Sonny Bono
  8. Hang On Sloopy – Wes Farrell, Bert Russell
  9. Play with Fire – Mick Jagger, Keith Richard
  10. Woman – Bernard Webb (Paul McCartney pseudonym)
  11. Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter – Trevor Peacock
  12. Monday, Monday – John Phillips

In April 1968.

In April 1968, “Stax” label released “Doin’ Our Thing”, the sixth studio Booker T. & the M.G.’s, studio album. It was recorded in 1968, and was produced by Booker Jones, Steve Cropper, Al Jackson, Jr. and Donald “Duck” Dunn.


  • Booker Jones– organ, bass, guitar, clavichord, keyboards
  • Steve Cropper– guitar
  • Al Jackson, Jr.– drums
  • Donald “Duck” Dunn– bass
  • Loring Eutemey – design
  • Peter Hujar – photography
  • Peter Jujar – photography
  • Bill Kington – photography

Track listing:

  1. I Can Dig It – Steve Cropper, Donald “Duck” Dunn, Booker Jones, Al Jackson
  2. Expressway (to Your Heart) – Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff
  3. Doin’ Our Thing – Steve Cropper, Donald “Duck” Dunn, Booker Jones, Al Jackson
  4. You Don’t Love Me – Willie Cobbs
  5. Never My Love – Don Addrisi
  6. The ExodusSong – Ernest Gold
  7. The Beat Goes On – Sonny Bono
  8. Ode to Billie Joe – Bobbie Gentry
  9. Blue on Green – Steve Cropper, Donald “Duck” Dunn, Booker Jones, Al Jackson
  10. You Keep Me Hanging On – Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland, Brian Holland
  11. Let’s Go Get Stoned – Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson, Josephine Armstead

In March 1975.

In March 1975, “Epic” label released “Go Girl Crazy!” the debut Dictators studio album. It was recorded in 1975, and was produced by Murray Krugman and Sandy Pearlman. The album is considered one of the first punk rock releases.


  • Handsome Dick Manitoba – lead vocals
  • Ross “The Boss” Funicello – guitar, backing vocals
  • Scott Kempner– rhythm guitar
  • Andy Shernoff – vocals, bass guitar, keyboards
  • Stu Boy King – drums, percussion
  • Lou Waxman – engineer
  • Tim Geelan – engineer
  • Ed Sprigg – mixing
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • David Gahr – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Andy Shernoff, except where noted.

  1. The Net Big Thing
  2. I Got You Babe – Sonny Bono
  3. Back to Africa
  4. Master Race Rock
  5. Teengenerate
  6. California Sun – Henry Glover, Morris Levy
  7. Two Tub man
  8. Weekend
  9. (I Live For) Cars and Girls

On September 24, 1965.


On September 24, 1965, “Decca” label released “Out of Our Heads”, the third Rolling Stones album. It was recorded 2 November 1964 – 6 September 1965, and was produced by Andrew Loog Oldham.


  • Mick Jagger– lead vocals, harmonica, percussion
  • Keith Richards– electric and acoustic guitars, backing vocals
  • Brian Jones– electric and acoustic guitars, harmonica, organ, percussion, backing vocals
  • Bill Wyman– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Charlie Watts– drums, percussion
  • Jack Nitzsche– harpsichord, percussion
  • Phil Spector– detuned “bass” guitar
  • Ian Stewart– piano

Track listing:

  1. She Said Yeah – Sonny Bono, Roddy Jackson
  2. Mercy, Mercy – Don Covay, Ronnie Miller
  3. Hitch Hike – Marvin Gaye, Clarence Paul, William “Mickey” Stevenson
  4. That’s How Strong My Love Is – Roosevelt Jamison
  5. Good Times – Sam Cooke
  6. Gotta Get Away – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
  7. Talkin’ ‘Bout You – Chuck Berry
  8. Cry to Me – Bert Russell
  9. Oh, Baby (We Got a Good Thing Going) – Barbara Lynn Ozen
  10. Heart of Stone – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
  11. The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man – Nanker Phelge
  12. I’m Free – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards

On September 21, 1978.


On September 21, 1978, “Sire” label released “Road to Ruin”, the fourth Ramones studio album. It was recorded May – June 1978, at “Media Sound” in New York City, and was produced by Tommy Ramone and Ed Stasium. It was the first Ramones album to feature new drummer Marky Ramone, who replaced founding member Tommy Ramone. The album artwork was originally designed by Ramones fan Gus MacDonald, and later was modified by John Holmstrom to include Marky Ramone instead of Tommy Ramone.


  • Joey Ramone– lead vocals
  • Johnny Ramone– lead guitar
  • Dee Dee Ramone– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Marky Ramone– drums
  • Sonny Bono– composer
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Spencer Drate – design
  • Tommy Ramone– engineer
  • Danny Fields– photography
  • John Gillespie – art direction
  • Bob Gruen– photography
  • John Holmstrom– cover art
  • Ray Janos – assistant engineer
  • Jack Nitzsche– composer
  • Chip Rock – photography
  • Ed Stasium– engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Ramones; except where noted.

  1. I Just Want to Have Something to Do
  2. I Wanted Everything
  3. Don’t Come Close
  4. Needles and Pins – Sonnu Bono, Jack Nitzsche
  5. I’m Against It
  6. I Wanna Be Sedated
  7. Go Mental
  8. Questioningly
  9. She’s the One
  10. Bad Brain
  11. It’s a Long Way Back