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In December 1968.

In December 1968, “MGM” label released “Love Is”, the third Eric Burdon and The Animals album. It was recorded in October 1968, at “TTG” and “Sunset Sound Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Eric Burdon, Zoot Money, Andy Summers, John Weider and Barry Jenkins.

Personnel:

  • Eric Burdon— lead vocals, spoken word
  • Zoot Money— bass, backing and co-lead (3, 8a) vocals, organ, piano, spoken word (8a)
  • Andy Summers— guitar, backing vocals
  • John Weider— guitar, violin, backing vocals
  • Barry Jenkins— drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Robert Wyatt- backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. River Deep, Mountain High – Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich
  2. I’m an Animal – Sylvester Stewart
  3. I’m Dying (Or Am I?) – Eric Burdon
  4. Ring of Fire – June Carter, Merle Kilgore
  5. Colored Rain – Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood
  6. To Love Somebody – Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb
  7. As the Years Go Passing By – Deadric Malone
  8. Gemini – Steve Hammond / Madman – Zoot Money, Andy Summers
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In May 1970.

In May 1970, “Harvest” label released the debut, self-titled Quatermass album. It was recorded in 1970, at “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Anders Henriksson.

Personnel:

  • John Gustafson— bass, vocals
  • Peter Robinson— keyboards
  • Mick Underwood— drums, percussion
  • Violins
    • Tony Gilbert (Leader)
    • John Kirkland
    • David Katz
    • Billy Millar
    • Charlie Vorsanger
    • Les Maddox
    • Gerald Enns
    • Harold Parfitt
    • Paul Scherman
    • Homi Kanga
    • Jack Rothstein
    • Henry Datyner
    • Bill Armon
    • Michael Jones
    • Laurie Clay
    • Derek Jacobs
  • Violas
    • Steve Shingle
    • Chris Wellington
    • Henry Myerscough
    • Ian White
    • Bernard Davis
    • John Graham
  • Cellos
    • Paul Buckmaster (Leader)
    • Boris Rickelman
    • Francis Gabarr
    • Peter Wilson
    • Freddy ALexander
    • Chris Green
  • Double bass
    • Frank Clarke
    • Joe Mudele
    • Arthur Watts
  • Engineers — Jeff Jarratt, Andy Stevens.
  • Cover design, photographs –Storm Thorgerson/Hipgnosis

Track listing:

  1. Entropy – Peter Robinson
  2. Black Sheep of the Family – Steve Hammond
  3. Post War, Saturday Echo – Peter Robinson, John Gustafson, Graham Ross
  4. Good Lord Knows – John Gustafson
  5. Up on the Ground – John Gustafson
  6. Gemini – Steve Hammond
  7. Make up Your Mind – Steve Hammond
  8. Laughin Tackle – Peter Robinson
  9. Entropy (reprise) – Peter Robinson

 

On August 4, 1975.

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On August 4, 1975, “Oyster” label released “Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow”, the first  Rainbow album. It was recorded February – March 1975, at “Musicland Studios” in Munich, and was produced by Ritchie Blackmore, Martin Birch and Ronnie James Dio.

Personnel:

  • Ronnie James Dio– lead vocals
  • Ritchie Blackmore– guitar
  • Micky Lee Soule– piano, mellotron, clavinet, organ
  • Craig Gruber– bass
  • Gary Driscoll– drums
  • Shoshana – backing vocals
  • Mixed by Martin Birch

Track listing:

All tracks by Ritchie Blackmore and Ronnie James Dio except where noted

  1. Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow
  2. Self Portrait
  3. Black Sheep of the Family – Steve Hammond
  4. Catch the Rainbow
  5. Snake Charmer
  6. Temple of the King
  7. If You Don’t Like Rock ‘n’ Roll
  8. Sixteenth Century Greensleeves
  9. Still I’m Sad – Paul Samwell-Smith, Jim McCarty