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On June 2, 1972.

On June 2, 1972, “Deram” label released “Space Shanty”, the only Khan album. It was recorded December 1971 – March 1972, at “Command Studios”, “Olympic Studios” and “Tollington Park Studios” in London, and was produced by Neil Slaven.


  • Steve Hillage – vocals, guitars
  • Dave Stewart – organ, piano, celesta, marimbas
  • Nick Greenwood – bass guitar
  • Eric Peachey – drums
  • Pete Booth – engineer
  • George Chkiantz – engineer
  • Dave Grinstead – remixing
  • Derek Varnals – engineer, remixing
  • David Anstey – sleeve design

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Hillage, except where noted.

  1. Space Shanty (Including The Cobalt Sequence and March of the Sine Squadrons)
  2. Stranded (Including Effervescent Psycho Novelty No. 5)
  3. Mixed Up Man of the Mountains – Nick Greenwood
  4. Driving to Amsterdam
  5. Stargazers
  6. Hollow Stone (Including Escape of the Space Pilots)

On May 10, 2020.

On May 10, 2020, John Michael McKenzie died aged 64. He was musician (bass, guitar, backing vocals), member of the bands Global Village Trucking Company and Man. He recorded and performed with Eurythmics, The Pretenders, Alison Moyet, Lionel Richie, Dr. John, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Annette Peacock, Steve Hillage, Noel McCalla, Bob Young, Shusha Guppy, Wham!, Deke Leonard, Morrissey-Mullen, Claire Hamill, Space Monkey, Jim Diamond, Bob Dylan, Al Corley, Jeffrey Lee Pierce, Microdisney, Five Star, Endgames, John Mizarolli, Gary Moore, Ian Paice, Jaki Graham, Don Airey, Richard Bailey, Peter Auty, Billy Bremner, Terry Stannard, Simon Kirke, Earl Slick, Graham Lyle, Chris Thompson, Patti Austin, Latin Quarter, Phil Manzanera, Matt Bianco, Pete Brown, Helen Watson, Kevin Rowland, Shakira, David Bowie, Tina Turner, Eric Burdon, Kajagoogoo, Johnny Mathis, Everything But The Girl, Todd Sharpville, Branford Marsalis, Rui Veloso, Tim Finn, Ive Mendes, Tom Scott, David Dundas, Danny Tenaglia, The Christians, Phenix Horns, Duran Duran’s Andy Taylor, Jimmy Iovine, Dave Stewart, Wild, Leon Ware, Eternal, James Ingram, Francis Rossi, Karl Jenkins, Albert Lee, Barbara Dickson, Davy Spillane, Charles Aznavour, Raw Stylus, Linda Taylor, Blair Cunningham, Andy Newmark, Teresa Teng, Annabel Lamb, Nadirah X, Bob Clearmountain, Mitchell Froom, Arthur Louis, and Reggae Philharmonic Orchestra.

On February 26, 2019.

On February 26, 2019, Clifford Leon “Andy” Anderson died aged 68. He was musician (drums, percussion), recorded and performed with many artists and bands including Techno Twins, M/Robin Scott, Mother Gong, Jeffrey Lee Pierce, Steve Vengeance, Two-Bit Thief, The Saints, Backbeats, Edgar Broughton Band, Martha Munizzi, Group 1 Crew, the Gun Club, Spirits Burning & Clearlight, Steve Hillage, The Glove, Jimmy Somerville, Jimmy Pursey, Isaac Hayes, Midge Ure, Iggy Pop, Hawkwind, The Last Poets, Jason Donovan, The Rock & Roll Gypsies, Peter Gabriel, Mike Oldfield, Edwyn Collins, Glenn Matlosk, but was best known as member and drummer with The Cure.

On October 19, 1995.

On October 19, 1995, Donald Eugene Cherry died aged 58. He was a musician (trumpet), one of the pioneers in world fusion in the 60s and 70s. Cherry recorded and performed with a number of musicians and bands including Ornette Coleman, Paul Bley, Sonny Rollins, New York Contemporary Five, Naná Vasconcelos, La Monte Young, Abdullah Ibrahim, Carla Bley, Charlie Haden, Allen Ginsberg, Charles Brackeen, Codona, Albert Ayler, Clifford Jordan, Steve Lacy, Michael Mantler, Sunny Murray, Jim Pepper, George Russell, Sun Ra, Lou Reed, Charlie Rouse, Albert Heath, James Mtume, Herbie Hancock, Ed Blackwell, Steve Hillage, Collin Walcott, Latif Khan, Johnny Dyani, Masahiko Togashi, Bengt Berger, Rip Rig + Panic, Bengt Berger Bitter Funeral Beer Band, Dag Vag, Frank Lowe, Jai Uttal, and Ed Blackwell.

On June 7, 2019.

On June 7, 2019, “Concord” label released “Africa Speaks”, the twenty-fifth Santana studio album. It was recorded in 2019, at “Shangri-La” in Malibu, and was produced by Rick Rubin.


  • Carlos Santana– guitars, percussion, backing vocals, executive production, conception, arrangement, musical direction
  • Buika– lead vocals
  • David K. Mathews – Hammond B3 organ, keyboards
  • Salvador Santana– keyboards
  • Tommy Anthony – guitars, musical GPS
  • Benny Rietveld – bass guitar
  • Cindy Blackman Santana– drums
  • Karl Perazzo – timbales, congas, percussion
  • Ray Greene – trombone, backing vocals
  • Laura Mvula– additional vocals
  • Andy Vargas – backing vocals
  • Greg Fidelman, Rob Bisel – recording
  • Dana Nielsen – mixing, recording
  • Sara Lynn Killion, Dylan Neustadter, Tyler Beans – assistant
  • Jim Reitzel – additional engineering
  • Stephen Marcussen – mastering
  • Dave Hanych, Eric Lynn – production coordination
  • Colin Willard, Jeremy Hatcher, Garry Purchit, Gabe Smith, Chloe Poswillo, Ethan Schneiderman – production assistant
  • Rudy Gutierrez – artwork
  • Heather Griffin-Vine – graphic art

Track listing:

  1. Afika Speaks – Carlos Santana, David Axelrod, Buika
  2. Batonga – Carlos Santana, Buika
  3. Oye Este Mi Canto – Carlos Santana, Buika, John Ademola Haastrup
  4. Yo Me Lo Merezco – Carlos Santana, Buika, Jay U Xperience, Stoneface, Drago Uboma
  5. Blue Skies – Carlos Santana, Buika, Laura Mvula, Mike Odumosu
  6. Paraisos Quemados – Carlos Santana, Buika, Mohammed Jabry
  7. Breaking Down the Door – Carlos Santana, Manu Chao, Buika, Drew Gonsalves, Ivan Duran, Rafael de Leon
  8. Les Invisibles – Carlos Santana, Buika, Rachid Taha, Steve Hillage
  9. Luna Hechicera – Carlos Santana, Buika, Ismaël Lô
  10. Bembele – Carlos Santana, Buika, Phillpp Kullmannn, Bojan Vuletic, Michael Timo Ehnes
  11. Candombe Cumbele – Carlos Santana, Buika, Easy Kabaka Brown

On April 13, 1979.

On April 13, 1979, “Blue Plate” and “Virgin” labels released “Rainbow Dome Musick”, the sixth Steve Hillage album. It was recorded in 1979, and was produced by Steve Hillage and Miquette Giraudy. It was ranked among the “1,000 Greatest Albums of All Time” by The Guardian.


 Steve Hillage– lead guitar, electric guitar, glissando guitar, Fender Rhodes, ARP synthesizer, Moog synthesizer

  • Miquette Giraudy– double sequencer, Fender Rhodes, ARP Omni, Tibetan bells
  • Rupert Atwill – Eventide Harmoniser
  • Rupert Atwill / Laserphaze – design

Tracks listing:

  1. Garden of Paradise – Miguette Giraudy, Steve Hillage
  2. Four Ever Rainbow – Steve Hillage

On September 21, 2009.

On September 21, 2009, “G-Wave” label released “2032”, the twelfth Gong studio album. It was recorded in 2009, at “A-Wave Studio” in London, and was produced by Steve Hillage.


  • Daevid Allen – vocals, guitar
  • Steve Hillage– guitar
  • Gilli Smyth– voice, space whisper
  • Miquette Giraudy– synthesisers
  • Mike Howlett– bass
  • Chris Taylor – drums
  • Theo Travis– sax, flute
  • Didier Malherbe– duduk, sax, flute
  • Yuji Katsui– electric violin
  • Elliet Mackrell– violin
  • Stefanie Petrik– backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Daevid Allen, except where noted.

  1. City of Self Fascination
  2. Digital Girl – Daevid Allen, Steve Hillage
  3. How to Stay Alive – Daevid Allen, Steve Hillage, Mike Howlett, Chris Taylor
  4. Escape Control Delete – Daevid Allen, Steve Hillage, Miquette Giraudy, Chris Taylor
  5. Yoni Poem – Gilli Smyth, Miquette Giraudy
  6. Dance with the Pixies
  7. Wacky Baccy Banker – Daevid Allen, Steve Hillage
  8. The Year 2032
  9. Robo-Warriors – Gilli Smyth, Miquette Giraudy
  10. Guitar Zero – Daevid Allen, Chris Taylor
  11. The Gris Gris Girl – Daevid Allen, Steve Hillage
  12. Wave and A Particle – Gilli Smyth, Miquette Giraudy
  13. Pinkle Ponkle – Daevid Allen, Steve Hillage, Gilli Smyth
  14. Portal – Steve Hillage


On September 16, 2016.

On September 16, 2016, “Madfish” label released “Rejoice! I’m Dead!”, the fourteenth Gong studio album. It was recorded in 2016, at “Brixton Hill Studios” and “Music Room Rehearsal Studios in London, “The Lighthouse” in Kent, UK, “Bananamoon Observatory Studios” in Australia, and was produced by Kavus Torabi, Fabio Golfetti, Dave Sturt, Ian East, Cheb Nettles and Daveid Allen.


  • Daevid Allen– vocals, engineer
  • Kavus Torabi– vocals, guitar, engineer
  • Fabio Golfetti– vocals, guitar, engineer
  • Dave Sturt– vocals, bass, engineer, mixing
  • Ian East – sax, flute, engineer
  • Cheb Nettles – vocals, drums, engineer
  • Steve Hillage– guitar
  • Didier Malherbe– duduk
  • Graham Clark – violin
  • Nick Howiantz– engineer
  • Andy Jackson – mastering
  • Mark Cawthra– mixing
  • That Girl – cover, illustration
  • 57design co.uk – layout, illustration

Track listing:

  1. The Thing That Should Be – Cheb Nettles, Dave Sturt, Fabio Golfetti, Ian East, Kavus Torabi
  2. Rejoice- Cheb Nettles, Dave Sturt, Fabio Golfetti, Kavus Torabi, Daevid Allen
  3. Kaptial – Cheb Nettles, Dave Sturt, Fabio Golfetti, Ian East, Kavus Torabi, Daevid Allen
  4. Model Village – Cheb Nettles, Dave Sturt, Fabio Golfetti, Ian East, Kavus Torabi
  5. Beatrix – Cheb Nettles, Dave Sturt, Fabio Golfetti, Ian East, Kavus Torabi, Daevid Allen
  6. Visions – Cheb Nettles, Dave Sturt, Fabio Golfetti, Ian East, Kavus Torabi
  7. The Unspeakable Stands Revealed – Cheb Nettles, Dave Sturt, Fabio Golfetti, Ian East, Kavus Torabi
  8. Through Restless Seas I Come – Cheb Nettles, Dave Sturt, Fabio Golfetti, Ian East, Kavus Torabi
  9. Insert Yr Own Prophecy – Cheb Nettles, Dave Sturt, Fabio Golfetti, Ian East, Kavus Torabi
  10. Floating Anarchy Manifesto – Daevid Allen
  11. Someone You’ll Never Be – Cheb Nettles, Dave Sturt, Fabio Golfetti, Ian East, Kavus Torabi, Graham Clark
  12. Kapital (Original Demo) – Cheb Nettles, Dave Sturt, Fabio Golfetti, Ian East, Kavus Torabi, Daevid Allen
  13. Electricity (Original Demo – Became Part Of Kapital) – Fabio Golfetti
  14. Glastonbury Town (Rehearsal Recording) – Dave Sturt, Ian East, Kavus Torabi, Daevid Allen
  15. Celestial Brigadier (Rehearsal Recording) – Dave Sturt, Kavus Torabi, Daevid Allen
  16. The Paragraph Time Chose To Forget (Inspiral Trio) – Dave Sturt, Kavus Torabi, Ian East


On February 13, 1976.

On February 13, 1976, “Virgin” label released “Shamal”, the sixth Gong studio album. It was recorded in December 1975, at “Basing Street Studios” and “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by Nick Mason.


  • Mike Howlett– bass guitar, vocals
  • Didier Malherbe– tenor sax, soprano sax, flute, bansuri, gongs
  • Mireille Bauer– marimba, glockenspiel, xylophone, percussion, gongs
  • Pierre Moerlen– drums, vibraphone, tubular bells
  • Patrice Lemoine – organ, piano, synthesizer
  • Steve Hillage– acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Miquette Giraudy, Sandy Colley – vocals
  • Jorge Pinchevsky – violin
  • Phil Ault, Dave Hutchins, Ben Tavera King, Rick Curtain, Ben King: engineer
  • Clive Arrowsmith: artwork, photography

Track listing:

  1. Wingful of Eyes – Mike Howlett
  2. Chandra – Patrice Lemoine
  3. Bambooji – Didier Malherbe
  4. Cat in Clark’s Shoes – Didier Malherbe
  5. Mandrake – Pierre Moerlen
  6. Shamal – Mike Howlett, Didier Malherbe, Patrice Lemoine, Mireille Bauer

In August 1981.

In August 1981, “Virgin” label released “Sons and Fascination/Sister Feelings Call”, the fourth Simple Minds album. It was recorded in 1981, and was produced by Steve Hillage. “Sons and Fascination”  and “Sister Feelings Call” were two separate albums, assembled from the same sessions and released at the same time and, in some instances, sold as a double-LP set.


  • Jim Kerr– vocals
  • Charlie Burchill– guitars
  • Mick MacNeil– keyboards
  • Derek Forbes– basses
  • Brian McGee– drums
  • Ken Lockie
  • Jaqui

Track listing:

Sons and Fascination

All lyrics by Jim Kerr, all music by Jim Kerr, Charlie Burchill, Mick MacNeil, Derek Forbes and Brian McGee.

  1. In Trance as Mission
  2. Sweat in Bullet
  3. 70 Cities as Love Brings the Fall
  4. Boys From Brazil
  5. Love Song
  6. This Earth That You Walk Upon
  7. Sons and Fascination
  8. Seeing out the Angel

Sister Feelings Call

All lyrics by Jim Kerr, all music by Jim Kerr, Charlie Burchill, Mick MacNeil, Derek Forbes and Brian McGee.

  1. Theme for Great Cities
  2. The American
  3. 20th Century Promised Land
  4. Wonderful in Young Life
  5. League of Nations
  6. Careful in Career
  7. Sound in 70 Cities” (Dub mix of “70 Cities as Love Brings the Fall”)