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On July 28, 1979.

On July 28, 1979, “Virgin” label released the self-titled, debut Flying Lizards album. It was recorded 1978 – 1979, at “Berry Street Studio”, “Brixton Academy” in London, and in New York City, Munich, and Maidstone, and was produced by David Cunningham.


  • David Cunningham – engineer
  • Steve Beresford – guitar, bass, keyboards
  • David Toop
  • Michael Upton
  • Julian Marshall
  • Dave Hunt – engineer
  • Laurie Rae Chamberlain – sleeve art
  • Richard Rayner-Canham – sleeve art, photography

Track listing:

All tracks by David Cunningham except where noted

  1. Der Song von Mandelay (Mandelay Song) – Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill
  2. Her Story – Dave Solomon, David Cunningham, General-Strike, Vivien Goldman
  3. TV – David Cunningham, Deborah Evans-Stickland, General-Strike
  4. Russia
  5. Summertime Blues – Eddie Cochran, Jerry Capehart
  6. Money (That’s What I Want) – Berry Gordy, Janie Bradford
  7. The Flood
  8. Trouble
  9. Events During Flood
  10. The Window – Vivien Goldman

On January 16, 1968.

BlueCheer Vincebus Eruptum

On January 16, 1968, “Philips” label released “Vincebum Eruptum”, the debut Blue Cheer studio album.  It was recorded in 1967, at the “Amigo Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Abe “Voco” Kesh.


  • Dickie Peterson– vocals, bass
  • Leigh Stephens– guitar
  • Paul Whaley– drums
  • John Van Hamersveld– photography

Track listing:

  1. Summertime Blues – Eddie Cochran, Jerry Capehart
  2. Rock Me Baby – B.B. King, Joe Josea
  3. Doctor Please – Dickie Peterson
  4. Out of Focus – Dickie Peterson
  5. Parchment Farm – Mouse Allison
  6. Second Time Around – Dickie Peterson


On April 17, 1960.


On April 17, 1960, Edward Raymond ‘Eddie’ Cochran died aged 22. His songs “C’mon everybody”, “Somethin’ else” and “Summertime blues”, were big rockabilly hits in the late 50’ and early 60’. He is also important as one of the first musicians who started experiments with multitrack recording and overdubbing.