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On March 14, 1991.

On March 14, 1991, Jerome Solon Felder aka Doc Pomus died aged 65. He was singer and songwriter, co-writer (together with Mort Shuman) of big number of hits, many of them became rock and roll standards, including: “A Teenager in Love”, “Save The Last Dance For Me”, “Hushabye”, “This Magic Moment”, “Turn Me Loose”, “Sweets For My Sweet”, “Go, Jimmy, Go”, “Little Sister”, “Can’t Get Used to Losing You”, “Suspicion”, “Surrender” and “His Latest Flame”. He also co-wrote with Phil Spector few successful tracks including “Young Boy Blues”, “Ecstasy”, “First Taste of Love” and “What Am I to Do?” His songs were performed by hundreds of artists including The Beatles, Ray Charles, Elvis Presley, Elvis Costello, Dean Martin, Andy Williams, Bad Company, Leonard Cohen, Van Morrison, Led Zeppelin, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Buble, Dolly Parton, Joe Cocker, ZZ Top, Emmy Lou Harris, Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, Harry Nilsson, John Hiatt, The Beach Boys, B.B. King, Dion, The New York Dolls, Shawn Colvin and Los Lobos. As singer Pomus performed with Milt Jackson, Mickey Baker, and King Curtis. In 1991 he was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”, in 1992, in the “Songwriters Hall of Fame”, and in 2012 into the “Blues Hall of Fame”.

On November 11, 2014.

On November 11, 2014, “Metropolis Records” label released “Superstition”, the sixth Birthday Massacre studio album. It was recorded in 2014, at “Dire Studios”, “The Altar Studios” in Toronto, Canada, and was produced by Michael Rainbow and Michael Falcore.


  • Chibi – performance
  • Michael Rainbow – performance, mixing, album cover design
  • Michael Falcore – performance, mixing
  • Aaron Cunningham – design, artwork
  • Nathaniel Radmacher – additional bass
  • Nik Pesut – additional percussion
  • Dave Ogilvie – mix engineer, mixing
  • Karl Dicaire – assistant mix engineer
  • Noah Mintz – mastering 
  • Owen MacKinder – album cover design
  • Andrew Rainbow – album cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Chibi, Rainbow and Michae Falcore, except where noted.

  1. Divide
  2. Diaries
  3. Superstition – co-written with Aaron Cunningham
  4. Destroyer
  5. Surrender
  6. Oceania
  7. Rain
  8. Beyond
  9. The Other Side
  10. Trinity

On June 9, 1997.

On June 9, 1977, “Atlantic” label released “Monkey Island”, the seventh J. Geils Band album. It was recorded in 1977, and was produced by Peter Wolf, J. Geils, Magic Dick, Seth Justan, Danny Klein and Stephen Bladd.


  • Peter Wolf- lead vocals
  • Geils- guitar
  • Magic Dick- harmonica
  • Seth Justman- keyboards
  • Danny Klein- bass
  • Stephen Bladd – drums
  • Michelle Cobbs – background vocals
  • Evette Benton – background vocals
  • Cissy Houston- background vocals
  • Barbara Ingram- background vocals
  • Theresa Reed – background vocals
  • Diane Sumler – background vocals
  • Harriet Tharpe – background vocals
  • Luther Vandross- background vocals
  • Michael Brecker- tenor saxophone
  • Randy Brecker– trumpet
  • Ronnie Cuber– saxophone
  • Lew Del Gatto – saxophone
  • Arif Mardin- strings conductor
  • Alan Rubin– trumpet
  • Lew Soloff– trumpet
  • Frank Vicari– saxophone
  • David Thoener – engineer
  • Jay Krugman, Rod O’Brien, Corky Stasiak – assistant engineer
  • David Thoener – mixing
  • George Marino – remastering
  • Peter Corriston – design
  • Alen MacWeeney – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Peter Wolf and Seth Justman except where noted.

  1. Surrender
  2. You’re the Only One
  3. I Do – Melvin Mason, Johnny Paden, Frank Paden, Alfred Smith, Willie Stephenson
  4. Somebody
  5. I’m Falling
  6. Monkey Island
  7. I’m Not Rough
  8. So Good
  9. Wreckage


On November 12, 2012.

On November 12, 2012, “ECM” label released “Dream Logic”, the sixth Eivind Aarset studio album. It was recorded 2011 – 2012, at “Punkt Studio & Tjernsbråtan”, in Norway, and was produced by Jan Bang.


  • Eivind Aarset- guitars, bass guitar, electronics, percussion, samples, programming
  • Jan Bang- samples, dictaphone, programming, recording, miing
  • Audun Kleive- log drum sample
  • Erik Honoré, Jan Erik Kongshaug – recording, mixing
  • Jan Erik Kongshaug – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Close (For Comfort)
  2. Surrender
  3. Jukai (Sea of Trees)
  4. Black Silence
  5. Active
  6. Close (Variation I)
  7. Reactive
  8. Homage to Greene
  9. The Whispering Forest
  10. Close (Variation II)
  11. The Beauty of Decay

On June 27, 2006.

On June 27, 2006, “Atlantic” label released “Billy Talent II”, the second Billy Talent studio album. It was recorded 2005 – 2006, at “The Warehouse Studio” in Vancouver, and was produced by Gavin “Golden” Brown and Ian D’Sa.


  • Ben Kowalewicz- lead vocals
  • Ian D’Sa- guitar, vocals
  • Jon Gallant- bass, backing vocals
  • Aaron Solowoniuk- drums
  • Gavin Brown– tambourine
  • Eric Ratz – engineer
  • Steve Blair, Mary Gormley – A&R
  • Chris Lord-Alge – mixing
  • Kenny Luong – digital editing
  • Liz Barrett – art producer
  • Kim Kinakin, Henry Fong – artwork
  • Kim Kinakin – package design
  • Henry Fong – cover illustration
  • Ian D’Sa – art direction
  • Dustin Rabin – photography

Track listing:

  1. Devil in a Midnight Mass
  2. Red Flag
  3. This Suffering
  4. Worker Bees
  5. Pins and Needles
  6. Fallen Leaves
  7. Where Is the Line?
  8. Covered in Cowardice
  9. Surrender
  10. The Navy Song
  11. Perfect World
  12. Sympathy
  13. Burn the Evidence


In June 1982.

In June 1982, “Polydor” label released “Animation”, the third Jon Anderson solo album. It was recorded 1981 – 1982, and was produced by Jon Anderson, Neil Kernon and Tony Visconti.


  • Jon Anderson – vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Stefano Cerri – electric bass
  • Clem Clempson– guitars
  • Chris Rainbow– vocals
  • Simon Phillips– drums and percussions
  • David Sancious– keyboards
  • John Giblin: bass
  • Morris Pert: percussions
  • Brazil Idiots : brazilian percussions
  • Jack Bruce: bass
  • Dave Lawson: keyboards
  • Ronnie Leahy: keyboards
  • Brother James : percussions
  • Billy Kristian : guitar
  • Blue Weaver: keyboards
  • Ian Wallace: drums
  • Delmay String Quartet : strings

Track listing:

All tracks by Jon Anderson.

  1. Olympia
  2. Animation
  3. Surrender
  4. All in a Matter of Time
  5. Unlearning (The Dividing Line)
  6. Boundaries
  7. Pressure Point
  8. Much Better Reason
  9. All Gods Children

In May 1978.

In May 1978, “Epic” label released “Heaven Tonight”, the third Cheap Trick studio album. It was recorded 1977-1978, at “Record Plant” and “Sound City Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Tom Werman. In 1979 the album was certified Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada” and Platinum in US by “RIIA” in 1995.


  • Robin Zander– lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Rick Nielsen– lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Tom Petersson– bass, backing vocals
  • Bun E. Carlos– drums
  • Jai Winding – keyboards
  • Gary Ladinsky – engineer
  • Mike Beiriger – assistant engineer
  • George Marino– mastering
  • Jim Charne, Paula Scher– design
  • Reid Miles- photography

Track listing:

All songs by Rick Nielsen, except where noted.

  1. Surrender
  2. On Top of the World
  3. California Man – Roy Wood
  4. High Roller – Rick Nielsen, Tom Petersson, Robin Zander
  5. Auf Wiedersehen – Rick Nielsen, Tom Petersson
  6. Takin’ Me Back
  7. On the Radio
  8. Heaven Tonight – Rick Nielsen, Tom Petersson
  9. Stiff Competition
  10. How Are You – Rick Nielsen, Tom Petersson
  11. Oh Claire – Bun E. Carlos, Rick Nielsen, Tom Petersson, Robin Zander


On February 28, 1983.


On February 28, 1983, “Island” label released “War”, the third U2 studio album. It was recorded May – August 1982, at “Windmill Lane Studios” in Dublin, and was produced by Steve Lillywhite, except song “The Refugee” produced by Bill Whelan. The album became the band’s first number-one album in the UK and became first gold-certified album in the US. In 2012, magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked “War” at number 223  on its list of  the “500 Greatest Albums of all Time”.


  • Bono– lead vocals, additional guitar
  • The Edge– guitar, piano, lap steel, backing vocals, lead vocals, bass
  • Adam Clayton– bass
  • Larry Mullen, Jr.– drums
  • Kenny Fradley – trumpet
  • Steve Wickham– electric violin
  • The Coconuts: Cheryl Poirier, Adriana Kaegi, Taryn Hagey, Jessica Felton – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by U2.

  1. Sunday Bloody Sunday
  2. Seconds
  3. New Year’s Day
  4. Like a Song
  5. Drowning Man
  6. The Refugee
  7. Two Hearts Beat As One
  8. Red Light
  9. Surrender
  10. 40