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On September 26, 2003.

On September 26, 2003, Robert Allen Palmer died aged 54. He was musician (guitar, vocal), songwriter and music producer, member of bands Joe Vinegar and The Power Station. He had powerful, distinctive, gritty, soulful voice and sartorial elegance, his music combined soul, jazz, rock, pop, reggae and blues elements. Palmer had successful solo career, received a number of awards, including “ASCAP Pop Music Award” for “Most Performed Songs” (1986 and 1990), two “Grammy Awards” for “Best Male Rock Vocal Performance” (1989), “MTV Video Music Award” (1986), “Pollstar Concert Industry Awards” for “Small Hall Tour Of The Year” (1987). As leader Palmer released 15 albums.

In June 1985.

In June 1985, “Warner Bros” label released “B-Movie Matinee”, the second Nile Rodgers studio album. It was recorded in 1985, at “The Power Station” and “Atlantic Recording Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Nile Rodgers and Tommy “Rock” Jymi.

Personnel:

  • Nile Rodgers – lead and backing vocals, guitars, keyboards
  • Alfa Anderson – lead and backing vocals
  • Frank Simms, George Simms, David Spinner, Curtis King – backing vocals
  • Tommy Jymi, Rob Sabino – keyboards
  • Jimmy Bralower – guitars, bass, drums
  • James Farber – recording, mixing
  • Eric Mahler – second engineer
  • Bobby Warner, Malcolm Pollack, Josh Abbey – additional engineers
  • Steve Rinkoff, Dave Greenberg, Ira McLaughlin, Dan Nash – additional second engineers
  • Joe Sidore, Gus “Nan Desuka” Skinas – digital engineering
  • Budd Tunnick, Kevin Jones – production managers
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Mick Haggerty – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Nile Rodgers, except where noted.

  1. Plan-9 – Nile Rodgers, Jimmy Bralower
  2. State Your Mind – Martin Celay
  3. The Face in The Window – Eric Lowen, Rick Boston, Dan Navarro
  4. Doll Squad
  5. Let’s Go Out Tonight
  6. Groove Master
  7. Wavelength
  8. Stay Out Of The Light

On April 18, 1996.

On April 18, 1996, Bernard Edwards died aged 43. He was musician (bass), singer, songwriter and record producer, co-founder of the band Chic. As musician and producer he worked with David Bowie, Sister Sledge, Diana Ross, Debbie Harry, Madonna, The Power Station, Duran Duran, Norma Jean Wright, Mick Jagger, Joe Cocker, Paul Simon, Sheila and B. Devotion, Nona Hendryx, Robert Palmer, Belouis Some, Air Supply, Rod Stewart, Adam Ant and James Freud. As leader Edwards released one album. In 2017, “Bass Player” magazine placed Edwards at number 53 on its list of the “Greatest Bassist of All Time”.

On January 27, 1998.

On January 27, 1986, “Virgin” label released “Album”, the fifth Public Image Ltd. album. It was recorded in 1985, at “Electric Lady Studios”, “The Power Station”, “Quadrasonic Sound Studios”, and “RPM Sound Studios” in  New York City, and was produced by Bill Laswell.

Personnel:

  • John Lydon – lead vocals
  • Bill Laswell – bass 
  • Steve Vai – guitar
  • Nicky Skopelitis – guitar 
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto – Fairlight CMI
  • Bernie Worrell – organ, Yamaha DX7 
  • Ginger Baker – drums 
  • Tony Williams – drums 
  • Bernard Fowler – backing vocals
  • Jonas Hellborg – bass
  • Shankar – electric violin
  • Malachi Favors – acoustic bass
  • Steve Turre – didgeridoo
  • Aïyb Dieng – chatan pot drums

Track listing:

All tracks by John Lydon and Bill Laswell except where noted.

  1. F.F.F.
  2. Rise
  3. Fishing – John Lydon, Jebin Bruni, Mark Schulz
  4. Round – John Lydon, Mark Schulz
  5. Bags – John Lydon, Jebin Bruni, Mark Schulz
  6. Home
  7. Ease – John Lydon, Jebin Bruni

On November 12, 2003.

On November 12, 2003, Anthony Terrence Thompson died aged 48. He was musician (drums), member of bands the Distance, That Hideous Strength, Labelle, The Power Station, and Chic, has performed and recorded with Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Jody Walley, Elton John, Mick Jagger, Crown of Thorns, and Rod Stewart.

On July 29, 1986.

On July 29, 1986, “Family Productions” and “Columbia” labels released “The Bridge”, the tenth Billy Joel studio album. It was recorded 1985 – 1986, at “The Power Station”, “Chelsea Sound”, “RCA Studios”, in New York City and “Evergreen Studios”, in Burbank, California, and was produced by Phil Ramone. The album was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, 2 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, and 2 x Platinum in the US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Billy Joel– lead and backing vocals, acoustic piano, synthesizers, electric guitar, Fender Rhodes
  • Ray Charles– acoustic piano, lead vocals
  • David Brown – guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar
  • Russell Javors– guitar
  • Liberty DeVitto– drums, percussion
  • Doug Stegmeyer– bass guitar
  • Mark Rivera– tenor and alto saxophone
  • Rob Mounsey– synthesizer, orchestration
  • Jeff Bova– synthesizer, orchestration
  • Steve Winwood– Hammond B3 organ
  • Dean Parks– guitar
  • John McCurry– guitar
  • Neil Stubenhaus– bass guitar
  • Ron Carter– acoustic bass
  • Neil Jason– bass guitar
  • Vinnie Colaiuta– drums
  • Jimmy Bralower – percussion
  • Eddie Daniels– alto saxophone
  • Michael Brecker– tenor saxophone
  • Ronnie Cuber– baritone saxophone
  • Dave Bargeron– trombone
  • Marvin Stamm– trumpet
  • Alan Rubin– trumpet
  • Don Brooks– harmonica
  • Patrick Williams– arrangements
  • Philippe Saisse– orchestration
  • Peter Hewlett – backing vocals
  • Cyndi Lauper– harmony vocals
  • Joseph D’Ambrosio – production coordinator
  • Jim Boyer – engineer
  • Steve Boyer, David Dickson, Bradshaw Leigh, Fred Tenny – engineer assistant
  • Ricki Begin, Peter Bergren, Mark Betts, Steve Buller, Cary Butler, Gary Ciuzio, Ed Evans, Bruce Howell, Joe Lopes, Frank Rodriguez, Billy Rothschild, Joe Salvatto, Audrey Tanaka, Phil Vachon – technical support
  • Ted Jensen– mixing
  • Mark Larson – design
  • Brad Holland – cover painting
  • Patrick Demarchelier – photography
  • Larry Busacca, Phil Ramone, Charles Reilly – sleeve photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Joel, except where noted.

  1. Running on Ice
  2. This Is the Time
  3. A Matter of Trust
  4. Modern Woman
  5. Baby Grand
  6. Big Man on Mulberry Street
  7. Temptation
  8. Code of Silence – Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper
  9. Getting Closer

On June 6, 1989.

On June 6, 1989, “Elektra” label released “World in Motion”, the ninth Jackson Browne album. It was recorded in 1988, at “Groove Masters” in Santa Monica, CA, “The Power Station” in New York City, “Island Studios” in London, “Studio Devout” in  Paris, and was produced by Jackson Browne and Scott Thurston.

Personnel:

  • Jackson Browne – lead vocals, lead, resonator and baritone guitar, piano, baritone guitar, keyboards, drum programming
  • Craig Doerge– keyboards
  • Doug Haywood – keyboards, organ, harmony vocals
  • Ray Lema– keyboards, harmony vocals
  • Jorge Strunz – acoustic gut-string guitar
  • Scott Thurston– bass, keyboards, guitar, harmony vocals
  • Bob Glaub– bass guitar, guitar
  • Kevin Dukes– guitar, acoustic and electric guitar
  • David Lindley– lap steel guitar
  • Yves N’Djock – guitar
  • Robbie Shakespeare– bass
  • Sly Dunbar– drums
  • Walfredo Reyes, Jr.– drums
  • Michael Jochum– drums, tom tom
  • Russ Kunkel– drums, drum programming
  • Alex Acuña– percussion
  • Brice Wouassy – percussion
  • Hugo Pedroza – charango, tiple
  • Salif Keita– Malian vocals
  • David Crosby– harmony vocals
  • Bonnie Raitt– harmony vocals
  • Lori B. Williams – harmony vocals
  • Drummie Zeb– harmony vocals
  • Djene Doumbouya – harmony vocals
  • Brinsley Dan Forde– harmony vocals
  • Tony Gad – harmony vocals
  • Bill Irvin – production assistant
  • James Geddes, Paul Smykle – engineer
  • Terry Becker, Jim Nipar, David Tickle, Phillippe Boisse, Roy Hendrickson – additional engineer
  • Scott Blockland, Ingmar Kiang – assistant engineer
  • Doug Sax– mastering
  • Ed Wong – technical engineer
  • Dawn Patrol, Jimmy Wachtel – art direction, design
  • Annie Leibovitz – photography
  • Francisco Letelier – paintings

Track listing:

All tracks by Jackson Browne except where noted:

  1. World in Motion – Jackson Browne, Craig Doerge
  2. Enough of the Night
  3. Chasing You into the Light
  4. How Long
  5. Anything Can Happen
  6. When the Stone Begins to Turn
  7. The Word Justice – Jackson Browne, Scott Thurston
  8. My Personal Revenge – Tomás Borge, Luis Enrique Mejía Godoy, translation by Jorge Calderón
  9. I Am a Patriot – Steven Van Zandt
  10. Lights and Virtues

 

On July 9, 1995.

On July 9, 1995, “Arista” label “Who’s Zoomin’ Who?”, the thirtieth Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded October 1984 – May 1995,at “The Automatt” in San Francisco, “The Plant Recording Studios” in Sausalito, “United Sound Systems” in Detroit, “Right Track Recording” and “The Power Station” in New York City, and was produced by Aretha Franklin, David A. Stewart and  Narada Michael Walden.

Personnel:

  • Aretha Franklin – lead vocals
  • Walter Afanasieff– keyboards
  • Preston Glass– backing vocals, keyboards, keyboard vibes
  • Peter Wolf– lead vocals
  • Nat Adderley Jr.– keyboards
  • Robbie Kondor – synthesizer
  • Annie Lennox– lead vocals, keyboards
  • David A. Stewart– keyboards, rhythm guitar
  • Benmont Tench– Hammond organ
  • Corrado Rustici– guitar, guitar synthesizer
  • Ray Gomez – guitar solo
  • Doc Powell– guitar
  • Steve Khan– guitar
  • Mike Campbell– lead guitar
  • Carlos Santana– guitar solo
  • Randy Jackson– synth bass, bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Louis Johnson– bass guitar
  • Nathan East– bass guitar
  • Narada Michael Walden– drums, percussion, acoustic piano, keyboards
  • Yogi Horton– drums
  • Stan Lynch– drums
  • Shelly Yakus – drums
  • Steve Kroon – percussion
  • Gigi Gonaway– tambourine
  • The Santana Rhythm Section– percussion
  • Andy Narell – steel drums
  • Clarence Clemons– saxophone
  • Paul Riser– string arrangements
  • Dizzy Gillespie– trumpet solo
  • Kitty Beethoven – backing vocals
  • Carolyn Franklin– backing vocals
  • Jim Gilstrap– backing vocals
  • Vicki Randle– backing vocals
  • Sylvester– backing vocals
  • Jeanie Tracy – backing vocals
  • Martha Wash– backing vocals
  • Laundon Von Hendricks – backing vocals
  • Nikita Germaine – backing vocals
  • The Charles Williams Singers – choir
  • Craig Thomas – backing vocals
  • Karen Benington – backing vocals
  • Sandra Feva – backing vocals
  • Margaret Branch – backing vocals
  • Brenda Corbett – backing vocals
  • Sephra Herman – production coordination
  • Clive Davis– executive producer
  • Don Smith – engineer, mixing
  • Josh Abbey – engineer
  • David Frazer – engineer
  • Adam Williams – engineer
  • Jay Willis – assistant engineer
  • Moira Marquis – second engineer
  • Ray Pyle – second engineer
  • Paul Hamingson – second engineer
  • Gordon Logan – second engineer
  • Dominick Celani – assistant engineer
  • Dana Chappelle – second engineer
  • Tim Crich – second engineer
  • Maureen Droney – second engineer
  • Michael Brauer – additional mixing
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Stephen Marcussen– original mastering
  • David A. Stewart – mixing
  • John Pinderhughes – photography
  • Donn Davenport – art direction
  • Artis Lane – painting

Track listing:

  1. Freeway of Love – Jeffrey E. Cohen, Narada Michael Walden
  2. Another Night – Beppe Cantarelli, Roy Freeland
  3. Sweet Bitter Love – Van McCoy
  4. Who’s Zoomin’ Who – Aretha Franklin, Preston Glass, Narada Michael Walden
  5. Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves – Annie Lennox, David A. Stewart
  6. Until You Say You Love Me – Preston Glass, Narada Michael Walden
  7. Ain’t Nobody Ever Loved You – Jeffrey E. Cohen, Narada Michael Walden
  8. Push – Jeffrey E. Cohen, Narada Michael Walden
  9. Integrity – Aretha Franklin

On April 7, 1992.

On April 7, 1992, “Blue Note” label released “Grace Under Pressure”, the 17th John Scofield album. It was recorded in December 1991, at “The Power Station” in New York City, and was produced by Steve Swallow.

Personnel:

  • John Scofield – electric guitar
  • Bill Frisell – electric andacoustic guitars
  • Charlie Haden- bass
  • Joey Baron- drums
  • Randy Brecker- flugelhorn
  • Jim Pugh- trombone
  • John Clark- French horn

Track listing:

All tracks by John Scofield

  1. You Bet
  2. Grace Under Pressure
  3. Honest I Do
  4. Scenes from a Marriage
  5. Twang
  6. Pat Me
  7. Pretty Out
  8. Bill Me
  9. Same Axe
  10. Unique New York

 

On April 5, 1994.

On April 5, 1994, “Blue Note” label released “I Can See Your House from Here”,  album by John Scofield and Pat Metheny. It was recorded in December 1993, at “The Power Station” in New York City, and was produced by Lee Townsend.

Personnel:

  • John Scofield – electric and acoustic guitar (left stereo channel)
  • Pat Metheny – electric guitar, nylon-string acoustic guitar, guitar synthesizer(right stereo channel)
  • Steve Swallow– bass guitar
  • Bill Stewart– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Pat Metheny except where noted.

  1. I Can See Your House from Here – John Scofield
  2. The Red One
  3. No Matter What – John Scofield
  4. Everybody’s party – John Scofield
  5. Message to My Friend
  6. No Way Jose – John Scofield
  7. Say the Brother’s Name
  8. Quiet Rising
  9. One Way to Be
  10. You Speak My Language – John Scofield