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On July 9, 1983.

On July 9, 1983, “Innervision” label released “Fantastic”, the debut Wham! studio album. It was recorded 1981 – 1983, at “Maison Rouge Studios” in London, and was produced by Steve Brown, George Michael and Bob Carter. The album was certified Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”, and 3 x Platinum in UK by the “BPI”.

Personnel:

  • George Michael – vocals, background vocals, keyboards
  • Robert Ahwai, Andrew Ridgeley – guitar
  • Jess Bailey, Bob Carter, Anne Dudley, Tommy Eyre – keyboards
  • Baps, Guy Barker, Raoul, Colin Graham, Chris Hunter, Roddy Lorimer, Iain MacKintosh, Ian Ritchie, Paul Cox, Geoff Daley, Martin Drover – horn
  • Graham Broad, Trevor Murrell– drums
  • Jimmy Chambers, George Chandler Linda Hayes, Shirlie Holliman, Tony Jackson, Josie James, Katie Kisson, Stevie Lang, C. Lee, Sylvia Mason – background vocals
  • Andy Duncan – drums, percussion
  • Deon Estus, Brad Lang, John McKenzie– bass
  • Luis Jardim, Tony Moroni – percussion
  • Dave Mortimer – shouts
  • Paul Ridgeley – guitar, shouts
  • Chris Craymer, Janusz Guttner – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by George Michael, except where noted.

  1. Bad Boys
  2. A Ray of Sunshine
  3. Love Machine – Pete Moore, Billy Griffin
  4. Wham Rap! (Enjoy What You Do) – Michael Andrew Ridgeley
  5. Club Tropicana – Michael Andrew Ridgeley
  6. Nothing Looks the Same in the Light
  7. Come On
  8. Young Guns (Go for It!)
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In June 1979.

In June 1979 “United Artists” label released “Night Owl”, the third Gerry Rafferty album. It was recorded 1978–1979, at “Chipping Norton Recording Studios” and “Lansdowne Recording Studios”, and was produced by Hugh Murphy and Gerry Rafferty.

Personnel:

  • Gerry Rafferty – vocals, acoustic guitar, polymoog, piano
  • John Kirkpatrick– accordion
  • Richard Thompson– guitar, mandolin
  • Barbara Dickson– background vocals
  • Richard Harvey– organ, synthesiser, recorder, penny whistle
  • Richard Brunton – guitar
  • Hugh Burns – guitar
  • Betsy Cook– background vocals
  • Tommy Eyre– synthesiser, piano
  • Liam Genockey– drums
  • Graham Preskett – violin, fiddle, mandolin, piano
  • Raphael Ravenscroft– saxophone, lyricon
  • Frank Ricotti– percussion
  • Linda Thompson– background vocals
  • Pete Wingfield– organ
  • Gary Taylor – bass, vocals
  • Patrick(John Byrne) – front cover painting

Track listing:

All tracks by Gerry Rafferty.

  1. Days Gone Down (Still Got the Light in Your Eyes)
  2. Night Owl
  3. The Way That You Do It
  4. Why Won’t You Talk To Me?
  5. Get It Right Next Time
  6. Take the Money and Run
  7. Family Tree
  8. Already Gone
  9. The Tourist
  10. It’s Gonna Be a Long Night

On May 21, 2001.

On May 21, 2001, Tommy Eyre died aged 52.  He was a session keyboardist who has recorded and performed with John Martyn, Alex Harvey, Greg Lake, Michael Schenker, Gary Moore, B.B. King, John Mayall, Tracy Chapman Wham!, Marc Almond, Scarlet Rivera, Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation, Blue Whale, Jaklin, Riff Raff  and ZZebra, but he was best known for playing on Joe Cocker’s “With A Little Help From My Friends” and Gerry Rafferty’s “Baker Street” and “Right Down the Line”. Eyre has released seven solo albums.

 

On May 31, 1995.

Blues for Greeny

On May 31, 1995, “Charisma” label released “Blues for Greeny”, album by Gary Moore. It was recorded in 1995, and was produced by Ian Taylor and Gary Moore. “Blues for Greeny” is cover album in honor of Peter Green, founder of the band Fleetwood Mac.

Personnel:

  • Gary Moore- guitar, vocals
  • Tommy Eyre- keyboards
  • Nick Payn – baritone saxophone
  • Nick Pentelow – tenor saxophone
  • Andy Pyle- bass
  • Graham Walker – drums

Track listing:

  1. If You Be My Baby – Peter Greenbaum, Clifford G. Adams
  2. Long Grey Mare – Peter Greenbaum
  3. Merry-Go-Round – Peter Greenbaum
  4. I Loved Another Woman – Peter Greenbaum
  5. Need Your Love So Bad – Mertis John Jr.
  6. The Same Way – Peter Greenbaum
  7. The Supernatural – Peter Greenbaum
  8. Driftin’ – Peter Greenbaum
  9. Showbiz Blues – Peter Greenbaum
  10. Love That Burns – Peter Greenbaum, Clifford G. Adams
  11. Looking For Somebody – Peter Greenbaum

 

On April 23, 1969.

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On April 23, 1969, “Regal Zonophone” label released released “With a Little Help from My Friends”, the debut Joe Cocker album. It was recorded in 1968, at “Olympic Studios” and “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by Denny Cordell.

Personnel:

  • Joe Cocker: vocals
  • David Cohen: guitar
  • Tony Visconti: guitar
  • Jimmy Page: guitar
  • Henry McCullough: guitar
  • Albert Lee: guitar
  • Chris Stainton: piano, organ, bass guitar
  • Tommy Eyre: piano, organ
  • Artie Butler: piano
  • Matthew Fisher: organ
  • Stevie Winwood: organ
  • Carol Kaye: bass guitar
  • Clem Cattini: drums
  • Mike Kellie: drums
  • J. Wilson: drums
  • Kenny: drums
  • Laudir: tumba, maracas
  • Brenda Holloway: backing vocals
  • Patrice Holloway: backing vocals
  • Merry Clayton: backing vocals
  • Madeline Bell: backing vocals
  • Rosetta Hightower: backing vocals
  • Sue Wheetman: backing vocals
  • Sunny Wheetman: backing Vocals
  • Paul Humphrey: drums
  • Tony Visconti: mixing engineer
  • Tom Wilkes: album design
  • Martin Keeley: front cover shot
  • Eric Hays: Back Cover Shot
  • Herb Greene: back cover shot

Track listing:

  1. Feeling Alright – Dave Mason
  2. Bye Bye Blackbird – Ray Henderson, Mort Dixon
  3. Change in Louise – Joe Cocker, Chris Stainton
  4. Marjorine – Joe Cocker, Chris Stainton
  5. Just Like a Woman – Bob Dylan
  6. Do I Still Figure in Your Life? – Pete Dello
  7. Sandpaper Cadillac – Joe Cocker, Chris Stainton
  8. Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – Gloria Caldwell, Sol Marcus, Bennie Benjamin
  9. With a Little Help from My Friends – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  10. I Shall Be Released – Bob Dylan