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On November 18, 1974.

On November 18, 1974, “Purple” label released “The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper’s Feast”, the second Roger Glover album. It is a concept album based on the children’s poem of a similar title. It was recorded in 1974, at “Kingsway Recorders” in London, and was produced by Roger Glover, and Alan G. Rainer.


  • Roger Glover – bass guitar, synthesizer, piano, guitar, percussion, backing vocals
  • Ian Gillan – vocals
  • Tony Ashton – vocals
  • Helen Chappelle – vocals
  • David Coverdale – vocals
  • Ronnie James Dio – vocals
  • John Goodison – vocals
  • John Gustafson – vocals
  • Jimmy Helms – vocals
  • Glenn Hughes – vocals
  • Judi Kuhl – vocals, backing vocals
  • Neil Lancaster – vocals
  • John Lawton – vocals
  • Micky Lee Soule – vocals
  • Barry St. John – vocals
  • Liza Strike – vocals
  • Kay Garner – backing vocals
  • Joanne Williams – backing vocals
  • Jon Lord – piano
  • Mike Moran – piano
  • Ann Odell – piano
  • Eddie Hardin – vocals, background vocals, keyboards
  • Ray Fenwick – guitar
  • Eddie Jobson – violin
  • Chris Karan – tabla
  • Robin Thompson – bassoon
  • Nigel Watson – saw
  • Jack Emblow – accordion
  • Michael Giles – drums
  • Les Binks – drums
  • The Mountain Fjord Orchestra led by David Woodcock and conducted by Martin Ford, John Bell and Del Newman
  • The album cover design is from Alan Aldridge‘s design for a 1973 book based on the poem “The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper’s Feast”

Track listing:

All tracks by Roger Glover, except where noted.

  1. Dawn
  2. Get Ready
  3. Saffron Dormouse and Lizzy Bee
  4. Harlequin Hare – Roger Glover, Ronnie James Dio, Micky Lee Soule
  5. Old Blind Mole
  6. Magician Moth
  7. No Solution
  8. Behind the Smile
  9. Fly Away
  10. Aranea
  11. Sitting in a Dream
  12. Waiting
  13. Sir Maximus Mouse
  14. Dreams of Sir Bedivere
  15. Together Ahain – Roger Glover, Ronnie James Dio, Micky Lee Soule
  16.  Watch Out for the Bat
  17. The Feast
  18. Love is All – Roger Glover, Eddie Hardin, Ronnie James Dio
  19. Homeward – Roger Glover, Eddie Hardin

On March 19, 1971.

On March 19, 1971, “Decca” label released “Green Bullfrog”, album by an ad-hoc band of musicians lead by Derek Lawrence. It was recorded in 1970, at “De Lane Lea Studios” in London, and was produced by Derek Lawrence.


  • Earl Jordan – vocals
  • Ritchie Blackmore – guitar
  • Albert Lee – guitar
  • Big Jim Sullivan – guitar
  • Rod Alexander – guitar
  • Tony Ashton – piano, organ
  • Matthew Fisher – piano
  • Ian Paice – drums
  • Chas Hodges – bass
  • Martin Birch– engineer

Track listing:

  1. My Baby Left Me – Arthur Crudup
  2. Makin’ Time – Eddie Phillips, Kenny Pickett
  3. Lawdy Miss Clawdy – Lloyd Price
  4. Bullfrog – Derek Lawrence, Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Paice
  5. I Want You – Tony Joe White
  6. I’m a Free Man – Mark “Moogy” Klingman
  7. Walk a Mile in My Shoes – Joe South
  8. Lovin’ You is Good for Me Baby – Derek Lawrence, Corlett, Hutton

In September 1973.

In September 1973, “Raft” label released “It’s Only a Movie”, the seventh Family studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Knowie Hall”; “Olympic Studios” and “Air Studios”, and was produced by Roger Chapman, John “Charlie” Whitney , Tony Ashton, Jim Cregan and Rob Townsend. “It’s Only a Movie” was band’s last studio album before it disbanded the same year.


  • Roger Chapman- lead vocals
  • John “Charlie” Whitney- guitar, banjo
  • Tony Ashton- keyboards, backing vocals
  • Jim Cregan- bass
  • Rob Townsend- drums, percussion
  • Peter Hope-Evans- harmonica
  • Del Newman – string and horn arrangements

Track listing:

All tracks by John “Charlie” Whitney and Roger Chapman,  except where noted.

  1. It’s Only a Movie
  2. Leroy
  3. Buffet Tea for Two
  4. Boom Bang
  5. Boots’n’Roots
  6. Banger
  7. Sweet Desiree
  8. Suspicion
  9. Check Out – John “Charlie” Whitney, Roger Chapman, Jim Cregan

In August 1973.

In August 1973, “Deram” label released “Unlucky Boy”, the sixth Chicken Shack studio album. It was recorded in 1973, and was produced by Neil Slaven.


  • Stan Webb– guitar, vocals
  • Bob Daisley– bass guitar
  • Tony Ashton– piano
  • Paul Hancox – drums, percussion
  • Chris Mercer – saxophones
  • Terry Noonan – string arrangements
  • John Burns- engineer, remixing
  • Anton Matthews – engineer
  • Terry Noonan – string arrangements
  • Neil Slaven – liner notes
  • David Wedgbury – photography

Track listing:

  1. You Know You Could Be Right – Stan Webb
  2. Revelation – Stan Webb
  3. Prudence’s Party – Stan Webb
  4. Too Late to Cry – Lonnie Johnson
  5. Stan the Man – Stan Webb
  6. Unlucky Boy – Big Mama Thornton, William Dupree
  7. As Time Goes Passing By – Stan Webb
  8. Jammin’ with Ash – Stan Webb
  9. He Knows the Rules – Jimmy McCracklin

In May 1973.

In May 1973, “Track Records” label released “Rigor Mortis Sets In”, the third John Entwistle solo album. It was recorded October-November 1972, at “Nova Sound Studios” in London, and was produced by John Entwistle and John Alcock.


  • John Entwistle:bass guitar, electric guitar, keyboards, lead vocals
  • Alan Ross:guitars, piano, accordion, trumpet, synthesizer
  • Jim Ryan:lead guitar
  • Tony Ashton:keyboards, Hammond organ, piano
  • Bryan Williams:trombone, organ
  • Howie Casey: saxophone
  • Members ofThe Ladybirds:
    • Gloria George:backing vocals
    • Maggie Stredder:backing vocals
    • Marian Davies:backing vocals
  • Graham Deakin:drums, percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by John Entwistle, except where noted.

  1. Gimme That Rock ‘n’ Roll
  2. Bass Man – Johnny Cymbal
  3. Do the Dangle
  4. Hound Dog – Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
  5. Made in Japan
  6. My Wife
  7. Roller Skate Kate
  8. Peg Leg Peggy
  9. Lucille – Albert Collins,Richard  Penniman
  10. Big Black Cadillac

In March 1977.

In March 1977, “Polydor” label released “Malice in Wonderland” the only Paice Ashton Lord studio album. It was recorded September-October 1976, at “Miscland Studios” in Munich, and was produced by Ian Paice, Tony Ashton, Jon Lord and Martin Birch.


  • Ian Paice -drums, percussion
  • Tony Ashton – vocals, keyboards
  • Jon Lord – keyboards, synthesizer
  • Paul Martinez – bass
  • Bernie Marsden – guitar and backing vocals
  • Martin Birch – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Ian Paice, Tony Ashton and Jon Lord, except where noted.

  1. Ghost Story
  2. Remember the Good Times – Ian Paice, Tony Ashton, Jon Lord, Bernie Marsden, Paul Martinez
  3. Arabella (Oh Tell Me) – Tony Ashton
  4. Silas & Jerome
  5. Dance with Me Baby – Ian Paice, Tony Ashton, Jon Lord, Bernie Marsden, Paul Martinez
  6. On the Road Again, Again – Ian Paice, Tony Ashton, Jon Lord, Bernie Marsden
  7. Sneaky Private Lee – Ian Paice, Tony Ashton, Jon Lord, Bernie Marsden
  8. I’m Gonna Stop Drinking
  9. Malice in Wonderland


In February 1975.


In February 1975, “Decca” label released “Mad Dog”, the fourth solo John Entwistle studio album and and the debut album by John Entwistle’s Ox. It was recorded in 1974, at “Novasound Studios” and “Scorpio Studios” in London, and was produced by John Alcock and John Entwistle.


  • John Entwistle – bass, vocals, synthesizer
  • Eddie Jobson- piano, violin
  • Tony Ashton- piano
  • Howie Casey- tenor saxophone
  • Dave Caswell – trumpet
  • Doreen Chanter- background vocals
  • Irene Chanter- background vocals
  • Graham Deakin- drums, percussion
  • Juanita “Honey” Franklin – background vocals
  • Nashville Katz- strings
  • John Mealing- piano
  • John Mumford – trombone
  • Dick Parry- baritone saxophone
  • Jim Ryan – guitar
  • Mike Wedgwood- guitar, string arrangements
  • Robert A. Johnson- guitar
  • Mike Deacon – piano

Track listing:

All tracks by John Entwistle, except where noted

  1. I Fall to Pieces
  2. Cell Number 7 – John Entwistle,Tony Ashton
  3. You Can Be So Mean
  4. Lady Killer
  5. Who in the Hell
  6. Mad Dog
  7. Jungle Bunny – John Entwistle,Graham Deakin
  8. I’m So Scared
  9. Drowning

On June 28, 1982.


On June 28, 1982, “Harvest” label released “Before I Forget”, album by Jon Lord. It was recorded in September 1981, February – March 1982, at “Britannia Row Studios”, and was produced by Guy Bidmead and Jon Lord.


  • Jon Lord: piano, organ, keyboards, mini Moog
  • Vicky Brown: lead and backing vocals
  • Tony Ashton: lead vocals
  • Elmer Gantry: lead vocals
  • Sam Brown: backing vocals
  • Bernie Marsden: guitar, lead vocals
  • Mick Ralphs: guitar
  • Neil Murray: bass
  • Boz Burrell: bass
  • Ian Paice: drums
  • Simon Phillips: drums
  • Cozy Powell: drums
  • Simon Kirke: drums
  • Assisted by Guy Bidmead
  • Engineered by Guy Bidmead
  • Assistant engineer: Mike Johnson
  • Mixed by Guy Bidmead and Mike Johnson

Track listing:

All tracks by Jon Lord, except where noted.

  1. Chance on a Feeling
  2. Tender Babes (O Ye Tender Babes) – Thomas Tallis, arr. by Jon Lord
  3. Hollywood Rock And Roll
  4. Bach Onto This (Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565) – Johann Sebastian Bach, Jon Lord by Jon Lord
  5. Before I Forget
  6. Say Its Alright
  7. Burntwood
  8. Where Are You?

On November 27, 1970.

George Harrison-All Things Must Pass

On November 27, 1970, “Apple” label released “All Things Must Pass”, the third George Harrison solo album. The material for the triple album was recorded from May to October 1970, at the Abbey Road Studios, Trident Studios,  Apple Studio in London, and was produced by Phil Spector and George Harrison. In 1993 “The Times” magazine ranked “All Things Must Pass” on number 79 on it’s list of “The 100 Best Albums of All Time”, magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked the album on place 433 on its list of “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. In January 2014, “All Things Must Pass” was inducted into the “Grammy Hall of Fame”. The album was certified six-times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.


  • George Harrison– vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, dobro, harmonica, Moog synthesizer, harmonium,backing vocals
  • Eric Clapton– electric and acoustic guitars, backing vocals
  • Gary Wright– piano, organ, electric piano
  • Bobby Whitlock– organ, harmonium, piano, tubular bells, backing vocals
  • Klaus Voormann– bass, electric guitar
  • Jim Gordon– drums
  • Carl Radle– bass
  • Ringo Starr– drums, percussion
  • Billy Preston– organ, piano
  • Jim Price– trumpet, trombone, horn arrangements
  • Bobby Keys– saxophones
  • Alan White– drums, vibraphone
  • Pete Drake– pedal steel
  • John Barham– orchestral arrangements, choral arrangement, harmonium, vibraphone
  • Pete Ham– acoustic guitar
  • Tom Evans– acoustic guitar
  • Joey Molland– acoustic guitar
  • Mike Gibbins– percussion
  • Dave Mason– electric and acoustic guitars
  • Tony Ashton– piano
  • Gary Brooker– piano
  • Mal Evans– percussion, backing vocals, “tea and sympathy”
  • Phil Collins– percussion
  • Ginger Baker– drums
  • Al Aronowitz– unspecified
  • Eddie Klein – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by George Harrison, except where noted.

  1. I’d Have You Anytime George Harrison, Bob Dylan
  2. My Sweet Lord
  3. Wah-Wah
  4. Isn’t It a Pity (Version One)
  5. What Is Life
  6. If Not for You – Bob Dylan
  7. Behind That Locked Door
  8. Let It Down
  9. Run of the Mill
  10. Beware of Darkness
  11. Apple Scruffs
  12. Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll)
  13. Awaiting on You All
  14. All Things Must Pass
  15. I Dig Love
  16. Art of Dying
  17. Isn’t It a Pity (Version Two)
  18. Hear Me Lord
  19. Out of the Blue
  20. It’s Johnny’s Birthday – Bill Martin,Phil Coulter, George Harrison
  21. Plug Me In
  22. I Remember Jeep
  23. Thanks for the Pepperoni