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On March 2, 1979.

On March 2, 1979, “Warner Bros” label released “Thanks I’ll Eat It Here”, the only Lowell George solo album. It was recorded in 1078, at “Sunset Sound” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Lowell George. The cover art, painted by Neon Park, is a version of Édouard Manet’s painting “Le déjeuner sur l’herbe” with Marlene Dietrich, Fidel Castro and Bob Dylan as the diners.

Personnel:

  • Lowell George – vocals, guitar
  • Bonnie Raitt- vocals
  • James Newton Howard- keyboards
  • Chuck Rainey- bass
  • Denny Christianson – keyboards, horns
  • David Foster- keyboards
  • Chilli Charles – drums
  • Nicky Hopkins- keyboards
  • Jim Price- horns
  • Jim Keltner- drums
  • Jim Gordon- drums
  • Michael Baird- drums
  • Dennis Belfield – bass
  • Bobby Bruce – violin, guitar
  • Turner Stephen Bruton- guitar
  • Luis Damian – guitar, keyboards
  • Gordon DeWitty – keyboards, piano
  • Maxine Dixon – piano
  • Arthur Gerst – piano
  • Jimmy Greenspoon – guitar, piano
  • Roberto Gutierrez – vocals, guitar, drums
  • Richie Hayward- drums
  • Jerry Jumonville – saxophone, guitar
  • Ron Koss – guitar, engineering
  • Darrell Leonard – horn, vocals
  • Maxayn Lewis- vocals
  • David Paich- keyboards
  • Jeff Porcaro- drums
  • Dean Parks- guitar, keyboards
  • Bruce Paulson – keyboards
  • Bill Payne- keyboards, vocals
  • Herb Pedersen- vocals
  • Joel Peskin – vocals, saxophone
  • John Phillips- saxophone, drums
  • Peggy Sandvig – piano
  • James Self – tuba
  • Steve Madaio – horns
  • Floyd Sneed – drums, vocals
  • D. Souther- bass, vocals
  • Paul Stallworth – bass, guitar
  • Fred Tackett- guitar, vocals
  • Maxine Willard Waters – vocals
  • Donn Landee, George Massenburg– engineering
  • Billy Youdelman, Bruce Botnick, Doug Botnick – assistant engineer
  • Michael Ward – truck driver, drum tech
  • Brad Kanawyer, Michael Hollyfield – design
  • Elizabeth George, Bob Marks, Nancy Goldfarb – photography

Track listing:

  1. What Do You Want the Girl to Do – Allen Toussaint
  2. Honest Man – Lowell George, Fred Tackett
  3. Two Trains – Lowell George
  4. I Can’t Stand the Rain – Ann Peebles, Don Bryant, Bernie Miller
  5. Cheek to Cheek – Lowell George, Van Dyke Parks, Martin Kibbee (aka Fred Martin))
  6. Easy Money – Rickie Lee Jones
  7. Twenty Million Things – Lowell George, Jed Levy
  8. Find a River – Fred Tackett
  9. Himmler’s Ring – Jimmy Webb

 

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In February 1967.

In February 1967, “Columbia” label released “Gene Clark with the Gosdin Brothers”, the debut Gene Clark album. It was recorded in 1966, and was produced by Larry Marks and Gary Usher.

Personnel:

  • Gene Clark– vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • Glen Campbell– electric guitar
  • Jerry Cole– guitars
  • Bill Rinehart– guitars
  • Clarence White– guitar
  • Doug Dillard– electric banjo
  • Leon Russell– piano, harpsichord; string arrangements
  • Van Dyke Parks– keyboards
  • Chris Hillman– bass
  • Jim Gordon– drums
  • Michael Clarke– drums
  • Vern Gosdin– backing vocals
  • Rex Gosdin– backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Gene Clark, except where noted.

  1. Echoes
  2. Think I’m Gonna Feel Better
  3. Tried So Hard
  4. Is Yours Is Mine
  5. Keep on Pushin’ – Gene Clark, Bill Rinehart
  6. I Found You
  7. So You Say You Lost Your Baby
  8. Elevator Operator – Gene Clark, Bill Rinehart
  9. The Same One
  10. Couldn’t Believe Her
  11. Needing Someone

 

In January 1969.

In 1969, “Philips” label released the self-titled, debut Charlatans album. It was recorded in 1967, at “Pacific High Recorders” in San Francisco, and was produced by Dan Healy, Mike Wilhelm, Richard Olsen, Darrell DeVore and Terry Wilson.

Personnel:

  • Mike Wilhelm- vocals, guitar, fretted instruments, percussion
  • Richard Olsen – vocals, bass, woodwind instruments, percussion
  • Darrell DeVore – vocals, piano, keyboards, bass, percussion
  • Terry Wilson – drums, percussion

Track listing:

  1. High Coin – Van Dyke Parks
  2. Easy When I’m Dead – Darrell DeVore
  3. Ain’t Got the Time – Mike Wilhelm
  4. Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash
  5. The Blues Ain’t Nothin’ – Mike Wilhelm
  6. Time to Get Straight – Darrell DeVore
  7. When I Go Sailin’ By – Richard Olsen
  8. Doubtful Waltz – Darrell DeVore
  9. Wabash Cannonball – Alvin Pleasant Carter
  10. Alabama Bound – traditional, arranged by Mike Wilhelm, Richard Olsen, Darrell DeVore, Terry Wilson
  11. When the Movies Are Over – Darrell DeVore

On January 12, 2010.

On January 12, 2010, “Hip-O” and “UMe” labels released “Y Not”, the 16th Ringo Starr studio album. It was recorded in 2009, and was produced by Ringo Starr and Bruce Sugar.

Personnel:

  • Ringo Starr– lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards, piano, drums, percussion
  • Steve Dudas – guitar
  • Benmont Tench– Hammond organ, piano
  • Michael Bradford– bass guitar
  • Bruce Sugar – keyboards, engineer
  • Keith Allison – guitar, backing vocals
  • Don Was– bass guitar, upright bass
  • Joe Walsh– guitar, bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Dave Stewart– guitar
  • Paul McCartney– bass guitar, additional vocals
  • Billy Squier– guitar
  • Edgar Winter– horns, tenor and alto saxophones, backing vocals
  • Joss Stone– lead vocals
  • Ben Harper– backing vocals
  • Richard Marx– backing vocals
  • Ann Marie Calhoun– violin
  • Tina Sugandh– tabla, chanting
  • Cindy Gomez– backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Fill in the Blanks – Richard Starkey, Joe Walsh
  2. Peace Dream – Richard Starkey, Gary Wright, Gary Nicholson
  3. The Other Side of Liverpool – Richard Starkey, Dave Stewart
  4. Walk with You – Richard Starkey, Van Dyke Parks
  5. Time – Richard Starkey, Dave Stewart
  6. Everyone Wins – Richard Starkey, Johnny Warman
  7. Mystery of the Night – Richard Starkey, Richard Marx
  8. Can’t Do It Wrong – Richard Starkey, Gary Burr
  9. Y Not – Richard Starkey, Glen Ballard
  10. Who’s Your Daddy – Richard Starkey, Joss Stone

On September 15, 2017.

On September 15, 2017, “UM” label released “Give More Love”, the 19th Ringo Starr studio album. It was recorded in 2017, at “Roccabella West” in Los Angeles; “Fred’s Kitchen” in Stockholm, and was produced by Ringo Starr.

Personnel:

  • Ringo Starr– vocals, percussion, drums, guitar, mixing
  • Paul McCartney– bass, backing vocals
  • Steve Lukather– guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Joe Walsh– guitar, backing vocals
  • Peter Frampton– guitar, backing vocals
  • Greg Leisz, Steve Dudas, Dave Stewart, Gary Nicholson, Jeff Lynne, Matthew Pynn, Tom Hnatow – guitar
  • Petter Ericson Stakee – guitar, backing vocals, percussion
  • Mark Charles Heidinger – vocals, guitar, bass, vocals
  • Jim Cox – keyboards, piano, organ
  • Benmont Tench– keyboards
  • Edgar Winter – piano, saxophone, backing vocals
  • Glen Ballard– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Bob Malone– piano
  • Nathan East, Don Was, Matt Bissonette, Erik MacQueen – bass
  • Fredrik Aspelin – drums, percussion
  • Robby Consenza – drums, percussion, harmonica
  • Bruce Sugar – drum programming, keyboards; recording, mixing, editing
  • Greg Bissonette– percussion
  • Timothy B. Schmit, Richard Page, Amy Keys, Windy Wagner, Gary Burr, Georgia Middleman– backing vocals
  • Rose Guerin – vocals
  • Viktor Buck – backing vocals; engineering
  • Fred Appelquist – engineering
  • Peter R. Ericson – additional production
  • Duane Lundy — additional engineering, additional production

Track listing:

  1. We’re on the Road Again – Richard Starkey, Steve Lukather
  2. Laughable – Richard Starkey, Peter Frampton
  3. Show Me the Way – Richard Starkey, Steve Lukather
  4. Speed of Sound – Richard Starkey, Richard Marx
  5. Standing Still – Richard Starkey, Gary Burr
  6. King of the Kingdom – Richard Starkey, Van Dyke Parks
  7. Electricity – Richard Starkey, Glen Ballard
  8. So Wrong So Long – Richard Starkey, Dave Stewart
  9. Shake It Up – Richard Starkey, Gary Nicholson
  10. Give More Love – Richard Starkey, Gary Nicholson

On June 22, 2004.

On June 22, 2004, “Rhino” label released “Gettin’ in Over My Head”, the fifth Brian Wilson studio album. It was recorded in 1996, 2002 – 2004, and was produced by Brian Wilson.

Personnel:

  • Brian Wilson– lead vocals, keyboards, piano
  • Carl Wilson– vocals
  • Paul McCartney– vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Scott Bennett – guitar, bass, percussion, vibraphone, background vocals
  • Eric Clapton– lead guitar
  • Amy Farris– viola, violin
  • Jeffrey Foskett– guitar, background vocals
  • Probyn Gregory – french horn, guitar, keyboards, trombone, trumpet
  • Jim Hines – drums, percussion
  • Sandra Jensen – violin
  • Elton John– vocals, piano
  • Peter Kent – violin
  • Greg Leisz– guitar
  • Bob Lizik – bass
  • Paul Mertens – clarinet, flute, harmonica, saxophone
  • Andy Paley– percussion, background vocals
  • Michael Rhodes– bass
  • Carol Robbins – harp
  • Darian Sahanaja– keyboards, percussion, piano, vibraphone, background vocals
  • Rudolph Stein – cello
  • Todd Sucherman– drums, percussion
  • Joe Thomas – keyboards
  • Nick Walusko – guitar

Track listing:

  1. How Could We Still Be Dancin? – Brian Wilson, Joe Thomas
  2. Soul Searchin’ – Brian Wilson, Andy Paley
  3. You’ve Touched Me – Brian Wilson, Steve Kalinich
  4. Getting in Over My Head – Brian Wilson, Andy Paley
  5. City Blues – Brian Wilson, Scott Bennett
  6. Desert Drive – Brian Wilson, Andy Paley
  7. A Friend Like You – Brian Wilson, Steve Kalinich
  8. Make a Wish – Brian Wilson
  9. Rainbow Eyes – Brian Wilson
  10. Saturday Morning In The City – Brian Wilson, Andy Paley
  11. Fairy Tale – Brian Wilson, David Foster
  12. The Waltz – Brian Wilson, Van Dyke Parks

On January 8, 1973.

On January 8, 1973, “Brother” label released “Holland”, the nineteenth Beach Boys studio album. It was recorded June – October 1972, at “BBC 2 Studio” in  Baambrugge, Utrecht, Netherlands, and “Village Recorders” in California, and was produced by Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Blondie Chapin, Ricky Fataar, Alan Jardine and Mike Love. In 2007, the Netherland magazine “OOR Magazine” ranked the album among “100 Best Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Brian Wilson– vocals, narration
  • Carl Wilson– vocals, guitar, piano, electric piano
  • Dennis Wilson– vocals, piano
  • Blondie Chaplin– vocals, bass guitar, guitar
  • Ricky Fataar– vocals, drums, slide guitar
  • Alan Jardine– vocals, guitar
  • Mike Love– vocals
  • Daryl Dragon– Moog bass
  • Bruce Johnston– backup vocals
  • Jack Rieley – narration

Track listing:

  1. Sail On Sailor – Brian Wilson, Tandyn Almer, Ray Kennedy, Jack Rieley, Van Dyke Parks
  2. Steamboat – Dennis Wilson, Jack Rieley
  3. California Saga: Big Sur – Mike Love
  4. California Saga: The Beaks of Eagles – Robinson Jeffers, Al Jardine, Lynda Jardine
  5. California Saga: California – Al Jardine
  6. The Trader – Carl Wilson, Jack Rieley
  7. Leaving This Town – Ricky Fataar, Blondie Chapin, Carl Wilson
  8. Only With You – Dennis Wilson, Mike Love
  9. Funky Pretty – Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Jack Rieley