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On August 8, 2006.

On August 8, 2006, “Arista” label released “X”, the ninth Fourplay studio album. It was recorded in 2006, and was produced by Ken Freeman, Bob James, Larry Carlton, Nathan East and Harvey Mason.


  • Bob James– keyboards
  • Larry Carlton– guitar
  • Nathan East– bass guitar
  • Harvey Mason– drums
  • Michael McDonald– vocals
  • Michele Pillar– vocals
  • Kevin DiSimone – background vocals

Track listing:

  1. Turnabout – Bob James
  2. Cinnamon Sugar – Larry Carlton
  3. Eastern Sky – Marcel East, Nathan East
  4. Kid Zero – Harvey Mason
  5. My Love’s Leavin’ – Vivian Stanshall, Steve Winwood
  6. Screenplay – Bob James
  7. Twilight Touch – Harvey Mason
  8. Be My Lover – Larry Carlton, Nathan East
  9. Sunday Morning – Nathan East

In November 1968.

In November 1968, “Liberty” label released “The Doughnut in Granny’s Greenhouse”, the second Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band album. By this time the band had changed their name to “The Bonzo Dog Band”. It was recorded in 1968, at “Morgan Studios” in London, and was produced by Gus Dudgeon and Terry Bron.


  • Vivian Stanshall– lead vocals, trumpet, tuba, wind instruments, cover design
  • Rodney “Rhino” Desborough Slater– saxophones
  • Neil Innes– lead vocals, piano, guitar, sleeve notes
  • Roger Ruskin Spear- tenor sax, various contraptions
  • “Legs” Larry Smith– drums
  • Phil Smee – design

Track listing:

  1. We Are Normal – Neil Innes, Vivian Stanshall
  2. Postcard – Neil Innes, Vivian Stanshall
  3. Beautiful Zelda – Neil Innes
  4. Can Blue Men Sing the Whites – Vivian Stanshall
  5. Hello Mabel – Neil Innes
  6. Kama Sutra – Neil Innes, Vivian Stanshall
  7. Humanoid Boogie – Neil Innes
  8. Trouser Press – Roger Ruskin Spear
  9. My Pink Half of the Drainpipe – Vivian Stanshall
  10. Rockaliser Baby – Neil Innes, Vivian Stanshall
  11. Rhinocratic Oaths – Neil Innes, Vivian Stanshall
  12. 11 Moustachioed Daughters – Vivian Stanshall


On February 16, 2004.

On February 16, 2004, Doris Elaine Higginsen aka Doris Troy died aged 67. She was singer and songwriter, known by the nick name “Mama Soul”. She had solo career (her biggest hit was “Just One Look” in 1963), but was best known as back-up vocalist for many famous acts including Pink Floyd, Dionne Warwick, The Rolling Stones,  Humble Pie, Nick Drake, Kevin Ayers, Edgar Broughton, George Harrison, Johnny Hallyday, Carly Simon, Vivian Stanshall, Dusty Springfield and Junior Campbell.

In November 1969.

In November 1969, “Liberty” label released “Keynsham”, the fourth Bonzo Dog Band album. It was recorded in 1969, at “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by Neil Innes and Vivian Stanshall.


  • All music played by – Bonzo Dog Band
  • Cornet, Fish ‘n’ Chips – Gerry Salisbury (Busted)
  • Functions Of The Body arranged by –  Slater
  • Perfumed Parlour Snake – “Legs” Larry Smith
  • Theremin (Leg) – Roger Ruskin Spear
  • Narrator – Dennis Cowan, Vivian Stanshall
  • Engineer – Barry Sheffield
  • Cover design, liner notes – Vivian Stanshall

Track listing:

  1. You Done My Brain In – Neil Innes
  2. Keynsham – Neil Innes
  3. Quiet Talks & Summer Walks- Neil Innes
  4. Tent – Vivian Stanshall
  5. We Were Wrong – Vivian Stanshall
  6. Joke Shop Man – Neil Innes
  7. The Bride Stripped Bare (By Bachelors) – Vivian Stanshall, Neil Innes
  8. Look at Me, I’m Wonderful – Vivian Stanshall
  9. What Do You Do – Neil Innes
  10. Slater’s Parrot – Vivian Stanshall
  11. Sport (The Odd Boy) – Vivian Stanshall
  12. I Want To Be With You – Neil Innes
  13. Noises for the Leg – Vivian Stanshall
  14. Busted – Vivian Stanshall, Neil Innes


In October 1967.

In October 1967, “Liberty” label released “Gorilla”, the debut Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band album. It was recorded in 1967, and was produced by Gerry Bron and Lyn Birkbeck.


  • Vivian Stanshall– vocals, trumpet, euphonium, tuba, ukulele, cover design, liner notes
  • Neil Innes– piano, harpsichord, guitar, musical director
  • Vernon Dudley Bohay-Nowell – bass guitar, banjo, baritone saxophone, bass saxophone, whistle
  • Rodney Slater– alto saxophone, baritone saxophone, bass saxophone, clarinet, trombone, bass clarinet
  • Sam Spoons – double bass, percussion, spoons
  • “Legs” Larry Smith– drums, tuba, tap dance
  • Roger Ruskin Spear– saxophone
  • Eric Clapton– ukulele
  • Roger Ruskin Spear – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Cool Britannia – Vivian Stanshall, Neil Innes
  2. The Equestrian Statue – Neil Innes
  3. Jollity Farm – Leslie Sarony
  4. I Left My Heart in San Francisco – George Cory. Douglass Cross
  5. Look Out, There’s a Monster Coming – Vivian Stanshall
  6. Jazz (Delicious Hot, Disgusting Cold) – Bonzo Dog Band
  7. Death Cab for Cutie – Vivian Stanshall, Neil Innes
  8. Narcissus – Ethelbert Nevin
  9. The Intro and the Outro – Vivian Stanshall
  10. Mickey’s Son and Daughter – Eddie Lisbonna, Tommy Connor
  11. Big Shot – Vivian Stanshall
  12. Music for the Head Ballet – Neil Innes
  13. Piggy Bank Love – Neil Innes
  14. I’m Bored – Vivian Stanshall
  15. The Sound of Music – Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers

In September 1974.

In September 1974, “Island” label released “When the Eagle Flies”, the seventh Traffic studio album. It was recorded July 1973 – June 1974, and was produced by Chris Blackwell. “When the Eagle Flies” was band’s last album until their 1994 reunion album “Far from Home”.


  • Steve Winwood– guitar, vocals, keyboards
  • Chris Wood– flute, saxophone
  • Jim Capaldi– drums, percussion, backing vocal, keyboards
  • Rosko Gee– bass
  • Rebop Kwaku Baah – percussion
  • Nobby Clark, Brian Humphries – engineer
  • Jeff Willens – mastering
  • Bill DeYoung – liner notes
  • Martin Hughes – cover design

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Winwood and Jim Capaldi, except where noted.

  1. Something New
  2. Dream Gerrard – Steve Winwood, Vivian Stanshall
  3. Graveyard People
  4. Walking in the Wind
  5. Memories of a Rock N’ Rolla
  6. Love
  7. When the Eagle Flies

In May 1971.

In May 1971, “Track” label released “Smash Your Head Against the Wall”, the debut John Entwistle solo album. It was recorded November 1970 – January 1971, at “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by John Entwistle. It was the first solo album by any Who member.


  • John Entwistle– lead and backing vocals, bass guitar,  brass,  percussion, piano, keyboards, organ, flugelhorn, cover art concept
  • Neil Innes– percussion, backing vocals
  • Dave “Cyrano” Langston – electricand acoustic guitar, percussion, backing vocals
  • Keith Moon– percussion, backing vocals
  • Greg Ridley– bass
  • Jerry Shirley– drums, percussion
  • Vivian Stanshall– percussion
  • Graham Hughes – cover art concept, photography

Track listing:

All tracks by John Entwistle.

  1. My Size
  2. Pick Me Up (Big Chicken)
  3. What Are We Doing Here?
  4. What Kind of People Are They?
  5. Heaven and Hell
  6. Ted End
  7. You’re Mine
  8. 29 (Eternal Youth)
  9. I Believe in Everything