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In August 1976.

In August 1976, “Asylum” label released “Hasten Down the Wind”, the seventh Linda Ronstadt  studio album. It was recorded May – July 1976, at “The Sound Factory” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Peter Asher. In 1977, the album won “Grammy Award” for “Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female”. The album was certified Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.


  • Linda Ronstadt – lead and background vocals, handclaps
  • Andrew Gold- vocals, background vocals, organ, keyboards, ARP String Ensemble, finger cymbals, sleigh bells, handclaps, clavinet, acoustic and electric piano, electric, rhythm and acoustic guitar, clavichord
  • Dan Dugmore- electric and steel guitar
  • Wendy Waldman- electric and acoustic guitar
  • Kenny Edwards- bass guitar, mandolin, background vocals
  • Russ Kunkel, Michael Botts– drums
  • Clarence McDonald- piano, keyboards
  • Herb Pedersen- background vocals
  • Paul Polivnick – viola
  • Bill Thedford – vocals, choir, chorus
  • Ken Yerke – violin, viola
  • Ron Hickland, Gerry Garrett – choir, chorus
  • Sherlie Matthews- background vocals
  • Clydie King- vocals, choir, chorus
  • Wendy Waldman- background vocals
  • Peter Asher- guitar, wood block, shaker, handclaps, vocals, tambourine, percussion
  • David Campbell- conductor, string arrangements, viola
  • Charles Veal – violin, concertmaster
  • Richard Feves – bass guitar, double bass
  • Gerald Garrett, Jim Gilstrap – vocals, choir, chorus
  • Pat Henderson – vocals, choir, chorus, background vocals
  • Ron Hicklin – vocals
  • Dennis Karmazyn – cello
  • Becky Louis, Karla Bonoff- background vocals
  • Don Henley- drums, lead and harmony vocals
  • John Kosh- cover design
  • Ethan Russell, Jim Shea – photography

Track listing:

  1. Lose Again – Karla Bonoff
  2. The Tattler – Ry Cooder, Russ Titelman, Washington Phillips
  3. If He’s Ever Near – Karla Bonoff
  4. That’ll Be the Day – Jerry Allison, Buddy Holly, Norman Petty
  5. Jerry Allison, Buddy Holly, Norman Petty – Linda Ronstadt, Kenny Edwards, Gilbert Ronstadt
  6. Hasten Down the Wind – Warren Zevon
  7. Rivers of Babylon – Brent Dowe, Trevor McNaughton
  8. Give One Heart – John Hall, Johanna Hall
  9. Try Me Again – Linda Ronstadt, Andrew Gold
  10. Crazy – Willie Nelson
  11. Down So Low – Tracy Nelson
  12. Someone to Lay Down Beside Me – Karla Bonoff

On August 9, 1982.

On August 9, 1982, “Asylum”label released “I Can’t Stand Still”, the debut Don Henley solo studio album. It was recorded 1981 – 1982, and was produced byDon Henley and Greg Ladanyi.


  • Don Henley– drums, keyboards, vocals, background vocals, gut string guitar
  • Ras Baboo – percussion, timbales
  • Derek Bell– harp
  • Kenny Edwards– bass, guitar, electric guitar
  • Steve Foreman – percussion
  • Bob Glaub– bass
  • Louise Goffin– background vocals, gut string guitar
  • Andrew Gold– keyboards
  • Max Gronenthal– background vocals, gut string guitar
  • George Gruel – background vocals
  • Garth Hudson– synthesizer
  • Maren Jensen– background vocals, gut string guitar
  • Danny “Kootch” Kortchmar– synthesizer, bass, guitar, electric guitar, rhythm guitar, keyboards, background vocals,  Synclavier  baritone guitar
  • Russ Kunkel– drums
  • Steve Lukather– guitar
  • Paddy Moloney– whistle, Uilleann pipes
  • Jeff Porcaro– drums, maracas
  • Steve Porcaro– synthesizer
  • Timothy B. Schmit– bass guitar, background vocals, gut string guitar
  • Leland Sklar– bass
  • D. Souther– acoustic guitar, background vocals, gut string guitar
  • Benmont Tench– keyboards
  • Waddy Wachtel, Joe Walsh– electric guitar
  • Ian Wallace, Mark Williams– drums
  • Bill Withers, Warren Zevon– background vocals, gut string guit
  • Engineer, Mixing: Greg Ladanyi

Track listing:

All tracks by Don Henley and Danny Kortchmar, except where noted.

  1. I Can’t Stand Still
  2. You Better Hang Up – Danny Kortchmar
  3. Long Way Home
  4. Nobody’s Business – Don Henley, Bob Seger, D. Souther
  5. Talking to the Moon – Don Henley, D. Souther
  6. Dirty Laundry
  7. Johnny Can’t Read
  8. Them and Us
  9. La Eile – Paddy Moloney
  10. Lilah
  11. The Unclouded Day – Josiah K. Alwood, J.F. Kinsey

On December 2, 2014.


On December 2, 2014, Robert Henry “Bobby” Keys died aged 70. Being saxophonist he has recorded and performed with many famous musicians and bands, among them: The Rolling Stones, Joe Cocker, George Harrison, John Lennon, Keith Richards, Ringo Starr, Ronnie Wood, B.B. King, Barbra Streisand, Carly Simon, Chuck Berry, Delaney, Bonnie, Donovan, Dr. John, Eric Clapton, Faces, Harry Nilsson, Warren Zevon, Humble Pie, Joe Ely, John Hiatt, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Keith Moon, Leo Sayer, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Paul McCartney, Marvin Gaye, Sheryl Crow, Yoko Ono, Jim Carroll and Graham Nash.

On October 31, 1967.


On October 31, 1967, “A&M” label released “Pleasures of the Harbor”, the fourth Phil Ochs album. It was recorded in 1967, and was produced by Larry Marks.


  • Phil Ochs – vocals, guitar
  • Larry Marks – producer
  • Lincoln Mayorga– piano
  • Warren Zevon– guitar
  • Ian Freebairn-Smith – arrangements
  • Joseph Byrd– arrangements

Track listing:

All tracks by Phil Ochs.

  1. Cross My Heart
  2. Flower Lady
  3. Outside of a Small Circle of Friends
  4. I’ve Had Her
  5. Miranda
  6. The Party
  7. Pleasures of the Harbor
  8. The Crucifixion

On July 16, 1982.


On July 16, 1982, “Asylum” label released “The Envoy”, the fifth Warren Zevon studio album. It was recorded in 1981, at “Record One” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Warren Zevon, Greg Ladanyi and Waddy Wachtel.


  • Warren Zevon– vocals, guitar; piano, synthesizer, electric piano
  • Waddy Wachtel– guitar, percussion, harmony vocals
  • David Landau – guitar, backing vocals
  • Leland Sklar– bass
  • Jeff Porcaro– drums, log drums, puili sticks
  • Don Henley– harmony vocals
  • Lindsey Buckingham– harmony vocals
  • Jim Horn– recorders, saxophone
  • Jordan Zevon– harmony vocals
  • Steve Lukather– guitar
  • Jorge Calderón– harmony vocals
  • Danny “Kootch” Kortchmar– guitar
  • LeRoy Marinell – guitar
  • Mike Botts– drums
  • Steve Forman – percussion
  • D. Souther– backing vocals, harmony vocals
  • Bob Glaub– bass
  • Rick Marotta– drums
  • Kenny Edwards– bass
  • Graham Nash– harmony vocals
  • Russ Kunkel– drums
  • Jamie Ledner, Wayne Tadouye – engineers
  • Jimmy Wachtel- design, cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Warren Zevon, except where noted.

  1. The Envoy
  2. The Overdraft – Thomas McGuane, Warren Zevon
  3. The Hula Hula Boys
  4. Jesus Mentioned
  5. Let Nothing Come Between You
  6. Ain’t That Pretty at All – LeRoy Marinell,Warren Zevon
  7. Charlie’s Medicine
  8. Looking for the Next Best Thing – Kenny Edwards, LeRoy Marinell, Warren Zevon
  9. Never Too Late for Love

On May 7, 2002.


On May 7, 2002, “Artemis Records” released “My Ride’s Here”, the eleventh Warren Zevon studio album. It was recorded in 2001, and was produced by Warren Zevon.


  • Warren Zevon – guitar, keyboards, vocals, arranger
  • Charlie Bisharat- violin
  • Larry Corbett – cello
  • Joel Derouin – violin
  • Anton Fig- drums
  • Sheldon Gomberg- bass
  • David Letterman- background vocals
  • Tony Levin- bass
  • Sid McGinnis- guitar
  • Katy Salvidge – fiddle, tin whistle
  • Paul Shaffer- organ
  • Evan Wilson – viola
  • Michael Wolff- organ
  • Jordan Zevon, Ariel Zevon – additional vocals
  • Engineers: Michael Delugg, Harvey Goldberg, Klint Macro, Will Schillinger, Noah Scot Snyder
  • Mixing: Warren Zevon, Noah Scot Snyder
  • Mastering: Stephen Marcussen
  • A&R: Michael Krumper
  • Photography: Henry Diltz


Track listing:

  1. Sacrificial Lambs – Larry Klein, Warren Zevon
  2. Basket Case – Carl Hiaasen, Warren Zevon
  3. Lord Byron’s Luggage – Warren Zevon
  4. Macgillycuddy’s Reeks – Paul Muldoon, Warren Zevon
  5. You’re a Whole Different Person When You’re Scared – Hunter S. Thompson, Warren Zevon
  6. Hit Somebody! (The Hockey Song) – Mitch Albom, Warren Zevon
  7. Genius – Larry Klein, Warren Zevon
  8. Laissez-Moi Tranquille – Serge Gainsbourg
  9. I Have to Leave – Dan McFarland
  10. My Ride’s Here – Paul Muldoon, Warren Zevon

On April 29, 1967.


On April 29, 1967, “White Whale” label released “Happy Together”, the third Turtles studio album. It was recorded late 1966 – 1967, and was produced by Joe Wissert.

Track listing:

  1. Makin’ My Mind Up – Jack Dalton, Gary Montgomery
  2. Guide for the Married Man – John Williams, Leslie Bricusse
  3. Think I’ll Run Away – Howard Kaylan, Mark Volman
  4. The Walking Song – Howard Kaylan, Al Nichol
  5. Me About You – Garry Bonner, Alan Gordon
  6. Happy Together – Garry Bonner, Alan Gordon
  7. She’d Rather Be with Me – Garry Bonner, Alan Gordon
  8. Too Young to Be One – Eric Eisner
  9. Person Without a Care – Al Nichol
  10. Like the Seasons – Warren Zevon
  11. Rugs of Woods and Flowers – Howard Kaylan, Al Nichol