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On August 17, 2018.

On August 17, 2018, “Atlantic” label released “Thank You for Today” is the ninth Death Cab for Cutie studio album. It was recorded in 2018 in Santa Monica, California, and was produced by Rich Costey.


  • Benjamin Gibbard – lead and backing vocals, guitars, piano, keyboards, samples
  • Dave Depper – guitars, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Zac Rae – keyboards, guitars, backing vocals
  • Nick Harmer – bass, backing vocals
  • Jason McGerr – drums, percussion, programming
  • Lauren Mayberry – additional vocals

Track listing:

All lyrics by Ben Gibbard, all music as noted.

  1. I Dreamt We Spoke Again – Ben Gibbard
  2. Summer Years – Ben Gibbard, Jason McGerr
  3. Gold Rush – Ben Gibbard, Dave Depper, Yoko Ono
  4. Your Hurricane – Ben Gibbard
  5. When We Drive – Ben Gibbard
  6. Autumn Love – Ben Gibbard
  7. Northern Lights – Ben Gibbard
  8. You Moved Away – Ben Gibbard
  9. Near / Far – Ben Gibbard
  10. 60 & Punk – Ben Gibbard

On July 11, 2014.

On July 11, 2014, “RCA” label released “Strange Desire”, the debut Bleachers album. It was recorded 2013 – 2014, and was produced by Jack Antonoff, John Hill, Greg Kurstin and Vince Clarke.


  • Jack Antonoff – vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards, piano, drums, string arrangement, programming
  • Little Ricky Antonoff – guitar
  • Greg Kurstin – synths, electric guitars, drums
  • Vince Clarke – keyboards, programming
  • John Hill – drums, guitars, keyboards, programming
  • Jon Shiffman – drums
  • Victoria Parker – violin
  • Phillip Peterson – cello, string arrangement
  • Emile Haynie – programming
  • Kurt Uenala – programming
  • Grimes – vocals
  • Yoko Ono – spoken word
  • Cyrus Grace Dunham – spoken word
  • Sara Quin – backing vocals
  • Rachel Antonoff – backing vocals
  • Andrew Dost – backing vocals
  • Mae Whitman – backing vocals
  • Lena Dunham – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Jack Antonoff and John Hill, except where noted.

  1. Wild Heart
  2. Rollercoaster
  3. Shadow – Jack Antonoff, John Hill, Emile Haynie
  4. I Wanna Get Better
  5. Wake Me – Jack Antonoff, Patrick Berger, John Hill
  6. Reckless Love
  7. Take Me Away – Jack Antonoff, Claire Boucher, John Hill
  8. Like a River Runs
  9. You’re Still a Mystery
  10. I’m Ready to Move On / Wild Heart Reprise – Jack Antonoff, Yoko Ono, Jack Hill
  11. Who I Want You to Love – Jack Antonoff, Jack Hill, Emile Haynie

On June 14, 2000.

On June 14, 2000, Paul Griffin died aged 62. He was musician (piano, keyboards), performed and recorded with hundreds of musicians including: King Curtis, Bob Dylan, Steely Dan, Don McLean, the Isley Brothers, Van Morrison, the Shirelles, Dionne Warwick. Dion DiMucci, George Benson, Tom Rush, Wilson Pickett, Michael Franks, John Denver, Peter, Paul and Mary, David Clayton-Thomas, Gloria Loring, Melba Moore, LaVern Baker, Janis Siegel, Solomon Burke, Jackie Lomax, Marlena Shaw, Roberta Flack, Donny Hathaway, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Don Mclean, Carly Simon, Juddy Collins, Cheryl Lynn, Gloria Gaynor, Stephanie Mills, Donald Fagen,  Van Morrison, Paul Simon, Garland Jeffreys, Aretha Franklin, Bonnie Raitt and Laura Nyro.

On May 9, 2012.

On May 9, 2012, “Thousand Mile Inc” label released “Après”, the sixteenth Iggy Pop studio album. It was recorded February 2010 – June 2011, and was produced by Hal Cragin.


  • Iggy Pop – vocals
  • Hal Cragin – vocals. guitar, bass guitar, piano
  • Steven Ulrich – electric guitar
  • Danny Blume – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Jerry Zaslavsky – organ
  • Jon Cowherd – piano
  • Ben Perowsky – drums, percussion
  • Jerry Marotta – drums, percussion
  • Kevin Hupp – drums, percussion
  • Jainardo Batista – percussion
  • Aaron Halva – tres
  • Lucie Aimé, Sarah Fimm – backing vocals
  • Tim Ouimette – horn arrangemens, horns, trombone
  • Lulu Gainsbourg – horn arrangement
  • Hal Cragin – engineer, mixing
  • Andy Tommasi – additional production, engineer
  • Guillaume le Grontec, Sophie Blondy – photography

Track listing:

  1. Et si tu n’existais pas – Vito Pallavicini, Toto Cutugno, Pasquale Losito, Pierre Delanoë, Claude Lemesie
  2. La Javanaise – Serge Gainsbourg
  3. Everybody’s Talkin – Fred Neil
  4. I’m Going Away Smiling – Yoko Ono
  5. La vie en rose – Louis Guglielmi, Édith Piaf
  6. Les Passantes – Antoine Pol, Georges Brassens
  7. Syracuse – Bernard Dimey
  8. What Is This Thing Called Love? – Cole Porter
  9. Michelle – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  10. Only the Lonely – Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen

On March 28, 2013.

On March 28, 2013, Hugh C. McCracken died aged 70. He was musician (guitar, harmonica), arranger and producer, best known as session musician. McCracken  recorded with Graham Parker, Yoko Ono, Eric Carmen, Loudon Wainwright III, Lou Donaldson, Aretha Franklin, Van Morrison, The Four Seasons, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Hank Crawford, Jerry Jemmott, Dr. John, Gary Wright, Donald Fagen, Jimmy Rushing, Billy Joel, Roland Kirk, Roberta Flack, B. B. King, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, The Monkees, Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, Idris Muhammad, James Taylor, Phoebe Snow, Bob Dylan, Linda McCartney, Ron Carter, Rusty Bryant, Marlena Shaw, Deodato, Carly Simon and Andy Gibb. From 1969-1972, McCracken was member of Mike Mainieri’s White Elephant Orchestra.

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 20, 1969.


On October 20, 1969, “Apple” label released “Wedding Album”, the final of the three experimental albums by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. It followed “Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins” and  “Unfinished Music No. 2: Life with the Lions”. It was recorded 25–31 March 1969, at Room 902, Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam, and 22 and 27 April 1969, at “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by John Lennon and Yoko Ono.


  • John Lennon – vocals, guitars, keyboards, heartbeat sounds
  • Yoko Ono– vocals, rare sounds, heartbeat sounds
  • Klaus Voormann– electric guitar, bass guitar
  • Nicky Hopkins– piano, chimes
  • Hugh McCracken– piano, chimes

Track listing:

All tracks by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, except where noted.

  1. John & Yoko
  2. Amsterdam
  3. Who Has Seen the Wind? – Yoko Ono
  4. Listen, the Snow Is Falling – Yoko Ono
  5. Don’t Worry Kyoko (Mummy’s Only Looking for Her Hand in the Snow) – Yoko Ono

On May 9, 1969.

Unfinished music no2 life with the lions

On May 9, 1969, “Zapple” label released “Unfinished Music No. 2: Life with the Lions” the second of three experimental albums of avant-garde music released by John Lennon and Yoko Ono in May. It was recorded 4–25 November 1968, at “Room 1, Second West Ward” at “Queen Charlotte’s Hospital” in London; 2 March 1969,, at “Lady Mitchell Hall” at “Cambridge University” in Cambridge, and was produced by John Lennon and Yoko Ono.


  • Yoko Ono– vocals, radio
  • John Lennon– vocals, guitar, feedback
  • John Tchicai– saxophone
  • John Stevens– percussion
  • Mal Evans– watch
  • John Ono Lennon II– heartbeat

Track listing:

All tracks by John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

  1. Cambridge 1969
  2. No Bed for Beatle John
  3. Baby’s Heartbeat
  4. Two Minutes Silence
  5. Radio Play


On December 11, 1970.


On December 11, 1970, “Apple” label released “John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band”, the debut John Lennon studio album.  It was recorded September – October , 1970, at the “Abbey Road Studios” and at “Ascot Sound Studios” in London, and was produced by John Lennon, Yoko Ono  and Phil Spector. In 2012, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 23 on its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.


  • John Lennon– vocals, guitars, keyboards
  • Phil Spector– piano
  • Billy Preston– piano
  • Klaus Voormann– bass
  • Ringo Starr– drums
  • Yoko Ono– wind
  • Mal Evans– tea and sympathy

Track listing:

All tracks by John Lennon.

  1. Mother
  2. Hold On
  3. I Found Out
  4. Working Class Hero
  5. Isolation
  6. Remember
  7. Love
  8. Well Well Well
  9. Look at Me
  10. God
  11. My Mummy’s Dead

On November 22, 1968.

The White Album

On November 22, 1968, “Apple” label released the self titled, ninth Beatles studio album, known as the “White Album”.  It was recorded May – October 1968, at the “EMI Studios” and “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by George Martin. In 2003, magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked it at number 10 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.


  • John Lennon– lead, harmony and backing vocals, acoustic, lead, rhythm  and bass guitars; piano, Hammond organ, harmonium, Mellotron , harmonica,  tenor saxophone,  extra drums and assorted percussion, tapes, tape loops, sound effects
  • Paul McCartney– lead, harmony and backing vocals, acoustic, lead, rhythm and bass guitars, acoustic and electric pianos, Hammond organ, assorted percussion,  tambourine, cowbell, hand shake bell, handclaps, foot taps, vocal percussion, drums, recorder, flugelhorn
  • George Harrison– lead, harmony and backing vocals, lead, rhythm, acoustic and bass guitars, Hammond organ, extra drums and assorted percussion and sound effects
  • Ringo Starr– lead and backing vocals, drums and assorted percussion, piano , sleigh bell
  • Eric Clapton– lead guitar
  • Harry Klein, Dennis Walton, Ronald Chamberlain, Jim Chest, Rex Morris – saxophone
  • Raymond Newman, David Smith – clarinet
  • Art Ellefson, Danny Mossand,  Derek Collins – tenor sax
  • Ronnie Rossand Bernard George – baritone sax
  • Ted Barker – trombone
  • Leon Calvert – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Alf Reece – tuba
  • Mal Evans– trumpet, handclaps, backing vocals
  • Stanley Reynolds, Ronnie Hughes – trumpet
  • Tony Tunstall – French horn
  • Henry Datyner, Eric Bowie, Norman Lederman, Ronald Thomas, Bernard Miller, Dennis McConnell, Lou Soufier, Les Maddox – violin
  • Jack Fallon– violin
  • John Underwood and Keith Cummings, Leo Birnbaum, Henry Myerscough– viola
  • Reginald Kilby, Eldon Fox – cello
  • Frederick Alexander – cello
  • Chris Shepard – stumpf fiddle
  • Yoko Ono– lead and backing vocals, speech, tapes, sound effects
  • Jackie Lomax– backing vocals, handclaps
  • The Mike Sammes Singers– backing vocals
  • Maureen Starkey– backing vocals
  • Pattie Harrison– backing vocals
  • Richard Hamilton – design

Track listing

All tracks by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, except where noted.

  1. Back in the U.S.S,R
  2. Dear Prudence
  3. Glass Onion
  4. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
  5. Wild Honey Pie
  6. The Continuing Story of Bungallow Bill
  7. While My Guitar Gently Weeps – George Harrison
  8. Happiness Is a Warm Gun
  9. Martha My Dear
  10. I’m So Tired
  11. Blackbird
  12. Piggies – George Harrison
  13. Rocky Raccoon
  14. Don’t Pass Me By – Richard Starkey
  15. Why Don’t We Do it in the Road
  16. I Will
  17. Julia
  18. Birthday
  19. Yer Blues
  20. Mother’s Nature Son
  21. Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except Me and My Monkey
  22. Sexy Sadie
  23. Helter Skelter
  24. Long, Long, Long – George Harrison
  25. Revolution 1
  26. Honey Pie
  27. Savoy Truffle – George Harrison
  28. Cry Baby Cry
  29. Revolution 9
  30. Good Night