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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 guitarist, harmonica player, arranger and producer, best known as session musician who has performed on albums of famous musicians, including 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– guitars, keyboards, heartbeat sounds, vocals
  • 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”, John Lennon solo 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
  • Ringo Starr– drums
  • Klaus Voormann– bass[
  • Phil Spector– piano
  • Billy Preston– piano on “God
  • Yoko Ono– wind
  • Mal Evans– tea and sympathy

Track listing:

All tracks by John Lennon, except where noted.

  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 background 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 background 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 background vocals, lead, rhythm, acoustic and bass guitars, Hammond organ, extra drums and assorted percussion and sound effects
  • Ringo Starr– drums and assorted percussion, piano , sleigh bell, lead and backing vocals
  • Eric Clapton– lead guitar
  • Mal Evans– backing vocals, handclaps, trumpet
  • Jack Fallon– violin
  • Pattie Harrison– backing vocals
  • Jackie Lomax– backing vocals, handclaps
  • Maureen Starkey– backing vocals
  • Yoko Ono– lead and backing vocals, speech, tapes, sound effects
  • Ted Barker – trombone
  • Leon Calvert – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Henry Datyner, Eric Bowie, Norman Lederman, Ronald Thomas, Bernard Miller, Dennis McConnell, Lou Soufier, Les Maddox – violin
  • Reginald Kilby, Eldon Fox – cello
  • Frederick Alexander – cello
  • 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
  • Alf Reece – tuba
  • The Mike Sammes Singers– backing vocals
  • Stanley Reynolds, Ronnie Hughes – trumpet
  • Chris Shepard – stumpf fiddle
  • Tony Tunstall – French horn
  • John Underwood and Keith Cummings, Leo Birnbaum, Henry Myerscough– viola
  • 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


On November 17, 1980.

JohnLennon-double fantasy

On November 17, 1980, “Geffen” label released “Double Fantasy”, album by John Lennon and Yoko Ono.  It was the seventh and final studio album released by Lennon in his lifetime, three weeks after its release, Lennon was murdered. The album was recorded from August 7 to September 22, 1980, at the “The Hit Factory” in New York, and was produced by John Lennon, Yoko Ono and Jack Douglas. In 1981, “Double Fantasy” won “Grammy” for “Album of the Year”.


  • John Lennon– lead, harmony and background vocals; rhythm and acoustic guitars,  piano, keyboards, arranger
  • Yoko Ono– lead and background vocals; arranger
  • Earl Slick, Hugh McCracken– lead guitar
  • Tony Levin– bass
  • George Small– keyboards
  • Andy Newmark– drums
  • Arthur Jenkins– percussion
  • Ed Walsh – Oberheim synthesizer
  • Robert Greenidge– steel drum
  • Matthew Cunningham – hammer dulcimer
  • Randy Stein – English concertina
  • Howard Johnson, Grant Hungerford, John Parran, Seldon Powell, George “Young” Opalisky, Roger Rosenberg, David Tofani, Ronald Tooley – horns
  • Tony Davillo – hornarrangements and musical associate
  • Michelle Simpson, Cassandra Wooten, Cheryl Mason Jacks, Eric Troyer, Benny Cummings Singers, The Kings Temple Choir – background vocals
  • Kishin Shinoyama– cover photo, photography

Track listing:

  1. (Just Like) Starting Over – John Lennon
  2. Kiss Kiss Kiss – Yoko Ono
  3. Cleanup Time – John Lennon
  4. Give Me Something – Yoko Ono
  5. I’m Losing You – John Lennon
  6. I’m Moving On – Yoko Ono
  7. Beautiful Boy – John Lennon
  8. Watching the Wheels – John Lennon
  9. Yes, I’m Your Angel – Yoko Ono
  10. Woman – John Lennon
  11. Beautiful Boys – Yoko Ono
  12. Dear Yoko – John Lennon
  13. Every Man Has a Woman Who loves Him – Yoko Ono
  14. Hard Times Are Over – Yoko Ono


On November 11, 1968.

Two Virgins

On November 11, 1968, “Apple” label released “Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins”, the first of three John Lennon and Yoko Ono experimental albums.  “Two Virgins” was recorded during an all-night session in John’s home studio at May 19,  1968, at Surrey, Kenwood, and was produced by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Six months later “Two Virgins” was followed by “Unfinished Music No.2: Life with the Lions”.


  • John Lennon – vocals, piano, organ, percussion, effects, tape loops
  • Yoko Ono – vocals, tape loops
  • Pete Shotton – tape loops

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

  1. Two Virgins Side One
    • Two Virgins No. 1
    • Together – George Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown and Ray Henderson
    • Two Virgins No. 2
    • Two Virgins No. 3
    • Two Virgins No. 4
    • Two Virgins No. 5
  2. Two Virgins Side Two
    • Two Virgins No. 6
    • Hushabye Hushabye – composer unknown
    • Two Virgins No. 7
    • Two Virgins No. 8
    • Two Virgins No. 9
    • Two Virgins No. 10