Monday, July 28, 2014

 

Albums Released This Week (July 28 - August 3)

Here's a sampling of the BEST music ever made! Great albums from the 60s, 70s and 80s rock and pop released this week (and some related albums of note):


Jul 28
John Coltrane ------ Live In Paris ► Contemporary Jazz >> 1965
Harry Nilsson ------ Son Of Schmilsson [UK] ► Folk-Rock >> 1972
Black Sabbath ------ Sabotage ► Hard Rock >> 1975
Rainbow ------ Down To Earth ► Arena Rock >> 1979
Zapp ------ Zapp ► P-Funk >> 1980
Sade ------ Diamond Life [UK] ► Quiet Storm >> 1984
R.E.M. ------ Lifes Rich Pageant ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1986
Barenaked Ladies ------ Gordon ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1992
Mary J. Blige ------ What's The 411? ► Hip Hop Soul >> 1992
Morrissey ------ Your Arsenal ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1992
Company Flow ------ Funcrusher Plus ► Experimental Rap >> 1997
Mary J. Blige ------ The Tour ► Hip Hop Soul >> 1998


Jul 29
The Byrds ------ Preflyte ► Country-Rock >> 1969
Rose Royce ------ Rose Royce II: In Full Bloom ► Disco/Funk >> 1977
Hall & Oates ------ Voices ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
Metallica ------ Kill 'Em All ► Heavy Metal >> 1983
Hoover ------ A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular ► Dream Pop/Electronic Trip Hop >> 1996
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony ------ The Art Of War ► Gangsta Rap >> 1997
GZA/Genius ------ Beneath The Surface ► East Coast Rap >> 1999
Carpenters ------ Carpenters Perform Carpenters ► Easy Listening >> 2003
Little Feat ------ Down Upon The Suwannee River ► Southern Rock >> 2003


Jul 30
The Rolling Stones ------ Out Of Our Heads ► Blues-Rock >> 1965
Buffalo Springfield ------ Last Time Around ► Folk-Rock >> 1968
Miles Davis ------ In A Silent Way ► Electric Jazz/Fusion >> 1969
Moby Grape ------ Truly Fine Citizen ► Psychedelic Rock (SFO) >> 1969
Chic ------ Risque ► Disco >> 1979
Cutting Crew ------ Broadcast ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
Mary Chapin Carpenter ------ Hometown Girl ► Country-Folk >> 1987
The Cavedogs ------ Joyrides For Shut-Ins ► Power Pop >> 1990
Widespread Panic ------ Widespread Panic ► Southern Rock >> 1991
The Psychedelic Furs ------ World Outside ► New Wave Post-Punk >> 1991
Amorphous Androgynous ------ Tales Of Ephidrina ► Ambient Techno >> 1993
Republica ------ Republica ► Punk Rock/Techno-Pop >> 1996
The Human League ------ Soundtrack To A Generation ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1996
Sublime ------ Sublime ► Alt. Rock >> 1996
Alice In Chains ------ Unplugged ► Acoustic Metal >> 1996
Cast ------ Beetroot ► Britpop >> 2001
ZZ Top ------ Ladytron ► Prog Rock >> 2002
Bruce Springsteen ------ The Rising ► Heartland Rock >> 2002


Jul 31
The Rascals ------ Goovin' ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1967
Journey ------ Escape ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1981
Eddie Rabbitt ------ Step By Step ► Country -Pop >> 1981
Fugazi ------ Steady Diet Of Nothing ► Post Hardcore Rock 'N' Roll >> 1991
Ronan Keating ------ Ronan ► Euro Dance-Pop >> 2000
Rory Gallagher ------ Live At Montreux ► Blues-Rock >> 2006
Korn ------ Untitled Album ► Post-Grunge/Nu Metal >> 2007
Phish ------ Chicago '94 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2012


Aug 01
Brenda Lee ------ Brenda Lee ► Country-Pop >> 1960
Jethro Tull ------ Stand Up ► Folk-Rock >> 1969
Bonzo Dog Band ------ Tadpoles ► Psychedelic Rock (Comedy) >> 1969
Scorpions ------ Lonesome Crow ► Heavy Metal >> 1972
Bette Midler ------ No Frills ► Pop-Rock Vocals >> 1983
Aerosmith ------ Rock And A Hard Place ► Hard Rock >> 1982
Bruce Hornsby & The Range ------ The Way It Is ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
Little Feat ------ Let It Roll ► Southern Rock >> 1988
Bryan Adams ------ So Far So Live ► Pop-Rock >> 1994
AFI ------ Answer That And Stay Fashionable ► Hardcore Punk >> 1995
Jimmy Buffett ------ Barometer Soup ► Folk-Rock >> 1995
Pinetop Perkins ------ Got My Mojo Workin' ► Paino Blues >> 1995
Deadsy ------ Deadsy ► Synth Rock/Nu Metal >> 1996
Big L ------ The Big Picture ► Hardcore Rap >> 2000
Carpenters ------ As Time Goes By ► Easy Listening >> 2001
Jimmy Buffett ------ Live At Wrigley Field ► Folk-Rock >> 2006


Aug 02
The Mothers Of Invention ------ Fillmore East: June 1971 ► Art Rock >> 1971
Boston ------ Don't Look Back ► Arena Rock >> 1978
Jackson Browne ------ Lawyers In Love ► Folk-Rock >> 1983
Poison ------ Look What The Cat Dragged In ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal >> 1986
Vinnie Vincent Invasion ------ Vinnie Vincent Invasion ► Hard Rock/Glam Metal >> 1986
Midnight Oil ------ Diesel And Dust ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1987
Dwight Yoakam ------ Buenas Noches From A Lonely Room ► Alt Country-Rock >> 1988
Immature ------ Playtyme Is Over ► Pop-Rap >> 1994
Jimi Hendrix ------ Jimi Hendrix: Woodstock ► Blues-Rock >> 2004
Michael Penn ------ Mr. Hollywood, Jr., 1947 ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2005
The Tubes ------ Wild In London ► Alt. Rock >> 2005
Screaming Trees ------ Last Words: The Final Recordings ► Neo-Psychedelia >> 2011


Aug 03
Brenda Lee ------ Grandma, What Great Songs You Sang! ► Country-Pop >> 1959
Creedence Clearwater Revival ------ Green River ► Folk-Rock >> 1969
Canned Heat ------ Future Blues ► Folk-Rock >> 1970
Stevie Wonder ------ Innervisions ► Pop-R&B >> 1973
Talking Heads ------ Fear Of Music ► New Wave Art-Rock >> 1979
Peter Frampton ------ The Art Of Control ► Arena Rock >> 1982
Def Leppard ------ Hysteria ► Hard Rock >> 1987
Babes In Toyland ------ To Mother ► Hard Rock/Riot Grrl >> 1991
The Hollywood Flames ------ The Hollywood Flames ► Doo-Wop >> 1992
Uncle Tupelo ------ March 16-20, 1992 ► Alt. Country-Rock >> 1992
INXS ------ Welcome To Wherever You Are ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1992
Sheryl Crow ------ Tuesday Night Music Club ► Blues-Rock >> 1993
Buju Banton ------ Voice Of Jamaica ► Dancehall Reggae >> 1993
Kylie Minogue ------ Mixes ► Dance-Pop >> 1998
The Pietasters ------ Awesome Mix Tape Vol. 6 ► Ska/Soul >> 1999
Alison Krauss ------ Forget About It ► Bluegrass >> 1999
Basement Jaxx ------ Remedy ► Progressive House >> 1999
The Black Crowes ------ Croweology ► Southern Rock >> 2010
Gov't Mule ------ Mulennium ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock >> 2010

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

 

This Week's Birthdays (July 27 - August 2)

Happy Birthday this week to:

Jul 27
1922 ● Bob Thiele → Jazz and jazz-pop record producer and record label executive, founded Signature and worked for Decca, Impulse, ABC/Bluesway, Flying Dutchman and others, co-wrote and produced "What A Wonderful World" for Louis Armstrong (#116, UK #1, 1967), worked with John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Dizzy Gillespie and countless others, died from kidney failure on 1/30/1996
1928 ● Harvey Fuqua → Founder and frontman for 50s R&B/doo wop The Moonglows, "Sincerely" (R&B #1, 1955), then Motown A&R and producer, died 7/6/2010 of a heart attack
1933 ● Nick Reynolds → Founding member, vocals and guitar for definitive folk-pop The Kingston Trio, "Tom Dooley" (#1, 1958) and nine other Top 40 hits, died 10/1/2008 from respiratory complications
1943 ● Allan Ramsey → Bassist for pop-rock Gary Lewis & The Playboys, "This Diamond Ring" (#1, 1965) plus 11 other US Top 40 hits between 1965 and 1968
1944 ● Bobby Gentry (Roberta Lee Streeter) → Grammy-winning country-pop and adult contemporary singer, songwriter and guitarist, "Ode to Billy Joe" (#1, 1967)
1947 ● Andy McMaster → Keyboards for early pub rock Ducks Deluxe, then power pop/rock The Motors, "Airport" (UK #4, 1978)
1949 ● Henry "H-Bomb" Weck → Drummer for one hit wonder rock band Brownsville Station, "Smokin' In The Boys Room" (#3, 1973)
1949 ● Maureen McGovern → Adult contemporary pop singer, "The Morning After" (#1, 1973) from the movie The Poseidon Adventure and the Academy Award-winning "We May Never Love This Way Again" from The Towering Inferno (1974)
1949 ● Roderick "Rory" Macdonald → Bass and vocals for Scottish Celtic folk-rock Runrig, "An Ubhal As Airde (The Highest Apple)" (UK #18, 1995) and 13 albums
1950 ● Michael Vaughan → Guitarist for pop/rock one hit wonder Paper Lace, "The Night Chicago Died" (#1, UK #3, 1974), a second single "Billy, Don't Be A Hero" (#96, UK #1, 1974) qualifies them as a two hit wonder in the UK
1953 ● Suzi Carr → Vocals for mellow adult pop-rock cover trio Will To Power, "Baby I Love Your Way/Freebird" (#1, 1988)
1960 ● Conway Savage → Bassist for alt rock Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, "Where The Wild Roses Grow" (Australia #2, UK #11, 1995)
1963 ● Karl Mueller → Bassist for garage rock superstar group Soul Asylum, "Runaway Train" (#5, 1993), died from throat cancer on 6/17/2005
1964 ● Rex Brown → Bassist in alt metal Pantera, "Planet Caravan" (Mainstream Rock #21, 1994)
1967 ● Juliana Hatfield → Singer, songwriter, guitarist and frontwoman for indie rock/power pop Blake Babies, solo, "My Sister" (Modern Rock #1, 1993) and "Spin The Bottle (#39, 1994)
1973 ● Abe Cunningham → Drummer for Grammy-winning alt heavy metal Deftones, "Change (In The House Of Flies)" (Mainstream Rock #9, 2000)

Jul 28
1901 ● Hubert Prior "Rudy" Vallée → Hugely popular 1930s crooner and vaudeville entertainer, often singing through a megaphone, "Stein Song" (The University Of Maine)" (#1, 1930), became a film, radio stage and TV performer in the 50s, 60s and 70s, died from cancer on 7/3/1986
1915 ● Frankie Yankovic → The "King of Polka," Grammy-winning and hugely popular Slovenian-American polka musician, composer, radio DJ, TV host and bandleader with over 200 albums in a five decade recording and performing career, died on 10/14/1998 from heart failure
1935 ● Simon Dee (Cyril Nicholas Henty-Dodd) → British TV personality and radio DJ, twice-weekly BBC TV chat show Dee Time during the 60s with musical guests including Jimi Hendrix and Lulu, died of bone cancer on 8/29/2009
1938 ● George Cummings → Steel guitar for AM pop-rock Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show, "Sylvia's Mother" (#5, 1972) plus nine other Top 40 hits
1943 ● Michael Bloomfield → Celebrated blues-rock guitarist for urban electric blues The Butterfield Blues Band, formed blues/psych rock/jazz fusion Electric Flag in 1967, played with Al Kooper and Stephen Stills on the remarkable Super Session album, solo and multiple collaborations, #22 on Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time, died of a heroin overdose on 2/15/1981
1943 ● Richard Wright → Founding member, keyboards, vocals and songwriter for of space rock Pink Floyd, "Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)" (#1, 1979), dismissed from the band by frontman Roger Waters in 1980 but returned after Waters left in 1987, solo, died of cancer on 9/15/2008
1946 ● Jonathan Edwards → Light folk-rock and country-pop one hit wonder singer/songwriter, "Sunshine" (#4, 1971)
1948 ● Gerald "Jerry" Casale → Founding member, bassist, synthesizer player, video director and "chief strategist" for quirky 80s pop-rock Devo, "Whip It" (#14, 1980), also produced videos for The Cars, Rush, Foo Fighters, Soundgarden and others, directed TV commercials for Diet Coke, Miller Lite, Honda and others
1949 ● Peter Doyle → Guitar and vocals for folk-sunshine pop The New Seekers, "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing" (#7, 1972), died 10/13/2001
1949 ● Simon Kirke → Drummer for proto-metal/hard rock Free, "All Right Now" (#4, 1970) and hard rock Bad Company, "Can't Get Enough" (#5, 1974), session work for Jim Capaldi, Ringo Starr, Ron Wood and many others
1949 ● Steve Peregrine Took → Founding partner, bass and percussion for psych rock Tyrannosaurus Rex, was fired for drug abuse and bizarre behavior shortly before former partner Marc Bolan and the band hit it big as proto-glam rock T. Rex, "Bang A Gong (Get It On)" (#10, 1971), died 10/27/1980 after choking on a cocktail cherry
1954 ● Steven J. Morse → Canadian rock and jazz-rock fusion guitarist, founder of acclaimed Southern instrumental rock fusion band Dixie Dregs, issued several solo albums, divided time between hard rock Kansas and hard rock Deep Purple from 1994-2009
1962 ● Rachel Sweet → Teenage rock 'n' roll singer who signed to Stiff Records at age 18, "Everlasting Love" (#32, 1981), issued several other singles and became a TV host
1965 ● Nick Banks → Drummer for alt rock/Britpop Pulp, "Common People" (UK #2, 1995)
1972 ● Dan Warton → Drummer for indie punk-rock Ned's Atomic Dustbin, "Not Sleeping Around" (Modern Rock #1, 1992)
1980 ● Noel Sullivan → Singer for pre-fab mockstar dance-pop Hear'Say, "Pure And Simple" (UK #1, 2001), refocused on musical theater following the group's disbandment in 2003
1986 ● Jaoby Dakota Shaddix → Lead singer for hard rock/heavy metal Papa Roach, "Scars" (#15, Mainstream Rock #4, 2005)
1990 ● Soulja Boy (DeAndre Cortez Way) → Rapper, "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" (#1, 2007), record producer

Jul 29
1916 ● Charlie Christian → Swing and jazz guitarist, early and important electric guitar performer, played with Benny Goodman, Thelonius Monk, Dizzy Gillespie and others, died from tuberculosis on 3/2/1942 at age 25
1923 ● James Charles "Jim" Marshall → The "Father of Loud" and pioneer of guitar amplification with iconic products used by Eric Clapton, Pete Townshend, Jimmy Page and countless others from garage bands to superstars, often in a "Marshall stack" or wall of black, vinyl-clad cabinets mounted one atop the other, founded and led his company, Marshall Amplification well into his eighties, now considered one of the four major contributors to the development of rock music equipment along with Leo Fender, Les Paul and Seth Lover, died on 4/5/2012 from cancer
1930 ● Jim Stewart → Part-time country music fiddler who co-founded Stax Records in Memphis with his sister, Estelle Axton, and recorded and published some of the top Southern soul and Memphis soul acts of the 60s and 70s, including house band Booker T. & The MG's, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Sam & Dave, Staple Singers and many others
1946 ● Neal Doughty → Co-founder, songwriter, keyboards and only constant member of arena rock REO Speedwagon, "Keep On Lovin' You" (#1, 1980)
1947 ● Carlo Santanna → Guitar for pop/rock one hit wonder Paper Lace, "The Night Chicago Died" (#1, UK #3, 1974), a second single "Billy, Don't Be A Hero" (#96, UK #1, 1974) qualifies them as a two hit wonder in the UK
1953 ● Geddy Lee (Gary Lee Weinrib) → Bassist, lead vocals and founding member of Canadian arena rock/power trio Rush, "New World Man" (Mainstream Rock #1, 1982) and 24 other Mainstream Rock Top 20 singles
1953 ● Vivienne Patricia "Patty" Scialfa → Backing vocals for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, solo, wife of The Boss since 6/8/1991
1959 ● John Sykes → Guitarist for Irish hard rock Thin Lizzy (1982-83), then hard rock Whitesnake, "Here I Go Again" (#1, 1987), then formed hard rock Blue Murder, solo
1962 ● Martin McCarrick → Guitar for Irish grunge rock/alt metal Therapy?, "Screamager" (UK#9, 1993)
1966 ● Martina McBride (Martina Mariea Schiff) → The "Celine Dion of Country Music", singer and songwriter, "A Broken Wing" (Country #1, 1997)
1966 ● Miles Hunt → Frontman, guitar and vocals for alt rock The Wonder Stuff, "Welcome To The Cheap Seats" (Modern Rock #28, UK #8, 1992), TV host
1967 ● Chris Gorman → Drummer for alt pop-rock Belly, "Feed The Tree" (#1, Modern Rock, 1993), now a commercial photographer
1972 ● Simon Jones → Bassist for neo-psych-pop The Verve, "Bittersweet Symphony" (#12, 1998)
1973 ● Wanya Jermaine Morris → Lead vocals for R&B/urban soul a cappella Boyz II Men, "End Of The Road" (#1, 1992)
1977 ● Danger Mouse (Brian Joseph Burton) → Multi-instrumentalist musician, Grammy-winning producer and songwriter, released the mashup album The Grey Album in 2004 combining The Beatles' White Album (1968) with rapper Jay-Z's The Black Album (2003), co-founded alt. neo-soul Gnarls Barkley, "Crazy" (#2, 2006), produced albums for Gorillaz, Beck, The Black Keys and U2

Jul 30
1926 ● Christine McGuire → Vocals for immensely popular sibling singing trio the McGuire Sisters, "Sugartime" (#1, 1958)
1936 ● George "Buddy" Guy → Pioneering and highly influential Chicago blues guitarist and singer, "Stone Crazy" (R&B #12, 1962), #30 on Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time
1938 ● Edd "Kookie" Byrnes (Edward Byrne Breitenberger) → TV actor (played the character Gerald Lloyd Kookson III on 77 Sunset Strip) and one hit wonder novelty-pop singer, "Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb" (#4, 1959), a take-off from his character's constant combing of his pompadour
1941 ● Paul Anka → Canadian-born teen idol/contemporary pop/easy listening crooner and songwriter, "Lonely Boy" (#1, 1959), wrote the theme for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and Tom Jones' "She's A Lady" (#2, 1971) and the lyrics to Frank Sinatra's "My Way" (#11, 1969)
1944 ● Chris Darrow → Highly-skilled and sought-after multi-instrumentalist L.A. session musician, co-founded 60s eclectic folk-rock cult band Kaleidoscope, replaced Jackson Browne in country-rock the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band ("Mr. Bojangles," #9, 1971), worked in Linda Ronstadt's backing band, recorded several solo albums and did studio work for James Taylor, Helen Reddy and many others, continues to record and produce folk- and country-rock music into the 10s
1945 ● David Sanborn → Influential jazz-pop saxophonist with the blues-rock The Butterfield Blues Band, jazz-rock fusion The Brecker Brothers, "Sneakin' Up Behind You" (#58, Disco #3, 1975), Grammy-winning solo career, "Bang Bang" (#53, Adult Contemporary #23, 1992), session work for David Bowie, James Taylor, Stevie Wonder and others
1946 ● Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond → Bassist for long-lived Brit folk-rock Jethro Tull, "Living In The Past" (#11, 1973)
1949 ● Hugh Nicholson → Guitarist and songwriter for Scottish freakbeat/psych-pop The Poets, "She Blew A Good Thing" (#45, R&B #2, 1966), then Scottish pop-rock Marmalade, "Reflections Of My Life" (#10, 1970) and pop-rock Blue, "Gonna Capture Your Heart" (#88, UK #18, 1977)
1949 ● Joyce Jones → Singer for Philly R&B/disco female vocal group First Choice, "The Player, Part 1" (R&B #7, 1974)
1956 ● Phil Fearon → Jamaican-born guitarist and singer for R&B/funk-pop Galaxy, "Dancing Tight" (1983), independent label record company executive
1957 ● David Joseph → Keyboards and lead vocals for North London-based R&B/disco-funk boy band Hi-Tension, "British Hustle" (UK #8, 1978)
1957 ● Rat Scabies (Chris Millar) → Founding member and drummer for first-wave punk rockers The Damned, "Eloise" (UK #3, 1986), solo and collaborations
1958 ● Kate Bush → Hugely successful Brit alt pop-rock singer and songwriter, "Wuthering Heights" (UK #1, 1978) and "Love And Anger" (Modern Rock #1, UK #38, 1990)
1959 ● Vaughan Toulouse (Cotillard) → Lead vocals for New Wave ska-pop Department S, "Is Vic There?" (#67, UK #22, 1981), died from AIDS related illness on 8/22/1991
1963 ● Tex Axile (Anthony Doughty) → Keyboards for punk-pop-dance Transvision Vamp, "Baby I Don't Care" (UK#3, 1983)
1966 ● Craig Gannon → Rhythm guitarist for 80s Scottish New Wave pop-rock Aztec Camera, jangle-pop-rock The Bluebells, "Young At Heart" (UK #1, 1983) and indie rock The Smiths, "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now" (UK #10, 1984), now a television and film composer/producer and session guitarist for multiple artists
1966 ● Jyoti Mishra → India-born frontman, composer and multi-instrumentalist for one man band, one hit wonder alt dance-pop White Town, "Your Woman" (#23, UK #1, 1997)
1968 ● Louise Wener → Vocals for Britpop Sleeper, "Sale Of The Century" (UK #10, 1996)
1968 ● Sean Moore → Drummer for Brit alt rock/neo-punk Manic Street Preachers, "The Masses Against The Classes" (UK #1, 2000)
1970 ● MC Trouble (LaTasha Sheron Rogers) → First female rapper signed to Motown Records, issued one album and a minor hit ("(I Wanna) Make You Mine," Rap #15, 1990), died in her sleep from heart failure during an epileptic seizure on 6/4/1991 while recording her second album
1971 ● Brad Hargreaves → Drummer for post-grunge indie pop Third Eye Blind, "Semi-Charmed Life" (#4, 1997)
1977 ● Ian Watkins → Singer for Welsh alt hard rock Lostprophets, "Last Train Home" (Mainstream Rock #10, 2004)

Jul 31
1923 ● Ahmet Ertegun → Turkish immigrant who co-founded and became chief executive of Atlantic Records, a dominant force in jazz, R&B and pop/rock and a prime force in moving Black American music into the mainstream, died on 12/14/2006 seven weeks after falling at striking his head on a concrete floor backstage at a Rolling Stones benefit concert for the Clinton Foundation
1932 ● Morey Carr → Vocals for novelty pop/rock 'n' roll The Playmates, "Beep Beep" (#4, 1958) plus 4 other Top 40 hits
1937 ● Bonnie Brown → Vocals for 50s-60s country-folk harmony sibling vocal trio The Browns, "The Three Bells" (#1, 1959), solo
1939 ● John West → Electric organ ("Cordovox") for pop-rock Gary Lewis & The Playboys, "This Diamond Ring" (#1, 1965) plus 11 other US Top 40 hits between 1965 and 1968
1943 ● Lobo (Roland Kent Lavoie) → Country-folk-pop singer/songwriter and guitarist, "Me And You And A Dog Named Boo" (#5, 1971)
1946 ● Bob Welch → Pop/rock guitarist for pre-superstardom Fleetwood Mac, "Hypnotized" (1973), left in 1974 for largely unsuccessful solo career, "Sentimental Lady" (#8, 1978)
1946 ● Gary Lewis (Gary Harold Lee Levitch) → Frontman, drums and vocals for pop-rock Gary Lewis & The Playboys, "This Diamond Ring" (#1, 1965) plus 11 other US Top 40 hits between 1965 and 1968, son of comedian/actor Jerry Lewis
1947 ● Karl Green → Guitarist for British Invasion pop-rock Herman's Hermits, "Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter" (#1. 1965)
1951 ● Carlo Karges → Guitarist for German pop-rock band Nena, "99 Luftballons" (#2, 1984)
1953 ● Hugh McDowell → Cello for pop-rock Electric Light Orchestra, "Don't Bring Me Down" (#4, 1979) and 26 other Top 40 hits
1957 ● Daniel Ash → Guitarist for seminal goth-rock Bauhaus, "Bela Lugosi's Dead" (1979) and goth-pop Love And Rockets, "So Alive" (#3, 1989) , solo
1958 ● Bill Berry → Drummer for influential post-punk R.E.M., "The One I Love" (#9, 1987), left the band in 1997 to work his hay farm in Georgia
1960 ● Malcolm Ross → Guitarist for Scot New Wave pop-rock Aztec Camera, "The Crying Scene" (Modern Rock #3, 1990)
1963 ● Fatboy Slim (Norman Quentin Leo Cook) → Bassist for Brit jangle-guitar pop-rock The Housemartins, "Caravan Of Love" (UK #1, 1986), DJ and remixer for electronic dance-pop Beats International, "Dub Be Good To Me" (Dance/Pop #1, 1990), founder of acid jazz Freak Power, "Turn On, Tune In, Cop Out" (UK #29, 1993), dance-pop Pizzaman and Brit-hop producer and solo artist, "The Rockafeller Skank" (#72, UK #6, 1998)
1964 ● Jim Corr → With three sisters, guitars and keyboards in Irish folk-pop-rock sibling act The Corrs, "Breathless" (Adult Top 40 #7, 2000)
1964 ● Robert "Fuzz" Townsend → Drummer for dance-rock Pop Will Eat Itself, "X, Y & Zee" (Modern Rock #11, 1991)
1971 ● John 5 (John Lowery) → Guitarist for industrial-pop-metal/shock rock Marilyn Manson, "The Dope Show" (Mainstream Rock #12, 1998), five solo instrumental guitar albums, sessions for Garbage, Meat Loaf, Ozzy Osbourne and Lynyrd Skynyrd
1978 ● Will Champion → Drummer for Brit-pop/anthem rock Coldplay, "Speed Of Sound" (#8, 2005)

Aug 01
1898 ● Morris Stoloff → Violinist, composer and arranger, wrote and performed "Moonglow" (#1, 1956), the love theme from the film Picnic (1956), arranged film scores for several other movies, including Lawrence Of Arabia (1962), died 4/16/1980
1931 ● Ramblin' Jack Elliott (Elliot Charles Adnopoz) → Influential country-folk guitarist, one time protégé of folk legend Woody Guthrie, played in Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue and with Pete Seeger, Jerry Garcia, Grateful Dead and others, Grammy-winning blues album A Stranger Here in 2009
1942 ● Jerome John "Jerry" Garcia → Founding member, lead guitarist, vocals, songwriter and de facto frontman for rock's longest, strangest trip Grateful Dead, "Sugar Magnolia" (#91, 1973) and "Touch Of Grey" (#9, 1987), solo and various collaborations, died from a drug-related heart attack on 8/9/1995
1946 ● Raymond "Boz" Burrell → Bassist for prog/space-rock King Crimson, "The Court Of The Crimson King" (#80, 1970), founding member of hard rock supergroup Bad Company, "Can't Get Enough" (#5, 1974), died 9/21/2006 of a heart attack
1947 ● Rick Anderson → Bassist for camp-rock pop-rock satirists The Tubes, "She's A Beauty" (#10, 1978)
1947 ● Rick Coonce → Drummer for AM Top 40 pop-rockers The Grass Roots, "Midnight Confessions" (#5, 1968), left the band in 1971 and moved to Canada to become a farmer and social worker, died 2/25/2011 from heart failure
1949 ● Jim Carroll → Author, poet, punk rock bandleader, "People Who Died" (#51, 1980), wrote the autobiography The Basketball Diaries, which became a film starring Leonardo DiCaprio (1995), died 9/11/2009 from a heart attack
1951 ● Tim Bachman → With his brothers Randy and Robbie, guitarist for Canadian hard rockers Bachman-Turner Overdrive, "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" (#1, 1974), left in 1974 to pursue a music production career
1951 ● Tommy Bolin → Underrated and short-lived blues-rock guitarist, first with hard rock Zephyr, then with jazz-rock fusion drummer Billy Cobham on the classic Spectrum album, replaced Joe Walsh in the James Gang, joined Deep Purple in 1972 to replace Ritchie Blackmore, left for solo career, died of a heroin overdose on 12/4/1976 at age 25
1953 ● Robert Cray → Grammy-winning contemporary blues guitarist and vocalist , "Smoking Gun" (#22, Mainstream Rock #2, 1986)
1958 ● Michael Penn → Late-80s pop/rock singer, songwriter and guitarist, "No Myth" (#13, 1989), brother of actor Sean Penn
1958 ● Robert Buck → Guitarist and songwriter with folk-pop 10,000 Maniacs, "These Are Days" (Alt-Rock #1, 1992), also played in folk-pop John & Mary with other bandmates, died on 12/19/2000 from liver disease
1959 ● Joe Elliott → Vocals for hard rock/Brit New Wave of Heavy Metal band Def Leppard, "Love Bites" (#1, 1988), formed hard rock Down 'N' Outz in 2009
1960 ● Chuck D. (Carlton Douglas Ridenhour) → Rapper and vocals for influential early hip hop group Public Enemy, "Fight The Power" (Rap #1, 1989), author, producer
1960 ● Suzi Gardner → Guitar and vocals for all-girl post-punk/grunge band L7, "Pretend We’re Dead" (Alt Rock #8, 1992)
1963 ● Coolio (Artis Leon Ivey, Jr.) → Musician, reality TV show actor, producer and rapper, "Gangsta's Paradise" (#1, 1995)
1964 ● Adam Duritz → Piano, guitar, vocals, songwriting and frontman for alt-rock Counting Crows, "Mr. Jones" (Modern Rock #2, 1994), solo, producer and record company executive
1964 ● Nick Christian Sayer → Guitarist for punk-pop-dance Transvision Vamp, "Baby I Don't Care" (UK#3, 1983)
1968 ● Dan Donegan → Guitarist for Chicago-based heavy metal Disturbed, "Another Way To Die" (Mainstream Rock #1, 2010)
1970 ● Kenwyn House → Guitar for hard-edged Brit pop Reef, "Place Your Hands" (Mainstream Rock #29, 1997) from the UK #1 album Glow
1978 ● Dhani Harrison → Guitarist and son of George Harrison, completed his father's final album, Brainwashed, after his death in 2001, now founder, lead guitar and vocals for alt rock Thenewno2
1981 ● Ashley Angel (Ashley Ward Parker) → Vocals for pre-fab teen idol boy-band O-Town, "All Or Nothing" (#3, 2001)

Aug 02
1937 ● Eric Garth Hudson → Canadian organist, keyboardist and saxophonist for seminal roots rockers The Band, "Chest Fever" (1968), sessions and solo
1939 ● Edward Patten → Vocals in R&B/soul-pop family quartet Gladys Knight & The Pips, "Midnight Train To Georgia" (#1, 1973)
1941 ● Andrew Steele → Drummer for Brit psych-rock band The Herd, "I Don't Want Our Loving To Die" (UK #5, 1968), then Scottish folk-pop-rock Stealers Wheel, "Stuck In The Middle With You" (#6, 1973), died 4/18/2005
1941 ● Doris Coley Kenner-Jackson → Vocals for first 60s girl-group to achieve national prominence, The Shirelles, "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" (#1, 1961), died of breast cancer 2/4/2000
1944 ● Nicola James "Jim" Capaldi → Drummer, songwriter and founding member of folk-psych-rock Traffic, "Paper Sun" (#94, UK #5, 1967), began solo career in 1972 and released "Love Hurts" (UK #4, 1975) and "That's Love" (#28, 1982), session work and songwriting collaborations, died 1/28/2005 from stomach cancer
1946 ● John Fleck (Fleckenstein) → Bass guitarist (1965-1966) for influential garage/psych rock Love, "7 And 7 Is" (#33, 1966), then briefly with garage/proto-punk The Standells, "Dirty Water" (#11, 1966)
1948 ● Andrew Fairweather Low → Welsh roots rock guitarist, songwriter and singer, founding member of early prog rock septet Amen Corner, "(If Paradise Is) Half As Nice" (UK #1, 1969), then frontman for hard rock Fair Weather, "Natural Sinner" (UK #6, 1970), solo and sessions plus backing bands for The Who, Roger Waters, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Bill Wyman and others
1949 ● "Fat" Larry James → Drummer, singer and frontman for R&B/soul-funk Fat Larry's Band, "Act Like You Know" (Dance/Club #24, 1982), died on 12/5/1987 of a heart attack
1950 ● David Alan "Ted" Turner → Dual lead guitar and vocals for Brit prog-rock Wishbone Ash, "Time Was" (1972), session work for George Harrison, Billy Preston, Al Stewart and others
1951 ● Andrew Gold → Pop and light rock (L. A. sound) singer/songwriter, "Lonely Boy" (#7, 1977), session musician for James Taylor, Carly Simon, Nicolette Larson and others, died in his sleep on 6/3/2011
1951 ● Joe Lynn Turner (Joseph Linquito) → Guitar, vocals for hard rock Fandango, joined Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow in 1981 as lead vocalist, "Stone Cold" (Mainstream Rock #1, 1982), left in 1985 for solo career, "Endlessly" (Mainstream Rock #19, 1985), joined Deep Purple briefly, "King Of Dreams" (Mainstream Rock #6, 1990), solo
1953 ● Donnie Munro (Donaidh Rothach) → Lead guitar and vocals for Scottish Celtic folk-rock Runrig, "An Ubhal As Airde (The Highest Apple)" (UK #18, 1995), solo
1957 ● Butch Vig (Bryan Vigorson) → Founding member and drummer for Scottish-American alt rock Garbage, "Stupid Girl" (Dance/Club #5, 1996), recording engineer and producer for Nirvana's Nevermind album (1991), Sonic Youth, The Smashing Pumpkins' Gish (1991), L7, Soul Asylum and others
1957 ● Mojo Nixon (Neill Kirby McMillan, Jr.) → Satirical comedy/novelty singer, songwriter and guitarist, "Debbie Gibson Is Pregnant With My Two-Headed Love Child" (Modern Rock #16, 1989)
1961 ● Apollonia (Patricia Kotero) → One of several female singers and musicians associated with Prince, lead actress in the film Purple Rain (1984), replaced singer Vanity in dance-pop trio Vanity 6 which was rechristened Apollonia 6, "Sex Shooter" (Dance/Club #32, 1984), solo, "Since I Fell For You" (Dance/Club #6, 1988)
1961 ● Pete De Freitas → Drummer for gloomy post-punk psych-rock Echo & The Bunnymen, "Enlighten Me" (Modern Rock #8, 1990), died in a motorcycle accident on 6/14/1989
1962 ● Lee Mavers → Guitar and vocals for Brit jangle pop The La's, "There She Goes" (#49, UK #13, 1991)
1965 ● Al Macaulay → Drummer for Brit folk-pop-soul Tindersticks, "Bathtime" (UK #38, 1997)
1970 ● Zelma Davis → Vocals for dance-pop C+C Music Factory, "Gonna Make You Sweat" (#1, 1991)

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Monday, July 21, 2014

 

Albums Released This Week (July 21 - 27)

Here's a sampling of the BEST music ever made! Great albums from the 60s, 70s and 80s rock and pop released this week (and some related albums of note):


Jul 21
Bobby Vee ------ A Bobby Vee Recording Session ► Teen Idol >> 1962
Black Sabbath ------ Master Of Reality ► Hard Rock >> 1971
Rod Stewart ------ Never A Dull Moment ► Blues-Rock >> 1972
T. Rex ------ The Slider ► Glam Rock >> 1972
Rory Gallagher ------ Irish Tour '74 ► Blues-Rock >> 1974
Kiss ------ The Originals ► Hard Rock >> 1976
Talking Heads ------ More Songs About Buildings And Food ► New Wave Art-Rock >> 1978
Triumph ------ Just A Game ► Arena Rock >> 1979
Chicago ------ Chicago XIV ► Jazz-Rock >> 1980
Bryan Adams ------ You Want It, You Got It ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Shonen Knife ------ Burning Farm ► Punk Pop >> 1983
Stryper ------ The Yellow And Black Attack ► Heavy Metal/Christian >> 1984
Neil Young ------ Landing On Water ► Folk-Rock >> 1986
Guns N' Roses ------ Appetite For Destruction ► Hard Rock >> 1987
Dio ------ Dream Evil ► Heavy Metal >> 1987
Madonna ------ Who's That Girl [Sndtrk] ► Dance-Pop >> 1987
Sonic Youth ------ Dirty ► Indie Rock >> 1992
House Of Pain ------ House Of Pain ► West Coast/Hardcore Rap >> 1992
Anal Cunt ------ Picnic Of Love ► Folk-Rock/Parody >> 1998
Matthew Sweet & Suzanna Hoffs ------ Under The Covers, Vol. 2 ► Pop-Rock >> 2009


Jul 22
The Moody Blues ------ The Magnificent Moodies ► Blues-Rock >> 1965
John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers ------ Blues Breakers With Eric Clapton ► Blues-Rock >> 1966
Stevie Wonder ------ Fulfillingness' First Finale ► Pop-R&B >> 1974
Commodores ------ Machine Gun ► Soul-Funk >> 1974
Elvis Costello ------ My Aim Is True ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1977
Amy Grant ------ The Collection ► Pop-Rock/Christian >> 1986
LL Cool J ------ Bigger And Deffer ► Hip-Hop >> 1987
Disco Inferno ------ Technicolour ► Post-Punk Alt/Experimental >> 1996
Earth, Wind & Fire ------ In The Name Of Love ► Soul-Funk >> 1997
Kreator ------ Outcast ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1997
Gavin DeGraw ------ Chariot ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2003
Kiss ------ Kiss Symphony: Alive IV ► Hard Rock >> 2003
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young ------ Déjà Vu Live ► Folk-Rock >> 2008
Chairlift ------ Does You Inspire You ► Dream Pop >> 2008
Counting Crows ------ iTunes Live From Soho ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2008


Jul 23
The Supremes ------ More Hits By The Supremes ► Soul - Motown >> 1965
The Moody Blues ------ Every Good Boy Deserves Favour ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1971
Jethro Tull ------ A Passion Play ► Prog Rock >> 1973
Joan Baez ------ Gracias A La Vida ► Folk-Pop/Latin >> 1974
Various Artists ------ The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas [Sndtrk] ► Country-Pop >> 1982
Teddy Pendergrass ------ This One's For You ► Soul-Pop >> 1982
Sammy Hagar ------ VOA ► Arena Rock >> 1984
Color Me Badd ------ C.M.B. ► New Jack Swing >> 1991
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince ------ Homebase ► Pop-Rap >> 1991
The Innocence Mission ------ Umbrella ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1991
The Black Crowes ------ Three Snakes And One Charm ► Southern Rock >> 1996
Fiona Apple ------ Tidal ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1996


Jul 24
The Beach Boys ------ The Best Of The Beach Boys, Vol. 2 ► Pop-Rock >> 1967
Yes ------ Time And A Word [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1970
Jon Anderson ------ Olias Of Sunhillow ► Prog Rock >> 1976
The Go-Go's ------ Beauty And The Beat ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1981
Timothy B. Schmit ------ Tell Me The Truth ► Pop-Rock >> 1990
Dread Zeppelin ------ Un-Led-Ed ► Hard Rock >> 1990
Nils Lofgren ------ Crooked Line ► Roots Rock >> 1992
Cake ------ Comfort Eagle ► Alt Rock/College Rock >> 2001
Curtis Mayfield ------ Soul Legacy ► Soul/Funk >> 2001
Joni Mitchell ------ The Beginning Of Survival ► Folk-Rock >> 2004
The Antlers ------ Undersea ► Dream Pop >> 2012


Jul 25
The Troggs ------ From Nowhere…The Troggs [UK] ► Garage Rock >> 1966
The Troggs ------ Wild Thing ► Garage Rock >> 1966
Yes ------ Yes [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1969
Creedence Clearwater Revival ------ Cosmo's Factory ► Folk-Rock >> 1970
Donovan ------ Open Road ► Folk-Rock >> 1970
Cat Stevens ------ Foreigner ► Folk-Pop >> 1973
Boston ------ Boston ► Arena Rock >> 1976
AC/DC ------ Back In Black ► Hard Rock >> 1980
Teddy Pendergrass ------ TP ► Soul-Pop >> 1980
Loudness ------ Lightning Strikes ► Heavy Metal/Japanese Metal >> 1986
Kim Carnes ------ View From The House ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
The Bee Gees ------ One ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
The Beastie Boys ------ Paul's Boutique ► Rap >> 1989
Boredoms ------ Chocolate Synthesizer ► Noise Rock >> 1994
311 ------ 311 ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1995
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony ------ E. 1999 Eternal ► Gangsta Rap >> 1995
Dark Tranquility ------ Haven ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal >> 2000
Béla Fleck And The Flecktones ------ Outbound ► Jazz Fusion >> 2000
Tom Petty ------ Highway Companion ► Album Rock >> 2006
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Jul 26
Buck Owens ------ Before You Go ► Country-Rock/Bakersfield >> 1965
The Moody Blues ------ In Search Of The Lost Chord ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1968
ZZ Top ------ Tres Hombres ► Blues-Rock >> 1973
Robert Wyatt ------ Rock Bottom ► Art Rock >> 1974
The Clash ------ The Clash ► Punk >> 1979
Bucks Fizz ------ Bucks Fizz ► Europop-Dance >> 1981
The League Unlimited Orchestra ------ Love And Dancing ► Synth-Pop >> 1982
The Human League ------ Love And Dancing [EP] ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1982
Asia ------ Alpha ► Prog Rock >> 1983
John Waite ------ Mask Of Smiles ► Power Pop >> 1985
Odeta Adams ------ Evolution ► Jazz-Pop Fusion >> 1993
Ani DiFranco ------ Out Of Range ► Folk-Rock >> 1994
The Aquabats ------ The Return Of The Aquabats ► Ska-Punk Revival >> 1996


Jul 27
Pink Floyd ------ More [Sndtrk] ► Prog Rock >> 1969
The Temptations ------ All Directions ► Soul - Motown >> 1972
Genesis ------ Genesis Live ► Prog Rock >> 1973
Sweet ------ Sweet ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Grateful Dead ------ Terrapin Station ► Album Rock >> 1977
AC/DC ------ Highway To Hell ► Hard Rock >> 1979
Stevie Nicks ------ Bella Donna ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Neil Young ------ Everybody's Rockin' ► Folk-Rock >> 1983
Madonna ------ Madonna ► Dance-Pop >> 1983
Metallica ------ Ride The Lightning ► Heavy Metal >> 1994
10,000 Maniacs ------ In My Tribe ► Folk-Rock >> 1987
The Bodeans ------ Home ► Roots Rock >> 1989
Sloan ------ Peppermint ► Alt Indie Rock >> 1992
Bachman-Turner Overdrive ------ All The Greatest Hits Live ► Album Rock >> 1993
The Smashing Pumpkins ------ Siamese Dream ► Hard Rock >> 1993
Dying Fetus ------ Killing On Adrenaline ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1998
At The Drive-In ------ Vaya ► Punk Rock >> 1999
38 Special ------ Drivetrain ► Southern Rock >> 2004
Pearl Jam ------ Live At Benaroya Hall ► Hard Rock >> 2004
Scissor Sisters ------ Scissor Sisters ► Dance-Techno Pop >> 2004
Bob Dylan ------ The Collection ► Folk-Rock >> 2009

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

 

This Week's Birthdays (July 20 - 26)

Happy Birthday this week to:

Jul 20
1933 ● Buddy Wayne Knox → Early rockabilly and "Tex-Mex" sound pioneer, wrote and performed "Party Doll" (#1, 1957), becoming the first artist to pen his own #1 hit in the rock 'n' roll era
1944 ● T.G. Sheppard (Billy Neal Browder) → Urban country crossover singer, "I've Loved 'Em Every One" (#37, Country #1, 1981)
1945 ● John Lodge → Bass and vocals for Brit prog rock then pop-rock The Moody Blues, "Nights In White Satin" (#2, 1967) and "Your Wildest Dreams" (#9, 1986)
1945 ● Kim Carnes → Throaty-voiced singer, Grammy-winning "Bette Davis Eyes" (#1, 1981), later country music songwriter
1946 ● Wendy Richard → One hit wonder pop singer, duet with Mike Sarne "Come Outside" (UK #1, 1962), longtime cast member of Brit TV soap opera Eastenders
1947 ● Carlos Santana → Guitarist, vocals, songwriter and frontman for Latin-rock Santana, "Black Magic Woman" (#4, 1970), solo, "Smooth" (#1, 1999), awarded eight Grammys for his Supernatural album (2000)
1947 ● Tony Thorpe → Lead guitar and vocals for glam rock/rock 'n roll revival The Rubettes, "Sugar Baby Love" (UK#1, US #37, 1974)
1952 ● Jay Jay French (John French Segall) → Founding member and guitarist for heavy metal Twisted Sister, "We're Not Gonna Take It" (#21, 1983), producer and manager for various rock and heavy metal bands, continues to lead and manage Twisted Sister's affairs into the 00s
1955 ● Jem Finer → Banjo for Irish folk-punk-rock The Pogues, "Tuesday Morning" (Rock #11, 1993)
1956 ● Paul Cook → Drummer for premier punk rockers the Sex Pistols, "God Save The Queen" (UK #2, 1977) and punk rock supergroup Greedy Bastards
1957 ● Merlina DeFranco → Vocals for teen bubblegum-pop The DeFranco Family, "Heartbeat-It's A Lovebeat" (#3, 1973)
1958 ● Michael McNeil → Keyboards for Scottish New Wave pop-rock Simple Minds, "(Don't You) Forget About Me" ($1, 1985)
1959 ● James Irvin → Vocals for Brit New Wave synth-pop Furniture, "Brilliant Mind" (UK #21, 1986)
1962 ● Dig Wayne (Timothy Wayne Ball) → Lead vocals for Brit dance-pop-rock Jo Boxers, "Boxer Beat" (UK #3, 1983)
1964 ● Chris Cornell → Vocals and guitar for seminal grunge-rock group Soundgarden, "Black Hole Sun" (Mainstream Rock #1,1994), Audioslave, "Be Yourself" (#32, Mainstream Rock #1, 2005) and solo
1966 ● Andrew Levy → Founding member, bassist, keyboards and songwriter for acid-jazz/funk The Brand New Heavies, "Sometimes" (UK #11, 1997)
1966 ● Stone Gossard → Founding member and rhythm guitarist for post-grunge/alt rock kings Pearl Jam, "Last Kiss" (#2, 1999), previously with grunge rock Green River and Mother Love Bone, solo
1969 ● Vitamin C (Colleen Ann Fitzpatrick) → Co-founder, frontwoman and vocalist for punk-pop Eve's Plum, "I Want It All" (Modern Rock #30, 1993), solo, "Smile" (#7, 1999), actress
1971 ● DJ Screw (Robert Earl Davis, Jr.) → Legendary Houston hip hop DJ who created the now-famous "chopped and screwed" mixing and DJ technique involving slowed down music, died of a prescription codeine overdose on 11/12/2000
1978 ● Elliott Yamin → One hit wonder R&B/pop-neo-soul singer, "Wait For You" (#13, 2007), fifth season American Idol finalist
1980 ● Mike Kennerty → Rhythm guitar and backing vocals for alt rock/power pop The All-American Rejects, "Swing, Swing" (Modern Rock #8, 2003)

Jul 21
1922 ● Kay Starr (Katherine LaVerne Starks) → 40s and 50s jazz singer who migrated to pop-rock during the 50s, "The Rock And Roll Waltz" (#1, 1956)
1942 ● Kim Vincent Fowley → Singer-songwriter, producer, disc jockey and band manager, including all-girl punk/hard rock The Runaways, "Cherry Bomb" (1976)
1945 ● Mike Wilsh (Wilshaw) → Bass, keyboards and backing vocals for early 60s Brit pop The Four Pennies, "Juliet" (UK #1, 1964), the most important British Invasion era act with no chart presence in the US
1946 ● Barry "Bean" Whitwam → Drummer for British Invasion pop-rock Herman's Hermits, "Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter" (#1. 1965)
1948 ● Cat Stevens (nee Stephen Demitri Georgiou, now Yusuf Islam) → Singer, songwriter and guitarist, "Peace Train" (#7, 1971) and 10 other US Top 40 hits, converted to Muslim in 1977
1953 ● Eric Bazilian → Co-founder, guitarist and vocals for 80s MTV pop-rock The Hooters, "And We Danced" (#21, Mainstream Rock #3, 1985)
1955 ● Henry Priestman → Founding member, keyboards and vocals for Brit New Wave power pop The Yachts, "Suffice To Say" (1977), then blue-eyed soul sibling trio The Christians, "When Fingers Point" (Dance/Club #29, 1988) and alt rock It's Immaterial
1955 ● Howie Epstein → Bassist for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, "Free Fallin'" (#7, 1989), died of a drug overdose on 2/23/2003
1955 ● Taco (Ockerse) → Pop-rock one hit wonder singer, "Puttin' On The Ritz" (#4, 1983)
1961 ● Jim Martin → Guitarist for influential metal/funk/hip hop/punk fusion band Faith No More, "Epic" (#9, 1990)
1962 ● Lee Aaron (Karen Lynn Greening) → Award-winning Canadian pop, rock, jazz and singer/songwriter and guitarist with Broken Social Scene, "1 2 3 4" (UK #4, 2007), solo
1969 ● Emerson Hart → Founder, guitar and vocals for Grammy-nominated alt/roots rock Tonic, "If You Could Only See" (Mainstream Rock #1, 1997)
1974 ● Terry Caldwell → Vocalist and rapper for Brit teen dance-pop/hip hop boy band East 17, "Stay Another Day" (UK #1, 1994), plus over 15 other UK Top 40 hits
1981 ● Blake Lewis → Beatboxer and American Idol runner-up, "How Many Words" (Dance/Club #8, 2008)

Jul 22
1937 ● Chuck Jackson → R&B/pop-soul singer with doo wop The Del-Vikings, "Come Go With Me" (#4, 1957) and solo, "Any Day Now" (#23, R&B #2, 1962)
1940 ● Thomas Wayne (Perkins) → One hit wonder R&B/doo wop balladeer, "Tragedy" (#5, 1959), brother of Elvis Presley's guitarist, Luther Perkins, died in a Memphis car accident on 8/15/1971
1941 ● George Clinton → Principal architect and frontman of "P-Funk", the R&B/soul-funk sound of the interchangeable bands Parliament and Funkadelic, "One Nation Under A Groove" (#31, 1978)
1943 ● Bobby Sherman → 60s and 70s pop-rock teen idol singer, "Little Woman" (#3, 1969), regular on TV music variety show Shindig!, TV actor on sit com Here Come The Brides
1944 ● Estelle Bennett → Vocals for Phil Spector-produced pop girl group The Ronettes, "Be My Baby" (#2, 1963), died 2/11/2009
1944 ● Rick Davies → Keyboards and vocals for Brit prog-art-pop-rock Supertramp, "The Logical Song" (#6, 1979), solo
1947 ● Don Henley → Drummer, vocalist and songwriter, member of Linda Ronstadt's backing band, which became country rock/L.A. rock Eagles, "One Of These Nights" (#1, 1975), Grammy-winning solo career, "The Boys Of Summer" (#5, Mainstream Rock #1, 1984)
1949 ● Alan Menken → With songwriting team partner/lyricist Howard Ashman, Academy Award-winning and 8-time Oscar composer and producer for stage and screen, co-wrote "Under The Sea" from Disney's The Little Mermaid (1989), the title song to Beauty And The Beast (1991) and "Friend Like Me" from Aladdin (1992)
1956 ● Mick Pointer → Founding member and original drummer for Brit prog-rock revival group Marillion, "Kayleigh" (Mainstream Rock #14, 1985), left to form prog rock Arena
1957 ● Dennis Greaves → Guitar and lead vocals for Brit blues-rock/"mod revival" quartet Nine Below Zero, Don't Point Your Finger album reached #56 on the UK album chart
1961 ● Keith Sweat → R&B/soul-New Jack swing singer, "Nobody" (#3, 1996), radio DJ, producer
1963 ● Emily Saliers → Guitar and vocals in indie-folk-pop duo Indigo Girls, "Closer To Fine" (#52, Modern Rock #26, 1989)
1964 ● Will Calhoun → Drummer for prog-funk-metal Living Colour, "Cult Of Personality" (#13, 1988), sessions
1967 ● Pat Badger → Bassist for funk metal/hard rock Extreme, "More Than Words" (#1, 1991)
1971 ● Chris Helme → Vocals for Britpop/indie rock The Seahorses, "Love Is The Law" (UK #3, 1997)
1973 ● Daniel Jones → Vocals, keyboards and sequencer, one-half of Australian dance-pop duo Savage Garden, "Truly Madly Deeply" (#1, 1998), now producer for Aussie pop-rock acts
1973 ● Rufus Wainwright → Canadian-American folk-pop singer, songwriter and guitarist, Rolling Stone magazine's 1998 Best New Artist, son of folk musicians Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, brother of Martha Wainwright, album Release The Stars was US #23 in 2007

Jul 23
1935 ● Cleveland "Cleve" Duncan → Tenor singer for R&B/doo wop vocals The Penguins, "Earth Angel" (#8, 1954)
1942 ● Madeline Bell → R&B and pop-rock singer, "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" (#26, 1968), joined Brit pop-rock Blue Mink, "Melting Pot" (UK #3, 1970), also session backing vocals for Dusty Springfield, Elton John, Kiki Dee and others
1943 ● Tony Joe White → Country-pop singer and songwriter, "Pork Salad Annie" (#8, 1969), wrote "Rainy Night In Georgia", covered by Brook Benton (#4, 1970), Ray Charles, Hank Williams, Jr. and others
1944 ● Dino Danelli → Drums and vocals for blue-eyed soul The Rascals, "Groovin"" (#1, 1967), then pop-rock Bulldog, power pop Fotomaker, "Miles Away" (#63, 1978), Little Steven & The Disciples Of Soul and The New Rascals
1946 ● Andy Mackay → Saxophone and woodwinds for prog rock Roxy Music, "Love Is The Drug" (#30, 1976), sessions and teaching
1947 ● David Essex (David Albert Cook) → Pop-rock singer and songwriter, one hit wonder in the U.S., "Rock On" (#5, 1973), but with 19 UK Top 40 singles (including two #1s)
1948 ● John Hall → Guitarist, vocals and songwriter for pop-rock Orleans, "Still The One" (#5, 1976), sessions and touring, solo, "Power" (1979), now a member of the U.S. Congress (NY-D-19th)
1950 ● Blair Thornton → Guitarist for Canadian hard pop-rockers Bachman-Turner Overdrive, "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" (#1, 1974)
1952 ● Janis Siegel → Vocals for Grammy-winning jazz-pop fusion vocal group Manhattan Transfer, "Boy From New York City" (#7, 1981)
1954 ● Marisa DeFranco → Vocals for teen bubblegum-pop The DeFranco Family, "Heartbeat-It's A Lovebeat" (#3, 1973)
1961 ● Martin Gore → Keyboards for electro-dance/synth-pop Depeche Mode, "Enjoy The Silence" (#8, 1990)
1964 ● Tim Kellett → Keyboards and trumpet for Brit soul-pop Simply Red, "Holding Back The Years" (#1, 1986), then trip-hop/electronica trio Olive, "You're Not Alone" (Dance/Club #5, 1997)
1964 ● Nick Menza → Drummer for thrash-metal Megadeth, "Symphony Of Destruction" (Mainstream #29, 1992)
1965 ● Rob Dickinson → Vocals for Brit indie rock/shoegazing band Catherine Wheel, "Black Metallic" (Modern Rock #9, 1991)
1965 ● Slash (Saul Hudson) → Lead guitar for hard rock Guns N' Roses, "Sweet Child O' Mine" (#1, 1988), side project Slash's Snakepit caused him to leave the band for good in 1997, formed Velvet Revolver in 2002 with ex-GNR bandmates Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum, "Fall To Pieces" (Mainstream Rock #1, 2004)
1970 ● Sam Watters → Vocals for a cappella hip hop harmony group Color Me Badd, "I Wanna Sex You Up" (#2, 1991)
1971 ● Alison Krauss → Folk-bluegrass singer, songwriter and fiddler, "When You Say Nothing At All" (#53, Country #3, 1995), frontwoman for Union Station, winner of 1996 Rolling Stone's critic's choice Best Country Artist, Grammy-winning collaboration album with Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant, Raising Sand (#2, 2007)
1971 ● Chad Gracey → Drummer for alt rock Live, "Lightning Crashes" (Modern Rock #5, 1995), co-founded post-grunge The Gracious Few in 2009
1971 ● Dalvin DeGrate → Vocals in R&B/electro-dance "bad boy" quartet Jodeci, "Lately" (#4, 1993)
1973 ● Fran Healy → Guitar and vocals for Scottish trad rock Travis, "Why Does It Always Rain On Me" (#36, UK #10, 2000) plus 11 other UK Top 40 hits
1980 ● Steve Jocz → Drummer for Canadian indie punk-pop Sum 41, "We're All To Blame" (Mainstream Rock #36, 2004)
1980 ● Tenitra Michelle Williams → Vocals for R&B/dance-pop Destiny's Child, "Say My Name" (#1, 2000), solo , "The Greatest" (Dance/Club #1, 2008)

Jul 24
1941 ● Barbara Jean Love → Vocals for pop-rock vocal group The Friends Of Distinction, "Grazing In The Grass" (#3, 1969)
1942 ● Heinz Burt → Bassist for Brit instrumental rock 'n' roll The Tornados,"Telstar" (#1, 1962), the first major US hit by a British group, solo, died from complication of a neural disease on 4/7/2000
1944 ● Jim Armstrong → Guitarist for Northern Irish R&B/garage rock Them, Here Comes The Night" (#24, UK #2, 1965), since then in multiple Irish rock bands, including Truth, Light, The Belfast Blues Band and Jim Armstrong Band
1947 ● Alan Whitehead → Founding member and drummer for Scottish pop-rock The Marmalade, "Reflections Of My Life" (#10, 1970)
1947 ● Chris Townson → Drummer and founding member of Brit pop art/mod rock John's Children, "Desdemona" (1967), the band occasionally recognized as a punk and glam-rock precursor, died of cancer on 2/10/2008
1951 ● Lynval Golding → Rhythm guitar and vocals for ska revival/punk rock The Specials, "Ghost Town" (UK #1, 1981), left to co-found New Wave pop Fun Boy Three, "Really Saying Something" (Club #16, UK #5, 1982)
1953 ● Garry "Diaper Man" Shider → Guitarist, backing vocals, co-songwriter and musical director for R&B/soul-funk ("P-Funk") Parliament-Funkadelic, "One Nation Under A Groove" (#31, 1978) and the P-Funk All-Stars, solo and collaborations, died of cancer on 6/16/2010
1957 ● Larry Gott → Guitarist for Brit alt pop-rock James, "Sit Down" (UK #2, 1991) and "Laid" (#61, Modern Rock #3, 1994)
1958 ● Mick Karn (Anthony Michaelides) → Bassist and saxophone for Brit New Wave art-rock Japan, "Ghosts" (UK #5, 1982)
1961 ● Paul Geary → Drummer for funk metal/hard rock Extreme, "More Than Words" (#1, 1991), manager for Smashing Pumpkins, Godsmack, Creed and others
1969 ● Jennifer "J.Lo" Lopez → Dancer, TV and film actress (Selena, 1997), R&B/dance-pop singer, "If You Had My Love"( #1, 1999), record producer and fashion designer, #1 on People magazine's 2007 list of 100 Most Influential Hispanics
1986 ● Pete Reilly → Lead guitarist for Scottish retro-rock/ska punk The View, "Same Jeans" (UK #3, 2007)

Jul 25
1925 ● William "Benny" Benjamin → Session drummer in Motown house band The Funk Brothers, which provided nearly all instrumentation behind every Motown hit, died from a stroke on 4/20/1969
1941 ● Manuel "Manny" Charlton → Founding member and lead guitarist for Scottish hard rock Nazereth, "Love Hurts" (#8, 1976)
1942 ● Bruce Woodley → Guitar, vocals and songwriting for Aussie folk-sunshine pop The Seekers, "Georgy Girl" (#2, 1967), penned the unofficial national anthem "I Am Australian" (1987)
1943 ● Jim McCarty → Drummer and vocals for blues-rock The Yardbirds, "For Your Love" (#6, 1965), left and co-founded prog-folk-rock Renaissance in 1969, then played acoustic guitar for prog rock Illusion, solo albums and reformed Yardbirds
1943 ● Tom Dawes → Bass guitar and vocals for upbeat folk-pop The Cyrkle, "Red Rubber Ball" (#2, 1966), headed his own advertising agency and wrote jingles for 7Up, Coca-Cola and Alka-Seltzer ("Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz"), died on 10/13/2007 from complications of heart surgery
1946 ● José Chepitó Areas → Nicauraguan original member and percussionist for Latin-rock Santana, "Black Magic Woman" (#4, 1970)
1948 ● Steve Goodman → Grammy-winning folk and folk-pop singer, songwriter and guitarist, wrote "The City Of New Orleans" (covered by Arlo Guthrie, #18, 1972) and issued 12 solo albums, died of leukemia on 9/20/1984
1950 ● Mark Clarke → Journeyman bassist, sessions and/or touring with prog rock Colosseum, hard rock Uriah Heep, "Easy Livin'" (#39, 1972), Natural Gas, Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, Billy Squier, The (reformed) Monkees, Mountain, Ian Hunter and others
1951 ● Verdine White → Bass and vocals for R&B/soul-dance-pop Earth, Wind & Fire, "Shining Star" (#1, 1975)
1953 ● Gary Shaugnessy → Guitarist for Philly-style Brit R&B/soul Sweet Sensation, "Sad Sweet Dreamer" (US#14, UK#1, 1975)
1955 ● Randy Bewley → Co-founding member and guitarist for Athens, GA-based seminal post-punk college rock Pylon, "Gyrate" (Dance/Club #41, 1981), later in several other local bands and music teacher, died following a heart attack on 2/25/2009
1958 ● Thurston Moore → Guitar and vocals for alt rock/avant-garde Sonic Youth, "100%" (Modern Rock #4, 1992)
1973 ● Ladybug Mecca (Mary Ann Vieira) → Vocals and producer for hip hop rap-jazz fusion trio Digable Planets, "Reachin' (A New Refutation Of Time And Space)" (#15, R&B #5, 1993), solo

Jul 26
1937 ● Al Banks → Soaring falsetto lead vocals for Philly R&B/doo wop The Turbans, "When You Dance" (#33, R&B #3, 1955), joined the reconstituted Drifters in 1972, died 7/7/1977
1938 ● Bobby Hebb → R&B/soul-pop singer and songwriter, "Sunny" (#2, 1966), died of lung cancer on 8/3/2010
1940 ● Dobie Gray (Leonard Victor Ainsworth) → Versatile R&B/soul, country and pop singer, "Drift Away" (#5, 1973), disco "You Can Do It" (#37, 1979) and country "That's One To Grow On" (Country #35, 1986)
1941 ● Brenton Wood (Alfred Jesse Smith) → Two hit wonder R&B/soul-pop vocalist, "Gimme Little Sign" (#9, 1967) and "The Oogum Boogum Song" (#19, 1967)
1941 ● Darlene Love (Wright) → Lead vocals for Phil Spector girl group The Blossoms, backing for Sam Cooke, Dionne Warwick, The Beach Boys and many others, sang lead with The Blossoms on "He's A Rebel" (#1, 1962), which was credited to The Crystals, another Spector group
1941 ● Neil Landon (Patrick Cahill) → Vocals for pre-fab Brit psych-pop one hit wonder The Flower Pot Men, "Let's Go To San Francisco" (UK #1, 1967), then moved over to pre-fab pop White Plains, "My Baby Loves Lovin'" (#13, 1970)
1943 ● Michael Philip "Mick" Jagger → Frontman, lead singer and songwriter for megastar hard rock The Rolling Stones, "Brown Sugar" (#1, 1971), duet with David Bowie, "Dancing In The Street" (#7, 1985) and solo, "Don't Tear Me Up" (Mainstream Rock #1, 1993)
1949 ● Roger Meddows Taylor → Founding member, drummer, songwriter and vocals for camp rock/mock-opera/hard pop Queen, "Bohemian Rhapsody" (#9, 1976) and "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" (#1, 1980), wrote and sang "Radio Ga Ga" (#16, 1984), solo
1961 ● Andy Connell → Founder and keyboards for Brit sophisti-pop Swing Out Sister, "Breakout" (#6, 1987), previously played with post-punk The Immediates and New Wave funk A Certain Radio, producer
1961 ● Gary Cherone → Co-founder and lead vocals for hard rock Extreme, "More Than Words" (#1, 1991), joined hard rock Van Halen in 1996 as lead vocalist, "Humans Being" (Mainstream Rock #1, 1996), solo
1962 ● Miranda Joyce → Saxophone and vocals for Brit all female ska/pop-rock The Belle Stars, "Sign Of The Times" (UK #3, 1983) and "Iko Iko" (#14, 1989)
1963 ● Scott Francis Crago → Session drummer, worked with Eagles since 1994, plus appearances for Bryan Adams, Jackson Browne, Sheryl Crow, Chris Isaak, Stevie Nicks, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Seger, Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder and others
1967 ● Headliner (Timothy Barnwell) → DJ and rapper for progressive funk-soul-blues hip hop Arrested Development, "Mr. Wendal" (#6, 1992)
1980 ● Dave "Brown Sound" Baksh → Guitarist for Canadian indie punk-pop Sum 41, "We're All To Blame" (Mainstream Rock #36, 2004), quit in 2006 to form his own band Brown Brigade
1984 ● Alexandra Parks → Winner of the BBC talent contest show Fame Academy in 2003, "Maybe That’s What It Takes" (UK #3, 2003) from the UK #5 album Introduction (2003)

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Monday, July 14, 2014

 

Albums Released This Week (July 14 - 20)

Here's a sampling of the BEST music ever made! Great albums from the 60s, 70s and 80s rock and pop released this week (and some related albums of note):


Jul 14
The Bee Gees ------ Bee Gees' 1st [UK] ► Pop-Rock >> 1967
Supertramp ------ Supertramp ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1970
Billy Preston ------ A Whole New Thing ► Soul-Funk >> 1977
Bob Dylan ------ Knocked Out Loaded ► Folk-Rock >> 1986
Megadeth ------ Countdown To Extinction ► Heavy Metal >> 1992
Elliott Smith ------ Roman Candle ► Indie Rock/Lo-Fi >> 1994
Counting Crows ------ Across A Wire: Live In New York City ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1998
Ace Of Base ------ Flowers ► Euro-Dance Pop >> 1998
The Beastie Boys ------ Hello Nasty ► Rap >> 1998
The Tragically Hip ------ Phantom Power ► Folk-Rock >> 1998
The Church ------ Deep In The Shallows: The Classic Singles Collection ► Alt. Power Pop >> 2007


Jul 15
The Yardbirds ------ Roger The Engineer ► British Invasion >> 1966
Neil Diamond ------ Moods ► Pop-Rock >> 1972
Donnie Iris ------ Back On The Streets ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
America ------ A View From The Ground ► Folk-Rock >> 1982
Big Country ------ The Crossing ► New Wave/Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1983
The Damned ------ Phantasmagoria ► Goth Rock >> 1985
Lionel Richie ------ Dancing On The Ceiling ► Soul-Dance >> 1986
Spandau Ballet ------ Through The Barricades ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1986
Tonic ------ Lemon Parade ► Alt/Roots Rock >> 1996
The Samples ------ Outpost ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1996
The Dandy Warhols ------ …The Dandy Warhols Come Down ► Psych Rock >> 1997
Sarah McLachlan ------ Surfacing ► Folk-Rock >> 1997
Dwight Yoakam ------ Under The Covers ► Alt Country-Rock >> 1997
The Jellybricks ------ Goodnight To Everyone ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2008
John (Cougar) Mellencamp ------ Life, Death, Love And Freedom ► Roots Rock >> 2008


Jul 16
Gentle Giant ------ Acquiring The Taste [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1971
Neil Young ------ On The Beach ► Folk-Rock >> 1974
Earth, Wind & Fire ------ I Am ► Soul-Funk >> 1979
Rick James ------ Garden Of Love ► Soul-Funk >> 1980
The Beach Boys ------ Rare Early Recordings ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Warren Zevon ------ The Envoy ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
Curtis Mayfield ------ Take It To The Streets ► Soul/Funk >> 1990
Persuader ------ The Hunter ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 2000
Dave Matthews Band ------ Busted Stuff ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2002
Simon & Garfunkel ------ Live From New York City, 1967 ► Folk-Pop >> 2002


Jul 17
The Temptations ------ With A Lot O' Soul ► Soul - Motown >> 1967
Bonzo Dog Band ------ The Beast Of The Bonzos ► Psychedelic Rock (Comedy) >> 1970
Judas Priest ------ Screaming For Vengeance ► Heavy Metal >> 1982
A-Ha ------ Minor Earth Major Sky ► New Wave/Synth-Pop >> 2000
Colbie Callat ------ Coco ► Alt Rock >> 2007
Soul Asylum ------ Delayed Reaction ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2012


Jul 18
Miles Davis ------ Sketches of Spain ► Improv Jazz >> 1960
The Byrds ------ Fifth Dimension ► Country-Rock >> 1966
Grateful Dead ------ Anthem Of The Sun ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1968
The Doors ------ The Soft Parade ► Psych Rock >> 1969
Al Green ------ Call Me ► Soul (Southern) >> 1973
Joy Division ------ Closer ► Post-Punk >> 1980
Echo & The Bunnymen ------ Crocodiles ► Post-Punk >> 1980
Willie Nelson ------ Honeysuckle Rose ► Classic Country >> 1980
Paul Young ------ No Parlez ► Pop-Rock >> 1983
Run-D.M.C. ------ Raising Hell ► Hip-Hop >> 1986
Vinnie Moore ------ Time Odyssey ► Instrumental Rock/Fusion >> 1988
At The Gates ------ Terminal Spirit Disease ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1994
The Ramones ------ ¡Adiós Amigos! ► Punk-Rock >> 1995
American Head Charge ------ Trepanation ► Heavy Metal/Nu Metal >> 1999
Soul-Junk ------ 1956 ► Alt Rap/Indie Hip Hop >> 2000
Big Moe ------ City Of Syrup ► Southern Rap >> 2000
The Casualities ------ Stay Out Of Order ► Punk Rock/Street Punk >> 2000
Oakenfold ------ Bunkka ► Electronic/Club-Dance >> 2002
The Human League ------ Live At The Dome ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 2005
Los Lonely Boys ------ Sacred ► Folk-Rock >> 2006


Jul 19
Manfred Mann ------ Pretty Flamingo ► Rock n Roll >> 1966
John Cale ------ The Academy In Peril ► Art Rock >> 1972
Elvis Presley ------ Moody Blue ► Adult Contemporary >> 1977
Mike Oldfield ------ Exposed ► Progressive Rock >> 1979
Donna Summer ------ Donna Summer ► Disco >> 1982
Alex Taylor ------ Voodoo In Me ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
Mother Love Bone ------ Apple ► Grunge Rock >> 1990
Carla Olson & Mick Taylor ------ Too Hot For Snakes ► Blues-Rock >> 1991
Deborah Harry ------ Debravation ► New Eave Dance-Pop >> 1993
Dave Edmunds ------ Plugged In ► Roots/Pub Rock >> 1994
The Rolling Stones ------ Voodoo Lounge ► Blues-Rock >> 1994
Limp Bizkit ------ Icon ► Rap-Metal >> 2011


Jul 20
The Beatles ------ Something New ► Pop-Rock >> 1964
Jefferson Airplane ------ Long John Silver ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1972
Carlos Santana & Mahavishnu John McLaughlin ------ Love Devotion Surrender ► Jazz Fusion >> 1973
Mott The Hoople ------ Mott ► Hard Rock >> 1973
Parliament ------ The Clones Of Dr. Funkenstein ► Funk >> 1976
REO Speedwagon ------ Nine Lives ► Arena Rock >> 1979
The Ramones ------ Pleasant Dreams ► Punk-Rock >> 1981
Graham Parker ------ Burning Questions ► Pub Rock >> 1992
Bachman-Turner Overdrive ------ The Anthology ► Album Rock >> 1993
The Rascals ------ The Very Best Oif The Rascals ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1993
Sparklehorse ------ Good Morning Spider ► Dream Pop >> 1998
Various Artists ------ Punk-O-Rama Vol. 5 ► Punk Rock >> 2000
Van Halen ------ The Best Of Both Worlds ► Hard Rock >> 2004
Phish ------ Live Phish Volume 04.02.98 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2005
Phish ------ Live Phish Volume 04.03.98 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2005
Phish ------ Live Phish Volume 04.04.98 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2005
Phish ------ Live Phish Volume 04.05.98 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2005
Paul Simon ------ Recorded As Jerry Landis ► Folk-Pop >> 2006

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