Sunday, October 26, 2014

 

This Week's Birthdays (October 26 - November 1)

Happy Birthday this week to:

Oct 26
1911 ● Mahalia Jackson → The "Queen of Gospel," vastly influential gospel superstar singer, "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands" (#69, 1958), three-time Grammy winner, civil rights activist and philanthropist, died from heart failure on 1/27/1972
1929 ● Neal Matthews → Vocals in country-gospel-pop backing quartet The Jordanaires, recorded with Elvis Presley (1957-1972), Patsy Cline, Tom Jones, Merle Haggard and others, died of a heart attack on 4/21/2000
1944 ● Michael Piano → Singer in light folk sunshine-pop, two hit wonder vocal trio The Sandpipers, "Guantanamera" (#9, 1966) and "Come Saturday Morning" (#17, 1970)
1946 ● Keith Hopwood → Guitarist in British Invasion pop-rock Herman's Hermits, "Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter" (#1. 1965)
1951 ● Maggie Roche → Singer/songwriter in critically-acclaimed but commercially-marginal female folk-pop harmony vocal sister trio The Roches, backed Paul Simon, solo
1951 ● William "Bootsy" Collins → R&B/funk bassist, singer and songwriter, with James Brown band in the 60s and Parliament-Funkadelic in the 70s, frontman for Bootsy's Rubber Band, "Bootzilla" (R&B #1, 1978)
1952 ● David Was (David Weiss) → Lyricist, keyboardist and co-frontman for eclectic R&B and rock fusion Was (Not Was), "Walk The Dinosaur" (#7, 1989), producer, music journalist and theme song composer
1953 ● Keith Strickland → Guitars, keyboards and occasional drums for New Wave alt-dance-rock The B-52's, "Love Shack" (#3, 1989)
1962 ● Steve Wren → Drummer for New Wave synth-pop-soul Then Jerico, "The Motive" (UK #18, 1987)
1963 ● Natalie Merchant → Lead vocals and songwriting for folk-pop 10,000 Maniacs, "These Are Days" (Alt-Rock #1, 1992), left in 1993 for solo career, "Carnival" (#10, 1995)
1965 ● Judge Jules (Julius O'Riordan) → UK dance music remixer, producer and radio DJ, first with pirate radio Kiss FM and since 1987 with BBC Radio 1 in various time slots
1967 ● Keith Urban → New Zealand-born Nashville contemporary country-pop crossover guitarist, songwriter and three-time Grammy winner, "Sweet Thing" (#30, Country #1, 2008)
1978 ● Mark Barry → Vocals for short-lived teen pop-rock trio BBMak, "Back Here" (#13, 2000), now a personal fitness trainer
1981 ● Guy Sebastian → Australian adult contemporary/soul-pop singer/songwriter, winner of the first Australian Idol series, "Angels Brought Me Here" (Australian #1, 2003)

Oct 27
1933 ● Floyd Cramer → Country-pop/easy listening "Nashville sound" pianist with the unique "slip-note" style, issued several hit singles (including "Last Date," #2, 1960) and albums of instrumental covers, worked as a session musician with Elvis Presley, Brenda Lee, Roy Orbison, The Everly Brothers and others, died of lung cancer on 12/31/1997
1942 ● Melvin Lee Greenwood → Country-pop singer and songwriter, "God Bless The USA" (Country #7, 1984) re-released in October 2001 (#16, Country #16, 2001) and 18 other Country Top 10 singles plus a Grammy Award
1945 ● Dick Dodd → Original cast member of The Mickey Mouse Club beginning in 1955, formed instrumental surf rock The Bel-Airs and played drums on the regional hits Mr. Moto" (1961), joined garage/proto-punk The Standells in 1964 as drummer and sang lead vocals on "Dirty Water" (#11, 1966), toured with the group occasionally until dying of cancer on 11/29/2013
1948 ● Byron Allred → Keyboards in blues-rock then psych-rock then pop-rock Steve Miller Band, "The Joker" (#1, 1973)
1949 ● Gary Tallent → Bassist in Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, producer, sessions, record company executive
1951 ● Kenneth "K.K." Downing, Jr. → Lead guitarist for popular and influential "New Wave" heavy metal band Judas Priest, "You've Got Another Thing Comin'" (#67, Mainstream Rock #4, 1982) plus the 2009 Grammy-winning album Dissident Aggressor
1953 ● Peter Dodd → Guitarist with New Wave synth-pop Thompson Twins, "Hold Me Now" (#3, 1983)
1956 ● Hazell Dean (Poole) → Brit dance-pop singer and H-NRG artist, "Searchin' (I Gotta Find A Man)" (Dance/Club #8, 1983) and two other Dance/Club Top 20 hits
1958 ● Simon LeBon → Lead singer and lyricist for New Wave pop-rock Duran Duran, "Hungry Like The Wolf" (#3, 1982), still recording in 2011
1967 ● Scott Weiland → Vocals for alt hard rock Stone Temple Pilots, "Interstate Love Song" (#18, 1994)
1984 ● Kelly Osbourne → Reality TV actress, socialite and teen-pop-rock singer, "Papa Don't Preach" (Mainstream Rock #25, UK #3, 2002), daughter of metal superstar Ozzy and manager-wife Sharon Osbourne, fashion designer, TV judge and host

Oct 28
1927 ● Cleo Laine (Clementine Dinah Campbell) → Grammy-winning, highly-regarded jazz-pop scat vocalist in husband Johnny Dankworth's Big Band and as a solo performer, "You'll Answer To Me" (UK #5, 1961), stage actress
1936 ● Charlie Daniels → Country and Southern rock legend, bandleader, guitarist and fiddler, "The Devil Went Down To Georgia" (#3, 1979) with albums and singles in six decades from 1961
1937 ● Graham Bond → Early and important but underappreciated Brit R&B/blues-rock musician, first with Blues Incorporated, fronted the Graham Bond Organization with Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker, committed suicide on 5/8/1974 by throwing himself in front of a London tube train
1941 ● Curtis Lee → Early pop-rock 'n' roll one hit wonder singer, "Pretty Little Angel Eyes" (#7, 1961)
1941 ● Hank Marvin (Brian Robson Rankin) → Guitarist with instrumental pop-rock The Shadows, "Apache" (Worldwide #1, 1960)
1942 ● Raymond Steinberg → Baritone for blue-eyed soul/doo wop the Reflections, "(Just Like) Romeo And Juliet" (#6, 1964)
1945 ● Wayne Fontana (Glyn Geoffrey Ellis) → Frontman for British Invasion pop-rock band The Mindbenders, "Game Of Love" (#1, 1965), then solo, "Pamela Pamela" (UK #11, 1967), still performing on the oldies circuit
1947 ● George Glover → Keyboards and backing vocals for Brit blues-rock Climax Blues Band, "Couldn't Get It Right" (#3, 1977)
1948 ● Telma Louise Hopkins → TV sitcom actress and former light-pop backing vocalist in Tony Orlando & Dawn, "Knock Three Times" (#1, 1971) and nine other Top 20 hits
1953 ● Desmond Child (John Charles Barrett) → Grammy-winning songwriter and producer with 70 Top 40 singles, frontman for Desmond Child & Rouge, "Our Love Is Insane" (#50, 1979), then wrote and produced for Kiss, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Joan Jett, Cher, Michael Bolton, Hilary Duff, Kelly Clarkson and others
1957 ● Stephen Morris → Drummer for post-punk Joy Division, "Love Will Tear Us Apart" (Dance/Club #42, UK #13, 1980), then New Wave electro-dance-pop New Order, "Blue Monday" (Dance/Club #5, 1983) and The Other Two, "Selfish" (Dance/Club #6, 1993)
1958 ● William Reid → Guitarist, composer and lead singer for Scottish alt-pop-rock Jesus And Mary Chain, "Sometimes Always" (Modern Rock #4, 1994)
1959 ● Neville Henry → Saxophone in New Wave pop-rock Blow Monkeys, "Digging Your Scene" (#14, 1986)
1970 ● Douglas "S.A." Vincent Martinez → Singer and turntablist for alt-rock reggae-rap-metal 311, "All Mixed Up" (Modern Rock #4, 1996)
1972 ● Brad Paisley → Country and Southern rock crossover singer, songwriter and guitarist, charted 18 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and 25 on the Hot Country Songs list, 16 of which reached Country #1 with a record 10 consecutive singles in the top spot, including "Remind Me" (#17, Country #1, 2011)

Oct 29
1944 ● Denny Laine (Brian F. A. Hines) → First lead guitarist and vocals for The Moody Blues, "Go Now" (#10, 1965), left to join Ginger Baker's Air Force and then Paul McCartney's Wings, "Band On The Run" (#1, 1974), solo since the early 80s
1945 ● Melba Moore (Beatrice Melba Smith) → R&B/soul-disco singer, "Love's Comin' At Ya" (Dance/Club #2, 1982), Tony Award-winning Broadway stage actress
1945 ● Mick Gallagher → Brit organist, bandmember and session musician, with blues-rock The Animals and psych-pop Skip Bifferty in the 60s, proto-punk Ian Dury And The Blockheads and punk-rock The Clashh in the 70s and 80s, worked with Paul McCartney, Dave Stewart and Annie Lennox, currently tours with The Blockheads and John Steele's The Animals And Friends
1946 ● Peter Green (Greenbaum) → Blues-rock guitarist and songwriter, replaced Eric Clapton in John Mayall's Bluesbreakers in 1966, co-founded Fleetwood Mac in 1967 as a blues-rock band, wrote "Oh Well" (#55, UK #2, 1969) and other early hits, left in 1970 and suffered psychiatric problems through the 70s, returned to limited collaborations and sessions in the 80s , ranked #38 on Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time
1948 ● Ricky Lee "Ricochet" Reynolds → Guitarist for Southern raunch-rock Black Oak Arkansas, "Jim Dandy To The Rescue" (Top 30, 1973)
1951 ● David Paton → Scottish bassist, singer and songwriter with soft pop-rock Pilot, wrote "Magic" (#1, 1974), solo and session work
1954 ● Stephen Luscombe → Multi-instrumentalist in New Wave synth-pop duo Blancmange, "Don't Tell Me" (UK #8, 1984)
1955 ● Kevin Dubrow → Co-founder and lead singer in heavy metal/pop-metal Quiet Riot, "Bang Your Head (Metal Health)" (#31, 1984), died from a cocaine overdose on 11/25/2007
1955 ● Roger O'Donnell → Session keyboardist with New Wave synth-pop Thompson Twin, Berlin and The Psychedelic Furs, in 1987 joined post-punk art-glam-goth rock The Cure, "Love Song" (#2, 1989) and over 20 other UK Top 40 singles, solo
1961 ● Steven Randall "Little Randy" Jackson → Multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and youngest member of R&B/pop-soul brother act The Jackson 5, co-wrote "Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)" (#6, 1979)
1962 ● Einar Orn Benediktsson → Vocals for Icelandic alt pop-rock The Sugarcubes, "Hit" (Modern Rock #1, 1991)
1965 ● Peter Timmins → Drummer in Canadian alt-art-country-blues-rock Cowboy Junkies, "Sweet Jane" (Modern Rock #5, 1989)
1969 ● Roni Size (Ryan Owen Granville Williams) → Brit record producer and DJ, founder and frontman for hip hop drum and bass act Reprazent, Mercury Music Prize-winning album New Forms (1997)
1970 ● Toby Smith → Keyboards in Grammy-winning Brit acid jazz-funk-pop Jamiroquai, "Canned Heat" (Dance #1, 1999), currently manager and producer for indie pop The Hoosiers, "Worried About Ray" (UK #5, 2007)

Oct 30
1939 ● Eddie Holland → With brother Brian Holland and Lamont Dozier, one third of the Motown songwriting team of Holland-Dozier-Holland, co-wrote dozens of hits for The Supremes, The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Martha & The Vandellas, Freda Payne, Chairmen Of The Board and others, producer and solo artist, "Jamie" (#30, R&B #6, 1962)
1939 ● Grace Slick (Grace Barnett Wing) → Singer, songwriter and lead vocals for 60s psych-rock The Great Society, then Jefferson Airplane, "Somebody To Love" (#5, 1967) and 70s/80s arena rock Jefferson Starship, "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us" (#1, 1987)
1941 ● Otis "Big Daddy" Williams → Co-founder and baritone for The Elgins, which became R&B giants The Temptations, "My Girl" (#1, 1965) and Grammy-winning "Papa Was A Rolling Stone" (#1, 1972), still performs with the group as the only original member
1945 ● Henry Winkler → Emmy-winning TV actor, "The Fonz" on Happy Days, director and producer
1946 ● Chris Slade (Christopher Rees) → Welsh drummer for Manfred Mann's Earth Band, "Blinded By The Light" (#1, 1977), also played or toured with Gary Moore, The Firm, AC/DC, Uriah Heep and others
1947 ● Timothy B. Schmit → Folk then country-rock bassist, first with Poco, left in 1977 to join Eagles, "New Kid In Town" (#1, 1977), sessions and solo, "Boys Night Out" (#25, 1987)
1949 ● David Green → Bassist in Aussie light pop-rock Air Supply, "The One That You Love" (#1, 1981)
1960 ● Byron Burke → Vocals in R&B/house urban-dance Ten City, "Right Back To You" (Dance #1, 1989)
1960 ● Joey Belladonna (Joseph Belladini) → Lead singer for speed/thrash metal Anthrax, "Only" (Mainstream #26, 1993), solo
1962 ● Geoff Beauchamp → Guitarist in Brit pop-rock Eighth Wonder, "Cross My Heart" (Dance/Club #10, 1988)
1963 ● Jerry DeBorg → Guitarist in techno-electronic pop-dance Jesus Jones, "Right Here, Right Now" (#2, 1991)
1965 ● Gavin Rossdale → Lead singer and rhythm guitar for alt-rock Bush, "Glycerine" (Mainstream #4, 1995) and Institute, "Bullet-Proof Skin" (Mainstream Rock #26, 2005), solo, married to Gwen Stefani
1969 ● Snow (Darrin O'Brien) → Juno Award-winning Canadian reggae-rapper, "The Informer" (#1, 1993)
1970 ● Tommy Walter → Co-founder, bassist and songwriter for indie rock Eels, "Novacaine For The Soul" (Modern Rock #1, 1997), then founded alt-rock Abandoned Pools, "The Remedy" (Modern Rock #27, 2002)
1973 ● Maurizio Lobina → Keyboards for Italian dance-pop trio Eiffel 65, "Blue (Da Ba Dee)" (#6, 1999)
1976 ● Kassidy Lorraine Osborn → Vocals in country-pop sister trio SHeDAISY, "I Will...But" (#43, Country #2, 1999)

Oct 31
1926 ● Sir Jimmy Savile → Radio DJ, dance hall manager, music impresario, actor, TV host, first (1964) and last (2006) host of BBC's Top of the Pops program, died on 10/29/2011 from pneumonia
1937 ● Tom Paxton → Greenwich Village folk singer and songwriter, "The Last Thing On My Mind" (1964) and the children's song "Goin' To The Zoo" (1964), still touring and recording in the 10s
1940 ● Eric Griffiths → Guitarist in the original lineup of skiffle/rock 'n' roll band The Quarrymen, precursor to The Beatles, left in 1958 to join the Merchant Navy, died on 1/29/2005 from pancreatic cancer
1945 ● Russ Ballard → Guitarist and songwriter in hard/art rock Argent, wrote "God Gave Rock And Roll To You" (1973), solo career and songwriter for other artists, including Three Dog Night's "Liar" (#7, 1971) and Hot Chocolate's "So You Win Again" (#31, 1977)
1952 ● Bernard Edwards → Bassist, co-founder, co-writer and producer for top R&B/disco band Chic, "Le Freak" (#1, 1978), producer for ABC, Power Station and Rod Stewart, died on 4/18/1996 from pneumonia
1952 ● Tony Bowers → Bassist for Brit blues-rock Blind Eye, punk rock Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias, and soul-pop Simply Red, "Holding Back The Years" (#1, 1986)
1961 ● Larry Mullen. Jr. → Drummer for Irish mega-star rockers U2, "With Or Without You" (#1, 1987)
1963 ● Johnny Marr (John Martin Maher) → Guitarist and songwriter for definitive Brit indie rock The Smiths, "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now" (UK #10, 1984), post-punk supergroup Electronic, "Getting Away With It" (Dance/Club #7, 1990), The The, Modest Mouse and The Cribs
1963 ● Mikkey Dee (Micael Kiriakos Delaoglou) → Drummer and songwriter in theatrical rock King Diamond, left in 1992 to join punk-metal Motörhead, "Born To Raise Hell" (UK #47, 1994)
1964 ● Colm O'Ciosoig → Drummer for art-prog-rock, "shoe-gazing" pioneers My Bloody Valentine, "Only Shallow" (Modern Rock #27, 1992)
1965 ● Annabella Lwin (Myint Myint Aye) → Vocals in New Wave Afro-Euro-synth-pop Bow Wow Wow, "I Want Candy" (#22, 1982)
1966 ● Ad-Rock (Adam Horovitz) → Guitarist and rapper in hardcore punk then blue-eyed hip hop the Beastie Boys, "Fight For Your Right" (#7, 1987)
1967 ● Adam Schlesinger → Guitarist, songwriter and vocalist in power pop band Fountains Of Wayne, "Stacy's Mom" (#21, 2003)
1968 ● Al Mackenzie → Multi-instrumentalist in techno-dance-pop D:Ream, "U R The Best Thing" (Dance #1, 1993)
1968 ● Alistair McErlaine → Guitarist in Scottish blues-rock Texas, "In My Heart" (Alt Rock #14, 1991)
1968 ● Vanilla Ice (Robert Matthew Van Winkle) → Blue-eyed rapper, "Ice Ice Baby" (first hip hop single to hit #1, 1990)
1970 ● Malin "Linn" Berggren → Vocals in Swedish pop-rockers Ace Of Base, "All That She Wants" (#2, 1993)
1980 ● Charles Moniz → Canadian drummer for hardcore punk rock Grade, later bassist for Avril Lavigne band
1981 ● Frank Anthony Iero, Jr. → Rhythm guitarist and vocalist in 00s alt rock/emo band My Chemical Romance, "Welcome To The Black Parade" (#9, 2006), vocals for Leathermouth
1982 ● Gabriela Irimia → Romanian singer with her twin sister Monica in one hit wonder dance-pop duo The Cheeky Girls, "Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum)" (UK #2, 2002)
1982 ● Monica Irimia → Romanian singer with her twin sister Gabriella in one hit wonder dance-pop duo The Cheeky Girls, "Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum)" (UK #2, 2002)

Nov 01
1940 ● Staff Sgt. Barry Sadler → Vietnam veteran and one hit wonder pop star, "The Ballad Of The Green Berets" (#1, 1966), died on 11/5/1989 after being in a coma for a year following a shooting in an attempted robbery
1944 ● Mike Burney → Saxophonist for eccentric jazz-pop Wizzard, "See My Baby Jive" (UK #1, 1973)
1944 ● Richard S. "Kinky" Freidman → The "Jewish Cowboy," irreverent country-rock satirist, singer, songwriter and bandleader, The Texas Jewboys, novelist, journalist and would-be politician
1946 ● Rick Grech (Richard Roman Grechko) → Bassist for blues/art rock Family, "In My Own Time" (UK #4, 1971), supertrio Blind Faith (US #1 album Blind Faith, 1969), Traffic, Ginger Baker's Air Force, died on 3/17/1990 from alcohol-related kidney failure
1949 ● David Foster → Canadian producer, composer, musician, arranger for dozens of top MOR/easy listening artists and recordings, including The Bee Gees, Michael Bublé, Clay Aiken, Céline Dion, Barbra Streisand, Kenny Rogers, Faith Hill and many others
1950 ● Dan Peek → Multi-instrumental singer and songwriter for folk-pop America, wrote "Lonely People" (#5, 1974), then Contemporary Christian pop music, died in his sleep on 7/24/2011
1951 ● Ronald Bell (Khalis Bayyan) → Founding member, saxophonist, songwriter and singer for jazz-fusion then R&B/funk Kool & The Gang, "Jungle Boogie" (#4, 1973)
1954 ● Chris Morris → 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
1957 ● Lyle Lovett → Witty country-pop singer/songwriter, "Give Me Back My Heart" (Country #13, 1987), three-time Grammy Award winner, former husband of actress Julia Roberts
1959 ● Eddie Macdonald → Bassist for post-punk anthem rockers The Alarm, "Sold Me Down The River" (Mainstream #2, 1989)
1962 ● Anthony Kiedis → Vocals for funk-rock Red Hot Chili Peppers, "Californication" (Modern Rock #1, 2000)
1962 ● Mags Furuholmen → Guitar and keyboards for Norwegian synth-pop A-ha, "Take On Me" (#1, 1985)
1963 ● Rick Allen → Drummer for hard rock/metal Def Leppard, "Love Bites" (#1, 1988), lost his left arm in an auto accident in England in 1984 but continued with custom-constructed acoustic and electronic drumkits
1966 ● Willie D (William Dennis) → Vocals in controversial gangsta/horror-rap Geto Boys, "Mind Playing Tricks On Me" (#23, 1991), solo, "Dear God" (Rap #4, 2002)
1967 ● Sophie B. Hawkins → Eclectic rock, pop, jazz, R&B and African music singer and songwriter, "As I Lay Me Down" (#6, 1995)
1969 ● Darren Partington → Keyboards and percussion for electronic/acid-house band 808 State, "Pacific State" (UK #10, 1989)
1975 ● Harold Elwin "Bo" Bice, Jr. → Husky-voiced American Idol runner-up, pop/rock singer, songwriter and guitarist, "Inside Your Heaven" (#2, 2005)
1981 ● LaTavia Roberson → Backing vocals in Grammy-winning R&B/dance-pop Destiny's Child, "Say My Name" (#1, 2000), stage actress

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Monday, October 20, 2014

 

Albums Released This Week (October 20 - 26)

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):


Oct 20
Elvis Presley ------ Roustabout ► Rock n Roll >> 1964
John Lennon & Yoko Ono ------ Wedding Album ► Pop-Rock >> 1969
Elvis Presley ------ Elvis Sings The Wonderful World Of Christmas ► Rock n Roll >> 1971
Peter Frampton ------ Frampton's Camel ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Peter Frampton ------ Somethin's Happening ► Arena Rock >> 1974
B. J. Thomas ------ Reunion ► Country-Pop >> 1975
The Damned ------ The Black Album ► Punk-Rock >> 1980
U2 ------ Boy ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1980
Donna Summer ------ The Wanderer ► Disco >> 1980
The Human League ------ Dare! ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1981
Quarterflash ------ Quarterflash ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Oak Ridge Boys ------ Deliver ► Country-Pop >> 1983
Frankie Goes To Hollywood ------ Liverpool ► New Wave Club/Dance >> 1986
Nine Inch Nails ------ Pretty Hate Machine ► Industrial Metal >> 1989
Kenny G ------ Breathless ► Jazz-Pop >> 1992
Madonna ------ Erotica ► Dance-Pop >> 1992
Keith Richards ------ Main Offender ► Hard Rock >> 1992
Richard Marx ------ Greatest Hits ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1993
The Sea And Cake ------ The Sea And Cake ► Indie Rock/Experimental >> 1994
Gary Numan ------ Exile [UK] ► Industrial Rock >> 1997
Crucial Conflict ------ Good Side, Bad Side ► Chicago Rap >> 1998
George Martin ------ In My Life ► Beatles Retrospective >> 1998
Aerosmith ------ A Little South Of Sanity ► Hard Rock >> 1998
Black Sabbath ------ Reunion ► Hard Rock >> 1998
The Human League ------ The Golden Hour Of The Future: Recordings By The Future And The Human League ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 2002
AC/DC ------ Black Ice ► Hard Rock >> 2008


Oct 21
Manfred Mann ------ As Is ► Rock n Roll >> 1966
Bob Dylan ------ New Morning ► Folk-Rock >> 1970
Mike Oldfield ------ Ommadawn ► Instrumental Rock/Fusion >> 1975
Meat Loaf ------ Bat Out Of Hell ► Arena Rock >> 1977
The Beatles ------ Love Songs ► Pop-Rock >> 1977
Genesis ------ Seconds Out ► Prog Rock >> 1977
Bobby And The Midnites ------ Bobby & The Midnights ► Country-Rock >> 1981
Simple Minds ------ Once Upon A Time ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1985
Jethro Tull ------ Original Masters ► Prog Rock >> 1985
"Weird Al" Yankovic ------ Polka Party! ► Comedy/Parody >> 1986
Steve Winwood ------ Chronicles ► Album Rock >> 1987
Tiffany ------ Hold An Old Friend's Hand ► Dance-Pop >> 1988
Don Dokken ------ Up From The Ashes ► Hard Rock/Heavy Metal >> 1990
Carcass ------ Necroticism - Descanting The Insalubrious ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1991
Grand Funk Railroad ------ Bosnia ► Hard Rock >> 1997
Artension ------ Phoenix Rising ► Heavy Metal/Progressive Metal >> 1997
Little Feat ------ Kickin' It At The Barn ► Southern Rock >> 2003
The Allman Brothers Band ------ Live At The Atlanta International Festival: July 3 & 5, 1970 ► Southern Rock >> 2003
Rush ------ Rush In Rio ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2003
Van Morrison ------ What's Wrong With This Picture? ► Folk-Rock >> 2003
Bob Dylan ------ Pure Dylan ► Folk-Rock >> 2011
Bob Dylan ------ The Real Bob Dylan ► Folk-Rock >> 2012


Oct 22
Donovan ------ Fairytale [UK] ► Folk-Rock >> 1965
Led Zeppelin ------ Led Zeppelin II ► Hard Rock >> 1969
Kiss ------ Hotter Than Hell ► Hard Rock >> 1974
Elton John ------ Blue Moves ► Pop-Rock >> 1976
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band ------ Night Moves ► Album Rock >> 1976
Led Zeppelin ------ The Song Remains The Same ► Hard Rock >> 1976
Cher ------ Prisoner ► Pop-Disco >> 1979
The Cure ------ Concert: The Cure Live ► Post-Punk >> 1984
Paul McCartney ------ Give My Regards To Broad Street ► Pop-Rock >> 1984
Mason Williams & Mannheim Steamroller ------ Classical Gas ► Folk-Rock >> 1987
Ozzy Osbourne ------ No Rest For The Wicked ► Hard Rock >> 1988
Pet Shop Boys ------ Behavior ► Electro-pop/Dance >> 1990
Matthew Sweet ------ Girlfriend ► Power Pop >> 1991
Death ------ Human ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1991
Various Artists ------ Two Rooms: Celebrating The Songs Of Elton John & Bernie Taupin ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
Sarah McLachlan ------ Fumbling Towards Ecstasy ► Folk-Rock >> 1993
Van Halen ------ Best Of Van Halen, Vol. I ► Hard Rock >> 1996
Phil Collins ------ Dance Into The Light ► Pop-Rock >> 1996
Gov't Mule ------ Live From Roseland Ballroom ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock >> 1996
Journey ------ Trial By Fire ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1996
The Dillenger Escape Plan ------ Under The Running Board ► Heavy Metal/Mathcore >> 1998
The Cranberries ------ Wake Up And Smell The Coffee ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2001
Foo Fighters ------ One By One ► Grunge Rock >> 2002
Santana ------ Shaman ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 2002
Ray Davies ------ Working Man's Café ► Pop-Rock >> 2007


Oct 23
Frank Zappa ------ Chunga's Revenge ► Art Rock >> 1970
Genesis ------ Trespass ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
Al Green ------ I'm Still in Love With You ► Soul (Southern) >> 1972
Harry Chapin ------ On The Road To Kingdom Come ► Folk-Pop >> 1976
Elvis Costello And The Attractions ------ Almost Blue ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1981
Sammy Hagar ------ Standing Hampton ► Arena Rock >> 1981
Willie Nelson ------ Without A Song ► Outlaw Country >> 1983
Wham! ------ Make It Big ► Pop-Rock >> 1984
Iggy Pop ------ Blah Blah Blah ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1986
Terence Trent D'Arby ------ Neither Fish Nor Flesh (A Soundtrack Of Love, Faith, Hope & Destruction) ► Pop-R&B >> 1989
Betty Boo ------ Boomania ► Dance-Pop >> 1990
Deep Purple ------ Slaves And Masters ► Hard Rock >> 1990
Ozzy Osbourne ------ Ozzmosis ► Hard Rock >> 1995
Atomic Kitten ------ Right Now ► Dance-Pop >> 2000
Gov't Mule ------ The Deep End, Vol. 1 ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock >> 2001
Bush ------ Golden State ► Grunge Rock >> 2001
Incubus ------ Morning View ► Funk Metal >> 2001
Toni Braxton ------ Snowflakes ► Soul-Pop >> 2001
Martin Briley ------ It Comes In Waves ► Pop-Rock/Power Pop >> 2006
Mötley Crüe ------ Carnival Of Sins: Live, Vols. 1-2 ► Heavy Metal >> 2007
Neil Young ------ Chrome Dreams II ► Folk-Rock >> 2007
Heart ------ Dreamboat Annie Live ► Album Rock >> 2007
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss ------ Raising Sand ► Folk-Rock >> 2007


Oct 24
Grateful Dead ------ Grateful Dead (Live Skull & Roses) ► Country-Rock >> 1971
John Lennon ------ Shaved Fish ► Pop-Rock >> 1975
Roxy Music ------ Siren ► Prog Rock >> 1975
Rory Gallagher ------ Calling Card ► Blues-Rock >> 1976
Cheap Trick ------ All Shook Up ► Hard Rock/Power Pop >> 1980
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark ------ Organisation ► New Wave Synth Pop >> 1980
Billy Idol ------ Don't Stop ► Hard Rock >> 1981
Stryper ------ To Hell With The Devil ► Heavy Metal/Christian >> 1986
Dead Can Dance ------ The Serpent's Egg ► Folk-Pop >> 1988
Brenda Lee ------ A Brenda Lee Christmas ► Country-Pop >> 1991
Silver Jews ------ Starlite Walker ► Alt Rock/Indie Rock >> 1994
Indigo Girls ------ 1200 Curfews ► Folk-Rock >> 1995
20 Fingers ------ 20 Fingers ► Dance-Pop >> 1995
The Pretenders ------ The Isle Of View ► Post-Punk >> 1995
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band ------ It's A Mystery ► Heartland Rock >> 1995
Simply Red ------ Life ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1995
The Smashing Pumpkins ------ Melon Collie And The Infinite Sadness ► Hard Rock >> 1995
Anthrax ------ Stomp 442 ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1995
Linkin Park ------ Hybrid Theory ► Hard Rock >> 2000
Christina Aguilera ------ My Kind Of Christmas ► Dance-Pop >> 2000
Bob Dylan ------ Beyond Here Lies Nothin': The Collection ► Folk-Rock >> 2011
Paul Simon ------ Songwriter ► Folk-Pop >> 2011


Oct 25
Jimi Hendrix Experience ------ Electric Ladyland [UK] ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1968
Pink Floyd ------ Ummagumma ► Prog Rock >> 1969
Chicago ------ At Carnegie Hall, Vol. 1-4 (Chicago IV) ► Jazz-Rock >> 1971
The Doors ------ Other Voices ► Blues-Rock >> 1971
Jeff Beck Group ------ Rough And Ready ► Blues-Rock >> 1971
Poco ------ A Good Feelin' to Know ► Country-Rock >> 1972
Carpenters ------ GEM II [Japan] ► Easy Listening >> 1973
Bob Marley & The Wailers ------ Natty Dread ► Roots Reggae >> 1974
Paul Simon ------ Still Crazy After All These Years ► Folk-Pop >> 1975
Al Di Meola ------ Land Of The Midnight Sun ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1976
Joe Walsh ------ You Can't Argue With A Sick Mind ► Blues-Rock >> 1976
Aretha Franklin ------ Aretha ► Soul >> 1980
Culture Club ------ Waking Up With The House On Fire ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1984
The Cars ------ Greatest Hits ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1985
The Police ------ Every Breath You Take: The Singles ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1986
Howard Jones ------ One To One ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1986
The Traveling Wilburys ------ Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 1 ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
Frank Zappa ------ You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol. 2 ► Art Rock >> 1988
Joni Mitchell ------ Turbulent Indigo ► Folk-Rock >> 1994
Madonna ------ Bedtime Stories ► Dance-Pop >> 1994
Bob Seger ------ Greatest Hits ► Album Rock >> 1994
Common Sense ------ Resurrection ► Underground Rap >> 1994
Madonna ------ Evita [Sndtrk] ► Dance-Pop >> 1996
The Brian Jones Massacre ------ Thank God For Mental Illness ► Neo-Psychedelia >> 1996
Faithless ------ Sunday 8PM/Saturday 3AM ► Trip-hop/Dance >> 1999
Bette Midler ------ Bette Midler Sings the Peggy Lee Songbook ► Female Vocalist >> 2005
Aerosmith ------ Rockin' The Joint ► Hard Rock >> 2005
Devon Allman's Honeytribe ------ Space Age Blues ► Blues-Rock >> 2010


Oct 26

Sam & Dave ------ Soul Men ► Soul >> 1967
Diana Ross And Marvin Gaye ------ Diana & Marvin ► Soul >> 1973
Neil Diamond ------ Serenade ► Pop-Rock >> 1974
The Fall ------ Dragnet ► Pop-Rock/Post-Punk >> 1979
Pat Benatar ------ In The Heat Of The Night ► Hard Rock >> 1979
J. Geils Band ------ Freeze-Frame ► Blues-Rock >> 1981
Gary Numan ------ Berserker ► New Wave Synth Pop >> 1984
Meat Loaf ------ Live At Wembley ► Arena Rock >> 1987
Hooters ------ Zig Zag ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1989
The Velvet Underground ------ Live MCMXCIII ► Alt. Rock >> 1993
10,000 Maniacs ------ MTV Unplugged ► Folk-Rock >> 1993
The Cure ------ Paris ► Post-Punk >> 1993
Blur ------ The Special Collectors Edition ► Alt Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 1994
Napalm Death ------ Words From The Exit Wound [UK] ► Heavy Metal/Grindcore >> 1998
Akinyele ------ Aktapuss ► Dirty Rap >> 1999
B*Witched ------ Awake And Breathe ► Pop/Girl Group >> 1999
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young ------ Looking Forward ► Folk-Rock >> 1999
Phil Lesh & Friends ------ Love Will See You Through ► Country-Rock >> 1999
Incubus ------ Make Yourself ► Funk Metal >> 1999
Bush ------ The Science Of Things ► Grunge Rock >> 1999
Genesis ------ Turn It On Again: The Hits ► Prog Rock >> 1999

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

 

This Week's Birthdays (October 19 - 25)

Happy Birthday this week to:

Oct 19
1940 ● Larry Chance (Figueiredo) → Lead vocals and frontman for white R&B/doo wop The Earls, "Remember Then" (#24, 1963), still performing on the oldies circuit
1944 ● George McCrae → R&B/soul-disco singer and songwriter, "Rock Your Baby" (#1, 1974), Rolling Stone magazine's #1 song for 1974
1944 ● Peter Tosh (Winston Hubert McIntosh) → Guitar and vocals in legendary reggae group The Wailers, left in 1974 for solo career, "(You Gotta Walk) Don't Look Back" (1978), murdered by intruders in his home on 9/11/1987
1945 ● Divine (Harris Glenn Milstead) → Drag queen, cult-movie star (Pink Flamingos, 1972, and others) and campy disco/dance singer, "Native Love (Step By Step)" (Dance #21, 1982), died from obesity-related cardiomegaly on 3/7/1988
1945 ● Jeannie C. Riley (Jeanne Carolyn Stephenson) → Grammy-winning country-pop singer, "Harper Valley PTA" (#1, 1968) and six Country Top 10 hits, switched to gospel music in the late 70s
1946 ● Keith Reid → Chief lyricist with prog/psych rock Procol Harum, "A Whiter Shade Of Pale" (#5, 1967), theater management executive
1947 ● Wilbert Hart → Vocals in pioneering "Philadelphia Sound" smooth R&B/soul The Delfonics, "La-La (Means I Love You)" (#4, 1968), still tours and records with various lineups
1948 ● Patrick Simmons → Guitar and vocals for California soul-pop-rock The Doobie Brothers, "Listen To The Music" (#11, 1972), only consistent member during the band's 40-plus year history
1955 ● Nino DeFranco → Vocals for teen bubblegum-pop sibling act The DeFranco Family, "Heartbeat-It's A Lovebeat" (#3, 1973)
1957 ● Karl Wallinger → Keyboardist for pop-rock The Waterboys, then guitar and vocals for World Party, "Way Down Now" (Modern Rock #1, 1990), wrote "She’s The One" for Robbie Williams (UK #1, 1999)
1960 ● Daniel "Woody" Woodgate → Drummer for punk/ska revival Madness, "Our House" (#7, 1982) and over 20 other UK Top 40 singles
1960 ● Jennifer-Yvette Holliday → R&B/pop singer and Tony-winning actress in the stage version of Dreamgirls (1981), won Grammy Award for "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" (#22, R&B #1, 1982)
1966 ● Sinitta Renay Malone → Anglo-American R&B/dance-pop singer, "Toy Boy" (Dance/Club #19, UK #4, 2005), sometime stage actress
1972 ● Prakazrel "Pras" Michel → Rapper with R&B/jazz-rap The Fugees, "Killing Me Softly" (#1, 1996), solo, "Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are)" featuring Ol' Dirty Bastard and Mýa (#15, 1998)
1976 ● Pete Loeffler → Lead guitarist and lead singer in alt metal sibling trio Chevelle, "The Clincher" (Mainstream Rock #3, 2005)

Oct 20
1885 ● "Jelly Roll" Morton (Ferdinand Joseph Lemott) → Early and pivotal jazz pianist and composer credited for writing many of the earliest jazz songs, including "Black Bottom Stomp" (1926), died from asthma on 7/10/1941
1910 ● Charlie Fuqua → Founding member, baritone vocals and guitar for pioneering black R&B/doo wop group The Ink Spots, "To Each His Own" (#1, 1946), continued with various incarnations of the group through the 50s, died on 12/21/1971
1934 ● Bill Chase (William Chiaiese) → Jazz and Big Band trumpeter, played with Maynard Ferguson, Stan Kenton and Woody Herman, formed Grammy-nominated jazz-rock fusion Chase, "Get It On" (Top 30, 1971) from the album Chase (#22, 1971), died with other bandmembers in a charter plane crash while on tour on 8/9/1974
1937 ● Wanda Jackson → The "Queen of Rockabilly" and later country-pop singer, "Right Or Wrong" (#29, Country #9, 1961) and "Fancy Satin Pillows" (Country #13, 1970)
1939 ● Jay Siegel → Vocals in blue-eyed soul/doo wop The Tokens, "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" (#1, 1961)
1940 ● Kathy Kirby (Kathleen O'Rourke) → The "Golden Girl of British Pop," child prodigy singer and actress whose meteoric rise to stardom in Britain was followed by a quick descent into bankruptcy and obscurity with five years, "Secret Love" (UK #4, 1963), died of a heart attack on 5/19/2011
1942 ● John Carter (Sheakespeare) → Singer, songwriter, session musician and founding member of Brit folk-pop trio The Ivy League, "Funny How Love Can Be" (UK #8, 1965), left to write and produce for pre-fab psych-pop one hit wonder The Flower Pot Men, "Let's Go To San Francisco" (UK #1, 1967), co-wrote "Little Bit O' Soul" for The Music Explosion (#2, 1967), "Beach Baby" for The First Class (#4, 1974) and other hits
1945 ● Ric Lee → Drummer for British blues-rock Ten Years After, "I'd Love To Change The World" (Top 40, 1971)
1949 ● Larry Gonsky → Co-founder and keyboards for one hit wonder pop-rock Looking Glass, "Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)" (#1, 1972)
1950 ● Tom Petty → Singer, songwriter, guitarist and bandleader for roots rock Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, "The Waiting" (#19, Mainstream Rock #1, 1981), solo, "Free Fallin'" (#7, 1989), member of supergroup The Traveling Wilburys, "Handle With Care" (Mainstream Rock #2, 1988) and Mudcrutch
1951 ● Al Greenwood → Founding member and keyboardist for British-American arena rock band Foreigner, "Double Vision" (#2, 1978), left to form The Spys and session work
1958 ● Mark King → Bass guitar and vocals in jazz-funk-pop fusion Level 42, "Lessons In Love" (#12, 1987)
1958 ● Ricky Byrd → Guitarist with post-punk/hard rock Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, "I Love Rock 'N' Roll" (#1, 1982)
1964 ● David Ryan → Drummer in post-punk rock then teen-pop Lemonheads, "Into Your Arms" (Modern Rock #1, 1993)
1964 ● Jim "Soni" Sonefeld → Drums and vocals for 90s pop-rock quartet Hootie & The Blowfish, "Only Wanna Be With You" (#6, 1995)
1965 ● Norman Blake → Guitar and vocals in Scot pre-grunge, then power pop Teenage Fanclub, "Star Sign" (Mainstream Rock #4, 1991)
1971 ● Daniellle Jane "Dannii" Minogue → Aussie pop superstar, actress, model and gay rights activist, "Love And Kisses" (UK Singles #8, Australia #4, 1991) and "Begin To Wonder" (Dance/Club #14, 2003), younger sister of Kylie Minogue
1971 ● Snoop Dogg (Cordozar Calvin Broadus, Jr.) → Hugely controversial but successful gangsta rapper, "Drop It Like It's Hot" (#1, 2004) and 8 other Top 40 hits plus multiple Rap Top 10 singles
1977 ● Nicholas Hodgson → Drummer in indie rock Kaiser Chiefs, "Ruby" (UK #1, 2007)
1978 ● Paul Wilson → Bassist for Irish indie-rock Snow Patrol, "Chasing Cars" (#5, 2006)

Oct 21
1917 ● John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie → Highly influential bebop and modern jazz trumpet virtuoso, Grammy-winning soloist and orchestra leader, instrumental in the development of Afro-Cuban jazz, died of pancreatic cancer on 1/6/1993
1925 ● Isaiah "Doctor" Ross → The "Harmonica Boss," blues/boogie singer and one-man band guitarist, drummer and harmonica player, "Chicago Breakdown" (1953), won Grammy Ward for his album Rare Blues (1981), died on 9/28/1993
1936 ● Sheila Jones → Vocals for English pop non-sister trio The Kaye Sisters, "Ivory Tower" (UK #20, 1956)
1937 ● Norman Wright → Tenor vocals in R&B/doo wop The Del Vikings, "Come Go With Me" (#4, 1957)
1940 ● Jimmy Beaumont → Vocals and frontman for R&B/doo wop The Skyliners, "Since I Don't Have You" (#12, 1959)
1940 ● Manfred Mann (Manfred Lubowitz) → South African keyboards, vocals, songwriter, singer and frontman for British Invasion pop-rock Manfred Mann, "Do Wah Diddy Diddy" (#1, 1964), then founded prog/pop-rock Manfred Mann's Earth Band, "Blinded By The Light" (#1, 1977), solo and producer
1941 ● Steve "The Colonel" Cropper → Guitarist, songwriter, producer, highly regarded session player, member of Stax Records house band Booker T. & The MG's, "Green Onions" (#3, 1962) and The Blues Brothers, "Soul Man" (#14, 1979), ranks #36 on Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time
1942 ● Elvin Bishop → Country-blues-rock guitarist, first with The Butterfield Blues Band then solo, "Fooled Around And Fell In Love" (#3, 1976)
1942 ● Yvonne Fair (Flora Yvonne Coleman) → Backing vocals for the James Brown Revue and solo Motown R&B/soul singer, "It Should Have Been Me" (#85, 1976), died from undisclosed causes on 3/6/1994
1943 ● Chet Flippo → Writer and editor at Rolling Stone magazine in the 70s and early 80s, championed country music and introduced Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton and Waylon Jennings to millions of readers, wrote several books, including Your Cheatin' Heart: A Biography Of Hank Williams (1981), University of Tennessee journalism adjunct professor, Billboard magazine Nashville bureau chief and country music cable TV channel (CMT) editorial director since 2001, died on 6/19/2013 after a brief illness
1943 ● Ron Elliott → Songwriter and lead guitarist for pop-rock The Beau Brummels, wrote "Laugh, Laugh" (#15, 1964), solo, sessions and production work
1945 ● Kathy YoungOne hit wonder teen-pop singer, "A Thousand Stars" (#3, 1961)
1946 ● Lee Loughnane → Founding member, trumpeter and songwriter in horn-pop-rock Chicago, "Saturday In The Park" (#3, 1972), continues with the group in a leadership role
1946 ● Lux Interior (Erick Lee Purkhiser) → Founding member and lead singer for punk-rock The Cramps, "Bikini Girls With Machine Guns" (Modern Rock #10, 1989), died on 2/4/2009 from a burst artery
1947 ● Tetsu Yamauchi → Bassist for early hard-rockers The Faces, "Stay With Me" (#17, 1971), then for proto-metal/hard rock Free, "All Right Now" (#4, 1970)
1952 ● Brent Mydland → Fourth and longest serving keyboardist for Grateful Dead, "Sugar Magnolia" (#91, 1973) and "Touch Of Grey" (#9, 1987), died from a drug overdose on 7/26/1990
1953 ● Charlotte Irene Caffey → Singer, songwriter and bassist for New Wave pop-punk girl group The Go-Go's, "We Got The Beat", (#2, 1982), the most successful all-female pop and rock band of all time and the only one to play their own instruments and write their own songs
1954 ● Eric Faulkner → Vocals, guitar and songwriting for Scottish teen-pop Bay City Rollers, "Saturday Night" (#1, 1976)
1957 ● Attila the Stockbroker (John Baine) → Punk-folk-pop poet musician and author, frontman for Barnstormer, worked with John Otway and TV Smith
1957 ● Julian Cope → Author, poet, antiquary, musician, electro-pop-psychedelia guitarist and songwriter for The Teardrop Explodes, "Reward" (UK #6, 1981), then solo, "World Shut Your Mouth" (#84, UK #19, 1986)
1957 ● Steve "Luke" Lukather → Guitarist for arena pop-rock Toto, "Hold The Line" (#5, 1978), producer, solo
1959 ● Rose McDowall → Vocals for punk-goth-pop Strawberry Switchblade, "Since Yesterday" (UK #5, 1984)
1961 ● Peter Olsson → Original bassist for Swedish hard rock/glam-metal Europe, "The Final Countdown" (#8, 1986)
1971 ● Jade Jagger → Jewelry designer, jet-set socialite and only child of Mick Jagger and former wife Bianca, half-sister to six other Jagger offspring
1971 ● Tony Mortimer → 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

Oct 22
1939 ● Ray Jones → Early bassist for British Invasion pop-rock Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas, "Little Children" (#7, 1964), died 1/22/2009
1942 ● Annette Funicello → Singer, film and TV actress, child cast member on the original Mickey Mouse Club, then teen idol singer, "Tall Paul" (#7, 1959) and beach party film actress in several genre-creating beach films, including Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) and others, died on 4/8/2013 after a long battle with multiple sclerosis
1942 ● Bobby Fuller → Tex-Mex rock 'n roll singer, songwriter, guitarist and bandleader, Bobby Fuller Four, "I Fought The Law" (#9, 1959), found dead on 7/18/1966 in a car parked outside his Hollywood apartment
1945 ● Leslie West (Weinstein) → Guitarist in pioneering hard rock/heavy metal band Mountain, "Mississippi Queen" (#21, 1970), then power trio West, Bruce & Laing, continues to front various Mountain reincarnations through 2010
1946 ● Eddie Brigati → Vocals and songwriter in blue-eyed soul The Rascals, "Groovin"" (#1, 1967)
1952 ● Greg Hawkes → Synthesizer for New Wave synth-pop-rock The Cars, "Just What I Needed" (#27, 1978), solo and sessions
1956 ● Stiv Bators (Steven John Bator) → Singer, guitarist and frontman for nihilistic punk rock The Dead Boys, then New Wave post-punk The Wanderers and goth rock The Lords Of The New Church, power pop solo career and movie actor
1960 ● Cris Kirkwood → Bassist in punk-psych-country-rock Meat Puppets, "Backwater" (Mainstream Rock #2, 1994)
1965 ● John Wesley Harding (Stace) → Folk-pop singer/songwriter, "The Person You Are" (Modern Rock #8, 1991), author
1968 ● Shaggy (Orville Richard Burrell) → Reggae dance-pop singer, "It Wasn't Me" (#1, 2000)
1968 ● Shelby Lynne (Moorer) → Grammy-winning country-pop-rock singer/songwriter, "Wall In Your Heart" (Adult Contemporary #22, 2002)
1976 ● Jonathan Foreman → Co-founder, lead singer, guitarist and principal songwriter for alt rock/Christian rock Switchfoot, "Meant To Live" (#18, Modern Rock #5, 2004)
1985 ● Zachary Walter Hanson → Guitar, keyboards and vocals in teen pop-rock trio Hanson, "MMMBop" (Worldwide #1, 1997)

Oct 23
1939 ● Charlie Foxx → With sister Inez, one half of the one hit wonder R&B/soul duo Inez & Charlie Foxx, "Mockingbird" (#7, 1963), died from leukemia on 9/18/1998
1940 ● Eleanor Louise "Ellie" Greenwich → Brill Building pop music songwriter, singer and producer, wrote or co-wrote (often with husband Jeff Barry) multiple hit songs, including "Be My Baby" for The Ronettes (#2, 1963) and "Chapel Of Love" for The Dixie Cups (#1, 1964), died of a heart attack on 8/26/2009
1940 ● Freddie Marsden → With brother Gerry Marsden, co-founder and drummer with Merseybeat pop-rock Gerry & The Pacemakers, "How Do You Do It?" (#9, 1964), left music in the late 60s to open a driving school, died on 12/9/2006
1942 ● Greg Ridley → Co-founder and bassist for blues-rock Spooky Tooth, left in 1969 to co-found Humble Pie, "30 Days In The Hole" (1972) and "Hot 'N' Nasty" (#52, 1972), left music in 1975 but returned for Humble Pie reunions after 2001, died of pneumonia on 11/19/2003
1943 ● Barbara Ann Hawkins → With sister Rosa Lee Hawkins and cousin Joan Marie Johnson, vocals in 60s R&B/pop girl-group The Dixie Cups, "Chapel Of Love" (#1, 1964)
1949 ● Michael "Würzel" Burston → Guitarist for early punk-metal Motörhead, "Ace Of Spades" (UK #15, 1980), left the band for solo career, died from heart disease on 7/9/2011
1953 ● Pauline Black → Vocals in New Wave 2 Tone ska revival The Selecter, "On My Radio" (UK #8, 1979)
1954 ● Perry Lee "Tiny" Tavares → Vocals in five brother R&B/funk-disco Tavares, "Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel" (#15, 1976)
1956 ● Dwight Yoakam → Grammy-winning, pioneering roots-country singer, songwriter and guitarist, "Streets Of Bakersfield" (Country #1, 1988) and 13 other Country Top 10 hits
1957 ● Kelly Marie (Jacqueline McKinnon) → Scottish R&B/disco-pop vocalist, "Feels Like I'm In Love" (UK #1, 1980)
1959 ● Alfred Matthew "Weird Al" Yankovic → Grammy-winning comedian, multi-instrumentalist and song parodist, "Eat It" (#12, 1984) parodying Michael Jackson's "Beat It" and "White & Nerdy" (#9, 2006) parodying "Ridin'" by Chamillionaire
1964 ● Roberto Trujillo → Bassist in thrash metal Suicidal Tendencies, "I'll Hate You Better" (Mainstream Rock #34, 1993) and side project funk-metal Infectious Grooves, joined Ozzy Osbournes band in 1994 and Metallica in 2003
1966 ● David Thomas → Vocals in a cappella gospel Take 6, "I L-O-V-E U" (R&B #19, 1990)
1972 ● Richard McNamara → Guitarist in Brit-pop rockers Embrace, "Gravity" (Modern Rock #36, UK #7, 2004)

Oct 24
1911 ● Sonny Terry (Saunders Terrell) → Blues and folk harmonica player, developed the "whoopin'" style, session man for Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and others, Broadway and TV actor, died of natural causes on 3/11/1986
1930 ● The Big Bopper (Jiles Perry "J.P." Richardson, Jr.) → Booming voiced early rock 'n' roll DJ, singer and bandleader, "Chantilly Lace" (#6, 1958), died along with Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens in an Iowa plane crash on the night of 2/3/1959
1936 ● Bill Wyman (William George Perks) → Three-decade bassist for megastar hard rock The Rolling Stones, "Brown Sugar" (#1, 1971), issued solo albums in the 70s, co-founded supergroup Willie And The Poor Boys in the 80s, quit The Stones and now fronts The Rhythm Kings featuring Albert Lee and Peter Frampton
1936 ● Jimmy "Fast Fingers" Dawkins → Blues guitarist and mellow-voiced singer known as a pioneer of the aggressive, percussive "West Side" Chicago blues style, recorded and toured with Otis Rush, Andrew "Big Voice" Odom and others, his debut album Fast Fingers (1969) won the Grand Prix du Disque de Jazz from the Hot Club of France in 1971 as the year's top album, died of undisclosed causes on 4/10/2013
1937 ● Santo Farina → Steel guitarist in Italian-American one hit wonder brother duo Santo & Johnny, pop-rock guitar instrumental "Sleepwalk" (#1, 1959)
1942 ● Donald W. Gant → Singer, songwriter and record producer, one half of pop-rock duo The Neon Philharmonic, "Morning Girl" (#17, 1969), produced albums for Jimmy Buffett, Lefty Frizzell and others, died following a serious boating accident on 3/15/1987
1944 ● Bettye Swann (Betty Jean Champion) → One hit wonder R&B/Southern soul singer, "Make Me Yours" (#21, R&B #1, 1967), now a retired teacher
1944 ● Robbie Van Leeuwen → Guitar and backing vocals in Dutch one hit wonder pop-rock Shocking Blue, "Venus" (#1, 1970)
1944 ● Ted Templeman → Singer, guitarist and vocal arranger in folk-sunshine-pop Harper's Bizarre, "Feelin' Groovy" (#13, 1967), then record producer for Van Morrison, Little Feat, The Doobie Brothers, Van Halen and others
1946 ● Jerry Edmonton (Gerald McCrohan) → Drummer in Canadian-American hard rock, proto-metal Steppenwolf, "Born To Be Wild" (#2, 1968)
1947 ● Robert Edgar Broughton → Singer, guitarist and frontman for Brit blues then prog-rock Edgar Broughton Band, "Apache Dropout" (UK #33, 1970)
1948 ● Barry Ryan (Sapherson) → Singer with identical twin brother in pop Paul & Barry Ryan, "Don't Bring Me Your Heartaches" (1965), solo, "Eloise" (UK #1, 1968), currently a professional photographer
1948 ● Paul Ryan (Sapherson) → Singer and songwriter with identical twin brother in pop Paul & Barry Ryan, "Don't Bring Me Your Heartaches" (1965), wrote his brother's solo hit, "Eloise" (UK #1, 1968), died of cancer on 11/29/1992
1948 ● Terence Dale "Buffin" Griffin → Drummer in early Brit glam-rockers Mott The Hoople, "All The Young Dudes" (#37, 1972), producer for The Cult, Hanoi Rocks, Nirvana and others, including BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel
1962 ● Debbie Googe → Bassist for art-prog-rock, "shoe-gazing" pioneers My Bloody Valentine, "Only Shallow" (Modern Rock #27, 1992)
1969 ● Rob Green → Drummer in blue-eyed soul revival and trad rock Toploader, "Dancing In The Moonlight" (UK #7, 2000)
1970 ● Alonza Bevan → Bassist for post-Britpop psych/mystic rock Kula Shaker, "Hush" (Mainstream Rock #19, 1997)
1970 ● Edward Daniel "Eds" Chesters → Drummer for indie rock The Bluetones, "Slight Return" (UK #2, 1996)
1978 ● Sabrina Washington → Lead vocals in "UK urban" R&B/dance-pop trio Mis-Teeq, "One Night Stand" (Dance/Club #4, 2004), solo and TV actress
1979 ● Ben Gillies → Co-founder and drummer for Aussie alt-grunge-rock Silverchair, "Tomorrow" (Modern Rock #1, 1994)
1980 ● Monica (Arnold) → R&B/urban contemporary singer, "Before You Walk Out Of My Life" (#7, R&B #1, 1995) and seven other Top 10 hits
1983 ● Adrienne Bailon → Hip hop soul and R&B/dance-teen-pop 3LW (aka 3 Little Women), "No More (Baby I'ma Do Right)" (#23, 2001) and Disney pre-fab dance-pop Cheetah Girls, "Strut" (#53, 2006), TV host and film actress
1986 ● Drake (Aubrey Drake Graham) → Canadian R&B/hip hop vocalist, "Find Your Love" (#5, 2010) and six other Top 40 hits, TV actor

Oct 25
1941 ● Helen Reddy → Aussie TV actress and light pop/adult contemporary singer, eleven Top 20 hits in the 70s including the Grammy-winning "I Am Woman" (#1, 1971)
1943 ● Roy Lynes → Keyboards and backing vocals for Brit psych-boogie rock Status Quo, "Pictures Of Matchstick Men" (#12, 1968), continues to perform with tribute bands Quo Vadis and Statoz Quo
1944 ● Jon Anderson (John Roy Anderson) → Keyboards, songwriter, lead vocals and founding member of archetypal, pioneer progressive rock band Yes ("Roundabout," #13, 1971) and various off-shoots and side projects through the 00s, plus solo work ("Cage Of Freedom," Mainstream Rock #17, 1984) and collaborations
1944 ● Taffy Nivert Danoff → Vocals in one hit wonder light pop-rock Starland Vocal Band, "Afternoon Delight" (#1, 1976)
1946 ● John Hall → Drummer for Brit reggae-pop The Equals, "Baby Come Back" (#32, 1968)
1948 ● Glenn Tipton → Lead guitarist for popular and influential "New Wave" heavy metal band Judas Priest, "You've Got Another Thing Comin'" (#67, Mainstream Rock #4, 1982) plus the 2009 Grammy-winning album Dissident Aggressor
1950 ● Chris Norman → Lead vocals and rhythm guitar for glam-pop-rock Smokie, "Living Next Door To Alice" (#25, UK #3, 1977), left in 1982 for solo career, "Midnight Lady" (Germany #1, 1986)
1951 ● Richard Lloyd → Guitar and vocals for early and influential punk-rock Television, "Marquee Moon" (1977), solo, producer and guitar teacher
1956 ● Matthias Jabs → Guitarist in German hard rock/metal Scorpions, "Rock You Like A Hurricane" (#25, 1984), still with the band in 2010
1957 ● Robbie McIntosh → Session guitarist and bandleader, played in The Pretenders ("Back On The Chain Gang," #5, 1983) from 1982 to 1987 and Paul McCartney's Wings in the 90s
1960 ● Christina Amphlett → Vocals for Aussie power pop Divinyls, "I Touch Myself" (#4, 1991)
1961 ● Pat Sharp (Patrick Sharpin) → Brit TV host and radio DJ (BBC Radio 1, Capital FM, Radio Mercury)
1962 ● Chad Smith → Drummer in funk-rock Red Hot Chili Peppers, "Californication" (Modern Rock #1, 2000)
1963 ● John Leven → Bassist for Swedish hard rock/glam-metal Europe, "The Final Countdown" (#8, 1986)
1965 ● Nick Thorpe → Bassist for Brit teen-pop blue-eyed soul Curiosity Killed The Cat, "Down To Earth" (UK #3, 1986)
1968 ● Speech (Todd Thomas) → Vocals and MC for African-centric, progressive hip hop/funk-soul-blues Arrested Development, "Mr. Wendal" (#6, 1992), solo
1970 ● Lloyd Edward "Ed" Robertson → Guitarist for Canadian alt-rock Barenaked Ladies, "One Week" (#1, 1998)
1981 ● Jerome Isaac "Romeo" then "Young Rome" Jones → Rapper, singer for L.A. pre-teen R&B/pop-rap Immature, "Never Lie" (#5, 1994), then name change to Imx, "Stay The Night" (#23, 1999), actor
1984 ● Katy Perry (Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson) → Contemporary dance-club/pop-rock singer and songwriter, "I Kissed A Girl" (#1, 2008), TV and voice actress
1985 ● Ciara Princess Harris → The "First Lady of Crunk & B," contemporary R&B/soul-pop dancer and vocalist, "Goodies" (#1, 2004), actress and fashion model

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Monday, October 13, 2014

 

Albums Released This Week (October 13 - 19)

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):


Oct 13
Manfred Mann ------ Manfred Mann's Greatest Hits ► Rock n Roll >> 1966
Herbie Hancock ------ Head Hunters ► Fusion >> 1973
Triumph ------ Triumph ► Arena Rock >> 1976
Billy Joel ------ 52nd Street ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
Carpenters ------ Christmas Portrait ► Soft Rock >> 1978
XTC ------ Go 2 ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1978
AC/DC ------ If You Want Blood You've Got It ► Hard Rock >> 1978
Elton John ------ Victim Of Love ► Pop-Rock >> 1979
INXS ------ INXS ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1980
Kiss ------ Creatures Of The Night ► Hard Rock >> 1982
Supertramp ------ Free As A Bird ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1987
Sting ------ …Nothing Like The Sun ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
Ace Frehley ------ Trouble Walkin' ► Pop-Metal >> 1989
Prince & The New Power Generation ------ The Love Symbol Album ► Dance-Pop >> 1992
Mudhoney ------ Piece Of Cake ► Grunge Rock >> 1992
East 17 ------ Steam ► Dance-Pop >> 1994
Jurrasic 5 ------ Jurassic 5 EP ► Alternative Hip Hop >> 1997
The Blood Divine ------ Mystica ► Heavy Metal/Goth Metal >> 1997
Bob Dylan & The Band ------ The Bootleg Series, Vol. 4: Bob Dylan Live 1966, The "Royal Albert Hall" Concert ► Folk-Rock >> 1998
James ------ Millionaires ► Alt Pop/Rock >> 1999
Blondie ------ The Curse Of Blondie ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 2003
Bob Dylan ------ Christmas In The Heart ► Folk-Rock >> 2009


Oct 14
Tyrannosaurus Rex ------ Prophets, Seers & Sages: The Angels Of The Ages ► Psych Rock >> 1968
Elvis Presley ------ From Memphis To Vegas/From Vegas To Memphis ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1969
Jethro Tull ------ War Child ► Prog Rock >> 1974
Kiss ------ Alive II ► Hard Rock >> 1977
Ultravox ------ Ha!-Ha!-Ha! ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1977
David Bowie ------ Heroes ► Glam Rock >> 1977
Earth, Wind & Fire ------ Faces ► Soul-Funk >> 1980
Prince ------ Controversy ► Dance-Pop >> 1981
Zapp ------ Zapp II ► P-Funk >> 1982
Cyndi Lauper ------ She's So Unusual ► Pop-Rock >> 1983
The Jam ------ Snap! ► Punk-Rock >> 1983
Elton John ------ Too Low For Zero ► Pop-Rock >> 1983
ABC ------ How To Be A…Zillionaire! ► Dance-Pop >> 1985
INXS ------ Listen Like Thieves ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1985
Iron Maiden ------ Live After Death ► Heavy Metal >> 1985
Depeche Mode ------ The Singles 81>85 ► Synth-Pop >> 1985
Wang Chung ------ Mosaic ► New Wave/Dance-Pop >> 1986
Frank Zappa ------ Broadway The Hard Way ► Progressive Rock >> 1988
Kylie Minogue ------ Let's Get To It ► Dance-Pop >> 1991
Belinda Carlisle ------ Live Your Life Be Free ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
Jimmy Page And Robert Plant ------ No Quarter: Jimmy Page And Robert Plant Unledded ► Blues-Rock >> 1994
Donovan ------ Sutras ► Folk-Rock >> 1996
Duran Duran ------ Medazzaland ► Synth-Pop >> 1997
Ace Of Base ------ The Golden Ratio ► Euro-Dance Pop >> 2002
ZZ Top ------ Chrome, Smoke & BBQ: The ZZ Top Box ► Blues-Rock >> 2003
Mariah Carey ------ The Remixes ► Pop-Rock >> 2003
Charlie Daniels Band ------ Uneasy Rider ► Southern Rock >> 2008
Scorpions ------ Live 2011: Get Your Sting & Blackout ► Heavy Metal >> 2011
Boardwalk ------ Boardwalk ► Dream Pop >> 2013


Oct 15
Elvis Presley ------ Elvis' Christmas Album ► Rock n Roll >> 1957
Brenda Lee ------ Brenda, That's All ► Country-Pop >> 1962
Manfred Mann ------ Mann Made ► Folk-Pop >> 1965
Otis Redding ------ Complete And Unbelievable…The Otis Redding Dictionary Of Soul ► Memphis Soul >> 1966
Yes ------ Yes ► Prog Rock >> 1969
The Jackson 5 ------ Jackson 5 Christmas Album ► Soul - Motown >> 1970
The Band ------ Moondog Matinee ► Folk-Rock >> 1973
Fleetwood Mac ------ Mystery To Me ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Neil Young ------ Time Fades Away ► Folk-Rock >> 1973
Toto ------ Toto ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
Donna Summer ------ On The Radio ► Disco >> 1979
Ultravox ------ Quartet ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1982
Richard & Linda Thompson ------ Shoot Out The Lights ► Folk-Rock >> 1982
XTC ------ The Big Express ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1984
Talking Heads ------ Stop Making Sense ► New Wave Art-Rock >> 1984
Julian Lennon ------ Valotte ► Pop-Rock >> 1984
Elton John ------ Leather Jackets ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
Motörhead ------ Nö Sleep At All ► Heavy Metal >> 1988
Morrissey ------ Bona Ditch ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1990
Led Zeppelin ------ Led Zeppelin Remasters ► Hard Rock >> 1990
Ride ------ Nowhere ► Dream Pop/Shoegazing >> 1990
Crosby, Stills & Nash ------ CSN [Box Set] ► Folk-Rock >> 1991
Dramarama ------ Vinyl ► Alt Hard Rock >> 1991
Dio ------ Angry Machines ► Heavy Metal >> 1996
Phish ------ Billy Breathes ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 1996
The Tubes ------ Genius Of America ► Alt. Rock >> 1996
The Monkees ------ Justus ► Pop-Rock >> 1996
Korn ------ Life Is Peachy ► Post-Grunge/Nu Metal >> 1996
Counting Crows ------ Recovering The Satellites ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1996
The Rolling Stones ------ The Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus ► Blues-Rock >> 1996
Bad Company ------ Stories Told & Untold ► Hard Rock >> 1996
Corrosion Of Conformity ------ Wiseblood ► Heavy Metal/Stoner Metal >> 1996
In Flames ------ Whoracle ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal >> 1997
The Church ------ Singsongs/Remote Luxury/Persia ► Alt. Power Pop >> 2001
Alison Moyet ------ The Turn ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2007
Pearl Jam ------ Lightning Bolt ► Hard Rock >> 2013


Oct 16
The Supremes ------ A Bit Of Liverpool ► Soul - Motown >> 1964
Cher ------ All I Really Want To Do ► Pop-Rock >> 1965
Brenda Lee ------ Reflections In Blue ► Country-Pop >> 1967
Three Dog Night ------ Three Dog Night ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1968
Three Dog Night ------ Captured Live At The Forum ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1969
Creedence Clearwater Revival ------ Live In Europe ► Folk-Rock >> 1973
Aretha Franklin ------ You ► Soul >> 1975
Thin Lizzy ------ Johnny The Fox ► Hard Rock >> 1976
Elton John ------ A Single Man ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
Eurythmics ------ In The Garden ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1981
Thin Lizzy ------ Life Live ► Hard Rock >> 1983
ZZ Top ------ Afterburner ► Blues-Rock >> 1985
All About Eve ------ Scarlet And Other Stories ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Goth Pop >> 1989
Erasure ------ Wild! ► Alt. Dance >> 1989
Goo Goo Dolls ------ Hold Me Up ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge >> 1989
Paul Simon ------ The Rhythm Of The Saints ► Folk-Pop >> 1990
Buju Banton ------ Stamina Daddy ► Dancehall Reggae >> 1992
Natalie Cole ------ I've Got Love On My Mind ► Soul-Pop >> 1995
Suggs ------ The Lone Ranger ► Reggae-Pop/Ska >> 1995
Tears For Fears ------ Raoul And The Kings Of Spain ► Synth-Pop >> 1995
Cast ------ All Change ► Britpop >> 1995
Faithless ------ Back To Mine ► Trip-Hop >> 2000
Kylie Minogue ------ Hits+ ► Dance-Pop >> 2000
All Saints ------ Saints & Sinners ► Electronic Dance-Pop >> 2000
Cocteau Twins ------ Stars And Topsoil ► Folk-Rock >> 2000
John (Cougar) Mellencamp ------ Cuttin' Heads ► Roots Rock >> 2001
Ozzy Osbourne ------ Down To Earth ► Hard Rock >> 2001
Journey ------ The Essential Journey ► AOR Rock >> 2001
New Order ------ Get Ready ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 2001
Michael McDonald ------ In The Spirit: A Christmas Album ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 2001
Gov't Mule ------ Mighty High ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock >> 2007
R.E.M. ------ R.E.M. Live ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2007
Donald Fagen ------ Sunken Condos ► Jazz-Rock >> 2012


Oct 17
The Rolling Stones ------ 12X5 ► Rock n Roll >> 1964
The Easybeats ------ Vigil ► Rock 'N' Roll >> 1968
The Jazz Crusaders ------ Old Socks, New Shoes…New Socks, Old Shoes ► Jazz Fusion >> 1970
Lynyrd Skynyrd ------ Street Survivors ► Southern Rock >> 1977
Dire Straits ------ Making Movies ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1980
Various Artists ------ The Blasting Concept Vol. 2 ► Post-Punk >> 1985
Stacey Q ------ Better Than Heaven ► Dance-Pop >> 1986
Steve Earle ------ Copperhead Road ► Alt. Country >> 1988
R.E.M. ------ Eponymous ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1988
The Waterboys ------ Fisherman's Blues ► Folk-Rock/Celtic >> 1988
Suicidal Tendencies ------ Controlled By Hatred/Feel Like Shit…Déjà Vu ► Punk Metal >> 1989
Kiss ------ Hot In The Shade ► Hard Rock >> 1989
Belinda Carlisle ------ Runaway Horses ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
Kate Bush ------ The Sensual World ► Prog Rock >> 1989
Yngwie Malmsteen ------ Trial By Fire: Live In Leningrad ► Heavy Metal >> 1989
Stacey Lattisaw ------ What You Need ► Quiet Storm >> 1989
Skyclad ------ The Wayward Sons Of Mother Earth ► Heavy Metal/Folk Metal >> 1991
Jamiroquai ------ The Return Of The Space Cowboy [UK] ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1994
Steely Dan ------ Alive In America ► Jazz-Rock >> 1995
Luis Miguel ------ El Concierto ► Latin Pop >> 1995
Limp Bizkit ------ Chocolate Starfish And The Hot Dog Flavored Water ► Rap-Metal >> 2000
David Coverdale ------ Into The Light ► Hard Rock >> 2000
2Pac ------ The Rose That Grew From Concrete ► Spoken Word Rap >> 2000
Aerosmith ------ Devil's Got A New Disguise - The Very Best Of Aerosmith ► Hard Rock >> 2006
Sarah McLachlan ------ Wintersong ► Folk-Rock >> 2006
The Tragically Hip ------ World Container ► Folk-Rock >> 2006
Chris Isaak ------ Live In Australia ► Adult Contemporary >> 2008


Oct 18
Cactus ------ Restrictions ► Hard Rock >> 1971
The Rolling Stones ------ It's Only Rock 'N' Roll ► Blues-Rock >> 1974
The Jacksons ------ Goin' Places ► Soul/disco >> 1977
Hawkwind ------ Sonic Attack ► Heavy Metal >> 1981
Hall & Oates ------ Rock 'N Soul Part !: Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock >> 1983
Carpenters ------ Voice Of The Heart ► Easy Listening >> 1983
Frank Zappa ------ Them Or Us ► Art Rock >> 1984
The Cult ------ Love ► Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Revival >> 1985
Duran Duran ------ Big Thing ► Synth-Pop >> 1988
Sonic Youth ------ Daydream Nation ► Indie Rock >> 1988
Martika ------ Martika ► Dance-Pop >> 1988
Paul Simon ------ Negotiations And Love Songs 1971 - 1986 ► Folk-Pop >> 1988
The Smithereens ------ 11 ► College Rock >> 1989
The Bangles ------ Everything ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
Insane Clown Posse ------ Carnival Of Carnage ► Indie/Midwest Hip Hop >> 1992
Cocteau Twins ------ Four-Calendar Café ► Folk-Rock >> 1993
Carcass ------ Heartwork [UK] ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1993
Kenny G ------ Montage ► Jazz-Pop >> 1993
Iron Maiden ------ A Real Dead One ► Heavy Metal >> 1993
B*Witched ------ Awake And Breathe ► Pop/Girl Group >> 1999
Westlife ------ Flying Without Wings ► Teen Pop/Boy Band >> 1999
Alcazar ------ Casino ► Euro Dance-Pop >> 2000
Simple Minds ------ Our Secrets Are The Same ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 2004
Simple Minds ------ Silver Box ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 2004
Bryan Adams ------ Anthology ► Pop-Rock >> 2005
Depeche Mode ------ Playing The Angel ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2005
Supertramp ------ Retrospective - The Supertramp Anthology ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2005
Stevie Wonder ------ A Time To Love ► Pop-Soul >> 2005
Queen ------ The Singles Collection: Volume 4 ► Glam Rock >> 2010
The Rolling Stones ------ The Brussels Affair '73 ► Blues-Rock >> 2001
Chris Isaak ------ Beyond The Sun ► Adult Contemporary >> 2011
Poliça ------ Shulamith ► Dream Pop >> 2013


Oct 19
Elvis Presley ------ The Real Elvis ► Rock n Roll >> 1956
The Kingston Trio ------ Here We Go Again! ► Folk-Pop >> 1959
The Beach Boys ------ Beach Boys Concert ► Pop-Rock >> 1964
Brenda Lee ------ Merry Christmas From Brenda Lee ► Country-Pop >> 1964
Simon & Garfunkel ------ Wednesday Morning, 3 AM ► Folk-Pop >> 1964
Cass Elliott ------ Dream A Little Dream ► Pop-Rock/Folk-Rock >> 1968
The Shadows ------ Shades Of Rock ► Instrumental Rock 'N' Roll >> 1970
The James Gang ------ Straight Shooter ► Blues-Rock >> 1972
The Wailers ------ Burnin' ► Roots Reggae >> 1973
America ------ Hat Trick ► Folk-Rock >> 1973
David Bowie ------ Pin Ups ► Glam Rock >> 1973
The Who ------ Quadrophenia ► British Rock >> 1973
Styx ------ Cornerstone ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1979
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers ------ Damn The Torpedoes ► Album Rock >> 1979
Prince ------ Prince ► Funk >> 1979
Fleetwood Mac ------ Tusk ► Pop-Rock >> 1979
INXS ------ Underneath The Colours ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1981
Fates Warning ------ The Sprectre Within ► Heavy Metal >> 1985
INXS ------ Kick ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1987
Roxette ------ Look Sharp! ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
Salt-N-Pepa ------ Blacks' Magic ► Pop-Rap >> 1990
The Cure ------ Mixed Up ► Post-Punk >> 1990
The Traveling Wilburys ------ Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 3 ► Pop-Rock >> 1990
Mötley Crüe ------ Decade Of Decadence ► Heavy Metal >> 1991
Julian Cope ------ Jehovahkill ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1992
Rush ------ Counterparts ► Arena Rock >> 1993
Black Moon ------ Enta Da Stage ► East Coast Rap >> 1993
Jesse Colin Young ------ Makin' It Real ► Folk-Rock >> 1993
Alexis Korner ------ Mellow Yellow ► Blues-Rock >> 1993
Santana ------ Sacred Fire: Live From South America ► Jazz Fusion >> 1993
Pearl Jam ------ Vs. ► Hard Rock >> 1993
Talisman ------ Humanimal (Part 2) ► Hard Rock >> 1994
Billie Piper ------ Honey To The B ► Pop-Rock >> 1998
Idlewild ------ Hope Is Important ► Post-Hardcore >> 1998
Natalie Cole ------ The Magic Of Christmas ► Holiday Soul-Pop >> 1999
Gin Blossoms ------ Outside Looking In: The Best Of The Gin Blossoms ► Power Pop >> 1999
Three Dog Night ------ 35th Anniversary Hits Collection ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 2004
Jimmy Eat World ------ Futures ► Post-Grunge >> 2004
Lou Reed, John Cale & Nico ------ Le Bataclan '72 ► Art Rock >> 2004
Twisted Sister ------ Still Hungry ► Hair Metal >> 2004
Peter Cetera ------ You Just Gotta Love Christmas ► Pop-Rock >> 2004
Bob Dylan ------ The Bootleg Series, Vol. 9: The Witmark Demos 1962-1964 ► Folk-Rock >> 2010
Bob Dylan ------ The Original Mono Recordings ► Folk-Rock >> 2010

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