Monday, November 20, 2017

 

Albums Released This Week (November 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):


November 20
The Yardbirds ------ Having A Rave Up With The Yardbirds ► Blues Rock >> 1965
Stevie Wonder ------ Eivets Rednow…Alfie ► Soul-pop >> 1968
Sly & The Family Stone ------ There's A Riot Goin' On ► Soul-Funk >> 1971
Alice Cooper ------ Muscle Of Love ► Hard Rock >> 1973
Whitesnake ------ Snakes & Sinners ► Arena Rock >> 1982
Phil Collins ------ …But Seriously ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
Debbie Gibson ------ Anything Is Possible ► Pop-Rock >> 1990
Run-D.M.C. ------ Back From Hell ► Rap >> 1990
Blue Rodeo ------ Casino ► Country-Rock >> 1990
Cinderella ------ Heartbreak Station ► Heavy Metal >> 1990
Peter Gabriel ------ Shaking The Tree: Sixteen Golden Greats ► Prog Rock >> 1990
Paul McCartney ------ Tripping The Live Fantastic: Highlights! ► Pop-Rock >> 1990
The Beatles ------ Anthology 1 ► Pop-Rock >> 1995
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers ------ Playback ► Album Rock >> 1995
HiM ------ Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666 ► Heavy Metal/Goth Metal >> 1997
The Slackers ------ The Question ► Ska Revival >> 1998
Sting ------ …All This Time ► Pop-Rock >> 2001
The Psychedelic Furs ------ Beautiful Chaos: Greatest Hits Live ► Post-Punk New Wave >> 2001
Aerosmith ------ Young Lust: The Aerosmith Anthology ► Hard Rock >> 2001
Foo Fighters ------ Five Songs And A Cover [EP] ► Grunge Rock >> 2005
Oasis ------ Stop The Clocks ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 2006
Melissa Etheridge ------ The Awakening Live ► Roots Rock >> 2007
The Kingston Trio ------ Live At The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium ► Folk-Pop >> 2007
Phish ------ Vegas 96 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2007
Billy Idol ------ In Super Overdrive Live ► Hard Rock >> 2009
Adele Adkins ------ 25 ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 2015
Tracy Chapman ------ Greatest Hits ► Folk-Rock >> 2015
Rush ------ R40 Live ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2015


November 21
The Animals ------ Animalism ► Blues-Rock >> 1966
Joan Baez ------ Noël ► Folk-Pop/Latin >> 1966
Junior Walker & The All-Stars ------ Gotta Hold On To This Feeling ► Soul >> 1969
The Moody Blues ------ To Our Children's Children's Children ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1969
Sly & The Family Stone ------ Greatest Hits ► Soul-Funk >> 1970
Neil Diamond ------ Tap Root Manuscript ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
Queen ------ A Night At The Opera [UK] ► Glam Rock >> 1975
Scorpions ------ Virgin Killer ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock >> 1976
Earth, Wind & Fire ------ All 'N All ► Soul-Funk >> 1977
Rod Stewart ------ Foolish Behavior ► Dance-Disco >> 1980
Steely Dan ------ Gaucho ► Jazz-Rock >> 1980
REO Speedwagon ------ Hi Infidelity ► Arena Rock >> 1980
Kool & The Gang ------ In The Heart ► Post-Disco >> 1983
Duran Duran ------ Seven And The Ragged Tiger ► Synth-Pop >> 1983
Frank Zappa ------ Francesco Zappa ► Art Rock/Classical >> 1984
Don Henley ------ Actual Miles: Henley's Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock >> 1985
Frank Zappa ------ Frank Zappa Meets The Mothers Of Prevention ► Art Rock >> 1985
Soul Asylum ------ While You Were Out ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1986
Skinny Puppy ------ Rabies ► Alt. Rock - Industrial >> 1988
Chicago ------ Greatest Hits 1982 - 1989 ► Jazz-Rock >> 1989
Kenny G ------ Kenny G Live ► Jazz-Pop >> 1989
Rush ------ Presto ► Arena Rock >> 1989
Tiffany ------ Dreams Never Die ► Dance-Pop >> 1993
New Order ------ (the best of) New Order ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1994
Don Henley ------ Actual Miles: Henley's Greatest Hits ► Country-Rock >> 1995
Ace Of Base ------ The Bridge ► Euro-Dance Pop >> 1995
Bruce Springsteen ------ The Ghost Of Tom Joad ► Heartland Rock >> 1995
Stevie Wonder ------ Natural Wonder ► Pop-R&B >> 1995
Atlanta Rhythm Section ------ 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best Of Atlanta Rhythm Section ► Southern Rock >> 2000
Backstreet Boys ------ Black & Blue ► Dance-Pop >> 2000
Lynyrd Skynyrd ------ Collectybles ► Southern Rock >> 2000
Elton John ------ One Night Only - The Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock >> 2000
Everclear ------ Songs From An American Movie, Vol. 2: Good Time For A Bad Attitude ► Grunge-Punk >> 2000
Korn ------ Take A Look In The Mirror ► Post-Grunge/Nu Metal >> 2003
Cocteau Twins ------ Lullabies To Violaine: Singles And Extended Plays 1982-1996 ► Folk-Rock >> 2005
Kiss ------ Alive!: The Milenium Conert ► Hard Rock >> 2006
The dB's ------ Christmas Time Again ► Power Pop >> 2006
Daughtry ------ Daughtry ► Alt. Rock >> 2006
Kylie Minogue ------ X ► Dance-Pop >> 2007
Bob Seger ------ Ultimate Hits: Rock And Roll Never Forgets ► Album Rock >> 2011


November 22
Phil Spector ------ A Christmas Gift To You From Phillies Records ► Pop-Rock >> 1963
The Beatles ------ With The Beatles ► Pop-Rock >> 1963
The Beatles ------ The Beatles (The White Album) ► Pop-Rock >> 1968
Dusty Springfield ------ Dusty...Definitely ► Pop-Rock >> 1968
Elvis Presley ------ Elvis ► Rock n Roll >> 1968
The Kinks ------ The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society ► British Rock >> 1968
Miles Davis ------ Get Up With It ► Jazz-Funk Fusion >> 1974
Chic ------ Chic ► Disco >> 1977
Motörhead ------ Beer Drinkers And Hell Raisers ► Heavy Metal >> 1980
Split Enz ------ See Ya' Round ► New Wave Power Pop >> 1984
Lloyd Cole & The Commotions ------ Easy Pieces ► AA Pop-Rock/Synth >> 1985
Yoko Ono ------ Starpeace ► New Wave Art-Rock >> 1985
Candlemass ------ Ancient Dreams ► Heavy Metal/Doom Metal >> 1988
Bette Midler ------ Beaches [Sndtrk] ► Female Vocalist >> 1988
Chaka Khan ------ CK ► Funk >> 1988
Pink Floyd ------ Delicate Sound Of Thunder ► Prog Rock >> 1988
Kool & The Gang ------ Unite ► Funk-Soul >> 1992
Elton John ------ Duets ► Pop-Rock >> 1993
The Rolling Stones ------ Jump Back: The Best Of The Rolling Stones [UK] ► Blues-Rock >> 1993
Jethro Tull ------ Nightcap: The Unreleased Masters 1972-1991 [UK] ► Folk-Rock >> 1993
Aerosmith ------ Box Of Fire ► Hard Rock >> 1994
John Hiatt ------ Hiatt Comes Alive At Budokan? ► Roots Rock >> 1994
ZZ Top ------ One Foot In The Blues ► Blues-Rock >> 1994
Rory Gallagher ------ Meeting With The G-Man ► Blues-Rock >> 2003
Billy Joel ------ My Lives ► Pop-Rock >> 2005
Rush ------ R30: 30th Anniversary World Tour ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2005
The Rolling Stones ------ Rarities 1971-2003 ► Blues-Rock >> 2005


November 23
The Beatles ------ The Beatles Story ► Pop-Rock >> 1964
Ben E. King ------ Ben E. King's Greatest Hits ► Soul >> 1964
Manfred Mann Chapter Three ------ Chapter Three Volume Two ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1970
Cat Stevens ------ Tea For The Tillerman ► Folk-Pop >> 1970
Yoko Ono ------ Feeling The Space ► Avant Garde/Experimental >> 1973
The Moody Blues ------ This Is The Moody Blues ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1974
Earth, Wind & Fire ------ The Best Of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1 ► Soul-Funk >> 1978
Teddy Pendergrass ------ Live! Coast To Coast ► Soul-Pop >> 1979
Public Image Ltd. ------ Metal Box ► Post-Punk >> 1979
Mike Oldfield ------ Platinum ► Progressive Rock >> 1979
David Bowie ------ Changestwobowie ► Glam Rock >> 1981
Pink Floyd ------ A Collection Of Great Dance Songs ► Prog Rock >> 1981
AC/DC ------ For Those About To Rock We Salute You ► Hard Rock >> 1981
Chicago ------ Greatest Hits, Volume II ► Jazz-Rock >> 1981
The Who ------ Who's Greatest Hits ► British Rock >> 1983
Bad Religion ------ Against The Grain ► Punk Rock >> 1990
Archers Of Loaf ------ Icky Mettle ► Indie Rock/Noise Pop >> 1993
Metallica ------ Live Shit: Binge & Purge ► Heavy Metal >> 1993
Cowboy Junkies ------ Pale Sun, Crescent Moon ► Alt. Rock >> 1993
Ace Of Base ------ The Sign ► Euro-Dance Pop >> 1993
Guns N' Roses ------ The Spaghetti Incident? ► Hard Rock >> 1993
Linda Ronstadt ------ Winter Light ► Pop-Rock >> 1993
Cyndi Lauper ------ Sisters Of Avalon ► Pop-Rock >> 1996
The Beastie Boys ------ Beastie Boys Anthology: The Sounds Of Science ► Rap >> 1999
Phish ------ Hampton Comes Alive ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 1999
Dave Matthews Band ------ Listener Supported ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1999
Blondie ------ Live ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1999
Guns N' Roses ------ Live Era: '87-'93 ► Hard Rock >> 1999
Mötley Crüe ------ Live: Entertainment Or Death ► Heavy Metal >> 1999
R.E.M. ------ Man On The Moon ► Rock >> 1999
Metallica ------ S&M ► Heavy Metal >> 1999
Freedom Call ------ Stairway To Fairyland ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1999
Jessica Simpson ------ Sweet Kisses ► Tenn Dance-Pop >> 1999
Sarah McLachlan ------ Afterglow Live ► Folk-Rock >> 2004
Evanescence ------ Anywhere But Home ► Hard Rock/Alt Metal >> 2004
U2 ------ How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2004
Simon & Garfunkel ------ In Concert ► Folk-Pop >> 2004
Poco ------ Keeping The Legend Alive ► Country-Rock >> 2004
The Allman Brothers Band ------ One Way Out ► Southern Rock >> 2004
Nirvana ------ With The Lights Out ► Grunge >> 2004
Guns N' Roses ------ Chinese Democracy ► Hard Rock >> 2008
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers ------ The Live Anthology ► Album Rock >> 2009


November 24
Kaleidoscope ------ Tangerine Dream ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1967
Tim Buckley ------ Blue Afternoon ► Folk-Rock >> 1969
The Kinks ------ Muswell Hillbillies ► British Rock >> 1971
Hawkwind ------ Doremi Fasol Latido ► Space Rock >> 1972
George Harrison ------ Thirty-Three & 1/3 ► Pop-Rock >> 1976
Rod Stewart ------ Blondes Have More Fun ► Blues-Rock >> 1978
Mike Oldfield ------ Incantations ► Progressive Rock >> 1978
Eurythmics ------ 1984 (For The Love Of Big Brother) [Sndtrk] ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1984
Pat Benatar ------ Tropico ► Hard Rock >> 1984
Eric Clapton ------ August ► Blues-Rock >> 1986
Red Box ------ The Circle & The Square ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
Hawkwind ------ Live Chronicles ► Space Rock >> 1986
Keith Sweat ------ Make It Last Forever ► New jack swing >> 1987
Leonard Cohen ------ The Future ► Folk-Rock >> 1992
Spin Doctors ------ Homebelly Groove ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1992
Erasure ------ Pop! - The First 20 Singles ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1992
Cryptopsy ------ Blasphemy Made Flesh ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1994
All Saints ------ All Saints ► Electronic Dance-Pop >> 1997
Yes ------ Open Your Eyes ► Prog Rock >> 1997
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony ------ The Collection Volume 1 ► Gangsta Rap >> 1998
Queen ------ The Crown Jewels ► Glam Rock >> 1998
Metallica ------ Garage, Inc. ► Heavy Metal >> 1998
Pearl Jam ------ Live On Two Legs ► Hard Rock >> 1998
Madonna ------ Remixed & Revisited ► Dance-Pop >> 2003
The Tubes ------ White Punks On Dope ► Alt. Rock >> 2003
Whitesnake ------ Live: In The Heart Of The Blues ► Arena Rock >> 2006
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds ------ Live At The Royal Albert Hall ► Alt Rock >> 2008
Jeff Beck ------ Performing This Week…Live At Ronnie Scott's ► Instrumental Rock >> 2008
Bob Seger ------ Early Seger Vol. 1 ► Album Rock >> 2009
Soundgarden ------ Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path ► Grunge Rock >> 2014
Joni Mitchell ------ Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting Toi Be Danced ► Folk-Rock >> 2014


November 25
The Beatles ------ Beatlemania! With The Beatles ► Pop-Rock >> 1963
Laura Nyro ------ Christmas And The Beads Of Sweat ► Folk-Rock >> 1970
Aretha Franklin ------ With Everything I Feel In Me ► Soul >> 1974
Eric Clapton ------ Slowhand ► Blues-Rock >> 1977
Eric Clapton ------ Backless ► Blues-Rock >> 1978
Siouxsie And The Banshees ------ Nocturne ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1983
Tracey Ullman ------ You Broke My Heart in 17 Places ► Girl Groups >> 1983
Enigma ------ Le Roi Est Mort, Vive Le Roi! ► Ambient >> 1996
Garth Brooks ------ Sevens ► Country-Pop >> 1997
No Doubt ------ Boon Box ► Ska-Pop >> 2003
Counting Crows ------ Films About Ghosts: The Best Of Counting Crows ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2003
Roy Buchanan ------ Live In Japan ► Blues-Rock >> 2003
No Doubt ------ The Singles 1992-2003 ► Ska-Pop >> 2003
Johnny Cash ------ Unearthed ► Classic Country >> 2003
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers ------ Kiss My Amps ► Album Rock >> 2011
Nirvana ------ Nevermind: The Singles ► Grunge >> 2011
Black Sabbath ------ Live…Gathered In Their Masses ► Hard Rock >> 2013


November 26
The Kinks ------ The Kink Kontroversy [UK] ► British Invasion >> 1965
Yes ------ Fragile [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1971
Badfinger ------ Ass ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
ZZ Top ------ The Best of ZZ Top ► Blues-Rock >> 1977
Eurythmics ------ Touch ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1983
Mike Oldfield ------ The Killing Fields [Sndtrk] ► Progressive Rock >> 1984
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers ------ Pack Up The Plantation - Live! ► Album Rock >> 1985
Rick Astley ------ Hold Me In Your Arms ► Dance-Pop >> 1988
Psychotic Waltz ------ A Social Grace ► Heavy Metal/Progressive Metal >> 1990
Michael Jackson ------ Dangerous ► Pop-Soul >> 1991
Ricky Martin ------ Ricky Martin ► Dance-Pop >> 1991
Sade ------ The Best Of Sade ► Quiet Storm >> 1994
Fine Young Cannibals ------ The Finest ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1996
Cotton Mather ------ Kon Tiki ► Power Pop >> 1997
Paul McCartney ------ Back In The U.S. ► Pop-Rock >> 2002
Bob Dylan & The Band ------ The Bootleg Series, Vol. 5: Bob Dylan Live 1975, The Rolling Thunder Revue ► Folk-Rock >> 2002
Little River Band ------ Definitive Collection ► Soft Rock >> 2002
Heart ------ The Essential Heart ► Album Rock >> 2002
The Beach Boys ------ Good Timin': Live At Knebworth England 1980 ► Pop-Rock >> 2002
Sparks ------ Lil' Beethoven ► Glam Rock >> 2002
Journey ------ Red 13 [EP] ► AOR Rock >> 2002
Earth, Wind & Fire ------ Soul Source: Earth, Wind & Fire Remixes ► Soul-Funk >> 2002
Carpenters ------ The Ultimate Collection ► Easy Listening >> 2006
The Shamen ------ Immortal ► Alt Rock/Electro-Psych >> 2007
Genesis ------ Live Over Europe 2007 ► Prog Rock >> 2007
Sting ------ Live In Berlin ► Pop-Rock >> 2010

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

 

This Week's Birthdays (November 19 - 25)

Happy Birthday this week to:

November 19
1905 ● Tommy Dorsey / (Thomas Francis Dorsey Jr.) → Noted Swing Era bandleader, trombonist and songwriter, "Tea For Two" (#7, 1958), brother of jazz reed player Jimmy Dorsey
1927 ● Joe Hunter / → R&B pianist for Hank Ballard & The Midnighters ("Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go," #6, R&B #1, 1960), then early 60s in Motown house band The Funk Brothers, which provided nearly all instrumentation behind every Motown hit, left in 1963 to become a freelance session player and arranger, died in Detroit on 2/2/2007
1927 ● The Singing Postman / (Allan Francis Smethurst) → Brit folk singer and actual postal service employee who hummed tunes while delivering the mail and eventually released several novelty-pop albums and the hit "Hev Yew Gotta Loight, Boy," which won the Novello Award in 1966 for best novelty song, died penniless in a Salvation Army hostel on 12/24/2000, age 73
1928 ● Don Hunstein / (Donald Robert Hunstein) → Staff photographer at Columbia Records from the 1950s to 1986, credited with hundreds of well-known photos of rock legendaries, including the iconic album cover to The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963) and memorable images of Aretha Franklin, Johnny Cash, Billy Joel and others, died from Alzheimer's disease on 3/18/2017, age 88
1936 ● Ray Collins / → Founding member and vocals in L.A. blue-eyed soul The Soul Giants, recruited Frank Zappa as guitarist who transformed the band into satirical rock group The Mothers Of Invention, "Brown Shoes Don't Make It" (1967) and eventually Zappa's backing band, left in 1968 and became a taxi driver and drifter until his death following a heart attack on 12/24/2012, age 73
1936 ● Robert Willie White / → Session guitarist in Motown house band The Funk Brothers, played the guitar riff in The Temptations' classic "My Girl" (#1, 1965) and performed on multiple other Motown hits, died from complications following open heart surgery on 10/27/1994
1937 ● Geoff Goddard / → Songwriter and session keyboardist, wrote "Johnny Remember Me" for John Leyton (UK #1, 1961) and dozens of other 60s rock 'n' roll tunes, played on Brit instrumental rock 'n' roll The Tornados' "Telstar" (#1, 1962), the first major US hit by a British group, retired from the music industry in the mid-60s, died on 5/15/2000
1938 ● Hank Medress / → Vocals in white R&B/doo wop The Tokens, "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" (#1, 1961), producer for Tony Orlando & Dawn, Melissa Manchester, Dan Hill, Rick Springfield and others, record label executive with EMI Canada and Bottom Line Records, died from lung cancer on 6/25/2007, age 68
1939 ● Pete Moore / (Warren Moore) → Bass vocalist for R&B/soul-pop The Miracles, co-wrote "Going To A Go-Go" (#11, 1965)
1943 ● Fred Lipsius / → Piano and saxophone for jazz-rock/pop-rock fusion band Blood, Sweat & Tears, "Spinning Wheel" (#2, 1969)
1946 ● Joe Correro, Jr. / → Drummer for hard-edged rock 'n roll Paul Revere & The Raiders, "Just Like Me" (#11, 1965) plus 14 other US Top 30 hit singles
1952 ● Bill Sharpe / → Founding member and keyboardist for Brit jazz fusion Shakatak, "Night Birds" (UK #9, 1982)
1952 ● Eddie Rayner / → Keyboards for New Wave pop-rock Split Enz, "I Got You" (#53, UK #12, 1980), producer and music director for New Zealand Idol
1954 ● Annette Guest / → Vocals in Philly R&B/disco female group First Choice, "The Player, Part 1" (R&B #7, 1974)
1960 ● Matt Sorum / → Anglo-Norwegian hard rock drummer and percussion, toured with The Cult, joined hard rock Guns N' Roses in 1989, "November Rain" (#3, 1992), then co-founded hard rock supergroup Velvet Revolver, "Fall To Pieces" (Mainstream Rock #1, 2004)
1965 ● J Spaceman / (Jason Pierce) → Leader of Brit psych-space-rock bands Spacemen 3, "Revolution" (UK Ind. #1, 1989) and Spiritualized, "Lazer Guided Melodies" (UK #27, 1992), solo
1965 ● Sonic Boom / (Pete Kember) → Founding member, guitar and organ for Brit psych-space-rock Spacemen 3, "Revolution" (UK Ind. #1, 1989)
1969 ● Travis McNabb / → Drummer and percussionist with alt pop-rock Better Than Ezra, "Good" (#30, Modern Rock #1, 1995), since 2007 in backing band for country-pop duo Sugarland, "All I Want To Do" (#18, Country #1, 2008)
1971 ● Justin Chancellor / → Bassist for prog-metal bands Peach and Grammy-winning Tool, "Vicarious" (Modern Rock #2, 2006)
1971 ● Tony Rich / (Antonion Jeffries) → Grammy-winning contemporary R&B singer, songwriter and guitarist, "Nobody Knows" (#2, 1996)

November 20
1924 ● Irwin Stambler / → Music-loving aeronautics engineer who published "The Encyclopedia of Rock, Pop and Soul" in 1974, one of the earliest compilations of facts and biographies covering a broad swath of contemporary music and a resource for countless researchers, authors and bloggers up to the present, died from sepsis on 2/10/2017, age 92
1930 ● Curly Putman / (Claude Putman, Jr.) → Nashville-based country-pop songwriter who wrote "Green, Green Grass Of Home," covered by Porter Wagoner (Country #4, 1965), Tom Jones (#11, Easy #12, UK #1, 1966), Elvis Presley, Grateful Dead and many others, Paul McCartney's "Junior's Farm" (#3, UK #16, 1974) was inspired by a visit to Putman's Tennessee farm, died from congestive heart and kidney failures on 10/30/2016, age 85
1940 ● Tony Butala / (Anthony Francis Butala) → Lead vocals and only constant member of close-harmony folk-pop trio The Lettermen, "When I Fall In Love" (#1, 1961), still performing in the 10s
1942 ● Norman Greenbaum / → One hit wonder Jewish (not Christian) pop/rocker, "Spirit In The Sky" (#3, 1970), retired from music in late 70s and took up dairy farming
1943 ● Suze Rotolo / (Susan Rotolo) → Greenwich Village artist and Bob Dylan girlfriend who appeared with him on the iconic cover of album The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963), died of lung cancer on 2/25/2011, age 67
1944 ● Mike Vernon / (Michael William Hugh Vernon) → Founder and CEO of Blue Horizon record label, blues-rock album producer with credits on dozens of albums for David Bowie, Eric Clapton, John Mayall, Fleetwood Mac, Ten Years After and others
1944 ● Paul Griggs / → Pop-rock musician, songwriter, bandmember and producer, formed mid-60s Brit pop-psych Octopus with his brother, Nigel (later of Split Enz), joined pre-fab pop band Guys 'N' Dolls, "There's A Whole Lot Of Loving" (UK #2, 1975), since the mid-80s has written and produced various award-winning songs and several albums of his work
1945 ● "Dirty Dan" McBride / (Daniel Hatton) → Vocals for rock 'n roll revival "greaser" parody group Sha Na Na ("(Just Like) Romeo And Juliet," #55, 1975), died in his sleep on 7/23/2009, age 63
1946 ● Duane Allman / (Howard Duane Allman) → Slide guitar virtuoso and co-founder of Southern rock The Allman Brothers Band, did session work with Wilson Pickett, Derek And The Dominos (guitar solo on "Layla," #10, 1972) and others, died in a motorcycle accident on 10/29/1971, age 24
1946 ● J. Blackfoot / (John Colbert) → Original member in R&B/soul vocal quartet The Soul Children ("I'll Be The Other Woman, #36, R&B #3, 1973), the group did not meet the expectations of Isaac Hayes and other Stax Records executives who created the group to offset the loss of departed duo Sam & Dave, died from pancreatic cancer on 11/30/2011, age 65
1946 ● Ray Stiles / → Bassist in for Brit "good time" glam-rock 'n' roll Mud, "Tiger Feet" (UK #1, 1974), joined pop-rock The Hollies in 1989 and continues with the band
1947 ● Joe Walsh / → Songwriter and guitarist for underrated hard rock The James Gang, "Walk Away" (#51, 1971), left for an off-and-on solo career, "Life's Been Good" (#12, 1978), joined the Eagles in 1975 and co-wrote "Life In The Fast Lane" (#11, 1976)
1950 ● Gary Green / → Guitarist for innovative prog rock Gentle Giant from 1970 to 1980
1954 ● Frank Marino / → Founder, frontman and lead guitarist for 70s Canadian power rock trio Mahogany Rush and various incarnations through the 00s
1956 ● Robert Poss / → Guitar and vocals for guitar-centric, "noise" rock quartet Band Of Susans, "Where Have All The Flowers Gone" (1988)
1957 ● Jim Brown / → Drummer in multiracial reggae-pop UB40, "Red Red Wine" (#1, 1988) and over 30 other Top 40 hits
1961 ● Jim Brickman / → Former advertising jingle writer and classical-trained pianist turned adult pop and light new age singer and songwriter, "Simple Things" (Adult Contemporary #1, 2001) plus six gold and platinum, longtime host for his own radio music variety show and PBS TV music specials
1961 ● Paul King / → Irish-born New Wave pop-soul singer and frontman for King, "Love & Pride" (US #55, UK #2, 1985), solo album, since 1989 a VJ and producer on MTV and VH1
1962 ● Gail Ann Dorsey / → Top alt rock session bassist and backing vocalist, worked with Tears For Fears, Bryan Ferry, The The, Gwen Stefani and others, member of David Bowie's band since 1995
1962 ● Steve Alexander / → Vocals for Brit soul/pop boy band Brother Beyond, "The Harder I Try" (UK #2, 1988)
1965 ● Mike D / (Michael Louis Diamond) → Drummer, singer and rapper for hardcore punk then hip hop masters the Beastie Boys, "Fight For Your Right" (#7, 1987)
1965 ● Sen Dog / (Senen Reyes) → Vocals and rapper in Latino R&B/hip hop Cypress Hill, "Insane In The Brain" (#19, Rap #1, 1994) and The Reyes Brothers
1966 ● Kevin Gilbert / → Multi-instrumental composer and producer, member of prog rock Giraffe and Toy Matinee, co-wrote "All I Wanna Do" (#2, 1995) with then-girlfriend Sheryl Crow,, died from apparent autoerotic asphyxiation on 5/17/1996, age 29
1970 ● Phife Dawg / (Malik Isaac Taylor) → Trinidadian-American rapper and member of acclaimed artistic hip hop jazz-rap fusion trio A Tribe Called Quest, "Check The Rhime" (Rap #1, 1991), then solo, "Flawless" (Rap #4, 2000), died from complications of diabetes on 3/22/2016, age 45
1975 ● Davey Havok / (David Paden Passaro) → Lead vocals for alt-punk-rock AFI (A Fire Inside), "Miss Murder" (#24, Modern Rock #1, 2006) and electronica Blaqk Audio "Stiff Kittens" (Dance/Club #38, 2007)
1975 ● Dierks Bentley / → Country-rock crossover singer, songwriter and guitarist with 14 Country Top 10 hits, ten of which went #1, including "What Was I Thinkin' (#22, Country #1, 2003)
1975 ● Jeffrey Lewis / → Anti-folk singer, songwriter and guitarist with over 20 solo and collaborative albums, underground comic book artist and frequent collaborator with the Moldy Peaches and other anti-folk acts
1975 ● Tamika Scott / → Vocals for female R&B/dance-pop quartet Xscape, "Understanding" (#8, 1993)
1981 ● Kimberly Walsh / → Singer in pre-fab all-girl Euro-pop vocal group Girls Aloud, "Sound Of The Underground" (UK #1, 2002)
1986 ● Michael Jared Followill / → Bassist in Southern blues-indie rock Kings Of Leon, "Sex On Fire" (Modern Rock #1, 2008)

November 21
1907 ● Buck Ram / (Samuel Ram) → R&B/soul composer, arranger and producer from the 1930s on, managed hugely successful R&B/doo wop The Platters, "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" (#1, 1958) and 13 other Top 20 hits between 1955 and 1967, wrote and produced for The Coasters, The Drifters, Ike & Tina Turner and others, died on 1/1/1991, age 83
1933 ● Jean Shepard / (Ollie Imogene Shepard) → Pioneering female honky tonk and country music singer with 24 studio albums and 21 Country Top 20 hits, including the crossover singles "Slippin' Away" (#81, Country #4, 1973) and, in collaboration with Ferlin Husky, "A Dear John Letter" (#4, Country #1, 1953), continued to perform into her 80s and became the first female to be a Grand Old Opry member for over 60 years, died from complications of Parkinson's and heart disease on 9/25/2016, age 82
1940 ● Dr. John / (Malcolm John "Mac" Rebennack, Jr.) → Four-time Grammy-winning New Orleans boogie-blues-folk-rock pianist, guitarist and singer of "voodoo" music, "Right Place, Wrong Time" (#9, 1973)
1941 ● Andrew Love / → Saxophonist for legendary Stax Records' house band The Memphis Horns, played sessions for Al Green, Aretha Franklin, Sam And Dave, Elvis Presley, The Doobie Brothers, The Rascals and countless other top rock and soul acts, continued to do session work until retiring in 2002 due to Alzheimer's disease, died on 4/12/2012, age 70
1941 ● David Porter / → Songwriting partner with Isaac Hayes at Stax Records, co-wrote "Soul Man" (#2, 1967) for Sam & Dave and other hits, released two solo R&B/piano albums and several singles
1942 ● Thunderclap Newman / (Andy Newman) → Keyboards for one hit wonder Brit psych-pop, Pete Townshend-produced Thunderclap Newman, "Something In The Air" (#37, UK #1, 1969)
1948 ● Rabbit Bundrick / (John Bundrick) → Touring keyboardist for The Who since the late 70s, session musician for Bob Marley, Roger Waters, Eric Burdon and others, briefly a member of Free, principal musician for The Rocky Horror Picture Show, solo
1948 ● Lonnie Jordan / (LeRoy Jordan) → Singer and keyboardist for laid-back R&B/soul-funk War, "Spill The Wine" (#3, 1970), solo
1948 ● Mark Tulin / → Bassist for psych/garage rock icons The Electric Prunes ("I Had To Much To Dream (Last Night)," #11, 1967), joined psych/goth/prog rock Smashing Pumpkins in 2008, returned to recording with new versions of The Electric Prunes and other psych/garage rock oldies groups, collapsed after a SCUBA dive at a volunteer underwater cleanup event and died on 2/26/2011, age 62
1949 ● Randy Zehringer / → With his brother Rick Derringer, drummer in garage-rock legends The McCoys and their classic "Hang On Sloopy" (#1, 1965) plus two other clunky 60s rock hits, played with various versions of Johnny Winter and Edgar Winter's blues-rock groups in the 70s and retired from music due to health reasons in the mid-70s
1950 ● Gary Pihl / → Guitarist for hard rock Sammy Hagar's band, left in 1986 to join arena rock Boston, "Amanda" (#1, 1986)
1950 ● Livingston Taylor / → Light folk-pop singer and songwriter, "I Will Be In Love With You" (#13, 1978), brother of James Taylor
1952 ● Lorna Luft / → TV and film actress with multiple small part credits, stage perfumer and unremarkable pop singer, daughter of Judy Garland and half-sister of Liza Minelli, issued several non-charting singles in the 70s and 80s, sang backing vocals on Blondie's album Eat To The Beat (1979)
1955 ● Peter Koppes / → Guitarist and backing vocals for Aussie New Wave psych-pop then prog rock The Church, "Under The Milky Way" (#30, 1989)
1962 ● Steven Curtis Chapman / → Hugely successful contemporary Christian music singer, songwriter and guitarist fusing light 70s rock and pop sounds with religious themes, five-time Grammy winner and holder of 56 Dove Awards from the Gospel Music Association and seven Artist of the Year awards from the GMA, "Cinderella" (Adult Contemporary #23, Christian #4, 2003), his songs have been recorded by Glen Campbell, Roger Whittaker and others
1965 ● Björk Gundmundsdottir / → Vocals for Icelandic alt pop-rock The Sugarcubes, "Hit" (Modern Rock #1, 1991), solo and actress
1967 ● Margret Ornolfsdottir / → Keyboards and vocals for Icelandic alt pop-rock The Sugarcubes, "Hit" (Modern Rock #1, 1991)
1968 ● Alex James / → Bassist for alt rock then Britpop quartet Blur, "Girls & Boys" (Alt Rock #4, 1994), journalist, TV actor and host, radio personality and cheese maker
1970 ● Francis McDonald / → Drummer in Scot pre-grunge, then power pop Teenage Fanclub, "Star Sign" (Mainstream Rock #4, 1991)
1974 ● Kelsi Marie Osborn / → Vocals and guitar in country-pop sister trio SHeDAISY, "I Will...But" (#43, Country #2, 1999)

November 22
1899 ● Hoagy Carmichael / (Howard Hoagland Carmichael) → Composer, actor, singer, pianist and bandleader, wrote or co-wrote several classic American pop tunes including "Stardust" (1927), "Georgia On My Mind" (1930) and "Heart And Soul" (1938), died of heart failure on 12/27/1981, age 82
1941 ● Jesse Colin Young / (Perry Miller) → Mid-60s Greenwich Village folk singer and songwriter, co-founded folk-rock The Youngbloods ("Get Together, #5, 1969), left in 1972 for a 40-year solo career, including LPs Song For Juli (#51, 1973) and Songbird (#26, 1975) plus several charting singles
1941 ● Terry Stafford / → One hit wonder country and pop-rock singer and songwriter with the Elvis sound-alike "Suspicion" (#4, 1961), died from liver ailments on 3/17/1996, age 54
1942 ● Floyd Sneed / → Drummer for pop-rock Three Dog Night, "Joy To The World" (#1, 1971) and nine other Top 10 hits between 1969 and 1973
1942 ● Stephen Caldwell / → Vocals in mixed gender R&B doo-wop quartet The Orlons, "The Wah-Watusi" (#2, R&B #5, 1962), left the group in 1964 for a career in trade union management and 29 years on the Philadelphia Board of Education, reformed the group in 1988 for the oldies circuit
1946 ● Family Man Barrett / (Aston Francis Barrett) → Rastafarian and bassist for reggae bands The Upsetters and Bob Marley & The Wailers, "I Shot The Sheriff" (#1, 1974)
1947 ● Rod Price / → Slide guitar for Brit boogie/blues-rock Foghat, "Slow Ride" (#20, 1975), solo, died following a heart attack on 3/22/2005, age 57
1947 ● Sonny Geraci / → Lead singer for Cleveland garage rock quintet The Outsiders ("Time Won't Let Me," #5, 1966) and L.A. light AM pop Climax ("Precious And Few," #3, 1972), one of only a very few artists who have scored Top 10 its fronting two different acts, continued to perform on the oldies circuit into the 10s
1948 ● Dennis Larden / → With brother Larry, guitar and vocals for one hit wonder pop-folk Every Mother's Son, "Come On Down To My Boat" (#6, 1967)
1950 ● "Miami" Steve (aka "Little Steve") Van Zandt / (Steven Van Zandt) → Guitarist and songwriter, founding member of Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, joined Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band in 1975, solo and frontman for Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul, social activist and founder of Artists United Against Apartheid, record producer and TV actor ("Silvio Dante" on The Sopranos)
1950 ● Tina Weymouth / → Bassist for New Wave art-pop-rock Talking Heads, "Take Me To The River" (#26, 1978) and co-founder of synth-pop Tom Tom Club, "Genius Of Love" (#31, R&B #2, 1982)
1954 ● Craig Huxley / (Craig Hundley) → Child actor turned Emmy-winning film producer and Grammy-nominated musician and soundtrack producer over a wide range of projects, including concert collaborations with Deep Purple, session work with Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and others, soundtrack composer for the Star Trek movie series, music director for actor/singer William Shatner, founder of The Enterprise Interactive recording studios and producer of hits by Beyoncé, Snoop Dogg, Paul McCartney and dozens more, music arranger for Broadway shows, IMAX films and extreme expedition Blue-ray videos
1957 ● Sharon Bailey / → Percussion for Brit reggae-pop-ska band Amazulu, "Too Good To Be Forgotten" (UK #5, 1986)
1958 ● Jason Ringenberg / → Founder, frontman for alt country-rock "cowpunk" Jason & The Scorchers, "Golden Ball And Chain" (Mainstream Rock #16, 1986), now records and performs children's music as Farmer Jason
1960 ● Jim Bob / (James Morrison) → One half of the alt dance-pop sampling duo Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine, "The Only Living Boy In New Cross" (Modern Rock #26, UK #7, 1992)
1962 ● Daniel Schmid / → Co-founder and bassist for jazz-rock-ska-swing revival Cherry Poppin' Daddies, "Zoot Suit Riot" (Modern Rock #15, 1998)
1962 ● Neil Fraser / → Guitar for Brit folk-pop-soul Tindersticks, "Bathtime" (UK #38, 1997)
1966 ● Eg White / (Francis Anthony White) → Vocals in Brit soul/pop boy band Brother Beyond, "The Harder I Try" (UK #2, 1988), now a successful songwriter with hits by Will Young, Natalie Imbruglia, Joss Stone, Kylie Minogue and others
1968 ● Rasa Don / (Donald Norris) → Rapper in Grammy-winning, progressive rap, funk-soul-blues-hip-hop Arrested Development, "Mr. Wendal" (#6, 1992)
1970 ● Chris Fryar / → Drummer for Grammy-winning alt-country-rock Zac Brown Band ("Knee Deep," #18, Country #1,, 2012)
1976 ● Alex Grossi / → Journeyman rock guitarist best known for his work with heavy metal/pop-metal Quiet Riot ("Bang Your Head (Metal Health)," #31, 1984)
1978 ● Karen O / (Karen Lee Orzolek) → Vocals and keyboards for New York alt/art-rock trio Yeah Yeah Yeahs, "Gold Lion" (Alt Rock #14, 2006)
1979 ● Scott Robinson / → Vocals for Brit dance-pop boy band 5ive (aka Five), "When The Lights Go Out" (#10, 1998)
1981 ● Ben Adams / → Vocals for Brit-Norwegian pop-rock boy band A1, "Same Old Brand New You" (UK #1, 2000)

November 23
1939 ● Betty Everett / → R&B/soul-pop vocalist and pianist, "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)" (#6, R&B #1, 1964), died at home on 8/19/2001, age 61
1940 ● Freddie Marsden / (Frederick John Marsden) → With brother Gerry Marsden, co-founder and drummer in 50s Brit skiffle band Mars Bars, which shortly became Merseybeat pop-rock Gerry & The Pacemakers("How Do You Do It?, #9, AUS #3, UK #1, 1964), the second most popular Liverpool, England band of all time, left the music industry in the late 60s to open a driving school, died from cancer on 12/9/2006, age 66
1945 ● Bobby Bloom / (Robert Bloom) → One hit wonder calypso-pop singer and songwriter, "Montego Bay" (#1, 1974), died in an accidental gun shooting on 2/28/74, age 28
1949 ● Alan Paul / → Singer in Grammy-winning jazz-pop fusion vocal group Manhattan Transfer, "Boy From New York City" (#7, 1981)
1949 ● Marcia Griffiths / (Marcia Llyneth Griffiths) → Jamaican pop singer and the "Queen of Reggae," solo artist in the 60s and later in the I Threes as backing vocalist for Bob Marley & The Wailers, went solo and scored the minor hit "Electric Boogie" (#51, 1982) which became the basis for Ric Silver's dance-craze, copyright-infested "Electric Slide" (1976)
1949 ● Sandra Stevens / → Vocals in Brit sunny folk-pop Brotherhood of Man "United We Stand" (#13, UK #10, 1970)
1954 ● Bruce Hornsby / → Grammy-winning rock-pop-jazz-classical-bluegrass keyboardist, singer and songwriter, bandleader for The Range "The Way It Is" (#1, 1986), solo, producer for Leon Russell and others, filled in on keyboards for the Grateful Dead, now fronts separate bluegrass and jazz bands
1962 ● Calvin Hayes / → Keyboards and drums for underappreciated, one hit wonder (in the U.S.) New Wave sophisti-pop Johnny Hates Jazz, "Shattered Dreams" (#2, 1988)
1962 ● Chris Bostock / → Bassist in dance-pop-rock Jo Boxers, "Boxer Beat" (UK #3, 1983)
1964 ● Conny Bloom / (Conquistador Blomqvist) → Guitarist and songwriter for Finnish glam-punk-metal Hanoi Rocks, covered Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Up Around The Bend" (UK #61, 1984)
1966 ● Charlie Grover / → Drummer in post-grunge alt rock Sponge, "Molly (16 Candles Down The Drain" (Modern Rock #3, 1995)
1966 ● Ken Block / → Lead singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer for Southern folk-rock Sister Hazel, "All For You" (#11, 1997), solo
1978 ● Alison Mosshart / → Singer, songwriter and occasional model, lead singer for indie rock The Kills ("The Good Ones," UK #23, 2005) and blues-rock supergroup The Dead Weather ("Die By The Drop," Alt Rock #20, 2010)
1978 ● Tommy Marth / (Thomas Christian Marth, Jr.) → Freelance journalist, Las Vegas nightclub manager,Hard Rock Café marketing director and session saxophonist in alt hard rock The Killers ("Mr. Brightside," #10, Alt. Rock #3, 2003), committed suicide by gunshot on 4/23/2012, age 33
1984 ● Lucas Stephen Grabeel / → Pop singer and actor, played "Ryan Evans" in High School Musical movies (most watched cable TV movies ever)
1992 ● Miley Cyrus / (Destiney Hope Cyrus) → Teen idol actress and star of the Disney Hannah Montana series, then pop vocalist, "Party In The U.S.A." (#2, 2009), daughter of country-pop singer Billy Ray Cyrus

November 24
1868 ● Scott Joplin / → The "King of Ragtime," pianist and prolific jazz and ragtime composer best known for his signature piece, "Maple Leaf Rag" (copyright 1899), died from dementia caused by syphilis on 4/1/1917, age 49
1924 ● Eileen Barton / → Child vaudeville performer, teenage radio program vocalist, 20-something pop singer with ten Top 40 hits in the 50s, including the perky "If I Knew You Were Coming I'd Have Baked You A Cake" (#1, 1950), continued as a night club and stage entertainer in her 30s and 40s, died from ovarian cancer on 6/27/2006, age 81
1931 ● Tommy Allsup / (Tommy Douglas Allsup) → Rockabilly and swing guitarist with Buddy Holly & The Crickets, lost a coin toss with Ritchie Valens for the last seat on the fateful flight on February 3, 1959 that killed Holly, Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, later worked as a session musician for Roy Orbison, Willie Nelson and others, died from complications of a hernia surgery on 1/11/2017, age 85
1938 ● Charles Laquidara / → Radio DJ on early "free format" WBCN/Boston, his morning drive time show The Big Mattress ran for nearly 30 years and set the bar for FM radio morning shows
1939 ● Carl Bunch / → Rock 'n' roll drummer recruited for Buddy Holly's band in the "Winter Dance Party" tour of 1959, suffered frostbite due to a malfunctioning tour bus heater and was hospitalized while the rest of the band took the ill-fated plane flight that killed Holly and others, did session work in Nashville following a stint in the Army, died from diabetes on 3/26/2011, age 71
1939 ● Jim Yester / → Guitar and vocals for light pop-rock vocal group The Association, "Along Comes Mary" (#7, 1966)
1940 ● Johnny Carver / → Country-pop crossover singer with fifteen Country Top 40 hits in the late 60s through the late 70s, including counterfeits of Tony Orlando & Dawn's "Tie A Yellow Ribbon 'Round The Old Oak Tree" (Country #5, 1973) and Starland Vocal Band's "Afternoon Delight" (Country #9, 1976), performed in Branson, MO venues into the 90s
1941 ● Duck Dunn / (Donald Dunn) → Bassist, songwriter, 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), died in his sleep while on tour in Tokyo on 5/13/2012, age 70
1941 ● Pete Best / (Randolph Peter Best) → The "5th The Beatle", drummer for The Beatles from August 1960 until fired and replaced by Ringo Starr in August 1962, went into civil service and continued to perform as frontman to his own bands
1941 ● Wayne Jackson / (Wayne Lamar Jackson) → Trumpet player for various studio session bands at Stax Records, first as The Mar-Keys ("Last Night," #3, 1961) and later as Booker T. & The M.G.'s, joined with tenor saxophonist Andrew Love to form The Memphis Horns in 1969 and played on scores of albums by Elvis Presley, Rod Stewart, U2, among others, died from congestive heart failure on 6/21/2016, age 74
1942 ● Billy Connolly / → Scottish comedian, film and TV actor and singer, member of folk trio The Humblebums with Gerry Rafferty in 70s, then briefly a folk-novelty-pop solo artist, covered "D.I.V.O.R.C.E." (UK #1, 1975)
1943 ● Richard Tee / (Richard Ten Ryk) → R&B and funk keyboardist, session musician, arranger and singer who played on hundreds of studio albums by top-tier artists in rock, pop and soul as well as in band's led by George Benson, Grover Washington, Jr., Steve Gadd and others, issued seven solo albums, two of which reached into the Jazz Top 25, died in his prime from prostate cancer on 7/21/1993, age 49
1943 ● Robin Williamson / → Guitarist and principal in Scottish psych-folk and early world music duo The Incredible String Band, 1968 album The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter reached #161 in the US
1945 ● Lee Michaels / (Michael Olsen) → One hit wonder psych-rock/blue eyed soul singer, songwriter and keyboardist, "Do You Know What I Mean" (#6, 1971)
1948 ● Tony Bourge / → Guitarist for early and influential heavy metal Budgie, "Nude Disintegrating Parachutist Woman" (1971)
1949 ● Anita Louis / → Original member in R&B/soul vocal quartet The Soul Children, "I'll Be The Other Woman" (#36, R&B #3, 1973), the group did not meet the expectations of Isaac Hayes and other Stax Records executives who created the group to offset the loss of departed duo Sam & Dave
1950 ● Robert Burns, Jr. / → Original drummer and founding member of raunchy Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd, "Sweet Home Alabama" (#8, 1974), left in 1974 after the band's first two albums due to road fatigue, died in a single-car accident on 4/3/2015, age 64
1955 ● Clement Burke / (Clement Bozewski) → Original drummer for New Wave pop-rock Blondie, "Heart Of Glass" (#1, 1979), later with The Romantics, occasional tours with The Ramones (as "Elvis Ramone"), session work for Pete Townshend, Bob Dylan, The Gog-Go's, The Sex Pistols and others
1957 ● Chris Hayes / → Guitar and backing vocals for pop-rock bar band Huey Lewis & The News, "The Power Of Love" (#1, 1985)
1958 ● Carmel McCourt / → Brit jazz-pop-rock vocalist and bandleader for Carmel, "Bad Day" (UK #15, 1983)
1962 ● Gary Stonadge / → Bassist for funk-punk Big Audio Dynamite, "V. Thirteen" (Dance/Club #15, 1987) and The Rotten Hill Gang
1962 ● John Squire / → Guitarist for Brit guitar pop-rock The Stone Roses, "She Bangs The Drums" (Alt Rock #9, 1989) and indie rock The Seahorses, "Love Is The Law" (UK #3, 1997), painter
1964 ● Tony Rombola / → Guitarist for hard rock Godsmack, "Straight Out Of Line" (Mainstream #1, 2003)
1970 ● Chad Taylor / → Guitarist for alt rock Live, "Lightning Crashes" (Modern Rock #5, 1995) and The Gracious Few, "Appetite" (Mainstream Rock #29, 2010)

November 25
1931 ● Nat Adderley / (Nathaniel Adderley) → Hard bebop and soul jazz cornet and trumpeteer player, wrote and recorded the now-standard "Work Song" in 1960, played with his brother Julian "Cannonball" Adderley in various jazz-pop bands, died from complications of diabetes on 1/2/2012, age 68
1941 ● Percy Sledge / → Pleading R&B/Southern soul balladeer, "When A Man Loves A Woman" (#1, 1965) and three other Top 40 hits, died from liver cancer on 4/14/2015, age 73
1942 ● Bob Lind / → One hit wonder folk-pop singer and songwriter, his "Elusive Butterfly" (#5, 1966) is sometimes credited with being in the vanguard of folk-rock music and his songs have been recorded by scores of other artists, continues to perform into the 10s
1944 ● Bev Bevan / (Beverly Bevan) → Drummer and founding member of Brit psych-rock The Move, "Blackberry Way" (UK #1, 1968), pop-rock Electric Light Orchestra, "Don't Bring Me Down" (#4, 1979) and 26 other Top 40 hits and Black Sabbath, now a UK radio host on Saga FM
1947 ● Val Fuentes / → Drummer for San Francisco psych-folk-rock It's A Beautiful Day, "White Bird" (1969)
1950 ● Jocelyn Brown / → R&B/dance-pop session vocalist and solo artist, "Somebody Else's Guy" (R&B #2, 1984), worked with John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and others
1959 ● Steve Rothery / → Original member and lead guitar for Brit prog-rock revival group Marillion, "Kayleigh" (Mainstream Rock #14, 1985)
1960 ● Amy Grant / → Grammy-winning Contemporary Christian music (CCM) then pop-rock singer and songwriter, "Every Heartbeat" (#1, 1991) and six other Top 40 hits
1964 ● Mark Lanegan / → Vocals and songwriting for garage/psych/grunge rock Screaming Trees, "All I Know" (Mainstream Rock #9, 1996), stoner metal Queens Of The Stone Age, "No One Knows" (#51, Mainstream Rock #5, 2002) and solo
1966 ● Stacey Lattishaw / → R&B/dance-pop vocalist, "Let Me Be Your Angel" (#21, R&B #8, 1980), retired from music in 1990 to raise her family
1966 ● Tim Armstrong / → Grammy-winning guitarist, songwriter poet, producer and independent record label owner, frontman for 90s punk revival Rancid, "Time Bomb" (Modern Rock #8, 1995)
1967 ● Rodney Sheppard / → Guitarist for funk-pop-rock Sugar Ray, "Fly" (#1, 1997)
1968 ● Tunde / (Babatunde Emanuel Baiyewu) → Nigerian-descent singer in Brit R&B/Northern soul duo Lighthouse Family, "Lifted" (UK #4, 1996) and 9 other UK Top 40 hits, solo
1972 ● Mark Duane Morton / → Lead guitar for groove metal Lamb God, album Wrath reached #2 in 2009

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Monday, November 13, 2017

 

Albums Released This Week (November 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):


November 13
Johnny Cash ------ Sings The Songs That Made Him Famous ► Country >> 1958
Elvis Presley ------ 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong: Elvis' Gold Records - Volume 2 ► Rock n Roll >> 1959
The Four Tops ------ Four Tops' Second Album ► Soul - Motown >> 1965
Diana Ross & The Supremes ------ Love Child ► Soul >> 1968
Neil Diamond ------ Stones ► Pop-Rock >> 1971
Kate Bush ------ Lionheart ► Art Rock >> 1978
Siouxsie And The Banshees ------ The Scream ► Glam Rock >> 1978
New Order ------ Movement ► Club/Dance >> 1981
Slade ------ Till Deaf Do Us Part ► Hard Rock >> 1981
Eagles ------ Eagles Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 ► Country-Rock >> 1982
Lee Aaron ------ The Lee Aaron Project ► Hard Rock >> 1982
Phranc ------ Folksinger ► Folk-Rock >> 1985
The Sisters Of Mercy ------ Floodland ► Goth Rock >> 1987
Frank Zappa ------ You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol. 3 ► Art Rock >> 1989
Hall & Oates ------ Change Of Season ► Pop-Rock >> 1990
Madonna ------ The Immaculate Collection ► Dance-Pop >> 1990
Cher ------ Mermaids [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 1990
Various Artists ------ Mermaids [Sndtrk] [UK] ► Mixed >> 1990
The Clash ------ The Singles (1991) ► Punk >> 1991
Squeeze ------ Ridiculous [UK] ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1995
Queen ------ Ultimate Queen ► Glam Rock >> 1995
The Beatles ------ 1 ► Pop-Rock >> 2000
Oasis ------ Familiar To Millions ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 2000
Queen ------ The Platinum Collection: Greatest Hits I, II & III ► Glam Rock >> 2000
Radiohead ------ I Might Be Wrong: Live Recordings ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2001
Oasis ------ Stop The Clock EP ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 2006
Goo Goo Dolls ------ Greatest Hits Volume One: The Singles ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge >> 2007
Led Zeppelin ------ Mothership ► Hard Rock >> 2007
James Taylor ------ One Man Band ► Folk-Rock >> 2007
Soundgarden ------ King Animal ► Grunge Rock >> 2012
The Rolling Stones ------ Live At Leeds (Live 1982) ► Blues-Rock >> 2012
Neil Young ------ Bluenote Café ► Folk-Rock >> 2015
Kurt Cobain ------ Montage Of Heck: The Home Recordings ► Grunge Rock >> 2015


November 14
The Monkees ------ Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd. ► Pop-Rock >> 1967
Syd Barrett ------ Barrett ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1970
John Cale ------ Helen Of Troy ► Art Rock >> 1975
Wet Willie ------ Manorisms ► Southern Rock >> 1977
Queen ------ Jazz ► Glam Rock >> 1978
Gary Numan & Tubeway Army ------ Tubeway Army ► Synth-Pop >> 1978
Earth, Wind & Fire ------ Raise! ► Soul-Funk >> 1981
Chic ------ Believer ► Disco-Funk >> 1983
Fates Warning ------ Awaken The Guardian ► Heavy Metal/Progressive >> 1986
Milli Vanilli ------ All Or Nothing ► Dance-Pop >> 1988
Tracy Chapman ------ New Beginning ► Folk-Rock >> 1995
Guster ------ Parachute ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1995
At The Gates ------ Slaughter Of The Soul ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal >> 1995
The Rolling Stones ------ Stripped ► Blues-Rock >> 1995
Melissa Etheridge ------ Your Little Secret ► Roots Rock >> 1995
Mötley Crüe ------ Greatest Hits ► Heavy Metal >> 1998
3LW ------ 3LW ► Teen Pop >> 2000
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony ------ The Collection Volume 2 ► Gangsta Rap >> 2000
Badfinger ------ Head First ► Pop-Rock >> 2000
Paul Revere & The Raiders ------ Mojo Workout ► Pop-Rock >> 2000
Eagles ------ Selected Works: 1972-1999 ► Country-Rock >> 2000
Steely Dan ------ Showbiz Kids: The Steely Dan Story, 1972-1980 ► Jazz-Rock >> 2000
Atlanta Rhythm Section ------ Doraville - Revisited ► Southern Rock >> 2006
Neil Young & Crazy Horse ------ Live At The Fillmore East ► Folk-Rock >> 2006
Styx ------ One with Everything: Styx and the Contemporary Youth Orchestra ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2006


November 15
Muddy Waters ------ At Newport 1960 ► Chicago Blues >> 1960
The Kingston Trio ------ Somethin' Else ► Folk-Pop >> 1965
Van Morrison ------ His Band And The Street Choir ► Folk-Rock >> 1970
Grand Funk Railroad ------ E Pluribus Funk ► Hard Rock >> 1971
America ------ Homecoming ► Folk-Rock >> 1972
Grateful Dead ------ Wake Of The Flood ► Album Rock >> 1973
Roxy Music ------ Country Life ► Prog Rock >> 1974
Ringo Starr ------ Goodnight Vienna ► Pop-Rock >> 1974
Todd Rundgren's Utopia ------ Another Live ► Prog Rock >> 1975
Grateful Dead ------ Shakedown Street ► Folk-Rock >> 1978
Thin Lizzy ------ Renegade ► Hard Rock >> 1981
Bob Dylan ------ Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits, Volume 3 ► Folk-Rock >> 1984
Echo & The Bunnymen ------ Songs To Learn & Sing ► Post-Punk >> 1985
Cocteau Twins ------ Tiny Dynamine ► Folk-Rock >> 1985
Frank Zappa ------ Jazz From Hell ► Art Rock/Computer Electronica >> 1986
The Beastie Boys ------ License To Ill ► Rap >> 1986
Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble ------ Live Alive ► Blues-Rock >> 1986
Fleetwood Mac ------ Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
Journey ------ Greatest Hits ► Arena Rock >> 1988
Sheena Easton ------ The Lover In Me ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
Kiss ------ Smashes, Trashes & Hits ► Hard Rock >> 1988
Cowboy Junkies ------ The Trinity Session ► Alt. Rock >> 1988
KMFDM ------ Naïve ► Industrial/Kraut Rock >> 1990
Ween ------ Pure Guava ► Avant Garde/Lo-Fi >> 1992
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts ------ Flashback ► Hard Rock >> 1993
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts ------ Flashback ► Hard Rock >> 1993
The Band ------ Across The Great Divide [Box Set] ► Folk-Rock >> 1994
Bob Dylan ------ Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Volume 3 ► Folk-Rock >> 1994
Tina Turner ------ The Collected Recordings - Sixties To Nineties ► Pop-Rock >> 1994
Method Man ------ Tical ► Hardcore Rap >> 1994
Bryan Adams ------ The Best Of Me ► Pop-Rock >> 1999
Chris Rea ------ Road To Hell: Part 2 ► Album Rock >> 1999
Ace Of Base ------ Singles Of The 90s ► Euro-Dance Pop >> 1999
Bruce Springsteen ------ The Collection ► Heartland Rock >> 2004
Bob Dylan ------ The Best of Bob Dylan ► Folk-Rock >> 2005
Bruce Springsteen ------ Born To Run: 30th Anniversary Edition ► Heartland Rock >> 2005
The Rembrandts ------ Choice Picks ► Pop-Rock >> 2005
Madonna ------ Confessions On A Dance Floor ► Dance-Pop >> 2005
Wilco ------ Kicking Television: Live In Chicago ► Alt. Country-Rock >> 2005
Bob Dylan ------ Live At Carnegie Hall 1963 ► Folk-Rock >> 2005
Jimmy Buffett ------ Live At Fenway Park ► Folk-Rock >> 2005
Loggins & Messina ------ Live: Sittin' In Again At Santa Barbara Bowl ► Country-Rock >> 2005
Bush ------ Zen X Four ► Grunge Rock >> 2005
Twin Shadow ------ Forget ► Dream Pop >> 2010
R.E.M. ------ Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage 1982-2011 ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2011
The Rolling Stones ------ Some Girls: Live In Texas '78 ► Blues-Rock >> 2011


November 16
The Beach Boys ------ The Beach Boys' Christmas Album ► Holiday Pop-Rock >> 1964
Aretha Franklin ------ Running Out Of Fools ► Soul >> 1964
Tony Bennett ------ Who Can I Turn To? ► Easy Listening >> 1964
Stevie Wonder ------ Down To Earth ► Pop-R&B >> 1966
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas ------ Watchout! ► Soul - Motown >> 1966
J. Geils Band ------ The J. Geils Band ► Blues-Rock >> 1970
Grand Funk Railroad ------ Live Album ► Hard Rock >> 1970
Stephen Stills ------ Stephen Stills ► Folk-Rock >> 1970
Denny Laine ------ Ahh…Laine ► Rock 'N' Roll >> 1973
Bette Midler ------ Bette Midler ► Pop-Rock Vocals >> 1973
Bob Dylan ------ Dylan ► Folk-Rock >> 1973
The Kinks ------ Preservation Act 1 ► British Rock >> 1973
Natalie Cole ------ Thankful ► Soul-Pop >> 1977
Kiss ------ Music From "The Elder" ► Hard Rock >> 1981
Chic ------ Take It Off ► Disco-Funk >> 1981
Sade ------ Promise [UK] ► Quiet Storm >> 1985
Black Sabbath ------ The Eternal Idol ► Hard Rock >> 1987
Pebbles ------ Pebbles ► Urban Dance-Pop >> 1987
Rick Astley ------ Whenever You Need Somebody ► Dance-Pop >> 1987
Dokken ------ Beast From The East ► Heavy Metal >> 1988
The Knack ------ Retrospective, The: The Best Of The Knack ► Power Pop >> 1992
Blondie ------ Blonde & Beyond ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1993
Better Than Ezra ------ Deluxe ► Alt Rock >> 1993
Heart ------ Desire Walks On ► Album Rock >> 1993
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers ------ Greatest Hits ► Album Rock >> 1993
Us3 ------ Hand On The Torch ► Jazz-Rap >> 1993
The Pointer Sisters ------ Only Sisters Can Do That ► Soul >> 1993
Dr. Dre ------ 2001 ► Hip-Hop >> 1999
Céline Dion ------ Au Cœur Du Stade ► Adult Pop >> 1999
The Church ------ The Best Of The Church ► Alt. Power Pop >> 1999
Korn ------ Issues ► Post-Grunge/Nu Metal >> 1999
Neil Young ------ Greatest Hits ► Folk-Rock >> 2004
Genesis ------ Platinum Collection ► Prog Rock >> 2004
Pearl Jam ------ Rearviewmirror (Greatest Hits 1991 - 2003) ► Hard Rock >> 2004
Queen ------ Absolute Greatest ► Glam Rock >> 2009
Billy Joel ------ The Hits ► Pop-Rock >> 2010
Bruce Springsteen ------ the Promise ► Heartland Rock >> 2010
Bruce Springsteen ------ The Promise: The Darkness On The Edge Of Town Story ► Heartland Rock >> 2010


November 17
The Kinks ------ Sunny Afternoon ► British Rock >> 1967
Bob Dylan ------ Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 ► Folk-Rock >> 1971
Laura Nyro ------ Gonna Take A Miracle ► Folk-Rock >> 1971
Miles Davis ------ Live-Evil ► Jazz-Funk Fusion >> 1971
The Moody Blues ------ Seventh Sojourn ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1972
ABBA ------ Greatest Hits ► Euro-Pop >> 1975
Tommy Bolin ------ Teaser ► Hard Rock >> 1975
Bette Midler ------ Broken Blossom ► Pop-Rock >> 1977
The Doors ------ An American Prayer ► Blues-Rock >> 1978
The Jam ------ Setting Sons ► Punk-Rock >> 1979
The Easybeats ------ Absolute Anthology ► Rock 'N' Roll >> 1980
John Lennon ------ Double Fantasy ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
The Fall ------ Grotesque (After The Gramme) ► Pop-Rock/Post-Punk >> 1980
Chaka Khan ------ Chaka Khan ► Soul-Funk >> 1982
Robert Cray ------ Strong Persuader ► Blues-Rock >> 1986
The Kinks ------ Think Visual ► British Rock >> 1986
The Pretenders ------ The Singles ► Post-Punk >> 1987
Various Artists ------ The Bodyguard [Sndtrk] ► Mixed R&B/Pop >> 1992
Ice Cube ------ The Predator ► Gangsta Rap >> 1992
The Anti-Nowhere League ------ Scum [UK] ► Punk Rock >> 1997
Mariah Carey ------ #1's ► Pop-Rock >> 1998
Lynyrd Skynyrd ------ Skynyrd's First: The Complete Muscle Shoals Album ► Southern Rock >> 1998
Kylie Minogue ------ Body Language ► Dance-Pop >> 2003
U2 ------ Go Home: Live From Slane Castle ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2003
Mariah Carey ------ The Ballads ► Pop-Rock >> 2008
The Damned ------ So, Who's Paranoid? ► Goth Rock >> 2008
Paul McCartney ------ Good Evening New York City ► Pop-Rock >> 2009
Janet Jackson ------ Number Ones / The Best ► Pop-Soul >> 2009
Rush ------ Working Men ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2009
Bruce Springsteen ------ The Album Collection Vol. 1 1973-1984 ► Heartland Rock >> 2014
David Bowie ------ Nothing Has Changed ► Glam Rock >> 2014


November 18
Three Dog Night ------ Naturally ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1970
Genesis ------ The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway ► Prog Rock >> 1974
Al Green ------ Have A Good Time ► Soul (Southern) >> 1976
Bob Welch ------ French Kiss ► Pop-Rock >> 1977
Brand X ------ Livestock ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1977
The Damned ------ Music For Pleasure ► Punk-Rock >> 1977
The Jam ------ This Is The Modern World ► Punk-Rock >> 1977
Emerson, Lake & Palmer ------ Love Beach ► Prog Rock >> 1978
Emerson, Lake & Palmer ------ Emerson, Lake & Palmer In Concert ► Prog Rock >> 1979
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts ------ I Love Rock 'N' Roll ► Hard Rock >> 1981
Ian Anderson ------ Walk Into Light ► Electronic/Art Rock >> 1983
Slade ------ Crackers - The Christmas Party Album ► Hard Rock >> 1985
LL Cool J ------ Radio ► Hip-Hop >> 1985
Robert Palmer ------ Riptide ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1985
Stevie Nicks ------ Rock A Little ► Pop-Rock >> 1985
Duran Duran ------ Notorious ► Synth-Pop >> 1986
Madonna ------ You Can Dance ► Dance-Pop >> 1987
Whitesnake ------ Slip Of The Tongue ► Arena Rock >> 1989
Aldo Nova ------ Aldo's Dream ► Progressive Rock >> 1997
John Mellencamp ------ The Best That I Could Do 1978-1988 ► Roots Rock >> 1997
AC/DC ------ Bonfire ► Hard Rock >> 1997
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts ------ Fit To Be Tied ► Hard Rock >> 1997
Metallica ------ Reload ► Heavy Metal >> 1997
Paul Simon ------ Songs From The Capeman ► Folk-Pop >> 1997
The Ramones ------ We're Outta Here ► Punk-Rock >> 1997
The Zombies ------ Zombie Heaven ► Art Rock >> 1997
Savatage ------ Believe ► Heavy Metal/Speed Metal >> 1998
Sheena Easton ------ Fabulous ► Pop-Rock >> 2000
Madonna ------ GHV2 ► Dance-Pop >> 2001
Cyndi Lauper ------ At Last ► Pop-Rock >> 2003
John Cale ------ HoboSapiens ► Art Rock >> 2003
The Human League ------ Original Remixes & Rarities ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 2005
Phish ------ At The Roxy ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2008
David Cook ------ David Cook ► Post-Grunge Pop-Rock >> 2008


November 19
The Beach Boys ------ The Beach Boys In Concert ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Emerson, Lake & Palmer ------ Brain Salad Surgery ► Prog Rock >> 1973
George Harrison ------ The Best Of George Harrison ► Pop-Rock >> 1976
George Harrison ------ Thirty-Three & 1/3 [UK] ► Pop-Rock >> 1976
Frank Zappa ------ Joe's Garage: Acts II & III ► Art Rock >> 1979
Neil Young & Crazy Horse ------ Live Rust ► Folk-Rock >> 1979
Blondie ------ Autoamerican ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1980
Barry Manilow ------ Barry ► AM Pop >> 1980
Led Zeppelin ------ Coda ► Hard Rock >> 1982
Don Henley ------ Building The Perfect Beast ► Pop-Rock >> 1984
The Kinks ------ Word Of Mouth ► British Rock >> 1984
U2 ------ Achtung Baby ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1991
Teenage Fanclub ------ Bandwagonesque ► Power Pop >> 1991
Jeff Beck ------ Beckology ► Blues-Rock >> 1991
The Clash ------ Clash On Broadway ► Punk >> 1991
Talk Talk ------ Laughing Stock ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1991
Luis Miguel ------ Romance ► Latin Pop >> 1991
Boz Scaggs ------ Fade Into Light ► Pop-Soul >> 1996
Bush ------ Razorblade Suitcase ► Grunge Rock >> 1996
Cher ------ Living Proof ► Pop-Rock >> 2001
George Harrison ------ Brainwashed ► Pop-Rock >> 2002
Led Zeppelin ------ Early Days And Latter Days ► Hard Rock >> 2002
Toni Braxton ------ More Than A Woman ► Soul-Pop >> 2002
Joni Mitchell ------ Travelogue ► Folk-Rock >> 2002
Cher ------ Burlesque [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 2010
Simple Minds ------ 5X5 Live ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 2012
Led Zeppelin ------ Celebration Day ► Hard Rock >> 2012
The Who ------ Live At Hull 1970 ► British Rock >> 2012
Rush ------ Clockwork Angels Tour ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2013
Eric Clapton ------ Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 ► Blues-Rock >> 2013
Eric Clapton ------ Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 ► Blues-Rock >> 2013

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