Monday, September 18, 2017

 

Albums Released This Week (September 18 - 24)

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):


September 18
The Ventures ------ Another Smash!!! ► Rock n Roll Instrumental >> 1961
Fleetwood Mac ------ Kiln House ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
Black Sabbath ------ Paranoid [UK] ► Hard Rock >> 1970
Elephant's Memory ------ Elephant's Memory ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1972
Ace Frehley ------ Ace Frehley ► Pop-Metal >> 1978
Hall & Oates ------ Along The Red Ledge ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
Kiss ------ Gene Simmons ► Hard Rock >> 1978
Kiss ------ Paul Stanley ► Hard Rock >> 1978
Kiss ------ Peter Criss ► Hard Rock >> 1978
Twisted Sister ------ Under The Blade ► Hair Metal >> 1982
Dokken ------ Breaking The Chains ► Heavy Metal >> 1983
Kiss ------ Lick It Up ► Hard Rock >> 1983
The Replacements ------ Tim ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1985
Glass Tiger ------ Thin Red Line ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
Kiss ------ Crazy Nights ► Hard Rock >> 1987
Janet Jackson ------ Rhythm Nation 1814 ► Dance-Pop >> 1989
The Band ------ To Kingdom Come: The Definitive Collection ► Folk-Rock >> 1989
Derek & The Dominos ------ The Layla Sessions: 20th Anniversary Edition ► Blues-Rock >> 1990
The Easybeats ------ The Definitive Series ► Rock 'N' Roll >> 1992
At The Drive-In ------ El Gran Orgo ► Punk Rock >> 1997
Fantastic Plastic Machine ------ Luxury ► Trip Hop >> 1998
Björk ------ Selmasongs: Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack Dancer In The Dark [Sndtrk] [UK] ► Trip Hop >> 2000
Alice Cooper ------ Dragontown ► Hard Rock >> 2001
Phish ------ Live Phish Volume 1 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2001
Phish ------ Live Phish Volume 2 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2001
Phish ------ Live Phish Volume 3 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2001
Phish ------ Live Phish Volume 4 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2001
Phish ------ Live Phish Volume 5 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2001
The Knack ------ Premium Gold Collection ► Power Pop >> 2001
Billy Idol ------ Original Sound ► Hard Rock >> 2006
Free ------ Chronicles ► Hard Rock/Blues-Rock >> 2006
The Stranglers ------ Suite XVI ► Punk-Rock >> 2006
Pearl Jam ------ Live At Lollapalooza 2007 ► Hard Rock >> 2007
Paul Simon ------ Live In New York City ► Folk-Pop >> 2012
Drivin' N' Cryin' ------ Songs About Cars, Space And The Ramones ► Southern Rock >> 2012
Madonna ------ Celebration ► Dance-Pop >> 2009
David Gilmour ------ Rattle That Lock ► Prog Rock >> 2015


September 19
Elvis Presley ------ King Creole ► Rock n Roll >> 1958
King Curtis ------ Old Gold ► Soul >> 1961
Mick Jagger ------ Performance [Sndtrk] ► Rock >> 1970
Dave Mason ------ Split Coconut ► Pop-Rock >> 1975
Linda Ronstadt ------ Living In The USA ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
Country Joe McDonald ------ On My Own ► Blues-Rock >> 1980
White Spirit ------ White Spirit ► Hard Rock/Heavy Metal >> 1980
Triumph ------ Allied Forces ► Arena Rock >> 1981
Luther Vandross ------ Give Me The Reason ► Smooth Soul >> 1986
Paul McCartney ------ Press To Play ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
Cocteau Twins ------ Blue Bell Knoll ► Folk-Rock >> 1988
Bon Jovi ------ New Jersey ► Hard Rock >> 1988
Level 42 ------ Staring At The Sun ► New Wave Synth Pop >> 1988
Anthrax ------ State Of Euphoria ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1988
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds ------ Tender Prey ► Alt Rock >> 1988
Enya ------ Watermark ► Jazz-Pop >> 1988
David Bowie ------ Sound + Vision ► Glam Rock >> 1989
Obituary ------ Cause Of Death ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1990
The Tragically Hip ------ Day For Night ► Folk-Rock >> 1994
Kylie Minogue ------ Kylie Minogue ► Dance-Pop >> 1994
The Flaming Lips ------ Clouds Taste Metallic ► Neo-Psychedelia >> 1995
Michael Bolton ------ Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock >> 1995
Pink Floyd ------ London '66-'67 [EP] ► Prog Rock >> 1995
Son Volt ------ Trace ► Alt. Country-Rock >> 1995
Glenn Frey ------ 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best Of Glenn Frey ► Pop-Rock >> 2000
AFI ------ The Art Of Drowning ► Hardcore Punk >> 2000
Madonna ------ Music ► Dance-Pop >> 2000
Björk ------ Selmasongs: Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack Dancer In The Dark ► Trip Hop >> 2000
Jethro Tull ------ Auqualung Live [UK] ► Folk-Rock >> 2005
The Church ------ Of Skins And Heart/Blurred Crusade ► Alt. Power Pop >> 2005
Indigo Girls ------ Despite Our Differences ► Folk-Rock >> 2006
Weather Report ------ Forecast: Tomorrow ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 2006
The Black Crowes ------ Freak 'N' Roll…Into The Fog ► Southern Rock >> 2006
Jane's Addiction ------ Up From The Catacombs: The Best Of Jane's Addiction ► Alt. Rock >> 2006


September 20
The Tornadoes ------ Bustin' Surfboards ► Surf Rock >> 1963
The Stills-Young Band ------ Long May You Run ► Folk-Rock >> 1976
Yes ------ Tormato ► Prog Rock >> 1978
Ozzy Osbourne ------ Blizzard of Ozz ► Hard Rock >> 1980
Poco ------ Ghost Town ► Country-Rock >> 1982
Dire Straits ------ Love Over Gold ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1982
Bruce Springsteen ------ Nebraska ► Album Rock >> 1982
Renaissance ------ Time-Line ► Prog Rock >> 1983
Clarence Clemons & The Red Bank Rockers ------ Hero ► Pop-Rock >> 1985
Kate Bush ------ Hounds Of Love ► Prog Rock >> 1985
Huey Lewis & The News ------ Fore! ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
Jane's Addiction ------ Jane's Addiction ► Alt. Rock >> 1987
Luther Vandross ------ Any Love ► Smooth Soul >> 1988
BulletBoys ------ BulletsBoys ► Heavy Metal/Glam Metal >> 1988
Ween ------ The Pod ► Avant Garde/Lo-Fi >> 1991
Seam ------ The Problem With Me ► Indie Rock >> 1993
Cilla Black ------ Through The Years ► Pop-Rock >> 1993
Robert Palmer ------ Honey ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1994
Liz Phair ------ Whip-Smart ► Indie Rock >> 1994
Jamiroquai ------ 1999 Remixes ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1999
Rae & Christian ------ Blazing The Crop [UK] ► Electronic Dance Mix >> 1999
Yes ------ The Ladder ► Prog Rock >> 1999
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds ------ Abattoir Blues/The Lyre Of Orpheus ► Alt Rock >> 2004
Bryan Adams ------ Room Service ► Pop-Rock >> 2004
Poco ------ Bareback At Big Sky ► Country-Rock >> 2005
Bon Jovi ------ Have A Nice Day ► Arena Rock >> 2005
Earth, Wind & Fire ------ Illumination ► Soul-Funk >> 2005
Pearl Jam ------ Pearl Jam Twenty ► Hard Rock >> 2011


September 21
Billy Preston ------ Everybody Likes Some Kind Of Music ► Funk >> 1973
Thin Lizzy ------ Vagabonds Of The Western World ► Hard Rock >> 1973
Foghat ------ Boogie Motel ► Hard Rock >> 1979
Cheap Trick ------ Dream Police ► Hard Rock/Power Pop >> 1979
The Stranglers ------ The Raven ► Punk-Rock >> 1979
Sheena Easton ------ You Could Have Been With Me ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Luther Vandross ------ Forever, For Always, For Love ► Smooth Soul >> 1982
Janet Jackson ------ Janet Jackson ► Pop-Soul >> 1982
America ------ Perspective ► Folk-Rock >> 1984
Various Artists ------ Piledriver: The Wrestling Album 2 ► Mixed Rock >> 1987
Phish ------ Lawn Boy ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 1990
Indigo Girls ------ Nomads Indians Saints ► Folk-Rock >> 1990
ABBA ------ Gold: Greatest Hits ► Euro-Pop >> 1992
Led Zeppelin ------ Boxed Set 2 ► Hard Rock >> 1993
Sting ------ Demolition Man ► Pop-Rock >> 1993
Scorpions ------ Face The Heat ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock >> 1993
Nirvana ------ In Utero ► Grunge >> 1993
Led Zeppelin ------ Led Zeppelin Boxed Set 2 ► Hard Rock >> 1993
Bad Religion ------ Recipe For Hate ► Punk Rock >> 1993
Melissa Etheridge ------ Yes I Am ► Roots Rock >> 1993
Skunk Anansie ------ Paranoid And Sunburnt ► Heavy Metal >> 1995
Diabolical Masquerade ------ Nightwork ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 1998
The Church ------ A Box Of Birds ► Alt. Power Pop >> 1999
Drivin' N' Cryin' ------ The Essential Live Drivin' N' Cryin' ► Southern Rock >> 1999
Pete Townshend ------ Pete Townshend Live: A Benefit For Maryville Academy ► Prog Rock >> 1999
Tori Amos ------ To Venus And Back ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1999
The Monkees ------ The Headquarters Sessions ► Pop-Rock >> 2000
Green Day ------ American Idiot ► Alt. Rock >> 2004
John Fogerty ------ Déjà Vu All Over Again ► Folk-Rock >> 2004
Elvis Costello And The Attractions ------ The Delivery Man ► Roots Rock >> 2004
John Waite ------ The Hard Way ► Power Pop >> 2004
Elvis Costello And The Attractions ------ Il Sogno ► String Quartet >> 2004


September 22
The Band ------ The Band ► Folk-Rock >> 1969
Smokie ------ Changing All The Time ► Glam Rock >> 1975
George Harrison ------ Extra Texture (Read All About It) ► Pop-Rock >> 1975
Camel ------ Breathless ► Prog Rock >> 1978
Jethro Tull ------ Busting Out: Jethro Tull Live ► Folk-Rock >> 1978
The Buzzcocks ------ Love Bites ► Punk-Rock >> 1978
The Ramones ------ Road To Ruin ► Punk-Rock >> 1978
King Crimson ------ Discipline ► Prog Rock >> 1981
Alice Cooper ------ Constrictor ► Hard Rock >> 1986
Icehouse ------ Man Of Colours ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1987
Lyle Lovett ------ Step Inside This House (Disc 1) ► Folk-Rock >> 1988
Robbie Krieger ------ Door Jams ► Jazz-Rock >> 1989
Bob Dylan ------ Oh Mercy ► Folk-Rock >> 1989
2 Live Crew ------ Live In Concert ► East Coast Rap >> 1990
Extreme ------ III Sides To Every Story ► Pop-Metal >> 1992
Jethro Tull ------ A Little Light Music ► Folk-Rock >> 1992
Roy Buchanan ------ Sweet Dreams: The Anthology ► Blues-Rock >> 1992
Happy Mondays ------ Double Easy - The U.S. Singles ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1993
Elton John ------ The Big Picture ► Pop-Rock >> 1997
BT ------ ESCM (Electric Sky Church Music) ► Electronic/House Music >> 1997
Goo Goo Dolls ------ Dizzy Up The Girl ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge >> 1998
Apocalyptica ------ Inquisition Symphony ► Heavy Metal/Neo-Classical Metal >> 1998
Kiss ------ Psycho Circus ► Hard Rock >> 1998
Millencolin ------ Same Old Tunes ► Euro-punk >> 1998
Chris Isaak ------ Speak Of The Devil ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1998
Luca Turilli ------ King Of The Nordic Twilight ► Heavy Metal/Symphonic Metal >> 1999
Cilla Black ------ Beginnings: Greatest Hits & New Songs ► Pop-Rock >> 2003
David Gilmour ------ Live in Gdańsk ► Prog Rock >> 2008
Pearl Jam ------ Backspacer ► Hard Rock >> 2009
Stephen Stills & Manassas ------ Manassas Pieces ► Folk-Rock >> 2009
Various Artists ------ Where The Action Is! Los Angeles Nuggets 1965-1968 ► Garage Rock >> 2009


September 23
The Beach Boys ------ Surfer Girl ► Surfer >> 1963
The Easybeats ------ Easy ► Rock 'N' Roll >> 1965
Isaac Hayes ------ Hot Buttered Soul ► Soul >> 1969
The Temptations ------ Puzzle People ► Soul - Motown >> 1969
Diana Ross & The Supremes ------ Together ► Soul >> 1969
The Allman Brothers Band ------ Idlewild South ► Southern Rock >> 1970
The Who ------ The Story Of The Who ► British Rock >> 1976
Steely Dan ------ Aja ► Jazz-Rock >> 1977
The Rolling Stones ------ Love You Live ► Blues-Rock >> 1977
The Stranglers ------ No More Heroes ► Punk-Rock >> 1977
Carpenters ------ Passage ► Soft Rock >> 1977
Blondie ------ Parallel Lines ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1978
The Opposition ------ Breaking The Silence ► Post-Punk >> 1981
Frank Zappa ------ You Are What You Is ► Art Rock >> 1981
Billy Joel ------ The Nylon Curtain ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
The Fall ------ This Nation's Saving Grace ► Pop-Rock/Post-Punk >> 1985
10,000 Maniacs ------ The Wishing Chair ► Folk-Rock >> 1985
Boston ------ Third Stage ► Arena Rock >> 1986
Poco ------ Legacy ► Country-Rock >> 1989
The Human League ------ Romantic? ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1990
Iron Maiden ------ Best Of The Beast ► Heavy Metal >> 1996
Fatboy Slim ------ Better Living Through Chemistry ► Brit-Hop >> 1996
John Parish & Polly Jean Harvey ------ Dance Hall At Louse Point ► Indie Rock >> 1996
Three Dog Night ------ 20 Greatest Hits ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1997
Jann Arden ------ Happy? ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1997
Asia ------ Live In Osaka ► Prog Rock >> 1997
Jackson Browne ------ The Next Voice You Hear: The Best Of Jackson Browne ► Folk-Rock >> 1997
Cream ------ Those Were The Days ► Blues-Rock >> 1997
Sarah Brightman ------ Time To Say Goodbye ► Showtunes >> 1997
John Waite ------ When You Were Mine ► Power Pop >> 1997
Todd Rundgren ------ With A Twist… ► Pop-Rock >> 1997
Gin Blossoms ------ 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best Of Gin Blossoms ► Power Pop >> 2003
Joni Mitchell ------ The Complete Geffen Recordings ► Folk-Rock >> 2003
Alice Cooper ------ The Eyes Of Alice Cooper ► Hard Rock >> 2003
Triumph ------ Live At The US Festival ► Arena Rock >> 2003
The Yardbirds ------ Live! Blueswailing July '64 ► Blues Rock >> 2003
Elvis Costello And The Attractions ------ North ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2003
Limp Bizkit ------ Results May Vary ► Rap-Metal >> 2003
Jackson Browne ------ Time The Conqueror ► Folk-Rock >> 2008
Little River Band ------ We Call It Christmas ► Soft Rock >> 2008
John Mellencamp ------ Plain Spoken ► Roots Rock >> 2014
Frank Zappa ------ ZAPPAlite ► Prog Rock >> 2016


September 24
The Rolling Stones ------ Out Of Our Heads [UK] ► Blues-Rock >> 1965
Laura Nyro ------ New York Tendaberry ► Folk-Rock >> 1969
T. Rex ------ Electric Warrior ► Glam Rock >> 1971
Roy Orbison ------ Milestones ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Rush ------ Caress Of Steel ► Prog Rock >> 1975
Motörhead ------ Motörhead ► Heavy Metal >> 1977
Eagles ------ The Long Run ► Country-Rock >> 1979
Kool & The Gang ------ Something Special ► Funk >> 1981
The Honeydrippers ------ The Honeydrippers, Vol. I ► Roots Rock >> 1984
David Bowie ------ Tonight ► Glam Rock >> 1984
Spandau Ballet ------ Heart Like A Sky ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1989
Badfinger ------ Day After Day: Live ► Pop-Rock >> 1990
AC/DC ------ The Razor's Edge ► Hard Rock >> 1990
Megadeth ------ Rust In Peace ► Heavy Metal >> 1990
Simple Minds ------ Themes - Volume 1: March 79 - April 82 ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1990
Red Hot Chili Peppers ------ Blood Sugar Sex Magik ► Alt. Funk-Rock >> 1991
The Cult ------ Ceremony ► Hard Rock >> 1991
Kid 'N Play ------ Face The Nation ► Comedy Rap >> 1991
A Tribe Called Quest ------ The Low End Theory ► Jazz Rap >> 1991
John Prine ------ The Missing Years ► Folk-Rock >> 1991
Nirvana ------ Nevermind ► Grunge >> 1991
James Taylor ------ New Moon Shine ► Folk-Rock >> 1991
Thompson Twins ------ Queer ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1991
Little Feat ------ Shake Me Up ► Southern Rock >> 1991
Bryan Adams ------ Waking Up The Neighbors ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
Led Zeppelin ------ The Complete Studio Recordings ► Hard Rock >> 1993
Zumpano ------ Goin' Through Changes ► Alt. Power Pop >> 1996
Frank Zappa ------ Läther ► Orchestral Rock >> 1996
Elton John ------ Love Songs ► Pop-Rock >> 1996
Weezer ------ Pinkerton ► Alt. Rock/Power Pop >> 1996
Sheryl Crow ------ Sheryl Crow ► Roots Rock >> 1996
Frank Zappa ------ Mystery Disc ► Art Rock >> 1998
Elvis Presley ------ Elv1s: 30 No. 1 Hits ► Rock n Roll >> 2002
Steve Earle ------ Jerusalem ► Alt. Country >> 2002
Blue Öyster Cult ------ A Long Day's Night ► Metal >> 2002
Jackson Browne ------ The Naked Ride Home ► Folk-Rock >> 2002
Beck ------ Sea Change ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2002
Jesse Colin Young ------ Songs For Christmas ► Holiday Folk-Rock >> 2002
Peter Gabriel ------ Up ► Prog Rock >> 2002
Linda Ronstadt ------ The Very Best of Linda Ronstadt ► Pop-Rock >> 2002
New Order ------ iTunes Originals - New Order ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 2007
PJ Harvey ------ White Chalk ► Indie Rock >> 2007
Foreigner ------ Can't Slow Down ► Arena Rock >> 2009
Ace Of Base ------ The Golden Ratio ► Euro-Dance Pop >> 2010
Peter Gabriel ------ And I'll Scratch Yours ► Prog Rock >> 2013
Cher ------ Closer To The Truth ► Pop-Rock >> 2013
Gov't Mule ------ Shout! ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock >> 2013

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

 

This Week's Birthdays (September 17 - 23)

Happy Birthday this week to:

September 17
1923 ● Hank Williams / (Hiram King Williams) → The "Father of Contemporary Country Music" with 35 oft-covered Country Top 10 hits, including "Hey, Good Lookin'" (Country #1, 1951), died in his limo to a show on 1/1/1953, age 29
1923 ● Ralph Sharon / → Grammy-winning jazz pianist, composer and arranger known for his 50 year collaboration with Tony Bennett and the signature song "I Left My Heart In San Francisco" (#19, 1962), continued to perform with his own jazz-pop ensemble until his death on 3/31/2015, age 91
1926 ● Brother Jack McDuff / (Eugene McDuffy) → Hard bop and jazz-soul Hammond B-3 organist and bandleader known for his funky, bluesy style and mentorship to young guitarist George Benson in his mid-60s quartet, continued to record until his death from heart failure on 1/23/2001, age 74
1926 ● Bill Black / → Early rock 'n roll bassist in Elvis Presley's backing band and his own Bill Black Combo, "Smokie" (1959), died from a brain tumor on 10/21/1965 at age 39
1929 ● Sil Austin / (Silvester "Sil" Austin) → Jazz saxophonist in the 40s, switched to more accessible blues and funk-pop sound in the 50s and scored several hits, including "Slow Walk" (#17, R&B #3, 1956) , continued to record and perform into the 90s before dying from prostate cancer on 9/1/2001
1937 ● Phil Cracolici / → Lead vocals for one hit wonder blue-eyed doo wop quintet The Mystics, "Hushabye" (#20, 1959)
1939 ● LaMonte McLemore / → Founding member and vocals for R&B/soul-pop The 5th Dimension, "Up, Up And Away" (1967), professional photographer for Playboy, Jet, Ebony, Harper's Bizarre and others
1947 ● Jim Hodder / → Steely Dan backing band drummer 1972-74, session drummer for Sammy Hagar and David Soul, drowned in his backyard swimming pool on 6/5/1990, age 42
1950 ● Fee Waybill / (John Waldo Waybill) → Lead singer and songwriter for camp-rock pop-rock satirists The Tubes, "She's A Beauty" (#10, 1978), producer for Bryan Adams, Richard Marx and others
1952 ● Steve Sanders / → Baritone singer and member of country/gospel/folk The Oak Ridge Boys, "Elvira" (#5, Country #1, 1981) replacing original member William Lee Golden from 1987 to 1995, left the band and died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on 6/10/1998, age 45
1953 ● Steve Williams / → Drummer for early and influential Welsh heavy metal band Budgie, "Nude Disintegrating Parachutist Woman" (1971)
1959 ● Will Gregory / → Vocals and synthesizer with Alison Goldfrapp in Brit electro-dance-pop due Goldfrapp, "Number 1" (Dance/Club #1, 2005)
1961 ● Ty Tabor / → Lead guitar, songwriting and vocals for progressive metal/Christian rock King's X, "It's Love" (Mainstream Rock #6, 1990)
1962 ● BeBe Winans / (Benjamin Winans) → Grammy-winning R&B/soul and gospel crossover singer in duets with sister CeCe (Priscilla), "Close To You" (R&B/Hip Hop #21, 2009) or solo, "Thank You" (Dance/Club #6, 1998)
1962 ● Baz Luhrmann / (Mark Anthony Luhrmann) → Australian screenwriter, film director and one hit wonder novelty-pop/spoken word artist, "Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)" (#45, Adult Top 40 #10, 1999), directed Romeo + Juliet (1996) and Moulin Rouge! (2001) and Australia (2008)
1966 ● Doug E. Fresh / (Douglas E. Davis) → Rapper, producer and pioneering beat boxer known as "The Human Beat Box" for his near-perfect imitations of drum machines and effects using his mouth, lips, gums and throat, frontman for hip hop Get Fresh Crew, "The Show" (Hip Hop #3, 1985) and solo, "Freaks/I-ight (Alright)" (Dance #3, 1994)
1968 ● Anastacia Lyn Newkirk / → R&B/dance-pop singer, "One Day In Your Life" (Dance/Club #1, 2002)
1968 ● John Penney / → Vocals for indie punk-rock Ned's Atomic Dustbin, "Not Sleeping Around" (Modern Rock #1, 1992)
1968 ● Lord Jamar / (Lorenzo Dechalus) → DJ and MC for alt hip hop trio Brand Nubian, "Don't Let It Go To Your Head" (#54, Rap #3, 1998)
1969 ● Adam Devlin / (Adam Tadek Gorecki) → Guitarist and songwriter for indie rock The Bluetones, "Slight Return" (UK #2, 1996)
1969 ● Keith Flint / (Keith Charles Flint) → Vocals for "big beat" electronic dance/rap The Prodigy, "Firestarter" (#30, 1996)
1970 ● Vinnie / (Vincent Brown) → Vocals and sampling for pop-rap crossover trio Naughty By Nature, "O.P.P." (#6, 1991) and Grammy-winning Poverty's Property, Best Rap Album for 1995
1976 ● Maile Misajon / → Vocals for all-girl teen dance-pop quintet Eden’s Crush, "Get Over Yourself" (#1, 2001), the first #1 debut single by an all-female group
1979 ● Chuck Comeau / → Drummer for French-Canadian pop-punk Simple Plan, "Perfect" (#24, Canada #5, 2003)
1979 ● Flo Rida / (Tramar Lacel Dillard) → People's Choice award Southern rapper, singer/songwriter and MC, "Low" feat. T-Pain (#1, 2007) and 12 other U.S. Top 20 hits through 2015
1985 ● Jonathan Jacob Walker / → Bassist for emo-pop Panic! At The Disco, "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" (#7, 2006)

September 18
1929 ● Teddi King / (Theodora King) → One hit wonder jazz and pop singer in the 40s and 50s, "Mr. Wonderful" (#18, 1956), faded during Beatlemania but made a brief comeback in the 70s before dying from lupus disease on 11/18/1977, age 48
1933 ● Jimmie Rodgers / (James Frederick Rodgers) → Pop and easy listening singer, "Honeycomb" (#1, 1957) and 13 other Top 40 hits in the late 50s and 1960s
1940 ● Frankie Avalon / (Francis Thomas Avallone) → Pretty-boy teen idol pop singer, "Venus" (#1, 1959) and 11 other Top 40 hits between 1958 and 1962, then film actor, Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)
1945 ● Bam King / (Alan King) → Guitar and vocals for Brit pub rock/blue-eyed soul Ace, "How Long" (#3, 1975)
1945 ● P. F. Sloan / (Philip Gary Schlein) → Folk, pop and rock singer and songwriter known best for co-writing numerous 60s hits with Steve Barri, in particular the protest anthem "Eve Of Destruction" (#1, 1965) for Barry McGuire and "Secret Agent Man" (#3, 1966) for Johnny Rivers, recorded singles and several albums under various pseudonyms and band names, performed until just prior to his death from pancreatic cancer on 11/15/2015, age 70
1949 ● Kerry Livgren / → Founding member, guitarist and songwriter for prog/heartland rock Kansas, wrote "Carry On Wayward Son" (#11, 1977) and "Dust In The Wind" (#6, 1978), converted to Christianity and formed religious-tinged hard rock AD with other Kansas bandmates, solo
1951 ● Dee Dee Ramone / (Doug Colvin) → Bassist for seminal punk rock band The Ramones, "Rockaway Beach" (#66, 1978), died of a drug overdose on 6/5/2002, age 50
1955 ● Keith Morris / → Frontman and lead vocals for hardcore L.A. punk rockers Black Flag, Circle Jerks and supergroup Off!
1961 ● Frosty Beedle / (Martin Beedle) → Drummer for New Wave pop-rock Cutting Crew, "(I Just) Died In Your Arms Tonight" (#1, 1987)
1962 ● Joanne Catherall / → Vocals for late-70s synth-pop pioneers The Human League, "Don't You Want Me" (#1, 1981)
1962 ● Richard Walmsley / → Writer and producer with electro-dance-pop The Beatmasters, "Warm Love" (Dance #16, 1990), the trio also produced hits for Cookie Crew, Yazz and P.P. Arnold, and albums for Erasure, Pet Shop Boys and others
1965 ● John David Dunlop / → Canadian guitarist, composer, producer and music recording engineer, lead guitarist for hard rock The Full Nine and, since 2008, power trio Triumph ("All The Way," Mainstream Rock #2, 1983)
1966 ● Spike Spice / (Ian Spice) → Co-founder and drummer for Brit pop-rock Breathe, "Hands To Heaven" (#3, 1988)
1966 ● Nigel Clark / → Lead singer and bassist for goofball Brit power pop trio Dodgy, "Good Enough" (UK #4, 1996)
1967 ● Mike Heaton / → Drummer for Brit pop-rock Embrace, "Gravity" (Mainstream Rock #36, UK #7, 2004)
1967 ● Ricky Bell / → Vocals for R&B/teen pop then hip hop/new jack swing vocal quartet New Edition, "If It Isn't Love" (#7, 1988), then Bell Biv Devoe, "Poison" (#3, 1990)

September 19
1921 ● Billy Ward / (Robert L. Williams) → Child prodigy pianist and frontman, vocals and arranger for early R&B/doo wop Billy Ward & The Dominoes, ("Sixty Minute Man," #17, R&B #1, 1951), the group spawned the careers of soul giants Clyde McPhatter and Jackie Wilson, died in a long-term care hospital on 2/16/2002, age 80
1931 ● Brook Benton / (Benjamin Franklin Peay) → R&B/soul and early rock 'n' roll singer, "The Boll Weevil Song" (#2, 1961), plus comeback track "Rainy Night In Georgia" (#4, 1979) and 21 other Top 40 hits, died from complications of spiral meningitis on 4/9/1998, age 56
1934 ● Brian Epstein / → Music entrepreneur, record store owner, manager of The Beatles from 1962 until his death, managed other Liverpool acts including Gerry & The Pacemakers, Cilla Black and The Cyrkle, died from an accidental overdose of barbiturates and alcohol on 8/27/1967, age 32
1935 ● Nick Massi / (Nicholas Macioci) → Bass guitarist, arranger and vocalist for Top 40 pop vocal quartet The Four Seasons, "Big Girls Don't Cry" (#1, 1962), died of cancer on 12/24/2000, age 65
1937 ● Paul Siebel / → Greenwich Village folk scene singer/songwriter and guitarist known solely for other artist's cover versions of his songs, including "Louise" and "Any Day Woman," dropped out of sight in the 70s after issuing two critically acclaimed but commercially unsuccessful albums
1940 ● Bill Medley / → Blue-eyed soul singer and, with Bobby Hatfield, one half of hugely successful pop-rock duo The Righteous Brothers, "Unchained Melody" (#4, 1965), solo career including the Grammy-winning "(I've Had) The Time Of My Life" (#1, 1987)
1940 ● Paul Williams / → Grammy-winning pop songwriter, wrote "An Old Fashioned Love Song" (#4, 1971) for Three Dog Night, "Rainbow Connection" from The Muppet Movie, and "We've Only Just Begun" (#2, 1970) and "Rainy Days And Mondays" (#2, 1971) for the Carpenters, solo act pop singer ("Waking Up Alone," #60, 1972) and actor
1940 ● Sylvia Tyson / (Sylvia Fricker) → Canadian singer in influential male/female folk harmony vocal duo Ian & Sylvia, wrote "You Were On My Mind" for folk-pop We Five (#32, 1965)
1941 ● Mama Cass / (Ellen Naomi Cohen) → Vocals and percussion for folk-pop quarter The Mamas & The Papas ("Monday Monday," #1, 1966), enjoyed a brief solo singing ("Dream A Little Dream Of Me," #12, UK #11, 1968) and early 70s TV acting career before dying of a heart attack in Harry Nilsson's London apartment on 7/29/1974, age 32
1942 ● Danny Kalb / → Folk- and blues-rock guitarist, composer and songwriter, co-founded jazz/-blues-rock fusion The Blues Project, "Flute Thing" (1966), solo career with numerous albums and collaborations
1942 ● Freda Payne / → R&B/soul-pop singer, "Band of Gold" (#3, 1970), TV and film actress
1943 ● Mike Arnone / → Vocals for Italian-American doo wop The Duprees, "You Belong To Me" (#7, 1962)
1945 ● David Bromberg / → Multi-string instrumentalist and blues-folk and roots rock singer/songwriter, "The Holdup" (1971), now owns a violin sales and repair shop
1946 ● John Coghlan / → Drummer for Brit psych-boogie rock Status Quo, "Pictures Of Matchstick Men" (#12, 1968)
1947 ● Lol Crème / (Laurence Neill "Lol" Crème) → Guitar, vocals and songwriter for soft pop-rock 10cc, "I'm Not In Love" (#2, 1975), co-founded pop duo Godley & Crème, "Cry" (#16, 1985) and joined art-rock/synth-pop Art Of Noise in 1998, now a music video producer.
1949 ● Twiggy / (Lesley Hornby) → Iconic 60s model and later stage, screen and TV actress, one hit wonder pop singer, "Here I Go Again" (UK #17, 1976)
1951 ● Daniel Lanois / → Grammy-winning Canadian record producer, guitarist and composer, best known producing Peter Gabriel's So (1986), U2's The Joshua Tree (1987) and Achtung Baby (1991), plus albums by Brian Eno, Bob Dylan and others, recorded nearly 20 solo albums beginning with Acadie (1989)
1952 ● Nile Rodgers / (Nile Gregory Rodgers) → Guitarist, co-founder and co-writer for R&B/disco band Chic, "Le Freak" (#1, 1978), influential record producer, composer and arranger, produced albums for David Bowie (Let's Dance, 1983), Madonna (Like A Virgin, 1984), Mick Jagger (She's The Boss, 1985) and others, continues to record, perform, write soundtracks and produce albums for others into the 10s
1955 ● Rex Smith / → Stage and film actor and brief pop singer, debuted on Broadway in the lead role as Danny Zuko in ,em>Grease (1978), followed with a three-year recording career and the lone hit "You Take My Breath Away" (#10, 1979), returned to screen acting from the 80s through the 00s
1957 ● Rusty Egan / → Drummer for New Wave power pop The Rich Kids, "Rich Kids" (UK #24, 1978) and New Romantic synth-pop Visage, "Fade To Grey"(UK #8, 1981), London nightclub DJ
1958 ● Lita Ford / (Carmelita Rosanna Ford) → Guitar, vocals and founding member of teenage all-girl hard rock group The Runaways, "Cherry Bomb" (1976), pop-metal solo career, "Close My Eyes Forever" (#8, 1988)
1963 ● Jarvis Crocker / → Singer for alt rock/Britpop Pulp, "Common People" (UK #2, 1995)
1964 ● Trisha Yearwood / (Patricia Lynn Yearwood) → Grammy-winning country singer, "How Do I Live" (#23, Country #2, 1996) and 28 other Country Top 40 hits, TV and occasional film actress, cookbook editor
1969 ● Candy Dulfer / → Dutch alto saxophonist, "On & On" (Smooth Jazz #13, 2009), sessions and backing bands for Van Morrison, Prince and others, collaborated with Dave Stewart, "Lily Was Here" (UK #6, 1990)
1971 ● Paul Winterhart / → Drummer for post-Britpop psych/mystic rock Kula Shaker, "Hush" (Mainstream Rock #19, 1997)
1973 ● A. Jay Popoff / (Alan Jay Popoff) → Frontman and vocals for post-grunge punk-pop Lit, "My Own Worst Enemy" (#51, Mainstream Rock #6, 1999)
1974 ● Jimmy Fallon / → Stand-up comedian, film and TV actor, awards show host, former Saturday Night Live cast member and comedy/satire music singer/songwriter with the Grammy-nominated album The Bathroom Wall (#47, 2002)
1977 ● Ryan Dusick / → Drummer for alt funk-rock Maroon 5, "She Will Be Loved" (#5, 2004)

September 20
1911 ● Frank De Vol / → Music arranger, theme song composer and actor, arranged music for numerous 40s and 50s hits, including "Nature Boy" (#1, 1948) by Nat King Cole, produced "The Happening" (#1, 1967) for The Supremes from the soundtrack to the movie of the same name he wrote, issued a series of "mood music" albums and led his own radio orchestra, composed the theme songs to dozens of movies and TV shows, including My Three Sons and The Brady Bunch, appeared as a deadpan comic actor on numerous TV sitcoms, died from congestive heart failure on 10/27/1999, age 88
1917 ● Johnny Allen / → Grammy-winning arranger, pianist, bandleader and producer, worked with both Motown and Stax Records for artists including The Temptations, Stevie Wonder and The Staple Singers, co-wrote the "Theme From Shaft" (#1, 1971) with Isaac Hayes and shared the Best Instrumental Arrangement award at the 14th Grammy Awards in 1972, continued to perform in various jazz bands into his 90s, died from pneumonia on 1/29/2014, age 96
1924 ● Gogi Grant / (Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg) → Mid-50s pop singer with five albums in two years and two Top 10 hits, "Suddenly There's A Valley" (#9, 1955) and "The Wayward Wind" (#1, UK #9, 1956), the latter knocking Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel" from the #1 spot, faded from view during Beatlemania, died on 3/10/2016, age 91
1925 ● Bobby Nunn / (Ulyssess B. Nunn, Sr.) → R&B/doo wop singer with The Robins, "Smokey Joe's Café" (#79, R&B #10, 1955), then as bass vocals for offshoot soul-pop The Coasters, but left before their big hits "Yakety Yak" (#1, 1958) and "Charlie Brown" (#2, 1959) and founded The Dukes in 1959, rejoined a new lineup of The Coasters in the mid-60s and toured and recorded with various versions of group through to his death from a heart attack on 11/5/1986, age 61
1930 ● Eddie Bo / (Edwin Joseph Bocage) → New Orleans-style jazz, blues and funk pianist, singer and prolific songwriter, released over 50 singles, including "Hook And Sling" (R&B #13, 1969) and the seminal funk song "Check Your Bucket," wrote for and recorded with Art Tatum, Etta James and The Neville Brothers, among others, his "I'm Wise" was covered by Little Richard as "Slippin' And Slidin'" (#33, R&B #2, 1956), May 22 is "Eddie Bo Day" in New Orleans, died following a heart attack on 3/18/2009, age 78
1938 ● Eric Gale / → Jazz and session guitarist with a dozen of his own albums as frontman for various bands, plus appearances on over 500 other albums by Aretha Franklin, Joe Cocker, Billy Joel, Van Morrison, Paul Simon, Grover Washington, Jr. and many others over a 35 year career, died from lung cancer on 5/25/1994, age 55
1945 ● Sweet Pea Atkinson / → Vocals for eclectic R&B and rock fusion Was (Not Was), "Walk The Dinosaur" (#7, 1989), solo
1946 ● Mick Rogers / (Michael Oldroyd) → Guitarist and songwriter with Manfred Mann's Earth Band, "Blinded By The Light" (#1, 1977)
1948 ● Chuck Panozzo / → Bassist for prototypical arena rockers Styx, "Too Much Time On My Hands" (#9, 1981)
1948 ● John Panozzo / → Drummer for prototypical arena rockers Styx, "Too Much Time On My Hands" (#9, 1981), died from cirrhosis of the liver on 7/16/1996, age 47
1953 ● Ricci Martin / (Ricci James Martin) → Youngest son of actor and singer Dean Martin, collaborated with Beach Boy Carl Wilson (his future brother-in-law) on the 1977 album Beached, replaced his deceased brother, Dino Martin, in the 90s revival of the 60s teen bubblegum pop trio Dino, Desi & Billy with Desi Arnez, Jr. and Billy Hinsche ("I'm A Fool," #17, 1965), sang his father's hits and told stories in a long-running Vegas-style tribute show, died at home from unspecified causes on 8/3/2016, age 62
1954 ● Tony Destra / → Original drummer for Philly glam-rock Cinderella, "Shelter Me" (Mainstream Rock #5, 1990), left in 1985 to join glam-metal Britny Fox, "Long Way To Love" (Mainstream Rock #33, 1988), died in car accident on 2/8/1987, age 32
1957 ● Alannah Currie / → Vocals for New Wave synth-pop Thompson Twins, "Hold Me Now" (#3, 1983), now a sculptural art-furniture artist
1960 ● David Hemingway / → Lead vocals for Brit jangle-guitar pop-rock The Housemartins, "Caravan Of Love" (UK #1, 1986), then co-founded alt pop-rock The Beautiful South, "A Little Time" (UK #1, 1990)
1960 ● Cowboy Wiggins / (Robert Wiggins) → MC and vocals for hip hop pioneers Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five ("The Message," R&B #4, 1982), the first hip hop group inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, died from complications of cocaine addiction on 9/8/1989, age 28
1966 ● Nuno Bettencourt / → Portuguese guitarist and songwriter for funk metal/hard rock Extreme, "More Than Words" (#1, 1991), solo, various collaborations and frontman for several hard rock bands
1967 ● Gunnar Nelson / → With twin brother Matthew, one half of the pop-metal sibling act Nelson, "(Can't Live Without Your) Love And Affection" (#1, 1990), son of deceased pop-rocker Ricky Nelson
1967 ● Matthew Nelson / → With twin brother Gunnar, one half of the pop-metal sibling act Nelson, "(Can't Live Without Your) Love And Affection" (#1, 1990), son of deceased pop-rocker Ricky Nelson
1968 ● Ben Shepherd / → Bassist in seminal grunge-rock group Soundgarden, "Black Hole Sun" (Mainstream Rock #1, 1994)
1979 ● Rick Woolstenhulme / → Drummer for post-grunge pop-rock Lifehouse, "Hanging On A Moment" (Billboard Song of the Year 2001) and "You And Me" (#5, 2005)
1981 ● Keith Semple / → Vocals in teen pop boy band One True Voice, "Sacred Trust / After You're Gone" (UK #2, 2002)

September 21
1923 ● Jimmy Young / (Leslie Ronald Young) → Pop singer, "Unchained Melody" (UK #1, 1955) and BBC Radio 2 DJ from 1973 to 2002
1932 ● Don Preston / → Keyboards for Frank Zappa-led satirical rock group Mothers of Invention, "Brown Shoes Don't Make It" (1967), sessions
1932 ● Graeme Goodall / → Australian recording engineer, studio designer, record producer, co-founder of Island Records and prominent figure in the development of Jamaican music and its recording industry, worked with dozens of ska, reggae and pop acts, including The Wailers, The Skatalites and Desmond Decker, died from natural causes on 12/3/2014, age 82
1934 ● Leonard Cohen / (Leonard Norman Cohen) → Influential and oft-covered Canadian folk-pop singer/songwriter, "Bird On The Wire" (1969), Grammy-winning Album of the Year River: The Joni Letters (2007)
1936 ● Dickey Lee / (Royden Dickey Lipscomb) → Country-pop singer/songwriter, "Patches" (#6, 1962), then migrated to country music in the 70s and had 16 Country Top 40 hits, including "Rocky" (Country #1, 1975)
1943 ● David Hood / → Bassist, session musician and founding member of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section (also known as The Swampers), the renowned studio musician ensemble that recorded hundreds of songs and albums at Muscle Shoals Studio in Alabama, including hits byAretha Franklin, The Staple Singers, Paul Simon, Lynyrd Skynyrd and countless others, also toured with Traffic in the 70s and produced songs by Cher and Willie Nelson, among others
1944 ● Jesse Davis / (Jesse Ed Davis III) → Native American guitarist with a lone blues-rock solo album (Jesse Davis, 1971) featuring Eric Clapton, Gram Parsons and Leon Russell, performed with George Harrison's Concert For Bangladesh (1971) and became a highly-regarded session musician and producer, worked with Gene Clark, John Lennon, Jackson Browne (solo on "Doctor My Eyes," #8, 1972), Taj Mahal and many others, died from a heroin overdose on 6/22/1988, age 43
1947 ● Don Felder / → Lead guitar, vocals and songwriter for country-rock and pop Eagles, composed music to "Hotel California" (#1, 1976), solo and collaborations with former bandmates
1949 ● Colin Gibson / → Brit bassist and composer, started with psych-pop band Skip Bifferty in the 60s, later joined Ginger Baker's Air Force and did session work for Stefan Grossman, Alvin Lee, Steve Howe and others, co-wrote a UK TV sitcom and film soundtracks, collaborates and produces various projects into the 10s
1952 ● David Gregory / → Lead guitarist for quirky New Wave synth-pop XTC, "Making Plans For Nigel" (UK #17, 1979) and side project for the band under the pseudonym The Dukes Of Stratosphear
1954 ● Philthy Animal Taylor / (Philip John Taylor) → Drummer for punk-metal Motörhead, "Ace Of Spades" (UK #15, 1980), during periods away from the band did session work and collaborations with thrash metal artists, died from abusive lifestyle liver failure on 11/11/2015, age 61
1959 ● Corinne Drewerey / → Vocals for Brit sophisti-pop Swing Out Sister, "Breakout" (#6, 1987)
1967 ● Faith Hill / (Audrey Faith Perry) → Five time Grammy-winning country-pop crossover star, "Breathe" (#2, 1999) and eight Country #1 hits, Billboard magazine's #1 Adult Contemporary artist for 2009
1967 ● Timmy T / (Timothy Torres) → Rap-dance "freestyle" performer, "One More Try" (#1, 1991)
1967 ● Tyler Stewart / → Drummer for Canadian alt-rock Barenaked Ladies, "One Week" (#1, 1998)
1968 ● Jon Brooks / → Drummer for "Madchester" alt rock The Charlatans UK, "The Only One I Know" (Mainstream Rock #37, 1991)
1968 ● Trugoy the Dove / (David Jude Jolicoeur) → MC and vocals for jazz rap and alt hip hop trio De La Soul, "Me Myself And I" (R&B #1, 1989)
1972 ● David Silveria / → Drummer for nu metal Korn, "Here To Stay" (Mainstream #4, 2002)
1972 ● Liam Gallagher / → Frontman and vocals for Grammy-nominated Brit pop Oasis, "Wonderwall" (#8, 1996), the band had 22 consecutive UK Top 10 hits, now fronts Beady Eye
1973 ● Jimmy Constable / → Vocals and co-founding member of Brit teen-dance-pop boy band 911, covered The Bee Gees' "More Than A Woman" (UK #2, 1998) and Bobby Gosh's "A Little Bit More" (UK #1, 1999), a US #11 hit for Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show in 1976
1977 ● Sam Rivers / → Bassist for rap-metal Limp Bizkit, "My Way" (Mainstream Rock #4, 2001)
1977 ● The-Dream / (Terius Youngdell Nash) → Grammy-winning rapper, songwriter and record producer, "Shawty Is A 10" (#17, 2007), co-wrote "Baby" for Justin Bieber (#5, 2010), "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)" for Beyoncé (#1, 2008) and other hit songs
1984 ● Wale / (Olubowale Victor Akintimehin) → Rapper with multiple collaborative singles and albums, including the BET Award-winning "Lotus Flower Bomb" (#38, R&B #1, Rap #3, 2011) featuring Miguel
1989 ● Jason Derülo / (Jason Desrouleaux) → R&B/urban soul singer/songwriter, actor and dancer, "Watcha Say" (#1, 2009)

September 22
1905 ● Pop Lewis / (Roy Lewis Sr.) → With his wife and four of their children in the "First Family of Bluegrass Gospel," the Dove Award-winning singing and cornball comedy skit group The Lewis Family, toured nationally and issued over 60 albums of gospel music before his death on 3/23/2004, age 98
1913 ● Alvin LeRoy Holmes / → Pop instrumental bandleader, film score composer and arranger, Smile (1975) and other films, died on 7/27/1986, age 72
1930 ● Joni James / (Giovanna Carmella Babbo) → Traditional pop vocalist, "You Are My Love" (#6, 1954) and sixteen other Top 40 hits in the 50s
1942 ● Mike Patto / → Lead vocals and keyboards for blues-rock Spooky Tooth, "Feelin' Bad" (#132, 1969), later co-founded hard rock Boxer but died of cancer before the band gained momentum on 3/4/1979, age 36
1943 ● Toni Basil / (Antonia Christina Basilotta) → New Wave one hit wonder singer, "Mickey" (#1, 1982), dancer, choreographer, actress and filmmaker
1944 ● Roger Nichols / (Roger Scott Nichols) → Nuclear power plant physicist turned eight-time Grammy-winning rock and pop music recording engineer for Steely Dan, John Denver, Frank Zappa, Rickie Lee Jones, Gloria Estefan, Bela Fleck and many other major acts, pioneered the now-commonplace technique of "digital drum replacement" by inventing the Wendel sampling computer, died from pancreatic cancer on 4/9/2011, age 66
1944 ● Sam Pace / → Tenor vocals in R&B soul vocal group The Esquires ("Get On Up," #11, 1967), died following a long illness on 1/7/2013, age 68
1951 ● David Coverdale / → Songwriter and lead vocals for Deep Purple in 1974-76, recorded two solo albums and formed hard rock/hair metal Whitesnake in 1977, "Here I Go Again" (#1, 1987) and six other Mainstream Rock Top 40 hits
1952 ● Mark Panker / → Guitarist for critically acclaimed but light selling alt pop-rock American Music Club (1991 album Everclear)
1953 ● Richard Fairbrass / → Vocals for dance-pop Right Said Fred, "I'm Too Sexy" (#1, 1991)
1956 ● Debby Boone / → Grammy-winning Christian and inspirational pop music singer, "You Light Up My Life" (#1, 1977), daughter of 50s pop crooner Pat Boone
1956 ● Doug Wimbish / → Bassist for prog-funk-metal Living Colour, "Cult Of Personality" (#13, 1988) and Sugarhill Records studio session musician
1957 ● Johnette Napolitano / → Singer/songwriter, bassist and founder of post-punk alt rock Concrete Blonde, "Joey" (Modern Rock #1, 1990), toured with Talking Heads as lead singer in 1996, solo
1957 ● Nick Cave / → Aussie singer, songwriter and bandleader for goth-rock pioneers The Birthday Party, then alt rock Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, "Where The Wild Roses Grow" (Australia #2, UK #11, 1995), formed garage rock Grinderman in 2007
1957 ● Peter Jones / → Bassist for punk rock Public Image Ltd., "This Is Not A Love Song" (UK #5, 1983), currently owns a ceramic art studio
1958 ● Joan Jett / (Joan Marie Larkin) → Guitar, vocals and founding member of teenage all-girl hard rock group The Runaways, "Cherry Bomb" (1976), then founded and fronted Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, "I Love Rock N' Roll (#1, 1981)
1958 ● Peter Nelson / → Bassist for post-punk/alt rock New Model Army, "No Rest" (UK #28, 1985)
1965 ● Adam Cairns / → Guitar and vocals for Irish grunge rock/alt metal Therapy?, "Screamager" (, 1993)
1966 ● Rhett Forrester / → Lead vocals for 80s New York-based heavy metal Riot plus solo albums and collaborations with blues-metal guitarist Jack Starr and several second-tier metal bands, murdered in an apparent carjacking/shooting in Atlanta on 1/22/1994, age 27
1975 ● Mystikal / (Michael Tyler) → Dirty South rapper, "Danger (Been So Long)" (#14, Rap #3, 2001) with five solo albums and multiple collaborations as featured artist
1982 ● Billie / (Lianne Piper) → Singer and TV actress, "Because We Want To" (UK #1, 1998), the youngest (age 16) artist to debut at #1 on the UK charts

September 23
1926 ● John Coltrane / → Highly influential jazz saxophonist, composer and pioneer of the free jazz movement of jazz without limits, played in others' bands before forming his own quartet in the 60s and creating innovative and expressive albums such as Giant Steps (1960), My Favorite Things (1961) and A Love Supreme (1965), won a posthumous Grammy Award in 1981 for the 1962 album recording Bye Bye Blackbird, died from liver disease on 1/17/1967, age 40
1930 ● Ray Charles / (Ray Charles Robinson) → Soul music pioneer who fused R&B, gospel and blues, won 12 Grammy Awards and scored over 30 Top 40 hits, including "Hit The Road Jack" (#1, 1961), 2004 #1 album Genius Loves Company, #10 on Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, died from lung cancer on 6/10/2004, age 73
1935 ● Les McCann / (Leslie Coleman McCann) → Jazz pianist and singer known for his cool piano jazz in the early 60s, easily crossed over to R&B, soul, funk and jazz-rock fusion in the late 60s and 70s with "Compared To What" (#85, 1970) and several multi-chart albums, including Swiss Movement (#29, R&B #2, Jazz #1, 1970), suffered by a stroke in the 90s but continued to record into the 00s
1939 ● Roy Buchanan / → Grossly underrated blues-rock guitarist, issued over 15 albums, hanged himself in a Virginia jail cell after being arrested for public drunkenness on 8/14/88, age 48
1940 ● Tim Rose / → Underappreciated but influential folk-rock singer/songwriter, "Morning Dew" (1967), died from a heart attack during intestinal surgery on 9/24/2002, age 62
1942 ● Jeremy Steig / → Acclaimed jazz flutist, artist, graphic designer and early force in jazz-rock fusion as frontman for Jeremy & The Satyrs and on dozens of solo albums featuring Jan Hammer, Eddie Gomez and others,, his "Howlin' For Judy" (1970) was sampled by the Beastie Boys on "Sure Shot" (Dance #48, 1994), died from cancer on 4/13/2016, age 73
1943 ● John Banks / → Drummer for Britbeat pop-rock The Merseybeats, "Mr. Moonlight'" (UK #5, 1964) and seven other UK Top 40 hits but no chart presence in the US, died on 4/20/1988
1943 ● Julio Iglesias / → Grammy-winning Spanish smooth romantic crooner, "Begin The Beguine" (#1, 1981), one of the top 10 best selling artists in history
1943 ● Steve Boone / → Bassist for folk-pop-rock The Lovin' Spoonful, "Summer In The City" (#1, 1965), record producer and studio owner
1943 ● Wallace Scott / → With twin brother Walter, leaders of R&B/soul-dance quintet The Whispers, "And The Beat Goes On" (#19, R&B #1, 1980)
1943 ● Walter Scott / → With twin brother Wallace, leaders of R&B/soul-dance quintet The Whispers, "And The Beat Goes On" (#19, R&B #1, 1980)
1945 ● Paul Petersen / → TV actor (mouseketeer on The Mickey Mouse Club and Jeff Stone on The Donna Reed Show) and moonlighting pop singer, "My Dad" (#6, 1962)
1945 ● Ron Bushy / → Drummer for psych rock Iron Butterfly, "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" (#30, 1970)
1946 ● Duster Bennett / (Anthony Bennett) → British blues-rock harmonica player and one man band, "Jumping At Shadows" (1968), session musician and early 70s member of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, died in a car crash on 3/26/1976, age 29
1947 ● Dan Grolnick / → Jazz and pop pianist, member of jazz-rock fusion bands Steps Ahead and Dreams in the 70s and 80s, as a session musician played on numerous albums by top 80s artists, including The Brecker Brothers, Steely Dan and Linda Ronstadt, continued to record and perform with his own bands and as a sessionman until his death from non-Hodgkin Lymphoma on 6/1/1996, age 48
1947 ● Jerry Corbetta / → Co-founder, guitar and vocals for one hit wonder pop-rock Sugarloaf, "Green-Eyed Lady" (#3, 1970)
1948 ● Dangerous Dan Toler / (Dan Toler) → Rhythm and lead guitarist as a member of his own bands and with Dickie Betts & Great Southern in the 70s, the Gregg Allman Band and The Allman Brothers Band in the 80s, joined supergroup The Renegades of Southern Rock in the 90s and collaborated with John Townsend in several projects in the 90s and 00s, died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease) on 2/25/2013, age 64
1949 ● Bruce Springsteen / → The Boss, Grammy-winning heartland rock singer, songwriter, guitarist and bandleader for The E Street Band, "Glory Days" (#5, 1985), #23 on Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Artists of All Time
1970 ● Ani DeFranco / → Vocals for teen bubblegum-pop sibling act The DeFranco Family, "Heartbeat-It's A Lovebeat" (#3, 1973)
1972 ● Jermaine Dupri / (Jermaine Dupri Mauldin) → Producer, songwriter and rapper, "The Party Continues" (#29, Rap #6, 1998), discovered and managed teen hip hop duo Kris Kross, founder of So So Def Recordings, producer for Xscape, Da Brat, Mariah Carey and others
1979 ● Erik-Michael Estrada / → Vocals for pre-fab teen idol boy-band O-Town, "All Or Nothing" (#3, 2001)
1985 ● Diana Ortiz / → Vocals for R&B/dance-pop all-girl quartet Dream, "He Loves U Not" (#2, 2000)

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Monday, September 11, 2017

 

Albums Released This Week (September 11 - 17)

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):


September 11
Manfred Mann ------ The Five Faces Of Manfred Mann [UK] ► Blues-Rock >> 1964
Chad & Jeremy ------ Of Cabbages And Kings ► Folk-Pop >> 1967
The Beach Boys ------ Smiley Smile ► Pop-Rock >> 1967
Bruce Springsteen ------ The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle ► Album Rock >> 1973
Gentle Giant ------ Giant For A Day ► Prog Rock >> 1978
Foreigner ------ Head Games ► Arena Rock >> 1979
Ultravox ------ Rage In Eden ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1981
Falco ------ Falco 3 ► Dance-Pop >> 1985
Triumph ------ The Sport Of Kings ► Arena Rock >> 1986
Jethro Tull ------ Crest Of A Knave ► Prog Rock >> 1987
The Temptations ------ Together Again ► Soul >> 1987
Melissa Etheridge ------ Brave And Crazy ► Roots Rock >> 1989
Eurythmics ------ We Too Are One ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1989
Warrant ------ Cherry Pie ► Hard Rock >> 1990
Bob Dylan ------ Under The Red Sky ► Folk-Rock >> 1990
Stephen Stills ------ Stills Alone ► Folk-Rock >> 1991
Blur ------ The Great Escape ► Alt Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 1995
Dion ------ Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock >> 1995
Belinda Carlisle ------ A Man And A Woman ► Pop-Rock >> 1996
Mariah Carey ------ Butterfly ► Pop-Rock >> 1997
Steps ------ Step One [UK] ► Britpop >> 1998
Boz Scaggs ------ Dig It ► Pop-Rock >> 2001
Mariah Carey ------ Glitter [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 2001
Bob Dylan ------ Love And Theft ► Folk-Rock >> 2001
Nickelback ------ Silver Side Up ► Alt Rock/Post-Grunge >> 2001
John Hiatt ------ The Tiki Bar Is Open ► Roots Rock >> 2001
Dave Matthews Band ------ Away From The World ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2012
The Knack ------ Rock & Roll Is Good For You: The Fieger/Averre Demos ► Power Pop >> 2012
Bob Dylan ------ Tempest ► Folk-Rock >> 2012
The Clash ------ The Clash Hits Back ► Punk >> 2013
Scorpions ------ Return To Forever ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock >> 2015


September 12
Brenda Lee ------ Let Me Sing ► Country-Pop >> 1963
The Rolling Stones ------ Through The Past Darkly (Big Hits, Vol. 2) ► Blues-Rock >> 1969
The Jackson 5 ------ G.I.T.: Get It Together ► Soul - Motown >> 1973
Thin Lizzy ------ Fighting ► Hard Rock >> 1975
Electric Light Orchestra ------ A New World Record ► Prog. Rock >> 1976
Chicago ------ Chicago XI ► Jazz-Rock >> 1977
XTC ------ Black Sea ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1980
David Bowie ------ Scary Monsters ► Glam Rock >> 1980
Simple Minds ------ Sister Feelings Call ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1981
Simple Minds ------ Sons And Fascination ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1981
Saga ------ Heads Or Tales ► Prog. Rock >> 1983
UB40 ------ Labour Of Love ► Reggae-Pop >> 1983
The dB's ------ Like This ► Power Pop >> 1984
Talking Heads ------ Stop Making Sense ► New Wave Art-Rock >> 1984
Skinny Puppy ------ VIVIsectVI ► Alt. Rock - Industrial >> 1988
Aerosmith ------ Pump ► Hard Rock >> 1989
Annihilator ------ Never, Neverland ► Thrash Metal >> 1990
Disco Inferno ------ D. I. Go Pop ► Post-Punk Alt/Experimental >> 1994
Lenny Kravitz ------ Circus ► Pop-Rock >> 1995
Big Audio Dynamite ------ Planet B.A.D. ► Post-Punk Alt. Rock >> 1995
Jethro Tull ------ Roots To Branches ► Prog Rock >> 1995
Stina Nordenstam ------ Dynamite ► Pop-Rock/Dream Pop >> 1996
Sloan ------ Between The Bridges ► Alt Indie Rock >> 1999
Lynyrd Skynyrd ------ Christmas Time Again ► Southern Rock >> 2000
Christina Aguilera ------ Mi Reflejo ► Dance-Pop >> 2000
At The Drive-In ------ Relationship Of Command ► Punk Rock >> 2000
Bloodrock ------ Triptych ► Hard Rock >> 2000
Simple Minds ------ Black & White 050505 ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 2005
David Gray ------ Life in Slow Motion ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2005
R.E.M. ------ And I Feel Fine…The Best Of The I.R.S. Years 1982-1987 ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2006
Atlanta Rhythm Section ------ The Day Bear Bryant Died ► Southern Rock >> 2006
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band ------ Face The Promise ► Album Rock >> 2006
Peter Frampton ------ Fingerprints ► Arena Rock >> 2006
Everclear ------ Welcome To The Drama Club ► Grunge-Punk >> 2006
Metallica ------ Death Magnetic ► Heavy Metal >> 2008
PJ Harvey ------ iTunes Session [EP] ► Indie Rock >> 2011


September 13
Manfred Mann ------ My Little Red Book Of Winners! ► Rock n Roll >> 1965
Bobby Darin ------ If I Were A Carpenter ► Pop-Rock >> 1967
Yes ------ Close To The Edge ► Prog Rock >> 1972
Supertramp ------ Crime Of The Century ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1974
Fleetwood Mac ------ Heros Are Hard To Find ► Pop-Rock >> 1974
Ronnie Wood ------ I've Got My Own Album To Do ► Hard Rock >> 1974
LaBelle ------ Nightbirds ► Funk >> 1974
Rose Royce ------ Car Wash: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [Sndtrk] ► Disco >> 1976
Lynyrd Skynyrd ------ One More From The Road ► Southern Rock >> 1976
Elton John ------ Elton John's Greatest Hits Volume II ► Pop-Rock >> 1977
Kate Bush ------ The Dreaming ► Art Rock >> 1982
Simple Minds ------ New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1982
Kiss ------ Animalize ► Hard Rock >> 1984
Dokken ------ Tooth And Nail ► Heavy Metal >> 1984
Stevie Wonder ------ In Square Circle ► Pop-R&B >> 1985
Tanita Tikram ------ Ancient Heart ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
The Smiths ------ Rank ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1988
Jeff Healey Band ------ See The Light ► Blues-Rock >> 1988
Fishbone ------ Truth And Soul ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1988
Tina Turner ------ Foreign Affair ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
The Shamen ------ Boss Drum ► Alt Rock/Electro-Psych >> 1992
The Cure ------ Show ► Post-Punk >> 1993
Blues Traveler ------ Four ► Blues-Rock >> 1994
Eric Clapton ------ From The Cradle ► Blues-Rock >> 1994
Various Artists ------ If I Were A Carpenter ► Alt Rock >> 1994
Curtis Mayfield ------ Live ► Soul/Funk >> 1994
The Notorious B.I.G. ------ Ready To Die ► Gangsta Rap >> 1994
Peter Gabriel ------ Secret World Live ► Prog Rock >> 1994
The Beatles ------ Yellow Submarine Songtrack ► Pop-Rock >> 1999
Spin Doctors ------ Nice Talking To Me ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 2005
Bonnie Raitt ------ Souls Alike ► Blues-Rock >> 2005
Tracy Chapman ------ Where You Live ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2005
Phil Collins ------ Going Back ► Pop-Rock >> 2010
Aerosmith ------ The Essential Aerosmith ► Hard Rock >> 2011
Nick Lowe ------ The Old Magic ► Pub Rock >> 2011
Eric Clapton ------ Play The Blues Live From Jazz At Lincolcn Center ► Blues-Rock >> 2011
Eric Clapton ------ Play The Blues: Live From Jazz At Lincoln Center ► Blues-Rock >> 2011
Bush ------ The Sea Of Memories ► Grunge Rock >> 2011
Alice Cooper ------ Welcome 2 My Nightmare ► Hard Rock >> 2011


September 14
Doris Day ------ The Doris Day Christmas Album ► Holiday Pop >> 1964
The Byrds ------ (Untitled) ► Country-Rock >> 1970
Supertramp ------ Crisis? What Crisis? ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1975
Jethro Tull ------ Stormwatch ► Prog Rock >> 1979
Genesis ------ Abacab ► Prog Rock >> 1981
Faith No More ------ Introduce Yourself ► Hard Rock >> 1987
Mick Jagger ------ Primitive Cool ► Hard Rock >> 1987
Meat Beat Manifesto ------ Armed Audio Warfare ► Techno-Industrial >> 1990
Blind Melon ------ Blind Melon ► Alt. Rock >> 1992
Jethro Tull ------ A Little Light Music [UK] ► Folk-Rock >> 1992
Counting Crows ------ August And Everything After ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1993
Prince ------ The Hits/The B-Sides ► Dance-Pop >> 1993
Teddy Pendergrass ------ A Little More Magic ► Soul-Pop >> 1993
Bryan Adams ------ Live ► Pop-Rock >> 1993
Earth, Wind & Fire ------ Millennium ► Soul-Funk >> 1993
Ringo Starr ------ Ringo Starr And His All-Starr Band Volume 2: Live From Montreux ► Pop-Rock >> 1993
Squeeze ------ Some Fantastic Place ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1993
dEUS ------ In A Bar, Under The Sea [UK] ► Avant Grunge >> 1996
Luis Miguel ------ Amarte Es Un Placer ► Latin Pop >> 1999
Iggy Pop ------ Avenue B ► Alt. Rock / Punk >> 1999
Gov't Mule ------ Deja Voodoo ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock >> 2004
Joni Mitchell ------ Dreamland ► Folk-Rock >> 2004
Tears For Fears ------ Everybody Loves A Happy Ending ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 2004
Blondie ------ Live By Request ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 2004
Frank Zappa ------ QuAUDIOPHILIAC ► Art Rock >> 2004
Alice Cooper ------ School's Out And Other Hits ► Hard Rock >> 2004
Mark Knopfler ------ Get Lucky ► Roots Rock >> 2008
David Gray ------ Draw The Line ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2009
Weezer ------ Hurley ► Alt. Rock/Power Pop >> 2010
Marilyn Martin ------ Trust, Love, Pray ► Contemporary CCM >> 2012


September 15
Johnny Cash ------ Sings Hank Williams ► Classic Country >> 1960
Otis Redding ------ Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul ► Memphis Soul >> 1965
Jefferson Airplane ------ Jefferson Airplane Takes Off ► Psychedelic Rock (SFO) >> 1966
The Kinks ------ Something Else By The Kinks ► British Rock >> 1967
The Band ------ Cahoots ► Folk-Rock >> 1971
Bobby Womack ------ Communication ► Soul-Funk >> 1971
Deep Purple ------ Fireball ► Hard Rock >> 1971
Grand Funk Railroad ------ Phoenix ► Hard Rock >> 1972
John Denver ------ Rocky Mountain High ► Folk-Pop >> 1972
Poco ------ Crazy Eyes ► Country-Rock >> 1973
Hall & Oates ------ Daryl Hall & John Oates ► Pop-Rock >> 1975
David Crosby & Graham Nash ------ Wind On The Water ► Folk-Rock >> 1975
Pink Floyd ------ Wish You Were Here ► Prog Rock >> 1975
Frank Zappa ------ Studio Tan ► Art Rock >> 1978
Huey Lewis & The News ------ Sports ► Pop-Rock >> 1983
Motörhead ------ No Remorse ► Heavy Metal >> 1984
Elvis Costello And The Attractions ------ Blood & Chocolate ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1986
Ric Ocasek ------ This Side Of Paradise ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
Donna Summer ------ All Systems Go ► Dance-Pop >> 1987
The Ramones ------ Halfway To Sanity ► Punk-Rock >> 1987
Tiffany ------ Tiffany ► Dance-Pop >> 1987
Love And Rockets ------ Express ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1986
Rick Wakeman ------ 2000 A.D. Into The Future ► Prog Rock >> 1991
Michael Penn ------ Free-For-All ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1992
Bad 4 Good ------ Refugee ► Heavy Metal/Teen Metal >> 1992
New Edition ------ Home Again ► Soul-Pop >> 1996
America ------ Human Nature ► Folk-Rock >> 1998
Marilyn Manson ------ Mechanical Animals ► Heavy Metal/Alt Metal >> 1998
Death ------ Sound Of Perseverance ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1998
The Human League ------ The Very Best Of The Human League ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 2003
Elton John ------ The Captain & The Kid ► Pop-Rock >> 2006
Ace Frehley ------ Anomaly ► Pop-Metal >> 2009


September 16
Neil Diamond ------ Just For You ► Pop-Rock >> 1967
Jimi Hendrix Experience ------ Electric Ladyland ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1968
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell ------ Easy ► Soul - Motown >> 1969
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas ------ Sugar 'N' Spice ► Soul - Motown >> 1969
Diana Ross ------ Baby, It's Me ► Soul - Motown >> 1977
Pete Townshend/Ronnie Lane ------ Rough Mix ► Prog Rock >> 1977
Talking Heads ------ Talking Heads: 77 ► New Wave Art-Rock >> 1977
Rory Gallagher ------ Top Priority ► Blues-Rock >> 1979
John Mellencamp (John Cougar) ------ Nothing Matters (And What If It Did) ► Roots Rock >> 1980
Gary Numan ------ Warriors ► New Wave Synth Pop >> 1983
Deep Purple ------ Perfect Strangers ► Hard Rock >> 1984
Kiss ------ Asylum ► Hard Rock >> 1985
Marshall Crenshaw ------ Downtown ► Power Pop >> 1985
Slayer ------ Hell Awaits ► Heavy Metal >> 1985
The Waterboys ------ This Is The Sea ► Folk-Rock >> 1985
Lizzy Borden ------ Visual Lies ► Heavy Metal/Glam Metal >> 1987
Eazy-E ------ Eazy-Duz-It ► Gangsta Rap >> 1988
Talk Talk ------ Spirit Of Eden ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1988
Jonathan Richman ------ I, Jonathan ► College Rock >> 1992
Gloria Estefan ------ Exitos De Gloria Estefan ► Latin Pop >> 1990
Buena Vista Social Club ------ Buena Vista Social Club ► Afro-Cuban Jazz >> 1997
Brooks & Dunn ------ The Greatest Hits Collection ► Country-Rock >> 1997
The Band ------ Jubilation ► Folk-Rock >> 1998
Death In Vegas ------ Scorpio Rising ► Electronic Pop >> 2002
David Bowie ------ Reality ► Glam Rock >> 2003
Joss Stone ------ The Soul Sessions ► Soul (Neo-Soul) >> 2003
Elton John ------ The Diving Board ► Pop-Rock >> 2013


September 17
Manfred Mann ------ The Manfred Mann Album ► Rock n Roll >> 1964
The Ventures ------ Wild Things! ► Rock n Roll Instrumental >> 1966
Colosseum ------ Colosseum Live ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1971
Rick Springfield ------ Comic Book Heroes ► Power Pop >> 1973
Scorpions ------ In Trance ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock >> 1975
Ringo Starr ------ Ringo's Rotogravure ► Pop-Rock >> 1976
Frank Zappa ------ Joe's Garage: Act I ► Art Rock >> 1979
The Doobie Brothers ------ One Step Closer ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
Phil Lynott ------ The Phil Lynott Album ► Album Rock >> 1982
General Public ------ All The Rage ► New Wave Ska Pop >> 1984
Timothy B. Schmit ------ Playin' It Cool ► Country-Rock >> 1984
Thompson Twins ------ Here's To Future Days ► New Wave Dance-pop >> 1985
Yes ------ Big Generator ► Prog Rock >> 1987
Frank Zappa ------ London Symphony Orchestra, Vol. 2 ► Classical Fusion >> 1987
Cocteau Twins ------ Heaven Or Las Vegas ► Folk-Rock >> 1990
Mariah Carey ------ Emotions ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
Ozzy Osbourne ------ No More Tears ► Hard Rock >> 1991
Hole ------ Pretty On The Inside ► Grunge >> 1991
Steve Earle ------ Shut Up And Die Like An Aviator ► Alt. Country >> 1991
Uncle Tupelo ------ Still Fear Gone ► Alt. Country-Rock >> 1991
Guns N' Roses ------ Use Your Illusion I ► Hard Rock >> 1991
Guns N' Roses ------ Use Your Illusion II ► Hard Rock >> 1991
KMFDM ------ Money ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock >> 1992
Cake ------ Fashion Nugget ► Alt Rock/College Rock >> 1996
The Cardigans ------ First Band On The Moon ► Power Pop >> 1996
Warren Zevon ------ I'll Sleep When I'm Dead ► Pop-Rock >> 1996
ZZ Top ------ Rhythmeen ► Blues-Rock >> 1996
Goo Goo Dolls ------ Bang! [EP] ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge >> 1997
Hall & Oates ------ Marigold Sky ► Pop-Rock >> 1997
Natalie Cole ------ Ask A Woman Who Knows ► Soul-Pop >> 2002
Mark Knopfler ------ Kill To Get Crimson ► Roots Rock >> 2007
Berlin ------ Animal ► L. A. Synth-Pop >> 2013
The Band ------ Live At The Academy Of Music 1971 ► Folk-Rock >> 2013
Elvis Costello And The Attractions ------ Wise Up Ghost ► Funk >> 2013

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