Monday, October 31, 2011

 

Albums Released This Week (October 31 - November 6)

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


Oct 31

Bob Dylan ------ Carnegie Hall ► Folk >> 1964
Elvis Presley ------ Spinout ► Pop-Rock >> 1966
Phil Ochs ------ Pleasures Of The Harbor ► Folk-Rock >> 1967
Jethro Tull ------ Living In The Past ► Prog Rock >> 1972
Donna Summer ------ Once Upon A Time... ► Disco >> 1977
Smokey Robinson ------ Smokin' ► Quiet Storm >> 1978
Klaus Schulze ------ Dig It ► Space Rock >> 1980
Cocteau Twins ------ Head Over Heals ► Folk-Rock >> 1983
Paul McCartney ------ Pipes Of Peace ► Pop-Rock >> 1983
Possessed ------ Beyond The Gates ► Heavy/Death Metal >> 1986
Roxette ------ Pearls Of Passion ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
Dinosaur Jr. ------ Bug ► Alt. Rock >> 1988
Paul McCartney ------ Choba b CCCP [Russia] ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
Soundgarden ------ Ultramega OK ► Heavy Metal >> 1988
Grateful Dead ------ Built To Last ► Album Rock >> 1989
Billy Joel ------ Storm Front ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
Naked Raygun ------ Raygun...Naked Raygun ► Punk Rock >> 1990
ABBA ------ Thank You For The Music ► Euro-Pop >> 1994
Julian Cope ------ 20 Mothers ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1995
Curtis Mayfield ------ Live At The Bitter End ► Soul/Funk >> 1995
Foreigner ------ Mr. Moonlight ► Arena Rock >> 1995
Slipknot ------ Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat. ► Heavy Metal/Funk Metal >> 1996
U2 ------ All That You Can't Leave Behind ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2000
The Who ------ Endless Wire ► British Rock >> 2006


Nov 01

Elvis Presley ------ Fun In Acapulco ► Rock n Roll >> 1963
The Temptations ------ Temptin' Temptations ► Soul - Motown >> 1965
Grateful Dead ------ American Beauty ► Folk-Rock >> 1970
Jerry Garcia & Howard Wales ------ Hooteroll? ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1971
Elvis Presley ------ Burning Love And Hits From His Movies, Vol. 3 ► Rock n Roll >> 1972
James Taylor ------ One Man Dog ► Folk-Rock >> 1972
Slade ------ Slayed? ► Hard Rock >> 1972
Roxy Music ------ Stranded ► Prog Rock >> 1973
Poco ------ Cantamos ► Country-Rock >> 1974
The Band ------ Northern Lights-Southern Cross ► Folk-Rock >> 1975
Queen ------ News Of The World ► Glam Rock >> 1977
Jefferson Starship ------ Freedom At Point Zero ► Arena Rock >> 1979
Aerosmith ------ Night In The Ruts ► Hard Rock >> 1979
Hall & Oates ------ X-Static ► Pop-Rock >> 1979
Phil Collins ------ Hello, I Must Be Going! ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
Harry Connick, Jr. ------ 20 ► Piano Jazz >> 1988
Ratt ------ Reach For The Sky ► Heavy Metal/Glam Metal >> 1988
Big Audio Dynamite II ------ Kool-Aid ► Dance-Rock >> 1990
Grateful Dead ------ Infrared Roses ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1991
Aerosmith ------ Big Ones ► Hard Rock >> 1994
Huey Lewis & The News ------ Four Chords And Several Years Ago ► Pop-Rock >> 1994
Nirvana ------ MTV Unplugged In New York ► Grunge >> 1994
Tom Petty ------ Wildflowers ► Album Rock >> 1994
Incubus ------ Fungus Amongus ► Funk Metal >> 1995
East 17 ------ Around The World Hit Singles: The Journey So Far ► Dance-Pop >> 1996
Carbon Leaf ------ Ether-Electrified Porch Music ► AA Alt Rock >> 1999
Westlife ------ Westlife [UK] ► Teen Pop/Boy Band >> 1999
Santana ------ All That I Am ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 2005


Nov 02

Cream ------ Disraeli Gears ► Blues-Rock >> 1967
Creedence Clearwater Revival ------ Willy And The Poor Boys ► Folk-Rock >> 1969
Yes ------ Time And A Word ► Prog Rock >> 1970
John Lennon ------ Mind Games ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Ringo Starr ------ Ringo ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Miles Davis ------ Water Babies ► Jazz/Be-Bop Fusion >> 1976
The Police ------ Outlandos d'Amour ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1978
Paul McCartney & Wings ------ Wings Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
The Damned ------ Machine Gun Etiquette ► Punk-Rock >> 1979
Rory Gallagher ------ Stage Struck ► Blues-Rock >> 1980
Neil Young & Crazy Horse ------ Re-ac-tor ► Folk-Rock >> 1981
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers ------ Long After Dark ► Album Rock >> 1982
Paul McCartney ------ All The Best! ► Pop-Rock >> 1987
Bryan Ferry ------ Bete Noire ► Prog. Rock >> 1987
George Harrison ------ Cloud Nine ► Pop-Rock >> 1987
Bad Religion ------ No Control ► Punk Rock >> 1989
k. d. lang ------ Even Cowgirls Get The Blues ► Alt Country Rock >> 1993
The Band ------ Jericho ► Folk-Rock >> 1993
Kate Bush ------ The Red Shoes ► Art Rock >> 1993
Dixie Chicks ------ Shouldn't Have Told You That ► Country-Rock >> 1993
The Bee Gees ------ Size Isn't Everything ► Pop-Rock >> 1993
Bryan Adams ------ So Far So Good ► Pop-Rock >> 1993
Bright Eyes ------ Letting Off The Happiness ► Indie Rock/Emo >> 1998
Bane ------ It All Comes Down To This ► Hardcore Punk >> 1999
Counting Crows ------ This Desert Life ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1999


Nov 03

Elvis Presley ------ Harum Scarum ► Rock n Roll >> 1965
The Easybeats ------ Volume 3 ► British Invasion >> 1966
Diana Ross & The Supremes ------ Cream Of The Crop ► Soul >> 1969
Diana Ross ------ Everything Is Everything ► Soul - Motown >> 1970
Hall & Oates ------ Abandoned Luncheonette ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Neil Diamond ------ Jonathan Livingston Seagull [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Triumph ------ Rock & Roll Machine ► Arena Rock >> 1977
The Jam ------ All Mod Cons ► Punk-Rock >> 1978
Sly & The Family Stone ------ Back On The Right Track ► Soul-Funk >> 1979
Neil Young ------ Hawks & Doves ► Folk-Rock >> 1980
ABBA ------ Super Trouper ► Euro-Pop >> 1980
Kim Wilde ------ Another Step ► Hi-NRG >> 1986
John Lennon ------ Menlove Ave. ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds ------ Your Funeral…My Trial ► Post-punk Alt Rock >> 1986
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young ------ American Dream ► Folk-Rock >> 1988
Grand Funk Railroad ------ Grand Funk Railroad ► Hard Rock >> 1992
Bon Jovi ------ Keep The Faith ► Arena Rock >> 1992
Rage Against The Machine ------ Rage Against The Machine ► Rap-Metal >> 1992
Angra ------ Angels Cry ► Heavy Metal/Brazilian Metal >> 1993
Front Line Assembly ------ [FLA]vour Of The Week ► Industrial Rock >> 1997
Beck ------ Mutations ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1998
The Bee Gees ------ One Night Only ► Pop-Rock >> 1998
Vintersorg ------ Cosmic Genesis ► Heavy Metal/Progressive Metal >> 2000


Nov 04

The Rolling Stones ------ Got Live If You Want It! ► Blues-Rock >> 1966
The Allman Brothers Band ------ The Allman Brothers Band ► Southern Rock >> 1969
David Bowie ------ Man Of Words/Man Of Music ► Glam Rock >> 1969
David Bowie ------ The Man Who Sold The World ► Glam Rock >> 1970
Passport ------ Hand Made ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1973
The Temptations ------ House Party ► Soul - Motown >> 1975
Jean-Luc Ponty ------ Imaginary Voyage ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1976
Rod Stewart ------ Foot Loose & Fancy Free ► Blues-Rock >> 1977
The Ramones ------ Rocket To Russia ► Punk-Rock >> 1977
Black Sabbath ------ Mob Rules ► Hard Rock >> 1981
Paul Simon ------ Hearts And Bones ► Folk-Pop >> 1983
Hawkwind ------ This Is Hawkwind, Do Not Panic ► Space Rock >> 1984
Hawkwind ------ Anthology, Vol. 1 ► Space Rock >> 1985
Barbra Streisand ------ The Broadway Album ► Easy Listening >> 1985
The Clash ------ Cut The Crap ► Punk >> 1985
The Pretenders ------ Get Close ► Post-Punk >> 1986
Megadeth ------ Peace Sells…But Who's Buying? ► Heavy Metal >> 1986
They Might Be Giants ------ They Might Be Giants ► Alt. Rock >> 1986
Sinead O'Connor ------ The Lion And The Cobra ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1987
Aphex Twin ------ Richard D. James Album ► Eletronica - Dark Ambient >> 1996
Bad Manners ------ Heavy Petting ► Ska Revival >> 1997
Asia ------ Live In Philadelphia ► Prog Rock >> 1997
Harmonia ------ Tracks And Traces ► Krautrock/Kosmische Musik >> 1997
Evanescence ------ Origin ► Hard Rock/Alt Metal >> 2000
The Allman Brothers Band ------ Peakin' At The Beacon ► Southern Rock >> 2000
Sarah McLachlan ------ Afterglow ► Folk-Rock >> 2003
Bob Seger ------ Greatest Hits 2 ► Album Rock >> 2003
Coldplay ------ Live 2003 ► Alt. Rock/Brit Pop >> 2003
Stephen Stills ------ Turnin' Back The Pages ► Folk-Rock >> 2003
Lou Reed ------ Berlin: Live At St. Ann's Warehouse ► Hard Rock >> 2008
ZZ Top ------ Live From Texas ► Blues-Rock >> 2008


Nov 05

Manfred Mann ------ Mann Made ► Folk-Pop >> 1965
Status Quo ------ Dog Of Two Head ► Hard Rock >> 1971
Elton John ------ Madman Across The Water ► Pop-Rock >> 1971
Grateful Dead ------ Europe '72 ► Folk-Rock >> 1972
Siouxsie And The Banshees ------ A Kiss In The Dreamhouse ► Post-Punk >> 1982
Alison Moyet ------ Alf ► New Wave Synth-pop >> 1984
Phil Collins ------ Serious Hits…Live! ► Pop-Rock >> 1990
Paul Simon ------ Paul Simon's Concert In The Park ► Folk-Pop >> 1991
My Bloody Valentine ------ Loveless ► Indie Rock >> 1991
Johnny Cash ------ Unchained ► Classic Country >> 1996
The Clean ------ Unknown Country ► Post-Punk >> 1996
New Order ------ Back To Mine ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 2002
Little Feat ------ Live At The Rams Head ► Southern Rock >> 2002
David Gray ------ A New Day at Midnight ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2002
The Wallflowers ------ Red Letter Days ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2002


Nov 06

The Cars ------ Shake It Up ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Rod Stewart ------ Tonight I'm Yours ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Rod Stewart ------ Absolutely Live ► Blues-Rock >> 1982
The Pointer Sisters ------ Break Out ► Electro-dance-pop >> 1983
Stevie Wonder ------ Characters ► Pop-R&B >> 1987
Various Artists ------ Less Than Zero [Sndtrk] ► Various >> 1987
N.W.A. ------ N.W.A. And The Posse ► Hip-Hop >> 1987
The Pogues ------ Hell's Ditch ► Post-Punk/College Rock >> 1990
Steve Winwood ------ Refugees Of The Heart ► Album Rock >> 1990
Gram Parsons ------ Gram Parsons Archive, Vol. 1: Live At The Avalon Ballroom 1969 ► Country-Rock >> 2007

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Sunday, October 30, 2011

 

This Week's Birthdays (October 30 - November 5)

Happy Birthday this week to:

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

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

Nov 01
1940 ● Staff Sgt. Barry Sadler → Vietnam veteran and one hit wonder pop star, "The Ballad Of The Green Berets" (#1, 1966), died on 11/5/1989 after being in a coma for a year following a shooting in an attempted robbery
1944 ● Mike Burney → Saxophonist for eccentric jazz-pop Wizzard, "See My Baby Jive" (UK #1, 1973)
1944 ● Richard S. "Kinky" Freidman → The "Jewish Cowboy," irreverent country-rock satirist, singer, songwriter and bandleader, The Texas Jewboys, novelist, journalist and would-be politician
1946 ● Rick Grech (Richard Roman Grechko) → Bassist for blues/art rock Family, "In My Own Time" (UK #4, 1971), supertrio Blind Faith (US #1 album Blind Faith, 1969), Traffic, Ginger Baker's Air Force, died on 3/17/1990 from alcohol-related kidney failure
1949 ● David Foster → Canadian producer, composer, musician, arranger for dozens of top MOR/easy listening artists and recordings, including The Bee Gees, Michael Bublé, Clay Aiken, Céline Dion, Barbra Streisand, Kenny Rogers, Faith Hill and many others
1950 ● Dan Peek → Multi-instrumental singer and songwriter for folk-pop America, wrote "Lonely People" (#5, 1974), then Contemporary Christian pop music, died in his sleep on 7/24/2011
1951 ● Ronald Bell (Khalis Bayyan) → Founding member, saxophonist, songwriter and singer for jazz-fusion then R&B/funk Kool & The Gang, "Jungle Boogie" (#4, 1973)
1954 ● Chris Morris → Guitarist for pop-rock one hit wonder Paper Lace, "The Night Chicago Died" (#1, UK #3, 1974), a second single "Billy, Don't Be A Hero" (#96, UK #1, 1974) qualifies them as a two hit wonder in the UK
1957 ● Lyle Lovett → Witty country-pop singer/songwriter, "Give Me Back My Heart" (Country #13, 1987), three-time Grammy Award winner, former husband of actress Julia Roberts
1959 ● Eddie Macdonald → Bassist for post-punk anthem rockers The Alarm, "Sold Me Down The River" (Mainstream #2, 1989)
1962 ● Anthony Kiedis → Vocals for funk-rock Red Hot Chili Peppers, "Californication" (Modern Rock #1, 2000)
1962 ● Mags Kuruholmen → Guitar and keyboards for Norwegian synth-pop A-ha, "Take On Me" (#1, 1985)
1963 ● Rick Allen → Drummer for hard rock/metal Def Leppard, "Love Bites" (#1, 1988), lost his left arm in an auto accident in England in 1984 but continued with custom-constructed acoustic and electronic drumkits
1966 ● Willie D (William Dennis) → Vocals in controversial gangsta/horror-rap Geto Boys, "Mind Playing Tricks On Me" (#23, 1991), solo, "Dear God" (Rap #4, 2002)
1969 ● Darren Partington → Keyboards and percussion for electronic/acid-house band 808 State, "Pacific State" (UK #10, 1989)
1981 ● LaTavia Roberson → Backing vocals in Grammy-winning R&B/dance-pop Destiny's Child, "Say My Name" (#1, 2000), stage actress

Nov 02
1937 ● Earl "Speedo" Carroll → Singer and frontman for R&B/doo wop The Cadillacs, "Speedo" (#17, R&B #3, 1955), left in 1963 to join The Coasters and performed with the group through the 80s, now on the oldies circuit
1941 ● Bruce Welch → Guitarist with instrumental pop-rock The Shadows, "Apache" (Worldwide #1, 1960)
1941 ● Jay Black (David Blatt) → Lead vocals and de facto frontman for clean-cut, pop-rock vocal group Jay & The Americans, "Cara Mia" (#4, 1965)
1944 ● Keith Emerson → Influential and accomplished progressive rock keyboardist for 60s Brit prog rock The Nice, "America" (1968), founding member of prog rock supergroup Emerson Lake & Palmer, "Lucky Man" (#48, 1971), solo
1945 ● John David "J.D." Souther → Country-rock singer and songwriter, session musician and producer for Linda Ronstadt, co-wrote hits for the Eagles, including "New Kid In Town" (#1, 1977), member of the Souther-Hillman-Furay Band, solo "You're Only Lonely" (#7, 1979)
1946 ● Leonard "Chip" Hawkes → Bass and vocals for British Invasion pop-rock The Tremeloes, "Silence Is Golden" (US #11, UK #1, 1967), father of pop singer Chesney Hawkes
1947 ● Dave Pegg → Electric folk bassist for renowned Brit folk-rock Fairport Convention, "Si Tu Dos Partir" (UK #21, 1969), long-lived Brit folk-rock Jethro Tull, "Living In The Past" (#11, 1973), solo, producer
1952 ● Maxine Nightingale → Brit R&B/soul singer, "Right Back Where We Started From" (#2, 1976)
1956 ● Fred Fairbrass → Guitarist for dance-pop Right Said Fred, "I'm Too Sexy" (#1, 1991)
1957 ● Carter Beauford → Drummer for pop-funk-rock jam band Dave Matthews Band, "Don't Drink The Water" (#4, 1998)
1961 ● k. d. lang (Kathryn Dawn Lang) → Canadian singer and songwriter, started as country-pop and shifted to adult contemporary and dance-pop, "Constant Craving" (#38, Adult Contemporary #2, 1992)
1963 ● Bobby Dall → Bassist in hair metal/power ballad Poison, "Every Rose Has It's Thorn" (#1, 1988)
1965 ● Andy Barker → Drummer in electronic/acid-house 808 State, "Pacific State" (UK#10, 1989)
1967 ● Alvin Chea → Vocals in a capella gospel Take 6, "I L-O-V-E U" (R&B #19, 1990)
1969 ● Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu → Bassist for nu metal Korn, "Here To Stay" (Mainstream #4, 2002)
1971 ● John Hampson → Guitarist and songwriter for indie power pop Nine Days, "Absolutely (Story Of A Girl)" (#6, 2000)
1975 ● Chris Walla → Guitarist for indie pop-rock Death Cab For Cutie, "Soul Meets Body" (Modern Rock #5, 2005)
1978 ● Nelly (Cornell Haynes, Jr.) → Grammy-winning hip hop vocalist, "Country Grammar (Hot Shit)" (#7, 2000), record producer, music entrepreneur and record label CEO

Nov 03
1933 ● John Barry (Jonathan Barry Prendergrast) → Grammy- and Academy Award-winning film score composer for 11 James Bond films and others, including the theme song to Born Free (1966) and the soundtrack to Dances With Wolves (1989), died from a heart attack on 1/30/2011
1941 ● Brian Poole → Lead singer and frontman for British Invasion pop-rock The Tremeloes, "Silence Is Golden" (US #11, UK #1, 1967), solo, daughters Karen and Shellie formed Alisha's Attic in the 90's.
1943 ● Bert Jansch → Scottish acoustic blues and folk singer, songwriter and guitarist, 60s duo with John Renbourn then co-founded folk-rock group Pentangle, "Light Flight" (UK #43, 1970), solo
1946 ● Nick Simper → Bassist for early Brit rock 'n' roll Johnny Kidd & The Pirates, survived the 1966 car crash that killed Johnny Kidd, quit The Pirates in 1968 to co-found hard rock Deep Purple, fired in 1969 and pursued a solo career and founded/fronted hard rock Warhorse, Flying Fox and Fandango
1946 ● Tommy Dee (Thomas De Generes) → Guitarist in blue-eyed soul one hit wonder John Fred & His Playboy Band, "Judy In Disguise (With Glasses)" (#1, 1968)
1948 ● Lulu (Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie) → Scottish pop singer and songwriter, "To Sir With Love" (#1, 1967), actress, TV host, continues performing in 2011
1954 ● Adam Ant (Stuart Leslie Goddard) → Singer and frontman for post-punk New Wave glam-pop Adam & The Ants, "Goody Two Shoes" (#12, 1983), film and TV actor
1960 ● James Prime → Keyboards for Scottish indie pop-rock Deacon Blue, "Real Gone Kid" (UK #8, 1988)
1962 ● Ian McNabb → Guitar and vocals for Brit neo-psychedelic rock Icicle Works, "Whisper To A Scream (Birds Fly)" (#37, 1984)
1962 ● Marilyn (Peter Anthony Robinson) → Brit New Romantic dance-pop singer, "Calling Your Name" (UK #4, 1983)
1969 ● Mark Roberts → Guitarist in Welsh indie-alt-rock Catatonia, "Mulder And Scully" (UK#3, 1998)
1969 ● Robert Miles (Roberto Concina) → Italian dream-house DJ, composer, producer and electronica musician, "Children" (Dance/Club #1, 1996)
1976 ● Ras (Rahsaan J. Bromfield) → Vocals in Brit R&B/dance-pop boy band Damage, "Wonderful Tonight" (UK #3, 1997)

Nov 04
1938 ● Harry Elston → Vocalist in Ray Charles' backing group The Hi-Fi's, then co-founder and singer in pop-rock vocal group The Friends Of Distinction, "Grazing In The Grass" (#3, 1969)
1940 ● Delbert McClinton → Texas blues and country-rock guitarist, harmonica player, singer and songwriter, "Giving It Up For Your Love" (#8, 1980), played on Bruce Channel's one hit wonder "Hey Baby" (#1, 1962), wrote "Two More Bottles Of Wine" for Emmylou Harris (Country #1, 1978)
1947 ● Michael Joseph "Mike" Smith → Saxophone for Welsh early prog rock septet Amen Corner, "(If Paradise Is) Half As Nice" (UK #1, 1969)
1954 ● Chris Difford → Guitarist, vocalist and lyricist for New Wave pop-rock Squeeze, "Tempted" (#49, Mainstream Rock #8, 1981)
1957 ● James Honeyman-Scott → Guitarist, songwriter and founding member of post-punk New Wave hard pop-rock The Pretenders, "Back On The Chain Gang" (#5, 1982), died on 6/16/1982 from cocaine abuse
1963 ● Lena Hilda Zavaroni → Teen pop shooting star singer, discovered on UK TV talent show Opportunity Knocks, at 10 years old became the youngest British singer to earn a silver disc, "Ma! (He's Making Eyes At Me)" (UK #10, 1974), died on 10/1/1999 after years of battling anorexia nervosa
1965 ● Jeff Scott Soto → Puerto Rican-American heavy metal and arena rock vocalist for Talisman, Yngwie Malmsteen Band, Journey and solo
1966 ● Kool Rock-ski (Damon Wimbley) → Member of novelty rap trio The Fat Boys, "Wipe Out" (#12, 1987), film actor and solo hip hop artist
1970 ● Puff Daddy aka P. Diddy (Sean John Combs) → Producer, Bad Boy Records founder, stage and screen actor, fashion designer, entrepreneur and Grammy-winning rapper, "I'll Be Missing You" (#1, 1997)
1971 ● Shawn Rivera → Co-founder and vocals for contemporary R&B vocal group Az Yet, "Hard To Say I'm Sorry" (#8, 1997), producer, percussionist, session musician
1974 ● Louise Nurding Redknapp → Brit R&B/dance-pop singer for girl-group Eternal, "Stay" (#19, UK #3, 1993), then solo, "Naked" (UK #5, 1996)
1977 ● Kavana (Anthony Kavanaugh) → Brit actor, pop singer and songwriter, "I Can Make You Feel Good" (UK #8, 1997)

Nov 05
1931 ● Ike Turner (Izear Luster Turner, Jr.) → Legendary R&B and rock 'n' roll bandleader, "Rocket 88" (R&B #1, 1951) and as a duo with then-wife Tina Turner, "Proud Mary" (#4, 1971), died from emphysema on 12/7/2007
1941 ● Art Garfunkel → Grammy-winning folk-pop singer and guitarist in 60s partnership with Paul Simon, then adult contemporary pop solo career, "All I Know" (#9, 1973), film actor in Carnal Knowledge (1971)
1943 ● Pablo Samellhi Gomez → Drummer for Spanish rock 'n roll band Los Bravos, "Black Is Black" (US #4, 1966), the first US Top 10 hit by a Spanish band
1946 ● Gram Parsons (Cecil Ingram Connor III) → Legendary and pioneering country-rock singer, songwriter and guitarist, played in The International Submarine Band, joined The Byrds in 1968 for the seminal Sweetheart Of The Rodeo album, co-founded The Flying Burrito Brothers in 1969, issued two solo albums before dying from a heroin overdose on 9/19/1973
1947 ● Peter Noone → Vocals and frontman for British Invasion pop-rock Herman's Hermits, "Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter" (#1. 1965)
1948 ● Donnie McDougall → Guitarist for Canadian rockers The Guess Who, "American Woman" (#1, 1970), still performs with the group
1948 ● Peter Hammill → Guitarist, pianist, singer and songwriter for progressive/art rock Van Der Graf Generator, left the band in 1971 for solo career, releases solo (as Rikki Nadir) and VDGG reunion albums sporadically through 2008
1950 ● Dennis Provisor → Keyboardist for AM Top 40 pop-rockers The Grass Roots, "Midnight Confessions" (#5, 1968)
1957 ● David Moyse → Guitarist for Aussie light pop-rock Air Supply, "The One That You Love" (#1, 1981)
1957 ● Mike Score → Keyboards, guitar and lead singer for bizarrely-teased hair New Wave pop-rock A Flock of Seagulls, "I Ran (So Far Away)" (#9, 1982)
1959 ● Bryan Guy Adams → Grammy-winning Canadian pop-rock power songwriter and balladeer, "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You" (#1, 1991) and 18 other Top 40 hits
1959 ● Ken Coomer → Drummer for alt-metal Clockhammer, joined seminal roots rock trio Uncle Tupelo in 1992, left in 1994 to co-found alt country-rock Wilco, "Outtasite (Outta Mind)" (#22, 1997)
1959 ● Rob Fisher → Keyboards, vocals and songwriting for New Wave synth-pop Naked Eyes, "(There's) Always Something There To Remind Me" (#10, 1983) and pop-soul Climie Fisher, "Love Changes Everything" (#23, 1988), died on 8/25/1999 following surgery for intestinal cancer
1961 ● David Bryson → Guitarist for alt-rock Counting Crows, "Mr. Jones" (Modern Rock #2, 1994)
1965 ● Paris Grey (Shanna Jackson) → Vocals and one half of the house and electro-techno/dance-pop duo Inner City, "Big Fun" (Dance-Club #1, 1984)
1968 ● Mark Hunter → Keyboards for Brit alt pop-rock James, "Sit Down" (UK #2, 1991) and "Laid" (#61, Modern Rock #3, 1994)
1971 ● Jon Greenwood → Guitar and keyboards for alt/indie rock Radiohead, "There There" (Modern Rock #14, 2003)
1974 ● David Ryan Adams → Alt country-rock singer and songwriter, "New York, New York" (Adult Top 40 #18, 2002) and with country-rock The Cardinals
1975 ● Lisa Scott-Lee → Vocals and dance routines for pre-fab Brit dance-pop group The Steps, "5, 6, 7, 8" (UK #14, 1997)
1985 ● Kate Jenna DeAraugo → Australian singer, winner of the third season of Australian Idol in 2005, solo, "Maybe Tonight" (Australia #1, 2005) then joined pre-fab dance-pop girl group Young Divas
1987 ● Kevin Jonas → Singer in teen-pop ballad trio the Jonas Brothers, "Burnin' Up" (#5, 2008), TV actor

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Monday, October 24, 2011

 

Albums Released This Week (October 24 - 30)

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


Oct 24

Grateful Dead ------ Grateful Dead (Live Skull & Roses) ► Country-Rock >> 1971
John Lennon ------ Shaved Fish ► Pop-Rock >> 1975
Roxy Music ------ Siren ► Prog Rock >> 1975
Cheap Trick ------ All Shook Up ► Hard Rock/Power Pop >> 1980
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark ------ Organisation ► New Wave Synth Pop >> 1980
Billy Idol ------ Don't Stop ► Hard Rock >> 1981
Stryper ------ To Hell With The Devil ► Heavy Metal/Christian >> 1986
Dead Can Dance ------ The Serpent's Egg ► Folk-Pop >> 1988
Silver Jews ------ Starlite Walker ► Alt Rock/Indie Rock >> 1994
The Pretenders ------ The Isle Of View ► Post-Punk >> 1995
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band ------ It's A Mystery ► Album Rock >> 1995
Simply Red ------ Life ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1995
The Smashing Pumpkins ------ Melon Collie And The Infinite Sadness ► Hard Rock >> 1995
Anthrax ------ Stomp 442 ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1995
Linkin Park ------ Hybrid Theory ► Hard Rock >> 2000
Christina Aguilera ------ My Kind Of Christmas ► Dance-Pop >> 2000


Oct 25

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


Oct 26

Sam & Dave ------ Soul Men ► Soul >> 1967
Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye ------ Diana & Marvin ► Soul >> 1973
Neil Diamond ------ Serenade ► Pop-Rock >> 1974
The Fall ------ Dragnet ► Pop-Rock/Post-Punk >> 1979
Pat Benatar ------ In The Heat Of The Night ► Hard Rock >> 1979
J. Geils Band ------ Freeze-Frame ► Blues-Rock >> 1981
Gary Numan ------ Berserker ► New Wave Synth Pop >> 1984
Meat Loaf ------ Live At Wembley ► Arena Rock >> 1987
Hooters ------ Zig Zag ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1989
The Velvet Underground ------ Live MCMXCIII ► Alt. Rock >> 1993
10,000 Maniacs ------ MTV Unplugged ► Folk-Rock >> 1993
The Cure ------ Paris ► Post-Punk >> 1993
Blur ------ The Special Collectors Edition ► Alt Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 1994
Napalm Death ------ Words From The Exit Wound [UK] ► Heavy Metal/Grindcore >> 1998
Akinyele ------ Aktapuss ► Dirty Rap >> 1999
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young ------ Looking Forward ► Folk-Rock >> 1999


Oct 27

Ten Years After ------ Ten Years After ► Blues-Rock >> 1967
Johnny Winter ------ Second Winter ► Blues-Rock >> 1969
Ten Years After ------ A Space In Time ► Blues-Rock >> 1971
Stevie Wonder ------ Talking Book ► Pop-R&B >> 1972
Angel ------ Angel ► Heavy Metal >> 1975
Bobby Womack ------ Safety Zone ► Smooth Soul >> 1975
Motörhead ------ Bomber ► Heavy Metal >> 1979
Hawkwind ------ Levitation ► Space Rock >> 1980
Ringo Starr ------ Stop And Smell The Roses ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Prince ------ 1999 ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
George Harrison ------ Gone Troppo ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
Bob Dylan ------ Infidels ► Folk-Rock >> 1983
Celtic Frost ------ To Mega Therion ► Heavy Metal >> 1985
XTC ------ Skylarking ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1986
Robbie Robertson ------ Robbie Robertson ► Roots Rock >> 1987
Neil Young ------ Harvest Moon ► Folk-Rock >> 1992
Jefferson Airplane ------ Jefferson Airplane Loves You ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1992
AC/DC ------ Live ► Hard Rock >> 1992
Michael Nesmith ------ Tropical Campfires ► Country-Rock >> 1992
John Lennon ------ Lennon Legend: The Very Best Of JoHn Lennon ► Pop-Rock >> 1997
Simon & Garfunkel ------ Old Friends ► Folk-Pop >> 1997
The Afghan Whigs ------ 1965 ► Post-Punk >> 1998
Bryan Adams ------ On A Day Like Today ► Pop-Rock >> 1998
R.E.M. ------ Up ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1998
The Haunted ------ Made Me Do It ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 2000
Stephen Stills ------ Live At Shepherd's Bush ► Folk-Rock >> 2009
Spandau Ballet ------ Once More ► New Wave Synht-Pop >> 2009


Oct 28

The Kinks ------ Face To Face ► British Rock >> 1966
Neil Young ------ Decade ► Blues-Rock >> 1977
Rush ------ Hemispheres ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1978
Neil Young & Crazy Horse ------ Re-ac-tor ► Folk-Rock >> 1981
Bob Dylan ------ Biograph ► Folk-Rock >> 1985
Oingo Boingo ------ Dead Man's Party ► New Wave Ska-Pop >> 1985
Iron Maiden ------ Somewhere In Time ► Heavy Metal >> 1996
Deborah Harry ------ Def, Dumb & Blonde ► New Eave Dance-Pop >> 1989
Richard Marx ------ Rush Street ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1991
Genesis ------ We Can't Dance ► Prog Rock >> 1991
Bob Dylan ------ World Gone Wrong ► Folk-Rock >> 1993
Millencolin ------ Tiny Toons ► Euro-punk >> 1994
The Beatles ------ Anthology 3 ► Pop-Rock >> 1996
Michael McDonald ------ Blue Obsession ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1997
Kiss ------ Carnival Of Souls: The Final Sessions ► Hard Rock >> 1997
The Aquabats ------ The Fury Of The Aquabats ► Ska-Punk Revival >> 1997
Dave Matthews Band ------ Live At Red Rocks 8.15.95 ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1997
Asia ------ Live in Koln ► Prog Rock >> 1997
The Moody Blues ------ December ► Prog Rock >> 2003
The Cure ------ 4:13 Dream ► Post-Punk >> 2008


Oct 29

The Beach Boys ------ Surfin' Safari ► Hot Rod >> 1962
Neil Diamond ------ The Feel Of Neil Diamond ► Pop-Rock >> 1966
The Byrds ------ Ballad Of Easy Rider ► Country-Rock >> 1969
Dave Mason ------ It's Like You Never Left ► Prog Rock >> 1973
David Bowie ------ David Live ► Glam Rock >> 1974
Frank Zappa ------ Zoot Allures ► Art Rock >> 1976
ABBA ------ Greatest Hits Vol. 2 ► Euro-Pop >> 1979
Neil Young ------ Hawks & Doves ► Folk-Rock >> 1980
Pat Benatar ------ Get Nervous ► Hard Rock >> 1982
Bryan Adams ------ Reckless ► Pop-Rock >> 1984
Frankie Goes To Hollywood ------ Welcome To The Pleasuredome ► New Wave Club/Dance >> 1984
Rush ------ Power Windows ► Arena Rock >> 1985
The Beautiful South ------ Choke ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1990
Freddie Jackson ------ Do Me Again ► Soul >> 1990
Paul McCartney ------ Tripping The Live Fantastic ► Pop-Rock >> 1990
Paul McCartney ------ Choba b CCCP [US] ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
The New York Rock And Soul Revue ------ Live At The Beacon ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
Big Daddy Kane ------ Prince Of Darkness ► Golden Age Rap >> 1991
Wilco ------ Being There ► Alt. Country-Rock >> 1996
Earth, Wind & Fire ------ Greatest Hits Live ► Soul-Funk >> 1996
Ghostface Killah ------ Ironman ► Rap-soul >> 1996
Yes ------ Keys To The Ascension ► Prog Rock >> 1996
Nirvana ------ Nirvana ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2002


Oct 30

The Temptations ------ The Temptations Christmas Card ► Soul - Motown >> 1970
Elton John ------ Tumbleweed Connection ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
The Who ------ Meaty Beaty Big And Bouncy ► British Rock >> 1971
Pink Floyd ------ Meddle ► Prog Rock >> 1971
Stevie Wonder ------ Journey Through The Secret Life Of Plants ► Pop-R&B >> 1979
Spandau Ballet ------ Journeys To Glory ► New Wave Synht-Pop >> 1981
Mercyful Fate ------ Melissa ► Heavy Metal >> 1983
Anthrax ------ Spreading The Disease ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1985
George Michael ------ Faith ► Dance-Pop >> 1987
Joe Satriani ------ Flying In A Blue Dream ► Instrumental >> 1989
Wet Wet Wet ------ Holding Back The River ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1989
Jimmy Buffett ------ Feeding Frenzy ► Folk-Rock >> 1990
Roxy Music ------ Heart Still Beating ► Prog Rock >> 1990
Big Daddy Kane ------ Taste Of Chocolate ► Golden Age Rap >> 1990
Pulp ------ Different Class ► Britpop >> 1995
Blur ------ Blur: The Best Of ► Alt Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 2000
Michael Jackson ------ Invincible ► Dance-Pop >> 2001
Eagles ------ Long Road Out Of Eden ► Country-Rock >> 2007

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

 

This Week's Birthdays (October 23 - 29)

Happy Birthday this week to:

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

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

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

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

Oct 27
1942 ● Melvin Lee Greenwood → Country-pop singer and songwriter, "God Bless The USA" (Country #7, 1984) re-released in October 2001 (#16, Country #16, 2001) and 18 other Country Top 10 singles plus a Grammy Award
1948 ● Byron Allred → Keyboards in blues-rock then psych-rock then pop-rock Steve Miller Band, "The Joker" (#1, 1973)
1949 ● Gary Tallent → Bassist in Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band bassist, producer, sessions, record company executive
1951 ● Kenneth "K.K." Downing, Jr. → Lead guitarist for popular and influential "New Wave" heavy metal band Judas Priest, "You've Got Another Thing Comin'" (#67, Mainstream Rock #4, 1982) plus the 2009 Grammy-winning album Dissident Aggressor
1953 ● Peter Dodd → Guitarist with New Wave synth-pop Thompson Twins, "Hold Me Now" (#3, 1983)
1956 ● Hazell Dean (Poole) → Brit dance-pop singer and H-NRG artist, "Searchin' (I Gotta Find A Man)" (Dance/Club #8, 1983) and two other Dance/Club Top 20 hits
1958 ● Simon LeBon → Lead singer and lyricist for New Wave pop-rock Duran Duran, "Hungry Like The Wolf" (#3, 1982), still recording in 2011
1967 ● Scott Weiland → Vocals for alt hard rock Stone Temple Pilots, "Interstate Love Song" (#18, 1994)
1984 ● Kelly Osbourne → Reality TV actress, socialite and teen-pop-rock singer, "Papa Don't Preach" (Mainstream Rock #25, UK #3, 2002), daughter of metal superstar Ozzy and manager-wife Sharon Osbourne, fashion designer, TV judge and host

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

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

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Monday, October 17, 2011

 

Albums Released This Week (October 17 - 23)

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


Oct 17

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


Oct 18

Cactus ------ Restrictions ► Hard Rock >> 1971
The Rolling Stones ------ It's Only Rock 'N' Roll ► Blues-Rock >> 1974
The Jacksons ------ Goin' Places ► Soul/disco >> 1977
Hawkwind ------ Sonic Attack ► Heavy Metal >> 1981
Hall & Oates ------ Rock 'N Soul Part !: Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock >> 1983
The Carpenters ------ Voice Of The Heart ► Easy Listening >> 1983
Frank Zappa ------ Them Or Us ► Art Rock >> 1984
The Cult ------ Love ► Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Revival >> 1985
Duran Duran ------ Big Thing ► Synth-Pop >> 1988
Sonic Youth ------ Daydream Nation ► Indie Rock >> 1988
Martika ------ Martika ► Dance-Pop >> 1988
Paul Simon ------ Negotiations And Love Songs 1971 - 1986 ► Folk-Pop >> 1988
The Smithereens ------ 11 ► College Rock >> 1989
The Bangles ------ Everything ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
Insane Clown Posse ------ Carnival Of Carnage ► Indie/Midwest Hip Hop >> 1992
Carcass ------ Heartwork [UK] ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1993
B*Witched ------ Awake And Breathe ► Pop/Girl Group >> 1999
Westlife ------ Flying Without Wings ► Teen Pop/Boy Band >> 1999
Alcazar ------ Casino ► Euro Dance-Pop >> 2000
Bryan Adams ------ Anthology ► Pop-Rock >> 2005
Depeche Mode ------ Playing The Angel ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2005
Stevie Wonder ------ A Time To Love ► Pop-Soul >> 2005


Oct 19

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


Oct 20

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


Oct 21

Manfred Mann ------ As Is ► Rock n Roll >> 1966
Bob Dylan ------ New Morning ► Folk-Rock >> 1970
Mike Oldfield ------ Ommadawn ► Instrumental Rock/Fusion >> 1975
Meat Loaf ------ Bat Out Of Hell ► Arena Rock >> 1977
The Beatles ------ Love Songs ► Pop-Rock >> 1977
Genesis ------ Seconds Out ► Prog Rock >> 1977
Neil Young ------ Comes A Time ► Folk-Rock >> 1978
Bobby And The Midnites ------ Bobby & The Midnights ► Country-Rock >> 1981
Simple Minds ------ Once Upon A Time ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1985
Jethro Tull ------ Original Masters ► Prog Rock >> 1985
"Weird Al" Yankovic ------ Polka Party! ► Comedy/Parody >> 1986
Steve Winwood ------ Chronicles ► Album Rock >> 1987
Don Dokken ------ Up From The Ashes ► Hard Rock/Heavy Metal >> 1990
Grand Funk Railroad ------ Bosnia ► Hard Rock >> 1997
Artension ------ Phoenix Rising ► Heavy Metal/Progressive Metal >> 1997
Little Feat ------ Kickin' It At The Barn ► Southern Rock >> 2003
The Allman Brothers Band ------ Live At The Atlanta International Festival: July 3 & 5, 1970 ► Southern Rock >> 2003


Oct 22

Donovan ------ Fairytale [UK] ► Folk-Rock >> 1965
Led Zeppelin ------ Led Zeppelin II ► Hard Rock >> 1969
Kiss ------ Hotter Than Hell ► Hard Rock >> 1974
Elton John ------ Blue Moves ► Pop-Rock >> 1976
The Cure ------ Concert: The Cure Live ► Post-Punk >> 1984
Paul McCartney ------ Give My Regards To Broad Street ► Pop-Rock >> 1984
Mason Williams & Mannheim Steamroller ------ Classical Gas ► Folk-Rock >> 1987
Ozzy Osbourne ------ No Rest For The Wicked ► Hard Rock >> 1988
Pet Shop Boys ------ Behavior ► Electro-pop/Dance >> 1990
Matthew Sweet ------ Girlfriend ► Power Pop >> 1991
Death ------ Human ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1991
Sarah McLachlan ------ Fumbling Towards Ecstasy ► Folk-Rock >> 1993
Phil Collins ------ Dance Into The Light ► Pop-Rock >> 1996
The Dillenger Escape Plan ------ Under The Running Board ► Heavy Metal/Mathcore >> 1998
The Cranberries ------ Wake Up And Smell The Coffee ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2001
Santana ------ Shaman ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 2002
Ray Davies ------ Working Man's Café ► Pop-Rock >> 2007


Oct 23

Frank Zappa ------ Chunga's Revenge ► Art Rock >> 1970
Genesis ------ Trespass ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
Al Green ------ I'm Still in Love With You ► Soul (Southern) >> 1972
Harry Chapin ------ On The Road To Kingdom Come ► Folk-Pop >> 1976
Elvis Costello And The Attractions ------ Almost Blue ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1981
Willie Nelson ------ Tougher Than Leather ► Outlaw Country >> 1983
Wham! ------ Make It Big ► Pop-Rock >> 1984
Iggy Pop ------ Blah Blah Blah ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1986
Terence Trent D'Arby ------ Neither Fish Nor Flesh (A Soundtrack Of Love, Faith, Hope & Destruction) ► Pop-R&B >> 1989
Betty Boo ------ Boomania ► Dance-Pop >> 1990
Deep Purple ------ Slaves And Masters ► Hard Rock >> 1990
Ozzy Osbourne ------ Ozzmosis ► Hard Rock >> 1995
Neil Young ------ Chrome Dreams II ► Folk-Rock >> 2007
Heart ------ Dreamboat Annie Live ► Album Rock >> 2007
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss ------ Raising Sand ► Folk-Rock >> 2007

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