Monday, October 29, 2012

 

Albums Released This Week (October 29 - November 4)

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 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
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
Mariah Carey ------ Merry Christmas II You ► Pop-Rock >> 2010

Oct 30
Buffalo Springfield ------ Buffalo Springfield Again ► Folk-Rock >> 1967
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
Bane ------ Give Blood ► Hardcore Punk >> 2001
Michael Jackson ------ Invincible ► Dance-Pop >> 2001
Eagles ------ Long Road Out Of Eden ► Country-Rock >> 2007

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
Ice Cube ------ Death Certificate ► Gangsta Rap >> 1991
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
Canned Heat ------ Living The Blues ► Folk-Rock >> 1968
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
The Hollies ------ Romany ► Pop-Rock >> 1972
Slade ------ Slayed? ► Hard Rock >> 1972
Roxy Music ------ Stranded ► Prog Rock >> 1973
Kraftwerk ------ Autobahn ► Techno-Rock >> 1974
Poco ------ Cantamos ► Country-Rock >> 1974
Scorpions ------ Fly To The Rainbow ► Heavy Metal >> 1974
The Band ------ Northern Lights-Southern Cross ► Folk-Rock >> 1975
James Taylor ------ Greatest Hits ► Folk-Rock >> 1976
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
Steve Earle ------ The Hard Way ► Alt. Country >> 1990
Big Audio Dynamite II ------ Kool-Aid ► Dance-Rock >> 1990
Grateful Dead ------ Infrared Roses ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1991
The Black Crowes ------ Amorica ► Southern Rock >> 1994
Aerosmith ------ Big Ones ► Hard Rock >> 1994
Huey Lewis & The News ------ Four Chords And Several Years Ago ► Pop-Rock >> 1994
Mariah Carey ------ Merry Christmas ► 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
Kylie Minogue ------ Inpossible Princess ► Dance-Pop >> 1997
Carbon Leaf ------ Ether-Electrified Porch Music ► AA Alt Rock >> 1999
Westlife ------ Westlife [UK] ► Teen Pop/Boy Band >> 1999
James Taylor ------ James Taylor: A Christmas Album ► Folk-Rock >> 2004
Santana ------ All That I Am ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 2005
Cast ------ Magic Hour ► Britpop >> 2011

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
Madness ------ Madstock! ► Ska Revival >> 1992
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
Oasis ------ The Masterplan ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 1998
Genesis ------ The Way We Walk, Vols. 1-2: The Shorts And Longs ► Prog Rock >> 1998
Bane ------ It All Comes Down To This ► Hardcore Punk >> 1999
Mariah Carey ------ Rainbow ► Pop-Rock >> 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 Rolling Stones ------ No Security ► Blues-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 ► Electronica - 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
The Rolling Stones ------ Live Licks ► Blues-Rock >> 2004
Lou Reed ------ Berlin: Live At St. Ann's Warehouse ► Hard Rock >> 2008
ZZ Top ------ Live From Texas ► Blues-Rock >> 2008

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

 

This Week's Birthdays (October 28 - November 3)

Happy Birthday this week to:

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

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

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

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

Nov 01
1940 ● Staff Sgt. Barry Sadler → Vietnam veteran and one hit wonder pop star, "The Ballad Of The Green Berets" (#1, 1966), died on 11/5/1989 after being in a coma for a year following a shooting in an attempted robbery
1944 ● Mike Burney → Saxophonist for eccentric jazz-pop Wizzard, "See My Baby Jive" (UK #1, 1973)
1944 ● Richard S. "Kinky" Freidman → The "Jewish Cowboy," irreverent country-rock satirist, singer, songwriter and bandleader, The Texas Jewboys, novelist, journalist and would-be politician
1946 ● Rick Grech (Richard Roman Grechko) → Bassist for blues/art rock Family, "In My Own Time" (UK #4, 1971), supertrio Blind Faith (US #1 album Blind Faith, 1969), Traffic, Ginger Baker's Air Force, died on 3/17/1990 from alcohol-related kidney failure
1949 ● David Foster → Canadian producer, composer, musician, arranger for dozens of top MOR/easy listening artists and recordings, including The Bee Gees, Michael Bublé, Clay Aiken, Céline Dion, Barbra Streisand, Kenny Rogers, Faith Hill and many others
1950 ● Dan Peek → Multi-instrumental singer and songwriter for folk-pop America, wrote "Lonely People" (#5, 1974), then Contemporary Christian pop music, died in his sleep on 7/24/2011
1951 ● Ronald Bell (Khalis Bayyan) → Founding member, saxophonist, songwriter and singer for jazz-fusion then R&B/funk Kool & The Gang, "Jungle Boogie" (#4, 1973)
1954 ● Chris Morris → Guitarist for pop-rock one hit wonder Paper Lace, "The Night Chicago Died" (#1, UK #3, 1974), a second single "Billy, Don't Be A Hero" (#96, UK #1, 1974) qualifies them as a two hit wonder in the UK
1957 ● Lyle Lovett → Witty country-pop singer/songwriter, "Give Me Back My Heart" (Country #13, 1987), three-time Grammy Award winner, former husband of actress Julia Roberts
1959 ● Eddie Macdonald → Bassist for post-punk anthem rockers The Alarm, "Sold Me Down The River" (Mainstream #2, 1989)
1962 ● Anthony Kiedis → Vocals for funk-rock Red Hot Chili Peppers, "Californication" (Modern Rock #1, 2000)
1962 ● Mags Furuholmen → Guitar and keyboards for Norwegian synth-pop A-ha, "Take On Me" (#1, 1985)
1963 ● Rick Allen → Drummer for hard rock/metal Def Leppard, "Love Bites" (#1, 1988), lost his left arm in an auto accident in England in 1984 but continued with custom-constructed acoustic and electronic drumkits
1966 ● Willie D (William Dennis) → Vocals in controversial gangsta/horror-rap Geto Boys, "Mind Playing Tricks On Me" (#23, 1991), solo, "Dear God" (Rap #4, 2002)
1967 ● Sophie B. Hawkins → Eclectic rock, pop, jazz, R&B and African music singer and songwriter, "As I Lay Me Down" (#6, 1995)
1969 ● Darren Partington → Keyboards and percussion for electronic/acid-house band 808 State, "Pacific State" (UK #10, 1989)
1975 ● Harold Elwin "Bo" Bice, Jr. → Husky-voiced American Idol runner-up, pop/rock singer, songwriter and guitarist, "Inside Your Heaven" (#2, 2005)
1981 ● LaTavia Roberson → Backing vocals in Grammy-winning R&B/dance-pop Destiny's Child, "Say My Name" (#1, 2000), stage actress

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)
1962 ● Ron McGovney → Original bassist for heavy metal Metallica, "Enter Sandman" (#10, 1991), left in 1982 after several demo recordings but before the band's first true album
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 cappella 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)
1973 ● Mick Thomson → Lead guitarist for Grammy-winning alt metal/rap-metal Slipknot, "Duality" (Mainstream Rock #5, 2004)
1976 ● Ras (Rahsaan J. Bromfield) → Vocals in Brit R&B/dance-pop boy band Damage, "Wonderful Tonight" (UK #3, 1997)
1980 ● Dan Marsala → Guitar and vocals for alt rock/post-hardcore Story Of The Year, "Anthem Of Our Dying Day" (Modern Rock #10, 2004)

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Monday, October 22, 2012

 

Albums Released This Week (October 22 - 28)

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 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
Cher ------ Prisoner ► Pop-Disco >> 1979
The Cure ------ Concert: The Cure Live ► Post-Punk >> 1984
Paul McCartney ------ Give My Regards To Broad Street ► Pop-Rock >> 1984
Mason Williams & Mannheim Steamroller ------ Classical Gas ► Folk-Rock >> 1987
Ozzy Osbourne ------ No Rest For The Wicked ► Hard Rock >> 1988
Pet Shop Boys ------ Behavior ► Electro-pop/Dance >> 1990
Matthew Sweet ------ Girlfriend ► Power Pop >> 1991
Death ------ Human ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1991
Sarah McLachlan ------ Fumbling Towards Ecstasy ► Folk-Rock >> 1993
Phil Collins ------ Dance Into The Light ► Pop-Rock >> 1996
Journey ------ Trial By Fire ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1996
The Dillenger Escape Plan ------ Under The Running Board ► Heavy Metal/Mathcore >> 1998
The Cranberries ------ Wake Up And Smell The Coffee ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2001
Santana ------ Shaman ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 2002
Ray Davies ------ Working Man's Café ► Pop-Rock >> 2007

Oct 23
Frank Zappa ------ Chunga's Revenge ► Art Rock >> 1970
Genesis ------ Trespass ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
Al Green ------ I'm Still in Love With You ► Soul (Southern) >> 1972
Harry Chapin ------ On The Road To Kingdom Come ► Folk-Pop >> 1976
Elvis Costello And The Attractions ------ Almost Blue ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1981
Sammy Hagar ------ Standing Hampton ► Arena Rock >> 1981
Willie Nelson ------ Without A Song ► Outlaw Country >> 1983
Wham! ------ Make It Big ► Pop-Rock >> 1984
Iggy Pop ------ Blah Blah Blah ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1986
Terence Trent D'Arby ------ Neither Fish Nor Flesh (A Soundtrack Of Love, Faith, Hope & Destruction) ► Pop-R&B >> 1989
Betty Boo ------ Boomania ► Dance-Pop >> 1990
Deep Purple ------ Slaves And Masters ► Hard Rock >> 1990
Ozzy Osbourne ------ Ozzmosis ► Hard Rock >> 1995
Atomic Kitten ------ Right Now ► Dance-Pop >> 2000
Bush ------ Golden State ► Grunge Rock >> 2001
Incubus ------ Morning View ► Funk Metal >> 2001
Toni Braxton ------ Snowflakes ► Soul-Pop >> 2001
Mötley Crüe ------ Carnival Of Sins: Live, Vols. 1-2 ► Heavy Metal >> 2007
Neil Young ------ Chrome Dreams II ► Folk-Rock >> 2007
Heart ------ Dreamboat Annie Live ► Album Rock >> 2007
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss ------ Raising Sand ► Folk-Rock >> 2007

Oct 24
Grateful Dead ------ Grateful Dead (Live Skull & Roses) ► Country-Rock >> 1971
John Lennon ------ Shaved Fish ► Pop-Rock >> 1975
Roxy Music ------ Siren ► Prog Rock >> 1975
Rory Gallagher ------ Calling Card ► Blues-Rock >> 1976
Cheap Trick ------ All Shook Up ► Hard Rock/Power Pop >> 1980
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark ------ Organisation ► New Wave Synth Pop >> 1980
Billy Idol ------ Don't Stop ► Hard Rock >> 1981
Stryper ------ To Hell With The Devil ► Heavy Metal/Christian >> 1986
Dead Can Dance ------ The Serpent's Egg ► Folk-Pop >> 1988
Brenda Lee ------ A Brenda Lee Christmas ► Country-Pop >> 1991
Silver Jews ------ Starlite Walker ► Alt Rock/Indie Rock >> 1994
20 Fingers ------ 20 Fingers ► Dance-Pop >> 1995
The Pretenders ------ The Isle Of View ► Post-Punk >> 1995
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band ------ It's A Mystery ► 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 Group ------ 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
Culture Club ------ Waking Up With The House On Fire ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1984
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 And Marvin Gaye ------ Diana & Marvin ► Soul >> 1973
Neil Diamond ------ Serenade ► Pop-Rock >> 1974
The Fall ------ Dragnet ► Pop-Rock/Post-Punk >> 1979
Pat Benatar ------ In The Heat Of The Night ► Hard Rock >> 1979
J. Geils Band ------ Freeze-Frame ► Blues-Rock >> 1981
Gary Numan ------ Berserker ► New Wave Synth Pop >> 1984
Meat Loaf ------ Live At Wembley ► Arena Rock >> 1987
Hooters ------ Zig Zag ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1989
The Velvet Underground ------ Live MCMXCIII ► Alt. Rock >> 1993
10,000 Maniacs ------ MTV Unplugged ► Folk-Rock >> 1993
The Cure ------ Paris ► Post-Punk >> 1993
Blur ------ The Special Collectors Edition ► Alt Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 1994
Napalm Death ------ Words From The Exit Wound [UK] ► Heavy Metal/Grindcore >> 1998
Akinyele ------ Aktapuss ► Dirty Rap >> 1999
B*Witched ------ Awake And Breathe ► Pop/Girl Group >> 1999
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young ------ Looking Forward ► Folk-Rock >> 1999
Incubus ------ Make Yourself ► Funk Metal >> 1999
Bush ------ The Science Of Things ► Grunge Rock >> 1999
Genesis ------ Turn It On Again: The Hits ► Prog 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
Slade ------ Slade Alive, Vol. 2 ► Hard Rock >> 1978
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
Ayreon ------ The Final Experiment ► Heavy Metal/Prog Metal >> 1995
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
Genesis ------ Turn It On Again: The Hits - The Tour Collection ► Prog Rock >> 2008
Jack Johnson ------ En Concert ► AA Folk-Rock >> 2009
Sting ------ If On A Winter's Night… ► Pop-Rock >> 2009
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
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
Mike + The Mechanics ------ Living Years ► Brit Pop-Rock >> 1988
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

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Sunday, October 21, 2012

 

This Week's Birthdays (October 21 - 27)

Happy Birthday this week to:

Oct 21
1917 ● John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie → Highly influential bebop and modern jazz trumpet virtuoso, Grammy-winning soloist and orchestra leader, instrumental in the development of Afro-Cuban jazz, died of pancreatic cancer on 1/6/1993
1925 ● Isaiah "Doctor" Ross → The "Harmonica Boss," blues/boogie singer and one-man band guitarist, drummer and harmonica player, "Chicago Breakdown" (1953), won Grammy Ward for his album Rare Blues (1981), died on 9/28/1993
1936 ● Sheila Jones → Vocals for English pop non-sister trio The Kaye Sisters, "Ivory Tower" (UK #20, 1956)
1937 ● Norman Wright → Tenor vocals in R&B/doo wop The Del Vikings, "Come Go With Me" (#4, 1957)
1940 ● Jimmy Beaumont → Vocals and frontman for R&B/doo wop The Skyliners, "Since I Don't Have You" (#12, 1959)
1940 ● Manfred Mann (Manfred Lubowitz) → South African keyboards, vocals, songwriter, singer and frontman for British Invasion pop-rock Manfred Mann, "Do Wah Diddy Diddy" (#1, 1964), then founded prog/pop-rock Manfred Mann's Earth Band, "Blinded By The Light" (#1, 1977), solo and producer
1941 ● Steve "The Colonel" Cropper → Guitarist, songwriter, producer, highly regarded session player, member of Stax Records house band Booker T. & The MG's, "Green Onions" (#3, 1962) and The Blues Brothers, "Soul Man" (#14, 1979), ranks #36 on Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time
1942 ● Elvin Bishop → Country-blues-rock guitarist, first with The Butterfield Blues Band then solo, "Fooled Around And Fell In Love" (#3, 1976)
1942 ● Yvonne Fair (Flora Yvonne Coleman) → Backing vocals for the James Brown Revue and solo Motown R&B/soul singer, "It Should Have Been Me" (#85, 1976), died from undisclosed causes on 3/6/1994
1943 ● Ron Elliott → Songwriter and lead guitarist for pop-rock The Beau Brummels, wrote "Laugh, Laugh" (#15, 1964), solo, sessions and production work
1945 ● Kathy YoungOne hit wonder teen-pop singer, "A Thousand Stars" (#3, 1961)
1946 ● Lee Loughnane → Founding member, trumpeter and songwriter in horn-pop-rock Chicago, "Saturday In The Park" (#3, 1972), continues with the group in a leadership role
1946 ● Lux Interior (Erick Lee Purkhiser) → Founding member and lead singer for punk-rock The Cramps, "Bikini Girls With Machine Guns" (Modern Rock #10, 1989), died on 2/4/2009 from a burst artery
1947 ● Tetsu Yamauchi → Bassist for early hard-rockers The Faces, "Stay With Me" (#17, 1971), then for proto-metal/hard rock Free, "All Right Now" (#4, 1970)
1952 ● Brent Mydland → Fourth and longest serving keyboardist for Grateful Dead, "Sugar Magnolia" (#91, 1973) and "Touch Of Grey" (#9, 1987), died from a drug overdose on 7/26/1990
1953 ● Charlotte Irene Caffey → Singer, songwriter and bassist for New Wave pop-punk girl group The Go-Go's, "We Got The Beat", (#2, 1982), the most successful all-female pop and rock band of all time and the only one to play their own instruments and write their own songs
1954 ● Eric Faulkner → Vocals, guitar and songwriting for Scottish teen-pop Bay City Rollers, "Saturday Night" (#1, 1976)
1957 ● Attila the Stockbroker (John Baine) → Punk-folk-pop poet musician and author, frontman for Barnstormer, worked with John Otway and TV Smith
1957 ● Julian Cope → Author, poet, antiquary, musician, electro-pop-psychedelia guitarist and songwriter for The Teardrop Explodes, "Reward" (UK #6, 1981), then solo, "World Shut Your Mouth" (#84, UK #19, 1986)
1957 ● Steve "Luke" Lukather → Guitarist for arena pop-rock Toto, "Hold The Line" (#5, 1978), producer, solo
1959 ● Rose McDowall → Vocals for punk-goth-pop Strawberry Switchblade, "Since Yesterday" (UK #5, 1984)
1961 ● Peter Olsson → Original bassist for Swedish hard rock/glam-metal Europe, "The Final Countdown" (#8, 1986)
1971 ● Jade Jagger → Jewelry designer, jet-set socialite and only child of Mick Jagger and former wife Bianca, half-sister to six other Jagger offspring
1971 ● Tony Mortimer → Vocalist and rapper for Brit teen dance-pop/hip hop boy band East 17, "Stay Another Day" (UK #1, 1994), plus over 15 other UK Top 40 hits

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

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

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

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

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

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