Monday, November 30, 2015

 

Albums Released This Week (November 30 - December 6)

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


Nov 30
Jefferson Airplane ------ After Bathing At Baxter's ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1967
Cilla Black ------ The Very Best Of Cilla Black ► Pop-Rock >> 1968
J.J. Cale ------ Really ► Blues-Rock >> 1972
Montrose ------ Montrose ► Hard Rock >> 1973
Manfred Mann's Earth Band ------ Solar Fire ► Prog Rock >> 1973
Cat Stevens ------ Numbers ► Folk-Pop >> 1975
Stevie Wonder ------ Looking Back ► Soul >> 1977
Steely Dan ------ Greatest Hits ► Jazz-Rock >> 1978
Pink Floyd ------ The Wall [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1979
Bad Religion ------ Bad Religion ► Punk Rock >> 1981
Yes ------ Classic Yes ► Prog Rock >> 1981
ABBA ------ The Visitors ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Michael Jackson ------ Thriller ► Dance-Pop >> 1982
Violent Femmes ------ Violent Femmes ► New Wave Post-Punk >> 1982
Sammy Hagar ------ Three Lock Box ► Arena Rock >> 1982
Teddy Pendergrass ------ Love Language ► Soul-Pop >> 1984
Pete Townshend ------ White City: A Novel ► Prog Rock >> 1985
The Who ------ Who's Missing ► Hard Rock >> 1985
Freddie King ------ Live At The Texas Opry House ► Electric Blues >> 1992
FM ------ Mac Of The Roundtable ► Prog Rock >> 1992
Shadows Fall ------ Somber Eyes To The Sky ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal >> 1997
Kylie Minogue ------ Intimate And Live ► Dance-Pop >> 1998
Cher ------ The Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock >> 1999


Dec 01
Jimi Hendrix Experience ------ Axis: Bold As Love [UK] ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1967
The Shadows ------ From Hank, Bruce, Brian And John ► Instrumental Rock 'N' Roll >> 1967
The Monkees ------ Head ► Pop-Rock >> 1968
Elvis Presley ------ Separate Ways ► Pop-Rock >> 1972
Black Sabbath ------ Sabbath Bloody Sabbath ► Hard Rock >> 1973
Koko Taylor ------ South Side Lady ► Chicago Blues >> 1973
Styx ------ Equinox ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1975
Aerosmith ------ Draw The Line ► Hard Rock >> 1977
The Doobie Brothers ------ Minute By Minute ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
The Rolling Stones ------ Story Of The Stones ► Blues-Rock >> 1982
Queen ------ Live Magic ► Glam Rock >> 1986
Sodom ------ Persecution Mania ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1987
Dixie Chicks ------ Thank Heavens For Dale Evans ► Country-Rock >> 1990
Journey ------ Time3 [Time Cubed] ► AOR Rock >> 1992
R.E.M. ------ The Automatic Box ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1993
Dimmu Borgir ------ For All Tid ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 1994
Aaron Carter ------ Aaron Carter [UK] ► Teen Dance-Pop >> 1997
Sarah Brightman ------ Eden ► Showtunes >> 1998
Queen ------ The Singles Collection: Volume 1 ► Glam Rock >> 2008


Dec 02
The Mothers Of Invention ------ Cruising With Ruben & The Jets ► Doo Wop >> 1968
George Harrison ------ Wonderwall Music ► Pop-Rock >> 1968
Queen ------ A Night At The Opera ► Glam Rock >> 1975
Stephen Stills ------ The Best Of Stephen Stills ► Folk-Rock >> 1976
Dolly Parton ------ 9 To 5 And Odd Jobs ► Country-Pop >> 1980
Queen ------ The Complete Works ► Glam Rock >> 1985
Bon Jovi ------ Hard & Hot (Best Of Bon Jovi) ► Hard Rock >> 1991
Suzi Quatro ------ Live & Kickin' ► Hard Rock >> 1991


Dec 03
The Who ------ My Generation ► Hard Rock >> 1965
The Beatles ------ Rubber Soul [UK] ► Pop-Rock >> 1965
Neil Diamond ------ I'm Glad You're Here With Me Tonight ► Pop-Rock >> 1977
Cat Stevens ------ Back To Earth ► Folk-Pop >> 1978
Slade ------ The Amazing Kamikaze Syndrome ► Hard Rock >> 1983
Bob Dylan ------ Real Live ► Folk-Rock >> 1984
Spirit ------ California Blues ► Blues-Rock >> 1996
Elvis Costello And The Attractions ------ Costello & Nieve ► Roots Rock >> 1996
Bloodhound Gang ------ One Fierce Beer Coaster ► Post-Punk Alt Metal >> 1996
Mariah Carey ------ Charmbracelet ► Pop-Rock >> 2002


Dec 04
The Beatles ------ Beatles For Sale ► Pop-Rock >> 1964
The Yardbirds ------ Five Live Yardbirds ► British Invasion >> 1964
The Rolling Stones ------ December's Children (And Everybody's) ► Blues-Rock >> 1965
Dionne Warwick ------ Here Where There Is Love ► Pop-Soul >> 1966
Robert Wyatt ------ The End Of An Ear ► Art Rock >> 1970
Wishbone Ash ------ Wishbone Ash ► Prog Rock >> 1970
Stephen Stills ------ Stephen Stills Live ► Folk-Rock >> 1975
Scorpions ------ Taken By Force ► Heavy Metal >> 1977
Foreigner ------ Inside Information ► Arena Rock >> 1987
Queen ------ At The Beeb ► Glam Rock >> 1989
Brand Nubian ------ One For All ► Alternative Rap >> 1990
Mariah Carey ------ Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock >> 2001
Yes ------ Magnification ► Prog Rock >> 2001
Limp Bizkit ------ New Old Songs ► Rap-Metal >> 2001
Eric Clapton ------ Sessions For Robert J. ► Blues-Rock >> 2004
Billy Idol ------ Happy Holidays: A Very Special Christmas Album ► Hard Rock >> 2006


Dec 05
The Crickets ------ In Style With The Crickets ► Pop-Rock >> 1960
Buffalo Springfield ------ Buffalo Springfield ► Folk-Rock >> 1966
Paul McCartney & Wings ------ Band On The Run ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Yes ------ Relayer ► Prog Rock >> 1974
Bob Marley & The Wailers ------ Live! ► Roots Reggae >> 1975
Parliament ------ Trombipulation ► Funk >> 1980
The Damned ------ Anything ► Goth Rock >> 1986
New Order ------ The John Peel Sessions II ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1987
The Stone Roses ------ Second Coming ► Brit Pop >> 1994
Bush ------ Sixteen Stone ► Grunge Rock >> 1994
Immature ------ We Got It ► Pop-Rap >> 1995
Alice Cooper ------ Brutally Live ► Hard Rock >> 2000
Alice In Chains ------ Live ► Heavy Metal/Grunge Metal >> 2000


Dec 06
The Beatles ------ The Beatles' Christmas Record ► Holiday Message & Music >> 1963
The Beatles ------ Rubber Soul ► Pop-Rock >> 1965
The Byrds ------ Turn! Turn! Turn! ► Country-Rock >> 1965
The Rolling Stones ------ Beggar's Banquet ► Blues-Rock >> 1968
Stevie Wonder ------ For Once In My Life ► Soul - Motown >> 1968
James Taylor ------ James Taylor ► Folk-Rock >> 1968
Christine McVie ------ Christine Perfect ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
Diana Ross ------ Last Time I Saw Him ► Soul - Motown >> 1973
Al Green ------ Livin' For You ► Soul (Southern) >> 1973
Al Green ------ The Belle Album ► Soul (Southern) >> 1977
Jackson Browne ------ Running On Empty ► Folk-Rock >> 1977
Denny Laine ------ Japanese Tears ► Rock >> 1980
The Cure ------ Japanese Whispers ► Post-Punk >> 1983
Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band ------ Almost Acoustic ► Folk-Rock >> 1988
Cathedral ------ Forest Of Equilibrium [UK] ► Heavy Metal/Doom Metal >> 1991
Depeche Mode ------ Songs Of Faith And Devotion Live ► Synth-Pop >> 1993
Pearl Jam ------ Vitalogy ► Hard Rock >> 1994
Eminem ------ The Slim Shady EP ► Hard Core Rap >> 1997
Korn ------ See You On The Other Side ► Post-Grunge/Nu Metal >> 2005
Phish ------ Hampton/Winston-Salem '97 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2011
Korn ------ The Path Of Totality ► Post-Grunge/Nu Metal >> 2011
Elvis Costello And The Attractions ------ The Return Of The Spectacular Spinning Songbook ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2011

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Sunday, November 29, 2015

 

This Week's Birthdays (November 29 - December 5)

Happy Birthday this week to:

Nov 29
1917 ● Merle Travis → Country singer and songwriter, legendary guitarist ("Travis picking" style) and inventor of the first solid body electric guitar, wrote "Sixteen Tons for Ernie Ford (Country #1, 1955), died on 10/20/1983
1933 ● John Mayall → The "Father of British Blues", bandleader for The Bluesbreakers and mentor to Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Peter Green, Jimmy McCulloch and many others
1939 ● Peter Bergman → Comedian, writer and member of 60s/70s eclectic, satiric, surrealistic radio-friendly comic quartet The Firesign Theatre, which formed as a result of his show Radio Free Oz on KPFK in Los Angeles in 1966, the group's nearly 40 albums were cult hits, particluarly for college audiences, died from complications of leukemia on 3/9/2012
1939 ● Domenico "Meco" Monardo → Trombonist, session musician, composer, record producer and one hit wonder bandleader with the disco hit "Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band" (#1, 1977)
1940 ● Charles Frank "Chuck" Mangione → Grammy-winning bebop and light jazz-pop instrumental trumpeter and flugelhorn player, "Feels So Good" (#4, 1978)
1941 ● Denny Doherty → Canadian folk-pop singer and songwriter, founding member of The Mamas & The Papas, "Monday Monday" (#1, 1966), died on 1/19/2007 from an abdominal aneurysm
1941 ● Jody Miller (Myrna Joy Brooks) → Country-pop guitarist, singer and songwriter, "Queen Of The House" (#12, Country #5, 1965), now a Christian and gospel artist
1944 ● Felix Cavaliere → Keyboards for early rock 'n' roll Joey Dee & The Starlighters, "The Peppermint Twist" (#1, 1962), then organ and vocals for blue-eyed soul-pop The Rascals, "Groovin"" (#1, 1967), solo
1944 ● Twink (John Charles Edward Alder) → Psych-rock drummer, singer, songwriter and sometime actor who was a central character in the London-based 60s and 70s psychedelic movement, formed and fronted numerous psychedelic pop and rock bands, including The In Crowd, The Pink Fairies and The Rings, issued fifteen solo albums, converted to Islam and changed his name to Mohammed Abdullah and continues to record in the 10s
1947 ● Ronnie Montrose → Session guitarist for Van Morrison, Boz Scaggs and the Edgar Winter Group, "Frankenstein" (#1, 1973), then founder and frontman of hard rock Montrose, solo and hard rock Gamma, "Right The First Time" (Mainstream Rock #10, 1982)
1951 ● Roger Troutman → Co-founder and innovative "talk box" lead singer for underrated but influential funk group Zapp, "More Bounce To The Ounce" (R&B #2, 1980), co-wrote and sang chorus for Tupac Shakur on "California Love" (#1, 1996), shot and killed by his brother and bandmate Larry Troutman in a murder/suicide on 4/25/1999
1951 ● Barry Goudreau → Guitarist on first two albums for 70s-80s arena rock Boston, "More Than A Feeling" (#5, 1976), left for solo plus Orion The Hunter and RTZ
1958 ● Michael Dempsey → Bassist for post-punk art-glam-goth rock The Cure, "Friday I'm In Love" (Modern Rock #1, 1992) and Scottish punk rock The Associates
1959 ● Wendy Wu (Cruise) → Lead vocals and frontgal for New Wave post-punk Blondie-style The Photos, "Irene" (UK #56, 1980)
1968 ● Jonathan Knight → Vocals in early 90s teen-pop boy band New Kids On The Block, "Step By Step" (#1, 1990)
1968 ● Martin Carr → Guitarist, songwriter and founding member of 90s Brit guitar-pop The Boo Radleys, "Barney (…And Me)" (Alt Rock #30, 1994)
1970 ● Frank Delgado → Turntablist, keyboardist and sampler for Grammy-winning alt heavy metal Deftones, "Change (In The House Of Flies)" (Mainstream Rock #9, 2000)
1979 ● The Game (Jayceon Terrell Taylor) → Grammy-nominated West Coast gangsta rapper, "Hate It Or Love It" (#2, 2005)

Nov 30
1915 ● Walter "Brownie" McGhee → Influential Piedmont-style electric blues guitarist, long-time collaborator with blind harpist Sonny Terry, "Robbie Doby Boogie" (1948), Broadway, film and TV actor, died of stomach cancer on 2/16/1996
1924 ● Allan Sherman (Copelon) → Comedian, musical satirist, singer and songwriter, "Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah" (#2, 1963), died from emphysema on 11/20/1973
1929 ● Dick Clark → Formerly "America's oldest living teenager," clean-cut and venerable radio DJ/commentator, longtime TV host for American Bandstand, astute music impresario and executive producer for TV entertainment programs, died on 4/18/2012 following a heart attack
1937 ● Frank Ifield → London-born, Australian-raised country-pop one hit wonder singer, "I Remember You" (#5, 1962)
1937 ● Paul Stookey → Vocals and guitar for seminal folk trio Peter, Paul & Mary, "Puff (The Magic Dragon)" (#2, 1963), then solo, "Wedding Song (There Is Love)" (#24, 1971)
1943 ● David William "Leo" Lyons → Bassist in British blues-rock Ten Years After, "I'd Love To Change The World" (Top 40, 1971)
1944 ● Luther Ingram → R&B/soul singer and songwriter, "(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want To Be Right" (#3, 1972), co-wrote The Staple Singers' "Respect Yourself" (#12, 1971), died on 3/19/2007 from heart failure
1944 ● Rob Grill → Bassist, lead singer and songwriter for AM Top 40 pop-rockers The Grass Roots, "Midnight Confessions" (#5, 1968), fronted and toured with the band until his death following a stroke on 7/11/2011
1945 ● Roger Glover → Bassist in hard rock/prog rock Deep Purple, "Smoke On The Water" (#4, 1973), left in 1973 for solo career, sessions, tours with Nazareth, Ian Gillian and others, joined Rainbow in 1979 and rejoined Deep Purple in 1984
1953 ● June Pointer Whitmore → Youngest of the R&B/soul-pop-disco-dance sister act The Pointer Sisters, "Slow Hand" (#2, 1981), died on 4/11/2006 following a stroke
1953 ● David Sancious → Jazz-rock fusion keyboardist, early work with Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, solo, sessions and collaborator with Stanley Clark, Peter Gabriel, Sting and others
1953 ● Johnny "Shuggie" Otis, Jr. → R&B/soul singer and songwriter, "Inspiration Information" (R&B #56, 1975), The Brothers Johnson covered his "Strawberry Letter 23" (#5, 1977)
1954 ● George McArdle → Bassist for Aussie pop/rockers Little River Band, "Lonesome Loser" (#6, 1979), left in 1978 to pursue a career in ministry
1955 ● Billy Idol (William Michael Albert Broad) → Co-founder and lead singer for punk rock Generation X, then post-punk pop-rock MTV superstar, "White Wedding" (#4, 1982)
1957 ● John Ashton → Guitar for Brit New Wave post-punk The Psychedelic Furs, "Pretty In Pink" (#41, 1981)
1957 ● Richard Barbieri → Keyboards for Brit New Wave art-rock Japan, "Ghosts" (UK #5, 1982), Porcupine Tree
1958 ● Stacey Q (Stacey Lynn Swain)Madonna-wanna-be dance/pop diva, "Two Of Hearts" (#3, 1986)
1963 ● Jalil Hutchins → Vocalist and lyricist for R&B/new jack swing trio Whodini, "Funky Beat" (R&B #19, 1986)
1965 ● Paul Wheeler → Drums and percussion for Aussie New Wave synth-pop/pub rock Icehouse, "Electric Blue" (#7, 1987)
1968 ● Des'ree (Desiree Annette Weeks) → Brit R&B/soul-pop singer, "You Gotta Be" (#5, 1995)
1973 ● John Moyer → Bassist for Chicago-based heavy metal band Disturbed, "Another Way To Die" (Mainstream Rock #1, 2010)
1975 ● Malinda Gayle "Mindy" McCready → Country-pop singer, "Guys Do It All The Time" (#72, Country #1, 1996) and five other Country Top 40 hits, died from a self-inflicted gunshot on 2/17/2013
1978 ● Clay Aiken (Clayton Grissom) → Singer, actor, producer and author, 2003 American Idol runner-up, "This Is The Night" (#1, 2003)
1987 ● Dougie Lee Poynter → Bass and vocals for Brit pop-rock boy band McFly, "All About You" (UK #1, 2005), Broadway actor in Monty Python's Spamalot (2008)
1989 ● Daisy Rebecca Evans → Vocals for dance-pop pre-fab band S Club 8 (previously S Club Juniors), "Fool No More" (UK #4, 2003)

Dec 01
1896 ● Ray Henderson (Brost) → Popular music songwriter in the Tin Pan Alley group of American songwriters and publishers, composed the music for multiple pop standards, including "Bye Bye Blackbird" (1925), "I'm Sitting On Top Of The World" (1925) and "The Birth Of The Blues" (1926), died from a heart attack on 12/31/1970
1930 ● Matt Munro (Terrence Parons) → Multi-hit international cabaret/swing vocalist, theme song "From Russia With Love" (#23, UK #4, 1963), died 2/7/1985 from liver cancer
1933 ● Lou Rawls → Smooth jazz-blues-soul and easy listening singer, "You'll Never Find A Love Like Mine" (#2, 1976), died of lung cancer on 1/6/2006
1934 ● Billy Paul (Paul Williams) → Grammy-winning R&B/soul-pop singer, "Me & Mrs. Jones" (#1, 1972)
1938 ● Sander L. "Sandy" Nelson → Rock 'n roll session drummer for The Teddy Bears, The Hollywood Argyles and others, then solo, "Teen Beat" (#4, 1959) and two other instrumental hits, lost his right foot in a 1963 motorcycle accident but continues to drum with modified equipment
1939 ● Dianne "DeeDee" Lennon → With her sisters, vocals in semi-religious pop vocal quartet The Lennon Sisters ("Tonight You Belong To Me," #15, 1956), performed regularly on TV variety shows, including The Lawrence Welk Show from 1955 to 1968, retired in 2001 and left the group to continue as a trio
1944 ● Charlie Grima → Drummer for eccentric jazz-pop Wizzard, "See My Baby Jive" (UK #1, 1973)
1944 ● Eric Bloom → Guitar and vocals for hard rock/pop metal Blue Öyster Cult, "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" (#12, 1976)
1944 ● John Densmore → Drummer for influential and controversial hard rock band The Doors, "Hello, I Love You" (#1, 1968), author, producer and jazz combo leader
1945 ● Bette Midler → The "Divine Miss M", actress, comedienne, Grammy-winning singer, "Wind Beneath My Wings" (#1, 1989) and seven other Top 40 hits, starred in the Janis Joplin bio movie The Rose (1979)
1946 ● Raymond "Gilbert" O'Sullivan → Irish singer, songwriter and keyboardist, "Alone Again Naturally" (#1, 1972) and three other Top 20 hits in 1972-73
1951 ● John Fancis "Jaco" Pastorius → Fretless bass player for jazz-rock fusion group Weather Report, "Birdland" (1976), solo and sessions for Joni Mitchell, Pat Metheny Group, Blood, Sweat & Tears and others, died on 9/21/1987 after being beaten into a coma during an altercation outside a Florida nightclub
1956 ● Julee Cruise → Grammy-winning pop/rock singer, theme song to Twin Peaks TV show, "Falling" (Modern Rock #11, 1989)
1959 ● Steve Jansen (Stephen Batt) → Drummer, songwriter and singer for Brit New Wave art-rock Japan, "Ghosts" (UK #5, 1982)
1963 ● Sam Reid → Keyboards for Canadian pop-rock Glass Tiger, "Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone)" (#2, 1986)
1971 ● Greg Upchurch → Current drummer for post-grunge alt rock 3 Doors Down, "Kryptonite" (#3, 2000)
1977 ● Brad Delson → Founding member and lead guitarist for alt rock/rap-rock/space-rock Linkin Park, "In The End" (Alt Rock #1, 2001)
1981 ● Mika Fineo → Current drummer for alt rock/industrial group Filter, "Take A Picture" (Alt Rock #3, 1999)

Dec 02
1906 ● Dr. Peter Carl Goldmark → Hungarian-born engineer who developed the long-play (LP) microgroove 33-1/3 rpm vinyl phonograph disc, died in a car crash on 12/7/1977
1941 ● Tom McGuinness → Guitar and vocals for Manfred Mann, "Do Wah Diddy Diddy" (#1, 1964), Earth Band, "Blinded By The Light" (#1, 1977), solo, duo McGuiness Flint and The Blues Band, author and TV producer
1942 ● Ted Bluechell, Jr. → Drums and vocals for light pop-rock harmony group The Association, "Along Comes Mary" (#7, 1966)
1960 ● Nicholas "Razzle" Dingley → Drummer for Finnish glam-punk-metal Hanoi Rocks, covered Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Up Around The Bend" (UK #61, 1984), died when a car driven by Mötley Crüe's Vince Neil crashed in L.A. on 12/8/1984
1960 ● Rick Savage → Bassist for hard rock/metal Def Leppard, "Love Bites" (#1, 1988)
1960 ● Sydney Youngblood (Ford) → R&B/soul-dance-funk singer, "I'd Rather Go Blind" (#46, 1990)
1968 ● Jimi Haha → Founder, vocals and guitar for alt rock funk-metal Jimmie's Chicken Shack, "Do Right" (Modern Rock #12, 1999)
1968 ● Nate Mendel → Bassist for post-grunge alt rock Foo Fighters, "Learn To Fly" (Modern Rock #1, 1999)
1970 ● Treach (Anthony Criss) → Vocals in Grammy-winning hip hop trio Naughty By Nature, "Hip Hop Hooray" (#8, 1993)
1971 ● Donna Matthews → Guitarist for mixed-gender, post-punk alt rock Elastica, "Connection" (Modern Rock #2, 1994)
1978 ● Nelly Furtado → Portuguese-Canadian dance-pop actress, singer and songwriter, "Say It Right" (#1, 2006)
1978 ● Chris Wolstenholme → Bassist for prog-glam-electronic rock Muse, "Uprising" (#37, 2009)
1981 ● Britney Spears → Teen-pop phenomenon, media icon and tabloid headlining singer and actress, "Baby One More Time" (#1, 2000) and 18 other Top 40 hits

Dec 03
1925 ● Ferlin Husky → Radio comic under the name Simon Crum and honky tonk singer with the stage name Terry Preston, then country-pop crossover star with a string of hits in the 50s and 60s, including "Gone" (#4, Country #1, 1958), "Wings Of A Dove" (#12, Country #1, 1960) and three dozen other minor chart singles through 1975, died from coronary failure on 3/17/2011
1928 ● Howard Andrew "Andy" Williams → Easy Listening/jazz-pop vocalist, "Butterfly" (#1, 1962) plus over 25 other US Top 40 singles, TV actor and variety show host
1936 ● Nick Venet (Nikolas Kostantinos Venetoulis) → Record producer and A&R executive, first with World Jazz and later with Capitol Records, where he signed The Beach Boys and produced hits for them and dozens of other artists, including The Lettermen, Jim Croce, The Kingston Trio, Linda Ronstadt and Frank Zappa, died on 1/2/1998 from Burkitt's lymphoma
1940 ● Jim Freeman → Vocals in R&B/doo wop harmony group The Five Satins, "In The Still Of The Night" (R&B #3, 1956)
1942 ● Ken Lewis (Kenneth James Hawker) → Brit songwriter and producer, collaborator with John Carter in The Ivy League, wrote "Can't You Hear My Heartbeat" for Herman's Hermits (#1, 1965)
1944 ● Ralph McTell (May) → Brit folk-pop singer, songwriter and guitarist, "Streets Of London" (UK #2, 1974), children's TV host
1946 ● Vic Malcolm → Lead guitar and vocals for Brit hard rock/glam-rock Geordie, "All Because Of You" (UK #6, 1973)
1947 ● Joe Lala → Pop and rock drummer, actor and voice actor, appeared on 32 gold records and 28 platinum records during his career, beginning as a founding member of pop-rock Blues Image ("Ride Captain Ride," #4, 1970) and continuing with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, The Allman Brothers Band, Eric Clapton, and others, plus multiple movie soundtracks including Saturday Night Fever (1977), Airplane! (1980) and All The Right Moves (1983), appeared on TV and in movies after carpal tunnel syndrome ended his drumming career, died from lung cancer on 3/18/2014
1948 ● John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne → Hard rock icon, founder and frontman for gloom metal Black Sabbath, "Paranoid" (#61, 1970), solo goth-rock artist, "Mama, I'm Coming Home" (#28, Mainstream Rock #2, 1992), producer, TV actor and host
1948 ● Paul "Buffalo" Bruce Barlow → Bass guitar for country-rock/boogie/swing bar band Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen, "Hot Rod Lincoln" (#9, 1972)
1949 ● Mickey Thomas → Lead vocals for Elvin Bishop Group, "Fooled Around And Fell In Love" (#3, 1975), then Jefferson Starship, "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us" (#1, 1987)
1951 ● Kimberley Rew → Brit pop-rock and 80s New Wave singer, songwriter, and guitarist starting with Robyn Hitchcock's punk/power pop Soft Boys in 1978, co-founded mainstream pop Katrina And The Waves in 1981, wrote "Walking On Sunshine" (#9, 1985) and "Love Shine A Light" (UK #3, 1997), the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 1997
1951 ● Mike Stock → Member of the multi-hit UK songwriting/production trio Stock-Aitken-Waterman (SAW), co-wrote "Respectable" (#1 for Rick Astley, 1987)
1951 ● Nicky Stevens → Vocals in Brit sunny folk-pop Brotherhood of Man, "United We Stand" (#13, UK #10, 1970)
1952 ● Duane Roland → Co-founder and lead guitar for Southern rock power-guitar band Molly Hatchet, "Flirtin' With Disaster" (#42, 1979), died on 6/19/2006 of "natural causes"
1952 ● Don Barnes → Lead vocals and rhythm guitar for Southern arena rockers .38 Special, "Hold On Loosely" (Mainstream Rock #3, 1981)
1968 ● Montell Jordan → Contemporary R&B/soul-new jack swing singer and songwriter, "This Is How We Do It" (#1, 1995)
1979 ● Daniel Bedingfield → New Zealand-born Brit pop/rock vocalist, "Gotta Get Thru This" (#10, 2001)

Dec 04
1915 ● Edward "Eddie" Heywood, Jr. → Popular 40s and 50s jazz and swing pianist, composer and bandleader, "Canadian Sunset" (#2, 1956), died on 1/2/1989 after suffering from Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases
1940 ● Freddy "Boom-Boom" Cannon (Frederico Picariello) → Early and persistent pre-The Beatles rock 'n roller, "Palisades Park" (#3, 1962) and seven other Top 40 hits between 1959 and 1965
1942 ● James Robert "Bob" Mosley → Bass, vocals and songwriting for 60s San Francisco folk-roots-psych rock Moby Grape, "Omaha" (#88, 1967), continues to write and record music, occasionally with the band, despite being a diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic
1944 ● Dennis Wilson → Drummer, vocalist and songwriter for surf-pop-rock The Beach Boys, "Good Vibrations" (#1, 1966), solo, drowned in a swimming accident on 12/28/1983
1944 ● Anna McGarrigle → Canadian singer/songwriter with sister Kate in 70s-90s light folk duo The McGarrigle Sisters, wrote "Heart Like A Wheel" for Linda Ronstadt (1975)
1944 ● Chris Hillman → Bassist, singer, songwriter and founding member of seminal folk-country-rock The Byrds, "Mr. Tambourine Man" (#1, 1965), country-rock The Flying Burrito Brothers, light country-rock Souther Hillman Furay Band and country-pop Desert Rose Band, "I Still Believe In You" (Country #1, 1988) and nine other Country Top 15 singles
1945 ● Gary P. Nunn → Texas Hill Country folk, blues and progressive country singer, songwriter and guitarist, wrote "London Homesick Blues" (the theme song to the music TV show Austin City Limits) and numerous other songs covered by multiple artists, played with Jerry Jeff Walker and Michael Martin Murphey as a member of the Lost Gonzo Band, plus Willie Nelson, Rosanne Cash and many others, issued nearly 20 solo albums and received numerous music achievement awards
1947 ● Terry Woods → Mandolin and cittern for Irish folk-punk-rock The Pogues, "Tuesday Morning" (Rock #11, 1993), also played with Steeleye Span, Sweeney's Men, The Bucks and, briefly, Dr. Strangely Strange
1948 ● Southside Johnny (John Lyon) → Lead vocals and frontman for New Jersey rock 'n roll bar band Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, "Talk To Me" (1978)
1951 ● Gary Rossington → Guitarist and founding member of raunchy Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd, "Sweet Home Alabama" (#8, 1974), survived the October 1977 plane crash that killed several bandmembers, then founded Rossington-Collins Band with other Skynyrd alumni, "Welcome Me Home" (Mainstream Rock #9, 1988)
1959 ● Bob Griffin → Bassist for roots rock The BoDeans, "Closer To Free" (#16, 1993)
1962 ● Vinnie Dombroski → Lead vocals and songwriter for post-grunge alt rock Sponge, "Molly (16 Candles Down The Drain)" (Modern Rock #3, 1995) and other Detroit rock bands
1967 ● Adamski (Adam Tinley) → Brit dance-pop producer, songwriter and singer, "Killer" (with Seal, UK #1, US Dance #23, 1990)
1969 ● Jay-Z (Shawn Corey Carter) → Producer, Def Jam Records executive, New Jersey Nets part-owner, hugely successful hip hop artist and Grammy-winning rapper, "Empire State Of Mind" (#1, 2009)
1972 ● Justin Welch → Drummer for mixed-gender, post-punk alt rock Elastica, "Connection" (Modern Rock #2, 1994)
1973 ● Kate Rusby → The "First Lady of Young Folkies," Brit contemporary acoustic folk singer and songwriter, "All Over Again" (UK #6, 2006)

Dec 05
1899 ● Sonny Boy Williamson (Aleck "Rice" Miller) → Celebrated Chicago-style blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter, played with Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and others, The Animals, Van Morrison, The Who, Yardbirds and many others covered his songs, died on 5/25/1965 from a heart attack
1932 ● Reverend James Cleveland → The "King of Gospel music", Grammy-winning singer, arranger and modern soul/Gospel sound innovator who fused church Gospel with jazz and pop influences, died of heart failure on 2/9/1991
1932 ● Little Richard (Richard Wayne Penniman) → Pianist, songwriter, legendary musical wildman and key figure in the transformation of R&B to rock 'n roll, "Long Tall Sally" (#6, 1956) plus ten other Top 40 hits
1938 ● John Weldon "J.J." Cale → Roots-blues-rock singer, songwriter and guitarist, one of the originators of the laid-back "Tulsa Sound" mixing rock, blues, rockabilly and jazz, "After Midnight" (#42, 1972), wrote "Cocaine" (Eric Clapton, #30, 1980) and "Call Me The Breeze" (Lynyrd Skynyrd, 1974), won a Grammy Award for his album The Road To Escondido (2007), died on 7/26/2013 following a heart attack
1945 ● Eduardo Delgado Serrato → Original drummer for garage rock legends ? And The Mysterians, "96 Tears" (#1, 1966)
1947 ● Jim Messina → Country-rock guitarist, singer and songwriter with Buffalo Springfield ("For What It's Worth", #17, 1967), Poco ("You Better Think Twice", #72, 1970) and Loggins & Messina, "Your Mama Don't Dance" (#4, 1972)
1952 ● Andy Kim (Andrew Youakim) → Canadian bubblegum pop-rock one hit wonder singer and songwriter, "Rock Me Gently" (#1, 1974)
1960 ● Les Nemes → Bassist for New Wave funk-pop Haircut 100, "Love Plus One" (#37, 1982)
1960 ● Jack Russell → Lead vocals for hard rock/metal Great White, "One Bitten, Twice Shy" (#5, 1989), survived Rhode Island night club fire in 2003 in which nearly 100 fans died
1965 ● John Rzeznick → Lead singer and guitarist for alt-rock Goo Goo Dolls, "Iris" (#1, 1998)
1968 ● Glen Graham → Drums and percussion for roots-psych-alt rock Blind Melon, "No Rain" (Modern Rock #1, 1993)

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Monday, November 23, 2015

 

Albums Released This Week (November 23 - 29)

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


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


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


Nov 25
The Beatles ------ Beatlemania! With The Beatles ► Pop-Rock >> 1963
Laura Nyro ------ Christmas And The Beads Of Sweat ► Folk-Rock >> 1970
Siouxsie And The Banshees ------ Nocturne ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1983
Tracey Ullman ------ You Broke My Heart in 17 Places ► Girl Groups >> 1983
Enigma ------ Le Roi Est Mort, Vive Le Roi! ► Ambient >> 1996
Garth Brooks ------ Sevens ► Country-Pop >> 1997
No Doubt ------ Boon Box ► Ska-Pop >> 2003
Counting Crows ------ Films About Ghosts: The Best Of Counting Crows ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2003
Roy Buchanan ------ Live In Japan ► Blues-Rock >> 2003
No Doubt ------ The Singles 1992-2003 ► Ska-Pop >> 2003
Johnny Cash ------ Unearthed ► Classic Country >> 2003
Nirvana ------ Nevermind: The Singles ► Grunge >> 2011


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


Nov 27
The Crickets ------ The "Chirping" Crickets ► Rock n Roll >> 1957
The Temptations ------ In A Mellow Mood ► Soul - Motown >> 1967
The Beatles ------ Magical Mystery Tour ► Psychedelic Pop >> 1967
Stevie Wonder ------ Someday At Christmas ► Soul - Motown >> 1967
George Harrison ------ All Things Must Pass ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
Gentle Giant ------ Gentle Giant ► Prog Rock >> 1970
The Kinks ------ Lola Vs. The Powerman & The Money-Go-Round, Pt. 1 ► British Rock >> 1970
Alice Cooper ------ Killer ► Hard Rock >> 1971
The Jacksons ------ The Jacksons ► Soul - pop/funk >> 1976
Gloria Gaynor ------ Love Tracks ► Disco >> 1978
10cc ------ Ten Out Of 10 ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Ozzy Osbourne ------ Speak Of The Devil ► Hard Rock >> 1982
Mr. Mister ------ Welcome To The Real World ► L. A. New Wave >> 1985
Dokken ------ Back For The Attack ► Heavy Metal >> 1987
W.A.S.P. ------ Live…In The Raw ► Glam Metal >> 1987
Clint Black ------ Put Yourself In My Shoes ► Country-Rock >> 1990
Dark Tranquility ------ The Gallery ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal >> 1995
David Gray ------ White Ladder ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1998
Boards Of Canada ------ In A Beautiful Place Out In The Country ► Techno-Ambient >> 2000
Counting Crows ------ Aural 6 ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2008
The Church ------ Operetta [EP] ► Alt. Power Pop >> 2009


Nov 28
Brenda Lee ------ Coming On Strong ► Country-Pop >> 1966
The Rolling Stones ------ Let It Bleed ► Rock >> 1969
Slade ------ Play It Loud ► Hard Rock >> 1970
Rory Gallagher ------ Deuce ► Blues-Rock >> 1971
Parliament ------ Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome ► Funk >> 1977
Blues Brothers ------ Briefcase Full Of Blues ► Blues-Rock >> 1978
Parliament ------ Gloryhallastoopid (Or Pin The Tail On The Funky) ► Funk >> 1979
The Jam ------ Sound Affects ► Punk-Rock >> 1980
Toyah ------ Toyah! Toyah! Toyah! ► Punk Rock >> 1980
Neil Diamond ------ On The Way To The Sky ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Japan ------ Tin Drum ► New Wave >> 1981
Technotronic ------ Pump Up The Jam: The Album ► Dance Pop-Rock >> 1989
Supertramp ------ The Very Best Of Supertramp 2 ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1992
Various Artists ------ Waiting To Exhale: Original Soundtrack Album [Sndtrk] ► Soul-Pop >> 1995
Aaron Carter ------ Aaron Carter [UK] ► Teen Dance-Pop >> 1997
Bob Dylan ------ The Best Of Bob Dylan, Vol. 2 ► Folk-Rock >> 2000
Donovan ------ Catch The Wind ► Folk-Rock >> 2000
Incubus ------ Light Grenades ► Funk Metal >> 2006
April Wine ------ Roughly Speaking ► Arena Rock >> 2006
Kylie Minogue ------ Aphrodite Les Folies: Live In London ► Dance-Pop >> 2011


Nov 29
John Lennon & Yoko Ono ------ Unfinished Music, No. 1: Two Virgins [UK] ► Pop-Rock >> 1968
Charlie Daniels Band ------ Fire On The Mountain ► Southern Rock >> 1974
Slade ------ Slade In Flame ► Hard Rock >> 1974
Blondie ------ Autoamerican ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1980
Heart ------ Greatest Hits: Live ► Album Rock >> 1980
Amy Grant ------ In Concert Volume Two ► Pop-Rock/Christian >> 1981
Foreigner ------ Records ► Arena Rock >> 1982
Cocteau Twins ------ Echoes In A Shallow Bay ► Folk-Rock >> 1985
Debbie Harry ------ Rockbird ► New Eave Dance-Pop >> 1986
Guns N' Roses ------ G N' R Lies ► Hard Rock >> 1988
Motörhead ------ Bastards ► Heavy Metal >> 1993
Nick Lowe ------ The Impossible Bird ► Pub Rock >> 1994
Mary J. Blige ------ My Life ► Hip Hop Soul >> 1994
Quarashi ------ Switchstance ► Rap-Metal >> 1996
Yes ------ In The Present - Live From Lyon ► Prog Rock >> 2011

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Sunday, November 22, 2015

 

This Week's Birthdays (Novemner 22 - 28)

Happy Birthday this week to:

Nov 22
1899 ● Howard Hoagland "Hoagy" Carmichael → Composer, actor, singer, pianist and bandleader, wrote or co-wrote several classic American pop tunes including "Stardust" (1927), "Georgia On My Mind" (1930) and "Heart And Soul" (1938), died of heart failure on 12/27/1981
1946 ● Aston Francis "Family Man" Barrett → Rastafarian and bassist for reggae bands The Upsetters and Bob Marley & The Wailers, "I Shot The Sheriff" (#1, 1974)
1947 ● Rod Price → Slide guitar for Brit boogie/blues-rock Foghat, "Slow Ride" (#20, 1975), solo, died following a heart attack on 3/22/2005
1948 ● Dennis Larden → With brother Larry, guitar and vocals for one hit wonder pop-folk Every Mother's Son, "Come On Down To My Boat" (#6, 1967)
1950 ● "Miami" Steven (aka "Little Steve") Van Zandt → Guitarist and songwriter, founding member of Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, joined Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band in 1975, solo and frontman for Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul, social activist and founder of Artists United Against Apartheid, record producer and TV actor ("Silvio Dante" on The Sopranos)
1950 ● Tina Weymouth → Bassist for New Wave art-pop-rock Talking Heads, "Take Me To The River" (#26, 1978) and co-founder of synth-pop Tom Tom Club, "Genius Of Love" (#31, R&B #2, 1982)
1957 ● Sharon Bailey → Percussion for Brit reggae-pop-ska band Amazulu, "Too Good To Be Forgotten" (UK #5, 1986)
1958 ● Jason Ringenberg → Founder, frontman for alt country-rock "cowpunk" Jason & The Scorchers, "Golden Ball And Chain" (Mainstream Rock #16, 1986), now records and performs children's music as Farmer Jason
1960 ● Jim Bob (James Morrison) → One half of the alt dance-pop sampling duo Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine, "The Only Living Boy In New Cross" (Modern Rock #26, UK #7, 1992)
1962 ● Daniel Schmid → Co-founder and bassist for jazz-rock-ska-swing revival Cherry Poppin' Daddies, "Zoot Suit Riot" (Modern Rock #15, 1998)
1962 ● Neil Fraser → Guitar for Brit folk-pop-soul Tindersticks, "Bathtime" (UK #38, 1997)
1966 ● Francis Anthony "Eg" White → Vocals in Brit soul/pop boy band Brother Beyond, "The Harder I Try" (UK #2, 1988), now a successful songwriter with hits by Will Young, Natalie Imbruglia, Joss Stone, Kylie Minogue and others
1968 ● "Rasha Don" Norris → Rapper in Grammy-winning, progressive rap, funk-soul-blues-hip-hop Arrested Development, "Mr. Wendal" (#6, 1992)
1976 ● Alex Grossi → Journeyman rock guitarist best known for his work with heavy metal/pop-metal Quiet Riot ("Bang Your Head (Metal Health)," #31, 1984)
1978 ● Karen O (Karen Lee Orzolek) → Vocals and keyboards for New York alt/art-rock trio Yeah Yeah Yeahs, "Gold Lion" (Alt Rock #14, 2006)
1979 ● Scott Robinson → Vocals for Brit dance-pop boy band 5ive (aka Five), "When The Lights Go Out" (#10, 1998)
1981 ● Ben Adams → Vocals for Brit-Norwegian pop-rock boy band A1, "Same Old Brand New You" (UK #1, 2000)

Nov 23
1939 ● Betty Everett → R&B/soul-pop vocalist and pianist, "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)" (#6, R&B #1, 1964), died at home on 8/19/2001
1945 ● Bobby Bloom (Conquistador Blomqvist) → One hit wonder calypso-pop singer and songwriter, "Montego Bay" (#1, 1974), died in an accidental gun shooting on 2/28/74
1949 ● Alan Paul → Singer in Grammy-winning jazz-pop fusion vocal group Manhattan Transfer, "Boy From New York City" (#7, 1981)
1949 ● Sandra Stevens → Vocals in Brit sunny folk-pop Brotherhood of Man "United We Stand" (#13, UK #10, 1970)
1954 ● Bruce Hornsby → Grammy-winning rock-pop-jazz-classical-bluegrass keyboardist, singer and songwriter, bandleader for The Range "The Way It Is" (#1, 1986), solo, producer for Leon Russell and others, filled in on keyboards for the Grateful Dead, now fronts separate bluegrass and jazz bands
1962 ● Calvin Hayes → Keyboards and drums for underappreciated, one hit wonder (in the U.S.) New Wave sophisti-pop Johnny Hates Jazz, "Shattered Dreams" (#2, 1988)
1962 ● Chris Bostock → Bassist in dance-pop-rock Jo Boxers, "Boxer Beat" (UK #3, 1983)
1964 ● Conny Bloom (Conquistador Blomqvist) → Guitarist and songwriter for Finnish glam-punk-metal Hanoi Rocks, covered Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Up Around The Bend" (UK #61, 1984)
1966 ● Charlie Grover → Drummer in post-grunge alt rock Sponge, "Molly (16 Candles Down The Drain" (Modern Rock #3, 1995)
1966 ● Ken Block → Lead singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer for Southern folk-rock Sister Hazel, "All For You" (#11, 1997), solo
1978 ● Alison Mosshart → Singer, songwriter and occasional model, lead singer for indie rock The Kills ("The Good Ones," UK #23, 2005) and blues-rock supergroup The Dead Weather ("Die By The Drop," Alt Rock #20, 2010)
1984 ● Lucas Stephen Grabeel → Pop singer and actor, played "Ryan Evans" in High School Musical movies (most watched cable TV movies ever)
1992 ● Destiney Hope "Miley" Cyrus → Teen idol actress, starred in the Disney Hannah Montana series, then pop vocalist, "Party In The U.S.A." (#2, 2009), daughter of country-pop singer Billy Ray Cyrus

Nov 24
1868 ● Scott Joplin → The "King of Ragtime," pianist and prolific jazz and ragtime composer best known for his signature piece, "Maple Leaf Rag" (copyright 1899), died from dementia caused by syphilis on 4/1/1917
1924 ● Eileen Barton → Child vaudeville performer, teenage radio program vocalist, 20-something pop singer with ten Top 40 hits in the 50s, including the perky "If I Knew You Were Coming I'd Have Baked You A Cake" (#1, 1950), continued as a night club and stage entertainer in her 30s and 40s, died from ovarian cancer on 6/27/2006
1938 ● Charles Laquidara → Radio DJ on early "free format" WBCN/Boston, his morning drive time show The Big Mattress ran for nearly 30 years and set the bar for FM radio morning shows
1939 ● Carl Bunch → Rock 'n' roil drummer recruited for Buddy Holly's band in the "Winter Dance Party" tour of 1959, suffered frostbite due to a malfunctioning tour bus heater and was hospitalized while the rest of the band took the ill-fated plane flight that killed Holly and others, did session work in Nashville following a stint in the Army, died from diabetes on 3/26/2011
1939 ● Jim Yester → Guitar and vocals for light pop-rock vocal group The Association, "Along Comes Mary" (#7, 1966)
1941 ● Donald "Duck" Dunn → Bassist, songwriter, highly regarded session player, member of Stax Records house band Booker T. & The MG's, "Green Onions" (#3, 1962) and The Blues Brothers, "Soul Man" (#14, 1979), died in his sleep while on tour in Tokyo on 5/13/2012
1941 ● Pete Best (Randolph Peter Best) → The "5th Beatle", drummer for The Beatles from August 1960 until fired and replaced by Ringo Starr in August 1962, went into civil service and continued to perform as frontman to his own bands
1942 ● Billy Connolly → Scottish comedian, film and TV actor and singer, member of folk trio The Humblebums with Gerry Rafferty in 70s, then briefly a folk-novelty-pop solo artist, covered "D.I.V.O.R.C.E." (UK #1, 1975)
1943 ● Robin Williamson → Guitarist and principal in Scottish psych-folk and early world music duo The Incredible String Band, 1968 album The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter reached #161 in the US
1944 ● Beverly "Bev" Bevan → Drummer and founding member of Brit psych-rock The Move, "Blackberry Way" (UK #1, 1968), pop-rock Electric Light Orchestra, "Don't Bring Me Down" (#4, 1979) and 26 other Top 40 hits and Black Sabbath, now a UK radio host on Saga FM
1945 ● Lee Michaels (Michael Olsen) → One hit wonder psych-rock/blue eyed soul singer, songwriter and keyboardist, "Do You Know What I Mean" (#6, 1971)
1948 ● Tony Bourge → Guitarist for early and influential heavy metal Budgie, "Nude Disintegrating Parachutist Woman" (1971)
1950 ● Robert Burns, Jr. → Original drummer and founding member of raunchy Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd, "Sweet Home Alabama" (#8, 1974), left in 1974 after the band's first two albums due to road fatigue, died in a single-car accident on 4/3/2015
1955 ● Clement Burke (Clement Bozewski) → Original drummer for New Wave pop-rock Blondie, "Heart Of Glass" (#1, 1979), later with The Romantics, occasional tours with The Ramones (as "Elvis Ramone"), session work for Pete Townshend, Bob Dylan, The Gog-Go's, The Sex Pistols and others
1957 ● Chris Hayes → Guitar and backing vocals for pop-rock bar band Huey Lewis & The News, "The Power Of Love" (#1, 1985)
1958 ● Carmel McCourt → Brit jazz-pop-rock vocalist and bandleader for Carmel, "Bad Day" (UK #15, 1983)
1962 ● Gary Stonadge → Bassist for funk-punk Big Audio Dynamite, "V. Thirteen" (Dance/Club #15, 1987) and The Rotten Hill Gang
1962 ● John Squire → Guitarist for Brit guitar pop-rock The Stone Roses, "She Bangs The Drums" (Alt Rock #9, 1989) and indie rock The Seahorses, "Love Is The Law" (UK #3, 1997), painter
1964 ● Tony Rombola → Guitarist for hard rock Godsmack, "Straight Out Of Line" (Mainstream #1, 2003)
1970 ● Chad Taylor → Guitarist for alt rock Live, "Lightning Crashes" (Modern Rock #5, 1995) and The Gracious Few, "Appetite" (Mainstream Rock #29, 2010)

Nov 25
1941 ● Percy Sledge → Pleading R&B/Southern soul balladeer, "When A Man Loves A Woman" (#1, 1965) and three other Top 40 hits, died from liver cancer on 4/14/2015
1944 ● Bob Lind → One hit wonder folk-pop singer and songwriter, "Elusive Butterfly" (#5, 1966)
1947 ● Val Fuentes → Drummer for San Francisco psych-folk-rock It's A Beautiful Day, "White Bird" (1969)
1950 ● Jocelyn Brown → R&B/dance-pop session vocalist and solo artist, "Somebody Else's Guy" (R&B #2, 1984), worked with John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and others
1959 ● Steve Rothery → Original member and lead guitar for Brit prog-rock revival group Marillion, "Kayleigh" (Mainstream Rock #14, 1985)
1960 ● Amy Grant → Grammy-winning Contemporary Christian music (CCM) then pop-rock singer and songwriter, "Every Heartbeat" (#1, 1991) and six other Top 40 hits
1964 ● Mark Lanegan → Vocals and songwriting for garage/psych/grunge rock Screaming Trees, "All I Know" (Mainstream Rock #9, 1996), stoner metal Queens Of The Stone Age, "No One Knows" (#51, Mainstream Rock #5, 2002) and solo
1966 ● Stacey Lattishaw → R&B/dance-pop vocalist, "Let Me Be Your Angel" (#21, R&B #8, 1980), retired from music in 1990 to raise her family
1966 ● Tim Armstrong → Grammy-winning guitarist, songwriter poet, producer and independent record label owner, frontman for 90s punk revival Rancid, "Time Bomb" (Modern Rock #8, 1995)
1967 ● Rodney Sheppard → Guitarist for funk-pop-rock Sugar Ray, "Fly" (#1, 1997)
1968 ● Tunde (Babatunde Emanuel Baiyewu) → Nigerian-descent singer in Brit R&B/Northern soul duo Lighthouse Family, "Lifted" (UK #4, 1996) and 9 other UK Top 40 hits, solo
1972 ● Mark Duane Morton → Lead guitar for groove metal Lamb God, album Wrath reached #2 in 2009

Nov 26
1917 ● Nesuhi Ertegun → Record producer and music company executive, joined his younger brother, Ahmet at Atlantic Records in 1956 and focused on the label's jazz catalog and artists, worked with John Coltrane, Charles Mingus and others, later branched into R&B and rock with Ray Charles, The Drifters and Roberta Flack, founded WEA International and served as its CEO until just before his death from cancer on 7/15/1989
1924 ● Michael Holliday (Norman Milne) → Late 50s, pre-Beatles adult contemporary/pop crooner, "The Story of My Life" (UK #1, 1957), died from an apparent suicidal drug overdose on 10/29/1963
1939 ● Tina Turner (Anna Mae Bullock) → R&B/soul-pop diva, first as a member of The Ikettes, husband Ike Turner's backing vocal group, then soul-pop duo Ike & Tina Turner, "Proud Mary" (#4, 1971) and Grammy-winning solo career, "What's Love Got To Do With It" (#1, 1984) and 12 other Top 40 singles
1944 ● Alan Henderson → Bassist for Irish garage-rock, proto-punk Them, "Gloria" (#71, 1966)
1944 ● Jean Terrell → R&B/soul singer, replaced Diana Ross in The Supremes in 1969, "Up The Ladder To The Roof" (#10, 1970), left in 1973 for a solo career and backing vocalist for various jazz acts
1945 ● John McVie → Founding member, part namesake and bassist for Brit blues-rock then huge pop-rock group Fleetwood Mac, "Go Your Own Way" (#10, 1977)
1946 ● Burt Ruiter → Bassist for Dutch prog rock band Focus, "Hocus Pocus" (#9, 1971)
1946 ● Graham Foote → Guitarist in British Invasion pop-rock The Mindbenders, "The Game Of Love" (#1, 1965)
1948 ● John Rossall → Saxophone, trombone and music director for Gary Glitter's backing group The Glitter Band, "Angel Face" (UK #4, 1974) and later incarnations of the group
1949 ● Martin Lee → Vocals in Brit sunny folk-pop Brotherhood of Man, "United We Stand" (#13, UK #10, 1970)
1963 ● Adam Gaynor → Rhythm guitarist for post-grunge alt rock Matchbox Twenty, "Bent" (#1, 2000), solo
1967 ● John Stirratt → Bassist and songwriter for alt country-rock Wilco, "Outtasite (Outta Mind)" (Mainstream Rock #22, 1997)
1970 ● Ron Jones → Guitarist for neo-psych alt rock The Flaming Lips, "She Don't Use Jelly" (#55, 1995)
1981 ● Natasha Bedingfield → New Zealand-born dance-pop singer and songwriter, "Unwritten" (#5, 2006) plus three other Top 40 hits
1984 ● Ben Wysocki → Drummer for mainstream/piano rock The Fray, "How To Save A Life" (#3, 2006)
1985 ● Lil Fizz (Dreux Frederic) → Vocals for R&B/hip hop urban boy band B2K, "Bump, Bump, Bump" (#1, 2002)
1990 ● Rita Ora → Kosovo-born UK dance/pop singer and dancer with three consecutive UK #1 singles, including "How We Do (Party)" (#62, Dance/Pop #1, UK #1, 2012)

Nov 27
1935 ● Al Jackson, Jr. → Drummer, songwriter, producer, highly regarded session player, member of Stax Records house band Booker T. & The MG's, "Green Onions" (#3, 1962), murdered by intruders in his home on 10/1/1975
1941 ● Edward Thomas "Eddie" Rabbitt → Country-pop singer and songwriter, "I Love a Rainy Night" (#1, 1980), Elvis Presley, Dr. Hook, Tom Jones and others covered his songs, died of lung cancer on 5/7/1998
1942 ● James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix → Electric blues, rock and R&B guitar innovator and virtuoso, songwriter and bandleader, "Purple Haze" (US #65, UK #3, 1967), died on 9/18/70 from a drug overdose in his London hotel room
1944 ● Trevor "Dozy" Ward-Davies → Bass guitar for Brit 60s pop-rock two hit wonder quintet Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich, "The Legend Of Xanadu" (UK #1, 1968)
1945 ● Randy Brecker → Grammy-winning trumpeter and composer, collaborator with brother Randy in jazz-rock fusion The Brecker Brothers, "Sneakin' Up Behind You" (#58, Disco #3, 1975), worked with jazz-rock/pop-rock fusion band Blood, Sweat & Tears, plus Horace Silver, Larry Coryell and other sessions, solo
1948 ● Dave Winthrop → Flute, saxophone and occasional lead vocals for Brit prog-art-then pop-rock Supertramp, "The Logical Song" (#6, 1979), briefly with blues-rock Chicken Shack and mod revival Secret Affair, session work
1959 ● Charlie Burchill → Guitar for Scottish New Wave pop-rock Simple Minds, "(Don't You) Forget About Me" ($1, 1985)
1960 ● Ashley Ingram → Vocals for R&B/electro-dance-soul Imagination, "Just An Illusion" (Dance/Club #15, 1982)
1961 ● Princess (Desiree Heslop) → Vocalist in Afro-pop/worldbeat Osibisa, "The Warrior" (Dance/Club #32, 1977) and solo "Say I'm Your Number One" (UK #7, 1985)
1962 ● Charlie Benante → Drummer for speed/thrash metal Anthrax, "Only" (Mainstream #26, 1993) and punk/metal side project Stormtroopers Of Death
1962 ● Mike Bordin → Drummer for influential metal/funk/hip hop/punk fusion band Faith No More, "Epic" (#9, 1990)
1965 ● Fiachna Ó Braonáin → Vocals and guitar for Irish rockers Hothouse Flowers, "Don't Go" (Modern Rock #7, 1988), duet with Belinda Carlisle on her 2007 album Voila
1965 ● Wallis Buchanan → Vibraphonist for Grammy-winning Brit acid jazz-funk-pop Jamiroquai, "Canned Heat" (Dance #1, 1999)
1970 ● Skoob (aka "Books") (William "Willie" Hines) → Vocals in rapid-fire, nonsensical rap duo Das EFX, "Straight From The Sewer" (Rap #3, 1992)
1971 ● Terry Corso → Guitarist for alt rock Alien Ant Farm, "Smooth Criminal" (#23, 2001)
1973 ● Twista (Carl Terrell Mitchell) → Chicago rapper known at one time as the world's fastest, "Slow Jamz" (#1, 2004) from the #1 album Kamikaze
1978 ● Mike Skinner → Multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, rapper, songwriter and leader of the rap/garage "grime" project The Streets, "Dry Your Eyes" (UK #1, 2004)

Nov 28
1929 ● Berry Gordy, Jr. → Professional boxer turned record producer and talent agent, founded Motown Records and brought black music into tens of millions of white homes, composer and co-writer of several hits, including "Lonely Teardrops" for Jackie Wilson (#7, R&B #1, 1958)
1932 ● Ray Perkins → Bass vocals for Canadian harmony pop/rock quartet The Crew Cuts, covered "Sh-Boom" (#1, 1954)
1936 ● Roy McCurdy → Mid-70s drummer in jazz-rock/pop-rock fusion band Blood, Sweat & Tears, "Spinning Wheel" (#2, 1969), session work and now music professor
1939 ● Gary Troxel → Vocals in pop/blue-eyed soul/doo wop trio The Fleetwoods, "Come To Me Softly" (#1, 1959)
1940 ● Bruce Channel (McMeans) → One hit wonder country-pop and pop/rock singer, "Hey Baby" (#1, 1962)
1940 ● Glen Curtis → Vocals for Brit pop/rock harmony group The Fortunes, "You've Got Your Troubles" (#7, 1965)
1943 ● Randall Stuart "Randy" Newman → Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and pianist, "Sail Away" (1972) and "Short People" (#2, 1978), wrote "Mama Told Me (Not To Come)" for Three Dog Night (#1, 1970), composed the film soundtrack to Ragtime (1981)
1944 ● Ronald Betram "R.B." Greaves, III → One hit wonder soul-pop singer, "Take a Letter Maria" (#2, 1969)
1946 ● Billy Kinsley → Founding member, lead guitar and lead vocals for Britbeat pop-rock The Merseybeats, "Mr. Moonlight'" (UK #5, 1964) and seven other UK Top 40 hits but no chart presence in the US, then folk-pop vocal duo The Merseys, "Sorrow" (UK #4, 1966), reformed The Merseybeats in 1993 and continues with the band
1947 ● Gary Taylor → Bassist for Brit psych-rock band The Herd, "I Don't Want Our Loving To Die" (UK #5, 1968)
1948 ● Beeb Birtles (Gerard Bertelkamp) → Rhythm guitar and vocals for Aussie pop/rockers Little River Band, "Lonesome Loser" (#6, 1979), solo
1949 ● Hugh McKenna → Scottish keyboardist for rock 'n roll The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, "Delilah" (UK #7, 1975)
1949 ● Paul Shaffer → Pianist, composer, music director, actor, and frontman for the Saturday Night Live and David Letterman house bands
1953 ● Alan Murphy → Brit session guitarist for Kate Bush, Go West, Mike + The Mechanics, Joan Armatrading and others, joined jazz-funk-pop fusion Level 42, "Lessons In Love" (#12, 1987) in 1988, died from AIDS-related pneumonia on 10/19/1989
1954 ● David Jaymes → Bassist for Brit dance-pop band Modern Romance, "Can You Move" (Dance/Club #2, 1981) and "Best Years Of Our Lives" (UK #4, 1982)
1958 ● David Van Day → Singer for Brit cabaret-pop Guys N' Dolls, "There's A Whole Lot Of Loving" (UK #2, 1975), then formed pop duo Dollar with Thereza Bazar, "Mirror, Mirror" (UK #4, 1981), solo and lately with pop-dance Bucks Fizz
1962 ● Matt Cameron → Drummer for seminal grunge-rock group Soundgarden, "Black Hole Sun" (Mainstream Rock #1, 1994)
1968 ● Dawn Robinson → Vocals in Grammy-winning female club-dance quartet En Vogue, "Hold On" (#2, 1990)
1970 ● Matt Cheslin → Bassist for indie punk-rock Ned's Atomic Dustbin, "Not Sleeping Around" (Modern Rock #1, 1992)
1973 ● Jade Errol Puget → Guitarist for alt-punk-rock AFI (A Fire Inside), "Miss Murder" (#24, Modern Rock #1, 2006) and keyboards for electronica Blaqk Audio, "Stiff Kittens" (Dance/Club #38, 2007)
1974 ● Apl.de.Ap (Allan Pineda Lindo, Jr.) → Filipino-American hip hop singer, producer, rapper with Black Eyed Peas, "Don't Phunk With My Heart" (#3, 2005)
1979 ● Chamillionaire (Hakeem Seriki) → Rapper called the "Mixtape Messiah", producer, record executive, "Ridin'" (#1, 2006)
1983 ● Rostam Batmanglij → Multi-instrumentalist and producer for indie Afro-pop/rock Vampire Weekend, "Cousins" (Alt Rock #18, 2009)
1983 ● Tyler Glenn → Vocals and keyboards for pop dance-punk Neon Trees, "Everybody Talks" (#6, 2012)
1984 ● Trey Songz (Tremaine Aldon Neverson) → R&B/hip hop tenor singer and songwriter with multiple R&B and Hip Hop Chart Top 10 hits, including "Bottoms Up" (#6, Hip Hop #2, 2010) and

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Monday, November 16, 2015

 

Albums Released This Week (November 16 - 22)

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


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


Nov 17
The Kinks ------ Sunny Afternoon ► British Rock >> 1967
Bob Dylan ------ Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 ► Folk-Rock >> 1971
Laura Nyro ------ Gonna Take A Miracle ► Folk-Rock >> 1971
Miles Davis ------ Live-Evil ► Jazz-Funk Fusion >> 1971
The Moody Blues ------ Seventh Sojourn ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1972
ABBA ------ Greatest Hits ► Euro-Pop >> 1975
Tommy Bolin ------ Teaser ► Hard Rock >> 1975
Bette Midler ------ Broken Blossom ► Pop-Rock >> 1977
The Doors ------ An American Prayer ► Blues-Rock >> 1978
The Jam ------ Setting Sons ► Punk-Rock >> 1979
The Easybeats ------ Absolute Anthology ► Rock 'N' Roll >> 1980
John Lennon ------ Double Fantasy ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
The Fall ------ Grotesque (After The Gramme) ► Pop-Rock/Post-Punk >> 1980
Chaka Khan ------ Chaka Khan ► Soul-Funk >> 1982
The Kinks ------ Think Visual ► British Rock >> 1986
The Pretenders ------ The Singles ► Post-Punk >> 1987
Various Artists ------ The Bodyguard [Sndtrk] ► Mixed R&B/Pop >> 1992
Ice Cube ------ The Predator ► Gangsta Rap >> 1992
The Anti-Nowhere League ------ Scum [UK] ► Punk Rock >> 1997
Mariah Carey ------ #1's ► Pop-Rock >> 1998
Lynyrd Skynyrd ------ Skynyrd's First: The Complete Muscle Shoals Album ► Southern Rock >> 1998
Kylie Minogue ------ Body Language ► Dance-Pop >> 2003
U2 ------ Go Home: Live From Slane Castle ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2003
Mariah Carey ------ The Ballads ► Pop-Rock >> 2008
The Damned ------ So, Who's Paranoid? ► Goth Rock >> 2008
Paul McCartney ------ Good Evening New York City ► Pop-Rock >> 2009
Bruce Springsteen ------ The Album Collection Vol. 1 1973-1984 ► Heartland Rock >> 2014


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


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


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


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


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

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