Monday, October 31, 2016

 

Albums released This Week (October 31 - November 6)

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


October 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 ► Grange Rock >> 1988
Grateful Dead ------ Built To Last ► Album Rock >> 1989
Carpenters ------ Loveliness ► Easy Listening >> 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
Paul Siebel ------ Paul Siebel ► Country-Folk >> 1995
Slipknot ------ Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat. ► Heavy Metal/Funk Metal >> 1996
U2 ------ All That You Can't Leave Behind ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2000
Bob Dylan ------ The Essential Bob Dylan ► Folk-Rock >> 2000
Phish ------ Colorado '88 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2006
The Who ------ Endless Wire ► British Rock >> 2006
Triumph ------ Extended Versions: Triumph ► Arena Rock >> 2006
The Fags ------ Light 'Em Up ► Alt. Power Pop >> 2006
Phil Lesh & Friends ------ Live At The Warfield ► Country-Rock >> 2006
Richard Marx ------ Emotional Remains ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2008
Richard Marx ------ Sundown ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2008


November 01
Elvis Presley ------ Fun In Acapulco ► Rock n Roll >> 1963
The Supremes ------ Merry Christmas ► Soul - Motown >> 1965
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/Kraut Rock >> 1974
The Band ------ Northern Lights-Southern Cross ► Folk-Rock >> 1975
James Taylor ------ Greatest Hits ► Folk-Rock >> 1976
Carpenters ------ Special Series [Japan] ► Easy Listening >> 1979
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
Simple Minds ------ Real To Real Cacophony ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1979
Hall & Oates ------ X-Static ► Pop-Rock >> 1979
Simple Minds ------ Themes For Great Cities 79/81 ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1981
Phil Collins ------ Hello, I Must Be Going! ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
Cocteau Twins ------ Treasure ► Folk-Rock >> 1984
Harry Connick, Jr. ------ 20 ► Piano Jazz >> 1988
Ratt ------ Reach For The Sky ► Heavy Metal/Glam Metal >> 1988
The Shamen ------ En-Tact ► Alt Rock/Electro-Psych >> 1990
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
John Hiatt ------ Live From Austin, TX ► Roots Rock >> 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
The Tragically Hip ------ Hipeponymous ► Folk-Rock >> 2005
Nirvana ------ Silver: The Best In The Box ► Grunge >> 2005
Blouse ------ Blouse ► Indie Rock/Neo-Psychedelia >> 2011
Journey ------ Greatest Hits 2 ► AOR Rock >> 2011
Cast ------ Magic Hour ► Britpop >> 2011
The Beach Boys ------ The Smile Sessions ► Pop-Rock >> 2011


November 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
The Smiths ------ …Best II ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1992
The Smiths ------ Best…I ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1992
Madness ------ Madstock! ► Ska Revival >> 1992
Pink Floyd ------ Shine On ► Prog Rock >> 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
The Lovin' Spoonful ------ Live At The Hotel Seville ► Folk-Rock >> 1999
Mariah Carey ------ Rainbow ► Pop-Rock >> 1999
Counting Crows ------ This Desert Life ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1999
Poco ------ Running Horse ► Country-Rock >> 2002
7 Walkers ------ 7 Walkers ► Swampadelic Funk >> 2010
Weezer ------ Death To False Metal ► Alt. Rock/Power Pop >> 2010
No Doubt ------ Icon ► Ska-Pop >> 2010
Elvis Costello And The Attractions ------ National Ransom ► Country-Rock >> 2010
Elvis Costello And The Attractions ------ Wise Up Ghost ► Roots Rock >> 2010


November 03
Elvis Presley ------ Harum Scarum ► Rock n Roll >> 1965
The Easybeats ------ Volume 3 ► Rock 'N' Roll >> 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
The Church ------ Temperature Drop In Down Town Winterland [EP] ► Alt. Power Pop >> 1982
Kim Wilde ------ Another Step ► Hi-NRG >> 1986
Kool & The Gang ------ Forever ► Dance-Pop >> 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
Elton John ------ Greatest Hits 1976–1986 ► Pop-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
Queen ------ Queen Rocks ► Glam 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
The Shamen ------ UV ► Alt Rock/Electro-Psych >> 1998
Vintersorg ------ Cosmic Genesis ► Heavy Metal/Progressive Metal >> 2000
Foo Fighters ------ Greatest Hits ► Grunge Rock >> 2009
Nirvana ------ Live In Reading ► Grunge >> 2009
REO Speedwagon ------ Not So Silent Night…Christmas With REO Speedwagon ► Arena Rock >> 2009
Weezer ------ Raditude ► Alt. Rock/Power Pop >> 2009


November 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
Cocteau Twins ------ The Box Set ► Folk-Rock >> 1991
Aphex Twin ------ Richard D. James Album ► Electronica - Dark Ambient >> 1996
Soundgarden ------ A-Sides ► Grange Rock >> 1997
Shania Twain ------ Come On Over ► Country-Pop >> 1997
Richard Marx ------ Greatest Hits ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1997
Bad Manners ------ Heavy Petting ► Ska Revival >> 1997
Jane's Addiction ------ Kettle Whistle ► Alt. Rock >> 1997
Asia ------ Live In Philadelphia ► Prog Rock >> 1997
Spice Girls ------ Spiceworld ► Dance-Pop >> 1997
Harmonia ------ Tracks And Traces ► Krautrock/Kosmische Musik >> 1997
The Beach Boys ------ The Pet Sounds Sessions ► Pop-Rock >> 1997
Evanescence ------ Origin ► Hard Rock/Alt Metal >> 2000
The Allman Brothers Band ------ Peakin' At The Beacon ► Southern Rock >> 2000
Iron Maiden ------ BBC Archives ► Heavy Metal >> 2002
Iron Maiden ------ Beast Over Hammersmith ► Heavy Metal >> 2002
Iron Maiden ------ Best Of The 'B' Sides ► Heavy Metal >> 2002
Iron Maiden ------ Edward The Great ► Heavy Metal >> 2002
Sarah McLachlan ------ Afterglow ► Folk-Rock >> 2003
Bob Seger ------ Greatest Hits 2 ► Album Rock >> 2003
Peter Gabriel ------ Hit ► Prog Rock >> 2003
Coldplay ------ Live 2003 ► Alt. Rock/Brit Pop >> 2003
Ben E. King ------ Person To Person: Live At The Blue Note ► Soul >> 2003
Iggy Pop ------ Skull Ring ► Alt. Rock / Punk >> 2003
Little River Band ------ Streams Of Success ► Soft Rock >> 2003
Stephen Stills ------ Turnin' Back The Pages ► Folk-Rock >> 2003
The Rolling Stones ------ Live Licks ► Blues-Rock >> 2004
Queen ------ Queen On Fire - Live At The Bowl ► Glam Rock >> 2004
Lou Reed ------ Berlin: Live At St. Ann's Warehouse ► Hard Rock >> 2008
Led Zeppelin ------ The Definitive Collection ► Hard Rock >> 2008
ZZ Top ------ Live From Texas ► Blues-Rock >> 2008
Guns N' Roses ------ Appetite For Democracy ► Hard Rock >> 2014
The Doobie Brothers ------ Southbound\ ► Pop-Rock >> 2014


November 05
Manfred Mann ------ Mann Made ► Folk-Pop >> 1965
Barclay James Harvest ------ Barclay James Harvest And Other Short Stories ► Prog Rock >> 1971
Status Quo ------ Dog Of Two Head ► Hard Rock >> 1971
Elton John ------ Madman Across The Water ► Pop-Rock >> 1971
Grateful Dead ------ Europe '72 ► Folk-Rock >> 1972
Various Artists ------ All This And World War II [Sndtrk] ► Beatles Covers >> 1976
Siouxsie And The Banshees ------ A Kiss In The Dreamhouse ► Post-Punk >> 1982
Alison Moyet ------ Alf ► New Wave Synth-pop >> 1984
REO Speedwagon ------ Wheels Are Turnin' ► Arena Rock >> 1984
Phil Collins ------ Serious Hits…Live! ► Pop-Rock >> 1990
My Bloody Valentine ------ Loveless ► Indie Rock >> 1991
Paul Simon ------ Paul Simon's Concert In The Park ► Folk-Pop >> 1991
Oasis ------ Definitely Maybe: Singles ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 1996
Johnny Cash ------ Unchained ► Classic Country >> 1996
The Clean ------ Unknown Country ► Post-Punk >> 1996
Simple Minds ------ The Best Of Simple Minds ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 2001
Pink Floyd ------ Echoes: The Best Of Pink Floyd ► Prog Rock >> 2001
New Order ------ Back To Mine ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 2002
Little Feat ------ Live At The Rams Head ► Southern Rock >> 2002
Eric Clapton ------ One More Car, One More Rider ► Blues-Rock >> 2002
The Church ------ Parallel Universe ► Alt. Power Pop >> 2002
Paul Simon ------ The Paul Simon Collection: On My Way, Don't Know Where I'm Goin' ► Folk-Pop >> 2002
The Wallflowers ------ Red Letter Days ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2002
The Who ------ View From A Backstage Pass ► British Rock >> 2007
Bob Dylan ------ The Complete Album Collection, Vol. 1 ► Folk-Rock >> 2013
Kool & The Gang ------ Kool For the Holidays ► Holiday Funk >> 2013


November 06
The Who ------ Tommy [EP] ► British Rock >> 1970
The Stylistics ------ The Stylistics ► Philly Soul >> 1971
The Cars ------ Shake It Up ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1981
Rod Stewart ------ Tonight I'm Yours ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Rod Stewart ------ Absolutely Live ► Blues-Rock >> 1982
The Pointer Sisters ------ Break Out ► Soul >> 1983
Stevie Wonder ------ Characters ► Pop-R&B >> 1987
Various Artists ------ Less Than Zero [Sndtrk] ► Various >> 1987
N.W.A. ------ N.W.A. And The Posse ► Hip-Hop >> 1987
Scorpions ------ Crazy World ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock >> 1990
The Pogues ------ Hell's Ditch ► Post-Punk/College Rock >> 1990
Steve Winwood ------ Refugees Of The Heart ► Album Rock >> 1990
Cher ------ It's A Man's World ► Pop-Rock >> 1995
Elvis Costello And The Attractions ------ Jake's Progress [Sndtrk] ► Orchestral Soundtrack >> 1995
Elton John ------ Love Songs ► Pop-Rock >> 1995
Supertramp ------ Is Everybody Listening? ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2001
Rick Springfield ------ Christmas With You ► Power Pop >> 2007
Gram Parsons ------ Gram Parsons Archive, Vol. 1: Live At The Avalon Ballroom 1969 ► Country-Rock >> 2007
Queen ------ Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live In Budapest '86 ► Glam Rock >> 2012
Aerosmith ------ Music From Another Dimension ► Hard Rock >> 2012
The Who ------ The Who Live At Hyde Park ► British Rock >> 2015

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Sunday, October 30, 2016

 

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

Happy Birthday this week to:

October 30
1908 ● Patsy Montana (Rubye Rose Bevins) → Country singer, songwriter and occasional actress, the first female country music artist to have a million-selling record ("I Want To Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart," 1935), died of cancer on 5/3/1996, age 87
1925 ● Attilio Joseph "Teo" Macero → Jazz musician, composer and record producer who produced three of the best-selling and groundbreaking jazz albums of all time, Dave Brubeck's Time Out (1959) and Miles Davis' Kind Of Blue (1959) and Bitches Brew (1970), also issued several solo albums, played in various jazz ensembles and projects, and produced TV and film soundtracks, including Martin Scorsese's The Blues, died in his sleep on 2/19/2008, age 82
1934 ● Ray Smith → One hit wonder rockabilly and teen-pop singer, "Rockin' Little Angel" (#22, 1960, the biggest hit for little Judd Records, owned by Sun Records' owner Sam Phillips' brother, Jud), continued to record and perform in the U.S. and Canada without success, committed suicide on 11/29/1979, age 45
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)
1939 ● Norman Richard West, Jr. → Original member in R&B/soul vocal quartet The Soul Children, "I'll Be The Other Woman" (#36, R&B #3, 1973), the group did not meet the expectations of Isaac Hayes and other Stax Records executives who created the group to offset the loss of departed duo Sam & Dave
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 stage and TV actor, film director and producer, played the character Arthur "The Fonz" Fonzarelli on retro-50s sitcom Happy Days in the 70s
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, "Novocaine 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)
1989 ● Vanessa White → Vocals in electro-pop girl-group The Saturdays, "Missing You" (UK #3, 2010)

October 31
1912 ● Dale Evans (Lucille Wood Smith) → "Queen of the Cowgirls" and beloved country-and-western entertainer with her third husband, singing cowboy Roy Rogers, wrote the signature song "Happy Trails To You" and co-starred in 28 films with her husband and on the popular 50s TV series The Roy Rogers Show, died from congestive heart failure on 2/7/2001, age 88
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 from pneumonia on 10/29/2011, age 84
1927 ● Anita Kerr → Country-pop and easy listening vocalist, composer and bandleader, fronted Grammy-winning The Anita Kerr Singers and contributed to country music's pop-oriented "Nashville Sound" in the 60s by providing backing vocals on scores of albums by top artists, collaborated with Rod McKuen on mood-music albums in the 60s, wrote and produced film soundtracks in the 80s
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
1939 ● Ali Ibrahim "Farka" Touré → The "African John Lee Hooker," talented and renowned Malian singer, multi-instrumentalist and world music recording artist with dozens of albums in several languages, blended African rhythmic and musical traditions that evoke the origins North American blues, ranked #76 on Rolling Stone magazine's "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time," died from bone cancer of 3/7/2006, age 66
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 from pancreatic cancer on 1/29/2005, age 64
1945 ● Rik Kenton → Bassist in Brian Ferry-led art/glam/prog rock Roxy Music ("Virginia Plan," UK #4, 1972) in the early 70s, left for a brief solo career then founded 80s mixed race, reggae-pop-rock Savage Progress ("My Soul Unwraps Tonight," 1984)
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), produced albums for ABC, Power Station, Robert Palmer, Rod Stewart and others, died from pneumonia after an all-star "tribute" show in Japan on 4/18/1996, age 43
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)

November 01
1903 ● Don Robey → Record label owner, producer and songwriter whose influence over the development of R&B/pop was immeasurable, launched or managed the careers of Bobby "Blue" Bland, Big Mama Thornton, the Dixie Hummingbirds, Memphis Slim, Little Junior Parker and many others through his Peacock and Duke labels (the first African-American to own a successful record label), sold to ABC/Dunhill in 1973 and died of a heart attack on 6/16/1975, age 71
1936 ● Zephire Andre Williams → The "Father of Rap," R&B, blues and rock 'n roll musician whose talking-style vocals were an early precursor of hip hop/rap music ("Bacon Fat," R&B # 9, 1957 and "Cadillac Jack," R&B #46, 1968), co-wrote "Shake A Tail Feather" covered by The Five Du-Tones, James & Bobby Purify (#25, 1967) and Ike & Tina Turner, continued to record and perform into the 10s
1937 ● "Whisperin'" Bill Anderson → Prolific and respected country music singer/songwriter, TV personality and Sirius XM radio host with 29 Country Top 10 hits from 1960 to 1979 and seven crossover country-pop singles, including "Still" (#8, Country #1, 1963), over 400 of his songs have been recorded and released by other artists
1940 ● Staff Sgt. Barry Sadler → Vietnam veteran and one hit wonder pop star, "The Ballad Of The Green Berets" (#1, 1966), fell into a coma after being shot in an attempted robbery and died a year later on 11/5/1989, age 49
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 from alcohol-related kidney failure on 3/17/1990, age 43
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), later moved to Contemporary Christian pop music, died in his sleep on 7/24/2011, age 60
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

November 02
1929 ● Amar G. Bose → MIT graduate student, audio engineer and classical music lover, visionary engineer, inventor and billionaire entrepreneur whose namesake company, the Bose Corporation, is synonymous with top-quality audio systems and residential and automotive speakers, his company introduced the revolutionary 901 Series of home speaker systems, the Bose Wave radio, "sound docks" and noise-cancelling headphones, died from undisclosed causes on 7/12/2013, age 83
1931 ● Phil Woods → Four-time Grammy-winning alto saxophonist, in touring bands for Dizzy Gillespie and Benny Goodman in the 50s, fronted his own bands in the 60s, then session work for Billy Joel (alto sax solo on "Just The Way You Are"), Steely Dan ("Doctor Wu"), Paul Simon ("Have A Good Time") and others, continued to record and perform until just before his death from emphysema on 9/29/2015, age 83
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
1938 ● Jay Black (David Blatt) → Lead vocals and de facto frontman for clean-cut, pop-rock vocal group Jay & The Americans, "Cara Mia" (#4, 1965)
1941 ● Bruce Welch → Guitarist with instrumental pop-rock The Shadows, "Apache" (Worldwide #1, 1960)
1944 ● Keith Emerson → Influential and accomplished progressive rock keyboardist, first with 60s Brit prog rock The Nice ("America," 1968) then as founding member of prog rock supergroup Emerson Lake & Palmer ("Lucky Man," #48, 1971), and later as a moderately successful solo artist and in Emerson, Lake & Powell and short-lived 3, issued a final studio album, The Three Fates Project in 2012 and was about to launch a tour of Japan when he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head on 3/10/2016, age 71
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" (, 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)
1974 ● Nelly (Cornell Haynes, Jr.) → Grammy-winning hip hop vocalist, "Country Grammar (Hot Shit)" (#7, 2000), record producer, music entrepreneur and record label CEO
1975 ● Chris Walla → Guitarist for indie pop-rock Death Cab For Cutie, "Soul Meets Body" (Modern Rock #5, 2005)

November 03
1930 ● Mable John → Underrated R&B, blues and gospel singer, the first female vocalist signed by Berry Gordy to his Tamla label (which preceded Motown Records by two years), left after several unsuccessful singles, recorded for Stax Records ("Your Good Thing Is About To End," #95, R&B #6, 1966) and sang in Ray Charles' backing group, The Raelettes
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, age 77
1934 ● Bill Arhos → Creator and long-time executive producer of Austin City Limits, the PBS musical variety show that introduced much of America to the sound of redneck rock and progressive country music, and became the longest-running live concert program on television and the only TV show to receive the National Medal of Arts, died from heart disease on 4/11/2015, age 80, age 80
1941 ● Billy Bumble (R. C. Gamble) → Frontman for the touring version of novelty pop/rock B. Bumble & The Stingers, the collection of Rendezvous Records session musicians whose light rock instrumental covers of classical pieces included "Bumble Boogie" (#21, 1961) and "Nut Rocker" (#23, UK #1, 1962), left the music industry in 1965 and eventually became a college professor of economics, died on 8/2/2008, age 66
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 90s.
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), continued to record and perform as a solo artist, in collaborative projects and with various lineups of Pentangle until his death from lung cancer on 10/5/2011, age 67
1945 ● Robert Jay "Bobby" LaKind → Lighting stagehand turned percussionist and backing vocals for blue-eyed soul/pop-rock The Doobie Brothers, "What A Fool Believes" (#1, 1979), gained songwriting co-credits on the band's reunion album, Cycles (#17, 1989) but left shortly thereafter due to terminal colon cancer, which claimed his life on 12/24/1992, age 47
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
1953 ● Van Stephenson → Pop-rock singer and songwriter with three charting hits in the 80s, including "Modern Day Delilah" (#22, 1984), co-founded country-rock Blackhawk ("There You Have It," #41, Country #4, 1998) in 1992 on guitar and backing vocals, left the band to fight skin cancer but died from the disease on 4/9/2001, age 47
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)
1960 ● Matthew "Maff" Ashman → Underrated post-punk and New Wave guitarist with an early lineup of Adam And The Ants ("Goody Two-Shoes," #12, 1982), left in 1980 to form Afro-Euro-synth-pop Bow Wow Wow ("I Want Candy," #22, 1982), later co-founded post-punk Chiefs Of Relief and punk-revival Agent Provocateur, died from complications of diabetes on 11/11/1995, age 35
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" (, 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)

November 04
1938 ● Harry Elston → Vocalist in Ray Charles' backing group The Hi-Fi's, then co-founder and singer in pop-rock vocal group The Friends Of Distinction, "Grazing In The Grass" (#3, 1969)
1940 ● Delbert McClinton → Texas blues and country-rock guitarist, harmonica player, singer and songwriter, "Giving It Up For Your Love" (#8, 1980), played on Bruce Channel's one hit wonder "Hey Baby" (#1, 1962), wrote "Two More Bottles Of Wine" for Emmylou Harris (Country #1, 1978)
1944 ● Scherrie Payne → Younger sister of R&B/soul singer Freda Payne and the "Little Lady With The Big Voice," frontgal and lead vocals for The Supremes in the mid-70s during the waning years of the group's popularity, scored three Top 10 Dance hits in the 70s, including "I'm Gonna Let My Heart Do the Walking"(Dance #3, 1976), continues to perform with various Supremes spin-offs and as a solo act into the 10s
1947 ● Michael Joseph "Mike" Smith → Saxophone for Welsh early prog rock septet Amen Corner, "(If Paradise Is) Half As Nice" (UK #1, 1969)
1954 ● Chris Difford → Guitarist, vocalist and lyricist for New Wave pop-rock Squeeze, "Tempted" (#49, Mainstream Rock #8, 1981)
1956 ● James Honeyman-Scott → Guitarist, songwriter and founding member of post-punk New Wave hard pop-rock The Pretenders, "Back On The Chain Gang" (#5, 1982), died from cocaine abuse on 6/16/1982, age 25
1963 ● Lena Hilda Zavaroni → Teen pop shooting star singer, discovered on UK TV talent show Opportunity Knocks, at 10 years old became the youngest British singer to earn a silver disc, "Ma! (He's Making Eyes At Me)" (UK #10, 1974), died after years of battling anorexia nervosa on 10/1/1999, age 35
1965 ● Jeff Scott Soto → Puerto Rican-American heavy metal and arena rock vocalist for Talisman, Yngwie Malmsteen Band, Journey and solo
1965 ● Wayne Static (Wells) → Lead vocals, guitar, keyboards and programming for industrial metal band Static-X, "Push It" (Mainstream Rock #20, 1999), solo
1966 ● Kool Rock-ski (Damon Wimbley) → Member of novelty rap trio The Fat Boys, "Wipe Out" (#12, 1987), film actor and solo hip hop artist
1969 ● Puff Daddy aka P. Diddy (Sean John Combs) → Producer, Bad Boy Records founder, stage and screen actor, fashion designer, entrepreneur and Grammy-winning rapper, "I'll Be Missing You" (#1, 1997)
1971 ● Shawn Rivera → Co-founder and vocals for contemporary R&B vocal group Az Yet, "Hard To Say I'm Sorry" (#8, 1997), producer, percussionist, session musician
1974 ● Louise Nurding Redknapp → Brit R&B/dance-pop singer for girl-group Eternal, "Stay" (#19, UK #3, 1993), then solo, "Naked" (UK #5, 1996)
1977 ● Kavana (Anthony Kavanaugh) → Brit actor, pop singer and songwriter, "I Can Make You Feel Good" (UK #8, 1997)

November 05
1911 ● Roy Rogers (Leonard Franklin Slye) → "King of the Cowboys," hugely popular actor in Western films and on his own 50s TV program, business entrepreneur and twangy country-and-western singer with dozens of albums and a dozen charting singles, including "My Chickashay Gal" (Country #4, 1947), best known to current generations as the frontman for Roy Rogers Family Restaurants, died of congestive heart failure on 7/8/1998, age 86
1931 ● Harold McNair → Jamaican-born calypso and jazz saxophonist and flautist, worked as a sideman for Kenny Clarke, Quincy Jones and others, did session work for Donovan, John Martyn and others, fronted his own ensembles and co-founded jazz-blues-rock fusion Ginger Baker's Air Force, died from lung cancer on 3/7/1971, age 39
1931 ● Ike Turner (Izear Luster Turner, Jr.) → Legendary R&B and rock 'n' roll bandleader, "Rocket 88" (R&B #1, 1951) and as a duo with then-wife Tina Turner, "Proud Mary" (#4, 1971), died from emphysema on 12/7/2007, age 76
1936 ● Bill Sherrill → Songwriter, record producer and Nashville music executive credited with mixing 60s pop maximalism with country music to create the "countrypolitan" sound and invigorate the careers of Tammy Wynette and George Jones, among others, co-wrote "Stand By Your Man" (#19, Country #1, 1968) with Wynette and "The Most Beautiful Girl " (#1, Country #1, 1973) for Charlie Rich, produced albums for dozens of top artists, including Barbara Mandrell, Ray Charles, Johnny Paycheck and Elvis Costello, died after a brief illness on 8/4/2015, age 78
1941 ● Art Garfunkel → Grammy-winning folk-pop singer and guitarist in 60s partnership with Paul Simon, then adult contemporary pop solo career, "All I Know" (#9, 1973), film actor in Carnal Knowledge (1971)
1943 ● Mike Clifford → Pop singer and songwriter known best for his hit "Close To Cathy" (#12, 1962), also recorded numerous movie soundtrack songs in the late 60s and early 70s, continues to tour and record into the 10s
1943 ● Pablo Samellhi Gomez → Drummer for Spanish rock 'n roll band Los Bravos, "Black Is Black" (US #4, 1966), the first US Top 10 hit by a Spanish band
1946 ● Gram Parsons (Cecil Ingram Connor III) → Legendary and pioneering country-rock singer, songwriter and guitarist, played in The International Submarine Band, joined The Byrds in 1968 for the seminal Sweetheart Of The Rodeo album, co-founded The Flying Burrito Brothers in 1969, issued two solo albums before dying from a heroin overdose on 9/19/1973, age 26
1946 ● Loleatta Holloway → Stage actress and backing vocalist, then R&B/disco singer, "Love Sensation" (Dance #1, 1980), continued to record dance/pop singles into the 00s, died from heart failure on 3/31/2011, age 64
1947 ● Peter Noone → Vocals and frontman for British Invasion pop-rock Herman's Hermits, "Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter" (#1. 1965)
1948 ● Donnie McDougall → Guitarist for Canadian rockers The Guess Who, "American Woman" (#1, 1970), still performs with the group
1948 ● Peter Hammill → Guitarist, pianist, singer and songwriter for progressive/art rock Van Der Graf Generator, left the band in 1971 for solo career, releases solo (as Rikki Nadir) and VDGG reunion albums sporadically through 2008
1956 ● Helen O'Hara (nee Bevington) → Violinist in New Wave pop-rock Dexys Midnight Runners, "Come On Eileen" (#1, 1983), solo
1957 ● David Moyse → Guitarist for Aussie light pop-rock Air Supply, "The One That You Love" (#1, 1981)
1957 ● Mike Score → Keyboards, guitar and lead singer for bizarrely-teased hair New Wave pop-rock A Flock of Seagulls, "I Ran (So Far Away)" (#9, 1982)
1959 ● Bryan Guy Adams → Grammy-winning Canadian pop-rock power songwriter and balladeer, "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You" (#1, 1991) and 18 other Top 40 hits
1959 ● Ken Coomer → Drummer for alt-metal Clockhammer, joined seminal roots rock trio Uncle Tupelo in 1992, left in 1994 to co-found alt country-rock Wilco, "Outtasite (Outta Mind)" (#22, 1997)
1959 ● Rob Fisher → Keyboards, vocals and songwriting for New Wave synth-pop Naked Eyes, "(There's) Always Something There To Remind Me" (#10, 1983) and pop-soul Climie Fisher, "Love Changes Everything" (#23, 1988), died following surgery for intestinal cancer on 8/25/1999. age 39
1961 ● David Bryson → Guitarist for alt-rock Counting Crows, "Mr. Jones" (Modern Rock #2, 1994)
1965 ● Paris Grey (Shanna Jackson) → Vocals and one half of the house and electro-techno/dance-pop duo Inner City, "Big Fun" (Dance-Club #1, 1984)
1968 ● Mark Hunter → Keyboards for Brit alt pop-rock James, "Sit Down" (UK #2, 1991) and "Laid" (#61, Modern Rock #3, 1994)
1971 ● Jon Greenwood → Guitar and keyboards for alt/indie rock Radiohead, "There There" (Modern Rock #14, 2003)
1974 ● David Ryan Adams → Alt country-rock singer and songwriter, "New York, New York" (Adult Top 40 #18, 2002) and with country-rock The Cardinals
1975 ● Lisa Scott-Lee → Vocals and dance routines for pre-fab Brit dance-pop group The Steps, "5, 6, 7, 8" (UK #14, 1997)
1985 ● Kate Jenna DeAraugo → Australian singer, winner of the third season of Australian Idol in 2005, solo, "Maybe Tonight" (Australia #1, 2005) then joined pre-fab dance-pop girl group Young Divas
1987 ● Kevin Jonas → Singer in teen-pop ballad trio the Jonas Brothers, "Burnin' Up" (#5, 2008), TV actor

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Monday, October 24, 2016

 

Albums Released This Week (October 24 - 30)

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


October 24
Don McLean ------ American Pie ► Folk-Rock >> 1971
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
Indigo Girls ------ 1200 Curfews ► Folk-Rock >> 1995
20 Fingers ------ 20 Fingers ► Dance-Pop >> 1995
David Bowie ------ The Buddha Of Suburbia ► Glam Rock >> 1995
The Pretenders ------ The Isle Of View ► Post-Punk >> 1995
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band ------ It's A Mystery ► Heartland 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
John Hiatt ------ Walk On ► Roots Rock >> 1995
Richard Marx ------ Days In Avalon ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2000
Linkin Park ------ Hybrid Theory ► Hard Rock >> 2000
Spin Doctors ------ Just Go Ahead Now: A Retrospective ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 2000
Christina Aguilera ------ My Kind Of Christmas ► Dance-Pop >> 2000
Bob Dylan ------ Beyond Here Lies Nothin': The Collection ► Folk-Rock >> 2011
Paul Simon ------ Songwriter ► Folk-Pop >> 2011


October 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
Carpenters ------ GEM II [Japan] ► Easy Listening >> 1973
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 ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1985
The Police ------ Every Breath You Take: The Singles ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1986
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
The Psychedelic Furs ------ Here Come The Psychedelic Furs: B-Sides And Lost Grooves ► Post-Punk New Wave >> 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
Manfred Mann ------ 2006 ► Hard Rock >> 2004
PJ Harvey ------ iTunes Originals - PJ Harvey ► Indie Rock >> 2004
Berlin ------ 4Play ► L. A. Synth-Pop >> 2005
Bette Midler ------ Bette Midler Sings the Peggy Lee Songbook ► Female Vocalist >> 2005
Jerry Garcia ------ Garcia Plays Dylan ► Roots Rock >> 2005
Aerosmith ------ Rockin' The Joint ► Hard Rock >> 2005
Kansas ------ The Essential Kansas ► Prog/Arena Rock >> 2010
Devon Allman's Honeytribe ------ Space Age Blues ► Blues-Rock >> 2010


October 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
J. Geils Band ------ Freeze-Frame ► Blues-Rock >> 1981
Gary Numan ------ Berserker ► New Wave Synth Pop >> 1984
Glenn Frey ------ Miami Vice [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 1985
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
Ben E. King ------ Shades Of Blue ► Soul >> 1993
The Clash ------ Super Black Market Clash ► Punk >> 1993
Blur ------ The Special Collectors Edition ► Alt Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 1994
Napalm Death ------ Words From The Exit Wound [UK] ► Heavy Metal/Grindcore >> 1998
Robert Palmer ------ 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Robert Palmer ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1999
Akinyele ------ Aktapuss ► Dirty Rap >> 1999
B*Witched ------ Awake And Breathe ► Pop/Girl Group >> 1999
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young ------ Looking Forward ► Folk-Rock >> 1999
Phil Lesh & Friends ------ Love Will See You Through ► Country-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
The Band ------ Greatest Hits ► Folk-Rock >> 2000
The Doobie Brothers ------ Live At Wolf Trap ► Pop-Rock >> 2004


October 27
Ten Years After ------ Ten Years After ► Blues-Rock >> 1967
Dusty Springfield ------ Where Am I Going? ► Pop-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
Teddy Pendergrass ------ Heaven Only Knows ► Soul-Pop >> 1983
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
Bob Dylan ------ Good As I Been To You ► Folk-Rock >> 1992
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
Cyndi Lauper ------ Merry Christmas…Have A Nice Life ► Pop-Rock >> 1998
Bryan Adams ------ On A Day Like Today ► Pop-Rock >> 1998
Phish ------ The Story Of The Ghost ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 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
Gov't Mule ------ By A Thread ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock >> 2009
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
R.E.M. ------ Live At The Olympia ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2009
Spandau Ballet ------ Once More ► New Wave Synht-Pop >> 2009
The Who ------ The Who Hits 50! ► British Rock >> 2014


October 28
The Kinks ------ Face To Face ► British Rock >> 1966
Neil Young ------ Decade ► Blues-Rock >> 1977
Rush ------ Hemispheres ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1978
The Dream Syndicate ------ The Days Of Wine And Roses ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1982
Nick Heywrd ------ North Of A Miracle ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1983
Bob Dylan ------ Biograph ► Folk-Rock >> 1985
Oingo Boingo ------ Dead Man's Party ► New Wave Ska-Pop >> 1985
Mike + The Mechanics ------ Living Years ► Brit Pop-Rock >> 1988
Deborah Harry ------ Def, Dumb & Blonde ► New Eave Dance-Pop >> 1989
Queen ------ Greatest Hits II ► Glam Rock >> 1991
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
Phish ------ Slip Stitch And Pass ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 1997
Tina Turner ------ Twenty Four Seven ► Pop-Rock >> 1999
David Gray ------ A New Day at Midnight ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2002
The Moody Blues ------ December ► Prog Rock >> 2003
R.E.M. ------ In Time: The Best Of R.E.M. 1988-2003 ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2003
HIM ------ A-Sides ► Hard Rock >> 2003
The Cure ------ 4:13 Dream ► Post-Punk >> 2008
School Of Seven Bells ------ Alpinisms ► Dream Pop >> 2008


October 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
Rush ------ Exit…Stage Left ► Arena Rock >> 1981
Pat Benatar ------ Get Nervous ► Hard Rock >> 1982
Donald Fagen ------ The Nightfly ► Jazz-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
Natalie Cole ------ A Celebration Of Christmas ► Holiday Soul-Pop >> 1996
Earth, Wind & Fire ------ Greatest Hits Live ► Soul-Funk >> 1996
Joni Mitchell ------ Hits ► Folk-Rock >> 1996
Ghostface Killah ------ Ironman ► Rap-soul >> 1996
Yes ------ Keys To The Ascension ► Prog Rock >> 1996
The Who ------ Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970 ► British Rock >> 1996
Joni Mitchell ------ Misses ► Folk-Rock >> 1996
Huey Lewis & The News ------ Time Flies…The Best Of ► Pop-Rock >> 1996
New Order ------ International ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 2002
Phish ------ Live Phish Volume 13 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2002
Phish ------ Live Phish Volume 14 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2002
Phish ------ Live Phish Volume 15 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2002
Phish ------ Live Phish Volume 16 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2002
Nirvana ------ Nirvana ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2002
Queen ------ Queen Rock Momtreal ► Glam Rock >> 2007
Bryan Adams ------ Bare Bones ► Pop-Rock >> 2010
Mariah Carey ------ Merry Christmas II You ► Pop-Rock >> 2010
James Taylor ------ The Essential James Taylor ► Folk-Rock >> 2013
Nick Lowe ------ A Seasonal Selection For All The Family ► Pub Rock >> 2013


October 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
Tracy Chapman ------ Collection ► Folk-Rock >> 2001
Bane ------ Give Blood ► Hardcore Punk >> 2001
Michael Jackson ------ Invincible ► Dance-Pop >> 2001
Phish ------ Live Phish Volume 6 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2001
Bonnie Raitt ------ Decades Rock Live: Bonnie Raitt And Friends ► Blues-Rock >> 2006
Eagles ------ Long Road Out Of Eden ► Country-Rock >> 2007
Ben E. King ------ Love Is Gonna Get You ► Soul >> 2007
Rod Stewart ------ Merry Christmas, Baby ► Holiday Pop >> 2012
Three Dog Night ------ One ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 2012
Trey Anastasio ------ Paper Wheels ► Jam Band/Guitar Rock >> 2015

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