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Album Releases This Week (August 30 – September 5)

Here’s a sampling of the great albums of 60s, 70s and 80s rock and pop – the best music ever made! – which were released this week:

Aug 30

Dylan, Bob —— Highway 61 Revisited >> 1965
Byrds, The —— Sweetheart Of The Rodeo >> 1968
Beach Boys, The —— Surf’s Up >> 1971
Rolling Stones, The —— Tattoo You >> 1981
XTC —— Mummer >> 1983
Miami Sound Machine —— Eyes Of Innocence >> 1984
Scaggs, Boz —— Other Roads >> 1988
REO Speedwagon —— Earth, The, A Small Man, His Dog And A Chicken >> 1990
Oasis —— Definitely Maybe >> 1994
Death Cab For Cutie —— Plans >> 2005

Aug 31

Ventures, The —— Going To The Ventures’ Dance Party! >> 1962
Beach Boys, The —— Sunflower >> 1970
Rolling Stones, The —— Goats Head Soup >> 1973
Jackson, Michael —— Bad >> 1987
Charles & Eddie —— Duophonic >> 1992

Sep 01

Mayall, John & The Bluesbreakers —— Crusade >> 1967
Stevens, Cat —— Teaser And The Firecat >> 1971
Grateful Dead —— Blues For Allah >> 1975
Jethro Tull —— A >> 1980
Bowie, David —— Tonight >> 1984
Turner, Tina —— Break Every Rule >> 1986
R.E.M. —— Document >> 1987
Mötley Crüe —— Dr. Feelgood >> 1989

Sep 02

Rolling Stones, The —— Through The Past Darkly (Big Hits, Vol. 2) >> 1969
Van Der Graaf —— Quiet Zone, The/The Pleasure Dome >> 1977
Moody Blues, The —— Present, The >> 1983
UB40 —— Baggariddim >> 1985
Joel, Billy —— Greatest Hits, Vols. 1 & 2 (1973-1985) >> 1985
Bowie, David & Tin Machine —— Tin Machine II >> 1991
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark —— Universal >> 1996
Genesis —— Calling All Stations >> 1997

Sep 03

Fleetwood Mac —— Future Games >> 1971
Iron Maiden —— Powerslave >> 1984
Rush —— Roll The Bones >> 1991
Nicks, Stevie —— TimeSpace >> 1991

Sep 04

Rolling Stones, The —— Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out >> 1970
Queen —— Queen >> 1973
Scott-Heron, Gil & Brian Jackson —— Winter In America >> 1973
Who, The —— It’s Hard >> 1982
Summer, Donna —— Cats Without Claws >> 1984
Triumph —— Sport Of Kings, The >> 1986
Love And Rockets —— Love And Rockets >> 1989
System Of A Down —— Toxicity >> 2001

Sep 05

Poco —— From The Inside >> 1971
Jethro Tull —— Minstrel In The Gallery >> 1975
Skinny Puppy —— Mind: The Perpetual Intercourse >> 1986
Motörhead —— Rock ‘N’ Roll >> 1987
Grim Reaper —— Rock You To Hell >> 1987
Siouxsie And The Banshees —— Peepshow >> 1988
Soundgarden —— Louder Than Love >> 1989
Big Audio Dynamite —— Megatop Phoenix >> 1989
Jones, Mick —— Mick Jones >> 1989

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This Week’s Birthdays (August 29 – September 4)

Happy Birthday this week to:

Aug 29
1920 ● Charlie “Bird” Parker → Jazz/bebop pioneering saxophonist
1924 ● Dinah Washington (Ruth Lee Jones) → Blues, jazz, R&B singer, “What A Difference A Day Makes” (1961)
1943 ● Dick HalliganBlood Sweat & Tears, “Spinning Wheel” (1969)
1945 ● Chris Copping → Paramounts, Procol Harum
1953 ● Rick DowneyBlue Öyster Cult, “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” (1976)
1958 ● Elizabeth Fraser → Dream-pop Cocteau Twins, “Heaven Or Las Vegas” (1990)
1958 ● Michael Jackson → The “King of Pop”
1959 ● Sadenia “Eddi” Reader → Fairground Attraction, solo
1969 ● Me’Shell NdegeOcello (Mary Johnson) → R&B-pop, “Wild Night” (1994)
1970 ● Carl Martin → Shai, “If I Ever Fall In Love” (1992)
1975 ● Kyle Cook → Matchbox Twenty, “Bent” (2000)
1980 ● David Desrosiers → Simple Plan, “Perfect” (2003)

Aug 30
1935 ● “Papa” John Phillips → The Mamas & The Papas, “Monday Monday” (1966)
1939 ● John Peel (Ravenscroft) → DJ, pirate radio ship, BBC Radio 1
1941 ● John McNally → The Searchers, “Sugar And Spice” (1963)
1943 ● Robert Crumb → Comic & album cover artist, “Fritz the Cat”
1944 ● Chuck Colbert → American Breed, “Bend Me Shape Me” (1968)
1950 ● Micky Moody → Juicy Lucy, Whitesnake, “Here I Go Again” (1987)
1953 ● Stephen Graham “Horace” Panter → General Public, “Tenderness” (1984)
1954 ● Ron Beitle → Wild Cherry, “Play That Funky Music” (1976)
1958 ● Martin Jackson → Magazine, Swing Out Sister, “Break Out” (1986)
1963 ● Paul Oakenfold → Dance-pop “house” music pioneer and DJ

Aug 31
1939 ● Jerry AllisonBuddy Holly & The Crickets
1940 ● Wilton Felder → The Crusaders, “Street Life” (1979)
1944 ● Roger Dean → Artist, album cover designer (Yes, Uriah Heep, Greenslade)
1945 ● George Ivan “Van” Morrison → “Moondance” (1970)
1952 ● Rudolf Schenker → Scorpions, “Rock You Like A Hurricane” (1984)
1955 ● Anthony Thistlethwaite → The Waterboys, sessions, solo
1957 ● Gina Schock → The Go-Go’s, “We Got The Beat” (1981)
1957 ● Glenn Tilbrook → Singer/composer, Squeeze, “Tempted” (1981)
1959 ● Tony DeFranco → The DeFranco Family, “Heartbeat-It’s A Lovebeat” (1973)
1963 ● Larry Waddell → Mint Condition, “What Kind Of Man Would I Be?” (1996)
1969 ● Jeff Russo → Tonic, “If You Could Only See” (1997)
1970 ● Debbie Gibson → Singer-songwriter, “Foolish Beat” (1987), actress

Sep 01
1927 ● Tommy Evans → The Drifters, “Up On The Roof” (1963)
1933 ● Conway Twitty (Harold Lloyd Jenkins) → Country superstar, “Tight Fittin’ Jeans” (1981)
1941 ● Roy Head → Blue-eyed soul, “Treat Her Right” (1965)
1944 ● Archie Bell → Archie Bell & The Drells, “Tighten Up” (1968)
1946 ● Barry Gibb → The Bee Gees, “Stayin’ Alive” (1977)
1946 ● Greg Errico → Sly & The Family Stone, “Everyday People” (1968)
1949 ● Russell Field → Showaddywaddy (70s Brit rock ‘n roll revival band)
1955 ● Bruce Foxton → The Jam, Stiff Little Fingers
1957 ● Gloria Estefan → Miami Sound Machine, “Anything For You” (1988)
1970 ● DJ Spigg Nice → The Lost Boyz

Sep 02
1925 ● Hugo Montenegro → Composer, “The Good The Bad And The Ugly” (1968)
1939 ● Bobby Purify (Robert Lee Dickey) → “I’m Your Puppet” (1966)
1939 ● Sam Gooden → The Impressions, “It’s All Right” (1963)
1940 ● Jimmy Clanton → Teen idol, “Just A Dream” (1958)
1943 ● Joe Simon → R&B-pop, “The Chokin’ Kind” (1969)
1943 ● Rosalyn Ashford → Martha & The Vandellas, “Heat Wave” (1963)
1945 ● Marty Grebb → The Buckinghams, “Kind Of A Drag” (1967)
1951 ● Michael “Mik” KaminskiElectric Light Orchestra, Violinski
1956 ● Fritz McIntyre → Simply Red, “Holding Back The Years” (1986)
1957 ● Steve Porcaro → Toto, “Hold The Line” (1978)
1958 ● Jerome Stanley “Jerry” Augustyniak → 10,000 Maniacs, “These Are Days” (1992)
1969 ● Cedric “K-Ci” Hailey → Jodeci, “Cry For You” (1993), K-Ci & JoJo
1975 ● Tony Thompson → Hi-Five, “I Like The Way (The Kissing Game)” (1991)

Sep 03
1915 ● Memphis Slim (John Peter Chatman) → Blues pianist, “Everyday I Have The Blues ” (1949)
1934 ● Freddie King → Chicago blues legend, “Hideaway” (1961)
1942 ● Al JardineThe Beach Boys, “Good Vibrations” (1966)
1942 ● Mike Harrison → Art, Spooky Tooth, solo
1945 ● George BiondoSteppenwolf, “Born To Be Wild” (1968)
1947 ● Eric Bell → Thin Lizzy, “The Boys Are Back In Town” (1976)
1948 ● Don Brewer → Grand Funk Railroad, “We’re An American Band” (1973)
1955 ● Steve Jones → Sex Pistols, “Anarchy In The U.K.” (1976)
1963 ● Jonathan Segel → Camper Van Beethoven, “Take The Skinheads Bowling” (1985)
1965 ● Vaden Todd Lewis → Toadies, “Possum Kingdom” (1995)
1973 ● Jennifer Paige → Pop diva, “Crush” (1998)

Sep 04
1942 ● Merald “Bubba” Knight, Jr. → Gladys Knight & The Pips, “Midnight Train To Georgia” (1973)
1945 ● Gary Duncan → Quicksilver Messenger Service, “Fresh Air” (1970)
1946 ● Greg Elmore → Quicksilver Messenger Service, “Fresh Air” (1970)
1950 ● Ronald LaPread → The Commodores, “Three Times A Lady” (1978)
1951 ● Martin Chambers → Pretenders, “Back On The Chain Gang” (1983)
1960 ● Kim Thayil → Soundgarden, “Black Hole Sun” (1994)
1963 ● Nasty Suicide (Jan Stenfors) → Hanoi Rocks, covered “Up Around The Bend” (1984)
1971 ● Ty Longley → Great White, “Once Bitten Twice Shy” (1989)
1980 ● Dan Miller → O-Town, “All Or Nothing” (2001)
1981 ● Beyoncé Knowles → Destiny’s Child, solo, actress

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Album Releases This Week (August 23 – 29)

Here’s a sampling of the great albums of 60s, 70s and 80s rock and pop – the best music ever made! – which were released this week:

Aug 23

Hendrix, Jimi, Experience —— Are You Experienced? >> 1967
Fleetwood Mac —— Mr. Wonderful >> 1968
Yazoo —— Upstairs At Eric’s >> 1982
Ross, Diana —— Eaten Alive >> 1985
Various Artists —— Now That’s What I Call Music 7 >> 1986
Bad Company —— Dangerous Age >> 1988
Jane’s Addiction —— Nothing’s Shocking >> 1988
Buckley, Jeff —— Grace >> 1994

Aug 24

Rainbow —— Bent Out Of Shape >> 1983
Mellencamp, John (Cougar) —— Lonesome Jubilee, The >> 1987

Aug 25

Gaye, Marvin & Kim Weston —— Take Two >> 1966
Kinks, The —— Everybody’s In Show Biz >> 1972
Springsteen, Bruce —— Born To Run >> 1975
Boston —— Boston >> 1976
Time, The —— What Time Is It? >> 1982
Cooper, Alice —— Zipper Catches Skin >> 1982
O’Keefe, Danny —— Redux >> 1989
Wallflowers, The —— Wallflowers, The >> 1992
Guns N’ Roses —— Use Your Illusion II >> 1998

Aug 26

Supremes, The —— Live At London’s Talk Of The Town >> 1968
Gaye, Marvin —— In The Groove >> 1968
Cure, The —— Head On The Door, The >> 1985
Oasis —— Be Here Now >> 1997
Frampton, Peter —— Now >> 2003

Aug 27

Wonder, Stevie —— I Was Made To Love Her >> 1967
ZZ Top —— Deguello >> 1979
Parsons, Alan, Project —— Eve >> 1979
B-52’s, The —— Wild Planet >> 1980
Squier, Billy —— Emotions In Motion >> 1982
Depeche Mode —— Some Great Reward >> 1984
Garcia, Jerry, Band —— Garcia, Jerry, Band >> 1991
Pearl Jam —— Ten >> 1991
Coldplay —— Rush Of Blood To The Head, A >> 2002

Aug 28

Gaye, Marvin —— Let’s Get It On >> 1973
Wonder, Stevie —— Woman In Red, The >> 1984
Beach Boys, The —— Still Cruisin’ >> 1989

Aug 29

Wonder, Stevie —— My Cherie Amour >> 1969
Rolling Stones, The —— Gimme Shelter >> 1971
Zevon, Warren —— Sentimental Hygiene >> 1987
John, Elton —— Sleeping With The Past >> 1989
Rolling Stones, The —— Steel Wheels >> 1989
Heart —— Road Home, The >> 1995

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This Week’s Birthdays (August 22 – 28)

Happy Birthday this week to:

Aug 22
1917 ● John Lee Hooker → Boogie-blues, “Boom Boom” (1962)
1926 ● Bob Flanigan → The Four Freshmen, “Day By Day” (1955)
1936 ● Delmar Allen “Dale” Hawkins → Rockabilly pioneer, “Susie Q” (1957)
1939 ● Fred Milano → The Belmonts, “Tell Me Why” (1961)
1942 ● Joseph Chambers → Chambers Brothers, “Time Has Come Today” (1968)
1945 ● Ron Dante (Carmine Granito) → Singer, songwriter, The Archies, “Sugar Sugar” (1967)
1946 ● Gary “Mutha” Withem → Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, “Young Girl” (1968)
1947 ● Donna Jean Godchaux (Thatcher) → Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia Band, solo, sessions
1958 ● Ian Mitchell → Bay City Rollers, Rosetta Stone
1958 ● Vernon Reid → Living Colour, “Cult Of Personality” (1988)
1961 ● Debbi Peterson → The Bangles, “Going Down To Liverpool” (1985)
1961 ● Roland Orzabal → Tears For Fears, “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” (1985)
1963 ● James DeBarge → DeBarge, “I Like It” (1982)
1963 ● Myra Ellen “Tori” Amos → “Cornflake Girl” (1994)
1967 ● Layne Staley → Alice In Chains, “No Excuses” (1994)
1972 ● Paul Douchette → Matchbox Twenty, “Bent” (2000)
1973 ● Howie Dorough → Backstreet Boys, “I Want It That Way” (1999)
1978 ● Jean-Francoise “Jeff” Stinco → Simple Plan, “Welcome To My Life” (2004)

Aug 23
1912 ● Gene Kelly → Actor, singer, dancer, “Singin’ In The Rain” (1952)
1936 ● Rudy Lewis → The Drifters, “Up On The Roof” (1963)
1942 ● Anthony Micale → The Reflections, “(Just Like) Romeo And Juliet” (1964)
1942 ● David (Roger Greenway) → David & Jonathan, “Michelle” (1966)
1943 ● Mike Burt → Chas & Dave, “Gertcha” (1980)
1945 ● Pete Fornatale → FM radio DJ (WNEW-fm New York)
1946 ● Keith Moon → The Who
1949 ● Jim Sohns → Shadows of Knight, “Gloria” (1965)
1949 ● Rick Springfield (Richard Springthorpe) → “Jessie’s Girl” (1981), TV actor (General Hospital)
1951 ● Jimmy Wayne “Jimi” Jamison → Target, Cobra, Survivor, “The Search Is Over” (1984)
1951 ● Mark Hudson (Salerno) → Hudson Brothers, producer (Aerosmtih)
1953 ● Bobby G. (Robert Alan Gubby) → Bucks Fizz, “Making Your Mind Up” (1981)
1954 ● Mark Avsec → Wild Cherry, Donnie Iris & The Cruisers
1959 ● Edwyn Collins → Orange Juice, solo, “Agirl Like You” (1994)
1961 ● Dean DeLeo → Stone Temple Pilots, Talk Show, Army Of Anyone
1964 ● Pebbles (Perri Alette McKissack Nixon) → Dance-pop, “Mercedes Boy” (1988)
1967 ● Cedella Marley → Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers, record exec.
1974 ● Shifty Shellshock (Seth Brooks Binzer) → Crazy Town, “Butterfly” (2001)
1978 ● Julian Casablancas → The Strokes, “Last Nite” (2001)

Aug 24
1905 ● Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup → Delta blues guitarist, wrote “That’s Alright” (Elvis hit 1954)
1929 ● William Winfield → The Harptones, “Life Is But A Dream” (1955)
1938 ● David Frieberg → Jefferson Airplane/Starship, Quicksilver Messenger Service
1938 ● Mason Williams → Singer/songwriter, “Classical Gas” (1968), comedy writer
1939 ● Ernest Wright, Jr. → Little Anthony And The Imperials, “Tears On My Pillow” (1958)
1943 ● John Cipollina → Quicksilver Messenger Service, Copperhead
1944 ● James Brady → The Sandpipers, “Guantanamera” (1966)
1945 ● Ken Hensley → Uriah Heep, “Easy Livin'” (1972)
1945 ● Malcolm “Mollie” Duncan → Average White Band, “Pick Up The Pieces” (1974)
1945 ● Randy Silverman → Vito & The Salutations, “Unchained Melody” (1963)
1947 ● Jim Fox → The Outsiders, The James Gang
1948 ● Jean-Michel Jarre → Electronic synthpop/ambient, “Oxygene” (1979)
1951 ● Danny Joe Brown → Molly Hatchet, “Flirtin’ With Disaster” (1979)
1951 ● Mike DeRosier → Heart, Orion The Hunter, Alias
1955 ● Jeffrey Daniel → Disco/pop Shalamar, “A Night To Remember” (1982)
1956 ● Matt Aitken → Stock Aitken Waterman (SAW) writing/production trio
1961 ● Mark Bedford → Madness, “Our House” (1982)
1963 ● John Bush → Anthrax, “Got The Time” (1991)

Aug 25
1918 ● Leonard Bernstein → Composer, conductor, pianist, “West Side Story” (1957)
1933 ● Wayne Shorter → Weather Report, “Birdland” (1976), solo
1942 ● Walter Williams → The O’Jays, “Love Train” (1973)
1949 ● Gene “The Demon” Simmons (Chaim Witz) → Kiss, “Rock And Roll All Nite” (1975)
1950 ● Willy De Ville (William Boray) → Mink De Ville, “Storybook Love” (1987)
1951 ● James Warren → The Korgis, “Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometime” (1980)
1951 ● Rob Halford → Judas Priest, “Breaking The Law” (1980)
1952 ● Geoff Downes → The Buggles, Yes, Asia, solo
1954 ● Elvis Costello (Declan Patrick McManus) → “Alison” (1977)
1961 ● Billy Ray Cyrus → “Achy Breaky Heart” (1992)
1962 ● Vivian Patrick Campbell → Def Leppard, “Love Bites” (1988)
1966 ● DJ Terminator X (Norman Rogers) → Public Enemy, solo, producer

Aug 26
1903 ● Jimmy “Mr Five by Five” Rushing → Blues/jazz “shouter” and singer
1940 ● Nik Turner → Hawkwind, Sphynx, Space Ritual
1941 ● Chris Curtis → The Searchers, “Sugar And Spice” (1963)
1942 ● Vic Dana → The Fleetwoods, solo, “Red Roses for a Blue Lady” (1965)
1944 ● Maureen Ann “Moe” Tucker → The Velvet Underground, “White Light/White Heat” (1968)
1948 ● Jet Black (Brian Duffy) → The Stranjglers, “Duchess” (1979)
1948 ● Valerie Simpson → Songwriter, singer, Ashford & Simpson
1949 ● Bob Cowsill → The Cowsills, “The Rain, The Park And Other Taings” (1967)
1949 ● Leon Redbone → Jazz/blues/ragtime singer
1952 ● Billy Rush → Songwriter, producer, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes
1954 ● Steve Wright → BBC Radio 2 disc jockey
1957 ● John O’Neill → The Undertones, That Petrol Emotion
1960 ● Branford Marsalis → Jazz saxophonist, composer, bandleader
1966 ● Dan Vickrey → Counting Crows, “Mr. Jones” (1994)
1966 ● Shirley Manson → Angelfish, Garbage, “Stupid Girl” (1996)
1967 ● Jeff Tweedy → Uncle Tupelo, Wilco
1969 ● Adrian Young → No Doubt, “Don’t Speak” (1996)

Aug 27
1937 ● Phil Shulman → Simon Dupree & The Big Sound, Gentle Giant
1942 ● Daryl Dragon → The Captain & Tennille, “Love Will Keep Us Together” (1975)
1944 ● Tim Bogert → Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Beck Bogert & Appice
1944 ● Yolanda Adams → R&B/gospel singer, radio host, “Open My Heart” (1999)
1945 ● Malcolm Allured → Showaddywaddy (70s Brit rock ‘n roll revival band)
1949 ● Jeff Cook → Country-rock Alabama, “Love In The First Degree” (1981)
1951 ● Kevin Kavanaugh → Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes
1953 ● Alex Lifeson (Zivojinovich) → Rush, “The Spirit Of Radio” (1980)
1956 ● Glen Matlock → Sex Pistols, “Anarchy In The U.K.” (1976)
1970 ● Tony Kanal → No Doubt, “Don’t Speak” (1996)
1975 ● Mase (Mason Durell Betha) → Rapper, duets, solo
1979 ● Jonathan Siebels → Eve 6, “Inside Out” (1998)
1979 ● Sarah Neufeld → Arcade Fire, Bell Orchestre, The Luyas
1986 ● Mario (Dewar Bennett) → R&B/pop, “Let Me Love You” (2004)

Aug 28
1931 ● John Perkins → The Crew Cuts, “Sh-Boom” (1954)
1939 ● Clem Cattini → The Pirates, The Tornados, “Telstar” (1962)
1942 ● Holmes Sterling Morrison, Jr. → The Velvet Underground, “White Light/White Heat” (1968)
1943 ● Anne Margot “Honey” Lantree → The Honeycombs, “Have I The Right” (1964)
1943 ● David Soul (Solberg) → TV actor (Starsky & Hutch), pop singer, “Silver Lady” (1977)
1948 ● Daniel Seraphine → Chicago, “Make Me Smile” (1970), producer
1949 ● Hugh Cornwell → The Stranglers, “Golden Brown” (1981), solo
1949 ● Martin Lamble → Fairport Convention, “Si Tu Dos Partir” (1969)
1951 ● Wayne Osmond → The Osmonds, “One Bad Apple” (1971)
1952 ● Dave Hlubek → Molly Hatchet, “Flirtin’ With Disaster” (1979)
1961 ● Kim Appleby → Mel And Kim, “Respectable” (1986)
1965 ● Shania Twain (Eileen Regina Edwards) → Country-pop star, “You’re Still The One” (1998)
1969 ● Mary McCartney → Photographer, daughter of Paul and Linda
1969 ● Thomas Jacob “Jack” Black → Actor, comedian, musician, Tenacious D
1982 ● Margaret LeAnn Rimes → Country-pop star, “Blue” (1996)

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Album Releases This Week (August 16 – 22)

Here’s a sampling of the great albums of 60s, 70s and 80s rock and pop – the best music ever made! – which were released this week:

Aug 16

Ethiopians, The —— Dread Prophecy >> 1989
Red Hot Chili Peppers —— Mother’s Milk >> 1989
Crosby, Stills & Nash —— After The Storm >> 1994
Prince —— Come >> 1994
Barenaked Ladies —— Maybe You Should Drive >> 1994
Young, Neil —— Sleeps With Angels >> 1994

Aug 17

Band, The —— Stage Fright >> 1970
Frampton, Peter —— Wind Of Change >> 1972
XTC —— Drums And Wires >> 1979
New Order —— Substance >> 1987
Moody Blues, The —— Strange Times >> 1999

Aug 18

Burning Spear —— Man In The Hills >> 1976
Who, The —— Who Are You >> 1978
Yes —— Drama >> 1980
ABBA —— ABBA Live >> 1986
Aerosmith —— Permanent Vacation >> 1987
Clapton, Eric —— Unplugged >> 1992

Aug 19

Nilsson —— Pussy Cats >> 1974
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young —— So Far >> 1974
Emerson, Lake & Palmer —— Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends >> 1974
Doobie Brothers, The —— Livin’ On The Fault Line >> 1977
Mellencamp, John (Cougar) —— Scarecrow >> 1985
Seger, Bob & The Silver Bullet Band —— Fire Inside, The >> 1991
Brown, Arthur With Jimmy Carl Black —— Brown, Black & Blue >> 1991
Fleetwood Mac —— Dance, The >> 1997

Aug 20

Kiss —— Kiss Destroys Anaheim, Pt. 1 >> 1976
Kiss —— Kiss Destroys Anaheim, Pt. 2 >> 1976
Dylan, Bob —— Slow Train Coming >> 1979
Heart —— Passionworks >> 1983
Black Sabbath —— TYR >> 1990

Aug 21

Nice, The —— Nice >> 1969
Jethro Tull —— Rock Island >> 1989
Prince —— Graffiti Bridge >> 1990

Aug 22

Depeche Mode —— Construction Time Again >> 1983
L.A. Guns —— Cocked & Loaded >> 1989
Jefferson Airplane —— Jefferson Airplane >> 1989
Portishead —— Dummy >> 1994
King Crimson —— B’Boom: Official Bootleg – Live In Arentina >> 1995

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This Week’s Birthdays (August 15 – 21)

Happy Birthday this week to:

Aug 15
1911 ● Buster Brown (Wayman Glasco) → Blues singer, “Fanny Mae” (1960)
1925 ● Bill Pinkney → The Drifters, “Up On The Roof” (1963)
1933 ● Bobby Helms → Country-pop, “Jingle Bell Rock” (1957)
1938 ● Nesbert “Stix” Hooper → The Crusaders, solo, sessions
1942 ● Peter York → Spencer Davis Group, Eric Clapton’s Powerhouse, solo
1946 ● Jimmy Webb → Composer, lyricist, “By The Time I Get To Phoenix” (1965)
1948 ● Kate Taylor → US folk singer, sister of James
1950 ● Tom Aldrich → Black Oak Arkansas, Pat Travers band, Ozzy Osbourne band, Whitesnake
1961 ● Matt Johnson → The The, solo
1962 ● Marcia Schofield → The Fall, “Look, Know” (1982)
1972 ● Michael “Mikey” Graham → Boyzone, “No Matter What” (1998)
1984 ● David Welsh → The Fray, “How To Save A Life” (2006)
1989 ● Joe Jonas → Jonas Brothers, “Burnin’ Up” (2008)

Aug 16
1915 ● Al Hibbler → Jazz-pop-R&B, “Unchained Melody” (1955)
1931 ● Edith “Eydie” Gorme → “Blame It On The Bossa Nova” (1963)
1942 ● Barbara George → R&B, “I Know (You Don’t Love Me Know More)” (1961)
1945 ● Gary Loizzo → American Breed, “Bend Me Shape Me” (1968)
1945 ● Kevin Ayers → Soft Machine, solo
1946 ● Gordon “Snowy” Fleet → The Easybeats, “Friday On My Mind” (1966)
1948 ● Barry Hay → Golden Earring “Radar Love” (1974)
1949 ● Scott “Rock Action” Asheton → Iggy Pop & The Stooges, sessions
1949 ● William “Sputnik” Spooner → The Tubes, solo
1953 ● James “J. T.” Taylor → Kool & The Gang, “Jungle Boogie” (1973)
1957 ● Tim Farriss → INXS, “Need You Tonight” (1987)
1958 ● Madonna (Madonna Louise Ciccone) → “Like A Virgin” (1984)
1960 ● Chris Pedersen → Camper Van Beethoven, “Take The Skinheads Bowling” (1985)
1972 ● Emily Burns Erwin Robison → Dixie Chicks, “Not Ready To Make Nice” (2006)
1980 ● Bob Hardy → Franz Ferdinand, “Take Me Out” (2004)
1980 ● Vanessa Carlton → Pop-rock, “A Thousand Miles” (2002)

Aug 17
1919 ● Georgia Gibbs (Frieda Lipschitz) → Pop vocals, “Band Of Fire” (1952)
1939 ● Ed Saunders → Poet, social activist, bandleader, The Fugs
1942 ● Tommy West (Picardo) → Songwriter, producer, Cashman & West
1944 ● John “The Chief” Seiter → Spanky & Our Gang, “Lazy Day” (1967)
1947 ● Gary Talley → The Box Tops, “The Letter” (1967)
1949 ● John “Sib” Hashian → Boston, “More Than A Feeling” (1976)
1953 ● Kevin Rowland → Dexy’s Midnight Runners, “Come On Eileen” (1982)
1955 ● Colin Moulding → XTC, The Dukes Of Stratosphear
1958 ● Belinda Carlisle → The Go-Gos, solo
1962 ● Gilbert “Gilby” Clarke → Guns N’ Roses, solo, Heart
1964 ● Maria McKee → Country-pop, “Show Me Heaven” (1990)
1965 ● Steve Gorman → Black Crowes, “Hard To Handle” (1990)
1966 ● Jill Cunniff → Luscious Jackson, “Naked Eye” (1997)
1969 ● Donnie Wahlberg → New Kids On The Block, “Step By Step” (1990)
1969 ● Posdnuos (Kelvin Mercer) → De La Soul

Aug 18
1918 ● Gilbert Vandine “Cisco” Houston → Folk singer, Woodie Guthrie’s great friend
1925 ● Sonny Til (Earlington Carl Tilghman) → The Orioles, “Crying In The Chapel” (1953)
1939 ● Johnny Preston (Courville) → Pop-rock, “Running Bear” (1959)
1939 ● Maxine Brown → R&B/soul vocalist, “Oh No Not My Baby” (1964)
1944 ● Carl Wayne (Colin David Tooley) → The Move, “Blackberry Way” (1969)
1945 ● Barbara Ann Harris → The Toys, “A Lover’s Concerto” (1965)
1945 ● Sara Dash → LaBelle, solo, session singer
1950 ● Dennis Elliot → Foreigner, “Double Vision” (1978)
1957 ● Ron Strykert → Men At Work, “Down Under” (1983)
1967 ● Tracy Tracy → The Primitives, “Crash” (1988)
1969 ● Everlast (Erik Schrody) → House Of Pain, solo, “What It’s Like” (1998)

Aug 19
1939 ● Peter Edward “Ginger” Baker → Cream, Blind Faith, Ginger Baker’s Air Force
1940 ● Johnny Nash → Reggae-pop, “I Can See Clearly Now” (1972)
1940 ● Jonathan (Roger Cook) → David & Jonathan, “Michelle” (1966)
1943 ● Billy J. Kramer (William Howard Ashton) → The Dakotas, “Little Children” (1964)
1945 ● Ian Gillan → Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, solo,
1948 ● Elliott Lurie → Looking Glass, “Brandy” (1972)
1951 ● John Deacon → Queen, songwriter, “Another One Bites The Dust” (1980)
1963 ● Joey Tempest (Joakim Larsson) → Glam-metal Europe, “The Final Countdown” (1986)
1966 ● Lee Ann Womack → Country singer/songwriter, “I Hope You Dance” (2000), actress
1970 ● MC Eric (Eric Martin) → Technotronic, solo, producer, teacher
1989 ● Lil’ Romeo (Percy Miller, Jr.) → Pre-teen rapper, “My Baby” (2001)

Aug 20
1923 ● Jim Reeves → Country-pop, “He’ll Have to Go” (1960)
1934 ● Peter E. “Sneaky Pete” Kleinow → Flying Burrito Brothers,songwriter, sessions, solo
1940 ● John Lantree → The Honeycombs, “Have I The Right” (1964)
1941 ● David Brock → Hawkwind, solo
1942 ● Isaac Hayes → R&B/soul artist, producer, composer
1944 ● “Uncle John” Turner → Blues-rock guitar, Johnny Winter Band
1944 ● John Povey → The Pretty Things, “Don’t Bring Me Down” (1964)
1946 ● Ralf Hütter → Kraftwerk, “Autobahn” (1974)
1947 ● James Pankow → Chicago, songwriter “Make Me Smile” (1970)
1948 ● Robert Plant → Led Zeppelin, The Honeydrippers, solo
1949 ● Phil Lynott → Thin Lizzy, solo, Grand Slam
1952 ● Doug Fieger → The Knack, “My Sharona” (1979)
1952 ● John Hiatt → Folk-rock singer/songwriter, “Slow Turning” (1988)
1970 ● Fred Durst → Limp Bizkit, “Nookie” (2000), producer, solo

Aug 21
1904 ● William Allen “Count” Basie → Jazz/swing pianist and bandleader, “One O’Clock Jump” (1937)
1938 ● Kenny Rogers → New Edition, solo, producer, actor
1941 ● Tom Coster → The Loading Zone, Santana
1944 ● Jackie DeShannon (Sharon Lee Myers) → “Put A Little Love In Your Heart” (1969)
1947 ● Carl Giammarese → The Buckinghams, “Kind Of A Drag” (1967)
1952 ● Glenn Hughes → Deep Purple, Black Sabbath
1952 ● Joe Strummer (John Graham Mellor) → The Clash, actor, songwriter, solo
1954 ● Steve Smith → Focus, Montrose, Journey, sessions, solo
1957 ● Budgie (Peter Edward Clarke) → Siouxsie and the Banshees, sessions
1958 ● Kim Sledge → Sister Sledge, “We Are Family” (1979)
1971 ● Liam “Master H.” Howlett → The Prodigy, producer, DJ
1979 ● Kelis (Rogers) → R&B vocals, “Milkshake” (2003)
1984 ● Melissa Schuman → Dream, “This Is Me” (2001), solo, actress

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Album Releases This Week (Aug. 9 – 15)

Here’s a sampling of the great albums of 60s, 70s and 80s rock and pop – the best music ever made! – which were released this week:

Aug 09

Sebastian, John —— Four Of Us, The >> 1971
Grand Funk Railroad —— Good Singin’, Good Playin’ >> 1976
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The —— Workin’ Band >> 1988
Stills, Stephen —— Man Alive! >> 2005

Aug 10

Jackson, Michael —— Off The Wall >> 1979
Winger —— Winger >> 1988
White Lion —— Big Game >> 1989
Crosby, David & Graham Nash —— Crosby & Nash >> 2004

Aug 11

Presley, Elvis —— Elvis’ Golden Records, Vol. 3 >> 1963
Kinks, The —— Kinda Kinks >> 1965
Donovan —— Barabajagal >> 1969
Klaatu —— Klaatu >> 1976
Travers, Pat —— Blues Tracks >> 1992

Aug 12

Kinks, The —— Kinks Greatest Hits!, The >> 1966
Young, Neil —— Old Ways >> 1985
Simon, Paul —— Graceland >> 1986
Metallica —— Metallica >> 1991

Aug 13

Vincent, Gene —— Bluejean Bop! >> 1956
Beatles, The —— Help! >> 1965
King Curtis —— Everybody’s Talkin’ >> 1970
Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Pronounced, Leh-nerd Skin-nerd >> 1973
Chicago —— Chicago 13 >> 1979
Duran Duran —— Liberty >> 1990
Grateful Dead —— One From The Vault >> 1975
Kid Creole & The Coconuts —— You Shoulda Told Me You Were…. >> 1991

Aug 14

Rolling Stones, The —— 5 X 5 >> 1964
Flack, Roberta —— Killing Me Softly >> 1973

Aug 15

Chad & Jeremy —— Distant Shores >> 1966
Jefferson Airplane —— Jefferson Airplane Takes Off >> 1966
Fleetwood Mac —— Pious Bird Of Good Omen >> 1969
Band, The —— Rock Of Ages >> 1972
Led Zeppelin —— In Through The Out Door >> 1979
America —— Alibi >> 1980
Kinks, The —— Give The People What They Want >> 1981
Pretenders, The —— Pretenders II >> 1981

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