miercuri, 19 iunie 2019

Yes ( B1 )

Yes are an English progressive rock band formed in London in 1968 by singer Jon Anderson, bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Peter Banks, keyboardist Tony Kaye, and drummer Bill Bruford. The band has undergone numerous formations throughout its history; nineteen musicians have been full-time members. Since June 2015, it has consisted of guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White, keyboardist Geoff Downes, singer Jon Davison, and bassist Billy Sherwood. Yes have explored several musical styles over the years, and are most notably regarded as progressive rock pioneers.
Yes began performing original songs and rearranged covers of rock, pop, blues and jazz songs, as evident on their first two albums. A change of direction in 1970 led to a series of successful progressive rock albums until their disbanding in 1981, their most successful being The Yes Album (1971), Fragile (1971) and Close to the Edge(1972). Yes toured as a major rock act that earned the band a reputation for their elaborate stage sets, light displays, and album covers designed by Roger Dean. The success of "Roundabout", the single from Fragile, cemented their popularity across the decade and beyond.
In 1983, Yes reformed with a new line-up that included Trevor Rabin and a more commercial and pop-oriented musical direction. The result was 90125 (1983), their highest-selling album, which contained the U.S. number-one single, "Owner of a Lonely Heart". 

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Jethro Tull ( B28 )


Studio albums

  • This Was (1968)
  • Stand Up (1969)
  • Benefit (1970)
  • Aqualung (1971)
  • Living in the Past (1972)
  • Thick as a Brick (1972)
  • A Passion Play (1973)
  • War Child (1974)
  • Minstrel in the Gallery (1975)
  • Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young to Die! (1976)
  • Songs from the Wood (1977)
  • Heavy Horses (1978)
  • Stormwatch (1979)
  • A (1980)
  • The Broadsword and the Beast (1982)
  • Under Wraps (1984)
  • Crest of a Knave (1987)
  • Rock Island (1989)
  • Catfish Rising (1991)
  • Roots to Branches (1995)
  • J-Tull Dot Com (1999)
  • The Jethro Tull Christmas Album (2003)

The J. Geils Band - Wait ( L1 )

I went down to the local bar
To have a drink or two
As I was marching towards the jukebox
My eyes fell on you
The bartender said you're disengaged
And I saw you trying to look my way
I said wait, stop a minute
I said now don't, go too far
I said wait, stop a minute
Cause I really really really got to have you

I always see you walking in the street
Always looking so nice and neat
Always got you on my mind
I know were gonna have a good time
Bartender said you're disengaged
And I saw you trying to look my way
I said wait, stop a minute
I said now don't, go too far
I said wait, stop a minute
Cause I really really really got to have you

marți, 18 iunie 2019

The Byrds ( B9 )

The album mixed reworkings of folk songs, including Pete Seeger's musical adaptation of the Idris Davies' poem "The Bells of Rhymney", with a number of other Dylan covers and the band's own compositions, the majority of which were written by Clark. In particular, Clark's "I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better" has gone on to become a rock music standard, with many critics considering it one of the band's and Clark's best songs. Upon release, the Mr. Tambourine Man album, like the single of the same name, was influential in popularizing folk rock and served to establish the band as an internationally successful rock act, representing the first effective American challenge to the dominance of the Beatles and the British Invasion.

The Byrds' next single was "All I Really Want to Do", another interpretation of a Dylan song. Despite the success of "Mr. Tambourine Man", the Byrds were reluctant to release another Dylan-penned single, feeling that it was too formulaic, but Columbia Records were insistent, believing that another Dylan cover would result in an instant hit for the group. The Byrds' rendition of "All I Really Want to Do" is noticeably different in structure to Dylan's original: it features an ascending melody progression in the chorus and utilizes a completely new melody for one of the song's verses, in order to turn it into a Beatlesque, minor-key bridge. Issued on June 14, 1965, while "Mr. Tambourine Man" was still climbing the U.S. charts, the single was rush-released by Columbia in an attempt to bury a rival cover version that Cher had released simultaneously on Imperial Records. 
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REO Speedwagon ( I1 )

luni, 17 iunie 2019

Brian Connolly ( b3 )

This event also meant the band missed out on supporting The Who at Charlton Athletic Football Ground. Several songs on the Sweet Fanny Adams album had to be sung by other members of the band.
As time progressed issues between Connolly and other members of Sweet developed and he would find the band excluding him from decisions. Brian developed a significant problem with alcoholism in the mid-1970s. During 1977, when no tours were undertaken and two of Sweet's most successful albums were recorded, the power struggle within the band became even more apparent. Brian's alcohol abuse further compromised his role with the band as his voice began showing the impact in recordings and on stage during Sweet's 1978 US tour. He played his last British show with the classic Sweet line-up at Hammersmith Odeon, London on 24 February 1978. His final live performance with the band was in July 1978 in Florida, USA when they supported Alice Cooper. His departure was not made public until March 1979.

After Sweet

After news of his leaving Sweet broke, Connolly was interviewed by the German music magazine Bravo, in which he said he was taking time off to be with his family, and considering a new musical direction (countrified rock). By mid- to late 1979 he had recorded a few new tracks at Chipping Norton Recording Studios, in Oxfordshire, with the assistance of friend and producer Mick Angus. One of the tracks "Take Away The Music" was re-recorded the following year, with then Polydor producer Pip Williams, at the Marquee Studios, in London.

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Jethro Tull ( B27 )

  • Dave Pegg – bass, mandolin, vocals (1979–1995)
  • Mark Craney – drums (1980–1981)
  • Gerry Conway – drums, percussion (1981–1982; studio – 1987–1988)
  • Peter-John Vettese – keyboards, vocoder (1982–1986; studio – 1989)
  • Doane Perry – drums, percussion, vocals (1984–2012)
  • Maartin Allcock – keyboards, guitar, mandolin (1988–1991)
  • Andrew Giddings – keyboards, accordion, bass (1991–2007)
  • Jonathan Noyce – bass, percussion (1995–2007)

Guest musicians

  • David O'List – guitar (1968)
  • Tony Williams– bass (1978)
  • Eddie Jobson – keyboards, violin (1980–1981, 1985)
  • Phil Collins – drums (1982)
  • Paul Burgess – drums (1983)
  • Don Airey – keyboards (1987)
  • Matt Pegg – bass (1991, 1994)
  • Scott Hunter – drums (1991)
  • Dave Mattacks – drums, keyboards (1992)
  • Mark Parnell – drums (1994)
  • Steve Bailey – bass (1995)
  • Lucia Micarelli – violin (2005–2006)
  • Anna Phoebe – violin (2006–2007, 2009)
  • Ann Marie Calhoun – violin (2006–2007)
  • James Duncan Anderson – drums (2007–2009)
  • Mark Mondesir – drums (2009)
  • Unnur Birna Björnsdóttir – violin, vocals (2015–2017)