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Joe Walsh released his 4th solo LP “But Seriously, Folks” on May 16th, 1978. The LP reached #8 on the Billboard charts. Today, Joe said this about it on his page” “Celebrating 40 years since the release of my 4th studio album, “But Seriously, Folks…” 🎸🤘 I’ll never forget what a challenge it was to […]

Frank Zappa released (technically for the second time) his debut solo album “Lumpy Gravy” on May 13, 1968. The album was briefly released on August 7, 1967, by Capitol Records in the 4-track Stereo-Pak format only and then withdrawn due to a lawsuit from MGM Records. MGM Records claimed that the album violated Zappa’s contract […]

Paul McCartney released his self-titled debut solo LP “McCartney” in the US on April 20, 1970. It had been released in the UK 3 days earlier. It was issued on Apple Records in April after McCartney had resisted attempts by his fellow Beatles to have the release delayed to allow for Apple’s previously scheduled titles, […]

They had played together in the past and had worked on each other’s solo projects. So, on April 3, 1988, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, and Roy Orbison got together in Malibu to record an all-star single called “Handle With Care.” The session went so well that the group, calling itself the […]

1st April 1966, Pye Records released David Bowie’s first solo single, ‘Do Anything You Say’. Despite featuring Bowie’s backing band at the time, The Buzz, the single was to be the first simply credited to David Bowie, (which failed to chart). Bowie had previously recorded as David Jones and The Lower Third. More on David […]

Brian Wilson released his first solo single, “Caroline, No,” on March 7, 1966. It was the first release of the historic Pet Sounds sessions. Two months later, “Caroline, No” would appear on the Pet Sounds LP, but it was then credited to The Beach Boys. Any of you have the Brian Wilson 45 version? Happy […]

Lita Ford released her third solo studio album simply titled “Lita” on Feb. 2, 1988. It was her first for RCA Records and her first with the supervision of new manager Sharon Osbourne. Pat Benatar also played on the record and did the promotional tour with Lita. The album reached No. 29 on the US […]

Phil Collins released his third solo LP “No Jacket Required” on Jan. 25, 1985. It features guest backing vocalists, including Helen Terry, Peter Gabriel and Sting. “One More Night”, “Sussudio”, “Don’t Lose My Number”, and “Take Me Home” were all released as singles, with corresponding music videos and all four were top ten hits on […]

John Fogerty released his third solo LP titled “Centerfield” on Jan. 15, 1985. The record included the hit singles “The Old Man Down the Road”, “Rock and Roll Girls” and the title track “Centerfield”. It was John’s first album in nine years. After Asylum Records rejected his “Hoodoo” album, he decided to take a long […]

On Jan. 11, 1971, Janis Joplin’s second solo studio album “Pearl” was released posthumously on Columbia Records. It was the final album with her direct participation, and the only Joplin album recorded with the Full Tilt Boogie Band, her final touring unit. It peaked at #1 on the Billboard 200, holding that spot for nine […]


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