Music Diary – 30th October

Welcome to my Music Diary – today for the 30th October!

Chris Slade

Drummer Chris Slade was born on the 30th October 1946 in Pontypridd, Wales (UK). The Welsh musician has worked with many acts – just to name a few: Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, Tom JonesAsia, Uriah Heep, David Gilmour (Pink Floyd) and Gary Moore. Slade also played with Paul Rodgers and Jimmy Page in The Firm.

But Chris Slade is best known for his drumming for AC/DC from 1989 to 1994. He joined in November 1989 and took over the place from Simon Wright. In this period he recorded the studio album „The Razors Edge“ (1990). His powerful drumming is also featured on the releases „Live“ (released 1992), „Big Gun“ (1993 – Single for the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie „Last Action Hero„) and „Live at Donington“ (recorded 1991 – DVD). During the recording sessions for the next AC/DC album „Ballbreaker“ (1995), Malcolm Young told him, that the band wanted to do a reunion with former drummer Phil Rudd. Chris Slade about his time with AC/DC: „It was an honour and a privilege to play with those guys.“


In 2015, Chris Slade returned to AC/DC and took over the place from Phil Rudd again, who get into big legal troubles.The official band’s announcement: “Chris Slade will be on drums for the upcoming Rock or Bust world tour.”

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Music Diary – 2nd October

Welcome to my Music Diary – today for the 2nd October!

Pink Floyd - Atom Heart MotherOn the 2nd October 1970 the fifth album by Pink Floyd was released in the UK. „Atom Heart Mother“ marks the first No. 1 LP for the band in Great Britain. It was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London and especially mixed for four-channel quadrophonic sound.

The title track fills the A-side (appr. 50 minutes long) on the vinyl edition and is parted in six tracks and features Ron Geesin as the orchestrator and organizer of this recording.

The cover was designed by Hipgnosis (Storm Thorgerson) and marked a new style: The band name was not featured for the first time and it also contains not any photographs of the band/musicians on or inside the cover.

By the way:
The cow on the front was named „Lulubelle III“ 😉

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Music Diary – 15th September

Welcome to my Music Diary – today for the 15th September!

Pink Floyd (1975)

Pink Floyd (1975)

On the 15th September 1975 the legendary Pink Floyd album Wish You Were Here was released in the UK and topped the charts in Great Britain, USA and France. And with the song „Shine on your crazy Diamond“ the band composed a tribute to the founder member Syd Barrett.

„Wish you were Here“ was re-released all over the years in different formats (as you can see on the covers listed below). The most outstanding package is the so called „Immersion Box“ which comes with 2 CDs, 2 DVDs and 1 Blu-Ray including unreleased material and a lot of bonus collectables.

Buy recommendations (Europe/Germany):

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (1975 - Remaster)  Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (Experience Edition) Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (Immersion Box)

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Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (1975 - Remaster)  Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (Experience Edition) Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (Immersion Box)

Music Diary – 6th September

Welcome to my music diary – today for the 6th September!

Roger Waters

Roger Waters ( born on 6th September 1943)

Today in 1943 Mr. George Roger Waters was born in Great Bookham, UK. He was the singer, songwriter and bassist of the Rock band Pink Floyd, which was founded in 1965 by Syd Barrett, Nick Mason, Richard Wright and Waters. In 1967 guitarist David Gilmoure completed the line up and after the leaving of Syd Barrett in 1968, Roger Waters replaced Barrett as the principal lyricist. After this change Pink Floyd became more and more one of the most successful bands in Rock history. Albums like „The Dark Side of the Moon„, „Wish you were here„, „Animals“ and „The Wall“ hit the charts worldwide. In 1985 and after twenty years Roger Waters left Pink Floyd and started his solo career.

Buy recommendations (Europe/Germany):
Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon (1973) Pink Floyd - The Wall (1979) Pink Floyd - Echoes (2001)

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Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon (1973) Pink Floyd - The Wall (1979) Pink Floyd - Echoes (2001)