Released October 18, 1974. It’s the last album for Mick Taylor — eventually replaced by Ronnie Wood who worked closely on this album. The list of musician credits reads like a who’s who …
That Lil’ ol’ Band from Texas releases their 9th album on October 16, 1985 …
Stevie Ray Vaughan ~ b. October 3, 1954
October 3, 1970, Janis and the Full Tilt Boogie Band were working on the Pearl album and were almost finished. The band put down the tracks for “Buried Alive In The Blues” and Janis planned to do the vocals the next day.
The next day, Janis is found dead at the Landmark Hotel in Los Angeles after a heroin overdose. She was just 27.
“Pearl” is released on January 11, 1971.
It’s #122 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
The J. Geils Band release their fifth album on September 25, 1974. Producer wizard Bill Szymczyk was able to capture in the studio the wonders of one of the top live bands of the era.
BTW — the album photography is via the lens of Peter Himmelman. Go ahead .. impress your friends.
The Allman Brothers release their second album on September 23, 1970. It contains a couple familiar Allman classics like “Midnight Rider” and “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” — the later penned by Dickey Betts. His muse a woman from Macon he was involved with at the time.