Franz Ferdinand (2004)
Presents the United States of America (1961)
All Right Now (1970)
Fire and Water (1970)
Born: Albert James Freed on 12/15/1921 Died: 1/20/1965
American radio DJ credited with coining the term “rock and roll.” He came to Cleveland’s WXEL-TV in April 1950 and began his late-night, rock-n-roll-themed Moondog show on WJW radio in July 1951. He went to New York in 1954 and left the business in 1959 after involvement in a payola scandal.
The DMDB Blog:
DJ Alan Freed hosted the first rock ‘n’ roll show: March 21, 1952 (3/21/12)
Doug E. Fresh
La Di Da Di (with Slick Rick, 1985)
The Show (with the Get Fresh Crew, 1985)
Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) (2010) – see Shakira
Born: 11/6/1948 in Detroit, Michigan Died: 1/18/2016
About: American country-rock singer/songwriter and guitarist with the Eagles. Also a solo artist (“The One You Love”, “Smuggler’s Blues”, “The Heat Is On”, “You Belong to the City”).
Born: Martin Adam Friedman on 12/8/1962 Died:
About: Thrash metal guitarist with Megadeth (90-99).
Born: 5/16/1946 in Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England Died:
About: Progressive rock guitarist and composer with King Crimson (only consistent member throughout the band’s career). Also a record producer.
Born: William Orville Frizzell on 3/31/1928 Died: 7/19/1975
About: American country singer.
If You’ve Got the Money, I’ve Got the Time (1950)
Long Black Veil (1959)
With a Song in My Heart (soundtrack, 1952)
Born: 3/5/1970 in Queens, New York Died:
About: Alternative rock guitarist with the Red Hot Chili Peppers (89-92, 98-09); also a solo artist.
David Comes to Life (2011)
Waiting Room (1989)
13 Songs (1990)
Killing Me Softly (1996)
Ready or Not (1996)
The Score (1996)
The Bobby Fuller Four
I Fought the Law (1966)
Reconsider Baby (year?)
Hung Down Head (1970)
The Birth of the Blues (1926) – see Paul Whiteman
Among My Souvenirs (1928) – see Paul Whiteman
My Heart Stood Still (1928) – see Paul Whiteman
Lover, Come Back to Me (1929) – see Paul Whiteman
Lover (1933) – see Paul Whiteman
We Are Young (Fun. with Janelle Monáe, 2011)
Motown house band: Richard “Pistol” Allen (drums), Jack Ashford (percussion), Bob Babbitt (bass), William “Benny” Benjamin (drums), Eddie “Bongo” Brown (percussion), Dennis Coffey (guitar), Johnny Griffith (keyboards), Joe Hunter (keyboards), James Jamerson (bass), Uriel Jones (drums), Joe Messina (guitar), Melvin “Wah Wah Watson” Ragain (guitar), Earl Van Dyke (keyboards), Eddie “Chank” Willis (guitar).
Brilliant Mind (1986)
Promiscuous (with Timbaland, 2006)
Company (composed with Stephen Sondheim, cast: 1970)
Hounds of Love (2005)
Seasons (Waiting on You (2014)
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