In anticipation of Mix's 25th anniversary next year, we wantto begin looking back at where we started. Here are the Number Onealbums and singles from Billboard, October 1977, the month ofMix's debut, with special props to the engineers, producers andstudios who make the magic.
Frampton Comes Alive!
October 2-October 15.
Produced and arranged by Peter Frampton. Engineers: (live) RayThompson, Chris Kimsey and Eddie Kramer. Studios: Winterland (SanFrancisco), Marin Civic Center (San Rafael, CA), Island Music Center(Commack, NY), State University of New York (Plattsburgh, NY), WallyHeider's Mobile Recording Truck (CA) and Fedco Recording Truck(NY).
Songs in the Key of Life
October 16-November 5.
Produced by Stevie Wonder. Engineers: John Fischbach and GaryOlazabal. Assistant engineers: Dave Henson, Howie Lindeman, CrisMorris, Steve Smith and Rick Smith. Mastering: Andrew Berliner and JeffSanders at Crystal Industries Inc. (Hollywood). Studios: Hit Factory(NYC) and Record Plant (Los Angeles and Sausalito, CA).
Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band
October 10-October 15 — Arranged by Meco.
Debby Boone: You Light Up My Life
October 15 — Produced by Joe Brooks.