Fifty years of music. 1969 - 1994 - 2019
December 3, 2019 10:04 AM   Subscribe

Who are some artists who have released singles or albums in 1969, 1994, and 2019, including solo and with bands? Neil Young is one, and I thought that both Paul Simon and Iggy Pop could be two more, but they are not. Interested in rock and non-rock musicians.
posted by kensington314 to Society & Culture (34 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Willie Nelson
posted by Flora Poste at 10:11 AM on December 3, 2019 [2 favorites]

Do greatest hits and previously unreleased recordings count? Bob Dylan released "Nashville Skyline" in 1969, "Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Volume 3" in 1994, and "The Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings" and "The Bootleg Series Vol. 15: Travelin' Thru, 1967-1969" this year. All charted, if that matters.
posted by wnissen at 10:13 AM on December 3, 2019 [1 favorite]

Elton John
posted by fussbudget at 10:18 AM on December 3, 2019 [1 favorite]

Elton John
posted by xo at 10:18 AM on December 3, 2019

Status Quo, apparently, who have released 33(!) studio albums in that period.
posted by Bloxworth Snout at 10:20 AM on December 3, 2019 [1 favorite]

Doesn't exactly answer your question (sorry), but you could potentially use one or more of the entries on this list of online music databases to pull the data you want.
posted by sacrifix at 10:20 AM on December 3, 2019

Dolly Parton
posted by 1970s Antihero at 10:21 AM on December 3, 2019 [2 favorites]

Do live albums count? If so, then Yes.
posted by saladin at 10:21 AM on December 3, 2019

Jeff Lynne had albums in 1969, 1994 and 2019, each with a different band.
posted by SaltySalticid at 10:22 AM on December 3, 2019 [3 favorites]

Dione Warwick
posted by Bloxworth Snout at 10:28 AM on December 3, 2019 [1 favorite]

If posthumous albums count, definitely Frank Zappa.
posted by helloimjennsco at 10:29 AM on December 3, 2019 [1 favorite]

SaltySalticid, what is Jeff Lynne's '94 stuff? Beatles?
posted by kensington314 at 10:33 AM on December 3, 2019

If live albums/"new" compilations count, Paul McCartney. (albums in 1969 and 1994 with the Beatles, an album and a single in 2019 solo)
posted by AgentRocket at 10:34 AM on December 3, 2019 [1 favorite]

Mavis Staples.
posted by misteraitch at 10:35 AM on December 3, 2019 [3 favorites]

The Rolling Stones put out studio records in 1969 and 1994, and two "official bootlegs" in 2019 (but they were concert recordings for 20+ years ago).
posted by AgentRocket at 10:39 AM on December 3, 2019

Yeah Jeff Lynne worked with the surviving Beatles for Anthology series and had an ELO ‘best of’ in 1994. ELO part II had an original album in 1994 but I don’t think Jeff was on it.
posted by SaltySalticid at 10:51 AM on December 3, 2019

Cher is a near miss. She's released singles almost every year since 1965, but coincidentally not in 1994 or 2019.
posted by J.K. Seazer at 10:55 AM on December 3, 2019 [1 favorite]

Robbie Robertson
Peter Gabriel
Pete Townshend is close, but Psychoderelict came out in '93, not '94
posted by mookieproof at 11:19 AM on December 3, 2019 [1 favorite]

More previously unreleased rather than new stuff, but Miles Davis had In a Silent Way in 1969, Live at Newport 1958 & 1963 with Thelonius Monk in 1994, and Rubberband this year (recorded 1985).
posted by papayaninja at 11:23 AM on December 3, 2019

Alice Cooper - Pretties for You (1969); The Last Temptation (1994); Breadcrumbs (2019)
posted by scivola at 11:42 AM on December 3, 2019 [2 favorites]

Robbie Robertson: The Band with the Band (1969), Music for the Native Americans soloish (1994), The Irishman film score (2019).
posted by papayaninja at 12:01 PM on December 3, 2019

Randy Newman released albums in 1968, 1970, 1994 and 2019
posted by Chenko at 12:25 PM on December 3, 2019

Ringo Starr - Yellow Submarine and Abbey Road in 1969, he played drums on Tom Petty's Wildflower (1994), and What's My Name (2019).
posted by papayaninja at 12:36 PM on December 3, 2019 [2 favorites]

Leonard Cohen released Songs from a Room in 1969, a live album in 1994 (Cohen Live: Leonard Cohen in Concert), and a posthumous album (Thanks for the Dance) this year.
posted by jzb at 2:14 PM on December 3, 2019 [3 favorites]

Richard Thompson: What We Did on Our Holidays (1969, with Fairport Convention), Mirror Blue (1994), The Cold Blue OST (2019).

Ralph McTell: Spiral Staircase (1969), Slide Away the Screen & Other Stories (1994), Hill of Beans (2019). Which also gives us...

Danny Thompson: Basket of Light (1969, with Pentangle), Amplified Heart (1994, with Everything But The Girl), Hill of Beans (2019, with Ralph McTell).

Mary Hopkin: Postcard (1969), Blade Runner OST (1994, with Vangelis - huh, I never knew that), Hill of Beans (2019, with Ralph McTell).

If live albums from bands that are still touring count... Terry Adams, all with NRBQ: NRBQ (1969), Message for the Mess Age (1994), Turn On, Tune In (2019, recorded 2015/2017). Ian Paice, all with Deep Purple: Deep Purple (1969), Come Hell or High Water (1994), Live in Newcastle (2019, recorded 2001).
posted by offog at 4:14 PM on December 3, 2019 [1 favorite]

Dolly Parton is a near-miss for getting albums in all three years; she didn't have an album in 2019 but did have one in November 2018, the Dumplin' soundtrack. She's been featured on a few singles in 2019, but I don't know if those count. However, she does have a full credit for Faith with Swedish EDM artist Galantis.

1969 - Albums: In the Good Old Days and My Blue Ridge Mountain Boy
1994 - Album: Heartsongs: Live from Home
2019 - Single: Faith
posted by mhum at 4:44 PM on December 3, 2019 [1 favorite]

Loretta Lynn is another near-miss for an album trifecta; like Dolly, she released had albums in 1969 (Your Sq**w is on the Warpath (yikes!), If We Put Our Heads Together, and Woman of the World/To Make a Man), 1994 (Making More Memories) and late 2018 (Wouldn't It Be Great). However, if we're including guest appearances, she recorded the track "Put It Off Until Tomorrow" with her sisters Crystal Gayle and Peggy Sue on Crystal Gayle's 2019 album, You Don't Know Me: Classic Country.
posted by mhum at 5:00 PM on December 3, 2019 [1 favorite]

The Art Ensemble of Chicago released an album this summer in celebration of their 50th year. They don't have a release from 1994 but Famoudou Don Moye, one of the two surviving original members, does.

It's hard to find a year since 1950 where Dick Hyman wasn't credited with something, including albums from the years in question.

Anthony Braxton is also extremely prolific, including a monster release this year, although it was recorded two years earlier.
posted by hydrophonic at 5:45 PM on December 3, 2019

Paul McCartney with the Beatles put out the albums Yellow Submarine and Abbey Road in 1969, the single Junior’s Farm in 1974 with Wings, and the singles Home Tonight and In a Hurry in 2019.
posted by djinn dandy at 5:51 PM on December 3, 2019 [1 favorite]

Welcome to the crazy interbred free jazz scene

Peter Brötzmann and Alexander von Schlippenbach pass the test easily with albums credited to their name in each year.

Joe McPhee, Evan Parker, Han Bennink either
- released albums in those years
- were in a group that released an album
- were part of the band credited to another individual who released an album.

The Peter Brötzmann Sextet/Quartet (Han Bennink is a member) ‎– Nipples
Alexander von Schlippenbach ‎– The Living Music (also features Peter Brötzmann)
Joe McPhee Quartet ‎– Underground Railroad
Manfred Schoof ‎– European Echoes (features Han Bennink, Evan Parker & Peter Brötzmann)

Peter Brötzmann, Fred Hopkins & Rashied Ali ‎– Songlines
Peter Brötzmann, Yukihiro Isso, Tamio Kawabata & Ryojiro Furusawa ‎– Vier Tiere
Peter Brötzmann, Gregg Bendian & William Parker ‎– Sacred Scrape
Alexander von Schlippenbach & Berlin Contemporary Jazz Orchestra ‎– The Morlocks And Other Pieces (also features Evan Parker)
Evan Parker ‎– 50th Birthday Concert (also features Alexander von Schlippenbach)
Evan Parker, Lol Coxhill & Steve Lacy – Three Blokes
Han Bennink, Ray Anderson & Christy Doran ‎– Azurety
Clusone 3 (Han Bennink is a member) ‎– I Am An Indian
Clusone 3 ‎(Han Bennink is a member) – Soft Lights And Sweet Music
Lisle Ellis ‎– Elevations (features Joe McPhee)

Peter Brotzmann - I Surrender Dear
Peter Brötzmann, Alexander von Schlippenbach & Han Bennink ‎– Fifty Years After...
Evan Parker & Joe Morris ‎– The Village
Evan Parker, Lotte Anker & Torben Snekkestad ‎– Inferences
Evan Parker, Joe McPhee, Lol Coxhill & Chris Corsano ‎– Tree Dancing
Joe McPhee, Susan Alcorn & Ken Vandermark - Invitation to a Dream
Joe McPhee & Paal Nilssen-Love ‎– Lift Every Voice And Sing
Joe McPhee & Paal Nilssen-Love ‎– Song For The Big Chief
posted by noloveforned at 7:00 PM on December 3, 2019 [3 favorites]

Wait, if we are counting live/concert albums, then Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey will hit the album trifecta with: Tommy, Who's Last, and the upcoming (this Friday, in fact(!)) Who.
posted by mhum at 7:01 PM on December 3, 2019

Are you sure Iggy Pop doesn’t qualify? Per Wikipedia, The Stooges came out in 1969. In 1994, we saw the release of the single for “Beside You,” from 1993’s American Caesar album. If you’re looking for something new in 1994, how about “C’mon Everybody,” an Eddie Cochran cover that leads the Fast Track to Nowhere compilation? (Not a single, unfortunately.) And then his album Free released in 2019. Depending on how you rules-lawyer this, I think he could get in.
posted by Mothlight at 5:54 AM on December 4, 2019

Robert Plant.
posted by Splunge at 1:10 PM on December 4, 2019

Dutch rockers Golden Earring are considered one-hit wonders in the US, but they've been active for more than 50 years and have a new single out this year.

Stevie Wonder barely makes it if you count a duet with Sinatra in 1994 and a couple of harmonica credits this year.

Before Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor were in a band called Smile that produced one single in 1969. In 1994 May appeared on Mick Ronson's last album (albeit a live track recorded in 1992) and another by Brazilian rockers Os Paralamas Do Sucesso, while Taylor put out an album if his own. Both had singles this year.
posted by hydrophonic at 8:48 PM on December 4, 2019 [1 favorite]

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