Keith LeBlanc

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Keith LeBlanc (Little Axe concert in Vienna, 2009)

Keith LeBlanc is an American drummer and record producer, and is a member of the bands Little Axe and Tackhead. [1] [2]

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Little Axe American blues musician

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His record "Malcolm X: No Sell Out", was one of the first sample-based releases. The song was a success, charting at #60 on the UK Singles Chart [3] and becoming the single of the week for several major music publications. [4] His career started out on Sugar Hill Records recording with hip hop pioneers Grandmaster Flash and Melle Mel, and released several singles on and was a studio musician for Tommy Boy Records. He is also featured on several tracks on the album Pretty Hate Machine by Nine Inch Nails. He now has his own record label on which he still releases music, samples records, and experiments.

No Sell Out single by Keith LeBlanc

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UK Singles Chart British singles sales chart

The UK Singles Chart is compiled by the Official Charts Company (OCC), on behalf of the British record industry, listing the top-selling singles in the United Kingdom, based upon physical sales, paid-for downloads and streaming. The Official Chart, broadcast on BBC Radio 1 and MTV, is the UK music industry's recognised official measure of singles and albums popularity because it is the most comprehensive research panel of its kind, today surveying over 15,000 retailers and digital services daily, capturing 99.9% of all singles consumed in Britain across the week, and over 98% of albums. To be eligible for the chart, a single is currently defined by the Official Charts Company (OCC) as either a 'single bundle' having no more than four tracks and not lasting longer than 25 minutes or one digital audio track not longer than 15 minutes with a minimum sale price of 40 pence. The rules have changed many times as technology has developed, the most notable being the inclusion of digital downloads in 2005 and streaming in July 2014.

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Discography

Solo albums

<i>Major Malfunction</i> 1986 studio album by Keith LeBlanc

Major Malfunction is the debut album of American drummer Keith LeBlanc, released in 1986 by World Records. Despite being issued under LeBlanc's name, it is considered by the members of Tackhead to be their first album.

<i>Stranger Than Fiction</i> (Keith LeBlanc album) 1989 studio album by Keith LeBlanc

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Tackhead

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References

  1. Dougan, John. "Biography: Keith LeBlanc". Allmusic . Retrieved 1 August 2010.
  2. http://www.skysaw.org/onu/artists/keithleblanc.html
  3. "Malcolm X - Singles". officialcharts.com. Retrieved 30 September 2014.
  4. Savage, Jon (20 February 1984). "Radical Chic". New Society . New Society Limited. 67-68: 186. Retrieved 30 September 2014.