Author and historian Tom Holland returns to his roots in Roman history and the audience he cultivated with Rubicon - his masterful, witty, brilliantly researched popular history of the fall of the Roman republic - with Dynasty, a luridly fascinating history of the reign of the first five Roman emperors.
Dynasty is the seventh studio album by KISS. It was produced by Vini Poncia and released on Casablanca Records on May 23, 1979. The album, and the following tour, were billed as the "Return of KISS" as a band, KISS had not released a studio album since 1977's Love Gun. Instead, KISS released their second live album and each member had recorded eponymous solo albums independently of their bandmates, which were simultaneously released on September 18, 1978.
When Stan Getz visited Paris to witness the French Open tennis matches, he would hang out at the Blue Note nightclub to hear how the locals did it, being told their jazz scene was not up to snuff. In London, he would pick up the European band he heard in Paris for an engagement at Ronnie Scott's. Because of his stature, Getz was able to grab the very best musicians the continent could provide, in this case the brilliant Belgian guitarist René Thomas, organist Eddy Louiss from Martinique, and French classical and jazz drummer Bernard Lubat.