Artist Countdown: George Harrison Top 35 Hits 6pm ET

George Harrison, MBE (25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001), was an English musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles. Although John Lennon and Paul McCartney were the band’s primary songwriters, most of their albums included at least one Harrison composition, including “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”, “Here Comes the Sun” and “Something”, which became the Beatles’ second-most-covered song.

Harrison’s earliest musical influences included Big Bill Broonzy, George Formby and Django Reinhardt; Chet Atkins, Chuck Berry and Ry Cooder were significant later influences. By 1965 he had begun to lead the Beatles into folk rock through his interest in the Byrds and Bob Dylan, and towards Indian classical music through his use of the sitar on “Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)”. He developed an interest in the Hare Krishna movement and became an admirer of Indian culture and mysticism, introducing them to the other members of the Beatles and their Western audience by incorporating Indian instrumentation in their music. After the band’s break-up in 1970, Harrison released the triple album All Things Must Pass, from which two hit singles originated. He also organised the 1971 Concert for Bangladesh with Ravi Shankar, a precursor for later benefit concerts such as Live Aid. Harrison was a music and film producer as well as a musician; he founded Dark Horse Records in 1974 and co-founded HandMade Films in 1978.

Harrison released several best-selling singles and albums as a solo performer, and in 1988 co-founded the platinum-selling supergroup the Traveling Wilburys. A prolific recording artist, he was featured as a guest guitarist on tracks by Badfinger, Ronnie Wood and Billy Preston, and collaborated on songs and music with Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton and Tom Petty, among others. Rolling Stone magazine ranked him number 11 in their list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”.

Harrison’s first marriage, to Pattie Boyd, ended in divorce in 1977. The following year he married Olivia Trinidad Arias, with whom he had one son, Dhani. Harrison died in 2001, aged 58, from lung cancer. He was cremated and his ashes were scattered in the Ganges and Yamuna rivers in India, in a private ceremony according to Hindu tradition. He left almost £100 million in his will. – Wikipedia

Feature LP: Electric Light Orchestra – Out Of The Blue (1977) 10:30pm ET

ELO -Out of the blueOut of the Blue is the seventh studio album by the British rock group Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), released in October 1977. Written and produced by ELO frontman Jeff Lynne, the double album is among the most commercially successful records in the group’s history.

Jeff Lynne wrote the entire album in three and a half weeks after a sudden burst of creativity while hidden away in his rented chalet in the Swiss Alps. It took a further two months to record in Munich. Side three of the original double LP consisted of the symphonic Concerto for a Rainy Day, composed of four separate tracks which together made up a cohesive suite, instead of one continuous track. The inclement weather effects heard on “Concerto” were real and recorded by Lynne during a very rainy summer in Munich 1977. The Concerto suite would be Lynne’s last dabbling in symphonic rock. – Wikipedia

1 Turn to Stone   3:47
2 It’s Over   4:08
3 Sweet Talkin’ Woman   3:48
4 Across the Border   3:53
5 Night in the City   4:01
6 Starlight   4:26
7 Jungle   3:51
8 Believe Me Now   1:21
9 Steppin’ Out   4:39
10 Standin’ in the Rain   4:21
11 Big Wheels   5:05
12 Summer and Lightning   4:14
13 Mr. Blue Sky   5:05
14 Sweet Is the Night   3:26
15 The Whale   5:02
16 Birmingham Blues   4:23
17 Wild West Hero   4:42

Feature LP: Electric Light Orchestra – A New World Record (1976) 9:50pm ET

ELO-NWRA New World Record is the sixth studio album by Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), released in 1976.   The album included the hit singles “Telephone Line”, which became the band’s first gold US single, “Livin’ Thing”, and “Do Ya” (US); and “Rockaria!” (UK). “Do Ya” was an ELO updating of The Move’s late 1972 final US single on United Artists Records. The focus is more on shorter pop songs, a trend which would continue throughout the rest of ELO’s future albums. In 1977, many of the album’s songs were featured on the “Joyride” soundtrack. In 2006, the album was remastered and released with bonus tracks on Sony’s Epic/Legacy imprint. “Surrender” was also issued as a promotional single and an iTunes download single, which entered the top 100 download chart. – Wikipedia

1 Tightrope – 5:03
2 Telephone Line – 4:38
3 Rockaria! – 3:12
4 Mission (A World Record) – 4:25
5 So Fine – 3:54
6 Livin’ Thing – 3:31
7 Above the Clouds – 2:16
8 Do Ya – 3:43
9 Shangri-La – 5:32

Feature LP: Electric Light Orchestra – Time (1981) 9pm ET

ELO - TimeTime is a concept album by Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) released in 1981 through Jet Records. The album tells the story, through its songs and lyrics, of a man from the 1980s finding himself in the year 2095 and trying to come to terms with being unable to return and adjusting to his new surroundings.

In 2001, the album was remastered and reissued on CD with three additional bonus tracks, two of which (“Julie Don’t Live Here” and “When Time Stood Still”) had already been released as B-sides of singles (“Twilight” and “Hold on Tight” respectively) from the original album, while the other (“The Bouncer”) was originally released as the UK B-side of the 1983 single “Four Little Diamonds” from the follow-up album Secret Messages. – Wikipedia

1 Prologue – 1:15
2 Twilight – 3:35
3 Yours Truly, 2095 – 3:15
4 Ticket to the Moon – 4:06
5 The Way Life’s Meant to Be – 4:36
6 Another Heart Breaks – 3:46
7 Rain Is Falling – 3:54
8 From the End of the World – 3:16
9 The Lights Go Down – 3:31
10 Here Is the News – 3:49
11 21st Century Man – 4:00
12 Hold on Tight – 3:05
13 Epilogue – 1:30
14 The Bouncer – 3:14
15 When Time Stood Still – 3:33
16 Julie Don’t Live Here – 3:42

Artist Countdown: Electric Light Orchestra Top 40 Hits 6pm ET

ELO-LogoElectric Light Orchestra (ELO) are a British rock group from Birmingham, England, who released eleven studio albums between 1971 and 1986 and another album in 2001. ELO was formed to accommodate Roy Wood’s and Jeff Lynne’s desire to create modern rock and pop songs with classical overtones. After Wood’s departure following the band’s debut record, Lynne wrote and arranged all of the group’s original compositions and produced every album.

Despite early singles success in the United Kingdom, the band was initially more successful in the United States, billed as “The English guys with the big fiddles”. They gained a cult following despite lukewarm reviews back in their native United Kingdom. By the mid-1970s, they had become one of the biggest-selling acts in music. From 1972 to 1986, ELO accumulated 27 Top-40 hit singles in both the UK and the US, with 20 Top 20 UK singles and 15 Top-20 US singles (as charted by Billboard magazine). The band also holds the record for having the most Billboard Hot 100 Top 40 hits, 20, of any group in US chart history without ever having a number one single.

ELO collected 19 CRIA, 21 RIAA and 38 BPI awards, and sold over 50 million records worldwide during the group’s original 13 year period of active recording and touring. – Wikipedia

Chris Brake Show – Kel Mitchell Interview 10pm ET

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We did a really great live Kel Mitchell interview on Radio Fubar! Kel talks about his movie She is Not My Sister, an anti-bullying movie that teaches kids how to deal with bullying in school, speaking at schools, the new Snick 2 show, being a guest on TRU TV’s Friends of the People, auditioning for Saturday Night Live, and more.

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After the Kel Mitchell interview, we also talk to Nashville recording artist Dale J. Gordon and Chicago hip-hop artist Times Eyes.

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