Sounds of the 70s with Dan Varroney 9pm ET

max-xmas-1On this week’s edition of Sounds of the Seventies, its Christmas music with your host Dan Varroney.   Also you’ll music from music the Top of the charts at Christmas time in the 70s.  It all start at 9pm ET on RadioMaxMusic.

Artist Countdown: Temptations Top 50 Hits 6pm ET

temps-origThe Temptations are an American vocal group known for their success with Motown Records during the 1960s and 1970s. Known for their choreography, distinct harmonies, and flashy wardrobe, they were highly influential to R&B and soul .

Known to always feature at least five male vocalists and dancers, the group formed in 1960 in Detroit, Michigan under the name The Elgins. Having sold tens of millions of albums, the Temptations are one of the most successful groups in music history. As of 2013, the Temptations continue to perform and record for Universal Music Group with one living original member, Otis Williams, still in the lineup.

The original founding members of the group were Otis Williams, Elbridge “Al” Bryant, Melvin Franklin, Eddie Kendricks, and Paul Williams. The members were from two former rival vocal groups, the Distants and the Primes. In 1964, Bryant was replaced by David Ruffin. Four years later, Ruffin was replaced by Dennis Edwards. In 1971, the lineup changed again when Kendricks and Paul Williams were replaced by Ricky Owens and Richard Street. The former replacement was soon replaced by Damon Harris. Like its “sister” group, The Supremes, the Temptations’ lineup has changed frequently over the years.

temptations-newOver the course of their career, the Temptations have released four Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles and fourteen R&B number-one singles. Their material earned them three Grammy Awards. The Temptations was the first Motown recording act to win a Grammy Award and in 2013 the group received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Six of the Temptations (Edwards, Franklin, Kendricks, Ruffin, Otis Williams and Paul Williams) were inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989. Three classic Temptations songs, “My Girl”, “Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)”, and “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone”, are among The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. The Temptations were also ranked at #68 on the Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 Greatest Artists of all time. -Wikipedia

Feature LP: Charli XCX – Sucker (2014) 10pm ET

Charli_XCX_SuckerSucker is the third studio album and second major-label album by English singer-songwriter Charli XCX, released on 15 December 2014 through Asylum Records, Atlantic Records, and Neon Gold Records. The album was met with critical acclaim, praising its throwback style.Sucker was named the sixth best album of 2014 by Rolling Stone and Spin. – Wikipedia

No. Title Length
1 Sucker   2:42
2 Break the Rules   3:23
3 London Queen   2:51
4 Breaking Up   2:17
5 Gold Coins   3:02
6 Boom Clap   2:49
7 Doing It   3:48
8 Body of My Own   2:45
9 Famous   3:52
10 Hanging Around   3:18
11 Die Tonight   2:51
12 Caught in the Middle   3:01
13 Need Ur Luv   3:45
14 Money (That’s What I Want)   2:06
15 Break the Rules (Femme remix) 3:52

Artist Countdown: The Who and Pete Townshend 6pm ET

TheWhoThe Who are an English rock band formed in 1964 by Roger Daltrey (lead vocals, guitar, harmonica), Pete Townshend (guitar, vocals, keyboards) and John Entwistle (bass, brass, vocals), and joined shortly after by Keith Moon (drums, vocals). They became known for energetic live performances which often included instrument destruction. The Who have sold about 100 million records, and have charted 27 top forty singles in the United Kingdom and United States, as well as 17 top ten albums, with 18 Gold, 12 Platinum and 5 Multi-Platinum album awards in the United States alone.

The Who rose to fame in the UK with a series of top ten hit singles, boosted in part by pirate radio stations such as Radio Caroline, beginning in January 1965 with “I Can’t Explain”. The albums My Generation (1965), A Quick One (1966) and The Who Sell Out (1967) followed, with the first two reaching the UK top five. They first hit the US Top 40 in 1967 with “Happy Jack” and hit the top ten later that year with “I Can See for Miles”. Their fame grew with memorable performances at the Monterey Pop, Woodstock and Isle of Wight music festivals. The 1969 release of Tommy was the first in a series of top ten albums in the US, followed by Live at Leeds (1970), Who’s Next (1971), Quadrophenia (1973), The Who by Numbers (1975), Who Are You (1978) and The Kids Are Alright (1979).

Keith Moon died at the age of 32 on 7th, September 1978, after which the band released two studio albums, the UK and US top five Face Dances (1981) and the US top ten It’s Hard (1982), with drummer Kenney Jones from The Small Faces/The Faces, before disbanding in 1983. They re-formed at events such as Live Aid and for reunion tours such as their 25th anniversary tour at The Royal Hall with guest stars Billy Idol, Elton John and Shirley Bassey in 1989 and the Quadrophenia tours of 1996, 1997, and 2012. In 2000, the three surviving original members discussed recording an album of new material, but their plans were temporarily stalled by Entwistle’s death at the age of 57 in 2002. Townshend and Daltrey continue to perform as The Who and in 2006 they released the studio album Endless Wire, which reached the top ten in the UK and US.

The Who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990, their first year of eligibility; the display describes them as “Prime contenders, in the minds of many, for the title of World’s Greatest Rock Band.” TIME magazine wrote in 1979 that “No other group has ever pushed rock so far, or asked so much from it.” Rolling Stone magazine wrote: “Along with The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, The Who complete the holy trinity of British rock.” They received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the British Phonographic Industry in 1988 and from the Grammy Foundation in 2001, for creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording. In 2008 surviving members Townshend and Daltrey were honoured at the 31st Annual Kennedy Center Honors. That same year VH1 Rock Honors paid tribute to The Who where Jack Black of Tenacious D called them “the greatest band of all time.” – Wikipedia

1 You Better You Bet
2 Won’t Get Fooled Again
3 Happy Jack
4 Pinball Wizard
5 I Can See for Miles
6 Join Together
7 Pictures of Lily
8 Athena
9 The Seeker
10 My Generation
11 Relay
12 Summertime Blues
13 I’m a Boy
14 Substitute
15 See Me, Feel Me
16 Squeeze Box
17 Who Are You
18 Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere
19 Let’s See Action
20 Magic Bus
21 A Legal Matter
22 Let My Love Open the Door  (Pete Townshend)
23 I’m Free
24 Baba O’Riley
25 Behind Blue Eyes
26 Eminence Front
27 Call Me Lightning
28 I Can’t Explain
29 Long Live Rock
30 Rough Boys (Pete Townshend)
31 Don’t Let Go the Coat
32 Dogs
33 Face the Face  (Pete Townshend)
34 The Kids Are Alright
35 The Last Time
36 Love Reign O’er Me
37 The Real Me
38 Trick of the Light
39 Sister Disco
40 Bargain

Chris Brake Show 10pm ET

cbs067Adoption Not An Option with author Eugenea Couture

We talk with world-renowned author Eugenea Couture about the foster care system, what it does to a child’s brain, why people get away with abusing children, and how we can fix the problems that are endangering millions of children who, like Eugenea, are spending their lives trapped in a living nightmare of abuse inside the foster care system.  Click Here For More

Artist Countdown: The Supremes Top 40 Hits 6pm ET

Supremes60sThe Supremes were an American female singing group and the premier act of Motown Records during the 1960s. Founded as the Primettes in Detroit, Michigan, in 1959, the Supremes were the most commercially successful of Motown’s acts and are, to date, America’s most successful vocal group with 12 number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100. Most of these hits were written and produced by Motown’s main songwriting and production team, Holland–Dozier–Holland. At their peak in the mid-1960s, the Supremes rivaled the Beatles in worldwide popularity, and their success made it possible for future African American R&B and soul musicians to find mainstream success.

Founding members Florence Ballard, Mary Wilson, Diana Ross, and Betty McGlown, all from the Brewster-Douglass public housing project in Detroit, formed the Primettes as the sister act to the Primes (with Paul Williams and Eddie Kendricks, who went on to form the Temptations). Barbara Martin replaced McGlown in 1960, and the group signed with Motown the following year as the Supremes. Martin left the act in early 1962, and Ross, Ballard, and Wilson carried on as a trio.

During the mid-1960s, the Supremes achieved mainstream success with Ross as lead singer. In 1967, Motown president Berry Gordy renamed the group Diana Ross & the Supremes, and replaced Ballard with Cindy Birdsong. Ross left to pursue a solo career in 1970 and was replaced by Jean Terrell, at which point the group’s name reverted to the Supremes. After 1972, the lineup changed more frequently; Lynda Laurence, Scherrie Payne, and Susaye Greene all became members of the group during the mid-1970s. The Supremes disbanded in 1977 after an 18-year run. – Wikipedia

1 Someday We’ll Be Together
2 Stoned Love
3 Up the Ladder to the Roof 
4 Nathan Jones
5 Floy Joy
6 Baby Love 
7 Where Did Our Love Go 
8 You Can’t Hurry Love 
9 I’m Gonna Make You Love Me  (w/ Temptations)
10 Stop! In the Name of Love
11 You Keep Me Hangin’ On
12 Reflections
13 Love Child 
14 The Happening 
15 Automatically Sunshine
16 Come See About Me 
17 I’m Livin’ in Shame
18 Back in My Arms Again
19 I Hear a Symphony 
20 River Deep – Mountain High 
21 In and Out of Love 
22 Everybody’s Got the Right to Love
23 No Matter What Sign You Are
24 Forever Came Today 
25 Love Is Here and Now You’re Gone
26 My World Is Empty Without You 
27 Nothing but Heartaches
28 Love Is Like an Itching in My Heart 
29 Some Things You Never Get Used To 
30 I’ll Try Something New  (w/ Temptations)
31 The Composer 
32 You Gotta Have Love in Your Heart (w/ Four Tops)
33 The Weight  (w/ Temptations)
34 Your Wonderful, Sweet Sweet Love 
35 Run, Run, Run 
36 High Energy
37 I’m Gonna Let My Heart Do The Walking
38 Why (Must We Fall In Love) (w/ Temptations)
39 Tossin’ and Turnin’
40 Happy (Is A Bumpy Road)