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

January 16, 2019
Editor In Chief

Out 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, selling about 10 million copies worldwide.

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[citation needed]. It was one of the first pop albums to have an extensive use of the vocoder, and helped to popularize it.

Side one
1. “Turn to Stone” 3:47
2. “It’s Over” 4:08
3. “Sweet Talkin’ Woman” 3:47
4. “Across the Border” 3:52

Side two
5. “Night in the City” 4:02
6. “Starlight” 4:30
7. “Jungle” 3:51
8. “Believe Me Now” 1:21
9. “Steppin’ Out” 4:38

Side three (Concerto for a Rainy Day)
10. “Standin’ in the Rain” 4:20
11. “Big Wheels” 5:10
12. “Summer and Lightning” 4:13
13. “Mr. Blue Sky” 5:05

Side four
No. Title Length
14. “Sweet Is the Night” 3:26
15. “The Whale” 5:05
16. “Birmingham Blues” 4:21
17. “Wild West Hero” 4:40

Wednesday 6pm: Max 20th Century – 1977 (Part V)

January 16, 2019
Editor In Chief

January – The world’s first all-in-one home computer (keyboard/screen/tape storage), the Commodore PET, is demonstrated at the Consumer Electronics Show in Chicago
January 1 – The Australian state of Queensland abolishes the inheritance tax.
January 3 – Apple Computer is incorporated.
January 6 – Record company EMI drops the controversial United Kingdom punk rock group the Sex Pistols.[1]
January 8 – Three bombs explode in Moscow within 37 minutes, killing seven. The bombings are attributed to an Armenian separatist group.
January 9
Rock band Toto is founded by David Paich and Jeff Porcaro in Van Nuys, Los Angeles.
After having the best record in the National Football League since Al Davis took over his team in 1963, the Oakland Raiders finally won their first World Championship by beating the Minnesota Vikings 32–14 in Super Bowl XI.
January 10
Mount Nyiragongo erupts in eastern Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo).
Ocean Park opens in Hong Kong.
January 15 – Linjeflyg Flight 618 crashes into the Kälvesta area of Stockholm, killing all 22 on board.
January 17
Gary Gilmore is executed by firing squad in Utah (the first execution after the reintroduction of the death penalty in the U.S.).
49 marines from the USS Trenton and USS Guam perished in the waters of the Barcelona harbour [1].
January 18
Scientists identify a previously unknown bacterium as the cause of the mysterious Legionnaires’ disease.
Australia’s worst railway disaster at Granville, near Sydney, leaves 83 people dead.
SFR Yugoslavia Prime minister Džemal Bijedić, his wife and 6 others are killed in a plane crash in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
January 19
U.S. President Gerald Ford, on his final full day in office, pardons Iva Toguri D’Aquino (aka “Tokyo Rose”).
Snow falls in Miami (despite its ordinarily tropical climate) for the only time in its history. Snowfall has occurred farther south in the United States only on the high mountains of the state of Hawaii.
January 20 – Jimmy Carter is sworn in as the 39th President of the United States.
January 21 – U.S. President Jimmy Carter pardons Vietnam War draft evaders.
January 23 – Prime Minister Indira Gandhi of India calls for fresh elections to the Lok Sabha and releases all political prisoners.
January 23 – Roots begins its run on ABC.
January 24 – The Massacre of Atocha occurs during the Spanish transition to democracy.
January 26 – Katimavik is founded as a volunteer service organization for Canadian youths.
January 28 – The Great Lakes Blizzard of 1977 hits Buffalo, New York, and the Niagara Region of Southern Ontario.
January 31 – The Centre Georges Pompidou is officially opened by French President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing.
February
February 2 – The Congress party of India, led by Indira Gandhi, splits with Jagjivan Ram and other senior leaders, forming Congress for Democracy. This party later merges with the Janata Party.
February 3 – In northern Japan a blizzard piled snow on rooftops, causing many to collapse, killing at least 31 people.
February 4
Fleetwood Mac’s Grammy-winning album Rumours is released in the United States.
Eleven CTA commuters are killed when an elevated train derails from the Loop in central Chicago.
February 7 – The Soviet Union launches Soyuz 24 (Viktor Gorbatko, Yury Glazkov) to dock with the Salyut 5 space station.
February 12 – Actress Christa Helm is fatally stabbed on a sidewalk in West Hollywood. The perpetrator is never identified.
February 18 – American Space Shuttle program: First test flight of Space Shuttle Enterprise mated to the Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft.
February 23 – Óscar Romero becomes Archbishop of San Salvador.
February 28 – Queen Elizabeth II opens the Parliament of New Zealand.
March
March 4 – The 1977 Vrancea earthquake in the Vrancea Mountains of Romania kills 1,500.
March 5 – Formula One driver Tom Pryce dies after colliding with a track marshal at the South African Grand Prix in Kyalami.
March 8 – The Australian parliament is opened by Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia.
March 9 – Hanafi Siege: Approximately a dozen armed Hanafi Movement members take over 3 buildings in Washington, D.C., killing 1 person and taking more than 130 hostages (the hostage situation ends 2 days later).
March 10 – The rings of Uranus are discovered.
March 12 – The Centenary Test between Australia and England begins at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
March 15 – Tenor Luciano Pavarotti and the PBS opera series Live from the Met both make their American television debuts. Pavarotti stars in a complete production of Puccini’s La Boheme.
March 18 – United States lifts ban on travel by U.S. citizens to Cambodia, Cuba, North Korea, and Vietnam.
March 19 – Results of elections to the Indian Parliament are declared. Indira Gandhi’s Congress Party is routed by the opposition parties later to form the Janata Party.
March 21 – Prime Minister Indira Gandhi withdraws the state of emergency which was implemented on June 25, 1975.
March 26 – Focus on the Family is founded by Dr. James Dobson.
March 27 – Tenerife disaster: A collision between KLM and Pan Am Boeing 747s at Tenerife, Canary Islands, kills 583 people. This becomes the deadliest accident in aviation history.
April
April 1 – The small market town of Hay-on-Wye declares independence from the UK, as a publicity stunt.
April 2 – Horse racing: Red Rum wins a record third Grand National at Aintree Racecourse.
April 4
Grundy, Virginia experiences a major flood that causes around $15 million in damages to 228 residential and commercial structures (to date the town is still recovering).
Southern Airways Flight 242 crashes on a highway in New Hope, Georgia, killing 72 people.
April 5 – Beginning of demonstrations in 10 cities across the U.S., the longest being the 3.5 week sit-in the San Francisco Federal Building to persuade President Jimmy Carter to implement the first Federal civil rights law for people with disabilities, Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, without reinstituting the “separate but equal” doctrine.
April 7
German Federal Prosecutor Siegfried Buback and his driver are shot by 2 Red Army Faction members while waiting at a red light near his home in Karlsruhe. The “Ulrike Meinhof Commando” later claims responsibility.
The Toronto Blue Jays play their first game of baseball against the Chicago White Sox.
The Seattle Mariners play their first-ever game of baseball against the California Angels.

April 11: UK Silver Jubilee (25 red buses painted silver).
April 9 – Spain legalizes the Communist Party, which had been outlawed since 1939.
April 11 – London Transport’s Silver Jubilee AEC Routemaster buses are launched.
April 17 – Belgian Prime Minister Leo Tindemans’ Christian Social Party gains eight seats in the lower house in parliamentary elections.
April 21 – Residents of Dover, Massachusetts report sightings of an eerie monster.
April 22 – Optical fiber is first used to carry live telephone traffic.
April 24 – In northern Bangladesh, a cyclone killed 13 people and injuring about 100 others.
April 27 – The Guatemala City air disaster kills 28 people.
April 28 – A federal court in Stuttgart sentences Red Army Faction members Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin, and Jan-Carl Raspe to life imprisonment.
April 30
The Cold War between Cambodia and Vietnam evolves into the Cambodian–Vietnamese War.
Led Zeppelin sets a new world record attendance for an indoor solo attraction at the Pontiac Silverdome when 76,229 persons attend a concert here on the group’s 1977 North American Tour.

Wednesday 12pm: Across The Tracks – England

January 16, 2019
Editor In Chief

Today on Across The Tracks we feature tunes with England In the Title, except songs about “New England”.   Also included are music with London, Birmingham and other UK cities.

England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west. The Irish Sea lies northwest of England and the Celtic Sea lies to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south. The country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain, which lies in the North Atlantic, and includes over 100 smaller islands, such as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight.

The area now called England was first inhabited by modern humans during the Upper Palaeolithic period, but takes its name from the Angles, a Germanic tribe deriving its name from the Anglia peninsula, who settled during the 5th and 6th centuries. England became a unified state in the 10th century, and since the Age of Discovery, which began during the 15th century, has had a significant cultural and legal impact on the wider world. The English language, the Anglican Church, and English law – the basis for the common law legal systems of many other countries around the world – developed in England, and the country’s parliamentary system of government has been widely adopted by other nations. The Industrial Revolution began in 18th-century England, transforming its society into the world’s first industrialised nation.

England’s terrain is chiefly low hills and plains, especially in central and southern England. However, there is upland and mountainous terrain in the north (for example, the Lake District and Pennines) and in the west (for example, Dartmoor and the Shropshire Hills). The capital is London, which has the largest metropolitan area in both the United Kingdom and the European Union. England’s population of over 55 million comprises 84% of the population of the United Kingdom, largely concentrated around London, the South East, and conurbations in the Midlands, the North West, the North East, and Yorkshire, which each developed as major industrial regions during the 19th century.

The Kingdom of England – which after 1535 included Wales – ceased being a separate sovereign state on 1 May 1707, when the Acts of Union put into effect the terms agreed in the Treaty of Union the previous year, resulting in a political union with the Kingdom of Scotland to create the Kingdom of Great Britain. In 1801, Great Britain was united with the Kingdom of Ireland (through another Act of Union) to become the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. In 1922 the Irish Free State seceded from the United Kingdom, leading to the latter being renamed the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Wednesday 11am: Feature Artist – Ronnie Milsap

January 16, 2019
Editor In Chief

Ronnie Lee Milsap (born January 16, 1943) is an American country music singer and pianist. He was one of country music’s most popular and influential performers of the 1970s and 1980s. He became one of the most successful and versatile country “crossover” singers of his time, appealing to both country and pop music markets with hit songs that incorporated pop, R&B, and rock and roll elements. His biggest crossover hits include “It Was Almost Like a Song”, “Smoky Mountain Rain”, “(There’s) No Gettin’ Over Me”, “I Wouldn’t Have Missed It for the World”, “Any Day Now”, and “Stranger in My House”. He is credited with six Grammy Awards and forty No. 1 country hits, third to George Strait and Conway Twitty. He was selected for induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2014.

Tuesday 8pm: Feature LP: Beach Boys with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (2018)

January 15, 2019
Editor In Chief

The Beach Boys with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is a 2018 album of remixed Beach Boys recordings with new orchestral arrangements performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. It was produced by Nick Patrick and Don Reedman, who conducted similar projects for Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley.

“California Suite” (Sally Herbert) – 1:32
“California Girls” (Mike Love and Brian Wilson) – 2:45
“Wouldn’t It Be Nice” (Tony Asher, Love, and Wilson) – 3:13
“Fun, Fun, Fun” (Love and Wilson) – 2:23
“Don’t Worry Baby” (Roger Christian and Wilson) – 2:50
“God Only Knows” (Asher and Wilson) – 3:12
“Sloop John B” (traditional) – 3:43
“Heroes and Villains” (Van Dyke Parks and Wilson) – 4:07
“Disney Girls” (Bruce Johnston) – 4:36
“Here Today” (Asher and Wilson) – 3:07
“In My Room” (Gary Usher and Wilson) – 2:32
“Kokomo” (Love, Scott McKenzie, Terry Melcher, and John Phillips) – 3:50
“The Warmth of the Sun” (Love and Wilson) – 3:15
“Darlin'” (Love and Wilson) – 2:18
“Help Me, Rhonda” (Love and Wilson) – 3:00
“You Still Believe in Me” (Asher and Wilson) – 3:11
“Good Vibrations” (Love and Wilson) – 4:20

Tuesday 6pm: Artist Countdown: Pitbull Top 30 Hits

January 15, 2019
Editor In Chief

Armando Christian Pérez (born January 15, 1981), known by the stage name Pitbull (also known as Mr. Worldwide), is an American rapper. His first recorded mainstream performance was on a solo track from Lil Jon’s 2002 album Kings of Crunk. In 2004, Pitbull released his debut album M.I.A.M.I. under TVT Records. It included production producers Lil Jon and Jim Jonsin. Pitbull later released his second album El Mariel, in 2006 and his third, The Boatlift, in 2007. His fourth album, Rebelution (2009), included his breakthrough hit single “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)”, which peaked at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100.

After rebranding himself as a pop artist, Pitbull’s next album, Planet Pit, featured his first US number one single “Give Me Everything”. His 2013 track “Timber”, topped the charts in twenty nations, including the US and UK. He performed the song “We Are One (Ole Ola)” along with Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte, which served as the official theme of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

1 On the Floor (Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull)
2 Give Me Everything (featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer)
3 Timber (featuring Kesha)
4 I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)
5 I Like It (Enrique Iglesias featuring Pitbull)
6 DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love (Usher featuring Pitbull)
7 Feel This Moment (featuring Christina Aguilera)
8 International Love (featuring Chris Brown)
9 Back in Time
10 Rain Over Me (featuring Marc Anthony)
11 Dance Again (Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull)
12 Time of Our Lives (with Ne-Yo)
13 Don’t Stop the Party (featuring TJR)
14 Live It Up (Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull)
15 Hey Baby (Drop It to the Floor) (featuring T-Pain)
16 Fireball (featuring John Ryan)
17 We Are One (Ole Ola) (featuring Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte)
18 Shut It Down (featuring Akon)
19 Fun (featuring Chris Brown)
20 Get It Started (featuring Shakira)
21 Rabiosa (Shakira featuring Pitbull)
22 Wild Wild Love (featuring G.R.L.)
23 Rock the Boat (Bob Sinclar featuring Pitbull, Dragonfly and Fatman Scoop)
24 Mmm Yeah (Austin Mahone featuring Pitbull)
25 I’m a Freak  (Enrique Iglesias featuring Pitbull)
26 Booty (Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull)
27 I Like How It Feels (Enrique Iglesias featuring Pitbull and The WAV.s)
28 Can’t Believe It  (Flo Rida featuring Pitbull)
29 Messin’ Around(featuring Enrique Iglesias)
30 Culo (featuring Lil Jon)

Tuesday 11am: Feature Artist – Lisa Lisa and The Cult Jam

January 15, 2019
Editor In Chief

Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam were an American band and one of the first freestyle music groups to emerge from New York City in the 1980s. The band consisted of vocalist Lisa Lisa (Velez), guitarist/bassist Alex “Spanador” Moseley, and drummer/keyboardist Mike Hughes. They were assembled and produced by Full Force, which Moseley and Hughes were also members of. 

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