Vrp-MD2016This week on The Vinyl Resting place we honor those who have served to defend and protect us, and this, the greatest country on God’s Green Earth. – Here’s a bit of what you’ll hear…Big & Rich – Joan Baez – Elvis Presley – Al Jolson – George Jones – Statler Brothers – Beverley Knight – Carrie Underwood – Diane Renay – Dixie Chicks – Joseph Brent – Frank Sinatra – S Sgt Barry Sadler – Steven Curtis Chapman – Donna Fargo – The Chiffons – Tim McGraw – Toby Keith – R. Kelly – Bryan Adams – Trace Adkins – Jamie O’Neal – John Michael Montgomery – Jo Dee Messina – Merle Haggard – Loretta Lynn – Mike Williams – Village People – Patsy Montana – Radney Foster And The Confessions – Ronettes – Sarah McLachlan – The Tassels – Thurl Ravemscroft – Billy Ray Cyrus – and US Military Themes – Medley (US Air Force Band) – Vocal Majority – Patriotic Medley — with Joe Brent.

jf0528In this edition of Feature Artist we focus on the music of John Fogerty, outside of Creedence Clearwater Revival.

 John Cameron Fogerty (born May 28, 1945) is an American musician, singer and songwriter, early in his career best known as the lead singer and lead guitarist, as well as the principal songwriter, for the band Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR) and later as a successful solo recording artist. Fogerty was listed on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of 100 Greatest Guitarists (at number 40) and the list of 100 Greatest Singers (at number 72).

RadioMax Artist Countdown
Top 45 Hits of John Fogerty and Creedance Clearwater Revival

gnp0528This edition of Feature Artist is all about Gladys Knight and the Pips.  1 hour of popular hits.

Gladys Knight & The Pips were an R&B/soul family musical act from Atlanta, Georgia that remained active on the music charts and performing circuit for three decades.

Starting out as simply The Pips in 1952, derived from a cousin’s nickname, the founding members were Gladys Knight, brother Merald “Bubba” Knight, sister Brenda Knight and cousins William and Eleanor Guest. After a couple years performing in talent shows, the group signed with Brunswick Records in 1957, recording a couple of singles that failed to chart. Brenda Knight and Eleanor Guest were eventually replaced by another cousin, Edward Patten and a non-relative, Langston George in 1959. This lineup produced the group’s first hit single, “Every Beat of My Heart”. After the single was released on three different labels, they changed their name to Gladys Knight & The Pips shortly afterwards. Langston George left the same year and Gladys Knight left in 1962 to start a family with musician Jimmy Newman. Knight rejoined in 1964 and this lineup continued until the group’s disbandment in 1989.  – Wikipedia

Additional Content
Artist Countdown on RadioMaxMusic
Gladys Knight & The Pips Top 30 Hits


Billy VeraThis edition of the RadioMax Feature Artist focus is Billy Vera.  60 minutes of his music new and old.  11am ET.

Billy Vera (born William Patrick McCord; May 28, 1944) is an American singer, songwriter, actor, author and music historian. He was a singer and songwriter since the 1960s, his most successful record coming with “At This Moment”, a US number 1 hit in 1987. He continues to perform with his group Billy Vera & The Beaters.  For more -> Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Vera

thatthingThis weekend (and beyond), on that thing with Rich Appel…

…it’s the first of our 3 Class Reunion specials, saluting the graduating class of 1971! We’ll explore the sounds and stories from each of those four school years, from freshman (fall 1967-spring 1968) to senior (fall 1970-spring 1971).

2 weeks from now, the Class of 1966 gets the treatment, and in 4 weeks it’ll be Class of 1976. Please remind your listeners to send their school memories from those years to ThatThing@Optimum.net, or to visit our website (ThatThingShow.com) and click on “Class Reunions.”