Thursday 8pm: Feature Artist – Joe Cocker (1944 – 2014) Part III (1999 – 2013)

John Robert “Joe” Cocker, OBE (20 May 1944 – 22 December 2014) was an English singer and musician. He was known for his gritty voice, spasmodic body movement in performance and definitive versions of popular songs.

Cocker’s cover of the Beatles’ “With a Little Help from My Friends” reached number one in the UK in 1968. He performed the song live at Woodstock in 1969 and at the Party at the Palace concert for the Golden Jubilee of Elizabeth II in 2002. His version also became the theme song for the TV series The Wonder Years. His 1974 cover of “You Are So Beautiful” reached number five in the US. Cocker was the recipient of several awards, including a 1983 Grammy Award for his US number one “Up Where We Belong,” a duet with Jennifer Warnes.

In 1993 Cocker was nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Male, in 2007 was awarded a bronze Sheffield Legends plaque in his hometown and in 2008 he received an OBE at Buckingham Palace for services to music. Cocker was ranked number 97 on Rolling Stone’s 100 greatest singers list. – Wikipedia

Wednesday 10pm: Feature LP: George Harrison – Brainwashed (2002)

Brainwashed is the twelfth and final studio album by George Harrison, released in 2002, almost a year after his death at age 58. Recordings began over a decade before Harrison’s death but were repeatedly delayed. The album was completed by Harrison’s son Dhani and longtime friend and collaborator Jeff Lynne. It reached the top 30 in the UK and top 20 in the US, and had reasonably favorable reviews.

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Wednesday 8pm: Feature Artist – Joe Cocker (1944 – 2014) (Part II – 1986 – 1999)

John Robert “Joe” Cocker, OBE (20 May 1944 – 22 December 2014) was an English singer and musician. He was known for his gritty voice, spasmodic body movement in performance and definitive versions of popular songs.

Cocker’s cover of the Beatles’ “With a Little Help from My Friends” reached number one in the UK in 1968. He performed the song live at Woodstock in 1969 and at the Party at the Palace concert for the Golden Jubilee of Elizabeth II in 2002. His version also became the theme song for the TV series The Wonder Years. His 1974 cover of “You Are So Beautiful” reached number five in the US. Cocker was the recipient of several awards, including a 1983 Grammy Award for his US number one “Up Where We Belong,” a duet with Jennifer Warnes.

In 1993 Cocker was nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Male, in 2007 was awarded a bronze Sheffield Legends plaque in his hometown and in 2008 he received an OBE at Buckingham Palace for services to music. Cocker was ranked number 97 on Rolling Stone’s 100 greatest singers list. – Wikipedia

Wednesday 6pm: Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s with Bobby Jay

On “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” this evening, the music will be provided by: Ashford & Simpson, Sheila E. & Prince Rogers Nelson, Patti Austin, Earth, Wind & Fire, Rockie Robbins; doing Little Willie John, the Dazz Band, Air Supply, Major Harris, Anita Baker & the Winans, Eddie Murphy and several more. The shows starts at 6PM ET, 5PM CT, 4PM MT and 3PM PT. That’s “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s later this evening on the “Home Of The Hits,” RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Tuesday 10pm: Feature LP: Def Leppard – Adrenalize (1992) @DefLeppard

Adrenalize is the fifth studio album by English rock band Def Leppard, released on 31 March 1992 through Mercury Records. The album was the first by the band following the 1991 death of guitarist Steve Clark. It was produced by Mike Shipley and Def Leppard, with Robert John “Mutt” Lange as executive producer. The album debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and peaked at No. 1 on the UK Albums Chart. It is also notable for being the last album released by a band at the time classified as glam metal to garner significant multi-platinum sales, for the album was released in the midst of the grunge explosion of the early 1990s which shifted virtually all bands of the pop-metal genre and the 1980s in general out of the mainstream.

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