Thursday 6pm: The Chain with Ron Kovacs

July 18, 2019
Editor In Chief

We scoured the library and chained 4 hours of music starting at 6pm on RadioMaxMusic.

Wednesday 11pm – Feature LP: Madonna – Madame X (2019)

July 17, 2019
Editor In Chief

Madame X is the fourteenth studio album by American singer and songwriter Madonna. It was released on June 14, 2019, by Interscope Records. The album was creatively influenced by her expatriate life in Lisbon, Portugal, after relocating there in summer 2017. Madonna co-wrote and co-produced the album with a number of musicians, including Mirwais, Mike Dean, and Jason Evigan. It also features guest appearances by Maluma, Quavo, Swae Lee, and Anitta.

The album was promoted by the singles “Medellín” and “Crave”, as well as three other promotional singles preceding the album’s release. The Madame X Tour, an all-theatre tour in North America and Europe, is scheduled to begin on September 12, 2019. Music critics gave generally positive reviews for the album, praising its unique and experimental composition. Madame X debuted atop the Billboard 200 chart, becoming her ninth number-one album in the United States.

1. “Medellín” (with Maluma) 4:58
2. “Dark Ballet” 4:14
3. “God Control” 6:19
4. “Future” (with Quavo) 3:53
5. “Batuka” 4:57
6. “Killers Who Are Partying” 5:28
7. “Crave” (with Swae Lee) 3:21
8. “Crazy” 4:02
9. “Come Alive” 4:02
10. “Extreme Occident” 3:41
11. “Faz Gostoso” (featuring Anitta) 4:05
12. “Bitch I’m Loca” (featuring Maluma) 2:50
13. “I Don’t Search I Find” 4:08
14. “Looking for Mercy” 4:50
15. “I Rise” 3:44

Wednesday 10pm: Feature LP: Ed Sheeran – No.6 Collaborations Project (2019)

July 17, 2019
Editor In Chief

No.6 Collaborations Project is the fourth studio album by English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran. It was released on July 12, 2019 by Asylum Records and Atlantic Records. The album is a follow-up to Sheeran’s 2011 EP No. 5 Collaborations Project, and includes a range of guest appearances from artists such as Justin Bieber, Camila Cabello, Travis Scott, Eminem, 50 Cent, Cardi B, Paulo Londra, Young Thug and Bruno Mars, among others, alongside British rappers Stormzy, J Hus and Dave. It was preceded by the singles “I Don’t Care” with Bieber, “Cross Me” featuring Chance the Rapper and PnB Rock, “Beautiful People” featuring Khalid, “Best Part of Me” featuring Yebba, “Blow” with Chris Stapleton and Mars, and “Antisocial” with Scott.

1. “Beautiful People” (featuring Khalid) 3:17
2. “South of the Border” (featuring Camila Cabello and Cardi B) 3:24
3. “Cross Me” (featuring Chance the Rapper and PnB Rock) 3:26
4. “Take Me Back to London” (featuring Stormzy) 3:09
5. “Best Part of Me” (featuring Yebba) 4:03
6. “I Don’t Care” (with Justin Bieber) 3:39
7. “Antisocial” (featuring Travis Scott) 2:41
8. “Remember the Name” (featuring Eminem and 50 Cent) 3:27
9. “Feels” (featuring Young Thug and J Hus) 2:30
10. “Put It All on Me” (featuring Ella Mai) 3:17
11. “Nothing on You” (featuring Paulo Londra and Dave) 3:20
12. “I Don’t Want Your Money” (featuring H.E.R.) 3:24
13. “1000 Nights” (featuring Meek Mill and A Boogie wit da Hoodie) 3:32
14. “Way to Break My Heart” (featuring Skrillex) 3:10
15. “Blow” (with Bruno Mars and Chris Stapleton) 3:29

Wednesday 8pm: MaxMusic 21st Century – 2000 (Part 2)

July 17, 2019
Editor In Chief

January 1
In New York City, United States, at precisely midnight, Prince celebrates the new millennium by playing his anthemic “1999”, in what he vows is the song’s finale.
British composer John Tavener is knighted in the New Year’s Honours List.
January 11
Gary Glitter is released from jail, two months before his sentence for sexual offences ends.
Sharon Osbourne quits as manager of Smashing Pumpkins after only three months. In a brash press release she announces she had to resign “for medical reasons: Billy Corgan was making me sick.”
Singer Whitney Houston is caught with 15.2 grams of marijuana in her bag at a Hawaii airport. She boards her flight to San Francisco before police can arrive to arrest her.
January 14 – Rolling Stone reveals that the two children of Melissa Etheridge and her partner, Julie Cypher, were fathered by David Crosby.
January 18 – Spencer Goodman is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville, Texas, for the 1991 kidnap and murder of the wife of ZZ Top manager Bill Ham in 1991. Ham is present at the execution.
February 9 – The Million Dollar Hotel, a film co-written by U2 lead singer Bono, premieres at the 50th Berlinale (Berlin International Film Festival).
February 11 – Diana Ross divorces Arne Næss, Jr. her husband of 14 years.
February 16 – The Silver Tassie, an opera by Mark-Anthony Turnage, receives its première at the London Coliseum, performed by the English National Opera.
February 23 – At the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards, Santana wins a record 8 Grammys in one night tying Michael Jackson who won 8 in 1984. Christina Aguilera won Best New Artist.
February 24 – Italian motorcycle manufacturing company Aprilia wins a lawsuit filed against the Spice Girls over a sponsorship deal that fell apart when Geri Halliwell left the group.
March 6 – Foxy Brown is injured in a car accident in Brooklyn, New York, in which her car hit a fence. Police discover that Brown was driving with a suspended driver license and order her to appear in court in April. Brown’s license was suspended for failing to appear in court for a parking violation.
March 11 – 311 holds their first 3–11 Day concert at Tower Records in the French Quarter of New Orleans.
March 13 – Blink-182 end their European tour early after guitarist/vocalist Tom DeLonge and drummer Travis Barker succumb to strep throat.
March 21 – NSYNC rises to superstardom after the fast-paced sales of their second studio album No Strings Attached
March 24 – After violating a prior probation agreement by getting drunk, Ol’ Dirty Bastard is ordered to undergo a 90-day diagnostic evaluation at the California Institute For Men in Chino, California.
April 1 – Ted Nugent angers Hispanic groups in Texas after onstage remarks he makes during a concert at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, in which he says that those who did not speak English should get out of America. He is banned from the venue as a result.[3]
April 4 – Mick Jagger attends the opening of an arts center named after him at Dartford Grammar School in southeast England.
April 6 – Shawn Colvin, James Taylor, Cyndi Lauper, Richard Thompson, Sweet Honey, Elton John, Cassandra Wilson, Wynonna Judd, k.d. lang, Bryan Adams, and Mary Chapin Carpenter perform in New York as part of a tribute to Joni Mitchell.
April 12 – Metallica files a lawsuit against the peer-to-peer service Napster, as well as Yale University, University of Southern California and Indiana University for copyright infringement. Yale and Indiana are later dropped from the suit when they block access to Napster on campus computers.

Wednesday 6pm: MaxMusic 20th Century -1955 (Part 2)

July 17, 2019
Editor In Chief

January 1 – RCA Victor announces a marketing plan called “Operation TNT.” The label drops the list price on LPs from $5.95 to $3.98, EPs from $4.95 to $2.98, 45 EPs from $1.58 to $1.49 and 45’s from $1.16 to $.89. Other record labels follow RCA’s lead and begin to drop prices as well.
January 7
Marian Anderson is the first African American singer to perform at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.
“Rock Around the Clock” by Bill Haley & His Comets first appears on the British charts.
January 14 – In New York City, Alan Freed produces the first rock and roll concert.
January 27 – Michael Tippett’s opera The Midsummer Marriage is premiered at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in London, conducted by John Pritchard, with designs by Barbara Hepworth and choreography by John Cranko; it arouses controversy.
February 19 – Dot Records introduces a new singer, Pat Boone, with an advertisement in Billboard magazine calling him “a great new voice”.
February 24 – Carlisle Floyd’s opera Susannah is premiered in the Ruby Diamond Auditorium of Florida State University, Tallahassee with Phyllis Curtin in the title role.
February 26 – For the first time since their introduction in 1949, 45 rpm discs begin to outsell standard 78s.
February – Kay Starr leaves Capitol to sign with RCA.
March 3 – Italian soprano Mirella Freni makes her operatic debut as Micaëla in Carmen at the Teatro Municipale in her native Modena.
March 7 – The Broadway production of Peter Pan, starring Mary Martin, is presented on American television for the first time by NBC-TV with its original cast, as an installment of Producers’ Showcase. It is also the first time that a stage musical is presented in its entirety on TV almost exactly as it was performed on stage. This program gains the largest viewership of a TV special up to this time and becomes one of the first great TV family musical classics.
March 15 – Colonel Tom Parker becomes Elvis Presley’s de facto manager.
March 19 – The film Blackboard Jungle is premièred in New York City, featuring Bill Haley & His Comets’ “Rock Around the Clock” over the opening credits, the first use of a rock and roll song in a major film.
March 22 – Decca Records signs DJ Alan Freed as an A&R man.
March 26 – Bill Hayes tops the US charts for five weeks with “The Ballad of Davy Crockett” and starts a (fake) coonskin cap craze.
April 14 – Imperial Records in the United States release “Ain’t That a Shame” by Fats Domino (co-written with Dave Bartholomew). It reaches #1 in the R&B chart and becomes over time a million seller, bringing Domino to prominence and giving his work covers by white artists: Pat Boone makes this song a Billboard number-one single of 1955 for jukebox play.
May 13 – First riot at an Elvis Presley concert takes place in Jacksonville, Florida.
May 21 – Chuck Berry records his first single, “Maybellene”, for Chess Records in Chicago.
May 22 – Bridgeport, Connecticut, authorities cancel a rock concert to be headlined by Fats Domino for fear of a riot breaking out.
The 29th International Society for Contemporary Music Festival takes place in Baden-Baden.
The newly formed Netherlands Chamber Orchestra gives its first performance at the Holland Festival.
June 2 – Italian singers Natalino Otto and Flo Sandon’s marry.
June 16 – Glenn Gould completes his recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations.
June 18
Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson marry in the U.K.
Pierre Boulez’s influential composition Le marteau sans maître (“The hammer without a master”), for contralto and six instrumentalists, is premiered (in its first revised version) at the International Society for Contemporary Music Festival in Baden-Baden at the insistence of Heinrich Strobel.
July 9 – “Rock Around the Clock” becomes the first Rock and roll single to reach Number One on the American charts.
July 13 – The Beaux Arts Trio make their debut at the Berkshire Music Festival.
August 8 – Luigi Nono marries Arnold Schoenberg’s daughter Nuria in Venice.
August 19 – WINS radio station in New York City adopts a policy of not playing white cover versions of black R&B songs.
August 31 – A Londoner is fined for “creating an abominable noise” for playing “Shake, Rattle, and Roll” at top volume.
September 3 – Little Richard records “Tutti Frutti” with significantly cleaned up lyrics (originally “Tutti Frutti, good booty” among other things).
September 26 – “America’s Sweethearts”, singers Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, marry.
October 15 – Elvis Presley plays a concert in Lubbock, Texas. Opening act is local duo Buddy and Bob, Buddy being future rock star Buddy Holly.
October 20 – Disc jockey Bill Randle of WERE (Cleveland) is the key presenter of a concert at Brooklyn High School (Ohio), featuring Pat Boone and Bill Haley & His Comets and opening with Elvis Presley, not only Elvis’s first performance north of the Mason–Dixon line, but also his first filmed performance, for a documentary on Randle titled The Pied Piper of Cleveland.
October 29 – Dmitri Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1, originally completed in 1948, is premiered by the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra with its dedicatee, David Oistrakh, as soloist.
November 4 – William Schuman’s orchestral piece Credendum: Article of Faith, commissioned by UNESCO, is premiered in Cincinnati.
November 12 – Billboard magazine DJ poll names Elvis Presley as the most promising new country and western singer.
November 20 – Bo Diddley makes his debut TV appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show on CBS television.
November 22 – Colonel Tom Parker signs Elvis Presley to RCA Records.
November 29 – Juan José Castro conducts the UK première of Carlos Chávez’s Symphony No. 3 at the Maida Vale Studios with the London Symphony Orchestra.
December 15 – Sun Records releases “Folsom Prison Blues” recorded by Johnny Cash on July 30.
Christmas – The Temperance Seven is founded as a jazz band, initially comprising three members from the Chelsea School of Art in London.
Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel write their first song, “The Girl For Me” (copyrighted with the Library of Congress in 1956), and begin singing together as a duo while still in high school in New York City.
Nine-year-old Al Green forms a gospel quartet, the Green Brothers.
Clyde McPhatter launches a solo career.
Renato Carosone and Nicola Salerno meet and start their songwriting partnership.
Astor Piazzolla, returning to Argentina from his studies with Nadia Boulanger, forms his string orchestra (Orquesta de Cuerdas) and octet (Octeto Buenos Aires) and introduces the nuevo tango style.
Indian santoor player Shivkumar Sharma gives his first public performance in Bombay.
Etta James makes her debut with “The Wallflower (Dance With Me Henry)” which tops the R&B Chart but is considered too risqué for pop radio. The song is subsequently covered by Georgia Gibbs in a sanitized version where the line “Roll with me Henry” is changed to “Dance with me Henry”

Wednesday 2pm: Sounds of The 70’s

July 17, 2019
Editor In Chief

This week we feature music from; Beach Boys, Tavares, Olivia Newton-john, Electric Light Orchestra, Tubes, Elton John, Dan Hartman, Police, Eagles, Hot, Dire Straits, Badfinger, Cat Stevens, Boston, Chic, Bad Company and more . . . 

July 16, 2019
Editor In Chief

RadioMaxMusic Top 10 – July 16, 2019

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