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Monday 7/6/2020 12pm ET: Feature Artist – Bill Haley

William John Clifton Haley (July 6, 1925 – February 9, 1981) was a pioneering American rock and roll musician. He is credited by many with first popularizing this form of music in the early 1950s with his group Bill Haley & His Comets and million-selling hits such as “Rock Around the Clock”, “See You Later, Alligator”, “Shake, Rattle and Roll”, “Rocket 88”, “Skinny Minnie”, and “Razzle Dazzle”, and has sold over 60 million records worldwide.

Bill Haley & His Comets were an American rock and roll band, founded in 1952 and continued until Haley’s death in 1981. The band was also known as Bill Haley and the Comets and Bill Haley’s Comets (and variations thereof). From late 1954 to late 1956, the group placed nine singles in the Top 20, one of those a number one and three more in the Top Ten. The single “Rock Around the Clock” became the biggest selling rock and roll single in the history of the genre.

Bandleader Bill Haley had previously been a country music performer; after recording a country and western-styled version of Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats “Rocket 88”, a rhythm and blues song, he changed musical direction to a new sound which came to be called rock and roll.

Although several members of the Comets became famous, Bill Haley remained the star. With his spit curl and the band’s matching plaid dinner jackets and energetic stage behavior, many fans consider them to be as revolutionary in their time as the Beatles were a decade later.

Following Haley’s death, no fewer than seven different groups have existed under the Comets name, all claiming (with varying degrees of authority) to be the continuation of Haley’s group. As of the end of 2014, four such groups were still performing in the United States and internationally.

 

Sunday Program Schedule 6/21/2020

SUNDAY PROGRAM SCHEDULE – JUNE 21, 2020 – HAPPY FATHERS DAY

12:00 AM ET – Midnight Madness Radio with Michael Tiffany
04:00 AM ET – Beatles Hour with L Paul Martin
05:00 AM ET – Sylvia’s Music Mix with Sylvia Fountain
07:00 AM ET – Sylvia’s Classic Rock Show with Sylvia Fountain
09:00 PM ET – Vinyl Resting Place with Willie B
12:00 PM ET – That Thing with Rich Appel
03:00 PM ET – One Hit Wonders with Dan Sweeney
05:00 PM ET – Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay
09:00 PM ET – June One Hit Wonders with Dan Sweeney
11:00 PM ET – Sammarco Beats with Chris Sammarco
12:00 AM ET – Feature LP

Saturday Program Schedule

SATURDAY PROGRAM SCHEDULE – JUNE 20, 2020
12:00 AM ET – Feature LP: Heart – Strange Euphoria
03:00 AM ET – 60’s Garage Rock From California with Dick Lee
04:00 AM ET – Rock Hard Radio with Jay Conroy
06:00 AM ET – Great Soul Performances Archive with Bobby Jay
08:00 AM ET – Music Expert Retro Countdown with Jeff Michaels
12:00 PM ET – Sylvia’s Classic Rock Show with Sylvia Fountain
02:00 PM ET – Sylvia’s Music Mix with Sylvia Fountain
04:00 PM ET – Beatles Hour with L Paul Martin
05:00 PM ET – Bad Girls Radio Show with Donna Nye
06:00 PM ET – 60’s Garage Rock From California with Dick Lee
07:00 PM ET – Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay
11:00 PM ET – Sammarco Beats with Chris Sammarco
12:00 AM ET – Midnight Madness with Michael Tiffany

Friday 6/5/2020 12pm ET: Feature Artist – Prince


Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) was an American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, dancer, actor, and filmmaker. A guitar virtuoso and multi-instrumentalist known for his eclectic genre-crossing work, flamboyant and androgynous persona, and his far reaching falsetto and high-pitched screams, Prince is regarded as one of the greatest musicians of his generation. His innovative music integrated a wide variety of styles, including funk, R&B, rock, new wave, soul, psychedelia, and pop. Prince pioneered the late 1970s Minneapolis sound, a funk rock subgenre drawing from synth-pop and new wave.

Born and raised in Minneapolis, Prince developed an interest in music as a young child and wrote his first song, “Funk Machine”, at the age of seven. He signed a recording contract with Warner Bros. Records at the age of 19, and released his debut album For You in 1978. Following up with his next four albums—Prince (1979), Dirty Mind (1980), Controversy (1981), and 1999 (1982)—Prince gained critical success, prominently showcasing his explicit lyrics as well as his blending of funk, dance, and rock music. In 1984, he began referring to his backup band as The Revolution and released his sixth album Purple Rain, which was also the soundtrack to his hugely successful film acting debut of the same name. It quickly became his most commercially successful record, spending 24 consecutive weeks atop the Billboard 200. The film itself was critically and commercially successful and also won the Academy Award for Best Original Song Score, the last film to receive the award.

Following the disbandment of The Revolution, Prince released the critically acclaimed double album Sign o’ the Times (1987). He released three more solo albums—Lovesexy (1988), the Batman soundtrack (1989), and the Graffiti Bridge soundtrack (1990)—before debuting his New Power Generation backing band in 1991. In the midst of a contractual dispute with Warner Bros. in 1993, Prince changed his stage name to the unpronounceable symbol Logo. Hollow circle above downward arrow crossed with a curlicued horn-shaped symbol and then a short bar, known to fans as the “Love Symbol”, and began releasing new albums at a faster rate in order to quickly meet his contract quota and release himself from further obligations to the record label. He released five records between 1994 and 1996 before he signed with Arista Records in 1998. He began referring to himself as “Prince” again in 2000 and subsequently released 16 albums, including Musicology (2004), his most successful album of that decade. His final album, Hit n Run Phase Two, was first released on the Tidal streaming service in 2015.

In April 2016, at the age of 57, Prince died of an accidental fentanyl overdose at his Paisley Park home and recording studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota. He sold over 100 million records worldwide, ranking him among the best-selling music artists of all time. He won seven Grammy Awards, seven Brit Awards, six American Music Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, an Academy Award, and a Golden Globe Award. He was also honored with special awards including the Grammy President’s Merit Award, American Music Awards for Achievement and of Merit, and the Billboard Icon Award. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2006, and the Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame in 2016. In 2016, he was posthumously honored with a Doctor of Humane Letters by the University of Minnesota. Rolling Stone placed him among its list of both the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time and 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time. He is also ranked among Billboard’s Top 100 Artists of All Time list.

Monday 12pm ET: Feature Artist – Dave Mason


David Thomas Mason (born May 10, 1946) is an English singer-songwriter and guitarist from Worcester, who first found fame with the rock band Traffic. Over the course of his career, Mason has played and recorded with many notable pop and rock musicians, including Paul McCartney, George Harrison, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Michael Jackson, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Steve Winwood, Fleetwood Mac, Delaney & Bonnie, Leon Russell and Cass Elliot. One of Mason’s best known songs is “Feelin’ Alright”, recorded by Traffic in 1968 and later by many other performers, including Joe Cocker, whose version of the song was a hit in 1969. For Traffic, he also wrote “Hole in My Shoe”, a psychedelic pop song that became a hit in its own right. “We Just Disagree”, Mason’s 1977 solo US hit, written by Jim Krueger, has become a staple of US classic hits and adult contemporary radio playlists.

In 2004, Mason was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a founding member of Traffic. Within the same year, Mason started a new electric guitar company with business partner and Industrial Designer Ravi Sawhney. RKS Guitars was showcased at the 2004 NAMM show in Anaheim, CA.

Monday 10pm ET: Rock Show

RadioMax Sunday Program Schedule

Turn your clocks ahead!!!

12AM ET:  Midnight Madness with Michael Tiffany
05AM ET:  Brit Rock with Dominic Forbes
07AM ET:  Sylvia’s Classic Rock Show
09AM ET:  Vinyl Resting Place with Willie B
12PM ET:  That Thing with Rich Appel
03PM ET:  One Hit Wonders with Dan Sweeney
05PM ET:  Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay
09PM ET:  Vinyl Resting Place with Willie B
12AM ET:  Feature LP:  Elton John

Monday 5pm ET: Feature Artist – 5th Dimension

The 5th Dimension is an American popular music vocal group, whose repertoire includes pop, R&B, soul, jazz, light opera, and Broadway—the melange was coined as “Champagne Soul”.

Formed as The Versatiles in late 1965, the group changed its name to the hipper “the 5th Dimension” by 1966. They became well known during the late 1960s and early 1970s for their popular hits: “Up, Up and Away”, “Stoned Soul Picnic”, “Medley: Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures)”, “Wedding Bell Blues”, “One Less Bell to Answer”, “Never My Love”, “(Last Night) I Didn’t Get to Sleep at All”, and The Magic Garden LP.

The five original members were Billy Davis Jr., Florence La Rue, Marilyn McCoo, Lamonte McLemore, and Ronald Townson. They have recorded for several labels over their long careers. Their first work appeared on the Soul City label, which was started by Imperial Records/United Artists Records recording artist Johnny Rivers. The group later recorded for Bell/Arista Records, ABC Records, and Motown Records.

Some of the songwriters popularized by the 5th Dimension went on to careers of their own, especially Ashford & Simpson, who wrote “California Soul”. The group is also notable for having more success with the songs of Laura Nyro than Nyro did herself, particularly with “Stoned Soul Picnic”, “Sweet Blindness”, “Wedding Bell Blues”, “Blowin’ Away”, and “Save the Country”. The group also recorded songs by well-known songwriters such as “One Less Bell to Answer”, written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, and the songs and music of Jimmy Webb, who wrote their hit “Up, Up and Away”. The group recorded an album composed almost entirely of Webb songs called The Magic Garden.

The 5th Dimension’s producer, Bones Howe, used Bob Alcivar as the singers’ vocal arranger, as well as instrumental backing by the Wrecking Crew for their recording sessions.

Saturday Schedule

SATURDAY
12:00 AM ET – FEATURE LP
02:00 AM ET – RADIOMAXMUSIC MIX
06:00 AM ET – LP LOUNGE WITH WILLIE B
08:00 AM ET – MUSIC EXPERT RETRO COUNTDOWN WITH JEFF MICHAELS – NOVEMBER 5, 1966
12:00 PM ET – BRIT ROCK WITH DOMINIC FORBES
03:00 PM ET – SYLVIA’S CLASSIC ROCK SHOW WITH SYLVIA FOUNTAIN
05:00 PM ET – 
DICK LEE AND 60’s GARAGE ROCK FROM CALIFORNIA
06:00 PM ET – FEATURE ARTIST – K.D. LANG

07:00 PM ET – GREAT SOUL PERFORMANCES WITH BOBBY JAY
09:00 PM ET – GREAT SOUL PERFORMANCES 2: THE 80’S WITH BOBBY JAY
11:00 PM ET – SAMMARCO BEATS WITH CHRIS SAMMARCO

Saturday Schedule on RadioMaxMusic

SATURDAY
12:00 AM ET – FEATURE LP
04:00 AM ET – SYLVIA’S CLASSIC ROCK SHOW WITH SYLVIA FOUNTAIN (ENCORE)
06:00 AM ET – LP LOUNGE WITH WILLIE B (ENCORE)
08:00 AM ET – MUSIC EXPERT RETRO COUNTDOWN WITH JEFF MICHAELS
12:00 PM ET – BRIT ROCK WITH DOMINIC FORBES
03:00 PM ET – SYLVIA’S CLASSIC ROCK SHOW WITH SYLVIA FOUNTAIN
05:00 PM ET – 
DICK LEE AND 60’s GARAGE ROCK FROM CALIFORNIA
06:00 PM ET – FEATURE ARTIST – 10cc

07:00 PM ET – GREAT SOUL PERFORMANCES WITH BOBBY JAY
09:00 PM ET – GREAT SOUL PERFORMANCES 2: THE 80’S WITH BOBBY JAY
11:00 PM ET – SAMMARCO BEATS WITH CHRIS SAMMARCO

Birthdays – September 7

1934 – Little Milton, American singer and guitarist (d. 2005)
1939 – Latimore, American singer-songwriter and pianist
1949 – Gloria Gaynor, American singer-songwriter
1951 – Morris Albert, Brazilian singer-songwriter
1953 – Benmont Tench, American keyboardist and songwriter (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers)
1956 – Michael Feinstein, American singer and pianist
1956 – Diane Warren, American songwriter
1957 – Jermaine Stewart, American singer-songwriter and dancer (d. 1997)
1963 – Eazy-E, American rapper and producer (d. 1995)

Sunday 3pm: One Hit Wonders with Dan Sweeney

Today on One Hit Wonders – 1982 and 2006 are featured.

Wednesday 4pm: Sounds of The 70s

Today on Sounds of The 70s:  Cat Stevens, Bette Midler, Manu Dibango, Tommy James, Bad Company, Main Ingredient, David Cassidy, Lake, Warren Zevon, and more . .  

Monday 2pm: The Chain with Ron Kovacs

Today we chain song titles with artists, James Taylor, Gladys Knight, Little Big Town, Belly, Alan Parsons Project, Ohio Players, Script, Esquires and many many more.  2pm on RadioMaxMusic 1.

Wednesday 11pm: Feature LP: Elton John – Songs from The West Coast (2001)

Songs from the West Coast is the twenty-sixth studio album by British singer-songwriter Elton John, released worldwide on October 1,  2001. Many critics have said that this album brought him back to his piano-based musical roots.

Elton once again collaborated with long-time lyricist Bernie Taupin. Drummer Nigel Olsson returns to the band full-time. Tata Vega makes an early appearance as a backup vocalist and joined the EJ band later. This album marks the first time John and Taupin wrote together in person. From the album, “I Want Love” was a single and a Grammy nominated song, and “This Train Don’t Stop There Anymore” and “Original Sin” also became hits. None of the songs from this album hit the Billboard Hot 100, which froze John’s record of 31 years with at least one song in the Billboard Hot 100 (30 with at least one in the top 40). George Strait tied that record on the Country charts in 2011. Stevie Wonder, who previously worked with John for the songs “I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues” and “That’s What Friends Are For”, played harmonica and clavinet on “Dark Diamond”.

“The Emperor’s New Clothes” – 4:28
“Dark Diamond” – 4:26
“Look Ma, No Hands” – 4:22
“American Triangle” – 4:49
“Original Sin” – 4:49
“Birds” – 3:51
“I Want Love” – 4:35
“The Wasteland” – 4:21
“Ballad of the Boy in the Red Shoes” – 4:52
“Love Her Like Me” – 3:58
“Mansfield” – 4:56
“This Train Don’t Stop There Anymore” – 4:39
“Your Song” (with Alessandro Safina) – 4:21
“Teardrops” (with Lulu) – 4:46
“The North Star” – 5:32
“Original Sin” (Junior’s Earth mix) (Edit) – 3:55
“Your Song” (with Alessandro Safina) (Almighty mix) (Edit) – 4:31