Thursday 10pm: The Beatles – Let It Be (1970)

February 14, 2019
Editor In Chief

Let It Be is the twelfth and final studio album by the English rock band the Beatles. It was released on 8 May 1970, almost a month after the group’s break-up. Like most of the band’s previous releases, it was a number one album in many countries, including both the US and the UK, and was released in tandem with the motion picture of the same name.

The album was conceived as a return to the Beatles’ earlier, less complicated approach to music. It was recorded and projected for release (under its original title of Get Back) before their album Abbey Road (1969); for this reason, some critics and fans, such as Mark Lewisohn, argue that Abbey Road should be considered the group’s final album and Let It Be the penultimate. Rehearsals began at Twickenham Film Studios in January 1969 as part of a planned documentary showing the Beatles preparing to return to live performance. A project initiated by Paul McCartney, the filmed rehearsals were marked by ill-feeling, leading to George Harrison’s temporary departure from the group. As a condition of his return, the Beatles reconvened at their own Apple Studio, where they completed the recordings with the help of guest musician Billy Preston. It is one of three albums to not feature any lead vocals by Ringo Starr.

Following several rejected mixes by Glyn Johns, a new version of the album was produced by Phil Spector in March–April 1970. While three songs from the sessions were released as singles before the album’s release, “Get Back”/”Don’t Let Me Down” and “Let It Be”, the songs were remixed by Spector for the album and “Don’t Let Me Down” was not included. Let It Be… Naked was released in 2003, an alternative version of the album, without any of Spector’s production work and using some different takes of songs.

1. “Two of Us” 3:36
2. “Dig a Pony” 3:54
3. “Across the Universe” 3:48
4. “I Me Mine” 2:26
5. “Dig It” 0:50
6. “Let It Be” 4:03
7. “Maggie Mae” 0:40

1. “I’ve Got a Feeling” 3:37
2. “One After 909” 2:54
3. “The Long and Winding Road” 3:38
4. “For You Blue” 2:32
5. “Get Back” 3:09

Thursday 6pm: History of Rock and Roll with Bill Drake

February 14, 2019
Editor In Chief

This installment 

  • Folk Rock of The Sixties
  • Rolling Stones
  • The Beatles
  • Beatles Solo

 

Thursday 11am: Spot Light Artist – Rob Thomas

February 14, 2019
Editor In Chief

Robert Kelly “Rob” Thomas (born February 14, 1972 in Landstuhl, Germany) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the lead singer of alternative rock band Matchbox Twenty. Thomas also records and performs as a solo artist, with “Lonely No More” released in 2005 becoming his biggest solo chart success. Thomas earned three Grammy Awards for co-writing and singing on the 1999 hit “Smooth” by Santana.

He has been a songwriter for such artists as Willie Nelson, Mick Jagger, Marc Anthony, Pat Green, Taylor Hicks, Travis Tritt and Daughtry.

Since 1996, his band has released a string of hit singles to radio including “Push”, “3AM”, “Real World”, “Back 2 Good”, “Bent”, “If You’re Gone”, “Mad Season”, “Disease”, “Unwell”, “Bright Lights”, “How Far We’ve Come”, and “She’s So Mean”. In 2004, the Songwriters Hall of Fame awarded Thomas its first Hal David Starlight Award, recognizing young songwriters who have already had a lasting influence in the music industry.

Thursday 12am: Feature LP: Papa Roach – Who Do You Trust? (2019)

February 13, 2019
Editor In Chief

Who Do You Trust? is the tenth studio album by American rock band Papa Roach. It was released on January 18, 2019, through Eleven Seven Music. It features 12 tracks, including the lead singles “Renegade Music” and “Who Do You Trust?” The album was announced along with the release of the track “Not the Only One”.

1. “The Ending” 3:29
2. “Renegade Music” 3:29
3. “Not the Only One” 3:25
4. “Who Do You Trust?” 3:16
5. “Elevate” 3:11
6. “Come Around” 3:30
7. “Feel Like Home” 3:10
8. “Problems” 3:03
9. “Top of the World” 3:53
10. “I Suffer Well” 1:21
11. “Maniac” 3:20
12. “Better Than Life” 3:21

Wednesday 11pm: Feature LP: Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour (2018)

February 13, 2019
Editor In Chief

Golden Hour is the fourth studio album by American country music singer and songwriter Kacey Musgraves, released on March 30, 2018, through MCA Nashville. Musgraves co-wrote all 13 tracks and co-produced the album with Daniel Tashian and Ian Fitchuk. The album debuted at number four on the US Billboard 200.

Golden Hour received widespread acclaim from critics, winning in all four of its nominated categories at the 61st Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year and Best Country Album. The album’s first two singles, “Butterflies” and “Space Cowboy”, also won awards for Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song, respectively. Golden Hour also won Album of the Year at the 52nd Annual Country Music Association Awards.

1. “Slow Burn” 4:06
2. “Lonely Weekend” 3:46
3. “Butterflies” 3:39
4. “Oh, What a World” 4:01
5. “Mother” 1:18
6. “Love Is a Wild Thing” 4:16
7. “Space Cowboy” 3:36
8. “Happy & Sad” 4:03
9. “Velvet Elvis” 2:34
10. “Wonder Woman” 4:00
11. “High Horse” 3:33
12. “Golden Hour” 3:18
13. “Rainbow” 3:34

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

February 13, 2019
Editor In Chief

We feature the Top 50 Hits of 1979.

Encore on RadioMax Classic Countdown Channel at 10pm

September 1 – INXS perform in public for the first time, at the Oceanview Hotel in Umina, New South Wales.
September 2 – U2 enters the studio for the first time to record a locally released single.
September 13 – ABBA begins ABBA: The Tour in Edmonton, Alberta, leading off a month of dates in North America.
September 17 – Ontario Court of Appeals rejects a government appeal against the previous year’s sentencing of Keith Richards, which allowed him to avoid jail time for his 1977 arrest in Toronto for heroin possession.
September 19–23 – Musicians United for Safe Energy (MUSE) stages a series of five No Nukes concerts at Madison Square Garden. Jackson Browne, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Bonnie Raitt, Tom Petty, James Taylor and Carly Simon are among the participants.
September 22 – The NewMusic, a Canadian weekly music and culture program, makes its début on Citytv.
September 27 – Elton John collapses on stage at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles County, California while performing “Better Off Dead”. He refuses to stop the show and resumes playing fifteen minutes later.
October 10 – Joe Perry officially leaves Aerosmith.
November 3 – Donna Summer becomes the first female artist to have 5 top 10 hits in the same year.
November 16 – Infinity Records is shut down and absorbed into parent company MCA.
November 17 – Donna Summer, for a second time, has two songs (“Dim All the Lights”, #2, & “No More Tears (Enough is Enough)” with Barbra Streisand, #3) in the Top 3 of the Billboard Hot 100, and the first female to have 5 top 5 hits in the same year.
November 24 – With “No More Tears (Enough is Enough)” hitting the top spot, Donna Summer becomes the first female artist to score 3 #1 singles in a calendar year on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.
November 26 – Bill Haley & His Comets perform at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London, in a command performance for Queen Elizabeth II. This was Haley’s final recorded performance of “Rock Around the Clock”.
November 30 – Pink Floyd releases The Wall. It is rock’s most well-known concept albums and one of the best-selling albums of all time. It is also the last album recorded with the line up of David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Nick Mason and Richard Wright.
December 3 – In Cincinnati, a stampede for seats at Riverfront Coliseum during a Who concert kills 11 fans and injures 26 others. Band members were not informed of the deaths until after the show.
December 26 – Iron Maiden drummer Doug Sampson is replaced by ex-Samson drummer Clive Burr.
December 26-29 – The Concerts for the People of Kampuchea are held over four nights at the Hammersmith Odeon in London to raise funds for victims of war in Cambodia. Queen, The Who, The Clash, Wings, Elvis Costello and members of Led Zeppelin all take part.
December 31 – The eighth annual New Year’s Rockin’ Eve special airs on ABC, with appearances by The Oak Ridge Boys, Village People, Chic, Blondie and Barry Manilow.

Also in 1979
The Welsh Philharmonia becomes the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera.
Michael Schenker leaves Scorpions during their tour in France and was replaced by Matthias Jabs.
Stevie Wonder uses digital audio recording technology in recording his album Journey through the Secret Life of Plants.

EMI’s first non-classical digital recording, of UK jazz-funk duo Morrissey–Mullen covering the Rose Royce hit “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore”, is recorded at Abbey Road Studios and later released as a limited edition vinyl EP.

Disco reigned supreme in 1979, with several number-one hits from The Bee Gees and Donna Summer. Several artists who were not regarded as disco acts, scored major successes by releasing disco-oriented singles or albums, including new wave band Blondie with their first US number-one single “Heart of Glass”, Rod Stewart with “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?”, and symphonic rock band Electric Light Orchestra with their UK No. 1 LP Discovery.

Elton John reunites with lyricist Bernie Taupin after a three-year break. Their first compositions since then would eventually be recorded that August, to be released a year later as 21 at 33.

December – Iron Maiden is signed by EMI. They hire Dennis Stratton as a second guitarist.

Wednesday 11am: Spot Light Artist – Peter Gabriel

February 13, 2019
Editor In Chief

Peter Brian Gabriel (born February 13, 1950) is an English singer, songwriter, and record producer who rose to fame as the original lead singer of the progressive rock band Genesis. After leaving Genesis in 1975, Gabriel launched a successful solo career with “Solsbury Hill” as his first single. His 1986 album, So, is his best-selling release and is certified triple platinum in the UK and five times platinum in the U.S. The album’s most successful single, “Sledgehammer”, won a record nine MTV Awards at the 1987 MTV Video Music Awards and, according to a report in 2011, it was MTV’s most played music video of all time.

Gabriel has been a champion of world music for much of his career. He co-founded the WOMAD festival in 1982. He has continued to focus on producing and promoting world music through his Real World Records label. He has also pioneered digital distribution methods for music, co-founding OD2, one of the first online music download services. Gabriel has also been involved in numerous humanitarian efforts. In 1980, he released the anti-apartheid single “Biko”. He has participated in several human rights benefit concerts, including Amnesty International’s Human Rights Now! tour in 1988, and co-founded the Witness human rights organisation in 1992. Gabriel developed The Elders with Richard Branson, which was launched by Nelson Mandela in 2007.

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