Made in England is the twenty-fifth studio album by English singer-songwriter Elton John, released in 1995 and produced by him and Greg Penny, the first time since Leather Jackets without Chris Thomas. It was dedicated to John’s boyfriend and future civil partner David Furnish. It was also dedicated to the memory of Denis Gauthier and Peter Williams. It was the last album to feature regular percussionist Ray Cooper until 2016’s Wonderful Crazy Night. Bob Birch became John’s full-time recording and touring bass player and continued that role until his death in 2012.
The Tubes are a San Francisco-based rock band. Their eponymous 1975 debut album included the single “White Punks on Dope” while their 1983 single “She’s a Beauty” was a top 10 U.S. hit and a frequently-played music video in the early days of MTV. They also performed in the 1980 film Xanadu, singing the rock portion of the cross-genre song “Dancin'” opposite a big band.
Today we feature songs with Baby in the title.
I’m up here on the fairground of the Eastern States Fair and Exposition; “The Big E” in West Springfield, Massachusetts, where “Great Soul Performances” will be coming your way with music from: Earth, Wind & Fire, the Temptations, Pete Wingfield & the Olympic Runners, the Impressions, Baby Huey & the Babysitters, Alvin Cash & the Crawlers, Big Joe Turner, the Soul Children, Dionne Warwick, the Whispers, Beyoncé, Teddy Pendergrass, Clyde McPhatter; live in concert and more. It starts at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT.
We then segue to “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT & 6PM PT, where on the playlist will be: Aretha Franklin, Joe Bataan, the Sugarhill Gang, Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes, GQ, the Gap Band, Paula Abdul, Gene Chandler, Weird Al Yankovic, Levert and several others. Check the website for the encore times for both shows. BTW, some of the talent here at the fair this year include, the Village People, the Lovin’ Spoonful, the Sugarhill Gang, El Mariachi Azteca Del Sol, Gary Puckett & the Union Gap, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Sheila E., Grand Funk Railroad, Ten Years After, and my favorite cyclist and all around funny man, Hilby; the Skinny German Juggler Boy. I Say Wow! Join me later this evening for my first weekend from the grounds of “The Big E” for “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” on RadioMaxMusic.Com.
Today we feature the Top 40 Hits from September 20, 1986. Listen Live with Ron Kovacs 10am on RadioMaxMusic