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 . . . 

Tuesday 2pm: Sounds of The 80’s

July 16, 2019
Editor In Chief

Today we feature music from Starship, Billy Joel, Clash, Elton John, Beach Boys, John Mellencamp, Rockpile, Lenny Kravitz, Billy Squier and more . . . 

Tuesday 6pm: Sounds of The 60’s

June 25, 2019
Editor In Chief

This week we feature music from: Wanda Jackson, Chiffons, Neil Diamond, Elton John, Beatles, Gladys Knight and The Pips, Rolling Stones, Troggs, Bob Dylan, Grass Roots, James Brown, McCoys, Beach Boys, Janis Ian and many more . . . 

Wednesday 10pm: Feature LP: Beach Boys with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (2018)

March 13, 2019
Editor In Chief

The Beach Boys with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is a 2018 album of remixed Beach Boys recordings with new orchestral arrangements performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. It was produced by Nick Patrick and Don Reedman, who conducted similar projects for Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley.

“California Suite” (Sally Herbert) – 1:32
“California Girls” (Mike Love and Brian Wilson) – 2:45
“Wouldn’t It Be Nice” (Tony Asher, Love, and Wilson) – 3:13
“Fun, Fun, Fun” (Love and Wilson) – 2:23
“Don’t Worry Baby” (Roger Christian and Wilson) – 2:50
“God Only Knows” (Asher and Wilson) – 3:12
“Sloop John B” (traditional) – 3:43
“Heroes and Villains” (Van Dyke Parks and Wilson) – 4:07
“Disney Girls” (Bruce Johnston) – 4:36
“Here Today” (Asher and Wilson) – 3:07
“In My Room” (Gary Usher and Wilson) – 2:32
“Kokomo” (Love, Scott McKenzie, Terry Melcher, and John Phillips) – 3:50
“The Warmth of the Sun” (Love and Wilson) – 3:15
“Darlin'” (Love and Wilson) – 2:18
“Help Me, Rhonda” (Love and Wilson) – 3:00
“You Still Believe in Me” (Asher and Wilson) – 3:11
“Good Vibrations” (Love and Wilson) – 4:20

Wednesday 11am – Spot Light Artist – Beach Boys

March 13, 2019
Editor In Chief

The Beach Boys are an American rock band formed in Hawthorne, California, in 1961. The group’s original lineup consisted of brothers Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love, and their friend Al Jardine. Distinguished by their vocal harmonies and early surf songs, they are one of the most influential acts of the rock era. The band drew on the music of jazz-based vocal groups, 1950s rock and roll, and black R&B to create their unique sound. With Brian as composer, arranger, producer, and de facto leader, they often incorporated classical elements and unconventional recording techniques in innovative ways.

The Beach Boys began as an early garage band led by Brian and managed by the Wilsons’ father Murry. In 1963, the band gained national prominence with a string of top-ten singles reflecting a southern California youth culture of surfing, cars, and romance, later dubbed the “California Sound”. After 1964, they abandoned beachgoing themes for more personal lyrics and ambitious orchestrations. In 1966, the Pet Sounds album and “Good Vibrations” single raised the group’s prestige as rock innovators and established the band as symbols of the nascent counterculture era. Following the dissolution of the group’s Smile project in 1967, Brian gradually ceded production and songwriting duties to the rest of the band, reducing his input because of mental health and substance abuse issues. The group’s commercial momentum subsequently faltered, and despite efforts to maintain an experimental sound, they were dismissed by early rock critics as the archetypal “pop music cop-outs”.

Carl took over as the band’s musical leader until the late 1970s, during which they rebounded as an increasingly successful live concert draw. Personal struggles, creative disagreements, and the overshadowing success of the band’s greatest hits albums precipitated their transition into an oldies act. Since the 1980s, much-publicized legal wrangling over royalties, songwriting credits and use of the band’s name transpired. Dennis drowned in 1983 and Carl died of lung cancer in 1998. After Carl’s death, the group’s corporation, Brother Records Inc (BRI), allowed Love to lead a touring band under the “Beach Boys” name. Even though they have not performed together since their 2012 reunion tour, Brian, Jardine, and Love remain a part of BRI and as official members of the band.

The Beach Boys are one of the most critically acclaimed, commercially successful, and influential bands of all time. They were one of the earliest self-contained rock bands and one of the few US bands who maintained their success before, during and after the 1964 British Invasion. Between the 1960s and 2010s, they had over eighty songs chart worldwide, thirty-six of them in the US Top 40 charts (the most by a US rock band), and four reaching number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. They have sold in excess of 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time and are listed at No. 12 on Rolling Stone magazine’s 2004 list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”. In 2017, a study of AllMusic’s catalog indicated the Beach Boys as the 6th most frequently cited artist influence in its database. The core quintet of the three Wilsons, Love and Jardine was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.

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

February 7, 2019
Editor In Chief

This installment of the History of Rock and Roll features:

  • Hits of 1964
  • Girl Groups of The Sixties
  • Phil Spector Listening Test
  • The Start of Motown
  • Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons
  • The Beach Boys

 

Wednesday 9pm: Feature Artist – Beach Boys

March 14, 2018
Editor In Chief

The Beach Boys are an American rock band formed in Hawthorne, California, in 1961. The group’s original lineup consisted of brothers Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson; their cousin Mike Love; and their friend Al Jardine. Distinguished by their vocal harmonies and early surf songs, they are one of the most influential acts of the rock era. The band drew on the music of jazz-based vocal groups, 1950s rock and roll, and black R&B to create their unique sound, and with Brian as composer, arranger, producer, and de facto leader, often incorporated classical or jazz elements and unconventional recording techniques.

The Beach Boys began as a garage band, managed by the Wilsons’ father Murry, with Brian’s musicianship dominating their creative direction. In 1963, they gained national prominence with a string of hit records reflecting a southern California youth culture of surfing, cars, and romance, later dubbed the “California Sound”. After 1964, they abandoned beachgoing themes for more personal lyrics and multi-layered sounds. In 1966, the Pet Sounds album and “Good Vibrations” single raised the group’s prestige to the top level of rock innovators and established the band as symbols of the nascent counterculture era. Following the dissolution of the group’s Smile project in 1967, Brian gradually ceded production and songwriting duties to the rest of the band, reducing his input because of mental health and substance abuse issues. The group’s commercial momentum subsequently faltered, and despite efforts to continue their psychedelic ventures, they were dismissed by early rock critics as the archetypal “pop music cop-outs”.

Carl took over as the band’s musical leader until the late 1970s, while Dennis struggled to launch a solo career. The last time Brian would write and produce virtually an entire LP for the group was The Beach Boys Love You (1977), which is noted for its cult following. Personal difficulties, creative disagreements, and the continued success of the band’s greatest hits albums precipitated their transition into an oldies act. Since the 1980s, much-publicized legal wrangling over royalties, songwriting credits and use of the band’s name transpired. Dennis drowned in 1983 and Carl died of lung cancer in 1998. After Carl’s death, many live configurations of the band fronted by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston continued to tour into the 2000s while other members pursued solo projects. Even though Wilson and Jardine have not performed with Love and Johnston’s band since their one-off 2012 reunion tour, they remain a part of the Beach Boys’ corporation, Brother Records Inc (BRI).

The Beach Boys are one of the most critically acclaimed, commercially successful, and widely influential bands of all time. The group had over eighty songs chart worldwide, thirty-six of them US Top 40 hits (the most by an American rock band), four reaching number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The Beach Boys have sold in excess of 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time and are listed at No. 12 on Rolling Stone magazine’s 2004 list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”. In 2017, a study of AllMusic’s catalog indicated the Beach Boys as the 6th most frequently cited artist influence in its database. The core quintet of the three Wilsons, Love and Jardine were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988. – Wikipedia

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