Tuesday 7pm: Feature Artist – Peter Cetera

Peter Paul Cetera (born September 13, 1944) is an American singer, songwriter, and bassist best known for being an original member of the rock band Chicago (1967–1985), before launching a successful solo career. His career as a recording artist encompasses seventeen albums with Chicago and eight solo albums.

With “If You Leave Me Now”, a song written and sung by Cetera on the group’s tenth album, Chicago garnered its first Grammy Award. It was also the group’s first number one single.

As a solo artist, Cetera has scored six Top 40 singles, including two that reached number one on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart in 1986, “Glory of Love” and “The Next Time I Fall”. “Glory of Love”, the theme song from the film The Karate Kid Part II (1986), was co-written by Cetera, David Foster, and Diane Nini, and was nominated for both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for best original song from a motion picture.

In 1987, Cetera received an ASCAP award for “Glory of Love” in the category, “Most Performed Songs from Motion Pictures”. His performance on “Glory of Love” was nominated for a Grammy Award for best pop male vocal. That same year Cetera and Amy Grant, who duetted on “The Next Time I Fall”, were nominated for a Grammy Award for best vocal performance by a pop duo or group.

Besides David Foster and Amy Grant, Cetera has collaborated throughout his career with other nationally known and internationally known recording artists from various genres of music including: The Beach Boys, Billy Joel, Karen Carpenter, Paul Anka, Agnetha Fältskog, Richard Sterban, Bonnie Raitt, Madonna, David Gilmour, Az Yet, Cher, Chaka Khan, Crystal Bernard, Ronna Reeves, and Alison Krauss. His songs have been featured in soundtracks for movies and television.

In 2014, the first album by the group Chicago, Chicago Transit Authority (Columbia, 1969), with Cetera on bass and vocals, was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Cetera was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Chicago in April 2016, and Cetera, Robert Lamm, and James Pankow are among the 2017 Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees for their songwriting efforts as members of the group. – Wikipedia

Monday 11pm: Feature LP: Chicago VI (1973)

Chicago VI is the fifth studio album by American rock band Chicago and was released in 1973. It is the first album to feature percussionist Laudir de Oliveira, who will become a full-fledged member of the band from the following album Chicago VII.

After having recorded all of Chicago’s first five albums in New York City (except for parts of the second album recorded at CBS in Los Angeles), producer James William Guercio had his own Caribou Studios built in Nederland, Colorado during 1972. It was finished in time for the band to record their sixth album the following February. It would remain their recording base for the next four years.

Robert Lamm authored half of the album’s tracks, including his response to some of Chicago’s negative reviewers in “Critics’ Choice”. James Pankow wrote the album’s two hits, “Just You ‘n’ Me” (#4) and “Feelin’ Stronger Every Day” (#10). The latter was co-composed with Peter Cetera, who also wrote “In Terms of Two”, and sang lead vocal on all three songs.

Released in June 1973, Chicago VI was another commercial success, spending five weeks at #1 in the US. The band would not chart in the UK at all until 1976’s Chicago X.

The album was mixed and released in both stereo and quadraphonic. The original U.S. CD release (Columbia CK #32400) was mastered for CD by Joe Gastwirt.

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Tuesday 11pm: Feature LP: Chicago – Chicago VII (1974) @chicagotheband

Chicago VII is the sixth studio album by American rock band Chicago and was released in 1974. It is notable for being their first double album of new material since 1971’s Chicago III, and remains their final studio release in that format.

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Sounds of The 70s with Dan Varroney 7am ET

1976This week it’s the “June Hits of 1976” on Sounds of the 70s.  Join Dan Varroney as he features, Brotherhood of Man, Natalie Cole, Chicago, Heart, Thin Lizzy, America, Neil Diamond, The Star land Vocal Band, Queen, Silver, The Steve Miller Band, Todd Rundgren, The Carpenters, Peter Frampton, The Beach Boys, The Brothers Johnson Dr. Hook, Candi Staton, Seals and Crofts, The Doobie Brothers, The Bellamy Brothers, Lee Garrett, Bad Company,  and so much more. Join us at 7:00 am!