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Saturday 7pm / Sunday 5pm ET: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

As we continue with our holiday week, I sincerely hope you’re enjoying Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa. This evening on “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” we get ready for the new year and the new decade, with our annual “New Year’s Eve” shows.

We’ve got party tunes, New Year’s Eve tunes and some left over Christmas songs. On “G.S.P.” we’ll hear from: Earth, Wind & Fire, Sonny Til & the Orioles, Ray Charles & Betty Carter, the Shells, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Luther Vandross & Darlene Love, the Manhattans. Toni Braxton, Take 6, Brian McKnight, John Legend and my former co-worker; New York’s Morning Mayor from WMCA, WABC, and WCBS-FM, Harry Harrison, and several others.

The party begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. Then beginning at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT & 6PM PT, it’s “G.S.P. 2,” where the party music will be coming from: Prince & the Revolution, the Temptations, Rick James, Tina Turner, the Salsoul Orchestra, Jimmy Beaumont & the Skyliners, Margo Sylvia & the Tune Weavers, the New Kids On The Block, Marvin Sease, Harry Connick, Jr. and more. I’ll be looking for you later this evening for “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” and don’t forget, encore performances happens tomorrow Sunday at 5PM eastern Time. It all happens on the best music station on the internet, RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Feature Year: 1996 – 6pm ET

This edition of Feature Year – 1996.
January 15 – Les Baxter, American musician and composer (b. 1922) Died
January 20 – Gerry Mulligan, American musician (b. 1927) Died
January 25 – Jonathan Larson, American composer and playwright (b. 1960) Died
February 9 – The element Copernicium is discovered.
February 16 – Brownie McGhee, American musician (b. 1915) Died
February 21 – Morton Gould, American musician and composer (b. 1913) Died
February 28 – Canadian singer Alanis Morissette wins the top honor, Album of the Year award, at the 38th Annual Grammy Awards. She is the youngest person to ever win this award, a record she held until 2010.
March 15 – Olga Rudge, American violinist (b. 1895) Died
March 31 – Jeffrey Lee Pierce, American musician (b. 1958) Died
April 4 – Larry LaPrise, American songwriter (b. 1912) Died
May 17 – Kevin Gilbert, American musician, composer, and record producer (b. 1966) Died
May 21 – Paul Delph, American musician and producer (b. 1957) Died
May 24 – Jacob Druckman, American composer (b. 1928) Died
May 25 – Brad Nowell, American musician (b. 1968) Died
June 13 – An 81-day standoff between the Montana Freemen and FBI agents ends with their surrender in Montana.
June 15 – Ella Fitzgerald, American singer (b. 1917) Died
June 23 – The Nintendo 64 video game system is released in Japan.
July 2 – Lyle and Erik Menendez are sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
July 12 – Jonathan Melvoin, American musician (b. 1961) Died
July 16 – John Panozzo, American drummer (b. 1948) Died
July 27 – The Centennial Olympic Park bombing at the 1996 Summer Olympics kills 1 and injures 111.
July 29 – Jason Thirsk, American bass player (b. 1967) Died
August 6 – The American punk rock band The Ramones play their last show.
August 11 – The British rock band Oasis plays the biggest free-standing concert in UK history at Knebworth, Hertfordshire.
August 13 – David Tudor, American pianist and composer (b. 1926) Died
August 20 – Rio Reiser, German rock musician and singer (b. 1950) Died
August 23 – Osama bin Laden writes “The Declaration of Jihad on the Americans Occupying the Country of the Two Sacred Places,” a call for the removal of American military forces from Saudi Arabia.
September 9 – Bill Monroe, American “father of bluegrass” music (b. 1911) Died
September 13 – Tupac Shakur, American rapper and actor also known as “2Pac” (b. 1971) Died
September 17 – Spiro Agnew, American politician, 39th Vice President of the United States (b. 1918) Died
November 5 – Eddie Harris, American Jazz musician (b. 1934) Died
November 30 – Tiny Tim, American musician (b. 1932) Died
December 10 – Faron Young, American singer (b. 1932) Died
December 20 – Steve Jobs’ company NeXT is bought by Apple Computer, the company co-founded by Jobs.