Tag: Elton John

Saturday 1/15/22 12pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: A2Z of the Hit of 1990 – Part 1

We interrupt our regular Saturday schedule with an installment of Part 1 of our library of 1990. In this segment we’ll feature music from: Stranglers, Soul II Soul, Tom Petty, Beautiful South, Eric Johnson, Willie Nelson, KC & The Sunshine Band, Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nick Lowe, Elton John, Whistle, Robert Planet, Ian Hunter & Mark Ronson, and many more.

12pm to 4pm ET

Friday 1/14/22 12am ET: Feature LP: Elton John – Honky Château (1972)

Honky Château is the fifth studio album by English musician Elton John. It was released May 19, 1972, and was titled after the 18th century French chateau where it was recorded, Château d’Hérouville. The album reached number one in the US, the first of John’s seven consecutive US number one albums.

Two singles were released worldwide from Honky Château, “Rocket Man” and “Honky Cat”. A third single, “Hercules”, was prepared for release, but this never materialized. This was the final Elton John album on the Uni label in the US and Canada before MCA consolidated all of its various labels under the MCA brand. This and John’s earlier Uni albums were later reissued on MCA Records.

In 2003, the album was ranked number 357 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. It was revised to number 359 in 2012, and raised to number 251 in a 2020 list. It was certified gold in July 1972 and platinum in October 1995 by the RIAA.

  1. “Honky Cat” 5:13
  2. “Mellow” 5:33
  3. “I Think I’m Going to Kill Myself” 3:35
  4. “Susie (Dramas)” 3:25
  5. “Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going To Be A Long, Long Time)” 4:42
  6. “Salvation” 3:59
  7. “Slave” 4:22
  8. “Amy” 4:03
  9. “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters” 5:01
  10. “Hercules” 5:21
  11. “Slave” (Alternate version) 2:53

Elton John – vocals, acoustic piano (1–6, 8–10), Fender Rhodes (1), Hammond organ (2, 4), harmonium (6)
David Hentschel – ARP synthesizer (5, 10) (credited as “David Henschel” on sleeve)
Davey Johnstone – banjo (1, 7); electric, acoustic and slide guitars (2–10); backing vocals (3, 5, 6, 8, 10), steel guitar (7), mandolin (9)
Dee Murray – bass guitar, backing vocals (3, 5, 6, 8, 10)
Nigel Olsson – drums (1–8, 10), tambourine (2, 4), backing vocals (3, 5, 6, 8, 10), congas (7)
Ray Cooper – congas (8)
Jean-Louis Chautemps – saxophone (1)
Alain Hatot – saxophone (1)
Jacques Bolognesi – trombone (1)
Ivan Jullien – trumpet (1)

Jean-Luc Ponty – electric violin (2, 8)
“Legs” Larry Smith – tap dance (3)
Gus Dudgeon – brass arrangements (1), additional backing vocals (10), whistle (10)
Madeline Bell – backing vocals (6)
Tony Hazzard – backing vocals (6), additional backing vocals (10)
Liza Strike – backing vocals (6)
Larry Steel – backing vocals (6)

Wednesday 1/12/22 8pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1981 A to Z – Part 7

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1981 A2Z.

We continue with letter H. We feature music from: Stevie Wonder, Michael Stanley Band, Daryl Hall and John Oates, Van Halen, Neil Diamond, Steely Dan, 38 Special, Elton John, Alabama, Bad Finger, Champaign, Go-Go’s, Hollies, Clash, Sylvester, Kate Wolf and many more. . .

8pm to 12am ET

Tuesday 1/11/22 8pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1981 A to Z – Part 6

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1981 A2Z.

We complete letter F and start G. We feature music from: Cliff Richard, Odyssey, Whispers, Blackfoot, Imagination, Rita Coolidge, Saga, Alan Parsons Project, Rick James. Siouxsie & The Banshees, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, Billy Joel, Humble Pie, Duran Duran and many more. . .

4pm to 7pm ET

Monday 1/10/22 4pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1981 (by title) A to Z – Part 5

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1981 A2Z.

We complete letter E and start F. We feature music from: Stevie Nicks, Oak Ridge Boys, Elton John, AC/DC, Michael Stanley Band, Olivia Newton-john, Meat Loaf, Whispers, David Bowie, Haircut 100, Rolling Stones, Jefferson Starship, Triumph and many more. . .

4pm to 7pm ET

Friday 1/7/22 1pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 9

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We continue with the completion of letter K and start with L and feature music from: David Bowie, Temptations, Edward Bear, Independents, Daryl Hall and John Oates, Paul Simon, Olivia Newton-john, Shocking Blue, Brownsville Station, Three Dog Night, Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose and many more.

1pm to 3pm ET

Tuesday 1/4/22 2pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 6

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We continue with land complete letter G into H and feature music from: Dells, Main Ingredient, Elton John, BW Stevenson, Stealers Wheel, Chicago, Jackson 5, Montrose, Cher, War, Bobby Darin, Ringo Starr, Sonny James, Cliff Richard, Paul McCartney & Wings, Bobby Womack and many more.

2pm to 6pm ET

Monday 1/3/22 2pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 5

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We continue with land complete letter E into G and feature music from: Ohio Players, Doobie Brothers, Merle Haggard, Chicago, Freda Payne, Hues Corporation, Elvia Presley, Genesis, T.Rex, Chairmen of The Board, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Queen and many more.

2pm to 6pm ET

Friday 12/31/21 8pm ET: Feature LP: Elton John – Lockdown Sessions (2021)

The Lockdown Sessions is a collaboration album by English singer, songwriter, pianist and composer Elton John. It was released through EMI and Mercury Records (Interscope Records in the US) on 22 October 2021. The album was recorded during the COVID-19 pandemic after Elton was forced to pause his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour due to the covid-19 pandemic. Three singles were released as a part of this album, they are: “Cold Heart (Pnau remix)” with Dua Lipa, “After All” with Charlie Puth, and “Finish Line” with Stevie Wonder.

  1. “Cold Heart (Pnau remix)” (with Dua Lipa) 3:22
  2. “Always Love You” (with Young Thug and Nicki Minaj) 4:17
  3. “Learn to Fly” (with Surfaces) 3:31
  4. “After All” (with Charlie Puth) 3:28
  5. “Chosen Family” (with Rina Sawayama) 4:40
  6. “The Pink Phantom” (Gorillaz featuring Elton John and 6lack) 4:13
  7. “It’s a Sin” (Global Reach Mix) (with Years & Years) 4:44
  8. “Nothing Else Matters” (Miley Cyrus featuring Watt, Elton John, Yo-Yo Ma, Robert Trujillo and Chad Smith) 6:35
  9. “Orbit” (with SG Lewis) 3:28
  10. “Simple Things” (with Brandi Carlile) 4:11
  11. “Beauty in the Bones” (with Jimmie Allen) 3:50
  12. “One of Me” (Lil Nas X featuring Elton John) 2:41
  13. “E-Ticket” (with Eddie Vedder) 3:18
  14. “Finish Line” (with Stevie Wonder) 4:24
  15. “Stolen Car” (with Stevie Nicks) 5:37
  16. “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” (with Glen Campbell) 2:56

Friday 12/31/21 3pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 4

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We continue with land complete letter D with music from: BW Stevenson, Diana Ross, Aerosmith, America, Who, Shocking Blue, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Queen, Peter Frampton, Paul Kelly, James Brown, Electric Light Orchestra, Miracles and many more.

3pm to 6pm ET

Thursday 12/30/21 10pm ET: Feature LP: Cameo – Word Up! (1986)

Word Up! is an album by American funk/R&B group Cameo, released September 9, 1986. The album made Cameo one of the most successful bands of the 1980s and includes two of their biggest hit singles, “Word Up!” and “Candy”.

  1. “Word Up” 4:21
  2. “Candy” 5:39
  3. “Back and Forth” 6:33
  4. “Don’t Be Lonely” 5:19
  5. “She’s Mine” 4:37
  6. “Fast, Fierce & Funny” 4:09
  7. “You Can Have the World” 4:38
  8. “Word Up” Extended 5:58

Larry Blackmon – lead vocals, bass guitar, drums, percussion, backing vocals
Tomi Jenkins – lead vocals, backing vocals

Nathan Leftenant – backing vocals
Charlie Singleton – guitar, backing vocals
Aaron Mills – bass guitar
Michael Burnett – bass guitar, backing vocals
Bernard Wright, Eric Rehl, Kenni Hairston, Kevin Kendrick, Merv de Peyer – keyboards
Duduka Fonseca, Giovanni Hidalgo, Steve Thornton – percussion
Melvin Wells – saxophone, backing vocals
Michael Brecker – tenor saxophone (solo on “Candy”, “Don’t Be Lonely” and “She’s Mine”)
Randy Brecker – trumpet

Arno Hecht – tenor saxophone
Crispin Cioe – alto saxophone, baritone saxophone
Robert Funk – trombone
Paul Litteral – trumpet
Sammy Merendino – drum programming
Pat Buchanan – guitars
Peter Scherer – Synclavier programming
Willie Morris – backing vocals

Thursday 12/30/21 9pm ET: Feature LP: Elton John – Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only The Piano Player (1973)

Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player is the sixth studio album by English singer-songwriter Elton John. Released January 22,1973 by DJM Records, it was John’s sixth normal studio album release, first of his two studio albums released in 1973 (second one was Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, released nine months later), and was his second straight No. 1 album in the US and first No. 1 album in the UK.

The lead single “Crocodile Rock” yielded John his first No. 1 single in both the US and Canada. “Daniel” was also a major hit from the album, giving him his second Canadian No. 1 single on the RPM Top Singles Chart and No. 2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and reaching No. 4 in the UK, one place higher than achieved by “Crocodile Rock”.

  1. “Daniel” 3:55
  2. “Teacher I Need You” 4:10
  3. “Elderberry Wine” 3:34
  4. “Blues for My Baby and Me” 5:39
  5. “Midnight Creeper” 3:52
  6. “Have Mercy on the Criminal” 5:58
  7. “I’m Going to Be a Teenage Idol” 3:56
  8. “Texan Love Song” 3:33
  9. “Crocodile Rock” 3:55
  10. “High Flying Bird” 4:12
  11. “Screw You (Young Man’s Blues)” 4:43
  12. “Jack Rabbit” 1:50
  13. “Whenever You’re Ready (We’ll Go Steady Again)” 2:51
  14. “Skyline Pigeon” (Piano version) 3:56

Elton John – vocals, Fender Rhodes (1, 5), mellotron (1, 2), acoustic piano (2-4, 6, 7, 9, 10), harmonium (8), Farfisa organ (9)
Ken Scott – ARP synthesizer (1)
Davey Johnstone – acoustic guitar, electric guitar and Leslie guitar (All tracks); banjo (1), backing vocals (2, 7, 10), sitar (4), mandolin (8)

Dee Murray – bass (All tracks), backing vocals (2, 7, 10)
Nigel Olsson – drums (All tracks), maracas (1), backing vocals (2, 7, 10)
Gus Dudgeon – brass arrangements (3, 5, 7)
Paul Buckmaster – orchestral arrangements (4, 6)
Jean-Louis Chautemps – saxophone (3, 5, 7)
Alain Hatot – saxophone (3, 5, 7)
Jacques Bolognesi – trombone (3, 5, 7)
Ivan Jullien – trumpet (3, 5, 7)

Thursday 12/30/21 6pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1980 A to Z – Part 25

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1980 A2Z.

We complete our review of the RadioMaxMusic Library of 1980 music. This installment features music from Electric Light Orchestra, Pat Benatar, Dr. Hook, Billy Joel, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, Tommy James, Eddy Raven, Lou Rawls, Diana Ross, Ambrosia, Bonnie Raitt and many more. We start our travel into the next segment 1981 next Tuesday.

6pm – 9:30pm ET

Thursday 12/30/21 2pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 3

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We continue with letter C and start D with music from: Spinners, Byrds, Buckingham Nicks, Led Zeppelin, America, King Harvest, Chicago, Joe Walsh, Doobie Brothers, Elton John, War, Helen Reddy, Who, Jimmy Buffett, Anne Murray, Archie Bell and The Drells and many more.

2pm to 6pm ET

Wednesday 12/29/21 8pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1980 A to Z – Part 24

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1980 A2Z.

We are moving into the final segments of 1980 music. This installment features music from Dickey Lee, Barbra Streisand, Rossington-Collins Band, Jerry Reed, Pat Benatar, Hoyt Axton, Red Rider, Joni Mitchell, Elton John, Rockpile, Romantics, Devo, Poco, Journey and many more. Tomorrow we feature the completion of this segment and start our travel into 1981 next Tuesday.

8pm – 12am ET