Monday 7pm: Great Soul Performances Northern Soul Special with Bobby Jay

gsp-nssThis evening, “Great Soul Performances” is dedicated to my friend from the United Kingdom, Kev Roberts. Kev is the man who turned me on to “Northern Soul.” He is also an author, who wrote the definitive book; “The Northern Soul Top 500,” as well as releasing several volumes of Northern Soul CDs. (Check them out on Amazon.Com) After the demise of the original WCBS-FM oldies format in New York City on June 3, 2005, Kev approached Bob Shannon and myself, as well as one of our former air personalities, Dick Heatherton about joining a new satellite radio station he was starting up in London to be called “VIP Radio.”

We jumped at the opportunity. “Great Soul Performances” got its start on VIP Radio. So, to salute all my friends and fans from the UK and especially Kev Roberts, it will be all “Northern Soul” tonight. Music will be coming from artists like: Jackie Wilson, Gloria Jones, Major Lance, the Supremes, Little Anthony & the Imperials, Tommy Hunt, the Spinners, Dee Dee Sharp, the Platters, Timothy Wilson, the Contours, Frankie Valli, Edwin Starr, Ike & Tina Turner and so many others.

Once again, we need music in our lives, in our ears, and in our hearts, to help blunt the tragedy of yesterday, June 12th, the day of the worst mass shooting in American history. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those who lost their lives and to those who are fighting for their lives in the hospital, and all the citizens of the City of Orlando and the State of Florida. Their pain and their suffering, is our pain and suffering.

We’ll try and have some fun beginning at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. I hope you’ll be listening Kev Roberts. I’ll try and get it right. “Northern Soul” this evening at the home of the “Greatest Hits of the 60s, 70s, & 80s,” RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Sounds of The 70s with Dan Varroney 7am ET

July4This week on the Sounds of the 70’s  its July 4th Hits today at 7:00 am ET with Dan Varroney.   We’ll feature, Argent, Kiss, Bad Company, Carly Simon, Aerosmith, Bay City Rollers, Doobie Brothers, The Eagles, Chicago, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Alive and Kicking, CCR, Hues Corporation, and so much more. 

Sounds of The 70s with Dan Varroney 7pm ET

summer-kickoffIt’s the “Seventies Summer Kick-Off” with Dan Varroney tonight at 7:00 pm ET. We’ll feature popular summer tunes from the Bee Gees, Eddie Money, The Jackson 5, Grass Roots, Gordon Lightfoot, Joe Cocker, Derek and the Dominos, Heatwave, Lobo, Elton John, Steve Miller Band, Maynard Ferguson, Orleans, Skylark, Wings, Frankie Valli, Gallery, Pilot, Deep Purple, The Eagles, Dobie Gray, Styx, The Partridge Family, Billy Joel, Elvis Presley and so much more.

Artist Countdown: Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons Top 30 Hits 6pm ET @RadioMax

4seasonsThe Four Seasons are an American rock and pop band who became internationally successful in the mid-1960s. The Vocal Group Hall of Fame has stated that the group was the most popular rock band before the Beatles. Since 1970, they have also been known at times as Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. In 1960, the group known as the Four Lovers evolved into the Four Seasons, with Frankie Valli as the lead singer, Bob Gaudio (formerly of the Royal Teens) on keyboards and tenor vocals, Tommy DeVito on lead guitar and baritone vocals, and Nick Massi on bass guitar and bass vocals.

The legal name of the organization is the Four Seasons Partnership, formed by Gaudio and Valli after a failed audition in 1960. While singers, producers, and musicians have come and gone, Gaudio and Valli remain the group’s constant (with each owning fifty percent of the act and its assets, including virtually all of its recording catalog). Gaudio no longer plays live, leaving Valli the only member of the group from its inception that is currently touring.

The Four Seasons (group members 1960–1966) were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990, and joined the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999. They are one of the best-selling musical groups of all time, having sold an estimated 100 million records worldwide.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Sherry
2 Big Girls Don’t Cry
3 Walk Like A Man
4 Rag Doll 
5 My Eyes Adored You    (Frankie Valli)
6 December, 1963 (Oh What a Night)
7 Grease  Frankie Valli
8 Can’t Take My Eyes off You Frankie Valli
9 Candy Girl
10 Dawn (Go Away)
11 Let’s Hang On! 
12 Who Loves You
13 Ronnie 
14 Swearin’ to God Frankie Valli
15 The Night 
16 Working My Way Back To You
17 I’ve Got You Under My Skin
18 C’mon Marianne 
19 Save It For Me 
20 Tell It to the Rain
21 Our Day Will Come
22 Don’t Think Twice 
23 Opus 17 (Don’t You Worry ‘Bout Me)
24 December, 1963 (Oh What a Night)(Remix Version)
25 Stay
26 Beggin’
27 Alone
28 New Mexican Rose
29 Fallen Angel
30 We Can Work It Out

Classic Countdown with Ron Kovacs 9am ET @radiomax

Music_Of_The_Year_1978This week on the RadioMax Classic Countdown, we feature the Top 40 Hits from this week in 1978, specifically July 1, 1978.

1 SHADOW DANCING    Andy Gibb
2 BAKER STREET    Gerry Rafferty 
3 IT’S A HEARTACHE    Bonnie Tyler
4 YOU’RE THE ONE THAT I WANT    John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John
5 TAKE A CHANCE ON ME    Abba
6 MISS YOU    Rolling Stones 
7 USE TA BE MY GIRL    O’Jays 
8 DANCE WITH ME    Peter Brown with Betty Wright 
9 TWO OUT OF THREE AIN’T BAD    Meat Loaf
10 YOU BELONG TO ME    Carly Simon 
11 STILL THE SAME    Bob Seger & Silver Bullet Band
12 THE GROOVE LINE    Heatwave
13 EVERY KINDA PEOPLE    Robert Palmer
14 LOVE IS LIKE OXYGEN    Sweet 
15 BLUER THAN BLUE    Michael Johnson 
16 TOO MUCH, TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE    Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams
17 EVEN NOW    Barry Manilow
18 LAST DANCE    Donna Summer
19 I WAS ONLY JOKING    Rod Stewart 
20 FEELS SO GOOD    Chuck Mangione
21 YOU’RE THE LOVE    Seals & Crofts
22 I CAN’T STAND THE RAIN    Eruption
23 BECAUSE THE NIGHT    Patti Smith Group 
24 GREASE    Frankie Valli
25 FOLLOW YOU FOLLOW ME    Genesis
26 WONDERFUL TONIGHT    Eric Clapton
27 ONLY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG    Billy Joel 
28 RUNAWAY    Jefferson Starship
29 HEARTLESS    Heart 
30 ON BROADWAY    George Benson
31 COPACABANA (At The Copa)    Barry Manilow
32 MY ANGEL BABY    Toby Beau
33 LOVE WILL FIND A WAY    Pablo Cruise
34 THREE TIMES A LADY    Commodores 
35 FM (No Static At All)    Steely Dan
36 KING TUT    Steve Martin & Toot Uncommons 
37 BABY HOLD ON    Eddie Money
38 MAGNET AND STEEL    Walter Egan 
39 LIFE’S BEEN GOOD    Joe Walsh
40 I’M NOT GONNA LET IT BOTHER ME TONIGHT    Atlanta Rhythm Section