Sunday 12pm: Vinyl Resting Place with Willie B

VRPMFP#musicforpeace – Sunday at noon we start our three hour special dedicated to the concept of Music for peace.  Living in the past as I do, I’m linking this to concept of Peace through Understanding – the theme for the 1964-65 world’s fair.  With a special thanks to Marci Geller for coming up with the concept – because we need it now more than ever…  Here are some of the artists featured today.  Jeff Buckley, Tom Clay, Elvis Costello & the Attractions, Glory Rhodes, 5th Dimension, Four Tops, Olivia Newton John, Jimmy Cliff,  John Lennon, Beatles, Chambers Brothers, Isla Grant, Cat Stevens, The New Seekers, Big Sean, Perry Como, Drifters, Temptations, Louis Armstrong, Rodger Whitaker – New World In The Morning — with Marci Geller.

 

Saturday 8pm: Artist Countdown: Paul McCartney Top 45 Hits

McCartney Artist CountdownSir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. With John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame as a member of the Beatles, widely regarded as one of the most popular and influential acts in the history of rock music; his songwriting partnership with Lennon is one of the most celebrated of the 20th century. After the band’s break-up, he pursued a solo career and later formed Wings with his first wife, Linda, and Denny Laine.

McCartney has been recognized as one of the most successful composers and performers of all time, with 60 gold discs and sales of over 100 million albums and 100 million singles of his work with the Beatles and as a solo artist. More than 2,200 artists have covered his Beatles song “Yesterday”, more than any other copyrighted song in history. Wings’ 1977 release “Mull of Kintyre” is one of the all-time best-selling singles in the UK. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist in March 1999, McCartney has written, or co-written 32 songs that have reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and as of 2014 he has sold more than 15.5 million RIAA-certified units in the United States. McCartney, Lennon, Harrison and Starr received MBEs in 1965, and in 1997, McCartney was knighted for his services to music.

McCartney has released an extensive catalogue of songs as a solo artist and has composed classical and electronic music. He has taken part in projects to promote international charities related to such subjects as animal rights, seal hunting, landmines, vegetarianism, poverty, and music education. He has married three times and is the parent of five children. – Wikipedia

1 Ebony and Ivory (with Stevie Wonder)
2 Another Day
3 Say Say Say (with Michael Jackson)
4 Silly Love Songs (Wings)
5 With a Little Luck (Wings)
6 Coming Up (Paul McCartney)
7 Listen to What the Man Said (Wings)
8 The Girl Is Mine (with Michael Jackson)
9 No More Lonely Nights
10 Goodnight Tonight (Wings) 
11 Let ‘Em In (Wings)
12 My Love (Paul McCartney & Wings)
13 Take It Away
14 Daytime Nighttime Suffering (Wings)
15 Beware My Love (Wings)
16 Live and Let Die (Paul McCartney & Wings)
17 Hi, Hi, Hi (Wings)
18 My Brave Face
19 Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey  (Paul & Linda McCartney)
20 Mary Had a Little Lamb (Wings)
21 Band on the Run (Paul McCartney & Wings)
22 Junior’s Farm (Paul McCartney & Wings)
23 Helen Wheels (Paul McCartney & Wings)
24 Too Many People (Paul & Linda McCartney)
25 Jet (Paul McCartney & Wings)
26 Mull of Kintyre (Wings)
27 Press
28 Give Ireland Back to the Irish (Wings)
29 London Town (Wings)
30 Getting Closer (Wings)
31 Maybe I’m Amazed (live) (Wings)
32 Letting Go (Wings)
33 Venus and Mars/Rock Show (Wings) 
34 Magneto and Titanium Man (Wings)
35 I’ve Had Enough (Wings)
36 New
37 Figure of Eight
38 Tug of War
39 Eat at Home (Paul & Linda McCartney)
40 Mrs Vandebilt (Paul McCartney & Wings)
41 Arrow Through Me (Wings)
42 Heart of the Country (Paul & Linda McCartney)
43 Queenie Eye
44 Waterfalls
45 Pipes of Peace

John Lennon 10p ET

johnlennonJohn Winston Ono Lennon MBE (born John Winston Lennon; 9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the band the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. With fellow member Paul McCartney, he formed a celebrated songwriting partnership.

Born and raised in Liverpool, as a teenager Lennon became involved in the skiffle craze; his first band, the Quarrymen, evolved into the Beatles in 1960. When the group disbanded in 1970, Lennon embarked on a solo career that produced the critically acclaimed albums John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band and Imagine, and iconic songs such as “Give Peace a Chance”, “Working Class Hero”, and “Imagine”. After his marriage to Yoko Ono in 1969, he changed his name to John Ono Lennon. Lennon disengaged himself from the music business in 1975 to raise his infant son Sean, but re-emerged with Ono in 1980 with the new album Double Fantasy. He was murdered three weeks after its release.

Lennon revealed a rebellious nature and acerbic wit in his music, writing, drawings, on film and in interviews. Controversial through his political and peace activism, he moved to Manhattan in 1971, where his criticism of the Vietnam War resulted in a lengthy attempt by Richard Nixon’s administration to deport him, while some of his songs were adopted as anthems by the anti-war movement and the larger counterculture.

As of 2012, Lennon’s solo album sales in the United States exceeded 14 million and, as writer, co-writer, or performer, he is responsible for 25 number-one singles on the US Hot 100 chart. In 2002, a BBC poll on the 100 Greatest Britons voted him eighth and, in 2008, Rolling Stone ranked him the fifth-greatest singer of all time. He was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987 and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, as a member of the Beatles in 1988 and as a solo artist in 1994. – Wikipedia

Artist Countdown: Julian Lennon Top 25 7:30p ET @JulianLennon

julian-lennonJohn Charles Julian Lennon (born 8 April 1963) is a British musician. He is the only child of John Lennon and Cynthia Powell (his father’s first wife). The Beatles’ manager, Brian Epstein, was his godfather. He has a younger half-brother, Sean Lennon. Lennon was named after his paternal grandmother, Julia Lennon.

Lennon was the direct inspiration for three Beatles’ songs: “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”, “Hey Jude” and “Good Night”. He is devoted to philanthropic endeavors, most notably his own White Feather Foundation and the Whaledreamers Organization, both of which promote the co-existence of all species and the health and well-being of the Earth.  – Wikipedia

First Chart 4/3/13  Rev 4/7/14

1 Too Late for Goodbyes
2 Valotte
3 Say You’re Wrong
4 Now You’re in Heaven
5 Saltwater
6 Stick Around
7 Help Yourself
8 Jesse
9 All That You’ve Wanted (with Matt Backer)
10 Listen
11 Get a Life
12 I Don’t Wanna Know
13 Day After Day
14 This Is My Day
15 Want Your Body
16 Midnight Smoke
17 You’re The One
18 Mother Mary
19 Rebel King
20 Lucy
21 Lookin’ 4 Luv
22 Someday
23 Freak Patrol  (with Matt Becker)
24 And She Cries
25 Take Me Home