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Feature LP: Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti (1975/2015) 10pm ET

led-zeppelin-physical-graffitiPhysical Graffiti is the sixth studio album by the English rock band Led Zeppelin, released as a double album on 24 February 1975. The band wrote and recorded eight songs at Headley Grange; these eight songs stretched beyond the typical length of an LP. The band decided to make Physical Graffiti a double album by including unreleased tracks from earlier recording sessions: one outtake from Led Zeppelin III; three from Led Zeppelin IV; and three from Houses of the Holy including its unused title track.

Physical Graffiti was commercially and critically successful; the album went 16x platinum in the US in 2006, signifying shipments of eight million copies.

2015 reissue
A remastered version of Physical Graffiti was reissued on 24 February 2015, exactly forty years after the original album was released. The reissue comes in six formats: a standard two-CD edition, a deluxe three-CD edition, a standard two-LP version, a deluxe three-LP version, a super deluxe three-CD plus three-LP version with a hardback book, and as high resolution 96k/24-bit digital downloads. The deluxe and super deluxe editions feature bonus material containing alternative takes and previously unreleased songs, “Brandy & Coke”, “Everybody Makes It Through” and “Driving Through Kashmir”. The reissue was released with a negative version of the original album’s artwork as its bonus disc’s cover.

1 Custard Pie   4:13
2 The Rover   5:37
3 In My Time of Dying  11:04
4 Houses of the Holy   4:02
5 Trampled Under Foot  5:37
6 Kashmir 8:32
7 In the Light  8:46
8 Bron-Yr-Aur  2:06
9 Down by the Seaside   5:13
10 Ten Years Gone  6:32
11 Night Flight 3:36
12 The Wanton Song   4:10
13 Boogie with Stu  3:53
14 Black Country Woman   4:24
15 Sick Again   4:42
     
  Reissued track listing  
1 Brandy & Coke (“Trampled Under Foot”) (Initial/Rough Mix) 5:38
2 Sick Again (Early Version) 2:22
3 In My Time of Dying (Initial/Rough Mix) 10:48
4 Houses of the Holy (Rough Mix with Overdubs) 3:51
5 Everybody Makes It Through (“In the Light”) (Early Version/In Transit) 6:29
6 Boogie with Stu (Sunset Sound Mix) 3:39
7 Driving Through Kashmir (“Kashmir”) (Rough Orchestra Mix) 8:39

Artist Countdown: Ed Sheeran Top 40 @edsheeran

Ed SheeranEdward Christopher “Ed” Sheeran (born 17 February 1991) is an English singer-songwriter and musician. Born in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire and raised in Framlingham, Suffolk, he moved to London in 2008 to pursue a musical career. In early 2011, Sheeran released an independent extended play, No. 5 Collaborations Project, which caught the attention of both Elton John and Jamie Foxx. He then signed to Asylum Records. His debut album, +, containing the singles “The A Team” and “Lego House”, was certified quintuple platinum in the UK. In 2012, Sheeran won two Brit Awards for Best British Male Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act. “The A Team” won the Ivor Novello Award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically. In 2014 he was nominated for Best New Artist at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards.

Sheeran’s popularity abroad began in 2012. In the US he made a guest appearance on Taylor Swift’s fourth studio album, Red, and wrote songs for One Direction. “The A Team” was nominated for Song of the Year at the 2013 Grammy Awards and he performed the song in duet with Elton John during the ceremony. He spent much of 2013 touring North America as the opening act for Swift’s The Red Tour. In autumn 2013 Sheeran performed three sold out shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden as a headline act. His second studio album titled x (read as “multiply”) was released worldwide on 23 June 2014, charting at number one in the UK Albums Chart and the US Billboard 200. It was nominated for Album of the Year at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards. As part of his x world tour, Sheeran will play three concerts at London’s Wembley Stadium in July 2015, his biggest solo shows to date. – Wikipedia

1 Thinking Out Loud
2 Sing
3 Don’t
4 The A Team
5 I See Fire
6 Lego House
7 Give Me Love
8 Afire Love
9 Make It Rain
10 Everything Has Changed (Taylor Swift featuring Ed Sheeran)]
11 One
12 Photograph
13 Bloodstream (with Rudimental)
14 Drunk
15 Small Bump
16 The Man
17 Old School Love (Lupe Fiasco featuring Ed Sheeran)
18 You Need Me, I Don’t Need You
19 All About It (Hoodie Allen featuring Ed Sheeran)
20 Watchtower (Devlin featuring Ed Sheeran)
21 Wish You Were Here (Richard Jones, Nick Mason, Mike Rutherford, David Arnold and Ed Sheeran)
22 I’m a Mess
23 Tenerife Sea
24 Nina
25 Gold Rush
26 Kiss Me
27 Hush Little Baby (Wretch 32 featuring Ed Sheeran)
28 Candle in the Wind
29 Runaway
30 Autumn Leaves
31 Take It Back
32 Young Guns (Lewi White featuring Ed Sheeran, Yasmin, Griminal & Devlin)
33 Friends
34 Sunburn
35 Even My Dad Does Sometimes
36 Everything You Are
37 U.N.I.
38 Grade 8
39 Little Bird
40 Wake Me Up

Artist Countdown: Adam Ant (& The Ants) Top 25 @adamaofficial

antAdam Ant (born Stuart Leslie Goddard, on 3 November 1954, in Marylebone, London) is an English musician who gained popularity as the lead singer of post-punk group Adam and the Ants and later as a solo artist, scoring 10 UK top ten hits from 1980 to 1983, including three No. 1s. He has also worked as an actor, appearing in over two dozen films and television episodes from 1985 to 2003.

Since 2010, Ant has undertaken an intensive reactivation of his musical career, performing live regularly in his hometown of London and beyond, recording and releasing a new album and with three full-length UK national tours, two US national tours and a short Australian tour all now completed. – Wikipedia

1 Stand and Deliver
2 Antmusic
3 Goody Two Shoes 
4 Prince Charming
5 Room at the Top
6 Dog Eat Dog
7 Kings of the Wild Frontier
8 Friend or Foe
9 Wonderful
10 Puss ‘n Boots
11 Ant Rap
12 Vive Le Rock
13 Strip
14 Desperate But Not Serious
15 Young Parisians
16 Deutscher Girls
17 Apollo 9
18 Rough Stuff
19 Cartrouble 
20 Zerox 
21 Gotta Be a Sin
22 Can’t Set Rules About Love
23 Cool Zombie
24 Beautiful Dream
25 Beat My Guest

The Pidcast with Stu Ritchie 12a ET @yousaypid @pidcast

PidCastThe Commercial Collection
1. A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera – Say Something (Marc Stout Remix)
2. Paloma Faith – Can’t Rely On You (MK Remix)
3. The Saturdays – Not Giving Up (Cahill Club Mix)
4. The Vamps – Last Night (Westfunk Club Mix)

The Big One
5. Chromeo – JEalous (I Ain’t With It) (The Chainsmokers Remix)

The House Session
6. ATFC feat. Katherine Ellis – Fakerman 2014 (KaiMack Remix)
7. Kerri Louis – Together (The Starfuckerz Remix)
8. RanchaTek – Rock the Mic (Original Mix)
9. Da’Silva Gunn Feat Corey Andrew – What Comes Around

Final Favourites
10. John Newman – Out Of My Head (Naughty Boy Remix)
11. RUFUS – Take Me

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Feature Year: 1990 (Part 1 – 9am, Part 2 – 9pm) ET #1990 @RadioMax

1990January 18 – Eric Clapton plays the first of eighteen shows in a three week span at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
January 21 – MTV’s Unplugged is broadcast for the first time, on cable television, with British band Squeeze.
February 6 – Billy Idol is involved in a serious motorcycle accident, resulting in several broken bones. Idol had been scheduled to have a major role in Oliver Stone’s film The Doors, but due to his injuries, the role was reduced almost to a bit part. Bob Marley’s birthday is a national holiday in Jamaica for the first time.
February 14 – 50,000 fans watch The Rolling Stones play the first of 10 concerts at Tokyo’s Korakuen Dome, the beginning of the Stones’ first ever tour of Japan. The group was originally scheduled to perform there in 1973 but a drug conviction prevented Mick Jagger from obtaining a visa at the time.
February 16 – Ike Turner is sentenced to 4 years in prison for possession of cocaine.
February 24 – The Byrds (Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman and David Crosby) reunite, for the first time in 25 years, to perform at a Los Angeles tribute to Roy Orbison. The three are joined unexpectedly on stage by Bob Dylan, who sings “Mr. Tambourine Man” with the band.
March 15 – MCA Inc. purchases Geffen Records for over $550 million in stock. Under the agreement, David Geffen will continue to run the record company through an employment contract.
March 16 – Flea and Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers are arrested and charged for an incident two days earlier at a performance in Daytona Beach during MTV’s spring break coverage, in which they allegedly sexually assaulted and verbally abused a female audience member after jumping from the stage. They are released on $2,000 bail.
March 20 – Gloria Estefan’s tour bus is involved in an accident. Estefan suffers several broken bones in her back.
March 25 – Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee is arrested for allegedly exposing his backside during a performance in Augusta, Georgia.
March 28 – The Go-Go’s reunite to play a benefit concert for the California Environmental Protection Act. They play several more reunion shows later in the year.
April 4 – Gloria Estefan returns to Miami, Florida after undergoing back surgery following the March 20 accident.
April 6 – Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee suffers a mild concussion after falling off of scaffolding above his elevated drum kit during a performance in New Haven, Connecticut.
April 7 – Neil Young, Elton John, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Guns N’ Roses and Jackson Browne perform at Farm Aid IV in Indiana. John dedicates “Candle in the Wind” to AIDS patient Ryan White during his performance. White dies later that evening.
April 16 – A massive tribute concert is held at Wembley Stadium for recently freed anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela, who appears in a pre-taped 45-minute speech at the event. Performers include Anita Baker, Tracy Chapman, Peter Gabriel, The Neville Brothers and Neil Young. The event is broadcast to 61 countries around the world.
April 24 – Janet Jackson is honoured with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame[1]
April 25 – Jimi Hendrix’s Fender Stratocaster, on which he performed his famous version of the “Star Spangled Banner” at Woodstock, is auctioned off in London for $295,000.
April 27 – Axl Rose marries model Erin Everly, daughter of singer Don Everly, in a Las Vegas ceremony. Divorce papers are filed on May 24, then withdrawn, then filed again in October.
May 6 – Valery Leontiev show “It seems to me that I have not lived” in the Olympic Stadium.
May 18 – The Rolling Stones open their Urban Jungle European tour in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
May 27 – The Stone Roses stage a legendary concert at Spike Island, Cheshire.
May 29 – In Canada, Toronto police threaten to arrest Madonna if she performs her simulated masturbation scene during her performance of “Like a Virgin” on her Blond Ambition Tour. Madonna refuses to change her show, and the police decide not to press charges, later denying that they had ever threatened to do so (a claim refuted by footage captured during the filming of Madonna’s 1991 documentary Truth or Dare). At the Eurovision Young Musicians Competition 1990 finals, held at the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria, pianist Nick van Oosterum of the Netherlands takes first place.
June 10 – members of rap group 2 Live Crew are arrested and charged with obscenity after a performance in a Hollywood, Florida nightclub..
June 30 – Knebworth 1990, a one-off festival at Knebworth Park, England in support of Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy. Participating musicians had all been winners of the Silver Clef Award. The acts included headliners Pink Floyd, Genesis, Robert Plant, Elton John, Dire Straits, Status Quo, Eric Clapton and others.
July 7 – The Three Tenors give their first concert, at the Baths of Caracalla in Rome.
July 14 – Jean Michel Jarre’s concert Paris la Defense attracts 2.5 million spectators.
July 21 – Roger Waters and numerous guest stars stage a performance of Pink Floyd’s The Wall in Berlin, Germany to commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall eight months earlier. Scorpions, Cyndi Lauper, Thomas Dolby, Sinéad O’Connor, The Band and Bryan Adams are among the performers.
August 5 – Madonna ends her controversial Blond Ambition Tour in Nice, France.
August 13 – Curtis Mayfield is paralyzed from the neck down in an accident at an outdoor concert in Flatbush, Brooklyn, after stage lighting equipment collapses on top of him.
August 19 – Leonard Bernstein conducts his final performance at Tanglewood; he suffers a coughing fit in the middle of one piece which almost brings the concert to a premature end.
August 22 – James MacMillan’s symphonic piece The Confession of Isobel Gowdie premieres at The Proms in London.
August 24 – A judge rules that heavy metal band Judas Priest is not responsible for the actions of two Nevada youths who shot themselves, one fatally, after listening to the band’s music in December 1985. Irish singer Sinéad O’Connor sparks controversy when she refuses to play a concert at the Garden State Arts Center in New Jersey unless the venue refrains from its tradition of playing a recording of the American national anthem before the performance. O’Connor is heavily criticized and her music is dropped from a number of radio stations as a result.
August 27 – Guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan is killed in a helicopter crash following a concert at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, Wisconsin. He was 35.
September 4 – Walter Yetnikoff steps down after fifteen years as President of CBS Records.
September 11 – After a decade of performing in the Francophone world, Céline Dion makes her formal English-language debut in the United States with the release of her album Unison.
September 26 – The poorly received Cop Rock premieres on US television; it was TV’s only musical police drama.
October 9 – Leonard Bernstein announces his retirement from the conducting podium; he dies five days later.
October 20 – A Florida jury acquits 2 Live Crew of the obscenity charges stemming from a June 10 performance of their act known for its sexually explicit lyrics.
October 22 – Pearl Jam, then named “Mookie Blaylock”, play their first show as a band at the Off Ramp club in Seattle, Washington.
Fall – For the first time, Amy Grant and Gary Chapman hold a night of music at their Franklin, Tennessee Riverstone Farm, for local teenagers. Performers included Rich Mullins, Rick Elias, Charlie Peacock, Wes King and Michael W. Smith. The event becomes known as “The Loft”.
November 6 – Madonna releases her new single, “Justify My Love”. The accompanying music video is banned by MTV amid international controversy over its sexually explicit content.
November 21 – The Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger finally marries longtime girlfriend Jerry Hall in a traditional Hindu ceremony on the island of Bali, although the wedding’s legal bindingness is questionable.
November 27 – “Vocal” group Milli Vanilli admits to lip-synching hits such as “Girl You Know It’s True.” They later have their Grammy award revoked.
December 1 – ABC airs a television special accompanying the Red Hot + Blue benefit album in which contemporary pop performers reinterpret the songs of Cole Porter. The special includes video clips portraying the societal effects of AIDS.
December 3 – Following the banning of her “Justify My Love” music video by MTV, singer Madonna appears on Nightline to defend the video.
December 15 – Rod Stewart marries model Rachel Hunter.
December 31 – The nineteenth annual New Year’s Rockin’ Eve special airs on ABC, with appearances by The Beach Boys, Bell Biv DeVoe, The Kentucky Headhunters, Nelson, The O’Jays and Sweet Sensation.

Also in 1990
Guitarists: Dan Nilsson & Micke Bargstörm, Bassist: Martin Persson & Drummer: Rille Even, all quit Opeth who were the original members of the band. David Isberg, the only remaining original member hires Guitarists: Mikael Åkerfeldt (who applied for a bassist position even when the band already had bassist causing friction but ended up as a guitarist) Andreas Dimeo, Bassist: Nick Döring & Drummer: Anders Nordin.

Studio Fredman is built.

Sons of Kyuss change their name to Kyuss and add new members, except for guitarist Josh Homme.

After a hiatus of 7 years, rock group Styx reform to record a new album and tour without long-time guitarist Tommy Shaw, who was committed to Damn Yankees at the time.

Tapes of the original William Walton score for the 1969 film Battle of Britain are rediscovered, having been lost since the score was abandoned in favour of one by Ron Goodwin.

Source: Wikipedia

 

Feature Year: 1985 (9am / 9pm ET) #1985 @RadioMax

1985January 1 – The newest music video channel, VH-1, begins broadcasting on American cable. It is aimed at an older demographic than its sister station, MTV. The first video played is Marvin Gaye‘s rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner“.
January 11 – One of the biggest music festivals in the world begins in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the Rock in Rio, had a public of 1.5 million people at all, including artists like Iron Maiden, Nina Hagen, The B52’s, Go Go’s, Queen, Rod Stewart, James Taylor, AC/DC, and many more. National artists such as Gilberto Gil, Elba Ramalho, Barão Vermelho and Paralamas do Sucesso also perform.
Willie Dixon sues Led Zeppelin over the song “Whole Lotta Love”, on the grounds that it contains too many similarities to his own song “You Need Love”. The lawsuit is settled out of court.
January 28 – Various artists, under the group name USA For Africa, including Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper, Steve Perry, Kenny Loggins, Willie Nelson, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Kenny Rogers, Diana Ross, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Huey Lewis, Tina Turner, Sheila E., Harry Belafonte, Lindsey Buckingham, Kim Carnes, Dionne Warwick, Waylon Jennings, Bob Geldof and Stevie Wonder, record the song “We Are the World”.
February 22 – The “One Night with Blue Note” concert, celebrating the relaunch of Blue Note Records and featuring over 30 jazz greats, is held at The Town Hall in New York. Freddie Hubbard, Herbie Hancock, Jack DeJohnette, McCoy Tyner and Grover Washington, Jr. are just a few of the performers.
March 27 – The South African Broadcasting Corporation bans Stevie Wonder’s music in response to Wonder dedicating the Oscar he had won the night before to Nelson Mandela.
March 28 – A wax likeness of Michael Jackson is unveiled at Madame Tussaud’s in London, UK.
April 1 – After months of squabbling, David Lee Roth leaves Van Halen to begin a solo career.
April 7 – Wham! becomes the first Western pop group to perform in China when they play a concert in Beijing’s Workers Stadium during an historic 10-day visit.
April 10 – Madonna begins her very first tour, The Virgin Tour (named after her Like a Virgin album) in Seattle, Washington, USA.
May – Russian singer Valery Leontiev starts his 10-date tour “Alone with all” and it become an instant hit. Queues for tickets blocked the traffic on a few central streets of Leningrad.
May 4 – With “La det swinge” by Bobbysocks!, Norway scores its first win at the Eurovision Song Contest, in Gothenburg, Sweden.
June 11 – Madonna ends The Virgin Tour at Madison Square Garden in New York, USA.
July 13 – The Live Aid concert takes place in Wembley Stadium, London, UK and Philadelphia, USA. The headlining acts at the latter venue included a Led Zeppelin reunion, the first since their 1980 disbandment.
August 16 – On her 27th birthday, Madonna marries actor Sean Penn. (They divorce on September 14, 1989.)
September 6 – Michael Jackson purchases the publishing rights for most of the Beatles’ music for $47 million, much to the dismay of Paul McCartney, whom he is bidding against.
September 19 – The Parents Music Resource Center‘s (P.M.R.C.) United States Senate hearing on rock censorship begin in Washington, D.C. Heavy metal singer Dee Snider of Twisted Sister, rock star Frank Zappa and country singer John Denver testify against the P.M.R.C.
September 22 – The Farm Aid concert is held in Champaign, Illinois, USA.
September 22 – Massimo Bogianckino, general manager of the Paris Opera and former head of both the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and La Scala, is elected mayor of Florence.[8]
November 16 – John Farnham, formerly a teen idol in Australia (as Johnny Farnham), revives his recording career when his hit, “You’re the Voice” goes to the top of the charts at #1 for seven weeks and his album Whispering Jack goes to the top of the Albums charts at #1 for a record-breaking 25 weeks.
December 5 – The first fully digital reggae single, Wayne Smith’s “(Under Me) Sleng Teng”, is recorded at Prince Jammy’s studio; it is the beginning of ragga style reggae.[citation needed]
December 23 – Two young fans of Judas Priest in Sparks, Nevada shoot themselves, one fatally, after listening to the band’s records. A lawsuit is brought against the group in 1986 claiming that they were compelled by backwards subliminal messages hidden in their music.
December 31 – The fourteenth annual New Year’s Rockin’ Eve special is aired on ABC television, with appearances by Four Tops, The Judds, Barry Manilow, The Motels, Tears for Fears and The Temptations.

Also in 1985
Several hundreds of thousands of US dollars in publishing royalties are released to the surviving members, and families of the deceased members, of the British music group, Badfinger. Two band members, Pete Ham and Tom Evans, previously committed suicide due to financial problems. Metal Edge magazine is launched. (Source: Wikipedia)

 

Artist Countdown: Manfred Mann Top 30 Hits 12pm ET

manfred mannManfred Mann were a British beat, rhythm and blues and pop band (with a strong jazz foundation) of the 1960s, named after their South African keyboardist, Manfred Mann, who later led the successful 1970s group Manfred Mann’s Earth Band. Manfred Mann were chart regulars in the 1960s, and the first south-of-England-based group to top the US Billboard Hot 100 during the British invasion.

The Mann-Hugg Blues Brothers were formed in London by keyboard player Manfred Mann and drummer/vibes/piano player Mike Hugg, who formed a house band in Clacton-on-Sea that also featured Graham Bond. Bringing a shared love of jazz to the British blues boom, then sweeping London’s clubs (which also spawned Alexis Korner, the Rolling Stones and the Yardbirds), the band was completed by Mike Vickers on guitar, alto saxophone and flute, bassist Dave Richmond and Paul Jones as lead vocalist and harmonicist. By this time they had changed their name to Manfred Mann & the Manfreds. Gigging throughout late 1962 and early 1963 the band soon attracted attention for their distinctive sound.

After changing their name to Manfred Mann at the behest of their label’s producer John Burgess, the group signed with His Master’s Voice in March 1963 and began their recorded output that July with the slow, bluesy instrumental single “Why Should We Not?”, which they performed on their first appearance on television on a New Year’s Eve show. It failed to chart, as did its follow-up (with vocals), “Cock-a-Hoop.” The overdubbed instrumental soloing on woodwinds, vibes, harmonica and second keyboard lent considerable weight to the group’s sound and demonstrated the jazz-inspired technical prowess in which they took pride.

Read More http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manfred_Mann

(Source: Wikipedia)

1 Do Wah Diddy Diddy
2 Mighty Quinn
3 Ha! Ha! Said the Clown
4 Pretty Flamingo
5 Sha-La-La
6 Fox on the Run
7 My Name Is Jack
8 Blinded by the Light
9 Semi-Detached Suburban Mr. James
10 Ragamuffin Man
11 Just Like a Woman
12 Davy’s on the Road Again
13 Come Tomorrow
14 Spirits in the Night
15 If You Gotta Go, Go Now
16 Don’t Kill It Carol
17 You Angel You
18 5-4-3-2-1
19 Joybringer
20 Hubble Bubble Toil and Trouble
21 Oh No Not My Baby
22 Lies (Through the 80’s)
23 California
24 You Gave Me Somebody to Love
25 Sweet Pea
26 Living Without You
27 For You
28 It’s Gonna Work Out Fine
29 Please Mrs. Henry
30 Bare Hugg

RadioMax Top 70 Chart – September 29, 2013

1 1 AVICCI – Wake Me Up 13 1
2 4 KATY PERRY – Roar 8 2
3 2 LORDE – Royals 5 2
4 3 CAPITAL CITIES – Safe And Sound 18 1
5 9 LANA DEL RAY – Summertime Sadness 12 5
6 6 MILEY CYRUS – Wrecking Ball 4 6
7 8 PARAMORE – Still Into You 8 7
8 21 BRUNO MARS – Gorilla 4 8
9 5 P!NK Featuring LILY ALLEN – True Love 15 2
10 7 LADY GAGA – Applause 7 5
11 67 BRITNEY SPEARS – Work Bitch 2 11
12 12 ONEREPUBLIC – Counting Stars 14 9
13 11 EMINEM – Bezerk 5 11
14 34 ROBIN THICKE – Blurred Lines 19 1
15 49 GAVIN DEGRAW – Best I Ever Had 14 15
16 69 KEITH URBAN & MIRANDA LAMBERT – We Were Us 2 16
17 16 SARA BAREILLES – Brave 24 13
18 18 SELENA GOMEZ – Slow Down 5 18
19 13 PASSENGER – Let Her Go 8 6
20 14 NEIGHBORHOOD – Sweater Weather 13 8
21 17 MAROON 5 – Love Somebody 22 4
22 70 MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS – White Walls 2 22
23 10 TAYLOR SWIFT  – Everything Has Changed 10 2
24 15 JASON ALDEAN – Night Train 12 13
25 20 ROBIN THICKE – Give It 2 U 8 20
26 22 COLDPLAY – Atlas 3 22
27 23 BLAKE SHELTON – Mine Would Be You 8 15
28 31 BILLY CURRINGTON – Hey Girl 24 17
29 32 BAND PERRY  -Don’t Let Me Be Lonely 5 29
30 40 BASTILLE – Pompeii 6 30
31 44 BRAD PAISLEY – I Can’t Change The World 7 31
32 25 LEE BRICE – Parking Lot Party 13 21
33 29 ZAC BROWN BAND – Sweet Annie 6 29
34 43 JAY-Z  – Holy Grail 12 17
35 19 LUKE BRYAN – That’s My Kind Of Night 6 19
36 26 IMAGINE DRAGONS – Radioactive 45 1
37 27 TIM MCGRAW – Southern Girl 11 22
38 36 MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS – Same Love 18 8
39 38 CALVIN HARRIS & ELLIE GOULDING – I Need Your Love 26 10
40 48 FALL OUT BOY – Alone Together 4 40
41 28 TYLER FARR – Redneck Crazy 17 28
42 37 LABRINTH – Beneath Your Beautiful 16 13
43 57 PAUL MCCARTNEY – New 5 19
44 30 TAYLOR SWIFT – Red 13 27
45 46 TRAIN & ASHLEY MONROE – Bruises 5 38
46 54 BRUNO MARS – Treasure 22 4
47 35 JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE – Take Back The Night 12 6
48 45 JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE – Mirrors 28 1
49 51 JASON DERULO – Marry Me 4 49
50 63 JENNIFER NETTLES – That Girl 4 50
51 68 RIHANNA – What Now 2 51
52 24 BONNIE MCKEE – American Girl 5 16
53 39 PHILLIP PHILLIPS – Gone, Gone, Gone 35 2
54 52 YLVIS – The Fox 3 52
55 42 ONE DIRECTION – Best Song Ever 10 11
56 47 WANTED – We Own The Night 7 34
57 53 SEETHER – Seether 3 53
58 55 MILEY CYRUS – We Can’t Stop 17 9
59 56 DAFT PUNK & PHARRELL – Get Lucky 22 1
60 58 ENRIQUE IGLESIAS – Turn The Night Up 10 14
61 33 DARIUS RUCKER – Radio 11 30
62 41 MIRANDA LAMBERT – All Kinds of Kinds 14 31
63 59 JOHN MAYER – Wildfire 7 33
64 N CHRIS YOUNG – Aw Naw 1 64
65 N JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE – TKO 1 65
66 N LINKIN PARK – A Light That Never Comes 1 66
67 N KATY PERRY – Dark Horse 1 67
68 N DAUGHTRY – Waiting For Superman 1 68
69 N AVICCI – You Make Me 1 69
70 N DRAKE – Waiting Forever 1 70
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Feature Year: 1977 9am / 9pm ET

1977CDCoverJanuary 22 – Maria Kliegel makes her London debut at the Wigmore Hall, with a programme of Bach, Kodály, and Franck.
January 26 – Patti Smith falls off the stage while opening for Bob Seger in Tampa, Florida. Smith is rushed to the hospital for 22 stitches to close head lacerations. While recovering, Smith writes her fifth book of poetry, Babel. Fleetwood Mac’s original lead guitarist, Peter Green, is committed to a mental hospital in England after firing a pistol at a delivery boy bringing him a royalties check.
January 27 – After releasing only one single for the band, EMI terminates its contract with the Sex Pistols.
February 4 – American Bandstand celebrates its 25th anniversary on television with a special hosted by Dick Clark. An “all-star band” made up of Chuck Berry, Seals & Crofts, Gregg Allman, Junior Walker, Johnny Rivers, the Pointer Sisters, Charlie Daniels, Doc Severinsen, Les McCann, Donald Byrd, Chuck Mangione and three members of Booker T and the MGs perform “Roll Over Beethoven.” Fleetwood Mac’s widely-anticipated Rumours is released; it goes on to become one of the best-selling albums of all time.
February 14 – The B-52’s give their first public performance at a party in Athens, Georgia
February 15 – Sid Vicious replaces Glen Matlock as the bassist of the Sex Pistols.
February 27 – Royal Canadian Mounted Police raid Keith Richards’ Toronto hotel suite while he is sleeping and seize 22 grams of heroin, 5 grams of cocaine and narcotics paraphernalia. Richards is arrested and charged with possession of heroin with intent to traffic, and possession of cocaine. He is released on $25,000 bail.
March 1 – Sara Lowndes Dylan files for divorce from her husband of 11 years, Bob Dylan.
March 4 – The Rolling Stones play the first of two shows at the El Mocambo in Toronto, their first club appearance since 1964.
March 10 – A&M Records signs the Sex Pistols in a ceremony in front of Buckingham Palace. The contract is terminated on March 16 as a result of the band vandalizing property and verbally abusing employees during a visit to the record company’s office.
April 21 – Jesse Winchester performs a concert in Burlington, Vermont, his first on American soil in ten years. Winchester fled to Canada in January 1967 to avoid military service in Vietnam, but recently became free to return under the Presidential pardon given to all draft evaders.
April 22 – Pink Floyd open the North American leg of their “Animals” tour in Miami, Florida.
April 24 – Several artists, including Joan Baez and Santana, perform at a free concert for 653 inmates of California’s Soledad Prison.
April 26 – New York’s disco Studio 54 opens.
May 2 – Elton John performs the first of six consecutive nights at London’s Rainbow Theatre, his first concert in eight months. John keeps a low profile in 1977, not releasing any new music for the first year since his recording career began eight years previously.
May 7 – Having been postponed from April 2 because of a BBC technicians’ strike, the 22nd Eurovision Song Contest finally goes ahead in London’s Wembley Conference Centre. France wins with Marie Myriam and the song “L’Oiseau et l’Enfant”.
May 11 – The Stranglers and support band London start a 10 week national UK tour.
May 12 – Instruments made by all five members of the 17th- and 18th-century Guarneri family of violin makers are auctioned at Sotheby’s, with the top price of £105,000 paid for an instrument made in 1738 by Giuseppe Guarnieri del Gesù. Virgin Records announces that they have signed the Sex Pistols. The group has already been kicked off their two previous labels in the past four months.
May 14 – $24,000 worth of cash and valuables are stolen from Lynyrd Skynyrd in Savannah, Georgia.
May 27 – Tom Waits and a friend are arrested outside a Los Angeles coffee shop for causing a public disturbance. Waits sues the police for false arrest and imprisonment and eventually wins a $7,500 award in 1982.
May 28 – Bruce Springsteen and Mike Appel reach an out-of-court settlement, ending the year-long legal battle that has blocked Springsteen’s ability to record new music.
May 31 – The musical Beatlemania is premièred at the Winter Garden Theatre.
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June – The Nikikai Opera Foundation is founded.
June 7 – The Sex Pistols attempt to interrupt Silver Jubilee celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II by performing “God Save the Queen” from a boat on the River Thames. Police force the boat to dock and several arrests are made following a scuffle.
June 12 – Guitarist Michael Schenker vanishes after a UFO concert at The Roundhouse in London. He is replaced for several months by Paul Chapman until he appears again to rejoin the group in October. The Supremes perform for the last time together at Drury Lane Theatre in London before officially disbanding.
June 15 – The Snape Maltings Training Orchestra makes its London debut at St John’s, Smith Square.
June 20 – Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart drives his Porsche over the edge of a canyon, suffering multiple broken bones but surviving as a tree breaks his fall.
June 22 – Kiss are elected “most popular band in America” by a Gallup poll.
July 6 – During a Pink Floyd concert before a crowd of 80,000 at Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Bassist Roger Waters having become increasingly irritated by a fan until he exerts his frustration by spitting on him. The incident becomes the catalyst for the group’s next album, The Wall.
July 9 – Donna Summer’s hit record “I Feel Love” is released in the UK. It was massively influential in pop music as it was the first hit record ever to have an entirely synthesised backing track and helped propel the use of synthesisers in music greatly, especially in the 1980s.
July 13 – after a massive blackout hits New York City, NRBQ manages to play an all-acoustic set at the Bottom Line with flashlights taped to their microphone stands.
July 22 – The first night of The Proms are broadcast by BBC Radio 3 for the first time in quadraphonic sound.
July 26 – Led Zeppelin cancels the last seven dates of their American tour after lead singer Robert Plant learns that his six-year old son Karac has died of a respiratory virus. The show two days before in Oakland proves to be the band’s last ever in the United States.
August 16 – Elvis Presley is found dead at his home Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.
August 17 – Florists Transworld Delivery (FTD) reported that in one day the number of orders for flowers to be delivered to Graceland for the funeral of Elvis Presley had surpassed the number for any other event in the company’s history.
August 20 – The Voyager 2 unmanned probe is launched by NASA, followed by Voyager 1 the following month. Both spacecraft carry a golden record containing sounds and images representing life and culture on Earth, including the first movements of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto and Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, Guan Pinghu’s Liu Shui, played on the guqin, and Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B. Goode”.
September – Alice Cooper enters rehab for four months due to his alcoholism, after ten years of drinking a pack of beer a day.
September 1 – World première at the Royal Albert Hall in London of the expanded version of Luciano Berio’s Coro.
September 3 – nearly 110,000 fans pack Englishtown Raceway in Old Bridge, New Jersey for an eleven hour concert by Grateful Dead, Marshall Tucker Band and New Riders of the Purple Sage.
September 15 – the third (and final) annual Rock Music Awards air on NBC. Fleetwood Mac dominates, winning five awards.
September 16 – T.Rex frontman Marc Bolan is killed in an automobile accident.
September 29 – Billy Joel’s The Stranger is released. “Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)”, “Just the Way You Are” and “Only the Good Die Young” all become hits, and the album also features the beloved medley “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant”.
October 3 – Elvis in Concert, a TV concert special filmed during Elvis Presley’s final tour, is aired on CBS.
October 5 – The bicentennial season of La Scala opens in Milan with a production of Giuseppe Verdi’s Don Carlo.
October 9 – Aerosmith cancels several tour dates after Joe Perry and Steven Tyler are injured by an M-80 explosive thrown onstage at the Philadelphia Spectrum, burning Tyler’s left cornea and cutting Perry’s left hand.
October 20 – A plane carrying Lynyrd Skynyrd crashes in Mississippi, killing songwriter & vocalist Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines and background vocalist Cassie Gaines.
October 31 – The original version of Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Jahreslauf is premièred at the National Theatre of Japan in Chiyoda, Tokyo, by the Imperial Gagaku Ensemble.
November 25 – 10 Years of Rolling Stone, a television special commemorating the tenth anniversary of Rolling Stone magazine, airs on CBS. Guests include Bette Midler, Art Garfunkel, Billy Preston, Melissa Manchester, and Keith Moon.
November 30 – Bing Crosby’s final Christmas special, Bing Crosby’s Merrie Olde Christmas, airs on CBS. The special was taped in September, one month before Crosby’s death at age 74. The most memorable scene consists of the surreal sight of Crosby being joined by David Bowie for the duet “Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy”.
December 14 – Saturday Night Fever appears in theaters, igniting a new popularity for disco music and pushing it to the forefront of American pop culture. The accompanying soundtrack to the film is an enormous hit that establishes the Bee Gees (who had composed most of the tracks) as the most popular artists in the world, and the best-selling artist since the Beatles.
December 17 – Elvis Costello makes his American television début on Saturday Night Live, but is banned after substituting the scheduled performance of “Less than Zero” with “Radio, Radio” instead.
December 31 – The sixth annual New Year’s Rockin’ Eve special airs on ABC, with performances by Ohio Players, Crystal Gayle, Kenny Rogers, KC and the Sunshine Band, and Andy Gibb.

Bohemian Rhapsody is named ‘The Best Single Of The Last 25 Years’ by BPI.
The St. Magnus Festival was founded in Orkney by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. The Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe began its annual festival based on the music of George Frideric Handel.
Luigi Sagrati becomes president of the Unione Musicisti di Roma.
The IRCAM Center, a scientific institute for music and sound and avant-garde electro-acoustical art music, opens in Paris.
The Cars sign a contract with Elektra Records.
Devo signs a contract with Warner Bros.
Midnight Oil sign a contract with CBS Records.
The Neville Brothers sign a contract with A&M Records.
The Police sign a contract with A&M Records.
Van Halen signs a contract with Warner Bros.
Van Morrison releases a new album after a three-year absence.

Artist Countdown: America Top 40 Hits 12pm ET @americaband

AmericaAmerica is an English-American folk rock band formed in London in 1970 which originally consisted of Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell and Dan Peek. The three members were barely out of their teens when they became a musical sensation in 1972, scoring No. 1 hits and winning a Grammy for best new musical artist. Their recording success stretched throughout the 1970s; some of the band’s best known songs are “A Horse with No Name“, “Sister Golden Hair” (both of which reached No. 1), “Ventura Highway“, “Tin Man”, “Daisy Jane”, and “Lonely People”. George Martin produced seven of their albums.

Peek left the group in 1977 to pursue a solo career, but Beckley and Bunnell returned to the top 10 as a duo with “You Can Do Magic” in 1982. As of at least 2009, America performs over 100 shows per year.

On January 16, 2007, America released Here & Now, the band’s first major label studio album in over twenty years.

Gerald Linford “Gerry” Beckley (born September 12, 1952, in Fort Worth, Texas) is a founding member of the band America. Beckley was born to an American father and an English mother. He began playing the piano at the age of three and the guitar a few years later. By 1962, Beckley was playing guitar in The Vanguards, an instrumental surf music band in Virginia. He spent every summer in England and soon discovered ‘British invasion’ music.

Daniel Milton “Dan” Peek (November 1, 1950 – July 24, 2011) was a musician best known as a member of the soft rock band America from 1970 to 1977, together with Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell. He was also a “pioneer in contemporary Christian music.

1 A Horse with No Name
2 You Can Do Magic
3 Sister Golden Hair
4 Ventura Highway
5 The Border
6 Tin Man
7 Lonely People
8 I Need You
9 Daisy Jane
10 Today’s the Day
11 Don’t Cross the River
12 Right Before Your Eyes
13 Muskrat Love
14 Woman Tonight
15 Amber Cascades
16 Special Girl
17 Can’t Fall Asleep to a Lullaby
18 Sandman
19 The Last Unicorn
20 All Around
21 All My Life
22 California Dreamin’
23 Young Moon
24 Only in Your Heart
25 Only Game in Town
26 Cast the Spirit
27 Rainbow Song
28 Green Monkey
29 She’s a Liar
30 God of the Sun
31 Don’t Cry Baby
32 Slow Down
33 You Could Have Been the One
34 One in a Million
35 Jody
36 My Kinda Woman
37 Hope
38 From a Moving Train
39 Wednesday Morning
40 Chasing the Rainbow

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Artist Countdown: Elvis Costello Top 45 Hits @ElvisCostello

elvis-costelloElvis Costello (born Declan Patrick MacManus; 25 August 1954) is an English singer-songwriter. He began his career as part of London’s pub rock scene in the early 1970s and later became associated with the first wave of the British new wave movement of the mid-to-late 1970s. His critically acclaimed debut album, My Aim Is True, was recorded in 1976. Shortly after recording his first album, he formed The Attractions as his backing band. They toured and recorded together for the better part of a decade, though differences between Costello and members of The Attractions caused them to split by 1986. Much of Costello’s work since 1986 has been credited to him as a solo artist, though partial reunions with some members of The Attractions have been credited to the group over the years.

Steeped in wordplay, the vocabulary of Costello’s lyrics is broader than that of most popular songs. His music has drawn on many diverse genres; one critic described him as a “pop encyclopaedia”, able to “reinvent the past in his own image”.

Costello has won multiple awards in his career, including a Grammy Award, and has twice been nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Male. In 2003, Elvis Costello and the Attractions were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked Costello number 80 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Veronica
2 Oliver’s Army
3 Everyday I Write the Book
4 The Other Side of Summer
5 A Good Year for the Roses
6 Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
7 Watching the Detectives
8 (I Don’t Want to Go To) Chelsea
9 I Can’t Stand Up for Falling Down
10 I Wanna Be Loved
11 …This Town…
12 The Only Flame in Town
13 13 Steps Lead Down
14 Tear Off Your Own Head (It’s a Doll Revolution)
15 Pump It Up
16 Baby Plays Around
17 Radio Radio
18 Accidents Will Happen
19 Pills and Soap
20 She
21 Sulky Girl
22 High Fidelity
23 New Amsterdam
24 Sweet Dreams
25 From Head to Toe
26 From a Whisper to a Scream
27 Party Party
28 I’m Your Toy
29 You Little Fool
30 Man Out Of Time
31 It’s Time
32 Clubland
33 Green Shirt
34 Tokyo Storm Warning
35 Less Than Zero
36 Alison
37 (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes
38 Watch Your Step 
39 Seven Day Weekend
40 Lovable 
41 National Ransom
42 Complicated Shadows
43 Brilliant Mistake
44 Heartaches By The Number (with Rosanne Cash)
45 Moods For Moderns

Feature LP: Pet Shop Boys – Electric (2013) 9pm ET @petshopboys

PSP-ElectyricElectric is the twelfth studio album by English synthpop duo Pet Shop Boys, to be released on 15 July 2013. Pet Shop Boys recorded the album in London, Berlin and Los Angeles from November 2012 to April 2013.

On 30 April 2013, the duo announced on their website that they had recorded the album over the “last six months”, with “Fluorescent” in particular “written and recorded within the last month”. Stuart Price was chosen to produce the album. Price finished mixing the album in late April 2013.

When Pet Shop Boys began working with Price, they made it clear that they wanted to make a “dance record”. Price stated that his goal was for every track to have a “euphoric, fresh feel to it”. The more dance-influenced nature of Electric was a response to the “reflective mood” of their previous album, Elysium.

The album is the first Pet Shop Boys studio album that was not released through Parlophone. The 28-year relationship between the duo and the label ended when Pet Shop Boys announced that Electric would be released through Kobalt Label Services. Pet Shop Boys subsequently announced that the album would appear on their own label, x2 (pronounced “times two”), under the Kobalt banner. Chris Lowe was given credit for naming the label. Pet Shop Boys intend to release all of their future albums on x2.

The album will be simultaneously released worldwide on 15 July 2013 in four formats: CD, digital download, Playbutton and LP.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1. “Axis”   5:32
2. “Bolshy”   5:44
3. “Love Is a Bourgeois Construct” (Pet Shop Boys, Michael Nyman) 6:41
4. “Fluorescent”   6:14
5. “Inside a Dream”   5:37
6. “The Last to Die” (Bruce Springsteen) 4:12
7. “Shouting in the Evening”   3:36
8. “Thursday” (featuring Example) 5:02
9. “Vocal”   6:34

 

Artist Countdown: Spandau Ballet Top 25 Hits @radiomax @SpandauBallet

Spandau-BalletSpandau Ballet are a British band formed in London in the late 1970s. They were initially inspired by, and an integral part of, the New Romantic movement, becoming one of the most successful groups to emerge during the New Romantic era.

Their debut single “To Cut a Long Story Short“, which reached number five in the UK in 1980, was the first of ten occasions in the 1980s that the band reached the top ten of the UK Singles Chart. They had a UK number one single in 1983 with the song “True”. They also had four albums which reached the top ten of the UK albums chart between 1980 and 1990. The band split acrimoniously in 1990, but reunited in 2009.

1 True
2 Only When You Leave
3 Gold
4 Fight for Ourselves
5 Through the Barricades
6 Round and Round
7 Chant No.1 (I Don’t Need This Pressure On)
8 How Many Lies
9 To Cut a Long Story Short
10 I’ll Fly for You
11 Highly Strung
12 Communication
13 Lifeline
14 Be Free with Your Love
15 Raw
16 The Freeze
17 Musclebound
18 Instinction
19 Pleasure
20 Paint Me Down
21 She Loved Like Diamond
22 Once More
23 Glow
24 Nature of The Beast
25 Gold 2012

Artist Countdown: Sophie Ellis-Bextor Top 20 Hits 7:30pm ET

sebSophie Michelle Ellis-Bextor (born 10 April 1979) is an English singer, songwriter, model and occasional DJ. She first came to prominence in the late 1990s, as the lead singer of the indie rock band Theaudience. After the group disbanded, Ellis-Bextor went solo, achieving widespread success in the early 2000s (decade). Her music is a mixture of mainstream pop, disco, nu-disco, and 1980s electronic influences.

Her solo debut album, Read My Lips, was released in September 2001. The album reached number two on the UK Albums Chart and was certified double platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI). The record experienced international success, selling more than 2 million copies worldwide. It produced four singles, three of which reached the top three in the UK. In 2003, Read My Lips won the Edison Award for “Best Dance Album”. Ellis-Bextor’s second album, Shoot from the Hip, was released in October 2003. The album reached number nineteen in the UK and produced two top ten singles. Trip the Light Fantastic, her third album, was released in May 2007 and reached number seven in the UK. The album produced three singles, one of which reached the top ten in the UK.

In 2009, Ellis-Bextor released the Freemasons collaboration “Heartbreak (Make Me a Dancer)” and her first extended play, Sophie Ellis-Bextor: iTunes Live in London. Her fourth studio album, Make a Scene, was released in April 2011 and was a Top 20 success in Russia where it reached No.12 and was certified Gold status. -Wikipedia

1 Murder on the Dancefloor
2 Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love) (with Spiller)
3 Get Over You / Move This Mountain
4 Mixed Up World
5 Music Gets the Best of Me
6 Catch You
7 Take Me Home
8 Heartbreak (Make Me a Dancer) (with Freemasons)
9 I Won’t Change You
10 If You Go
11 Can’t Fight This Feeling (with Junior Caldera)
12 Me and My Imagination
13 Bittersweet
14 Fuck with You (with Bob Sinclar and Gilbere Forte)
15 Make A Scene
16 Off & On
17 Starlight
18 Beautiful (with Mathieu Bouthier)
19 Revolution
20 Today the Sun’s on Us