We scoured the library and chained 4 hours of music starting at 6pm on RadioMaxMusic.
Johnny Rivers (born John Henry Ramistella; November 7, 1942) is an American rock ‘n’ roll singer, songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. His repertoire includes pop, folk, blues, and old-time rock ‘n’ roll. Rivers charted during the 1960s and 1970s but remains best known for a string of hit singles between 1964 and 1968, among them “Memphis” (a Chuck Berry cover), “Mountain of Love”, “The Seventh Son”, “Secret Agent Man”, “Poor Side of Town” (a US #1), “Baby I Need Your Lovin'” (a Motown cover), and “Summer Rain”.
On June 12, 2009, Johnny Rivers was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. His name has been suggested many times for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but he has never been selected. Rivers, however, was a nominee for 2015 induction into America’s Pop Music Hall of Fame.
On April 9, 2017, Rivers performed a song, accompanying himself on acoustic guitar, at the funeral for Chuck Berry, at The Pageant, in St. Louis, Missouri. One of Rivers’ biggest and earliest hits was his cover of Berry’s “Memphis, Tennessee”.
|1||Swayin’ to the Music (Slow Dancin’)|
|3||Curious Mind (Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um))|
|4||Help Me, Rhonda|
|5||Mountain of Love|
|7||Rockin’ Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu|
|10||Secret Agent Man|
|11||Where Have All the Flowers Gone|
|12||(I Washed My Hands In) Muddy Water|
|13||These Are Not My People|
|15||Poor Side of Town|
|16||Into the Mystic|
|18||Blue Suede Shoes|
|19||Under Your Spell Again|
|20||Baby I Need Your Lovin’|
|21||The Tracks of My Tears|
|22||Think His Name|
|24||Look to Your Soul|
|29||Six Days on the Road|
|30||Fire and Rain|
|31||Ashes and Sand|
|32||Oh What a Kiss|
|34||Romance (Give Me A Chance)|
|35||Be My Baby|
From the archives we feature two hours of the Empire State Soul Club from February 14, 2006 and another February program from 2007 featuring the Top 10 Soul Hits of 1975. Join Connie T. Empress 10pm on RadioMaxMusic.
Today we feature music all about New York featuring the city, state, boroughs, towns and more. This is Part One of a series on the topic.
Well, with this massive, oppressive heatwave gripping the nation, let’s cool it off with some “Sweet Soul Music” this evening on “Great Soul Performances.” On tap I’ve got songs by: The Temptations, Brenda & the Tabulations, Joe Tex, the Unifics, MFSB, New York City, Ron Tyson & the Ethics, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Donnie Elbert, Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles, Lou Rawls, Donna Summer; live in concert in N.Y.C. and a “cooler” full of other fantastic songs by fantastic artists. The party begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. I’ll be looking for your “face in the place” here with “Great Soul Performances” on RadioMaxMusic.Com.
January – Interscope Records pays a radio station in Portland, Oregon, USA, $5000 to play the Limp Bizkit single “Counterfeit” fifty times. The business move is widely criticized in the media as “payola”, but the controversy serves to further increase publicity for the band.
January 28 – “Weird Al” Yankovic gets LASIK surgery to cure his myopia. At the same time, he grows out his hair and shaves off his moustache, radically changing his signature look.
January 31 – The Presidents of the United States of America play a farewell show in their hometown of Seattle. They would reunite in 2000.
February – Carnatic vocalist M. S. Subbulakshmi becomes the first musician ever to be awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award.
February 5 – Former Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford publicly reveals his homosexuality for the first time in an interview with MTV.
February 15 – Sir Edward Elgar’s unfinished third symphony, completed by Anthony Payne is performed for the first time at the Royal Festival Hall, London, UK.
February 19 The Stray Cats reunite for a benefit show for the Carl Perkins Foundation at House of Blues in Los Angeles, USA.
February 22 – In Los Angeles, California, Stevie Wonder is honored as the 1999 MusiCares Person of the Year.
February 23 – “Frozen”, the first single from Madonna’s eighth studio album, Ray of Light, is released. The single is a worldwide hit, peaking at #2 on US Billboard Hot 100 and becoming her first single to enter the charts at #1 in the UK.
February 24 Elton John is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom at Buckingham Palace, London, UK. He was mistakenly introduced as “Sir John Elton”, but was renamed “Sir Elton John”.
February 28 – Haitian group RAM survive an assassination attempt while performing at a carnival, after a disagreement with the newly elected mayor of Port-au-Prince.
March 3 – Madonna releases her seventh studio album Ray of Light. The album eventually sells over 16 million copies worldwide and gains Madonna four Grammy Awards.
March 10 – The South Korean-made MPMan, the first mass-produced digital audio player, is launched at the CeBIT trade fair in Hanover, Germany.
March 13 – The Smashing Pumpkins file a US$1 million lawsuit against UK-based Sound And Media Ltd, alleging that the company has released a book and CD about the band without proper clearance.
March 17 – Van Halen III is released. It is the first Van Halen album to feature Gary Cherone on vocals.
March 26 – Chuck Negron files a lawsuit against his fellow Three Dog Night band mates alleging that they broke a 1990 settlement agreement and interfered with his career.
April 3 – Dave Navarro is fired by The Red Hot Chili Peppers.
April 6 – Organizers announce that Lollapalooza will not be staged in 1998 due to the inability to sign a major headlining act. The festival would return in 2003.
April 7 – George Michael is arrested in a public restroom in Beverly Hills, California, USA for lewd conduct. He is subsequently sentenced to community service, and later describes it as a “subconsciously deliberate act”.
April 14 – The first VH1 Divas Live concert is broadcast on VH1, starring Aretha Franklin, Gloria Estefan, Céline Dion, Shania Twain and Mariah Carey.
April 17-19 – The second Terrastock festival takes place in San Francisco, USA.
April 29 – Steven Tyler breaks his knee at a concert in Anchorage, Alaska, USA, delaying Aerosmith’s Nine Lives Tour and necessitating camera angle adjustments for the filming of the video for “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing”.
May – The third European Festival of Youth Choirs is held in Basel, Switzerland.
May 8 – A British court rules in favor of The Beatles and John Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono, stopping the release of another Live at the Star Club recording. All copies of the recording and the original tape are awarded to the Beatles, as well as damages and legal costs.
May 9 – The 43rd Eurovision Song Contest, held in Birmingham, United Kingdom, is won by Israel’s transsexual performer Dana International with the song “Diva” See:
May 31 – Geri Halliwell goes into hiding as her public relations representative, Julian Torton, confirms that she has left the Spice Girls permanently.
June 1 – Scott Weiland’s public problems with drugs continue when he is arrested in New York after buying heroin.
July 3 – Westlife is formally created and signed to the record label BMG.
July 5 – Teen singer Billie Piper starts her career by becoming the youngest British solo artist to debut at #1 on the UK singles charts with “Because We Want To”.
August 18 – Korn’s third studio album, Follow the Leader, enters Billboard 200 at number 1, with 268,000 copies sold in its first week. It goes on to be certified 5x Platinum by the RIAA and sell over 14 million copies worldwide, thus launching nu metal into the mainstream.
August 24 – Pearl Jam’s “Do the Evolution” video premieres on MTV’s 120 Minutes; it is the group’s first music video in six years.
August 25 – Lauryn Hill releases her breakthrough debut album The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill. The album goes on to be certified 7x Platinum by the RIAA and sell over 19 million copies worldwide.
August 29 – The Bee Gees open their One Night Only tour in Dublin, Ireland
September 14 – Total Request Live is broadcast for the first time on MTV.
September 16 – Lou Reed performs for President of the Czech Republic Václav Havel at the White House.
October 5 – MuchMoreMusic is launched in Canada.
October 8 – The Recording Industry Association of America files in court against Diamond Multimedia in an attempt to block the release of the new Rio PMP300, arguing that the MP3 digital audio player is a music piracy device. The RIAA’s application is denied on October 26, clearing the way for the PMP300 to become the first commercially successful MP3 player.
October 23 – Britney Spears’ debut single, “…Baby One More Time”, is released. It would become the top-selling single of 1999, selling over nine million units worldwide.
October 27 – The Copyright Term Extension Act is signed into law, giving the entertainment industry 20 more years of exclusive rights to all works created since 1923.
December – Young violinists Nicola Benedetti and Alina Ibragimova play Bach’s double violin concerto under the baton of Yehudi Menuhin at the opening ceremony of the 50th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at UNESCO in Paris.
December 5 – Billboard changes its policy for its Hot 100 chart to allow airplay-only singles or album cuts to be accounted in the chart.
Well, here we go again. More snow blankets Chicago and through Midwest up into the Northeast. Will it ever end? Let’s stay indoors and enjoy “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” this evening. On the the playlist are: Queen Latifah, Teddy Pendergrass, Peter Gabriel, the Eurythmics, Cameo, Aretha Franklin, the Whispers, Richard “Dimples” Fields, Barbara Mason, El DeBarge, New Edition and many others. We’ll get started at 10PM ET, 9PM CT, 8PM MT & 7PM PT. If you miss it you can still catch an encore performance on Friday at 12Noon, Saturday at 5PM, or on Sunday at 7PM; all times are Eastern Standard time. So let’s get on board and check out “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” later on RadioMaxMusic.com.