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Thursday 11am: Feature Artist – Paul Young

Paul Antony Young (January 14, 1956) is an English singer, songwriter and musician. Formerly the frontman of the short-lived bands Kat Kool & the Kool Cats, Streetband and Q-Tips, he was turned into a 1980s teen idol by subsequent solo success. He is famous for hit singles such as “Love of the Common People”, “Wherever I Lay My Hat”, “Come Back and Stay”, “Every Time You Go Away” and “Everything Must Change”, all reaching the top 10 of the UK Singles Chart. Released in 1983, his debut album No Parlez, the first of three UK number-one albums, made him a household name. His smooth yet soulful voice belonged to a genre known as “blue-eyed soul”. At the 1985 Brit Awards, Young received the award for Best British Male.

In July 1985, Young appeared at Live Aid held at Wembley Stadium, London, performing the Band Aid hit “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” (having sung the opening lines on the original single release), and his own hits “Come Back and Stay” and “Every Time You Go Away”, with Alison Moyet joining him on stage to perform “That’s The Way Love Is”. “Every Time You Go Away” reached number one in the US in 1985, and won Best British Video at the 1986 Brit Awards.

Young met his wife, former model Stacey Smith, on his video for “Come Back and Stay” in 1983. They married while they were living in Los Angeles in November 1987. They had three children: daughters Levi (born March 1987), Layla (born August 1994), and son Grady Cole (born January 1996). Young and Smith split up in May 2006 and then reconciled in March 2009. On 26 January 2018, it was announced that Stacey Young had died of brain cancer, aged 52.

Wednesday 9pm: Feature Artist – Paul Rodgers

Paul RodgersPaul Bernard Rodgers (born 17 December 1949) is an English singer, songwriter and musician, best known for his success in the 1960s and 1970s as vocalist of Free and Bad Company. He now lives in Canada as a naturalized Canadian citizen. After stints in two less successful bands in the 1980s and early 1990s, The Firm and The Law, he became a solo artist. He has more recently toured and recorded with Queen. Rodgers has been dubbed “The Voice” by his fans. A poll in Rolling Stone magazine ranked him number 55 on its list of the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time”. In 2011 Rodgers received the British Academy’s Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music.

Rodgers has been cited as a significant influence on a number of notable rock singers, including David Coverdale, John Waite, Steve Overland, Lou Gramm, Jimi Jamison, Eric Martin, Steve Walsh, Joe Lynn Turner, Paul Young, Bruce Dickinson, Robin McAuley, Jimmy Barnes, Richie Kotzen. Joe Bonamassa, and the late Ronnie Van Zant. In 1991, John Mellencamp called Rodgers “the best rock singer ever”. Freddie Mercury, the original Queen vocalist, in particular liked Rodgers and his aggressive style. – Wikipedia

Artist Countdown: Mike & The Mechanics Top 25 6p ET

M&MMike + The Mechanics are an English rock/pop supergroup formed in 1985 as a side project of Mike Rutherford, one of the founding members of the band Genesis. The band is known for their hit singles “Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground)”, “All I Need Is a Miracle”, “Word of Mouth”, “Over My Shoulder”, and “The Living Years”.

Initially, the band included Rutherford, vocalists Paul Carrack and Paul Young, keyboardist Adrian Lee and drummer Peter Van Hooke. Carrack was generally assigned to ballads and more pop-oriented numbers, while Young handled the band’s heavier work.[1] After a successful decade, Lee and Van Hooke dropped out in 1995, and were not replaced. Following Young’s death in 2000, Carrack became the band’s sole lead vocalist until 2004 when the band (essentially a duo at this point) went on hiatus. The band identity was revived in 2010 with a completely new set of musicians working with Rutherford, including new vocalists Andrew Roachford and Tim Howar. – Wikipedia

1 The Living Years
2 Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground)
3 All I Need is a Miracle
4 Word of Mouth
5 Over My Shoulder
6 Everybody Gets a Second Chance
7 Another Cup of Coffee
8 Taken In
9 Nobody’s Perfect
10 A Beggar on a Beach of Gold
11 Now That You’ve Gone
12 Nobody Knows
13 All I Need is a Miracle ’96
14 Seeing is Believing
15 Mea Culpa
16 Whenever I Stop
17 A Time and Place
18 Hanging By A Thread
19 Get Up
20 Stop Baby
21 One Left Standing
22 Perfect Child
23 Reach Out (Touch The Sun)
24 Try To Save Me
25 Why Me

Artist Countdown: Paul Young Top 20 Hits – 6pm ET @radiomax #artistcountdown

concerte-color-8Paul Antony Young (born 17 January 1956) is an English rock and pop musician. Formerly the frontman of the short-lived bands ‘Kat Kool & The Kool Cats’, Streetband and Q-Tips, his following solo success turned him into a 1980s teen idol. He is famous for such hit singles as “Love of the Common People“, “Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home)”, “Come Back and Stay“, “Everytime You Go Away” and “Oh Girl“. His debut album No Parlez turned him into a household name.

Since the mid-1980s, he has had international success, along with his backing band Los Pacaminos.

In 1985, he appeared at Geldof and Ure’s charity convention Live Aid, where he appeared at the London Wembley Stadium performing the Band Aid hit “Do They Know It’s Christmas” (having sung the opening lines on the original single release), and his own hits “Come Back and Stay” and “Everytime You Go Away”, with Alison Moyet joining him on-stage to perform “That’s The Way Love Is”. At the 1985 Brit Awards, Young received the award for Best British Male.

In the past decade, Young has released very little new material, but has continued to tour in different parts of the world.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Come Back and Stay
2 Senza una donna (Without a Woman) (with Zucchero)
3 Love of the Common People
4 Everytime You Go Away
5 I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down
6 Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home)
7 Don’t Dream It’s Over (with Paul Carrack)
8 Everything Must Change
9 Oh Girl
10 Now I Know What Made Otis Blue
11 Wonderland
12 Tomb of Memories
13 What Becomes of the Brokenhearted
14 Softly Whispering I Love You
15 Both Sides Now (with Clannad)
16 Some People
17 Love Will Tear Us Apart
18 Calling You
19 Heaven Can Wait
20 Right About Now

Artist Countdown: Paul Carrack Top 15 Hits 9pm ET

pcarrackPaul Melvyn Carrack (born 22 April 1951) is an English singer, songwriter and musician who has recorded as both a solo artist and as a member of several popular bands. The BBC described him as “The Man with the Golden Voice”, adding: “Carrack is a journeyman of British rock, soul and pop whose career has unfolded slowly and steadily until he has become something of a national treasure.” William Pinfold of Record Collector, acknowledging Carrack’s cult status, remarked: “If vocal talent equalled financial success, Paul Carrack would be a bigger name than legends such as Phil Collins or Elton John.”

Carrack arose to prominence in the mid-1970s as the frontman and principal songwriter of Ace, and gained further recognition for his work as a solo artist and for his tenures as a member of Roxy Music, Squeeze and Roger Waters‘ backing group, The Bleeding Heart Band, intermittently handling lead vocals on Squeeze and Waters recordings. From the mid-1980s to the late 1990s, he enjoyed considerable success as the co-frontman (with Paul Young) and a songwriter for Mike + The Mechanics; following Young’s death in 2000, Carrack served as the band’s sole lead vocalist until his departure in 2004. He maintains an active solo career to the present day.

Carrack sang some of his affiliated bands’ best-known hits, including Ace’s “How Long?”; Squeeze’s “Tempted”; and Mike + The Mechanics’ “Silent Running”, “The Living Years” and “Over My Shoulder”. He also performed lead vocals on tracks from the Roger Waters albums Radio K.A.O.S. and The Wall – Live in Berlin, and achieved a major solo hit with “Don’t Shed a Tear“. Carrack’s songs have been recorded by artists such as the Eagles, Diana Ross, Tom Jones, Michael McDonald and Jools Holland, and he has served as a session and/or touring musician for the likes of Elton John, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, B.B. King, the Pretenders and The Smiths. -Wikipedia

1 Don’t Shed a Tear
2 I Need You
3 When You Walk in the Room
4 One Good Reason
5 Eyes of Blue
6 I Live by the Groove
7 Don’t Dream It’s Over (with Paul Young)
8 The Way I’m Feeling Tonight
9 For Once in Our Lives
10 Dedicated
11 Groovin’
12 Where Did I Go Wrong?
13 Satisfy My Soul
14 Ain’t No Love in the Heart of the City
15 When My Little Girl Is Smiling