Tag: Peter Cetera

Wednesday 4/7/21 1am ET: Feature LP: Peter Cetera (1981)

Peter Cetera, released in September 1981, is the self-titled first solo release by American musician Peter Cetera, released while he was the bassist and lead vocalist of the band Chicago.

A much more rock-oriented album than the disco-influenced music Chicago had been producing at the time, Cetera released the album in September 1981 while still a member of the band. Released on Full Moon Records, a subsidiary of Warner Brothers (reissued in 2004 on Wounded Bird Records), the album was not commercially successful, peaking at number 143 on the Billboard 200 chart in March 1982, after making its first appearance on the Billboard 200 chart on January 23, 1982 at number 192.[4] However, it is notable because Cetera is the sole writer of all songs on the album save one—”I Can Feel It,” which Cetera co-wrote with Ricky Fataar and Carl Wilson. Wilson, a member of the Beach Boys and a friend of Cetera’s, also played guitar on the song. The single “Livin’ in the Limelight,” the only hit from the album, was released on November 18, 1981, and charted at number six in the Billboard Mainstream Rock.

One year after Peter Cetera was released, Cetera and Chicago launched a major comeback with the number one single, “Hard to Say I’m Sorry”, and album, Chicago 16. After 1984’s Chicago 17 was also a massive hit, Cetera left the band to concentrate fully on his solo career. The song, “On the Line”, which appears on this album, was on the B-side of the 45 RPM single of Cetera’s first number one song as a solo performer in 1986, “Glory of Love”.

  1. “Livin’ in the Limelight” – 4:20
  2. “I Can Feel It” – 3:07
  3. “How Many Times” – 4:21
  4. “Holy Moly” – 4:25
  5. “Mona Mona” – 3:18
  6. “On the Line” – 4:00
  7. “Not Afraid to Cry” – 3:27
  8. “Evil Eye” – 2:37
  9. “Practical Man” – 4:49
  10. “Ivy Covered Walls” – 3:56

Thursday 9/10/2020 1pm ET: Feature Artist – Peter Cetera

 

 

 

 

Peter Paul Cetera (born September 13, 1944) is an American singer, songwriter, and bassist best known for being an original member of the rock band Chicago (1967–1985), before launching a successful solo career. His career as a recording artist encompasses seventeen albums with Chicago and eight solo albums.

With “If You Leave Me Now”, a song written and sung by Cetera on the group’s tenth album, Chicago garnered its first Grammy Award. It was also the group’s first number one single.

As a solo artist, Cetera has scored six Top 40 singles, including two that reached number one on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart in 1986, “Glory of Love” and “The Next Time I Fall”. “Glory of Love”, the theme song from the film The Karate Kid Part II (1986), was co-written by Cetera, David Foster, and Diane Nini, and was nominated for both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for best original song from a motion picture.

In 1987, Cetera received an ASCAP award for “Glory of Love” in the category, “Most Performed Songs from Motion Pictures”. His performance on “Glory of Love” was nominated for a Grammy Award for best pop male vocal. That same year Cetera and Amy Grant, who duetted on “The Next Time I Fall”, were nominated for a Grammy Award for best vocal performance by a pop duo or group.

Besides David Foster and Amy Grant, Cetera has collaborated throughout his career with other nationally known and internationally known recording artists from various genres of music including: The Beach Boys, Billy Joel, Karen Carpenter, Paul Anka, Agnetha Fältskog, Richard Sterban, Bonnie Raitt, Madonna, David Gilmour, Az Yet, Cher, Chaka Khan, Crystal Bernard, Ronna Reeves, and Alison Krauss. His songs have been featured in soundtracks for movies and television.

In 2014, the first album by the group Chicago, Chicago Transit Authority (Columbia, 1969), with Cetera on bass and vocals, was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Cetera was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Chicago in April 2016, and Cetera, Robert Lamm, and James Pankow are among the 2017 Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees for their songwriting efforts as members of the group. – Wikipedia

Tuesday 4pm: Sounds of The 80s

This week on Sounds of The 80s we feature music from:  Toto, Kenny Loggins, Prince, Dan Fogelberg, Gloria Estefan, Robin Williams, Blues Brothers, Elton John, Billy Joel, Peter Cetera, Alabama, Romeo Void and more . . .

Artist Countdown: Agnetha Fältskog Top 20 Hits 6pm ET

Agnetha FältskogAgnetha Åse Fältskog or just Agnetha Fältskog (Swedish pronunciation: [aŋˈneː.ˈta ˈfɛlt.ˈskuːɡ]) is a Swedish recording artist born on 5 April 1950. She achieved success in Sweden after the release of her debut album Agnetha Fältskog in 1968, and reached international stardom as a member of the pop group ABBA, which has sold over 370 million albums and singles worldwide, making them one of the best–selling music artists in history and the second or third best–selling band in history. – Wikipedia

1 The Heat Is On
2 Wrap Your Arms Around Me
3 I Won’t Let You Go
4 If I Thought You’d Ever Change Your Mind
5 Never Again (with Tomas Ledin)
6 The Last Time
7 Can’t Shake Loose
8 The Way You Are (with Ola Håkansson)
9 When You Walk In The Room
10 When You Really Loved Someone
11 I Wasn’t the One (Who Said Goodbye) (with Peter Cetera)
12 One Way Love
13 Let It Shine
14 Man
15 I Don’t Know How To Love Him
16 Are You Gonna Throw It Away
17 We Move As One
18 To Love
19 Sometime’s When I’m Dreaming
20 Little White Secrets