Artist Countdown: The Eagles Top 35 6pm ET @TheEaglesBand

EaglesThe Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971 by Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner. With five number-one singles, six Grammy Awards, five American Music Awards, and six number one albums, the Eagles were one of the most successful musical acts of the 1970s. At the end of the 20th century, two of their albums, Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) and Hotel California, ranked among the 20 best-selling albums in the U.S. according to the Recording Industry Association of America. Hotel California is ranked 37th in Rolling Stone’s list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”, and the band was ranked number 75 on the magazine’s 2004 list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. – Wikipedia

1 New Kid in Town
2 Lyin’ Eyes
3 Hotel California
4 One of These Nights
5 Take It to the Limit
6 Heartache Tonight
7 I Can’t Tell You Why
8 Best of My Love
9 The Long Run
10 Get Over It
11 Love Will Keep Us Alive
12 Take It Easy
13 Hole in the World
14 Peaceful Easy Feeling
15 Witchy Woman
16 Life in the Fast Lane
17 How Long
18 Seven Bridges Road
19 Tequila Sunrise
20 Learn to Be Still
21 Busy Being Fabulous
22 Already Gone
23 No More Cloudy Days
24 The Girl from Yesterday
25 James Dean
26 What Do I Do with My Heart
27 I Don’t Want to Hear Any More
28 Outlaw Man
29 Tryin
30 Try and Love Again
31 In The City
32 Desperado
33 After The Thrill Is Gone
34 Victim Of Love
35 King Of Hollywood

Artist Countdown: Billy Swan Top 21 Hits 7:30p ET

Billy SwanWilliam Lance Swan (born May 12, 1942) is an American songwriter and singer, best known for his 1974 single, “I Can Help”.

Swan was born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. As a child, he learned drums, piano and guitar, and began writing songs. His first big break was in 1962 when Clyde McPhatter recorded “Lover Please”, a song written by Swan when he was in a local band called Mirt Mirly & the Rhythm Stoppers, and which had first been recorded by Bill Black.[1] McPhatter’s version quickly became a No. 7 pop hit.

Swan moved to Memphis to work with Black, but this was cut short with Black’s illness and subsequent death in 1965. He also for a time worked on Elvis Presley’s Graceland estate. He then moved to Nashville, which enabled him to write hit country songs for numerous artists, including Conway Twitty, Waylon Jennings, and Mel Tillis. In 1969, Swan first took on the role of record producer, producing Tony Joe White’s Top Ten hit “Polk Salad Annie”. Swan also played bass guitar for Kris Kristofferson, and then signed a solo recording deal with Monument Records.

His first album included the song “I Can Help”, a rockabilly number that topped both the Billboard Hot 100 and country charts in 1974, also becoming a hit in many other countries. Swan recorded the song in two takes (without overdubs) with an RMI organ that Kristofferson and singer Rita Coolidge had bought for him as a wedding gift. However, other albums with Monument, A&M, and Epic did not have nearly the success of his first.

In 1979, Swan traveled to Havana, Cuba, to participate in the historic Havana Jam festival that took place between March 2–4, alongside Stephen Stills, the CBS Jazz All-Stars, the Trio of Doom, Fania All-Stars, Weather Report, Bonnie Bramlett, Mike Finnegan, Kris Kristofferson, Rita Coolidge and Billy Joel, plus an array of Cuban artists such as Irakere, Pacho Alonso, Tata Güines and Orquesta Aragón. His performance is captured on Ernesto Juan Castellanos’s documentary Havana Jam ’79.

Swan continued to tour as a member of Kristofferson’s band, and has recorded two albums with Randy Meisner of The Eagles. In 1986 he walked into a Californian studio (Bench Records) as part of a band called Black Tie and along with Meisner, Jimmy Griffin (Bread), David Kemper (drummer), David Miner and David Mansfield recorded an album called When the Night Falls. He recorded another solo album, Like Elvis Used to Do in 2000, and another Black Tie-style album with Meisner and Charlie Rich, Jr. billed as “Meisner, Swan & Rich”. As of 2005, Swan remained a backing singer and session musician.

Swan was married to his late wife Marlu for 30 years. They had two daughters, recording artists Planet Swan & Sierra Swan.  – Wikipedia

1 I Can Help
2 I’m Her Fool
3 Don’t Be Cruel
4 Everything’s the Same (Ain’t Nothing Changed)
5 Just Want to Taste Your Wine
6 You’re the One
7 Shake, Rattle and Roll
8 Hello! Remember Me
9 No Way Around (It’s Love)
10 Do I Have to Draw a Picture
11 I’m into Lovin’ You
12 Stuck Right in the Middle of Your Love
13 With Their Kind of Money and Our Kind of Love
14 Your Picture Still Loves Me (And I Still Love You)
15 Rainbows and Butterflies
16 Yes
17 You Must Be Lookin’ for Me
18 I’m Gonna Get You
19 P.M.S. (Post Mortem Sickness)
20 Ways Of A Woman In Love
21 I’d Like To Work For You