Tuesday 6pm: Spot Light Artist – Robert Plant

August 20, 2019
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Robert Anthony Plant CBE (born August 20, 1948) is an English singer, songwriter, and musician, best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin.

Plant enjoyed great success with Led Zeppelin throughout the 1970s and developed a compelling image as the charismatic rock-and-roll front man, similar to contemporaries such as Roger Daltrey of the Who, Freddie Mercury of Queen, Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones and Jim Morrison of the Doors. With his mane of long blond hair and powerful, bare-chested appearance, Plant helped to create the “god of rock and roll” or “rock god” archetype. Although Led Zeppelin dissolved in 1980, Plant occasionally collaborated with Jimmy Page on various projects through this period, including forming a short-lived all-star group with Page and Jeff Beck in 1984, called the Honeydrippers. They released an album called The Honeydrippers: Volume One, and the band had a No. 3 hit with a remake of Phil Phillips’ tune “Sea of Love”, plus a follow-up hit with a cover of Roy Brown’s “Rockin’ at Midnight”.

A powerful and wide vocal range (particularly evident in his high-pitched vocals) has given him a successful singing career spanning over 50 years. In 2008, Rolling Stone editors ranked him number 15 on their list of the 100 best singers of all time. In 2011, Rolling Stone readers ranked Plant the greatest of all lead singers. In 2006, Hit Parader magazine named Plant the “Greatest Metal Vocalist of All Time”. In 2009, Plant was voted “the greatest voice in rock” in a poll conducted by Planet Rock.

Tuesday 6pm: Artist Countdown – Robert Plant Top 35 Hits

August 21, 2018
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Robert Anthony Plant CBE (born 20 August 1948) is an English singer, songwriter, and musician, best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin.

Plant enjoyed great success with Led Zeppelin throughout the 1970s and developed a compelling image as the charismatic rock-and-roll front man, similar to his contemporaries, The Who singer Roger Daltrey, Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones and Jim Morrison of the Doors. With his mane of long blond hair and powerful, bare-chested appearance, Plant helped to create the “god of rock and roll” or “rock god” archetype.

Although Led Zeppelin split in 1980, Plant occasionally collaborated with Jimmy Page on various projects through this period, including forming a short-lived all-star group with Page and Jeff Beck in 1984, called the Honeydrippers. They released an album called The Honeydrippers: Volume One, and the band had a No. 3 hit with a remake of the Phil Phillips’ tune “Sea of Love”, plus a follow-up hit with a cover of Roy Brown’s “Rockin’ at Midnight”.

A powerful and wide vocal range (particularly evident in his high-pitched vocals) has given him a successful singing career spanning over 50 years. In 2006, Heavy Metal magazine Hit Parader named Plant the “Greatest Metal Vocalist of All Time”. In 2009, Plant was voted “the greatest voice in rock” in a poll conducted by Planet Rock. In 2008, Rolling Stone editors ranked him number 15 on their list of the 100 best singers of all time. In 2011, Rolling Stone readers ranked Plant the greatest of all lead singers. – Wikipedia

Sunday 6pm: Feature Artist – Led Zeppelin

January 8, 2017
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led-zeppelin1Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of guitarist Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant, bassist and keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham. The band’s heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition as one of the progenitors of heavy metal, though their unique style drew from a wide variety of influences, including folk music.

After changing their name from the New Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin signed a deal with Atlantic Records that afforded them considerable artistic freedom. Although the group was initially unpopular with critics, they achieved significant commercial success with albums such as Led Zeppelin (1969), Led Zeppelin II (1969), Led Zeppelin III (1970), Led Zeppelin IV (1971), Houses of the Holy (1973), and Physical Graffiti (1975). Their fourth album, which features the track “Stairway to Heaven”, is among the most popular and influential works in rock music, and it helped to secure the group’s popularity.

Page wrote most of Led Zeppelin’s music, particularly early in their career, while Plant generally supplied the lyrics. Jones’ keyboard-based compositions later became central to the group’s catalogue, which featured increasing experimentation. The latter half of their career saw a series of record-breaking tours that earned the group a reputation for excess and debauchery. Although they remained commercially and critically successful, their output and touring schedule were limited during the late 1970s, and the group disbanded following Bonham’s death from alcohol-related asphyxia in 1980. In the decades that followed, the surviving members sporadically collaborated and participated in one-off Led Zeppelin reunions. The most successful of these was the 2007 Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert in London, with Jason Bonham taking his late father’s place behind the drums.

Led Zeppelin are widely considered one of the most successful, innovative, and influential rock groups in history. They are one of the best-selling music artists in the history of audio recording; various sources estimate the group’s record sales at 200 to 300 million units worldwide. With RIAA-certified sales of 111.5 million units, they are the second-best-selling band in the US. Each of their nine studio albums placed in the top 10 of the Billboard album chart and six reached the number-one spot. They achieved eight consecutive UK number-one albums. Rolling Stone magazine described them as “the heaviest band of all time”, “the biggest band of the Seventies”, and “unquestionably one of the most enduring bands in rock history”. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995; the museum’s biography of the band states that they were “as influential” during the 1970s as the Beatles were during the 1960s. – Wikipedia

Feature Artist: Led Zeppelin (Singles) 5pm ET

May 29, 2015
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LZLed Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of guitarist Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant, bassist and keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham. The band’s heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition as one of the progenitors of heavy metal, though their unique style drew from a wide variety of influences, including folk music.

Led Zeppelin are widely considered one of the most successful, innovative, and influential rock groups in history. They are one of the best-selling music artists in the history of audio recording; various sources estimate the group’s record sales at 200 to 300 million units worldwide. With RIAA-certified sales of 111.5 million units, they are the second-best-selling band in the United States. Each of their nine studio albums placed on the Billboard Top 10 and six reached the number-one spot. Rolling Stone magazine described them as “the heaviest band of all time”, “the biggest band of the ’70s”, and “unquestionably one of the most enduring bands in rock history”. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995; the museum’s biography of the band states that they were “as influential” during the 1970s as the Beatles were during the 1960s. – Wikipedia

Artist Countdown: Led Zeppelin Top 30 8:30pm ET @ledzeppelin

August 20, 2013
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The New York City Premiere For Led Zeppelin Celebration Day

Led Zeppelin were an English rock band active in the late 1960s and throughout the 1970s. Formed as the New Yardbirds in 1968, the band consisted of guitarist Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant, bassist/keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham. They are widely considered to be one of the most successful, innovative and influential rock groups in history.

After changing their name, they signed a favorable deal with Atlantic Records that allowed them considerable artistic freedom. Led Zeppelin disliked releasing their songs as singles; they viewed their albums as indivisible and complete listening experiences. Due to the heavy, guitar-driven blues rock sound of their first two albums, Led Zeppelin are frequently recognized as the progenitors of heavy metal and hard rock. However, the band’s individualistic style drew from a wide variety of influences, including folk music, which they incorporated into their next two albums. Their untitled fourth album, which features the track “Stairway to Heaven“, is among the most popular and influential works in rock music, and it cemented the status of the group as “superstars.” Subsequent albums saw greater experimentation and were accompanied by record-breaking tours, which earned them a reputation for excess. Although they remained commercially and critically successful, in the later 1970s, the band’s output and touring schedule were limited by the personal difficulties and circumstances of the members. Led Zeppelin disbanded following Bonham’s unexpected death in 1980.  – Wikipedia+

1 Whole Lotta Love
2 Immigrant Song
3 Black Dog
4 Stairway to Heaven
5 Misty Mountain Hop
6 Rock and Roll 
7 Kashmir
8 Living Loving Maid (She’s Just a Woman)
9 All Of My Love
10 Fool in the Rain
11 Trampled Under Foot
12 D’yer Mak’er
13 The Girl I Love She Got Long Black Wavy Hair
14 Communication Breakdown
15 Travelling Riverside Blues
16 Four Sticks
17 Baby Come On Home
18 Darlene
19 The Ocean
20 Hot Dog
21 Over the Hills and Far Away
22 Ozone Baby
23 Poor Tom
24 The Crunge
25 Black Country Woman
26 Dancing Days
27 Good Times Bad Times 
28 Ramble On
29 Hey Hey What Can I Do
30 Candy Store Rock

Artist Countdown: Robert Plant Top 30 Hits 6pm ET @RobertPlant

August 20, 2013
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robert-plantRobert Anthony Plant CBE (born 20 August 1948) is an English musician, singer and songwriter. Best known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin, he has also had a successful solo career.

With a career spanning more than 40 years and possessing a powerful wide vocal range (particularly his trademark high-pitched screams), Plant is regarded as one of the greatest singers in the history of popular music, and has influenced contemporaries and later singers such as Freddie Mercury, Axl Rose and Chris Cornell.

In 2006, heavy metal magazine Hit Parader named Plant the “Greatest Metal Vocalist of All Time”. In 2009, Plant was voted “the greatest voice in rock” in a poll conducted by Planet Rock. In 2008, Rolling Stone editors ranked him number 15 on their list of the 100 greatest singers of all time. In 2011, readers of Rolling Stone placed Plant in first place of the magazine’s list of the best lead singers of all time. (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Big Log  
2 29 Palms  
3 Heaven Knows  
4 Tall Cool One  
5 Gallows Pole with Jimmy Page
6 Hurting Kind (I’ve Got My Eyes on You)  
7 Little by Little  
8 In the Mood  
9 Sea of Love Honeydrippers
10 Most High with Jimmy Page
11 Burning Down One Side  
12 Rockin’ at Midnight Honeydrippers
13 Ship of Fools  
14 I Believe  
15 Pledge Pin  
16 Your Ma Said You Cried in Your Sleep Last Night  
17 Other Arms  
18 Calling to You  
19 Shining in the Light with Jimmy Page
20 Worse Than Detroit  
21 Far Post  
22 Thank You with Jimmy Page
23 Sixes and Sevens  
24 Darkness, Darkness  
25 Slow Dancer  
26 Big Love  
27 Walking Towards Paradise  
28 I Cried  
29 Horizontal Departure  
30 Too Loud  

Artist Countdown: Alison Krauss Top 30 Hits 8pm ET @AlisonKrauss

July 22, 2013
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ALison KraussAlison Maria Krauss (born July 23, 1971) is an American bluegrass-country singer-songwriter and musician. She entered the music industry at an early age, winning local contests by the age of ten and recording for the first time at fourteen. She signed with Rounder Records in 1985 and released her first solo album in 1987. She was invited to join the band with which she still performs, Alison Krauss and Union Station (AKUS), and later released her first album with them as a group in 1989.

She has released fourteen albums, appeared on numerous soundtracks, and helped renew interest in bluegrass music in the United States. Her soundtrack performances have led to further popularity, including the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack, an album also credited with raising American interest in bluegrass, and the Cold Mountain soundtrack, which led to her performance at the 2004 Academy Awards. As of 2012, she has won 27 Grammy Awards from 41 nominations, making her tied as the most awarded living recipient, three behind the most honored artist, classical conductor Sir Georg Solti. She is also the most awarded singer and the most awarded female artist in Grammy history. At the time of her first award, at the 1991 Grammy Awards, she was the second youngest winner ever (currently tied as third youngest). (Source: Wikipedia)

1 When You Say Nothing at All
2 Buy Me a Rose (with Kenny Rogers & Billy Dean)
3 Whiskey Lullaby  (with Brad Paisley)
4 Baby Now That I’ve Found You
5 Please Read the Letter   (with Robert Plant)
6 Forget About It
7 Rich Woman   (with Robert Plant)
8 Stay
9 Missing You (with John Waite)
10 Restless
11 Find My Way Back to My Heart
12 The Lucky One
13 Coat of Many Colors (with Shania Twain)
14 Steel Rails
15 Teach Your Children  (with The Red Hots)
16 I’ve Got That Old Feeling
17 Baby Mine
18 New Fool
19 Looking in the Eyes of Love
20 Gone, Gone, Gone (Done Moved On) (with Robert Plant)
21 Every Time You Say Goodbye
22 Maybe
23 Let Me Touch You for a While
24 Paper Airplane
25 My Love Follows You Where You Go
26 Stick With Me Baby   (with Robert Plant)
27 I Give You to His Heart
28 I Just Come Here for the Music (with Don Williams)
29 High Lonesome Sound (with Vince Gill)
30 9 to 5

 

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