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Artist Countdown: Cat Stevens (Yusuf) Top 30 Hits 6pm ET @YusufCatStevens

Cat StevensYusuf Islam (born Steven Demetre Georgiou; 21 July 1948), commonly known by his former stage name Cat Stevens, is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, humanitarian, and education philanthropist. He is a prominent convert to Islam. He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2014. Stevens’ albums Tea for the Tillerman (1970) and Teaser and the Firecat (1971) were both certified triple platinum in the US by the RIAA. His 1972 album Catch Bull at Four sold half a million copies in the first two weeks of release alone and was Billboard’s number-one LP for three consecutive weeks. He also earned two ASCAP songwriting awards in consecutive years for “The First Cut Is the Deepest”; the song has been a hit single for four different artists. Some of his other hit songs are “Father and Son”, “Wild World”, “Peace Train”, “Moonshadow”, and “Morning Has Broken”. In December 1977, Stevens converted to Islam and adopted the name Yusuf Islam the following year. In 1979, he auctioned all his guitars for charity and left his music career to devote himself to educational and philanthropic causes in the Muslim community. He has received several awards for his work in promoting peace in the world, including the 2003 World Award, the 2004 Man of Peace Award, and the 2007 Mediterranean Prize for Peace. Known professionally by the single name Yusuf, in 2006 he returned to pop music with his first album of new pop songs in 28 years, entitled An Other Cup. On 5 May 2009, he released the album Roadsinger. – Wikipedia

1 Morning Has Broken
2 Another Saturday Night
3 Father and Son Ronan Keating with Yusuf Islam
4 Moonshadow
5 (Remember The Days of the) Old School Yard
6 Peace Train
7 Oh Very Young
8 Sitting
9 The Hurt
10 Banapple Gas
11 Two Fine People
12 Wild World
13 Lady D’Arbanville
14 Matthew and Son
15 I Love My Dog
16 I’m Gonna Get Me a Gun
17 Can’t Keep It In
18 A Bad Night
19 Father and Son
20 Ready
21 Was Dog a Doughnut?
22 Sweet Jamaica
23 I Want To Live in a Wigwam
24 Kitty
25 Bad Brakes
26 Lovely City (When Do You Laugh)
27 Just Another Night
28 Thinking ‘Bout You
29 Roadsinger (To Warm You Through the Night)
30 Honey Man  (with Elton John)

Artist Countdown: The O’Jays Top 35 Hits 1pm ET

O'jaysThe O’Jays are an American R&B group from Canton, Ohio, formed in 1958 and originally consisting of Eddie Levert (born June 16, 1942), Walter Williams (born August 25, 1943), William Powell (January 20, 1942 – May 26, 1977), Bobby Massey and Bill Isles. The O’Jays made their first chart appearance with “Lonely Drifter” in 1963, but reached their greatest level of success once Gamble & Huff, a team of producers and songwriters, signed them to their Philadelphia International label in 1972. With Gamble & Huff, the O’Jays (now a trio after the departure of Isles and Massey) emerged at the forefront of Philadelphia soul with “Back Stabbers” (1972), and topped the Billboard Hot 100 the following year with “Love Train”. Numerous other hits followed through the 1970s and into the 80s and 90s, and The O’Jays were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2004, and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005. – Wikipedia

1 I Love Music
2 Love Train
3 Use ta Be My Girl
4 Back Stabbers
5 Livin’ for the Weekend 
6 Message in Our Music
7 Put Our Heads Together
8 Lipstick Traces (On a Cigarette)
9 Darlin’ Darlin’ Baby (Sweet, Tender, Love)
10 Brandy
11 Put Your Hands Together
12 For the Love of Money
13 Forever Mine
14 Time to Get Down
15 Sing a Happy Song
16 Give the People What They Want
17 Girl, Don’t Let It Get You Down
18 Look Over Your Shoulder
19 Sunshine
20 992 Arguments
21 One Night Affair
22 Deeper (In Love with You)
23 Let Me Make Love to You 
24 Lovin’ You
25 What’s Stopping You
26 Stairway to Heaven (with Pure Soul)
27 Stand in for Love
28 Baby You Know
29 Have You Had Your Love Today
30 Don’t Let Me Down
31 Extraordinary Girl
32 Keep on Lovin’ Me
33 Looky Looky (Look at Me Girl)
34 Let Me Touch You
35 Family Reunion

Artist Countdown: Marvin Gaye Top 70 Hits 12p ET @MarvinGayeMusic

marvin gayeMarvin Gaye (April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984), born Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr., was an American singer-songwriter and musician.

Gaye helped to shape the sound of Motown Records in the 1960s with a string of hits, including “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” and “I Heard It Through the Grapevine”, and duet recordings with Mary Wells and Tammi Terrell, later earning the titles “Prince of Motown” and “Prince of Soul”. During the 1970s, he recorded the concept albums What’s Going On and Let’s Get It On and became one of the first artists in Motown to break away from the reins of its production company. Gaye’s later recordings influenced several R&B subgenres, such as quiet storm and neo-soul.

Following a period in Europe as a tax exile in the early 1980s, Gaye released the 1982 Grammy Award-winning hit “Sexual Healing” and the Midnight Love album. Since his death in 1984, Gaye has been posthumously honored by many institutions, including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

At around 11:38 am on April 1, 1984, as Marvin was seated on his bed talking to his mother, Gaye’s father shot at Marvin twice. The first shot, which entered the right side of Gaye’s chest, was fatal, having perforated his vital organs. Gaye was taken to the emergency room of the California Hospital Medical Center and was pronounced dead on arrival at 1:01 pm. Gaye died a day before turning 45.  The gun with which Marvin Gaye, Sr. shot his son was given to him by Marvin as a Christmas present.

Following his funeral, Marvin was cremated with part of his ashes spread near the Pacific Ocean. Gaye did not leave behind a will or an insurance policy at the time of his death. Gaye’s father pleaded no contest to a voluntary manslaughter charge and was sentenced to probation. He later died of pneumonia in 1998.  Marvin’s fans have held vigils for the singer at the final residence to celebrate the day of his birth.  -Wikipedia

1 I Heard It Through the Grapevine
2 Sexual Healing
3 Got to Give It Up
4 Too Busy Thinking About My Baby
5 You’re All I Need to Get By  (w/ Tammi Terrell)
6 Let’s Get It On
7 It Takes Two  (w/ Kim Weston)
8 Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing  (w/ Tammi Terrell)
9 If I Could Build My Whole World Around You  (w/ Tammi Terrell)
10 How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)
11 Good Lovin’ Ain’t Easy to Come By  (w/ Tammi Terrell)
12 Once Upon a Time  (w/ Mary Wells)
13 Come Get to This
14 The Onion Song  (w/ Tammi Terrell)
15 Ain’t No Mountain High Enough  (w/ Tammi Terrell)
16 Little Darling (I Need You)
17 What’s Going On
18 Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
19 Your Precious Love  (w/ Tammi Terrell)
20 I’ll Be Doggone
21 Ain’t That Peculiar
22 That’s the Way Love Is
23 Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
24 Trouble Man
25 Pride and Joy
26 You’re a Special Part of Me  (w/ Diana Ross)
27 I Want You
28 You’re a Wonderful One
29 What’s the Matter with You Baby  (w/ Mary Wells)
30 Try It Baby
31 Can I Get a Witness
32 One More Heartache
33 My Mistake (Was to Love You)  (w/ Diana Ross)
34 Sanctified Lady
35 Keep On Lovin’ Me Honey  (w/ Tammi Terrell)
36 Your Unchanging Love
37 Chained
38 Distant Lover (Live)
39 Baby Don’t You Do It
40 Pretty Little Baby
41 You
42 Hitch Hike
43 The End of Our Road
44 Stubborn Kind of Fellow
45 What You Gave Me  (w/ Tammi Terrell)
46 You’re the Man
47 How Can I Forget
48 Take This Heart of Mine
49 You Sure Love to Ball
50 Don’t Knock My Love  (w/ Diana Ross)
51 After the Dance
52 What Good Am I Without You  (w/ Kim Weston)
53 Gonna Give Her All the Love I’ve Got
54 If This World Were Mine  (w/ Tammi Terrell)
55 Praise
56 You Are Everything  (w/ Diana Ross)
57 Abraham, Martin and John
58 My Last Chance
59 Ego Tripping Out
60 You Ain’t Livin’ till You’re Lovin’  (w/ Tammi Terrell)
61 Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)  (w/ Diana Ross)
62 Joy
63 My Love Is Waiting
64 Save the Children
65 It’s Madness
66 California Soul  (w/ Tammi Terrell)
67 Heavy Love Affair
68 Lucky, Lucky Me
69 I’m Crazy ‘Bout My Baby
70 ‘Til Tomorrow

Artist Countdown: Yes Top 30 6p ET @yesofficial

YesYes are an English rock band who achieved success with their progressive, art, and symphonic style of rock music. They are distinguished by their use of mystical and cosmic lyrics, live stage sets and lengthy compositions, often with complex instrumental and vocal arrangements. The band’s current line-up since February 2012 consists of singer Jon Davison, guitarist Steve Howe, bass guitarist Chris Squire, keyboardist Geoff Downes, and drummer Alan White.

Squire formed Yes in 1968 with singer Jon Anderson. Squire and guitarist Peter Banks had played together in The Syn and then Mabel Greer’s Toyshop. Anderson and later drummer Bill Bruford joined a later line-up of Mabel Greer’s Toyshop, which evolved into Yes. Keyboardist Tony Kaye completed the first Yes line-up. Their early sets were a mix of original material and cover versions by other artists. In the 1970s, Yes reached their creative peak in the progressive genre when most notably Anderson, Squire, Howe, Kaye, Bruford, drummer Alan White, and keyboardists Rick Wakeman and Patrick Moraz were part of the band’s line-ups, and produced what many critics consider their finest works: The Yes Album, Fragile (both in 1971), Close to the Edge (1972), Tales from Topographic Oceans (1973), Relayer (1974) and Going for the One (1977). The rise of punk rock at the end of the decade led to a decline in creativity and sales; in 1980, Anderson and Wakeman left the band and the album Drama featuring Downes and new vocalist Trevor Horn was released. The band disbanded at the beginning of 1981, with Howe and Downes subsequently creating Asia.

Source: Wikipedia

1 Owner of a Lonely Heart 
2 Leave It 
3 Love Will Find a Way 
4 Roundabout 
5 Rhythm of Love 
6 It Can Happen 
7 Lift Me Up
8 The Calling 
9 Changes
10 Wonderous Stories
11 Saving My Heart 
12 Shoot High, Aim Low 
13 Final Eyes
14 Going for the One 
15 Walls 
16 Hold On
17 Our Song 
18 Open Your Eyes
19 Don’t Kill The Whale 
20 Make It Easy
21 I’ve Seen All Good People
22 And You and I 
23 America 
24 Into the Lens 
25 Sweetness
26 Looking Around 
27 Time and a Word 
28 Sweet Dreams
29 Soon 
30 Homeworld (The Ladder)

Artist Countdown: Bobby Womack Top 35 6p ET @RealBobbyWomack

bobby-womackRobert Dwayne “Bobby” Womack (born March 4, 1944) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. An active recording artist since the early 1960s where he started his career as the lead singer of his family musical group The Valentinos and as Sam Cooke’s backing guitarist, Womack’s career has spanned more than 50 years and has spanned a repertoire in the styles of R&B, soul, rock and roll, doo-wop, gospel, and country.

Womack wrote and originally recorded The Rolling Stones’ first UK No. 1 hit, “It’s All Over Now” and New Birth’s “I Can Understand It” among other songs. As a singer he is most notable for the hits “Lookin’ For a Love”, “That’s The Way I Feel About Cha”, “Woman’s Gotta Have It”, “Harry Hippie”, “Across 110th Street” and his 1980s hit “If You Think You’re Lonely Now”.

In 2009, Womack was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

(Source: Wikipedia)

1 Lookin’ For a Love
2 That’s The Way I Feel About Cha
3 Nobody Wants You When You’re Down And Out
4 Harry Hippie
5 Woman’s Gotta Have It
6 California Dreamin’
7 You’re Welcome, Stop on By
8 I Wish He Didn’t Trust Me So Much
9 Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good)
10 Fly Me to the Moon
11 Across 110th Street
12 Love Has Finally Come at Last (with Patti LaBelle)
13 Check It Out
14 If You Think You’re Lonely Now
15 Daylight
16 How I Miss You Baby
17 More Than I Can Stand
18 Where There’s A Will, There’s A Way
19 Tell Me Why
20 Where Do We Go From Here
21 I’m Back For More (with Lulu)
22 I’m Gonna Forget About You
23 What Is This
24 The Preacher /More Than I Can Stand
25 Communication
26 How Could You Break My Heart
27 It’s Gonna Rain
28 Home Is Where The Heart Is
29 I Left My Heart in San Francisco
30 (I Wanna) Make Love to You
31 It’s All Over Now (with Bill Withers)
32 Living in a Box
33 It Takes a Lot of Strength to Say Goodbye
34 I’m Through Trying To Prove My Love To You
35 Copper Kettle

Feature Year: 1997 (Part 1 – 9a) (Part 2 – 9p) #1997 @RadioMax

1997Both segments of this program will feature the music of 1997.

January 1 – Townes Van Zandt dies
January 9 – David Bowie performs his 50th Birthday Bash concert (the day after his birthday) at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA with guests Frank Black, The Foo Fighters, Sonic Youth, Robert Smith of The Cure, Lou Reed, and Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins, with the opening act Placebo. Proceeds from the concert went to the Save the Children fund.
January 10 – James Brown receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, USA.
January 19 – Madonna wins Best Actress In A Motion Picture, Musical Or Comedy, for her part in Evita, at the 54th annual Golden Globe Awards in the USA.
January 20 – Daft Punk’s debut album Homework is released.
January 28 – The Virginia Senate votes to retire “Carry Me Back to Old Virginny” as the official state song, and begins looking for a replacement.
February 2 – Rich Mullins’ musical The Canticle of the Plains receives its première in Wichita, Kansas.
February 10 – Blur release their self-titled album, with a shift in sound from Britpop to a more lo-fi sound, to a critical and commercial success.
February 12 – David Bowie receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, USA.
February 13 – Michael Jackson’s first son Michael Joseph Jackson Jr. is born. The Spice Girls knock Toni Braxton’s “Unbreak My Heart” off the top spot in the US singles chart. They are the first female British group to have a US number one with their debut single.
February 20 – Ben and Jerry’s introduce “Phish Food”, a new flavor of ice cream named after the rock group Phish. The ingredients are chocolate ice cream, marshmallows, caramel and fish-shaped fudge.
February 24 – The Spice Girls win Best Video for “Say You’ll Be There” and Best Single for “Wannabe” at the BRIT Awards. Geri Halliwell’s Union Jack dress from the girls’ live performance hogs the headlines the next day.
February 28 – Death Row Records co-founder Suge Knight is sentenced to nine years in prison for violating his probation. He would be released in August 2001. Pianist David Helfgott performs at the Boston Symphony Hall, in Boston, USA, during his world tour. The Boston Globe describes his performance as “without phrasing, form, harmonic understanding, differentiation of style and often basic accuracy; worst of all, it was without emotional content.”
March 1 – The jam band Phish records “Slip Stitch and Pass” live at Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany.
March 3 – U2 release the opinion-dividing Pop album. Along with the Oasis album Be Here Now, it becomes a major release that fails to sell to industry expectations, particularly in the US, despite many strong initial reviews.
March 9 – The Notorious B.I.G. is shot dead while sitting in the passenger seat of a car after a Soul Train Awards party in the USA. The Spice Girls become the first act in the history of the UK Top 40 singles charts to have four consecutive number one hits with Mama/Who Do You Think You Are. Profits from the single go to Comic Relief and provide the biggest individual contribution of 1997.
March 10 – A Marilyn Manson concert in Columbia, South Carolina is canceled in response to pressure from religious and civic groups.
March 11 – Paul McCartney is knighted by Elizabeth II.
March 17 – Whirlwind Heat play their first show.
March 18 – Aerosmith releases Nine Lives, their 12th studio album.
March 19 – March 20 – The reunited Monkees perform two sold-out concerts at Wembley Arena in London, UK.
March 30 – The Spice Girls launch Britain’s new television channel, Channel 5.
April 2 – Joni Mitchell is reunited with her daughter, Kilauren Gibb, whom she gave up for adoption 32 years earlier.
April 7 – Wynton Marsalis became the first jazz artist to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music.
April 10 – Nigel Kennedy, now calling himself simply Kennedy, returns to the stage at the Royal Festival Hall after a five-year absence from the concert stage resulting from neck surgery.[5]
April 14 – Depeche Mode come back with their 9th album Ultra
April 15 – Hanson releases MMMBop, one of the most successful debut singles of all time, reaching number one in 27 countries.
April 25 – April 27 – The first Terrastock festival is held in Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
May 1 – 5ive’s musical career begins after auditions are held in London, UK to find potential band members, with over 3,000 hopefuls showing up to audition. The Spice Girls attend the Cannes Film Festival to announce their plans to hit the big screen with Spiceworld: The Movie. A photo call on top of the Hotel Martinez entrance brings the area to a standstill.
May 3 – At the 42nd Eurovision Song Contest, held in Dublin’s Point Theatre, the UK win with “Love Shine a Light”, sung by Katrina and the Waves. The Notorious B.I.G. single Hypnotize is #1 for three weeks.
May 6 – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony is held in Cleveland at the site of the hall itself for the first time. Prior to this year, the ceremony had only been held in New York City.
May 11 – The Spice Girls perform their first British live gig for the Prince’s Trust 21st anniversary concert at the Manchester Opera House They break royal protocol by kissing The Prince of Wales on the cheeks and even pinching his bottom.
May 15 – The Spice Girls’ album Spice reaches number one on the US charts, making them the first British act to top the charts with a debut album. May 20 – Foo Fighters release their album The Colour and the Shape. Michael Jackson releases Blood on the Dance Floor: History in the Mix which became the best seller remix album with 15 million copies sold.
May 23 – Brainiac frontman Tim Taylor is killed in a car crash driving to his Dayton, Ohio home. He was 29. The band soon announces they will not continue.
May 24 – The first proper Ozzfest tour kicks off at the Nissan Pavilion in Washington, D.C, featuring Pantera and a reconstituted Black Sabbath with three of the four original members.
June 14 – Puff Daddy and The Family’s “I’ll Be Missing You” single is #1 on the Hot 100 charts for the next eleven weeks, only to be replaced by The Notorious B.I.G. posthumous single “Mo Money Mo Problems”, also featuring Puff Daddy.
June 16 – Radiohead release OK Computer to huge critical acclaim.
June 17 – Blink-182 release their second studio album Dude Ranch (album) which gains small mainstream success. This is the last album that drummer Scott Raynor contributes to. He is replaced by Travis Barker in 1998.
June 24 – Disney-owned Hollywood Records drops Insane Clown Posse from their roster and pulls the album The Great Milenko after only six hours of release, in an attempt to placate the Southern Baptist Church who were threatening to boycott the company for straying from its family-friendly image. The controversy generates tremendous publicity for the band, who soon sign with Island Records.
June 29 – Missy Elliott releases single “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)” from her debut album Supa Dupa Fly.
July 5 – The first Lillith Fair tour kicks off at The Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington. Sarah McLachlan, Tracy Chapman anir last show with Johnny Colt and Marc Ford.
August 4 – Nigerian afrobeat pioneer and dissident pop star Fela Anikulapo-Kuti dies in Lagos, Nigeria, of HIV-related illness.
August 7 – Garth Brooks performs to an estimated 800,000 to one million people during a free concert given in Central Park, New York City.
August 16 – August 17 – Phish perform at the two day music festival, The Great Went, at Loring Air Force Base in Limestone, Maine, USA. They play 500 minutes of music, six sets and two encores. There was an estimated attendance of between 65,000–70,000 and it was the top grossing concert of the season making over $4,000,000 in box office receipts.
August 19 – The reunited Fleetwood Mac release The Dance and begin a concert tour in the United States.
August 21 – Oasis’ third album, Be Here Now, is released. It becomes the fastest selling music album of all time, moving 695,761 copies in the first week in the UK.
August 30 – “Mo Money Mo Problems” reaches #1 on the Hot 100 singles chart, making Notorious B.I.G. the first artist to achieve two posthumous #1 singles.
September 6 – Elton John performs “Candle in the Wind” at the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales; John Tavener’s Song for Athene is performed at the same ceremony, with soprano Lynne Dawson singing the solo part.
September 16 -Aaliyah released “Hot Like Fire”/”The One I Gave My Heart To” single
September 17 – The KLF return for 23 minutes with their performance of “Fuck the Millennium”.
September 19 – While on his way to a benefit concert in Kansas, USA, Rich Mullins loses control of his Jeep, flipping the automobile and throwing both Mullins and passenger Mitch McVicker out onto the road. A tractor-trailer approaching the scene swerves to miss McVicker, striking and killing Mullins instantly. McVicker survives, but suffers major injuries.
September 23 – Björk releases Homogenic, moving towards a darker sound and away from her ‘pixie’ image. U2 perform a concert in Sarajevo during their PopMart Tour.
September 27 – Bob Dylan performs for Pope John Paul II at a Catholic youth event in Bologna, Italy.
September 29 – The Rolling Stones release Bridges to Babylon. The Verve release Urban Hymns. Ironically, in a controversial legal dispute, the majority of their royalties and songwriting credit for their single “Bittersweet Symphony” go to The Rolling Stones.
October 7 – Everclear release their multi-platinum third album So Much for the Afterglow, containing “Father of Mine” and “I Will Buy You a New Life”.
October 13 – The “Prince Igor” single, jointly performed by The Rhapsody, Warren G and Sissel Kyrkjebø is released.
October 15 – Michael Jackson ends the History World Tour,which included an attendance record of 4,500,000 fans.
October 23 – R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry announces his departure from the group.
November 3 – The Spice Girls release Spiceworld, their second number one album, making the group the first British band since The Beatles to have two albums in the US chart at the same time. Spice and Spiceworld have amassed enough sales for one out of every two people in Britain to own a Spice Girls album.
November 4 – Shania Twain releases her album Come on Over which goes on to sell over 34 million copies worldwide[8] and later became the biggest selling album in country music history and the biggest selling album by a female music artist.
November 6 – The Spice Girls make the decision to take over the running of the group and drop Simon Fuller as their manager.
November 18 – American Indie Rock band Modest Mouse release their second full-length album, The Lonesome Crowded West.
November 19 – Gary Glitter is arrested after images of child pornography are found on a laptop computer that he had taken in for repairs.
November 22 – INXS lead singer Michael Hutchence is found dead of hanging in a Sydney, Australia hotel room. He was 37.
November 26 – In a performance billed as the “highest” gig on Earth, Spiritualized play in the deck of the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada for an audience of 150 people.
December 4 and 5 – Black Sabbath perform a pair of reunion shows in their hometown of Birmingham, England. They are the first full-length concerts by the original lineup of the band since 1978.
December 26 – The Spice Girls release their big screen debut Spiceworld: The Movie, starring Richard E. Grant, Roger Moore, Elton John and Stephen Fry. The movie makes £6.8m in its first week of release.
December 31 – The Home of Country Music, the Opryland USA theme park, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA closes and is subsequently demolished.

Also in 1997
Mikael Åkerfeldt & Peter Lindgren Fires Johan De Farfalla from Opeth. Then, Anders Nordin Quits The Band. To Replace the Ex-Members, Mike & Pete Hire Martin Lopez & Martin Mendez.
The companies Memorex, Maxell, and TDK introduce blank recordable CDs.
The first John Lennon Songwriting Contest is held.
Rob Gommerman leaves Finger Eleven due to extensive touring.
Derrick Green replaces Max Cavalera in Sepultura.
Glenn Ljungström & Johan Larsson leaves In Flames.
Big Audio Dynamite’s final album Entering a New Ride, which features Ranking Roger from The Beat, gets rejected for release by their record label, so was released independently as one of the first ever well known musical downloads, for free on their website.

Source: Wikipedia

Artist Countdown: Donna Summer Top 45 6p ET @RadioMax

donna-summer-03LaDonna Adrian Gaines (December 31, 1948 – May 17, 2012), known by her stage name, Donna Summer, was an American singer and songwriter who gained prominence during the disco era of the late 1970s. A five-time Grammy Award winner, Summer was the first artist to have three consecutive double albums reach number one on the United States Billboard album chart and charted four number-one singles in the United States within a 13-month period. Summer has sold over 150 million records worldwide.

Born into a devoutly Christian middle class, African American family in Boston, Massachusetts, Summer first became involved with singing through church choir groups before joining a number of bands influenced by the Motown Sound. Also influenced by the counterculture of the 1960s, she became the front singer of a psychedelic rock band named Crow and moved to New York City. Joining a touring version of the musical Hair, she spent several years living, acting, and singing in West Germany, where she met music producer Giorgio Moroder. Also while in Europe, she married Helmut Sommer, an anglicized version of whose surname she adopted as her stage name.

donna_summer_hi-resAfter returning to the United States, Summer co-wrote the song “Love to Love You Baby” with Pete Bellotte. Moroder convinced her to sing it herself, and it was released in 1975 to mass commercial success, particularly on the disco scene. Over the following years Summer followed this success with a string of other hits, such as “I Feel Love”, “Last Dance”, “MacArthur Park“, “Hot Stuff”, “Bad Girls”, “Dim All the Lights”, “No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)“, and “On the Radio”. She became known as the “Queen of Disco” and regularly appeared at the Studio 54 nightclub in New York City, while her music gained a global following within the gay and non-gay communities. She struggled with depression, and subsequently she became a born-again Christian in 1980.

Diagnosed with lung cancer, Summer died on May 17, 2012, at her home in Naples, Florida. She was posthumously described as the “undisputed queen of the Seventies disco boom” who reached the status of “one of the world’s leading female singers.” Moroder described Summer’s work with him on the song “I Feel Love” as “really the start of electronic dance” music. In 2013, Summer was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

1 No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) (with Barbra Streisand)
2 Hot Stuff
3 I Feel Love
4 Bad Girls
5 Love to Love You Baby
6 She Works Hard for the Money
7 MacArthur Park
8 On the Radio
9 This Time I Know It’s for Real
10 Love Is in Control (Finger on the Trigger)
11 The Wanderer
12 Last Dance
13 Dim All the Lights
14 I Love You
15 Heaven Knows (with Brooklyn Dreams)
16 Could It Be Magic
17 Dinner with Gershwin
18 Winter Melody
19 Rumour Has It
20 State of Independence
21 There Goes My Baby
22 Unconditional Love (featuring Musical Youth)
23 Stamp Your Feet
24 I’m a Fire
25 Theme from The Deep (Down, Deep Inside)
26 Fame (The Game)
27 Love’s Unkind
28 The Woman in Me
29 I Don’t Wanna Get Hurt
30 Love’s About to Change My Heart
31 Spring Affair
32 Cold Love
33 Try Me, I Know We Can Make It
34 Love Is the Healer
35 I Will Go with You (Con te partirò)
36 Breakaway
37 The Power of One
38 It’s Only Love
39 Melody of Love (Wanna Be Loved)
40 Love Has a Mind of Its Own (with Matthew Ward)
41 Lady of the Night
42 Who Do You Think You’re Foolin’
43 Supernatural Love
44 Walk Away
45 When Love Cries

Artist Countdown: Tina Turner Top 40 Hits 6pm ET @tina_turner @Official_Tina1

TTurnerAnna Mae Bullock (born November 26, 1939), known by her stage name Tina Turner, is a singer, dancer, actress, and author, whose career has spanned more than half a century, earning her widespread recognition and numerous awards. Born and raised in the American South, she is now a Swiss citizen.

She began her musical career in the mid-1950s as a featured singer with Ike Turner‘s Kings of Rhythm, first recording in 1958 under the name “Little Ann”. Her introduction to the public as Tina Turner began in 1960 as a member of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue. Success followed with a string of notable hits credited to the duo, including “River Deep – Mountain High” (1966), “Proud Mary” (1971) and “Nutbush City Limits” (1973), a song which she wrote. In her autobiography, I, Tina, she revealed several instances of severe domestic abuse against her by Ike Turner prior to their 1976 split and subsequent 1978 divorce. Raised as a Baptist, she melded her faith with Buddhism in 1974, crediting the religion and its spiritual chant of Nam Myoho Renge Kyo for helping her to endure during difficult times.

After her divorce from Ike Turner, she rebuilt her career through performances, though she initially struggled to make an impact on the music charts as a solo artist. In the early 1980s, she launched a comeback with another string of hits, starting in 1983 with the single “Let’s Stay Together” followed by the 1984 release of her fifth solo album Private Dancer which became a worldwide success. “What’s Love Got to Do with It”, the most successful single from the album, was later used as the title of a biographical film adapted from her autobiography. In addition to her musical career, Turner has also experienced success in films, including a role in the 1975 rock musical Tommy and a starring role in the 1985 Mel Gibson blockbuster film Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, as well as a cameo role in the 1993 film Last Action Hero.

One of the world’s most popular entertainers, she is sometimes called “the queen of rock”. Turner has been termed the most successful female rock artist, winning eight Grammys and selling more concert tickets than any other solo performer in history. She has also been named “one of the greatest singers of all time” by Rolling Stone. Her combined album and single sales total approximately 100 million copies worldwide. She is noted for her energetic stage presence, powerful vocals, and career longevity. In 2008, Turner returned from semi-retirement to embark on her Tina!: 50th Anniversary Tour. Turner’s tour became one of the highest selling ticketed shows of 2008–2009. Rolling Stone ranked her no. 63 on their 100 greatest artists of all time. In 1991, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 We Don’t Need Another Hero
2 What’s Love Got to Do with It
3 Typical Male
4 The Best
5 I Don’t Wanna Fight
6 GoldenEye
7 When the Heartache Is Over
8 One of the Living
9 Two People
10 Let’s Stay Together
11 Steamy Windows
12 It Takes Two (with Rod Stewart)
13 Private Dancer
14 It’s Only Love (with Bryan Adams)
15 Cose della vita (with Eros Ramazzotti)
16 Better Be Good to Me
17 Nutbush City Limits (The 90s Version)
18 What You Get Is What You See
19 Way of the World
20 Nutbush City Limits
21 Whatever You Want
22 I Don’t Wanna Lose You
23 Proud Mary
24 I Can’t Stand the Rain
25 Why Must We Wait Until Tonight
26 Open Arms
27 Break Every Rule
28 On Silent Wings with Sting
29 Tonight (with David Bowie)
30 Help!
31 Missing You
32 Disco Inferno
33 I Want To Take You Higher
34 Look Me in the Heart
35 It’s Gonna Work Out Fine
36 Show Some Respect
37 Love Thing
38 A Fool in Love
39 Whatever You Need
40 Poor Fool

Artist Countdown: Sam & Dave Top 25 Hits 6pm ET @RadioMax

sam&daveSam & Dave were an American soul and rhythm and blues (R&B) duo who performed together from 1961 through to 1981. The tenor (higher) voice was Samuel David Moore (born Samuel David Hicks on October 12, 1935), and the baritone/tenor (lower) voice was Dave Prater (May 9, 1937 – April 9, 1988).

Sam & Dave are members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Grammy Hall of Fame, the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, and are Grammy Award and multiple gold record award winning artists. According to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Sam & Dave were the most successful soul duo, and brought the sounds of the black gospel church to pop music with their call-and-response records. Recorded primarily at Stax Records in Memphis, Tennessee, from 1965 through 1968, these included “Soul Man”, “Hold On, I’m Comin”, “I Thank You”, “When Something is Wrong with My Baby”, “Wrap It Up”, and many other Southern Soul classics. Other than Aretha Franklin, no soul act during Sam & Dave’s Stax years (1965–1968) had more consistent R&B chart success, including 10 consecutive top 20 singles and 3 consecutive top 10 LPs.

Their crossover charts appeal (13 straight appearances and 2 top 10 singles) helped to pave the way for the acceptance of soul music by white pop audiences, and their song “Soul Man” was one of the first songs by a black group to top the pop charts using the word “soul”, helping define the genre. “Soul Man” was a number one Pop Hit (Cashbox: November 11, 1967) and has been recognized as one of the most influential songs of the past 50 years by the Grammy Hall of Fame, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Rolling Stone magazine, and RIAA Songs of the Century. “Soul Man” was featured as the soundtrack and title for a 1986 film and also a 1997–1998 television series, and Soul Men was a 2008 feature film.

Nicknamed “Double Dynamite”, “The Sultans of Sweat”, and “The Dynamic Duo” for their gritty, gospel-infused performances, Sam & Dave were one of the greatest live acts of the 1960s. They were an influence on many future musicians, including Bruce Springsteen, Al Green, Tom Petty, Phil Collins, Michael Jackson, Elvis Costello, The Jam, Teddy Pendergrass, Billy Joel and Steve Winwood. The Blues Brothers, who helped create a resurgence of popularity for soul, R&B, and blues in the 1980s, were influenced by Sam & Dave – their biggest hit was a cover of “Soul Man”, and their act and stage show had many similarities to the duo.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Soul Man
2 I Thank You
3 Soul Sister Brown Sugar
4 Soothe Me
5 Hold On, I’m Comin’
6 When Something is Wrong with My Baby
7 You Don’t Know What You Mean to Me
8 Can’t You Find Another Way
9 Everybody Got to Believe in Somebody
10 You Got Me Hummin’
11 You Don’t Know Like I Know
12 Born Again
13 Said I Wasn’t Gonna Tell Nobody
14 Don’t Pull Your Love
15 A Little Bit of Good (Cures a Whole Lot of Bad)
16 Baby Baby Don’t Stop Now
17 One Part Love, Two Parts Pain
18 No More Pain
19 A Place Nobody Can Find
20 I Take What I Want
21 Knock It Out the Park
22 Sweet Soul Music
23 How Sweet It Is
24 Wrap It Up
25 I Got Everthing I Need

Artist Countdown: U2 Top 50 Hits 6pm ET @U2_Official @RadioMax #ac

U2U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin. Formed in 1976, the group consists of Bono (vocals and guitar), The Edge (guitar, keyboards, and vocals), Adam Clayton (bass guitar), and Larry Mullen, Jr. (drums and percussion). U2’s early sound was rooted in post-punk but eventually grew to incorporate influences from many genres of popular music. Throughout the group’s musical pursuits, they have maintained a sound built on melodic instrumentals, highlighted by The Edge’s timbrally varied guitar sounds and Bono’s expressive vocals. Their lyrics, often embellished with spiritual imagery, focus on personal themes and sociopolitical concerns.

U2 formed at Mount Temple Comprehensive School in 1976 when the members were teenagers with limited musical proficiency. Within four years, they signed with Island Records and released their debut album Boy. By the mid-1980s, they became a top international act. They were more successful as a touring act than they were at selling records, until their breakthrough 1987 album The Joshua Tree, which, according to Rolling Stone, elevated the band’s stature “from heroes to superstars”. Reacting to musical stagnation and criticism of their earnest image and musical direction in the late-1980s, the group reinvented themselves with their 1991 hit album Achtung Baby and the accompanying Zoo TV Tour; U2 integrated dance, industrial, and alternative rock influences into their sound, and embraced a more ironic and self-deprecating image. Similar experimentation continued for the remainder of the 1990s with varying levels of success. U2 regained critical and commercial favour in the 2000s with the records All That You Can’t Leave Behind (2000) and How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (2004), which established a more conventional, mainstream sound for the group. Their U2 360° Tour from 2009–2011 was the highest-attended and highest-grossing concert tour in history.

U2 have released 12 studio albums and are among the all-time best-selling music artists, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide. They have won 22 Grammy Awards, more than any other band, and in 2005, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility. Rolling Stone ranked U2 at number 22 in its list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time” and has labelled them the “Biggest Band in the World”. Throughout their career, as a band and as individuals, they have campaigned for human rights and philanthropic causes, including Amnesty International, the ONE/DATA campaigns, Product Red, and The Edge’s Music Rising.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 The Fly
2 Vertigo
3 Desire
4 The Saints Are Coming (with Green Day)
5 Beautiful Day
6 Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
7 Discothèque
8 With or Without You
9 Electrical Storm
10 Sweetest Thing
11 I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
12 Mysterious Ways
13 Elevation
14 Pride (In the Name of Love)
15 One
16 Stuck in a Moment
17 Miss Sarajevo
18 Stay (Faraway, So Close!)
19 Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
20 Get On Your Boots
21 Even Better Than the Real Thing
22 Staring at the Sun
23 Angel of Harlem
24 Sometimes You Can’t Make It on Your Own
25 Walk On
26 Window in the Skies
27 All Because of You
28 Take Me to the Clouds Above (as LMC vs. U2)
29 New Year’s Day
30 When Love Comes to Town (with B.B. King)
31 Please
32 Where the Streets Have No Name
33 Last Night on Earth
34 One (with Mary J. Blige)
35 All I Want Is You
36 Magnificent
37 City of Blinding Lights
38 Original of the Species
39 I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight
40 If God Will Send His Angels
41 The Unforgettable Fire
42 Lemon
43 Two Hearts Beat as One
44 Numb
45 Gloria
46 Sunday Bloody Sunday
47 In God’s Country
48 Everlasting Love
49 I Will Follow
50 A Celebration

Artist Countdown: Dion DiMucci Top 50 Hits 6pm ET @RadioMax

dionDion Francis DiMucci (born July 18, 1939), better known mononymously as Dion, is an American singer-songwriter whose work has incorporated elements of doo-wop, pop oldies music, rock and R&B styles—and, most recently, straight blues. He was one of the most popular American rock and roll performers of the pre-British Invasion era. He had more than a dozen Top 40 hits in the late 1950s and early 60s. He is best remembered for the 1961 singles, “Runaround Sue” and “The Wanderer“, written with Ernie Maresca.

Dion’s popularity waned in the mid-1960s, perhaps due to the public’s changing taste in pop music, and perhaps in part due to personal difficulties he had during this period. But toward the end of the decade, he shifted his style and produced songs with a more mature, contemplative feeling, such as “Abraham, Martin & John“. He became popular again in the late 1960s and into the mid-1970s, and he has continued making music ever since. Critics who had dismissed his early work, pegging him as merely a teen idol, praised his later work, and noted the influence he has had on other musicians.

Dion was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1989.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Runaround Sue
2 The Wanderer
3 Where or When
4 Donna the Prima Donna
5 No One Knows
6 A Teenager in Love
7 Love Came to Me
8 The Majestic
9 In The Still of the Night
10 And the Night Stood Still
11 Ruby Baby
12 Lovers Who Wander
13 Abraham, Martin and John
14 Drip Drop
15 Little Diane
16 Sandy
17 This Little Girl
18 I Wonder Why
19 Sea Cruise (From “The Adventures of Ford Fairlane”)
20 When You Wish Upon a Star
21 Be Careful of Stones That You Throw
22 Don’t Pity Me
23 (I Was) Born to Cry
24 Every Little Thing I Do
25 Come Go With Me
26 Purple Haze
27 Johnny B. Goode
28 A Lover’s Prayer
29 King of the New York Streets
30 Your Own Back Yard
31 From Both Sides Now
32 Lonely World
33 Sanctuary
34 Shout
35 Lonely Teenager
36 Baby, I’m In The Mood For You
37 Little Star
38 I Know You Want Me
39 New York City Song
40 Gonna Make It Alone
41 Can’t We Be Sweethearts
42 Spoonful
43 Will Love Ever Some My Way
44 My Girl The Month Of May
45 Guitar Queen
46 Shu Bop
47 Life Is But A Dream
48 Wonderful Girl
49 Daddy Rollin’
50 Turn Me Loose

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7pm ET @RadioMax

BBBWe’ve got the blues this weekend on “Great Soul Performances.” This evening we salute and pay tribute to the late Bobby “Blue” Bland. You’ll hear most of his big hits along with songs by the Miracles, MFSB, the Emotions, Dave “Baby” Cortez, the Radiants, the Raelettes, the Temptations and others. It starts at 7PM ET. 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT, with an encore performance on Monday at 10PM Eastern. Join us and enjoy the music of one of the greatest bluesmen of all time, Robert Calvin Bobby “Blue” Bland on RadioMaxMusic.com.

 

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7pm ET #gsp @radiomax

bobby-jayThis evening on “Great Soul Performances” James Brown, Phyliss Hyman, the Isley Brothers, David Peaston, High Inergy, Wild Cherry, Chuck Jackson, Blue Magic, the Manhattans, Sly & the Family Stone, the Ramsey Lewis Trio “in concert” and more. 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT on RadioMaxMusic.com.

We lost Robert Calvin Bland on June 23rd, so next week on the program we’ll salute “The Man With The Plan,” Bobby “Blue” Bland.

 

Artist Countdown: The Shirelles Top 30 Hits 6pm ET @radiomax @the_shirelles

ShirellesThe Shirelles were an African American girl group that achieved popularity in the early 1960s. They consisted of schoolmates Shirley Owens (later Shirley Alston-Reeves), Doris Coley (later Doris Kenner-Jackson), Addie “Micki” Harris (later Addie Harris McPherson), and Beverly Lee. They have been described as either the first African-American girl group to top the Billboard Hot 100, or the first girl group overall, with the song “Will You Love Me Tomorrow“.

Founded in 1957 for a talent show at their high school, they were signed by Florence Greenberg of Tiara Records. Their first single, “I Met Him on a Sunday”, was released by Tiara and licensed by Decca Records in 1958. After a brief and unsuccessful period with Decca, they went with Greenberg to her newly formed company, Scepter Records. Working with Luther Dixon, the group rose to fame with “Tonight’s the Night”. After a successful period of collaboration with Dixon and promotion by Scepter, with seven top 20 hits, The Shirelles left Scepter in 1966. Afterwards, they were unable to maintain their previous popularity.

The Shirelles have been described as having a “naive schoolgirl sound” that contrasted with the sexual themes of many of their songs. Several of their hits used strings and baião-style music. They have been credited with launching the girl group genre, with much of their music reflecting the genre’s essence. Their acceptance by both white and black audiences, predating that of the Motown acts, has been noted as reflecting the early success of the African-American Civil Rights Movement. They have received numerous honors, including the Pioneer Award from the Rhythm and Blues Foundation, as well as being accepted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996, and named one of the 100 best acts of all time by Rolling Stone in 2004. Two of their songs, “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” and “Tonight’s the Night”, were selected by Rolling Stone on its list of the greatest songs of all time. (Source: wikipedia)

1 Will You Love Me Tomorrow
2 Soldier Boy
3 Foolish Little Girl
4 Dedicated to the One I Love
5 Mama Said
6 Baby It’s You
7 Big John
8 Everybody Loves a Lover
9 Welcome Home, Baby 
10 Tonight’s the Night
11 A Thing of the Past
12 Last Minute Miracle
13 Don’t Say Goodnight and Mean Goodbye
14 Stop the Music
15 I Met Him On a Sunday (Ronde-Ronde)
16 What Does a Girl Do?
17 What a Sweet Thing That Was 
18 Tonight You’re Gonna Fall In Love With Me
19 Thank You Baby
20 Sha-la-la
21 Maybe Tonight
22 Are You Still My Baby
23 It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
24 31 Flavors 
25 Not For All the Money In the World 
26 It’s Love That Really Counts (In the Long Run)
27 Mama, Here Comes the Bride
28 The Things I Want To Hear (Pretty Words)
29 March (You’ll Be Sorry)
30 Love Is a Swingin’ Thing 

Artist Countdown: Paul Davis Top 20 Hits 12pm ET

Paul DavisPaul Lavon Davis (April 21, 1948 – April 22, 2008) was an American singer and songwriter, best known for his radio hits and solo career which started worldwide in 1970. His career encompassed soul, country and pop music. Typically, the slower the tempo of a Davis record, the longer it took to reach its peak position. Notable songs in his career include 1977’s “I Go Crazy“, a No. 7 pop hit which once held the record for the longest chart run on the Billboard Hot 100, as well as the No. 6 “‘65 Love Affair“, his highest-charting pop hit. In the mid-1980s, he also had two country No. 1 hits as a guest vocalist on songs by Marie Osmond and Tanya Tucker, and wrote singles for other country singers. His appearance in the mid-1970s to early 1980s resembled Leon Russell.

Before his death on April 22, 2008 (one day after his 60th birthday), Davis had returned to singing and songwriting by recording two songs, “You Ain’t Sweet Enough” and “Today.” He died from a heart attack at the Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian, Mississippi. -Wikipedia

1 Ride ‘Em Cowboy
2 Sweet Life
3 ’65 Love Affair
4 I Go Crazy
5 Cool Night
6 Do Right
7 Superstar
8 You’re Still New to Me (with Marie Osmond)
9 I Just Wanna Keep It Together
10 I Won’t Take Less Than Your Love (with Tanya Tucker)
11 A Little Bit of Soap
12 Love or Let Me Be Lonely
13 Thinking of You
14 Darlin (with Susan Collins)
15 Cry Just a Little
16 Boogie Woogie Man
17 Keep Our Love Alive
18 (It Takes) Two To Tango
19 Reggae Kind Of Way
20 Three Little Words