Wednesday 6pm: Max 20th Century (Part V)

February 13, 2019
Editor In Chief

We feature the Top 50 Hits of 1979.

Encore on RadioMax Classic Countdown Channel at 10pm

September 1 – INXS perform in public for the first time, at the Oceanview Hotel in Umina, New South Wales.
September 2 – U2 enters the studio for the first time to record a locally released single.
September 13 – ABBA begins ABBA: The Tour in Edmonton, Alberta, leading off a month of dates in North America.
September 17 – Ontario Court of Appeals rejects a government appeal against the previous year’s sentencing of Keith Richards, which allowed him to avoid jail time for his 1977 arrest in Toronto for heroin possession.
September 19–23 – Musicians United for Safe Energy (MUSE) stages a series of five No Nukes concerts at Madison Square Garden. Jackson Browne, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Bonnie Raitt, Tom Petty, James Taylor and Carly Simon are among the participants.
September 22 – The NewMusic, a Canadian weekly music and culture program, makes its début on Citytv.
September 27 – Elton John collapses on stage at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles County, California while performing “Better Off Dead”. He refuses to stop the show and resumes playing fifteen minutes later.
October 10 – Joe Perry officially leaves Aerosmith.
November 3 – Donna Summer becomes the first female artist to have 5 top 10 hits in the same year.
November 16 – Infinity Records is shut down and absorbed into parent company MCA.
November 17 – Donna Summer, for a second time, has two songs (“Dim All the Lights”, #2, & “No More Tears (Enough is Enough)” with Barbra Streisand, #3) in the Top 3 of the Billboard Hot 100, and the first female to have 5 top 5 hits in the same year.
November 24 – With “No More Tears (Enough is Enough)” hitting the top spot, Donna Summer becomes the first female artist to score 3 #1 singles in a calendar year on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.
November 26 – Bill Haley & His Comets perform at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London, in a command performance for Queen Elizabeth II. This was Haley’s final recorded performance of “Rock Around the Clock”.
November 30 – Pink Floyd releases The Wall. It is rock’s most well-known concept albums and one of the best-selling albums of all time. It is also the last album recorded with the line up of David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Nick Mason and Richard Wright.
December 3 – In Cincinnati, a stampede for seats at Riverfront Coliseum during a Who concert kills 11 fans and injures 26 others. Band members were not informed of the deaths until after the show.
December 26 – Iron Maiden drummer Doug Sampson is replaced by ex-Samson drummer Clive Burr.
December 26-29 – The Concerts for the People of Kampuchea are held over four nights at the Hammersmith Odeon in London to raise funds for victims of war in Cambodia. Queen, The Who, The Clash, Wings, Elvis Costello and members of Led Zeppelin all take part.
December 31 – The eighth annual New Year’s Rockin’ Eve special airs on ABC, with appearances by The Oak Ridge Boys, Village People, Chic, Blondie and Barry Manilow.

Also in 1979
The Welsh Philharmonia becomes the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera.
Michael Schenker leaves Scorpions during their tour in France and was replaced by Matthias Jabs.
Stevie Wonder uses digital audio recording technology in recording his album Journey through the Secret Life of Plants.

EMI’s first non-classical digital recording, of UK jazz-funk duo Morrissey–Mullen covering the Rose Royce hit “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore”, is recorded at Abbey Road Studios and later released as a limited edition vinyl EP.

Disco reigned supreme in 1979, with several number-one hits from The Bee Gees and Donna Summer. Several artists who were not regarded as disco acts, scored major successes by releasing disco-oriented singles or albums, including new wave band Blondie with their first US number-one single “Heart of Glass”, Rod Stewart with “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?”, and symphonic rock band Electric Light Orchestra with their UK No. 1 LP Discovery.

Elton John reunites with lyricist Bernie Taupin after a three-year break. Their first compositions since then would eventually be recorded that August, to be released a year later as 21 at 33.

December – Iron Maiden is signed by EMI. They hire Dennis Stratton as a second guitarist.

Saturday Programming on RadioMaxMusic

January 26, 2019
Editor In Chief

Today on RadioMax and the channels

12:00pm – Brit Rock with Dominic Forbes
Rock tunes from 1989

03:00pm – Max 20th Century featuring more of 1978 music.

07:00pm:  Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay
Can’t wait for “Great Soul Performances” later this evening, it’s gonna be a good one. You’ll be hearing from: The Whispers, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, the Commodores, Sam Cooke with Lou Rawls, Aretha Franklin, the Manhattans, Jerry Butler with Brenda Lee Eager, Bloodstone, Sister Sledge, Arthur Prysock, the Schoolboys, Marvin Gaye and more. Lots of great ballads and slow jams starting at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. Following of course, will be “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT & 6PM PT, where on deck will be: The Trammps, Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five, Marvin Gaye, Patti LaBelle, Phil Collins, the Fat Boys, Third World, Billy Vera & the Beaters, the Fatback Band, Kid Creole & the Coconuts and so much more. Tomorrow Sunday, another segment of “Disco’s Top 700 Song Countdown;” which I host, at 3PM eastern time. There you have it. Wonderful music for you this weekend with me here at the “Home of the Hits,” RadioMaxMusic.Com.

11:00pm – Sammaraco Beats with Chris Sammarco


10:00am – Top 50 Country Hits of 1985

02:00pm – Euro Chart Show with David Graham
Top 20 Hits January 26, 2013

03:00pm – Classic Countdown with Ron Kovacs
Top 40 Hits of January 16, 1974

06:00pm – Top 50 Albums of 1981


Full day of beautiful music.


Saturday 3pm: Max 20th Century: Top 50 Hits of 1976 (Part VI)

January 5, 2019
Editor In Chief

Join Ron Kovacs fot the Top 50 Hits of 1976

Monday 6pm: Sounds of The 80s Live with Ron Kovacs

December 31, 2018
Editor In Chief

Sounds of the 80’s Live with Ron Kovacs

Saturday 3pm: Top 50 Hits of 2018 with Ron Kovacs

December 29, 2018
Editor In Chief

Join Ron Kovacs for the Top 50 Hits of 2018, the tunes most played and requested on RadioMaxMusic.

December 15, 2018
Editor In Chief

Satrurday 3pm: Max 20th Century – 1975 Part XI

Thursday 6pm: Classic Countdown with Ron Kovacs

December 6, 2018
Editor In Chief

Join Ron Kovacs Live with another edition of the RadioMaxMusic Classic Countdown.  We feature the Top 40 Hits from December 10, 1988.
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