This week we feature music from Doobie Brothers (Spotlight Artist), Minnie Ripperton, Diana Ross, Olivia Newton-john, Peter Frampton, Barry Manilow, McFadden & Whitehead, Van McCoy, Neil Diamond, Billy Ocean and featuring extended program.
Van Allen Clinton McCoy (January 6, 1940 – July 6, 1979) was an American musician, record producer, arranger, songwriter, singer and orchestra conductor. He is known best for his 1975 internationally successful song “The Hustle”. He has approximately 700 song copyrights to his credit, and is also noted for producing songs for such recording artists as Gladys Knight & the Pips, The Stylistics, Aretha Franklin, Brenda & the Tabulations, David Ruffin, Peaches & Herb, Lesley Gore and Stacy Lattisaw.
McCoy died from a heart attack in Englewood, New Jersey, on July 6, 1979, at the age of 39. He is buried in the McCoy family plot at Lincoln Cemetery, Suitland, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C.
On the playlist will be: The Isley Brothers, Van McCoy, Little Willie John, Bobby Humphrey, Herbie Hancock, the Chi-Lites, the Artistics, new things from John Legend, Justin Timberlake and Michael Jackson, Jimmy Castor (in his own words) and Michael McDonald (live in concert) plus more. We’ll kick it off at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT.