Tag: Whitney Houston

Wednesday 2/9/22 10am ET: Artist Countdown: Carole King Top 30 Hits

Carole King (born February 9, 1942) is an American singer and songwriter. Her career began in the 1960s when King, along with her former husband Gerry Goffin, wrote more than two dozen chart hits for numerous artists, many of which have become standards, and she has continued writing for other artists since then. She had her first number 1 hit as a songwriter in 1960 at age 18, with “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow”, which she wrote with Goffin. In 1997, she co-wrote “The Reason”, which was a hit for Celine Dion.

Her success as a performer in her own right did not come until the 1970s, when she would sing her own songs, accompanying herself on the piano, in a series of albums and concerts. After experiencing commercial disappointment with her debut album Writer, King scored her breakthrough with the album Tapestry which topped the U.S. album chart for 15 weeks in 1971 and remained on the charts for more than six years.

In 2000, Joel Whitburn, a Billboard Magazine pop music researcher, named her the most successful female songwriter of 1955–99 because she wrote or co-wrote 118 pop hits on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2005 music historian Stuart Devoy found her the most successful female songwriter on the UK singles charts 1952–2005.

King has made 25 solo albums, the most successful being Tapestry, which held the record for most weeks at #1 by a female artist for more than 20 years until broken by Whitney Houston (for the soundtrack album The Bodyguard). Her most recent non-compilation album was Live at the Troubadour in 2010, a collaboration with James Taylor that reached number 4 on the charts in its first week and has sold over 600,000 copies.

She has won four Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for her songwriting. She is the recipient of the 2013 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, the first woman to be so honored.

1 Hard Rock Café
2 It’s Too Late
3 Feel the Earth Move
4 Sweet Seasons
5 Jazzman
6 So Far Away

7 Been to Canaan
8 It Might as Well Rain Until September
9 Corazon
10 Only Love Is Real
11 Smackwater Jack
12 One Fine Day
13 Nightingale
14 Believe in Humanity
15 You Light Up My Life

16 One to One
17 High Out of Time
18 City Streets

19 Simple Things
20 Now and Forever
21 Morning Sun
22 You’ve Got a Friend
23 He’s a Bad Boy
24 Beautiful
25 School Bells Are Ringing
26 Short Mort
27 Oh Neil
28 Up on the Roof
29 Love Makes the World
30 One Small Voice

Monday 8/9/21 12pm ET: Artist Countdown: Whitney Houston Top 30 Hits

Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer and actress. She is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with sales of over 200 million records worldwide. Her powerful and soulful vocal performances, as well as her prominence on the music charts, have inspired many other singers.

Houston began singing in church as a child and became a background vocalist while in high school. She was one of the first black women to appear on the cover of Seventeen magazine after becoming a teen model in 1981. With the guidance of Arista Records chairman Clive Davis, Houston signed to the label at age 19. Her first two studio albums, Whitney Houston (1985) and Whitney (1987), both peaked at number one on the Billboard 200 and are among the best-selling albums of all time. She is the only artist to have seven consecutive number-one singles on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, from “Saving All My Love for You” in 1985 to “Where Do Broken Hearts Go” in 1988. Her third studio album, I’m Your Baby Tonight (1990), was certified quintuple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and yielded two Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles: the title track “I’m Your Baby Tonight” and “All the Man That I Need”.

Houston reportedly appeared “disheveled” and “erratic” in the days immediately prior to her death. On February 9, 2012, Houston visited singers Brandy and Monica, together with Clive Davis, at their rehearsals for Davis’s pre-Grammy Awards party at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. That same day, she made her last public performance when she joined Kelly Price on stage in Hollywood, California and sang “Jesus Loves Me”.

Two days later, on February 11, Houston was found unconscious in Suite 434 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, submerged in the bathtub. Beverly Hills paramedics arrived at approximately 3:30 p.m., found Houston unresponsive, and performed CPR. Houston was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m. The cause of death was not immediately known; local police said there were “no obvious signs of criminal intent”. On March 22, 2012, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office reported that Houston’s death was caused by drowning and the “effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use”. The office stated the amount of cocaine found in Houston’s body indicated that she used the substance shortly before her death. Toxicology results revealed additional drugs in her system: diphenhydramine (Benadryl), alprazolam (Xanax), cannabis, and cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril). The manner of death was listed as an “accident”.

1I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)1987
2I’m Your Baby Tonight1990
3I’m Every Woman1993
4I Will Always Love You1992
5My Love Is Your Love1999
6Step by Step1997
7How Will I Know1985
8One Moment in Time1988
9When You Believe (with Mariah Carey)1998
10Exhale (Shoop Shoop)1995
11Greatest Love of All1986
12Saving All My Love for You1985
13It’s Not Right but It’s Okay1999
14Could I Have This Kiss Forever (with Enrique Iglesias)2000
15I Have Nothing1993
16All the Man That I Need1990
17Love Will Save the Day1988
18So Emotional1987
19Higher Love (with Kygo)2019
20Didn’t We Almost Have It All1987
21I Learned from the Best1999
22Whatchulookinat2002
23Heartbreak Hotel (with Faith Evans and Kelly Price)1998
24Count On Me (with CeCe Winans)1996
25Run to You1993
26Queen of the Night1993
27Where Do Broken Hearts Go1988
28My Name Is Not Susan1991
29I Look to You2009
30Million Dollar Bill2012

Tuesday 6/1/21 2pm ET: Sounds of The 80’s

Featuring tunes from David Lee Roth, Southern Pacific, Ray Parker Junior, Kathy Mattea, Whitney Houston, Queen, Paula Abdul, Carlene Carter, Police, Ramones, Oak Ridge Boys, Honeymoon Suite, Alabama, Genesis and more. . . 2pm – 6pm ET

Wednesday 11pm: Feature LP: Whitney Houston – I’m Your Baby Tonight (1990)

I’m Your Baby Tonight is the third studio album by American pop and R&B recording artist Whitney Houston. It was released by Arista Records on November 6, 1990. Following the run of this album, Houston continued to achieve widespread commercial success throughout the 1990s, venturing heavily into films, while continuing to record via their adjoining soundtrack albums. Subsequently, I’m Your Baby Tonight would not be followed up with another studio album until 1998’s My Love Is Your Love. The album has sold 10 million copies worldwide.

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Tuesday 8pm: Feature Artist – Whitney Houston

Whitney_HoustonWhitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time. Houston is one of pop music’s best-selling music artists of all-time, with an estimated 170–200 million records sold worldwide. She released seven studio albums and two soundtrack albums, all of which have diamond, multi-platinum, platinum or gold certification. Houston’s crossover appeal on the popular music charts, as well as her prominence on MTV, starting with her video for “How Will I Know”, influenced several African American women artists who follow in her footsteps.

Houston is the only artist to chart seven consecutive No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hits. She is the second artist behind Elton John and the only woman to have two number-one Billboard 200 Album awards (formerly “Top Pop Albums”) on the Billboard magazine year-end charts. Houston’s debut album, Whitney Houston (1985), became the best-selling debut album by a woman in history.[8] Rolling Stone named it the best album of 1986, and ranked it at number 254 on the magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Her second studio album, Whitney (1987), became the first album by a woman to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

Houston’s first acting role was as the star of the feature film The Bodyguard (1992). The film’s original soundtrack won the 1994 Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Its lead single, “I Will Always Love You”, won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year and became the best-selling single by a woman in music history. With the album, Houston became the first act (solo or group, male or female) to sell more than a million copies of an album within a single week period under Nielsen SoundScan system. The album makes her the top female act in the top 10 list of the best-selling albums of all time, at number four. Houston continued to star in movies and contribute to their soundtracks, including the films Waiting to Exhale (1995) and The Preacher’s Wife (1996). The Preacher’s Wife soundtrack became the best-selling gospel album in history.

On February 11, 2012, Houston was found dead in her guest room at the Beverly Hilton, in Beverly Hills, California. The official coroner’s report showed that she had accidentally drowned in the bathtub, with heart disease and cocaine use listed as contributing factors. News of her death coincided with the 2012 Grammy Awards and featured prominently in American and international media.

Feature Artist: Whitney Houston (Singles) 6pm ET

WHoustonWhitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time. Houston is one of pop music’s best-selling music artists of all-time, with an estimated 170–200 million records sold worldwide. She released six studio albums, one holiday album and three movie soundtrack albums, all of which have diamond, multi-platinum, platinum or gold certification. Houston’s crossover appeal on the popular music charts, as well as her prominence on MTV, starting with her video for “How Will I Know”, influenced several African American women artists who follow in her footsteps.

Houston is the only artist to chart seven consecutive No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hits. She is the second artist behind Elton John and the only woman to have two number-one Billboard 200 Album awards (formerly “Top Pop Albums”) on the Billboard magazine year-end charts. Houston’s 1985 debut album Whitney Houston became the best-selling debut album by a woman in history. Rolling Stone named it the best album of 1986, and ranked it at number 254 on the magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Her second studio album Whitney (1987) became the first album by a woman to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

On February 11, 2012, Houston was found dead in her guest room at the Beverly Hilton, in Beverly Hills, California. The official coroner’s report showed that she had accidentally drowned in the bathtub, with heart disease and cocaine use listed as contributing factors. News of her death coincided with the 2012 Grammy Awards and featured prominently in American and international media. – Wikipedia

Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s with Bobby Jay 7pm ET

Souls Hits 80sThis evening on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s,” we’ll be hearing from: Teddy Pendergrass, the Jones Girls, Spandau Ballet, Barry White, Whitney Houston, Babyface, Richard “Dimples” Fields, Anita Baker, REO Speedwagon, Gladys Knight & the Pips and many, many more. Join me at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” here at the home of the hits, RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s with Bobby Jay 5pm ET

BobbyJayLater this afternoon on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s,” you’ll hear: Kool & the Gang, Whitney Houston, Gerald Alston, Gregory Abbott, Cameo, the Fearless Four, Patti Austin, Levert, Peabo Bryson & Regina Bell and several others. Join me at 5PM ET, 4PM CT, 3PM MT and 2PM PT, and don’t forget, you can catch an encore of last night’s “Great Soul Performances” immediately following at 7PM eastern. Everybody’s welcome, so stop on by for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” on RadioMaxMusic.com.

Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s with Bobby Jay 10p ET #gsp

GspRadio2I urge you to join me this evening for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” when we’ll feature music by Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam, Richard “Dimples” Fields, Kool & the Gang, Salt-N-Pepper, the Gap Band, Al B. Sure!, New Edition and a cut from the new Michael Jackson CD “Xscape,” plus a lot more. We kick it off at 10PM ET, 9PM CT, 8PM MT & 7PM PT, with encore performances on Friday at 12Noon, Saturday at 5PM (just ahead of the original “Great Soul Performances”). I think you’re gonna dig it, so join me later for “G.S.P. 2: The 80’s” only on RadioMaxMusic.com.

Great Soul Performances: The 80s with Bobby Jay 10p #gsp80

GSP2This evening on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s,” I think I’ve got a great show for you. You’ll hear Diana Ross & Lionel Richie, Bloodstone, Jeffrey Osborne, Whitney Houston, Frankie Beverly & Maze, Paul Shaffer, Lakeside, LL Cool J, the Jones Girls, Public Enemy, Atlantic Starr and many many more. We begin at 10PM ET, 9PM CT, 8PM MT & 7PM PT. The encore shows are on Friday at 12 Noon, Saturday at 5 PM (preceding the original G.S.P.) and on Sunday at 7 PM, all times are eastern. Join us, won’t you? It’s right here on RadioMaxMusic.com. I think you’ll love it.

Feature Year: 1992 (Part 1- 9a / Part 2 – 9p ET) #1992

1992January 11 – Nirvana’s Nevermind album goes to No. 1 in the US Billboard 200 chart, establishing the widespread popularity of the Grunge movement of the 1990s. Paul Simon is the first major artist to tour South Africa after the end of the United Nations cultural boycott.
January 16 – Mick Jagger attends the Hollywood première of his new movie, Freejack, at Mann’s Chinese Theatre.
February 5 – New Kids on the Block interrupt their tour to perform on the The Arsenio Hall Show in response to rumors that the group lip-synchs its concerts.
February 16 – Slavic music is featured at the Oulu Music Festival, with concerts and opera productions in Oulu, Finland, until February 26.
February 18 – Vince Neil leaves Mötley Crüe after 11 years as the band’s lead singer, to spend more time on his career as a racing car driver.
February 24 – Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain marries Hole’s Courtney Love. The U.S. Postal Service unveils two potential designs for its proposed Elvis Presley postage stamp for fans to vote on. One design is of a young, 1950s Elvis, and the other is of a much older, 1970s Elvis. The young Elvis wins the vote, and the stamp is issued the following January.
February 25 – Six major record companies reach an agreement to phase out the longbox form of compact disc packaging by April 1993, due to complaints that the packaging is environmentally wasteful.
March 10 – At the 1992 Soul Train Music Awards, Prince wins the “Heritage” award for lifetime achievement.
March 14 – Farm Aid Five takes place in Irving, Texas, USA, hosted by Willie Nelson. Artists performing at the event include John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Paul Simon. Approximately 40,000 people attend the event.
March 24 – A judge in Chicago, Illinois, USA, approves cash rebates of up to US$3 to anyone proving they bought Milli-Vanilli recordings prior to the beginning of the lip synching scandal on November 27, 1990.
April 1 – Billy Idol, on trial for punching a woman in the face, pleads no contest. Idol is fined and ordered to make public service announcements against alcohol and drug abuse.
April 20 – The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert takes place at Wembley Stadium in London, England. All proceeds go to AIDS research.
April 24 – David Bowie marries fashion model Iman.
April 30 – In Los Angeles, California, USA, Madonna’s bustier is stolen from a display in Frederick’s of Hollywood. A US $1,000 reward is offered for its return.
May – The first Europäisches Jugendchorfestival,(EJCF) (European Festival of Youth Choirs) is held in Basel, Switzerland. It is decided to make it a triennial event. Rob Halford announces he is leaving Judas Priest.
May 6 – Selena releases her album Entre A Mi Mundo which contains her first No. 1 hit, “Como La Flor”.
May 7 – John Frusciante of the Red Hot Chili Peppers leaves the band prior to the publication of a Rolling Stone magazine cover featuring them; he has to be digitally edited out of the photo.] Frusciante returned to the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 1998.
May 11 – A. R. Rahman’s debut film Roja is released. The soundtrack is regarded as a milestone that changed the face of Tamil film music and subsequently contemporary Indian music. Time magazine’s film critic, Richard Corliss, stated in 2005 that the “astonishing debut work parades Rahman’s gift for alchemizing outside influences until they are totally Tamil, totally Rahman,” naming it one of the magazine’s “10 Best Soundtracks” of all time.
June 5 – The Sata Häme Accordion Festival takes place until June 14 in Ikaalinen, Finland.
June 27 – Michael Jackson starts the Dangerous World tour, supporting his Dangerous album in Munich, Germany. Guitarist Stefanie Sargent of up-and-coming punk rock band 7 Year Bitch dies of asphyxiation after returning home from a party in which she had drunk alcohol and taken a small amount of heroin. She was 24.
June 29 – The Northern Accordion Festival takes place in Tornio-Haaparanta, Finland, until July 5.
July – The BudaFest Summer Opera and Ballet Festival is launched in Budapest, Hungary.
July 4 – Mark Heard suffers a heart attack while performing at the Cornerstone Festival in Illinois, USA. Heard goes to hospital immediately after finishing his set, but dies two weeks after being discharged in August.
July 10 – Seinäjoki (Finland) Tango Festival (to July 12).
July 11 – “November Rain” by Guns N’ Roses enters the world record books when it becomes the longest single, at 8 minutes, 57 seconds, to reach the US Top 20. The single’s video has a budget of over US $1.5 million, becoming the most expensive at the time.
July 12 – Opening of the Chamber-Music Festival of Kuhmo, Finland (until July 26).
July 18 – Whitney Houston marries Bobby Brown.
July 28 – Ice-T announces that the controversial track “Cop Killer” is being pulled from Body Count’s self-titled album.
August – Rozalla becomes the first artist from Zimbabwe to chart on the US Billboard magazine chart. Former Beatle, George Harrison, tells Billboard magazine that he recently discovered that he was born on February 24, and not February 25 as he had thought for most of his life. Haitian military authorities ban the playing of RAM’s single “Fèy”; first performed at the Port-au-Prince Carnival in February, the song was widely interpreted as an anthem of support for exiled President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
August 2 – American pop-punk band Blink-182 form in the suburbs of San Diego but known as Blink until 1995.
August 3 – Lahti Organ Festival (Finland) (until August 9).
August 8 – Metallica frontman James Hetfield is burned by a pyrotechnics blast during a concert at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium, forcing the group to cancel the second hour of the show. Co-headliners Guns N’ Roses take the stage, but walk off early with Axl Rose complaining of throat problems. The abbreviated show causes angry fans to riot in the streets of Montreal.
August 14 – Opening of the Sibelius-Festival in Loviisa, Finland.
August 18 – Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love become parents of a daughter, Frances Bean Cobain.
August 20 – Opening of the Helsinki Festival, with the theme: Music of the Baltics (orchestral and chamber-music concerts, opera productions, song recitals, ballet, theater, jazz, pop, and rock concerts) until September 6.
September 17 – Frank Zappa, in his final professional public appearance, conducts the Ensemble Modern at the Frankfurt Festival in Germany. Zappa, who is seriously ill with prostate cancer, receives a 20-minute ovation.
October 3 – Sinéad O’Connor stirs up controversy when she rips up a picture of the Pope on the US television show, Saturday Night Live.
October 16 – A massive Bob Dylan tribute concert is held at Madison Square Garden in New York. John Cougar Mellencamp, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, June Carter Cash, Johnny Cash and Tracy Chapman are among the many performers, but much attention becomes focused on Sinéad O’Connor, who is loudly booed by much of the audience in response to the Saturday Night Live incident two weeks earlier.
October 20 – Singer-songwriter Madonna releases her fifth studio album, Erotica which became one of her most controversial album to date due to overtly sexual contents.
October 31 – “End of the Road” by Boyz II Men posts a 12th consecutive week at No. 1 in the US charts, ending a 36-year record previously held by Elvis Presley. Boyz II Men’s record was broken on March 6, 1993, by Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You”. McTeague, an opera based on the Progressive Era-novel by Frank Norris, premieres at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
November 9 – Australian-born singer Kylie Minogue ends her working relationship with UK songwriters and record producers Stock Aitken Waterman and the record label PWL.
November 15 – Megan Jasper of Sub Pop creates the grunge speak hoax, tricking The New York Times into printing an article on supposed slang used in the grunge scene in Seattle, USA. Ozzy Osbourne plays the final concert of his “retirement” tour at the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa, California. He is joined on stage by his three former Black Sabbath bandmates for a reunion performance. Black Sabbath opened the show with Rob Halford as lead vocalist, filling in for Ronnie James Dio who had left the band days earlier.
The Jacksons: An American Dream, a two-part miniseries based on the Jackson family, premieres on ABC.
December 3 – Bill Wyman announces he is quitting The Rolling Stones.
December 17 – The soundtrack to Whitney Houston’s debut film, The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album is released. The album went on to be certified 17x platinum by the RIAA and sell 45 million copies worldwide. To date the album is still the best selling soundtrack of all time and also one of the best selling albums of all time.
December 31 – Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau announces his retirement from the stage to an audience at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich. The twenty-first annual New Year’s Rockin’ Eve special airs on ABC, with appearances by TLC, Bell Biv DeVoe, Slaughter, Jon Secada, The Village People and Barry Manilow.

Also in 1992
David Isberg quits Opeth from his vocalist position. Current gutiarist Mikael Åkerfeldt fills his position. Vibe, a new magazine focusing on R&B and hip-hop music, launches with a special Fall preview issue.  Source: Wikipedia

 

Feature Year: 1987 (Part 1 – 9am, Part 2 – 9pm ET) @RadioMax

1987January 3 – Aretha Franklin becomes the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The other inductees this year consist of The Coasters, Eddie Cochran, Bo Diddley, Marvin Gaye, Bill Haley, Clyde McPhatter, Ricky Nelson, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Smokey Robinson and Jackie Wilson.
January 5 – Elton John, after several months of voice problems, undergoes throat surgery in an Australian hospital. The outcome would hinder his voice permanently and he would soon start singing in a deep register.
January 16 – Beastie Boys become the first act to be censored by American Bandstand.
January 24 – Steve “Silk” Hurley‘s innovative “Jack Your Body” becomes the first house music record to top the UK singles chart.
February 6 – Sonny Bono announces his candidacy for mayor of Palm Springs, California.
February 14 – Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer” reaches #1 in the USA. It would be 1987’s biggest hit song worldwide. Los Angeles radio station KMET signs off after nineteen years on the air. The station had been a pioneer of underground progressive rock programming.
February 15 – Video Hits premieres on Australian television.
February 26 – The first five Beatles albums, Please Please Me, With the Beatles, A Hard Day’s Night, Beatles for Sale and Help! are released on Compact disc. Capitol Records decides to release the original UK mixes of the Beatles albums, which means that the first four CDs are released in mono. This marks the first time that many of these mono mixes are available in the US.
March 9 – U2 releases The Joshua Tree, an album that launches them into superstar status in the music world. The album would sell over 14 million copies worldwide in 1987 alone and would win the Grammy for “Album of the Year” (at the 1988 ceremony). U2 have two #1 hit songs from this album on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts. Carole King is inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York City. The career that would end in an infamous appearance at The Brit awards and the burning of a million pounds began in Britain, as The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu release their debut single, “All You Need Is Love”.
March 13 – Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In the US, Bryan Adams’ “Heat of the Night” becomes the first single to be commercially released on cassette. Cassette singles become known as cassingles.
March 27 – Inspired by The Beatles’ 1969 rooftop concert, U2 shoots a music video for the song “Where the Streets Have No Name” on a rooftop in Los Angeles.
April 7 – Alice Cooper almost dies on stage when one of the props, the Gallows, malfunctions.
April 23 – Carole King sues the owner of her record company, Lou Adler, claiming that she is owed more than $400,000 in royalties. King also asks for rights to her old recordings.
May 9 – Ireland’s Johnny Logan wins the Eurovision Song Contest, held in Brussels, Belgium, with the song “Hold Me Now”, making him the first artist to win the contest twice. The song tops the charts in Ireland, and peaks at No. 2 in the UK.
June 14 – Madonna starts her Who’s That Girl Tour in Osaka, Japan.
June 27 – Whitney Houston’s second album Whitney becomes the first album by a female artist to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200.
July 4 – The first joint rock concert between the United States and the Soviet Union is held in Moscow to promote peace. The Doobie Brothers, James Taylor, Santana and Bonnie Raitt share the bill with Soviet rock group Autograph.
July 21 – American rock group Guns N’ Roses release Appetite for Destruction which, after initial slow sales will become the best selling debut album of all time with more than 18 million copies sold in the US alone to date
August 1 – Dave Stewart of Eurythmics and Siobhan Fahey of Bananarama are married in Normandy, France. MTV Europe is launched. The first video played is “Money for Nothing” by Dire Straits.
August 3 – Def Leppard releases Hysteria, the longest rock album ever released as a single LP or cassette.
August 27 – The Jello Biafra criminal trial is dismissed after ending in a hung jury in Los Angeles court. Biafra and his manager had been charged with distributing harmful material to minors due to a poster included in the Dead Kennedys’ Frankenchrist album of a painting depicting rows of sexual organs.
August 31 – Michael Jackson releases Bad, the first studio album after Thriller, the best-selling album of all time. The album would produce five number one singles in the USA, a record which has not been broken.
September 3 – Fugazi plays their first live show (as a three-piece; Guy Picciotto had not joined the band yet) at the Wilson Center in Washington DC.
September 6 – Madonna ends her Who’s That Girl Tour in Florence, Italy.
September 7 – Pink Floyd release A Momentary Lapse of Reason, their first album after the departure of and legal battle with bassist, Roger Waters. The subsequent tour grossed around $135 million worldwide, a sum that was only equaled by the earnings of Michael Jackson and U2 combined.
September 11 – Reggae musician Peter Tosh is murdered during a robbery in his home.
September 12 – Michael Jackson starts the Bad World Tour, supporting his Bad album.
September 25 – Matthew Garrison Chapman is born, the first child of Amy Grant and Gary Chapman. Lead Me On, Amy’s 1988 album, is said to have been dedicated to Matt. CBS launches an American version of the long-running UK television show Top of the Pops. It lasts one year.
October 4 – electronic data gathering completely replaces the old sales diary technique in compiling the UK singles and albums chart. The publication day of new charts is moved from Tuesday to Sunday.
October 8 – Chuck Berry receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
October 19 – Mötley Crüe release the song “You’re All I Need” as a single. Its lyrics cause MTV to refuse to play its video. Radio stations never play the song either.
October 30 – George Michael releases his first solo studio album, Faith, which would win the Grammy Award for album of the year and sell 11 million copies in USA alone.
October 31 -The Zorros headline on the Halloween for the last ever show at the Crystal Ballroom, Melbourne’s premier Punk/ New Wave Venue. The Crystal Ballroom has seen almost ten years of intense musical evolution. The venue has chandeliers, stained glass windows, paisley wallpaper and a tiled foyer.
November 13 – Sonny and Cher reunite for a performance on Late Night with David Letterman.
November 18 – CBS Records is sold to the Sony Corporation in a deal worth about $2 billion. Company was renamed Sony Music Entainment in 1991.
November 24 – ABC airs Rolling Stone Magazine’s 20 Years of Rock ‘n’ Roll television special, chronicling the music and the people of the past twenty years to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Rolling Stone magazine. The special includes new interviews as well as vintage performance footage of many rock legends such as Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Sex Pistols, Bruce Springsteen and many more.
December 16 – John Mellencamp performs two free shows in the small town of Chillicothe, Ohio after one-fifth of the population signed a petition asking him to play.
December 23 – Nikki Sixx of the rock band Mötley Crüe suffers a heroin overdose, but is revived shortly thereafter.
December 31 – The sixteenth annual New Year’s Rockin’ Eve special airs on ABC, with appearances by Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam, Los Lobos, Barry Manilow, Restless Heart and The Temptations.

Also in 1987
Kylie Minogue’s recording career begins, when her cover version of the Little Eva hit The Loco-Motion spends seven weeks at number one in her native Australia and leads to a contract with UK-based record producers Stock Aitken Waterman.
Lynyrd Skynyrd reform and now have Ronnie Van Zant’s little brother Johnny Van Zant as lead singer.
The Smiths disband after guitarist and songwriter Johnny Marr leaves the band.
Andreas Kisser replaces Jairo Guedes in Sepultura.
Prince cancels the The Black Album just before its release. It eventually becomes officially available in 1994.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Artist Countdown: Whitney Houston Top 40 Hits – 4pm ET @RealWhitney

WHoustonWhitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American recording artist, singer, actress, producer, model. In 2009, the Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time. Houston was one of the world’s best-selling music artists, having sold over 200 million records worldwide. She released six studio albums, one holiday album and three movie soundtrack albums, all of which have diamond, multi-platinum, platinum or gold certification. Houston’s crossover appeal on the popular music charts, as well as her prominence on MTV, starting with her video for “How Will I Know”, influenced several African American female artists to follow in her footsteps.

Houston is the only artist to chart seven consecutive No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hits. She is the second artist behind Elton John and the only female artist to have two number-one Billboard 200 Album awards (formerly “Top Pop Album”) on the Billboard magazine year-end charts. Houston’s 1985 debut album Whitney Houston became the best-selling debut album by a female act at the time of its release. The album was named Rolling Stone’s best album of 1986, and was ranked at number 254 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Her second studio album Whitney (1987) became the first album by a female artist to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

Houston’s first acting role was as the star of the feature film The Bodyguard (1992). The film’s original soundtrack won the 1994 Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Its lead single “I Will Always Love You”, became the best-selling single by a female artist in music history. With the album, Houston became the first act (solo or group, male or female) to sell more than a million copies of an album within a single week period under Nielsen SoundScan system. The album makes her the top female act in the top 10 list of the best-selling albums of all time, at number four. Houston continued to star in movies and contribute to their soundtracks, including the films Waiting to Exhale (1995) and The Preacher’s Wife (1996). The Preacher’s Wife soundtrack became the best-selling gospel album in history.

On February 11, 2012, Houston was found dead in her guest room at The Beverly Hilton, in Beverly Hills, California. The official coroner’s report showed that she had accidentally drowned in the bathtub, with heart disease and cocaine use listed as contributing factors.] News of her death coincided with the 2012 Grammy Awards and featured prominently in American and international media. (Source: Wikipedia)

1 I Will Always Love You
2 I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)
3 I’m Your Baby Tonight
4 I’m Every Woman
5 My Love Is Your Love
6 Step by Step
7 How Will I Know
8 One Moment in Time
9 When You Believe (with Mariah Carey)
10 Exhale (Shoop Shoop)
11 Greatest Love of All
12 Saving All My Love for You
13 It’s Not Right but It’s Okay
14 Could I Have This Kiss Forever (with Enrique Iglesias)
15 All the Man That I Need
16 Love Will Save the Day
17 So Emotional
18 I Have Nothing
19 Didn’t We Almost Have It All
20 Heartbreak Hotel (with Faith Evans and Kelly Price)
21 I Learned from the Best
22 Whatchulookinat
23 Count on Me (with CeCe Winans)
24 I Look to You
25 Run to You
26 Where Do Broken Hearts Go
27 My Name Is Not Susan
28 I Believe in You and Me
29 Million Dollar Bill
30 Queen of the Night
31 You Give Good Love
32 It Isn’t, It Wasn’t, It Ain’t Never Gonna Be (with Aretha Franklin)
33 If I Told You That (with George Michael)
34 Hold Me (with Teddy Pendergrass)
35 Miracle
36 Try It on My Own
37 Something in Common (with Bobby Brown)
38 Why Does It Hurt So Bad
39 The Star Spangled Banner
40 Celebrate (duet with Jordin Sparks)

Feature Year: 1993 6pm ET

Today’s installment of Feature Year goes back to 1993, 6pm ET on RadioMaxMusic

January 6 – Dizzy Gillespie, American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer (b. 1917) Died
January 12 – Zayn Malik, British singer of the band call One Direction
January 19 – IBM announces a $4.97 billion loss for 1992, the largest single-year corporate loss in United States history to date.
January 20 – Bill Clinton succeeds George H.W. Bush as the 42nd President of the United States.
February 14 – Shane Harper, American actor and singer
February 19 – Victoria Justice, American actress and singer
February 26 – World Trade Center bombing: In New York City, a van bomb parked below the North Tower of the World Trade Center explodes, killing 6 and injuring over 1,000.
February 28 – Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents raid the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas, with a warrant to arrest leader David Koresh on federal firearms violations. Four agents and 5 Davidians die in the raid and a 51-day standoff begins.
March 4 – Bobbi Kristina Houston Brown, American singer
March 8 – Billy Eckstine, American musician (b. 1914) Died
March 11 – Janet Reno is confirmed by the United States Senate and sworn in the next day, becoming the first female Attorney General of the United States.
March 15 – Alyssa Reid, Canadian singer/songwriter
April 2 – Aaron Kelly, American singer
April 19 – A 51-day stand-off at the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas, ends with a fire that kills 76 people, including David Koresh.
April 25 – Shiloh, Canadian singer-songwriter
April 29 – Héctor Lavoe, Puerto Rican salsa singer (b. 1946) Died
April 29 – Mick Ronson, English rock guitarist (b. 1946) Died
April 30 – Tennis star Monica Seles is stabbed in the back by an obsessed fan of rival Steffi Graf at a tournament in Hamburg, Germany.
May 30 – Sun Ra, American jazz musician (b. 1914) Died
June 5 – Conway Twitty, American musician (b. 1933) Died
June 27 – U.S. President Bill Clinton orders a cruise missile attack on Iraqi intelligence headquarters in the Al-Mansur District of Baghdad, in response to an Iraqi plot to assassinate former U.S. President George H. W. Bush during his visit to Kuwait in mid-April.
June 28 – GG Allin, American punk singer (b. 1956) Died
July 7 – Mia Zapata, American punk musician (b. 1965) Died
July 27 – Windows NT 3.1, the first version of Microsoft’s line of Windows NT operating systems, is released to manufacturing.
August 1 – Leon Thomas III, American actor and singer
August 2 – Manika, American singer-songwriter
September 9 – Helen O’Connell, American singer (b. 1920) Died
October 9 – Scotty McCreery, American singer
October 17 – Criss Oliva, American Musician (b. 1963) Died
October 26 – Harold Rome, American composer (b. 1908) Died
December 5 – Doug Hopkins, American musician (b. 1961)
December 7 – Jasmine Villegas, American singer
December 18 – Charizma, American hip hop artist (b. 1973)