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Happy New Year and Classic Hits To You!
IN THE MONTH OF JANUARY we give Extra Plays to Hit Songs by Bands with January Born Members and Solo Singers Born in January, PLUS, some Extra Special Music Surprises along the way.
JANUARY BIRTHDAY BUDDIES INCLUDE: Roger Miller; Steven Stills; Chris Stein of Blondie; Paul Revere of Paul Revere and The Raiders; Kenny Loggins of Loggins and Messina and solo; Ronnie Van Zandt and Cassie Gaines of Lynyrd Skynyrd; Kathy Valentine of The Go-Go’s; Elvis Presley; Chris Marion and David Briggs of Little River Band; David Bowie; Paul King of Mungo Jerry; Steve McRay of 38 Special; Trevar Rabin of Yes; Fred White of Earth, Wind and Fire; Cynthia Robinson of Sly and The Family Stone; Bob Bogle of The Ventures;
PLUS: Crystal Gayle; Donald Fagen of Steely Dan; Pat Benatar; Luci Martin of Chic; Steve Perry of Journey; Susanna Hoffs and Vicky Peterson of The Bangles; Chris Montez; Bobby Goldsboro; Michael Stipe of REM; Wilbert Harrison; Ray Price; Kim Wilson of The Fabulous Thunderbirds; Neil Simpson of Climax Blues Band;
AND B-BUDDIES: William Nelson of Funkedelic; Ronnie Milsap; Kid Rock; David Ruffin of The Temptations and solo; Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers; Harvey Hinsley of Hot Chocolate; Robert Palmer; Dewey Burnell of America; William Powell of The O’Jays; Sam Cooke; Anita Pointer of the Pointer Sisters; Lefty Baker of Spanky and Our Gang; Andy Brown of The Fortunes; Jim Croce; Rod Evans of Deep Purple;
ALSO: Robin Zander of Cheap Trick; William Francis of Dr. Hook; Eartha Kitt; Ray Stevens; Neil Diamond; Harry Wayne Casey and Richard Finch of K.C. and The Sunshine Band; Tom Baily of Thompson Twins; Joe Butler of Lovin’ Spoonful; Edwin Starr; Jimmy Page of Yardbirds, Led Zepplin and Honeydrippers;
PLUS: Eddie Van Halen; Phil Collins; Maxene Andrews of the Andrews Sisters; Helen O’Hara of Dexy’s Midnight Runners; George Brown of Kool and The Gang; Phil Thornalley of The Cure; Roger Syd Barrett of Pink Floyd; Mark O’Toole of Frankie Goes To Hollywood; Lefty Baker of Spanky and Our Gang; Clarence Simmons of E Street Band; Janis Joplin; Richie Havens; Rick Allen of Box Tops; Brian Kennan of Chambers Brothers and Manfred Mann;
OTHER MUSICIANS BORN IN JANUARY: Faron Ruffley of Gerry and The Pacemakers; Scott McKenzie; Lamar Williams of the Allman Brothers Band; Felipe Rose of The Village People; Melanie Chisholm (Sporty Spice) and Emma Bunton (Baby Spice) of Spice Girls; Paul Stanley of KISS; Little Anthony of Little Anthony and The Imperials; Robby Krieger of The Doors; Terry Sylvester of The Hollies and Swinging Blue Jeans; Louis Perez of Los Lobos; Marty Balin of Jefferson Airplane; and Terry Kath of Chicago.
NEXT MONTH GreatGold Music Stars born in February will get Extra Plays.
GREATGOLD is GreatGold.fm, ClassicHitOldies.com, GreatGoldHits.com and GreatGoldMusic.com. No matter which you choose in your browser, you'll always get GreatGold. We play mostly Classic Hits from the 1950s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and the best of the 2000s. Sometimes you'll hear a song in the Rock category, or Pop, Blues, Motown, Disco, Soul, Country-Pop, Soft Rock, Jazz, Funk, Comedy, male and female singers, boy bands, girl bands, and once in awhile you may hear an outstanding independent artist.
The GreatGold Classic Hits Mix consists of, generally, Top 40 hits from the past, and, occasionally, songs that should have been. We play the Best from More Than 60 years of The Greatest Music from Life's Soundtrack. The finest of the last half of the 20th Century mixed in with gems from the 21st Century. No matter which Genre the Songs first fell into, or, which type of radio station first played them, if it's played here, it's a tune we consider to be, GREATGOLD, and, part of the History of Rock and Roll.