AT GREATGOLD WE RECOGNIZE AND CELEBRATE the many contributions to, and influences on, all popular music by Black Music Artists throughout musical history. We especially recognize those contributions during Black Music Month in June, as we do everyday in our playlist, which always includes the Best by Black Artists and singers as well as musicians from all other walks of life. Our recognition continues 24/7/365.
The music artists pictured on the Black Music Month album collage are just some of the many black singers and musicians in our Classic Hits Mix. To read about the importance of Black Music in the history of Popular Music and Rock and Roll, SEE MORE.
SOME OF THE JUNE BORN STARS GETTING EXTRA PLAYS: TOM JONES; PAUL McCARTNEY; JACKIE WILSON; BRIAN WILLIS of Quarterflash; CARLY SIMON; PAT BOONE; CHARLIE WATTS and RON WOOD of the Rolling Stones; GRAHAM RUSSELL and RUSSELL HITCHCOCK of Air Supply; MICHELLE PHILLIPS of the Mamas and Papas; GARY U.S. BONDS; CHUCK NEGRON and JACK RYLAND of Three Dog Night; BOZ SCAGGS; LEN BARRY of the Dovells/solo; REG PRESLEY and CHRIS BRITTON of the Troggs; BRAD CARLSON/BEN E CARLOS of Cheap Trick;
DENNIS LOCORRIERE of Dr. Hook; ROD ARGENT and COLIN BLUNSTONE of the Zombies; BARRY MANILOW; PAULA ABDUL; BRIAN WILSON and BRUCE JOHNSTON of the Beach Boys; ANNE MURRAY; LIONEL RICHIE; CYNDI LAUPER; PETER ASHER and GORDON WELLER of Peter and Gordon; HOWARD KAYLAN of the Turtles; MICK FLEETWOOD of Fleetwood Mac; DEAN MARTIN; PRINCE; HAROLD MELVIN of Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes; RUBY NASH of Ruby and The Romantics; JEAN KNIGHT; LES PAUL; JAMES SMITH of Stylistics; LEONARD LEE of Shirley and Lee;
WILLIAM GUEST of Gladys Knight and the Pips; ANTONE TAVARES of Tavares; TONY HADLEY of Spandau Ballet; MICHAEL MONARCH of Steppenwolf; MICHAEL ANTHONY and ALEX VAN HALEN of Van Halen; MICK HUCKNALL of Simply Red; CHESTER “Howlin’ Wolf” BURNETT; JOHN LORD of Deep Purple; JANET VOGEL of The Skyliners; SHIRLEY ALSTON REEVES of The Shirelles; BOBBY FREEMAN; ROBERT DONALDSON of Bo Donaldson and The Heywoods; MICHAEL “Sam” LUTZ of Brownsville Station; BILLY “Crash” CRADDOCK; TERRI GIBBS; EDWARD LEVERT of the O’Jays;
GREGG ROLIE of Santana/Journey; TOMMY de VITO of The Four Seasons; ANN WILSON of Heart; LARRY DUNN of Earth, Wind and Fire; CLARENCE HASKINS of Funkadelic; SHERMAN GARNES of Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers; JOEY DEE of Joey Dee and The Starliters; BARRY BAILEY and PAUL GODDARD of Atlanta Rhythm Section; MARK DEBARGE, EL DEBARGE and CHICO DEBARGE of Debarge; BOBBY SHEEHAN of Blues Traveler; PAUL YOUNG of Mike and The Mechanics; LITTLE EVA; DELORES BROOKS of the Crystals; VIC DAMONE;
BILLY GUY and BOBBY NUNN of The Coasters; JOEY KRAMER of Aerosmith; RAY DAVIES of The Kinks; TODD RUNDGREN; ALAN OSMOND of The Osmonds; ROSETTA HIGHTOWER of The Orlons; CLINT WARWICK of Moody Blues; IAN McDONALD of Foreigner; BILLY DAVIS JR. of The 5th Dimension; JOHN ILLSEY of Dire Straits; LARRY TAYLOR of Canned Heat; IAN PAICE of Deep Purple; COLIN HAY of Men At Work; FLORENCE BALLARD of The Supremes;
GLENN SHORROCK of Little River Band; LINDA SCOTT; MIKE DENNIS of The Dovells; MICHAEL CLARK and CLARENCE WHITE of The Byrds; EDDIE HOLMAN; DENIECE WILLIAMS; SUZIE QUATRO; FREDDIE STONE of Sly and The Family Stone; LEVI STUBBS and RENALDO BENSON of Four Tops; HOWARD KANE of Jay and The Americans; NANCY SINATRA; MICHAEL CARTELLONE of Lynyrd Skynyrd; JEROME SMITH of KC and the Sunshine Band; TOMMY HUNT of The Flamingos; BONNIE TYLER; Songwriter and Bass Player Bridget Kearney of Lake Street Dive; and DON HENLEY of the Eagles plus a solo career.
JUNE ALSO BRINGS THE SUMMER MONTHS and our tradition of playing Summer Songs at least once every hour throughout the Summer Time begins anew this month at GREATGOLD, the Home of GreatGoldHits and ClassicHitOldies. In addition, we’re spotlighting singers who were born in the month of June, and bands with members who were born in June, by giving their songs Extra Plays.
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The GreatGold Classic Hits Mix consists of, generally, Top 40 hits from the past, the recent past, sometimes the distant past, and, occasionally, songs that should have been hits. We play the Best of 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, it's a tune we call GREATGOLD, and, part of the History of Rock and Roll.
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