Musicians And Singers Born In August Get Extra Plays!
DURING AUGUST WE’RE SPOTLIGHTING MUSIC ARTISTS who were born during August, such as Bobby Hatfield (born Aug. 10, 1940, died 2003) of the Righteous Brothers (seen on the left above with Bill Medley, the other half of the Righteous Bros). We’re doing that by playing August Born Birthday Stars’ hit songs from the 1950s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 1990s, 2000s and the 2010s, more often than we normally do. If the singers and musicians were born in August, we honor them and celebrate their contributions to the music we all enjoy by playing their best hits more often throughout this entire month.
THIS MONTH we’re also returning to a tradition we started about ten years ago. We’re including a category of new and independent music artists, singers and songwriters with some outstanding works that deserve to be heard. We’re drawing songs from the new and independent category at least once an hour throughout the day this month to add some fresh spice to the GreatGold mix. Many of the tunes from this category are hand picked for qualities destined to make them the Classic Hits of the future.
STARS BORN IN AUGUST INCLUDE: WHITNEY HOUSTON; RONNIE SPECTOR of The Ronettes; ISAAC HAYES; DINAH WASHINGTON; CONNIE STEVENS; TOMMY SANDS; VALARIE SIMPSON of Ashford and Simpson; SHANIA TWAIN; LEANN RIMES; RICK SPRINGFIELD; JUNIOR WALKER of Junior Walker and the AllStars; JOE JACKSON; DON HO; DAVID CROSBY of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young; STEVE MARTIN; EYDIE GORME; MADONNA; BELINDA CARLISLE of The Go-Gos and solo artist; JACKIE de SHANNON; REGIS PHILBIN; BILLY RAY CYRUS; DARYL DRAGON of Captain and Tennille; MICHAEL JACKSON; VAN MORRISON; ROBERT CRAY; TIM BACHMAN of Bachman-Turner Overdrive; RICK COONCE of The Grass Roots;
GEOFFREY BRITTON of Wings and Manfred Mann’s Earth Band; DORIS COLEY and BEVERLY LEE of The Shirelles; EDWARD PATTEN of Gladys Knight and The Pips; GARTH ‘ERIC’ HUDSON of The Band; LEE ROCKER/LEON DRUCKER of Stray Cats; JOHN GRAHAM of Earth, Wind and Fire; MORRIS “B.B” DICKERSON of War; JOHN YORK of The Byrds; KENNY HODGES and JOHN “The Chief” SEITER of Spanky And Our Gang; TONY BENNETT; PAUL LAYTON of New Seekers; DAVID CARR, PAUL HOOPER and EDDIE MOONEY of The Fortunes; TIMI YURO/Rosemary Timothy Yuro; GERI ESTELLE HALLIWELL/Ginger Spice of Spice Girls; BILLY HENDERSON of The Spinners;
ALSO: LOUIS ARMSTRONG; SAMANTHA SANG; RICK HUXLEY and DENIS PAYTON of Dave Clark Five; RANDY DeBARGE and JAMES DeBARGE of DeBarge; JACQUIE O’SULLIVAN of Bananarama; KERRY CHATER of Gary Puckett and The Union Gap; CHARLES POPE of The Tams; HERB REED and PAUL ROBI/Paul Irvin Roby of The Platters; ANDREW ‘DREW’ LACHEY of 98 Degrees; JC CHASEZ/Joshua Scott Chasez OF ‘N Sync; THE EDGE/David Howell Evans of U2; JOHN DAVID of Dr. Hook; JOE TEX/Joseph Arrington; BENJAMIN ORR of The Cars; JON FARRISS of INXS; PATTI AUSTIN; JAMES GRIFFIN of Bread;
MICHAEL “TUNES” ANTUNES of John Cafferty and The Beaver Brown Band (Eddie and The Cruisers); BOBBY HATFIELD of The Righteous Brothers; JIMMY DEAN; AL ALBERTS/Al Albertini of The Four Aces; BRYAN BASSETT of Wild Cherry; BOB MOTHERSBAUGH of Devo; ERIK BRAUNN of Iron Butterfly; ERIC CARMEN of Raspberries/solo; JIM KALE of The Guess Who; MIKE HUGG of Manfred Mann; JERRY SPEISER and JOHN REES of Men At Work; MARK KNOPFLER of Dire Straits; HUGHIE THOMASSON of Lynyrd Skynyrd; SAMMI SMITH; BARBARA MASON; JIMMY NORMAN of The Coasters; JIMMY McCULLOCH of Wings;
PLUS: DAVE “BABY” CORTEZ; LARRY GRAHAM of Sly and The Family Stone; DASH CROFTS of Seals and Crofts; NESBERT “STIX” HOOPER of The Crusaders; BILL PINKNEY, ELSBERRY HOBBS and RUDY LEWIS of The Drifters; EMILY ERWIN of The Dixie Chicks; JAMES “J.T.” TAYLOR of Kool and The Gang; GARY LOIZZO of American Breed; ROBERT ‘SQUIRREL’ LESTER and MARSHALL DONALD THOMPSON of Chi-Lites; KETTY LESTER; CARL PERKINS; DONNIE WAHLBERG of New Kids On The Block; GILBY CLARKE of Guns N’ Roses; KEVIN ROWLAND of Dexy’s Midnight Runners; GARY TALLEY of Box Tops; DRAKE LEVIN of Paul Revere and The Raiders; SAM BUTERA; GEORGIA GIBBS/Frieda Lipschitz; MARK DINNING; VIC DANA;
BARBARA HARRIS of The Toys; JOHNNY PRESTON/John Preston Courville; BILLY J KRAMER/William Howard Ashton of Billy J Kramer and The Dakotas; GINGER BAKER/Peter Edward Baker of Cream; ROBERT PLANT; JAMES PANKOW of Chicago; KIM SLEDGE of Sister Sledge; STEVE SMITH of Journey; TOM COSTER of Santana; KENNY ROGERS; HOWIE DOROUGH of Backstreet Boys; DEBBI PETERSON of The Bangles; IAN MITCHELL of Bay City Rollers; DAVID LEE MARKS of Beach Boys; GARY “MUTHA” WITHEM of Gary Puckett and The Union Gap; BOB FLANAGAN of The Four Freshmen; KEITH MOON of The Who; MIKE DEROSIER of Heart; and ERNEST WRIGHT JR of Little Anthony and The Imperials.
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