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Favorites By December Born Stars, Christmas Songs
and More of the Greatest Rock and Popular Oldies!
THIS MONTH we’re giving Extra Plays of Hit Favorites from the 1950s thru the 1990s and early 2000s by Bands with December Born Members and Solo Singers with December Birthdates. Our mix this month also includes Christmas Songs mixed in with our usual Classic Hit Oldies library, PLUS our Spotlight on 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees continues into December.
2017 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES NAMED. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum announced the names of performers to be inducted into the RockHall next year. They are Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), Joan Baez, Journey, Pearl Jam, Yes, and Tupac Shakur. The Award for Musical Excellence is being extended to music producer, musician, and co-founder of CHIC, Niles Rodgers. The special exhibition on the 2017 Inductees will open at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland on March 30. The induction ceremony will be held Friday, April 7, 2017 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Nominees who did not make it this year: Bad Brains, Chaka Khan, CHIC, Depeche Mode, J. Geils Band, Jane’s Addiction, Janet Jackson, Joe Tex, Kraftwerk, MC5, Steppenwolf, The Cars, and The Zombies. Winners and nominees will continue to be included in the GreatGold Classic Hits Mix, because We Always Play The Greats at GreatGold.fm Internet Radio.
BIRTHDAY SINGERS, MUSICIANS and BANDS getting Extra Plays this month, include: Britney Spears; Christina Aguilera; Bette Midler; Lou Rawls; Donna Summer; Andy Williams; Little Richard; Tom Waits; Harry Chapin; Jim Morrison of The Doors; Donny Osmond; Jermaine Jackson; Brenda Lee; Connie Francis; Frank Sinatra; Animals bassist Chas Chandler; Eddie Kendricks of The Temptations; Sheila E.; Grover Washington Jr; Dionne Warwick; Chris Hillman of The Byrds;
MORE: Charlie Rich; Dave Clark and Mike Smith of The Dave Clark Five; Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones; Maurice and Robin Gibb of The Bee Gees; Annie Lennox of The Eurythmics; Barbara Mandrell; Johnny Otis; Davy Jones and Michael Nesmith of The Monkees; Del Shannon; Dave Brubeck; Sarah Dallin of Bananarama; Blues great Albert King; Steely Dan and Doobie Brothers guitarist Jeff ‘Skunk’ Baxter;
PLUS Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary; Bo Diddley; John Denver; Jim Messina of Buffalo Springfield/Loggins and Messina; Dennis Wilson and Carl Dean Wilson of The Beach Boys; Louis Prima; Sammy Davis Jr.; The O’Jays/Little Anthony and the Imperials vocalist Sam Strain; The Cars guitarist Elliot Easton; Hollies guitarist Tony Hicks; Benny Andersson of ABBA;
AND: Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard of ZZ Top; Cindy Birdsong of The Supremes; David Gates of Bread; Ralph Tavares of Tavares; Mickey Thomas of Starship; Gary Rossington of Lynyrd Skynyrd; Booker T Jones of Booker-T and MGs; Randy Owen of Alabama; Marianne Faithful; Jimmy Buffet; and Paul (Ray Hildebrand) of Paul and Paula; Four Tops vocalist Abdul Duke Fakir; Jerry Butler; Johnny Moore of The Drifters; Joyce Vincent Wilson of Dawn; and Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers.
TO LEARN MORE about the New 2017 Inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio, see the story at McStreamy.com.
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.