February Born, Romance, and Black History Month
PLUS 2022 Nominees to Rock Hall of Fame!
DURING THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY we celebrate the music of singers and musicians born in February by giving their individual hit songs, or the hits by the Bands they have been members of, Extra Plays in our mix of great music from the 1950s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s, 2010s, and the best of the 2020s. PLUS, this month we’re including plays of songs by 2022 nominees up for possible addition to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (NOMINEES IN OUR LIBRARY: Pat Benatar, Kate Bush, Devo, Duran Duran, Eurythmics, Judas Priest, MC5, Lionel Ritchie, Carly Simon, Dionne Warwick.) VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITES. (HINT: Voting easiest using Chrome browser.)
FEBRUARY IS THE MONTH OF VALENTINES DAY. To promote and honor the Holiday designed for Romance, Kissing, Hugs, Love, Kindness, Warmth and Understanding, we’re including special Valentines Day songs throughout each day and night during the entire month.
FEBRUARY IS ALSO BLACK HISTORY MONTH, which is the perfect time for all of us to remember that it was the melting together of music by white, black, brown, red, yellow and beige musicians that brought about Rock and Roll. We all need to make note of Black History Month for many reasons, including the historical significance of inventions and other Black achievements.
One of the important achievements that affects tons of us, everyday, no matter what color our skin, is wrapped up in the fact that a large percentage of Rock and Roll owes much to early black musicians, many of whom are on our everyday playlist at GreatGold.fm Internet Radio, throughout every year. The pioneers of Rock, and their influences on the genre, are a great part of Black History that affects everyone, positively, musicians and music lovers, alike, the world over. We are proud to include many Black music artists from out of the past on our playlist often.
MUSIC STARS BORN IN FEBRUARY include: Don Everly of the Everly Brothers; Danielle Sari Haim of HAIM; Bob Shane of the Kingston Trio; Ray Sawyer of Dr. Hook; Mike Campbell of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers; Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, and TheHollies; Alan McKay of Earth, Wind and Fire; Ross Valory of Journey; Neal Schon of Journey and Bad English; Dennis Edwards of The Temptations;
AND: Roy Yaeger of Atlanta Rhythm Section; James Dunn of The Stylistics; George Harrison of The Beatles and solo careers; Fats Domino; Bob Hite and Adalpho De La Parra of Canned Heat; Johnathan Cain of Journey and Babys; Brian Jones of Rolling Stones; Tennessee Ernie Ford; Phyllis McGuire of The McGuire Sisters; Peter Gabriel of Genesis and solo career; Sergio Mendes; Bonnie Rosman, Peter Lucia and Eddie Gray of Tommy James and the Shondells; Sheryl Crow;
PLUS: Cindy Wilson of The B-52s; Cory Wells and Joe Schermie of 3 Dog Night; Charles Winfield, Tim Buckley, Lew Soloff and Al Kooper of Blood, Sweat and Tears; Duff McKagen of Guns and Roses; Fabian Forte; David Bryan of Bon Jovi; Creed Bratton of The Grass Roots; Carole King; Smokey Robinson of The Miracles and solor careers; Lou Christie; Mark Andes and Roger Fisher of Heart; Walter Becker of Steely Dan; Jon Brant of Cheap Trick; Peter Tork of The Monkees;
ALSO: Johnny Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd; Melissa Manchester; James Ingram; Gene Pitney; Derek Pellicci of Little River Band; Juice Newton; Gene Vincent; Eric Haydock of The Hollies; Loi Tolhurst of The Cure; John Steel and Vic Briggs of The Animals; Ed Sheeran; Florence LaRue Gamble of The 5th Dimension; Don Wilson of The Ventures; and other great musicians and singers from the Golden Years of Music.
GREATGOLD is GreatGold Internet Radio, and GreatGold.fm, as well as ClassicHitOldies.com, also known as GreatGoldHits.com, and by GreatGoldMusic.com. No matter which you choose, you'll always get GreatGold. We play Classic Hits from the 1950s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and the best of the 2000s, 2010s and beyond. Sometimes you'll hear a song in the Rock category, or Pop, Blues, Motown, Disco, Soul, Country-Pop, Country-Rock, Soft Rock, male and female singers, boy bands, girl bands, and once in awhile you may hear an outstanding independent or new artist with a Classic Hits Wannabee.
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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