February Born, Romance, and Black History Month
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, and the best of the 2000s.
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.
WE’RE STILL IN THE MIDDLE OF WINTER, so, we will continue to play specially selected Winter-Oriented Songs, mixed in with the Classic Rock and Pop Oldies from our regular playlist.
MUSIC STARS BORN IN FEBRUARY include: Don Everly of the Everly Brothers; 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; Donovan; 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.