DURING AUGUST WE’RE SPOTLIGHTING MUSIC ARTISTS who were born during August, such as Bobby Hatfield (born Aug. 10, 1940, died 2003), the half of the Righteous Bros with the high pitched voice). 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 continuing a tradition we started several 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 handpicked for qualities destined to make them the Classic Hits and Favs 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; and many more.
For the singers and band members having birthdays this month being played today on GreatGold, in addition to Classic Hit Wannabes and our Special Summer Songs, go to the list of Birthday Stars.
THE MUSIC HEARD on GreatGold Internet Radio is curated, cataloged, processed into digital, programed for presentation on the internet, presented, and announced by Gary W. Morgan. Gary’s professional career from 1966-2002 included on-air experience as a broadcast radio announcer, personality, music director, program director, commercial continuity director, commercial copywriter, commercial production specialist, news reporter, news director, radio rock show host, on-air interviewer, news anchor, and salesperson. Morgan’s career also included employment as a newspaper journalist, advertising layout person, copy editor and photographer. Since the turn of the century, he has been involved in work on the internet as a webmaster, content provider, editor, website developer-builder, website graphics creator, and manager-producer for GreatGold.fm Internet Radio.