GREATGOLD – 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 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;
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; and, MANY MORE.
SEE THE LIST OF MUSIC STARS BORN IN AUGUST HERE, or select the August Birthday List under BIRTHDAYS in our main menu at the top of any page.
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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 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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