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Today in Music 6/24/19

Happy Summer! For the next month I’ll be counting down the 20 Biggest Summer Songs of All-Time as compiled by Billboard Magazine. The rankings are based on each track’s performance on the Billboard Hot 100 during the summer tracking period from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Number 20

“Crazy In Love” by Beyonce featuring Jay Z
Released: May 14, 2003
Album: Dangerously In Love
Songwriter(s): Rich Harrison, Beyonce Knowles, Eugene Record, Shawn Carter
Producer(s): Rich Harrison, Beyonce Knowles

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TODAY IN MUSIC: 6/21/19

TODAY IN MUSIC: The Lexicon of Love, the debut studio album by English pop band ABC, was released June 21, 1982, on Mercury Records. The album was a critical and commercial success particularly in the United Kingdom, entering the UK album chart at #1 and producing four UK Top 20 hits: “Tears Are Not Enough”, “Poison Arrow”, “The Look of Love “, and “All My Heart”. The Lexicon of Love was produced by Trevor Horn and features themes of heartache and the search for meaningful relationships. The album did not reach the same heights in America but “Poison Arrow” and “The Look of Love” did crack the Top 40. In 2009, ABC performed the entire album at the Royal Albert Hall in London, accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra. A UK review of the 2004 Deluxe Edition called The Lexicon of Love “a landmark of British pop.” #abc #thelexiconoflove #abcthelexiconoflove #mercuryrecords #uk #ukalbumchart #tearsarenotenough #poisonarrow #thelookoflove #allmyheart #top40 #royalalberthall #london #bbc #bbcconcertorchestra #tonyatlarge #eclectimaniacradioshow #todayinmusic #musichistory
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Today in Music: 6/20/19

TODAY IN MUSIC: Foreigner’s second studio album Double Vision was released on June 20, 1978, on Atlantic Records. Double Vision peaked at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. The album has sold in excess of 7 million copies and is one of Foreigner’s best selling releases.. Double Vision produced three hit singles: “Hot Blooded” (#3), “Blue Morning Blue Day” (#15) and the title track. “Double Vision” (the song) was inspired by a New York Rangers hockey game that was on television. After the goalie was helped off the ice after a brutal hit, lead vocalist Lou Gramm recalled, “The announcer said (the goalie) was going to be alright, but was experiencing double vision. A siren went off in my head…Double Vision. Perfect!” A little Foreigner trivia: Foreigner lead guitarist Mick Jones is the step-father of producer Mark Ronson. #foreigner #doublevision #foreignerdoublevision #billboard200 #classicrock #classicalbums #hotblooded #bluemorningblueday #newyorkrangers #hockeygame #lougramm #mickjones #markronson #tonyatlarge #eclectimaniacradioshow #todayinmusic #musichistory
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Today in Music: 6/19/19

TODAY IN MUSIC: On June 19, 1989, Cher released her 19th studio album Heart of Stone. The album was her second album after signing with Geffen Records. Heart of Stone had multipe producers including Peter Asher, Michael Bolton, Desmond Child, and Diane Warren. The album reached number nine in the United States, making it Cher’s first solo album to reach the top 10. Heart of Stone produced three top ten singles: “After All” (a duet with Peter Cetera that was also used as the love theme for the film Chances Are), “If I Could Turn Back Time”, and “Just Like Jesse James”. #cher #heartofstone #cherheartofstone #geffenrecords #peterasher #michaelbolton #desmondchild #dianewarren #afterall #petercetera #ificouldturnbacktime #justlikejessejames #tonyatlarge #eclectimaniacradioshow #todayinmusic #musichistory
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Today in Music: 6/18/19

TODAY IN MUSIC: Odelay by Beck was released on June 18, 1996, by DGC Records. Odelay was Beck’s follow-up to Mellow Gold (1994). Produced primarily by Beck and The Dust Brothers, “Odelay” received critical acclaim upon release and is Beck’s most commercially successful album. Like Mellow Gold, Odelay incorporates elements from numerous genres including folk, country, rock and hip-hop. The album ws nominated for the Album of the Year Grammy Award and won Grammys for Best Alternative Music Album and Best Male Rock Vocal Performance for “Where It’s At”. Four singles were released from Odelay: “Where It’s At”, “Devil’s Haircut”, “The New Pollution”, and “Sissyneck”. #beck #odelay #beckodelay #dgcrecords #mellowgold #thedustbrothers #folk #country #rock #hiphop #grammyawards #bestmalerockvocalperformance #bestalternativealbum #tonyatlarge #eclectimaniacradioshow #todayinmusic #musichistory
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The next ECLECTIMANIAC Radio Show:

Love connie

Jun 19, 2019: 8pm – 10pm
WGXC 90.7-FM: Radio for Open Ears
90.7-FM and wgxc.org
WGXC Hudson Studio
369 Warren Street | Hudson, NY 12534
Hosted by Tony@Large

Eclectimaniac welcomes LA-based drag artist Love Connie (@realloveconnie), who will chat about her brand new web series “Connie-Wood,” her featured appearance this season on RuPaul’s Drag Race and reflects on a scene-stealing moment in the hit comedy “Legally Blonde.” The Eclectimaniac Boys — @tonyatlarge, @sethdavisphoto and @jeffmmckinney — also discuss Madonna’s “Madame X,” shenanigans at Chemical Brothers concerts, the movie “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Prince’s “Originals” and Whitney Houston holograms. Plus tracks from The Clash, Lizzo, Hotmood, Charo, Queen, Mariah Carey and more! 

A monthly odyssey through a diverse pop landscape featuring new hits, throwbacks, remixes and nu-disco.

Today in Music: 6/17/19

TODAY IN MUSIC: On June 17, 1967, Barbra Streisand performed a free concert in New York’s Central Park before an audience of 135,000. The special concert was sponsored by Rheingold Beer to start the second season of the company’s Central Park Music Festival. Held in Sheep Meadow, the show was directed by Robert Scheerer (the Andy Williams Show, the Danny Kaye Show and a number of Bell Telephone Hours), with music direction by Mort Lindsey. Streisand took the weekend off from filming “Funny Girl”, her movie debut, to perform the concert. Torrential rains fell until roughly 5pm the evening of the performance, causing some preparation and technical issues. The concert was recorded and filmed for a live album and television special which was broadcast September 15, 1968, on CBS. It was during this performance that Streisand forgot the lyrics to the song “When the Sun Comes Out”, which led to her well-known stagefright thereafter. #barbrastreisand #ahappeningincentralpark #freeconcerts #centralpark #nyc #sheepmeadown #rheingoldbeer #centralparkmusicfestival #robertscheerer #andywilliams #dannykaye #mortlindsey #funnygirl #cbs #whenthesuncomesout #tonyatlarge #eclectimaniacradioshow #todayinmusic #musichistory
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Today in Music: 6/14/19

TODAY IN MUSIC: Madonna’s Who’s That Girl World Tour kicked off at the Osaka Stadium in Osaka, Japan, on June 14, 1987. Supporting her third studio album True Blue (1986) and the Who’s That Girl soundtrack (1987), the tour was her second overall and first world tour, visiting Asia, North America and Europe. Madonna trained rigorously for the demands of the tour which were physically, musically and technically more ambitious than the previous Virgin Tour. The multi-media show consisted of seven costume changes (designed by Marlene Stewart who had designed the now iconic black bustier from the “Open Your Heart” video) and extensive staging and choreography by Shabba Doo. The tour also marked the first time Madonna used Niki Haris and Donna De Lory as backup vocalists (the two would continue for several subsequent tours as Madonna’s featured backing vocalists). Who’s That Girl World Tour was a commercial success, grossing $25 million dollars over 3 legs and 38 total shows. The tour was captured for the release Ciao Italia: Live from Italy. Level 42 served as the official opening act. #madonna #whosthatgirl #whosthatgirlworldtour #madonnawhosthatgirl #osakajapan #osakastadium #trueblue #moviesoundtracks #concerttours #virgintour #marlenestewart #openyourheart #shabbadoo #nikiharis #donnadelory #ciaoitalialivefromitaly #level42 #tonyatlarge #eclectimaniacradioshow #todayinmusic #musichistory
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Today in Music: 6/13/19

TODAY IN MUSIC: On June 13, 1979, The Cars released their second studio album Candy-O. Like on their self-titled debut album, the band again worked with Queen producer Roy Thomas Baker. The record received positive reviews and peaked at #3 on the Billboard 200 album chart. The album’s cover art was created by artist Alberto Vargas, noted for his paintings of pin-up girls that appeared in Playboy and Esquire magazines. The model used for the cover (coincidentally named Candy Moore) was an actress best know for playing Lucille Ball’s onscreen daughter on The Lucy Show. Three singles were released from Candy-O: “Let’s Go” (the band’s first top twenty hit), “It’s All I Can Do”, and “Double Life”. #thecars #candyo #roythomasbaker #billboard200 #albertovargas #painters #pinups #playboy #playboymagazine #esquiremagazine #candymoore #lucilleball #thelucyshow #letsgo #itsallicando #doublelife #tonyatlarge #eclectimaniacradioshow #todayinmusic #musichistory
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Today in Music: 6/12/19

TODAY IN MUSIC: On June 12, 2003, Phil Collins, Van Morrison, Little Richard and the members of Queen (John Deacon, Brian May, Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor), were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame at the 34th annual induction and awards dinner held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. The event was executive produced by Phil Ramone and broadcast on the Bravo network. The National Academy of Popular Music/Songwriters Hall of Fame was founded in 1969 by songwriter Johnny Mercer and publishers Abe Olman and Howie Richmond. The NAPM/SHOF is also devoted to the development of new songwriting talent through workshops, showcases and scholarships. Some key Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees have included Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, Sir Elton John, Bernie Taupin, Stevie Wonder, Brian Wilson, James Taylor, James Brown, Curtis Mayfield, Jim Croce, Hal David and Burt Bacharach, among many, many others. #songwritershalloffame #nationalacademyofpopularmusic #philcollins #vanmorrison #littlerichard #queen #johndeacon #brainmay #freddiemercury #rogertaylor #marriottmarquis #nyc #philramone #bravo #johnnymercer #abeolman #howierichmond #inductees #songwritingroyalty #popularmusic #bobdylan #billyjoel #sireltonjohn #bernietaupin #steviewonder #brinawilson #jamestaylor #jamesbrown #curtismayfield #jimcroce #haldavid #burtbacharach #tonyatlarge #eclectimaniacradioshow #todayinmusic #musichistory
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