This past Thursday,we lost a musical legend,a true icon in Pop,R&B,Soul,Gospel music,one of the building blocks of modern music and one of the greatest voices of all time,Aretha Franklin who passed away on August 16th from complications from pancreatic cancer at the age of 76. When you list all of the things Aretha achieved musically it is truly mind boggling! Over 77 Billboard top entries,17 Pop top ten entries,over 100 R&B entries,20 #1 R&B singles,she is the most charted female artist in music history. She’s also earned 18 Grammy Awards and has sold over 75 million records worldwide. From Respect to You Make Me Feel(Like A Natural Woman) to Rock Steady to Freeway Of Love to I Knew You Were Waiting For Me to A Rose Is Still A Rose, Aretha crossed generations with her music and her legendary voice is instantly recognizable to millions. I first heard her sing over 50 years ago and even though I wasn’t the biggest Aretha fan,I was one who loved her voice and all of those hit songs! Her voice was dominant even in her later years. Sadly we are losing our music legends,to that I really don’t know what to say….the ONLY thing that I can do is try to honor her,which is why we played her music off and on all day Thursday and which is why we’ll have a special tribute show in her honor next Thursday August 23rd at 2:00 PM ET/7:00 PM-19:00 International time and play all of her big hit songs. I hope you all can join me and pay respects to THE DIVA!!!
~Leslie “DJ L ROB” Robinson
Today instead of rebroadcasting THE BEST OF TheREWIND and TheREWIND//UK we will broadcast the music of legendary R&B/pop/gospel legend Aretha Franklin who has sadly passed away at the age of 76. If you tune in now,we’ll be honoring Aretha for the next few hours with great music dedicated in her honor. We will reschedule “THE BEST OF” tomorrow at 2:00 PM ET/7:00 PM-19:00 UK/International time.
Executive Producer/Creator/COO:Rewind Radio Now Inc
Today starting at 2:00 PM ET-7:00 PM UK time on TheREWIND//UK it’s ALL about the Ladies as we feature mainly female artists of the 70’s and 80’s! We’ll be listening to great female artists like Diana Ross,Donna Summer,Cher,Cyndi Lauper and the legendary Queen Of Soul Aretha Franklin who sadly is in bad health these days! We’ll have a special announcement about A Salute to Aretha next week! Special thanks to our own producer Claudia May for producing today’s show and providing us with a SUPERB playlist! Please follow us on Facebook during the show for comments and trivia and overall fun! We get the ball rolling very soon !!!! So DON’T be late!
~DJ L ROB!
Tonight at 7:00 PM ET we begin broadcasting live,TheREWIND on our NEW day,Monday and tonight’s show is guaranteed to be HOT,HOT,HOT!! We continue with our 3rd ENDLESS Summer Nights Series as we get into those dog days of August with a constant theme……the word HOT!!! We’ll hear from artists ranging from Loverboy,Nick Gilder,Pat Benatar,Survivor,Cheap Trick and many more!
Also check out MOVE IT MONDAYS!,today starting at 11:00 AM ET to 12 noon ET!(motivational,upbeat music to get your week going) This week we’re going OLD School AM Gold with songs from the late 60’s and early with artists like Aretha Franklin,The Monkees,The Doors,Three Dog Night and more!
Mondays just got better with a full day of great music each and every week! So tune in early and stay late! See you there!
~DJ L ROB
Today starting at 2:00 PM ET-7:00 PM/19:00 UK time on TheREWIND//UK we’ll honor Sir Barry Gibb on his recent awarding to knighthood alongside famed Beatles drummer Ringo Starr with a BEE GEES music marathon along with some of Ringo Starr’s biggest solo hits. We’ll start from the late 1960’s and go straight to the early 2000’s with Bee Gees classic hits! Special thanks to our own Claudia May for coming up with this brilliant idea for honoring Barry and The Bee Gees. Please follow Claudia,Holly and myself on Facebook during the show for comments,trivia and fun conversation. So get ready for some fantastic music as only we can do!
~DJ L ROB
Today starting at 2:00 PM ET/7:00 PM UK time on TheREWIND//UK we bring you the 5th installment of our REWIND Essentials Album Spotlight Series with one of the 80’s most iconic albums,The Joshua Tree from super group U2 which was released in March 1987. U2, already one of the world’s premier rock bands,with the release of The Joshua Tree became music icons,particularly in the United States.Not only was this album the fastest selling LP in British music history but is also one of the world’s biggest selling albums of all time. Inspired by the band’s fascination with America,the band created a historic LP based on American and roots music and created a masterpiece. We’ll also play some of U2’s iconic hits from their other classic LP’s so sit back and enjoy some great music as only we can give it to you!
~DJ L ROB
I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted a “Random Thoughts” blog here,but no time like the present to catch up!:
- The major news is that starting August 6th,our flagship radio show,TheREWIND moves from Sundays to Monday nights at 7:00 PM ET-10:00 PM ET. We’ll have plenty of notifications on Facebook as a reminder of the day change and I truly hope that everyone can listen in to our Monday shows with all the passion that you did for our Sunday shows. Everything else on the radio schedule stays the same.
- Our scheduled shows for August are very interesting: we’ll do another of our Endless Summer Nights series,do an album spotlight show featuring U2,have a “family” themed show,a “girls night out” theme,A Bryan Adams/Tina Turner team-up show,another Top 40 Chart Topping Series show from 1979 and that’s just for starters so be on the lookout for these shows right here!
- Well that’s it from me,please feel free to e-mail us with your comments and questions and please follow us on Facebook for up to date info on upcoming shows.
~Leslie “L ROB”Robinson
Tonight starting at 7:00 PM ET on TheREWIND we bring you great classic R&B and smooth jazz/pop hits from the 70’s and 80’s from such great artists like Earth Wind & Fire,The Commodores,Barry White,The Isley Brothers,Hall&Oates,George Michael,Luther Vandross,Heatwave and many more. We’ll cool off any summer heatwaves and smooth out your summer evening. Please follow us on Facebook during the show for comments,trivia and fun.We’ll see you tonight for some great music!
This Sunday at 7:00 PM ET on TheREWIND we continue with our REWIND Essentials Album Series with a true classic LP from one of pop music’s greatest ensembles, TOTO with one of the 80’s most decorated albums, TOTO IV. This classic LP released in April 1982 received 6 Grammy Awards including, Album Of The Year,Producer Of The Year and Record of The Year for the song,”Rosanna”. We’ll hear all ten songs on this fantastic LP as well as other hit songs from Toto. Special thanks to our own producer Holly Frye Orman for suggesting this great LP. Please follow Holly,Claudia and myself on Facebook during the show for comments,trivia and great fun. So get ready to enjoy some great hits right here!
~DJ L ROB
Today at 2:00 PM ET-5:00 PM UK time on theREWIND//UK we bring to you another installment of our UK Top 40 Charts Show as we replay the top 40 UK songs for the week ending July 15th,1984 featuring some great music from Frankie Goes To Hollywood,Prince,Thompson Twins,WHAM!,Lionel Richie and many more! Special thanks to our own Claudia May for producing today’s show! Please follow us on Facebook during the show for comments,trivia and fun. Some songs you’ll know,so you may not but I know you’ll enjoy the music from 1984!
~DJ L ROB