The anniversaries of two major events in music history are noted this week on “The Grooveyard” Thursday night and “The Rock Show” Friday night.
Thursday night at 9, “The Grooveyard” will look back at the artists who died in the plane crash in Clear Lake, Iowa on February 3, 1959, frequently called “The Day the Music Died”. Bobby G–filling in for Alan Seltzer–will feature the music of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper. He’ll also share the top hits of the day in 1960 on the Top Ten @10.
Guest hosting on “The Rock Show” Friday night at 7 PM, Alan Seltzer will feature two hours of the Beatles “Under the Covers” in honor of the 50th anniversary of their arrival in the United States. This will include hits by other artists as done by the Fab Four, plus Beatle songs recorded by other artists.
Also, voting continues in our listener survey for your favorite love songs. There’s separate surveys for songs from the 1950s and for the Grooveyard years of the 1960s. Pick up to 10 songs from each survey daily through February 6. We’ll combine the results and announce the winners during our pre-Valentines Day show on February 13. We’ll also take your holiday dedications here.
Hosted by Alan Seltzer, “The Grooveyard” can be heard on 88.1 FM on Long Island, the 88.1 FM link on wcwp.org or the TuneIn app on your SmartPhone. Feel free to send song requests, comments and suggestions via Twitter or the form below.