Smorgasbord Summer Music Festival with hosts William Price King and Sally Cronin – Headliners Johnny Mathis, Led Zeppelin and the Beach Boys.

The music festivals such as Glastonbury will not be laid on this year with thousands of fans putting their glamping (and less than glam) weekends on hold until next year.

Whilst not the same as sitting in the rain and mud, amongst thousands of other fans listening to the headliners, over the next three months, every two weeks, we will be staging a summer music festival of our own.

William Price King has been writing the music column for the last five years, showcasing wonderful musicians and singers of the last 75 years and I will be playing music from those series.

I will be also sharing tracks from my favourite music from the last 50 years across the rock and roll, country and pop charts.

We hope you will enjoy the music…

From the Johnny Mathis series

“A Certain Smile,” written for the 1958 film of the same name, based on the novel, also titled “A Certain Smile,” by Françoise Sagan (known in French as “Un Certain Sourire”) was nominated for the 1958 Academy Award for Best Original Song. The music was written by Sammy Fain with lyrics by Paul Francis Webster. Johnny Mathis appeared in the film as a bar singer performing the title song. Mathis’ recording, with backing orchestration by Ray Ellis, reached number 4 on the UK Singles Chart and number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was featured in the 2010 BBC production of “A Passionate Woman.”

“Let It Be Me: Mathis in Nashville” was released in 2010, by Columbia Records and focused upon popular country songs. With the exceptions of the traditional folk song “Shenandoah” and George Strait’s “We Must Be Lovin’ Right” from 1993, the heyday of the selections that Mathis is covering coincided approximately with the first 20 years of his career, starting with Elvis Presley’s “Love Me Tender” from 1956.

The album earned Mathis a Grammy Award nomination for “Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.

“Stairway to Heaven” is a song by the English rock band Led Zeppelin, released in late 1971. It was composed by the band’s guitarist Jimmy Page and vocalist Robert Plant for their untitled fourth studio album. The song is sometimes regarded as the most popular rock tune of all time: Wikipedia Thanks to Chili World – Music Led Zeppelin: Amazon US

“Good Vibrations” is a song by the American rock band the Beach Boys that was composed by Brian Wilson with lyrics by Mike Love. Released as a single on October 10, 1966, it was an immediate critical and commercial hit, topping record charts in several countries including the US and UK. Characterized by its complex soundscapes, episodic structure and subversions of pop music formula, it was the costliest single ever recorded at the time of its release. “Good Vibrations” later became widely acclaimed as one of the finest and most important works of the rock era: WikipediaThanks to Stephen McElvain

The Beach Boys Sounds of Summer: Amazon US

Thanks for tuning in this week.. William is on his summer break but will be back with a new series in September.. in the meantime we hope you will enjoy the summer of music.

43 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Summer Music Festival with hosts William Price King and Sally Cronin – Headliners Johnny Mathis, Led Zeppelin and the Beach Boys.

  1. I’ll be playing the last two songs again when I’m on the computer tonight. In the meantime I am racking my brains to picture A Passionate Woman – I am certain I watched and enjoyed it – but can not recall it.

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