Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 1997 Part Two – Toni Braxton, Madonna, Barbra Streisand & Bryan Adams, Sheryl Crow


Welcome to our show and we are excited to share decades of music with you in 2022.

Here is my second selection of top 1997 hits which I hope you will enjoy.

Toni Braxton – Un-break my heart

“Un-break my heart” is from the 1996 album “Secrets.” It stayed at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 11 consecutive weeks while maintaining the same position on the Hot Dance Club Songs and Adult Contemporary component charts. When Billboard celebrated their 40 years charting from 1958 to 1998, the song was declared the most successful song by a solo artist in the Billboard Hot 100 history and went on to win the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. In Europe the song reached the top five in more than 10 countries while peaking at #1 in Austria, Belgium, Romania, Sweden, and Switzerland.

August 7th Garth Brooks performs a free concert in NYC’s Central Park for HBO, later releasing it as Garth: Live from Central Park 

Madonna – Don’t cry for me Argentina

“Don’t cry for me Argentina” was written and composed by Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice while they were researching the life of Argentine leader Eva Peron for the musical “Évita.” The story follows Evita’s early life, rise to power, charity work, and death. The song peaked at #1 on the European Hot 100 Singles, #3 in the UK, and #8 on Billboard’s Hot 100, but topped the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart.

August 25th Welsh rock band Stereophonics release their debut studio album “Word Gets Around” 

Now time for my second picks from 1997 and I hope you will enjoy my selection.

Barbra Streisand & Bryan Adams – I Finally Found Someone

“I Finally Found Someone” is a song by American singer Barbra Streisand and Canadian singer Bryan Adams. The power ballad was part of the soundtrack of Streisand’s self-directed movie The Mirror Has Two Faces and was nominated for an Oscar.

The song  reached No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 2 on the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary chart.  The single was also successful in several other countries, reaching No. 1 in Ireland, No. 2 in Australia, No. 6 in New Zealand and No. 18 in Adams’ native Canada.Barbra Streisand 

September 13th Elton John releases “Candle in the Wind 1997”, a tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales in the UK

Sheryl Crow – Every day is a Winding Road

“Everyday Is a Winding Road” is the second single from American singer and songwriter Sheryl Crow’s 1996 eponymous album. Neil Finn, lead singer of Crowded House, provides backing vocals.Paul Hester, another member of Crowded House, was the inspiration for the song. The single was well-received on the radio and peaked at number 11 on the US Billboard Hot 100. It also peaked at number 12 on the UK Singles Chart and became Crow’s fourth and final number-one single in Canada. Sheryl Crow

September 29th Robbie Williams releases his first solo album “Life thru a Lens” features single “Angels”

Additional sources: On This Day – Music – Hits of the 90s: Playback FMWikipedia

Your Hosts for The Breakfast Show

William Price King is an American jazz singer, crooner, and composer.

His interest in music began at an early age when he studied piano and clarinet in high school. At Morehouse College in Atlanta where he grew up, he sang in the Glee Club and studied classical music. After graduation he went off to the Yale School of Music where he earned a Masters degree. From there he journeyed to New York where he created a jazz trio ‘Au Naturel’ which performed in some of the hottest venues in Manhattan including gigs on Broadway and the famous ‘Rainbow Room.’ These gigs opened doors for performances in Montreal and a European tour.

While touring Europe he met a lovely French lady, Jeanne Maïstre, who, a year later became his wife. King left the group ‘Au Naturel’ and settled in the south of France where he started a new life on the French Riviera, opening his own music school – the “Price King Ecole Internationale de Chant.” He has had the pleasure over the years of seeing many of his students excel as singers on a professional level, and some going on to become national celebrities. He continues to coach young singers today, in his spare time.

Blog– IMPROVISATION William Price King on Tumblr – Buy William’s music: William Price King iTunes – FacebookWilliam Price King – Twitter@wpkofficial
Regular Venue – Cave Wilson

Sally Cronin is an author, blogger and broadcaster who enjoyed four years as part of the team on Onda Cero International’s English speaking morning show in Marbella and then for two years as a presenter on Expressfm the local radio station in Portsmouth. She co-presented two ‘Drive Time’ shows a week with Adrian Knight, hosted the live Thursday Afternoon Show and The Sunday Morning Show guests including musicians and authors. Following this she became Station Director for a local internet television station for two years, producing and presenting the daily news segment, outside broadcasts and co-presenting the Adrian and Sally chat show live on Friday evenings.

She and her husband David have now returned to Ireland where they live on the Wexford Coast where she blogs and continues to write books.

Books :Amazon US – And: Amazon UK – More reviews: Goodreads – blog: Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Twitter: @sgc58 – Facebook: Sally Cronin – LinkedIn: Sally Cronin

Next week 1998 Part One – We hope you will tune in.. as always we love to hear from you.. thanks William and Sally.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 1997 Part One – Elton John R. Kelly, Shania Twain, Puff Daddy & Faith Evans


Welcome to our show and we are excited to share decades of music with you in 2022.

Here is my first selection of top 1997 hits which I hope you will enjoy.

Elton John – Candle in the wind

“Candle in the wind” (also known as “Goodbye England’s Rose” and “Candle in the wind ‘97”) was a tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales, with the global proceeds from the song going towards Diana’s charities.

According to the “Guinness Book of Records” “Candle in the Wind 1997”is the second highest-selling physical single of all time, behind Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” and is the highest-selling single since charts began in the 1950s. This was John’s fourth #1 single and the best-selling single in the UK chart history. In the US it topped the charts for 14 weeks and is the best-selling single in Billboard history and won the Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.

January 9th Heart attacks sends Frank Sinatra back to hospital 

R. Kelly – I believe I can Fly

“I believe I can fly” was composed by R. Kelly for the soundtrack of the 1996 film “Space Jam.” It reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and remained for six non-consecutive weeks. It topped the charts in eight countries, including the Netherlands, New Zealand, the Republic of Ireland, and the UK. The song received five nominations at the 40th Annual Grammy Awards, winning Best Male R& B Vocal Performance, Best R&B Song, and Best Song Written for Visual Media. It was ranked #406 on Rolling Stone’s list of the « 500 Greatest Songs of All Time » in 2004. The music video was directed by Kelly with Hype Williams and designed by visual artist and designer Ron Norsworthy. James Watson

February 26th 39th Grammy Awards: Change the World Babyface, Beck & LeAnn Rimes wins 

Now time for my first picks from 1997 and I hope you will enjoy my selection.

Shania Twain – Don’t Be Stupid

“Don’t Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)” is a song co-written and performed by Canadian country music singer Shania Twain. It was released in November 1997 as the second single from Twain’s album Come On Over but was the seventh to be released to international markets. The song was written by Robert John “Mutt” Lange and Shania Twain. The single peaked at number six on the Billboard country singles chart, becoming Twain’s sixth top-10 hit on that chart.  Shania Twain

March 11th Beatle Paul McCartney knighted by Queen Elizabeth II

Puff Daddy & Faith Evans – I’ll Be Missing You

“I’ll Be Missing You” is a song by American rapper Puff Daddy and singer Faith Evans, featuring R&B group 112, in memory of fellow Bad Boy Records artist (and Evans’s husband) Christopher “The Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace, who was murdered on March 9, 1997. Released as the second single from Puff Daddy and the Family’s No Way Out album, “I’ll Be Missing You” samples the Police’s 1983 hit song “Every Breath You Take” with an interpolated chorus sung by Evans and interpolated rhythm. The song also interpolates the 1929 Albert E. Brumley hymn “I’ll Fly Away” and features a spoken intro over a choral version of Samuel Barber’s “Adagio for Strings”.

At the 40th Annual Grammy Awards, the song won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group. The single spent eleven weeks atop the US Billboard Hot 100 and reached number one in 15 other countries; it was the best-performing single of 1997 in Iceland, the Netherlands (Dutch Top 40), and Romania. With shipments of over three million copies in the United States and over one million in both Germany and the United Kingdom, the song has become one of the best-selling singles of all time. J C K

May 6th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: The Bee Gees; Buffalo Springfield; Crosby, Stills and Nash; The Jackson Five; Joni Mitchell; Parliament-Funkadelic; The (Young) Rascals; Mahalia Jackson; Bill Monroe; and Syd Nathan

Additional sources: On This Day – Music – Hits of the 90s: Playback FMWikipedia

Your Hosts for The Breakfast Show

William Price King is an American jazz singer, crooner, and composer.

His interest in music began at an early age when he studied piano and clarinet in high school. At Morehouse College in Atlanta where he grew up, he sang in the Glee Club and studied classical music. After graduation he went off to the Yale School of Music where he earned a Masters degree. From there he journeyed to New York where he created a jazz trio ‘Au Naturel’ which performed in some of the hottest venues in Manhattan including gigs on Broadway and the famous ‘Rainbow Room.’ These gigs opened doors for performances in Montreal and a European tour.

While touring Europe he met a lovely French lady, Jeanne Maïstre, who, a year later became his wife. King left the group ‘Au Naturel’ and settled in the south of France where he started a new life on the French Riviera, opening his own music school – the “Price King Ecole Internationale de Chant.” He has had the pleasure over the years of seeing many of his students excel as singers on a professional level, and some going on to become national celebrities. He continues to coach young singers today, in his spare time.

Blog– IMPROVISATION William Price King on Tumblr – Buy William’s music: William Price King iTunes – FacebookWilliam Price King – Twitter@wpkofficial
Regular Venue – Cave Wilson

Sally Cronin is an author, blogger and broadcaster who enjoyed four years as part of the team on Onda Cero International’s English speaking morning show in Marbella and then for two years as a presenter on Expressfm the local radio station in Portsmouth. She co-presented two ‘Drive Time’ shows a week with Adrian Knight, hosted the live Thursday Afternoon Show and The Sunday Morning Show guests including musicians and authors. Following this she became Station Director for a local internet television station for two years, producing and presenting the daily news segment, outside broadcasts and co-presenting the Adrian and Sally chat show live on Friday evenings.

She and her husband David have now returned to Ireland where they live on the Wexford Coast where she blogs and continues to write books.

Books :Amazon US – And: Amazon UK – More reviews: Goodreads – blog: Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Twitter: @sgc58 – Facebook: Sally Cronin – LinkedIn: Sally Cronin

Next week 1997 Part Two – We hope you will tune in.. as always we love to hear from you.. thanks William and Sally.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 1996 Part Two – The Wallflowers, Alanis Morissette, Take That, Eric Clapton


Welcome to our show and we are excited to share decades of music with you in 2022.

Here is my second selection of top 1996 hits which I hope you will enjoy.

The Wallflowers – One headlight

“One headlight” was written by lead singer Jakob Dylan and produced by T-Bone Burnett, from the band’s second studio album “Bringing down the Horse.” The song is known for being the first single to reach #1 on all three of Billboard’s rock airplay charts: the Modern Rock Tracks chart, the Mainstream Rock Songs chart, and the Adult Alternative Songs chart. “One Headlight” also peaked at #1 in Canada for five weeks. In 2000, the song was listed at #58 on Rolling Stone and MTVs list of “100 Greatest Pop Songs of All Time.”

July 8th British girls group the Spice Girls release their debut single “Wannabe” in the UK 

Alanis Morissette – Ironic

“Ironic” was the third single from the album “Jagged Little Pill,” written by Morissette and Glen Ballard. The lyrics present several situations described as “ironic,” which led to a debate as to whether any of these actually match the accepted meaning of irony. For six weeks, the track topped the Canadian RPM Top Singles chart. It also reached the top five in Australia, New Zealand, and Norway. In the US, it reached #4, and was her highest-charting single on the Billboard Hot 100. The song won the Juno Award for Single of the Year, and received two Grammy Award nominations for Record of the Year and Best Short Form Music Video, which was filmed by French director Stephane Sednaoui. MTV nominated the music video for six MTV Video Music Awards, winning three.

July 9th “Blue” debut album by LeAnn Rimes is released (Billboard Album of the Year, 1997) 

Now time for my second picks from 1996 and I hope you will enjoy my selection.

Take That – How Deep Is Your Love

“How Deep Is Your Love” is a pop ballad written and recorded by the Bee Gees in 1977 and released as a single in September of that year. It was ultimately used as part of the soundtrack to the film Saturday Night Fever

Take That’s version was released as a single from their Greatest Hits compilation in 1996. The single went on to become what was to be the band’s final UK number one until their 2006 comeback single “Patience” a decade later. The song stayed at number one in the UK charts for three weeks. The single sold 671,000 copies and has received a Platinum sales status certification in the UK. The song also topped the charts in Denmark, Ireland, Israel, Latvia and Spain. fionapeakall

October 12th Farm Aid IX held in Columbia, South Carolina; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Hootie and the Blowfish, The Beach Boys, Son Volt, Robert Earl Keen, Martina McBride, Jewel, and John Conlee

Eric Clapton – Change the World

“Change the World” is a song written by Tommy Sims, Gordon Kennedy, and Wayne Kirkpatrick, the best-known version of which was recorded by English singer Eric Clapton for the soundtrack of the 1996 film Phenomenon. The track was produced by R&B record producer Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and was first recorded and released by Country singer Wynonna Judd on her album Revelations.

The Clapton release, recorded for Reprise and Warner Bros. Records, reached the top 40 in twenty countries and topped the charts in Canada, as well as Billboard magazine’s Adult Contemporary and Adult Top 40 charts in the United States. The single won eight awards, including three Grammy Awards at the 39th annual ceremony in 1997 Amazon


November 4th British girls group the Spice Girls release their debut album “Spice”, goes on to sell 23 million copies 

Additional sources: On This Day – Music – Hits of the 90s: Playback FMWikipedia

Your Hosts for The Breakfast Show

William Price King is an American jazz singer, crooner, and composer.

His interest in music began at an early age when he studied piano and clarinet in high school. At Morehouse College in Atlanta where he grew up, he sang in the Glee Club and studied classical music. After graduation he went off to the Yale School of Music where he earned a Masters degree. From there he journeyed to New York where he created a jazz trio ‘Au Naturel’ which performed in some of the hottest venues in Manhattan including gigs on Broadway and the famous ‘Rainbow Room.’ These gigs opened doors for performances in Montreal and a European tour.

While touring Europe he met a lovely French lady, Jeanne Maïstre, who, a year later became his wife. King left the group ‘Au Naturel’ and settled in the south of France where he started a new life on the French Riviera, opening his own music school – the “Price King Ecole Internationale de Chant.” He has had the pleasure over the years of seeing many of his students excel as singers on a professional level, and some going on to become national celebrities. He continues to coach young singers today, in his spare time.

Blog– IMPROVISATION William Price King on Tumblr – Buy William’s music: William Price King iTunes – FacebookWilliam Price King – Twitter@wpkofficial
Regular Venue – Cave Wilson

Sally Cronin is an author, blogger and broadcaster who enjoyed four years as part of the team on Onda Cero International’s English speaking morning show in Marbella and then for two years as a presenter on Expressfm the local radio station in Portsmouth. She co-presented two ‘Drive Time’ shows a week with Adrian Knight, hosted the live Thursday Afternoon Show and The Sunday Morning Show guests including musicians and authors. Following this she became Station Director for a local internet television station for two years, producing and presenting the daily news segment, outside broadcasts and co-presenting the Adrian and Sally chat show live on Friday evenings.

She and her husband David have now returned to Ireland where they live on the Wexford Coast where she blogs and continues to write books.

Books :Amazon US – And: Amazon UK – More reviews: Goodreads – blog: Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Twitter: @sgc58 – Facebook: Sally Cronin – LinkedIn: Sally Cronin

Next week 1997 Part One – We hope you will tune in.. as always we love to hear from you.. thanks William and Sally.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 1996 Part One – Tracey Chapman, George Michael, Los Del Rio, Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen


Welcome to our show and we are excited to share decades of music with you in 2022.

Here is my first selection of top 1996 hits which I hope you will enjoy.

Tracey Chapman – Give me one reason

“Give me one reason” is from Chapman’s fourth studio album “New Beginning” and was her biggest US hit, peaking at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 as it did in Australia. It topped the charts in Canada and Iceland and became an international hit around the globe. Chapman earned the Grammy Award for Best Rock Song and was also nominated for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Female Rock Vocal Performance.

January 17th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: David Bowie; Jefferson Airplane; Little Willie John; Gladys Knight and the Pips; Pink Floyd; The Shirelles; The Velvet Underground; Pete Seeger; and Tom Donahue 

George Michael – Jesus to a child

“Jesus to a child” is from the album “Older.” The song peaked at number one in Australia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Norway, Spain and the United Kingdom; it was Michael’s sixth UK number one, and his third as a solo performer. It also reached the top three on several other European charts. On the US Billboard Hot 100 it was the highest new entry, at number 7, by a British artist for more than 25 years. It was a melancholy tribute to his lover Anselmo Feleppa. This was Michael’s first self-penned hit in his homeland for almost four years, where it also became his first solo single to enter the UK chart at #1. In addition it was his first solo #1 on an album since the “Faith” album, released in 1987. The music video was directed by Howard Greenhalgh.

February 13th British boy band Take That officially announce that they are disbanding, prompting UK government to set up counselling phone lines
 

Now time for my first picks from 1996 and I hope you will enjoy my selection.

Los Del Rio – Macarena

“Macarena” is a Spanish dance song by Los del Río about a woman of the same name. Appearing on the 1993 album A mí me gusta, it was an international hit and dance craze in the latter half of 1996 and part of 1997. The song got the group ranked the “No. 1 Greatest One-Hit Wonder of All Time” by VH1 in 2002 YouMoreTv – Espectáculo

June 25th Jay-Z releases his debut studio album “Beyond Reasonable Doubt” with Roc-A-Fella Records and Priority Records

Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen (U2) Theme from Mission Impossible

“Theme from Mission: Impossible” is the theme tune of the TV series Mission: Impossible (1966–1973). The theme was written and composed by Argentine composer Lalo Schifrin and has since gone on to appear in several other works of the Mission: Impossible franchise, including the 1988 TV series, the film series, and the video game series. It only reached #42 in the charts in 1996 but has become one of the most recognised theme tunes for a film series.

July 1st Placido Domingo becomes artistic director of Washington Opera

Additional sources: On This Day – Music – Hits of the 90s: Playback FMWikipedia

Your Hosts for The Breakfast Show

William Price King is an American jazz singer, crooner, and composer.

His interest in music began at an early age when he studied piano and clarinet in high school. At Morehouse College in Atlanta where he grew up, he sang in the Glee Club and studied classical music. After graduation he went off to the Yale School of Music where he earned a Masters degree. From there he journeyed to New York where he created a jazz trio ‘Au Naturel’ which performed in some of the hottest venues in Manhattan including gigs on Broadway and the famous ‘Rainbow Room.’ These gigs opened doors for performances in Montreal and a European tour.

While touring Europe he met a lovely French lady, Jeanne Maïstre, who, a year later became his wife. King left the group ‘Au Naturel’ and settled in the south of France where he started a new life on the French Riviera, opening his own music school – the “Price King Ecole Internationale de Chant.” He has had the pleasure over the years of seeing many of his students excel as singers on a professional level, and some going on to become national celebrities. He continues to coach young singers today, in his spare time.

Blog– IMPROVISATION William Price King on Tumblr – Buy William’s music: William Price King iTunes – FacebookWilliam Price King – Twitter@wpkofficial
Regular Venue – Cave Wilson

Sally Cronin is an author, blogger and broadcaster who enjoyed four years as part of the team on Onda Cero International’s English speaking morning show in Marbella and then for two years as a presenter on Expressfm the local radio station in Portsmouth. She co-presented two ‘Drive Time’ shows a week with Adrian Knight, hosted the live Thursday Afternoon Show and The Sunday Morning Show guests including musicians and authors. Following this she became Station Director for a local internet television station for two years, producing and presenting the daily news segment, outside broadcasts and co-presenting the Adrian and Sally chat show live on Friday evenings.

She and her husband David have now returned to Ireland where they live on the Wexford Coast where she blogs and continues to write books.

Books :Amazon US – And: Amazon UK – More reviews: Goodreads – blog: Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Twitter: @sgc58 – Facebook: Sally Cronin – LinkedIn: Sally Cronin

Next week 1996 Part Two – We hope you will tune in.. as always we love to hear from you.. thanks William and Sally.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 1995 Part One – Seal, Bon Jovi, Take That, Simply Red


Welcome to our show and we are excited to share decades of music with you in 2022.

Here is my first selection of top 1995 hits which I hope you will enjoy.

Seal – Kiss from a rose

“Kiss from a rose,” from the album “Seal,” was included in the films “The Never Ending Story III” and “Batman Forever.” It quickly became an international success topping the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and making the top ten in many countries around the world. “Kiss from a rose” won three Grammy Awards: Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. It also was nominated for the MTV Movie Award for Best Song from a Movie.

January 12th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: The Allman Brothers Band; Al Green; Janis Joplin; Led Zeppelin; Martha and the Vandellas; Neil Young; Frank Zappa; The Orioles; Paul Ackerman 

Bon Jovi – Always

“Always” was from the album “Cross Road” and was one of Bon Jovi’s biggest hits, peaking at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100; #1 in Belgium, Canada, Ireland, and Switzerland; #2 in Australia and the UK; and #4 in Germany. It sold more than a million copies in the US and three million copies worldwide.

February 9th Irish music and dance show “Riverdance” first opens in Dublin, Ireland with lead dancer Michael Flatley

Here are my first picks from 1995

Take That – Back For Good

“Back for Good” is a song recorded by British band Take That for their third studio album, Nobody Else (1995). It was written by lead singer Gary Barlow, who also co-produced it with Chris Porter. The song topped the UK Singles Chart, whilst also charting at number one in 31 countries, as well as hitting the top ten in many others (including the United States, making it their only hit in that country). Take That 

March 27th “Back for Good” single released by British boy band Take That, reaches No. 1 in 31 countries

Simply Red – Fairground

“Fairground” is a 1995 song released by British soul and pop band Simply Red, released as the first single from their fifth album, Life. Co-written and co-produced by frontman Mick Hucknall, it makes extensive use of a sample of Dutch duo the Goodmen’s 1993 hit “Give It Up”. It became Simply Red’s first and only No. 1 single on the UK Singles Chart, staying at the top for four weeks in September and October 1995, and was also a chart hit in mainland Europe and Australia, but failed to generate long-term success in North America. Simply Red

June 23rd Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Oasis, Pulp, and The Cure headline; other performers include Sinéad O’Connor, Tanita Tikaram, Simple Minds, War, Indigo Girls, and Jeff Buckley

Additional sources: On This Day – Music – Hits of the 90s: Playback FMWikipedia

Your Hosts for The Breakfast Show

William Price King is an American jazz singer, crooner, and composer.

His interest in music began at an early age when he studied piano and clarinet in high school. At Morehouse College in Atlanta where he grew up, he sang in the Glee Club and studied classical music. After graduation he went off to the Yale School of Music where he earned a Masters degree. From there he journeyed to New York where he created a jazz trio ‘Au Naturel’ which performed in some of the hottest venues in Manhattan including gigs on Broadway and the famous ‘Rainbow Room.’ These gigs opened doors for performances in Montreal and a European tour.

While touring Europe he met a lovely French lady, Jeanne Maïstre, who, a year later became his wife. King left the group ‘Au Naturel’ and settled in the south of France where he started a new life on the French Riviera, opening his own music school – the “Price King Ecole Internationale de Chant.” He has had the pleasure over the years of seeing many of his students excel as singers on a professional level, and some going on to become national celebrities. He continues to coach young singers today, in his spare time.

Blog– IMPROVISATION William Price King on Tumblr – Buy William’s music: William Price King iTunes – FacebookWilliam Price King – Twitter@wpkofficial
Regular Venue – Cave Wilson

Sally Cronin is an author, blogger and broadcaster who enjoyed four years as part of the team on Onda Cero International’s English speaking morning show in Marbella and then for two years as a presenter on Expressfm the local radio station in Portsmouth. She co-presented two ‘Drive Time’ shows a week with Adrian Knight, hosted the live Thursday Afternoon Show and The Sunday Morning Show guests including musicians and authors. Following this she became Station Director for a local internet television station for two years, producing and presenting the daily news segment, outside broadcasts and co-presenting the Adrian and Sally chat show live on Friday evenings.

She and her husband David have now returned to Ireland where they live on the Wexford Coast where she blogs and continues to write books.

Books :Amazon US – And: Amazon UK – More reviews: Goodreads – blog: Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Twitter: @sgc58 – Facebook: Sally Cronin – LinkedIn: Sally Cronin

Next week 1995 Part Two – We hope you will tune in.. as always we love to hear from you.. thanks William and Sally.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 1993 Part One – Sting, Whitney Houston, Ace of Base, Haddaway


Welcome to our show and we are excited to share decades of music with you in 2022.

Here is my first selection of top 1993 hits which I hope you will enjoy.

Sting – If I ever lose my faith in you

“If I ever lose my faith in you” was released as the lead single from Sting’s fourth studio album “Ten Summoner’s Tales.” The song reached #17 on the Billboard Hot 100 and made the top 40 in several European countries. In Canada the song peaked at #1, spending three weeks atop the RPM Top Singles chart and finishing 1993 as Canada’s fourth-most-successful single. It remains one of Sting’s signature songs. In 1994 the song won Sting a Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Performance and was nominated for both Song of the Year and Record of the Year.

January 8th Elvis Presley Commemorative Postage Stamp goes on sale

Whitney Houston – I will always love you

“I will always love you” spent 14 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100, which at the time was a record. It is also the longest running number-one single from a soundtrack album. The song was #1 on the Hot 100, Adult Contemporary, and R&B chart simultaneously for a record-equaling five weeks. The song stayed at #1 in the U.S. throughout January and February 1993, making it the first time Billboard did not rank a new number-one single until March of the new year and was the year-end #1 single of the year.

Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” was also a massive international hit, topping the singles charts in almost every country, including the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles where it spent 13 weeks at the top. Houston won two Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. In 2015, “I Will Always Love You” was named the #1 Song of the Rock Era in the book “The Top 500 Songs of the Rock Era: 1955 – 2015.” In 2020, “I Will Always Love You” was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Recording Registry for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

February 10th “Michael Jackson Talks To Oprah Winfrey” airs on ABC & drew an astounding 39.3 rating/56 share, 90 million people 

Here are my first picks from 1993

Ace of Base – All That She Wants

“All That She Wants” is a song by Swedish group Ace of Base. It was released in Scandinavia in 1992 as the second single from their first studio album, Happy Nation, and in the following year, it was released as the first single from the 1993 album The Sign in North America. Produced by Denniz Pop, Jonas Berggren, and Ulf Ekberg, the drum beat was inspired by the Kayo song “Another Mother”. The song was a commercial success, reaching the top of the charts in many countries, including Denmark, Germany, the UK and Australia.  Ace of Base 

February 24th 35th Grammy Awards: Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton wins

Haddaway – What is Love

“What Is Love” is a song recorded by Trinidadian-German Eurodance artist Haddaway for his debut album, The Album. The song was released on 8 May 1993 as the album’s lead single. It was a massive hit in Europe, becoming a number-one hit in at least 13 countries and reaching number two in Germany, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Outside Europe, the single was moderately successful, reaching number 11 in the United States, number 12 in Australia, number 17 in Canada, and number 48 in New Zealand. The song earned Haddaway two awards at the German 1994 Echo Award, in the categories “Best National Single” and “Best National Dance Single”. CoconutMusicGermany 

April 23rd Peter Townshend’s musical “Tommy” premieres in NYC

Additional sources: On This Day – Music – Hits of the 90s: Playback FMWikipedia

Your Hosts for The Breakfast Show

William Price King is an American jazz singer, crooner, and composer.

His interest in music began at an early age when he studied piano and clarinet in high school. At Morehouse College in Atlanta where he grew up, he sang in the Glee Club and studied classical music. After graduation he went off to the Yale School of Music where he earned a Masters degree. From there he journeyed to New York where he created a jazz trio ‘Au Naturel’ which performed in some of the hottest venues in Manhattan including gigs on Broadway and the famous ‘Rainbow Room.’ These gigs opened doors for performances in Montreal and a European tour.

While touring Europe he met a lovely French lady, Jeanne Maïstre, who, a year later became his wife. King left the group ‘Au Naturel’ and settled in the south of France where he started a new life on the French Riviera, opening his own music school – the “Price King Ecole Internationale de Chant.” He has had the pleasure over the years of seeing many of his students excel as singers on a professional level, and some going on to become national celebrities. He continues to coach young singers today, in his spare time.

Blog– IMPROVISATION William Price King on Tumblr – Buy William’s music: William Price King iTunes – FacebookWilliam Price King – Twitter@wpkofficial
Regular Venue – Cave Wilson

Sally Cronin is an author, blogger and broadcaster who enjoyed four years as part of the team on Onda Cero International’s English speaking morning show in Marbella and then for two years as a presenter on Expressfm the local radio station in Portsmouth. She co-presented two ‘Drive Time’ shows a week with Adrian Knight, hosted the live Thursday Afternoon Show and The Sunday Morning Show guests including musicians and authors. Following this she became Station Director for a local internet television station for two years, producing and presenting the daily news segment, outside broadcasts and co-presenting the Adrian and Sally chat show live on Friday evenings.

She and her husband David have now returned to Ireland where they live on the Wexford Coast where she blogs and continues to write books.

Books :Amazon US – And: Amazon UK – More reviews: Goodreads – blog: Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Twitter: @sgc58 – Facebook: Sally Cronin – LinkedIn: Sally Cronin

Next week 1993 Part Two – We hope you will tune in.. as always we love to hear from you.. thanks William and Sally.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 1991 Part One – R.E.M, Bryan Adams, C&C Music Factory, Rod Stewart


Welcome to our show and we are excited to share decades of music with you in 2022.

Here is my first selection of top 1991 hits which I hope you will enjoy.

R.E.M. – Losing my religion 

“Losing My Religion,” built on a mandolin riff, was the first single from the group’s 1991 album “Out of Time.” It garnered extensive airplay on radio as well as MTV and VH1 thanks to its critically acclaimed music video. The song became R.E.M.’s highest-charting hit in the United States, reaching #4 on Billboard’s Hot 100. “Losing My Religion” won two Grammy Awards: Best Short Form Music Video and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group. The music video was nominated in nine categories at the 1991 MTV Video Music Awards and won six including Video of the Year, Best Group Video, Breakthrough Video, Best Art Design, Best Direction, and Best Editing.

January 16th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: LaVern Baker; The Byrds; John Lee Hooker; The Impressions; Wilson Pickett; Jimmy Reed; Ike and Tina Turner; Howlin’ Wolf; Dave Bartholomew; and Ralph Bass 

Bryan Adams – Everything I do I do it for you

“(Everything I Do) I Do It for You,” from the soundtrack album “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves,” was written by Adams, Michael Kamel, and Robert John “Mutt” Lange. The song was an enormous chart success internationally, reaching #1 around the world and most notably in the UK where it spent sixteen consecutive weeks at #1 on the UK Singles Chart, the longest uninterrupted run ever on that chart as of 2021. In the United States, it topped the Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks. Adams, Kamel, and Lange won a Grammy Award for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television, and was nominated for the Grammy Award for Record of the Year. It was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song.

January 28th 18th American Music Awards: M.C. Hammer & Janet Jackson 

Here are my first picks from 1991

C&C Music Factory – Everybody Dance Now

“Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” is a hit song by American dance group C+C Music Factory. It was released in late 1990 as the debut and lead single from the album Gonna Make You Sweat. The song is sung by singer Martha Wash and rapper Freedom Williams. It charted internationally and achieved great success in the United States, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland, where it reached number one on the charts. C&C Music Factory

March 16th Seven members of Reba McEntire’s band are killed in a plane crash 

Rod Stewart – Rhythm of my Heart

“Rhythm of My Heart” is a song written by Marc Jordan and John Capek that Dutch rock and roll artist René Shuman included on his 1986 debut album, René Shuman. In 1991, British singer Rod Stewart recorded the song for his album Vagabond Heart with production by Trevor Horn. It is the album’s opening track and was released as its first single on 4 March 1991. Stewart’s version reached No. 3 on the UK Singles Chart, No. 5 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and No. 1 on the Canadian and Irish charts. The melody is an adaptation of “Loch Lomond”. The meter, stanzas and lyrics are also based on the poem, a nod to Stewart’s own Scottish heritage. Eric Rigler played the Great Highland bagpipes heard during Stewart’s version. Rod Stewart 

June 11th Natalie Cole releases “Unforgettable…with Love”, covering her father’s standards including a “virtual duet” of title track; wins 6 Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year, 1992 

Additional sources: On This Day – Music – Hits of the 80s: Playback FMWikipedia

Your Hosts for The Breakfast Show

William Price King is an American jazz singer, crooner, and composer.

His interest in music began at an early age when he studied piano and clarinet in high school. At Morehouse College in Atlanta where he grew up, he sang in the Glee Club and studied classical music. After graduation he went off to the Yale School of Music where he earned a Masters degree. From there he journeyed to New York where he created a jazz trio ‘Au Naturel’ which performed in some of the hottest venues in Manhattan including gigs on Broadway and the famous ‘Rainbow Room.’ These gigs opened doors for performances in Montreal and a European tour.

While touring Europe he met a lovely French lady, Jeanne Maïstre, who, a year later became his wife. King left the group ‘Au Naturel’ and settled in the south of France where he started a new life on the French Riviera, opening his own music school – the “Price King Ecole Internationale de Chant.” He has had the pleasure over the years of seeing many of his students excel as singers on a professional level, and some going on to become national celebrities. He continues to coach young singers today, in his spare time.

Blog– IMPROVISATION William Price King on Tumblr – Buy William’s music: William Price King iTunes – FacebookWilliam Price King – Twitter@wpkofficial
Regular Venue – Cave Wilson

Sally Cronin is an author, blogger and broadcaster who enjoyed four years as part of the team on Onda Cero International’s English speaking morning show in Marbella and then for two years as a presenter on Expressfm the local radio station in Portsmouth. She co-presented two ‘Drive Time’ shows a week with Adrian Knight, hosted the live Thursday Afternoon Show and The Sunday Morning Show guests including musicians and authors. Following this she became Station Director for a local internet television station for two years, producing and presenting the daily news segment, outside broadcasts and co-presenting the Adrian and Sally chat show live on Friday evenings.

She and her husband David have now returned to Ireland where they live on the Wexford Coast where she blogs and continues to write books.

Books :Amazon US – And: Amazon UK – More reviews: Goodreads – blog: Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Twitter: @sgc58 – Facebook: Sally Cronin – LinkedIn: Sally Cronin

Next week 1991 Part Two – We hope you will tune in.. as always we love to hear from you.. thanks William and Sally.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 1990 Part Two – Phil Collins, Aaron Neville and Linda Ronstadt, Michael Bolton, Janet Jackson


Welcome to our show and we are excited to share decades of music with you in 2022.

Here is my second selection of top 1990 hits which I hope you will enjoy.

Phil Collins – Another day in paradise

“Another Day in Paradise” was the first single from the album “… But Seriously,” dealing with the problem of homelessness. It became a worldwide success and one of the most successful songs of Collins’ career. It won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year, and was nominated for Song of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male and Best Music Video, Short Form. “Another day in Paradise” also won an award for Best British Single at the 1990 Brit Awards.

July 7th 1st ‘Three Tenors’ concert featuring Plácido Domingo, José Carreras and Luciano Pavarotti at Baths of Caracalla in Rome; recording becomes world’s best-selling classical record 

Aaron Neville and Linda Ronstadt – Don’t Know Much

“Don’t Know Much” was composed by Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, and Tony Snow. Mann was the first to record the song in 1980, and had a minor chart hit in the US. The song was made famous when it was covered as a duet by Aaron Neville and Linda Ronstadt. A worldwide success, it peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks and #1 on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart. In the UK, the song hit #2 on the UK Singles Chart. The song also hit #1 in Ireland, #2 in Australia, and reached the top five in Austria, Belgium, Canada, the Netherlands, and New Zealand. “Don’t know much” won Ronstadt and Neville the 1990 Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and was nominated for Song of the Year.

July 21st Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” is performed where the Berlin Wall once stood 

Here are my second picks from 1990

Michael Bolton – How Am I Supposed to Live Without You

“How Am I Supposed to Live Without You” is a song written in 1982 by Doug James and Michael Bolton. “How Am I Supposed to Live Without You” was supposed to be recorded by Australian duo Air Supply, but when Arista President Clive Davis asked for permission to change the lyrics of the chorus, Bolton refused, and Davis let go of the song.Subsequently Laura Branigan recorded it as written, and it became the first major hit for the two songwriters. Bolton’s own rendition became a worldwide hit in early 1990. Michael Bolton

September 28th Marvin Gaye gets a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame 

Janet Jackson – Black Cat

“Black Cat” is a song by American singer Janet Jackson, released as the sixth single from her fourth studio album, Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989).
It was a commercial success, reaching number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 as well as the top 10 on the charts in South Africa, Canada, Norway, and Australia, among other countries, while peaking at number 15 in the United Kingdom. It was certified gold in the United States and Australia. “Black Cat” received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance, making her the only artist in history to receive nominations spanning five genres. Janet Jackson 

October 9th Radio stations around world play “Imagine” honoring John Lennon on what would have been his 50th birthday 

Additional sources: On This Day – Music – Hits of the 80s: Playback FMWikipedia

Your Hosts for The Breakfast Show

William Price King is an American jazz singer, crooner, and composer.

His interest in music began at an early age when he studied piano and clarinet in high school. At Morehouse College in Atlanta where he grew up, he sang in the Glee Club and studied classical music. After graduation he went off to the Yale School of Music where he earned a Masters degree. From there he journeyed to New York where he created a jazz trio ‘Au Naturel’ which performed in some of the hottest venues in Manhattan including gigs on Broadway and the famous ‘Rainbow Room.’ These gigs opened doors for performances in Montreal and a European tour.

While touring Europe he met a lovely French lady, Jeanne Maïstre, who, a year later became his wife. King left the group ‘Au Naturel’ and settled in the south of France where he started a new life on the French Riviera, opening his own music school – the “Price King Ecole Internationale de Chant.” He has had the pleasure over the years of seeing many of his students excel as singers on a professional level, and some going on to become national celebrities. He continues to coach young singers today, in his spare time.

Blog– IMPROVISATION William Price King on Tumblr – Buy William’s music: William Price King iTunes – FacebookWilliam Price King – Twitter@wpkofficial
Regular Venue – Cave Wilson

Sally Cronin is an author, blogger and broadcaster who enjoyed four years as part of the team on Onda Cero International’s English speaking morning show in Marbella and then for two years as a presenter on Expressfm the local radio station in Portsmouth. She co-presented two ‘Drive Time’ shows a week with Adrian Knight, hosted the live Thursday Afternoon Show and The Sunday Morning Show guests including musicians and authors. Following this she became Station Director for a local internet television station for two years, producing and presenting the daily news segment, outside broadcasts and co-presenting the Adrian and Sally chat show live on Friday evenings.

She and her husband David have now returned to Ireland where they live on the Wexford Coast where she blogs and continues to write books.

Books :Amazon US – And: Amazon UK – More reviews: Goodreads – blog: Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Twitter: @sgc58 – Facebook: Sally Cronin – LinkedIn: Sally Cronin

Next week 1991 Part One – We hope you will tune in.. as always we love to hear from you.. thanks William and Sally.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 1990 Part One – Sinead O’Connor, Luther Vandross, London Beat, MC Hammer


Welcome to our show and we are excited to share decades of music with you in 2022.

Here is my first selection of top 1990 hits which I hope you will enjoy.

Sinead O’Connor – Nothing Compares 2 U

“Nothing Compares 2 U” was penned by Prince for his side project, “The Family.” Sinead O’Connor recorded and released her version of this song in early 1990 and it became an instant international hit. The single was taken from her album “I do not want what I haven’t got.”O’Connor co-produced the record with Nellie Hooper. Billboard named “Nothing Compares to You” as the “#1 World Single” at its first Billboard Music Awards.

January 17th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Hank Ballard; Bobby Darin; The Four Seasons; The Four Tops; The Kinks; The Platters; Simon and Garfunkel; The Who; Louis Armstrong; Charlie Christian; Ma Rainey; Gerry Goffin and Carole King; and Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland 

Luther Vandross – Here and now –

“Here and Now,” written by David L. Elliot, Terry Steel, and Charles “Casino” White is from the compilation album “The Best of Luther Vandross . . . The Best of Love.” This was Vandross’ fifth single to hit #1 on the Hot Black Singles chart, and his first single in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #6.

March 20th Singer Gloria Estefan fractures her spine when a truck hits her tour bus near Scranton, Pennsylvania 

Here are my first picks from 1990

London Beat – I’ve Been Thinking About You

“I’ve Been Thinking About You” is a song by British-American band Londonbeat from their second studio album, In the Blood (1990), produced by record producer Martyn Phillips. It was written by band members Jimmy Chambers, George Chandler, Jimmy Helms, and William Henshall. Released in 1990 as the first single from the album, it became a major worldwide hit, reaching the number-one spot in more than 10 countries—including Australia, Canada, Germany and the United States—and peaking at number two on the UK Singles Chart. Edson Haluck

May 19th “Elvis” TV Drama about early life of Elvis Presley last airs on ABC 

MC Hammer U Can’t Touch This

“U Can’t Touch This” is a song co-written, produced and performed by MC Hammer from his 1990 album Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt ‘Em. It is considered to be his signature song. The song is notable as the winner of the Best R&B Song and a Best Rap Solo Performance and the first rap song to be nominated for Record of the Year at the 33rd Annual Grammy Awards in 1991 as well as the Best Rap Video and Best Dance Video at the 1990 MTV Video Music Awards. It peaked at No. 1 in the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks and on the charts in several countries. MC HAMMER

June 12th “Mariah Carey” debut album by Mariah Carey is released 

Additional sources: On This Day – Music – Hits of the 80s: Playback FMWikipedia

Your Hosts for The Breakfast Show

William Price King is an American jazz singer, crooner, and composer.

His interest in music began at an early age when he studied piano and clarinet in high school. At Morehouse College in Atlanta where he grew up, he sang in the Glee Club and studied classical music. After graduation he went off to the Yale School of Music where he earned a Masters degree. From there he journeyed to New York where he created a jazz trio ‘Au Naturel’ which performed in some of the hottest venues in Manhattan including gigs on Broadway and the famous ‘Rainbow Room.’ These gigs opened doors for performances in Montreal and a European tour.

While touring Europe he met a lovely French lady, Jeanne Maïstre, who, a year later became his wife. King left the group ‘Au Naturel’ and settled in the south of France where he started a new life on the French Riviera, opening his own music school – the “Price King Ecole Internationale de Chant.” He has had the pleasure over the years of seeing many of his students excel as singers on a professional level, and some going on to become national celebrities. He continues to coach young singers today, in his spare time.

Blog– IMPROVISATION William Price King on Tumblr – Buy William’s music: William Price King iTunes – FacebookWilliam Price King – Twitter@wpkofficial
Regular Venue – Cave Wilson

Sally Cronin is an author, blogger and broadcaster who enjoyed four years as part of the team on Onda Cero International’s English speaking morning show in Marbella and then for two years as a presenter on Expressfm the local radio station in Portsmouth. She co-presented two ‘Drive Time’ shows a week with Adrian Knight, hosted the live Thursday Afternoon Show and The Sunday Morning Show guests including musicians and authors. Following this she became Station Director for a local internet television station for two years, producing and presenting the daily news segment, outside broadcasts and co-presenting the Adrian and Sally chat show live on Friday evenings.

She and her husband David have now returned to Ireland where they live on the Wexford Coast where she blogs and continues to write books.

Books :Amazon US – And: Amazon UK – More reviews: Goodreads – blog: Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Twitter: @sgc58 – Facebook: Sally Cronin – LinkedIn: Sally Cronin

Next week 1990 Part Two – We hope you will tune in.. as always we love to hear from you.. thanks William and Sally.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 1989 Part Two – Madonna, Gladys Knight, Bette Midler, Soul II Soul


Welcome to our show and we are excited to share decades of music with you in 2022.

Here is my second selection of top 1989 hits which I hope you will enjoy.

Madonna – Like a prayer

“Like a Prayer,” acclaimed by music critics, was Madonna’s seventh number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100 where it stayed for three consecutive weeks and topped the charts in many other countries, including Australia, Canada, Spain, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. This song incorporated gospel music, with lyrics containing liturgical words carrying dual meanings of sexual innuendo and religion. Rolling Stone placed the song at #331 on their list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.”

June 13th Jerry Lee Lewis gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Gladys Knight – License to kill

“License to kill” was written by Narada Michael Walden, Jeffrey Cohen, and Walter Afanasieff for the James Bond film “License to Kill” starring Timothy Dalton, and became a top-ten hit in the United Kingdom, peaking at number six and was Gladys Knight’s last charting solo single there. The song did well in Europe, peaking at #1 on the Swedish Singles Chart for eight weeks and reaching the top five in seven other European countries. It also peaked at #79 on Canada’s RPM Top Singles chart.

July 28th Gloria Estefan releases her debut solo album “Cuts Both Ways”  

Here are my second picks from 1989

Bette Midler Wind Beneath My Wings

“Wind Beneath My Wings” (sometimes titled “The Wind Beneath My Wings” and “Hero”) is a song written in 1982 by Jeff Silbar and Larry Henley. The song was first recorded by Kamahl in 1982 for a country and western album he was recording. Roger Whittaker recorded the song, as well as Sheena Easton and Lee Greenwood. The song appeared shortly thereafter in charted versions by Colleen Hewett (1982), Lou Rawls (1983), Gladys Knight & the Pips (1983), and Gary Morris (1983). The highest-charting version of the song to date was recorded in 1988 by singer and actress Bette Midler for the soundtrack to the film Beaches. This version was released as a single in early 1989, spent one week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in June 1989, and won Grammy Awards for both Record of the Year and Song of the Year in February 1990. RHINO

September 20th Musical “Miss Saigon,” premieres in London, created by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil

Soul II Soul – Back to Life

“Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)” is a song by British R&B band Soul II Soul. The song also features the Reggae Philharmonic Orchestra. It appears on a secondary version of their debut album Club Classics Vol. One (titled Keep On Movin’ in the United States) and was released as its second single on 29 May 1989. “Back to Life” is one of two songs on the album featuring British R&B singer Caron Wheeler and gained success in both North America and Europe, topping the charts in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom and peaking at number four in the United States. SoulIISoulVEVO

November 28th Queen Latifah releases her debut hip hop album “All Hail the Queen” featuring single “Ladies First”

Additional sources: On This Day – Music – Hits of the 80s: Playback FMWikipedia

Your Hosts for The Breakfast Show

William Price King is an American jazz singer, crooner, and composer.

His interest in music began at an early age when he studied piano and clarinet in high school. At Morehouse College in Atlanta where he grew up, he sang in the Glee Club and studied classical music. After graduation he went off to the Yale School of Music where he earned a Masters degree. From there he journeyed to New York where he created a jazz trio ‘Au Naturel’ which performed in some of the hottest venues in Manhattan including gigs on Broadway and the famous ‘Rainbow Room.’ These gigs opened doors for performances in Montreal and a European tour.

While touring Europe he met a lovely French lady, Jeanne Maïstre, who, a year later became his wife. King left the group ‘Au Naturel’ and settled in the south of France where he started a new life on the French Riviera, opening his own music school – the “Price King Ecole Internationale de Chant.” He has had the pleasure over the years of seeing many of his students excel as singers on a professional level, and some going on to become national celebrities. He continues to coach young singers today, in his spare time.

Blog– IMPROVISATION William Price King on Tumblr – Buy William’s music: William Price King iTunes – FacebookWilliam Price King – Twitter@wpkofficial
Regular Venue – Cave Wilson

Sally Cronin is an author, blogger and broadcaster who enjoyed four years as part of the team on Onda Cero International’s English speaking morning show in Marbella and then for two years as a presenter on Expressfm the local radio station in Portsmouth. She co-presented two ‘Drive Time’ shows a week with Adrian Knight, hosted the live Thursday Afternoon Show and The Sunday Morning Show guests including musicians and authors. Following this she became Station Director for a local internet television station for two years, producing and presenting the daily news segment, outside broadcasts and co-presenting the Adrian and Sally chat show live on Friday evenings.

She and her husband David have now returned to Ireland where they live on the Wexford Coast where she blogs and continues to write books.

Books :Amazon US – And: Amazon UK – More reviews: Goodreads – blog: Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Twitter: @sgc58 – Facebook: Sally Cronin – LinkedIn: Sally Cronin

Next week 1990 Part one We hope you will tune in.. as always we love to hear from you.. thanks William and Sally.