Monday to Friday after the 10:00am News
On Coffee Break, we hear the stories behind the stars and their music.
The members of Boy Meets Girl, George Merrill and Shannon Rubicam, wrote and composed a number of songs for other artists. Most famous are their two number one hits written for Whitney Houston, “How Will I Know” and “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me).” They also wrote the songs “Don’t Tell Me We Have Nothing” and “Haunting Me” forDeniece Williams and the song “I Know You By Heart.” The duo also performed backing vocals on Deniece Williams’s number one hit, “Let’s Hear It For The Boy.”
For more information about Boy Meets Girl, you can check out their website here.
The Bay City Rollers are a Scottish pop band whose popularity was highest in the mid 1970s. The British Hit Singles and Albums noted they were “the first of many acts heralded as the ‘biggest group since the Beatles.
For more information about Bay City Rollers, you can check out Les Mckeown’s website here.
Three Dog Night scored a succession of 21 hit singles, including eleven Top Tens, and twelve consecutive gold albums from 1969 to 1975, thanks to the slick, sometimes soulful vocal harmonies of singers Danny Hutton, Chuck Nefron and Cory Wells and an excellent ear for quality material.
For more information about the Three Dog Night, you can check their website here.
Tracy Chapman (born March 30, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter, known for her hits “Fast Car” and “Give Me One Reason”.
Chapman was signed to Elektra Records by Bob Krasnow in 1987. The following year she released her critically acclaimed debut album Tracey Chapman, which became a multi-platinum worldwide hit.
The album garnered Chapman six Grammy Award nominations, including Album of the Year, three of which she won, including Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for her single “Fast Car”, and Best New Artist.
For more information about Tracy Chapman, you can check her Website here.
Paul Carrack rose to prominence in the mid-1970s as the frontman and principal songwriter of Ace, and gained further recognition for his work as a solo artist and for his tenures as a member of Roxy Music, Squeeze and Roger Waters’ backing band, The Bleeding Heart Band, intermittently handling lead vocals on Squeeze and Waters recordings.
From the mid-1980s to the late 1990s, he enjoyed considerable success as the co-frontman (with Paul Young) and a songwriter for Mike + The Mechanics; following Young’s death in 2000, Carrack served as the band’s sole lead vocalist until his departure in 2004. He maintains an active solo career to the present day.
For more information about Paul Carrak, you can check his Website here.
Yvonne Elliman’s singing career began in 1969 in London, where she performed at various bars and clubs . At the time she did not like what she was singing.
I hated the music then, I did it for the bread. I was into drugs and all that, and thought Grace Slick and the Jesserson Airplane was it.
Yvonne was discovered by Andrew Lloyd Webber, who asked her to sing Mary Magdalene’s part for an audio recording of Jesus Christ Superstar. After its release as an album, they invited her to join the stage show’s traveling cast, which she did for four years.
For more information about Yvonne Elliman, you can check here.