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Beautiful music (sometimes abbreviated as BM / EZ) is a mostly-instrumental music format that was prominent in American radio from the 1960s through the 1980s. "Mood music," "easy listening," and the often derogatory "Muzak" and "elevator music" are other common terms for the format and the style of music that it featured. Beautiful music can also be regarded as a subset of the middle of the road radio format. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... A radio format or programming format describes the overall content broadcast on a radio station. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... Light Music is a generic term applied to a mainly British musical style of light orchestral music, which began post-World War One and had its heyday during the mid-20th Century, although arguably lasts to the present day. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Muzak Holdings LLC is a company, founded in 1934, that is best known for distribution of music to retail stores and other companies. ... Elevator music, also known as lift music (in the UK), piped music or muzak, refers to the gentle, bland instrumental arrangements of popular music designed for play in shopping malls, grocery stores, department stores, telephone systems (while the caller is on hold), cruise ships, airports, doctors and dentists offices, and... Middle of the Road was a Scottish pop group who enjoyed great success across Europe in the early 1970s. ...

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History

Beautiful music initially offered soft and unobtrusive instrumental selections on a very structured schedule with limited commercial interruptions. It often functioned as a free background music service for stores, with commercial breaks consisting only of announcements aimed at shoppers already in the stores. This practice was known as "storecasting" and was very common on the FM dial in the 1940s and 1950s. // Advert redirects here. ... In telecommunications, frequency modulation (FM) conveys information over a carrier wave by varying its frequency. ... The 1940s decade ran from 1940 to 1949. ... The 1950s decade refers to the years 1950 to 1959 inclusive. ...


Many of these FM stations usually simulcast their AM station and used an SCA, or subcarrier authority, to transmit a hitch-hiker signal to a store receiver by subscription. The signal was usually a slow-moving audio tape of 'background music' or Muzak-type service, which was independent of the simulcast AM signal. Amplitude modulation (AM) is a technique used in electronic communication, most commonly for transmitting information via a radio carrier wave. ...


Some FM stations made more income from these music subscriptions than from their main programming. WITH-FM, in Baltimore, Maryland (1950s & 1960s), had to keep its FM carrier on the air until 2 a.m. for restaurant subscribers...and could not sign-off the main FM carrier until that time and thus had to run a repeat of its previous day's evening concert on its main FM program line. Baltimore redirects here. ...


Growth as a radio format

In the early 1960s, the Federal Communications Commission adopted a standard for transmitting and receiving stereo signals on a single channel of the FM band. In addition to delivering stereo sound, FM broadcasting provided a clearer sound quality and better resistance to interference than AM, thus being the ideal vehicle for broadcasting the beautiful music format. The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969. ... FCC redirects here. ... Label for 2. ...


In 1963, Marlin Taylor created a custom-designed beautiful music format at Philadelphia's WDVR-FM, and within four months, WDVR became the #1 rated FM station in the Philadelphia market, becoming not only one of the first big successes in FM broadcasting but instrumental in establishing the viability of the FM band. WDVR was a resource for mature listeners who were driven away from AM radio at the time when WFIL and WIBG (and others) were going to rock and roll programming. WDVR's many large roadside billboards made the adult audience aware of the new station. For other uses, see 1963 (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... WBEB, known as B101, is a Soft Rock/Adult Contemporary radio station which is broadcast in the Philadelphia area. ...


Other pioneers of the format

Another pioneer of the Beautiful Music format was KIXL-FM in Dallas, Texas, which operated at "104 on both dials" (1040 AM and 104.5 FM) during the 1950s and 1960s. Pronounced "Kixil" on the air, KIXL was well-known for seamlessly blending one song into another with the help of specially designed instrumental bridges. They were also known for a popular feature called "Think It Over," in which the smooth-voiced announcer softly intoned a proverb or a word of wisdom, followed by a short pause and the admonition, "Think it over."¹ KKDA-FM, K-104, has been the leading radio station in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex for the last decade. ... Dallas redirects here. ... The 1950s decade refers to the years 1950 to 1959 inclusive. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969. ...


Inspired by the success of KIXL, Gordon McLendon - best known for programming Top 40-formatted KLIF, the top-rated station in Dallas throughout the 1950s and 1960s - decided to start up a beautiful music station of his own in the San Francisco market. He took over KROW-AM, licensed to nearby Oakland, and revamped it with a Beautiful Music format as KABL (pronouned "cable")¹. Gordon Barton McLendon (born June 8, 1921 in Paris, Texas; died September 14, 1986) is widely credited for perfecting, with great commercial success, the Top 40 radio format during the 1950s and 1960s which was first invented by Todd Storz. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... For information on the Dallas AM radio station with the call letters KLIF from 1947 through 1990, see KFXR (AM). ... The 1950s decade refers to the years 1950 to 1959 inclusive. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Oakland redirects here. ... KABL was an AM radio station in San Francisco Bay Area, which broadcast at 960 kHz. ...


Other pioneers of the format included WPAT-AM/FM in Paterson, New Jersey, which served the New York market; WJBR-FM in Wilmington, Delaware, whose signal reached Philadelphia (home of WDVR); and WQMR-AM/WGAY-FM, which served the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area; KBMI-AM "The Beautiful Music Island", Las Vegas and KUMU AM-FM, Honolulu, HI. WPAT is the callsign of a radio station licensed to Paterson, New Jersey. ... WPAT-FM, known on-air as 93. ... “Paterson” redirects here. ... This article is about the state. ... WJBR, is an Adult Contemporary radio station which is broadcast in the Philadelphia area. ... : Chemical Capital of the World , Corporate Capital of the World , Credit Card Capital of the World : A Place to Be Somebody United States Delaware New Castle 17. ... WGAY is a Washington, DC area gay-oriented internet radio station, found at http://www. ... ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... KUMU AM-FM Easy Listening beautiful music from Honolulu, Hawaii 1970`s through 80s from the Hilton Hawaiian Village on the beach at Waikiki. ...


Reel-to-reel tape

Others, such as Jim Schulke, devised a method of buying air time on FM stations in bulk and reselling the blocks to interested advertisers. Schulke formed Stereo Radio Productions (SRP) to help his stations get better ratings and pull in more agency advertising dollars. His stations used 600 ten-and-a-half-inch diameter reels of stereo reel-to-reel tape set on multiple machines so that 15 minute segments would play at a time, alternating from one player to another, allowing a varied programming format in which no half-hour was repeated within a two-week period. One of Schulke's stations using this "matched flow" concept was WDVR's chief competitor in the beautiful music format in Philadelphia, WWSH-FM. The abbreviations FM, Fm, and fm may refer to: Electrical engineering Frequency modulation (FM) and its most common applications: FM broadcasting, used primarily to broadcast music and speech at VHF frequencies FM synthesis, a sound-generation technique popularized by early digital synthesizers Science Femtometre (fm), an SI measure of length... A radio station is an audio (sound) broadcasting service, traditionally broadcast through the air as radio waves (a form of electromagnetic radiation) from a transmitter to an antenna and a thus to a receiving device. ... For the audio technology, see Reel-to-reel audio tape recording Reel to Reel is the debut album by Grand Puba. ... This article is about the spacecraft and the mission. ... A Sony TC-630 reel-to-reel recorder, once a common household object. ... For the radio station located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania known as WJJZ before August 2006, see WISX. WJJZ, off the air between August 10, 2006 and November 17, 2006, is a smooth jazz station in the Philadelphia market. ...


Some group station owners created their own "in-house" format distribution system. Bonneville Broadcasting Systems serviced mostly Bonneville-owned stations, with easy listening music distributed first on reel-to-reel tape and compact disc, and later adopted satellite distribution, often under the slogan "Satellite Stereo" (as was used by Malrite Communications'. WEZO-FM in Rochester, New York, was one of the independent radio stations signed with Bonneville.) For the audio technology, see Reel-to-reel audio tape recording Reel to Reel is the debut album by Grand Puba. ... CD redirects here. ... This article is about the city of Rochester in Monroe County. ...


Several other tape syndicators offered easy listening music formats on reel-to-reel tape and other formats until the 1980s, when industry consolidation and a decline in listener appeal reduced the audience for the format. In the entertainment and news industries, syndication is a method of making content available to a range of outlets simultaneously. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ...


Instrumental-vocal mix

Many beautiful music programmers constructed their own style of sets, incorporating some vocal songs, usually one to each 15-minute set. Most stations adopted a 70-80% instrumental - 20-30% vocal mix, a few offered 90% instrumentals, and a handful were entirely instrumental. Initially, the vocalists consisted of artists such as Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Peggy Lee, Tony Bennett, Patti Page, Johnny Mathis, Perry Como, Doris Day, and others. By the 1970s, softer songs by artists like Carpenters, Anne Murray, John Denver, Barry Manilow, Barbara Streisand, Dionne Warwick, Neil Diamond, and others were added to the mix on many stations. Also, some of these stations even played soft songs by artists like Elvis Presley, Beatles, Billy Joel, and other rock-based artists. The main test for the vocals played was not the background of the artist but whether or not the song is extremely soft. All vocals on such stations had to be extremely soft. Therefore, on one hand a song like "She's Out Of My Life" by a non-core artist like Michael Jackson would be heard on some of these stations. On the other hand, even uptempo jazzier songs by standards artists, such as "Detour" by Patti Page, would not be heard on beautiful music stations except during specialty shows. Sinatra redirects here. ... Nathaniel Adams Coles (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965), known professionally as Nat King Cole, was a popular American jazz singer-songwriter and pianist. ... Peggy Lee (May 26, 1920 – January 21, 2002) was an American jazz and traditional pop singer and songwriter and Oscar-nominated performer. ... For other persons named Tony Bennett, see Tony Bennett (disambiguation). ... Patti Page (born Clara Ann Fowler on November 8, 1927 in Claremore, Oklahoma) is one of the best-known female singers in traditional pop music. ... John Royce Mathis (b. ... Pierino Ronald Como (May 18, 1912 – May 12, 2001) was an American crooner. ... Doris Mary Ann von Kappelhoff (born April 3, 1924)[1] is an American singer, actress, and animal welfare advocate known as Doris Day. ... The Carpenters were a vocal and instrumental duo, consisting of siblings Karen and Richard Carpenter. ... Not to be confused with Ann Murray. ... John Denver (December 31, 1943 â€“ October 12, 1997), born Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr. ... Barry Manilow (born Barry Alan Pincus on June 17, 1943) is an American singer and songwriter best known for such recordings as I Write the Songs, Mandy, Weekend in New England and Copacabana. ... Barbra Streisand on the cover of her album Higher Ground Barbra Streisand (born April 24, American singer and film actress, producer, and director. ... Marie Dionne Warrick (born December 12, 1940), known professionally as Dionne Warwick, is an acclaimed five-time Grammy Award-winning African American singer best known for her work with Hal David and Burt Bacharach as songwriters and producers. ... Neil Leslie Diamond (born January 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and occasional actor. ... Elvis redirects here. ... The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 as part of their first tour of the United States, promoting their first hit single there, I Want To Hold Your Hand. ... William Joseph Martin Billy Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American pianist and singer-songwriter. ... Shes Out of My Life was the fourth single to be released by singer Michael Jackson from his hugely-successful album, Off the Wall in 1980. ... Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958), commonly known as MJ as well as the King of Pop, is an American musician, entertainer, and pop icon whose successful career and controversial personal life have been a part of pop culture for the last three decades. ... Detour is a 1945 film noir film about a young man who takes the identity of a dead gambler, and plunges into danger. ... Patti Page (born Clara Ann Fowler on November 8, 1927 in Claremore, Oklahoma) is one of the best-known female singers in traditional pop music. ...


Also, during weekday morning drive times, most beautiful music stations increased the vocals to as much as 50 percent in order to accommodate a broader audience.


While these stations were mostly playing instrumentals, some had a couple specialty programs that were vocal based such as a Big Band program on Saturday nights, a Frank Sinatra show sometime on the weekends, and maybe a program featuring Broadway showtunes.


Generally, the recordings heard on beautiful music stations were newly orchestrated arrangements of the songs of the day. These were available from the major record labels and performed by such artists as Andre Kostelanetz, Percy Faith, Mantovani, the 101 Strings, Billy Vaughn, The Living Strings, Frank Chacksfield, and many, many others. When the record companies cut back on releasing this material, syndicators of the format had custom recordings produced for them, performed by many different orchestras from around the world. These new custom recordings were usually instrumental versions of current or recent rock and roll or pop hit songs, a move that was thought would give the stations more mass appeal without selling out, but also disgusted some longtime listeners of the format. Some stations would also occasionally play earlier big band-era recordings from the 1940s and early 1950s. Andre Kostelanetz (December 22, 1901 - January 13, 1980) was a popular orchestral music conductor and arranger, one of the pioneers of easy listening music. ... Percy Faith (April 7, 1908 – February 9, 1976) was a band-leader, orchestrator and composer, known for his arrangements of standard tunes with lush string sections and female chorus vocal and wordless. ... Mantovani, born Annunzio Paolo Mantovani ( November 15, 1905 – March 29, 1980) was a popular conductor and entertainer in the easy listening style. ... Promotional copy of first 101 Strings album, 1957. ... Billy Vaughn (April 12, 1919-September 26, 1991) was a singer, pianist, and orchestra leader. ... Frank Chacksfield, born Francis Charles Chacksfield (May 9, 1914 - June 9, 1995) was a popular conductor in the easy listening style. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... Selling out refers to the compromising of ones integrity, morality and principles in exchange for money, success or other personal gain. ... A big band is a type of musical ensemble associated with playing jazz music and which became popular during the Swing Era from the early 1930s until the late 1940s, although there are many big-bands around nowadays. ... The 1940s decade ran from 1940 to 1949. ... The 1950s decade refers to the years 1950 to 1959 inclusive. ...


Many beautiful music stations would air a few Christmas songs per hour shortly before Thanksgiving. Then sometimes as early as the first of December, they would switch to wall to wall Christmas music and continue on until New Years Day. The vocal content would increase to about 40 to 60 percent at that point. There would then be a special marathon of seasonal music on December 24th and December 25th. After the 25th, most continued to play wall to wall Christmas music until the first of the year. This concept was later borrowed (and expanded upon) by Soft AC, AC, and even some Country Music stations. Today, the average wall to wall Christmas format ends early on the 26th of December. Christmas Songs is a 2005 (see 2005 in music) album by Diana Krall performed with the Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra. ... For other uses, see Thanksgiving (disambiguation). ... This article is about January 1st in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 358th day of the year (359th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 359th day of the year (360th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... Look up AC, ac in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ...


The predominantly instrumental-vocal mix is still in use today, mainly by Smooth Jazz stations. Smooth Jazz, also sometimes referred to as new adult contemporary music,[1] is generally described as a genre of music that utilizes instruments (and, at times, improvisation) traditionally associated with jazz and stylistic influences drawn from mostly R&B, but also funk and pop. ...


List of stations

Some of the most notable and highest-rated beautiful music stations, in addition to those already mentioned, included:

Many of the aforementioned stations were programmed by Schulke Productions or competing syndicators such as Bonneville and Century (Bonneville purchased Schulke in 1984[1]). Ed Winton, a protege of Gordon McLendon, brought the format to Connie B. Gay's WGAY 1050 AM in Silver Spring, Maryland changing AM to WQMR. Simulcasting on WGAY-FM (now WIHT) and WQMR-AM (Washington, D.C., and Silver Spring, Maryland) Ed Winton, Bill Doty and Alan Campbell programmed a very successful independent beautiful music format beginning in the early 1960s and ending in the early 1990s. Later, Bob Chandler, tutored by Winton, a leading exponent of the genre, was Operations Director. He organized repeated trips to Europe to make instrumental cover recordings of popular vocal music, which were then made available to beautiful music stations in other markets. Chandler's continued work to keep the format salient paid off, as WGAY reached number one 12+ in the Washington Arbitron ratings for the first time in 1984, at a time when the format as a whole was beginning to die off. WUBL FM (94. ... Atlanta redirects here. ... WLIF (101. ... WBAL is the callsign of several broadcast stations in Baltimore, Maryland WBAL (AM) 1090 AM WBAL-TV channel 11 WBAL-FM is now WIYY-FM 97. ... Baltimore redirects here. ... WJMN is a successful Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio station licensed to Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Its current slogan is #1 For Blazin Hip Hop And Todays Hottest Music! The station is owned by Clear Channel Communications. ... WZLX (100. ... WTKK is a New England commercial talk radio station, first broadcast out of Boston on 96. ... Boston redirects here. ... Beta Columbae (β Col / β Columbae) is a star in the constellation Columba. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Park City Location Location in Connecticut Government Counties Fairfield County Mayor John M. Fabrizi (D) Geographical characteristics Area    - City 19. ... WKQC-FM is K-104. ... WLNK-FM is 107. ... WLYT-FM is Lite 102. ... Charlotte redirects here. ... WTMX-FM (101. ... WLIT-FM (93. ... WILV (100. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... WDOK is a commercial FM radio station in Cleveland, Ohio broadcasting at 102. ... WQAL is a commercial FM radio station in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, broadcasting at 104. ... Cleveland redirects here. ... KATC-FM is a radio station in Colorado Springs, Colorado USA broadcasting at 95. ... Colorado Springs is most populous Home Rule Municipality in the State of Colorado. ... KJKK is a radio station in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. ... 105. ... The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex encompasses the metropolitan divisions of Dallas–Plano–Irving and Fort Worth–Arlington, within the U.S. state of Texas. ... WDAQ (98Q) is a Contemporary Hit Radio station licenced to Danbury, Connecticut and serving the immediate Danbury area. ... Nickname: The Hat City Located in Fairfield County, Connecticut Coordinates: Counties Fairfield County Mayor Mark Boughton (R) Area    - City 44. ... WHKO K99. ... : Gem City : Birthplace of Aviation United States Ohio Montgomery 56. ... KIMN (Mix 100. ... KOSI (KOSY 101) is an Adult Contemporary station based in Denver, Colorado. ... Nickname: Location of Denver in the State of Colorado Location of Colorado in the United States Coordinates: , Country United States State State of Colorado City and County Denver[1] Founded 1858-11-22, as Denver City, K.T.[2] Incorporated 1861-11-07, as Denver City, C.T.[3] Consolidated... WDVD is a hot adult contemporary radio station in Detroit, Michigan, broadcasting at 96. ... WKQI, known as Channel 9-5-5, is a Contemporary Hit Music (CHR/Top 40) radio station in Detroit, Michigan, owned by Clear Channel Communications. ... WXYT-FM, currently branded as Detroits Sports Powerhouse and formerly known as Live 97-1 Free FM, is an FM station broadcasting at 97. ... Detroit redirects here. ... This article is about the year. ... Formerly an oldies station in the Indianapolis, Indiana area. ... Greensboro redirects here. ... WKSS (Kiss 95. ... Hartford redirects here. ... KUMUFM is a Adult Contemporary radio station in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... For the city and county of Honolulu, see City & County of Honolulu. ... KKBQ, The New 93Q, is a Houston-based Radio station with a country music format. ... KLAT (branded as La Tremenda 1010) AM is a Spanish language news-talk radio station in the Houston, Texas metropolitan area. ... KODA (Sunny 99. ... KXYZ is an AM radio station in Greater Houston, which broadcasts on 1320 kHz under ownership of Multicultural Broadcasting. ... Houston redirects here. ... WRSA (96. ... Huntsville, Alabama (top center), near the Tennessee border, is north of Birmingham and northeast of Decatur, across the Tennessee River flowing northwest. ... WKTZ FM 90. ... Jacksonville redirects here. ... KBIG is an FM radio station in Los Angeles, California. ... KOST (KOST 103. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... WLYF-FM is an Adult Contemporary radio station that broadcasts in Miami, Florida. ... Miami redirects here. ... WXSS (103. ... For other places with the same name, see Milwaukee (disambiguation). ... KXXR (93X, 93. ... K102 (KEEY 102. ... Minneapolis redirects here. ... WWPR-FM, also known as Power 105. ... WKTU (103. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... WHTZ, also known as Z100, is a radio station that serves New York City and the neighboring Northern New Jersey region, broadcasting on the FM band at a frequency of 100. ... Nickname: Map of Newark in Essex County Coordinates: , Country State County Essex Founded/Incorporated 1666/1836 Government  - Mayor Cory Booker, term of office 2006–2010 Area [1]  - Total 26. ... WKCI 101. ... This article is about the city in Connecticut. ... WSHH-FM (Wish 99. ... Pittsburgh redirects here. ... WRMM, branded as Warm 101. ... This article is about the city of Rochester in Monroe County. ... KCTC AM 1320 is a radio station in Sacramento, California that has been affiliated with ESPN Radio since February 2007. ... KNCI is located in the Sacramento, California area and broadcasts at 105. ... Sacramento redirects here. ... KJQY or K-Joy was an easy listening music radio station based in San Diego. ... XETRA-AM are the call letters of a border-blaster radio station licensed to the Tijuana / Rosarito area of Baja California, Mexico, with additional studio facilities in Burbank, California. ... San Diego redirects here. ... KFOG is an FM radio station in San Francisco, California, broadcasting simultaneously on 104. ... San Francisco redirects here. ... KMPS is a Country music station based in Seattle, Washington. ... KIXI is an AM station licensed to Mercer Island-Seattle, Washington on the frequency of 880 kHz. ... KKWF (100. ... Seattle redirects here. ... KEZK, also known as Soft-Rock 102. ... 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Declining years

As the format continued into the 1980s, more vocals were incorporated into each set, and the vocals played on beautiful music stations were more likely to be from softer-styled "top 40" artists such as Barbra Streisand, The Carpenters, Billy Joel, Whitney Houston, Beatles, Elton John, and even by a few then-Hot AC-type artists than from "adult standards" artists like Dean Martin, Andy Williams and Doris Day. Over time, on many stations, the instrumentals were cut back to about half and then eliminated completely, making way for the "light adult contemporary" format. By the end of the decade, the popularity of other formats, such as Top 40, album oriented rock, and classic rock began to dominate the FM dial. Other beautiful music stations kept playing instrumentals but dropping the Percy Faith- and Henry Mancini-type artists in favor of Smooth Jazz instrumentalists like Kenny G, Grover Washington Jr., Chuck Mangione, and others. These stations evolved into Smooth Jazz outlets. Advertisers were going after a younger audience, and some stations totally dropped the easy listening-based format and switched to whatever seemed more appropriate for the audiences that the advertisers were going after ranging from Top 40 to rock to country to even talk. The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... Soft rock, also referred to as light rock or easy rock, is a style of music which uses the techniques of rock and roll to compose a softer, supposedly more ear-pleasing sound for listening, often at work or when driving. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... Barbara Joan Streisand (pronounced STRY-sand, IPA: ; born April 24, 1942) is a two time Academy Award-winning American singer and film and theatre actress. ... For other uses, see Carpenter (disambiguation). ... William Joseph Martin Billy Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American pianist and singer-songwriter. ... Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963) is a six-time Grammy award winning, American R&B singer, soprano, pianist, actress, film producer, and former model. ... The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 as part of their first tour of the United States, promoting their first hit single there, I Want To Hold Your Hand. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... Adult Standards is a North American radio format heard primarily on AM or class A FM stations. ... Dean Martin (born Dino Paul Crocetti, June 7, 1917 – December 25, 1995) was an Italian-American singer, film actor, television personality, and comedian. ... For other persons named Andrew Williams, see Andrew Williams (disambiguation). ... Doris Mary Ann von Kappelhoff (born April 3, 1924)[1] is an American singer, actress, and animal welfare advocate known as Doris Day. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... Album Oriented Rock, abbreviated AOR, was originally an American FM radio format focusing on album tracks by rock music artists rather than singles releases. ... For the magazine, see Classic Rock (magazine). ... Percy Faith (April 7, 1908 – February 9, 1976) was a band-leader, orchestrator and composer, known for his arrangements of standard tunes with lush string sections and female chorus vocal and wordless. ... Henry Mancini (April 16, 1924 – June 14, 1994), was an Academy Award winning American composer, conductor and arranger. ... Smooth Jazz, also sometimes referred to as new adult contemporary music,[1] is generally described as a genre of music that utilizes instruments (and, at times, improvisation) traditionally associated with jazz and stylistic influences drawn from mostly R&B, but also funk and pop. ... For the WFMU DJ, see Kenneth Goldsmith. ... Grover Washington, Jr. ... Charles Frank Chuck Mangione (born November 29, 1940) is a flugelhorn player and composer who achieved international success with his jazz-pop single, Feels So Good (1978) featuring guitarist Grant Geissman. ... Smooth Jazz, also sometimes referred to as new adult contemporary music,[1] is generally described as a genre of music that utilizes instruments (and, at times, improvisation) traditionally associated with jazz and stylistic influences drawn from mostly R&B, but also funk and pop. ...


Bonneville sold its beautiful music related assets to Broadcast Programming (now part of Jones Radio Networks) in November 1993. [2] Jones Radio Networks & Jones Media Networks are branchs of the Jones International. ...


Some beautiful music stations did make a successful transition into adult contemporary formats, although often not without call letter changes to drop the identity of being a so-described "elevator music" station. The aforementioned WDVR in Philadelphia, which later changed its calls to WEAZ, became AC-formatted WBEB-FM in the early 1990s and continues to this day as a highly rated station. Other examples include Chicago's WLAK-FM, which became WLIT, Charlotte's WEZC and WRLX, which today are now, respectively, WKQC and WLYT, and Atlanta's WPCH which became WLTM (now WUBL-FM). Other stations continue with AC formats bearing the same calls as their beautiful music predecessors, including: KOST and KBIG in Los Angeles, WSB-FM in Atlanta, WTVR in Richmond, VA, WSHH in Pittsburgh, WDOK in Cleveland, WLIF in Baltimore, KMEZ in Dallas, KOSI in Denver, CO, WNIC in Detroit, and WJBR in Wilmington, DE, as well as, in Canada, CHFI in Toronto and CHQM(FM) in Vancouver, B.C.. WPAT and WPAT-FM in New York City even evolved into an adult contemporary format at the end of 1992. Unfortunately, they continued to be perceived as easy listening, though they were more uptempo and played more current music product than cross-town WLTW. They even had a Top 30 AC countdown beginning in 1993. They became evem more of an uptempo AC station resembling then crosstown WMXV (Now Urban WWPR) in 1994, but were eventually sold in 1996. WPAT-FM became a Spanish language soft hits station while WPAT 930 became a brokered station. Elevator music, also known as lift music (in the UK), piped music or muzak, refers to the gentle, bland instrumental arrangements of popular music designed for play in shopping malls, grocery stores, department stores, telephone systems (while the caller is on hold), cruise ships, airports, doctors and dentists offices, and... WBEB, known as B101, is a Soft Rock/Adult Contemporary radio station which is broadcast in the Philadelphia area. ... WLIT-FM (93. ... Charlotte redirects here. ... WKQC-FM is K-104. ... WLYT-FM is Lite 102. ... WLTM-FM (94. ... WUBL FM (94. ... KOST (KOST 103. ... KBIG is an FM radio station in Los Angeles, California. ... WSB-FM (B98. ... Nickname: Motto: Sic Itur Ad Astra (Thus do we reach the stars) Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: , Country State Government  - Mayor L. Douglas Wilder (I) Area  - City 62. ... WSHH-FM (Wish 99. ... Pittsburgh redirects here. ... WDOK is a commercial FM radio station in Cleveland, Ohio broadcasting at 102. ... WLIF (101. ... KOSI (KOSY 101) is an Adult Contemporary station based in Denver, Colorado. ... Nickname: Location of Denver in the State of Colorado Location of Colorado in the United States Coordinates: , Country United States State State of Colorado City and County Denver[1] Founded 1858-11-22, as Denver City, K.T.[2] Incorporated 1861-11-07, as Denver City, C.T.[3] Consolidated... WNIC is an American adult contemporary radio station based in Detroit, Michigan broadcasting at 100. ... WJBR, is an Adult Contemporary radio station which is broadcast in the Philadelphia area. ... CHFI is a Canadian radio station, which broadcasts an adult contemporary format at 98. ... CHQM-FM (identified on air and in print as 103. ... This article refers to the city in British Columbia, Canada. ... WPAT is the callsign of a radio station licensed to Paterson, New Jersey. ... WPAT-FM, known on-air as 93. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... WLTW, known on-air as 106. ... WMXV is a radio station licensed to St. ... WWPR is the callsign for two radio stations: WWPR-AM 1490 AM in Bradenton, Florida WWPR-FM 105. ...


In Tampa, FL, WDUV also lives on with a mixture of soft AC hits and oldies and with one or two instrumentals per hour (though the instrumentals are now more likely to be of the "smooth jazz" variety). WDUV ("The Dove") is also consistently the top-rated station overall in the Tampa Arbitron ratings, despite its move in 1999 from 103.5 to the weaker 105.5 frequency. Tampa redirects here. ... WDUV, The Dove, is a radio station serving the Tampa Bay media market in Florida. ...


Beautiful music today

The beautiful music format did not die completely. Today's smooth jazz radio stations maintain the structure and style of the beautiful music format. And although today there are only a handful of true beautiful music stations still on the air, the format still lives on a few non-commercial radio stations, including WKTZ (90.9 FM) in Jacksonville, Florida, which is owned by Jones College and also streams its programming online. WKTZ plays many pop-standard selections and some big band material, as was common on many beautiful music stations during the 1960s and 1970s. Other non-commercial stations offering the beautiful music format include KLUX (89.5 FM) in Corpus Christi, TX, KHOY (88.1 FM) in Laredo, TX, KNCT-FM (91.3 FM) in Killeen, TX and WJMJ (88.9 FM) in Hartford, CT. WOEZ (88.3 FM) in Knoxville, TN, known as "EZ 88," features a mix of beautiful music, standards and smooth jazz unique to its market. Smooth Jazz, also sometimes referred to as new adult contemporary music,[1] is generally described as a genre of music that utilizes instruments (and, at times, improvisation) traditionally associated with jazz and stylistic influences drawn from mostly R&B, but also funk and pop. ... WKTZ FM 90. ... Jones College or Mary Gibbs Jones College is one of nine residential colleges at Rice University in Houston, Texas. ... Corpus Christi is a coastal city located in Texas. ... Khoy (Persian: , Azerbaijani: , Kurdish: ), also spelt Khoi or Khvoy, is a city in West Azarbaijan Province, Iran. ... Laredo redirects here. ... Killeen is a city located in Bell County, Texas. ... WJMJ is a non-commercial radio station licensed to St. ... Hartford is the capital of the state of Connecticut, in Hartford County. ... Alternate uses: Knoxville (disambiguation) Knoxville is a city located in Knox County, Tennessee, United States. ...


Some commercial beautiful music stations do still exist as well, often in areas with large retiree populations, and are often very popular in the markets they serve, especially with older listeners. An annual influx of vacationers from colder climates has helped such stations as "Wave 101" WAVV (101.1 FM) Marco Island (Naples), FL, and KWXY (98.5 FM) in Cathedral City, CA (Palm Springs market) consistently rank number one in the 12+ Arbitron ratings in their respective markets. KWXY, in fact, has had essentially the same format since signing on in 1964. WAVV is a commercial radio station located in Fort Myers Beach, Florida, broadcasting to the Fort Myers, Florida area on 101. ... Marco Island is a city and island located in Collier County, Florida. ... Naples is a city located in Collier County, Florida. ... KWXY is a radio station based in Cathedral City, California, USA which broadcasts simultaneously at 98. ... The Fountain of Life in front of the city hall Cathedral City is a city located in Riverside County, California. ... Palm Springs is a desert city in Riverside County, California approximately 110 miles (177 km) east of Los Angeles and 140 miles (225 km) northeast of San Diego. ... Arbitron is a radio audience research company in the United States. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ...


WJIB (AM 740) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, owned by Bob Bittner, is notable as one of the few remaining beautiful music stations serving a major metropolitan area; in fact, it features the same calls and format as a former beautiful music FM in Boston (now WTKK-FM, 96.9). WJIB also includes a large amount of adult standards, traditional pop music and oldies material in its playlist. Bob Bittner also owns WJTO (730 AM) in Bath, ME, serving the Portland market, which features a format similar to that of WJIB. WJIB 740 AM is a radio station based in Cambridge, Massachusetts that specializes in Adult-Standards & 50s 60s Pops Music. ... Location in Middlesex County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Middlesex Settled 1630 Incorporated 1636 Government  - Type Mayor-City Council  - Mayor Kenneth Reeves (D) Area  - Total 7. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... WTKK is a New England commercial talk radio station, first broadcast out of Boston on 96. ... Adult Standards is a North American radio format heard primarily on AM or class A FM stations. ... Traditional pop or Classic pop or Standards music denotes, in general, Western (and particularly American) popular music that either wholly predates the advent of rock and roll in the mid-1950s, or to any popular music which exists concurrently to rock and roll but originated in a time before the... Oldies is a generic term commonly used to describe a radio format that usually concentrates on Top 40 music from the 50s, 60s and 70s. ... WJTO 730 AM is a beautiful music station licensed to Bath, Maine. ... View uphill towards City Hall in Bath Bath is a city located in Sagadahoc County, Maine. ... Waterfront of Portland along the Fore River Portland is the largest city in Maine with a population of 64,249 citizens as of 2000. ...


Other examples of commercial radio stations continuing to feature the beautiful music format include KAHM-FM (102.1 FM) in Prescott, AZ; WGCY (106.3 FM) in Gibson City, IL; WMUU (94.5 FM) in Greenville, SC; WHLC (104.5 FM) in Highlands, NC; KNXR (97.5 FM) in Rochester, MN; and CKOT (101.3 FM, Easy 101) in Tillsonburg, ON, Canada. Prescott is a city located in Yavapai County, Arizona. ... Gibson City is a city in Ford County, Illinois, United States. ... Unique FM is a beautiful music station in Greenville, South Carolina which operates on 94. ... Greenville is a large city and county seat located in Greenville County6 in South Carolina. ... WHLC FM 104. ... Highlands is an incorporated town located on a plateau in the southern Appalachian mountains, within the Nantahala National Forest, in Macon County, North Carolina (a small annexed portion also being in neighboring Jackson County). ... KNXR is an easy-listening FM radio station in Rochester, Minnesota. ... Rochester is a city located in Olmsted County, Minnesota. ... CKOT is the name of two radio stations in Tillsonburg, Ontario: CKOT-FM CKOT (AM) Category: ... Tillsonburg, Ontario is a town in Oxford County of Ontario, Canada. ...


Jones Radio Networks supplies beautiful music to a few commercial stations. [3] Jones Radio Networks & Jones Media Networks are branchs of the Jones International. ...


Beautiful instrumental music can also be found on Internet radio feeds such as Live365. Using Bonneville and SRP veterans, XM Satellite Radio programs a dedicated beautiful music channel (Escape) for its subscribers, and the Music Choice digital satellite service now has a permanent music channel devoted to the format. Internet radio (aka e-Radio) is an audio broadcasting service transmitted via the Internet. ... Live365 is an Internet radio web site where members can create their own online radio station or listen to other Live365 broadcasters online stations. ... “XM” redirects here. ... Escape is an XM Satellite Radio available on XM channel 78 and DirecTV channel 841. ... Music Choice is a U.S. company that programs music and produces music-related content for digital cable, cell phones, and cable modem subscribers in the US. Music Choice programs dozens of audio music channels for digital cable subscribers, as well as programs and produces music-related content for on...


Contemporary beautiful music stations

CKOT-FM is a Canadian radio station, airing at 101. ... Tillsonburg, Ontario is a town in Oxford County of Ontario, Canada. ... Khoy (Persian: , Azerbaijani: , Kurdish: ), also spelt Khoi or Khvoy, is a city in West Azarbaijan Province, Iran. ... Laredo redirects here. ... Corpus Christi is a coastal city located in Texas. ... KNXR is an easy-listening FM radio station in Rochester, Minnesota. ... Rochester is a city located in Olmsted County, Minnesota. ... WAVV is a commercial radio station located in Fort Myers Beach, Florida, broadcasting to the Fort Myers, Florida area on 101. ... Marco Island is a city and island located in Collier County, Florida. ... Solana is a census-designated place located in Charlotte County, Florida. ... Gibson City is a city in Ford County, Illinois, United States. ... WHLC FM 104. ... Highlands is an incorporated town located on a plateau in the southern Appalachian mountains, within the Nantahala National Forest, in Macon County, North Carolina (a small annexed portion also being in neighboring Jackson County). ... WJEJ is a Full Service/Adult Standards formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Hagerstown, Maryland, serving the Four-State Area. ... Hagerstown is a city located in Washington County, Maryland. ... WJIB 740 AM is a radio station based in Cambridge, Massachusetts that specializes in Adult-Standards & 50s 60s Pops Music. ... Harvard Square, May 2000 Cambridge is a city in the greater Boston area in Massachusetts, United States. ... WJMJ is a non-commercial radio station licensed to St. ... Hartford is the capital of the state of Connecticut, in Hartford County. ... WJTO 730 AM is a beautiful music station licensed to Bath, Maine. ... View uphill towards City Hall in Bath Bath is a city located in Sagadahoc County, Maine. ... WKEZ could refer to two radio stations in United States: WKEZ (AM), a radio station broadcasting at 1240 kHz on the AM band, licensed to Bluefield, West Virginia. ... WKTZ FM 90. ... Jacksonville redirects here. ... Unique FM is a beautiful music station in Greenville, South Carolina which operates on 94. ... Greenville is a large city and county seat located in Greenville County6 in South Carolina. ... Alternate uses: Knoxville (disambiguation) Knoxville is a city located in Knox County, Tennessee, United States. ... WRDV-FM is a public radio station serving the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area, with its studio in Hatboro and broadcast tower in Warminster. ... Warminster Township is a township located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. ... Bristol is a borough located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. ... KAHM is a Prescott, Arizona radio station that, since September 9, 1981, has aired a Beautiful music format to serve citizens in and around Prescott. ... Prescott is a city located in Yavapai County, Arizona. ... Camden is a city in Kershaw County, South Carolina, United States. ... KGUD is a non-commercial, non-profit FM radio station broadcasting from Longmont, Colorado at 90. ... Longmont is a city located in Boulder County, Colorado. ...

Artists and music

Promotional copy of first 101 Strings album, 1957. ... Ronnie Aldrich (15 Feb 1916 - 30 Sep 1993) was a British easy-listening pianist, arranger, conductor and composer. ... CARAVELLI, real name Claude Vasori , was born September 12th of 1930 in Paris, from Italian father and French mother. ... Frank Chacksfield, born Francis Charles Chacksfield (May 9, 1914 - June 9, 1995) was a popular conductor in the easy listening style. ... Richard Clayderman (born Philippe Pagès on December 28, 1953, Paris, France) is a French pianist who has released numerous albums, including renditions and arrangements of popular music, French chansons, and popular piano works of Beethoven, Chopin and Mozart. ... Floyd Cramer (October 27, 1933 - December 31, 1997) was an American Hall of Fame pianist who was one of the architects of the Nashville Sound. ... Syd Dale (courtesy of Amphonic Music) Syd Dale (May 20, 1924 – August 15, 1994) was born in York, England. ... Frank De Vol (September 20, 1911 - October 27, 1999) was an American composer of film and television music. ... John (Johnny) William Henry Tyler Douglas (3 September 1882-19 December 1930) was one of the finest English cricketers of his generation. ... Percy Faith (April 7, 1908 – February 9, 1976) was a band-leader, orchestrator and composer, known for his arrangements of standard tunes with lush string sections and female chorus vocal and wordless. ... Robert Farnon album Robert Joseph Farnon (July 24, 1917 – April 22, 2005) was a Canadian-born composer, conductor, musical arranger and trumpet player. ... Ferrante & Teicher were one of the most successful easy listening acts of the 1960s and 1970s, known for their light arrangements of familiar classical pieces, movie soundtracks, and show tunes. ... James Galway and his golden flute Sir James Galway (born December 8, 1939) is a Northern Ireland-born virtuoso flutist from Belfast, often called The Man With the Golden Flute. ... Herbert John Jackie Gleason (February 26, 1916 – June 24, 1987) was an American comedian, actor, and musician. ... Arthur Greenslade is a British conductor and arranger for films and television, as well as a number of famous performers ranging from Engelbert Humperdinck and Jack Jones to Chris Farlowe and Serge Gainsbourg. ... Nick Ingman is an easy listening orchestra conductor and composer. ... Bradley Joseph (born in 1965) is an American composer, pianist, keyboardist, arranger, and recording artist, performing on the international stage for many years with artists such as Yanni and Grammy-winner Sheena Easton, as well as having vast experience with artists from RCA, Epic Records, Warner Bros. ... Bert Kaempfert (born Berthold Kämpfert; October 16, 1923 - June 21, 1980) was a German orchestra leader and songwriter. ... André Kostelanetz (December 22, 1901 - January 13, 1980) was a popular music conductor and arranger, one of the pioneers of easy listening music. ... James Last in 2006 James Last together with fan Guenter Krueger from Berlin James Last (born Hans Last on April 17, 1929 in Bremen) is a German composer and big band leader. ... Geoff Love lived on Commercial Street and has a plaque dedicated to his memory outside his old house. ... Henry Mancini (April 16, 1924 – June 14, 1994), was an Academy Award winning American composer, conductor and arranger. ... Mantovani, born Annunzio Paolo Mantovani ( November 15, 1905 – March 29, 1980) was a popular conductor and entertainer in the easy listening style. ... Paul Mauriat Paul Mauriat (Marseille, 4 March 1925 – 3 November 2006 in Perpignan) was a French orchestra leader, specializing in light music. ... Peter Nero (born Bernard Nierow on May 22, 1934) is an American pianist and pops conductor. ... Johnny Pearson (born June 18, 1925) is a British composer and pianist. ... « In the strange world of show-business where you can find many con-artists and wind merchants, there is a distinguished man, whose look is more that of a diplomat than an artist: Franck Pourcel is discreet, modest and without pretence, this quiet man with a handsome silhouette has recorded... David Rose was a British-born American songwriter, composer, arranger, and orchestra leader known as one of the most popular and distinctive mainstream instrumental pop composers of the 20th century. ... Lawrence Welk (March 11, 1903 – May 17, 1992) was a musician, accordionist, bandleader, and television impresario, hosting The Lawrence Welk Show from 1951 to 1982. ... Paul Weston (real name Wetstein) (March 12, 1912 - September 20, 1996) was a US pianist, arranger, composer and conductor. ... Roger Williams could mean: Roger Williams University Roger Williams (theologian), co-founder of Rhode Island Roger Williams (soldier) Roger Williams (pianist), American pianist Roger Williams (UK politician), British politician Roger Williams (US politician), US Texas politician Roger Williams (hepatologist), a British liver specialist Roger Williams (trombonist) Roger Williams (activist) This... Adult Standards is a North American radio format heard primarily on AM or class A FM stations. ... Michael Bublé Michael Bublé (born 9 September 1975) is a Canadian crooner jazz singer and actor. ... For other uses, see Carpenter (disambiguation). ... Ray Charles (born Charles Raymond Offenberg on September 13 , 1918, in Chicago, Illinois) is an American musician, songwriter, and vocal conductor. ... Rosemary Clooney (May 23, 1928 – June 29, 2002) was an American popular singer and actress. ... Nathaniel Adams Coles (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965), known professionally as Nat King Cole, was a popular American jazz singer-songwriter and pianist. ... Pierino Ronald Como (May 18, 1912 – May 12, 2001) was an American crooner. ... ‹ The template below (Taginfo) is being considered for deletion. ... Ray Conniff Ray Conniff (born Joseph Raymond Conniff on November 6, 1916 in Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA, and died October 12, 2002, Escondido, California, USA) was an American musician. ... Doris Mary Ann von Kappelhoff (born April 3, 1924)[1] is an American singer, actress, and animal welfare advocate known as Doris Day. ... John Denver (December 31, 1943 â€“ October 12, 1997), born Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr. ... Neil Leslie Diamond (born January 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and occasional actor. ... For the letter Ñ pronounced Enye, see Ñ. Enya (born Eithne Patricia Ní Bhraonáin[4] on 17 May 1961, Gaoth Dobhair, County Donegal, Ireland), sometimes presented in the media as Enya Brennan, is an Irish singer and songwriter. ... The cover of the album The Essential Dan Fogelberg Daniel Grayling Fogelberg (b. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... Jack Jones, singer Jack Jones (born John Allan Jones in January 14, 1938) is an American jazz and pop singer. ... Norah Jones (born Geethali Norah Jones Shankar on March 30, 1979) is an American singer-songwriter, pianist, keyboardist, guitarist, and occasional actress of Anglo-American and Bengali descent. ... Anita Kerr (born Anita Jean Grilli on October 31, 1927, in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American singer, composer and music producer. ... Diana Jean Krall, OC, OBC (born November 16, 1964) is a Grammy award-winning Canadian jazz pianist and singer. ... The Lettermen are a pop music vocal group. ... Barry Manilow (born Barry Alan Pincus on June 17, 1943) is an American singer and songwriter best known for such recordings as I Write the Songs, Mandy, Weekend in New England and Copacabana. ... John Royce Mathis (b. ... Sérgio Santos Mendes, pron. ... Nana Mouskouri (in Greek, Nανά Μούσχουρη), born as Ioanna Mouskouri on October 13, 1934, in Chania, Crete, Greece, is a singer of Greek origin. ... Olivia Newton-John AO OBE (born 26 September 1948) is a Grammy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated English-born Australian pop singer, songwriter and actress. ... Patti Page (born Clara Ann Fowler on November 8, 1927 in Claremore, Oklahoma) is one of the best-known female singers in traditional pop music. ... 2003 Greatest Hits compilation Helen Reddy (born October 25, 1941 in Melbourne, Australia) is an Australian pop singer and actor. ... Linda Marie Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946 in Tucson, Arizona) is an American popular vocalist and entertainer who has earned multiple Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, numerous certified gold, platinum and multiplatinum albums, and Tony Award and Golden Globe nominations. ... Sinatra redirects here. ... Jo Stafford (born Jo Elizabeth Stafford November 12, 1917, in Coalinga, California) is an American pop singer whose career spanned the late 1930s through the early 1960s. ... Barbara Joan Streisand (pronounced STRY-sand, IPA: ; born April 24, 1942) is a two time Academy Award-winning American singer and film and theatre actress. ... For other persons named Andrew Williams, see Andrew Williams (disambiguation). ... Nancy Wilson (b. ...

See also

Light Music is a generic term applied to a mainly British musical style of light orchestral music, which began post-World War One and had its heyday during the mid-20th Century, although arguably lasts to the present day. ... Lounge music refers to music played in the lounges and bars of hotels and casinos, or at standalone piano bars. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

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