Post by OldSchoolAT40Fan on Feb 22, 2013 20:27:52 GMT -5
I am not sure if it is an artist, but if he had two top 40 records on both ends of the 1970s, I think that Jim Henson may count, as there was a tribute to him on AT40 in late May or early June 1990. Jim Henson credited "Rubber Duckie" (1970) and "The Rainbow Connection" (1979) to Ernie and Kermit The Frog respectively. But still, they were both voiced by Jim Henson, and he *technically* was a recording artist as he released singles for those two songs back in the day.
I have a vinyl copy of the show from 2-21-81 and there is a tribute to Bill Haley, who passed away 2-9-81, and they played Shake, Rattle & Roll. I think Casey wanted to point out that Haley was known for more than just Rock Around The Clock.
Bringing this up to the present, next weekend's AT40 (4/23/16) will have a salute to Prince, who is mentioned at the beginning of the show, and just before playing #1 Ryan will play a montage of Prince's nine pop chart #1's (according to R&R).