Monday, April 16, 2018

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies - Week of April 15th, 2018

April 15th to 28th, 2018
Have you ever heard so many names mentioned in a single four hour period!! We sure had our share on this week's Name Game Special. If this was you, you heard your song: Danny, Loreli, Carol, Norman, Terry, Mary, Randy, Ruby, Mary Lou, Jack, Shirley, and so many others. To find out all the names I played on the show, go to the Listen page and scroll down to the Playlist.

As this week's Spotlight Year was 1959, I was pleased to be able to include some name songs from that year, as part of the special.  Some of the names included Charlie, Margie, Mona Lisa, Lee, and Frankie, The Vinyl 45 of the week, was Sheila by Tommy Roe, sounding so good in vinyl.

Our next special will be a milestone, not just for the show but for online and terrestrial radio. Join me Sunday May 6th for the Treasure Island Oldies 21st Anniversary Special. This special will mark one of the longest running weekly radio shows in the world.  And check out the cool video promo billboard created by Eddy Fisher, our webmaster. WOW, thanks Eddy!

I am pleased to welcome yet another new station to the Treasure Island Oldies Broadcast Partners Network. A big hello to GCR Global Community Radio! Based in Geneva, New York, you'll be able to listen to the latest show every Friday from 6 to 10 am Eastern time. This is great!

Is your birthday coming up soon? If so, please me know by sending the date to birthdays@treasureislandoldies.com. I'll wish you Happy Birthday on the show and also play Birthday by The Beatles for you.

The Top Five Countdown this week is from 1959, this week's Spotlight Year. The Number One song is by The Fleetwoods: Gretchen, Gary and Barbara. Come Softly To Me is playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Treasure Island Oldies Blog.

Voice Your Choice will return April 29th with B.J. Thomas. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either I Just Can't Help Believing or (Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song. I'll play the winner on the April 29th show.

Listen to this week's Rock and Roll News Podcast.

In closing for this week, I wanted to let you know I am taking a vacation and there will be no live show next week. However, please go to the Listen page and there will be a replay of the show from April 23, 2017 for your enjoyment. And the Chat Room will also be open as usual. I'll be back in time for the next live show, Sunday, April 29th.

Bye for now.
Michael
 

B. J. Thomas Voice Your Choice

B.J. Thomas was born Billy Joe Thomas on August 7, 1942 in Hugo, Oklahoma and later moved to Rosenberg, Texas, where he was raised. While in high school he joined a band, The Triumphs and together they recorded their first hit single, I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry, a song written in 1949 by Hank Williams.

B.J. Thomas had 26 songs hits hit the charts between 1966 and 1983, with an impressive 5 Top Ten hits and 3 Gold Records. And he continued his success after the pop hits with an even longer streak of success in country music.

Treasure Island Oldies is pleased to present B. J. Thomas in the Voice Your Choice Spotlight. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either I Just Can't Help Believing or (Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song. I'll play the winner on the next show, April 29th.

Treasure Island Oldies Top Five Countdown 1959 The Fleetwoods Number One

This week on Treasure Island Oldies, the Spotlight Year is 1959, including the Top Five Countdown.

Here at Number One are Gretchen, Gary and Barbara, The Fleetwoods with Come Softly To Me.

Enjoy!

Michael



Monday, April 09, 2018

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies - Week of April 8, 2018

April 8th to 14th, 2018
 
I had a great time once again this week with you, both on the air as well as in the Chat Room. We had a great turnout this week and it was so nice to welcome back and visit with friends including Sean in  Louisville, Kentucky, and Fay and Matt in Langley, British Columbia. I wanted to make mention of one of our recent new regulars, Bill in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Bill is a nurse and was on duty the night the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team had the horrific bus crash resulting in 15 deaths. Bill and many others devote their lives to helping others. Thank you Bill! And out hearts go out to the families affected by this tragedy.

This week we spotlighted the year 1968 and featured many songs from that year by The Equals, The Foundations, The Impressions, Cowsills, and many more, including the Top Five Countdown. It was also cool to play the Vinyl 45 of the week, Rit It Up by Little Richard. I actually played it from a 45 EP or Extended Play, with two songs per side. I'm really enjoying playing vinyl live on the show. Just like the old days! :-)

Next week is our annual Name Game Special, with people's names in the song titles. Be sure to have a listen, and these names will be like visiting with old friends once again. The special airs live next Sunday, April 15th starting at 6 pm Pacific time, and at various times throughout the week on the Broadcast Partners Network affiliate stations. Speaking of affiliate stations, I am pleased to welcome MCBVI, Michigan Counsel Of The Blind And Visually Impaired, to the Broadcast Partners Network. MCBVI will air the show Sundays at 3 pm Eastern. Be sure to check out their website at blindmi.org 

Is your birthday coming up soon? If so, please me know by sending the date to birthdays@treasureislandoldies.com. I'll wish you Happy Birthday on the show and also play Birthday by The Beatles for you.

The Top Five Countdown this week is from 1968, this week's Spotlight Year. The Number One song, quite the tear-jerker, is by Bobby Goldsboro. Honey is playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Treasure Island Oldies Blog.

Next week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice presents Don and Phil, the Everly Brothers. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either This Little Girl Of Mine or Ebony Eyes. I'll play the winner on next week's show.

Listen to this week's Rock and Roll News Podcast.

Have a great week.

Bye for now.
Michael
 

Everly Brothers Voice Your Choice

Among the many popular recording artists of the 1950s and 1960s, the Everly Brothers, Don and Phil, rank pretty high up on the list. Don was born Isaac Donald on February 1, 1937 in Brownie, Kentucky. Phil was born January 19, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois. Both their parents were in show business as folk and country singers. Sadly, Phil Everly passed away January 3, 2014 from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; he was 74.

The Everlys first recorded for Columbia Records in 1955, but it wasn't until they signed with Archie Bleyer's Cadence Records in 1957 that their career took off. And what a way to take off; their debut record for Cadence, Bye Bye Love went to Number 2 on the charts and became a Gold Record.

Between 1957 and 1984, they hit the charts a total of 38 times, including 14 Top Ten, 4 Number 1 and four Gold Records. Phew!

This week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice is pleased to feature The Everly Brothers with two of their well loved hits. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either This Little Girl Of Mine or Ebony Eyes. I'll play the winning song on next week's show.

Bobby Goldsboro Treasure Island Oldies Top Five Countdown 1968

This week on Treasure Island Oldies, the Spotlight Year is 1968. The top spot song is by Bobby Goldsboro, who already had many hits under his belt before this went to Number One.

It lasted at the top for five weeks and it made such an impact that sales reached Gold Record status.

Honey, this week's Number One song from 1968 is by Bobby Goldsboro.

Enjoy!

Michael


Monday, April 02, 2018

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies Week of April 1st, 2018

April 1st to 7th, 2018
 
It was no April Fool's Day joke; we had a fun-filled four hours of great music once again on this week's show. And this week we spotlighted the year 1964 throughout the show, including this week's historic Top Five Countdown. Never before or since has one artist or group held all five positions in the top five. The Beatles ruled. And so many other recording artists had smash hits in 1964. I was pleased to play The Zombies, the Beach Boys, Rolling Stones, Diane Renay, Dave Clark Five, the Angels, Major Lance and so many more great artists.

As a preview of what to expect in two weeks for The Name Game Special, I played Farmer John by The Premiers, Ringo's Theme (This Boy) by The Beatles producer, George Martin, and Long Tall Sally by both Little Richard and The Beatles. So you get an idea of what to expect for the special; every song with have someone's name in the song title. The special will air live Sunday, April 15th starting at 6 pm Pacific time, and at various times throughout the week on the Broadcast Partners Network affiliate stations. Be sure to include the date in your calendar.

I'd like to wish Happy Birthday to Ineyda Velasquez in Dade City, Florida.  Is your birthday coming up soon? If so, please me know by sending the date to birthdays@treasureislandoldies.com. I'll wish you Happy Birthday on the show and also play Birthday by The Beatles for you.

The Top Five Countdown this week is from 1964, this week's Spotlight Year, and what a historic countdown. The Number One song is by  The Beatles. Can't Buy Me Love is playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Treasure Island Oldies Blog.

Next week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice presents Chad & Jeremy. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Willow Weep For Me or Yesterday's Gone. I'll play the winner on next week's show.

Listen to this week's Rock and Roll News Podcast.

Have a great week.

Bye for now.
Michael

 

Chad & Jeremy Voice Your Choice

Chad & Jeremy were two stars from the British Music Invasion era of the 1960s. Chad Stewart and Jeremy Clyde, both born in 1941, met at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London. During that time, Chad taught Jeremy to play the guitar and they went on to form a folk outfit called The Jerks.

Interestingly, they only had one hit in their native United Kingdom, and that was Yesterday's Gone. However in North America, they went on to have several more hits, including Willow Weep For Me, A Summer's Song, From A Window, and others.

Next week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice presents Chad & Jeremy. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Willow Weep For Me or Yesterday's Gone. I'll play the winning song on next week's show.

The Beatles Treasure Island Oldies Top Five Countdown 1964

This week is historic to the music industry! Never before or since has one artist or group occupied all of the Top Five positions on the charts. It happened this week in 1964 when The Beatles had all five songs with Please Please Me in at Number Five. I Want To Hold Your Hand is Number Four, while She Loves You is in at Number Three, and Twist And Shout came in at Number Two.

Rounding out the Top Five this week in 1964 it's Can't Buy Me Love in at Number One.

Here are John, Paul, George and Ringo, the Number One hit-makers in the world in 1964!

Enjoy!

Michael



Monday, March 26, 2018

This Week's Island Update - Week of March 25, 2018

March 25th to 31tst, 2018
 
Well it was another fine time with you on the Island this week, playing your favourite music from the 1950's, '60s, and '70s over the four hours. And it always zips by so quickly! It is always great to hear from you and I am happy to play your requests. For example, last week in the Chat Room, Bill from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan mentioned he'd like to hear Touch Of Magic by James Leroy and Denim. So I checked out the Treasure Island Oldies library and was pleased to play it for him on this week's show as this week's Made In Canada song. And once again, I was pleased to hear from Linda Gehres in California, who listens to the Live show via our Broadcast Partners Network affiliate station, The Legend Oldies, in Indianapolis, Indiana. I loved reading how some songs that I played conjured up deep memories of the songs and the times in her life. I'd love to hear from you too. Any thoughts, comments or requests? Get in touch with me by sending an email tomichael@treasureislandoldies.com.

On this week's show I played a couple of songs as a preview of the next special, The Name Game, including Johnny Get Angry, Caterina, Ruby Ann, Anna, and Joey Baby. So you get an idea of what to expect for the special; every song with have someone's name in the song title. The special will air live Sunday, April 15th starting at 6 pm Pacific time, and at various times throughout the week on the Broadcast Partners Network affiliate stations. Be sure to include the date in your calendar. 

I'd like to wish Happy Birthday to some good friends this week. Tom Locke, who researches and writes the weekly feature, Moment In Time, is in Vancouver, British Columbia. Also in Vancouver, Red Robinson from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, plus Frank Vandeven, with whom I have been friends since I was 19, lives in Mission, British Columbia. Happy Birthday! Is your birthday approaching? If so, please me know by sending the date to birthdays@treasureislandoldies.com. I'll wish you Happy Birthday on the show and also play Birthday by The Beatles for you.

The Top Five Countdown this week is from 1962, this week's Spotlight Year. The Number One song is by the top female singer from the mid-'50s to the mid-'60s, Connie Francis.  Don't Break The Heart That Loves You is playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Treasure Island Oldies Blog.

Next week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice presents the great instrumentalist, Billy Vaughn. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either A Swingin' Safari or Sail Along, Silv'ry Moon. I'll play the winner on next week's show.

Listen to this week's Rock and Roll News Podcast.

Have a great week.

Bye for now.
Michael
 

Billy Vaughn Voice Your Choice


Billy Vaughn was born Richard Vaughn on April 12, 1919 in Glasgow, Kentucky. Sadly he died of cancer at age 72 on September 26, 1991. He had many achievements during his career including being Music Director for Dot Records; arranged and conducted the orchestra for Pat Boone, Gale Storm, The Fontaine Sisters, and a host other Dot recording artists. He was so successful that he has been recognized for having more pop hits than any other orchestra leader during the rock era.

He appeared on the Billboard chart a total of twenty-eight times between 1955 and 1966, and scored four Top Ten hits and two Gold Records. What a great career as an instrumental artist! I can't think off hand of an artist today that enjoys a successful career with instrumental hits. Let me know if you can come up anyone; contact me via email: michael@treasureislandoldies.com.com.

Next week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice presents Billy Vaughn. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either A Swingin' Safari or Sail Along Silv'ry Moon. I'll play the winner on next week's show.

Connie Francis Number One 1962 Treasure Island Oldies Top Five Countdown

Connie Francis was one of the most popular singers from the mid-'50s through to the mid-'60s and this week she is at the top of the charts.

This week on Treasure Island Oldies, the Top Five Countdown is from 1962 and in at Number One is Connie Francis with Dopn't Break The Heart That Loves You.

Enjoy!

Michael


Monday, March 19, 2018

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies - Week of March 18th, 2018

March 18th to 24th, 2018
 
I must say that I sure had a great time playing all those One Hit Wonders on this week's show. It even surprises me with just how many great records were made and became very popular by artists who only made one appearance on the Top 100 charts. The response I received by email, my Facebook page, and from the Nuts in the Hut, the Treasure Island Oldies Chat Room, were just great to read. Thank very much. I share your enthusiasm for hearing such great One Hit Wonders as the show opener, Nothing But A Heartache by The Flirtations, Double Barrell by Jamaica's Dave and Ansell Collins, Ronnie Love's Chills And Fever, Donnie by The Bermudas, which was a request from Toni Howerton in Middletown, Ohio, and so many more. I was glad to pay tribute to a very good friend of Paul Evans (Seven Little Girls Sitting In The Back Seat, Happy Go Lucky Me, and others), Jimmy Wisner had passed away. Jimmy was a very successful songwriter arranger and record producer. Apart from Paul Evans, Jimmy worked with a broad range of recording artists from, Judy Collins, Spanky and Our Gang to Carly Simon and Barbra Streisand. He also was a recording artists under the name of Kokomo. His Asia Minor became a big hit when he released it on his own Felstead Records label, after having been turned down by almost every other record company. All in all, I thoroughly had a great time with you on this week's show.

The next special The Name Game, is next month, airing live Sunday, April 15th starting at 6 pm Pacific time, and at various times throughout the week on the Broadcast Partners Network affiliate stations. Every song I play will have someone's name in the song title, like Diana, Don't Mess Around With Jim, Ode To Billie Joe, Barbara Ann, and so many more. Be sure to include the date in your calendar. My thanks and appreciation to my webmaster Eddy Fisher, for yet another great promo billboard for the special now on the website!

I'd like to wish Happy Birthday to my good friend and weekly contributor to the show with the Rick's Rare Rock and Roll Relic, Rick Canode in Madison, Wisconsin, or as Rick calls it, Mad Town. LOL All the best to you, Rick! Is your birthday approaching? If so, please me know by sending the date to birthdays@treasureislandoldies.com. I'll wish you Happy Birthday on the show and also play Birthday by The Beatles for you.

The Top Five Countdown this week is from 1969, this week's Spotlight Year. The Number One song is by Tommy Roe, who beat Creedence Clearwater Revival's smash Proud Mary, which stalled at number two. Dizzy is playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Treasure Island Oldies Blog.

Next week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice presents The Rolling Stones, the "Bad Boys" of the British Music Invasion. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction or As Tears Go By. I'll play the winning song on next week's show.

Here's this week's Rock and Roll News Podcast.

Take care and I look forward to your company once again next week.

Bye for now.
Michael
 

Rolling Stones - Voice Your Choice

The bad boys of rock and roll, The Rolling Stones, are from London, England. The original lineup was Mick Jagger, lead vocals and swagger, Keith Richards, lead guitar, Charlie Watts, drums, Brian Jones, rhythm guitar, and Bill Wyman on bass.

They became the biggest rock and roll band in the world; and between 1964 and 1998, they appeared on the charts a total of 57 times, including 22 Top Ten hits and 5 Gold Records! It just doesn't get any better than that.

This week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice presents The Rolling Stones with two of their many hits. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction or As Tears Go By. I'll play the winner on next week's show.

Tommy Roe Number One 1969 Treasure Island Oldies Top Five Countdown

This week on Treasure Island Oldies, we spotlight the year 1969. For this week's Top Five Countdown, Tommy Roe hit the top of the charts, beating out Creedence Clearwater Revival's Proud Mary for the coveted top spot.

From 1969 here is Tommy Roe and his Number One smash Dizzy.

Enjoy!

Michael



Monday, March 12, 2018

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies - Week of March 11th, 2018


March 11th to 17th, 2018
 
Welcome to this week's Island Update. This week we featured "timely" songs in recognition of moving our clocks forward by one hour. It was fun to play songs such as Time Of The Season, Time In A Bottle, In The Midnight Hour, Time Has Come Today, 24 Hours From Tulsa, and so many more. We also spotlighted the year 1963 throughout the show and for this week's Top Five Countdown. I played My Boyfriend's Back, Hello Stranger, Blue Velvet, Drip Drop, So Much In Love, The Night Has A Thousand Eyes, Falling, and other great hits from 1963. For this week's Delicious Vinyl 45 I played Where Do You Go by Cher from 1965. I continue to enjoy hearing from you with your thoughts and comments on the show, so please keep it up. Get in touch by sending an email to michael@treasureislandoldies.com.

The next special, the One Hit Wonders, will be live next Sunday, March 18th starting at 6 pm Pacific time, and at various times throughout the week on the Broadcast Partners Network affiliate stations. If you've not heard this annual special, you'll be surprised with just how many hits there were by artists who appeared on the charts with great songs one time only. Looking forward to your company for this Special.

Is your birthday approaching? If so, please me know by sending the date to birthdays@treasureislandoldies.com. I'll wish you Happy Birthday on the show and also play Birthday by The Beatles for you.

The Top Five Countdown this week is from 1963, this week's Spotlight Year. The Number One song is by The Four Seasons. Walk Like A Man is playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Treasure Island Oldies Blog.

Next week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice presents the very entertaining Roger Miller. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either England Swings or Dang Me. I'll play the winning song on next week's show.

Here's this week's Rock and Roll News Podcast.

Looking forward to your company for next week's One Hit Wonders Special.

Bye for now.

Michael
 

Roger Miller Voice Your Choice

Roger Miller was born on January 2, 1936 in Fort Worth, Texas and raised in Erick, Oklahoma. Sadly, he died of cancer on October 25, 1992 at the age of 56.

He charted 42 country hits, with 16 of them appearing on the pop charts, garnering success, recognition and fame, plus six Grammy Awards. Of the 16 pop hits, five were Top Ten and one became a Gold Record, for his signature song King Of The Road.

This week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice spotlights Roger Miller with two of his much-loved hit songs.

Cast your vote at the Voice Your page for either England Swings or Dang Me. I'll play the winner on next week's show.

The Four Seasons Treasure Island Oldies Number One Top Five Countdown 1963

This week Treasure Island Oldies spotlights the year 1963 throughout the show as week as for this week's Top Five Countdown.

At the top of the chart this week in 1963, it's The Four Seasons with Walk Like A Man.

Enjoy!
Michael


Monday, March 05, 2018

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies - Week of March 4th, 2018

 
March 4th to 10th, 2018
 
This week we spotlighted the year 1967, and whoa! what feedback I received already about just how great the music of 1967 was and how good it was to hear so many songs from the same year. Thanks very much for your comments. That was the whole reason to start this new Spotlight Year feature on the show. And I am also pleased with your thoughts I've been getting regarding the introduction of the new Vinyl 45 feature. This week I played Niki Hokey by P.J. Proby on a Liberty Records 45. So cool!

Mark your calendar for our next special, the One Hit Wonders, live Sunday, March 18th starting at 6 pm Pacific time, and at various times throughout the week on the Broadcast Partners Network affiliate stations. If you've not heard this annual special, you'll be surprised with just how many hits there were by artists who appeared on the charts one time only. Looking forward to your company for this Special.

Happy Birthday wishes go out to Roy Geldart in Campbell River, British Columbia. Is your birthday approaching? If so, please me know by sending the date to birthdays@treasureislandoldies.com. I'll wish you Happy Birthday on the show and also play Birthday by The Beatles for you.

The Top Five Countdown this week is from 1967, this week's Spotlight Year. The Number One song is by The Rolling Stones. Ruby Tuesday is playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Treasure Island Oldies Blog.

Next week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice presents one of the first teen idols, Ricky Nelson. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Everlovin' or I Got A Feeling. I'll play the winning song on next week's show.

Here's this week's Rock and Roll News Podcast.

Looking forward to your company for next week's show. Take care.

Bye for now.

Michael
 

Ricky Nelson Voice Your Choice

Ricky Nelson was born into show business. Born Eric Hilliard Nelson on May 8, 1940 in Teaneck, New Jersey, both his mom and dad were stars. His dad, Ozzie Nelson, was a bandleader and his mom Harriet Hilliard was a vocalist. Together they had a radio show in 1949 and then made the switch over to television from 1952 to 1966 with The Adventures Of Ozzie And Harriet. Ricky and his brother David were regulars on the show.

Ricky Nelson was one of the first teen idols of the Rock and Roll Era and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. He appeared on the Billboard chart a total of 54 times between 1957 and 1973, and scored 9 Gold Records and an astounding 18 Top Ten Hits.

This week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice spotlights Ricky Nelson. Cast Your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Everlovin' or I Got A Feeling. I'll play the winner on next week's show.

Rolling Stones Number One on Treasure Island Oldies Top Five Countdown 1967

This week Treasure Island Oldies spotlights the year 1967. At the top of the chart this week in 1967, it's The Rolling Stones. Here they are with Ruby Tuesday.

Enjoy!

Michael