Monday, December 05, 2016

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies - Week of December 4th, 2016

Week of December 4th - December 10th, 2016

We're in December and what a great way to start the month than with a lot of great Holiday and Christmas tunes on the show. And with the Christmas Village all decorated at the website, it's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. Last night in the Chat Room we were talking about how some places got 5 inches of snow, or as Rick in Madison, Wisconsin calls it, the "white menace" LOL. We were also saying how it rarely ever snows in Vancouver, where the show is based. Think we spoke too soon, as when I got up Monday morning, it was snowing and it kept up on and off all day. Think we got maybe 2 or 3 inches, but for Vancouver that was a major storm LOL So all in all, the Christmas music was perfect to play on this week's show.

Next week on the show it will be all Christmas music throughout the four hours, leading up to the 20th Annual Christmas Special, Live Sunday, December 18th. I look forward to your company over the next two weeks. And please remember that while we don't yet have Archived shows available, the Christmas Special will be available throughout the holidays to listen on demand.

Is your birthday coming up soon? I'd really like to help you celebrate by wishing you Happy Birthday on the show and also play Birthday by The Beatles for you. Send the details to birthdays@treasureislandoldies.com.

The final Voice Your Choice for 2016 next week spotlights the King of Rock and Roll with two of his great Christmas songs for your votes. Go to the Voice Your Choice page and cast your vote for either Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) or White Christmas. I'll play the winner next Sunday.

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

That's about it for now.

See you next Sunday for the next live show with all Christmas songs.

Have a good week.

Bye for now.
Michael

Elvis Presley Voice Your Choice Christmas Edition

The King of Rock And Roll is front and centre this week on Treasure Island Oldies, as Elvis Presley is the artist in the spotlight on Voice Your Choice.

Elvis was born Elvis Aron Presley on January 8, 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi. During his lifetime, which was sadly cut short when he died in Memphis, Tennessee on August 16, 1977, he appeared on the charts an unbelievable 153 times! Not only that, but he had 41 Top Ten hits between 1956 and 2002, including 24 Gold plus 21 Platinum Records. Here's an understatement: What an astonishing, astounding and outstanding achievement!

For the final Voice Your Choice of 2016, we spotlight Elvis with two of his many Christmas recordings. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) or White Christmas. I'll play the winner on next week's all-Christmas songs show.

Sam Cooke Number One Song of the Week

This week  on the Treasure Island Oldies Top Five Countdown, we spotlighted the year 1957.

Here's one of the greatest singers of all time, Sam Cooke with the Number One song, You Send Me.

It's our Song of the Week.

Enjoy!

Michael



Monday, November 28, 2016

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies - Week of November 27th, 2016

Week of November 27th - December 3rd, 2016

I hope my American listeners and friends enjoyed the long Thanksgiving weekend. It was great to be with you again this week and what a treat to start the holiday music on this week's show. Next week there will be a lot more and the following week, December 11th, will be filled with great seasonal music for your enjoyment. Also, please mark you calendar for Sunday, December 18th when it will be the 20th Annual Treasure Island Oldies Christmas Special. And I am particularly excited to let you know that this year's Christmas Special will be archived and available for listening on demand all throughout the Christmas holidays! I am very aware of your requests to make the archived show available on demand, and I am working on it; and the Christmas Special will be a great start.

I also invite you to come to the Treasure Island Oldies Christmas Village. The decorations you'll see are all from my childhood growing up and I still have them today. The white tree is actually a revolving tree that turns with the heat of the light bulb under the shade, no moto whatsoever. And the wonderful Santa face is also from my childhood. One year my Mom bought the Santa face for me and my sister wanted a Frosty The Snowman decoration with a bubble light. Such wonderful decorations filled with wonderful memories. I hope you enjoy the Christmas Village and my thanks to my webmaster Eddy Fisher for doing such a great job of decorating once again this year.

I was very pleased to hear from a listener in Germany. Hand Godschan, who lives in Cottbus, sent a note saying he heard the show via shortwave on the 3975 kHz frequency. That's IBC, the Italian Broadcasting Corporation, that airs the show weekly. He even provided details of the music he heard. Very cool! I sure enjoy hearing from listeners all around the world. If you'd like to get in touch with me, send your note to michael@treasureislandoldies.com.

My Generation Posters has a great new selection of items in stock just in time for the Holidays. Visit their website and check out what's just arrived.You can be the first to know about new products and specials before you even hear it on the show by signing up for their newsletter. Just go to www.mygenerationshop.com. They are great show sponsors and your support of them is much appreciated.

It's my pleasure to wish long time listener Lennart Persson in Gothenberg, Sweden a very Happy Birthday. He's been listening to the show via Radio 88 in Gothenberg for many years and is frequently in touch. If your birthday's coming up, let me know so that I can help celebrate your special day on the show. I'll wish you Happy Birthday on the air and also play Birthday by The Beatles for you. All I need is the date of your birthday. Send the details to birthdays@treasureislandoldies.com.

Voice Your Choice spotlights two very talented guys from the British Invasion period of the '60s. Peter and Gordon had many hits and we spotlight two of them for you. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either A World Without Love or Woman. I'll play the winner next Sunday.

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

That's a wrap for this week. Take care and hope you can join me again next Sunday for the live show.

Bye for now.

Michael

Peter and Gordon - Voice Your Choice


Peter and Gordon, the British pop duo, were Peter Asher and Gordon Waller. They stormed the charts during the British Invasion. Peter was from London, and Gordon hailed from Braemar, Scotland. Together they created hit songs filled with great harmonies and excellent production and arrangements. They recorded songs written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney, Del Shannon, Buddy Holly and Norman Petty, some of which were cover recordings, while others were written for them.

In the three years that they maintained chart prominence, they scored an impressive fourteen songs on the Billboard Top 100, eight of which were Top 20. Interestingly, their very first North American single, A World Without Love, reached No. 1.

After they split up, Peter Asher went on to continued success, this time as a producer and artist manager, and worked with James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt and 10,000 Maniacs.

Sadly, Gordon Waller suffered a massive heart attack and passed away July 17, 2009 at his home in Connecticut.

Treasure Island Oldies is pleased to present Peter and Gordon in the Voice Your Choice spotlight. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either A World Without Love or Woman. I'll play the winner on next week's show.

Elvis Presley - Number One Song of the Week


This week on Treasure Island Oldies, the Top Five Countdown was from 1960. And the Number One song was originally a number four hit in 1927 for Vaughn De Leath. She was one of the earliest known "crooners" who sadly passed away in Buffalo, New York on May 28, 1943.

I'd guess that most people would have thought that this week's Number One was an original song written for Elvis; no, it was a cover, and an excellent one at that!

So here's the Number One song on the Top Five Countdown from 1960 by Elvis Presley, Are You Lonesome Tonight. It's our Song of the Week.

Enjoy!

Michael


Monday, November 21, 2016

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies - Week of November 20th, 2016

Week of November 20th - November 26th, 2016

This will be a very short update this week. Thanks for listening to the show and I apologize for my laryngitis. It started Friday late afternoon and progressed to not much voice left by the time the show started Sunday. Hope to be feeling all back to normal for next week's show. In the meantime, I'd like to wish my American listeners and friends a very Happy Thanksgiving this week. Enjoy your time with family and friends.

My Generation Posters is having a Holiday sale and for every item you select and put into your cart, you'll get 10% off just for insterting the word "holidays" in the promo code box. Simple as that. And check out there new items that have just arrived.You can be the first to know about new products and specials before you even hear it on the show by signing up for their newsletter. Just go to www.mygenerationshop.com.

If your birthday's coming up, let me know so that I can help celebrate your special day on the show. I'll wish you Happy Birthday on the air and also play Birthday by The Beatles for you. All I need is the date of your birthday. Send the details tobirthdays@treasureislandoldies.com.

Voice Your Choice spotlights one of the most successful folk inspired singer songwriters, Joni Mitchell. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Big Yellow Taxi or Free Man In Paris. I'll play the winner next Sunday.

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

See you next Sunday for the next live show.

Bye for now.
Michael

Monday, November 14, 2016

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies Week of November 13th, 2016

Week of November 13th - November 19th, 2016

It's sad enough to learn of the passing of a recording artist, and it's another when two major songwriters and artists pass away. Such was the case with the news of Leonard Cohen and Leon Russell. Leonard Cohen was 82 while Leon Russell was 74. Both were highly sought after songwriters with so many artists recording and interpreting their own version of songs penned by either Leonard or Leon. I was pleased to play Leonard Cohen's original version of Suzanne. And it was so good to also hear many songs by Leon Russell that he wrote, recorded and produced, along with Delta Lady, which was recorded by Joe Cocker. And what a tour de force to hear The Letter, originally a hit by The Box Tops, with a major interpretation arranged for Joe and Leon's Mad Dogs And Englishmen live album, tour and documentary film. I know I keep saying this, but aren't we so fortunate to have permanent souvenirs of their talent by being able to listen to their records.

As we are half way through November and preparing to start playing Christmas holiday music, I wanted to let you know that this year's Annual Christmas Special will take place live Sunday, December 18th. Please mark your calendar for this special. It's my annual Christmas gift to you.

Be sure to check out all the latest new products now available at My Generation Shop. You can be the first to know about new products and specials before you even hear it on the show by signing up for their newsletter. Just go to www.mygenerationshop.com.

I'd like to send out my best wishes for a Happy Birthday to Connie Canode in Madison, Wisconsin, and to Christ Whitmer in Iowa City, Iowa, and as well to my nephew Andrew Gize in Gatineau, Quebec. Happy Birthday to you all! If your birthday's coming up, let me know so that I can help celebrate your special day on the show. I'll wish you Happy Birthday on the air and also play Birthday by The Beatles for you. All I need is the date of your birthday. Send the details to birthdays@treasureislandoldies.com.

Voice Your Choice spotlights one of the most successful artists of all time, Elton John. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Crocodile Rock or Daniel. I'll play the winner next Sunday.

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

That's about it for now.

See you next Sunday for the next live show.

Bye for now.
Michael

Elton John Voice Your Choice


Elton John was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on March 25, 1947 in Pinner, Middlesex, England and has become one of the most popular singers, songwriters, musicians, performers and entertainers of the 20th Century. Before having a solo career, he was a member of the British group Bluesology, which included Elton Dean and Long John Baldry. It was from those two fellows that he took the name Elton John. In 1967, he teamed up with lyricist Bernie Taupin and then embarked on the career of a lifetime as Elton John.

Between 1970 and 2000 he racked up an impressive 70 appearances on the Billboard charts. Now that is quite a feat! Sir Elton John has also had twenty-eight Number One records, thirteen Gold Records and six Platinum Records; and these are just the singles!

Treasure Island Oldies is pleased to present Sir Elton John  in the Voice Your Choice spotlight. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Crocodile Rock or Daniel. I'll play the winner on ne3xt week's show.

Four Season Number One Song of the Week from 1962

This week on Treasure Island Oldies, the Top Five Countdown was from 1962. And here is the Number One song; it's by The Four Seasons, Big Girls Don't Cry.

It's our Number One Song of the Week.

Enjoy!

Michael



Doug Edwards Who Wrote Wildflower Has Died at 71

Guitarist Doug Edwards, famed for writing the music for mega-hit Wildflower, has died at age 71 at his Vancouver home after a long illness.

Former bandmate David Foster lauded Edwards, saying that “he was, always has been and probably always will be the best ‘pop’ musician Victoria has ever produced — a one in a million.”

Born in Edmonton in 1946, Edwards moved with his family to Victoria at 15, taking up guitar and electric bass at a time when no one else was playing bass, said Valley Hennell, who represented him and Wildflower lyricist Dave Richardson. Edwards, a Vic High grad, moved to Vancouver and, within 18 months or so, was touring with the Fifth Dimension as their guitarist, appearing on The Ed Sullivan Show and opening for Frank Sinatra. That was before he joined the band Skylark with a teenage Foster.

In 1970, Edwards teamed with Dave Richardson, a Saanich police officer and friend of Foster, to write Wildflower, which became a gold record in Canada, went to No. 9 on the U.S. Billboard chart and went on to be covered by more than 75 artists, from crooner Johnny Mathis to rapper Drake.
“Wildflower is one of the most performed songs in the history of Canadian popular music,” notes the website of the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. The lyrics are a poem about Richardson’s girlfriend, written in about 30 minutes — about the same amount of time that Edwards took to write the music, Richardson said Friday.

He said the song has been used to treat female military personnel suffering from PTSD and sexual assault, and that he and Edwards had been told that the song had helped suicidal addicts recover.
“We were all blessed by that song,” said Hennell. Edwards, an unassuming self-taught bass player, was “a true pioneer of the music scene in B.C.,” she said.

Foster said there was “no instrument he couldn’t play, no chord he couldn’t access with ease, no musician he couldn’t make immediately comfortable and sound better than they were, no musical situation around the globe that he didn’t belong in — a true world-class talent before we even knew what that meant. “I don’t know where my career would be today if I couldn’t have hung my hat on that first hit that I was associated with because of Doug, Dave Richardson and B.J. Cook, who got us our record deal. It certainly sped up the process of where I was trying to get to.”

Foster recently visited Edwards in Vancouver. “It is a sad day that I knew was coming for some time but you’re still never quite prepared for it,” Foster told the Times Colonist in an email Friday.
“I have always kept in touch with Doug peripherally but of course never as much as I should have, but the last few months we spent a fair bit of time on the phone. “I had the great pleasure of visiting with him about three months ago at his home and we had an incredible afternoon where I got to hear some of his new music and we showered each other with our mutual admiration for each other.

“Writing a hit song puts you in rare air. Writing a standard puts you in even rarer air — Wildflower will live long after all of us are gone. “To say that I admired him would be an understatement,” Foster said. “To say that I always wanted to be as good a musician as him is completely true and was never accomplished. His soft demeanour just made him even more appealing to everyone — he was a gentleman and a gentle man.” Edwards recorded or performed with Ann Mortifee and Olivia Newton-John, and on TV shows with Tom Jones, Paul Anka and Wolfman Jack.

A session musician for six decades, Edwards also worked with Paul Horn, Valdy, Rick Scott, The Hometown Band, Wildroot Orchestra, Roy Forbes, Terry Jacks and the Poppy Family, and Glass Tiger.

For the past two decades, until this year, Edwards performed with the classic rock band Chilliwack, Hennell said. “Doug was a true sideman and made everybody’s music sound great,” she said. But he never wanted to draw any attention to himself. “He was the humblest of the great.”

Edwards underwent triple bypass heart surgery on Feb. 1 and then went into cancer treatment.
He is survived by his wife, Mary, daughter, Jennifer, and sister, Carol.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Leon Russell Has Died At Age 74

From the New York Times

Leon Russell, the longhaired, scratchy-voiced pianist, guitarist, songwriter and bandleader who moved from playing countless recording sessions to making hits on his own, died on Sunday in Nashville. He was 74. His website said he had died in his sleep but gave no specific cause.

Mr. Russell’s health had had significant setbacks in recent years. In 2010, he underwent surgery for a brain fluid leak and was treated for heart failure. In July he had a heart attack and was scheduled for further surgery, according to a news release from the historical society of Oklahoma, his home state.
With his trademark top hat, hair well past his shoulders, a long, lush beard, an Oklahoma drawl and his fingers splashing two-fisted barrelhouse piano chords, Mr. Russell cut a flamboyant figure in the early 1970s. He led Joe Cocker’s band Mad Dogs & Englishmen, appeared at George Harrison’s 1971 Concert for Bangladesh in New York City and had hits of his own, including “Tight Rope.”
Many of his songs became hits for others, among them “Superstar” (written with Bonnie Bramlett) for the Carpenters, “Delta Lady” for Joe Cocker and “This Masquerade” for George Benson. More than 100 acts have recorded his “A Song for You,” which Mr. Russell said he wrote in 10 minutes.

By the time he released his first solo album, in 1970, he had already played on hundreds of songs as one of the top studio musicians in Los Angeles. He was in Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound Orchestra, and he played sessions for Frank Sinatra, Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, the Ventures and the Monkees, among many others. His piano playing is heard on “Mr. Tambourine Man” by the Byrds, “A Taste of Honey” by Herb Alpert, “Live With Me” by the Rolling Stones and all of the Beach Boys’ early albums, including “Pet Sounds.”

The music Mr. Russell made on his own put a scruffy, casual surface on rich musical hybrids, interweaving soul, country, blues, jazz, gospel, pop and classical music. Like Willie Nelson, who collaborated with him, and Ray Charles, whose 1993 recording of “A Song for You” won a Grammy Award, Mr. Russell made a broad, sophisticated palette of American music sound down-home and natural.

After his popularity had peaked in the 1970s, he shied away from self-promotion and largely set aside rock, though he kept on performing. But he was prized as a musicians’ musician, collaborating with Elvis Costello and Elton John, among others. In 2011, after making a duet album with Mr. John, “The Union,” he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. At the ceremony, Mr. John called him “the master of space and time” and added, “He sang, he wrote and he played just how I wanted to do it.”

Leon Russell was born Claude Russell Bridges in Lawton, Okla., on April 2, 1941. An injury to his upper vertebrae at birth caused a slight paralysis on his right side that would shape his music: A resulting delayed reaction time in his right hand forced him to think ahead about what it would play. “It gave me a very strong sense of duality,” he said last year in a Public Radio International interview.
He started classical piano lessons when he was 4, played baritone horn in his high school marching band and also learned trumpet. At 14 he started gigging in Oklahoma; since it was a dry state at the time, he could play clubs without being old enough to drink. Soon after he graduated from high school, Jerry Lee Lewis hired him and his band to back him on tour for two months.

He moved to Los Angeles in the late 1950s and found club work and then studio work; he learned to play guitar, and he began calling himself Leon Russell, taking the name Leon from a friend who had lent him an ID so he could play California club dates while underage.

His music-making drew on both his classical training and his Southern roots, and he played everything from standards to surf-rock, from million-sellers to pop throwaways. He was glimpsed on television as a member of the Shindogs, the house band for the prime-time rock show “Shindig!” in the mid-1960s.

In 1967, he built a home studio and began working with the guitarist Marc Benno as the Asylum Choir, which released its debut album in 1968. He also started a record label, Shelter, in 1969 with the producer Denny Cordell. Mr. Russell drew more recognition as a co-producer, arranger and musician on Joe Cocker’s second album, “Joe Cocker!,” which included Mr. Russell’s song “Delta Lady.” When Mr. Cocker’s Grease Band fell apart days before an American tour, Mr. Russell assembled Mad Dogs & Englishmen, a big, boisterous band that included three drummers and a 10-member choir. Its 1970 double live album and a tour film became a showcase for Mr. Russell as well as for Mr. Cocker; the album reached No. 2 on the Billboard album chart.

Mr. Russell also released his first solo album in 1970; it included “A Song for You” and had studio appearances from Mr. Cocker, Eric Clapton, two members of the Beatles and three from the Rolling Stones. But Mr. Russell’s second album, “Leon Russell and the Shelter People,” fared better commercially: It reached No. 17 on the Billboard chart.

Mr. Russell had his widest visibility as the 1970s began. He played the 1971 Concert for Bangladesh at Madison Square Garden with George Harrison, Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton; he produced and played on Mr. Dylan’s songs “When I Paint My Masterpiece” and “Watching the River Flow.” He toured with the Rolling Stones and with his own band.

His third album, “Carney,” went to No. 2 with the hit “Tight Rope”; it also featured his own version of “This Masquerade.” In 1973, his “Leon Live” album reached the Top 10, and he recorded his first album of country songs under the pseudonym Hank Wilson. The fledgling Gap Band, also from Oklahoma, backed Mr. Russell in 1974 on his album “Stop All That Jazz.” His 1975 album “Will O’ the Wisp” included what would be his last Top 20 pop hit, “Lady Blue.”

But he continued to work. He made duet albums with his wife at the time, Mary Russell (formerly Mary McCreary). And he collaborated with Willie Nelson in 1979 on “One for the Road,” a double LP of pop and country standards. It sold half a million copies.

That same year he married Janet Lee Constantine, who survives him, as do six children: Blue, Teddy Jack, Tina Rose, Sugaree, Honey and Coco. Mr. Russell delved into various idioms over the next decades, mostly recording for independent labels. He toured and recorded with the New Grass Revival, adding his piano and voice to their string-band lineup. He made more country albums as Hank Wilson. He recorded blues, Christmas songs, gospel songs and instrumentals.

In 1992, the songwriter and pianist Bruce Hornsby, who had long cited Mr. Russell’s influence, sought to rejuvenate Mr. Russell’s rock career by producing the album “Anything Can Happen,” but it drew little notice. Mr. Russell continued to tour for die-hard fans, who called themselves Leon Lifers.

A call in 2009 from Elton John, whom Mr. Russell had supported in the early 1970s, led to the making of “The Union” — which also had guest appearances by Neil Young and Brian Wilson — and a 10-date tour together in 2010. Mr. Russell also sat in on Mr. Costello’s 2010 album, “National Ransom.” Then he bought a new bus and returned to the road, on his own.
Jonah Bromwich contributed reporting.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Leonard Cohen Has Died At Age 82

Leonard Cohen, the hugely influential singer and songwriter whose work spanned five decades, died at the age of 82. Cohen's label, Sony Music Canada, confirmed his death on the singer's Facebook page.

"It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away," the statement read. "We have lost one of music's most revered and prolific visionaries. A memorial will take place in Los Angeles at a later date. The family requests privacy during their time of grief." A cause of death and exact date of death was not given.

From Rolling Stone magazine.

Monday, November 07, 2016

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies - Week of November 6th, 2016

Week of November 6th - November 12th, 2016

It was a pleasure to pay tribute to both Bobby Vee and Kay Starr on this week's show. Sadly, they both passed away from complications due to Alzheimer's Disease. It's surprising just how many hits Bobby Vee scored on the charts; and it was good to play both his smashes and lesser heard records, and all of them appeared on the Billboard chart. And it was very fitting to devote this week's Lounge Double to Kay Starr by playing Rock And Roll Waltz and Wheel Of Fortune. Two wonderful artists who we can continue to enjoy their great music.

Be sure to check out all the latest new products now available at My Generation Shop. You can be the first to know about new products and specials before you even hear it on the show by signing up for their newsletter. Just go to www.mygenerationshop.com.

This week's show marked the conclusion of the Encore Presentations of Hits From Across The Pond with Fay Greenwood. The series lasted three years, from 2009 to 2011, and it was great to play this feature all over again, ending this week. Many thanks to Matt Meaney for the great production and wonderfully researched information. And Fay brought a great touch to the stories every week with her warm and lovely English accent. Cheers to you both!

I continue to be asked when the Archives will return. I am afraid that at this point in time, I don't have an answer for you. I do know that Yare Media, our new network, is doing their best to make it happen. All I can tell you is that as soon as I know anything, I will be sure to also let you know.

It was nice hearing from Mike Vercellotti in Downers Grove, Illinois with his two requests, Larry Hall and Sandy, along with the great Jack Scott and What In The World's Come Over You. It was great to play them during this week's Rock and Roll Reunion. It was also nice to hear from Jim Southern in Gladstone, Oregon. Jim has just discovered the show and is looking forward to "gain from the vast knowledge on the site". Thanks Jim, and welcome to the Island! I'd love to hear from you too and your comments. Write to me atmichael@treasureislandoldies.com.

Lots of birthdays to celebrate this week. Best wishes and Happy Birthday to Tim Sykes in Cambridge, Ontario, Andy Desilets, in Ottawa, Ontario, Sunny in Elmhurst, Ilinois, and Dana Van Dine, aka Problem, in Blackwood, New Jersey. If your birthday's coming up, let me know so that I can help celebrate your special day on the show. I'll wish you Happy Birthday on the air and also play Birthday by The Beatles for you. All I need is the date of your birthday. Send the details to birthdays@treasureislandoldies.com.

Voice Your Choice spotlights a great British group currently on tour, Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either (What A) Wonderful World or A Must To Avoid. I'll play the winner next Sunday.

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

That's about it for now. Have a great week and see you next Sunday for the next live show.

Bye for now.
Michael

Hermans' Hermits - Voice Your Choice

Herman's Hermits became of of the most successful of the British Invasion groups of the early-to-mid-1960s. While practically everyone knows Peter Noone, the lead singer and head of the band, not that many know who the rest of the members were. Time to rectify that situation. They were Derek Leckenby and Keith Hopwood on guitars, Karl Green on bass, and Barry Whitwam on drums. The name Herman's Hermits was derived from the cartoon character Sherman on the TV show The Bullwinkle Show.

Before Peter Noone left the group in 1972 for a solo career, Herman's Hermits racked up an impressive 19 charted hits, with 11 in the Top Ten plus 3 Gold Records.

Well he's back with the group again and they are currently on tour; catch them if you can.

Voice Your Choice is pleased to present Herman's Hermits next week on Treasure Island Oldies. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either (What A) Wonderful World or A Must To Avoid. I'll play the winner on next week's show.

Rolling Stones - Get Off Of My Cloud Number One Song of the Week from 1965

The Rolling Stones have the top song on this week's Top Five Countdown on Treasure Island Oldies.
Here they are with the Number 1 song from 1965, Get Off Of My Cloud.

Enjoy!

Michael