Monday, January 31, 2011

This Week On Treasure Island Oldies

January 30th, 2011 to February 5th, 2011

There was sure a lot going on this on the show. With the sad news of the passing of Gladys Horton, founding member and lead singer of The Marvelettes, I did a small tribute to her and played three of the many hits by The Marvelettes: Beechwood 4-5789, Please Mr. Postman and Playboy. And in addition, there was our annual Tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper, our Salute to The Day The Music Died. Thank you for the many comments I have already received.

My sincere condolences go out to the entire Perry family on the passing of their mother, Betty Perry. I will be attending the funeral in Calgary next weekend with my son, David, and his mom Nancy. I will be back in Vancouver in time for next week's show.

If you have a birthday approaching, please let me know. Send the details to and I'll wish you Happy Birthday on the show and play our official birthday song for you, Birthday, by The Beatles.

The Treasure Island Oldies Blog is playing The Marvelettes, in tribute to the passing of Gladys Horton. Please Mr. Postman, the first Number One hit for Motown Records, is our Song of the Week. Enjoy!

A couple of classic instrumental hits are vying for your votes on Voice Your Choice. We spotlight B. Bumble & The Stingers with Bumble Boogie and Nut Rocker. Cast your vote for the record you'd like to hear at the Voice Your Choice page. The winner will be played in the 3rd hour of next week's show.

Our next special, the 14th Annual Valentine's Day Special, will be on Sunday, February 13th. Remember to get in your requests and dedications for your Valentine. Click the Requests button on any page of the website or call the Listener Line at our new number 206-339-0709 to record your request and dedication. I'll play your message back along with your request. And for a complete list of the upcoming specials for 2011, go to the Schedules page.

Did you recently get a new Android or Blackberry? Or is it an iPhone or a new Windows phone? No matter which type of smartphone you have, you can now hear Treasure Island Oldies at any time of the day and any day of the week. WunderRadio is the app you need to buy; and at only $6.99, it is not a bog outlay of cash. You can get the app at Where are you listening to Treasure Island Oldies? Let me know. Drop a quick voicemail to me at 206-339-0709 or an email to Bet there could be some interesting stories out there.

 Let the world know you're a proud listener of Treasure Island Oldies. Send in your name, photo, city and province or state for the Listener Gallery to and our Webmaster, Eddy Fisher, will post it on the Listener Gallery page along with the many already received.

You can also let all your friends know you enjoy the show with your personal Treasure Island Oldies Email Signature. A selection of complimentary signatures to be placed at the end of your outgoing emails is available for download. Click Goodies on the upper menu on any page on the website. Thanks to the many folks that have downloaded their own copy of the Email Signature. That's great!

I hope you have a great week and see you next Sunday for the live show.

Bye for now.