Monday, June 04, 2012

This Week On Treasure Island Oldies

June 3rd, 2012 to June 9th, 2012

Let me begin this week's update by thanking my good friend Tom Locke for joining me in the studio this week during the first hour for the mini special "You Got To Start Somewhere". It was so interesting to hear some of the background to the artists as they were just getting their careers underway. And how fascinating to hear that the members of The Young Rascals had individually at one time or another been a member of Joey Dee's  backup musicians, The Starliters. And so cool to hear about David Clayton Thomas and The Shays, the group he was in before The Bossmen, and years ahead of becoming the lead singer of Blood, Sweat & Tears. It was wonderful to see Tom light up as he was talking about General Norman Johnson, both as part of The Showmen and as lead singer for the Chairmen Of The Board. Even Tom's Moment In Tim feature in the third hour was tied into the theme with The Willows and Church Bells May Ring. Thanks very much, Tom. It's always fun to have you as a guest on the show.

I'd also like to say so long to the folks in McKinney, Texas, who have been listening to the show on 99.9 The Crow. The station has now gone off the air and Jim, the station's owner and Program Director, is moving. He will be starting a new station in late fall and Treasure Island Oldies will be part of his new station. In the meantime, it's great to be part of both long term and recent Broadcast PartnersNetwork of FM, AM and Online stations truly around the world.

A couple of upcoming program reminders for you. Be sure to listen to our Annual Father's Day Special, LIVE Sunday, June 17th; and the following week, June 24th, it's our Annual Summer Beach Party. You don't want to miss either of these two specials. However, if you are unable to hear the LIVE shows, the Archives will be available at the Listen page.

Lots of Happy Birthday wishes go out this week. Best wishes to Paul Carter Jr. (also a weekly contributor to the show with Music Link) in Ellicott City, Maryland, to Al Locke in Vancouver, British Columbia, Tom Williams in Laguna Beach, California, Shana Gutman in Delta, British Columbia, Michael Gee in Berkeley, California and in Niagara Falls, Ontario, it's Nancy Turnbull. It's great having so many listeners and friends celebrating birthdays this week. If you have a birthday coming up, be sure to let me know. Send the details to and I'll wish you Happy Birthday on the show and play Birthday, our official birthday song by The Beatles, for you.

In keeping with our mini-special theme on the show, the Treasure Island Oldies Blog is playing the great General Norman Johnson and The Showmen with the classic It Will Stand. It's our Song Of The Week. Enjoy!

Voice Your Choice presents a huge Motown Records star, Stevie Wonder with two of his many, many hits. Would you like to hear I Was made To Love Her or My Cherie Amour? Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page. I'll play the winner in the 3rd hour of next week's show.

Here is this week's Rock & Roll News for the Week of June 3rd, 2012

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Enjoy the show while you're on the go this summer with your iPhone, or other smartphone, and the Tune In Radio app. You can listen to the Latest Show, the Rock & Roll News Podcasts, and the Live Show as well. Just be sure that to do a search for the live show, it will have to have started in order for the show title to appear in the live stations results. Get more out of your iPhone or other smartphone with the Tune In Radio app, available at the iTunes Store.

Hope you have a great week. See you on next week's show.

Bye for now.