Monday, June 11, 2012

This Week On Treasure Island Oldies

June 10th, 2012 to June 16th, 2012

I was saddened and shocked with the news of the deaths of Herb Reed, the last of the founding members of The Platters, and the man who gave them their name, and former member of Fleetwood Mac, Bob Welch. Herb Reed died at age 83 while Bob Welch was only 66 and died of self-inflicted gunshot wounds. He was with Fleetwood Mac from 1971 to 1974 and was a key songwriter, guitarist and lead vocalist during that period, including the classic early Fleetwood Mac album, Mystery To Me. It was such a treat to play Hypnotized, a song I've always loved and never understood why it was never released as a single. I think it could have been a smash. I also really enjoyed paying tribute to Herb Reed by playing many Platters hits throughout the show. You can check out the Playlist at the Listen Page to find out which Platters songs I played.

I'd like to draw your attention to the Vocal Group Hall of Fame. It was started by Tony Butala, the lead singer of The Lettermen. The Hall is based in his hometown of Sharon, Pennsylvania, and founded by Tony as a way to give back to his community. The organization would like to relocate the Hall of Fame and would also like to set up a museum in a far more centrally located city. There's a wealth of information and entertainment for you to check out and you can also purchase a DVD of their past concerts. In addition you can support the Vocal Group Hall of Fame Foundation with a donation. I urge you to visit the Vocal Group Hall of Fame website. My thanks to friend and listener Jill Brown for letting me know about this interesting, entertaining and important organization.

Be sure to join us this week for our Annual Father's Day Special, Live Sunday, June 17th and on the Archives beginning the next day. It's our yearly tribute to Dad and I promise you you're going to hear some great father's day songs. The week after, June 24th it's our Annual Summer Beach Party. The BBQ with be sizzling, as will the summertime music. Be sure to bring your sunscreen and join in the fun Live June 24th and on the Archive the next day.

Happy 30th Anniversary wishes go out to Heather and Mike Dillon of 100 Mile House, British Columbia. It was a pleasure to play Without Your Love by Roger Daltry for you. And Best Wishes on your 2nd Anniversary to Rich and Kitten in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was great hearing from your close friends Rick and Connie in Madison, Wisconsin, with their request for you by Paul Stookey, The Wedding Song (There Is Love). And it was a great surprise for Rich to hear Kitten on the air with her special request, Always And Forever by Heatwave. Well done! If you have an anniversary or other special occasion coming up, be sure to let me know by sending the details to

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.

The Treasure Island Oldies Blog is paying tribute to Herb Reed this week by playing a classic hit by The Platters, Smoke Gets In Your Eyes. It's our Song Of The Week. Enjoy! Herb Reed, R.I.P.

Voice Your Choice presents Gary Lewis And The Playboys with two of their many hits: Save Your Heart For Me and Everybody Loves A Clown. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice Page for the song you'd like to hear. 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 10th, 2012

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.

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Hope you have a great week. See you on next week's Father's Day Special.

Bye for now.