Monday, July 09, 2012

This Week On Treasure Island Oldies

July 8th, 2012 to July 14th, 2012

A big welcome to the latest radio station to join the Treasure Island Oldies Broadcast Partners Network, Team-FM in the UK. After they aired the first Treasure Island Oldies show, I received an email from one of their listeners. Cay asked about a song I played last week on the Annual Made In Canada Special. She did not know the name of it but gave a clue from the first line of the lyrics. I immediately knew that the song was Lovin' You Ain't Easy by Pagliaro. She replied that she was so pleased to learn the title and artist. Now that is why I do the show every week for the past 15 plus years now. I love hearing from listeners wherever they may live around the world. And I'd like to hear from you. Send your email note to You can Listen to the Archive of our Made InCanada Special in the ArchiveSection of the Listen Page.

Mark your calendar for our next special the week of July 22nd for our Technicolour Special. Every song will have a colour in the song title. Here's a few examples of songs you may hear on the special: Little Green Bag, Green Onions, Brown Eyed Girl, Nights In White Satin, etc. You get the idea. If there's a song you'd like to hear as part of the Technicolor Special, Click Requests on any page of the website or Call the Treasure Island Oldies Listener Line at 206-339-0709.

Happy Birthday wishes go out this week to my son, David, who is celebrating his 30th birthday. I'd also like to send my best wishes to my good friend Bobbi Gutman, in Richmond, British Columbia, Jim Amidei in Wheaton, Illinois and Wayne Harrett at 105.9 Seaside-FM in Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia. 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.

When I played Tell Me (You're Coming Back) by The Rolling Stones on the show this week, it brought back memories of buying that 45 on the Decca Records label. I even remembered the B side of the 45, I Just Wanna Make Love To You. Played the heck out of that record. Wow! So I thought I'd give you a treat this week at the Treasure Island Oldies Blog. The Rolling Stones lip synch Tell Me (You're Coming Back) in a clip from the Red Skelton TV Show. What a classic! It's our Song of the Week. Enjoy!

Voice Your Choice presents the smooth soulful voice of Ben E. King with two of his solo hits for your votes. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Amor or Don't Play That Song (You Lied). Both songs were Top Twenty hits and not heard all that often today. The winner will certainly bring back memories for you. Listen for it on next week's show.

Here is this week's Rock & Roll News for the Week of July 8th, 2012

And here's the Top 5 Countdown from this week in 1957

Be sure to 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.

Show the world you're a proud Islander!  Send your photo and we'll post it to the Treasure Island Oldies Listener Gallery. Send it to

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

Bye for now.