Monday, July 30, 2012

This Week On Treasure Island Oldies

July 29th, 2012 to August 4th, 2012

I had a nice visit on the phone with Paul at 247 Music Radio in Singapore. His station continues to enjoy airing Treasure Island Oldies every Friday from 8 am to Noon. Imagine, the show airs in Singapore! How cool is that??!! And it's been great hearing from listeners on our latest Broadcast Partners Network station, Team-FM in the UK. I even received a request for a song that I will definitely play next week on the Annual Instrumental Gems Wordless Wonders Special. We'll be Live from 6 to 10 pm Pacific time, Sunday, August 5th and on the Archives section of the Listen Page. Be sure to listen to this special; it's one of the shows that I receive the most requests for as well as the most comments from listeners. And if you'd like to hear your favourite Instrumental hit on the show, be sure to Click the Requests Button on any page of the website. Just be sure to get your requests in quickly, as it takes a long time to prepare this special.

I heard from Elizabeth Freund at Beautiful Day Media, the publicist for Eric Burdon. She informed me that Eric was forced to cancel his Summer European Tour. The reason is he has a debilitating situation caused by severe back pain, which has escalated over 3 years. Eric will undergo spine surgery, and although it is considered a routine surgery, his doctors indicate that he will experience a reduction in his activities during his recuperation period that can last anywhere from 3 to 6 months. We send Eric Burdon our very best wishes for a full and speedy recovery and we look forward to his new record, 'Til Your River Runs Dry, due out next year.

Having a birthday is one's very special day, focused on recognizing the unique individual you are. And I'd sure like to help celebrate your birthday by wishing you Happy Birthday on the show and also by playing Birthday by The Beatles. Send the details of your name, city and birthday date to

The Treasure Island Oldies Blog is paying tribute to Eric Burdon by playing The Animals and House Of The Rising Sun. It's our Song Of The Week. Enjoy!

Voice Your Choice presents a great couple of songs for your votes for next week's Instrumental Gems Wordless Wonders Special. We've got the Philadelphia studio band The Applejacks with two of their instrumental hits. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice Page for either Mexican Hat Rock or Rocka-Konga. I'll play the winning song in the 3rd hour of next week's Special.

Here is this week's Rock & Roll News for the Week of July 29th, 2012

And here's the Top 5 Countdown from this week in 1971

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.