Monday, August 13, 2012

This Week On Treasure Island Oldies

August 12th, 2012 to August 18th, 2012

I heard from long time listeners and friends, Tim and Jill in Cambridge, Ontario. They've created a great new website and store that is sure to be of interest to oldies fans and nostalgia buffs. TNJPoster Creations has a wide variety of posters from vintage drag racing events, surf concerts, amusement parks, drive-in movies, and more. Have a visit. Tim and Jill, I send my best wishes for much success to you both!

As you may be aware, in my earlier days I was Vice-President A&R (Artist & Repertoire) with A&M Records Canada. This past weekend there was a reunion of the A&M Canada staff in Toronto. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend, but sent my love and best wishes to everyone for a great get together. During the weekend, I came across a video that we did for the A&M Canada 15th Anniversary convention. My Webmaster, Eddy Fisher, kindly posted the video for the A&Mers to watch. It was fantastic to hear from so many friends I worked with for 11 years during the peak of the music industry between 1975 and 1986. The video link was also included on the A&M official website. Now that site has a fantastic history of the company and profiles on all of its artists, and this year marks A&M Records 50th Anniversary. The label was started in 1962 by Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss in Herb's garage in Los Angeles, and the first hit was The Lonely Bull by Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass. You can watch this historic music industry video here.

Mark you calendar for our next special. The week of September 2nd it's the Labour Day End Of Summer Back To School Special, Live Sunday, September 2nd at 6 pm Pacific time and on the Archive at the Listen Page. If there's a song you'd like for me to play on the special, be sure to let me know. Get in touch by either the Requests Button on any page of the website or call the Listener Line at 206-339-0709. I look forward to hearing from you.

Happy Birthday wishes go out to Father and Son, Matt and Ken Meaney, both celebrating birthdays this week. Matt lives in Langley, British Columbia while his son lives in Washington State. Ken, you've got a good dad and he is a good friend of mine! I'd sure like to help celebrate your birthday too 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 pays tribute to the late Jimmy Jones this week with his smash hit, Handy Man. It's our Song Of The Week.

Voice Your Choice presents The Animals, the British blues influenced group from Newcastle-upon-Tyne in England. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice Page for either When I Was Young or It's My Life. Both songs are great and not that often played anymore. I look forward to playing the winning song in the 3rd hour of next week's show.

Here is this week's Rock & Roll News for the Week of August 12th, 2012

And here's the Top 5 Countdown from this week in 1962.

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.