Monday, June 10, 2013

This Week On Treasure Island Oldies - Week Of June 9th, 2013

June 9th, 2013 to June 15th, 2013

It was sad news to learn of the passing of the fantastic Marvin Johnny, the baritone lead vocalist of The Dells. He had such a distinctive voice and made such a great combination with the other lead singers in the group. It was wonderful to pay tribute to Marvin Junior by playing so many great songs by The Dells throughout this week's show. If you missed the Live show, be sure to listen to the Archive.I'd also like to thank for your many requests again on this week's show. It's always a pleasure hearing from you and to open up the door to you your great memories.

Over the coming three weeks, we've got a series of specials for your enjoyment. Next week is our b, followed the week of June 23 by the Annual Summer Beach Party. on June 30th it'll be our Annual Music of Canada Special. If you'd like me to play a specific song for you as part of one of these upcoming specials, be sure to let me know. Click the Requests button on any page of the website and I'll do my best to play it for you.

Happy Birthday wishes go out this week to long time listener Nancy Turnbull in Niagara Falls, Ontario, and to Michael Gee in Berkeley, California. If you have a birthday coming up, I invite you to let me know so that I can wish you Happy Birthday on the show and play Birthday by The Beatles for you. Send the details to

The Treasure Island Oldies Blog is paying tribute to the late Marvin Johnny of The Dells with a great live performance from 1972 on the TV show Soul. The entire performance includes Oh What A Night, Always Together, Stay In My Corner, It's All Up To You  and The Love We Had Stays In My Mind. It's over 28 minutes! It's our Song of the Week. R.I.P. Marvin.

Voice Your Choice presents one of the top vocal groups of the 1950s, The Platters. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Twilight Time or The Magic Touch. Bet it will be a lose race, with the winning song to be played in the 3rd hour of next week's show.

Here's the Rock And Roll News for the week on June 9th.

Rock And Roll News on YouTube

Listen to the Top 5 Countdown from 1966

See you next week.

Bye for now.