Monday, July 01, 2013

This Week On Treasure Island Oldies - Week Of June 30th, 2013

June 30th, 2013 to July 7, 2013

Happy Canada Day! What a great treat to spotlight the artists and groups from coast to coast across Canada on our Music Of Canada Special here on Treasure Island Oldies. You know, it's one thing to put together a show with a theme such as the Summer Beach Party. I can choose from songs released by artists from around the world. However, to have way more than enough songs by artists and groups from just one country for a special is, well, pretty special. And I didn't even touch on the groups that had Canadians as prominent members of the group, such as The Mamas And The Papas, with Denny Doherty from Halifax, The Young Rascals with Gene Cornish from Toronto, and The Lovin' Spoonful with Zal Yanovsky from Kingston, Ontario. What I was able to do was present a broad spectrum of music styles from the '50s, '60s and '70s. They all had big hits, either in Canada or around the world as well. I'd also like to thank you for the many requests I received for our Music Of Canada Special. What was so interesting was the fact that so many requests came from American listeners! I also thought it was very fitting to close the show with O Canada, our national anthem, recorded by a large number of artists. The whole list is far too long to mention, but here are just a few of the Canadian starts who participated in this milestone recording: Rita McNeil, Randy Bachman, Gino Vannelli, Alannah Myles, Paul Janz, Dan Hill, Alanis Morisette, Murray McLauchlan, country star Tommy Hunter, and so many more. If you missed the Live Show, be sure to Listen to the Archive.

Our next special will be in a few weeks with the Technicolor Special, Live July 21st and all week on the Archive. It promises to be very colourful. so be sure to wear your sunglasses!

There were no listener birthdays I was made aware of for this week, so didn't get to play our birthday song. However, 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 our Music Of Canada Special by playing the song we closed the show with this week. In multi-studio recording sessions, with overall engineering and mixing by my long time friend Hayward Parrot, with whom I share a birthday, arrangement and production by Eric Robertson, here is the various artists recording session of O Canada. It's our Song of the Week for Canada Day. Enjoy!

Voice Your Choice presents the giant instrumental group, The Ventures. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Hawaii Five-O or Walk Don't Run. I'll play the winner in the 3rd hour of next week's show.

Here's the Rock And Roll News for the week of June 30th

Rock And Roll News on You Tube

Listen to the Top 5 Countdown from 1969

See you next week.

Bye for now.