Share memories of growing up with the great music of the 50s, 60s and 70s. My background includes radio and television personality as well as V.P. A&R for A&M Records, where I signed Bryan Adams. In 1997, I began Treasure Island Oldies, the Home of Lost Treasures. I play the biggies, but extensively feature hard to find rare oldies. Listen live Sundays 6 to 10 p.m. Pacific and also the show archives at www.TreasureIslandOldies.com
Let the memories flow!
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.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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