Monday, July 15, 2013

This Week On Treasure Island Oldies - Week of July 14th, 2013

July 14th, 2013 to July 20th, 2013

I was saddened to hear from Paula Hill, who informed me of the passing of her husband, David Hill, owner of The Houndog KXDX 95.7 FM in Mt. Pleasant, Texas, and a member of the Broadcast Partners Network. The Houndog has been airing Treasure Island Oldies for years now; and as a consequence of David's passing, it seems that the station will soon go off the air. I'd like to send our most sincere condolences to Paula and her family on the loss of David. It's been an honour to have been on your station.

It was great spending another four hours together with you on Treasure Island Oldies again this week. And thanks for the many requests. A very interesting request came from Vance in Everett, Washington. He wanted to hear The Four Coins and A Broken Promise. What was interesting about this song is that it appeared on the chart in Cash Box Magazine but not at all on the Billboard Magazine chart. Nonetheless, it was nice to hear it again. Another very cool request came from Sally in Peorioa, Illinois who wanted to hear Mary Mary Lou by Bill Haley And His Comets. Now THAT is a Lost Treasure. It was on a 45 with It's A Sin on the flip side. Our listeners know their stuff! If you've got a song you'd like to hear on the show, just let me know. Click the Requests Button on any page of the website or give me a call on the Listener Line at 206-339-0709 and I'll do my best to play it for you.

Next week be sure to wear you sunglasses; it's going to be a bright show. It's our Annual Technicolor Special Live July 21st and on the Archive at the Listen page. You'll hear such colourful songs as Silver Threads And Golden Needles, The Purple People Eater, Scarlet Ribbons, and many many more. It all starts at 6 pm Pacific time.

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 playing the great Roy Orbison with a live performance of In Dreams. It's our Song Of The Week. Enjoy!

Voice Your Choice spotlights the Fab Four for our Technicolor Special next week with two great songs by The Beatles. Cast your vote at theVoice Your Choice page for either YellowSubmarine or Baby's In Black. I'll play the winner in the 3rd hour of next week's Technicolor Special.

Here's the Rock And Roll News for the week of July 14th

Listen to the Top 5 Countdown from 1966

See you next week for our Technicolor Special.

Bye for now.