Monday, August 05, 2013

This Week On Treasure Island Oldies - Week Of August 4th, 2013

August 4th, 2013 to August 10th, 2013

Wow we either reached or surpassed the number of requested songs in one show this week for our annual Instrumental Gems Wordless Wonders Special on Treasure Island Oldies. Thanks very much; it was great hearing from you and I'm glad I was able to play your requested songs. Mike Cleaver, former DJ and later newsman with 1050 CHUM Toronto, commented on my facebook page "hearing stuff I haven't heard radio play for decades!!". Thanks very much Mike. And there were so many other comments via the chat room, email and other on facebook as well. One listener, Kitten in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was enjoying the special so much she asked if there could be two Instrumental Gems special every year, one in winter and the usual summer show. We'll have to see about that, but I thank you all for making this special one of the most popular of the year.
If you missed the Live show, be sure to hear it on the Archives at the Listen Page.

While I am in no hurry for next special, as it will mean the end of summer, the annual Labour Day, Back To School, End Of Summer Special will happen Live Sunday, September 1st and later on the Archives at the Listen page. As always, I invite you to send in your requests, either via email by clicking the Requests Button on any page of the website or by calling the Treasure Island Oldies Listener Line at 206-339-0709.

Happy Birthday wishes go out this week to Ash Wells in Sydney, Australia, my friend and extended family member Ed Dunnett in Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, and James Foster in Kansas City, Missouri. 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 keeping up the theme of this week's Instrumental Gems Wordless Wonders Special with a clip from the movie A Hard Day's Night. For some reason, this segment from the movie became a fan favourite. It's from the original motion picture soundtrack and features their producer, George Martin, who scored the music for the film. Here is Ringo's Theme (This Boy), our Instrumental Song of the Week. Enjoy!

Voice Your Choice presents a British Invasion group, The Fortunes. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either You've Got Your Troubles or Here It Comes Again. I'll play the winning song in the 3rd hour of next week's show.

Here's the Rock And Roll News for the week of August 4th

Listen to the Top 5 Countdown from 1965

See you next week.

Bye for now.