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!
sure was an action packed show this week, with yet again many requests. And the
Chat Room welcomed Ineyda Velasquez, from Homestead, Florida,
for the first time. She discovered the show last fall while listening to Team-FM in the UK,
one of the Treasure Island Oldies Broadcast Partners Network stations. It was
great to have her stop by for her first visit and she was warmly welcomed by
the other regulars. I think she is now officially a Nut in the Hut. I invite you to increase your enjoyment of the show
by coming to the Chat Room during the Live show every Sunday beginning at 6 pm
Pacific time. Click Chat on any page
of the website for more information and easy to follow instructions.
me next week for our annual Labour Day Back To School End Of Summer
Special. There'll be lots of work related songs, school tunes and the last
chance this year to hear some of the greatest summer hits of all time. I look
forward to keeping you company with this fun special.
in the week I was in touch via Facebook
with Danny Marks, a great guitarist who
hosted a CBC Radio program and
currently the host of a blues show in JAZZ.FM91
in Toronto. Danny was a founding member of Edward Bear (You Me And Mexico, The Last
Song, etc.). He eventually became the guitarist for Malcolm Tomlinson, the first recording artist I ever signed with
A&M Records. We did two albums with Malcolm: Coming Outta Nowhere and Rock
& Roll Hermit. The latter album was produced by John Anthony, who worked with Ace
(How Long Has This Been Going On), Queen, Genesis, Roxy Music and
many others. Malcolm's debut album was produced by Jack Richardson (The Guess
Who, Bob Seger, and many others).
The album also featured some legendary sidemen: Papa John Creach on fiddle, plus the great Brecker Brothers, Randy and
Michael on horns. Danny and I exchanged several posts on Facebook, which
gave me the idea of playing Malcolm on my show and to let you hear my first
artist discovery. It was a treat for me to hear Knockin' My Head for the first time in many years. I'll always be
proud of signing Malcolm Tomlinson.
I hope you enjoyed hearing him on the show. If you missed it, you can hear the Archive at the Listen page.
Happy Birthday wishes go out to my good
friend Fay Greenwood, in Langley, British Columbia.
You'll recall Fay presented the weekly feature Hits From Across The Pond on the show. Happy Birthday also to Don
Graham in Toronto, Ontario, Alexander Van Engelen in Long Island, New York, long time
colleague Lee Smith (who went by J. Lee Smith at CKGM in Montreal) in Saskatchewan, and finally to Carl
Fiset in Quebec City, Quebec. 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 email@example.com.
week at the Treasure Island Oldies Blog,
I thought I'd feature the song that started off this week's show. I know you'll
enjoy The Yardbirds with Over Under Sideways Down. It's our Song Of The Week.
Voice Your Choice keeps up the pace with
next week's show, the annual Labour Day
Back To School End Of Summer Special, by spotlighting the late great Billy Stewart with two of his great
summer hits. Cast your vote for either Sitting In The Park or Summertime. I'll
play the winning tune in the 3rd hour of next week's show.
Here's theRock And Roll News
for the week of August 25th