Monday, December 02, 2013

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies - Week of December 1st, 2013

December 1st, 2013 to December 7th, 2013

Hard to believe we’re in the month of December already! And we eased into the holiday season by playing several Christmas songs throughout the show with more to come over the next two weeks and culminating with the 17th Annual Christmas Special Live Sunday, December 22nd. I sure hope you can listen to what has become the most popular show of the entire year. In case you aren’t able to listen to the Live show, it will be available at the Archive page throughout the Christmas period. My thanks to our Webmaster, Eddy Fisher, for getting the website all decorated for the Christmas Holidays. The decorations look great!

There were some issues with accessing the Archives over the past couple of days; however, everything seems to be back up and running once again. A big thanks to the technical staff at our network, NeuLion, for their hard work at resolving the problem.

Happy Birthday wishes go out to long time listener Lennart Perrson in Gothenberg, Sweden and to my long time friend I used to work with at A&M Records, Alan Oken in Los Angeles, California. If you have a birthday fast approaching, be sure to let me know so that I can wish you Happy Birthday on the show and also play Birthday by The Beatles for you. Send your birthday details to

It was sad news to hear of the passing of the leads singer and drummer with The Standells, Dick Dodd. Interestingly, he was also one of the original Mousketeers on the Mickey Mouse Club on TV in the 1950s. And in tribute to Dick Dodd, the Treasure Island Oldies Blog is playing the signature hit for The Standells, Dirty Water. It’s our Song of the Week. Dick Dodd, R.I.P.

We only have two more Voice Your Choice segments on the show for 2013 and we’re continuing with the music of the Holidays with Bert Kaempfert. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Holiday For Bells or Jingo Jango. 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 December 1st

Listen to the Top 5 Countdown from 1957.

Have a great week.

Bye for now.