It was great to be back home just in time for this week's show. I was back east in Gatineau, Quebec, visiting my mom who was celebrating her 95th birthday. She had a bad fall Easter weekend and lost her balance getting up from the table. She's been in the hospital since then. The complication is she has osteoporosis and had two fractures in her spine as a result of the fall. She has to wear a brace for her back and for the first time, a walker to get around. She's mending but slowly. But is was wonderful to be with her to celebrate her milestone birthday.
Speaking of on the mend, our love and best wishes go out to Fay Greenwood in Langley, British Columbia, who is recovering at home after surgery on her broken arm while away on vacation. All the listeners and Chat Room regulars are cheering for you, Fay. Get better soon.
The 18th Anniversary Contest continues with the next winner to be announced on the show May 31st. Enter the contest now. Click the Contest ad on the left side.
Apart from my mom, Kathleen, and her 95th birthday, I'd also like to wish Cora Quinn in Peoria, Illinois a very Happy Birthday. Thanks to California Barb for the tip-off and the request to play Birthday Party by the Pixies Three for Cora. If your birthday is coming up soon, please let me know so that the listeners and I can celebrate your special day. Send the details to email@example.com
The Treasure Island Oldies Blog is also paying tribute to the late B.B. King with a great live from Montreaux performance of The Thrill Is Gone. It's our Song of the Week. R.I.P. B.B. King!
Voice Your Choice presents soul singer Joe Simon with two of his hits. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Power Of Love or Drowning In A Sea Of Love. I'll play the winner during next week's show.
Be sure to listen to this week's Rock and Roll News Podcast for the week of May 17th.
And check out this week's Top 5 Countdown from 1960.
Take care and have a great week.
Bye for now.