I was pleased to pay tribute to two wonderful songwriters who passed away. Both Wayne Carson and Buddy Buie wrote songs that became hits for many artists. For example, Wayne Carson wrote Always On My Mind, recorded by Elvis Presley and Willie Nelson, along with The Letter, Neon Rainbow, and Soul Deep, which became huge hits for The Box Tops. In fact, The Letter was also a hit for Joe Cocker and The Arbors. Buddy Buie was a very talented lyricist and his pen wrote songs for a diverse range of artists such as Sandy Posey (I Take It Back), Classics IV (Spooky, Traces, Every Day With You Girl, What Am I Crying For). He also formed and produced the Atlanta Rhythm Section (So Into You). It's sad to lose these talented people, but wonderful that their creative output will live on.
Congratulations to Danny Spaulding in Milford, Pennsylvania, the July winner of the Treasure Island Oldies 18th Anniversary Contest. Be sure to enter the contest today and your name could be drawn as the August winner. Click the 18th Anniversary Contest logo for more information.
A quick reminder for your calendar. Next Sunday, August 2nd it's the extremely popular Annual Instrumental Gems Wordless Wonders Special. The entire show is filled with instrumental hits and according to many listeners, it's their favourite show of the year. If there's a specific song you'd like me to play, be sure to let me know. Click on the Requests button or call the Listener Line to record your request message at 206-339-0709.
Do you have a birthday coming up soon? Please let me know so that the listeners and I can celebrate your special day. I'll wish you a very Happy Birthday on the show and also play Birthday by The Beatles for you. Send the details to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Treasure Island Oldies Blog is playing Joe Cocker in a great live performance of The Letter. It's part of our tribute to songwriters Wayne Carson and Buddy Buie. And its our Song of the Week. Enjoy!
Voice Your Choice presents Clyde McPhatter, the original lead singer of The Drifters; and we spotlight his solo work. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Lover Please or A Lover's Question. 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 July 26th. Click the Podcast link on the left.
And check out this week's Top 5 Countdown from 1956. Just click the Top 5 Countdown Link.
Take care and see you next week for the Annual Instrumental Gems Wordless Wonders Special.
Bye for now.