Monday, November 09, 2015

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies - Week of November 8th, 2015

November 9th, 2015 to November 14th, 2015
It was great to spend time with you again this week and thanks for the many email requests I received. I enjoyed playing a couple of Chicago groups, the Cryin' Shames and Ides of March for Mike Vercellotti in Downers Grove, Illinois. It was also a nice surprise to hear from Wendy McDougall in Adelaide, Australia. A friend of hers in Sydney had recommended my show to Wendy and she was not disappointed. I surprised her by playing one of her all-time Beatles favourites, Here, There And Everywhere. It was also cool to get another Beatles request. This time it was from Toni Howerton in Middleton, Ohio who asked me to play Here Comes The Sun. I'd love to hear from you too. Send and email to or call the Listener Line at 206-339-0709 to record your request.

Be sure to list to the show next week when it will be the Music By Numbers Special. Keep your calculator handy, as every song will have a number in the title and it will be fun to keep track and add up the total value of every song played each hour. And at the end of each hour, I'll give you an update as to the running total. Imagine what the final tally may end up being by the end of the show!

It's my pleasure to wish Happy Birthday to Tim Sykes in Cambridge, Ontario and to Dana Van Dine in Blackwood, New Jersey. If your birthday is coming up, be sure to let me know by sending the details to I'll wish you Happy Birthday on the show and also play Birthday by The Beatles for you.

The Treasure Island Oldies 18th Anniversary Contest continues for November and December, so you've got time to enter the contest to be eligible to win the poster of your choice from our good friends at TNJ Poster Creations. For details click on the Enter the 18th Anniversary Contest graphic link on any page of the website.

The Treasure Island Oldies Blog is playing a song I featured on the show this week, and one rarely ever heard today despite it being a big hit. It's Arthur Conley in a clip from the German TV show Beat-Club, with Funky Street. It's our Song of the Week. Enjoy!

Voice Your Choice is presenting Conway Twitty, an artist who started out in Rock and roll end ended as a very big country music star. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either It's Only Make Believe or Lonely Blue Boy. I'll play the winning song on next week's show.

Here's the Rock & Roll News Podcast for the week of November 8th.

Listen to the Top 5 Countdown from 1965.

Before I leave you for this week, I'd like to let you know that this Wednesday, November 11th I will be doing a special salute in recognition of Remembrance Day in Canada and other countries in the British Commonwealth, and Veteran's Day in the United States. Please check out the Treasure Island Oldies Blog this Wednesday.

Take care and have a good week.

Bye for now.