Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween

Freaks and Ghouls,

It's Halloween so to add to your thrills and chills, here a link to this year's annual Halloween Spooktacular.

Happy Halloween!
Count Michael

Monday, October 26, 2015

Halloween Week Update from the Crypt

October 25th, 2015 to October 31st, 2015
Freaks and Ghouls, it's Halloween Week here at Treasure Island Oldies! If you missed hearing the live show, be sure to listen to the Archive. Enter the Crypt and then click on the "Listen if you dare" link. You'll hear the entire four hours filled with chills, thrills, and the greatest Halloween music ever. I'd like to say a big thank you to our Webmaster, Scary Fisher, for his outstanding job designing this year's Crypt. Love the haunted house!

Next week the Crypt will be locked up for another year and we'll return to "abnormal", including our regular features such as the Rock and Roll News and Top 5 Countdown. And you still have all this week to enter the 18th Anniversary Contest for October. We'll announce the winner on next week's live show, Sunday, November 1st. Click on Enter the Contest for more information.

Have a fun time on Halloween, but be careful out there. It's a Monster's Holiday and they're on the loose!

Take care and see you next week.

Happy Halloween.

Bye for now.


Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Billy Joe Royal Has Died At Age 73

Country and pop singer Billy Joe Royal has died aged 73, multiple reports confirm.

According to NBC's Nashville affiliate, Royal unexpectedly died in his sleep at his home in North Carolina on Tuesday.

In the sixties, Royal was signed to Columbia Records where he released hits like "Down in the Boondocks," "I Knew You When," and "Cherry Hill Park," which was his last hit in the Top-40 charts, according to Billboard.

After getting a brief taste of success, Royal reportedly moved through multiple smaller labels before settling down with Atlantic Records in Nashville.

According to Billboard the singer's most recent project was an album released in 2009 titled, "His First Gospel Album." Royal was added to the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 1988. 

Monday, October 05, 2015

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies - Week of October 4th, 2015

October 4th, 2015 to October 10th, 2015
I really liked starting this week's show with Al Day And All Of The Night by The Kinks. Not is it only a great rocking song to get the show underway, it also reflects Treasure Island Oldies, available 24/7, All Day And All Of The Night. If you missed this week's or any week's live show, be sure to go to the Listen page and scroll down to the Archives section, where you can listen to the three most recent shows on demand.
Next week we celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving on the show with many songs with a friend or thankful theme. I'm sure looking forward to sharing four hours of fun and great memories with you. I've harvested a bunch of great music for you to enjoy! And while I'm at it, be sure to join us for the Annual Halloween Spooktacular, Sunday, October 25th, where the show come to you from the Crypt. Come hang out!

Is your birthday coming up soon? Please let me know so I can help celebrate your special day. Send the details to I'll play Birthday by The Beatles for you and wish you Happy Birthday on the air.

As part of the Treasure Island Oldies Broadcast Partners Network, we've been carried on COVE-FM in St. Margaret's Bay, Nova Scotia for some time now. I'm pleased to let you know that not only will they continue to be online, but they will also be on the air at 88.7 on the FM dial. If you live in the area, be sure to let them know you enjoy listening to the show every Saturday from 8 pm to Midnight.

The Treasure Island Oldies Blog is playing Motown Records' The Temptations and Get Ready. It's our Song of the Week. Enjoy!

Voice Your Choice presents the fabulous Platters. Cast your vote at the voice Your Choice page for either You'll Never Never Know or One In A Million. I'll play the winner during next week's show.

Here's this week's Rock and Roll News Podcast for the week of October 4th.

It's the Top 5 Countdown from 1961.

Hope you have a great week and be sure to join me next week for the Canadian Thanksgiving Special. Take care.

Bye for now.

The Platters - Voice Your Choice

The Platters were an R&B group formed in Los Angeles, California. The original lineup consisted of the amazing voice of Tony Williams on lead vocals, David Lynch (tenor), Paul Robi (baritone), Herb Reed (bass), and Zola Taylor. They initially recorded for Federal Records but really only met with success once they moved over to Mercury Records.

As the #1 vocal group of the 1950s, they had 70 songs hit the Billboard charts between 1955 and 1967, including 7 Top Ten hits and 5 Gold Records. With so many songs, it was difficult to select just two of them for this week's Voice Your Choice, but I did.

This week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice features The Platters, with just two of their many hit records. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either You'll Never Never Know or One In A Million. I'll play the winner on next week's show.

The Temptations - Get Ready - Song of the Week

The Temptations has many hits songs as one of the mainstay groups with Motown Records. This week the Treasure Island Oldies Blog is pleased to play The Temptations with Get Ready.

It's our Song of the Week.