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I’d like to wish Jill Brown in Cambridge, Ontario, and Shirley Ham in Cincinnati, Ohio a very Happy Birthday. If you have a birthday coming up, please be sure to let me know so that I can celebrate your special day on the show. Send the details to firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll wish you Happy Birthday on the air and also play Birthday by The Beatles for you.
The Treasure Island Oldies Blog is playing a magnificent performance by Aretha Franklin at the Kennedy Center Honors 2015. Carole King, who co-wrote this classic with Jerry Goffin, was in attendance and overwhelmed with Aretha’s performance. Wait till you see and hear Aretha Franklin perform (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman. It’s our first Song of the Week for 2016. Stand by to be blown away!
Voice Your Choice spotlights the British group 10cc with two Godley and Creme classics for your vote. Go to the Voice Your Choice page to cast your vote for either I’m Not In Love or The Things We Do For Love. I’ll play the winner on next week’s show.
Here’s this Rock and Roll News Podcast.
Listen to the Top 5 Countdown from 1966.
In closing, I’d like to pay tribute to some extremely talented people who have passed away over New Year’s Eve and Day. The incredibly talented Natalie Cole was only 65. Vancouver legendary bandleader, Dal Richards, known affectionately as the King of Swing died just a few days prior to turning 98, and would have played his 80th consecutive year of the Dal Richards Orchestra entertaining the crowd on New Year’s Eve at a swanky place in Vancouver. Broadcast colleague and friend, Gary Russell, passed away at 67 after a year-long battle with cancer. And just a short while ago I learned that another broadcast colleague with whom I worked at CJFM in Montreal, Angus McKay, had passed away at only 65. Angus became well known as an underground DJ on CKGM-FM and when they became CHOM-FM. These people will be missed by fans and family.
Take care and please join me next week.
Bye for now.