This week on Treasure Island Oldies I paid tribute to David Bowie, who passed away at age 69 after a battle with cancer. His music resonated with so many people around the world and it was so good to play some of his songs for you on the show. Last week on the encore presentation of the feature Hits From Across The Pond with Fay Greenwood, the spotlight was on David Bowie, and so coincidentally a few short hours after the live show ended came word that he had died. So I decided it would be fitting to replay the same feature on this week’s show to end the tribute. As I am writing this update, I found out that the founding member of The Eagles, Glenn Frey passed away today (January 18th) as a result of complications from Rheumatoid Arthritis, Acute Ulcerative Colitis and Pneumonia. Man this has been a terrible start to the New Year so far with the loss of such great talent. Naturally I will yet again be paying tribute on the show next week and will play some of the great songs by The Eagles that featured Glenn Frey on lead vocals.
Your patience is being asked as our webmaster, Eddy Fisher, tries to fix the backbone of the website. Several things are not functioning properly, including not being able to change the background images on the site from Christmas decorations to our regular colour. The issues are still being diagnosed and you’ll be kept up to date on how things are developing.
I’d like to wish Cora Quinn in Peoria, Illinois a very Happy Birthday this week. 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 Bobby Darin with a live version of Beyond The Sea. It’s our Song of the week. Enjoy!
Voice Your Choice spotlights another music family, this time it’s The Cowsills. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either The Rain, The Park & Other Things or Hair. I’ll play the winner on next week’s show.
Here’s this week’s Rock and Roll News Podcast.
Listen to the Top 5 Countdown from 1968.
Please join me next week for another four hours of some of the greatest music ever recorded.
Bye for now.