Monday, July 18, 2016

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies - Week of July 17th, 2016

July 17th to July 23rd, 2016

It was a pleasure to keep you company for four hours again this week on Treasure Island Oldies. The Chat Room was buzzing and it was great to see Shy Kiwi, a very long time listener, almost from the start back in 1997, who dropped by the Chat Room. And your emails also kept coming in and I'd like to say hi to Toni Howerton in Middleton, Ohio who requested Little Tin Soldier by The Toy Dolls. Playing it sparked an email from Linda Gehres in the San Francisco Bay area who said "You are really blowing my mind" with this week's show. She said she has never heard the Toy Dolls on Internet radio and was so glad to hear it again. She also commented about hearing Ronnie Savoy (this week's One Hit Wonder) and Pagliaro (the Made In Canada song this week). Thanks very much, Linda. Wendy in South Australia also wrote to say she was so pleased to hear Pat Boone and that this week's Rock and Roll Reunion was "one of the best she's heard", and she particularly loved hearing The Playmates. Thank you, Wendy. It's so great hearing from listeners. And you too can get in touch with me if you have a comment or a request you'd like to make. Write to me:

We're a couple of weeks away from the Instrumental Gems Wordless Wonders Special. Join me Sunday, July 31st for the Live show and later on the Archives at the Listen page. Over the decades of the 50s, 60s, and 70s, there were very many instrumental records released. Our special will spotlight many of them over the four hours. If there is an instrumental record that is special to you, please let me know. Either send an email by clicking the Requests logo on the left side of the website on any page or call and record your voicemail request message on the Treasure Island Oldies Listener Line. The number to call is 641-715-3900 and then key in the extension 716181#. Now here's another tricky part: after your record your message you must press #1 or your call will not be saved. I know, I's complicated. We are looking into alternate resources for a different phone line. If and when we find a more suitable one, we will initiate the service and I will let you know.

The Summer Sale continues until July 30th at My Generation Posters with new stock arriving every week. You'll get 50% off everything in your shopping cart, just be sure to enter the code: summer50 at checkout. Visit their website soon to find more details, and sign up for their weekly newsletter. You'll be among the first to know about the upcoming weekly specials. And be sure to also let them know you heard their commercial on Treasure Island Oldies.

If your birthday is coming up soon, please be sure to let me know so that I can celebrate your special day on the show. Send the details to I’ll wish you Happy Birthday during the show and also play Birthday by The Beatles for you.

The Treasure Island Oldies Blog is playing the Number One song on this week's Top 5 Countdown from 1970. It's Three Dog Night and Mama Told Me Not To Come. It's our Number One Song of the Week. Enjoy!

Voice Your Choice presents Motown's Edwin Starr with two of his signature hits. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Twenty-Five Miles or War. 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 1970.

Take care. 

Thanks again for listening. See you next week on The Island.

Bye for now.