Monday, November 07, 2016
Week of November 6th - November 12th, 2016
It was a pleasure to pay tribute to both Bobby Vee and Kay Starr on this week's show. Sadly, they both passed away from complications due to Alzheimer's Disease. It's surprising just how many hits Bobby Vee scored on the charts; and it was good to play both his smashes and lesser heard records, and all of them appeared on the Billboard chart. And it was very fitting to devote this week's Lounge Double to Kay Starr by playing Rock And Roll Waltz and Wheel Of Fortune. Two wonderful artists who we can continue to enjoy their great music.
Be sure to check out all the latest new products now available at My Generation Shop. You can be the first to know about new products and specials before you even hear it on the show by signing up for their newsletter. Just go to www.mygenerationshop.com.
This week's show marked the conclusion of the Encore Presentations of Hits From Across The Pond with Fay Greenwood. The series lasted three years, from 2009 to 2011, and it was great to play this feature all over again, ending this week. Many thanks to Matt Meaney for the great production and wonderfully researched information. And Fay brought a great touch to the stories every week with her warm and lovely English accent. Cheers to you both!
I continue to be asked when the Archives will return. I am afraid that at this point in time, I don't have an answer for you. I do know that Yare Media, our new network, is doing their best to make it happen. All I can tell you is that as soon as I know anything, I will be sure to also let you know.
It was nice hearing from Mike Vercellotti in Downers Grove, Illinois with his two requests, Larry Hall and Sandy, along with the great Jack Scott and What In The World's Come Over You. It was great to play them during this week's Rock and Roll Reunion. It was also nice to hear from Jim Southern in Gladstone, Oregon. Jim has just discovered the show and is looking forward to "gain from the vast knowledge on the site". Thanks Jim, and welcome to the Island! I'd love to hear from you too and your comments. Write to me email@example.com.
Lots of birthdays to celebrate this week. Best wishes and Happy Birthday to Tim Sykes in Cambridge, Ontario, Andy Desilets, in Ottawa, Ontario, Sunny in Elmhurst, Ilinois, and Dana Van Dine, aka Problem, in Blackwood, New Jersey. If your birthday's coming up, let me know so that I can help celebrate your special day on the show. I'll wish you Happy Birthday on the air and also play Birthday by The Beatles for you. All I need is the date of your birthday. Send the details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Voice Your Choice spotlights a great British group currently on tour, Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either (What A) Wonderful World or A Must To Avoid. I'll play the winner next Sunday.
Here's the Rock and Roll News Podcast for this week.
That's about it for now. Have a great week and see you next Sunday for the next live show.
Bye for now.
Posted by Michael Godin at 6:23 PM