Monday, January 15, 2018

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies Week of January 14th, 2018

January 14th to 20th, 2018
It sure feels good getting back to normal after all the Christmas, Hanukah, and New Year's celebrations. And fun to already have two shows completed in 2018. And I had a really good time preparing this week's show for you;  thinking I would start out with a mini British Music Invasion. And was it ever good to hear the Dave Clark Five, The Zombies and The Yardbirds as the starting point for this week's show!

You will want your calendar to give you an alert for our next special. It's our annual salute to the music of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper. The Day The Music Died will occupy the entire 4th hour of the show, during which you will hear some of your favourites by these artists, along with interview clips graciously provided to me by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame DJ Red Robinson, plus actual news clips and bulletins that announced the tragic news. The Day The Music Died Special will air Live Sunday, February 4th.

Happy Birthday wishes go out to Judy Covington, longtime listener and supporter, in Canton, Ohio. If your birthday is coming up, please me know by sending the details to birthdays@treasureislandoldies.com. I'll wish you Happy Birthday on the show and also play Birthday by The Beatles for you.

The Top Five Countdown this week is from 1963 and the Number One song is by Steve Lawrence, who was already a veteran entertainer since the mid-50s. Go Away Little Girl, another great song written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King, is playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Treasure Island Oldies Blog. 

Next week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice presents Foreigner. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Cold As Ice or Feels Like The First Time. I'll play the winning song on next week's show. 

Here's this week's Rock and Roll News Podcast.

Thanks again for listening to this week's show and I look forward to your company again next week.

All the best to you.

Bye for now.
Michael

Foreigner Voice Your Choice

Foreigner were a British-American band formed in New York City by English veteran musician Mick Jones, along with fellow UK cohort, ex-King Crimson member Ian McDonald, plus American vocalist Lou Gramm. The rest of the group were comprised of another Brit, Dennis Elliott and Americans Al Greenwood and Ed Gagliardi. Together they sold more than a 80 million records worldwide! Wow very impressive!

Next week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice spotlights Foreigner. Cast your vote for either Cold As Ice or Feels Like The First Time. I'll play the winning song in the third hour of next week's show.

Treasure Island Oldies Top Five Countdown Steve Lawrence Number One 1963

Whether as a solo artist or as a duet with Eydie Gorme, Steve Lawrence has had a very successful career, in both the 1950s and '60s.

In fact, this week in 1963, Steve Lawrence was at the top of the heap with the Number One song in the country, Go Away Little Girl.

Enjoy!

Michael


Monday, January 08, 2018

This week on Treasure Island Oldies - Week of January 7th, 2018

January 7th to 13th, 2018
Happy New Year! It was great to be back with you after the two week break I took after the Christmas Special. And what a great way to start the year than with a party. Our New Year Dance Party has become quite the tradition on the Island. I love playing all those great dance songs and the New Year's jingles add an extra touch of fun. 2018 will be an important year for Treasure Island Oldies with our 21st Anniversary celebration on May 6th. For a complete list of all specials scheduled for 2018, please select Specials from the Listen menu. 
And we also begin 2018 with the addition of another Affiliate Station to the Treasure Island Oldies Broadcast Partners Network. A big hello and welcome to BPR Boomer Public Radio! You can hear the current show on BPR every Sunday from 1 to 5 PM Pacific. Looking forward to making new friends among the many BPR listeners.
I would also like to congratulate another Broadcast Partners Network Affiliate Station, WTND-LP 106.3 FM in Macomb, Illinois, celebrating their 15th Anniversary. All the best to Tom and Darryl, the station owners on a job well done!

Boy, lots of celebrating going on this week. Happy Birthday wishes go out to Shirley Ham in Cincinatti, Ohio, and to Darryl Roberts in Macomb, Illinois. If your birthday is coming up, please me know by sending the details to birthdays@treasureislandoldies.com. I'll wish you Happy Birthday on the show and also play Birthday by The Beatles for you.

The Top Five Countdown this week is from 1966 and the Number One song is by The Beatles. We Can Work It Out is playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Treasure Island Oldies Blog. 

Next week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice presents Gene Pitney for your votes with two of his many hit records. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Last Chance To Turn Around or Looking Through The Eyes Of Love. I'll play the winning song on next week's show.Here's this week's Rock and Roll News Podcast.

Thanks again for listening to this week's show and I look forward to your company again next week.

All the best to you.

Bye for now.
Michael



Gene Pitney Voice Your Choice

Gene Pitney has been recognized as having one of the most distinctive male voices of the 1960s. I became a fan of his when I first heard his debut 45, (I Wanna) Love My Life Away back in 1961.

Oddly enough, I don't recall ever seeing him on the Ed Sullivan Show; additionally, I don't remember ever hearing about him putting on a concert in Montreal. And just about everybody came and performed in Montreal.

Sadly, he died April 5th, 2006 at the age of 66. We are fortunate that he did leave us with a legacy of great recordings and the odd TV appearances that were captured on film or videotape.

Treasure Island Oldies is pleased to p[resent Gene Pitney in the Voice Your Choice spotlight. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Last Chance To Turn Around or Looking Through The Eyes Of Love. I'll play the winning song on next week's show.

Treasure Island Oldies Top Five Countdown 1966

The Fab Four are once again at the top of the charts. For the first Top Five Countdown of the New Year on Treasure Island Oldies, the year is 1966.

In at Number One, it's The Beatles with We Can Work It Out.

Enjoy!
Michael