Monday, April 27, 2015
April 26th, 2015 to May 2nd, 2015
Well here we are with one week to go before the launch of the brand new website. And also one week to the 18th Anniversary Special. It’s going to be a lot of fun and I sure hope you can join me.
I noticed after the show ended and I was finishing up with the last adjustments to the playlist that I played quote a few songs by “Little” artists. Yep, I played Little Peggy March (I Will Follow Him), Little Eva (Keep Your Hands Off My Baby), Little Stevie Wonder (Castles In The Sand), Little Caesar and the Romans (Those Oldies But Goodies), Little Carl Carlton (Competition Ain’t Nothin’), Little Esther Phillips (Release Me), Little Jerry Williams (I’m The Lover Man), Little Johnny Taylor (Part Time Love), Little Willie John (Leave My Kitten Alone), and Little Richard (Good Golly Miss Molly and Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey!) Amazing!! Guess I’ll have to play some “Big” artists next week. LOL
I’d like congratulate Guylaine Côté in Quebec City, Quebec, the winner for April in the 18th Anniversary Contest. TNK Poster Creations will be sending off the Alan Freed Rock and Roll Concert Poster to her. There are still many more chances for you to be a winner too! Click the Celebrate 18 logo for complete contest details.
If your birthday is coming up, be sure to let me know the date. Send the details to firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll wish you Happy Birthday on the show and play Birthday by The Beatles for you as well.
The Treasure Island Oldies Blog is playing some great Michigan Rock and Roll. In a 1966 clip from the TV show Hullabaloo, it’s Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels with Jenny Take A Ride/C C Rider. It’s our Song of the week. Enjoy!
Voice Your Choice is back again next week with Creedence Clearwater Revival. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Green River or Up Around The Bend. I’ll play the winner on next week’s 18th Anniversary Special.
Here’s the Rock and Roll News for the week of April 26th
Listen to the Top 5 Countdown from 1958
Well that's all for this week. Please join me next Sunday for the 18th Anniversary Special.
Have a good week.
Bye for now.
Posted by Michael Godin at 6:33 PM
Creedence Clearwater Revival were from El Cerrito, California. With their early "swamp rock" songs such as Born On A Bayou, many mistook them for being from the Bayou itself. CCR first recorded as the Blue Velvets in 1959 on Orchestra Records, then in 1964 they called themselves the Golliwogs and recorded for Fantasy Records. In 1967 they re-named themselves Creedence Clearwater Revival, consisting of John Fogerty (vocals and guitar), his brother Tom Fogerty (guitar), Stu Cook (keyboards and bass) and Doug Clifford (drums). Sadly Tom Fogerty died at age 48 on September 6, 1990 of respiratory failure.
Between 1968 and 1976 CCR appeared on the Billboard charts 20 times, scoring an incredible 9 Top Ten hits, 5 Gold Records, and an additional 5 Platinum Records. The group disbanded in 1972, but that didn't prevent them from having their version of I Heard It Through The Grapevine on the chart four years later in 1976.
John Fogerty went on to a successful solo career, while in the past few years Stu Cook and Doug Clifford have gotten back together to form Creedence Clearwater Revisited.
This week on Voice Your Choice Treasure Island Oldies spotlights Creedence Clearwater Revival. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Green River or Up Around The Bend. I'll play the winner on next week's 18th Anniversary show.
Posted by Michael Godin at 6:27 PM
It's our Song of the Week.
Posted by Michael Godin at 6:20 PM
Monday, April 20, 2015
April 19th, 2015 to April 25th, 2015
It’s sure busy here on the Island. Next week I will announce the April winner in our year-long 18th Anniversary Contest. You still have time to enter to be eligible for the draw this coming Sunday, April 26th. It’s easy to enter. Just click the Celebrate 18 logo for the details.
In two weeks we’ll be celebrating the actual 18th Anniversary of Treasure Island Oldies on Sunday, May 3rd. I sure hope you can join in on the fun. I am also very excited to let you know that we will be launching a brand new website in conjunction with the 18th Anniversary special. Our Webmaster, Eddy Fisher, is working furiously at getting all the final details completed in time for the launch. There will be a brand new look to the website and I am excited to share the new website with you as of Sunday, May 3rd. This will be the first new website since 2006!
A quick note to remind you that if your birthday is coming up soon, I’d to recognize your special day by wishing you Happy Birthday and playing Birthday by The Beatles for you. Send your birthday details to email@example.com
I had the pleasure of attending the semi-annual RPM lunch that Red Robinson and I started many years ago. It came about when many broadcasting who were attending a memorial service for the late Rick Honey commented on how sad it is we only see each other at funerals. So Red and I decided to arrange a lunch twice a year and it was very well attended. In the past few years, it started back up and the latest get together featured a tribute to Vancouver broadcast legend Fred Latremouille, who had passed away a few weeks earlier. As this was going to be the only celebration for Fred, the attendance was way beyond expectations and the highest attendance yet. It was wonderful to hear the great tributes delivered by close friends and colleagues. I love attending these lunches as it is a great chance to see old friends.
Speaking of tributes, it was my pleasure to pay tribute to the late Percy Sledge on this week’s show by playing many of Percy’s beautiful soulful hits. When I played his hit version of Elvis’s Love Me Tender, the response was terrific. While it was a Top 40 hit for him, it is rarely every heard these days. R.I.P. Percy Sledge and thank you for the great gift you gave to us of your music and voice.
The Treasure Island Oldies Blog is also playing tribute to Percy Sledge with his live performance of When A Man Loves A Woman. It’s our Song of the Week.
Voice Your Choice presents Fats Domino with just two of his many hits. Cast Your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either I’m Walkin’ or My Blue Heaven. I’ll play the winner on next week’s show.
Here’s the Rock and Roll News for the week of April 19th
Listen to the Top 5 Countdown from 1962
That’s about all for this week. Just a last reminder to enter the 18th Anniversary contest and I will announce the April winner on next week’s show. Maybe it will be you!
Bye for now.
Posted by Michael Godin at 6:56 PM