Monday, March 27, 2017
Week of March 26th, 2017 to April 1st, 2017
Thanks for all the great comments on last week's show and the musical tribute to Chuck Berry. Incidentally, the next day I received an email that a brand new Chuck Berry single was being released. Prior to his passing, he was working on his first new album in 38 years! I learned it will be released in June on Dualtone Records and will be titled "Chuck". In the meantime, here's the link to Big Boys, NEW music from Chuck Berry.
My webmaster Eddy Fisher and myself would like to thank Rick Canode in Madison, Wisconsin and his friend Tom in the Chicago area for all their help with the Chat Room server. As one of the show's longest listeners, Rick not only has the Rick's Rare Rock and Roll Relic feature, he's also been a key part of the chat room for almost as long as we've had a chat room. Tom built the chat server we tested this week and will continue again next week. He and his tech team are doing fine tuning and hope that for those of you who prefer connecting with a chat room via mIRC, as opposed to a webchat page, will be able to do so soon. They will advise Eddy and myself when they are all ready. Eddy will be sure to provide all the info you'll need to connect via mIRC. Thanks again Rick and Tom.
Hey Jim, Sally, Barb, Bill, Sandy, Johnny, or whatever your name is, you don't want to miss next week's show! It the annual Name Game Special, where every song, with the exception of certain regular weekly features, will be songs with people's names in the title. Of course, we'll start off the show with Shirley Ellis and her smash hit, The Name Game. It all starts next Sunday, April 2nd at 6 pm Pacific.
Happy Birthday to my good friend, Tom Locke in Vancouver, BC. Tom and I have been friends for over 30 years; 18 of those years has been with the Tom Locke Moment In Time feature. Also celebrating a birthday this week is my good friend Red Robinson, who is turning 80 this week. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame broadcaster is a real pioneering DJ and one of the very few DJs with a massive collection of interviews Red did with most of the stars of the day, including Elvis Presley and The Beatles. He's only one of two living DJs to have MC'd both the Elvis and Beatles concerts. The City of Vancouver has declared Thursday, March 30th as Red Robinson Day. Well done Red, Happy Birthday. Also having a birthday is my lifelong friend Frank Vandeven in Mission, British Columbia. All the best, Frank. Do you have a birthday coming up soon? It's a tradition on Treasure Island Oldies to help celebrate your special day. Send the details to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll wish you Happy Birthday and play Birthday by The Beatles for you.
The Top Five Countdown this week is from 1965 and the Number One song is Stop! In The Name Of Love by The Supremes. It's playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Blog. Enjoy!
Next week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice presents Lady Soul, Aretha Franklin. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Until You Come Back To Me or Spanish Harlem. I'll play the winning song on next week's show.
Here's this week's Rock and Roll News Podcast.
Have a great week and be sure to join me for The Name Game Special next week.
Bye for now.
Posted by Michael Godin at 5:42 PM