January 28th to February 3rd, 2018
Once again, the fastest four hours are spent on The Island! It amazes me; I look at the clock at the start of the show and a few times throughout the show. But it always surprises me when we are into the last half hour of the show, the Rock & Roll Reunion. "Seems we just get started and before you know it, comes the time we have to say so long." Boy, did Carole Burnett nail it with those closing lyrics at the end of her weekly TV show!
Starting with this week's show, we will now be spotlighting the year for the Top Five Countdown throughout the rest of the show. For example, this week the Top Five was from 1961, and I played some other songs from 1961 at various times throughout the rest of the show. I think you will get a good feel for the music from that particular year.
Be sure to listen next week for our next special, the 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 next Sunday, February 4th.
Is your birthday approaching? If so, please me know by sending the date to [email protected] 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 1961 and the Number One song is by The Shirelles. Will You Love Me Tomorrow is playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Treasure Island Oldies Blog.
Next week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice presents The Raindrops, formed by the amazing songwriting team of Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either That Boy John or What A Guy. I'll play the winning song on next week's show.
Here's this week's Rock and Roll News Podcast.
Take care and be sure to listen to The Day The Music Died Special next week.
Bye for now.