Life in the 1950's

Dream Blog: Look Who Came To Dinner

Dream about The Everly Brothers that I had a couple of years ago. Since I’ve moved to MA, I think about this dream a lot. So I decided to reblog it.

Retro Dee's Guide to the Best Era Ever

In this dream, my family had a trailer park home that belonged to my Grandmother. It was kind of vintage Americana and charming. I guess we were there on vacation and everyone, friends and family alike, were invited to come and visit.

We were having a cookout, and among the friends and family visiting, were Don and Phil Everly.

There was no set time period really, like most of my dreams. I was still very young and so were Don and Phil. However, as the dream went on, it was clear we were way past the 1950’s.

Anyhow, Phil was tired, so he went to take a nap. I was napping in another room, but I couldn’t sleep. After what was supposed to be a couple hours or so later, I got up and I heard Phil talking to my Mom in another room. She asked him if he slept…

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Music in the 50's, Song Surveys

Retro Dee Reveals: Picks for the 2022 Summer Song Survey

Hi folks and Welcome to another Retro Dee Reveals!  Yes, yes, yes, it's another post where I reveal which songs I voted for, complete with a lot of useless commentary. This time I'm going to be talking about the songs I voted for in The Grooveyard 2022 Summer Song Survey! The way the Summer Song… Continue reading Retro Dee Reveals: Picks for the 2022 Summer Song Survey

Keeping the '50s Alive!

Faking The Fifties: In Bloom

Hi folks, Welcome to the newest section of Retro Dee's Guide to the Best Era Ever: "Faking The Fifties"! In this segment, each post will showcase something (a show, a movie or a video) that’s supposed to take place in the 1950’s. I’ll talk about its content, and its accuracy. I know I've mentioned this… Continue reading Faking The Fifties: In Bloom

Music in the 50's

Musical Misconceptions: Early In The Morning

Hey there folks! It’s Retro Dee with another edition of Musical Misconceptions! In this edition, instead of looking at two different songs with the same name, we'll be looking at the very same song, performed by two different artists. Recently, the discussion came up of who has the better version of "Early In The Morning",… Continue reading Musical Misconceptions: Early In The Morning

Music in the 50's, Updates, Announcements & Events

The Law Won: Happy 85th Birthday, Sonny Curtis

Hey folks, it's Retro Dee and I'd like to wish a very Happy 85th Birthday to one of my favorite singer-song writers of all time, Mr. Sonny Curtis. Sonny Curtis is 85 on May 9, 2022 Sonny Curtis was born in Meadow, TX on May 9, 1937. He is best known for writing songs such… Continue reading The Law Won: Happy 85th Birthday, Sonny Curtis

Updates, Announcements & Events

Happy 10th Anniversary, Alan Seltzer!

Hi folks it's Retro Dee and this week I have a very special post. My friend Alan Seltzer is celebrating his 10th year hosting WCWP's Grooveyard! I'd like to congratulate him with some personal memories... Alan Seltzer began hosting The Grooveyard on May 3rd, 2012. So much has changed since then, but one thing has… Continue reading Happy 10th Anniversary, Alan Seltzer!