Hi everybody. Today we remember a teenager - possibly the most talented teen to ever exist. His name was Richard Steven Valenzuela... known professionally as Ritchie Valens. Ritchie Valens was born in Pacoima, CA on May 13, 1941. After a short, but wildly successful career in music, Ritchie tragically perished in Clear Lake Iowa on… Continue reading Three for Ritchie V.
Hi folks and welcome to another edition of Musical Misconceptions. I'm Retro Dee and in this edition we'll be talking about one of the best songs ever written: "Crying Waiting Hoping" by Buddy Holly. There's an old adage that says, "If you don't know where to begin, start at the beginning." So I will. I'll… Continue reading Musical Misconceptions: Crying Waiting Hoping
Hi folks, this is Retro Dee and it's my pleasure to wish a Happy Anniversary to my favorite Oldies Show, WCWP's The Grooveyard! The Grooveyard is hosted by DJ Alan Seltzer. The show comes out of LIU's WCWP 88.1 FM on Saturday Nights at 7pm/6 central. Alan Seltzer can do a better job of telling… Continue reading Happy 9th Anniversary to The Grooveyard!
Hi everyone, I’m Retro Dee and Welcome to Doing Your Makeup Vintage! Like all eras, the 1950's had a specific trend going in makeup. The red lips and wing-lined eyes might be what is remembered most from that time, but what about blush? ca. 1950's Elizabeth Arden advertisement. Women in the 50's loved blush, however… Continue reading Doing Your Makeup Vintage: Blush Like The Rosy 50’s
Hi folks. For this installment of "Today We Remember" we're going to have a look at three famous Rockabilly classics by a Mr. Carl Perkins who was born in Tiptonville, TN on April 9, 1932. "Blue Suede Shoes" This song might be associated best with Elvis Presley, but "Blue Suede Shoes" was actually written by… Continue reading Happy Birthday Carl Perkins: 3 Rockabilly Classics
Hi everyone! Welcome to Fifties Fashion Fix! It's finally Spring and Spring means springtime dresses. Spring was probably the most iconic season for the dresses of the 1950's era. From pastel shades and florals to pretty polkadots and stripes, the frilly feminine look of the fifties is partial to springtime. Ca. mid 1950's clothing catalog… Continue reading Fifties Fashion Fix: Dressing for Spring
Welcome to “Searchin’ For The 50’s!” I was inspired to do this segment when I was reviewing some of the things people were searching for that sent them to my blog. While some of the search terms sent them to a post with the exact information they were seeking, I realized that not every search… Continue reading Searchin’ For The 50’s: Classic Retro Games