Life in the 1950's

Slogans From The 50’s You’d Never Hear Now: Episode IV

Hi folks and Welcome to “Slogans From The 50’s You’d Never Hear Now”. The 1950’s were a very different time. Life back then was far less complicated and people’s goals and ideals were much different from what was to come. This could not be more evident in the advertising slogans of the day. For this… Continue reading Slogans From The 50’s You’d Never Hear Now: Episode IV

Updates, Announcements & Events

Happy Gotcha Day, Holly B.!

Hey there fellow cat-loving folks! February 18th is my cat Holly's "Gotcha Day", also called "Adoptaversary", or maybe even "Gotcha-versary"! But whatever you call it, it's the anniversary of day that we adopted her and brought her home. Surprise! It's a cat! Since her humble beginnings as a barn cat and young mother of 3… Continue reading Happy Gotcha Day, Holly B.!

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

Retro Dee Reveals: My Picks for The Grooveyard Love Song Survey! (2021)

Hi everyone and Welcome to another Retro Dee Reveals! Saturday, February 13th, 2021 was The Grooveyard's Love Song Survey Countdown hosted by D.J. Alan Seltzer on WCWP 88.1 FM. This year, 50 Favorite Love Songs were counted down in the order in which listeners voted for them. After each song survey countdown, I do a… Continue reading Retro Dee Reveals: My Picks for The Grooveyard Love Song Survey! (2021)

Music in the 50's, Today We Remember

Happy Birthday Gene Vincent: Rockin’ With 3 From Gene V.

Hey guys and gals, it’s Retro Dee and in honor of Gene Vincent's February 11th Birthday, we’re gonna rock out to three of his biggest hits! Gene Vincent ca. 1950s Vincent Eugene Craddock (February 11, 1935 - October 12, 1971), better known as Gene Vincent, was a Rock N Roll pioneer. A true Rockabilly artist,… Continue reading Happy Birthday Gene Vincent: Rockin’ With 3 From Gene V.

Music in the 50's, Today We Remember

Facts and Trivia: The Day The Music Died

Most people have heard about the tragedy that occurred on February 3, 1959 . It was quite possibly the most tragic day in Entertainment History. It was the day that music stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper were killed in a plane crash. It's also known as "The Day The Music Died."… Continue reading Facts and Trivia: The Day The Music Died

Today We Remember

February Makes Me Shiver: Finding the Silver Lining of The Day The Music Died

February 3rd is a difficult day for a Buddy Holly fan. It doesn’t matter if you weren’t born yet when the Winter Dance Party ’59 tragedy happened. It’s still going to be a tough day for you. I ought to know. Behind every chart-topping hit and every smiling photo of Buddy Holly lies a tragic… Continue reading February Makes Me Shiver: Finding the Silver Lining of The Day The Music Died

Fifties Fashion & Beauty, Life in the 1950's

Searchin’ For The 50’s: Sweater Weather

Welcome to a new segment from Retro Dee's Guide to the Best Era Ever called "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… Continue reading Searchin’ For The 50’s: Sweater Weather