Music in the 50's

Meet Scotty Moore: A Case of Mistaken Identity

Hi folks it's Retro Dee with more about music during the time music was the best: the Rockin and Rollin' 1950's! And what would a Retro Dee blog post be without another ridiculous story of how I mistook something, or, in this case, should I say someone. Let's back up. I always liked Elvis Presley's… Continue reading Meet Scotty Moore: A Case of Mistaken Identity

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

Once Again: Happy Birthday, Buddy Holly

Hi folks, it's Retro Dee with my annual post to honor Buddy Holly on his September 7th Birthday. Mr. Gorgeous: Buddy Holly. ca. late 1958 Each year it gets a little bit more difficult to decide what, exactly, to write about Buddy Holly. Maybe it's because I've written a fair amount about him already, or… Continue reading Once Again: Happy Birthday, Buddy Holly

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

RIP Jerry “J.I.” Allison

Well, folks I knew this day would come. On August 22, 2022 we said goodbye to the best drummer who ever lived, one of the very first Pioneers of Rock N Roll, Jerry "J.I." Allison. Jerry Allison in 1958 Jerry Ivan Allison was born in Hillsboro, TX on August 31, 1939. He attended Lubbock Senior… Continue reading RIP Jerry “J.I.” Allison

Music in the 50's

Happy Birthday, Dion! Three Hits From The Belmonts

Dion ca.1950s In honor of Dion's July 18th Birthday, we'll be looking at 3 of his big hits with The Belmonts in the late 1950's. Dion DiMucci made his career debut in 1957 with The Belmonts: Angelo D'Aleo, Carlo Mastrangelo, and Fred Milano. All four singers hailed from The Bronx. Let's start with The Belmonts… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Dion! Three Hits From The Belmonts

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