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

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

Music in the 50's

Just For Fun: Star’s Signs of the 1950’s

HI folks. It's Retro Dee with another post. I have always found Astrology fascinating. Maybe I got that from my Aunt Helen. I don't know. While it should always be taken with a grain of salt, I always find people's astrological signs and horoscopes are more "right on" than wrong. More recently, I began to… Continue reading Just For Fun: Star’s Signs of the 1950’s

Keeping the '50s Alive!, Life in the 1950's, Music in the 50's

Searchin’ For the 50’s: Heartthrobs from Philly

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: Heartthrobs from Philly

Music in the 50's

Music in the 50’s: Oldies Misunderstood Lyrics

Hi folks, this is Retro Dee with another music inspired post. Okay so we've all seen those lists of misunderstood lyrics and they're all pretty funny. This is not one of those lists. It's not all that funny. It's just a list of misunderstood lyrics. However! There is something special about it. This list features… Continue reading Music in the 50’s: Oldies Misunderstood Lyrics