Disclaimer First you must note, that I am NOT, by any means, in any way, shape or form seriously saying that there is actually a "Buddy Holly Curse". In fact, I'm pretty sure there isn't. Although, none of us can prove or disprove such things 100%... Buddy Holly, 1958 The Buddy Holly Curse The belief… Continue reading Fueling Superstition: The Buddy Holly Curse
Category: Today We Remember
Happy Birthday, Don and Phil
Hi folks it’s Retro Dee with yet another tribute to that dreamy duo of yesteryear, The Everly Brothers. Although the boys are no longer with us on this Earth, their fans (myself included) regard their talent and good looks as timeless; we love them with the same amount of passion as if they were still… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Don and Phil
Remembering Jerry Lee Lewis: My Favorite Photos
Hi folks and Welcome to yet another Memorial Blog Post here on Retro Dee's Guide To The Best Era Ever. 2022 was a year fraught with loss, especially losses in the music industry. As time goes on, our legendary heroes age and eventually die. In 2022 alone we lost the following stars: Ronnie Spector, Bobby… Continue reading Remembering Jerry Lee Lewis: My Favorite Photos
Three Songs for Buddy Holly on The 85th Anniversary of His Birth
Personally, I don't find it makes sense to say "Happy 85th Birthday" to the eternally young man who never made it to his 23rd... So I chose this rather long and awkward title instead. But like I always say, I'm not the average fan. Buddy Holly, Waterloo, IA. Summer, 1958. Buddy Holly was certainly not… Continue reading Three Songs for Buddy Holly on The 85th Anniversary of His Birth
Three for Ritchie V.
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.
Happy Birthday Carl Perkins: 3 Rockabilly Classics
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
A Set For Johnny Burnette
Today we remember another fantastic singer-songwriter who was taken too soon. John Joseph Burnette was born on March 25, 1934 in Memphis, TN. He began his music career in 1952 in a group called The Rhythm Rangers with his brother Dorsey Burnette and their friend Paul Burlison. When the group disbanded, Johnny went to California… Continue reading A Set For Johnny Burnette
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