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
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. 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
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
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.
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
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