Music in the 50's, Today We Remember

TWR: The Day The Music Died – 60th Anniversary Edition

Hello readers, I'm Retro Dee and Welcome to a very special edition of "Today We Remember". It's been 60 long years since we tragically lost three of the most important people in Music History: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper. In a previous TWR post, Today We Remember: February 3, 1959 – “The… Continue reading TWR: The Day The Music Died – 60th Anniversary Edition

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Music in the 50's, Today We Remember

Today We Remember: J.P. Richardson – aka The Big Bopper

Hellooo, Baby! And Welcome to another edition of "Today We Remember". Today we're remembering one of the most hip and happenin' fellas of the Fifties: The Big Bopper! "The Big Bopper" was really Jiles Perry Richardson, Jr. ("J.P.") born on October 24, 1930 in the Southeast town of Sabine Pass, TX. He was the first… Continue reading Today We Remember: J.P. Richardson – aka The Big Bopper

Music in the 50's, Today We Remember

Today We Remember: Eddie Cochran – Rock N Roll Rebel

For this edition of TWR, we remember Eddie Cochran, a young rebel of Rock N Roll who was, like too many others, gone too soon. While Eddie Cochran is probably most well-known for his 1958 smash-hit "Summertime Blues", he was another influential pioneer of early Rock N Roll who came out of the Heart of… Continue reading Today We Remember: Eddie Cochran – Rock N Roll Rebel

Music in the 50's, Today We Remember

Today We Remember: Buddy Holly – Best. Musician. Ever.

Today we remember the greatest musician of all time and my favorite person who ever walked the Earth: Buddy Holly. Although music history has thus far not been my forte,  I will attempt to sum up Buddy’s impressive existence and epic career in this entry. It’s the least I can do to honor him on… Continue reading Today We Remember: Buddy Holly – Best. Musician. Ever.

Music in the 50's, Today We Remember

Today We Remember: Joe B. Mauldin

Today we remember the very best bassist of early Rock N Roll: Joe B. Mauldin. Joseph Benson Mauldin Jr. was born on July 8, 1940 in Lubbock, TX.  It was at Lubbock Junior High that he learned to play several instruments including the steel guitar.  By the age of 15, he joined his first band… Continue reading Today We Remember: Joe B. Mauldin

Music in the 50's, Today We Remember

Today We Remember: Ritchie Valens – Bright Young Talent, Gone Too Soon

One of the very first 1950's Rock n Roll stars that I ever heard of was Ritchie Valens. Perhaps that's why to this day I have a special place for him in my heart. I was very young when I first saw La Bamba either on TV or VHS... don't quite remember. Although, what I… Continue reading Today We Remember: Ritchie Valens – Bright Young Talent, Gone Too Soon

Music in the 50's, Today We Remember

Today We Remember: February 3, 1959 – “The Day The Music Died”

Today we remember what is known as “The Day The Music Died”. If you’ve ever heard the 1971 song “American Pie” by Don McLean, in the song, he talks about "The Day The Music Died". And this is what he was singing about. It’s is a story you’ve probably heard a million times. But if… Continue reading Today We Remember: February 3, 1959 – “The Day The Music Died”