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February Makes Me Shiver

Dear Readers, It’s that time again when we must reflect on the most tragic day the music industry has ever seen. February 3, 1959. This is the third year on Retro Dee’s Guide to the Best Era Ever that I have acknowledged this historical event. The first year I wrote a basic “paper”, if you… Continue reading February Makes Me Shiver

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Today We Remember: The Day Phil Everly Died

On this day in 2014, Phil Everly died. He was just 16 days shy of his 75th Birthday. If you don’t know who Phil Everly was, please get off this site. I’m kidding. Kind of. Phil was the younger of the two Everly Brothers, the best musical duo ever to exist, and quite possibly one… Continue reading Today We Remember: The Day Phil Everly Died

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Today We Remember: Chuck Berry – Rock N Roll Pioneer

Hi I’m Retro Dee and Welcome to another edition of Today We Remember. Today we remember Chuck Berry- a man so famous in early Rock N Roll that the name speaks for itself. Charles Edward Anderson Berry was born on October 18, 1926 in St. Louis, MO. He was the 4th of 6 children. The… Continue reading Today We Remember: Chuck Berry – Rock N Roll Pioneer

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Today We Remember: Buddy Holly – Best. Musician. Ever. (Revised)

Hello everyone, it's Retro Dee and I'd like to Welcome you to a very special edition of "Today We Remember". Today we remember the greatest musician of all time and my favorite person who ever walked the Earth: Buddy Holly. When one thinks of Buddy Holly, an iconic picture of the 1950’s arises along with… Continue reading Today We Remember: Buddy Holly – Best. Musician. Ever. (Revised)

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Today We Remember: Bobby Darin – The Crooner Who Rocked

Hi I'm Retro Dee and Welcome to another edition of Today We Remember. Today we remember a man who was so talented, that he was able to produce amazing music in multiple genres: Jazz, Big Band, Pop, Country and Rock n Roll. We know this amazing singer as Mr. Bobby Darin. And this is his… Continue reading Today We Remember: Bobby Darin – The Crooner Who Rocked

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Today We Remember: Carl Perkins, King of Rockabilly

For this edition of TWR, we will be remembering the man known as "The King of Rockabilly" - Carl Perkins. Carl Lee Perkins was born on April 9, 1932 in Tiptonville, TN to Buck and Louise Perkins. As a youth, he would listen to "Grand Ole Opry" on the radio on Saturday nights. Young Carl… Continue reading Today We Remember: Carl Perkins, King of Rockabilly

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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