Today We Remember

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

Fifties Fashion & Beauty

Fifties Fashion Fix: Dressing for Spring

Hi everyone! Welcome to Fifties Fashion Fix! It's finally Spring and Spring means springtime dresses. Spring was probably the most iconic season for the dresses of the 1950's era. From pastel shades and florals to pretty polkadots and stripes, the frilly feminine look of the fifties is partial to springtime. Ca. mid 1950's clothing catalog… Continue reading Fifties Fashion Fix: Dressing for Spring

Music in the 50's, Today We Remember

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

Collecting 1950s

Collecting 1950’s: Signs of the 50’s

Hello everyone and Welcome to another installment of “Collecting 1950’s” I’m Retro Dee and today we’ll be taking a look at what might seem more like home decor than a collection, but that depends strictly on how you look at it! Signs are a great way to display your love for the 1950's era. You… Continue reading Collecting 1950’s: Signs of the 50’s

Life in the 1950's

Slogans From The 50’s You’d Never Hear Now: Episode IV

Hi folks and Welcome to “Slogans From The 50’s You’d Never Hear Now”. The 1950’s were a very different time. Life back then was far less complicated and people’s goals and ideals were much different from what was to come. This could not be more evident in the advertising slogans of the day. For this… Continue reading Slogans From The 50’s You’d Never Hear Now: Episode IV

Music in the 50's, Updates, Announcements & Events

Retro Dee Reveals: My Picks for The Grooveyard Love Song Survey! (2021)

Hi everyone and Welcome to another Retro Dee Reveals! Saturday, February 13th, 2021 was The Grooveyard's Love Song Survey Countdown hosted by D.J. Alan Seltzer on WCWP 88.1 FM. This year, 50 Favorite Love Songs were counted down in the order in which listeners voted for them. After each song survey countdown, I do a… Continue reading Retro Dee Reveals: My Picks for The Grooveyard Love Song Survey! (2021)

Music in the 50's, Today We Remember

Happy Birthday Gene Vincent: Rockin’ With 3 From Gene V.

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.