Keeping the '50s Alive!

Keeping the 50’s Alive: 802, Malt Shop Favorites

Sometimes I wonder why songs from the 1950’s and early 60’s are grouped together as one. I know it’s all the same era, but is it all the same genre? No. Even so, I’ve gotten used to sharing my 1950’s favorites with the sudden shift in music that happened in the early 60’s. I’ve even… Continue reading Keeping the 50’s Alive: 802, Malt Shop Favorites

Today We Remember

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

Activities & Events, Music in the 50's

Retro Dee Reveals: My Picks for the 8th Annual Great 88!

Hello folks and Welcome to Retro Dee Reveals where I’ll be revealing the songs I voted for in the The Grooveyard Great 88!     This year’s survey was extra special because it’s the 8th Annual Great 88 on 88.1 FM! That's a lot of 8's! To re-cap, the preliminary rounds began back in September.… Continue reading Retro Dee Reveals: My Picks for the 8th Annual Great 88!

Fifties Fashion & Beauty

Shopping for True Vintage: My Top 5 True Vintage Clothing Finds of 2019

Hello mes amis and Welcome to Shopping for True Vintage! I’m Retro Dee and for this year-end edition, I’d like to showcase my Top 5 best true vintage clothing finds of 2019! This year I bought a fair amount of true vintage clothing, especially considering that I don’t wear vintage everyday. There were no extremely… Continue reading Shopping for True Vintage: My Top 5 True Vintage Clothing Finds of 2019

Life in the 1950's

Life in the 50’s: Popular Toys of the 1950’s

Hi, folks! It’s Retro Dee with another swell edition of “Life in the 50’s!” For this post, I’ll be highlighting some of the more popular toys that kids in the Nifty Fifties would find under their Christmas trees. The 1950’s were a good time for most families. The war was over and The Great Depression… Continue reading Life in the 50’s: Popular Toys of the 1950’s

Fifties Fashion & Beauty

Fifties Fashion Fix: Plaid!

Hi there, retro fashion lovers! I’m Retro Dee and welcome to a new segment of Fifties Fashion Fix where I’ll be featuring some of the most classic patterns in Fashion History. In this post I’ll be talking about one of the most popular patterns of the 1950’s decade: Plaid! One of the best things about… Continue reading Fifties Fashion Fix: Plaid!

Life in the 1950's

Fifties Foto Flashback: Christmas Couple ’55

Hi folks, Retro Dee here with another Fifties Foto Flashback! Fifties Foto Flashback S1 E9: “Christmas Couple '55” This is the last Fifties Foto Flashback for this season— the “Finale”, I guess you could say. It’s a glimpse into a Christmas Past, Christmas 1955, to be exact. 1955 looked like it was a good year,… Continue reading Fifties Foto Flashback: Christmas Couple ’55