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
Another year has come and gone and September 7th marks the 84th Birthday of the man, the legend... my finest inspiration: Buddy Holly. So for what could have, might have, should have been Buddy's 84th, I've decided to be lazy and make what we geeky kids in the 90's used to call a "jump page",… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Buddy
In the early days of Rock n Roll, it was common to for artists to do covers of other artists songs. Usually, cover songs are not as good as the original recording. However in this case, we’re not talking about usual, we’re talking about phenomenal; we’re talking about Buddy Holly. Buddy Holly covered several songs… Continue reading Music in the 50’s: Covered by Buddy
Hi everyone! It's Retro Dee and once again, I have more great songs for you from the 1950's era, or as I like to call it, "The Best Era Ever". Today's two songs are similar in more ways than one. One way is that they are both about being lonely and the tears people cry… Continue reading Music in the 50’s: Two Songs, One Theme
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. There were… Continue reading Retro Dee Reveals: My Picks for the 8th Annual Great 88!
Hi I'm Retro Dee and Welcome to Part 2 of "Retro Dee Reviews: The Very Best of Buddy Holly and The Crickets". In this post, we'll be looking at Disk 3 of this compilation released in 2014 by Not Now Music. If you haven't read Part One which covers the first two CDs, please do… Continue reading Retro Dee Reviews: The Very Best of Buddy Holly and The Crickets (Pt. 2)