Music in the 50's, Today We Remember

Facts and Trivia: The Day The Music Died

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

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February Makes Me Shiver: Finding the Silver Lining of 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

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Music in the 50’s: Covered by 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

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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. There were… Continue reading Retro Dee Reveals: My Picks for the 8th Annual Great 88!

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Retro Dee Reviews: The Very Best of Buddy Holly and The Crickets (Pt. 2)

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)