Keeping the '50s Alive!

Faking The Fifties: In Bloom

Hi folks, Welcome to the newest section of Retro Dee's Guide to the Best Era Ever: "Faking The Fifties"! In this segment, each post will showcase something (a show, a movie or a video) that’s supposed to take place in the 1950’s. I’ll talk about its content, and its accuracy. I know I've mentioned this… Continue reading Faking The Fifties: In Bloom

Music in the 50's

Musical Misconceptions: Early In The Morning

Hey there folks! It’s Retro Dee with another edition of Musical Misconceptions! In this edition, instead of looking at two different songs with the same name, we'll be looking at the very same song, performed by two different artists. Recently, the discussion came up of who has the better version of "Early In The Morning",… Continue reading Musical Misconceptions: Early In The Morning

Keeping the '50s Alive!

Movie Misconceptions: Pulp Fiction

Usually this section is about music. But this post is about a movie. So, I'll call this particular post Movie Misconceptions. Let it be known, I'm not the biggest fan of movies. I especially dislike biopics. Because One: they're almost never very accurate and Two: they bring certain things to light that we might not… Continue reading Movie Misconceptions: Pulp Fiction

Music in the 50's, Today We Remember

Three Songs for Buddy Holly on The 85th Anniversary of His Birth

Personally, I don't find it makes sense to say "Happy 85th Birthday" to the eternally young man who never made it to his 23rd... So I chose this rather long and awkward title instead. But like I always say, I'm not the average fan. Buddy Holly, Waterloo, IA. Summer, 1958. Buddy Holly was certainly not… Continue reading Three Songs for Buddy Holly on The 85th Anniversary of His Birth

Music in the 50's

Musical Misconceptions: Crying Waiting Hoping

Hi folks and welcome to another edition of Musical Misconceptions. I'm Retro Dee and in this edition we'll be talking about one of the best songs ever written: "Crying Waiting Hoping" by Buddy Holly. There's an old adage that says, "If you don't know where to begin, start at the beginning." So I will. I'll… Continue reading Musical Misconceptions: Crying Waiting Hoping

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

Today We Remember

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