Hello readers, I'm Retro Dee and Welcome to a very special edition of "Today We Remember". It's been 60 long years since we tragically lost three of the most important people in Music History: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper. In a previous TWR post, Today We Remember: February 3, 1959 – “The… Continue reading TWR: The Day The Music Died – 60th Anniversary Edition
Welcome to 50’s study hall. In this section, I will be publishing a series of lists that will allow readers to use them as a reference for the given topic. Please feel free to message me if any of the info needs correcting, or if you have anything to add. I hope this section will… Continue reading Fifties Study Hall: Boy Stars of the 50’s
Hellooo, Baby! And Welcome to another edition of "Today We Remember". Today we're remembering one of the most hip and happenin' fellas of the Fifties: The Big Bopper! "The Big Bopper" was really Jiles Perry Richardson, Jr. ("J.P.") born on October 24, 1930 in the Southeast town of Sabine Pass, TX. He was the first… Continue reading Today We Remember: J.P. Richardson – aka The Big Bopper
This post is not a biography. Rather, I just want to quickly pay my respects to Peggy Sue Gerron who passed away on Monday October 1, 2018 at the age of 78 years old. For those of you who do not know, Peggy Sue Gerron married Jerry Allison, the drummer of The Crickets. While they were… Continue reading R.I.P. Peggy Sue
For this edition of TWR, we remember Eddie Cochran, a young rebel of Rock N Roll who was, like too many others, gone too soon. While Eddie Cochran is probably most well-known for his 1958 smash-hit "Summertime Blues", he was another influential pioneer of early Rock N Roll who came out of the Heart of… Continue reading Today We Remember: Eddie Cochran – Rock N Roll Rebel
Today we remember the greatest musician of all time and my favorite person who ever walked the Earth: Buddy Holly. Although music history has thus far not been my forte, I will attempt to sum up Buddy’s impressive existence and epic career in this entry. It’s the least I can do to honor him on… Continue reading Today We Remember: Buddy Holly – Best. Musician. Ever.
Let it be known that I'm completely obsessed with the 1950's. Let it also be known that the obsession in a Pop-Cuture sense revolves at least 90% around the male stars of the 50's. I realized this to be the case one day when I was looking back to past posts and also ahead to… Continue reading Dream Blog: My Subconscious Tribute to Marilyn Monroe