This Time It's Personal

How I Danced to La Bamba On Stage Every Night (when I can’t dance)

If you know anything about me and my blog, you know that I love 1950's music. It all started when I was around 12 and rented "La Bamba" from Blockbuster. Years later, I grew to love the Rock N Roll adaptation of the popular Mexican Folk song even more when I began researching 1950's hits… Continue reading How I Danced to La Bamba On Stage Every Night (when I can’t dance)

Music in the 50's, Today We Remember

Three for Ritchie V.

Hi everybody. Today we remember a teenager - possibly the most talented teen to ever exist. His name was Richard Steven Valenzuela... known professionally as Ritchie Valens. Ritchie Valens was born in Pacoima, CA on May 13, 1941. After a short, but wildly successful career in music, Ritchie tragically perished in Clear Lake Iowa on… Continue reading Three for Ritchie V.

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

TWR: The Day The Music Died – 60th Anniversary Edition

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