Hi folks it's Retro Dee with more about music during the time music was the best: the Rockin and Rollin' 1950's! And what would a Retro Dee blog post be without another ridiculous story of how I mistook something, or, in this case, should I say someone. Let's back up. I always liked Elvis Presley's… Continue reading Meet Scotty Moore: A Case of Mistaken Identity
Well, folks I knew this day would come. On August 22, 2022 we said goodbye to the best drummer who ever lived, one of the very first Pioneers of Rock N Roll, Jerry "J.I." Allison. Jerry Allison in 1958 Jerry Ivan Allison was born in Hillsboro, TX on August 31, 1939. He attended Lubbock Senior… Continue reading RIP Jerry “J.I.” Allison
Hi folks, this is Retro Dee with another music inspired post. Okay so we've all seen those lists of misunderstood lyrics and they're all pretty funny. This is not one of those lists. It's not all that funny. It's just a list of misunderstood lyrics. However! There is something special about it. This list features… Continue reading Music in the 50’s: Oldies Misunderstood Lyrics
Well folks, it looks like I finally found somewhere that plays oldies on a regular basis, besides a retro diner, that is. The Antique Marketplace on Main Street in Plymouth plays favorites from the 50's and 60's while you shop. I've been there several times now in the four months that I've lived in Plymouth,… Continue reading Music at the Antiques Market
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
Hi folks. For this installment of "Today We Remember" we're going to have a look at three famous Rockabilly classics by a Mr. Carl Perkins who was born in Tiptonville, TN on April 9, 1932. "Blue Suede Shoes" This song might be associated best with Elvis Presley, but "Blue Suede Shoes" was actually written by… Continue reading Happy Birthday Carl Perkins: 3 Rockabilly Classics
Hi everyone welcome to musical misconceptions. In this edition, we'll be looking at two very different songs with a very similar name and we'll revisit another one of my "dumb brunette" moments. 🙂 Many years ago when the cousins and I were still kids, the family had a big anniversary party for our Grandparents. And… Continue reading Musical Misconceptions: Oh What A Night!