Hi I'm Retro Dee and Welcome to another edition of Today We Remember. Today we remember a man who was so talented, that he was able to produce amazing music in multiple genres: Jazz, Big Band, Pop, Country and Rock n Roll. We know this amazing singer as Mr. Bobby Darin. And this is his… Continue reading Today We Remember: Bobby Darin – The Crooner Who Rocked
The 1950's are known for being the era in which Rock n Roll was born. But in addition to all that great early Rock, there was also no shortage of Christmas music. Many Christmas Carol Classics originated in the 1950's when they were heard by the Holiday-loving public for the very first time. Some… Continue reading Keeping The 50’s Alive… At Christmas! Pt. 2: Christmas Music of the 1950’s
Welcome to Fifties Foto Flashback! There are a billion photos on the internet of every single topic you can possibly think of and even of topics you never knew existed. Obviously, you will have a tendency to search for subjects that you are interested in. Seeing that we are well into the 21st Century, and preoccupied… Continue reading Fifties Foto Flashback: Happy Birthday Jerry!
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