Music in the 50's

Happy Birthday, Dion! Three Hits From The Belmonts

Dion ca.1950s In honor of Dion's July 18th Birthday, we'll be looking at 3 of his big hits with The Belmonts in the late 1950's. Dion DiMucci made his career debut in 1957 with The Belmonts: Angelo D'Aleo, Carlo Mastrangelo, and Fred Milano. All four singers hailed from The Bronx. Let's start with The Belmonts… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Dion! Three Hits From The Belmonts

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

Music in the 50's, Updates, Announcements & Events

The Law Won: Happy 85th Birthday, Sonny Curtis

Hey folks, it's Retro Dee and I'd like to wish a very Happy 85th Birthday to one of my favorite singer-song writers of all time, Mr. Sonny Curtis. Sonny Curtis is 85 on May 9, 2022 Sonny Curtis was born in Meadow, TX on May 9, 1937. He is best known for writing songs such… Continue reading The Law Won: Happy 85th Birthday, Sonny Curtis

Music in the 50's

Just For Fun: Star’s Signs of the 1950’s

HI folks. It's Retro Dee with another post. I have always found Astrology fascinating. Maybe I got that from my Aunt Helen. I don't know. While it should always be taken with a grain of salt, I always find people's astrological signs and horoscopes are more "right on" than wrong. More recently, I began to… Continue reading Just For Fun: Star’s Signs of the 1950’s

Song Surveys

Retro Dee Reveals: My Votes For The Grooveyard Love Song Survey (2022)

Hi everyone and Welcome to another Retro Dee Reveals! Saturday, February 12th, 2022 was The Grooveyard’s Love Song Survey Countdown hosted by D.J. Alan Seltzer on WCWP 88.1 FM. Fifty Favorite Love Songs from yesteryear were counted down in the order in which listeners voted for them. There were two surveys to vote on: the… Continue reading Retro Dee Reveals: My Votes For The Grooveyard Love Song Survey (2022)

Music in the 50's, Song Surveys

Retro Dee Reveals: My Votes for the 10th Annual Great 88!

Welcome to "Retro Dee Reveals" where I reveal what I voted for in The Grooveyard Great 88 Song Survey! In case you don't know, The Great 88 is a song survey on WCWP 88.1 FM hosted by DJ Alan Seltzer on his weekly oldies show, The Grooveyard. Each year, listeners can vote for their favorite… Continue reading Retro Dee Reveals: My Votes for the 10th Annual Great 88!