Music in the 50's

Musical Misconceptions – Special Addendum: Oh, Neil!

Hello folks! It’s Retro Dee with a special addendum edition of “Musical Misconceptions”! Last week, I talked about two songs, both with the girl’s name “Carol” in their titles. The second song was “Oh! Carol”, a Malt Shop era hit by Neil Sedaka. I was reminded by D.J. Alan Seltzer of The Grooveyard that the… Continue reading Musical Misconceptions – Special Addendum: Oh, Neil!

Activities & Events

The Great 88 is Coming!

Hi folks, it’s Retro Dee and I want to tell you all about my favorite music survey! It’s called The Great 88 and it's an annual part of my favorite radio show The Grooveyard hosted by D.J. Alan Seltzer on WCWP, a public radio station out of Long Island University. This year's survey is extra… Continue reading The Great 88 is Coming!

Music in the 50's

Musical Misconceptions: The Carols

Hey there folks! It's Retro Dee with another edition of Musical Misconceptions! In this edition, we'll be talking about another pair of songs that can easily be confused by their titles. They both come from the same wonderful era of Malt Shop music, and they both have the popular girl’s name of the day, “Carol”… Continue reading Musical Misconceptions: The Carols

Album Reviews

Retro Dee Reviews: All The Best – Eddie Cochran

Hey there folks and Welcome to Retro Dee Reviews! In this section I will be reviewing music albums. I hope this will help other retro fans who are looking to add to their CD collection. (Yes, there are still people who buy CDs) So maybe this review will reveal that an album is just what… Continue reading Retro Dee Reviews: All The Best – Eddie Cochran

Today We Remember

Today We Remember: Chuck Berry – Rock N Roll Pioneer

Hi I’m Retro Dee and Welcome to another edition of Today We Remember. Today we remember Chuck Berry- a man so famous in early Rock N Roll that the name speaks for itself. Charles Edward Anderson Berry was born on October 18, 1926 in St. Louis, MO. He was the 4th of 6 children. The… Continue reading Today We Remember: Chuck Berry – Rock N Roll Pioneer

Music in the 50's

Musical Misconceptions: The Purple People Eater

Hey there folks! It's Retro Dee with another edition of Musical Misconceptions! For this edition, we'll be talking about one of the strangest, but also one of the most fun songs to come out of the 50's: "The Purple People Eater"! This song has been a Halloween favorite for decades... many of us can remember… Continue reading Musical Misconceptions: The Purple People Eater

Album Reviews

Retro Dee Reviews: The Very Best of Buddy Holly and The Crickets (Pt. 1)

Hey there folks and Welcome once again to Retro Dee Reviews! In this section I will be reviewing music albums. I hope this will help other retro fans who are looking to add to their CD collection. (Yes, there are still people who buy CDs) So maybe this review will reveal that an album is… Continue reading Retro Dee Reviews: The Very Best of Buddy Holly and The Crickets (Pt. 1)