Personally, I don't find it makes sense to say "Happy 85th Birthday" to the eternally young man who never made it to his 23rd... So I chose this rather long and awkward title instead. But like I always say, I'm not the average fan. Buddy Holly, Waterloo, IA. Summer, 1958. Buddy Holly was certainly not… Continue reading Three Songs for Buddy Holly on The 85th Anniversary of His Birth
Hi there folks. Here's a story from my first week in Plymouth. My Mom, Aunt and I were looking for somewhere to stop for lunch before shopping on Main Street. I picked a bar and grill (which shall remain nameless). At first glance, it looked like a perfectly nice place to have lunch. But let's… Continue reading Saved By The Oldies: Why I Hate Grunge
This week Retro Dee's Guide to the Best Era Ever is pleased to wish legendary singer-songwriter Paul Anka a Happy 80th Birthday! Paul Albert Anka was born in Ottawa, Canada on July 30, 1941. It would be impossible for me to encapsulate his epic career in the music industry in a short bio. So let… Continue reading All For Paul: Happy 80th Birthday Paul Anka!
Hi folks and Welcome to another Retro Dee Reveals! This very special post is going to reveal my votes for The Grooveyard 2021 Summer Song Survey! Due to unprecedented circumstances, there was no Summer Song Survey in 2020. So join me as I Welcome the survey back with splish-splashin', sun-sizzlin’, crowd-cheerin', easy breezy fanfaring fun… Continue reading Retro Dee’s Picks For The 2021 Summer Song Survey!
That's right! The swellest, niftiest, utmost song survey of the sizzlin' summer is BACK! After a year off, I'd like to give The Grooveyard Summer Song Survey a WARM welcome back! The Summer Song Survey is particularly special to me, Retro Dee, since it's the first survey I ever voted in. You can vote for… Continue reading It’s Back! The Grooveyard Summer Song Survey!
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.
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