Hello again, guys and gals! I'm Retro Dee and Welcome to Retro Dee Reveals: My Picks for the Great 88! In the last entry of this blog, I talked about my personal experience listening to The Seventh Annual Grooveyard Great 88 Countdown. In this entry, I'm going to talk about the songs I voted for...… Continue reading Retro Dee Reveals: My Picks for the Great 88!
Being enamored of 50's music, one of the shows I listen to is "The Grooveyard" on WCWP 88.1 FM. WCWP is a public radio station out of Brookville, NY. Every Saturday evening from 7pm to 9pm (4 - 6 Pacific) D.J. Alan Seltzer hosts a show featuring hits from the 50's and 60's, including a… Continue reading Just For Fun: The Great 88 Experience!
I had another dream about music when I should have had sugarplums dancing through my head early on Christmas Morning... Warning: Potentially offensive language. I dreamed I was riding my childhood bike which was in pretty good condition for being 25 years old. I stopped at the house of a woman who had promised me… Continue reading Dream Blog: Cover Story
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
Welcome to 50’s Study Hall! In this section, I will be publishing a series of lists with facts and short biographies that can be used as a reference. 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 help readers… Continue reading Fifties Study Hall: Top Groups of the 1950’s