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
For this edition of TWR, we will be remembering the man known as "The King of Rockabilly" - Carl Perkins. Carl Lee Perkins was born on April 9, 1932 in Tiptonville, TN to Buck and Louise Perkins. As a youth, he would listen to "Grand Ole Opry" on the radio on Saturday nights. Young Carl… Continue reading Today We Remember: Carl Perkins, King of Rockabilly
Fifties Foto Flashback January 2019, S1 E4: “Three Legends and Jimmy Velvet” For this episode of Fifties Foto Flashback, I'm posting another fabulous photo of some amazing legendary musicians: Jerry Lee Lewis, Don Everly and Rock n Roll Pioneer, Buddy Holly. Oh, and there's also a guy named Jimmy Velvet in this photo too. … Continue reading Fifties Foto Flashback: Three Legends and Jimmy Velvet
Hi I'm Retro Dee and Welcome to a segment that I like to call "Life in the 50's"! In this post, we will be talking about movies! Like any era, movies were an important part of the 1950's. Movies in the 50's were filled with glamour and excitement, iconic stars, great music, wild westerns and… Continue reading Life in the 50’s: Movies!
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
Today we remember the very best bassist of early Rock N Roll: Joe B. Mauldin. Joseph Benson Mauldin Jr. was born on July 8, 1940 in Lubbock, TX. It was at Lubbock Junior High that he learned to play several instruments including the steel guitar. By the age of 15, he joined his first band… Continue reading Today We Remember: Joe B. Mauldin
One of the very first 1950's Rock n Roll stars that I ever heard of was Ritchie Valens. Perhaps that's why to this day I have a special place for him in my heart. I was very young when I first saw La Bamba either on TV or VHS... don't quite remember. Although, what I… Continue reading Today We Remember: Ritchie Valens – Bright Young Talent, Gone Too Soon