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!

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

Life in the 1950's

Fifties Foto Flashback: Kids in the Crowd

Hi folks, Retro Dee here with another Fifties Foto Flashback! Fifties Foto Flashback S1 E8: “Kids in the Crowd” For Buddy Holly month on Retro Dee's Guide to the Best Era Ever, I'm featuring  this photo taken during one of The Crickets' shows. I found this photo on Pinterest and like most of the photos… Continue reading Fifties Foto Flashback: Kids in the Crowd

Today We Remember

Today We Remember: Buddy Holly – Best. Musician. Ever. (Revised)

Hello everyone, it's Retro Dee and I'd like to Welcome you to a very special edition of "Today We Remember". Today we remember the greatest musician of all time and my favorite person who ever walked the Earth: Buddy Holly. When one thinks of Buddy Holly, an iconic picture of the 1950’s arises along with… Continue reading Today We Remember: Buddy Holly – Best. Musician. Ever. (Revised)

Keeping the '50s Alive!, Music in the 50's

Finding New Oldies: 8 Lesser-Known Songs from the 1950s

  Hello there, folks! Retro Dee here with another listicle featuring more fab info on the Best Era Ever. As a retro enthusiast, nothing is more thrilling than finding a song from that time period that I've never heard before. It's like unearthing a valuable buried treasure from the past. I simply love when I… Continue reading Finding New Oldies: 8 Lesser-Known Songs from the 1950s

Music in the 50's, Today We Remember

Today We Remember: Bobby Darin – The Crooner Who Rocked

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