Music in the 50's, Updates, Announcements & Events

Once Again: Happy Birthday, Buddy Holly

Hi folks, it's Retro Dee with my annual post to honor Buddy Holly on his September 7th Birthday. Mr. Gorgeous: Buddy Holly. ca. late 1958 Each year it gets a little bit more difficult to decide what, exactly, to write about Buddy Holly. Maybe it's because I've written a fair amount about him already, or… Continue reading Once Again: Happy Birthday, Buddy Holly

Music in the 50's, Updates, Announcements & Events

The Law Won: Happy 85th Birthday, Sonny Curtis

Hey folks, it's Retro Dee and I'd like to wish a very Happy 85th Birthday to one of my favorite singer-song writers of all time, Mr. Sonny Curtis. Sonny Curtis is 85 on May 9, 2022 Sonny Curtis was born in Meadow, TX on May 9, 1937. He is best known for writing songs such… Continue reading The Law Won: Happy 85th Birthday, Sonny Curtis

Music in the 50's, Song Surveys

Retro Dee Reveals: My Votes for the 10th Annual Great 88!

Welcome to "Retro Dee Reveals" where I reveal what I voted for in The Grooveyard Great 88 Song Survey! In case you don't know, The Great 88 is a song survey on WCWP 88.1 FM hosted by DJ Alan Seltzer on his weekly oldies show, The Grooveyard. Each year, listeners can vote for their favorite… Continue reading Retro Dee Reveals: My Votes for the 10th Annual Great 88!

This Time It's Personal

What Grinds My Gears: Don’t Tell Me What Not To Say

Warning: strong language (if you can't handle that sort of thing) "Freedom of speech is as good as sex," said Madonna one day a long time ago when I was too young to know what she was talking about. But, it turns out, she's right. Today's post was going to be a list of reasons… Continue reading What Grinds My Gears: Don’t Tell Me What Not To Say

Music in the 50's, Song Surveys

Retro Dee’s Picks For The 2021 Summer Song Survey!

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!

Music in the 50's

Music in the 50’s: Covered by Buddy

In the early days of Rock n Roll, it was common to for artists to do covers of other artists songs. Usually, cover songs are not as good as the original recording. However in this case, we’re not talking about usual, we’re talking about phenomenal; we’re talking about Buddy Holly. Buddy Holly covered several songs… Continue reading Music in the 50’s: Covered by Buddy