Well, folks I knew this day would come. On August 22, 2022 we said goodbye to the best drummer who ever lived, one of the very first Pioneers of Rock N Roll, Jerry "J.I." Allison. Jerry Allison in 1958 Jerry Ivan Allison was born in Hillsboro, TX on August 31, 1939. He attended Lubbock Senior… Continue reading RIP Jerry “J.I.” Allison
Hi folks, Welcome to the newest section of Retro Dee's Guide to the Best Era Ever: "Faking The Fifties"! In this segment, each post will showcase something (a show, a movie or a video) that’s supposed to take place in the 1950’s. I’ll talk about its content, and its accuracy. I know I've mentioned this… Continue reading Faking The Fifties: In Bloom
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
Hi folks I’m Retro Dee and Welcome to Season 2 of “Fifties Foto Flashback!” Fifties Foto Flashback: S2 E1: “That Time In London” For this first episode of Season 2, we look at a very special moment in History. This photo was taken while The Crickets were touring the UK in 1958. Here they are… Continue reading Fifties Foto Flashback: That Time In London
Hi I'm Retro Dee and Welcome to Part 2 of "Retro Dee Reviews: The Very Best of Buddy Holly and The Crickets". In this post, we'll be looking at Disk 3 of this compilation released in 2014 by Not Now Music. If you haven't read Part One which covers the first two CDs, please do… Continue reading Retro Dee Reviews: The Very Best of Buddy Holly and The Crickets (Pt. 2)
Hey there folks and Welcome once again 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… Continue reading Retro Dee Reviews: The Very Best of Buddy Holly and The Crickets (Pt. 1)
Hello folks! It's Retro Dee and this post is a tribute to Mr. Jerry Ivan Allison who turns 80 years old on August 31, 2019. Jerry Allison (now known as J.I. Allison) became the drummer for The Crickets in 1956. I didn't want this day to go by without expressing my gratitude for… Continue reading Happy 80th Birthday, J. I. Allison!