I spent the entire night coughing and tossing and turning, sick with a low-grade fever. At around 9:30 in the morning I got up, unable to stand laying in bed anymore. I gave up on sleep. I had a message on Instagram from Sherry, a music preservationist and friend of mine. Don Everly had died.… Continue reading RIP Don Everly
Hi everyone and Welcome to another edition of a segment I like to call "Musical Misconceptions." In this section, I write about songs, artists and groups that initially had me confused-- sometimes for decades! As I learn more and more about the history of popular music, I find more and more things that surprise me.… Continue reading Musical Misconceptions: Simon and… Jerry?
On this day in 2014, Phil Everly died. He was just 16 days shy of his 75th Birthday. If you don’t know who Phil Everly was, please get off this site. I’m kidding. Kind of. Phil was the younger of the two Everly Brothers, the best musical duo ever to exist, and quite possibly one… Continue reading Today We Remember: The Day Phil Everly Died
Hello folks and Welcome to Retro Dee Reveals where I’ll be revealing the songs I voted for in the The Grooveyard Great 88! This year’s survey was extra special because it’s the 8th Annual Great 88 on 88.1 FM! That's a lot of 8's! To re-cap, the preliminary rounds began back in September. There were… Continue reading Retro Dee Reveals: My Picks for the 8th Annual Great 88!
Hello Retro Music Lovers! It's Retro Dee here with another post on music from The Best Era Ever. The last post I wrote labeled "Musical Misconceptions" was posted on my blog on May 7, 2018. At that point, I couldn't even tell Don and Phil Everly apart by looking at them, let alone tell you… Continue reading Musical Misconceptions: Claudette and Colette – A Tale of Two Songs
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: The Everly Brothers Don & Phil: The Essential Guide
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