Welcome to another edition of “Musical Misconceptions”. In this post, we’ll talk about a really old song called “Barbara Allen”. It’s a folk song that’s been around for centuries, but here’s what makes it odd… The first time I heard this song I was about 10, and I recall after all these years, that it… Continue reading Musical Misconceptions: Barbara Allen
Tag: the everly brothers
Happy Birthday, Don and Phil
Hi folks it’s Retro Dee with yet another tribute to that dreamy duo of yesteryear, The Everly Brothers. Although the boys are no longer with us on this Earth, their fans (myself included) regard their talent and good looks as timeless; we love them with the same amount of passion as if they were still… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Don and Phil
Poor Jenny: Another Embarrassing Moment
As a fan of an era gone by, there are a lot of embarrassing moments. Often times, we retro-lovers forget that not everyone is stuck in the middle of the 20th Century. We love clothes, music and celebrities that are sometimes considered “out-dated” and maybe even “old-fashioned” by today’s society. Since I’ve come to love… Continue reading Poor Jenny: Another Embarrassing Moment
Book Chapter Review: The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto
Hi folks, it's Retro Dee and I thought I'd do something different. So for this post, I'm going to review a book. Well, not exactly a whole book, but a chapter in a book. I'm not the most avid reader, truth be told. I'm not really sure how to begin this, as I've never even… Continue reading Book Chapter Review: The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto
RIP Don Everly
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
Musical Misconceptions: Simon and… Jerry?
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?
Today We Remember: The Day Phil Everly Died
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
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