For as long as I can remember, music has been my passion.
This site, all about vinyl records, reflects that passion for collecting vinyl records and albums.
I'll share with you the album content, the artists, their music, song lyrics, and why I believe vinyl albums are such a great piece of history to own.
I grew up in the fifties and sixties when Doo-Wop was at its peak.
Fifty years later I still enjoy listening to Doo-Wop, Classic Rock, Country, Rockabilly and many other styles of music.
So...If you're a vinyl cover lover come on in, grab your favorite beverage, and pull up a chair...This could take a while.
Here is where you can step back in time and relive old memories and where you were when these classic records were playing.
Remember the sock hops, school dances, American Bandstand, Friday night cruisin' and Drive-in movies. All these old memories will come to life as you read about and play the cool oldies music on these pages.
I'll cover my three favorite decades, the 50's, 60's and 70's when the golden age of vinyl records was at its peak. So close your eyes and come with me on a trip down memory lane.
To a place where cool 45's and LP albums were a part of life no one in today's digital world could fully understand.
A time when both classic rock albums and classic country albums were something you could hold in both hands, enjoy the artwork, and read all the information about your favorite artist.
Hard to do on a 5 inch by 5 inch CD.
Some double albums have photo's you can frame, and many have several pages of written information about the artist or band. Look for my cool page on the Little Deuce Coupe album.
The vinyl cover lovers and Hot Rod fans will certainly enjoy this page and the Little Deuce Coupe video
Remember how it all started with the classic street corner groups? Doo-wop was one of the most mainstream, pop-oriented R&B styles of the time. Now you can read how it all started, all the cool facts and watch videos at the same time.
Some groups and songs I write about I never heard when I was young, but what a neat discovery to hear some of these timeless oldies from talented Doo-wop groups you no longer hear on the radio. These pages will bring them all back so you can relive your favorite memories.
So let me share with you...
...and a whole lot more!
Again, thanks for visiting. One more thing...This site, All About Vinyl Records, is written by a real person with a real passion for vinyl record albums and the memories they contain. Please return often.
Gilchrist "Summer Fun Days" Saturday, July 15th, 2017.
Few songs remain so enduring and haunting as the 1961 No. 1 hit, "Runaway." Written by Del Shannon and his keyboardist, Max Crook, it outlines in tear-streaked detail a guy who's lost his girl. Read more...
Tucked between the 50s Doo Wop groups and the mid-60s British invasion was the phenomenon known as the Girl Groups. Read More.
Many consider "In The Still of The Night" to be the anthem of Doo Wop oldies and it would be hard to argue that point giving the year the song was originally released, 1956. Read more.
This Darling Lorraine page returns to 1959 and the remarkable story about a determined song writer. Includes memorable video clip with original lead singer. Read more here.
"Poor Little Fool" songwriter claimed Ricky ruined her song. Read the story here.
The Coopersville Rotary will be sponsoring the 27th Annual Del Shannon Car Show in August 2017.
The Show attracts hundreds of cars from all over and is considered one of the largest linear car shows in West Michigan.
It was simple and good back then never thinkin' it would end. Cruzin' the drive-in restaurants where guys with ducktails met gals with pony-tails. It was Burgers and Fries and Cherry Pies in a world we used to know. Read my Burgers & Fries story here.