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Vinyl Record Memories

Relive the Times, The Music,
The Golden Age of Vinyl Records.


Vinyl Record Memories takes you back to those timeless classics, the stories behind the artists and their music of the 50s, 60s and 70s.

For as long as I can remember, music has been my passion.

Vinyl record memories reflect that passion for collecting vinyl records, the album cover art and the stories I write about them.

Time travels on, and while music progresses and new records replace the old ones, some great records never seem to die; they become engraved in our memories and become timeless classics.

For many of us each one holds a memory; of a person, a time, a place.

And if you're younger and missed these great hits, this is your chance to sample some of the very best songs of years gone by.

I write stories based on where I was when a certain song played; cruisin' the drive-in restaurants with friends, the girl I was with, and all the great memories that none of the on-line mega-sites would know or care to write about.

These are my memories, your memories and the memories of countless others who grew up in this very special time in history. My hope is others will enjoy reading about what it was like growing up in the 50s, 60s and 70s. And then it began to happen...

Within the first year oldies groups and artists began to find pages written about their vinyl record memories. Many contact me referencing a page I dedicated to their group, or an artist they once knew back in the day.

It was a "Back to The Future" experience for me all over again and quite satisfying to receive replies from those who were there when it all went down....

"I don't usually contact doo wop article authors as I rarely find much value in the articles, but your article struck me as sincere, genuine and respectful."

Tom Sokira,
Producer, Audio Engineer
"In The Still Of The Night" (1956)

So let me share with you the album content, the artists, their music, song lyrics, and why I believe vinyl record albums are such a great piece of history to own.


Over the years, the changes in the world of music have been wide and sometimes confusing, but remaining constant for many of us has always been our vinyl record memories. Song memories of people, places and things, winding our hearts around each magnificent moment.

It is quite satisfying to receive emails from visitors who grew up in the fifties and sixties when Doo-Wop street corner harmony was at its peak.

I can't tell anyone how often this may happen, but how many can say that building a website about your "passion" would end up taking you back well over 50 years to relive the times with those you never knew, but grew up with.

Please join me as we remember those artists and groups who set the bar high for a genre that was characterized by quality and class.  We wish you lots of fun on this journey to the time of Milkshakes, Ice Cream Sundaes, Pizza Parlors, Malt Shops and Drive-In Movies.     

On a personal note, it is sad the generation that I loved and grew up in has disappeared and many of my music hero’s are gone. I remain "Lost In The Fifties," a special place where my vinyl record memories allow me to stay in touch with dedicated newsletter fans, visitors, and those wonderful old friends who grew up with me in that generation.

More than fifty years later many of us still enjoy listening to Doo-Wop, Classic Rock, Country, Rockabilly and many other styles of music. Simply put ... Good songs, good sounds and good memories.

Here is where you can step back in time and relive old memories of the 50's, 60's & 70's, and where you were when these classic records were playing. Three unforgettable decades, full of musical magic, incredible artists and songs and memories that will last forever.

I must confess, I also have favorites from later years, songs that make us feel good, songs that have a special place in our hearts and our life's journey, our personal time machine to youth and innocence.   

So if you are truly ready to turn back the clock and relive some great vinyl record memories, come on in, grab your favorite beverage, and pull up a chair...This could take a while.


Vinyl record memories 
The stories behind the songs.

Sock hops, Friday night Cruisin'
....and those Cool Custom Cars.


A trip back in time to a place no one in today's digital world would fully understand. Return with me to this special place and read my stories about those Vinyl Record Memories.

Remember the sock hops, school dances, American Bandstand, Friday night cruisin' and Drive-in movies. All the old memories will suddenly come to life as you read about and play all the great 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. Come with me and together we can step back in time and enjoy a wonderful trip down memory lane.

A place where memory-filled 45's and LP albums were a part of life no one in today's digital world could fully understand.

A time when classic rock albums, rockabilly, and 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.


 Classic Doo-Wop groups from the past.

Great Doo-wop classics at Vinyl Record Memories.

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, including many unknown facts about the artists and their songs.

Watch all the great music videos as we step back in time, and together, recall some vinyl record memories that may also be special for you. 


Doo-Wop Vinyl Record Memories.  
More Great stories. 

Over the years beginning with the 50s, original artists and Doo Wop groups have become faded memories.  But to those who grew up in the era, what a wonderful discovery listening to these timeless classics from talented Doo-wop groups you no longer hear on the radio. Return with me and revist those wonderful teenage years so you too can relive your favorite memories.


Girl Group Songs Centered Around That Perfect Guy.


Teen Idols 50s style

Tucked between the early street corner Doo Wop groups and the mid-60s British invasion was the phenomenon known as the Girl Groups.

As countless broken-hearted teenage girls cried into their pillows, songs from the Teen Queens' "Eddie My Love" to the Angels' "My Boyfriend’s Back" and the Chiffons "One Fine Day," focused on the males in their lives and the promise of a satisfying relationship with that perfect guy.

So take a moment and let me share with you...

  • The Album content written on the back of my album covers. (My favorite part of owning a vinyl record album)
  • Artist biographies.
  • My favorite guitar players - You may not know all their names but all the great artists know exactly who they are. I'll let you in on all the legends they played with.
  • Rockabilly legends and my personal album collection favorites.
  • Rare collector cars I photograph with my albums.
  • Cool video clips and performances.
  • Song Lyrics to my favorite songs.
  • ...and a whole lot more!

Again, thanks for visiting. One more thing...This site is written by a real person with a real passion for vinyl record albums and the memories they contain. Please return often.




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