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Pretty Woman Oldies Music Lyrics | Roy Orbison #1 song from 1964.

In 1964 Roy Orbison and Bill Dees wrote the Pretty Woman Oldies Music Lyrics. The title, inspired by Orbison's wife Claudette, would end up #1 on the charts and would later be used as the movie theme song in the 1990 Pretty Woman movie.

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Storms Never Last | A Waylon Jennings and Jessie Colter Love Story

Storms Never Last was penned by Jessi Colter. Her marriage to Waylon Jennings is one of the best love stories in country music. It's a song about passing through the hardships of marriage, and knowing that their love for one another will endure.

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Johnny Tillotson Oldies Music Lyrics | 1960 Why Do I Love You So

The Johnny Tillotson 1960 teen love song "Why Do I Love You So" was a short song with a long-lasting heartbroken message. It is perhaps one of the more romantic teen ballads written at the time, and remains another forgotten oldie rarely played on the radio today.

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Buddy Holly Story | That'll Be the day, Ollie Vee & The Apollo Theater

If you grew up in the Buddy Holly era, this 1978 biography profiles the life of someone who helped change forever, the music in the 50s and beyond. The Roller Rink medley and The Crickets at the Apollo looks back at this special time in history and how it all began.

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Johnny Tillotson Country Music Classic | I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry

The Johnny Tillotson 1962 cover of the song "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" highlights Johnny's clear voice and perfect phrasing making this version my favorite. The song was written by Hank Williams in 1949 about loneliness and his troubled relationship with his wife.

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Hank Marvin "Apache" | Ghost Riders in The Sky

Hank Marvin displays his metallic echoed picking on a red Fender Stratocaster. A superb performance of this majestic and haunting tune "Apache," an original vinyl record memories classic by The Shadows from 1960.

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Guitar Favorites | Oldies classic guitar songs

Guitar favorites featuring original guitar icons including guitar-making legends Les Paul and Leo Fender. Oldies Classic guitar songs and guitar riffs performed by Jeff Beck, Hank Marvin and others. Guitar greats in their prime.

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Sukiyaki Vinyl Record Memories | #1 Oldies Song From 1963

Sukiyaki by Kyu Sakamoto brings back those great vinyl record memories and the only song from Japan to place #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Pretty amazing since the lyrics to the song are not in English, but somehow still managed to receive a #1 ranking on a US music chart.

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Good Vibrations Oldies Music Lyrics | Beach Boys Vinyl Record Memories

Released in 1966 the Good Vibrations oldies music lyrics was a #1 "Beach Boys song" and remains one of Brian Wilson's greatest songwriting accomplishments. Enjoy this vinyl record memory and First million seller from The Beach Boys.

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Kenny Vance Oldies Music Lyrics | Looking for An Echo Doo-Wop Memories

Doo-Wop Oldies Music Lyrics to the Kenny Vance song, "Looking For An Echo" screams nostaliga and street corner music with soul with Vance singing "We practiced in a subway, In a lobby or a hall, Crowded in a doorway, Singing "doo wops" to the wall." Real talent no gimmicks.

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Conway Twitty Oldies Music Lyrics | 1958 "It's Only Make Believe"

The Conway Twitty story centers around music Lyrics to the song "It's only Make Believe" and how a young man feels about being in love with a woman who does not seem to be in love with him. It would be his only #1 song during his early Rock-n-Roll days.

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Locomotion Oldies Music Lyrics | Little Eva 1962 Vinyl Record Memories

The Locomotion Oldies Music Lyrics was written by American songwriters Gerry Goffin and Carole King and made popular by Little Eva in 1962. The song is notable for appearing in the Top 5 three times, each in a different decade, the last by Australian Kylie Minogue in 1988.

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Sammi Smith Oldies Music Lyrics | 1978 "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye."

The Sammi Smith oldies music lyrics brings back those great vinyl record memories and the song "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye," a classic remake by several, but only Sammi is right there whispering into your year.

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Moon River Lyrics | "Breakfast at Tiffany's" Vinyl Record Memories.

The Moon River Lyrics was written by Johnny Mercer to Henry Mancini's melody. How did one of the all time greatest movie songs become one of the most romantic songs ever written is a little confusing. Its lyrics never mentioned anything about love or romance.

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Jailhouse Rock Movie | 1957 Elvis Vinyl Record Memories Classic.

The Jailhouse Rock Movie and "Loving You" were two of my three favorite Elvis movies. These two and the 1958 "King Creole" showcase a young Elvis at his best. If you ever wondered why Elvis was so popular, watch Jailhouse Rock. He defines cool.

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"Thank you so much for all the work you have done on these pages.  I found my way here, and spent the next two hours in absolute bliss. Memories, memories...thank you for rekindling them."

Bob Douglass,
Richmond, VA


"Just stumbled onto this site and decided to stay and visit for a while. You have it laid out so wonderfully. Easy to get around and love your comments. Thanks for my trip down memory lane. Really, really enjoyed it."

Priscilla Hernandez,
Arkansas


Thanks for an excellent musical experience. I found your website by accident and just kept enjoying one classic after another. Great job! Like yourself, I am still enjoying my vinyl collection. We share many of the same favorite artists. Regards,

Jim Miles, Germantown, MD


Congratulations on an outstanding site. I am from the old school. I was 13 when Rock & Roll erupted in 1955. I would literally run home from school to watch Bandstand every day. I lived outside Philly and grew up with all the Philadelphia music scene and its performers. Keep up the good work and I thank you for your time and effort in keeping the old vinyl music alive for us and future generations.

Bill Moore (retired)
Lugoff, SC


Growing up with Elvis...My Story.

How my story begins...Learn more.

Connie Francis is NOT in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. How ridiculous is that?  Read more...

Go to Connie Francis Biography | Read the stories watch the videos.

"Poor Little Fool" song writer claimed Ricky ruined her song. Read the story here.


The real "Little Deuce Coupe" story with great video.  Read more.


Hottest rockabilly ever performed in one setting!  Watch as Carl Perkins sings rockabilly songs with George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr and others. Read more...

Go visit the Blue Suede shoes Rockabilly session and enjoy Carl and his friends.

The song "True Love Ways" was recorded in the presence of Buddy's wife, and should be appreciated for the impact of this great song, and the love that inspired it.  Read the story here.

Go to Buddy Holley True Love Ways page.

Why did Patsy dislike the song "Crazy" when she first heard it? Read more.


"Looking For An Echo" is street corner music with soul. A time when the ability to sing was mandatory. Read more...

"We practiced in a subway,
In a lobby or a hall
Crowded in a doorway

Singing "Doo-wops" to the wall"

Go to the Kenny Vance page to enjoy this wonderful song.

Tucked between the 50s Doo Wop groups and the mid-60s British invasion was the phenomenon known as the Girl Groups.  Read More.

Girl Groups pages start here | Teen girl groups from the 50s to the 60s.