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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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Oldies Music Lyrics | "Lost in the Fifties" Vinyl Record Memories

Oldies Music Lyrics surrounds you with those classic songs that have been forever, "Lost in the fifties." Return with me back in time to those vinyl record memories and the great old songs we grew up with during the golden age of vinyl records.

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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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Collecting vinyl records - Album Cover Art - vinyl record memories

Collecting Vinyl Album Art takes on a different form for many of us who have that passion those in today's digital world may not fully understand. Colorful Album cover art work is sometimes the only reason some of us look for that certain piece of vinyl record history.

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Come Go With Me Oldies Music Lyrics | Del-Vikings 1957 Vinyl Memories

Here's another Doo-Wop Oldies classic from 1957 titled Come Go With Me, made popular by The Del-Vikings vocal group. Another street corner original that will add a few Dom dom dom's to your music vocabulary. A time when song lyrics were creative, but also simple.

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The Velvets (Tonight Could be the Night) 1961 Doo-Wop Memories.

The Velvets and the 1961 Super Doo-Wop Song, "Tonight (Could Be The Night)" can be heard chanting "doo-wop" behind lead singer, Virgil Johnson. In 1960 it was Roy Orbison who introduced the group to the attention of Fred Foster, president and founder of Monument Records.

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Earl Grant Best Love Song | 1958 "The End" Vinyl Record Memories

This Earl Grant best love song titled "The End" was a #7 song in 1958 and nearly 60 years later it is sad the song still does not appear on any best love song lists currently viewed online. Another beautiful classic ballad from the fifties you never hear played on the radio.

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Orange Blossom Special Train Song | Johnny Cash Albums | Ervin Rouse

The Orange Blossom Special train song was released in 1965 by Johnny Cash featuring Charlie McCoy on Harmonica, and Boots Randolph on Saxophone. Often called simply, The Special, enjoy this true account of the man who wrote the song in 1938.

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City Of New Orleans Lyrics | Is this the Best Train Song ever?

The Steve Goodman City of New Orleans lyrics is a well-written train song with a beautiful message. The haunting lyrics re-create a time some 50 years ago when people traveled by train from Chicago to New Orleans.

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Grease Classic Old Movies | You're the One That I Want 1978 Nostalgia

Grease Classic Old Movies rediscovers great music and teen life in the 50s. With a rockin', rollin' all-star cast and an irresistible sound track, this original high school musical will make you wanna get up and dance. It's a happy and fun musical for lovers of Grease.

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Ronnie Milsap Song | I Hate You Vinyl Record Memories

The Ronnie Milsap song I Hate You is one of my favorite songs by Milsap. The title may give you pause but the soft soothing intro by the Nashville Edition leaves you with the feeling that this might not be such a bad song after all. Milsap at his best early in his career.

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Last Cowboy Song Lyrics | Is this the Best Cowboy Song ever?

The Last Cowboy Song Lyrics was written by Ron Peterson and Ed Bruce in 1980. Is this the Best Cowboy Song ever? Maybe not but the lyrics are unforgettable and tells a real cowboy story.

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Billy Joel Cover | Beach Boys Don't Worry Baby Vinyl Record Memories.

This Billy Joel cover is from the 2005 awesome "My Lives" box set. One thing many people may not realize is how strong a cover artist Billy Joel is. Two of his Elvis covers are great, but his cover of The Beach Boys, "Don't Worry Baby" is my favorite by far.

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Dreaming of You Classic Old Movies | Debbie Reynolds 1952 musical

Dreaming of You, from the classic old movie soundtrack Singing in the Rain, showcases the immense talent and funny side of Debbie Reynolds, with one of the really cute songs from this popular 1952 movie.

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Key Largo Song Memories | We Had It All - Just Like Bogie and Bacall

Key Largo is from the 1981-82 music era and when it comes to music, there’s quite literally something out there to suit everybody. I write about the times and memories from three special decades that mattered most to me, music wise. Key Largo blends well with those times.

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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.

"That's The Way Love Goes"

Merle performs his classic #1 song live with Jewel. It is one of the better versions of the song ever recorded as a duet. Simply put...Jewel is a Diamond and Merle is pure Gold. Read more. 

Merle Haggard vinyl record memories.

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.

Go to Five Satins page | Listen to original 45rpm record.