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The Jackie Wilson Story looks at the life and career of this deeply troubled artist and his 1958 signature song, "Lonely Teardrops." His recorded voice stands as clear evidence of his rightful place among the greatest vocalists in popular music history.
It was 1962 when Eugene Dixon became Gene Chandler and released the Duke of Earl oldies music lyrics under the Vee-Jay record label. A million copies sold in a little over a month and the song would be on the charts for 15 weeks, three weeks at number one.
It was late 1957 when The Royal Teens released their first big hit, Short Shorts, a novelty tune with very few words. The #3 song co-writer would later write songs for and become a member of "The Four Seasons." Read their remarkable story.
This Ritchie Valens Oldies Music Lyrics page is about the song La Bamba, the true story of the song born in Veracruz, Mexico.
Send Me Down To Tucson is one of those Classic Country cheating songs you're bound to hear on any country music station. It's one of those all-time classic country cheating songs that finds the singer having a torrid affair with a lover in another city and state.
The remarkable Andrew Gold is a welcome addition to vinyl record memories with his 1975 classic, "That's Why I love You." Andrew Gold died on June 3rd, 2011, at the young age of 59 and is, in my opinion, one of the most underrated artists of our time.
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.
Cattle Call duet with LeAnn Rimes and Eddy Arnold. Recorded when she was just thirteen, the movie backdrop with the "Red River" cattle drive fits perfectly. Close your eyes while singing the first verse and you can almost see a cowboy campfire dotting the nighttime plain.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'm 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 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)
Connie Francis is NOT in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. How ridiculous is that? Read more...
"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...
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.
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"
Tucked between the 50s Doo Wop groups and the mid-60s British invasion was the phenomenon known as the Girl Groups. Read More.
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.
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.