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Ricky Nelson Cover | "I Will follow You" Vinyl Record Memories.

The Ricky Nelson cover of the song, "I Will Follow You," was originally recorded in 1961 as an instrumental. In 1963 Nelson recorded "I Will Follow You" for his first Decca Album and sang the cover on The Ozzie and Harriet show with a young James Burton on lead guitar.

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Beach Boys Vinyl Record Memories | Albums, History and Collectibles

The Beach Boys vinyl record memories returns to 1961 where it all started, singing about California girls, surfing, custom cars and hot rods. Their hit song and album about The Little Deuce Coupe would appear on the cover of Hot Rod magazine that same year.

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Statue of A Fool | Vinyl Record Memories Classic Cover Song.

Among all the versions of “Statue of a Fool,” Jack Greene’s 1969 recording was the most successful, but was it the original? Some say David "My Girl" Ruffin wrote the song in 1958. My personal favorite and I believe the best cover, is by Ricky Van Shelton.

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The Platters Greatest Hits | Only You & The Great Pretender Oldies

With original classics like "Only You" and "The Great Pretender," The Platters were the smooth, classy alternative to the street-corner sounds of the early doo wop groups, and became one of the preeminent vocal groups throughout the second half of the '50s.

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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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Girl Groups | "1950s-60s Girl classics" | 1956-1966 Girl Songs

As countless broken-hearted teenage girls cried into their pillows listening to the song "Maybe," one of the first of the girl groups, the Chantels, delivered an exciting sound in 1958.

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Fifties Doo Wop Groups of the Golden Era | Vinyl Record Memories

The Fifties Doo Wop music returns to those street corner sounds and Vinyl Record Memories from The Golden Era! Doo-Wop music was an urban American art-form sung on street-corners, in stairwells of tenement apartments, and high school bathrooms.

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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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Duke of Earl Oldies Music Lyrics | 1962 Vinyl Record Memories.

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.

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Party Doll Oldies Music Lyrics | Buddy Knox Rockabilly songs.

The Party Doll oldies music lyrics was written by Buddy Knox and Jimmy Bowen. This is the story of the sounds these historically important figures created during the early days of Rock and Roll.

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Ricky Nelson Songs | Ricky Nelson Favorite Vinyl Record Memories

Ricky Nelson Songs and vinyl record memories of his early songs starting with "Poor Little Fool" from 1958, his 1961 "Travlin' Man" with a great video, the fabulous cover of, "I Will Follow You," and another favorite, "Teenage Idol."

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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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Billy Joel Oldies Music Lyrics | "Just The Way You Are" Vinyl Memories

Billy Joel oldies music lyrics to the song "Just the Way You Are" was written by Joel, recorded in 1977, and in 1978 was a #3 hit song and won Grammys for the "Song of the Year" and "Record of The Year" that same year.

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Patsy Cline vinyl record memories | "You Belong To Me" Classic Oldies

Patsy Cline vinyl record memories are the voice of the average woman...the waitress at the diner, the counter girl at the all-night truck stop, or even the stay-at-home mom who stops to wonder what happened to all her dreams. Patsy Cline was their voice.

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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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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.


"Crazy" - Is this the best jukebox song ever?


"Give me a old dusty dark bar with Patsy on the jukebox and a cold one at the ready. It just doesn't get any better than that." Read more...

Why did Patsy Cline not like this song when she first heard it?

"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.