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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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American Graffiti Song Memories | 1962 Vinyl Record Memories

American Graffiti is filled with song memories and a classic coming-of-age story set against the 1960s backdrop of hot rods, drive-ins and rock n’ roll. Considered one of the best teen movies ever, it will bring back great memories of cars, pretty girls and street racing.

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Over the Mountain Oldies Music Lyrics | Bobby Vinton 1963 cover song

Over the Mountain, Across the Sea was the actual title and reached #3 on the R&B charts. Bobby Vinton recorded the song in 1963 and the cover made it to #21 on Billboard Hot 100. Over the Mountain Oldies Music Lyrics was one of many Bobby Vinton career cover songs.

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Frankie Avalon Oldies Music Lyrics | 1959 #1 song and Venus Video

Frankie Avalon vinyl record memories and 1959 #1 song details a man's plea to Venus, the Roman goddess of love and beauty, to send him a girl to love and one who would also love him in return.

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A Norah Jones Music Tribute To Elvis | Vinyl Record Memories

Are You Lonesome Tonight is a vinyl record memories Norah Jones music tribute to Elvis. Touches of smoky jazz, country twang, and even a little Memphis soul seem to flow through her original songs and great choices of cover songs like this one.

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Doo-Wah Days | Mickey Gilley Vinyl Record Memories

The Mickey Gilley song "Doo-Wah Days" brings back those Vinyl Record Memories of his previous country crossover classics, "True Love Ways" and "Stand by Me." The seldom played 1986 oldies "Doo-Wah Days" charting in at #6, would be his final Top 10 hit.

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Neil Sedaka Vinyl Record Memories | Oldies Hits Medley

With a career spanning six decades the Neil Sedaka Vinyl Record Memories began with his Connie Francis inspired first hit, "The Diary." Neil Sedaka never ceases to amaze and as member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame here are four of his best known tracks.

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Patti Page Vinyl Record Memories | Tennessee Waltz 50s Golden Oldies

The Patti Page Vinyl Record Memories returns to 1950 and the Tennessee Waltz. So, for all the golden oldies fans, let's "Put a nickel in the Jukebox and bring back Patti Page" with this memorable 1950 classic song and her rich, warm and vibrant voice.

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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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"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.