About Music of the Fifties

About Music of the Fifties… Things You Need To Know Rock and Roll, Jazz and Doo Wop evolved from the Blues, which came from the African-American community in the decades after slavery with gospel, spirituals, work songs, and chants which, with the addition of some instruments, became Rhythm and Blues. It’s a much longer story… Read More

Top 100+ Oldies 1959-1963

Oldies: Pre-Beatles The post-50s-pre-Beatles brought an amazing and often under-estimated, even forgotten, selection of quality popular music. This Era of Pop Music brought us the Girl Groups, Phil Spectre and the post-do-wop sound of rock and roll. After this era, the Beatles changed music again. Oldies – 1959-1963/4 The Top Instrumentals 1959-1963/4 1. Yakety Sax… Read More

November 12 in Pop Culture History

November 12th History, Trivia, and Fun Facts November 12th History Highlights William ‘Pudge’ Heffelfinger became the first professional American football player on record, participating in his first paid ($250) game for the Allegheny Athletic Association, in 1892. 1927 – Leon Trotsky was expelled from the Soviet Communist Party. 1980 – The NASA space probe Voyager… Read More