1959 Top Ten Music Charts

1959’s Biggest Artists and Songs Bobby Darin (1st Best New Artist Grammy Winner, for 1958, awarded in 1959) Bobby’s career started with a songwriting partnership with Don Kirshner. His first hit was written after a bet that he could not write a song that started out with the words, “Splish Splash, I was takin’ a… 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

1959 Grammy Award Winners

1959 Grammy Award Winners Winners Announced: May 4, 1959 Held at: Beverly Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles & New York Host/Emcee: Mort Sahl Eligibility Year: January 1, 1958 – December 31, 1958 1959 Grammy Winners Record of the Year: Nel Blu Dipinto di Blu (Volare), Domenico Modugno Album of the Year: The Music From Peter Gunn,… Read More

1959 Oscars 31st Academy Awards

1959 Oscars 31st Academy Awards Winners Announced: April 6, 1959 Held at: Pantages Theatre, Hollywood, California Host: Jerry Lewis, Mort Sahl, Tony Randall, Bob Hope, David Niven and Laurence Olivier Eligibility Year: 1958 Trailer – The Blob (1958)Watch this video on YouTube Gigi earned 9 nominations, winning all nine. Cuts were made to make the… Read More