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

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

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 Gigi earned 9 nominations, winning all nine. Cuts were made to make the ceremony shorter, which ended up 20 minutes too short.… Read More

1958 Fun Facts, Trivia and History

1958 History, Trivia and Fun Facts Quick Facts from 1958: World Changing Event: President Dwight Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act, creating NASA. The Top Song was At The Hop by Danny & The Juniors Influential Songs include: Tequila by The Champs, Tom Dooley by The Kingston Trio and Rebel Rouser by Duane Eddy The Movies to Watch include South Pacific,… Read More

Fred the Hunter

Fred the Hunter During my stay in juvenile, my social worker was impressed with my art work and pulled enough strings to get me into a foster home run by the Wilcox family. They had two sons of their own, one younger than me and one older. Staying at their home had it’s drawbacks and… Read More

1958 Oscars 30th Academy Awards

1958 Oscars 30th Academy Awards Winners Announced: March 26, 1958 Held at: RKO Pantages Theatre, Hollywood, California Hosts: Bob Hope, Rosalind Russell, David Niven,James Stewart, Jack Lemmon, Donald Duck (voice of Clarence Nash, via animation) Eligibility Year: 1957 This was the first time all five Best Picture nominations were nominated for Best Director Peyton Place… Read More

1957 History, Trivia and Fun Facts

1957 Fun Facts, Trivia and History Quick Facts from 1957: World Changing Event: The Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the first space satellite, starting the Space Race. The Top Song was All Shook Up by Elvis Presley Influential Songs include: The Banana Boat Song (Day-o) by Harry Belafonte and Wake Up Little Suzie by The Everly Brothers The Movies to Watch include An… Read More

1957 Oscars 29th Academy Awards

1957 Oscars 29th Academy Awards Winners Announced: March 27, 1957 Held at: RKO Pantages Theatre, Hollywood, California & NBC Century Theatre, New York City, New York Hosts: Jerry Lewis and Celeste Holm Eligibility Year: 1956 Director John Ford’s classic western The Searchers failed to receive a single nomination. This was the first year that all… Read More

1956 Fun Facts, History and Trivia

1956 Fun Facts, History and Trivia Quick Facts from 1956: World Changing Event: Elvis Presley appeared on The Ed Sullivan Sullivan Show on September 9. 82.6% of American households watched. The Top Song was Don’t Be Cruel/ Hound Dog by Elvis Presley Influencial Songs include: Tutti Frutti by Little Richard and Don’t Be Cruel/ Hound Dog by Elvis Presley The Happy Earworm: The Happy… Read More

1956 Oscars 28th Academy Awards

1956 Oscars 28th Academy Awards Winners Announced: March 21, 1956 Held at: RKO Pantages Theatre, Hollywood, California & NBC Century Theatre, New York City, New York Hosts: Jerry Lewis (Los Angeles), Claudette Colbert & Joseph L. Mankiewicz (New York) Eligibility Year: 1955 Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing, Marty and The Rose Tattoo each earned 8… Read More