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