Live concerts have always been a part of Thanksgiving weekend, and it’s no different on The Grooveyard. Saturday night at 7 PM, we’ll play rare recordings from a 1956 Alan Freed concert.
The disc jockey’s concerts were legendary. They were the first rock concerts, the first to include a wide variety of artists, and the first integrated shows. The shows went beyond being sold out, with fans rioting outside the arena on at least one occasion. Among the artists to be heard on Saturday’s show are Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers, the Platters, Clyde McPhatter, the Cleftones and Chuck Berry.
In addition, the Grooveyard Top 10 will feature the hits of November 30, 1959. We’ll also play more of your favorites and celebrate some November birthdays during the Grooveyard Party hour and update the voting for our Grooveyard Great 88 polls.
Only one week remains to vote in the final round of our eighth annual Grooveyard Great 88 survey. Pick your 15 favorites in each of the three polls, covering songs that were hits in 1957 and earlier, 1958-1960 and 1961-1963. You can vote daily through December 9 at 10 PM. Results will be announced during a special five-hour edition of “The Grooveyard” on December 28 starting at 7 PM.
Be sure to follow The Grooveyard’s website so you know in advance about abbreviated or pre-emted shows due to LIU sports coverage. Along with the announcements, followers will receive a full Top Ten in their e-mail when we play a Top Five during half hour shows. Just give us your name and e-mail here.
Listen to “The Grooveyard” following “Rick’s Redneck Ranch” each Saturday night at 7 PM on 88.1 FM on Long Island, by clicking the 88.1 FM link on wcwp.org or via the TuneIn app. or the 88.1 FM button on the WCWP app for Android or iPhones. You can also follow us on Twitter.
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