Playback: Flashback 1959

Saturday night at 7 PM, join Alan Seltzer for a repeat broadcast the top hits of 1959 in a Flashback special show on "The Grooveyard".  We'll count down the Top 50 songs of the year and share as many other hits that charted in 1959 as possible. Technical issues prevented recording the scheduled program for... Continue Reading →

This Weekend: Double Plays

In honor of the delayed start of baseball season, double plays with two-sided hits will be featured on The Grooveyard Saturday night. Included is a six-pack of three two-sided hits by Elvis Presley, who had 14 two-sided hits, more than any other artist in the 1950s and 1960s.  (The Beatles were second with nine, and... Continue Reading →

Best of: Flashback 1959

It was the year when Alaska and Hawaii gained statehood...when the Oscars actually ended 20 minutes ahead of schedule...when America took steps to enter the space race...and when we saw the plane crash now known as "The Day the Music Died". Saturday night at 7 PM, join Alan Seltzer for a repeat broadcast the top... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: March 14, 1959

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for March 14, 1959 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Since I Don't Have You" by The Skyliners #9 "Stagger Lee" by Lloyd Price #8 "Tragedy" by Thomas Wayne with the DeLons #7 "It's Just a Matter of Time" by Brook Benton #6 "Sorry (I Ran... Continue Reading →

This Weekend: March-ing Along

Join host Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard" Saturday night at 7 PM when we feature artists celebrating birthdays this month.  We'll feature a six-pack of hits by Neil Sedaka, who turned 80 on March 13, and the Beach Boys will be featured in our Under the Covers segment in honor of Mike Love's 78th birthday.... Continue Reading →

This Weekend: Januaary Birthdays

Join host Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard" Saturday night at 7 PM when we feature artists celebrating birthdays this month.  We'll feature a six-pack of hits by the Everly Brothers in honor of Phil Everly's January 19th birthday.  They'll also be the focus of our Under the Covers segment. In addition, the Grooveyard Top 10... Continue Reading →

Twelve Days of Greats: No. 96

Each day leading up to the unveiling of the 2019 Grooveyard Great 88, we'll share a video of one song that just missed the survey.  Hear the full Great 88 on a special five hour edition of "The Grooveyard" on Saturday, December 28 from 7 PM to midnight.  Check out the complete year-end schedule here.... Continue Reading →

This Weekend: A Live Concert

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... Continue Reading →

1959 – The Results

The survey for the best songs of 1959 is nothing but consistent.  Dion and the Belmonts reached the top five for the sixth consecutive year, while the Crests repeated for the fourth time.  Jackie Wilson returned to the top five for the fifth time in six years. Here's the top five songs from 1959 alphabetically... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: September 28, 1959

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for September 28, 1959 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Mr. Blue" by The Fleetwoods #9 "The Three Bells" by The Browns #8 "Sleepwalk" by Santo and Johnny   Did you vote yet? #7 "Don't You Know" by Della Reese #6 "('Til) I Kissed You" by... Continue Reading →

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