Today We Remember: February 3, 1959 – “The Day The Music Died”

Retro Dee is a regular contributor to The Grooveyard's website, writing about music, fashion and other trends of the 1950s.  Check out her blog, Retro Dee's Guide to the Best Era Ever here, and her column here every Wednesday. Also, join Alan Seltzer on The Grooveyard Saturday night as we pay tribute to "The Day... Continue Reading →

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Top Ten: January 26, 1959

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for January 26, 1959 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Gotta Travel On" by Billy Grammer #9 "A Lover's Question" by Clyde McPhatter #8 "All American Boy" by Bill Parsons (Bobby Bare)   Find love tonight.. Pick your favorites now! #7 "Lonely Teardrops" by Jackie Wilson #6 "My Happiness" by... Continue Reading →

This Weekend: Celebrate January

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. 89

Each day leading up to the unveiling of the 2018 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 29 from 7 PM to midnight.  Check out the complete year-end schedule here.... Continue Reading →

1959 – The Results

While the 2017 survey for the best songs of 2017 set a new record for the number of songs repeating in the top five from the previous year, this year's survey was a lot closer.  Only two songs repeated from 2017, with Dion and the Belmonts returning for a fifth year and Johnny Maestro and... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: October 20, 1959

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for October 20, 1959 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "I'm Gonna Get Married" by Lloyd Price #9 "Primrose Lane" by Jerry Wallace with the Jewels #8 "Just Ask Your Heart" by Frankie Avalon   Pick your favorites now! 1956     1959     1961 #7 "Poison Ivy" by The... Continue Reading →

This Weekend: A Chubby Birthday Party

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 Chubby Checker, whose birthday was on October 3rd. In addition, the Grooveyard Top 10 will feature the hits of October 20, 1959, we'll play more of your favorites... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: August 18, 1959

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for August 18, 1959 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "See You in September" by The Tempos #9 "Broken-Hearted Melody" by Sarah Vaughan #8 "My Heart is an Open Book" by Carl Dobkins Jr. #7 "What a Diff'rence a Day Makes" by Dinah Washington #6 "Small World" by... Continue Reading →

This Weekend: A Birthday Blowout!

Join host Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard" Saturday night at 7 PM when we feature artists celebrating August birthdays.  We'll share a six-pack of hits by The Ronettes in honor of Ronnie Spector's 75th birthday.  The Under the Covers segment features Felice Bryand, composer of "Bye Bye Love" and other birthday artists. In addition, the... Continue Reading →

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