Music of the 50’s: Beyond the Biggest Hits

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. It’s rather clear that the 1950’s was the dawn of the Music Industry as most of... Continue Reading →

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This Weekend: Sixty Years Later

Saturday night at 7 PM on "The Grooveyard", we'll look back at the artists who died in the plane crash in Clear Lake, Iowa on February 3, 1959, frequently called "The Day the Music Died". Alan Seltzer will feature the music of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper.  Buddy's music will also be... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: December 8, 1957

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for December 8, 1957 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "My Special Angel" by Bobby Helms #9 "Teardrops" by Lee Andrews and the Hearts #8 "Peggy Sue" by Buddy Holly and the Crickets   Hear the Countdown December 29! #7 "Kisses Sweeter Than  Wine" by Jimmie Rodgers #6 "You... Continue Reading →

1960 – The Results

The first round survey for your favorites of 1960 is traditionally known for it's tight races, and this year is no exception.  A total of 69 different songs received support, six more than the 2017 poll. While there were no songs repeating last year from the previous survey in the Top Five, the 2018 survey... Continue Reading →

1957 – The Results

Jerry Lee Lewis was even more dominant than usual in the Great 88 survey for the best songs of 1957.  "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" appeared on top of the survey for the fourth straight year.   He was also the first artist in the survey's seven year history to have two songs in the top five. ... Continue Reading →

This Weekend: True Love Ways

Saturday night at 7 PM on "The Grooveyard", we'll look back at the artists who died in the plane crash in Clear Lake, Iowa on February 3, 1959, frequently called "The Day the Music Died". Alan Seltzer will feature the music of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper.  Buddy's music will also be... Continue Reading →

12 Days of Greats: Number 90

Each day leading up to the unveiling of the 2017 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 30 from 7 PM to midnight.  Check out the complete year-end schedule here.... Continue Reading →

12 Days of Greats: Number 99

Each day leading up to the unveiling of the 2017 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 30 from 7 PM to midnight.  Check out the complete year-end schedule here.... Continue Reading →

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