Music of the 50’s: Beyond the Biggest Hits

Our columnist, Retro Dee, was forced to evacuate her home this week due to the Napa Wildfires in California.  We're praying for her family's safety, as well as her home.  Until she returns, we'll share some classic columns.  This is from March 2018. It’s rather clear that the 1950’s was the dawn of the Music... Continue Reading →

Music in the 50’s: Covered by Buddy

Retro Dee writes about music, fashion and other trends of the 1950s on this site.  Check out her blog, Retro Dee's Guide to the Best Era Ever here, and her column here every Wednesday. In the early days of Rock n Roll, it was common to for artists to do covers of other artists songs.... 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 →

Musical Misconceptions: The Carols

Retro Dee writes about music, fashion and other trends of the 1950s on this site.  Check out her blog, Retro Dee's Guide to the Best Era Ever here, and her column here every Wednesday. Hey there folks! It’s Retro Dee with another edition of Musical Misconceptions! In this edition, we’ll be talking about another pair... Continue Reading →

This Weekend: Boo-tiful 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 Chuck Berry, who was born on October 18th, 1926.  The birthday celebration will continue during the "Under the Covers" feature, when we focus on hits by Ellie Greenwich.... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: March 9, 1958

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for March 9, 1958 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Short Shorts" by The Royal Teens #9 "Rock and Roll is Here to Stay" by Danny and the Juniors #8 "Don't" by Elvis Presley #7 "Lazy Mary (Luna Mezzo Mare)" by Lou Monte #6 "Get a... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: January 5, 1958

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for January 5, 1958 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "You Send Me" by Sam Cooke #9 "Chances Are" by Johnny Mathis #8 "La Dee Dah" by Billie and Lillie   Good Rockin' Tonight  . . Right after The Grooveyard! #7 "Silhouettes" by The Rays #6 "Kisses Sweeter Than... Continue Reading →

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