Keeping The 50’s Alive… At Christmas! Pt. 2: Christmas Music of the 1950’s

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. Hello folks, it’s Retro Dee with Part 2 of Keeping The 50’s Alive At Christmas! In this post, I’ll be talking... 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 →

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 →

1955 and Earlier – The Results

Unlike most years, two songs dominated the 2018 Great 88 survey for hits from 1955 and earlier.  "Maybelline" and "Earth Angel" each had over 8% of the votes, more than any song received in a first-round survey in 2017.  There were three repeats from 2017 in the Top 5:  The Penguins returned for a record sixth... Continue Reading →

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