Top Ten: September 19, 1956

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for September 19, 1956 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "It's Too Late" by Chuck Willis #9 "The Flying Saucer (Pt 1 and 2)" by Buchanan and Goodman #8 "Rip It Up" by Little Richard Did you vote yet? #7 "Let the Good Times Roll" by... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: August 15, 1957

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for August 15, 1957 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Love Letters in the Sand" by Pat Boone #9 "And That Reminds Me" by Della Reese #8 "Whispering Bells" by The Del Vikings #7 "Goody Goody" by Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers #6 "Honeycomb" by Jimmy... Continue Reading →

This Weekend: Elvis is In the Building

We'll commemorate Sunday's 43rd anniversary of Elvis Presley's death this weekend on the Grooveyard when host Alan Seltzer shares music from one of his most important concerts. While Elvis appeared on New York-based television programs like the Ed Sullivan and Steve Allen shows, recorded music in local studios and even embarked to Germany from Brooklyn... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: August 1, 1960

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for August 1, 1960 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Please Help Me I'm Falling" by Hank Locklin #9 "Mission Bell" by Donnie Brooks #8 "Volare" by Bobby Rydell #7 "Alley-Oop" by Dante and the Evergreens #6 "Image of a Girl" by The Safaris Support Public... 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 →

Top Ten: July 18, 1958

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for July 18, 1958 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Little Star" by The Elegants #9 "One Summer Night" by The Danleers #8 "Splish Splash" by Bobby Darin #7 "Hang Up My Rock 'n Roll Shoes" by Chuck Willis #6 "Endless Sleep" by Jody Reynolds Support... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: June 27, 1957

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for June 27, 1957 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley #9 "It's You I Love" by Fats Domino #8 "Searchin'' " by The Coasters #7 "Sp Rare" by Jimmy Dorsey #6 "Lucille" by Little Richard Support Public Radio! #5 "... 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 →

Best of: He’s in the Building

Elvis Presley will be featured by Alan Seltzer on "Best of The Grooveyard" Saturday night at 7 PM on a show broadcast just prior to the 39th anniversary of his death on August 16, 1977.  We'll feature a countdown of Elvis' Top 50 hits based on New York sales and bonus hits.  There will also... Continue Reading →

Best of: Flashback 1958

It was the year when Elvis Presley was inducted into the Army.  It was also the year when unemployment reached 20 percent in Detroit to a recession, when the Dodgers and Giants played the first regular-season baseball game as West Coast teams, and when a young musician named Leonard Bernstein began a series of televised... Continue Reading →

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