Top Ten: Flashback 1962

There was no Top Ten due to the Flashback special featuring the top songs of 1962.  Here's the top songs of that year, as played tonight by Alan Seltzer: #10 "Do You Love Me" by The Contours (from Dirty Dancing Live in Concert 1988) #9 "The Loco-motion" by Little Eva #8 "Soldier Boy" by The Shirelles #7... Continue Reading →

This Weekend: Where Were You in ’62?

National League baseball returned to New York when the Mets took the field for the first time.  Jackie Kennedy gave Americans a tour of the White House, followed a few months later by her husband handling the Cuban Missile Crisis.  And in between, Marilyn Monroe died and "West Side Story" won 10 Academy Awards  including... Continue Reading →

Best of: Flashback 1963

It was the year when Lyndon Baines Johnson was sworn in as president following the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy.  It was also the year when James Bond made his way into movie theaters, when Martin Luther King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech, and when a group from Liverpool made their way to... Continue Reading →

Best of: Flashback 1959

It was the year when Alaska and Hawaii gained statehood...when the Oscars actually ended 20 minutes ahead of schedule...when America took steps to enter the space race...and when we saw the plane crash now known as "The Day the Music Died". Saturday night at 7 PM, join Alan Seltzer for a repeat broadcast the top... Continue Reading →

Best of: Flashback 1960

It was the year of the first televised presidential debate...when Elvis was discharged from the Army...when the fight against segregation took place at a lunch counter at Woolworth's ...and Mary Martin performed "Peter Pan" live on television for the first time. Saturday night at 7 PM, join Alan Seltzer for a repeat broadcast the top... Continue Reading →

Best of: Flashback 1961

It was the year of new beginnings . . . JFK's Inauguration...Barbie meeting Ken for the first time . . .  Alan Shepard becoming the first American in space . . .  Roger Maris hitting 61 home runs . . . and a group from Liverpool playing at the Cavern Club for the first time.... 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 →

Top Ten: Flashback 1960

There was no Grooveyard Top Ten this week on "The Grooveyard" due to the Flashback special focusing on the music of 1960.  Here's the Top Ten songs from that year: #10 "Save the Last Dance for Me" by The Drifters #9 "Handy Man" by Jimmy Jones #8 "Runnng Bear" by Johnny Preston #7 "It's Now or... Continue Reading →

This Weekend: Flashback 1960

It was the year of the first televised presidential debate...when Elvis was discharged from the Army...when the fight against segregation took place at a lunch counter at Woolworth's ...and Mary Martin performed "Peter Pan" live on television for the first time. Saturday night at 7 PM, Alan Seltzer will play the top hits of 1960... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: Flashback 1959

There was no Top Ten due to the Flashback 1959 special edition of The Grooveyard.  Here's the Top Ten songs from that year: #10 "Come Softly to Me" by The Fleetwoods #9 "Stagger Lee" by Lloyd Price #8 "Mr. Blue" by The Fleetwoods #7 "Personality" by Lloyd Price #6 "Sleepwalk" by Santo and Johnny Support... Continue Reading →

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