Top Ten @ 10: July 17, 1959

Here's the Top Ten @ 10 for July 17, 1959, as played by Alan Seltzer on tonight's edition of "The Grooveyard": #10 "You're So Fine" by The Falcons #9 "My Heart is an Open Book" by Carl Dobkins Jr. #8 "Bobby Sox to Stockings" by Frankie Avalon #7 "Frankie" by Connie Francis #6 "I Only... Continue Reading →

This Week: Dion at 75

"The Grooveyard" will celebrate the 75th birthday of Dion DiMucci  this Thursday night at 9 PM with a full hour of his recordings, both solo with the Belmonts..  The Bronx-born artist, better known just as Dion, was born July 18, 1939 in the Bronx.  Along with many of his hits, we'll share a recording of... Continue Reading →

Video of the Week: July 14, 2014

In honor of Jay Black's upcoming appearance on July 24 at Tilles Center at LIU Post, here's the original version of "Cara Mia" by David Whitfield along with the Mantovani Orchestra.  This version reached the #1 position on the UK singles chart for 10 weeks in 1954.  The Jay and the Americans version reached #4... Continue Reading →

This Week: A Bandstand Boogie

Thursday night at 9 PM, "The Grooveyard" honors the anniversary of Dick Clark beginning host duties on the show that became "American Bandstand" by playing music by artists that performed on the show.  On July 9. 1956, Clark replaced Bob Horn on a local dance show on WFIL in Philadelphia called "Bandstand" after the original... Continue Reading →

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