The short but creative life of Ritchie Valens is celebrated by Retro Dee.
Last week's show featured the Big Bopper singing "Hello Baby". Tonight's Top Ten says "Goodbye Baby".
We look back at the final concert by Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper Saturday night on The Grooveyard.
Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for March 14, 1959 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Since I Don't Have You" by The Skyliners #9 "Stagger Lee" by Lloyd Price #8 "Tragedy" by Thomas Wayne with the DeLons #7 "It's Just a Matter of Time" by Brook Benton #6 "Sorry (I Ran... Continue Reading →
Saturday night at 7 PM on "The Grooveyard", we'll look back at the artists who died in the plane crash in Clear Lake, Iowa on February 3, 1959, frequently called "The Day the Music Died". Host Alan Seltzer will feature the music of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper. He'll also share some... Continue Reading →
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. Today we remember what is known as “The Day The Music Died”. If you’ve ever heard the 1971 song “American Pie”... Continue Reading →
Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for January 18, 1959 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Lonely Teardrops" by Jackie Wilson #9 "Queen of the Hop" by Bobby Darin #8 "I've Had It" by The Bell Notes Find love tonight.. Pick your favorites now! #7 "A Lover's Question" by Clyde McPhatter... Continue Reading →
Diversity traditionally reigns in the survey for the best songs of 1958, and our eighth annual survey was no exception. A total of 64 different songs received some attention. Tommy Edwards was the sole returnee to the top five songs, reaching that milestone for the third straignt year. Ritchie Valen's "La Bamba" missed a repeat... Continue Reading →
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 →