Today We Remember: Ritchie Valens – Bright Young Talent, Gone Too Soon

Retro Dee is a regular contributor to The Grooveyard's website, writing about music, fashion and other trends of the 1950s.  Check out her blog, Retro Dee's Guide to the Best Era Ever here, and her column here every Wednesday. One of the very first 1950’s Rock n Roll stars that I ever heard of was... Continue Reading →

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This Weekend: Sixty Years Later

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". Alan Seltzer will feature the music of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper.  Buddy's music will also be... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: January 26, 1959

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for January 26, 1959 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Gotta Travel On" by Billy Grammer #9 "A Lover's Question" by Clyde McPhatter #8 "All American Boy" by Bill Parsons (Bobby Bare)   Find love tonight.. Pick your favorites now! #7 "Lonely Teardrops" by Jackie Wilson #6 "My Happiness" by... Continue Reading →

1958 – The Results

Diversity traditionally reigns in the survey for the best songs of 1958, and our seventh annual survey was no exception.  A total of 66 different songs received some attention.  Danny and the Juniors, Dion and Tommy Edwards all returned to the top five songs for the second consecutive year.  A fourth song from last year's... Continue Reading →

This Weekend: True Love Ways

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". Alan Seltzer will feature the music of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper.  Buddy's music will also be... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: January 6, 1959

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for January 6, 1959 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "To Know Him is to Love Him" by The Teddy Bears #9 "A Lover's Question" by Clyde McPhatter #8 "Beep Beep" by The Playmates #7 "Donna" by Ritchie Valens #6 "Tom Dooley" by The Kingston Trio... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: January 14, 1959

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for January 14, 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 "Tm Dooley" by The Kingston Trio  #7 "I've Had It" by The Bell Notes #6 "A Lover's Question" by Clyde McPhatter Did... Continue Reading →

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