Musical Misconceptions: The Purple People Eater

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. Hey there folks! It’s Retro Dee with another edition of Musical Misconceptions! For this edition, we’ll... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: July 13, 1958

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for July 13, 1958 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Just a Dream" by Jimmy Clanton and His Rockets #9 "For Your Precious Love" by Jerry Butler and The Impressions #8 "Secretly" by Jimmie  Rodgers #7 "No Chemise Please" by Gerry Granahan #6 "When" by The... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: July 14, 1958

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for July 14, 1958 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Just a Dream" by Jimmy Clanton and His Rockets #9 "No Chemise Please" by Gerry Granahan #8 "My True Love" by Jack Scott #7 "When" by The Kalin Twins #6 "The Purple People Eater" by Sheb Wooley Support... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: July 16, 1958

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for July 16, 1958 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Just a Dream" by Jimmy Clanton and His Rockets #9 "No Chemise Please" by Gerry Granahan #8 "My True Love" by Jack Scott ...recorded at Lincoln Center in New York City, this is Jack Scott's first... Continue Reading →

Top Ten @ 10: June 18, 1958

Here's the Top Ten @ 10 for June 18, 1958 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Try the Impossible" by Lee Andrews and the Hearts #9 "Got a Match?" by The Daddy-o's #8 "Witch Doctor" by David Seville #7 "Return to Me" by Dean Martin (with Perry Como) #6 "Jennie Lee"... Continue Reading →

Top Ten @ 10: June 27, 1958

Here's the Top Ten @ 10 for June 27, 1958 as played by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Return to Me" by Dean Martin #9 "Jennie Lee" by Jan and Artie #8 "When" by The Kalin Twins #7 "Splish Splash " by Bobby Darin #6 "Patricia" by Perez Prado and His Orchestra #5 "All... Continue Reading →

Top Ten @ 10: June 28, 1958

Here's the Top Ten songs for June 28, 1958 as heard on tonight's edition of The Grooveyard" #10 "Return to Me" by Dean Martin. . . #9 "Jennie Lee" by Jan and Artie... #8 "When" by the Kalin Twins... #7 "Splish Splash" by Bobby Darin... #6 "Patricia" by Perez Prado and His Orchestra... #5 "All... Continue Reading →

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