Buddy Holly

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Buddy Holly


Read Retodee’s great column on Buddy Holly, on her site, Retrodee’s Guild To The Best Era Ever! A great musican and songwriter from the 1950’s! And you can listen to Buddy’s music on the Jukebox if you like.

Standard 50’s Music!

The music and stars listed here are mostly of rock n roll of that was out when I was growing up, But there was a lot of great standard music from the area and music stars with hits on the radio, Like the great Pattie Page who sang the great “The Tennessee Waltz”  “Old Cape Code” and more. The Four Lads had a number of hits like “Moments To Remember” “No Not Much”. and others.

The great Nat King Cole had “Unforgettable” The Lovely “Mona Lisa” “Too Young” “Smile” Perry Como had hits like “Catch a Falling Star” “Papa Loves Mombo” “Round and Round” Who sang standards better than Frank Sinatra “Young At Heart” “Witch Craft” “Tony Bennett” “Because of You” “Rags to Riches” “Cold Cold Heart” “Rosemary Clooney” Come On-My House” “Mambo Italiano” “Dean Martin” “That’s Amore”.
Yes They were very much a part of the wonderful 1950’s and many more,the 1950’s would not be the same without their contribution of great standard music!

Elvis!

Elvis

Elvis Presley

On the 41st year of Elvis Presley’s passing, I have fond memories of him in the 1950s. My friends and I thought he was the coolest looking guy with the long sideburns and he wore his collar up and dressed unlike anyone on the scene at the time!

It was amazing to see him perform on the Ed Sullivan show and the girls loved him and the guys wanted to be like him! What great songs he sang like, I’m All Shook up, Don’t be Cruel, Love Me Tender, and more.

It was Elvis that got me more interested in wanting to play a guitar and make music, he woke us up and rocked us with more great music from him early films like, Love Me Tender, Loving You, Jailhouse Rock, King Creole, the list goes on. You can listen to Elvis on the Jukebox There are a number of his great hits there.

Yes Elvis began it all for me and many more at the time! When I think back to there was some great music made then by many great stars like Buddy Holly, and many groups who were rocking back then! Thanks for the great music Elvis!

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New Music Added

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I added new songs from the 1950’s and 60’s!
Save the last dance for me by: The Drifters, Maybe Baby by Buddy Holly, Hey Paula by: Paul and Paula, Crazy by: Patsy Cline.

I’m Sorry by: Brenda Lee, Little Darlin by: The Diamonds, Supid Cupid by: Connie Francis, To know him is to love him by: The Teddy Bears, Do you want to dance by: Bobby Freeman, Who’s sorry now by: Connie Fransis. Get a Job by: Sha Na Na
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Lets Do The Twist!

The Twist

Twisting

Back in the 1950s and 1960s there were some great songs and some had a dance that went hand in hand with the song, like the Twist! It became very popular in the 1960’s on a show that was hosted by a DJ named Buddy Dean in Baltimore.

The song was recommended to Dick Clark for American Bandstand, Dick Clark searched for a local talent to record it, and chose Chubby Checker for it. In 1960 he performed it Wildwood N.J And in August he preformed it on American Bandstand, and the song became a national hit sensation! And it was so popular that in 1961 and 1962 those in high society were also up and twisting the night away!

And in New York city there was a nightclub named “The peppermint Lounge” that featured Joey Dee and the Starliters, and soon they had a hit song named, The Peppermint Twist! And a number of other music stars also recorded songs that had the twist in them.

It’s funny but my friend and I were 18 years old at the time and lived about 10 minutes from the city, so we said lets go over the city to the peppermint lounge because we thought that would be so cool, so we went on a summer day walked in and ordered 2 beers, that we drank and then walked out!  Yeah a couple of cool Jerks! lol
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New Music Added!

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rock n roll on the jukebox

New Songs added to the Jukebox!
Since I don’t have You, by the Skyliners, Oh What a Night by the Dells, Tonite Tonite by the Mello-Kings, Great Balls of Fire by Jerry Lee Lewis,  Oh Boy by Buddy Holly, Come Softly by The Fleetwoods, Johhny B Goode by Chuck Berry, Sea of of of Love by Phil Phillip, Charlie Brown by the Coasters.

 

New music added

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rock n roll on the jukebox

Hi! I added a few new songs to the Jukebox, Cupid by Sam Cooke, Bye Bye Baby by The Four Seasons, the Stroll by The Diamonds.

 

Billboard number-one hits 1950

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I’ll be adding the number one hits of the 1950’s from Billboard.

Songs  that Reached number one by Artist(s)

Single Record labels and Weeks at number one.

1950
January 7, 1950 Gene Autry “Rudolph, The Red-nosed Reindeer”
Columbia
1
January 14, 1950 The Andrews Sisters “I Can Dream, Can’t I”
Decca
4
February 11, 1950 The Ames Brothers “Rag Mop”
Coral
1
February 18, 1950 Red Foley “Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy”
Decca
4
March 18, 1950 Teresa Brewer “Music! Music! Music!”
London
4
April 15, 1950 Eileen Barton “If I Knew You Were Comin’ I’d’ve Baked a Cake”
National (local); Mercury (nationwide)
2
April 29, 1950 Anton Karas “The Third Man Theme”
London
11
July 15, 1950 Nat King Cole “Mona Lisa”
Capitol
5
August 19, 1950 Gordon Jenkins and The Weavers “Goodnight Irene”♪ (1950)
Decca
13
November 18, 1950 Sammy Kaye “Harbor Lights”
Columbia
2
December 2, 1950 Phil Harris “The Thing”
RCA Victor
4
December 30, 1950 Patti Page “The Tennessee Waltz”
Mercury
9
I’ll be adding more over time.

Jukebox update!

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Spinning on The Jukebox

Hi I added background information on who wrote the songs playing on the jukebox, and will be adding more soon.