Today is Ricky Nelson’s 79th Birthday He was born on May 8th 1940, and as a member of the” Here come the Nelsons” TV show with his Brother David, and Mother and Father.
1957 he began his rock and roll career he became a teen pop star, and he had 53 songs on the billboard hot 100 between 1957 to 1973, and in 1958 his “Poor Litte Fool” hit hit #1 in the bill boards hot 100, he also recorded “Hello Mary lou” “Traveling man”as well as others.
He recorded 19 other top 10 hits and was inducted into the Rock and Roll hall of fame in January 21, 1987, He ranked # 49 on TV Guilds 50 greatest TV stars of all time! Thanks for the Music Rick!
It’s February 7th 1964 and arriving at Idewild Airport in New York City are 4 young moptops who called themselves, The Beatles! with a new sound.
Waiting for them were over 3000 thousand screaming fans as they stepped off the plane! Then they went right to a mass of reporters with many questions to ask.
They were set to perform in 2 days on the Ed Sullivan Show in New York City with a screaming kids and a TV performance before a that numbered 73 million viewers! I was one of the 73 million who watched them and it was so exciting and they had like 6 singles in the top 10 list that I remember!
Yes John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, woke up the music world and changed it all and, many kids soon went out to buy guitars and take lessons because of them I already had one as I was in our band playing at dances and backyard parties and we did get to learn a couple of Beatles tunes the best we could.
Yeah it was a great time to see it all happen in 1964 and I brought every album at the time one I still have is the help album from 1965 and I still follow them today and always will!
And it’s just been announced that a new firm project in the works between the Beatles and Sir Peter Jackson involving over 55 hours of never-released footage of the Beatles in the studio in 1969 that produced the Let It Be that was released in May 1970
I was thinking the other day of how aromas can bring you back to a certain time in the past like, the smell of the street after it rains on a hot summer’s day, or the aroma of the air on a crisp fall day and so on. And that got me thinking how music can bring you back to a memory from the past as well!
Besides Elvis, the Everly Brothers had a great sound and tight harmonies and great songs like, “Wake Up Little Susie”, “bird-dog” and more. Rock and Roll was in full swing and my favorite female singer at that time was Connie Francis with her hits” Who’s Sorry Now” Stupid Cupid” playing on the radio.
And that brought me back to the day I ran in at the tavern my Father worked part-time at just around the block from my house, to ask for a nickel or a dime to go the Mom’s next door and Connie was on TV singing “who’s Sorry Now” and I said to myself “she’s the best girl singer ever”! Then ran out the door for my treats .
To me the Everly Brothers were the Beatles of that time, and even they were influenced by them with the wonderful music of the 1950s! It’s funny when I was living in the times then, I didn’t know it was the fabulous 50’s! as It’s now referred to or look around saying wow how great is this!
But there was something about it and you could feel it, it’s only as the years pass you look back and say, Yes it really was a special time! and just imagine I was one of the lucky ones to be there when it was all happening!
Hi! I added the following songs to the jukebox, The Loco-Motion by: Little Eva, Breaking up is hard to do, Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen, Calendar Girl, Oh! Carol by: Neil Sedaka, Chances are, It’s not for me to say, by: Johnny Mathis!
Happy Birthday To Elvis Presley today! Elvis was born on Jan, 8th 1935in Tupelo, Mississippi.
I’m glad to say I was there when he began was on the radio with songs like, Love Me Tender, Don’t be cruel, Teddy Bear,
Jailhouse Rock and saw the movies at the time He was Rocking the Country, What great Rock and Roll Artists and Groupes there were 1950s!
Elvis was born in this house in 1935In Tupelo, Mississippi. built by his father, Vernon Elvis Presley, in preparation for the birth. In November 1948, the family moved to Memphis, Tennessee. Elvis received only a C in music in eighth grade. When his music teacher told him that he had no aptitude for singing, he brought in his guitar the next day and sang a recent hit, “Keep Them Cold Icy Fingers Off Me”, in an effort to prove otherwise.
During his junior year, Elvis Presley began to stand out more among his classmates, largely because of his appearance: he grew his sideburns and styled his hair with rose oil and Vaseline. he competed in Humes’s Annual “Minstrel” show in April 1953. Singing and playing guitar, he opened
with “till I Waltz again with you”, a recent hit for “Teresa Brewer” Presley recalled that the performance did much for his reputation:
“I wasn’t popular in school … I failed music—only thing I ever failed. And then they entered me in this talent show … when I came onstage I heard people kind of rumbling and whispering and so forth, ’cause nobody knew I even sang. It was amazing how popular I became after that. The rest is history as you may know..
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!
I added the following songs to the Jukebox, Silhouttes by The Rays, It’s in His Kiss by Betty Everett, Little Star by The Elegants, Sweet Talking Guy by The Chiffons, Duke Of Earl by Gene Chandler.
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