Way Back 2017

New Streaming Series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Covers
a Multitude of Musical Bases

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, a comedy series starring Rachel Brosnahan as Midge, the '50s housewife-turned-standup comic of the title, has recently premiered on Amazon Prime with eight episodes so jam-packed with pop songs it gives Baby Driver, this past summer's cinematic getaway-car melee set to nonstop pop and rock cuts, serious competition for "most music selections" bragging rights. Here are just a few... okay, closer to a ... MORE ››

Top 100 Lists


Fabian Forte set teenage girls' hearts a-flutterin' and placed three songs on the Top 100 Teen Idol Hits of the '50s and '60s! Check out the full list ... MORE ››

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Barbra Streisand

In August, after a two-week summer stock stint (The Boy Friend at the Cecilwood Theatre in Fishkill, about 70 miles north near Poughkeepsie), Barbra secured a regular singing gig opening for comedian Phyllis Diller at the Bon Soir, a dark, always-packed basement club in the Village. Marty Ehrlichman, a methodically organized type, became her manager and remained as such throughout her career. TV came calling: she first appeared (and sang "A Sleepin' Bee") on an April '61 installment of The Tonight Show with Jack Paar guest-hosted by Orson Bean. A bigger nightclub, the Blue Angel, offered more money than the Bon Soir; she performed there in three separate monthlong engagements over the next two years. Then came the big break on Broadway. Late in ... MORE ››

Vinyl Attack Baby Washington

That's How
Heartaches Are Made
◊ by Baby Washington ◊

There haven't been many heartaches for Justine Washington during her six-decade singing career...unless failing to become a household name should cause an occasional painful palpitation. But she's been able to have her cake and eat it too, with more than 60 singles released between 1956 and 1980, no less than 20 ... MORE ››