Way Back 2018

The Mood Has Been Set by
Ray, Patsy, Elvis, Aretha,
Andy and West Side Story

Classic tracks have blanketed the airwaves for the last week or so. In Major League Baseball's wee wee hours, "(Night Time Is) The Right Time," the great 1959 hit by Ray Charles (featuring Raelet Margie Hendrix at her most splendiferous), ushered in the seventh hour of game three, an 18-inning Red Sox-Dodgers fracas that became history's all-time longest-running World Series game. Meanwhile, Patsy Cline's ... MORE ››

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The Beach Boys

The Beach Boys earned their high ranking on the Top 100 Music Artists of the '50s and '60s by bringing us hits each summer...and winter...and whenever! ... MORE ››

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Bobby Vee

The career of Bobby Vee basically started where rock trailblazer Buddy Holly left off. It happened under the most trying of circumstances: Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper were killed when the small plane they had chartered crashed near Clear Lake, Iowa, February 3, 1959, en route to Moorhead, Minnesota (just a mile from Fargo, North Dakota on the state line), the site of their next scheduled appearance on the "Winter Dance Party" tour. This tragic event has been written and talked about for decades, and Vee is a part of it. His story takes place mostly in the aftermath. Bill Velline was a devoted fan of rock and roll, a guitar player in his own right, looking for his place in the late-'50s scene. The younger Bobby looked up to him and followed wherever ... MORE ››

Vinyl Attack The Tune Weavers

Happy, Happy Birthday Baby
by the Tune Weavers

While still in their teens, Gilbert Lopez and his sister Margo performed as a vocalese duo, setting their own unique singing style to jazz and big band instrumentals, and also performing straight vocal selections. In the early '50s, doing rhythm and blues or teen music hadn't occurred to the siblings. In 1956, after a few years of performing in Boston... MORE ››