Way Back 2018

On TV: Peggy and Jo Jo -
In Movies: Satchmo, Tokens, Belafonte, Cole, Conniff, Simone, Morrison, Evans, Clovers, Blue Jays and More

Talk about an unexpected song showing up in an unexpected place: "I Want to Love You Baby," a solidly funky 1969 single by Peggy Scott and Jo Jo Benson, was the song of choice for a teen party in The Walking Dead's mid-season finale on AMC. On larger celluloid viewing screens, vintage tunes are prevalent: Ralph Breaks the Internet features Louis ... MORE ››

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Johnny Rivers

From the Whisky a Go Go to the Top 100 Music Artists of the '50s and '60s, Johnny Rivers has it all covered! Check out the other 99 hot hitmakers... MORE ››

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Chuck Willis

From an early age, Chuck Willis was mainly interested in writing songs...and he was very good at it. When inspiration caught hold, he would lock himself away for days at a time working on new material, no collaborators needed. But before long this fascination with melody and lyrics took him to another level as he began singing, something it turned out he also had quite a knack for. His style wasn't overbearing nor was it too soft; he hit an even keel with an approach that worked well for fast and slow tempos. Several rock and roll classics resulted. He lived in Atlanta, Georgia most of his life. Born Harold Willis in 1928, it was his fate to grow up near Decatur Street in the downtown area where a great many nightclubs provided a bustling backdrop of jazz and blues sounds. Ideas for songs came naturally and by 1946, when he was ... MORE ››

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You Were On My Mind
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There are three versions of "You Were on My Mind" that, over a three year period, established the song as one of the most memorable of the mid-1960s. Written by Sylvia Fricker, who married singing partner Ian Tyson shortly before their original version was recorded, it became the single release from Ian and Sylvia's album Northern Journey ... MORE ››