Oldies Music Sitemap - Page 1 2016-09-26

50s 60s and 70s Popular Culture and Oldies Music
Sites that deal with popular youth culture of America and Britain in the 1950s, 1060s, and 1970s.

Paul is Dead -- Frequently Asked Questions about the Paul McCartney death hoax
A list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Paul McCartney and the persistent rumor surrounding his alleged death in a car crash in 1966, including information on his replacement, clues in Beatles songs and album covers, and the history of the hoax.

Top 10 Oldies Songs About Cars
Here's the top 10 biggest and best car songs to hit AM radio during the 50s, 60s, and 70s. List includes

Jerry Lee Lewis and The Myra Brown Scandal
Jerry lee Lewis married his third cousin, Myra Gale Brown. It created a scandal because of their close blood relationship and Myra's age of 13.

Rock Dances of the Fifties and Sixties
The great dances of the Fifties and Sixties, and their place in the history of rock and roll and the rock generation.

50s Pop Singers, Groups, and Songs
The pop music of the pre-rock and roll 50s - the singers, bands, and songs that made the postwar crowd dance and swoon!

50s Songs - Music of the Fifties - Oldies
The classic golden oldies of the 1950s, including doo-wop, rockabilly, pop, rock and roll, R&B and more, including history and info on the songs and hit singles, and the rock pioneers who made them! From your Oldies Guide at About.com.

The Top 10 Songs 1955-1959
Lists of the best and most popular rock and pop and R&B songs from 1955-1959, from your Oldies guide at About.com.

Top Ten Hits of the 60s - Sixties songs and artists - Oldies music
The Top 10 hits of the Sixties, the most influential and biggest singles of the years 1960-1969, compiled by your Oldies guide at About.com.

British Invasion Music - 60s Rock Bands - Oldies
Everything British Invasion -- all about the classic 60s Brit groups that changed rock and roll forever, including mod, freakbeat, Merseybeat and more! From Oldies at About.com.

60s pop music - Sixties songs and artists - Oldies
The best Sixties pop, not rock: the songs and styles which took a stand against the hip mainstream to create an adult music for the turbulent decade.

Sunshine Pop music - Sixties songs and artists - Oldies
The music called

Other 60s music - Sixties songs and artists - Oldies
Styles of 60s music you don't often hear about, as well as the bands, singers, and artists who made the songs. From Oldies at About.com.

Blue-eyed Soul music - Sixties songs and artists - Oldies
The white artists of the 60s who sang with soul, and the peculiar pop-soul hybrids they came up with, including the big hits and the classic obscurities.

Surf and Hot Rod music - Sixties songs, bands, singers and artists - Oldies
Surf music and hot rod music -- the evolution of the styles, the important bands and artists, and the classic hits and influential songs of the genre.

Folk Rock music - Sixties songs and artists - Oldies
All about folk-rock, the style which introduced

Dance craze music - Sixties songs and artists - Oldies
Everything from the Twist to the Pony! The history of the early 60s dance craze and the hit novelty songs that caused it -- and info on the dances themselves!

Carolina Beach and Shag music - Sixties songs and artists - Oldies
All about Carolina beach and shag music, the slow and sexy dance songs of the East Coast that define sweet Sixties soul. From Oldies at About.com.

Motown music - Sixties songs and artists - Oldies
The

50s Music - Fifties songs and artists - Oldies
All about 50s music, its history, artists, and development, featuring info on the Fifties' biggest hits and most important groups. From your Oldies Guide at About.com.

60s music - Sixties songs and artists - Oldies
60s music and the bands, singers, and artists who made the songs of the Sixties. From Oldies at About.com.

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Disco Rock Songs - Oldies Music
Disco rock songs? It happened. Here's a list of hit '70s disco songs made by rock artists between 1978 and 1980, when it seemed disco would rule the world.

Oldies Music: History, Songs, Playlists, Albums
Learn about oldies musicians from the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Read biographies and info about your favorite oldies bands and browse playlists and album suggestions.

Forbidden Love and Cheating Songs Playlist - Oldies Music
Cheating songs and forbidden love songs of the 50s, 60s, and 70s -- oldies about affairs and other bad romances - a playlist about cheating and cheaters.

Other 70s music - Seventies songs and artists - Oldies
Other super sounds of the 70s, including glam, bubblegum, and more!

Best Rock Instrumental Hits of the 70s
The best rock instrumentals of the 1970s: Philly Soul epics, rock and funk workouts, novelties, and more! A tribute to the Seventies' best instrumentals.

Best Rock Instrumentals of the 60s
The best rock instrumentals of the Sixties, including soul smashes, surf classics, novelties, and more! A tribute to the best music without words of rock's first golden age.

Best Oldies Rock Instrumentals of the 50s
The top 10 best rock instrumentals of the Fifties, including drum solos, guitar workouts, novelties, and more! A tribute to the best oldies instrumentals of rock's first golden age. From your Oldies Expert at About.com.

The Hollies - Profile, History, and Music
A profile of The Hollies, the British Invasion band that captivated audiences on both sides of the ocean with hits like

The Beatles -- You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) -- History and Information from the Oldies Guide at About.com
The history of and story behind the Beatles song

What Are the Top "Paul Is Dead" Clues in Beatles Songs?
Since all accounts of the Paul is Dead story have Paul dying no earlier than fall of 1966, musical clues are limited here to albums after then.

The Beatles Songs - Song History and Information for Beatles Songs
Information about and history of the Beatles' individual songs, complete with recording info, trivia, lyrics, sound files, and more.

The Beatles Albums - History and Information from About.com
All about the history of the Beatles' albums, complete with recording info, trivia, lyrics, sound files, and more on all the songs as well.

"Yesterday" - History of the Classic Beatles Song
The history of and story behind the Beatles song

The Beatles -- Yesterday -- History and Information from the Oldies Guide at About.com
The story behind the Beatles song

Yellow Submarine - History of the Beatles' Song
The history of and story behind the Beatles song

Help! - Beatles Album - History, Info, and Trivia
The story behind the recording of the Beatles'

The Beatles -- Ticket To Ride -- History and Information from the Oldies Guide at About.com
The history of and story behind the Beatles song

The Beatles' "The Ballad of John and Yoko" -- History and Recording
The history of and story behind the Beatles'

The Beatles' Twist and Shout Song History
The history and story behind the Beatles song Twist and Shout, including personnel and recording data and a list of the song's live performances, from your Oldies Expert at About.com.

Strawberry Fields Forever song by the Beatles - History
The history of and story behind the Beatles song

The Beatles -- Strawberry Fields Forever -- History and Information from the Oldies Guide at About.com
The history of and story behind the Beatles song

The Beatles' "Revolution" - History & Story
Information, facts, and trivia about the legendary song

The Beatles -- Rain -- History and Information from the Oldies Guide at About.com
The history of and story behind the Beatles song

The Beatles -- Please Mr. Postman -- History and Information from the Oldies Guide at About.com
The history of and story behind the Beatles song

The Beatles -- Penny Lane -- History and Information from the Oldies Guide at About.com
The history of and story behind the Beatles song

The Beatles Penny Lane History and Trivia
The story behind the Beatles song

The Beatles -- Paperback Writer -- History and Information from the Oldies Guide at About.com
The history of and story behind the Beatles song

The Beatles -- Old Brown Shoe -- History and Information from the Oldies Guide at About.com
The history of and story behind the Beatles song

The Beatles -- Nowhere Man -- History and Information from the Oldies Guide at About.com
The history of and story behind the Beatles song

The Beatles -- Little Child -- History and Information from the Oldies Guide at About.com
The history of and story behind the Beatles song

The Beatles' "Let It Be" History and Information
The history of and story behind the Beatles song

The Beatles -- Let It Be -- History and Information from the Oldies Guide at About.com
The history of and story behind the Beatles song

The Beatles - I Wanna Be Your Man - History and Information from the Oldies Guide at About.com
The history of and story behind the Beatles song

The Beatles -- I'm Down -- History and Information from the Oldies Guide at About.com
The history of and story behind the Beatles song

The Beatles "I Want To Hold Your Hand" History and Information
The history of and story behind the Beatles song

The Beatles -- I Am The Walrus -- History and Information from the Oldies Guide at About.com
The history of and story behind the Beatles song

The Beatles -- I Am The Walrus -- History and Information from the Oldies Guide at About.com
The history of and story behind the Beatles song

The Beatles - Hold Me Tight - History and Information from the Oldies Guide at About.com
The history of and story behind the Beatles song

"Hey Jude" by the Beatles -- History and Recording
One of the few Beatles compositions to be written directly about, and for, a personal associate,

"Hey Jude" - A Guide to the Classic Beatles Song
Read the

The Beatles -- Help! -- History and Information from the Oldies Guide at About.com
The history of and story behind the Beatles song

The Beatles -- Hello Goodbye -- History and Information from the Oldies Guide at About.com
The history of and story behind the Beatles song

Eleanor Rigby Trivia
The story behind the Beatles song

The Beatles -- Eleanor Rigby -- History and Information from the Oldies Guide at About.com
The history of and story behind the Beatles song

"Don't Let Me Down" by the Beatles - History
The history of and story behind the Beatles song

Come Together by the Beatles - Song History and Information
The history of and story behind the Beatles song

The Beatles -- Baby, You're A Rich Man -- History and Information from the Oldies Guide at About.com
The history of and story behind the Beatles song

The Beatles - All You Need Is Love - Song History
The Beatles - All You Need Is Love - History and Information from the Oldies Expert at About.com

The Beatles - All You Need Is Love - History and Information from the Oldies Guide at About.com


Guide Profile: Buddy Holly
Profile of musician Buddy Holly, one of rock and roll's most important artists of the oldies era.

Peter and Gordon Profile - History of Peter and Gordon - Songs, Biography, and History
Peter and Gordon were the British Invasion's answer to the Everly Brothers, a duo whose tight harmonies and folky style endeared them to millions with lush romantic classics such as

The Worst Old School Number One Hits
The worst classic hits to ever hit Number One in the 50s, 60s, and 70s, complete with samples and song history! Dumb #1 hits hard to explain away today.

"Paul Is Dead": The Clues in Beatles Album Covers
The

Girl Groups and Oldies Music
The web's best sites devoted to the classic Sixties girl groups and their sound, including the Supremes, the Ronettes, the Shangri-Las and hundreds more!

Soul Music - Sixties Music - 60s Oldies
The 60s soul music classics from Memphis, Detroit, Chicago, and elsewhere - info about the sweet soul music you love, and the artists who made it happen!

70s pop music - Seventies AM Gold - Oldies songs and artists
The AM radio gold of the 70s pop scene -- the hits that came over the transistor radio in the Seventies, including info on the artists who made the classic songs! From Oldies at About.com.

Holiday Music
The net's best places to find collector's information specifically aimed at the oldies collector.

The Best Wedding Oldies Music, Part Two
Another list of old school wedding songs and wedding oldies music guaranteed to make the ceremony a little sweeter and the reception a little lovelier.

The Best Summer Beach Music Albums
The best summer oldies music and classic beach music albums - surf, soul, drag, and shag! All the big hits and some songs you haven't fallen in love with yet!

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 2016 Guide
A guide to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 2016 from Your Oldies Expert at About.com -- specifically, how lovers of 50s, 60s, and 70s rock, pop, and R&B can best use their time while choosing from the

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 2016 Guide
A guide to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 2016 from Your Oldies Expert at About.com -- specifically, how lovers of 50s, 60s, and 70s rock, pop, and R&B can best use their time while choosing from the

Doo Wop Groups, Artists, Music and History
The web's best guide to doo-wop music, its history, artists, music, and development, featuring info on the genre's biggest hits and most important groups. From your Oldies Guide at About.com.

Doo Wop CD Reviews
Reviews of current doo-wop CD releases from your About.com Oldies Guide, including guides to purchasing them for the lowest possible price.

'50s Teen Idols, Artists, Music and History
The web's best guide to '50s teen idols, their music, history, and development, featuring info on the genre's biggest hits and most important artists. From your Oldies Guide at About.com.

Country And Western Oldies Music
The best country and western oldies music artists, and the websites devoted to them.

Easy Listening and Beautiful Music
The soothing music of the classic postwar era, including

Lounge Music And Exotica
The lounge music of the classic postwar era, including exotic and electronic music, as well as tunes for your space age bachelor pad.

Rockabilly Artists and Oldies Music
All about this early country-blues hybrid of rock and roll.

Rock and Roll Pioneers
The legends of early rock and roll music -- the giants who formed an entirely new genre and cultural movement out of America's discarded subcategories.

Top 10 Biggest and Most Popular Doo-Wop Songs
The most popular, biggest, highest charting doo-wop songs of all time -- the ballads, the novelties, the sock-hop favorites. Is your favorite on the list?

Best Pop Instrumental Hits of the 60s
The best pop instrumentals of the Sixties, including classic '60s movie themes, classical motifs, chamber pop, and more! The biggest hit instrumentals of pop's postwar period.

The Top 10 Worst Disco Songs
The worst disco songs of all time! '70s Disco mania inspired creativity, outright hatred, and a truckload of ridiculous novelties, and here are the 10 stupidest, trashiest disco hits of the '70s.

Songs About Fathers - Oldies Music
Songs about fathers who were there and fathers who weren't, and tributes to dads in general -- a playlist for Father's Day from your Expert at oldies.about.com.

Bread Songs, Music, and Band History
Bread, the band featuring singer-songwriter David Gates, dominated the soft-rock scene of the early Seventies with gentle, sentimental favorites like

Oldies Music News: April 2016
The latest news for rock and roll, soul, pop and R&B artists of the '50s, '60s, and '70s, compiled here by your Oldies Expert at About.com.

Record Shows and Fairs with OIdies Music
Oldies music record shows and fairs worldwide, and the sites that list them!

Rock and Roll History
The best sites about Oldies Music history and the history of early rock and roll in general.

Oldies Singers and Bands
An alphabetical selection of legendary oldies music artists, from rock to jazz to country, and the best websites devoted to them.

Lyrics, Chords, and Tabs
Lyrics, chords, and tabs for your favorite 50s, 60s, and 70s songs... the best sites for finding words and sheet music for your favorite oldies songs, including the rare and forgotten classic 45s of yesteryear!

What's That Song Called?
Need help identifying oldies music and oldies songs that you've heard in a commercial, movie, or an ancient memory somewhere? Here's the first stop: a selection of guides that can help you find the answer! Includes a shopping guide so you can buy the song right now!

What is Rare Groove? - Oldies, Music Songs and Artists
It's jazzy, it's funky, it's sorta kinda Afro-Cuban, it's got soul, and most of all, it's obscure -- it's

The Impressions Songs, History, and Biography
A profile of the Impressions, the sweet Chicago soul innovators whose leader, Curtis Mayfield, helped pen what some call the soundtrack to the Sixties' civil-rights movement with cuts like

2007 Oldies Music Events, News, and Releases
The major music, news, and events of 2007, as compiled by your Oldies music Guide at About.com.

Oldies Music News and Events
The latest news on all your favorite oldies artists and what they're up to now, including news on the late and lamented and what's happening with their music and legacies.

Holland-Dozier-Holland -- Motown songwriters
They'd all tried their hands at being stars in the Motown hit machine, but things worked out for Brian Holland, Eddie Holland, and Lamont Dozier anyway -- as Holland-Dozier-Holland, they became Motown's biggest songwriting hitmakers, which gives them fair claim to being the biggest songwriters in rock history. And they had other talents, too... Check out the history and songs of Holland-Dozier-Holland in this appreciation, complete with a clickable, listenable list of the trio's most famous songs.

The Beatles' "Here Comes The Sun" History and Information
The history of and story behind the Beatles song

The Creepiest Oldies Lyrics of All Time
The creepiest rock and pop lyrics of the 1950s, '60s, and '70s, featuring songs which are sexually inappropriate towards women, and those which reflected the standards of rock's first golden age. From your Oldies Guide at About.com.

The Beatles' "With A Little Help From My Friends" History
The history and story behind the Beatles song

Classic Beatles Songs History and Information
The history of the Beatles' songs, including facts, charts, session info, trivia, and more, from your Oldies Expert at About.com.

What is Northern Soul Music?
What is Northern Soul music? Oldies Music.

The Top 10 R&B Adult Contemporary Hits of 1950
The ten biggest and best R&B hits of 1950, including West Coast Blues, Chicago Blues, Jump Blues, and New Orleans Piano! A tribute to the best rhythm and blues hits of 1950. From your Oldies Guide at About.com.

Tribute Songs Written for John Lennon
What tribute songs were written for John Lennon?

The Payola Scandal -- Alan Freed and "Rock and Roll"
Did legendary Cleveland Alan Freed invent the term

Elvis Presley Concerts in 1956
A historical timeline of Elvis Presley concerts and appearances in 1956.

Elvis Presley History Timeline 1977
A historical Elvis Presley timeline of dates and important events in the life of the King, focusing on the year 1977, from your Oldies Expert at About.com.

Elvis Presley History Timeline 1975
A historical Elvis Presley timeline of dates and important events in the life of the King, focusing on the year 1975, from your Oldies Expert at About.com.

Elvis Presley History in 1975
A timeline of dates and important events in the career of Elvis Presley, focusing on the year 1975, from July through December. Page 2.

What Happened on December 8, 1980?
What happened on the night of December 8, 1980?

The Crystals Songs, Music, and History
The Crystals were Phil Spector's other big girl-group mainstay of the early Sixties, cranking out classics such as

History of Elvis Presley's Suspicious Minds
The history and story behind the Elvis Presley song

Elvis Presley History Timeline 1959
A historical Elvis Presley timeline of dates and important events in the life of the King, focusing on the year 1959, from your Oldies Expert at About.com.

Elvis Presley History Timeline 1961
The history of Elvis Presley in 1961, including Elvis singles, concerts, important dates and more. A historical Elvis Presley timeline courtesy of your oldies music guide at About.com.

Elvis Presley Concerts in 1955
A historical timeline of Elvis Presley concerts and appearances in 1955.

Elvis Presley Concerts in 1955 - July-December
A historical timeline of Elvis Presley concerts and other on-stage appearances from July - December of 1955. Page 2.

Elvis Presley History Timeline 1955
A historical Elvis Presley timeline of dates and important events in 1955, written and compiled by your Oldies Expert at About.com.

Elvis Presley History Timeline 1954
A historical Elvis Presley timeline of dates and important events in the life of the King for the year 1954, written and compiled by your Oldies Expert at About.com.

Elvis Presley Movies Filmography 1964
A historical timeline of Elvis Presley movies from 1964.

Elvis Presley History Timeline 1976
A historical Elvis Presley timeline of dates and important events in the life of the King, focusing on the year 1976, from your Oldies Expert at About.com.

Elvis Presley History Timeline 1973
A historical Elvis Presley timeline of dates and important events in the life of the King, focusing on the year 1973, from your Oldies Expert at About.com.

Elvis Presley Timeline 1973 - Elvis Presley History - 1973
A historical Elvis Presley timeline of dates and important events in the life of the King, focusing on the year 1973, from your oldies guide at About.com. Page 2.

Elvis Presley Filmography 1969
A historical timeline of Elvis Presley movies from 1969.

Dance Crazes FAQ -- How Many Songs Were There?
How many

Thanksgiving Songs -- Oldies Music That Gives Thanks
The following 11 oldies, all featuring variations on the word

"Evil Woman," Electric Light Orchestra (1975)
Hate Valentine's Day? Alone and loving it? Or are you looking to feel good about the woman who made you feel bad? Try my list of Top Ten Oldies Breakup songs aimed at women... it's the perfect antidote to the bad relationship blues.

"I Can See for Miles," The Who (1967)
Hate Valentine's Day? Alone and loving it? Or are you looking to feel good about the woman who made you feel bad? Try my list of Top Ten Oldies Breakup songs aimed at women... it's the perfect antidote to the bad relationship blues.

Ten Classic Songs About Breaking Free From Bad Women
Hate Valentine's Day? Alone and loving it? Or are you looking to feel good about the woman who made you feel bad? Try my list of Top Ten Oldies Breakup songs aimed at women... it's the perfect antidote to the bad relationship blues.

"Take a Letter Maria," R.B. Greaves (1969)
Hate Valentine's Day? Alone and loving it? Or are you looking to feel good about the woman who made you feel bad? Try my list of Top Ten Oldies Breakup songs aimed at women... it's the perfect antidote to the bad relationship blues.

"I Hear You Knockin'," Smiley Lewis (1955)
Hate Valentine's Day? Alone and loving it? Or are you looking to feel good about the woman who made you feel bad? Try my list of Top Ten Oldies Breakup songs aimed at women... it's the perfect antidote to the bad relationship blues.

"It's Just a Matter of Time," Brook Benton (1959)
Hate Valentine's Day? Alone and loving it? Or are you looking to feel good about the woman who made you feel bad? Try my list of Top Ten Oldies Breakup songs aimed at women... it's the perfect antidote to the bad relationship blues.

"Big Girls Don't Cry," The Four Seasons (1962)
Hate Valentine's Day? Alone and loving it? Or are you looking to feel good about the woman who made you feel bad? Try my list of Top Ten Oldies Breakup songs aimed at women... it's the perfect antidote to the bad relationship blues.

"I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better," The Byrds (1965)
Hate Valentine's Day? Alone and loving it? Or are you looking to feel good about the woman who made you feel bad? Try my list of Top Ten Oldies Breakup songs aimed at women... it's the perfect antidote to the bad relationship blues.

"Under My Thumb," The Rolling Stones (1966)
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"Little Girl," Syndicate of Sound (1966)
Hate Valentine's Day? Alone and loving it? Or are you looking to feel good about the woman who made you feel bad? Try my list of Top Ten Oldies Breakup songs aimed at women... it's the perfect antidote to the bad relationship blues.

"96 Tears," ? and the Mysterians (1966)
Hate Valentine's Day? Alone and loving it? Or are you looking to feel good about the woman who made you feel bad? Try my list of Top Ten Oldies Breakup songs aimed at women... it's the perfect antidote to the bad relationship blues.

"I Will Survive," Gloria Gaynor (1978)
Hate Valentine's Day? Alone and loving it? Or are you looking to feel good about leaving the man who made you feel bad? Try my Top Ten list of oldies breakup songs, aimed at men... it's the perfect antidote to the bad relationship blues.

Ten Classic Songs About Breaking Free From Bad Men
Hate Valentine's Day? Alone and loving it? Or are you looking to feel good about leaving the man who made you feel bad? Try my Top Ten list of oldies breakup songs, aimed at men... it's the perfect antidote to the bad relationship blues.

"You're No Good," Linda Ronstadt (1974)
Hate Valentine's Day? Alone and loving it? Or are you looking to feel good about leaving the man who made you feel bad? Try my Top Ten list of oldies breakup songs, aimed at men... it's the perfect antidote to the bad relationship blues.

"Cry Me A River," Julie London (1955)
Hate Valentine's Day? Alone and loving it? Or are you looking to feel good about leaving the man who made you feel bad? Try my Top Ten list of oldies breakup songs, aimed at men... it's the perfect antidote to the bad relationship blues.

"Who's Sorry Now," Connie Francis (1958)
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"Hit The Road Jack," Ray Charles
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"I Know (You Don't Love Me No More)," Barbara George (1961)
Hate Valentine's Day? Alone and loving it? Or are you looking to feel good about leaving the man who made you feel bad? Try my Top Ten list of oldies breakup songs, aimed at men... it's the perfect antidote to the bad relationship blues.

"I Done Got Over It," Irma Thomas (1962)
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"These Boots Are Made For Walkin'," Nancy Sinatra (1966)
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"Want Ads," Honey Cone (1971)
Hate Valentine's Day? Alone and loving it? Or are you looking to feel good about leaving the man who made you feel bad? Try my Top Ten list of oldies breakup songs, aimed at men... it's the perfect antidote to the bad relationship blues.

"You're So Vain," Carly Simon (1972)
Hate Valentine's Day? Alone and loving it? Or are you looking to feel good about leaving the man who made you feel bad? Try my Top Ten list of oldies breakup songs, aimed at men... it's the perfect antidote to the bad relationship blues.

Tribute Songs That Sound Like Elvis
The all time greatest and most popular Elvis Presley imitations, impersonations, and tributes on record... a list of the most prominent vocal pretenders to the King's throne, handpicked by your Oldies guide at About.com.

Oldies Songs About War for Soldiers
A selection of oldies songs and music written about (and often from the perspective of) soldiers, war, fighting, and those they leave behind... a list of 60s and 70s top 40 classics handpicked exclusively by your Oldies Expert at About.com.

The Animals Songs, Music, and History
A profile of the Animals, the group on the front lines of the British Invasion that scored big with

Top Ten Oldies Songs of 1977
The oldies.about.com guide to the top ten oldies songs of 1977 - the smash hits, the important singles, and the historical artifacts. Complete with music reviews, information, trivia, and more.

The Band War Profile, Songs, Music, and History
A profile of War, the Latin-funk bar band that backed the Animals' Eric Burdon on

Top Ten Oldies Songs of 1976
The oldies.about.com guide to the top ten oldies songs of 1976 - the smash hits, the important singles, and the historical artifacts. Complete with music reviews, information, trivia, and more.

Top Ten Oldies Songs of 1979
The oldies.about.com guide to the top ten oldies songs of 1979 - the smash hits, the important singles, and the historical artifacts. Complete with music reviews, information, trivia, and more.

Don McLean's "American Pie" Meaning of Verse 5
What's the meaning of Verse 5 of Don McLean's

Don McLean's "American Pie" Meaning of Verse 3
What's the meaning of Verse 3 of Don McLean's

Don McLean's "American Pie" Meaning of Verse 2
What's the meaning of Verse 2 of Don McLean's

What Does Don McLean Think About "American Pie"?
What has Don McLean himself had to say about his classic hit

History of the Jackson 5 song I Want You Back
The history and story behind the Jackson 5 song

Songs, Biography, and History of the Big Bopper
Before he was unfortunately immortalized in the plane crash that also took the lives of Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens, J.P.

Gene Pitney History, Charts, and Songs
Profile of the 'Town Without Pity' singer, pop idol, master of teenage romantic angst, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Gene Pitney.

Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass (History & Biography)
Herb Alpert was a fledgling record executive when he put his label on the map by blowing his horn... but he quite accidentally became an instrumental (and vocal) star all his own with

Today in Oldies Music History - April 2 - This Day in Oldies History - April 2 in Music
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on April 2 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.

"Respect" by Aretha Franklin - The history of this feminist anthem
Pop music's first feminist anthem was a happy accident of sorts, a blues song about sex that became a catalyst for a failed marriage. Read the history and creation of Aretha's

America (The Band) Songs, Music, and History
All about America, the soft-rock band that dominated the early Seventies with folky, thoughtful radio mainstays like

What is Motown Music? Songs, Definition, and History
A basic guide to the music of Motown, including its various songs, sounds, and styles, and how it fits into popular music.The best in '60s pop-soul!

The Top 10 Greatest Oldies Dance Songs and Crazes
The Top 10 best oldies dance songs of all time -- the classic dance crazes of the Fifties and Sixties, and the songs that made them famous!

ABBA Songs, History and Trivia
A profile of ABBA, the Swedish powerhouse that made the world safe for Europop with big hits like

Simon and Garfunkel Songs, Biography, and History
A profile of Paul Simon and Art Garnfukel, folk-rock's most successful duo of all time, responsible for taking the genre to new heights with hits like

Carpenters (the Band) Songs, Music, and History
The Carpenters were soft-rock's greatest duo, led by the magnificent voice of Karen Carpenter on sunshiny yet moving classics like

Bubblegum Pop Music and Oldies
Love it or hate it, you can't deny that Bubblegum pop was one of the most popular movements of late-Sixties and early-Seventies radio. It's even inspired modern generations of musicians who recognize its cheesy appeal. This week, I'm checking out the history of true bubblegum and how it was created. Come along!

Tom Jones Profile -- History of Tom Jones -- Find out more about Tom Jones
A profile of Tom Jones, the Welsh sex symbol who's been setting hearts on fire since the late Sixties with sleek, dramatic hits like

Simon and Garfunkel Reunion Tour
The rumors are now fact - Simon and Garfunkel are reuniting for a North American tour, their first national jaunt in over 20 years! Read the press, buy tickets here, and visit the best S&G websites in order to prepare yourself for the historic concerts!

The Ventures Songs, History, and Music
They popularized the fuzz box, helped invent surf music, brought up entire generations of guitar gods, had five albums on the charts at once, and sold more records in Japan than the Beatles. Not bad for a couple of Pacific Northwest construction workers. This Ventures profile, which includes information on their singles and albums, is one of a series on music's most popular artists of the rock and roll oldies era, written and compiled by your oldies Expert here at About.com.

The Stylistics Profile -- History of The Stylistics -- Find out more about The Stylistics
The Stylistics were the vocal group most responsible for popularizing

50s R&B Artists
The music and artists of Fifties rhythm and blues, that postwar style of hard urban danceable blues that bridged the gap between traditional blues and the rock and roll styles of the future.

Girl Group Music and Artists FAQ
Got a question about the classic Sixties-era girl groups, the famous producers and songwriters who helped craft their sound, or the fad in general? This FAQ can help... frequently asked questions about girl groups and their music, answered by your Oldies Guide here at About.com!

Ray Charles
The man who had more to do with the development of soul than any other, the Genius who fused gospel, blues, pop, and country elements into his own signature sound.

The Diamonds: In the Spotlight - Doo Wop - Oldies Music
The Diamonds were one in a long line of white pop vocal groups of the 50s who covered black R&B hits, but the difference is that they were good at it, which is why their big hits

The Chantels songs, music and history
The Chantels established the

The Beatles - Octopus's Garden - History and Information on the Beatles song Octopus's Garden
The history of and story behind the Beatles song

Jan and Dean Songs, History, and Biography
The sometimes tragic history of these surf and hot-rod vocal pioneers, including a list of their hits, along with facts and trivia.

Little Anthony and the Imperials Songs, History and Biography
A profile of Little Anthony and the Imperials, the doo-wop mainstays who hit it big with

The Four Tops Songs, Music, and History
The Four Tops were music's longest-running success story for many years, touring with all original members for four decades and charting hits from 1965's

Sun Records Profile - History, Music, and Songs
Sun Records was the label that helped define rockabilly, produced at least a half dozen of rock's most important stars, and also began rock and roll itself at least twice. This Sun Records history is one of a series of profiles on rock and roll's most important record labels of the oldies era, written and compiled by your Guide here at oldies.about.com.

Phil Spector Profile -- History of Phil Spector -- Find out more about Phil Spector
A profile of Phil Spector, the First Tycoon of Teen, the producer responsible for creating the famous

Louis Jordan Profile -- History of Louis Jordan -- Louis Jordan Songs, Biography, and Trivia
Louis Jordan was the father of rhythm and blues, the man who took swing to a harder, funnier, jumpier place, scoring an uncommon number of smash hits and paving the way for rock and roll with

Gladys Knight and the Pips Profile -- History of Gladys Knight and the Pips -- Find out more about Gladys Knight and the Pips
A profile of Gladys Knight and the Pips, Motown's unfortunate

Carole King - History of Carole King - Music and Biography
Carole King began her illustrious career writing hits, mainly for girl-groups, at New York's famous Brill Building before launching the singer-songwriter movement in the 70s with her megahit

Etta James Profile - Songs, Biography, and History
Etta James is best known for the wedding-day standard At Last, but she had a wide and varied career of more than four decades.

Elton John Profile -- History of Elton John -- Find out more about Elton John
A profile of Elton John, the biggest pop superstar of the Seventies, a legendarily flamboyant performer, and a mainstay on radio for four decades thanks to classic hits like

Clyde McPhatter Profile - History of Clyde McPhatter - Songs, Biography, and History
Clyde McPhatter's era-defining stints as lead singer of the Drifters and with Billy Ward and the Dominoes was just the beginning of this proto-soulster's career, which also resulted in solo hits like

Profile: The Beach Boys
One of a series of profiles on rock and roll's most important artists of the oldies era, written and compiled by your Guide here at oldies.about.com.

James Brown profile - History of Soul - Oldies music
The story of James Brown, the

Percy Sledge History, Songs, and Charts
If you loved

Stevie Wonder History, Charts, and Songs
Profile of one of rock's most idiosyncratic, yet accessible songwriters, who created a politically-charged blend of soul, jazz, & funk that transformed R&B forever.

Martha and the Vandellas History, Charts, and Songs
Martha Reeves, along with Rosalyn Ashford and Betty Kelly provided a harder, more soulful counterpart to the Supremes in Motown's stable.

Tina Turner History, Charts, and Songs
One in a series of profiles on rock and roll's most important artists of the oldies era, written and compiled by your Guide here at oldies.about.com.

Doo-Wop Artists, Groups, and Singers
The legendary artists that started out on street corners and went on to dominate radio with their new blend of gritty urban R&B and romantic pop vocal.

The Moonglows History, Charts, and Songs
One in a series of profiles on rock and roll's most important artists of the oldies era, written and compiled by your Guide here at oldies.about.com.

Ritchie Valens Songs, Biography, and Death
The story of Ritchie Valens, whose appropriation of Latino styles helped pave the way for Tex-Mex with songs like

Motown Music Label: History, Artists, Biggest Hits
One in a series of profiles on rock and roll's most important record labels of the oldies era, written and compiled by your Guide here at oldies.about.com.

Guide Profile: Aretha Franklin
One in a series of profiles on rock and roll's most important artists of the oldies era, written and compiled by your Guide here at oldies.about.com.

50s R&B - Rhythm And Blues Musicians of the 50s - Oldies Music
The music that helped birth early rock and roll. Featuring the great R&B and urban blues stars of the late 40s and early 50s, and those who stayed with the raw music even after rock took off.

Oldies album Reviews -- New music from artists of the 50s, 60s, and 70s
Looking for that perfect Oldies music compilation on CD? These lists and guides will help you put together the perfect collection of oldies music for the digital age! Includes price guides, so you can buy CDs right now at the lowest possible price.

Fats Domino's 10 Biggest Songs - Oldies Music
The biggest Fats Domino songs and Top 40 hits from the '50s and '60s, classic New Orleans R&B from the Fifties from your Oldies Expert at About.com!

The Death of John Lennon - Frequently Asked Questions
The murder of John Lennon: a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the horrible incidents of December 8, 1980, including Lennon's murderer, the circumstances which led to his death, conspiracy theories, music, tributes, and more.

John Lennon and the FBI FAQ -- Frequently Asked Questions
A list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about John Lennon and his early-Seventies battle with the FBI, the Nixon Administration, the Immigration and Naturalization Service, and more. Includes info about Jon Weiner and his struggle to get the FBI files on Lennon declassified.

Fifties Payola Scandal - Frequently Asked Questions
A list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the 1959

2011 new album reviews - Oldies music
The latest new studio albums by your favorite oldies artists, still making music after all these years! Reviews of the latest cds released by oldies bands and singers, from the oldies guide at About.com.

2012 new album reviews - Oldies music
The latest new studio albums by your favorite oldies artists, still making music after all these years! Reviews of the latest cds released by oldies bands and singers, from the oldies guide at About.com.

2013 Album Reviews
The best new studio albums and classic compilations by oldies artists released in 2013.

"American Pie" and Don McLean FAQ
Got a question about Don McLean's legendary hit

Tales of Tragedy - Oldies Artists and Songs - Oldies Music
A list of places and landmarks connected with real-life musical tragedy and fictional events in oldies songs from the 50s, 60s, and 70s, complete with history and directions. From your Oldies Guide at About.com.

Tales of Tragedy - Oldies Artists' Crash Sites
A list of places and landmarks connected with real-life musical tragedy and fictional events in oldies songs, complete with history and directions. Page 2.

Road Trip Albums From the 50s, 60s and 70s
The best road trip songs and music from the 50s, 60s, and 70s -- rock and roll, blues, boogie, country, and other compilation albums of oldies music.

History of John Lennon's Bigger Than Jesus Quote
The ensuing outrage helped kick the band offstage for good, jumpstart the youth counteruclture of the '60s in America -- and almost get the band killed.

Little Willie John Songs, Music and History
Little Willie John may have been the first true soul singer, but he rarely crossed over to the pop charts, and many of his biggest R&B hits are better known by later artists' cover versions --

The 10 Weirdest Phil Spector Moments
The weirdest days of famed girl-group producer (and Lana Clarkson murderer) Phil Spector -- public displays, gunplay, and troubles in love and court.

10 Two Chord Songs From the '50s, '60s, and '70s
Only know how to play two chords? These ten hit two chord songs are known by everyone! Here's a list of two chord songs from the 50s, 60s, & 70s.

Don McLean's "American Pie" -- Helter Skelter
What's the meaning of Verse 4 of Don McLean's

The Most Famous Elvis Hits of All Time - Oldies Music
The 10 biggest Elvis Presley hits of all time, Elvis best and most famous hits and singles, their stories and their history.

The 10 Most Popular Disco Songs of All Time
A list of the biggest disco songs and hottest classic disco hits of all time, as compiled and written by your Oldies Expert at About.com.

Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers Songs, Music, and History
All about Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers, the world's first boy band and doo-wop legends for songs such as

Oldies Music News: March 2016
The latest news for rock and roll, soul, pop and R&B artists of the '50s, '60s, and '70s, compiled here by your Oldies Expert at About.com.

70s music - Seventies songs and artists - Oldies
The best 70s music, including information on Seventies pop, rock disco and soul songs, and articles on the artists who made them! From Oldies at About.com.

Revolver - Beatles Album - History, Info, and Trivia
The story behind the recording of the Beatles'

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - Beatles Album - History, Info, and Trivia
The story behind the recording of the Beatles'

The Isley Brothers Profile -- History of the Isley Brothers -- Find out more About the Isley Brothers
A history of the Isley Brothers, one of the longest-lasting and most influential acts in the history of R&B, scoring hits across several decades with

Today in Oldies Music History - March 12 - This Day in Oldies History - March 12 in Music
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on March 12 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.

Playlist: A Spring Symphony
Mad at the groundhog? Still stuck in the snow? Celebrate the seasonal renewal that is spring with this suite of songs about showers, sunshine, green grass, and the end of winter. This playlist flows gently and brightly from the mid-Sixties to the late Seventies in search of that perfect springtime feel. Download the songs here and let this playlist thaw that frozen mood.

Female Oldies Singers - Women in Rock Music History
All about the struggle of women in the history of rock and roll and oldies music -- a look at how females influenced the musical styles of a generation and their simultaneous struggle for equality. From your Oldies Expert at About.com.

Songs From Movies - Oldies Music
A guide to the hits of the '50s, '60s, and '70s used in today's hit movies, including where they occur in the film and why, compiled here by your Oldies Expert at About.com.

Patsy Cline -- Biography, Music, and History
She resisted her destiny at almost every turn, but Patsy Cline was instrumental in bringing the torch song over to country, and with it a sense of pop elegance that had never been seen in the genre. In the process, she transcended musical tastes and became a full-fledged pop diva... until the demands of her fame helped lead her to an early death. Learn all about the life, music and career of Patsy Cline in my latest profile.

What is Country Soul Music? - Oldies Songs
A basic guide to

Lou Christie Songs, Music, and History
Lou Christie was a teen idol with a freakish falsetto even higher than Frankie Valli's, but his career as a '60s heartthrob was marked at every turn by an inability to play by the rules, both on and off record -- especially when it came to the ladies. Yet the voice behind

The Del-Vikings Songs, Music, and History
The Del-Vikings were the first integrated rock group to scale the American charts, but the doo-woppers behind

Al Green Songs, Music, and History
A history of Al Green, the master of seductive yet romantic soul who ruled the charts in the Seventies with songs such as

John Lennon FBI Investigation FAQ -- Why did John Lennon and Yoko Ono originally move to the United States?
Why did John Lennon and Yoko Ono originally move to the United States?

- By Category
An index of categories in the

The Top 10 Greatest Oldies Rock Musicals
The 10 greatest Oldies Musical Films of all time -- movies, specials, and documentaries about, with, and for the greatest generation of rock in the '50s, '60s, and '70s. From your Oldies Expert at About.com.

Don McLean's "American Pie" -- The girl who sang the blues
What's the meaning of Verse 6 of Don McLean's

Johnnie Ray -- Biography, Music, and History
He had tons of stage presence, a distinctive style, and could sing the blues like a black artist. So why didn't Johnnie Ray become a phenomenon like Sinatra and Elvis, the two teen idols who bookended his career? Turns out he did -- but his country, and music history, unfortunately forgot him anyway. Learn all about the life, music and career of Johnnie Ray in my latest profile.

Oldies Music News: February 2016
The latest news for rock and roll, soul, pop and R&B artists of the '50s, '60s, and '70s, compiled here by your Oldies Expert at About.com.

The Ickiest Soft-Rock Hits of the '70s - Oldies Music
Ten '70s soft-rock smashes that make you feel very uncomfortable... big lite-rock hits that went too far in their declarations of love. A list of icky Seventies ballads from your Oldies Guide at About.com.

Today in Oldies Music History: February 21
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on February 21 in oldies rock and roll music history.

Harry Nilsson - History, Songs and Biography
Harry Nilsson was the quintessential pop chameleon and singer-songwriter iconoclast in an era that was bursting with them, finding the occasional hit with songs like

Soft rock - Seventies songs and artists - Oldies
The original soft rock sounds of the 70s, the gentle, easygoing adult contemporary hits and the stories of the artists who made them.

Today in Oldies Music History: February 14
Births, deaths, chart action, recordings, and,

Rock And Roll Prisoners - Rockers In Jail - Oldies Artists Who've Done Time
A list of important rock, soul, and pop artists who have spent a long time in prison for various offenses, or were caught up in short but notorious jail sentences. Page 2.

Oldie Rock and Roll Artists Who've Been in Jail
A list of important rock, soul, and pop artists who have spent a long time in prison for various offenses, or who were caught up in short but notorious jail sentences. From your Oldies Guide at About.com.

Romantic Duets From the 50s, 60s, and 70s
The greatest oldies romantic duets of the 50s, 60s, and 70s... not just the obvious pledges of love and devotion (although they're here, too), but also funny, sad, tragic, and otherwise unconventional duets that symbolize the perils of love as well as the joys.

Romantic Duets From the 50s, 60s, and 70s
The greatest oldies romantic duets of the 50s, 60s, and 70s... not just the obvious pledges of love and devotion (although they're here, too), but also funny, sad, tragic, and otherwise unconventional duets that symbolize the perils of love as well as the joys.

The Top Ten Romantic Albums and Oldies Love Songs
Ready for Valentine's Day? Better set the mood! The discs in my Top Ten list of great romantic albums can melt the hardest of hearts, whether you're trying to rekindle an old flame, start a new one burning, or merely hoping to make up for last year. Pop, R&B, doo-wop, soul, lounge, country, and more... here's my pick for the ten greatest Oldies albums for lovers.

Earth, Wind & Fire Songs, Music, and History
The story of Earth, Wind & Fire, the huge collective that helped bring black spirituality and a higher awareness into the '70s R&B mainstream with classic hits like

The Top Ten Mardi Gras Songs and Oldies Music
A list of the best Mardi Gras oldies, as celebrated by New Orleans carnival revelers for decades now, as picked by me, your oldies guide at About.com. Funk, rock, R&B, brass band music, and more from the 50s, 60s, and 70s.

The Meaning Behind Don McLean's "American Pie"
What is Don McLean's hit song. Oldies Music.

Today in Oldies Music History: February 3
Births, deaths, chart action, recordings, and more on this day in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com!

Oldies Musicians Who Died in 2015
Far too many of oldies music's greats -- the ones who made the music you love, even if you don't realize it -- have passed away unsung, the result of an industry that rewards celebrity, sometimes to the point of ignoring hard work and talent. Here's a day-by-day list of the rock, soul, and R&B artists who passed away in 2015, the famous and the not-so-famous, just a few names in the crowd that create the music millions of us sometimes take for granted.

Oldies Musicians Who Died in 2014
Oldies artists who passed away in 2014 -- a list of rock, soul, pop, and R&B musicians who died in 2014, their final end, and their legacies explained. A lost from your Oldies Expert at About.com.

Oldies Musicians Who Died in 2014
Oldies artists who passed away in 2014 -- a list of rock, soul, pop, and R&B musicians who died in 2014, their final end, and their legacies explained. A lost from your Oldies Expert at About.com.

Oldies Musicians Who Died in 2014
Oldies artists who passed away in 2014 -- a list of rock, soul, pop, and R&B musicians who died in 2014, their final end, and their legacies explained. A lost from your Oldies Expert at About.com.

Oldies Musicians Who Died in 2014
Oldies artists who passed away in 2014 -- a list of rock, soul, pop, and R&B musicians who died in 2014, their final end, and their legacies explained. A lost from your Oldies Expert at About.com.

Oldies Musicians Who Died in 2014
Oldies artists who passed away in 2014 -- a list of rock, soul, pop, and R&B musicians who died in 2014, their final end, and their legacies explained. A lost from your Oldies Expert at About.com.

Oldies Musicians Who Died in 2014
Oldies artists who passed away in 2014 -- a list of rock, soul, pop, and R&B musicians who died in 2014, their final end, and their legacies explained. A lost from your Oldies Expert at About.com.

Oldies Musicians Who Died in 2014
Oldies artists who passed away in 2014 -- a list of rock, soul, pop, and R&B musicians who died in 2014, their final end, and their legacies explained. A lost from your Oldies Expert at About.com.

Oldies Musicians Who Died in 2014
Oldies artists who passed away in 2014 -- a list of rock, soul, pop, and R&B musicians who died in 2014, their final end, and their legacies explained. A lost from your Oldies Expert at About.com.

Today in Oldies Music History: February 2
Births, deaths, chart action, recordings, and more on this day in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Oldies Expert at About.com.

Music Myths, Hoaxes and Urban Legends
The Top Ten myths and urban legends about rock and pop in the 50s, 60s, and 70s, how they started, and why they're totally (or at least mostly) false. From your Oldies Expert at About.com.

Today in Oldies Music History: February 1
Births, deaths, chart action, recordings, and, in 1985, The Eagles' Glenn Frey makes his acting debut in an episode of NBC's Miami Vice.

Chic Band Songs, Music, and History
All about Chic, the disco powerhouse that redefined '70s disco with huge smashes like

The Platters Songs, Music, and History
The Platters were the king of the pop vocal groups in the late Fifties, indelibly linked to doo-wop even though they didn't utilize the style. Find out more about the group behind

Johnny Ace Songs, Music, and History
Johnny Ace was rock's first tragedy, but he was also a musical pioneer, exploding onto the R&B scene with songs like

Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) Songs. History and Trivia
The history, music and songs of Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), the 70s band that merged classical music and Beatles-style pop with AM hits like

Chicago Songs, History, and Biography
Chicago (the band) is best known for songs like

What Is Swamp Pop Music? - Oldies Songs
A basic guide to Swamp Pop music, its best and most popular artists, singers, and songs, and a history of how the style fits into other areas of popular music. From the Oldies music Expert at About.com.

The Beatles "Love Me Do" Song - History
The history of and story behind the Beatles song

What is Rockabilly Music? - Oldies Music
A basic guide to rockabilly music, its best and most popular artists, bands, singers, and songs, and a history of how the style fits into other areas of popular music. From the Oldies music Expert at About.com.

This Day in Oldies History - March 6 in Music
Today, March 6, in oldies rock and soul music history, including births, deaths, events, charts, sessions, concerts, and more. This day in music history from your Expert at oldies.about.com.

This Day in Oldies History - October 10 in Music
Today, October 10, in oldies rock and soul music history, including births, deaths, events, charts, sessions, concerts, and more. This day in music history from your Expert at oldies.about.com.

Stax/Volt soul - Sixties Music - 60s Oldies
The legendary Memphis label that defined Southern soul and deep soul, featuring Booker T.'s backup band and Otis. And that's only where it begins.

Stax Records' 10 Biggest Hits - 60s and 70s soul
The biggest smash hits from the Stax/Volt labels - legendary soul (and funk) smashes that turned the label into a force to be reckoned with. Classic soul hits from the '60s and '70s from your Oldies Expert at About.com!

The Manhattans -- Biography, Music, and History
For a group that only had two big pop hits -- although one was a #1 smash and one won a Grammy -- The Manhattans made their names in not one but three different styles and eras of soul.

Oldies Music News: January 2016
The latest news for rock and roll, soul, pop and R&B artists of the '50s, '60s, and '70s, compiled here by your Oldies Expert at About.com.

Barry White Songs, Music, and History
A history of Barry White, R&B's greatest seducer who was a major presence in the Seventies with hits like

Classic Novelty Music - A basic guide
They're funny, they're weird, they're sometimes incredibly annoying... but novelty songs were king in the early days of rock and roll, and still manage to sneak through popular culture to this very day! Here's a basic guide to classic novelty pop music and comedy songs, novelty's best and most popular artists, bands, singers, and songs, and a history of how the style fits into other areas of popular music.

Oldies Music Playlist and Mixtape 110: The Glory of Love
All your favorite doo-wop ballads (and some songs you may not be so familiar with) in one place, flowing together in my own unique mix... a doo-wop love songs playlist you can use as some serious Valentine's Day mood music -- or mellow background music, if you like. Either way, you can get the songs right here! Check out my playlist of great romantic doo-wop ballads here. Page 2.

Oldies Music Playlist: The Glory of Love (Romantic Doo-Wop)
All your favorite doo-wop ballads (and some songs you may not be so familiar with) in one place, flowing together in my own unique mix... a doo-wop love songs playlist you can use as some serious Valentine's Day mood music -- or mellow background music, if you like. Either way, you can get the songs right here! Check out my playlist of great romantic doo-wop ballads here.

The Flamingos (Flamingoes) Songs, Biography, and History
The Flamingos were one of the Fifties' finest and most influential doo-wop groups, scoring big with

The Eagles Songs, History, and Biography
The Eagles brought country into the mainstream and brought rock into the SoCal scene, but life in

Abraham, Martin and John - Dion - The story of the famous civil rights song
The history of Dion's

Songs About Money - Classic Oldies
Now more than ever, money and the lack thereof is on everyone's mind -- but oldies music wrestled with the mercurial nature of the beast for decades, pondering just how much it makes the world (and love itself) go 'round. Check out my list of great money-obsessed songs from the 50s, 60s, and 70s, classic tunes dealing directly with money, poverty, greed, and wealth, including big hits, classic tracks, and near-obscurities.

The Grass Roots Songs, History and Biography
For decades, The Grass Roots were merely an underrated and nearly faceless hit machine. But in their short stay near the top, they evolved from a folk-rock front band to engineer an intoxicating blend of blue-eyed soul and bubblegum, crafting a career and a backstory that touches on everything from

David Bowie Dies at 69
Iconic glam rock legend David Bowie passed away on January 10, 2016, just two days after his 69th birthday and the release of his latest album, Blackstar.

The Top 10 Biggest Motown Hits of All Time
Contrary to popular opinion, the assembly-line approach of capitalism doesn't always lead to inferior musical product - it just means there's a lot of production, a lot of trial and error in finding the right combination of elements that'll tickle the fancy of the American public. The Motown label, and its head Berry Gordy, proved that in spades: Gordy used to have his

The Best Reissue Albums of 2015
The best reissue albums of 2015 by Oldies Music artists -- pop, soul, rock, and more classics from the vault, created by the best '50s, '60s, and '70s music artists! From your Expert at Oldies at About.com.

"The Last Mardi Gras," Professor Longhair
The best reissue albums of 2014 by Oldies Music artists -- pop, soul, rock, and more classics from the vault, created by the best '50s, '60s, and '70s music artists! From your Expert at Oldies at About.com.

"Riding Your Way: The Lost Transcriptions," Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys
The best reissue albums of 2014 by Oldies Music artists -- pop, soul, rock, and more classics from the vault, created by the best '50s, '60s, and '70s music artists! From your Expert at Oldies at About.com.

"Elvis: That's The Way It Is (Deluxe Edition)," Elvis Presley
The best reissue albums of 2014 by Oldies Music artists -- pop, soul, rock, and more classics from the vault, created by the best '50s, '60s, and '70s music artists! From your Expert at Oldies at About.com.

"Here Come the Nice: The Immediate Years 1967-1969," The Small Faces
The best reissue albums of 2014 by Oldies Music artists -- pop, soul, rock, and more classics from the vault, created by the best '50s, '60s, and '70s music artists! From your Expert at Oldies at About.com.

"Country Funk Volume II: 1967-1974," Various Artists
The best reissue albums of 2014 by Oldies Music artists -- pop, soul, rock, and more classics from the vault, created by the best '50s, '60s, and '70s music artists! From your Expert at Oldies at About.com.

"Singles As & Bs 1965-1970," The Seeds
The best reissue albums of 2014 by Oldies Music artists -- pop, soul, rock, and more classics from the vault, created by the best '50s, '60s, and '70s music artists! From your Expert at Oldies at About.com.

"Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (40th Anniversary Edition)," Elton John
The best reissue albums of 2014 by Oldies Music artists -- pop, soul, rock, and more classics from the vault, created by the best '50s, '60s, and '70s music artists! From your Expert at Oldies at About.com.

"Out Among the Stars," Johnny Cash
The best reissue albums of 2014 by Oldies Music artists -- pop, soul, rock, and more classics from the vault, created by the best '50s, '60s, and '70s music artists! From your Expert at Oldies at About.com.

"The Apple Years: 1970-1975," George Harrison
The best reissue albums of 2014 by Oldies Music artists -- pop, soul, rock, and more classics from the vault, created by the best '50s, '60s, and '70s music artists! From your Expert at Oldies at About.com.

"Nothing Has Changed," David Bowie
The best reissue albums of 2014 by Oldies Music artists -- pop, soul, rock, and more classics from the vault, created by the best '50s, '60s, and '70s music artists! From your Expert at Oldies at About.com.

Johnny Rivers Profile -- History of Johnny Rivers -- Find out more about Johnny Rivers
A profile of Johnny Rivers, the

American Bandstand (Timeline, History and Trivia)
Even if you already know that ABC's American Bandstand was the MTV before MTV (or even the YouTube before YouTube), the extent of its influence, when taken all at once, is still phenomenal. Doo-wop, teen idols, psychedelic rock, disco, even hip-hop -- Dick Clark and his show were there for all of it. But it took some luck and some guts to get it on the air in the first place. Read all about the amazing and influential history of American Bandstand here.

"Singles As & Bs 1965-1970," The Seeds
The best reissue albums of 2014 by Oldies Music artists -- pop, soul, rock, and more classics from the vault, created by the best '50s, '60s, and '70s music artists! From your Expert at Oldies at About.com.

The Best New Albums of 2015 - Oldies Music
The best new studio albums of 2015 reintroduced the world to classic artists of the '50s, '60s, and '70s, but they accomplished much more than that, reviving the muses of some, rewriting the playbook of others, getting a few the recognition they deserved back when they were toiling away in the rock, soul, R&B, and pop salt mines and affording some the chance to be taken truly seriously for the first time. Here are the best of 2015's new studio albums by classic oldies artists.

"Elvis: That's The Way It Is (Deluxe Edition)," Elvis Presley
The best reissue albums of 2014 by Oldies Music artists -- pop, soul, rock, and more classics from the vault, created by the best '50s, '60s, and '70s music artists! From your Expert at Oldies at About.com.

"Nothing Has Changed," David Bowie
The best reissue albums of 2014 by Oldies Music artists -- pop, soul, rock, and more classics from the vault, created by the best '50s, '60s, and '70s music artists! From your Expert at Oldies at About.com.

"Riding Your Way: The Lost Transcriptions," Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys
The best reissue albums of 2014 by Oldies Music artists -- pop, soul, rock, and more classics from the vault, created by the best '50s, '60s, and '70s music artists! From your Expert at Oldies at About.com.

"The Last Mardi Gras," Professor Longhair
The best reissue albums of 2014 by Oldies Music artists -- pop, soul, rock, and more classics from the vault, created by the best '50s, '60s, and '70s music artists! From your Expert at Oldies at About.com.

"Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (40th Anniversary Edition)," Elton John
The best reissue albums of 2014 by Oldies Music artists -- pop, soul, rock, and more classics from the vault, created by the best '50s, '60s, and '70s music artists! From your Expert at Oldies at About.com.

"The Apple Years: 1970-1975," George Harrison
The best reissue albums of 2014 by Oldies Music artists -- pop, soul, rock, and more classics from the vault, created by the best '50s, '60s, and '70s music artists! From your Expert at Oldies at About.com.

"Country Funk Volume II: 1967-1974," Various Artists
The best reissue albums of 2014 by Oldies Music artists -- pop, soul, rock, and more classics from the vault, created by the best '50s, '60s, and '70s music artists! From your Expert at Oldies at About.com.

"Here Come the Nice: The Immediate Years 1967-1969," The Small Faces
The best reissue albums of 2014 by Oldies Music artists -- pop, soul, rock, and more classics from the vault, created by the best '50s, '60s, and '70s music artists! From your Expert at Oldies at About.com.

"Out Among the Stars," Johnny Cash
The best reissue albums of 2014 by Oldies Music artists -- pop, soul, rock, and more classics from the vault, created by the best '50s, '60s, and '70s music artists! From your Expert at Oldies at About.com.

70s R&B - Seventies soul songs and artists - Oldies
Seventies R&B, soul, disco, and funk... the best in 70s soul artists and music, including information on the decade's best songs and bands! From Oldies at About.com.

70s Singer-songwriters - Seventies songs and artists - Oldies
The original singer-songwriters of the classic 70s period, the sensitive folk types who brought a new intimacy and depth to radio in the Seventies.

Philly Soul - Seventies songs and artists - Oldies
The smooth, ultra-romantic offshoot of soul that took hold of Philadelphia in the early 70s and bridged the gap between vocal groups and disco!

70s Disco music - Seventies songs and artists - Oldies
The first wave of disco, the dance music that took the pop world by storm in the late 70s and turned a regional black and gay music culture into a suburban phenomenon!

Top Ten Hits of the 70s - Seventies songs and artists - Oldies music
The Top 10 hits of the 70s, the most influential and biggest singles of the years 1970-1979, compiled by your Oldies guide at About.com.

"Bop Gun (Endangered Species)," Parliament
The year disco and funk entered their final showdown for the hearts and feet of the pop mainstream was a heady one, with several of the decade's artist's reaching a creative and commercial peak. But there were new artists coming out of the woodwork all the time, acts that understood the future, whatever it was, would require serious chops and an unprecedentedly fat groove. Read all about the greatest R&B hits of 1977 here.

"I've Got Love on My Mind," Natalie Cole
The year disco and funk entered their final showdown for the hearts and feet of the pop mainstream was a heady one, with several of the decade's artist's reaching a creative and commercial peak. But there were new artists coming out of the woodwork all the time, acts that understood the future, whatever it was, would require serious chops and an unprecedentedly fat groove. Read all about the greatest R&B hits of 1977 here.

"Serpentine Fire," Earth, Wind & Fire
The year disco and funk entered their final showdown for the hearts and feet of the pop mainstream was a heady one, with several of the decade's artist's reaching a creative and commercial peak. But there were new artists coming out of the woodwork all the time, acts that understood the future, whatever it was, would require serious chops and an unprecedentedly fat groove. Read all about the greatest R&B hits of 1977 here.