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"Don't Leave Me This Way," Thelma Houston
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.

"Got to Give It Up," Marvin Gaye
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.

"Disco Inferno," The Trammps
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.

"Float On," The Floaters
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.

The R&B Songs That Ruled 1979
The year 1979 was the last great flowering of disco, and arguably the last great flowering of classic R&B before electrofunk and quiet storm took over, hip-hop changed the rules of black music forever, and an invasion of sharp-looking white Brits arrived, armed with keyboards, to ironically offer up their take on classic soul, funk and Motown. In the meantime, however, R&B stayed busy getting jazzier, lighter, and naughtier -- and crossing over to a degree it would arguably never manage again. Here are the greatest R&B hits of 1979.

"Boogie Nights," Heatwave
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.

"Best Of My Love," The Emotions
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.

"Brick House," The Commodores
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.

The '68 Elvis Comeback Christmas Special
Four decades later, the legacy remains - this simple NBC-TV special remains one of the more fascinating career resurrections in entertainment history. How did the King do it? More importantly, why did he do it? All questions are answered here!

The '68 Elvis Comeback Special - Singer NBC Elvis Christmas Special - '68 Comeback
Decades later, the legacy remains - How did the King do it? More importantly, why did he do it? All questions are answered here! Page 2.

So This Is Christmas
John Lennon's homage to Phil Spector and his classic Christmas sound was, typically, also an agent of change, or at least it attempted to be -- it may have missed its chance at first, but

Best Christmas CDs - Holiday Oldies
The Top Ten Christmas albums of the

The Top 40 Christmas Oldies Songs and Holiday Music
A list of the greatest Christmas and Holiday songs of the '50s, '60s, and '70s, presented by your Oldies Guide at About.com, including song history, recording info, chart action, and more.

Sonny and Cher Profile and History
Sonny and Cher began as the folkie's teen pinup duo, a cannily crafted symbol of rebellion on songs like

What Is Mod Music? - Sixties Music
A guide to classic 60s mod music, its best and most popular artists and songs, and a history of how the mod style fits into other areas of popular music. From your Oldies music Expert at About.com.

Donovan History, Songs, and Biography
The story of Donovan, the folk-pop hippie icon of the 60s who defined the commercial side of his generation's music with classic hits like

Great American Songbook Songs and Singers -- Oldies Music
A basic guide to Great American Songbook music, its best and most popular artists, bands, singers, and songs, and a history of how the style fits into other areas of pop music. From the Oldies music Expert at About.com.

What is British Invasion Music? - History of Oldies Music
A basic guide to

Shangri-Las Songs, Biography, and History
The Shangri-Las were both the toughest and most dramatic of all the early-Sixties girl groups, a fact proven on hits like

Soft Rock Music and Songs - Oldies Music
A basic guide to soft rock music, its greatest songs and artists, as well as examples of the genre and information on how this style fits in with other styles of popular music. From your Oldies Expert at About.com.

Oldies Music News: December 2015
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.

What is Swamp Rock? - Oldies Songs and Bands
It's seldom understood, but often invoked:

The Daily Ukulele (Fakebook)
The best Christmas gifts for oldies music lovers and retro enthusiasts for the 2014 Holiday season, including new cds, dvds, books, and more. Compiled by your Oldies Expert at About.com!

Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story
The best Christmas gifts for oldies music lovers and retro enthusiasts for the 2014 Holiday season, including new cds, dvds, books, and more. Compiled by your Oldies Expert at About.com!

Peter Paul and Mary: Fifty Years in Music and Life
The best Christmas gifts for oldies music lovers and retro enthusiasts for the 2014 Holiday season, including new cds, dvds, books, and more. Compiled by your Oldies Expert at About.com!

The U.S. Albums
The best Christmas gifts for oldies music lovers and retro enthusiasts for the 2014 Holiday season, including new cds, dvds, books, and more. Compiled by your Oldies Expert at About.com!

The Midnight Special
The best Christmas gifts for oldies music lovers and retro enthusiasts for the 2014 Holiday season, including new cds, dvds, books, and more. Compiled by your Oldies Expert at About.com!

2015 Oldies Music Holiday Gift Guide
The best Christmas gifts for oldies music lovers and retro enthusiasts for the 2015 Holiday season, including new cds, dvds, books, and more. Compiled by your Oldies Expert at About.com!

Brian Jones: The Making of the Rolling Stones
The best Christmas gifts for oldies music lovers and retro enthusiasts for the 2014 Holiday season, including new cds, dvds, books, and more. Compiled by your Oldies Expert at About.com!

1964 Flickback Trivia Playing Cards
The best Christmas gifts for oldies music lovers and retro enthusiasts for the 2014 Holiday season, including new cds, dvds, books, and more. Compiled by your Oldies Expert at About.com!

'60s Retro Candy Decade 50th Birthday Gift Box
The best Christmas gifts for oldies music lovers and retro enthusiasts for the 2014 Holiday season, including new cds, dvds, books, and more. Compiled by your Oldies Expert at About.com!

That's The Way It Is (Deluxe Edition
The best Christmas gifts for oldies music lovers and retro enthusiasts for the 2014 Holiday season, including new cds, dvds, books, and more. Compiled by your Oldies Expert at About.com!

Motown 25: Yesterday Today Forever
The best Christmas gifts for oldies music lovers and retro enthusiasts for the 2014 Holiday season, including new cds, dvds, books, and more. Compiled by your Oldies Expert at About.com!

The Spinners Songs, History, and Biography
The Spinners, while from Detroit, were nevertheless one of the most critically and commercially successful of the

KC and the Sunshine Band Albums, Songs, and History
KC and the Sunshine band were the group that introduced the Latin-funk

Brenda Lee Songs and History - Oldies Music
Profile of vocalist Brenda Lee, who, along with Patsy Cline, popularized the Sixties version of

The Top 10 Elvis Presley DVDs
The top ten Elvis Presley DVDs of all time - compilations, original albums, live recordings, and more! A handy shopping list from your oldies.about.com guide. Compare prices and buy these Elvis DVDs here!

The Top 10 Elvis Presley Books
The About.com guide to a Elvis Presley book collection -- biographies, histories, and guides no Elvis fan should be without, complete with reviews and a price comparison guide!

The story of the "Monster Mash" song - All about this classic Halloween favorite
The story of

Tony Bennett - History of Tony Bennett - Music and Biography
Tony Bennett personified the

Oldies Music News: November 2015
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.

Phil Spector / Lana Clarkson Murder Trial
Legendary '60s music icon Phil Spector stands trial for the alleged murder of actress Lana Clarkson in 2003... is the famed architect of the

Trial of Phil Spector for the Murder of Lana Clarkson
Legendary '60s music icon Phil Spector stands trial for the alleged murder of actress Lana Clarkson in 2003... is the famed architect of the

Top 10 Rockabilly Songs
A list of the ten most popular and highest charting rockabilly songs of all time, as compiled and written by your Oldies Guide at About.com.

Novelty Songs of the '70s - Oldies Music
Whatever turmoil the world might have been going through in the 1950s and 1960s -- and there was a lot -- novelty records pretty much stayed out of the fray, concentrating on safe subjects like summer camp, marriage, social drinking, and rock and roll itself. That was all over by Watergate: likely as not, the funniest and strangest hits of the '70s were as likely to take on economics, politics, and changing social mores. Oh, and there was a lot more sex. Here's the second tier of the greatest novelty hits of the 1970s.

"Boogie Nights," Heatwave
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.

The R&B Songs That Ruled 1978
1978 was the year disco broke big in the mainstream, once and for all, yet the most interesting developments in R&B had nothing to do with it: Philly Soul was dying, soul men were finding the light, funk was getting electronic, and the ladies were swept up in their own quiet storm. The sound of the '80s was beginning to be defined before the decade had even arrived. Here are the greatest R&B hits of 1978.

"Float On," The Floaters
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.

"Best Of My Love," The Emotions
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.

"Brick House," The Commodores
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.

"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.

"Disco Inferno," The Trammps
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.

"Don't Leave Me This Way," Thelma Houston
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.

"Got to Give It Up," Marvin Gaye
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.

Top 10 Oldies Myths 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 Guide at About.com. Page 2.

Urban Legends and Myths About Early Rock and Roll
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. Page 3.

The Monkees -- Songs, Members, and History
Here they come... beloved by literally generations of fans, sneered at by the hip, and eventually done in by their disgust at their own nature. And yet, the music not only holds up, so do the TV shows and bizarre filmic experiences; few bands have ever walked both sides of the pop-culture fence with such daring and consistency. Read my profile of the

Three Dog Night Profile Songs, History and Trivia
A profile of Three Dog Night, the incredibly popular 70s AM staples who scored over and over with golden oldies like

Today in Oldies Music History: January 21
Births, deaths, chart action, recordings, and, in 1957, Unknown singer Patsy Cline wins CBS' Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts with the song

What is Glam Rock Music? - Oldies Music Songs and Artists
A basic guide to classic 70s Glam Rock music, its best and most popular artists, bands, singers, and songs, and a history of how the style fits into other areas of pop and rock music. From the Oldies Expert at About.com.

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What is Brill Building Music? - Oldies Music Songs and Artists
A basic guide to

The Top 40 Christmas Oldies Songs and Holiday Music -- #1
A countdown of the greatest Christmas and Holiday songs of the '50s, '60s, and '70s, including the 1957 hit

Wilson Pickett Songs, Music, and Hits
Being the wildest of the Memphis soul men was no mean feat, but Wilson Pickett surpassed even those expectations with his screaming high notes and grunting delivery.

What is Dance Craze Music? - Oldies Songs and Artists
A basic guide to

Oldies Music News - October 2014
October 2014 news about rock and roll, soul, pop and R&B artists of the '50s, '60s, and '70s, including 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees.

Oldies Music News: November 2014
November 2014 news about rock and roll, soul, pop and R&B artists of the '50s, '60s, & '70s, including the

Oldies Artists' Music News and Events
December 2014 news about rock and roll, soul, pop and R&B artists of the '50s, '60s, and '70s, including the passing of Bobby Keys and Ian McLagan.

Oldies Music Events and News for May 2015
May 2015 news about rock and roll, soul, pop and R&B artists of the '50s, '60s, and '70s, including The Kinks' Biopic and the passing of Ben E. King.

Tommy James and the Shondells Songs, Music, and History
A profile of Tommy James and the Shondells, the almost-forgotten garage rockers who finally hit with

Oldies Music News: January 2015
January 2015 news about rock and roll, soul, pop and R&B artists of the '50s, '60s, and '70s, including Paul McCartney's collaboration with Kanye West.

Oldies Music News for February 2015
February 2015 news about rock and roll, soul, pop & R&B artists of the '50s, '60s, & '70s, including the passing of Lesley Gore, & a guilty verdict for Gary Glitter.

Oldies Music News - Joni Mitchell in the Hospital
April 2015 news on rock and roll, soul, pop and R&B artists of the '50s, '60s, and '70s, including Percy Sledge, Joni Mitchell, and Cynthia Lennon.

Oldies Music Artists Who Died In 2013
A list of Oldies musical artists and performers who left us in March and April of 2013, including biographies, histories, and more. Page 2.

Oldies Music Artists Who Died In 2013
A list of Oldies musical artists and performers who left us in May, June and July of 2013, including biographies, histories, and more. Page 3.

2013 Celebrity Deaths - Oldies Music Artists Who Died In 2013 - Oldies Music
A list of Oldies musical artists and performers who left us in 2013, including biographies, histories, and more, compiled by your Oldies Guide at About.com. Page 4.

Oldies Music Artists Who Died In 2013
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2013 Celebrity Deaths - Oldies Music Artists Who Died In 2013 - Oldies Music
A list of Oldies musical artists and performers who left us in 2013, including biographies, histories, and more, compiled by your Oldies Guide at About.com.

Today in Oldies Music History: January 4
Births, deaths, chart action, recordings, and, in 1954, a young Elvis Presley enters the Memphis Recording Service to record a song for his mother's birthday

Today in Oldies Music History: January 7
Births, deaths, chart action, recordings, and, in 1950, Ernest Tubb makes his first appearance at The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN.

Today in Oldies Music History: January 3
Births, deaths, chart action, recordings, and, in 1960, Bobby Darin and Connie Francis perform as a duo on CBS' Ed Sullivan Show.

Today in Oldies Music History: January 26
Births, deaths, chart action, recordings, and, in 1934, The Apollo Theatre opens in Harlem, New York City, as a

Today in Oldies Music History: January 25
Births, deaths, chart action, recordings, and, in 1958. Elvis Presley's

Today in Oldies Music History: January 22
Births, deaths, chart action, recordings, and, in 1962, Gene Chandler makes his television debut on ABC's American Bandstand.

Today in Oldies Music History: January 18
Births, deaths, chart action, recordings, and, in 1973, Pink Floyd begin recording their legendary Dark Side of the Moon album.

Today in Oldies Music History: January 17
Births, deaths, chart action, recordings, and, in 1971. Marvin Gaye performs the national anthem at Superbowl V in Miami, FL.

Today in Oldies Music History: January 19
Births, deaths, chart action, recordings, and, in 1957, Johnny Cash makes his first national television appearance on CBS' Jackie Gleason Show.

Today in Oldies Music History: January 16
Births, deaths, chart action, recordings, and, in 1976, The television variety show Donny and Marie, starring Donny and Marie Osmond, debuts on ABC.

Today in Oldies Music History: January 13
Births, deaths, chart action, recordings, and, in 1979, The YMCA organization sues the Village People for copyright infringement over their song of the same name.

Today in Oldies Music History: January 11
Births, deaths, chart action, recordings, and, in 1964, Billboard magazine publishes its first country and western album chart.

Today in Oldies Music History: January 10
Births, deaths, chart action, recordings, and, in 1949, RCA announces its newest creation, the seven-inch vinyl record, to be played at 45 rpm.

Today in Oldies Music History: February 8
Births, deaths, chart action, recordings, and, in 1982, Cher makes her Broadway debut in

Today in Oldies Music History: February 5
Births, deaths, chart action, recordings, and, in 1957, Bill Haley arrives in London for his first British tour, the first by any American rock star.

Today in Oldies Music History: February 4
Births, deaths, chart action, recordings, and, in 1966, The Who play their first show as headliners, at the Astoria in Finsbury Park, England.

Today in Oldies Music History: February 15
Births, deaths, chart action, recordings, and, in 1972, The US government's new anti-piracy laws are enacted, a response to widespread bootlegging of major artists.

Today in Oldies Music History: February 10
Births, deaths, chart action, recordings, and, in 1976, Elvis Presley is made an honorary Captain in the Memphis Police Department.

Today in Oldies Music History: February 13
Births, deaths, chart action, recordings, and, in 1988, Michael Jackson purchases a ranch in Santa Ynez, CA, which he renames

Today in Oldies Music History: December 8
Births, deaths, chart action, recordings, and, in 1980, former Beatle John Lennon is murdered in New York by a deranged fan just outside the Dakota Hotel.

Today in Oldies Music History: December 6
Births, deaths, chart action, recordings, and, in 1969, the infamous rock concert known as Altamont, takes place in Altamont, CA.

Today in Oldies Music History: December 3
Births, deaths, chart action, recordings, and, in 1965, Keith Richards is electrocuted and knocked unconscious during a Rolling Stones concert in Sacramento, CA.

Today in Oldies Music History: December 12
Births, deaths, chart action, recordings, and, in 1966, Pink Floyd performs their first concert, for the Oxfam Benefit at London's Royal Albert Hall.

Today in Oldies Music History: December 11
Births, deaths, chart action, recordings, and, in 1960, Aretha Franklin makes her stage debut at New York's Village Vanguard.

Today in Oldies Music History: December 4
Births, deaths, chart action, recordings, and, in 1988, Roy Orbison gives what would prove to be his last concert, in Akron, OH.

Today in Oldies Music History: December 22
Births, deaths, chart action, recordings, and, in 1991, Gregg Allman makes his acting debut as a drug kingpin in the movie Rush.

Today in Oldies Music History: December 14
Births, deaths, chart action, recordings, and, in 1977, The film Saturday Night Fever premieres in New York City, two days before it is released across the country.

Today in Oldies Music History: December 10
Births, deaths, chart action, recordings, and, in 1965, The Grateful Dead perform their first concert in San Francisco's Fillmore Auditorium .

Elvis Presley History in 1971
A historical timeline of dates and important events in the life of Elvis Presley, focusing on July through December of 1971. Page 2.

Elvis Presley Biography 1970
A historical timeline of dates and important events in the career of the King, focusing on September through December of 1970, Page 2.

Elvis Presley History - 1968 Timeline
A historical timeline of dates and important events in the career of Elvis Presley, focusing on the year 1968, from June through December. Page 2.

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

The Zombies Songs, Biography, and History
The Zombies were the jazziest and most sophisticated of all the British Invasion bands, weaving a dark yet mellow tapestry with hits like

The Top Ten Songs of 1974 - Oldies Music
The oldies.about.com guide to the top ten oldies of 1974 -- the smash hits, the important singles, and the historical artifacts. Complete with music reviews, information, trivia, and more.

The Top Songs of 1964 -- Oldies Music
The oldies.about.com guide to the best oldies of 1964 -- the smash hits, the important singles, and the historical artifacts. Complete with music reviews, information, trivia, and more.

New Orleans Soul Music - Oldies Songs and Artists
A basic guide to classic '60s New Orleans Soul, 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 Expert at About.com.

Ray Charles - Sixties Soul Music - 60s Oldies
The life and times and music of Brother Ray, the Genius, Ray Charles, the man who helped create soul and synthesized pop and country into it at the same time.

Northern Soul - Sixties Music - 60s Oldies
The British phenomenon that grew out of mostly forgotten Detroit soul, Northern Soul is a unique UK tradition from the 70s that still thrives today. Learn more about it here.

New Orleans Soul - Sixties Music - 60s Oldies
The somewhat poppy, danceable, funny, funky version of soul New Orleans created in the early Sixties... you know more of these hits and artists than you might think!

James Brown - Sixties Music - 60s Oldies
The king of late-period R&B, the Godfather of Soul, and the architect of funk, James Brown's legacy cannot be overstated... learn all about his life and music here.

What is Folk-Rock Music? - Oldies Songs and Artists
A basic guide to Folk-rock music, its best and most popular artists, composers, singers, and songs, and a history of how the style fits into other areas of pop and rock music. From the Oldies Expert at About.com.

The Top 10 Halloween Oldies
The Top Ten Halloween Oldies of all time, including rock and roll, jazz, pop, R&B and other music from the Fifties, Sixties, and Seventies.

Elvis Presley Timeline: 1965
A historical Elvis Presley timeline of dates and important events in the life of the King, focusing on the year 1965, from your Oldies Expert at About.com.

Elvis Presley Timeline 1965 - Elvis Presley History - 1965
A historical Elvis Presley timeline of dates and important events in the life of the King, focusing on the year 1965, from your oldies guide at About.com. Page 2.

What is Country Rock Music? - Oldies Music Songs and Artists
A basic guide to

Oldies Music News: October 2015
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.

Heather Mills vs. Paul McCartney - Divorce News
The world's most famous billionaire, Paul McCartney, squares off in a nasty divorce trial with his second wife, model and activist Heather Mills. Is the ex-Beatle penny pinching again, or is Heather digging for gold? An overview of the issue, complete with both sides of the story, from your Oldies Guide at About.com.

Heather Mills vs. Paul McCartney -- Divorce news and scandal updates
The world's most famous billionaire, Paul McCartney, squares off in a nasty divorce trial with his second wife, model and activist Heather Mills. Is the ex-Beatle penny pinching again, or is Heather digging for gold? An overview of the issue, complete with both sides of the story, from your Oldies Guide at About.com. Page 2.

The Story of Elvis Presley - Life and Career in 1955
The history of Elvis Presley in 1955, including Elvis singles, concerts, important dates and more. A historical Elvis Presley timeline courtesy of your oldies music guide at About.com.

Paul Revere and the Raiders Songs, Music, and History
A profile of Paul Revere and the Raiders, the most successful garage-rock act of the Sixties and America's response to the British Invasion who created smashes like

James Brown Estate - Family and Legal Issues
James Brown left quite a financial windfall to his friends and family, but the Hardest Working Man In Show Business also left a tangled personal life, to say the least, causing a major scrap over who should get what. Here's an overview of the issue, complete with all sides of the story, from your Oldies Guide at About.com. Page 2.

James Brown Estate -- James Brown News -- James Brown Family and Legal Issues
James Brown left quite a financial windfall to his friends and family, but the Hardest Working Man In Show Business also left a tangled personal life, to say the least, causing a major scrap over who should get what. Here's an overview of the issue, complete with all sides of the story, from your Oldies Guide at About.com.

History of "Summer in the City" by the Lovin' Spoonful
It was the summer anthem for people who couldn't make it to the beach, a portrait of city dwellers trying desperately to beat the heat. Yet

Elvis Presley Timeline 1969 - Elvis Presley History - 1969
A historical Elvis Presley timeline of dates and important events in the life of the King, focusing on the year 1969, from your Oldies Expert at About.com.

Elvis Presley History - 1969 Timeline
A historical Elvis Presley timeline of dates and important events in the life of the King, focusing on the year 1969, from your oldies guide at About.com. Page 2.

Elvis Presley Timeline 1968 - Elvis Presley History - 1968
A historical Elvis Presley timeline of dates and important events in the life of the King, focusing on the year 1968, from your oldies guide at About.com.

Elvis Presley Timeline 1970 - Elvis Presley History - 1970
A historical Elvis Presley timeline of dates and important events in the life of the King, focusing on the year 1970, from your oldies guide at About.com.

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New by Paul McCartney - Album Review and Tracklisting
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Elvis Presley History in 1965
The history of Elvis Presley in 1965, including Elvis singles, concerts, important dates and more. A historical Elvis Presley timeline courtesy of your oldies music guide at About.com.

Elvis Presley Activity in 1963
The history of Elvis Presley in 1963, including Elvis singles, concerts, important dates and more. A historical Elvis Presley timeline courtesy of your oldies music guide at About.com.

Elvis Presley Timeline 1971 - Elvis Presley History - 1971
A historical Elvis Presley timeline of dates and important events in the life of the King, focusing on the year 1971, from your oldies guide at About.com.

Elvis Presley History - 1964
The history of Elvis Presley in 1964, including Elvis singles, concerts, important dates and more. A historical Elvis Presley timeline courtesy of your oldies music guide at About.com.

Elvis Presley History - 1974
A historical Elvis Presley timeline of dates and important events in the life of the King, focusing on the year 1974, from your Oldies Expert at About.com.

The Year in Elvis: 1972 Timeline
A historical Elvis Presley timeline of dates and important events in the life of the King, focusing on the year 1972, from your oldies guide at About.com.

The 10 Greatest R&B Hits of 1959 -- Oldies Music
The ten biggest and best R&B hits of 1959, including Doo-wop, swamp-pop, early soul, novelties, and more! A tribute to the best rhythm and blues hits of 1959. From your Oldies Expert at About.com.

"Grapevine Girl," StayAwayMusic
They're the favorite sonic plaything of post-millennial pop culture lovers: mashups recontextualize two very different songs by combining elements of one with elements of another. The results are often dismal, but when they work -- and these work wonders -- they forge connections between styles that most of us have never considered. Here's a list of the greatest oldies mashups of all time, all prominently featuring and remaking classic hits of the '50s, '60s and '70s.

"Imagine a Jump," Magic Mike
They're the favorite sonic plaything of post-millennial pop culture lovers: mashups recontextualize two very different songs by combining elements of one with elements of another. The results are often dismal, but when they work -- and these work wonders -- they forge connections between styles that most of us have never considered. Here's a list of the greatest oldies mashups of all time, all prominently featuring and remaking classic hits of the '50s, '60s and '70s.

"Hotel Californication," YITT
They're the favorite sonic plaything of post-millennial pop culture lovers: mashups recontextualize two very different songs by combining elements of one with elements of another. The results are often dismal, but when they work -- and these work wonders -- they forge connections between styles that most of us have never considered. Here's a list of the greatest oldies mashups of all time, all prominently featuring and remaking classic hits of the '50s, '60s and '70s.

"Folsom Prison Gangstaz," DJ Topcat
They're the favorite sonic plaything of post-millennial pop culture lovers: mashups recontextualize two very different songs by combining elements of one with elements of another. The results are often dismal, but when they work -- and these work wonders -- they forge connections between styles that most of us have never considered. Here's a list of the greatest oldies mashups of all time, all prominently featuring and remaking classic hits of the '50s, '60s and '70s.

"Karmastition," Go Home Productions
They're the favorite sonic plaything of post-millennial pop culture lovers: mashups recontextualize two very different songs by combining elements of one with elements of another. The results are often dismal, but when they work -- and these work wonders -- they forge connections between styles that most of us have never considered. Here's a list of the greatest oldies mashups of all time, all prominently featuring and remaking classic hits of the '50s, '60s and '70s.

"Crocodile Chop," Neil Cicierega
They're the favorite sonic plaything of post-millennial pop culture lovers: mashups recontextualize two very different songs by combining elements of one with elements of another. The results are often dismal, but when they work -- and these work wonders -- they forge connections between styles that most of us have never considered. Here's a list of the greatest oldies mashups of all time, all prominently featuring and remaking classic hits of the '50s, '60s and '70s.

"The Twist of Single Ladies," Amoraboy
They're the favorite sonic plaything of post-millennial pop culture lovers: mashups recontextualize two very different songs by combining elements of one with elements of another. The results are often dismal, but when they work -- and these work wonders -- they forge connections between styles that most of us have never considered. Here's a list of the greatest oldies mashups of all time, all prominently featuring and remaking classic hits of the '50s, '60s and '70s.

"Lockdown Shelter," team9
They're the favorite sonic plaything of post-millennial pop culture lovers: mashups recontextualize two very different songs by combining elements of one with elements of another. The results are often dismal, but when they work -- and these work wonders -- they forge connections between styles that most of us have never considered. Here's a list of the greatest oldies mashups of all time, all prominently featuring and remaking classic hits of the '50s, '60s and '70s.

The Greatest Oldies Mashups of All Time
They're the favorite sonic plaything of post-millennial pop culture lovers: mashups recontextualize two very different songs by combining elements of one with elements of another. The results are often dismal, but when they work -- and these work wonders -- they forge connections between styles that most of us have never considered. Here's a list of the greatest oldies mashups of all time, all prominently featuring and remaking classic hits of the '50s, '60s and '70s.

"Rapture Riders," Go Home Productions
They're the favorite sonic plaything of post-millennial pop culture lovers: mashups recontextualize two very different songs by combining elements of one with elements of another. The results are often dismal, but when they work -- and these work wonders -- they forge connections between styles that most of us have never considered. Here's a list of the greatest oldies mashups of all time, all prominently featuring and remaking classic hits of the '50s, '60s and '70s.

"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.

"Boogie Nights," Heatwave
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.

"Got to Give It Up," Marvin Gaye
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.

"Best Of My Love," The Emotions
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.

"Disco Inferno," The Trammps
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.

"Don't Leave Me This Way," Thelma Houston
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.

"Float On," The Floaters
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.

"Brick House," The Commodores
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.

The R&B Songs That Ruled 1977
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.

Today in Oldies Music History - October 11 - This Day in Oldies History - October 11 in Music
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on today, October 11, in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.

What is Easy Listening Music? - Oldies Songs and Styles
A basic guide to easy listening music, its best and most popular artists, composers, singers, and songs, and a history of how the style fits into other areas of pop and rock music. From the Oldies Expert at About.com.

What is Boogie Woogie Music? - Oldies Songs and Styles
A basic guide to

What is Jump Blues Music? - Oldies Songs and Styles
A basic guide to jump blues, 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 Expert at About.com.

The History of the Dave Clark Five
A profile of the Dave Clark Five, the British Invasion's second attack on American shores in the mid-Sixties, the raucous and fun group who scored with hits like

The Association Band - Music and Songs of the Association
A profile of the Association, the sextet who bridged the gap between adult contemporary and Sixties hip with well-known songs like

What is Merseybeat Music? - Oldies Music Songs and Artists
A basic guide to Merseybeat 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 Expert at About.com.

Oldies Music News: September 2015
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.

What is Deep Soul Music? A look at this Oldies soul style
A basic guide to

All about Philly Soul, the '70s sound of Philadelphia
A basic guide to

Buddy Holly FAQ -- Buddy's widow
All about Buddy Holly's widow, Maria Elena Santiago, and her place in Buddy Holly's life and legacy, including her controversial stance on licensing the legend's name and face for commercial purposes. From your Oldies Expert at About.com.

What is Frat Rock Music? A look at those Party Rock Oldies
A basic guide to Frat Rock music, its best and most popular artists, composers, singers, and songs, and a history of how the style fits into other areas of pop and rock music. From the Oldies music Expert at About.com.

Buddy Holly FAQ -- The Crickets After Buddy
What happened to the Crickets after Buddy Holly's death? A look at the second life of Buddy Holly's backing band, including famous songs, hits, guest appearances, and awards, from your Oldies Expert at About.com.

Playlist: Jesus Rocks!
A collection of religious and Christian-themed music that made the top 40 in the late '60s and early '70s... check the songs and their descriptions, find which ones are available for download, and make your own oldies playlist!

"Dazz," Brick
The R&B hits of 1976 were considerably jazzier than anything heard since the 1960s at the height of the

"Misty Blue," Dorothy Moore
The R&B hits of 1976 were considerably jazzier than anything heard since the 1960s at the height of the

"Love Hangover," Diana Ross
The R&B hits of 1976 were considerably jazzier than anything heard since the 1960s at the height of the

"The Rubberband Man," The Spinners
The R&B hits of 1976 were considerably jazzier than anything heard since the 1960s at the height of the

"Something He Can Feel." Aretha Franklin
The R&B hits of 1976 were considerably jazzier than anything heard since the 1960s at the height of the

"This Masquerade," George Benson
The R&B hits of 1976 were considerably jazzier than anything heard since the 1960s at the height of the

"Love Ballad," L.T.D.
The R&B hits of 1976 were considerably jazzier than anything heard since the 1960s at the height of the

"Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof off the Sucker)," Parliament
The R&B hits of 1976 were considerably jazzier than anything heard since the 1960s at the height of the

The R&B Songs That Ruled 1976
The R&B hits of 1976 were considerably jazzier than anything heard since the 1960s at the height of the

"Wake Up Everybody," Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes
The R&B hits of 1976 were considerably jazzier than anything heard since the 1960s at the height of the

"I Want You," Marvin Gaye
The R&B hits of 1976 were considerably jazzier than anything heard since the 1960s at the height of the

Runaway -- Del Shannon -- The history and recording of the classic song
Everyone who ever heard it fell in love with it right away, but Del Shannon's smash

Olivia Newton-John - History, Songs and Biography
Olivia Newton-John was the premier pop princess of the '70s. Read history, songs, chart hits, and trivia, other info in this bio.

Today in Oldies Music History - September 22
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on September 22 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.

"Happy-Go-Lucky Me," Paul Evans
Fairy tales, comic strips, escaped animals, alien dance parties, and more -- as American culture spun right out of control in the 1960s, novelty songs chronicled that feeling. Even the second-tier songs of the decade were great at capturing that mood of goofy unease. So well, in fact, that they often backed up into harsh reality. Here's a second look at some of the best novelty songs of the 1960s.

The Greatest Novelty Records of the '60s, Vol.2
Fairy tales, comic strips, escaped animals, alien dance parties, and more -- as American culture spun right out of control in the 1960s, novelty songs chronicled that feeling. Even the second-tier songs of the decade were great at capturing that mood of goofy unease. So well, in fact, that they often backed up into harsh reality. Here's a second look at some of the best novelty songs of the 1960s.

"Baby Sittin' Boogie," Buzz Clifford
Fairy tales, comic strips, escaped animals, alien dance parties, and more -- as American culture spun right out of control in the 1960s, novelty songs chronicled that feeling. Even the second-tier songs of the decade were great at capturing that mood of goofy unease. So well, in fact, that they often backed up into harsh reality. Here's a second look at some of the best novelty songs of the 1960s.

"Little Red Riding Hood," Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs
Fairy tales, comic strips, escaped animals, alien dance parties, and more -- as American culture spun right out of control in the 1960s, novelty songs chronicled that feeling. Even the second-tier songs of the decade were great at capturing that mood of goofy unease. So well, in fact, that they often backed up into harsh reality. Here's a second look at some of the best novelty songs of the 1960s.

"Alley-Oop," The Hollywood Argyles
Fairy tales, comic strips, escaped animals, alien dance parties, and more -- as American culture spun right out of control in the 1960s, novelty songs chronicled that feeling. Even the second-tier songs of the decade were great at capturing that mood of goofy unease. So well, in fact, that they often backed up into harsh reality. Here's a second look at some of the best novelty songs of the 1960s.

"Martian Hop," The Ran-Dells
Fairy tales, comic strips, escaped animals, alien dance parties, and more -- as American culture spun right out of control in the 1960s, novelty songs chronicled that feeling. Even the second-tier songs of the decade were great at capturing that mood of goofy unease. So well, in fact, that they often backed up into harsh reality. Here's a second look at some of the best novelty songs of the 1960s.

"Harry the Hairy Ape," Ray Stevens
Fairy tales, comic strips, escaped animals, alien dance parties, and more -- as American culture spun right out of control in the 1960s, novelty songs chronicled that feeling. Even the second-tier songs of the decade were great at capturing that mood of goofy unease. So well, in fact, that they often backed up into harsh reality. Here's a second look at some of the best novelty songs of the 1960s.

"Wild Thing," Senator Bobby
Fairy tales, comic strips, escaped animals, alien dance parties, and more -- as American culture spun right out of control in the 1960s, novelty songs chronicled that feeling. Even the second-tier songs of the decade were great at capturing that mood of goofy unease. So well, in fact, that they often backed up into harsh reality. Here's a second look at some of the best novelty songs of the 1960s.

"Mr. Custer," Larry Verne
Fairy tales, comic strips, escaped animals, alien dance parties, and more -- as American culture spun right out of control in the 1960s, novelty songs chronicled that feeling. Even the second-tier songs of the decade were great at capturing that mood of goofy unease. So well, in fact, that they often backed up into harsh reality. Here's a second look at some of the best novelty songs of the 1960s.

"Who Put the Bomp (in the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp)," Barry Mann
Fairy tales, comic strips, escaped animals, alien dance parties, and more -- as American culture spun right out of control in the 1960s, novelty songs chronicled that feeling. Even the second-tier songs of the decade were great at capturing that mood of goofy unease. So well, in fact, that they often backed up into harsh reality. Here's a second look at some of the best novelty songs of the 1960s.

"Tip Toe Thru the Tulips," Tiny Tim
Fairy tales, comic strips, escaped animals, alien dance parties, and more -- as American culture spun right out of control in the 1960s, novelty songs chronicled that feeling. Even the second-tier songs of the decade were great at capturing that mood of goofy unease. So well, in fact, that they often backed up into harsh reality. Here's a second look at some of the best novelty songs of the 1960s.

Today in Oldies Music History - September 18 - This Day in Oldies History - September 18 in Music
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on September 18 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Oldies Expert at About.com.

Skull Snaps -- It's a New Day -- Famous Hip-Hop Samples
They were a one-off group, a collection of doo-wop and Uptown Soul vets looking to finally make some noise with bluesy funk... and their one LP didn't accomplish that, Yet the b-side of an obscure single would, years later, put some swing into hip-hop, revitalizing the genre and landing them a permanent place in music history -- well, their drummer, anyway. Read all about Skull Snaps and the legacy of

Yardbirds Songs, History, and Biography
They literally picked up where the Rolling Stones left off, but the Yardbirds were no mere R&B covers artists, British Invasion teen idols, or garage upstarts: they were the purest British white blues band yet, one which produced not one but three guitar gods as they transformed their raveups into psych, jazz, and the beginnings of classic rock. Read all about the music, history, and legacy of the Yardbirds in this profile.

Lieber and Stoller - Great Classic Pop Songwriters
They were two white Jewish men who loved the blues and loved it so much they soon found themselves a successful R&B songwriting duo year before rock n' roll broke. But when a former truck driver named Elvis heard what Vegas did to one of their songs, he was inspired to record the biggest hit of the decade -- and Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller found themselves tasked with bringing rhythm and blues into the pop mainstream. Read all about the Lieber-Stoller legacy -- and hear their contributions to music -- in this appreciation.

Today in Oldies Music History - September 17 - This Day in Oldies History - September 17 in Music
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on September 17 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Guide at oldies.about.com.

"Shining Star," Earth, Wind & Fire
Funk was king in 1975, reaching its ascendancy just as disco started to catch on with the mainstream and classic R&B began to take on a more adult form. In the middle of the decade, the sound of the '70s was still up for grabs, at least in black America, where hedonism was replacing ideology just as it was in white America. Read all about the greatest R&B hits of 1975 here.

The R&B Songs That Ruled 1975
Funk was king in 1975, reaching its ascendancy just as disco started to catch on with the mainstream and classic R&B began to take on a more adult form. In the middle of the decade, the sound of the '70s was still up for grabs, at least in black America, where hedonism was replacing ideology just as it was in white America. Read all about the greatest R&B hits of 1975 here.

"Bad Luck," Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes
Funk was king in 1975, reaching its ascendancy just as disco started to catch on with the mainstream and classic R&B began to take on a more adult form. In the middle of the decade, the sound of the '70s was still up for grabs, at least in black America, where hedonism was replacing ideology just as it was in white America. Read all about the greatest R&B hits of 1975 here.

"Pick up the Pieces," Average White Band
Funk was king in 1975, reaching its ascendancy just as disco started to catch on with the mainstream and classic R&B began to take on a more adult form. In the middle of the decade, the sound of the '70s was still up for grabs, at least in black America, where hedonism was replacing ideology just as it was in white America. Read all about the greatest R&B hits of 1975 here.

"Love Won't Let Me Wait," Major Harris
Funk was king in 1975, reaching its ascendancy just as disco started to catch on with the mainstream and classic R&B began to take on a more adult form. In the middle of the decade, the sound of the '70s was still up for grabs, at least in black America, where hedonism was replacing ideology just as it was in white America. Read all about the greatest R&B hits of 1975 here.

"This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)," Natalie Cole
Funk was king in 1975, reaching its ascendancy just as disco started to catch on with the mainstream and classic R&B began to take on a more adult form. In the middle of the decade, the sound of the '70s was still up for grabs, at least in black America, where hedonism was replacing ideology just as it was in white America. Read all about the greatest R&B hits of 1975 here.

"Fight the Power," The Isley Brothers
Funk was king in 1975, reaching its ascendancy just as disco started to catch on with the mainstream and classic R&B began to take on a more adult form. In the middle of the decade, the sound of the '70s was still up for grabs, at least in black America, where hedonism was replacing ideology just as it was in white America. Read all about the greatest R&B hits of 1975 here.

"Rockin' Chair," Gwen McCrae
Funk was king in 1975, reaching its ascendancy just as disco started to catch on with the mainstream and classic R&B began to take on a more adult form. In the middle of the decade, the sound of the '70s was still up for grabs, at least in black America, where hedonism was replacing ideology just as it was in white America. Read all about the greatest R&B hits of 1975 here.

"Low Rider," War
Funk was king in 1975, reaching its ascendancy just as disco started to catch on with the mainstream and classic R&B began to take on a more adult form. In the middle of the decade, the sound of the '70s was still up for grabs, at least in black America, where hedonism was replacing ideology just as it was in white America. Read all about the greatest R&B hits of 1975 here.

"Love Rollercoaster," The Ohio Players
Funk was king in 1975, reaching its ascendancy just as disco started to catch on with the mainstream and classic R&B began to take on a more adult form. In the middle of the decade, the sound of the '70s was still up for grabs, at least in black America, where hedonism was replacing ideology just as it was in white America. Read all about the greatest R&B hits of 1975 here.

"(That's The Way) I Like It," KC and the Sunshine Band
Funk was king in 1975, reaching its ascendancy just as disco started to catch on with the mainstream and classic R&B began to take on a more adult form. In the middle of the decade, the sound of the '70s was still up for grabs, at least in black America, where hedonism was replacing ideology just as it was in white America. Read all about the greatest R&B hits of 1975 here.

The Cadillacs - History, Songs and Biography
The Cadillacs were doo-wop pioneers, wearing flashy clothes, forgoing bird names for a car, and making rock history with the deathless singles

Joe Tex - History of Joe Tex - Music and Biography
All about Joe Tex, the clown prince of soul who helped demolish the barriers between funk and Southern soul with hits like

The Beatles - Doctor Robert - The story of the famous Revolver song
The history of the Beatles song

"Lost" Oldies - Songs Featured on the ABC TV Series
From each character's theme song, to songs only heard or mentioned once in the series, here are all the songs you need to compile your own

Songs From Lost - Music Heard In ABC's Lost - Oldies Music
The music heard in ABC-TV's

Bubblegum Music Songs, Artists, and History
A basic guide to

21 Classic Pop Songs About Mothers
Songs about mothers, motherly advice, and tributes to moms in general. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.

Oldies Music: Songs About Work and Working
The best

The Top 10 Patriotic Oldies
A look at the best oldies songs about America as a country and as a way of life... from your oldies.about.com Guide. Includes buyer's guide and reviews.

Elvis Presley Trivia and Biography
Little-known facts and trivia about Elvis Presley, including stories about his childhood, career, death, and more. Elvis Presley facts most fans don't know, courtesy of your oldies music guide at About.com.

Romantic Summer Oldies Song Hits List
The all time greatest oldies songs and music about summer romances, their fleeting nature, and the joy and pain they can bring... a list of 60s and 70s summer romance classics handpicked exclusively by your Oldies Expert at About.com.

Top 10 Wedding Songs - Oldies Music
The best wedding songs from the 50s, 60s, and 70s, complete with reviews and a price comparison guide, from Oldies at About.com.

Gary Lewis and the Playboys Songs, History, and Biography
When is a band not a band? Gary Lewis and the Playboys were good enough to land a prized L.A. gig, but when a certain record producer found out about Gary's famous dad, the decision was made to make Gary a star. Trouble was, Gary wasn't ready to sing, and the band wasn't allowed to play... but the songs were great, the place where sunshine pop met bubblegum. Read all about the music, history, and legacy of Gary Lewis and the Playboys in this profile.

"The Blob," The Five Blobs
The second-string team of the 1950's greatest novelty records was an even stranger lot than the A-team -- jazzy squirrels, witch doctors, bratty little girls, psychotic dates, and gelatinous blobs. But there was also room for a genuine hero, a gaggle of horrible teases, and a pre-Elvis hound dog! Here's a second look at some of the best novelty songs of the 1950s.

"The Class," Chubby Checker
The second-string team of the 1950's greatest novelty records was an even stranger lot than the A-team -- jazzy squirrels, witch doctors, bratty little girls, psychotic dates, and gelatinous blobs. But there was also room for a genuine hero, a gaggle of horrible teases, and a pre-Elvis hound dog! Here's a second look at some of the best novelty songs of the 1950s.

"Seven Little Girls Sitting in the Back Seat,"  Paul Evans
The second-string team of the 1950's greatest novelty records was an even stranger lot than the A-team -- jazzy squirrels, witch doctors, bratty little girls, psychotic dates, and gelatinous blobs. But there was also room for a genuine hero, a gaggle of horrible teases, and a pre-Elvis hound dog! Here's a second look at some of the best novelty songs of the 1950s.

"Ambrose (Part 5)," Linda Laurie
The second-string team of the 1950's greatest novelty records was an even stranger lot than the A-team -- jazzy squirrels, witch doctors, bratty little girls, psychotic dates, and gelatinous blobs. But there was also room for a genuine hero, a gaggle of horrible teases, and a pre-Elvis hound dog! Here's a second look at some of the best novelty songs of the 1950s.

"Witch Doctor," David Seville
The second-string team of the 1950's greatest novelty records was an even stranger lot than the A-team -- jazzy squirrels, witch doctors, bratty little girls, psychotic dates, and gelatinous blobs. But there was also room for a genuine hero, a gaggle of horrible teases, and a pre-Elvis hound dog! Here's a second look at some of the best novelty songs of the 1950s.

"Uh! Oh! (Part 2)," The Nutty Squirrels
The second-string team of the 1950's greatest novelty records was an even stranger lot than the A-team -- jazzy squirrels, witch doctors, bratty little girls, psychotic dates, and gelatinous blobs. But there was also room for a genuine hero, a gaggle of horrible teases, and a pre-Elvis hound dog! Here's a second look at some of the best novelty songs of the 1950s.

"Eloise," Kay Thompson
The second-string team of the 1950's greatest novelty records was an even stranger lot than the A-team -- jazzy squirrels, witch doctors, bratty little girls, psychotic dates, and gelatinous blobs. But there was also room for a genuine hero, a gaggle of horrible teases, and a pre-Elvis hound dog! Here's a second look at some of the best novelty songs of the 1950s.

"(How Much Is) That Hound Dog in the Window," Homer and Jethro
The second-string team of the 1950's greatest novelty records was an even stranger lot than the A-team -- jazzy squirrels, witch doctors, bratty little girls, psychotic dates, and gelatinous blobs. But there was also room for a genuine hero, a gaggle of horrible teases, and a pre-Elvis hound dog! Here's a second look at some of the best novelty songs of the 1950s.

"Dinner With Drac," John Zacherle
The second-string team of the 1950's greatest novelty records was an even stranger lot than the A-team -- jazzy squirrels, witch doctors, bratty little girls, psychotic dates, and gelatinous blobs. But there was also room for a genuine hero, a gaggle of horrible teases, and a pre-Elvis hound dog! Here's a second look at some of the best novelty songs of the 1950s.

The Greatest Novelty Records of the '50s, Vol.2
The second-string team of the 1950's greatest novelty records was an even stranger lot than the A-team -- jazzy squirrels, witch doctors, bratty little girls, psychotic dates, and gelatinous blobs. But there was also room for a genuine hero, a gaggle of horrible teases, and a pre-Elvis hound dog! Here's a second look at some of the best novelty songs of the 1950s.

"Along Came Jones," The Coasters
The second-string team of the 1950's greatest novelty records was an even stranger lot than the A-team -- jazzy squirrels, witch doctors, bratty little girls, psychotic dates, and gelatinous blobs. But there was also room for a genuine hero, a gaggle of horrible teases, and a pre-Elvis hound dog! Here's a second look at some of the best novelty songs of the 1950s.

Top Ten Songs of 1978 - Top Ten Oldies of 1978 - Oldies Music
The oldies.about.com guide to the top ten oldies songs of 1978 - the smash hits, the important singles, and the historical artifacts. Complete with music reviews, information, trivia, and more.

The Top Ten Oldies of 1975
The oldies.about.com guide to the top ten oldies of 1975 -- the smash hits, the important singles, and the historical artifacts. Complete with music reviews, information, trivia, and more.

The Top Ten Oldies of 1972
The oldies.about.com guide to the top ten oldies of 1972 -- the smash hits, the important singles, and the historical artifacts. Complete with music reviews, information, trivia, and more.

The Top Ten Oldies of 1971
The oldies.about.com guide to the top ten oldies of 1971 -- the smash hits, the important singles, and the historical artifacts. Complete with music reviews, information, trivia, and more.

The Top Ten Oldies of 1970
The oldies.about.com guide to the top ten oldies of 1970 -- the smash hits, the important singles, and the historical artifacts. Complete with music reviews, information, trivia, and more.

The Top Ten Oldies of 1969
The oldies.about.com guide to the top ten oldies of 1969 -- the smash hits, the important singles, and the historical artifacts. Complete with music reviews, information, trivia, and more.

The Top Ten Oldies of 1967
The oldies.about.com guide to the best oldies of 1967 -- the smash hits, the important singles, and the historical artifacts. Complete with music reviews, information, trivia, and more.

The Top Ten Oldies of 1966
The oldies.about.com guide to the best oldies of 1966 -- the smash hits, the important singles, and the historical artifacts. Complete with music reviews, information, trivia, and more.

The Top Ten Oldies of 1965
The oldies.about.com guide to the best oldies of 1965 -- the smash hits, the important singles, and the historical artifacts. Complete with music reviews, information, trivia, and more.

Bar Band Music Songs, Artists, and History
When soul music turned back into R&B in the '70s and took the blues with it, an entire generation of (mostly white) bands kept the dual traditions going, amping up the attack and creating some of the fiercest live rock and roll ever seen, Check out this basic guide to bar band music, its best and most popular artists, bands, singers, and songs, and a history of how the style fits into other areas of pop and rock music.

Bacharach and David - Great Classic Pop Songwriters
They were successful on their own, but when Burt Bacharach's music met Hal David's lyrics, pop music found its first adult romantic expression of the rock and roll era... and even a sexy, classy, dramatic signature sound to go along with it. Read all about the legacy of Bacharach and David -- and hear their contributions to music -- in this appreciation.

Kinks Songs, History, and Biography
They rode in with the British Invasion, helped invent garage-rock, power-pop, and hard rock, then disappeared back into their native culture, becoming the poet laureates of an England that was fading into oblivion --a move which birthed another phenomenon, Britpop, and after decades finally got them the respect they deserved. Read all about the music, history, and legacy of the Kinks in this profile.

Today in Oldies Music History - September 4
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on September 4 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.

The Top Ten Oldies of 1963
The oldies.about.com guide to the best oldies of 1963 -- the smash hits, the important singles, and the historical artifacts. Complete with music reviews, information, trivia, and more.

The Top Ten Oldies of 1962
The oldies.about.com guide to the best oldies of 1962 -- the smash hits, the important singles, and the historical artifacts. Complete with music reviews, information, trivia, and more.

Marva Whitney -- Unwind Yourself -- Famous Hip-Hop Samples
James Brown was responsible for any number of classic beats sampled in hip-hop, and he was also well-known for discovering funk divas. But it was a saxophone riff that led to one of his label's most famous samples -- one so infectious it became a hit as an unadorned loop. Read all about Marva Whitney and the legacy of

Great Balls of Fire -- Jerry Lee Lewis -- The history and recording of the classic song
The greatest theological debate in rock n' roll history happened between a rockabilly rebel who was sure his soul was hellbound and a record mogul who played both patriarch and shaman. It didn't solve anything, but Jerry Lee Lewis' initial refusal to sing blasphemies led to a performance that defined himself and the age. Read the history of Jerry Lee Lewis'

The Top Ten Oldies of 1961
The oldies.about.com guide to the best oldies of 1961 -- the smash hits, the important singles, and the historical artifacts. Complete with music reviews, information, trivia, and more.