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The Beatles - Run For Your Life - The story of the famous Rubber Soul song
The Beatles song

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

The Beatles - If I Needed Someone - History and Information on the Beatles song If I Needed Someone
The history and story behind the Beatles song

Black History -- Oldies Music and Black History -- Information from the Oldies Guide at About.com
All about the struggle of African-Americans in the history of rock and roll and oldies music -- a look at how blacks influenced the musical styles of a generation and their simultaneous personal civil rights struggle. From your Oldies Expert at About.com.

The Story of the Beatles Song "In My Life"
The history of the Beatles song

Lesley Gore - History, Songs and Biography
The story of Lesley Gore, the teen queen of weepy pop who defined the romantic rituals of a generation with classics like

"Michelle" - The Story Behind the Beatles' Song
The history of the Beatles song

Today in Oldies Music History: February 12
Births, deaths, chart action, recordings, and more on this day in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com!

Let's Get It On -- Marvin Gaye -- The history and recording of the classic song
Marvin Gaye's

"Express Yourself," Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band
As with politics and society itself, the greatest R&B hits of 1970 were caught between radio's newfound respect for R&B as instant street cred and its unease at being caught in the middle of a radical funk party. As tensions heated up, black artists were beginning to be defined by their need for pop acceptance -- or, perhaps for the first time, their complete lack thereof. Here are the biggest and best R&B classics of 1970.

"Rainy Night in Georgia," Brook Benton
As with politics and society itself, the greatest R&B hits of 1970 were caught between radio's newfound respect for R&B as instant street cred and its unease at being caught in the middle of a radical funk party. As tensions heated up, black artists were beginning to be defined by their need for pop acceptance -- or, perhaps for the first time, their complete lack thereof. Here are the biggest and best R&B classics of 1970.

"Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today)," The Temptations
As with politics and society itself, the greatest R&B hits of 1970 were caught between radio's newfound respect for R&B as instant street cred and its unease at being caught in the middle of a radical funk party. As tensions heated up, black artists were beginning to be defined by their need for pop acceptance -- or, perhaps for the first time, their complete lack thereof. Here are the biggest and best R&B classics of 1970.

The R&B Songs That Ruled 1970
As with politics and society itself, the greatest R&B hits of 1970 were caught between two new worlds: radio's newfound respect for R&B as instant street cred and its unease at being caught in the middle of a radical funk party. As tensions heated up, black artists were beginning to be defined by their need for pop acceptance -- or, perhaps for the first time, their complete lack thereof. Here are the biggest and best R&B classics of 1970.

"Groove Me," King Floyd
As with politics and society itself, the greatest R&B hits of 1970 were caught between radio's newfound respect for R&B as instant street cred and its unease at being caught in the middle of a radical funk party. As tensions heated up, black artists were beginning to be defined by their need for pop acceptance -- or, perhaps for the first time, their complete lack thereof. Here are the biggest and best R&B classics of 1970.

"O-o-h Child," The Five Stairsteps
As with politics and society itself, the greatest R&B hits of 1970 were caught between radio's newfound respect for R&B as instant street cred and its unease at being caught in the middle of a radical funk party. As tensions heated up, black artists were beginning to be defined by their need for pop acceptance -- or, perhaps for the first time, their complete lack thereof. Here are the biggest and best R&B classics of 1970.

"Super Bad (Pts. 1 and 2)," James Brown
As with politics and society itself, the greatest R&B hits of 1970 were caught between radio's newfound respect for R&B as instant street cred and its unease at being caught in the middle of a radical funk party. As tensions heated up, black artists were beginning to be defined by their need for pop acceptance -- or, perhaps for the first time, their complete lack thereof. Here are the biggest and best R&B classics of 1970.

"War," Edwin Starr
As with politics and society itself, the greatest R&B hits of 1970 were caught between radio's newfound respect for R&B as instant street cred and its unease at being caught in the middle of a radical funk party. As tensions heated up, black artists were beginning to be defined by their need for pop acceptance -- or, perhaps for the first time, their complete lack thereof. Here are the biggest and best R&B classics of 1970.

"The Thrill Is Gone," B.B. King
As with politics and society itself, the greatest R&B hits of 1970 were caught between radio's newfound respect for R&B as instant street cred and its unease at being caught in the middle of a radical funk party. As tensions heated up, black artists were beginning to be defined by their need for pop acceptance -- or, perhaps for the first time, their complete lack thereof. Here are the biggest and best R&B classics of 1970.

"I'll Be There," The Jackson Five
As with politics and society itself, the greatest R&B hits of 1970 were caught between radio's newfound respect for R&B as instant street cred and its unease at being caught in the middle of a radical funk party. As tensions heated up, black artists were beginning to be defined by their need for pop acceptance -- or, perhaps for the first time, their complete lack thereof. Here are the biggest and best R&B classics of 1970.

"Give Me Just a Little More Time," Chairmen of the Board
As with politics and society itself, the greatest R&B hits of 1970 were caught between radio's newfound respect for R&B as instant street cred and its unease at being caught in the middle of a radical funk party. As tensions heated up, black artists were beginning to be defined by their need for pop acceptance -- or, perhaps for the first time, their complete lack thereof. Here are the biggest and best R&B classics of 1970.

Guide Profile: Ray Charles
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.

Barry Manilow -- Biography, Music, and History
In the era of the singer-songwriter, just as rock was starting to become

How the Andantes polished every Motown hit
They sang on more hit Motown records than any other artist on the label, but the Andantes,

The Orioles -- Biography, Music, and History
Rhythm and blues vocal groups were pretty tied down to the pop marketplace at the end of World War II, with acts like the Ink Spots and the Mills Brothers finding favor among white audiences -- but the spare sound and beautiful vocalese of the Orioles made them black music's first real superstars, also creating an opening for the doo-wop trend that would help birth rock and roll. Learn all about the life, music and career of The Orioles in my latest profile.

The Beatles - Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) - History and Information on the Beatles song Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
The history and story behind the Beatles song

Today in Oldies Music History: January 31
Births, deaths, chart action, recordings, and more on this day in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com!

Buddy Holly Death - Plane Crash - Music History
How did Buddy Holly die in a plane crash?

Today in Oldies Music History: January 27
Births, deaths, chart action, recordings, and more on this day in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com!

Today in Oldies Music History - January 24 - This Day in Oldies History - January 24 in Music
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on January 24 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.

Today in Music History - January 23 - This Day in Rock Music
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on January 23 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.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.

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
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 2014, 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.

Ohio Players -- Funky Worm -- Famous Hip-Hop Samples
Thanks to the technological development that finally made the synthesizer portable and playable, the Ohio Players' 1973 single

Oldies Music About Civil Rights and Race
Songs about racism from the 50s, 60s, and 70s, music which deals with the struggle of African-Americans, compiled by your Oldies Expert at About.com.

The Beatles - You're Going To Lose That Girl - History and Information on the Beatles song You're Going To Lose That Girl
The history and story behind the Beatles song

The Beatles - You've Got To Hide Your Love Away - History and Information on the Beatles song You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
The history and story behind the Beatles song

Today in Oldies Music History: January 15
Births, deaths, chart action, recordings, and more on this day in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com!

Today in Oldies Music History: January 14
Births, deaths, chart action, recordings, and more on this day in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com!

"Too Busy Thinking About My Baby," Marvin Gaye
Soul was by no means dead in 1969 -- in some ways it was more popular than ever, what with Sly and the Family Stone having about the most triumphant year a band can have, capped off by a legendary performance at Woodstock. Yet the hippies who made up that cultural revelation were becoming more interested in folk and heavy blues, and R&B was learning to survive by turning in two directions at once: to the pop charts, which was more than ready to accept it if it came with showy horns and sweet strings, and to funk, which was ready to take up the banner of the black revolution, whether white hippies got on board or not. Here are the best of 1969's R&B classics.

"We Got More Soul," Dyke and the Blazers
Soul was by no means dead in 1969 -- in some ways it was more popular than ever, what with Sly and the Family Stone having about the most triumphant year a band can have, capped off by a legendary performance at Woodstock. Yet the hippies who made up that cultural revelation were becoming more interested in folk and heavy blues, and R&B was learning to survive by turning in two directions at once: to the pop charts, which was more than ready to accept it if it came with showy horns and sweet strings, and to funk, which was ready to take up the banner of the black revolution, whether white hippies got on board or not. Here are the best of 1969's R&B classics.

"Reconsider Me," Johnny Adams
Soul was by no means dead in 1969 -- in some ways it was more popular than ever, what with Sly and the Family Stone having about the most triumphant year a band can have, capped off by a legendary performance at Woodstock. Yet the hippies who made up that cultural revelation were becoming more interested in folk and heavy blues, and R&B was learning to survive by turning in two directions at once: to the pop charts, which was more than ready to accept it if it came with showy horns and sweet strings, and to funk, which was ready to take up the banner of the black revolution, whether white hippies got on board or not. Here are the best of 1969's R&B classics.

"Black Pearl," Sonny Charles and the Checkmates Ltd.
Soul was by no means dead in 1969 -- in some ways it was more popular than ever, what with Sly and the Family Stone having about the most triumphant year a band can have, capped off by a legendary performance at Woodstock. Yet the hippies who made up that cultural revelation were becoming more interested in folk and heavy blues, and R&B was learning to survive by turning in two directions at once: to the pop charts, which was more than ready to accept it if it came with showy horns and sweet strings, and to funk, which was ready to take up the banner of the black revolution, whether white hippies got on board or not. Here are the best of 1969's R&B classics.

"Cissy Strut," The Meters
Soul was by no means dead in 1969 -- in some ways it was more popular than ever, what with Sly and the Family Stone having about the most triumphant year a band can have, capped off by a legendary performance at Woodstock. Yet the hippies who made up that cultural revelation were becoming more interested in folk and heavy blues, and R&B was learning to survive by turning in two directions at once: to the pop charts, which was more than ready to accept it if it came with showy horns and sweet strings, and to funk, which was ready to take up the banner of the black revolution, whether white hippies got on board or not. Here are the best of 1969's R&B classics.

"Oh Happy Day," Edwin Hawkins Singers
Soul was by no means dead in 1969 -- in some ways it was more popular than ever, what with Sly and the Family Stone having about the most triumphant year a band can have, capped off by a legendary performance at Woodstock. Yet the hippies who made up that cultural revelation were becoming more interested in folk and heavy blues, and R&B was learning to survive by turning in two directions at once: to the pop charts, which was more than ready to accept it if it came with showy horns and sweet strings, and to funk, which was ready to take up the banner of the black revolution, whether white hippies got on board or not. Here are the best of 1969's R&B classics.

"Baby, I'm for Real," The Originals
Soul was by no means dead in 1969 -- in some ways it was more popular than ever, what with Sly and the Family Stone having about the most triumphant year a band can have, capped off by a legendary performance at Woodstock. Yet the hippies who made up that cultural revelation were becoming more interested in folk and heavy blues, and R&B was learning to survive by turning in two directions at once: to the pop charts, which was more than ready to accept it if it came with showy horns and sweet strings, and to funk, which was ready to take up the banner of the black revolution, whether white hippies got on board or not. Here are the best of 1969's R&B classics.

"It's Your Thing," The Isley Brothers
Soul was by no means dead in 1969 -- in some ways it was more popular than ever, what with Sly and the Family Stone having about the most triumphant year a band can have, capped off by a legendary performance at Woodstock. Yet the hippies who made up that cultural revelation were becoming more interested in folk and heavy blues, and R&B was learning to survive by turning in two directions at once: to the pop charts, which was more than ready to accept it if it came with showy horns and sweet strings, and to funk, which was ready to take up the banner of the black revolution, whether white hippies got on board or not. Here are the best of 1969's R&B classics.

"Give It Up Or Turnit a Loose," James Brown
Soul was by no means dead in 1969 -- in some ways it was more popular than ever, what with Sly and the Family Stone having about the most triumphant year a band can have, capped off by a legendary performance at Woodstock. Yet the hippies who made up that cultural revelation were becoming more interested in folk and heavy blues, and R&B was learning to survive by turning in two directions at once: to the pop charts, which was more than ready to accept it if it came with showy horns and sweet strings, and to funk, which was ready to take up the banner of the black revolution, whether white hippies got on board or not. Here are the best of 1969's R&B classics.

The R&B Songs That Ruled 1969
Soul was by no means dead in 1969 -- in some ways it was more popular than ever, what with Sly and the Family Stone having about the most triumphant year a band can have, capped off by a legendary performance at Woodstock. Yet the hippies who made up that cultural revelation were becoming more interested in folk and heavy blues, and R&B was learning to survive by turning in two directions at once: to the pop charts, which was more than ready to accept it if it came with showy horns and sweet strings, and to funk, which was ready to take up the banner of the black revolution, whether white hippies got on board or not. Here are the best of 1969's R&B classics.

"Stand!" / "I Want to Take You Higher," Sly and the Family Stone
Soul was by no means dead in 1969 -- in some ways it was more popular than ever, what with Sly and the Family Stone having about the most triumphant year a band can have, capped off by a legendary performance at Woodstock. Yet the hippies who made up that cultural revelation were becoming more interested in folk and heavy blues, and R&B was learning to survive by turning in two directions at once: to the pop charts, which was more than ready to accept it if it came with showy horns and sweet strings, and to funk, which was ready to take up the banner of the black revolution, whether white hippies got on board or not. Here are the best of 1969's R&B classics.

"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.

"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.

"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.

"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 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.

"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.

"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.

"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 Best Reissue Albums of 2014
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.

Today in Oldies Music History - January 1 - This Day in Oldies History - January 1 in Music
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on January 1 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.

Joe Cocker -- Biography, Music, and History
Joe Cocker was the

Bobby Darin: The Essential CDs, DVDs, and Books
The Oldies at about.com guide to a Bobby Darin collection -- CDs, DVDs, and books that no Bobby Darin fan should be without, complete with reviews and a price comparison guide!

Oldies Singers and Bands of the 50s, 60s, and 70s
Biographies and music of pop and rock music singers and bands from the 50s, 60s, 70s, from your Oldies Music Expert at About.com.

How Did Singer Ray Charles Become Blind?
How did Ray Charles become blind?

What Songs Are Considered the Great Northern Soul Classics?
What songs are considered the great Northern Soul classics?

'American Pie' by Don McLean Lyrics Interpretation
What's the meaning of the chorus (

Elvis Presley Last Day and Death FAQ
What was Elvis Presley's last day like?

When and Where Was Elvis Presley's Last Concert?
When and where was Elvis Presley's last concert?

"Who's Making Love," Johnnie Taylor
The biggest R&B hits of 1968 were at once harder and lighter than ever before, as soul's groove morphed into funk and its romanticism crossed over into a smoother new brand of poppish R&B. Here are the best of 1968's R&B classics.

"Cowboys to Girls," The Intruders
The biggest R&B hits of 1968 were at once harder and lighter than ever before, as soul's groove morphed into funk and its romanticism crossed over into a smoother new brand of poppish R&B. Here are the best of 1968's R&B classics.

"Take Time to Know Her," Percy Sledge
The biggest R&B hits of 1968 were at once harder and lighter than ever before, as soul's groove morphed into funk and its romanticism crossed over into a smoother new brand of poppish R&B. Here are the best of 1968's R&B classics.

"Grazing in the Grass," Hugh Masekela
The biggest R&B hits of 1968 were at once harder and lighter than ever before, as soul's groove morphed into funk and its romanticism crossed over into a smoother new brand of poppish R&B. Here are the best of 1968's R&B classics.

"We're a Winner," The Impressions
The biggest R&B hits of 1968 were at once harder and lighter than ever before, as soul's groove morphed into funk and its romanticism crossed over into a smoother new brand of poppish R&B. Here are the best of 1968's R&B classics.

"You're All I Need to Get By," Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
The biggest R&B hits of 1968 were at once harder and lighter than ever before, as soul's groove morphed into funk and its romanticism crossed over into a smoother new brand of poppish R&B. Here are the best of 1968's R&B classics.

"Dance to the Music," Sly and the Family Stone
The biggest R&B hits of 1968 were at once harder and lighter than ever before, as soul's groove morphed into funk and its romanticism crossed over into a smoother new brand of poppish R&B. Here are the best of 1968's R&B classics.

"Chain of Fools," Aretha Franklin
The biggest R&B hits of 1968 were at once harder and lighter than ever before, as soul's groove morphed into funk and its romanticism crossed over into a smoother new brand of poppish R&B. Here are the best of 1968's R&B classics.

"Cloud Nine," The Temptations
The biggest R&B hits of 1968 were at once harder and lighter than ever before, as soul's groove morphed into funk and its romanticism crossed over into a smoother new brand of poppish R&B. Here are the best of 1968's R&B classics.

"There Was a Time," James Brown
The biggest R&B hits of 1968 were at once harder and lighter than ever before, as soul's groove morphed into funk and its romanticism crossed over into a smoother new brand of poppish R&B. Here are the best of 1968's R&B classics.

The R&B Songs That Ruled 1968
The biggest R&B hits of 1968 were at once harder and lighter than ever before, as soul's groove morphed into funk and its romanticism crossed over into a smoother new brand of poppish R&B. Here are the best of 1968's R&B classics.

Oldies Music Air Disasters and Plane Crashes
A list of the ten most notorious plane crashes and air disasters involving rock, country, and pop stars, as compiled and written by your Oldies Expert at About.com.

Elvis Presley Trivia, Biography & Little-Known Facts
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. Page 2.

Elvis Presley Trivia -- Elvis Presley Biography -- Little-known Facts About Elvis Presley
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. Page 3.

What Are the Details of Elvis Presley's Burial & Grave?
What are the details of Elvis Presley's burial and grave?

What song is in that commercial? Find music used in ads
What song's playing in that TV commercial? Identify those old songs you keep hearing in the most popular new TV commercials and ads... from your Oldies Guide at About.com.

As Seen On TV! Find music used in TV commercials and ads
A handy list to help you identify those old songs you keep hearing in the most popular new TV commercials and ads... from your Oldies Guide at About.com. Page 2.

As Seen On TV! Find music used in TV commercials and ads
A handy list to help you identify those old songs you keep hearing in the most popular new TV commercials and ads... from your Oldies Guide at About.com. Page 3.

'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!

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!

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!

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!

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!

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 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!

2014 Oldies Music Holiday Gift Guide
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!

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!

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!

The Top Ten Oldies of the Year, 1955-1979
An index of the Top Ten oldies from 1955-1979, inclusive, as chosen by your Oldies Expert at About.com -- the smash hits, the best singles, and most influential works. Complete with music reviews, information, trivia, and more.

Ray Charles FAQ -- Marriages and children
How many wives and children did Ray Charles have?

The 10 Greatest R&B Hits of 1966 -- Oldies Music
In 1966, soul was king, led by the twin engines of Motown and Stax but also encompassing other areas of the country like New Orleans and Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Whether it came with a hard and danceable backbeat, or with a heavy gloss of AM pop, soul was here to stay. Or was it? And how would the rhythm and blues world respond to the shifting trends of mid-60s pop? Here are the best of 1966's R&B classics.

The 10 Greatest R&B Hits of 1967 -- Oldies Music
The

The Greatest Christmas Songs of All Time: #40
A countdown of the greatest Christmas and Holiday songs of the '50s, '60s, and '70s, presented by your Oldies Expert at About.com, including song history, recording info, chart action, and more.

Today in Oldies Music History - November 15 - This Day in Oldies History - November 15 in Music
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on today, November 15, in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.

Tragedy in Seventies Pop Hits
The second part of my Top 10 tragedy list: the early Seventies! A golden time for pop, and an equally disturbing time for drama. Suicide, homicide, car accidents, dead pets, even cannibalism -- it's all here. How did these songs get on the radio, anyway? Read all about the history of the '70s greatest teen tragedies here.

Today in Music History - October 30 - This Day in Oldies History - October 30 in Oldies Music
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on October 30 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.

Cryin' Tires and Bustin' Glass
A list of the best teen tragedy songs of the 1950s and 1960s, featuring car crashes, plane crashes, unfaithful lovers, doomed romances and much more! From your Oldies Expert at About.com.

Werewolves of London - Warren Zevon - The story behind the Halloween hit
Read all about the history and creation of

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

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

Today in Oldies Music History - October 13 - This Day in Oldies History - October 13 in Music
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on today, October 13, in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.

Today in Oldies Music History - October 7 - This Day in Oldies History - October 7 in Music
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on October 7 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.

Today in Oldies Music History - September 29 - This Day in Oldies History - September 29 in Music
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on September 29 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.

Today in Oldies Music History - September 27 - This Day in Oldies History - September 27 in Music
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on September 27 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.

Today in Oldies Music History - September 24 - This Day in Oldies History - September 24 in Music
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on September 24 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.

Today in Oldies Music History - September 16 - This Day in Oldies History - September 16 in Music
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on September 16 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.

I Thought They Were White! - Oldies Music
You thought they were white - black artists who fooled radio listeners from the 50s, 60s, and 70s, compiled by your Oldies Guide at About.com.

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

Today in Oldies Music History - September 6
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on September 6 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.

I Thought They Were Black! - Oldies Music
You thought they were black - blue-eyed soul and R&B artists who were white but didn't sound like it, from the 50s, 60s, and 70s, compiled by your Oldies Expert at About.com.

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

Today in Rock (Oldies Music) History: A Calendar
This day in rock history -- a day-by-day history of oldies music and artists from the 50s, 60s, and 70s, including famous celebrity births, deaths, recordings, releases, and events. Compiled and written by your Oldies Expert at About.com.

Today in Oldies Music History - August 28 - This Day in Oldies History - August 28 in Music
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on August 28 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.

Today in Oldies Music History - August 8 - This Day in Oldies History - August 8 in Music
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on August 8 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.

Today in Oldies Music History - August 6 - This Day in Oldies History - August 6 in Music
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on August 6 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.

Today in Oldies Music History - August 5 - This Day in Oldies History - August 5 in Music
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on August 5 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.

Today in Oldies Music History -- July 17 -- This Day in Oldies History -- July 17 in Music History
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on this day (July 17) in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.

Today in Oldies Music History -- July 16 -- This Day in Oldies History -- July 16 in Music History
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on this day (July 16) in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.

Teen Idols of the 50s
The teen idols that got hearts racing in the 50s, including the singers, movie stars, and TV stars that brought rock and roll into the mainstream.

Elvis Presley Concerts - A complete list of where and when the King played, from About.com
A list of every Elvis Presley live show, from 1954-1977. including dates and venues, from About.com.

Elvis Presley Discography - All the singles, EPs and albums from the King, from About.com
Every US album, EP, and single released by Elvis Presley during his lifetime, both live and studio, on all labels, year-by-year.

Elvis Presley Timeline - Important dates and events in the King's life from About.com
A day-by-day guide to the years of Elvis' professional and personal life, 1954-1977, featuring important events and dates in his history. From your oldies guide at About.com.

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

Today in Oldies Music History -- July 14 -- This Day in Oldies History -- July 14 in Music History
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on this day (July 14) in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.

Today in Oldies Music History - July 1 - This Day in Oldies History - July 1 in Music
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on July 1 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.

Today in Oldies Music History - May 30
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on May 30 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Guide at oldies.about.com.

Today in Oldies Music History - June 1
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on June 1 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.

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

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

Music, Biography and Profile of Dean Martin
Dean Martin's boozy playboy persona and velvet croon made him the smoothest cat in the Rat Pack, and also ensured him lots of enduring hits like

The Ultimate Guide to Disco Music
All about disco music -- an in-depth look at classic 70's disco songs, hits, artists, history, impact, and legacy. From your Oldies Guide at About.com.

The Guess Who (History, Discography, Trivia)
The Guess Who started out as a classy pop-soul band with hits like

What Is Honky Tonk?
A basic guide to Honky Tonk 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 guide at About.com.

Today in Oldies Music History - June 24 - This Day in Oldies History - June 24 in Music
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on June 24 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.

Vocal and Instrumental Surf Music Differences
What's the difference between vocal and instrumental surf music?

Johnny Mathis Songs, Life and Career Profile
The king of romantic. Oldies Music.

Conspiracy Theories Surrounding John Lennon's Murder
What are the conspiracy theories surrounding John Lennon's murder?

Shag Dance and Beach Music FAQ
What is Shag dancing? Oldies Music.

The History of Elvis Presley - 1960
The history of Elvis Presley in 1960, including Elvis singles, concerts, important dates and more. A historical Elvis Presley timeline courtesy of your oldies music guide at About.com.

The 10 Biggest Philly Soul Hits - '70s R&B
The 10 biggest Philly Soul hits - the lush and romantic genre that finally brought soul fully into the mainstream and set the stage for disco. From your Oldies Guide at About.com.

What Were the Details of Elvis' Funeral?
What were the details of Elvis Presley's funeral?

Today in Oldies Music History - June 19 - This Day in Oldies History - June 19 in Music
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on June 19 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.

History of Frank Sinatra - Music and Biography
Frank Sinatra was the original teen idol, the original pop icon, and one of the finest singers in 20th century music.

The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Everything you'd want to know about the Beatles' eighth album, 1967's

What Were the Great Fifties Rock and Roll Dance Steps?
What were the great Fifties rock and roll dance steps?

Doo Wop Music History, Songs and Artists
A basic guide to doo-wop music, its best and most popular artists, groups, singers, and songs, and a history of how the style fits into other areas of pop and rock music.

Garage Rock - 10 Biggest Hits of All Time
The ten biggest garage rock hits of all time, including psychedelic raveups, R&B covers, blue eyed soul, Tex-Mex, novelties and more!

The 10 Best Pop Instrumentals of the 70s
The best pop instrumentals of the '70s, including classic movie themes, classical motifs, disco, jazz, and more! A tribute to the best music without words of pop's postwar period. From your Oldies Guide at About.com.

Chuck Berry Music, History, and Songs
The architect of rock and roll, a 30-year-old hairdresser from St. Louis who become the voice of teenage America and the greatest songwriter of his generation with songs like

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

Elvis Presley Death FAQ -- Did factors other than drugs contribute to Elvis' death?
Did factors other than drugs contribute to Elvis Presley's death?

Darlene Love - Music Credits and Biography
Phil Spector's go-to girl during his most prolific years, Love sang lead on several classic girl-group cuts she's not usually credited for.

What Was Elvis Presley's Relationship With Drugs?
What was Elvis Presley's relationship with drugs?

Today in Oldies Music History - May 5 - This Day in Oldies History - May 5 in Music
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on May 5 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.

Today in Oldies Music History - April 27 - This Day in Oldies History - April 27 in Music
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on April 27 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.

The Beatles History and Music -- Beatles Information at About.com
Everything you need to know about the Fab Four, including the Beatles' history, session info, touring, trivia, reviews of Beatles products and more. From your oldies guide at About.com.

Frankie Avalon Profile -- History of Frankie Avalon -- Find out more about Frankie Avalon
A profile of Frankie Avalon, the beach movie star and early-Sixties teen idol who scored big with smashes like

Definition of Skiffle Genre of Music
A basic guide to the skiffle genre, 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 guide at About.com.

The Top Ten Greatest Bo Diddley Songs
The greatest moments in the musical career of

What Are the Most Popular Songs to Shag To?
What are the most popular songs to shag to?

Oldies Protest Songs - Songs About Power and Money
Protest songs that dealt with money and power rather than race or war -- classic oldies and hits from the 50s, 60s, and 70s.

The Best Rock Instrumentals of the 60s, Part 2 - Oldies Music
A second look at the best rock instrumentals of the Sixties, including classics of soul, surf, and space! A tribute to the best music without words of rock's first golden age. From your Oldies Guide at About.com.

The Top 10 R&B Hits of 1956 - '50s Rhythm and Blues - Oldies Music
The ten biggest and best R&B hits of 1956, songs not quite mainstream enough to completely replicate their success on the pop charts. A tribute to the best rhythm and blues hits of 1956. From your Oldies Expert at About.com.

The Top 10 New Albums of 2013 - Oldies Music
The Top Ten new studio albums from oldies artists released in 2013, including new music from artists of the 50s, 60s, and 70s in rock, pop, soul, r&b, and more. A list compiled by your Oldies Guide at About.com!

The 10 Best Pop Instrumentals of the 50s - Rock and Roll - Oldies Music
The best pop instrumentals of the Fifties, including classic movie themes, foreign folk songs, exotica, and more! A tribute to the best music without words of pop's postwar period. From your Oldies Guide at About.com.

The 10 Greatest Glam Rockers of All Time - Oldies Music
The ten greatest glam-rock artists of all time... the bands and singers that ruled the UK scene in the early '70s, paving the way for punk and hair metal with their sometimes bubblegum, sometimes dark approach to power-pop. A list of great glittery rock icons from your Oldies Guide at About.com.

7 Huge Hits that Weren't Meant to Be Taken Seriously - Oldies at About.com
Seven hits from the '50s, '60s, and '70s that everyone loves that were never meant to be taken seriously, a list written and compiled by your Oldies Guide at About.com.

2012 Christmas and Holiday Gift Guide - Presents for oldies lovers - 50s, 60s, and 70s music
The best Christmas gifts for oldies music lovers and retro enthusiasts for the 2012 Holiday season, including new cds, dvds, books, and more. Compiled by your Oldies Guide at About.com!

Donna Summer's 10 Biggest Hits - Disco - Oldies Music
Donna Summer's 10 biggest hits - paying tribute to the late great Queen of Disco with the songs she's best known for. The disco suites and ballads are here, but so are the rock moves, the new wave comebacks, and more! From your Oldies Guide at About.com.

Seven Hits That Created a New Style of Music - 50s, 60s, 70s Music - Oldies Music
Seven hit songs that created a whole new style of music without help from anyone else - the golden oldies that invented new forms of music all by themselves, written and compiled by your Oldies Guide at About.com.

The Top 10 R&B Hits of 1953 - '50s Rhythm and Blues - Oldies Music
The ten biggest and best R&B hits of 1953, including Jump Blues, Vocal Groups, New Orleans Piano, and more! A tribute to the best rhythm and blues hits of 1953. From your Oldies Guide at About.com.

The Top 10 R&B Hits of 1955 - '50s Rhythm and Blues - Oldies Music
The ten biggest and best R&B hits of 1955, including the rise of doo wop and the last gasp of straight electric blues. A tribute to the best rhythm and blues hits of 1954. From your Oldies Expert at About.com.

The Top 10 R&B Hits of 1954 - '50s Rhythm and Blues - Oldies Music
The ten biggest and best R&B hits of 1954, including the rise of doo wop and the last gasp of straight electric blues. A tribute to the best rhythm and blues hits of 1954. From your Oldies Guide at About.com.

The Top 10 R&B Hits of 1957 - '50s Rhythm and Blues - Oldies Music
The ten biggest and best R&B hits of 1957, including Doo-wop, New Orleans Soul, soul-blues, and more! A tribute to the best rhythm and blues hits of 1957. From your Oldies Expert at About.com.

Environmental and Green Songs -- Best Green Oldies Songs -- Oldies Music about the Environment
The best

Environmental and Green Songs -- Best Green Oldies Songs -- Oldies Music about the Environment
The best

Five Instrumental Hits That Were Supposed to Have Words - Oldies Music
They had words once, but these singles somehow became instrumental hits instead -- hits from the 50s, 60s, and 70s in rock, pop, soul, r&b, and more. A list compiled by your Oldies Guide at About.com!

The Top 10 R&B Hits of 1952 - '50s Rhythm and Blues - Oldies Music
The ten biggest and best R&B hits of 1952, including West Coast Blues, Chicago Blues, New Orleans Piano, and jazz-pop! A tribute to the best rhythm and blues hits of 1952. From your Oldies Guide at About.com.

The Best Rock Instrumentals of the 50s, Part 2 - Rock and Roll - Oldies Music
A second look at the best rock instrumentals of the Fifties, including drum solos, guitar workouts, novelties, and more! A tribute to the best music without words of rock's first golden age. From your Oldies Expert at About.com.

Best Compilation Albums Of The 2000s – Best Reissue Oldies Albums Of The Decade - Oldies Music
A list of the best compilations, reissues and box sets by oldies artists in the 2000s, as compiled and written by your Oldies Guide at About.com.

Elvis Presley History 1977 - Elvis Presley 1977 - History and Events
The history of Elvis Presley in 1977, including Elvis singles, concerts, important dates and more. A historical Elvis Presley timeline courtesy of your oldies music guide at About.com.

2008 Celebrity Deaths -- Oldies Music Artists Who Died In 2008 -- Oldies Music
A list of Oldies musical artists and performers who left us in 2008, including biographies, histories, and more, compiled by your Oldies Guide at About.com.

2008 Celebrity Deaths -- Oldies Music Artists Who Died In 2008 -- Oldies Music
A list of Oldies musical artists and performers who left us in 2008, including biographies, histories, and more, compiled by your Oldies Guide at About.com.

2008 Celebrity Deaths -- Oldies Music Artists Who Died In 2008 -- Oldies Music
A list of Oldies musical artists and performers who left us in 2008, including biographies, histories, and more, compiled by your Oldies Guide at About.com.

Elvis Presley History 1958 - Elvis Presley 1958 - History and Events
The history of Elvis Presley in 1958, 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 1960 - Elvis Presley 1960 - History and Events
The history of Elvis Presley in 1960, 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 1962 - Elvis Presley 1962 - History and Events
The history of Elvis Presley in 1962, 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 1963 - Elvis Presley 1963 - History and Events
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 History 1964 - Elvis Presley 1964 - History and Events
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 1965 - Elvis Presley 1965 - History and Events
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.

Today in Oldies Music History - March 10 - This Day in Oldies History - March 10 in Music
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on March 10 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.

Garage Rock Music - What is Garage Rock? - Oldies Music Songs and Artists
A basic guide to Garage 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 music guide at About.com.

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

What is Western Swing? - Oldies music styles and genres
All about Western Swing, the curious '30s and '40s dance music that wasn't quite jazz but was definitely country - and how it led directly to rockabilly and rock and roll, including info on the best bands, songs, and hits of the style. From the Oldies music guide at About.com.

Irma Thomas - History, Songs and Biography
Irma Thomas was and is New Orleans' very own

Johnny Adams - History, Songs and Biography
Johnny Adams is mainly known as a country-soul master for his late-60s classic

Ernie K-Doe - History, Songs and Biography
Ernie K-Doe was one of the leading lights of New Orleans Soul, a legacy that went beyond his big national hit

Billy Ward and His Dominoes - History, Songs and Biography
All about Billy Ward and his Dominoes, the R&B powerhouse who dominated the charts in the early '50s. opened up the path to rock and roll with the controversial

The Penguins - History, Songs and Biography
The story of the Penguins, the vocal group that gave the world doo-wop's first big crossover smash with the ballad

Smiley Lewis - History, Songs and Biography
Smiley Lewis was a master of New Orleans R&B whose biggest hits unfortunately came through other artists' covers, but his influence is wide: he recorded the original versions of

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

Adult Contemporary Music -- Glossary of music terms -- Oldies Music Songs and Artists
A description of adult contemporary 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 music guide at About.com.

The 5th Dimension - History, Songs and Biography
The 5th Dimension were the most mainstream and acceptable black pop group of its time, combining hippie positivism with Broadway flair on songs like

Breaking Bad Oldies - 50s 60s and 80s - Oldies at About.com
A playlist featuring the 50s, 60s, and 70s hits and rarities heard in AMC's

Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels - History, Songs and Biography
Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels were the original Motor City Madmen, the R&B bar band to end all bar bands and the progenitor of punk on hits like

Beatles "Bigger Than Jesus" FAQ - How did the controversy begin?
A list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the Beatles'

Jerry Lee Lewis FAQ -- "The Killer"
Why is Jerry Lee Lewis known as

Paul Is Dead FAQ -- How did the "Paul is dead" rumor begin?
How did the

Elvis Presley History and Music -- Elvis Presley Information at About.com
Everything you need to know about the King of Rock and Roll, including Elvis Presley's personal history, session info, touring, his death, reviews of Elvis products and more. From your oldies guide at About.com.

Oldies Sound Files, mp3s, wavs, midis
The best sites that feature mp3s, midis, and wavs of classic oldies from the 50s and 60s!

Oldies Music - Internet Radio
The best internet radio oldies music sites, where you can listen to streaming oldies music in different audio formats, just like radio!

Big Bands, Swing Bands, And Bandleaders
The best websites dealing with the legendary swing, jazz, and big bands of the early 20th century.

Classic Postwar Jazz Music
The giants of the jazz world that carried the music through to bop and beyond.

Folk Singers of the Fifties and Sixties
Links to websites about all the best folk singers and songs from the postwar folksong boom.

Surf Music and Hot Rod Music FAQ
Got a question about surf music, its cousin hot rod music, the sound, its history, the culture, or more? This FAQ can help... frequently asked questions about surf music and hot rod music, answered by your Oldies Guide here at About.com!

Elvis Presley History, Timeline, Discography, Death
Articles from your Oldies Guide about the history of Elvis Presley, including timelines, discographies, concert info, and frequently asked questions about his life, music, and career.

Jerry Lee Lewis
Jerry Lee Lewis has been known to place himself in the musical pantheon in this fashion:

Rockabilly Artists, Singers, and Groups
The music and artists of the original rockabilly movement, the mixture of

Beatles CD, DVD, and book reviews
Reviews of the Beatles' latest CDs, DVDs, and books from your Oldies Guide at About.com, including release info, technical details, sound clips, and a price guide.

The Beatles History and Information
Articles from your Oldies Guide about the history of The Beatles, including frequently asked questions about their music, lives, and careers. Includes articles on their solo years!

Ray Charles FAQ -- Frequently Asked Questions
Got a question about Brother Ray, his scandals, his music, or his life? This FAQ can help... frequently asked questions about Ray Charles' life and career, answered by your Oldies Guide here at About.com!

Today in Oldies Music History: February 11
Births, deaths, chart action, recordings, and more on this day in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com!

Bo Diddley Music, History, and Songs
All about The Originator himself... the story of Bo and his unique, groundbreaking contributions to rock. Read how this classical violin virtuoso became the most rhythmic force in early rock and roll.

Buddy Holly Music and History
All about this Texas pioneer who helped invent the rock band as we know it, became a producer in his own right, and shaped untold musical destinies before dying tragically young in an infamous plane crash.

Tony Joe White 2011 Tour Dates - Tony Joe White 2011 Concerts - Oldies at About.com
Upcoming 2011 tour dates and concert calendar for Tony Joe White, courtesy of your Oldies Guide at About.com.

Elvis Presley Concerts 1975 - Elvis Presley Shows and Appearances - 1975
A historical timeline of Elvis Presley concerts and shows in 1975.

Elvis Presley Concerts 1976 - Elvis Presley Shows and Appearances - 1976
A historical timeline of Elvis Presley concerts and shows in 1976.

Elvis Presley Recording Sessions 1976 - Elvis Presley History - 1976
A historical timeline of Elvis Presley's 1976 recording sessions, compiled by the oldies guide at About.com.

Elvis Presley Timeline 1967 - Elvis Presley History - 1967
The history of Elvis Presley in 1967, including Elvis singles, concerts, important dates and more. A historical Elvis Presley timeline courtesy of your oldies music guide at About.com.

The Elvis Years -The history of Elvis Presley -- Elvis events, discography, concerts, and sessions
A database of important information about Elvis Presley, including a timeline of important events, recording sessions, concert dates, and discography. From your Oldies Guide at About.com.

The Beatles FAQ at oldies.about.com
The most frequently asked Beatles questions -- and where to find the answers

The Fireman -- Paul McCartney -- Electric Arguments -- CD Review
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com:

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

The Fireman - Paul McCartney - Electric Arguments CD Review
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com:

Space Age Pop Music - What is Space Age Pop? - Oldies Music Songs and Artists
A basic guide to Space Age 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 guide at About.com.

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

Creedence Clearwater Revival Profile - Check out Creedence Clearwater Revival Profile - Find out more About Creedence Clearwater Revival
A profile of Creedence Clearwater Revival, the most popular (and some would say best) American rock group of the Sixties, responsible for classic hits like

The Righteous Brothers Profile - Check out the Righteous Brothers Profile - Find out more About the Righteous Brothers
A profile of The Righteous Brothers, the dual '60s kings of blue-eyed soul best known for classic hits like

Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes - History of Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes - Music and Biography
Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes were arguably Philly Soul's greatest balladeers, thanks in no small part to Teddy Pendergrass' booming baritone on classic singles like

Guide Profile: Marvin Gaye
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.

Sly and the Family Stone Profile -- History of Sly and the Family Stone -- Find out more About Sly and the Family Stone
A profile of Sly and the Family Stone, the groundbreaking multiracial rock-funk unit who expanded consciousness and crossed racial and cultural lines with classic hits like

Elvis Presley Death FAQ -- Is Elvis actually still alive?
Is Elvis Presley actually still alive?

Elvis Presley Death FAQ -- What were Elvis' last words?
What were Elvis Presley's last words?

The Girl Group FAQ -- Where can I find girl groups on video and DVD?
Where can I find girl groups on video and DVD?

December 8, 1980 -- What was John Lennon's last song?
What was John Lennon's last song?

December 8, 1980 -- Did John Lennon have any signs of his impending death?
Did John Lennon have any signs of his impending death?

December 8, 1980 -- Who was John Lennon's murderer?
Who was John Lennon's murderer?

The Payola Scandal FAQ -- How did the payola scandal affect the future of radio?
How did the payola scandal affect the future of radio?

The Payola Scandal FAQ -- How did the payola scandal begin?
How did the payola scandal begin?

Ray Charles FAQ -- Heroin
When did Ray Charles become addicted to heroin?

Ray Charles FAQ -- Backup vocals
Did Ray sing backup vocals on his own song?

Ray Charles FAQ -- Racism
How did racism affect Ray Charles?

Jerry Lee Lewis FAQ -- Relatives
Who are Jerry Lee Lewis' famous relatives?

Jerry Lee Lewis FAQ -- Elvis Presley
Did Jerry Lee Lewis ever try to kill Elvis Presley?

Jerry Lee Lewis FAQ -- Pianos on fire
Did Jerry Lee Lewis really set his pianos on fire onstage?

Jerry Lee Lewis FAQ -- Nesbit Ranch
Where does Jerry Lee Lewis live now?

Jerry Lee Lewis FAQ -- Shooting
Did Jerry Lee shoot his bass player in the chest?

Paul Is Dead FAQ -- Is there physical evidence proving Paul is dead or has been replaced?
Is there physical evidence proving Paul is dead or has been replaced?

Chuck Berry: The Essentials
The oldies.about.com guide to a Chuck Berry collection -- CDs, DVDs, and books that no Chuck fan should be without, complete with reviews and a price comparison guide!

Brook Benton Profile -- History of Brook Benton -- Brook Benton Songs, Biography, and Trivia
Brook Benton was the early soul era's smoothest crooner, combining his pop instincts with a storyteller's knack on hits like

Chuck Willis - History of Chuck Willis - Music and Biography
All about Chuck Willis, the

Les Paul Profile - History of Les Paul - Songs, Biography, and History
Les Paul remains the most famous name in guitars, but before his many innovations in the development of the electric guitar, he was already regarded as one of the world's leading jazz guitarists, also creating pop hits like

Big Joe Turner Profile -- History of Big Joe Turner -- Find out more about Big Joe Turner
A profile of Big Joe Turner, the shouter who perfected postwar jump blues, giving rock and roll its swing with smashes such as

Marvelettes Profile - History of the Marvelettes - Songs, Biography, and History
The Marvelettes got Motown their first Number One hit, and in the process established the girl group as an undeniable hit-making genre of its own with songs such as

Donna Summer Profile - History of Donna Summer - Songs, Biography, and History
The Queen of Disco started out as a novelty singer of sorts, creating

Profile: Neil Diamond
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.

The Ronettes Profile -- History of the Ronettes -- Find out more About the Ronettes
A profile of the Ronettes, the girl group that best defined the Brill Building and the Phil Spector Wall of Sound with their classic hits

Guide Profile: Jackie Wilson
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.

Lloyd Price 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.

Dale Hawkins - History of Dale Hawkins - Music and Biography
Dale Hawkins became an instant rockabilly legend and almost single-handedly created

Guide Profile: The Temptations
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.

Paul Anka Profile -- History of Paul Anka -- Find out more about Paul Anka
A profile of Paul Anka, one of the first of rock's teen idols, whose hits

Chubby Checker Profile -- History of Chubby Checker -- Find out more about Chubby Checker
A profile of Chubby Checker, the king of the dance crazes that set the world on fire in the early Sixties with

Dick Dale 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.

Neil Sedaka Profile -- History of Neil Sedaka -- Find out more about Neil Sedaka
A profile of Neil Sedaka, the first of the

James Taylor Profile - History of James Taylor - Songs, Biography, and History
James Taylor practically defined the sensitive singer-songwriter of the Seventies with hits such as

The O'Jays Profile -- History of The O'Jays -- The O'Jays Charts, Songs, and Biography
The O'Jays were the most popular of the Philly Soul superstars, moving from protest funk (

Staple Singers Profile - History of the Staple Singers - Songs, Biography, and History
The Staple Singers were merely the nation's greatest gospel family until Stax remodeled them as a soul powerhouse, resulting in era-defining hits like

Psych-pop - What is Psych-pop? - Oldies Songs and Artists
A basic guide to

The Clovers Profile - History of the Clovers - Songs, Biography, and History
The Clovers were the group that put the blues into postwar vocal group music, helping to introduce rock and roll and cranking out many oft-covered R&B hits like

Northern Soul FAQ - How did the Northern Soul movement begin?
How did the Northern Soul movement begin?

Northern Soul FAQ - What were some of the Northern Soul hot spots?
What were some of the Northern Soul hot spots?

Northern Soul FAQ - What's the significance of the Northern Soul badges?
What's the significance of the Northern Soul badges?

Northern Soul FAQ - What other fashions and trends defined the Northern Soul crowd?
What other fashions and trends defined the Northern Soul crowd?

Artists & Styles
The rock and roll artists of the Fifties, Sixties and Seventies worked in many different styles, some in many styles at once... genres which incorporated the existing sounds of postwar blues, pop music,

Rock History
The story of rock and roll and all its various subgenres and offshoots -- the history, the scandals, the tragedies, and the ways in which rock both became the world's most popular music and adapted to the world around it afterwards.