The Platters promote, in partnership with PledgeMusic, a nationwide message of peace and harmony by leading a People’s Recording Project titled E-Peace: America in Harmony! By pledging and pre-ordering, you’ll be making history while getting behind-the-scenes media updates from our tours and studio sessions! Additionally, 100% of net will be used to fund the 2015   Read More …

Happy birthday, sweet 75! Ringo is mobbed by fans on Miami Beach during The Beatles’ first tour of the USA (GETTY IMAGES) 51 years later: Ringo speaks to his fans during a “Peace & Love” event to celebrate his 75th birthday in Los Angeles, California (REUTERS)  

There’s nothing like sitting on your porch on a hot summer day, a cold drink in hand, practicing your favourite tunes on guitar. If you’ve made it a personal goal this summer to conquer the catalogue of Elvis Presley, Bo Diddley and Chuck Berry, you may have some fun but challenging work ahead of you.   Read More …

They were four young men hired by Hollywood to play a make-believe band. The Monkees were instant international superstars. At one point, they even succeeded in selling more than The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. “We’d like to thank The Beatles for starting it all up for us”, they said.

The Beatles made history on this day as the only act ever to monopolize the chart’s top five positions: No. 1: “Can’t Buy Me Love” No. 2: “Twist and Shout” No. 3: “She Loves You” No. 4: “I Want to Hold Your Hand” No. 5: “Please Please Me” In the same Top 100 of April,   Read More …

The thrilling adventure of The Troggs continues thanks to Chris Allen, the artist who fronts the band since 2012. He was so kind to offer an exclusive interview for OldiesMusicBlog.com, on how he succeeded in keeping the music and the legend alive. He really had an astonishing musical journey, from covering “Wild Thing” with school friends at 13 to being today the   Read More …

The course “The Music of the Beatles” will track the musical development of the band, starting from the earliest days in Liverpool and Hamburg, moving through the excitement of Beatlemania, the rush of psychedelia, and the maturity of Abbey Road. While the focus will be on the music, we will also consider how recording techniques,   Read More …

Hawaiian tunes for oldies classics: I Will (The Beatles) Bus Stop (The Hollies) Teenager in love (Dion): Daydream Believer (The Monkees) Dream A Little Dream (The Mamas and The Papas)

Some days ago I was listening to a Beatles mix on YouTube and suddenly Harrison’s “My Sweet Lord” caught my attention. It was similar to something else, an oldies tune for sure. Firstly, I thought it was a cover, but then I realized it wasn’t. It was Harrison’s own creation. Listening carefully, I finally discovered what   Read More …

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