A suite of silk screened posters from TypographyShop that tell a love story entirely in song titles from the 1950s (left), 60s, 70s and 80s. Each of the four posters tells a love story, from hopeful beginning through falling in love, expressing its passion, the appearance of trouble and doubt, the inevitable breakup and its   Read More …

America’s premiere R&B vocal group and Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductees, The Coasters, have had one incredible, miraculous, astounding ride in the music business. Less of a group and more of an institution, The Clown Princes of Rock & Roll established themselves six decades ago, and in that time have seen many musical   Read More …

An interesting infogaphic studies the number and frequency of words used on the “Abbey Road” album by The Beatles. According to the data, they use 2,176 words and only 505 are unique. The most frequently used words are “you”, “me”, “sun” & “love”. Sunny album indeed! Source: Pinterest

Just like The Funk Brothers, The Andantes were a ghostly uncredited Motown band… until recently. There were especially talented, hard-working and, in the end, a hit factory, but they did not enjoy the glory and fame of their fellow Motown artists. In March 2013, the exhibit “Motown Girl Groups: The Grit, the Glamour, the Glory” at   Read More …

The historic “Motown 25″ concert will be airing on TV later this month for the first time since its 1983 debut. The landmark TV special that featured the world premiere of Michael Jackson’s moonwalk, reunion of The Supremes, The Miracles or The Jackson 5 will be broadcast on February 28th as part of public televisions’ celebration of   Read More …

Gene Chandler – “Duke of Earl” Al Bundy – “Duke of Earl”

Did you know that…? 1. The Cavern was based on a Parisian left bank club called: “Le Caveau”. The Beatles played there 275 times between 9th Feb ’61 and 3rd Aug ’63. 2. Brian once offered the Beatles £50 each a week for life (but no more) as part of a proposed deal. George’s response   Read More …

The Flamingos are a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted doo-wop group from the United States, most popular in the mid to late 1950s and best known for their 1959 cover version of “I Only Have Eyes for You”. Billboard magazine wrote The Flamingos are universally hailed as one of the finest and most   Read More …

The Mamas & The Papas – “Monday Monday” Herman’s Hermits – There’s A Kind of Hush The Beatles – “In My Life”

Brian Young is the President of “Del Shannon Appreciation Society”, devoting his activity to the memory of the American rock and roll singer. Brian Young agreed to offer an exclusive interview to OldiesMusicBlog.com, talking about the magnificent artist and his thrilling story. OldiesMusicBlog: Why did you decide to research Del Shannon’s life and career? Have you had   Read More …

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