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’50s Teen Queens: And my special mention, Mary Weiss ( The Shangri-Las):

This video – ’50s Teen Idols – inspired me to do my own top. So, here they are: Definitely, John Lennon: Paul McCartney: Frankie Avalon: Peter Noone (Herman’s Hermits): Bobby Vee: Dion

Brenda Mae Tarpley, better known as Brenda Lee, is the American singer that had 37 US chart hits during the 1960s, a number surpassed only by Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Ray Charles and Connie Francis. She is best known for her 1960 hit “I’m Sorry“, and 1958’s “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”, a US holiday   Read More …

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It seems that some of today hip-hop moves are traced back in the ’50s. Watch this video – Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers – especially minute 0.10-0.11 (the moves of the doo-wop band) and minutes 0.16-0.18 (Frankie’s shoulder trick) 🙂

The Platters were a successful vocal group of the early rock and roll era. The group went through several personnel changes before hitting the charts, with the most successful formula comprising lead tenor Tony Williams, David Lynch, Paul Robi, Herb Reed and Zola Taylor. The Platters formed in Los Angeles in 1953. Initially, they only   Read More …

Categories: Stories of artists