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The Del-Vikings are an American doo-wop musical group, who recorded several hit singles in the 1950s, and continued to record and tour with various lineups in later decades. The Del-Vikings were formed in 1955 by members of the United States Air Force stationed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with Clarence Quick, Kripp Johnson, Don Jackson, Samuel Paterson,   Read More …

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I found this movie to be a puzzle. Pieces of Brian Wilson’s life are flying back and forth, in a frantic sequence of events. Lapidary dialogue scenes and expanded musical parts alternate abruptly. And so it was Brian’s phrenetic existence till then, as the movie reveals. Despite his musical brilliance, he is torn apart by   Read More …

One of the precious doo-wops I often listen is “Magic Kiss”. It’s one of my favorite oldie of them all and I’m thrilled each time I listen to it. This song is so vivid and strong that it simply makes me wanna get up and dance. These voices are so deep and electrifying so they made me wonder   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.

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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 …

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 …

Today, just few oldies fans have the great opportunity to see their idols performing live on stage. Unlike other bands founded in the ’60s, The Rolling Stones are alive and kicking… it hard! The Rolling Stones are going on tour soon, so grab those Rolling Stones tickets before they are sold out! They will be   Read More …

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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 …

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 …

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