Archive for the ‘Then and Now’ Category

On Dec. 8th, 1980, Mark David Chapman deadly shot John Lennon. At a 2010 hearing, Chapman recalled that he had considered shooting Johnny Carson or Elizabeth Taylor instead, and said that he chose Lennon because the ex-Beatle was more accessible, that his century-old apartment building by Central Park “wasn’t quite as cloistered.” The wrong man in   Read More …

Categories: News, The Beatles, Then and Now

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 …

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)  

Categories: The Beatles, Then and Now

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 …

Categories: Then and Now

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 …

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)

102-year-old Alice Barker had been a famous dancer, sharing the stage with the likes of Frank Sinatra, but all of her memorabilia had been lost. Fortunately, with the help of David Shuff and Mark Cantor of Jazz on Film, Barker was finally able to see her younger self dance for the first time. Source

Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of the Beatles’ John Lennon, died on Wednesday, April 1st, 2015, at her home in Mallorca, Spain. She was 75. The cause was cancer, according to a memorial on the website of her son, Julian. I’ve passionately read some time ago her memoir book “John” and I found behind the   Read More …

Categories: News, The Beatles, Then and Now

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

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 …

Categories: Interviews, Then and Now
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