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 …

The Footlighters Club of Florida will stage an all-star tribute to Neil Sedaka as entertainer of the year. He will receive The Connie Francis Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Connie Francis on Thursday, February 12th 2015 at 12 noon at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida and the event is open to   Read More …

Andy Williams – Walk Hand in Hand With Me Perry Como – Catch a Falling Star The Flamingosn – I Only Have Eyes For You

Cornell University psychological scientist Carol Lynne Krumhansl set out to explore just how our early musical memories intersect with, and shape, our other autobiographical memories. She also wanted to see how music is transmitted from generation to generation, and to explore whether this pattern may have changed along with dramatic cultural shifts of the past   Read More …

“Call the Midwife” is a British drama series that revives the family life of 1950’s East End London. Children’s laughter, mothers’ gossip, lovers’ whispers and the smooth sound of vinyls are all to be found in this enchanting series. The urban wounds of the war are slowly but surely replaced with the colourful times of swing   Read More …

January 8th marks what would have been Elvis Presley’s 80th birthday, and, to commemorate the King, Legacy Recordings have planned a yearlong celebration of Presley’s music for modern-day Elvis fans. First up, the singer’s The Complete ’60s Albums Collection Vol. 1 has been released onto iTunes. The set highlights all the LPs Presley recorded between   Read More …

The Critters were a successful American pop group with several hits in the 1960s. “Younger Girl” became a minor pop hit in early 1966, and reached #38 in the UK Singles Chart in July that year. It was followed by  “Mr. Dieingly Sad”, which reached #17 later in the year. The group had their final   Read More …

We live in a world where the smartphone reigns supreme – where our mobile phones are just as important as our house keys and our wallet (in fact, some would even argue that it’s more important, and that they’d leave without their keys any day as long as they had their phone). Not having a   Read More …

1. Bill Medley’s story, The Time of My Life: A Righteous Brother’s Memoir The pioneering “blue-eyed soul” group the Righteous Brothers, Bill Medley and late partner Bobby Hatfield sang such famous hits as “(You’re My) Soul and Inspiration,” “Unchained Melody,” and “You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feelin’.”. Medley’s duet with Jennifer Warnes for the Dirty Dancing soundtrack, “(I’ve   Read More …

The classic Motown groups The Temptations and The Four Tops were guests at the White House on Friday afternoon. The two group performed shortened versions of their hits My Girl and Ain’t No Woman (Like the One I Got) before joining a group of White House carolers for a rendition of Winter Wonderland. Also while   Read More …