October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween!

Screamin' Lord Sutch and the Savages perform Jack the Ripper in 1964 and creep out the audience. Rrrrrrrrrrrraaaaaahhhhhhh!

Beware of monsters today!

They can really be a pain in the neck I tell ya. Aaaaaaahhhhhh!


October 28, 2015

Crazy Cafe

Let's go get an egg and groove to the jukebox at the Crazy Cafe.

October 23, 2015

Saturday Night Beech-nut Show

This Dick Clark show was broadcast live from NYC and featured almost every pop singer from the 1950s. It aired from 1958-1960.

October 21, 2015

radio station countdowns

88 Rewound counts down the hits of the day. Have a listen.

October 18, 2015

Ranch Party tv show

Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline perform in 1957.

October 17, 2015

The Dusty Springfield Show

Get ready to fall in love with Dusty and her backup singers. My favorite performances from her 1966 tv show are below. Fantastic.

intro
meet the backup singers
another intro
uptempo
gospel
ending and closing credits
Losing You 
Anna (El Negro Zumbon)

Pink Martini does a fabulous version of Anna (El Negro Zumbon). I've seen them many times. One of the best shows out there.





Check out Anna being sung in the 1951 film of the same name.

Who's under there?

How cool is the beatnik girl mask? Like, Happy Halloween.

October 16, 2015

Halloween approaches

Time to watch Disc-O-Teen for some costume ideas.


October 14, 2015

quivering animal voices

I cannot stop playing this. I close my eyes and pretend I'm hearing singing rodents. Love that mid-60s sound, especially the drums.

The Newbeats also released a version:



It was written and recorded by John D. Loudermilk in 1962:

October 12, 2015

Upbeat tv show

The Cleveland, Ohio music show aired from 1964-71. Read about host Don Webster's recollections here. Otis Redding appeared on Upbeat the day before his death. Below, Webster introduces Redding.

October 11, 2015

Otis Redding

One of the greatest singers in the history of mankind was Otis Redding. He died at age 26 on December 10, 1967. Below, are three performances from Upbeat, the Cleveland, Ohio tv show that aired from 1964-71. He was killed in a plane crash the day after these performances:

Wow
Wow again
Once again, wow

The RRHOF displays part of the fuselage bearing Redding's name.

October 10, 2015

building a jukebox

See how this 1958 jukebox was made. I'll take one please.


October 7, 2015

the Hula Hoop

Hula Hoops have been around forever, but it wasn't until Wham-O marketed the product in 1958 that it became a world-wide craze.



It was still going strong ten years later. How cute are these kids?

October 2, 2015

Feeling bad about yourself?

Watch this and turn that frown upside down. You're welcome.