Rock ‘n Roll …

Alan Freed, a DJ from Cleveland, coined the phrase … Rock ‘n Roll. And it is in his honor the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame is located in Cleveland, Ohio.

rock and roll

Alan Freed at The Brooklyn Paramount

Take a trip back to those “wonder years” … to the first teenagers … to bobby socks and saddle shoes and wide skirts and pony tails … to when music was fun and color blind.

BLUE MOON, The Marcels 

blue moon

YOU BELONG TO ME, The Duprees

the duprees

UNDER THE BOARDWALK, The Drifters

the drifters

WHISPERING BELLS, The Dell Vikings

dell vikings

Why not add one of your oldies but goodies?

And don’t forget to add a book to our summer reading list.

fOIS In The City

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18 responses to “Rock ‘n Roll …

  1. Unchained melody!

    I grew up outside Detroit, so that music is imprinted in my brain (whether I want it to be, or not.) The Supremes were Goddesses.

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  2. christicorbett

    I love this list of songs! Reminds me of the movie, Grease, which remains one of my favorites. My favorite on here is Under the Boardwalk…such a toe-tapping tune!

    Christi Corbett

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  3. Moonlight River haunted me for years as a young girl. And I’d add a book my mother would have been horrified had she known I read it at the age I did.Sloan Wilson’s, Summer Place and Peyton Place by Grace Metalious.

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    • Yeah, yeah Casey … gotta love what our parents once considered tainted fiction … bad girl … we used to hide Lady Caderly’s Lover behind our history text books and passed it among five girls. I debated using the theme from A Summer Place … oh please … Troy Donahue 🙂

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      • What I remember of that movie and it still thrills me is the opening scene of the sailboat nearing the island and Richard Eagan at the helm, legs spread apart in those white shorts. Oh, my heart still flutters…

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  4. vlmbatman

    I went to a party and fell in love with Chicago-Color my World and 25 or 6 to 4. Wow. Still listen to their music today. I just finished reading a hilarious book-Crazy Little Thing.

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  5. My book pick is The Wishing Hill by Holly Robinson . . . just finished reading it for book club and enjoyed it 🙂

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  6. I remember these songs but only vaguely. My sister Susan would love this, I bet. I’m have to forward this blog to her.

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  7. The fabulous thing about Oldies, IMHO, is that, but definition of being Oldies, most everyone has heard them. Love Under The Boardwalk. Don’t think that one will ever truly get ‘old’.

    Add to the list, Down On The Corner by CCR.

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  8. Wow! I didn’t know that someone specific came up with that phrase! You learn something new every day don’t they say? 😉

    Xx

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  9. I’m not sure how I missed this posting – I do believe I have too much going on.

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