Top Song 50 Years Ago; #1

The song that was the top song on the charts in Jan. 1962 was “The Twist” by Chubby Checker. You may think that I am mistaken about the year. “The Twist” was first on the top of music charts in Sept. 1960. Then the song returned to the music charts in Jan. ’62 and became …

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National Jukebox

The Library of Congress has a project called National Jukebox to digitize 78 rpm records from before 1925. Currently they have 10,000 recordings on-line and are adding to that collection every week. The collection covers all kinds of recordings from that era including popular music, folk music, foreign language, classical and spoke word. You can …

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Ladies and Gentleman; The Beatles

The Beatles are invading again! The Beatles Rock Band game is out today; as are the Beatles digitally remastered CDs. I remember seeing the Beatles on Ed Sullivan back in 1964. I was just 14 and didn’t realize how they would end up changing music. Here is the first song from their appearance on 9 …

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