William “Smokey” Robinson was born in Detroit, Michigan on February 19, 1940. By the year 1955, he had formed his first singing group, they were called The Five Chimes. In 1957, they became The Matadors. When success would come they would be known by yet another name-The Miracles. This next song was climbing the national charts in November of 1965-Smokey Robinson & The Miracles and “My Girl Has Gone”.
Welcome to My Website And My Tribute To The Way It Was In The 50’s & 60’s
You are about to travel back, through the corridors of time, to a different and simpler time in our history. This was the world we knew when we were young.
Over 35,000 visits and 12,800 visitors to my site-Thank You
Golden Hits From The Past-The Music That Would Form The Soundtrack Of Our Lives.
The Music Survey Archives-music surveys from the 50’s and 60’s
Elvis Jukebox: his humble beginning.. Video of the week. A performance from Motown legends. Featured Artist: an instrumental duo from Brooklyn.
This Is Where The Music Still Lives. My articles on the music of this era will feature over 4,600 song titles to jog your memory.
Some of the songs listed in my articles about the music will appear on the various jukeboxes on my site.
You Tube videos will include all the jukeboxes, Doo Wop Corner and Video Of The Week. There will also be You Tube videos showing clips from old TV shows.
Announcement ScrollerFeatured Artist: Series-Santo & Johnny, Curtis Lee, Dee Clark, Paul & Paula, Major Lance and Ral Donner
It’s Howdy Doody Time
Civil Defense Film-“Duck And Cover” (circa 1951)
This popular TV show that started in the late 1940’s was the forerunner to “The Ed Sullivan Show” that would be a Sunday Night favorite for decades.
Remember Those Days?
It’s Time For Dinner
Rock & Roll will burst onto the music scene in 1955
Bay Area Top 40 Pioneer-KOBY Arrives in October 1956
Do You Remember The Days Of Full Service Gas Stations?
The Rock Era & Sock Hops
June 1959-The Arrival of KEWB
In The Early 1960’s KYA Would Now Become A Powerful Force In Playing Our Music.
November 22, 1963-The Day Our Country Would Change Forever
The Emergence Of The Peace And Love Generation
In Early 1964 We Were Musically Invaded
The Beatles 1964
July 20, 1969 “One Small Step For Man, One Giant Leap For Mankind”