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Information for record collectors who love oldies music - guides, shows, and helpful hints.

2010 Holiday Gift Guide
The best Christmas gifts for oldies music lovers and retro enthusiasts for the 2010 Holiday season, including new cds, dvds, books, and more. Compiled by your Oldies Guide at About.com!

Mother's Day Playlist: Mama Said
Songs about mothers, motherly advice, and tributes to moms in general. From your Guide at oldies.about.com.

2009 Oldies Holiday Gift Guide
Wondering what to give that oldies lover for the holidays? Here's a handy guide to Christmas / Holiday gifts for people who love oldies music from the '50s, '60s, and '70s, selected by me, your Oldies guide at About.com. These items are all brand-new for 2009, so you can be sure they haven't been given as gifts before! As always, if you have a suggestion for upcoming lists, feel free and …

Thanksgiving Oldies
The following 11 oldies, all featuring variations on the word "thanks," made the Billboard Top 40 charts between 1955 and 1979. Though they're not all traditional expressions of thanks, and declare their gratitude for some wildly different subjects, they all struck a chord with at least some listeners who could, apparently, relate.

"Green" Oldies
Going "green" may be a sadly necessary part of existence and not just a fad in the early 21st century, but the real groundwork for being environmentally progressive was of course laid in the late Sixties and early Seventies -- an "ecology" movement that paved the way for today's awareness. Here are a sampling of the best "green" oldies: classic hits and misses that spoke to the need to protect th…

2007 Oldies Holiday Gift Guide
Wondering what to give that oldies lover for the holidays? Here's a handy guide to Christmas / Holiday gifts for people who love oldies music from the '50s, '60s, and '70s, selected by me, your Oldies guide at About.com. These items are all brand-new for 2007, so you can be sure they haven't been given as gifts before! As always, if you have a suggestion for upcoming lists, feel free and …

2008 Oldies Holiday Gift Guide
Wondering what to give that oldies lover for the holidays? Here's a handy guide to Christmas / Holiday gifts for people who love oldies music from the '50s, '60s, and '70s, selected by me, your Oldies guide at About.com. These items are all brand-new for 2008, so you can be sure they haven't been given as gifts before! As always, if you have a suggestion for upcoming lists, feel free and …

Back to School Oldies
Here's a list of the Top 10 best oldies songs about school and the classroom experience, in descending order. It's subjective, of course, but it covers the 50s, 60s (and early 70s) in search of what your Guide considers the classic high school Oldies hits.

Breakup Songs for Women
A list of the best breakup oldies songs sung by women, as picked by me, your oldies guide at About.com. Rock and roll, R&B, pop, disco, girl groups, and more from the 50s, 60s, and 70s.

Breakup Songs for Men
A list of the best breakup oldies songs sung by men, as picked by me, your oldies guide at About.com. Rock and roll, R&B, pop, folk-rock, garage, and more from the 50s, 60s, and 70s.

Christmas and Holiday Gifts for Oldies Music Lovers -- 2006
A handy guide to Christmas / Holiday gifts for people who love oldies music from the '50s, '60s, and '70s... all brand-new for the 2006 season, including music, movies, books, posters, games, and other memorabilia!

Christmas Holiday Gift Guide -- Oldies Music
A handy guide to Christmas / Holiday gifts for people who love oldies music from the '50s, '60s, and '70s... all brand-new for the 2005 season, including music, movies, books, posters, games, and other memorabilia!

Halloween Oldies
Here's a list of the best Halloween oldies ever, as hand-picked by your Guide. Songs about aliens are not included (not quite in the Halloween spirit, really), and neither are songs that are about spooky subjects but yet don't sound all that creepy (i.e., Sheb Wooley's "Purple People Eater" and David Seville's "Witch Doctor").

Mardi Gras Music
Here's a list of the best Mardi Gras oldies, in no particular order, as hand-picked by your Guide. It's subjective, of course, but it covers the 50s, 60s, and 70s in search of what your Guide considers the classic Carnival hits of New Orleans.

Oldies Against War
Vietnam was obviously the main subject threading through pop songs of the first rock and roll generation, as Korea hadn't been thought of as such and those WWII fighting songs were but a distant memory. But as the country picked sides, the children of the greatest generation began asking themselves if war was the answer, or was ever the answer to begin with. Here's a list of Top 40 classics that rail against war and, naturally, promote peace.

Oldies Christmas Albums
Here's a list of the best Christmas albums of the oldies era (approximately from 1945-1965), as hand-picked by your Guide. It's subjective, of course, but it covers the early days of rock and roll in search of what your Guide considers the greatest holiday oldies compilations.

Road Trip Oldies CDs
The oldies.about.com guide to the best oldies CDs for a road trip -- rock and roll, blues, boogie, country, bluegrass, and more! Complete with music reviews, tracklistings, and a price comparison guide.

Songs About Money
Everyone needs it -- and, increasingly, everyone around the world seems to be suffering from lack of it. The paradox of money is a subject well-represented in popular music, and with rock getting so much of its fuel from blues and R&B, oldies music tends to hit the subject even harder. Enjoy this list of the greatest oldies about money, the need for it, the things we do to get it, and, sadly, its…

Summer Music In-Depth
All about Summer music -- an in-depth look at great summer music from the 50s, 60s, and 70s, including surf, beach, hot rod, love songs, wedding music, and more. From your Oldies Guide at About.com.

Summer Romance Oldies
The all time greatest oldies songs and music about summer romances, their fleeting nature, and the joy and pain they can bring... a list of 60s and 70s top 40 summer romance classics handpicked exclusively by your Oldies guide at About.com.

The Greatest Romantic Oldies Duets of All Time
Rock and roll began as a combination of popular musics, and since popular music has always dealt mainly with romantic relationships, it's only natural that rock would pick up its lead. But the greatest love songs, to many, are the ones featuring two great oldies artists singing directly to each other -- and, as with motion pictures, the more...

The Top 10 Patriotic Oldies
A look at the best oldies songs about America as a country and as a way of life... from your oldies.about.com Guide. Includes buyer's guide and reviews.

The Top 20 Wedding Oldies, Part Two
The oldies.about.com guide to the best wedding oldies songs, complete with reviews and a price comparison guide!

The Top Ten Christmas Albums -- Oldies Music
The Top Ten Christmas albums of the "oldies" era, as selected by your Oldies Guide at About.com... includes rock and roll, R&B, pop, blues, jazz, novelties, country, reggae, and instrumental rock!

Father's Day Playlist: Papa Don't Take No Mess
Songs about fathers who were there and fathers who weren't, and tributes to dads in general. From your Guide at oldies.about.com.

The Top Ten Love Song CDs -- Oldies Music
The best albums of love songs and romantic cds of the "oldies" era, as selected by your Oldies Guide at About.com... includes soul, pop, doo-wop, lounge, and more!

The Top 10 Wedding Oldies
The oldies.about.com guide to the best wedding oldies songs, complete with reviews and a price comparison guide!

2011 Holiday Gift Guide
The best Christmas gifts for oldies music lovers and retro enthusiasts for the 2011 Holiday season, including new cds, dvds, books, and more. Compiled by your Oldies Guide at About.com!

2012 Holiday Gift Guide
The best Christmas gifts for oldies music lovers and retro enthusiasts for the 2012 Holiday season, including new cds, dvds, books, and more. Compiled by your Oldies Guide at About.com!

The story of Dion's "Abraham, Martin and John"
The history of Dion's "Abraham, Martin and John," the '60s pop ballad which finally provided the perfect setting to mourn the assassination of John F. Kennedy, including facts, history, session info, trivia, and more, from your Oldies Expert at About.com.

2013 Oldies Music Holiday Gift Guide
The best Christmas gifts for oldies music lovers and retro enthusiasts for the 2013 Holiday season, including new cds, dvds, books, and more. Compiled by your Oldies Guide at About.com!

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