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Oldies History

The history of rock and roll, R&B, and other Fifties music, and how it developed into the world's most popular music form!
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  7. The Death of John Lennon (10)

Seven hits everyone loves that were never meant to be taken seriously, a list...
Seven hits everyone loves that were never meant to be taken seriously, a list written and compiled by your Oldies Guide at About.com.

Today In Music History
This day in rock history -- a day-by-day history of oldies music and artists from the 50s, 60s, and 70s, including famous celebrity births, deaths, recordings, releases, and events. Compiled and written by your Oldies guide at About.com.

The Top Ten Oldies of the Year, 1955-1979
An index of the Top Ten oldies from 1955-1979, inclusive, as chosen by your Oldies Guide at About.com -- the smash hits, the best singles, and most influential works. Complete with music reviews, information, trivia, and more.

The Top 10 Oldies Myths
The Top Ten myths and urban legends about rock and pop in the 50s, 60s, and 70s, how they started, and why they're totally (or at least mostly) false. From your Oldies Guide at About.com.

The Beatles' Christmas Fan Club Records
The story of the Beatles Fan Club records, released every year for their fans at Christmastime and featuring skits and songs never heard anywhere else - including some Christmas music that's never been released to the general public! Read about the history, see the discs, read the transcriptions, and more!

Rock and Roll Road Trips: Where The Music Was Made
A list of places and landmarks where some of the greatest oldies songs of the 50s, 60s, and 70s were recorded, complete with history and directions. From your Oldies Guide at About.com.

Rock and Roll Road Trips: Tales of Tragedy
A list of places and landmarks connected with real-life musical tragedy and fictional events in oldies songs from the 50s, 60s, and 70s, complete with history and directions. From your Oldies Guide at About.com.

Rock and Roll Road Trips: Lyrical Landmarks
A list of places and landmarks mentioned in classic oldies songs from the 50s, 60s, and 70s, complete with history and directions. From your Oldies Guide at About.com.

Rockers In Jail
A list of important rock, soul, and pop artists who have spent a long time in prison for various offenses, or who were caught up in short but notorious jail sentences. From your Oldies Guide at About.com.

Black History and Oldies Music
All about the struggle of African-Americans in the history of rock and roll and oldies music -- a look at how blacks influenced the musical styles of a generation and their simultaneous personal civil rights struggle. From your Oldies Guide at About.com.

Women's History and Oldies Music
All about the struggle of women in the history of rock and roll and oldies music -- a look at how females influenced the musical styles of a generation and their simultaneous struggle for equality. From your Oldies Guide at About.com.

Tragic Rock Plane Crashes
A detailed list of rock and roll's most infamous plane crashes, how they happened, why they happened, who they took from the world of music, and why they were preventable.

Songs About Racism
America has just inaugurated Barack Obama as its first black President, a watershed moment for a country whose history is interwoven with white-on-black racism. The struggle for African-Americans to assimilate and also to thrive has been a long, hard, often angry but sometimes hopeful one, and the R&B and pop songs listed here actually did quite...

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: The Castouts
A list of important rock, soul, and pop artists who have never been nominated for, much less inducted into, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, including their eligibility year, song samples, and more. From your Oldies Guide at About.com.

Summer of Love Oldies
The all time greatest oldies songs and music from 1967 that deal with the Summer of Love or which merely espouse its philosophy... a list of the summer of '67's greatest peace-and-love classics, handpicked by your Oldies guide at About.com.

The Top 10 Weirdest Phil Spector Moments
The strangest incidents in the bizarre life of legendary roc k producer and "Wall of Sound" architect Phil Spector, including weird behavior, public displays, gunplay, bad career moves, bizarre relationships and legal squabbles.

The Worst Number One Hits of the Oldies Era
From your Oldies music Guide at About.com: the worst ten Number One hits of the Fifties, Sixties, and Seventies, complete with soundclips, reviews, and price guides.

Worst Number One Hits of the Oldies Era, Part Two
From your Oldies music Guide at About.com: the worst ten Number One hits of the Fifties, Sixties, and Seventies, complete with soundclips, reviews, and price guides.

Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans Rock and Roll Landmarks
The rock and roll landmarks of Fifties, Sixties, and Seventies New Orleans and how they've been affected by the Hurricane Katrina disaster. A special report from your Oldies Guide at About.com.

Oldies Protest Songs
Protest songs that dealt with money and power rather than race or war -- classic oldies and hits from the 50s, 60s, and 70s, compiled by your Oldies Guide at About.com.

Today in Oldies Music History: January 23
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on January 23 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Guide at oldies.about.com.

Today in Oldies Music History: February 29
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on February 29 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Guide at oldies.about.com.

Sound Familiar? 10 Famous Cameos That May Surprise You
Do they sound familiar? Famous musical cameos you may not have known about -- guest appearances by famous musicians on other folks' hits, even though they weren't credited! From your Oldies Guide at About.com.

Gary Lewis and the Playboys tour dates
Upcoming 2011 tour dates and concert calendar for Gary Lewis and the Playboys, courtesy of your Oldies Guide at About.com.

Today in Oldies Music History: December 13
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on December 13 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Guide at oldies.about.com.

Today in Oldies Music History: December 18
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on December 18 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Guide at oldies.about.com.

Today in Oldies Music History: February 23
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on February 23 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Guide at oldies.about.com.

Today in Oldies Music History: February 25
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on February 25 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Guide at oldies.about.com.

Today in Oldies Music History: February 28
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on February 28 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Guide at oldies.about.com.

Today in Oldies Music History: February 27
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on February 27 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Guide at oldies.about.com.

Today in Oldies Music History: March 6
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on March 6 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Guide at oldies.about.com.

Today in Oldies Music History: March 17
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on March 17 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Guide at oldies.about.com.

Today in Oldies Music History: March 18
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on March 18 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Guide at oldies.about.com.

Today in Oldies Music History: March 11
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on March 11 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Guide at oldies.about.com.

Today in Oldies Music History: March 16
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on March 16 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Guide at oldies.about.com.

Today in Oldies Music History: April 9
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on April 9 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Guide at oldies.about.com.

Today in Oldies Music History: April 17
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on April 17 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Guide at oldies.about.com.

Today in Oldies Music History: April 19
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on April 19 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Guide at oldies.about.com.

Oldies Music News: July 2013
The latest news for rock and roll, soul, pop and R&B artists of the '50s, '60s, and '70s, compiled here 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.

Today in Oldies Music History: January 29
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on January 29 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Guide at oldies.about.com.

Today in Oldies Music History: February 17
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on February 17 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Guide at oldies.about.com.

Today in Oldies Music History: February 20
Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on February 20 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Guide at oldies.about.com.

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