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Robert Fontenot

Updated Articles and Resources

By Robert Fontenot

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • The '70s Pop Style Saved by the Internet Created: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      The music known as "yacht rock" wasn't always thought of as such -- a subgenre of the slickest '70s soft-rock, it wasn't awarded its true place in the pop-culture pantheon until a filmmaker noticed just how chummy the Los Angeles scene in the late Seventies, how much these guys wanted to prove they had soul, and how well their music worked when you were a yuppie having a mellow get-together on your party boat. Read all about the past and recent history of "Yacht Rock" in this appreciation.
    • The 10 Greatest R&B Hits of 1964 Created: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      R&B began the year 1964 as a dead entity, at least as far as Billboard magazine was concerned: having considered the African-American cultural wars won, at least on the pop chart, they disconti...
    • Today in Oldies Music History: July 28 Created: Sunday, July 27, 2008 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on July 28 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.
    • Today in Oldies Music History: July 27 Created: Sunday, July 27, 2008 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on July 27 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.
    • Today in Oldies Music History: July 26 Created: Friday, July 25, 2008 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
      Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on July 26 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.
    • Oldies Music News -- July 2014 Created: Saturday, July 26, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
      The latest news for rock and roll, soul, pop and R&B artists of the '50s, '60s, and '70s, compiled here by your Oldies Expert at About.com.
    • Today in Oldies Music History: July 25 Created: Thursday, July 24, 2008 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on July 25 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.
    • Today in Oldies Music History: July 24 Created: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on July 24 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.
    • Today in Oldies Music History: July 23 Created: Tuesday, July 22, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on July 23 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.
    • Today in Oldies Music History: July 22 Created: Tuesday, July 22, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on July 22 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.
    • Today in Oldies Music History: July 21 Created: Sunday, July 20, 2008 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on this day (July 21) in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.
    • Today in Oldies Music History: July 20 Created: Sunday, July 20, 2008 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on this day (July 20) in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.
    • Today in Oldies Music History: July 19 Created: Friday, July 18, 2008 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on this day (July 19) in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.
    • Today in Oldies Music History: July 18 Created: Friday, July 18, 2008 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on this day (July 18) in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.
    • Today in Oldies Music History: July 17 Created: Thursday, July 17, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on this day (July 17) in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.
    • Today in Oldies Music History: July 16 Created: Wednesday, July 16, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on this day (July 16) in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.
    • Today in Oldies Music History: July 14 Created: Monday, July 14, 2008 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
      Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on this day (July 14) in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.
    • Today in Oldies Music History: July 13 Created: Sunday, July 13, 2008 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
      Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on this day (July 13) in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.
    • Today in Oldies Music History: July 10 Created: Wednesday, July 09, 2008 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on this day (July 10) in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.
    • Today in Oldies Music History: July 9 Created: Tuesday, July 08, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on this day (July 9) in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.
    • Today in Oldies Music History: July 8 Created: Monday, July 07, 2008 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on this day (July 8) in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.
    • Today in Oldies Music History: July 7 Created: Monday, July 07, 2008 Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014
      Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on this day (July 7) in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.
    • Today in Oldies Music History: July 6 Created: Monday, July 18, 2011 Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014
      Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on July 6 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.
    • Today in Oldies Music History: July 5 Created: Monday, July 18, 2011 Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014
      Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on July 5 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.
    • Summer Romance Oldies Created: Sunday, July 08, 2007 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      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 summer romance classics handpicked exclusivel...
    • Top Patriotic Oldies Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      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.
    • Today in Oldies Music History: June 7 Created: Sunday, June 07, 2009 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on June 7 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.
    • Today in Oldies Music History: July 3 Created: Saturday, July 03, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on July 3 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.
    • Today in Oldies Music History: July 2 Created: Friday, July 02, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on July 2 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.
    • Today in Oldies Music History: July 1 Created: Thursday, July 01, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on July 1 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.
    • Today in Oldies Music History: June 1 Created: Tuesday, June 01, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on June 1 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.
    • Rufus Thomas, the "World's Oldest Teenager" Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Rufus Thomas was a showbiz vet at 30, a highly influential disc jockey at 40, and a Memphis soul man at 50 -- the "World's Oldest Teenager," responsible for a string of fun dance craze hits that led America to impersonate several different animals during funk's heyday. And the man behind "Walking the Dog" and "Do the Funky Chicken" -- and father of Carla, another Stax soulster -- hadn't even demonstrated all his talents yet. Learn all about the life, music and career of Rufus Thomas in my latest profile.

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