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Robert Fontenot

Updated Articles and Resources

By Robert Fontenot

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Guide Profile: Aretha Franklin Created: Saturday, May 28, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      One in a series of profiles on rock and roll's most important artists of the oldies era, written and compiled by your Guide here at oldies.about.com.
    • Elvis Presley Timeline: 1963 Created: Saturday, April 24, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      A historical Elvis Presley timeline of dates and important events in the life of the King, focusing on the year 1963, from your oldies guide at About.com." itemprop="descriP='t3'" --> itemprop="des...
    • Profile: The Hollies Created: Thursday, January 10, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      A profile of The Hollies, the British Invasion band that captivated audiences on both sides of the ocean with hits like "Bus Stop," "Carrie-Anne," and "The Air That I Breathe." This Hollies profile...
    • Profile: Frankie Avalon Created: Sunday, April 08, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      A profile of Frankie Avalon, the beach movie star and early-Sixties teen idol who scored big with smashes like "Venus," "DeDe Dinah," and "Bobby Sox To Stockings" before his Seventies turn in the m...
    • Profile: The Animals Created: Sunday, March 11, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      A profile of the Animals, the group on the front lines of the British Invasion that scored big with "House Of The Rising Sun," "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood," and "We Gotta Get Out Of This Place."...
    • Profile: ABBA Created: Sunday, February 25, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      A profile of ABBA, the Swedish powerhouse that made the world safe for Europop with big hits like "Dancing Queen," "Take A Chance On Me," and "Fernando." This ABBA profile is one of a series on mus...
    • Top Halloween Oldies Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      The Top Ten Halloween Oldies of all time, including rock and roll, jazz, pop, R&B and other music from the Fifties, Sixties, and Seventies.
    • Playlist: Songs for Cheaters Created: Monday, July 30, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Songs and music about cheating, affairs, and other illicit romances - a playlist of tunes about extramarital liasons and the toll they take on those involved. Written and compiled by your Oldies Gu...
    • Today in Oldies Music History: April 22 Created: Wednesday, April 22, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on April 22 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.
    • Summer Music: The Top 10 Summer Albums Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      The best summer oldies music CDs and compilations on the market - surf music, soul music, drag music, and shag music! All the big hits and some obscurities you haven't fallen in love with yet! Read...
    • What are the major "Paul is dead" musical clues in Beatles songs? Created: Friday, December 01, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Since all accounts of the Paul is Dead story have Paul dying no earlier than fall of 1966, musical clues are limited here to albums after then.
    • Oldies Music Encyclopedia: "Skiffle" Created: Monday, May 31, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      A basic guide to the skiffle genre, its best and most popular artists, singers, and songs, and a history of how the style fits into other areas of popular music. From the Oldies music guide at Abou...
    • Top 10 Oldies Myths Created: Saturday, May 06, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      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 Expert at About.com."
    • Beatles 1961-1962: The Merseybeat Years Created: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      A timeline of Beatles history from 1961-1962, showing how the group turned a lunchtime gig at a small venue into a movement that swept the continent. Written and compiled by the Oldies Expert at About.com.
    • Playlist: Mama Said Created: Sunday, May 09, 2010 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Songs about mothers, motherly advice, and tributes to moms in general. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.
    • Oldies Music News: April 2014 Created: Wednesday, April 02, 2014 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 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: April 21 Created: Tuesday, April 21, 2009 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
      Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on April 21 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.
    • Today in Oldies Music History: April 20 Created: Monday, April 20, 2009 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on April 20 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.
    • Today in Oldies Music History: April 19 Created: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on April 19 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.
    • New Orleans Jazz Fest 2014 Guide: Week One Created: Thursday, April 17, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      A guide to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 2014 from Your Oldies Expert at About.com -- specifically, how lovers of 50s, 60s, and 70s rock, pop, and R&B can best use their time while choosing from the "Jazz Fest's" hundreds of artists.
    • Today in Oldies Music History: April 18 Created: Saturday, April 18, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on April 18 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.
    • Today in Oldies Music History: April 17 Created: Sunday, April 17, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on April 17 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.
    • Today in Oldies Music History: April 16 Created: Thursday, April 16, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on April 16 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.
    • The Top 10 Michael Jackson Songs of the '70s Created: Monday, July 13, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      A list of ten musical milestones in the Seventies career of Michael Jackson, both as a solo artist and a member of the Jackson 5, as compiled and written by your Oldies Guide at About.com.
    • The List: Songs About Cars Created: Saturday, August 31, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Ten of the biggest and best oldies songs about cars -- classic Detroit rolling iron, luxury models, compacts, sportscars, and more! The ten biggest and best car songs to hit AM radio during the 50s...
    • 30 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Elvis Created: Tuesday, August 14, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Little-known facts and trivia about Elvis Presley, including stories about his childhood, career, death, and more. Elvis Presley facts most fans don't know, courtesy of your oldies music guide at A...
    • Instrumentals: The 10 Best Pop Instrumentals of the 60s Created: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The best pop instrumentals of the Sixties, including classic movie themes, classical motifs, chamber pop, and more! A tribute to the best music without words of pop's postwar period.
    • The Top Ten Greatest Bo Diddley Songs Created: Monday, June 09, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The greatest moments in the musical career of
    • What are the most popular songs to shag to? Created: Sunday, May 08, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      What are the most popular songs to shag to?
    • Today in Oldies Music History: February 17 Created: Thursday, February 17, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on February 17 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.
    • Today in Oldies Music History: April 15 Created: Tuesday, April 14, 2009 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on April 15 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.
    • Today in Oldies Music History: April 14 Created: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      Births, deaths, events, charts, recordings, concerts, and more on April 14 in oldies rock and roll music history. From your Expert at oldies.about.com.

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