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  • ‘Early In The Morning’: The Strange Case Of Buddy Holly Vs. Bobby Darin

    07/22/2023 2:19:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Udiscovermusic ^ | Paul Sexton
    On a July day in 1958, the performing talents of Buddy Holly were intertwined with the writing nous of Bobby Darin. The net result was a peculiar chart battle and Top 40 hits for both of them, with “Early In The Morning.” It was the seventh of Buddy’s mere eight Top 40 singles in the US, and the tale behind it takes some believing. Written by Darin and Woody Harris, the track had a bizarre history, even by the standards of the chart battles that often took place in those days. It was recorded and released by Bobby first, not...
  • Nat King Cole Earns First Top 10 Charting Song In Nearly 60 Years

    01/04/2023 9:06:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Udiscovermusic ^ | January 3, 2023 | Sam Armstrong
    Cole’s re-entrance marks the longest break between top 10 hits in chart history.Nat King Cole’s celebrated “The Christmas Song” posthumously reached No.9 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart dated January 7, marking his first top 10 hit in nearly 60 years. Shop the best of Nat King Cole’s discography on vinyl and more. Cole, who died in 1965, returned to the top 10 after 59 years, six months, and a week, which marks the longest break between top 10 hits in chart history. This breaks the record previously broken last year by The Ronettes, whose holiday smash “Sleigh Ride” returned...
  • The "Batman" 1960s TV Show.

    12/14/2022 3:50:01 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 83 replies
    Regardless of how silly it can be, I find much to enjoy about this Batman show with Adam West and Burt Ward. Julie Newmar is still the best Catwoman. After years of ownership disputes, the fans can watch these classics once again!
  • Hall of Fame Halfback Hugh McElhenny Dies at Age 93

    06/23/2022 1:11:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    ESPN ^ | 6/23
    Hugh McElhenny, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame who used his speed and elusiveness to rise to prominence as a halfback in the 1950s, died June 17 at age 93, the Hall of Fame announced Thursday. McElhenny died of natural causes at his home in Nevada, the Hall of Fame said. Known for his long strides and high-knee propulsion, McElhenny rushed for 5,281 yards and 38 touchdowns in a 13-year career that included stops with the Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants and Detroit Lions. But it was his nine-year run with the San Francisco 49ers that vaulted...
  • Philadelphia Legend Bobby Rydell, ‘Wildwood Days’ Singer, Dies

    04/05/2022 4:21:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    CBS Philly ^ | April 5, 2022 at 4:52 PM | CBS3 Staff
    Philadelphia and music legend Bobby Rydell has died. The former teen idol is probably best-known in the area for the song “Wildwood Days,” but he had so many hits — “Volare,” “Wild One” and so many others. …
  • (Vanity) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II ('50S) - ROUND 7 - THE FINAL!

    02/27/2022 9:48:32 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 34 replies
    author | 2/27/22 | the OlLine Rebel
    ROUND 7 OF THE '50S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II COMMENCES!ROUND 7 – THE FINAL Votes due: Sunday, March 6 @ 12:00 pm Eastern. 2 songs, 1 pair, 1 winner! Vote for your favorite. Any ties will be broken via Billboard annual ranking, then back to Round 1 ranking (seed), then Round 1 point total, then Round 1 vote count. See the pair in my next reply post. Format in survey: Poll seed – year - song title – act The survey is at 1950s survey Final My YouTube playlist is at 1950s playlist Final
  • (Vanity) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II ('50S) - ROUND 6

    02/20/2022 10:33:20 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 21 replies
    author | 2/20/22 | the OlLine Rebel
    (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II ('50S) - ROUND 6 ROUND 6 OF THE '50S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II COMMENCES!ROUND 6 – THE FINAL 4 Votes due: Sunday, Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm Eastern. 4 songs, 2 pairs, 2 winners! Vote for your favorite in each pair listed. Any ties will be broken via Billboard annual ranking, then back to Round 1 ranking (seed), then Round 1 point total, then Round 1 vote count. See run-down of the pairs in my next reply post. Format in survey: Poll seed – year - song title – act The survey is at 1950s...
  • (Vanity)TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II ('50S) - ROUND 5

    02/13/2022 9:49:18 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 30 replies
    author | 2/13/22 | the OlLine Rebel
    ROUND 5 OF THE '50S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II COMMENCES!ROUND 5 – THE GREAT 8 Votes due: Sunday, Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm Eastern. 8 songs, 4 pairs, 4 winners! Vote for your favorite in each pair listed. (You may abstain from any pairs, but please don't overdo it!) Any ties will be broken via Billboard annual ranking, then back to Round 1 ranking (seed), then Round 1 point total, then Round 1 vote count. Past Rounds: Rounds 1A and 1B: Rd 1A, Rd 1B Round 2: Rd 2 Round 3: Rd 3 Round 4: Rd 4
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II ('50S) - ROUND 4

    02/06/2022 9:43:03 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 25 replies
    author | 2/6/22 | the OlLine Rebel
    ROUND 4 OF THE '50S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II COMMENCES! ROUND 4 – SWEET 16 Votes due: Sunday, Feb 13 @ 12:00 pm Eastern. 16 songs, 8 pairs, 8 winners! Vote for your favorite in each pair listed. (You may abstain from any pairs, but please don't overdo it!) Any ties will be broken via Billboard annual ranking, then back to Round 1 ranking (seed), then Round 1 point total, then Round 1 vote count. Past Rounds: Rounds 1A and 1B: 1A, 1B Round 2: 2 Round 3: 3
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II ('50S) - ROUND 3

    01/30/2022 9:23:37 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 32 replies
    me | 1/30/22 | me
    ROUND 3 OF THE '50S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, Feb 6 @ 12:00 pm Eastern. 32 songs, 16 pairs, 16 winners! Vote for your favorite in each pair listed. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs but please don't overdo it!) Any ties will be broken via Billboard annual ranking, then back to Round 1 ranking (seed), then Round 1 point total, then Round 1 vote count. Format in survey: Poll seed – year - song title - act Rounds 1A and 1B: ToCT Rd 1A, ToCT Rd 1B Round 2: ToCT Rd...
  • Gloria McMillan, Actress in ‘Our Miss Brooks,’ Dies at 88

    01/25/2022 10:37:12 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | JANUARY 25, 2022 | Mike Barnes
    She starred as Harriet Conklin, the principal's daughter, on radio, TV and the big screen, then taught acting and tap dancing to kids for more than four decades.Gloria McMillan, who played the sweet schoolgirl and principal’s daughter Harriet Conklin opposite Eve Arden in the comedy Our Miss Brooks on the radio, television and the movies, has died. She was 88. McMillan died peacefully Wednesday at her home in Huntington Beach, California, after being diagnosed in November with a cancerous tumor in her bile duct, her husband of 35 years, Ron Cocking, told The Hollywood Reporter. “She was, indeed, a beautiful,...
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II ('50S) - ROUND 2

    01/23/2022 10:46:56 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 35 replies
    me | 1/23/22 | me
    (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II ('50S) - ROUND 2 ROUND 2 of the greatest hits of the '50s begins! DUE DATE: Sunday, Jan 30 @ 12:00 pm (Eastern) Round 2 is the start of the play-off tournament style. It starts with 32 pairs of the best 64 songs as chosen by YOU, from Rounds 1A and 1B. Round 1A and 1B: Round 1ARound 1B
  • Yvette Mimieux, ‘The Time Machine’ Actress, Dead at 80

    01/18/2022 10:07:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 60 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 18, 2022 | Samantha Ibrahim
    Yvette Mimieux, star of the 1960 sci-fi flick “The Time Machine,” has passed away at 80. She died in her sleep from natural causes on Tuesday morning, her family’s rep confirmed to Deadline. Mimieux just celebrated her 80th birthday on Jan. 8. She was best known for starring alongside Rod Taylor in the film adaption of H.G. Wells’ novel “The Time Machine,” but had notable roles in the movies “Where the Boys Are,” “Platinum High School,” “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” and “Light in the Piazza.”
  • (vanity) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II - '50s

    01/16/2022 9:29:33 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 58 replies
    me | 1/16/22 | the OlLine Rebel
    TOURNAMENT FOR THE GREATEST SONG OF THE '50S! ROUND 1B – ‘50sThe baseline for the survey is the top 10 hits of each year of the '50s, as compiled by BILLBOARD. This is NOT based on personal preferences, biases, prejudices, or counter-culture fringe-element reactionism. Nor based on weekly charts.Round 1 involves ranking candidate songs in order of preference for each year. Part B, as before with A last week, will be 5 years’ worth of rankings, so hunker down again because that’s 50 songs to handle! (The remaining rounds are handled as play-offs, starting with 32 pairs of songs to...
  • (vanity) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II - '50s

    01/09/2022 11:35:39 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 93 replies
    author | 1/9/22 | the OlLine Rebel
    FREEPERS, LET'S START THIS CONTEST FOR THE GREATEST SONG OF THE '50S! ROUND 1A – ‘50s The baseline for the survey is the top 10 hits of each year of the '50s, as compiled by BILLBOARD. This is NOT based on personal preferences, biases, prejudices, or counter-culture fringe-element reactionism. Nor based on weekly charts. Round 1 involves ranking candidate songs in order of preference for each year. Part A (as well as B next week) will be 5 years’ worth of rankings, so hunker down because that’s 50 songs to handle! (The remaining rounds are handled as play-offs, starting with...
  • (vanity) Tournament of 1950s music

    01/07/2022 7:31:38 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 96 replies
    me | 1/7/21 | me
    Who would like to start up another tournament of chart-toppers from the '50s? I have a whole new format planned. As always, you can be on a ping list if you are not already!
  • Jimmie Rodgers, Singer of 'Honeycomb' and Other Hits, Dies (Kisses Sweet Than Wine)

    01/25/2021 5:50:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 23, 2021
    The singer who recorded the hits “Honeycomb,” “Kisses Sweet Than Wine” and many other popular songs during the 1950s and 60s has diedJimmie Rodgers, singer of the 1957 hits “Honeycomb” and “Kisses Sweeter Than Wine” whose career in music and movies was disrupted by a severe head injury a decade later, has died at age 87. Rodgers died from kidney disease on Jan. 18 in Palm Desert, California, and had also tested positive for COVID-19, publicist Alan Eichler said Saturday, citing family. Rodgers performed for $10 a night around Nashville while stationed there with the U.S. Air Force after the...
  • Daily Life and Popular Culture in the 1950s

    10/12/2020 1:56:59 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 12 replies
    Daily Funnies for Seniors & 50+ ^ | 10/12/2020 | unknown
    Long, but wonderful
  • America 1950 vs. America 2020

    09/15/2020 11:32:24 PM PDT · by MacNaughton · 39 replies
    Economic Collapse Blog ^ | 9/14/2020 | Michael Snyder
    If you could go back to 1950, would you do it? There would be no Internet, no cellphones and you would only be able to watch television in black and white. But even though they lacked many of our modern conveniences, people genuinely seemed to be much happier back then. Families actually ate dinner together, neighbors knew and cared about one another, and being an “American” truly meant something. Today, we like to think that we are so much more “advanced” than they were back then, but the truth is that our society is in the process of falling apart...
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('50S) - ROUND 7

    06/08/2020 6:42:56 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 89 replies
    me | 6/8/20 | ME
    ROUND 7 OF THE '50S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! The FINAL! Votes due: Sunday, June 7 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. (My birthday, FYI; don't disappoint me!) 4 songs, 2 pairs, 2 winners! Vote for your favorite in each pair listed. No reply, no vote. (NO abstentions this time! Must vote both contests - you can handle 2, cantcha?) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end the following Monday. Format: Billboard rank/seed - year - song title - act