Welcome to All But Forgotten Oldies


Rediscover your favorite songs from the sixties and early seventies. Find those long-lost tunes you thought you had long forgotten. We maintain a searchable database of links to sound clips for over 4000 songs from 1960-1975 which can be browsed both by performing artist and by song title. Currently, over 1200 bands and artists with clips are featured - plus, we also have listings for another 3500 more acts covering the years 1940-1990. If you're not quite sure what song you are looking for, browsing through our extensive song lists is bound to help you jog your memory.

Are you bothered by some nebulous song fragment running through your head and you can't for the life of you NAME THAT TUNE?? Have you been searching garage sales for hard-to-find recordings of some obscure song for the past 20-odd years with no luck?

Since we first went online, we have helped literally thousands of people in all aspects of oldies music collecting - everything from locating out-of-print CDs to finding sheet music to naming some long-forgotten tune from half-remembered song snippets. We hope our website will help you finally track down that elusive tune you have been seeking for so long.


Number One Songs - 1950s
The 1950s was the decade that gave birth to rock and roll. The radical changes that took place in pop music during this era can be heard in the assorted mix of top pop hits of the day.
Number One Songs - 1960s
The tumultuous 1960s was the era of the Beatles, the British Invasion, Motown, girl groups, surf rock, dance crazes, and the beginning of hard rock. The many changes that took place are well represented by the top charting songs of that decade.
Number One Songs - 1970s
The 1970s are best remembered as the decade that gave birth to disco. Singer-songwriters, soft rock, mellow pop, nostalgia, and glam rock - plus a healthy dose of songs with a more salacious feel - also helped to define the music of this era.


Rainin' In My Heart - Slim Harpo


Jon And Sandra Steele


During the week of March 10, 2019, fans bade a final farewell to famed Wrecking Crew drummer, Hal Blaine (February 5, 1929 - March 11, 2019). A prolific session musician with over 6000 recordings from the 1960s and 1970s, he can be heard on such oldies classics as "Be My Baby" by The Ronettes as well as numerous songs by The Beach Boys, The Byrds, Neil Diamond, Elvis Presley, Simon & Garfunkel, Frank Sinatra, and many other top bands and artists. He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a sideman in 2000 and received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.


A History And Definition Of Oldies Music
Oldies music is alive and well and more popular than ever. It encompasses styles as diverse as doo-wop, rockabilly, R&B, and most rock and roll genres, with a generous sprinkling of blues and country.
Love Is In The Air With Popular Wedding Songs
Here we have a mix of long-time favorite wedding staples plus other classic oldies love songs that are the perfect musical accompaniment to any romantic setting.
The Beatles And Ed Sullivan Combined To Make History
February 9, 1964 marks the Beatles' first historic appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show which was, and remains, one of very few TV events that has yet to be matched in terms of its lasting impact on American pop culture.
You Know You're A Baby Boomer
For those of us who grew up during the 1950s-1970s, here is a tongue-in-cheek look at what it is really like being a baby boomer.
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Transcripts of interviews by allbutforgottenoldies.net webmaster Amy Gold with Vikki Carr, Ron Dante, Betty Harris, & more.
Insane World of Mike Sain
Thematic oldies music playlists from WPON-AM 1460 Detroit (Nov. 2003 - Sept. 2006) with DJ Mike Sain featuring both old familiar favorites and rare gems.



Listed below are key events in music, history, and pop culture that took place on this day between 1950-1980 when oldies music ruled the airwaves.

The OJays 1974

The O'Jays, 1974

1956"Drown in My Own Tears" by Ray Charles reaches #1 on the Billboard R&B Charts.
1956The first regularly scheduled nationally broadcast rock & roll show, Rock 'n Roll Dance Party, with Alan Freed as host, premieres on the CBS Radio Network.
1958Elvis Presley is drafted in the US Army.
1958"Catch A Falling Star" by Perry Como reaches #1 on the Billboard Pop Charts.
1962"Twistin' The Night Away" by Sam Cooke reaches #1 on the Billboard R&B Charts.
1965At the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, the nation's first protest against the Vietnam War is held.
1973"Love Train" by The O'Jays reaches #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
1979"Tragedy" by The Bee Gees also reaches #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.