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TOP OLDIES SONG PICK THIS HOUR

Main Title (Theme From "Jaws") - John Williams And His Orchestra

TODAY'S FEATURED BAND/ARTIST

Kay Kyser And His Orchestra

ANNOUNCEMENTS

During the week of July 20, 2014, the Library of Congress announced that Billy Joel will be awarded this year's Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Also that week, it was announced that a long-shelved album from the early 1960s by Sam Cooke's younger brother, soul-gospel singer L.C. Cooke, will be released later this month.
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FEATURED ARTICLES

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.
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.
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.
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FIND THAT LONG-LOST SONG

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 - and 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.

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TODAY IN HISTORY - July 29

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 Doors 1968

The Doors, 1968


1957"Short Fat Fannie" by Larry Williams reaches #1 on the Billboard R&B Charts.
1957"Tonight Starring Jack Paar" premieres on NBC.
1958President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs into law the National Aeronautics and Space Act which creates the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
1967"Light My Fire" by the Doors reaches #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
1972"Alone Again (Naturally)" by Gilbert O'Sullivan also reaches #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
1974Having performed at two sold-out concerts at the London Palladium, "Mama" Cass Elliot dies at age 32 in her sleep after a heart attack.