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.
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.
|1952||The first "Bob Horn's Bandstand" show is broadcast locally from WFIL-TV in Philadelphia. (This show is later renamed "American Bandstand" and syndicated nationally.)|
|1955||Allen Ginsberg, one of the leading figures of the Beat Generation in the 1950s, reads his then-controversial poem, "Howl," in San Francisco's Six Gallery.|
|1957||"Honeycomb" by Jimmie Rodgers reaches #1 on the Billboard R&B Charts.|
|1960||"Route 66" premieres on CBS.|
|1960||In the second of four televised presidential debates, John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon discuss Cold War foreign policy.|
|1963||President John F. Kennedy signs the ratification of the Partial Test Ban Treaty.|
|1967||"(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher" by Jackie Wilson reaches #1 on the Billboard R&B Charts.|
|1975||A New York State Supreme Court judge reverses a deportation order for John Lennon.|