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.


Ramblin' Rose - Nat 'King' Cole


Jimmy Cross


During the week of September 10, 2023, the famed songwriting duo, Burt Bacharach and Hal David, returned to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time in almost two decades when Doja Cat's latest single, "Paint The Town Red," reached no. 1 on that chart. This smash, which samples Dionne Warwick's 1964 hit version of "Walk On By," also marks her return to the Billboard Hot 100 after many years since she scored her last no. 1 on that chart in 1986 with "That's What Friends Are For." [continued...]


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.


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September 24

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 Association 1968

The Association, 1968

1951"Love Of Life" premieres on CBS.
1957President Dwight D. Eisenhower sends 101st Airborne Division troops to Arkansas to enforce desegregation at Little Rock Central High School.
1962The US Court of Appeals orders the University of Mississippi to admit African-American James Meredith.
1966"Cherish" by The Association reaches #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
1966"Beauty Is Only Skin Deep" by The Temptations reaches #1 on the Billboard R&B Charts.
1968"60 Minutes" debuts on CBS.
1969Deep Purple and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra perform the Concerto for Group and Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall in London in the first elaborate collaboration between a rock band and a symphony orchestra.
1977"Keep It Comin' Love" by KC & The Sunshine Band reaches #1 on the Billboard R&B Charts.
1979CompuServe launches the first consumer internet service, which features the first public electronic mail service.