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.


Vehicle - The Ides Of March


Ray Anthony


During the week of June 6, 2021, Lynyrd Skynyrd and King Crimson became among a growing number of veteran bands and artists to announce their return to the stage for the first time since the start of the pandemic. Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Big Wheels Keep On Turnin'" Tour begins June 13 in Forest City, IA, with 29 show dates currently scheduled through November 19. King Crimson's "Music Is Our Friend" Tour will kick off on July 22 in Clearwater, FL and will run through September 11, with 28 show dates scheduled so far. [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.


June 13

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 Everly Brothers ca. 1958

The Everly Brothers ca. 1958

1953"Help Me Somebody" by The "5" Royales reaches #1 on the Billboard R&B Charts.
1960"Cathy's Clown" by The Everly Brothers also reaches #1 on the Billboard R&B Charts.
1966The Supreme Court rules in Miranda v. Arizona that the police must inform suspects of their rights before questioning them.
1967President Lyndon Johnson nominates Thurgood Marshall as the first black justice on the Supreme Court.
1969Mick Taylor joins The Rolling Stones.
1970"The Long And Winding Road" becomes The Beatles' last #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100.
1970The Beatles' "Let It Be," their 12th and final studio album, reaches #1 on the Billboard 200.
1971The New York Times begins publication of the "Pentagon Papers."
1975"When Will I Be Loved" by Linda Ronstadt reaches #1 on the Billboard Country charts.
1977Convicted Martin Luther King Jr. assassin James Earl Ray is recaptured after escaping from prison.