Golden Age of Music
Relive the magic of the Oldies But Goodies
Elvis Presley isn’t dead. Neither are Dean Martin, Perry Como, Frank Sinatra, Buddy Holly, Jackie Wilson and countless others. They’re not dead as long as radio stations like the Burlington, Ontario-based Radio 740 and the Albany, New York-based, WTRY keep bringing them into our front rooms every day
No other medium can match the marvel of radio, particularly when you know your favourite songs are always there at the touch of a button
Baby boomers everywhere get a boost in their everyday lives by being able to tune in to the artists who grew up with them in the 1950s and 60s
Hearing these songs can take you back to the high school prom in an instant, and somehow your day seems all the better for it
Then there’s nostalgia in superlatives when you can see videos of your favourite singers or catch the odd special on television
It’s indescribable being able to see in the flesh decades later the same recording artists who wore their hair in duck cuts!
How many people are glued to their television sets when television networks like PBS bring the singers who made Rock & Roll the Golden Age back for a televised special? How many of them can’t keep still when they hear the opening bars of songs like Franki Valli and the Four Seasons’ “Let’s Hang On”?
Don’t know about you, but at the office, my radio is always turned on to Radio 740
The recording artists of the 1950s and 60s are so loved, people flock to dances where DJs play their records for dances
For the past two years, my friends have been keeping their eye out on supermarket bulletin boards, hoping to find a notice of an upcoming dance somewhere where Oldies & Goodies are played
Maybe I’ve been looking at all the wrong places, but there don’t seem too many websites where that kind of information can be found easily
So that’s the reason why the investigative electronic newspaper called Canada Free Press is creating an Oldies & Goodies Music page
We aim to collect and post any information available on this subject, and hope to eventually open up an Oldies But Goodies chatroom
We know that we aren’t alone on this quest and welcome any tidbits of information readers might have.
Help CFP make Oldies & Goodies live forever!