Friday, February 26, 2010

1950's Early Rock&Rollers Were Kids

Danny and the Juniors
At the Hop
Lead singer Danny Rapp was an Irish kid from Philadelphia. He committed suicide in 1983 at age 31.

Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers
Why Do Fools Fall In Love?
Frankie's career declined after he left the group and he died of a heroin overdose at his grandmother's house at age 25.

Ritchie Vallens (Richard Valenzuela)
La Bama

He died in an airpane crash at the age of 17.
Ritchie Vallens
Come On Let's Go

The plane crash that took the life of Ritchie Vallens also killed one of the biggest of the early rock stars: Buddy Holly. Here he is on December 29, 1957.
Buddy Holly and the Crickets
Peggy Sue

Buddy Holly and the Crickets
True Love Ways
Recorded in New York about 4 months before his death at age 22.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Megan Callen

Here is the recruiting tape for my granddaughter Megan Callen. Please note: I did NOT choose the music.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Teen Idols

Whenever I think of the teen idols of the 1950's I think of these guys.
Dion and the Belmonts
I Wonder Why

Dion and the Belmonts
A Teenager in Love

Dion...50 years later
I Wonder Why

I was a boy in the 1950's, but whenever I hear this song, I think of the teenagers back then. They were our heroes.
Dion and the Belmonts
Where or When