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.
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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.
Nat "King" Cole, 1956
|1950||"Goodnight, Irene" by Gordon Jenkins & The Weavers reaches #1 on the Billboard Pop Charts.|
|1950||"Hard Luck Blues" by Roy Brown reaches #1 on the Billboard R&B Charts.|
|1955||New York City's WINS radio station adopts a policy to not play white covers of black R&B songs and to play only the original versions.|
|1957||"Tammy" by Debbie Reynolds reaches #1 on the Billboard Pop Charts.|
|1957||"Send For Me" by Nat "King" Cole reaches #1 on the Billboard R&B Charts.|
|1958||The NAACP Youth Council led by Clara Luper stages a sit-in at the Katz Drug Store lunch counter in Oklahoma City, OK to protest segregation.|
|1964||The Beatles begin their first US tour at the Cow Palace in San Francisco.|
|1967||"All You Need Is Love" by The Beatles reaches #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.|
|1969||Jefferson Airplane, Joni Mitchell, David Crosby, and Stephen Stills just arrive from the Woodstock Festival to appear on "The Dick Cavett Show." During this episode, which comes to be known as "The Woodstock Show," Jefferson Airplane's performance of "We Can Be Together" is the first time the F-word is uttered on live TV, and all the guest stars except for Mitchell partake in an instrumental jam as the audience dances.|
|1973||Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge marry.|