Track: I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
Artist: The Beatles
Album: A Hard Day's Night
Plays: 7,465

beatlesmusicblog:

The Beatles - I’m Happy Just To Dance With You

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Track: Wouldn't It Be Nice
Artist: The Beach Boys
Album: Sounds of Summer: The Very Best of the Beach Boys [US]
Plays: 1,795

greenkneehighs:

The Beach Boys-“Wouldn’t It Be Nice”

"Wouldn’t it be nice if we could wake up
In the morning when the day is new?
And after having spent the day together,
Hold each other close the whole night through?”

(Source: requiemfortheindifferent)

vinceveretts:

June 5, 1956 ▸ Elvis performs “Hound Dog” on The Milton Berle Show.

(…) as the song comes to an end he is dragging the microphone down to the floor, staggering almost to his knees. Scotty and D.J. and Bill keep their eyes glued on him, there is only the slightest flicker of surprise as he points at the audience and declares emphatically, You ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog, then goes into his patented half-time ending, gripping the mike, circling it sensuously, jackknifing his legs out as the audience half-screams, half-laughs, and he laughs, too — it is clearly all in good fun.

— (From Last Train to Memphis by Peter Guralnick, 1994)

vinceveretts:

Elvis performing in Tupelo, September 26, 1956.

elvis-mania:

Elvis candid 1950’s

Track: December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)
Artist: Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
Album: The Very Best of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
Plays: 849

showersthatareirish:

What a very special time for me, as I remember, what a night.

wolfenstain:

Frank Sinatra performing in Monte Carlo, 1958.

pbsthisdayinhistory:

August 11, 1973: The Birth of Hip-Hop

On this day in 1973, DJ Kool Herc dropped a new sound that changed history. While DJ’ing at his sister’s back-to-school party, Herc tried something new on the turntable: he extended an instrumental beat (scratching the track) to let people dance longer (break dancing) and began MC’ing (rapping) during the extended breakdancing. And so DJ Kool Herc set hip-hop on its dynamic evolution towards the expressive art form it is today.

Take an intimate look at the innovation, excitement and collective spirit that characterizes the early beginnings of hip-hop and its influence today.

Photo: Bigtimepeace: DJ Kool Herc spins records in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx at an event addressing “The West Indian Roots of Hip-Hop,” February 28, 2009. (Wikimedia Commons)

Track: The Girl From Ipanema
Artist: Frank Sinatra
Album:
Plays: 108

moh-titanradio:

Tessa Bailey; The Dancing Queen

Tall and tan and young and lovely, 
The girl from Ipanema goes walking
And when she passes, each one she passes goes;
"A-a-a-ah" 

When she walks, she’s like a samba
When she walks, she’s like a samba
That swing so cool and sways so gentle
That when she passes, each one she passes goes;
"A-a-ah"

Track: Son Of A Preacher Man
Artist: Dusty Springfield
Album:
Plays: 1,367

mudwerks:

Dusty Springfield | Son Of A Preacher Man

Track: California Dreamin'
Artist: The Mamas & The Papas
Album:
Plays: 2,459

scarymarymusic:

The Mamas & The Papas - California Dreamin’

amyisjolly:

fRANK

YAH MUCH TOO TOO TOO TOO MACH TOO VERY VERY

thewonderofelvis:

Publicity still for G.I. Blues, 1960.

francisalbertsinatra:

Frank Sinatra, Till the Clouds Roll By (1946)

bustorkeaton:

Dino and Frank for LIFE magazine || c.1958