Well, retro Rock & Rollers, it had to happen – 2014 is coming to a close whether we like it or not. And while BFYP-Book 2 is closer to “The End” than last year this time, life’s happenings prevented its finish in 2014.
But there are Gifts and Goodies for you!
Gift: In addition to three published excerpts, see new #4 below!Blast from Your Past-Book 1 Excerpt #3
Blast from YourPast-Book 1 Excerpt #2
Blast from Your Past-Book 1 Excerpt #1
Continuing to work on Book 2, I promise you’ll be the first to know when we can explore together, the best 25-year era in Rock & Roll music, 1954-1979, with the coolest DJs!
And a New Year's toast to you – below is EXCERPT #4! A retro look back through a medley of news and music notes for 1955 ... 60 years down Memory Lane, from 2015.
I think you’ll find some surprising similarities between then and now. Enjoy the moments … again!
♫1955 & the Music of Our Times | BFYP Excerpt #4, Snipped #1:
“Before Black artists made their own names in Rock & Roll music, their “tell it like it is” bouncy tunes were pasteurized and milkified by White performers, for the White audiences.
Pat Boone covered Fats Domino’s “Ain’t That a Shame” in 1955; and they both charted with it. Good thing Pat didn’t get his way on a title revision to “Isn’t That a Shame” – it simply doesn’t have the same flow.