Welcome to the companion blog for the Oldies Connection website. Oldies Connection pays tribute to the great recording and performing artists of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s—a fair number of whom are still out there doing concerts and making appearances. The site is dedicated to them, and to the fans who have helped keep this wonderful music alive for so many years.
So what exactly is Oldies Connection? Well, for starters, the site’s focus is on singers, groups, and musicians whose careers began in the ’50s, ’60s or ’70s. (Only those whose careers began during one of those decades, and only those in the music business; the website does not cover movies or TV or politics or anything other than rock & roll, from its golden era in the early fifties all the way through 1979.) Oldies Connection features several writeups and reviews for specific artists and recordings, with more original content to follow in the future.
There’s a birthday list (two birthday lists; actually; one by date, and one alphabetically by first name). There are several memorial pages, listing singers, musicians and songwriters who are sadly no longer with us (alphabetically by first name, by month and day of passing, and by year). In addition, whenever someone notable passes away, his or her name and info (including obituary and guestbook on Legacy.com, if applicable) are added to the Recent Passings sections of both the homepage and the Latest News pages, and to the In Memoriam page. There are book recommendations, info on new music releases by our old favorites, and a section called The Artists of Oldies Connection which features an alphabetical list of nearly a thousand (!) singers and groups; clicking on a name takes the website visitor to a page which has links to the artist’s official site, social media pages, and YouTube channel or search results.
In addition to all of the above, there’s also a page called Music, Music, and More Music, aka Laura’s Little Shop of Oldies, featuring links to purchase music (in CD or MP3 format) and related books from Amazon. (Artists are sorted by category; I did the work so you don’t have to.) The website is continually being updated.
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