When I was a kid back in the late 1950’s here in St. Louis, I listened to a lot of radio; we had three stations playing Rock & Roll music back then on AM; KXOK, WIL, and KWK. That’s what I listened to.all the guys were playing Cowboys and Indians while I was diggin’ the tunes on the radio. The music was in my blood. From Carl Perkins to Fats Domino to Dion and the Belmonts to The Platters to Buddy Holly to The Everly Brothers to Elvis to Little Richard to The Chantels to The Shirelles and every other vocalist, group, or band that the radio played.
Like other kids back then, I collected Baseball cards, from ’58 to ’63 and then some. And like other kids I loved to play with those Lionel Trains we’d put up over the Christmas Holidays. As time went by, people who thought they were helping me grow up, told me to stop listening to that music, stop collecting those Baseball cards, and definitely stop playing with those Lionel Trains. Like so many others, I listened to them. Only later to learn I should have never given those things up.
It’s been over 50 years and while I don’t have those old Baseball cards, I still have some of our family Lionel Trains and I’ve managed to once again acquire that great music I listened to back then on the radio.
And that brings me to today; after 11 years surfing the net, I’ve found a way to let it all out; to tell everyone about those great songs from that great musical era that was the 50’s and 60’s. I’ve managed to compile a lot of information inside this old head of mine and it’s time to share it with the world.
Oh yes, on the way I’ll mention those great Baseball cards and let’s not forget those Lionel Trains too.
That’s what all of this is about; the music, the memories, the feeling of those wonderful care-free years.
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