A little tidbit about Oldies Music...
What is oldies music? Oldies music is often used to describe popular music from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. Recently, however, radio stations have begun integrating some 1980s music into their oldies music airtime.
Generally, oldies music covers several genres including pop, R&B, and rock; excluding classical and jazz. Oldies music songs are compiled from singers and musicians spanning many eras; and include recording artists such as The Beatles, Beach Boys, Elvis Presley, and the Rolling Stones.
Some info on oldies music recording artists...
Oldies music recording artist Ritchie Valens came out with his song hit, "Donna" in 1959. In 1962, Gene Chandler debuted his oldies music hit single, "Duke of Earl." In 1970, Simon & Garfunkel sang their oldies music hit "Bridge over Troubled Water." Terry Jacks' one-hit-wonder, "Seasons in the Sun" is a classic oldies music single that is played very often on oldies music radio stations; it debuted in 1974. In 1980, Michael Jackson had a number 1 oldies music hit with his song, "Rock with You."
Oldies music songs have often been revitalized through new recording artists; including the oldies hit, "Cat's in the Cradle" originally sung by Harry Chapin. It was remade by rock group, Ugly Kid Joe during the 1990s. While oldies radio stations are beginning to play less and less from the 1950s, they still attract diverse audiences across America.
To learn more about oldies music, or if you are seeking specific oldies music, feel free to listen to Media Positive Radio or visit our recording artist personal pages.
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