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The Dos and Don’ts of Traveling to a Tropical Country

A vacation abroad to a tropical country or island can be life-changing. You’ll create lasting memories, explore whole new worlds…

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Strange Places and Things

Strange and Unusual Flags

Flags always represent a nation, movement or a group. Choosing the right design, symbols, colors, and insignia for a flag…

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60s Music

Introduction to Jimmy Elledge

Introduction: Jimmy Elledge (1943-2012) was an American country singer and musician from the 60s music era. He is primarily known…

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60s Music

Introduction to Johnny Ferguson

Introduction Johnny Ferguson (born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1937) is an American country and pop singer-songwriter from the 60s music…

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60s Music

Music Legends: Ray Charles

Introduction Ray Charles was an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter and pianist who became one of the pioneers and most…

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70s Music

One hit wonders: Starland Vocal Band

Introduction Starland Vocal Band is a now-defunct American pop and country band, known for their biggest hit “Afternoon Delight” during…

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60s Music

Artists Profile: Cat Mother and the All Night Newsboys

Introduction Cat Mother and the All Night Newsboys are one of those classic rock and country rock bands that oldies…

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70s Music

Artists Profile: Cate Brothers

Introduction to Cate Brothers Oldies music fans will probably recognize the Cate Brothers. Consisting of twin brothers Earl and Ernest…

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60s Music

Artist Biography: Bruce Channel

Introduction Bruce Channel is an American rock n roll/pop/country/rockabilly singer-songwriter known for his #1 pop hit “Hey! Baby” during the…

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70s Music

Artist Biography: The Bellamy Brothers

Introduction The Bellamy Brothers are an American pop and country duo who reached the peak of their career during 70’s…

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70s Music

The Life and Music of Billy “Crash” Craddock

Introduction Billy Craddock’s early musical career Known for his biggest hit “Rub It In” in 1974, American country and rockabilly…

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60s Music

Al Caiola and His Orchestra

Introduction Al Caiola and His Orchestra are known for their two successful instrumental tunes “The Magnificent Seven” and “Bonanza,” both…

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60s Music

The Story and Music of Bob Beckham

Introduction to Bob Beckham Bob Beckham (1927-2013) is the late American country singer whose best-known hits are “Just as Much…

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60s Music

The Story and the Music of “Little Miss Dynamite” Brenda Lee

Introduction to Brenda Lee Brenda Lee (birth name Brenda Mae Tarpley) is an American singer who was one of the…

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70s Music

The Story and Music of Crystal Gayle

Introduction to Crystal Gayle Crystal Gayle (born Brenda Gail Webb in 1951) is an American country and pop singer-songwriter whose…

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60s Music

Burl Ives, the Beloved American Entertainer

Introduction Burl Ives (1909 – 1995) was an American entertainer, with a career that spanned in over sixty years. He…

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70s Music

Charlie Daniels and The Charlie Daniels Band

  Introduction The Charlie Daniels Band is an American country and southern rock band fronted by (who else?) Charlie Daniels…

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60s Music

The Life and Music of Bill Anderson

  Introduction to Bill Anderson Bill Anderson is a country music singer who was born on November 1, 1937 in…

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60s Music

Claude King and His Enduring Hit “Wolverton Mountain”

Introduction to Claude King Louisiana-born country singer/songwriter/occasional actor Claude King (1923-2013) would never probably think he’d take music as a…

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60s Music

Bonnie Guitar and Her Hit “Dark Moon”

Introduction to Bonnie Guitar Bonnie Guitar (born Bonnie Buckingham in 1923 in Seattle, Washington) is a country/pop singer, guitarist and…

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60s Music

Life and Music of Bobby Edwards

Introduction to Bobby Edwards Bobby Edwards (born Robert Edward Moncrief [or Burgan in some sources] in 1926 – died 2012)…

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60s Music

The Story and Music of Country Music Star Bobby Bare

    Introduction to Bobby Bare Bobby Bare (born Robert Joseph Bare) was born on April 7, 1935 in Ironton,…

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60s Music

Bob Luman and His Hit “Let’s Think About Living”

Introduction Bob Luman was an American country and rockabilly singer and guitarist who was primarily known for his “Let’s Think…

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70s Music

The Life and Music of Singer-Songwriter Tom T. Hall

  Introduction to Tom T. Hall Thomas “Tom T.” Hall (born in 1936 in Olive Hill, Kentucky) is a Grammy…

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60s Music

The Life and Music of Roy Clark

  Introduction to Roy Clark Roy Clark was an American country singer and musician. A very talented individual, he was…

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60s Music

Rex Allen, the Arizona Cowboy

  Introduction to Rex Allen Rex Allen (The Arizona Cowboy) was born on December 31, 1920 and passed away on…

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Entertainment, Movies and Books

Really Tall Celebrities

On TV and in the movies and magazines, some celebrities appear to be of average height, but you may be surprised to…

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70s Music

The Story and Music of Larry Groce

Introduction to Larry Groce Larry Groce (born in 1948, in Dallas, Texas) is an American singer-songwriter and now is a…

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All Music

One Hit Wonders of the 2000s

The music scene of the new millennium wasn’t bereft of one-hit wonders, especially on the American charts, which they used…

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60s Music

The Musical Journey of Johnny Bond

  Introduction to Johnny Bond Johnny Bond (born Cyrus Whitfield Bond in 1915 – died in 1978) was an American…

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70s Music

Husband-and-Wife Musicians Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan

Introduction to Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan are a husband-and-wife country music duo known for…

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60s Music

The Story and Music of Homer and Jethro

  Introduction to Homer and Jethro Homer and Jethro were an American country and parody duo consisted of Henry D.…

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70s Music

The Story and Music of Freddy Fender

Introduction to Freddy Fender Freddy Fender (born Baldemar Garza Huerta in 1937 – died in 2006) was a Mexican-American singer…

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60s Music

Introduction to Frank Ifield

Short career summary on Frank Ifield Frank Ifield (born in 1937) is an British-Australian country singer who had a string…

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60s Music

Biography of Eddy Arnold

Introduction to Eddy Arnold Eddy Arnold (May 15, 1918 – May 8, 2008) was one of the most successful country…

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60s Music

Wanda Jackson – The Queen of Rockabilly

Introduction Wanda Jackson is popularly proclaimed as “The Queen Of Rockabilly” or “The First Lady Of Rockabilly,” one of the…

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70s Music

Introduction to Firefall

Firefall was once big in the 1970s charts with “You Are The Woman”…. Firefall is the name of an American…

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80s Music

Biography of Kim Carnes, the Classic Rock Diva

Introduction Kim Carnes is an American country and rock singer known for her raspy, throaty singing style, as well as…

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60s Music

Biography of Ivory Joe Hunter

Introduction Ivory Joe Hunter was an American singer-songwriter and pianist, covering in a number of genres that included R&B, blues,…

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60s Music

Biography of Bonnie Lou

  Who is Bonnie Lou? Bonnie Lou, born Mary Jo Kath, is an American country, rock and roll and rockabilly…

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60s Music

Jeanne Black – “He’ll Have to Stay”

Brief career summary on Jeanne Black Jeanne Black (Strange), is an American country and pop music songstress who scored a…

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60s Music

Jerry Jaye – “My Girl Josephine”

Introduction to Jerry Jaye Jaye is an American country and rockabilly guitarist/singer. In 1954 until 1958 Jaye had a stint…

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70s Music

Barbara Fairchild – “Teddy Bear Song”

A short introduction on Barbara Fairchild Barbara Fairchild is a country and gospel singer, most popularly known for her only…

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60s Music

Who is Paul Evans?

Paul Evans’ career at a glance Paul Evans is an American rock ‘n roll/country singer-songwriter known for his two Top…

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70s Music

Who is Lobo?

Introduction Lobo is a singer-songwriter born in Tallahassee, Florida. Starting his career playing with numerous bands like the Rumors (which…

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60s Music

Ferlin Husky – The Versatile Country Singer

Career summary on Ferlin Husky Ferlin Husky was one of the most versatile singers during his time, holding his own…

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60s Music

Sanford Clark – “The Fool”

Introduction to Sanford Clark Sanford Clark si an American country and rockabilly singer and musician. Clark was born in Tulsa,…

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70s Music

Introduction to Rita Coolidge

Introduction to Rita Coolidge The very versatile and Grammy Award-winning vocalist Rita Coolidge is known for her hit songs “We’re…

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70s Music

Mac Davis – “Baby Don’t Get Hooked on Me”

Introduction to Mac Davis Mac Davis is a country singer and guitarist, who also enjoyed crossover chart hits such as…

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60s Music

Stuart Hamblen, the Singing Cowboy

Introduction to Stuart Hamblen Stuart Hamblen was an American country singer-songwriter, one of the country’s first singing cowboys. Hamblen rose…

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60s Music

Walter Brennan – “Old Rivers”

Introduction to Walter Brennan Walter Brennan (born 1894 – died 1974) was a three-time Academy Award winning actor. He rose…

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60s Music

Gene and Debbe – “Playboy”

Introduction to Gene and Debbe Gene and Debbe were an American pop and country duo who scored one significant hit…

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60s Music

Biography of Skeeter Davis

Skeeter Davis’ career in a summary Country singer Skeeter Davis had a successful string of hits on both the country…

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60s Music

Pop and Country Hitmaker, Rusty Draper

Short introduction Rusty Draper was an American singer who enjoyed crossover successes during the 1950s. His first label was Mercury…

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60s Music

History of Bobby Darin

A quick overview on Darin’s career Bobby Darin was an American singer-­songwriter and actor. In his time, Darin was considered…

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60s Music

Sonny James – “Young Love”

Introduction to Sonny James Sonny James is an American country singer-songwriter popularly known as the “Southern Gentleman.” His first single…

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60s Music

Teresa Brewer – the Versatile Singer

Introduction to Teresa Brewer Teresa Brewer was an American popular singer. She started singing when she was quite young, and…

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60s Music

Stonewall Jackson – “Waterloo”

Introduction to Stonewall Jackson Stonewall Jackson is an American country/honky-tonk/folk singer and musician who was particularly known during the late…

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60s Music

Who is Leapy Lee?

Introduction Leapy Lee is an English singer, actor, comedian and (later) writer whose single “Little Arrows” became the best-selling single…

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70s Music

Introduction to Emmylou Harris

The peerless country lass Emmy Lou Harris in a summary… She has achieved numerous country chart-topping hits and countless awards…

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60s Music

The Browns – “The Three Bells”

Introduction to the Browns The Browns were a country and folk music vocal group consisting of siblings Jim Ed, Bonnie…

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70s Music

Biography of Linda Ronstadt

Early life and career Singer-songwriter Linda Ronstadt’s ability to bridge many musical styles that even extend to Mexican/Latin and Cajun…

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60s Music

Pete Drake and His Talking Steel Guitar

Introduction to Pete Drake Pete Drake was a pedal steel guitar player who made a name for himself first and…

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60s Music

Dave Dudley – “Six Days on the Road”

Short career summary on Dave Dudley Dave Dudley was an American country singer known for his several songs about trucks…

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70s Music

Nicolette Larson – “Lotta Love”

Brief career summary on Nicolette Larson Nicolette Larson was a pop and country songstress, who was famed for her Top…

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60s Music

Dale Hawkins – The Father of Swamp Rock Boogie

A little introduction Seen by many oldies music fans as the architect of the “swamp rock boogie,” Louisiana-born singer-songwriter, and…

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60s Music

Billy Grammer and His Hit “Gotta Travel On”

Introduction Billy Grammer (born Billy Wayne Grammer in 1925 – died in 2011) was an American country singer and guitar…

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60s Music

Tennessee Ernie Ford – “Sixteen Tons”

Short introduction to Tennessee Ernie Ford Tennessee Ernie Ford was an American radio and television personality as well as recording…

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60s Music

Don Gibson, “The Sad Poet” of Country Music

Introduction Don Gibson was an American country singer-songwriter and musician known for his standards such as “Sweet Dreams” and “I…

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70s Music

The History of Dobie Gray

Introduction Dobie Gray (born Lawrence Darrow Brown in 1940 – died in 2011) was an American R&B/soul/country/pop whose claim to…

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60s Music

One-hit wonder Dick Flood and his song “The Three Bells”

Introduction to Dick Flood Dick Flood is an American pop and country singer-songwriter who joined the ranks of one-hit wonders…

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60s Music

The Story of Dickey Lee

Introduction Dickey Lee (birth name Royden Dickey Lipscomb) is a Tennessee-born pop and country singer/songwriter.  He began performing in bands…

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60s Music

Introduction to David Houston

Introduction David Houston (born Charles David Houston in 1935 – died in 1993) was an American country singer-songwriter who enjoyed…

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70s Music

The Story of Dave Loggins

Introduction Best known for songs such as “Pieces of April” and his #5 Billboard hit “Please Come to Boston,” country…

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60s Music

Introduction to Bobby Goldsboro

Introduction to Bobby Goldsboro Bobby Goldsboro (born on January 18, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter who has gotten recognition from…

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60s Music

Arthur Alexander – Country and R&B Pioneer

What is Arthur Alexander’s most successful song? Alexander’s most successful hit was the R&B classic “You Better Move On” which…

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60s Music

Introduction to Hank Locklin

Introduction Hank Locklin was an American country singer-songwriter known for his long association with the record label RCA Victor, his…

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60s Music

The Iconic Bob Dylan

A short career summary on one of the greatest singers-songwriters of all time The legendary Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen…

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