PHIL EVERLY JANUARY 3, 2014

IT IS SAD TO REPORT THAT PHIL EVERLY HAS PASSED AWAY ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, 2014 AT THE AGE OF 74. PHIL WAS BORN ON JANUARY 19, 1939 IN CHICAGO, ILLNOIS. HE AND BROTHER DON EVERLY BECAME THE GREATEST DUO OF THE ROCK ERA. THEY CHARTED 50 HIT RECORDINGS ON THE BILLBOARD POP CHARTS BETWEEN 1957 AND 1968. PHIL BEGAN SINGING AT THE AGE OF 6, HIS BROTHER DON AT THE AGE OF 8 IN THEIR PARENTS BAND. THEY RECORDED FOR COLUMBIA RECORDS IN 1956 AND THEN SIGNED TO ARCHIE BLEYER’S, CADENCE RECORDS IN 1957. THEIR FIRST HIT RECORD WAS “BYE BYE LOVE” IN 1957 A #2 POP HIT AND A #1 COUNTRY HIT IN THE USA. THE EVERLY BROTHERS WERE INDUCTED INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME IN 1986.

PLEASE SEE OTHER POSTS ON THE EVERLY BROTHERS ALONG WITH A JUKEBOX OF SOME OF THEIR BIGGEST HITS.

WE SEND OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY AND PRAYERS TO THE EVERLY FAMILY. THAT WONDERFUL VOICE IS NOW A PART OF THE HEAVENLY CHOIR.1d39cf7a-16b3-3c48-ba48-d8525ff567dd12bf3145-c70b-3f1b-aa1d-4dfa48382e84323-1-im-Cover-7750Phil-Everly-One-Half-of-the-Everly-Brothers-Dies-Aged-74-413516-2The+Everly+Brothers+4

RAY AND THE DARCHAES “CHRISTMAS ON THE JERSEY SHORE”

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THIS IS A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS TUNE….BY RAY AND THE DARCHAES…A POWERFUL LEAD VOCAL FROM RAY…GIVE THIS A LISTEN…A CLASSIC…

JOE (JOE T)

“MERRY CHRISTMAS”

Christmas-Tree-animated-Christmas-2008-christmas-2760885-440-330 (1)WISHING ALL OF MY READERS A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR….THANKS FOR READING MY POSTS AND FOR LISTENING TO MY RADIO SHOW ON www.oldiesplus.net .  YOUR FAVORITE ARTISTS FROM THE 50S – 60S AND MORE… ARE HERE ON MY WEBPAGE AND ON MY RADIO SHOWS….

TILL THE NEXT TIME—JOE (JOE T)

DOO-WOP JUKEBOX…DOO-WOP CHRISTMAS FAVORITES

doowopdownload (1)MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND YOURS…HERE ARE SOME WONDERFUL DOO-WOP CHRISTMAS TUNES FOR YOU TO ENJOY….

1…DOO-WOP CHRISTMAS…KENNY VANCE  

2…JINGLE JANGLE…THE PENGUINS 

3…WHITE CHRISTMAS…THE DRIFTERS 

4…I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS…THE EARLS 

5…IT’S CHRISTMAS TIME…THE FIVE KEYS 

6…RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER…THE CADILLACS 

7…YOUR MY CHRISTMAS PRESENT…THE SKYLINERS 

8…IT’S CHRISTMAS TIME ONCE AGAIN…FRANKIE LYMON 

GO TO DOO-WOP JUKEBOX FOR MORE GREAT DOO-WOP MUSIC.

TILL THE NEXT TIME—JOE (JOE T)

VINNIE VANCE AND THE VALIANTS…”ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU”

imagesIN 1989 VINNIE VANCE AND THE VALIANTS RELEASED A SONG THAT WOULD BECOME A “CHRISTMAS CLASSIC”…”ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU” ON THE WALDOXY RECORD LABEL.  THE SINGLE CHARTED EVERimages (5)Y YEAR ON THE BILLBOARD HOT COUNTRY SINGLES AND TRACKS CHART FROM 1994-2000, PEAKING AT #31 ON THE BILLBOARD CHARTS IN 1999.  LISA LAYNE SINGS THE LEAD VOCAL ON THE CHRISTMAS LOVE SONG.  THE SONG BECAME THE MOST PLAYED COUNTRY CHRISTMAS TUNE ON RADIO.  THE SINGLE ALSO CHARTED ON THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 RECURRENT AIRPLAY CHART AT #23 IN 2002.  IT WAS WRITTEN BY TROY POWERS AND ANDY STONE.

THE MELODY OF “ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU” IS BASED ON BOBBY VINTON’S #9 HIT SINGLE FROM 1964…”MY HEART BELONGS TO ONLY YOU” WITH A COUPLE OF CHANGES.  THE GROUP HAS GONE THROUGH MANY CHANGES SINCE “ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU” FIRST BECAME A HIT, BUT ONE THING HAS REMAINED…THE SONG IS STILL ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LOVE SONGS OF THE CHRISTMAS SEASON.

HERE IS VINNIE VANCE AND THE VALIANTS…SINGING THEIR ALL-TIME CHRISTMAS CLASSIC…”ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS

TILL THE NEXT TIME—JOE (JOE T)

ELVIS PRESLEY…”IF EVERYDAY WAS LIKE CHRISTMAS” 1966

ONE OF MY FAVORITE CHRISTMAS TUNES IS ELVIS PRESLEY’S CLASSIC…”IF EVERYDAY WAS LIKE CHRISTMAS” FROM 1966.  THIS AMAZING RECORDING IS ELVIS AT HIS EMOTIONAL BEST…THE SONG WAS WRITTEN BY RED WEST AND GLEN SPREEN.  ELVIS RECORDED THE SONG ON JUNE 10, 1966, AT RCA STUDIO IN NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE.

ALTHOUGH THE SINGLE DID NOT CHART…IT HAS BEEN CREDITED WITH SALES OF OVER 1 MILLION COPIES.  THE RCA SINGLE WAS RELEASED ON A STANDARD RELEASE ON (RCA-47-8950) IN NOVEMBER OF 1966 AND ON RCA GOLD STANDARD SERIES AS (RCA 447-0681) IN MAY OF 1972.  THE FLIP SIDE OF THE SINGLE ON BOTH RELEASES WAS…”HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE” FROM HIS 1963 MOVIE…IT HAPPENED AT THE WORLD’S FAIR.  IT DID NOT CHART.

WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT TO YOU…ELVIS PRESLEY…SINGING HIS CLASSIC CHRISTMAS RECORDING OF…”IF EVERYDAY WAS LIKE CHRISTMAS”…JUST LISTEN TO THE WORDS AND THE EMOTION OF THIS WONDERFUL RECORDING…ELVIS PRESLEY…”THE KING OF ROCK AND ROLL” AT HIS BEST….

If Every Day Was Like Christmas

TILL THE NEXT TIME—JOE (JOE T)

2011 In Review—Joe Troiano’s Blog…”The Golden Era Of Rock And Roll”

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The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 83,000 times in 2011. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 4 days for that many people to see it.

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