Wayback Wednesday

Wayback Wednesday: Chubby Checker

August 1st, 1960 Chubby Checker’s version of The Twist was released. The song was written by Hank Ballard, who recorded it in November, 1958 and put it out as the “B” side to Teardrops On Your Letter, with the Midnighters.

Wayback Wednesday: Little Old Lady From Pasadena

On June 27, 1964 Jan and Dean’s “Little Old Lady From Pasadena” was released. After scoring their first hit with “Baby Talk” in 1959, the duo had the first surf song to Hit #1 in the Summer of 1963 with “Surf City”. Here they are performing their Summer of ’64 hit, which went up to…

Wayback Wednesday: Summer In Jersey

With the official Summer season about to begin, and New Jersey’s “unofficial” Summer season well underway, Wayback Wednesday invites you to take a look at a place where many of us spent out leisure time in the 1960s and 70s. This is a promotional film about Seaside Heights, and Ocean County (originally produced for Canadian…

Wayback Wednesday: Levi Stubbs

June 6th marks the birth anniversary of one of the greatest R&B singers ever…Levi Stubbs of the 4 Tops. Born in 1936, Levi met his fellow group members while they were still in high school. They formed in 1954, calling themselves The Four Aims. They changed their name to the Four Tops after signing with…

Wayback Wednesday: The Beatles "White Album"

It was 50 years ago today, May 30th, 1968 that the Beatles began recording what came to be known as the “White Album”. The 2 disc set was so named for its plain white album cover, with “The Beatles” embossed on the front. The total opposite of the cover of the previous year’s Sgt. Pepper,…