Throwback Thursday: 1956

Though it was 65 years ago, the names of many of the hitmakers of 1956 remain well-known to today’s public: Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers, Little Richard, Johnny Cash, The Platters, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, James Brown, Bill Haley and His Comets, Frank Sinatra, Bo Diddley, Ella Fitzgerald, The Drifters. What a year! Check out some highlights below.

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A Fiona Apple Playlist

If I had to recommend just one Fiona Apple album, it would be Tidal. Or Extraordinary Machine. Or Fetch the Bolt Cutters. Or The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do. Or When The Pawn Hits The Conflicts He Thinks Like A King What He Knows Throws The Blows When He Goes To The Fight And He’ll Win The Whole Thing ‘Fore He Enters The Ring There’s No Body To Batter When Your Mind Is Your Might So When You Go Solo, You Hold Your Own Hand and Remember That Depth Is the Greatest of Heights and If You Know Where You Stand, Then You Know Where to Land and If You Fall It Won’t Matter, Cuz You’ll Know That You’re Right. Heck, all of her albums deserve a home in your collection. Hopefully today’s playlist demonstrates why.

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Throwback Thursday: 1963

The British invaded the United States in 1964. The calm before the storm offered great songs from girl groups, Motown, Bob Dylan and The Singing Nun, plus other songs that have stood the test of time. Here are thirty songs that represent 1963’s music.

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