Sunday, March 28, 2010

My Favorite Music

I LOVE most music...from classical, to big band, to instrumentals, to religious to pop, to country/western. About the only kind of music I won't listen to is rap. In the Catholic high school I went to we were required to take 'Glee Club'...I can't carry a tune at all so I was given the job of 'turning pages' for the pianist (even tho I couldn't read music either).

Today I enjoy singing the old hymns in church, making a 'joyful noise'.

Being a child of the '40s and a teenager in the 1950s and '60s I naturally enjoy rock and roll and the old favorites of that period. I'd run home after school everyday to watch "American Bandstand' and see all the 'up and coming' pop singers of that time, like Chubby Checker, Bobby Rydell, Frankie Avalon, Connie Francis, and many others. I use to dance at the "Rainbow Gardens" in Pomona California to the tunes of Buddy Holly, Ricky Nelson, and the Everly Brothers.

concert tickets Over the years we've seen hundreds of live concerts from the very first one I went to in Laguna Beach, CA where at the "Festival of Arts" the Righteous Brothers performed one of their very first concerts. That was in 1962 or 1963. We lived in Las Vegas for 12 years (until about October 2009) where we again saw the Righteous Brothers perform several times before Bobby Hatfield passed away (2003).

In 1968 my husband and I went to an Elvis concert when he performed in Long Beach, California. I still have the tickets from that concert, we paid only $10 each!  Today to see a top star you can't touch a ticket for less than $200. What a difference a few (?) years make. A couple of years ago Bette Midler (who played at Caesar's Palace) tickets started at $135 for the 'nose bleed' section and topped out at $900 (for VIP seating).

JUKEBOXI found this great web site recently.  It's a jukebox; but it's no ordinary jukebox. It'll play all of your favorite songs from 1950 through 1989. Each year has a scroll or drop down box that shows all the great songs for that year. Most years have over 40 songs. There is even a section at the bottom that allows you to listen to show tunes, TV show themes, DooWop and several others. And it is free.

Once you click on a song it will play and when it finishes it automatically plays the next song in the list and continues until it has played all the songs. It has a volume control which you should use in conjunction with your computer's volume control. One of the best features is that it will play in the background. Pick and play any popular song from 1950 through 1989 or go to the specialty areas. You can't miss them. They are listed in very bright colors.

Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise. Psalm 98:4 KJV

© copyright 2010, all rights reserved, Mary Post Warren

©copyright, all rights reserved, Mary Post Warren


  1. I grew up with a lot of the 50s and 60s rock music you mentioned; my older brother had the records and would watch American Bandstand. What memories!

  2. The jukebox sounds like fun. Thanks for sharing!