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The "True" King

When posthumously awarding Elvis Presley the Medal of Freedom, President Donald Trump introduced him as “the king, the ‘true’ King of Rock and Roll.”*

Predictably, many called this out as the “dog whistle” it was probably intended to be, placing Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Bo Diddley and many other black rock and roll pioneers and stars in Elvis’s shade. 1,318 more words

Popular Music

Me in the Middle of Memories ~ Candy Stripers

Candy Stripers

Teenage girls in the 50’s, who were thinking about becoming nurses, could volunteer at the hospital as a Candy Striper.  I came across my service badge ~ … 204 more words

Sharing Life Stories

Ain’t That a Shame

Today is a salute to another pioneer of early rock and roll. Fats Domino sold over 65 million records. This is a staggering number. From 1955 to 1960 he had eleven Top 10 singles and 35 records that made the Top 40. 688 more words

Ladies' Home Journal, January 1960

I have to confess, even seeing the cover of this week’s issue of Ladies’ Home Journal stirs up some rotten feelings, because of two key things – the mention of Pat Boone, and just a little further down, “How to Lose 25 Pounds and Stay Thin.” Why the strange feelings about the two? 462 more words


My Pop Life #213 : Long Tall Sally - Little Richard

Long Tall Sally – Little Richard

Going to tell Aunt Mary about Uncle John
He claim he has the misery but he has a lot of fun…
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Tricycle Theatre

Long Tall Sally

I can’t believe that it took me
this long to get to Little Richard but that’s the way it goes. Fortunately we
got here and today’s song is an absolute classic. 416 more words

August 10, 1957 - Get Your Bucks Ready for Saturday Night

On August 10, 1957, teens and twenty-somethings across America got their bucks ready for Saturday night – their white bucks, that is.  A favorite footwear… 210 more words