50s & 60s Rock Rewind

50s & 60s Rock Rewind

Monday, August 10 at 9:30 p.m.

Relive the happy days with the hitmakers in their prime.

From the R&B pioneers to the teen crooners, the 1950s and early 1960s were an exciting musical time for the youth of America. In this all new  special, the spotlight shines on the original sounds of the American rock and pop scene with all archival footage of the hit makers in their prime.

Fast songs, slow dances and the backbeat were all the rage as teenagers tuned in to their radios while they “readied for their steadies,” and went from pony tails to senior proms. Hosted by Jon “Bowzer” Bauman, from the original lineup of the oldies singing group Sha Na Na.

Some of the songs featured in this new special:

“Johnny B. Goode” – Chuck Berry
“Be-Bop-A-Lula” – Gene Vincent
“Bo Diddley” – Bo Diddley
“That’ll Be the Day” – Buddy Holly
“Only You” – The Platters
“The Great Pretender” – The Platters
“Wake Up Little Susie”  and "All I Have To Do Is Dream" – The Everly Brothers
“Lollipop” – The Chordettes
“Dream Lover” – Bobby Darin
“Ain’t That A Shame” – Fats Domino
“Lonesome Town” – Ricky Nelson
“Love Me Tender” – Elvis Presley
“You Send Me” – Sam Cooke
“Put Your Head On My Shoulder” – Paul Anka
“The Leader of the Pack” – The Shangri-Las
“Calendar Girl” – Neil Sedaka
“Oh, Pretty Woman”/”Crying” – Roy Orbison

Photo: The Everly Brothers