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For a varied collection of free guitar lessons and lyrics, as well as information about guitar repair and equipment, check out Free Songs.

Are you interested in pursuing a career in music? SR Education Group offers a Complete Guide to an Online Music Degree.

Starcrost Productions has an interesting and varied music site that features Peter Cross and Crossfire.

A simple, concise web page that provides information on various things related to what many regard as rock's greatest band, The Beatles. (Thank you to Sue & Cody for this tip.)

Welcome to Rock Music Timeline, an online chronology of rock and roll history.

The Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention will be held at the Marriott Hunt Valley Inn in Hunt Valley, Maryland on Aug 9-11, 2012. Scheduled guests include: Shirley Jones, Jay North, Jeanne Russell, Van Williams, Ron Ely, and Sherry Jackson.

Visit Bob Pegg Records -- includes a link to his radio show.

Theresa Vaughn is a member of the band Petmammal, one of many bands that are trying to gain notice in today's complex music world. You will find the music of Petmammal available at whotune.com.

Looking to book a band for your function somewhere in the British Isles? Bands For Hire will help you line up a date with groups such as the Flip Top Floozies, a fun 50's-style act.

FanPlanet has a web site in the UK that offers various band t-shirts and other merchandise (hoodies, bags, caps, belts, etc.) for sale.

Mike Smith has an interesting Rockabilly Roots web site.

Are you looking for an online music degree? Visit the site of longtime music teacher Anna Warren for information on a variety of programs.

Chris Kennedy has assembled the color photo collection of popular 1950's Cleveland radio deejay Tommy Edwards into a book titled 1950s Radio in Color. The collection consists of over 1,700 Ektachrome slides of practically everyone who passed through Edwards' radio station from 1955-60. Eddie Cochran, Elvis, Chuck Berry, country music superstars, Hollywood celebrities and hopeful unknowns.

Tim Williams plays music from the 60's, 70's and 80's -- and a little bit of the 50's -- on his radio program from SWR FM 99.9 in Sydney, Australia on Saturday nights, 6 to 8 pm. More information is available at his Retro Top 40 web site.

Band merchandise -- t-shirts, hats, bags, etc. -- can be found at Simon Orth's Band-Tees web site.

Erin Vook is offering an iTunes app called History of Rock and Roll 101 which will take you on a journey through the roots of rock-and-roll from the 1940s to modern-day rock. Download it for an entertaining and educational guide through the British Invasion, the Woodstock hippie era, punk rock and other transformational rock n roll milestones that shook America.

"All Oldies, All the time - Aim for the BullsEye." At BullsEye Radio you will find one of the Internet's very best oldies radio stations.

Electric T-Shirts is a UK online store for official band t-shirts and merchandise.

Here is a good resource on the memorable musicfest at Woodstock in 1969.

A comprehensive DVD has been issued commemorating the fortieth anniversary of the fabulous August, 1969 Woodstock concert in Bethel, New York. Titled Woodstock Diary 1969: Friday Saturday Sunday, it is distributed by Wienerworld Ltd.

John Walker (John Maus) of the terrific 60's group the Walker Brothers has an official web site.

Country Al Ross is a musician who played with some of the greats in the 60's -- read about it on his web site.

A tribute to the great Jimmie Rodgers.

Here is a performance by Jr. Walker's Allstar Band filmed in Minnesota in 2008.

Fans of the great singer/songwriter Barbara Lewis will enjoy this article from MinnPost.com written in June, 2008.

Lyrics Search Engine Find more free music lyrics at Dreamlandmusic.net.

Alex Tonel has a useful Music Lyrics web site.

John Lennon once said "If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it 'Chuck Berry.'" Over in Australia, Josef Netolicky & Dr. Celia Netolicky have set up an interesting Perth Rocks! web site that you should visit.

Shokus Internet Radio has a number of items that might be of interest to fans of 50's and 60's music.

Fans of Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Little Willie John will like the Official MySpace Site that has been established in his honor.

Mable John, a former member of Ray Charles' Raelettes and the sister of Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Little Willie John, made an appearance as Bertha Mae Spivey in the 2007 movie Honeydripper.

Danny Coulombe has a site where you will find Midi files and Karaoke.

Arthur Summers has a nice BabyBoomer Rock and Roll web site.

Fans of the 50's singing group the Hilltoppers might enjoy two a cappella groups that also come from Western Kentucky University, the men's group the RedShirts and the women's group the TrebleMakers.

Dee Dee Phelps has written a memoir about her days performing with Dick and Dee Dee titled Vinyl Highway: Singing as "Dick and Dee Dee." Check out her Dick and Dee Dee home page.

Denise Ferri and Bernadette Carroll sang backup on Lou Christie's Lightning Strikes and Rhapsody In The Rain and had a group of their own in the 60's, and they now have a web site at Jersey Girls Sing!. And while you are there check out Ronnie's Radio Page, where you can listen to recorded interviews with a number of recording artists from the 60's.

Dan Buie has some information on the group that he played with (and still plays with) Roy Head and the Traits.

Are you a Bobby Darin fan? Visit Michael's excellent Darinland.com site.

Find your favorite ringtones including Jimmy Dean Ringtones at yixe.com.

Claire McDonough has a wonderful web site at Ministry Of Rock, focused on the history of British rock.

Visit Axe Central -- The Guitar Player's Bible.

Pay a visit to The Tony James Goldmine Radio Show in northern England. We're talking the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's, the great times you grew up in.

Image Entertainment has put together a DVD that shows the appearances of Elvis Presley on the Ed Sullivan Show. It is available from Amazon.com.

FlexiMusic Wave Editor is a shareware Audio Editor software program you can use to create, record, edit, draw, add effects and play MP3/audio files.

Those who enjoy the music of The Incomparable Miss Connie Francis will enjoy the site that John Donatelli has set up.

kapowgifts stocks movie, music and tv merchandise and has specific 50s rock-n-roll merchandise such as posters, t-shirts, keyrings etc.

The group that put three records in the top five just before the 60's closed out is back with its own web site. Go see 1910 Fruitgum Company.

You remember the great British duo who gave us A World Without Love, I Go To Pieces, Lady Godiva and other great songs -- visit Peter and Gordon at their web site.

Dum-dum, dum-doo-domby-doo-be-doo ... remember the Fleetwoods? Visit the web sites of lead singer Gary Troxel and another original member of the group, Gretchen Christopher.

Dmitry Murashev has a site that provides various artists' and bands' discographies, lyrics and album reviews at DM's Discographies, Lyrics & Album Reviews.

If you would like to read postings from or participate in a discussion group for 1960's Music Groups & Solo Artists, see Cossette's Music of the 1960's site.

"I can sing like a frog" -- stop by to see Clarence "Frogman" Henry in New Orleans.

You will find Old school and New school rock music at Nick Iliason's rockdrift.com.

Gold Records Custom Made is a site that offers the actual disks used in many of the official awards, but with a new twist for employee recognition and other accomplishments.

FOREVER EVERLY is an Everly Brothers Tribute Show that you might like.

Fans of 60's British rock might enjoy reading Graham's Slater's Ticket To Ride, which is written from the point of view of a musician who experienced it.

Take a look at the Kardboard Kid's pre-1970 concert posters.

Rita Thurman Barnes has a web site dedicated to Santo & Johnny's 1959 #1 hit Sleep Walk, one of the greatest instrumental hits of all time.

Jeremy's web site lists many well written band biographies.

Visit the web site of Matman Promotions - Rock'n'Roll Tribute Shows, Australia's Premier Shows - to Elvis, Roy, Buddy, etc.

Song Lyrics, Music Lyrics and Song Words @ LyricsTemple - Rock Lyrics, Rap Lyrics & Pop Lyrics.

Visit Texas musician Don Hutchko's HutchkoMusicHouse.

There is an Internet radio station called 60's Chicks that plays music by women artists of the Sixties, all genres, 24 hours a day.

Gary Walker of the Walker Brothers is back performing again.

Bill Harry's Rock and Pop Shop features articles from all decades of rock and pop music - classic songs, movies, a memorial section, and other interesting elements.

Chuck Benjamin hosts The Ultimate Request Show on Internet Radio at LegatoCafe.net on Sunday mornings -- contact Chuck and he will play any Billboard Hot 100 record from 1955 onward for you!

Dan Reusche has a very good web site for fans of 70's music.

Some longstanding oldies discussion groups are:

Send a free rock-'n-roll greeting card.

Click here to learn about the challenging Golden Oldies Lyrics Quizzes.

Gary Troxel sang lead with the Fleetwoods, who gave us songs such as Come Softly To Me and Mr. Blue. Gary is still performing.

Eddie O'Hara has a web site caled The Romantic Rocker, featuring lyrics and Rocker fan mail -- in Australia.

John Walker, who sang with the Walker Brothers in the 60's and 70's and is still going strong as a solo act, has a web site at john-walker.org.

Martin Alberts, a phtographer who has taken numerous pictures of the Everly Brothers over the years, has an interesting Everly Brothers Curiosities web site.

Trevor has a web site that will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about drums at Drums HQ.

Johan Hasselberg has a very good Chuck Berry News site -- all the way from Sweden!

Mean Guitars: A Valuable Guitar Directory and Information Resource.

Jeff O's Retro Music -- 50's Songs You Never Heard! New Original Oldies, Doo Wop, 50's Rock & Rockabilly Mp3's.

Breaking up is hard to do ... view or sign this online petition to put rocker Neil Sedaka in the Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame.

Fans of innovative British record producer Joe Meek (The Honeycombs, The Tornadoes, etc.) might want to consider joining the Joe Meek Appreciation Society.

Fans of the Mersey Beat will enjoy Brian Smith's Mersey Beat web site and his other Mersey Beat web site also!

Fans of Neil Sedaka will enjoy the site established by Jozef Van Gorp -- if your language skills are advanced enough to understand the Dutch language.

Daniel Hutchinson runs a web site that features rare lyrics, especially those of Otis Redding.

Visit the Neva River Rockets at Hillbilly.Ru, a web site dedicated to hillbilly and rockabilly music -- in Russia!

You might wake up some mornin' ... to the sound of something moving past your window in the wind ... visit the web site of Bob Lind, who wrote and recorded Elusive Butterfly in 1966.

Craig Moerer has over one million vinyl records in stock and available for sale at Records By Mail.

A stop at Pieter's Oldies Drive-In in Holland is a lot of fun if you are a fan of 50's, 60's or 70's rock-and-roll music.

Visit the web site of 3wk Internet Radio and hear some great oldies; it is a station you might like that broadcasts 24 hours a day on the Internet only.

Visit Garrett's Supergroups web site.

Check out some of the greatest names in soul on the Soul Comes Home CD, the performance tribute to the Stax Museum.

The-music-directory.com - a collection of links to music related websites and newsgroups.

Take a look at Nikitos' collection of Beatles song lyrics.

Check out Tom Wright's Rock and Roll Photography site.

Jim Sundquist of the Fendermen, who played lead guitar on Muleskinner Blues, has a web site.

Carol Connors co-wrote Hey Little Cobra, Gonna Fly Now [Theme From "Rocky"], and many other songs. Carol also sang lead for the Teddy Bears on To Know Him Is To Love Him.

The Geelong Jukebox Rockers Club in Victoria, Australia has a fun web site.

Eric Burdon of the Animals released a new DVD in 2003 titled Yes, You Can Go Home.

See Eddy Medora's site featuring his group, the Sunrays.

Joe Lewis at JCS Productions specializes in getting young acts heard by the masses.

Rockabilly enthusiasts may enjoy this site from the Russian Rockabilly group the Spootniks.

Check out Yulia's Stray Cats Fan Club site -- all the way from Russia!

Fans of Tab Hunter will enjoy the Official Tab Hunter Web Site.

You can find memories of the 50's and 60's at Bud & Garnet Casto's Mr. & Mrs. Doo Wop.

Like to listen to 50's radio? Try Bennie Dingo's Rock-it Radio Online.

Up to date news on Elvis ... in Dutch! Go to Elvis Today Tomorrow and Forever.

Read Shirley Pena's interview with Chris Montez at the London Palladium in December, 2002

Bill Harry coined the term Mersey Beat and now he has a web site for fans of the old Liverpool Sound.

Fans of the Cincinnati group Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods will like Joy Pruden's tribute to that group.

Lottariel was a web page dedicated to the Wild Cats, a rockabilly group from the small European country of Estonia.

Take a trip to the Internet's premier Alan Freed web site.

Licensed rock-n-roll t-shirts and other stuff from Tracey Frienid.

Lots of information on Buddy Knox, written by a man who knew him well, Johnny Vallis.

Don Ciccone -- a former member of some great groups like the Critters, Frankie Valli and the 4 Seasons, and Tommy James and the Shondells -- now has his Don Ciccone web site.

Sjef Athmer from Holland has a web site dedicated to Little Willie Littlefield.

Fans of Jay Siegel and the Tokens will enjoy this official site -- listen to The Lion Sleeps Tonight here.

This is a good site if you are a fan of Mitch Ryder. This is his official web site, launched in 2002.

Hey there! Sam the Sham has his own web site!

Victor offers vintage clothing and rock-and-roll t-shirts.

"They cruise around town in their big Grand Prix's, sittin' in their bucket seats, shootin' the breeze." Visit this tribute to the great Jan & Dean from Larry Matthews.

Kitty is from Estonia and is a big fan of Rockabilly. Visit Kitti's page.

Graham Pugh has studied the life of Eddie Cochran and assembled his findings in an interesting and informative web site.

Vist the official web site of the great 60's singer Percy Sledge and the Aces Band.

Looking for classic rock videos? Steve has a large collection of them for sale.

Remember the Crystals? One of Phil Spector's stunning groups. Visit the site of lead singer Delores "LaLa" Brooks, who sang lead on Then He Kissed Me, Da Doo Ron Ron (When He Walked Me Home), and other great songs.

The Video Beat! Rare 1950s & 1960s rock n roll, JD, and teenage movies, TV shows, and documentaries on video.

One of rock's greatest singer/songwriters, Carole King, now has an official web site.

One of my all-time favorite rock-and-roll performers, and he's still going strong. Catch his act if you can, and in the meantime, go see Bobby Vee's web site.

Visit the web site of Paul Evans, who wrote songs that were recorded by the Kalin Twins [When], Elvis Presley [I Gotta Know], Bobby Vinton [Roses Are Red (My Love)], and many others. Paul also wrote and recorded top ten hits of his own, such as Happy-Go-Lucky-Me and Seven Little Girls Sitting In The Back Seat.

If you want to buy oldies on CD or records check out Doo Wop Shoo Bop Records & Cds.

Looking for an old song you haven't heard in a while? Check out Barry Scott's Lost 45's.

Visit the New Mitch Ryder On-Line web site.

British music magazines Q and Mojo are a good source for information about bands. Just ask Jo Davies.

John Claude Gummoe was lead singer for the great 60's group the Cascades, and he wrote one of the best songs of that decade. Visit his Rhythm Of The Rain web site.

Rockabilly fans should visit Quentin Jones' Lanark Records site. In 2001 Lanark Records released a CD by rock-and-roll legend Charlie Gracie.

See about the Guitar Man, Duane Eddy, at Tony Borgosano's Tribute Page.

If you like the old music you will like Barb's web site at www.geocities.com/luvthatmusic.

Turn Me Loose! at the official web site of late 50's/early 60's Teen Idol Fabian.

Visit the web site of Troy Shondell, who had a top ten hit with This Time in 1961.

Johnny Vallis is a young singer from Vancouver who was great friends with Party Doll's Buddy Knox -- visit his web site.

Fans of the Righteous Brothers will enjoy a visit to Julie's Righteous Brothers Fan Forum.

Visit the web site of the great 60's rocker Mitch Ryder.

There are lots of oldies songs on the Ron Diamond web site.

If you like to dance to rock and roll music try NZ Dances in New Zealand.

Remember Deep Purple in the 60's? Check out Bill Melton's Official Nino Tempo and April Stevens Fan Pages.

If you like 60's and 70's rock maybe you should stop by Keno's Classic Rock n Roll Web Site.

Mark Kravitz launched a new Rock and Roll radio station on the Internet in July 2000. Go to www.rocknrollstation.com.

Fans of Gene Pitney will like this site, which features all of his big hits.

Visit Andy Robinson's tribute to Dusty Springfield.

The sole surviving original member of the Drifters from 1953 has a great web site at Bill Pinkney's Original Drifters.

Who is touring? When? Where? Find out at the Pollstar Concert Hotwire.

Visit Wendy Burton's official Searchers web site.

Visit Chad Evans' Official Gene Pitney Web Site.

Michael Ochs Archives is the place to go for thousands of rock-and-roll photos.

Mary & Ray Busuttil offer Gorgeous Rock 'n Roll Clothes at their popular web site.

Rosalie Hamlin and her group from San Diego had a terrific top ten hit in 1961 with Angel Baby. Visit the official web site of Rosie and the Originals.

RadioMoi is an Internet radio station with plenty of mp3's and some music from Santo & Johnny.

Ron Dante sang lead on a number of 60's hits, including the #1 song from 1969 Sugar, Sugar. Visit Ron Dante Online.

Try this site for some goods links: the virtual Wall of Fame.

Cokie Eddy has a collection of mp3's on his web site.

Brian Bukantis has a very good web site for those who like to collect and swap records at RecordCollecting.com.

Rick Patterson has a great Johnnie Ray web site.

Bill Krohn has a web site where you can get records by many of the artists profiled on this web site.

Will Stos has a fine tribute to the fabulous Girl Groups of the 50's and 60's -- beehives and all.

The Texas Music Office serves as the information clearinghouse and promotion office for the Texas music industry.

If you are looking for music price guides and reference books, try Jerry Osborne's Osborne Enterprises & Jellyroll Productions web site.

On his web site at Third Sibling Enterprises Don McLaughlin has hundreds of scans of old 45 RPM picture sleeves.

Fred Gaskins has a great web site for those who love the old soul music.

Won't you let me take you on a sea cruise? Cruise on over to Frankie Ford's web site on the 'Net at www.frankieford.com.

Brian Young and Bug Music have done a terrific job with The Official Del Shannon Page.

Paul Fixter has the 'Net's only web site dedicated to Showaddywaddy, a group that was huge in the UK but is virtually unknown in the US.

Do you remember Seven Little Girls Sitting In The Back Seat from 1959? It was written and performed by Paul Evans, who also wrote Bobby Vinton's #1 record Roses Are Red [My Love] and several songs for Elvis Presley. Visit Paul's web site.

Bill Slater has a site dedicated to the late Jimmy Driftwood, who wrote The Battle Of New Orleans.

Remember Sea Cruise? Contact Ken Keene, who manages Frankie Ford and several other acts, including Troy Shondell [This Time], Johnny Preston [Running Bear], Jean Knight [Mr. Big Stuff], Ronnie Dove [Right or Wrong], Matt Lucas [I'm Movin' On], and Dick & Dee Dee [The Mountain's High].

Bas Siewertsen is the webmaster at Everly Brothers International, an excellent resource for information on one of rock's greatest duos.

Barry Worrell has a web site dedicated to the great 50's singing group, the Diamonds.

Visit Richie Rock's classic rock web site.

Fans of Gene Vincent will enjoy Derek Henderson's web site.

Fans of Bo Diddley will enjoy David Blakey's web site.

The official web site of Paul Revere & the Raiders.

A web site for fans of Ronnie Dove.

Curt at Round Flat Records is a source if you want to buy records on the 'Net.

Visit the web site of George "Shadow" Morton, producer of the Shangri-Las and other groups.

A good band that is currently performing 50's and 60's music is Captain Cardiac and the Coronaries.

Gary has a good web site for fans of the Grass Roots.

At Paul Clark's RockSite you will find artist reviews and some very good links.

Mike Stewart has established a web site for his friend Tommy Roe.

This is a site with a lot of information on the Righteous Brothers.

Steve Brown is a big fan of Buddy Holly and the day the music died.

Mike and Beverly Elliott's Heartbeat's One and Two is a very good nostalgia web site.

You can buy records, needles, etc. from Garage-a-records by credit card over the web.

A mixed bag of rock-and-roll trading cards, music industry magazine ads, and lots of Moody Blues information is available at Bill Bisch's web site.

The city of Chicago has given the music world a number of talented artists; find out about them on Scott Paulson's Chicago Music Page.

Visit a Downloadable Music Site with over 1100 MPEG3 & MPEG2 music titles, a vinyl database, music resources & audio shareware.

Looking to buy a certain record? Gary Marchal at Gem Records in Mishawaka, Indiana will send it to you.

Remember The Lion Sleeps Tonight? Visit the Tokens featuring Mitch and Phil Margo at their web site, and you can order their new CDs, get t-shirts, or send them email.

You can buy records by mail order from Metro Music.

Here are three different sites with information on Lou Christie, Eric Burdon, and Gary Puckett.

Marybeth's Memorable Melodies is a great site if you'd like to hear some tunes from the 50's and 60's.

You can find Yesterday's Memories and the Oldies Web Ring at this web site.

Steve Blitenthal at Whirlin' Disc Records in Farmingdale, New York offers records, cassettes, CD's, and even phonograph needles.

Ivan Johnson has a good R & B Page.

If you are a fan of Connie Francis, you will like Michael Wright's web site.

You can email Wendy Kay or visit her web site at Mars Talent; Wendy is the agent for Gary Lewis, Tommy Roe, Lesley Gore, Lou Christie and many others.

Rockhouse Records is a good source on the Internet for information regarding rock & roll.

Hans P. Lueters' Oldies But Goldies in several languages

A good site for reviews of songs and albums

More information on I Fought The Law and the Bobby Fuller Four

You can return to the 50's, 60's and 70's -- The Wanderer will take you there

California Albums may interest you if you are a record collector

Visit Annie's Place to step back into the 50's and 60's

Audities On-Line

The Rock-and-Roll Hall Of Fame, and a list of its members


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