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I am only 27 but oldies 50/60's music has been a part of my childhood. Every Saturday my Father used to spend time with my brother and I we would go grab lunch and just hang out and do stuff, in the 1963 Chevy he would often have oldies music playing on the radio songs like Blue Moon, Wake Up Little Suzy, Duke of Earl and other classics. Anyone else listen to oldies?

 

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I listen to plenty of oldies, mainly Beatles.

 

I also listen to some The Who and Rolling Stones.

 

Not a huge fan of 50's stuff like Elvis. I'm more into 60's-70's myself.

 

 

Here are some of my favorite tracks from Beatles' Please Please Me album:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4iQB8VINik

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGZGm6kMvY0

 

 

And more tracks, such as: 'I Saw Her Standing There', 'Boys' and 'P.S. I Love You'

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I listen to dean martin, ink spots, the chordettes, Sinatra and propaganda music from both sides of the Iron curtain.At least they have real music and real singers back then instead of the plastic celebrity with autotunes and horribly mixed music these days.

 

I have 'Kids in America' by Kim Wilde on my old  cassette tape player but i don't know where I put the blasted thing.

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I generally like the Oldies. I'm not so much into the music of the 50s, with some exceptions. For example, Earth Angel is alright (And it was in Back to the Future :wub: )

 

Most of the Oldies that I like are from earlier. I like a lot of swing, jazz, etc. The best example of great music from this time period is Frank Sinatra. I love Frank Sinatra's music.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhujM7T1_fQ

 

Most of all, I love music from the 60s and 70s. I'm pretty obsessed with the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, in particular. I practically worship John Lennon. :wub:

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good to see theres people like me out there. im Only 21 and i was raised on oldies music mostly 1920-1950's era music. Frank Sinatra and the rat pack were always in the background somewhere in my house. i listened to Tony Bennet and Dean Martin as well. there are more artists but im tired of typing.

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Upon further inspection, I have come to the conclusion that the Back to the Future version of "Earth Angel" was better than the original.

 

Also, most of my examples were from the "old" Oldies, so to balance things out here's a song written and recorded in 1979, but didn't come out until later because of John's death. It's one of my favorites.

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Not wild about early rock & roll tbh but i loved Exotica, Moog, Crime Jazz, Swing, and Space Age Pop from the 50's and early 60's. Some really cool atmospheric music. It's nice how it has it's own fanbases and those album covers are awesome!!

 

http://rateyourmusic.com/list/TheScientist/rym_ultimate_box_set__exotica

http://rateyourmusic.com/list/TheScientist/rym_ultimate_box_set__space_age_pop

http://rateyourmusic.com/list/TheScientist/rym_ultimate_box_set__the_moog_era
http://rateyourmusic.com/list/TheScientist/rym_ultimate_box_set__crime_jazz___spy_fi_music

http://rateyourmusic.com/list/TheScientist/rym_ultimate_box_set__swing___and_big_band__

 

 

I love Sixties and 70's Rock and especially Kraurock and Disco but i wouldn't call those "Oldies" :lol:

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Wait, '50s-'70s are now considered "oldies"?!?  I thought this was gonna be about Glenn Miller or Count Basie or something!  I must be really out of the loop!

According to Wikipedia, what's qualified as "oldies" is determined by how long ago the music was made, not a specific time period. For my generation, the "Oldies" is anything from the 1940s to the 1970s or even into the 1980s.

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I do like a lot of 60's music actually!

Here's some of my favs :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I could post a hundred more that I love. Anyways, thanks for this thread, made me remember how much I liked this music era, I'm off to download some for my iPod right now   :lol:

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According to Wikipedia, what's qualified as "oldies" is determined by how long ago the music was made, not a specific time period. For my generation, the "Oldies" is anything from the 1940s to the 1970s or even into the 1980s.

Yeah, I know, it just really blindsided me.  I guess I just never thought of the '70s as terribly long ago.  Hearing the '80s referred to as "oldies" is even more jarring, since I remember that (well, the late '80s anyways.).  I'm really gonna lose it when I see Nirvana called "oldies" for the first time.

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A little bit. Does 70's count as oldies? If so, then I really like Pink Floyd. There's a little bit of Beatles, Rolling Stones, and the Who that I like. I'm not really a big fan of 50's music, though.

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Some of my favorite music of all time comes from the late 50s through the 60s. I still prefer the 70s and on, but come on. The 50s and 60s had some of music's best moments. I'm particularly fond of the jazz from this era. Most of the classics came out during this time, my favorites being Miles Davis' "Kind of Blue," Duke Ellington's "Such Sweet Thunder," and Sonny Rollins' "Saxophone Colossus." However, my ABSOLUTE favorite--hands down-- is Charles Mingus' "The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady."

 

 

This man composed many a masterpiece in his time, but this is his crowning achievement.

 

Here's an Ellington track that I'm also extremely fond of.

 

 

One of the jazz bands at my high school played this at a concert, and it was jaw-dropping. Duke Ellington was a master. Not a single bad chart attached to his name.

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The oldies I listen to are mostly British Invasion (1964) and later, with only a small amount of pre-British Invasion '60s music (e.g. early songs from The Beach Boys, The Four Seasons, Peter, Paul & Mary, etc.). In addition to oldies pop/rock, I have also discovered that I like a little bit of easy listening music from the '60s, like Bert Kaempfert. One of the radio presets I have in my car which I frequently listen to is an oldies station that plays music from the '60s-'80s.

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Though I prefer modern rock and metal, I love oldies!

 

I really love 40s/50s music. It was the Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas soundtracks that made me love this music, though I've always loved Frank Sinatra, and after Fallout, The Ink Spots.

 

It's sad that the only way I could find out about great music from the olden days was through a game, but hey, at least I did. :)

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I was raised on The Beatles. Definitely my favorite band of all time. If we could extend this "oldies" period into the 70's, I'd also like to include bands like The Who (around in the 60's, became more popular in the 70's), Pink Floyd, Queen, ELO, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Chicago, Frank Zappa... the list goes on. I like all sorts of music from a variety of time periods. Overall, I'd still say that The Beatles are still the quintessential band for classic rock. Ringo is best Beatle.

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