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Beatles History: Jan 26 – Jan 31

Jan 26, 2015 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Did you ever wonder about what The Beatles were up to on a week-to-week basis?  Are you a Beatles trivia buff?  Test your knowledge here as you look at what happened to The Beatles in a specific week in time. January 26, 1963 – The Beatles played at “The Greatest Teenage Dance” at the Co-operative

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4 Awesome Vintage Juke Boxes

Sep 04, 2014 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

We’re thrilled to show off four collectible jukeboxes from the ’40s and ’50s. Part of our own collection, some of these beauties were restored by Steve Hanson and Zuddie Smith, two of the best and most knowledgeable jukebox restorers in the US. Sorry, these items are not for sale! Instead, we share them as part of

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New Beatles Documentary Will Feature Rare Synced Video & Sound

Aug 02, 2014 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Obsessed with The Beatles since childhood, actor and director Ron Howard is taking on the next Fab Four project—an authorized documentary that spans the band’s career from 1960 to 1966. Not yet titled, the film will cover the years The Beatles toured across the globe, sparking Beatlemania! Howard plans to interview Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko

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Fender & Rickenbacker: Still Stringin’ Us Along

May 07, 2014 |  Retro Staff |  1  Comment

The Fender Jaguar. The Rickenbacker bass. Chances are, even if you don’t play the guitar, you’ve heard the names Fender and Rickenbacker. They’ve been around for a long time, and if you like music, you’ve listened to songs played on these brands of guitars. While Rickenbacker is legendary primarily for its bass guitars (such as

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Please Mr. Postman

Aug 21, 2013 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

In the fall of 1960, Glee Club members at Inkster High School (Michigan) formed a singing group called The Casinyets. Rumor has it that the name was an alteration of a quote by one the members: “we can’t sing yet”. The group included then 15-year-old founder Gladys Horton, who solicited older members of the Glee

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