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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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Filed under: Legends, Retro Memories Tagged with: Motown, music, The Beatles

The Nose Flute

Sep 17, 2012 |  Retro Staff No Comments

There are few who can whistle real music through their noses. For the rest of us, there’s the nose flute – also called a nose whistle or a Humanatone. This single-piece instrument relies on rhythmic breathing through the nose while maintaining or fluctuating the opening of the mouth. This simple, classic gem isn’t to be

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Summer Jam at Watkins Glen

Jul 28, 2012 |  Retro Staff 2 Comments

Watkins Glen, NY is known worldwide for its racing track. Watkins Glen International (once called Watkins Glen Grand Prix Circuit) has hosted nearly every class of car racing for more than 50 years, including NASCAR and IndyCar. On July 28, 1973, the Upstate NY speedway hosted the largest music festival to date: Summer Jam. An

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Filed under: Retro Memories Tagged with: festivals, music

Monterey Pop: The Lesser Known Music Festival

Jun 17, 2012 |  Retro Staff No Comments

Two years and two months before Woodstock, the first widely promoted rock music festival in the US took place. The Monterey International Pop Music Festival ran June 16-18, 1967 in Monterey, California, reportedly attracting more than 55,000 people. Typically regarded as one of the beginnings of the “Summer of Love”, many historians credit the event

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Filed under: Retro Memories Tagged with: festivals, music

Retro TV, Movies, Music & Video Games

Oct 28, 2011 |  Retro Staff No Comments

Turn on your radio or TV and it’s a sure bet you’ll find something that looks and sounds awfully familiar.  Now more than ever, what’s old is new, yesterday is today and if it was good then, it’ll be better now.  Retro is everywhere! Why?  Lots of reasons, really.  We’re getting older and living longer,

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