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Various Artists: 1950's & 1960's Golden Memories

Track List

>Why Do Fools Fall in Love - Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers
>All I Have to Do Is Dream - The Everly Brothers
>Shakin' All Over - Johnny Kidd & the Pirates
>Are You Lonesome Tonight - Elvis Presley
>Lion Sleeps Tonight, The - The Tokens
>Diana - Paul Anka
>Smoke Gets in Your Eyes - The Platters
>Only Sixteen - Craig Douglas
>Venus - Frankie Avalon
>Who's Sorry Now - Connie Francis
>Only the Lonely - Roy Orbison
>Tell Laura I Love Her - Ricky Valance
>Georgia on My Mind - Ray Charles
>Please Mr. Postman - The Marvelettes
>At the Hop - Danny & the Juniors

Album Notes

1950's and 1960's Golden Memories isn't a particularly inventive collection, but that's a good thing -- it delivers original recordings of some of early rock's biggest hits by some of the era's most beloved artists. Undeniable classics like Elvis Presley's "Are You Lonesome Tonight," Roy Orbison's "Only the Lonely," and the Everly Brothers' "All I Have to Do Is Dream" still sound as good as they did in the late '50s and early '60s, as do songs by the Platters and the Marvelettes. While a couple of inferior cover versions keep this set from perfection, it still has plenty of entertainment and nostalgic value.


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