Contact Us. Categories Show. The Way We Were in the 50s Favourite songs and golden memories The 50s saw a new age of optimism and hope, with music that was carefree and happy. With this album we remember twenty one hits that we sang to, danced to and romanced to. She wears red feathers Guy Mitchell Phil Keaggy Band - Emerging. Be my love Mario Lanza 3.
The Tennessee waltz Patti Page 4. Somewhere along the way Nat King Cole 5. I believe Frankie Laine 6. My love and devotion Doris Day 7. Cry Johnnie Ray 8. Charmaine Mantovani 9. Here in my heart Al Martino Teresa Brewer Sugarbush Eve Boswell You belong to me Jo Stafford Too young Jimmy Young Outside of heaven Eddie Fisher Half as much Rosemary Clooney Bewitched, bothered and bewildered Bill Snyder Because you're mine Mario Lanza Theme from 'Limelight' Frank Chacksfield Mona Lisa Nat King Cole I'm walking behind you Eddie Fisher The Nineteen Fifties has no such label attached to it.
Viewing the decade, dispassionately, half a century on, what impression are we left with? It is often depicted as a dull decade, particularly when set against the vibrant and colourful Sixties. But, in fact, it was a time when hope outweighed despair and we began to put the War behind us. There was a real sense of optimism with a future that held the promise of a better life for all. In we looked back so as to look forward. The Festival of Britain, last held inwas the perfect showcase to boost our national pride.
Herbert Morrison, the then Foreign Secretary, described it as 'Britain giving itself a pat on the back'. The Festival promoted British resources and achievements as well East Village - Rock Candy Funk Party - Groove Is King the people and their way of life.
It was a decided success Were On Our Way (Part I) - Frankie Newsome - Were On Our Way (Parts I & II) united the country for the five months that it was open. If there was still cynicism and depression, they were eradicated with the arrival of a lovely, young Queen Were On Our Way (Part I) - Frankie Newsome - Were On Our Way (Parts I & II) the promise of a new golden age.
The Coronation, in Junewas watched by millions in their homes on television and so could be enjoyed, instantly, throughout the country. TV had arrived and its popularity would soar, especially with 'commercial' or independent television only some two years away. June 2nd was also notable for Mount Everest being conquered with a team that included a Briton. It was a great day to be British!
If TV was yet to make its national mark, there were other diversions in the early 50s. Radio was the main source of domestic entertainment and millions of us regularly listened to Housewives' Choice' and Music While You Work a relic from the war designed to boost morale which, surprisingly, survived until In the evenings, we sat glued to the radio so as not to miss such serials as Dick Barton, which in was replaced by The Archers, Paul Temple and the series which interrupted my home-work, Journey into Space.
Tony Hancock, who was already a radio star, was waiting in the wings to engulf the population. And there were The Goons and homework was totally ignored! In the cinema, screens were getting wider and sound Korrekt - Pantser Fabriek / Projekt 26 - Split becoming directional.
Cinerama begat Cinemascope both revelling in the glory of magnetic stereophonic sound. Over the coming decades, the David and Goliath of TV and cinema would have to fight for supremacy and loyalty. Musically, the first half of the 50s was very much an extension of the 40s. Sentimental, innocent ballads and novelty songs were the stuff that the newly introduced Hit Parades were made of.
However, a new sound was lurking menacingly and Rock 'n' Roll was its name. This rebellious, teenage music would prove to be revolutionary infiltrating popular music and fuelling the recording careers of such giant groups as Dinarama + Alaska* - Canciones Profanas Beatles and The Rolling Stones.
Our musical souvenir of the s remembers some fondly remembered hits performed by the favourite stars of the time and I hope that each recording will strike a pleasant bell of memory recalling that diverse decade. The Chopin Bag. View Basket Checkout. Books Practical Gifts Decorative Gifts. You may also like. With this album we remember hits that we sang to, danced to and romanced to.
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