1950s Unlimited
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1950s Unlimited
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First Book of Jazz;  pg.4-5: African Drums
By: Langston Hughes
illustrated by: Cliff Roberts
1955
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Beauty eh?
Album Art
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Teen House Party, 1958
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1956 Admiral 4 speed High Fidelity
"88" chairside Phonograph in Blonde Oak
Mark Amsterdam
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The Doors, 1967
Al Q
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Whenever a Teenager Cries, 1964
Al Q
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Sinatra, c.1964
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Elvis, 1954
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Record Love!  
Original gouache on illustration board for WALT DISNEY MAGAZINEVolume 4, Number 5, August 1959
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Miehana
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In the studio, 1962
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Sammy Davis Jr.
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Automatic Radio 4 track tape adaptor / Sound Center, 1960s
I’m Learning To Share
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Teens, 1965
Police try to hold back part of 1,000 teenagers who broke through cordon at Los Angeles  International Airport to rush plane on which folk singers Sonny and Cher were leaving for a London engagement.
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Patti Page, 1958
We lost someone special yesterday. She was the best-selling female artist of the 1950s and one of the best known female traditional pop artists of all time, “The Singin’ Rage, Miss Patti Page!” She, unlike most singers of Pop music, blended styles of country music into many of her popular songs. This enabled her music to climb high atop the Billboard Country Chart as well. When Rock and Roll became popular, traditional pop music became less so. Page was one of the few pop singers who sustained her success and continued to belt out major hits into the mid 1960s. The 1970s saw Patti shift her career towards country music and chart the country charts until 1982. Patti’s signature song was the Tennessee Waltz, recorded in 1950. It was one of the biggest selling singles of the 20th century and one of two official state songs of Tennessee. Page was due to be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award in February. She was 85 years old.   Goodbye, Patti.