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50s & 60s Rock Rewind (My Music)

Airs Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 7 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: The Everly Brothers perform a pair of their classic hits, “Wake Up Little Suzie” and “All I Have to Do Is Dream,” in this MY MUSIC special that spotlights the happy days of the 50s and early 60s with archival footage of the greatest pop and rock hit makers of the era in their prime.

From the R&B pioneers to the teen crooners, the 1950s and early 1960s were an exciting musical time for the youth of America. In this all new MY MUSIC special, the spotlight shines on the original sounds of the American rock and pop scene with all archival footage of the hit makers in their prime. Fast songs, slow dances and the backbeat were all the rage as teenagers tuned in to their radios while they “readied for their steadies,” and went from pony tails to senior proms.

Courtesy of TJL Productions /SOFA Entertainment

The Chordettes perform their sweet hit “Lollipop” in this MY MUSIC special that spotlights the happy days of the 50s and early 60s with archival footage of the greatest pop and rock hit makers of the era in their prime.

Courtesy of TJL Productions /SOFA Entertainment

Paul Anka sings his smash "Put Your Head on My Shoulder” in this MY MUSIC special that spotlights the happy days of the 50s and early 60s with archival footage of the greatest pop and rock hit makers of the era in their prime.

The age of innocence and adolescence created rock-and-roll’s first revolution. These songs take us back to those more carefree times. Hosted by Jon “Bowzer” Bauman, from the original lineup of the oldies singing group Sha Na Na, "50s And 60s Rock Rewind" (MY MUSIC) is part of special programming premiering on PBS.

"50s And 60s Rock Rewind" features these songs: “Johnny B. Goode” – Chuck Berry; “Be-Bop-A-Lula” – Gene Vincent; “Bo Diddley” – Bo Diddley; “Willie and the Hand Jive” – Johnny Otis; “That’ll Be the Day” – Buddy Holly; “Only You” – The Platters; “The Great Pretender” – The Platters; “Wake Up Little Susie” – The Everly Brothers; “All I Have To Do Is Dream” – The Everly Brothers; “Lollipop” – The Chordettes; “Dream Lover” – Bobby Darin; “Personality” – Lloyd Price; “Ain’t That A Shame” – Fats Domino; “Lonesome Town” – Ricky Nelson; “Travelin’ Man” – Ricky Nelson; “Love Me Tender” – Elvis Presley; “Tequila” – The Champs; “You Send Me” – Sam Cooke; “Hey Paul, Hey Paula” – Paul & Paula; “Put Your Head On My Shoulder” – Paul Anka; “It’s Only Make Believe” – Conway Twitty; “Little Darlin’” – Dave Somerville and The Diamonds; “In The Still of the Night” – Fred Parris and The Five Satins; “The Leader of the Pack” – The Shangri-Las; “Calendar Girl” – Neil Sedaka; “Cara Mia” – Jay & The Americans; “Oh, Pretty Woman”/”Crying” – Roy Orbison.

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50s & 60s Rock Rewind (My Music)

In this all new MY MUSIC special, the spotlight shines on the sounds of the '50s and '60s rock and pop scene with all archival footage of the hit makers in their prime. The age of innocence and adolescence created Rock and Roll's first revolution, with the songs that take us back to those happy days of the 1950s and early 1960s.