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Before I tell viewers about this site, aren't these 2 music videos great pieces of nostalgia ?
They're a bit American-orientated, but most folks of a certain age in the UK should remember most of what they are all about . Hope you enjoy.
More about music videos in the text ( below) on this introductory page .
I hope to show plenty of music videos, from my own collection, on the Site; and I'll change them as often as I can. Hope you enjoy. As always , please post "requests" to memoriesadmin1@gmail.com.  Thanks.
 

 
 
 
 

 
 

Just a bit of small-print before we start : FIRST : a couple of pages on this website may take a minute to download if they are ones packed with music for your listening pleasure:)) ----any downloading delay or blank page will be for no more than a minute,and probably won't even happen at all unless you race from the Start Page straight to part of the website packed with music.Also, if you find any "gaps" where pics or videos are not showing on the page, try clicking "Refresh".  SECOND, I stress this website's policy about "copyright" (which is fully set out at the foot of this page and at top and bottom of "Music 50s/60s Page"). Thanks. 

Now , before the main text, you may wish to switch on the following song as background music while you are reading about what this site, and its different pages, are about. I recommend the song, as it sums up so much about "memoriesneverdie". Click the "on" button on the following music bar if you wish to play it (it has a slow beginning, so allow 5 seconds before you hear the first soft opening notes)..........you can turn music off and on anytime you wish by clicking the Stop button on the bar.

 

 

"MEMORIES NEVER DIE"   

WISHES ALL VISITORS A WARM WELCOME, THANK YOU FOR VIEWING, AND WE HOPE YOU ENJOY THIS TRIP BACK IN TIME : AND THERE ARE SOME PRETTY GOOD PICS AND SONGS FOR YOU ALONG THE WAY !  THERE ARE MUSIC AUDIOS AND VIDEOS DOTTED ALL OVER THE SITE, AMONGST THE TEXT........NOT JUST ON THE PAGES HEADED "MUSIC 1950-79" AND "MY FAVE MUSIC CHOICES" ; AND I HOPE TO KEEP THE SITE "FRESH" BY CHANGING DIFFERENT MUSIC OR PICTURES FROM TIME TO TIME, SO KEEP LOOKING IN TO SEE WHAT'S NEW.

RIGHT AT THE OUTSET, MAY I THANK MY WIFE ( WHO IS THE PC TECHNO-WIZARD RESPONSIBLE FOR MANY OF  THE GREAT PICS, AND ESPECIALLY FOR DOING ALL THE WORK IN FINDING OUT HOW TO PLACE MUSIC  VIDEOS ON THE SITE ). THANK YOU  xxx 

"MND" IS A SITE MAINLY FOR THOSE OF US MIDDLE-AGED FOLK WHO ARE PROBABLY CALLED "SILVERSURFERS" (OR "BALDYSURFERS:)))) AND WERE BORN IN BRITAIN AFTER THE WAR AND ANYTIME  UP TILL THE LATE 1950s : THOSE OF US WHO WERE CHILDREN OR TEENAGERS IN THE 1950s, 1960s OR 1970s : (PERSONALLY I WAS A CHILD THROUGHOUT THE 1950s AND A TEENAGER THROUGHOUT THE 1960s; MY WIFE WAS A CHILD IN THE 50s AND 60s AND A TEENAGER IN THE 60s AND 70s). BUT I HOPE VISITORS OF OTHER AGES WILL ENJOY HEARING ABOUT HOW KIDS OF THE 1950s TO 1970s LIVED, WHAT TELLY AND FILMS THEY WATCHED; AND COME IN AND ACTUALLY LISTEN TO THE MUSIC THAT WAS IN THE CHARTS-----HOW DOES IT COMPARE TO THE MUSIC OF YOUR OWN "TIME" ?? 

AS WE NOW LISTEN HERE ON THIS PAGE TO ELVIS SINGING  "MEMORIES" (CLICK ON THE BLACK BAR BENEATH THE 2 VIDEOS ABOVE :)), HOW CAN WE FAIL TO UNDERSTAND THAT MEMORIES NEVER DIE ? 

"MEMORIES NEVER DIE" IS INTENDED TO BE "LIGHT" AND CHEERFUL IN THE MAIN. STRONG CONTROVERSIAL OPINIONS ON MAJOR ISSUES HAVE BEEN MAINLY AVOIDED, SO THERE SHOULD BE NO NEED FOR HEATED E-MAILS OF ARGUMENT : BUT PLEASE VOICE YOUR OWN VIEWS ABOUT WHICH TV SHOW, FILM, SONG, ETC WAS BETTER THAN THOSE "FAVOURED" HERE; AND PLEASE MAKE SUGGESTIONS ABOUT ANY ITEMS WHICH YOU THINK SHOULD BE INCLUDED ( THOUGH, ON THAT ASPECT, IT NEEDS TO BE REMEMBERED THAT "MEMORIES NEVER DIE" REPRESENTS THE THINGS WHICH HAVE OCCURRED TO ME AS I LEAF THROUGH MY OWN MEMORIES..........THOUGH I HOPE VISITORS MAY REKINDLE MEMORIES WHICH I SHARE BUT FORGOT WHEN WRITING THIS AND WOULD WILLINGLY NOW INCLUDE).

ON A SERIOUS NOTE, I WHOLLY UNDERSTAND THAT NOT ALL MEMORIES ARE PLEASANT, BOTH ON A PERSONAL AND GENERAL LEVEL : DISASTERS, CRIMES, TRAUMA---------THEY ARE ALSO MEMORIES WHICH IN MANY CASES WILL NEVER DIE. THIS SITE ACKNOWLEDGES SUCH MEMORIES WITH SADNESS, AND CONDOLENCES TO ALL CONCERNED : BUT DOES NOT DEAL WITH THAT ASPECT OF THE PAST. AS MENTIONED LATER ON THIS INTRODUCTORY PAGE, THIS SITE IS DEDICATED MORE TO THE MEMORIES THAT SPRING FROM "NOSTALGIA" ( AND A GOOD DEFINITION OF "NOSTALGIA" IS : "A JOY OF MEMORY AND LONGING FOR THE PAST, SOMETIMES BITTERSWEET BUT NEVER MORBID").

THIS  SITE TAKES US BACK TO NOSTALGIA : MEMORIES OF SOMEWHERE AROUND 1955 TO 1975.

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SO WHAT ?

WELL...........TO SOME DEGREE OR ANOTHER WE ALL WITNESSED ONE OF THE BIGGEST CHANGES IN SOCIETY THAT HISTORY HAS PERHAPS EVER WITNESSED IN SUCH A SHORT SPACE OF TIME. WE TAKE IT FOR GRANTED PERHAPS........BUT WE WERE GROWING UP DURING  A MOMENTOUS 20 YEARS OF A GOLDEN AGE. WE ALL SAW THE REVOLUTION THAT STARTED WITH THE BREAKTHROUGH OF ROCK n ROLL IN THE MID-1950s, SEEING OUR PARENTS OWNING THEIR FIRST WASHING MACHINES AND ELECTRIC VACUUM CLEANERS AND MATERIAL ITEMS THAT WE HAD ONLY SEEN IN MAGAZINES.

WE THEN WENT ON TO BE PART OF THE SWINGING 1960s WHEN YOUNG PEOPLE

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CHANGED THE WORLD ....................................FOR BETTER OR WORSE).



TEENAGE MUSIC, FASHION, CULTURE AND A WHOLE WAY OF LIFE FUNDAMENTALLY ALTERED EVERY ASPECT OF SOCIETY , NOT ONLY FOR THE GENERATION THAT WAS AT THE HEART OF IT, BUT  FOR OTHER GENERATIONS AT THE TIME, AND FOR GENERATIONS YET TO COME. I DO NOT THINK I OVERSTATE THE UNIQUNESS OF WHAT HAPPENED IN THOSE HEADY DAYS OF AN AMAZING DECADE. AND I BELIEVE THAT MEMORIES NEVER DIE.

THE REVOLUTION TAILED OFF AND CAME TO AN END, THOUGH ITS LEGACY REMAINED. IT IS MORE DIFFICULT TO PINPOINT THE TIME OF ITS DEMISE THAN IT IS TO DEFINE ITS BEGINNING. FOR SOME, IT ENDED AT THE END OF THE DECADE, AS THOUGH IN 1970 WE WERE SUDDENLY IN A DIFFERENT WORLD. BUT, JUST AS I BELIEVE THE EARLY YEARS OF THE 1960s WERE NOT VERY DIFFERENT FROM THE LATE 1950s, SO I BELIEVE THAT THE EARLY 1970s REMAINED PART OF THE PHENOMENON. PERSONALLY I BELIEVE IT WAS ALL OVER BY THE MID-70s. MY OWN TIME SCALE PLACES THE "CHANGE" FROM ABOUT 1963 TO ABOUT 1973, BUT EVERYONE'S VIEWS WILL DIFFER. EVERYONE'S MEMORIES WILL HAVE DIFFERENCES; BUT SOME WILL BE THE SAME, AS WE PICTURE THE BEATLES OR "STAR TREK". WHETHER PRIVATE OR COMMON TO US ALL, MEMORIES NEVER DIE.

IT HAPPENS VERY RARELY , SOMETIMES NOT FOR MANY GENERATIONS OR CENTURIES , THAT SUCH CHANGES ARE SEEN SO RAPIDLY, ESPECIALLY WITH YOUNG PEOPLE AT THE HEART OF THEM.

SO .......IT'S WORTH DEDICATING A SITE TO THAT ALONE. IT IS WORTH REMINDING OURSELVES THAT MEMORIES NEVER DIE, ESPECIALLY OF A SPECIAL TIME IN HISTORY.

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BUT, IT'S ALSO WORTH REMEMBERING  ANY  CHILDHOOD AND TEENAGE YEARS OF ANY ERA-----THEY ARE OUR "SPECIAL YEARS" (TO QUOTE A PRETTY VAL DOONICAN SONG TITLE ).

SO, WHATEVER HUGE CHANGES WERE HAPPENING AROUND US AS WE GREW UP IN AN EXCEPTIONAL PERIOD IN HISTORY, WE ALSO HAVE  THE MEMORIES WHICH EVERYONE HAS OF GROWING UP. NO MATTER WHAT ERA, WE HAVE SPECIAL YEARS AS WE GROW UP. NOSTALGIA OF ANY CHILDHOOD, TEENAGE YEARS OR YOUTH ARE SO OFTEN VERY SPECIAL, VERY UNFORGETTABLE.

SO THIS SITE IS ABOUT BOTH A SPECIAL TIME IN HISTORY AND OUR OWN SPECIAL MEMORIES OF BEING A YOUNGSTER , A TEENAGER AND GROWING INTO A YOUNG ADULT.

THIS "MEMORIES NEVER DIE" SITE IS ABOUT NOSTALGIA FOR OLDIES WHO MAY JUST ABOUT REMEMBER THE CORONATION AND WHO BOUGHT ALL THE BEATLES RECORDS ; OR YOUNGSTERS WHO MAY JUST ABOUT REMEMBER THE DEATH OF KENNEDY AND WHO BOUGHT PLATFORM HEELS IN THE GLAM ERA. IT IS FOR FOLK WHO LOVE NOSTALGIA FROM THE 1950S, 1960S AND 1970S AND WHO BELIEVE THAT MEMORIES NEVER DIE.

AND JUST................ REMEMBER. 

WE CALL IT "MEMORIES NEVER DIE"..........BECAUSE IT IS A  SENTIMENT WHICH SO MANY OF US AGREE WITH AND WISH TO CHAT ABOUT AND SHARE WITH OTHERS. PLEASE ENJOY THE TRIP BACK TO A "GENTLER" TIME.

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                                                                (Special thanks to Stu for the above---and some other pics on website pages)

ON MOST PAGES ON THIS SITE, I HAVE INCLUDED A NUMBER OF MUSIC VIDEOS (SOME QUITE RARE) FROM MY OWN PERSONAL COLLECTION . THERE IS A LIMIT T0 THE NUMBERS DUE TO MY SMALL SITE. IF ANY VIDEO DOES NOT RESPOND  WHEN YOU CLICK ON "PLAY", IT IS MERELY BECAUSE MY ALLOTTED BANDWIDTH FOR THE CALENDAR MONTH HAS BEEN USED UP BY THE LARGE NUMBER OF VIEWERS ( THE SITE IS ALREADY ATTRACTING ATTENTION, WHICH IS GRATIFYING), SO PLEASE JUST BE PATIENT AND WAIT FOR THE START OF THE NEXT CALENDAR MONTH WHEN MY BANDWIDTH ALLOCATION STARTS ALL OVER AGAIN !

WE ALSO ENCOURAGE YOU TO   AND ASK QUESTIONS, SEEK PICTURES OR EVEN MUSIC ( TENS OF THOUSANDS OF SONGS OF THE ERA ARE AVAILABLE , IN MP3 OR MPEG FORMAT, FOR THOSE WHO ARE GENUINELY PASSIONATE ABOUT OUR ERA AND MUSIC ).  

WHETHER YOU STAY OR NOT, THANK YOU FOR CALLING IN, BROWSE AGAIN SOMETIME, KEEP WELL, TAKE CARE : AND DON'T FORGET TO REMEMBER.....................;) 

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