Tag Archives: 1958

Old School: Conway Twitty

It’s Only Make Believe – Conway Twitty (1958)

Conway Twitty

Genre: Country / Rockabilly
Origin: Friars Point > Mississippi > US
Career: 1955–1993
Tidbit: Born Harold Jenkins, Twitty started his career as a rock musician in the mold of Elvis Presley. But he switched to country music in 1965, where he saw much greater success. He scored 55 #1 US country hits and was inducted into the Country Music and Rockabilly Halls of Fame.

Old School: Nat King Cole

The Very Thought of You – Nat King Cole (1958)

Nat King Cole

Genre: Vocal jazz / Traditional pop / Jump blues
Origin: Montgomery > Alabama > US
Career: 1935–1965
Tidbit: Born Nathaniel Coles, Cole was the first African-American to host a television variety show, The Nat King Cole Show, in 1956. He was awarded with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and inducted into the Jazz and Rock & Roll Halls of Fame.

Old School: Frank Sinatra

Come Fly with Me – Frank Sinatra (1958)

Frank Sinatra

Genre: Big band / Traditional pop
Origin: Hoboken > New Jersey > US
Career: 1935-1995
Tidbit: One of the most storied and recognized performers of the 20th century, Sinatra was a self-avowed manic-depressive who was ineligible for military service during World War II due to his neurosis and a torn eardrum.

Old School: Ricky Nelson

Lonesome Town – Ricky Nelson (1958)

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