masthead

You are here > Home > Our Music

missing classmates
music

Music is the soundtrack of our lives
-- Dick Clark

Was it the school productions of Brigadoon, Finian's Rainbow, the choir performing the Hallelujah Chorus at Christmas? Or was it Chuck Berry, Elvis, the Kingston Trio, the Four Seasons the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, or the British explosion that began with the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964?

In the words of Jim Morrison, what lit your fire? Send us the names of 5 songs that re-capture those special moments that were a part of your life. We will post the list here, and as the list grows, you’ll be able to add any special tune that you see omitted.

These tunes were a special part of our 50th reunion celebration, so let's keep the party going…Here’s to Dear Old New Rochelle...

Use Our Music Form to send us your songs.

Playlist Click on Name for Classmates' Picks, Memories and Comments
A Teenager in Love (Dion & the Belmonts - 1959) Helen Joseph Newman
A Hundred Pounds of Clay (Gene McDaniels - 1961) Bruce Hammer
A Million to One (Jimmy Charles - 1960) Jed Levine
Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now (McFadden & Whitehead - 1979) Nicki Luca Creatore
Ain't That a Shame (Fats Domino - 1955) Dan Lagarino
All I Have to Do is Dream (Everly Brothers - 1958) Mark Major
Amanda (Boston - 1986) Billee (Helene Kiefert) Culin
American Pie (Don McLean - 1971) Marty Kaliski
And I Love Her (Beatles - 1964) Ian 'Steven' Altman
Angel Baby (Rosie and the Originals - 1960) Sharon Thompson
At the Hop (Danny and the Juniors - 1958) Carol Sirkin Wood
Baby It’s You (Shirelles - 1961) Phyllis Eisgrau Simon
Baby Love (Supremes - 1964) Ken Cooper
Barbara-Ann (Regents - 1961) Eric Beerwald
Be My Baby (Ronettes - 1963) Fred Geldon
Blowin' in the Wind (Bob Dylan - 1963) Steve Delman
Busted (Ray Charles - 1963) Eileen Coviello Formes
Can I Get a Witness (Marvin Gaye - 1963) Pat Carpanzano
Can't Buy Me Love (Beatles - 1964) Patty Smith Sparano
Careless Love (Lonnie Johnson) Marvin Robbins
Catch the Wind (Donovan - 1965) Margaret Di Piazza
Cathy's Clown (Everly Brothers - 1960) Gwendolyn Williams
Chances Are (Johnny Mathis - 1957) Vicky Battaly Valerioti
Chapel of Love (Dixie Cups - 1964) Ricki Mazzullo
Charlie Brown (Coasters - 1959) Bob London
Cinnamon Girl (Neil Young - 1970) Cathy Rosenfeld Cohen
Come and Get These Memories (Martha & the Vandellas - '63) John Paradise
Come Go With Me (Dell-Vikings - 1957) Mindy Branch Levitt
Come Softly to Me (Fleetwoods - 1959) Paul Kane
Could This Be Magic (The Dubs - 1957) Bonnie Freeman
Crazy (Patsy Cline - 1961) Janet Johnson Barr
Crying (Roy Orbison - 1961) Betty Ann Pray Koberstein
Dancing in the Street (Martha and the Vandellas - 1964) Wally Borgen
Dawn (Go Away) (Four Seasons - 1964) Frank Friscia
Deep Purple (Nino Tempo and April Stevens - 1963) Suzanne Gould Davis
Devil or Angel (Bobby Vee - 1960) Patti Anderson Reilling
Do You Want To Know A Secret (Beatles - 1964) Jill Spitz Avrunin
Do You Believe in Magic (Lovin' Spoonful - 1965) Marsha Hurwitz Edelstein
Don't Worry, Baby (Beach Boys - 1964) Jimmy Baum
Duke of Earl (Gene Chandler - 1962) Judy Rosabella Devesta
Earth Angel (Penguins - 1955) Ceil Duncan Newkirk
Easier Said than Done (Essex - 1963)  
Four Strong Winds (Ian & Sylvia - 1965) Add Your Picks
Funny (How Time Slips Away) (Joe Hinton - 1964)  
Get a Job (Silhouettes - 1958)  
Glad All Over (Dave Clark Five - 1964)  
Good Golly Miss Molly (Little Richard - 1958)  
Got to Give it Up (Marvin Gaye - 1977)  
Great Pretender (Platters - 1955)  
Hard Days Night (Beatles - 1964)  
Harvest (Neil Young - 1972)  
Have You Heard (Duprees - 1963)  
Heart of Gold (Neil Young - 1972)  
He’s So Fine (Chiffons - 1963)  
Here, There, and Everywhere (Beatles - 1966)  
Here 'Tis (Dizzy Gillespie)  
High School Confidential (Jerry Lee Lewis, "Killer," 1958)  
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me (Mel Carter - 1965)  
I Ain't Marchin' Anymore (Phil Ochs - 1965)  
I Feel Fine (Beatles - 1964)  
I Found Lovin' (Fatback Band - 1984)  
I Get Around (Beach Boys - 1964)  
I Love You More than Words Can Say (Otis Redding - 1966)  
I Only Have Eyes for You (Flamingos - 1959)  
I Should Have Known Better (Beatles - 1964)  
I Wanna Love Him So Bad (Jellybeans - 1964)  
I Want To Hold Your Hand (Beatles - 1964)  
I Wonder Why (Dion and the Belmonts - 1958)  
If I Fell (Beatles - 1964)  
If I Had a Hammer (Peter, Paul and Mary - 1962)  
If You Wanna Be Happy (Jimmy Soul - 1963)  
I'm Blue (The Gong-Gong Song) (Ikettes - 1962)  
I'm on the Outside (Looking In) (Little Anthony Imperials - 1964)  
I'm So Young (Students - 1958)  
Image of a Girl (Safaris - 1960)  
In My Room (Beach Boys - 1963)  
Jimmy Mack (Martha and the Vandellas - 1967)  
Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry - 1958)  
Just Like a Woman (Bob Dylan - 1966)  
Just to Be with You (Passions - 1959)  
Keep on Pushing (Impressions - 1964)  
Leader of the Pack (Shangri-Las - 1964)  
Light My Fire (Doors - 1967)  
Little Darlin' (Diamonds - 1957)  
Little GTO (Ronny and the Daytonas - 1960)  
Lonely Teardrops (Jackie Wilson - 1958)  
Lonely Teenager (Dion - 1960)  
Look In My Eyes (Chantels - 1961)  
Louie Louie (Kingsmen - 1963)  
Love Me Do (Beatles - 1964)  
Love Me I'm a Liberal (Phil Ochs - 1965)  
Love Potion No. 9 (Clovers - 1959)  
Mama Said (Shirelles - 1961)  
Mashed Potato Time (Dee Dee Sharp - 1962)  
Masters of War (Bob Dylan - 1963)  
Maybe (Chantels - 1958)  
Memphis (Lonnie Mack - 1963)  
Mother-in-Law (Ernie K-Doe - 1961)  
Mr. Blue (Fleetwoods - 1959)  
Mule Skinner Blues (Fendermen - 1960)  
My Boyfriend's Back (Angels - 1963)  
My Girl (Temptations - 1965)  
My Guy (Mary Wells - 1964)  
Night Train (James Brown/Famous Flames - 1961)  
Norwegian Wood (Beatles - 1965)  
Not Me (Orlons - 1963)  
Nowhere to Run (Martha & the Vandellas - 1965)  
Oh My Lover (Chiffons - 1963)  
Oh Pretty Woman (Roy Orbison - 1964)  
On My Own (Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald, 1986)  
Once in a While (Chimes - 1961)  
One Summer Night (The Danleers, 1958)  
Our Day Will Come (Ruby and the Romantics - 1963)  
Over the Rainbow (Demensions - 1960)  
Pau de Arara (Dizzy Gillespie)  
Please Please Me (Beatles - 1964)  
Please Say You Want Me (Schoolboys - 1957)  
Pretty Little Angel Eyes (Curtis Lee - 1961)  
Proud Mary (Creedence Clearwater Revival - 1969)  
Put Your Head on My Shoulder (Paul Anka - 1959)  
Quarter to Three (Gary (U.S.) Bonds - 1961)  
Quicksand (Martha and the Vandellas - 1963)  
Red River Rock (Johnny and the Hurricanes - 1959)  
Roll Over Beethoven (Chuck Berry - 1956)  
Runaround Sue (Dion - 1961)  
Runaway (Del Shannon - 1961)  
Sacred (Castells - 1961)  
Save the Last Dance for Me (Drifters - 1960)  
Searchin' (Coasters - 1957)  
Second Time Around (Shalamar - 1980)  
See You in September (Happenings - 1966)  
She Loves You (Beatles - 1964)  
She's Not There (Zombies - 1964)  
Sherry (Four Seasons - 1962)  
Shout (Isley Brothers - 1959)  
Since I Don't Have You (Skyliners - 1959)  
Sixteen Candles (Crests - 1959)  
Sorry (I Ran All the Way Home) (Impalas - 1959)  
Spanish Harlem (Ben E. King - 1961)  
Splish Splash (Bobby Darin - 1958)  
Stand by Me (Ben E. King - 1961)  
Stay (Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs - 1960)  
Stay in My Corner (Dells - 1968)  
Still Crazy after All These Years (Paul Simon -1976)  
Stop! In the Name of Love (Supremes - 1965)  
StoryBook Children (Billy Vera/Judy Clay - 1967)  
Suite Judy Blue Eyes (Crosby, Stills & Nash - 1969)  
Summer in the City (Lovin' Spoonful - 1966)  
Surfin' Bird (Trashmen - 1964)  
Swingin' the Blues (Lonnie Johnson)  
Take Five (Dave Brubeck Quartet - 1959)  
Take Good Care of My Baby (Bobby Vee - 1961)  
Tear Drops (Lee Andrews and the Hearts, 1957)  
Tears on My Pillow (Little Anthony and the Imperials - 1958)  
That'll Be the Day (Crickets - 1957)  
The Angels Listened In (Crests - 1959)  
The Crystal Ship (Doors - 1967)  
The One Who Really Loves You (Mary Wells - 1962 )  
The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss) (Betty Everett - 1964)  
The Sound of Silence (Simon and Garfunkel - 1965)  
The Stripper (David Rose - 1962)  
The Stroll (Diamonds - 1958)  
The Times They Are a-Changin' (Bob Dylan - 1964)  
The Twist (Chubby Checker - 1960)  
The Way You Do the Things You Do (Temptations - 1964)  
The Way You Look Tonight (Lettermen - 1961)  
There But for Fortune (Joan Baez - 1964)  
There Goes My Baby (Drifters - 1959)  
This I Swear (Skyliners - 1959)  
This Magic Moment (Drifters - 1960)  
Those Oldies But Goodies (Little Caesar & the Romans - 1961)  
'Til (Angels - 1962)  
Till Then (Classics - 1963)  
Time is On My Side (Rolling Stones - 1964)  
Time of the Season (Zombies - 1966)  
Too Late to Cry (Lonnie Johnson)  
Traces (Classics IV - 1969)  
Twist and Shout (Beatles - 1964)  
Twist and Shout (Isley Brothers - 1962)  
Unchained Melody (Righteous Brothers - 1965)  
Unchained Melody (Vito and the Salutations - 1963)  
Under the Boardwalk (Drifters - 1964)  
Up on the Roof (Drifters - 1963)  
Visions of Johanna (Bob Dylan - 1966)  
Walking in the Rain (Ronettes - 1964)  
We Shall Overcome (Pete Seeger and the Weavers)  
What Time is It (Jive Five - 1962)  
What'd I Say, parts 1 and 2 (Ray Charles - 1959)  
What's Your Name (Don & Juan - 1962)  
When My Little Girl is Smiling (Drifters - 1962)  
Where or When (Dion and the Belmonts - 1960)  
Will You Love Me Tomorrow (Shirelles - 1961)  
Yesterday (Beatles - 1965)  
You Beat Me to the Punch (Mary Wells - 1962)  
You Belong to Me (Duprees - 1962)  
You Really Got Me (Kinks - 1964)  
You Send Me (Sam Cooke - 1957)  
You'll Lose a Good Thing (Barbara Lynn - 1962)  
You've Got to Hide Your Love Away (Beatles - 1965)  
You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' (Righteous Brothers - 1965)  
You've Really Got a Hold on Me (Miracles - 1963)  
 
Add Your Picks