MILTON-FREEWATER — In 1959, Elvis was serving in the Army, so his recording and touring schedules were nil. And a plane crash killed three up-and-coming rock stars: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper. This left room for Connie Francis to be named the top artist of the year, and a plethora of new artists also made the Billboard charts.

On Saturday, Bob Jones (otherwise known as BJ the DJ) will spin some of the best music of 1959 as Oldies Night kicks off its 14th year, including newcomers Johnny Horton, the Fleetwoods and Wilbert Harrison, and established artists such as The Platters, Lloyd Price and Guy Mitchell. Jones will hold forth with songs, stories and trivia in the fellowship hall at Wesley United Methodist Church, 816 S. Main St., in Milton-Freewater. The doors open at 6 p.m., and the music will flow from 7-10 p.m. And it's free.

For more information, contact Jones at, or call 541-938-7028.

Community Records Editor

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