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Everyone knows that Rock and Roll music was born in the 1950's so why not plan your next birthday party with a fun 1950's Retro Rock and Roll theme?
If you're looking for a unique invite that's high quality and perfectly personalized, look no further than Zazzle.
I've featured a few of my favorites here. Click on the ones you like best to learn more and to check the pricing or visit ROCK AND ROLL BIRTHDAY PARTY INVITATIONS to see them all.
This invite features a fun-loving 1950's couple rocking and rolling to the music on the radio. It measures a big 5" x 7"and like all of Zazzle's invites, comes complete with a white envelope.
This fun bracket-shaped invitation puts the music front and center with a colorful illustration of a nineteen-fifties Jukebox that says "Party Time" on the front.
What better way to invite friends and family to a retro rock and roll party than by using an invite that features a retro turntable record player? This one even features records in the aqua blue and pink colorway that was so popular back in the day.
Are you planning a good old-fashioned vinyl record playing dance party?
I've collected 4 of the top vinyl record player invitations that would work well to gather the gang. These are high quality gorgeous invites that you personalize with your party information and send out with pride.
Retro Record Player Invitations
80's Neon Colors!
1950's Sock Hop
An Order of Stripes on the Side
All of the featured invites comes complete with an envelope and Zazzle's 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Here's a fun idea for a his or hers 50th birthday party. These invites look like an audiotape, aka cassette tape, that you personalize with all of the birthday party info.
If they're turning 50, chances are they made more than a few mix tapes back in the 80's which means they'll LOVE this rad invite design.
50th Birthday Party Invitation
This is what the front looks like. The details on this are amazing. It looks do real because it's a photo image of an actual audio tape that you can easily personalize for your favorite about-to-be-fifty-year-old birthday person.
Here's a look at the flip side.
Last night, much to my surprise, I was able to stay awake long enough to watch an entire episode of SNL. As someone who was just old enough in 1975 to appreciate the humor and talent of the original Saturday Night Live shows, that's saying a lot. Okay... so I took a little nap earlier in the evening... sue me.
I watched because I wanted to see Larry David of Seinfeld and Curb your Enthusiasm fame host the show. If you missed it, his Bern Your Enthusiasm skit was hilarious and well worth staying up for but getting to see, The 1975, perform their American debut was an interesting little side salad that I'm glad I didn't miss. Mostly because it was fun to read all of the social media comments about them this morning.
Stepping back to last night for a moment, I have to tell you that I've always been open to new and alternative types of music. My hubby has not. So... for a bit of reference as to what the average middle aged man might think of them I'll tell you that my husband had dozed off before the show began but during The 1975's first song, The Sound, he opened his eyes for a moment and said, "WTF is that?"
I have to admit, at first, I was trying to open-mindedly make heads or tails out of the performance. There was a lot of energy going on and it was rather late for me but once I wrapped my head around it, I liked it.
And just like my husband and I, the social media commentators I saw this morning seemed to either completely LOVE or absolutely HATE the group.
I saw comments that called the British Indie band, The 1975, fresh, modern and retro? So which is it? Is their sound modern or retro?
The lead singer was compared to both Jim Morrison of the Doors and Michael Hutchence of INXS.
Someone commented that they thought the song, The Sound, sounded exactly like something Prince did back in the day.
I have to admit to hearing a definite "David-Bowie-Fame-ish" riff while listening to, Love Me, their second selection of the evening.
Some people who commented thought the lead singer, Matt Healy, was trying too hard, others thought he was kind of insane, while others, fell deeply in love with him.
Some folks were confused by the name of the band, The 1975, saying their sound was more reminiscent of the 80's.
I think any group that could inspire so many varied and strong emotions from people is definitely going to make a large splash in the days and years to come. I look forward to seeing more from them.
The 1975 - Love Me (Same Song but not the Saturday Night Live Performance)
Have a listen and look-see at The 1975 singing Love Me.
Is the Sound Modern or Retro?
So... Here's the debate part. Did you see the show? What did you think? Is the band, The 1975, retro cool or ultra modern and fresh? Do you think they're going to be around for a while or was SNL their one and only big hurrah?
Share your thoughts in the comments. We'd love to hear from you.
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