This first era of rock and roll dates (more or less) from Eisenhower’s first election in 1952 to The British Invasion in 1964. Doo wop was a signature sound with its beautiful vocal harmonies, beat, and nonsense syllables, but there was a lot of pioneering going on with rhythm and blues, rock and roll, rockabilly, and crossovers from country music. That’s why we go beyond the doo wop genre per se and explore those years. Each blog post is just a mosaic. When put together, the posts start to provide a picture of the time. Please visit the Rec Room for a featured record on the record player, a TV with four channels, and a jukebox with 60+ songs. We have an all request Juke Box Saturday night in the rec room each weekend so you can hear your favorites from the 50s and 60s. There is also a Daily Doo Wop for videos of those golden oldies.

October 21, 2016
Martian Hop by The Ran-Dells

Martian Hop by The Ran-Dells

Novelty Doo Wop Song The “Martian Hop” is a novelty song written by the Ran-Dells, a group from Wildwood, New Jersey, the self-proclaimed world capitol of doo wop. […]
October 20, 2016
Ann Sothern and Don Porter in The Ann Sothern Show

Ann Sothern Show Abbott and Costello Show

Classic TV Show Sampler The 1950s and early 1960s were a wonderful time for television, as this relatively new medium became  a part of people’s households. […]
October 19, 2016
Brenda Lee I'm Sorry

Golden Oldies Playlist of Lady Solo Artists

Golden Oldies from Female Solo Artists There were many women who sang in duos, trios, and larger groups, but this is a sampling of those lady […]
October 19, 2016
Bobby Vee Rubber Ball

Rubber Ball by Bobby Vee

Pop Music The song “Rubber Ball” was a pop hit in 1960 and early 1961. It was also the record that made Bobby Vee an international […]