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 15, 2016
Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night

Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night 97

Juke Box Saturday Night Happy Fall weekend! It was quite a week in the music world: Paul Simon’s birthday, Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize […]
October 14, 2016
Conway Twitty It's Only Make Believe

Conway Twitty It’s Only Make Believe

Country Pop At some point in our lives, we’ve had unrequited love. They may eventually return the feeling, but for now, “it’s only make believe.” The […]
October 13, 2016
The Clovers Devil or Angel

The Clovers Devil or Angel

R&B The song was written by Blanche Carter, and it rose to #3 on the R&B chart in 1956. Bobby Vee  had a popular cover of […]
October 12, 2016
The Nelsons on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet

Ozzie and Harriet, I Love Lucy, Popeye

Golden Age of TV Here is a sampling of what was seen on TV during the 1950s and early 1960s. There were sitcoms, including I Love […]