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.

September 7, 2016
LaVern Baker Bumble Bee

LaVern Baker Bumble Bee

R&B The song was written by Leroy Fullylove and LaVern Baker. It is arranged and conducted by Jesse Stone. In 1960, “Bumble Bee” went to #46 […]
September 7, 2016
Dion for Golden Oldies Playlist for 1961

Golden Oldies Playlist for 1961

Golden Oldies Music The year was 1961. Mad Magazine called it the “upside-in” year because the numerals look the same when the they are rotated upside […]
September 5, 2016
The Everly Brothers Crying in the Rain

The Everly Brothers Crying in the Rain

Pop Music The song “Crying in the Rain” was written by prolific songwriters Howard Greenfield and Carole King.  The Everly Brothers recorded it in 1962, and […]
September 4, 2016
Robert Horton and Ward Bond in Wagon Train

Wagon Train Trivia

Classic TV Show Trivia The popular classic TV Western series Wagon Train aired from 1957 to 1965. It’s a golden nugget in this golden age of […]