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 24, 2016
Dion and the Belmonts Where or When

Dion and the Belmonts Where or When

Doo Wop Music Dion and the Belmonts had a top ten hit with the song “Where Or When.” It was released in 1959 and rose up […]
October 23, 2016
The Chimes Once in a While

The Chimes Once in a While

Doo Wop Groups This quintet from Brooklyn formed in the early 1950s. Original members were Lenny Cocco, Pat DePrisco, Richard Mercado, Joseph Croce, and Pat MGuire. […]
October 22, 2016
Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night

Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night 98

Juke Box Saturday Night Happy Fall weekend!  Halloween is approaching. It’s time once again for the all request Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night on the […]
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. […]