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.

July 21, 2016

Decorating Cars Retro Style

Ah, those fuzzy dice…Some sources say that they originated with American fighter pilots during World War II, who would hang dice above their instruments for, of […]
July 19, 2016

Disneyland Celebrates 61 Years

A happy 61st anniversary to Disneyland, which opened this week back on July 17, 1955! To say that the opening was a fiasco is an understatement, […]
July 18, 2016

Dragnet TV Show Trivia

Ladies and gentlemen, the story you are about to see is true. The names have been changed to protect the innocent…” Jack Webb created Dragnet, which […]
July 16, 2016
Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night

Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night 84

Golden Oldies Music It’s been a week of troubling and violent news, so this is dedicated to a moment of peace, rest, and reflection. It’s time […]