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 7, 2016

Johnny Mathis Chances Are

Pop Music The song was written by the team of Robert Allen (music) and Al Stillman (lyrics). In 1957, “Chances Are” went to #1 on the […]
July 6, 2016
The Charms Hearts of Stone

The Charms Hearts of Stone

Doo Wop This song was written by Eddie Ray and Rudy Jackson, who was a member of the Jewels, a West Coast gospel and then R&B […]
July 5, 2016
Dion The Wanderer

Dion The Wanderer

Rock and Roll It might seem that the wanderer has lots of girls and lots of fun, but he realizes it doesn’t amount to much. The […]
July 2, 2016
Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night

Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night 82

Golden Oldies Music A very happy 4th of July weekend to you all! It’s time for the all request Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night on […]