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.

March 5, 2016
Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night

Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night 66

Golden Oldies Music Please join us for an all-request Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night in our Rec Room. There’s lots of good music (all golden […]
March 5, 2016
Neil Sedaka Calendar Girl

Neil Sedaka Calendar Girl

Pop Music The music for “Calendar Girl” was written Neil Sedaka with lyrics by Howard Greenfield. Greenfield was one of the Brill Building writers and penned […]
March 4, 2016
Frankie Ford Sea Cruise

Frankie Ford Sea Cruise

Rock and Roll The song “Sea Cruise” was written by Huey “Piano” Smith, who also wrote the song “Rockin’ Pneumonia.” Huey Smith and His Clowns recorded […]
March 3, 2016
We begin our 1957 with All Shook Up by Elvis Presley

Golden Oldies Playlist for 1957

Golden Oldies Music The year was 1957. Sputnik orbited the earth. Federal troops integrated Arkansas schools. These were 25 of the top-charting popular songs in the […]