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.

February 25, 2016
Frankie Avalon Venus

Frankie Avalon Venus

Pop Music Pray to the Roman goddess of love for a girl to love who will love him back? Why not… Avalon’s version of “Venus,” which […]
February 25, 2016
Jan Bradley Mama Didn't Lie

Jan Bradley Mama Didn’t Lie

Northern Soul Jan Bradley grew up in Robbins, Illinois. She auditioned for Curtis Mayfield and soon recorded the Mayfield song “Mama Didn’t Lie.” It was released […]
February 25, 2016
Chuck Willis C.C. Rider

Chuck Willis C.C. Rider

R&B In 1957, “The Stroll” was being danced in America’s major cities. The R&B singer songwriter Chuck Willis performed the stroll to his hit song “C.C. […]
February 25, 2016
James Stewart in Spirit of St. Louis

James Stewart Actor and Military Man

Musicians and the Military James Stewart played the role of Charles Lindberg in the 1957 biographical film The Spirit of St. Louis. The film shows Lindbergh’s […]