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
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 […]
February 23, 2016
Sonny James Young Love

Sonny James Young Love

Country Music We are sad to hear of the passing of country music legend Sonny James. The song “Young Love” was written by Ric Cartey and Carole […]
February 20, 2016
Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night

Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night 64

Golden Oldies Music It’s Saturday night again and time for The Daily Doo Wop’s Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night, which is held on the juke […]
February 19, 2016
Chubby Checker Pony Time

Chubby Checker Pony Time

Rock and Roll The song “Pony Time” was Chubby Checker’s second big hit at the top of the charts after his 1960 cover of Hank Ballard’s […]