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 18, 2016
Chatty Cathy Doll

Chatty Cathy Doll

Trivia The Chatty Cathy doll was a popular toy in the late 50s and into the 60s. The term Chatty Cathy has even entered our culture and […]
February 15, 2016
The Lettermen The Way You Look Tonight

The Lettermen The Way You Look Tonight

Pop Music In 1961, The Lettermen’s version of Jerome Kerns’ and Dorothy Fields’ classic song gave them their first big hit. The record went to #13 […]
February 15, 2016
Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night

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Golden Oldies Music It’s Saturday night again, so it’s time for the all request Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night on the juke box in The […]
February 13, 2016
Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night for Valentine's Day

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Golden Oldies Music A very happy Valentine’s weekend to you all! Please join us for an all-request Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night in our Rec […]