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.

September 19, 2015
Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night

Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night 43

Golden Oldies Music Please join us once again for an all-request Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday night in our Rec Room. Many thanks to all those who […]
September 17, 2015
"Only Love Can Break a Heart" by Gene Pitney

Only Love Can Break a Heart by Gene Pitney

Pop Music One of the popular golden oldies from this era is “Only Love Can Break a Heart” by Gene Pitney.  The song was written by […]
September 12, 2015
Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night

Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night 42

Golden Oldies Welcome to our 42nd Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday. Each Saturday night, the juke box in our Rec Room is filled with requests of […]
September 10, 2015
"Tonight You Belong to Me" by Patience and Prudence

Tonight You Belong to Me

Pop Music Duo The song “Tonight You Belong to Me” by Patience and Prudence has one of the odder stories among the golden oldies. In 1956, […]