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.

October 1, 2015
"The Honeymooners" episode "TV or Not TV"

Honeymooners TV or Not TV

The television show The Honeymooners premiered sixty years ago on October 1, 1955. Its first episode was titled “TV or Not TV.” The show starred Jackie […]
September 30, 2015
Hopalong Cassidy and Topper

Hopalong Cassidy

The answer to today’s trivia question is Hopalong Cassidy’s horse was called Topper. * * * * * Hopalong Cassidy or Hop-along Cassidy was a fictional […]
September 26, 2015
Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night juke box

Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night 44

Golden Oldies Music A Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night is a fine tradition for sitting back and listening to some favorite songs. This is The […]
September 26, 2015
"What'd I Say" by Ray Charles

What’d I Say by Ray Charles

Soul Music The song “What’d I Say” was a signature song for Ray Charles. Ah, Ray Charles. Charles was a superb musician and a huge influence […]