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 17, 2013
Album cover for music from The Untouchables classic TV show

Al Capone Convicted of Tax Evasion

History and Classic TV Shows Al Capone Convicted of Tax Evasion On October 17, 1931, America convicted Public Enemy #1 Alphonse Capone of tax evasion. Capone’s […]
September 29, 2013

First Donna Reed Show Episode

Classic TV Shows The first episode of the long-running series in which America was introduced to the Stone family was on The Donna Reed Show.  This is the […]
September 9, 2013

Elvis on The Ed Sullivan Show

Classic TV Shows On September 9, 1956, Elvis Presley, who was soon to be crowed as the King of Rock and Roll, appeared for the first time […]
September 3, 2013
Search for Tomorrow title screen

Search for Tomorrow and Green Acres

The soap opera Search for Tomorrow premiered on September 3, 1951. The challenges faced by Joanne Gardner (Mary Stuart) in the town of Henderson aired for […]