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.

August 24, 2014
"Since I Don't Have You" by the Pittsburgh doo-wop group The Skyliners

Two Hits from The Skyliners

Doo Wop The Skyliners were a doo wop group from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, that featured four guys (Jimmy Beaumont, Wally Lester, Jack Taylor, Joe Verscharen) and a gal (Janet Vogel). […]
July 22, 2014
"He's a Rebel" by The Crystals

He’s a Rebel by The Crystals

Doo Wop Well, actually the recording is of The Blossoms. The music business can be heartbreaking. This golden oldie was written by Gene Pitney for another girl group, […]
July 21, 2014
"There's a Moon Out Tonight" by The Capris

There’s a Moon Out Tonight by The Capris

Doo Wop Classics The story of The Capris has its twists and turns, but then the music business of the doo wop era had its twists […]
June 17, 2014
"The Great Pretender" by The Platters

The Platters The Great Pretender

Doo Wop The Platters were pioneers in this first era of rock and roll, combining R&B, doo wop, pop, and rock. What great talent, as you can […]