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.

March 6, 2017
"Why Do Fools Fall in Love" by Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers

Why Do Fools Fall in Love by Frankie Lymon

November 16, 2016
The Drifters Up on the Roof

The Drifters Up on the Roof

Doo Wop Groups The great lyrics have helped this song endure over the decades. They speak to being in the city and leaving the troubles of […]
November 14, 2016
The Crests Sixteen Candles

The Crests Sixteen Candles

Doo Wop Groups This song is for anyone who is sixteen — sixteen plus! The song, written by Luther Dixon and Allyson R. Khent, was a […]
November 10, 2016
The Teen Queens Eddie My Love

The Teen Queens Eddie My Love

Doo Wop It’s always so sad when the one you love is far away. “Eddie My Love” was written by Aaron Collins,  Maxwell Davis, and Sam […]