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 21, 2015
Annette Funicello was talented and beautiful

Annette Funicello

The talented, beautiful, wholesome Annette Funicello was a popular actress, singer, and teen idol for many a baby boomer. She was born Annette Joanne Funicello October 22, […]
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 […]
March 5, 2015
Roy Rogers and Trigger made many Westerns together on film and TV

Roy Rogers and Trigger

Classic TV and Films Where would the movies the movies and television of the 1950s be without a mention of Roy Rogers and Trigger? The talented, […]
February 24, 2015
The great doo wop song "Sixteen Candles" by The Crests

A Conversation with The Crests’ JT Carter

Musician Interview This interview is by Mike Ragogna, music reviewer for The Huffington Post, who recently spoke with JT Carter of The Crests, one of the […]