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.

February 16, 2015
The car radio was truly a radio on wheels for young teens and their rock and roll music

How We Listened to that Rock n Roll

Entertainment History HOW WE LISTENED by Robert Florczak, artist, musician, and a guest blogger for The Daily Doo-Wop At the beginning of this era of doo […]
February 12, 2015
Ritcie Valens Donna and La Bamba

Ritchie Valens

Rock and Roll with a Latin Beat Ritchie Valens was born Richard Steven Valenzuela on May 13, 1941, in Pacoima, California. He is a rock and […]
February 2, 2015
Gail Davis as Annie Oakley

Gail Davis as Annie Oakley

Classic TV Shows Not all the Westerns on film or TV revolved around men. Gail Davis was perky and petite at 5’2″with pigtails, but she played strong characters in […]
January 8, 2015
The Shirley Temple was a popular non-alcoholic cocktail for kids

The Shirley Temple and The Roy Rogers Non-Alcoholic Cocktails

Retro Recipes for Children The 1950s were a time of increasing prosperity for Americans – and for baby boomers. Parents had some discretionary income to go […]