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 11, 2017
Ricky Nelson String Along

String Along by Ricky Nelson

March 11, 2017
Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night

Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night 118

Golden Oldies Juke Box It’s time to relax a little on this March weekend and reminisce with the oldies from the all-request Golden Oldies Juke Box […]
March 11, 2017
The Contours Do You Love Me

The Contours Do You Love Me

Rock and Roll Music The song was written by Motown CEO Berry Gordy, Jr. Gordy recorded it with The Contours. In 1962, the song went to […]
March 10, 2017
The Platters Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

The Platters Smoke Gets In Your Eyes