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.

January 3, 2017
Del Shannon Hats Off to Larry

Del Shannon Hats Off to Larry

Rock Music Del  Shannon was born Charles Weedon Westover in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He started out playing the ukulele, which he soon swapped for a guitar. […]
December 31, 2016
Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night

Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night 107

Golden Oldies Juke Box A Happy New Year to you all! We hope 2017 is kind to you.  It’s time to relax a little and reminisce […]
December 30, 2016
Oh those fuzzy dice

Golden Oldies Car Songs Playlist

Oh how we love our cars. In the 1950s and 1960s, we sang about them, too. Here’s a sampling. The Ballad of Thunder Road by Robert […]
December 29, 2016
Lloyd Price Personality

Lloyd Price Personality

R&B Pop Music The song “Personality” was written by Harold Logan and Lloyd Price went to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, #1 on the R&B […]