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 18, 2016
Dale Hawkins Susie Q

Dale Hawkins Susie Q

Swamp Rock Boogie Delmar Allen “Dale” Hawkins was one of those artists who combined a number of different genres. Hawkins was called the architect of swamp […]
October 17, 2016
Bobby Darin Dream Lover

Bobby Darin Dream Lover

Rock and Roll Singer, songwriter, TV personality, and actor Bobby Darin wrote and recorded “Dream Lover” in 1959. It went to #2 on the Billboard Hot […]
October 17, 2016
Tommy Roe Sheila

Tommy Roe Sheila

Pop Music The song was written by Tommy Roe. In 1962 it was a #1 hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, in Australia, and in […]
October 15, 2016
Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night

Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night 97

Juke Box Saturday Night Happy Fall weekend! It was quite a week in the music world: Paul Simon’s birthday, Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize […]