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 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 10, 2015
Rock and roll classic "Chantilly Lace" by The Big Bopper

Chantilly Lace by The Big Bopper

Rock and Roll Among the jukebox favorites from this 1950s music that we explore is “Chantilly Lace” by The Big Bopper. It is golden oldies music […]
February 9, 2015
Chubby Checker Twisting

Three Takes on The Twist

Rock and Roll Looking for golden oldies music favorites from the early 1960s? That would have to be songs about the dance craze the Twist. Hank […]
February 8, 2015
The Tune Weavers Happy Happy Birthday Baby

A Tune Weavers Birthday Song

Doo Wop Music Some of the doo wop music groups come out of the rhythm and blues and jazz world. Such is the case with The […]