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.

July 3, 2014
"I'm Gonna Knock on Your Door" by Eddie Hodges

I’m Gonna Knock on Your Door by Eddie Hodges

Pop Music Eddie Hodges started his career at age ten when he co-starred in the 1957 smash Broadway musical The Music Man. He played young Winthrop […]
June 23, 2014
"Wildwood Days" by Bobby Rydell

Wildwood Days by Bobby Rydell

Rock and Roll Rock and roll, summer, girls, New Jersey. What’s not to like? It’s time to celebrate summer with Bobby Rydell’a song “Wildwood Days.” It went […]
June 17, 2014
"The Great Pretender" by The Platters

The Platters The Great Pretender

Doo Wop The Platters were pioneers in this first era of rock and roll, combining R&B, doo wop, pop, and rock. What great talent, as you can […]
June 6, 2014
"Young As We Are" by Sal Mineo

Young as We Are by Sal Mineo

Pop Music In the doo wop era, a young actor from the Bronx made it big in films (twice with James Dean) and in the theater. […]