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.

April 28, 2014
Bobby Darin Splish Splash

Bobby Darin Splish Splash

Rock and Roll Novelty Song Golden oldies music would sometimes make references in songs to other golden oldies music. Such is the case with “Splish Splash.” […]
April 27, 2014
"Walk Don't Run" by The Ventures

Walk Don’t Run by The Ventures

Surf Rock The instrumental “Walk Don’t Run” was one of the first tunes of surf rock and was often heard at school dances and other events. […]
April 25, 2014
"In the Still of the Nite" by The Five Satins

In the Still of the Nite by The Five Satins

Doo Wop Classics The song “In the Still of the Night” is a doo wop classic if there ever was one and one of the favorite […]
April 23, 2014
Bill Haley and HIs Comets See You Later Alligator

See You Later Alligator by Bill Haley

Rock and Roll Here’s a golden oldies that’s classic rock and roll. The song was written by Louisiana songwriter Robert Charles Guidry. He recorded it in […]