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.

November 18, 2013
Fabian's "Turn Me Loose"

Fabian Turn Me Loose

Rock and Roll There were teen idols, and then there were TEEN IDOLS — like Fabian. One fun golden olden oldie is his version of “Turn […]
November 17, 2013
The Mountain's High by Dick and Dee Dee

The Mountain’s High by Dick and Dee Dee

Rock and Roll The harmonies on this golden oldies, “The Mountain’s High” by Dick and Dee, are unique. In 1961 Dick St. John and Mary Sperling […]
November 15, 2013
The Drifters with Ben E. King "Save the Last Dance for Me"

Save the Last Dance for Me by The Drifters

November 11, 2013
Goodbye Cruel World by James Darren

Goodbye Cruel World by James Darren

Pop Music What? Join the circus because a woman broke your heart? “Goodbye Cruel World” was written by Gloria Shayne Baker, who also wrote the well-known […]