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, 2013
45 rpm single of "Almost Grown" by Chuck Berry

Almost Grown by Chuck Berry

Rock and Roll Happy birthday to Chuck Berry! It’s an honor to have this legend with us. Chuck Berry wrote “Almost Grown” and released it as […]
October 17, 2013
Dion Runaround Sue

Dion Runaround Sue

Rock and Roll One golden oldie favorite is the classic “Runaround Sue” by Dion. The song was written by Dion and Ernie Maresca. They say it was […]
October 16, 2013
Bobby Rydell The Cha Cha Cha

Bobby Rydell The Cha Cha Cha

Pop Music with a Latin Beat There were all kinds of dance rhythms in this first era of rock and roll — including Latin ones.  The […]
October 15, 2013
The Chordettes Lollipop

The Chordettes Lollipop

Pop Music The song “Lollipop” was written by Julius Dixson (sometimes spelled Dixon) and Beverly Ross  in 1958 for the duo Ronald & Ruby (Ronald Gumm […]