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 1, 2013
Bill Haley and His Comets Rock Around the Clock

Bill Haley Rock Around the Clock

Rock and Roll The song “(We’re Gonna) Rock Around the Clock” by Bill Haley and His Comets has us looking at the roots of rock and […]
September 30, 2013
Elvis Presley His Latest Flame

Elvis Presley His Latest Flame

Rockin and Rollin Rock and roll has many story-songs about fickle girlfriends. Ah, love can be so unkind. The song was written by the team of Doc […]
September 28, 2013
"Diana" by Paul Anka

Paul Anka Diana

Pop Music This legend who began in the doo wop era was born in Ontario, Canada, in 1941. Paul Anka had already recorded several records by […]
September 27, 2013
Ricky Nelson Hello Mary Lou

Ricky Nelson Hello Mary Lou

Pop Music with a Rock Beat Ricky Nelson, who later was known as Rick Nelson, was a big part of this first era of rock and […]