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 28, 2014
Spy vs. Spy by Antonio Prohías

The October Missile Crisis and Spy vs. Spy

History My hairdresser, who is in her late thirties, asked me the other day if there were any other time during my memory when the American […]
October 26, 2014
Rocky Marciano, a great boxer and celebrity of the 1950s

A Little Rocky Marciano Trivia

Boxing History Boxing was a popular sport during the 1950s. TV boosted that popularity and made boxers into national celebrities. There were fights broadcast every night […]
October 1, 2014
President Dwight Eisenhower sees Sputnik on the Golf Course (cartoon)

And The Race to Space was On Autumn, 1957

History As the French proverb (translated into English) says: “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” The U.S. and Russia fighting again — […]
September 1, 2014
Drive-In Movie Theaters were a feature of the 1950s

Drive In Theater Trivia

Entertainment History A great icon of this first era of rock and roll was the drive-in movie theater. America was on the move; you could gather […]