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.

June 5, 2014
Touch-Tone telephone

The Touch Tone Phone

Technology History On November 16, 1963, AT&T introduced the touch-tone telephone to commercial customers. After conducting studies, AT&T discovered that people were much faster on the […]
May 30, 2014
Map of the Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands

The Bikini from Atoll to Swimsuit

History Bikini Atoll, Nuclear Weapons Testing, and The Bikini. What do these three things have in common? Well, firstly, Bikini Atoll is part of the Republic […]
April 2, 2014
Vintage TV Tray-Table ad

TV Tray Tables

History In the 1950s, Americans were on the move not only in their cars, but in their homes as well. Eating moved from traditional seating at […]
January 27, 2014

Explorer I Satellite

History During the 1950s and the 1960s, there was a race to space that was part of the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the […]