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.

January 15, 2014
An Ad for Chef Boyardee Spaghetti

Chef Boyardee

Food History Where would the doo-wop era popular culture be without Chef Boyardee? Convenience foods produced consistent results and helped to feed the family quickly. Chef […]
October 17, 2013
Album cover for music from The Untouchables classic TV show

Al Capone Convicted of Tax Evasion

History and Classic TV Shows Al Capone Convicted of Tax Evasion On October 17, 1931, America convicted Public Enemy #1 Alphonse Capone of tax evasion. Capone’s […]
September 16, 2013

The Rise of TV in the 1950s

History The mass adoption of the TV set was one of the most dramatic technological advances of the 1950s. Even though the technology was available in […]
September 5, 2013

The Lava Lamp Launch

The Lava Lamp – 1963 Sometimes inspiration comes when sitting in a pub. This happened to Edward Craven Walker, who saw an interesting-looking contraption made out […]