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.

March 5, 2016
Neil Sedaka Calendar Girl

Neil Sedaka Calendar Girl

Pop Music The music for “Calendar Girl” was written Neil Sedaka with lyrics by Howard Greenfield. Greenfield was one of the Brill Building writers and penned […]
March 1, 2016
Paul Anka Lonely Boy

Paul Anka Lonely Boy

Pop Music The song was written and performed by Paul Anka. It first appeared in the 1959 film Girls Town, one of those rebellious teen films. […]
February 7, 2016
The Poni Tails Born Too Late

The Poni Tails Born Too Late

Girl Groups This golden oldie from 50s pop music was written by composer and lyricist Charles Strouse (e.g., “Bye Bye Birdie”) and Fred Tobias. “Born Too Late” by The […]
December 1, 2015
"Sleigh Ride" by The Ronettes

Sleigh Ride by The Ronettes

Pop Music for Christmas The song “Sleigh Ride” was written by Leroy Anderson and is just one of a number of Christmas classics from the album […]