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.

September 12, 2016
The Platters My Prayer

The Platters My Prayer

Pop Standards The music for “My Prayer” was written in 1926 by salon virtuoso  violinist Georges Boulanger with the title “Avant de Mourir.”  In 1939 lyricist […]
September 5, 2016
The Everly Brothers Crying in the Rain

The Everly Brothers Crying in the Rain

Pop Music The song “Crying in the Rain” was written by prolific songwriters Howard Greenfield and Carole King.  The Everly Brothers recorded it in 1962, and […]
April 18, 2016
Lou Christie Two Faces Have I

Lou Christie Two Faces Have I

Pop Music The song was written by Lou Christie and his long-time associate songwriter/psychic Twyla Herbert. (She was a clairvoyant who claimed they would have hit […]
February 15, 2016
The Lettermen The Way You Look Tonight

The Lettermen The Way You Look Tonight

Pop Music In 1961, The Lettermen’s version of Jerome Kerns’ and Dorothy Fields’ classic song gave them their first big hit. The record went to #13 […]