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.

November 8, 2013
Tommy Edwards It's All in the Game

Tommy Edwards It’s All in the Game

Pop Music All sorts of songs with an interesting history became hits during this doo wop and rock n roll era. One such song was “It’s […]
October 20, 2013
The Teddy Bears To Know Him is to Love Him

The Teddy Bears To Know Him is to Love Him

Pop Music   The Teddy Bears were high school friends Phil Spector, lead singer Annette Kleinbard, Marshall Leib, and Harvey Goldstein, who left the group early […]
October 19, 2013
45 rpm of True Love Ways by Buddy Holly

True Love Ways by Buddy Holly

Pop Music The song “True Love Ways” is one of the beautiful golden oldies from this first era of rock and roll. The song was written by […]
October 16, 2013
Bobby Rydell The Cha Cha Cha

Bobby Rydell The Cha Cha Cha

Pop Music with a Latin Beat There were all kinds of dance rhythms in this first era of rock and roll — including Latin ones.  The […]