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.

October 15, 2013
The Chordettes Lollipop

The Chordettes Lollipop

Pop Music The song “Lollipop” was written by Julius Dixson (sometimes spelled Dixon) and Beverly Ross  in 1958 for the duo Ronald & Ruby (Ronald Gumm […]
October 11, 2013
45 single of (Till) I Kissed You by The Everly Brothers

Til I Kissed You by The Everly Brothers

Pop Music There’s no group in this first era of rock n roll like The Everly Brothers. Their song “(Til) I Kissed You” is a classic […]
October 8, 2013
45 single of Witch Doctor by David Seville and The Chipmunks

Witch Doctor by David Seville and Chipmunks

Novelty Song The “Witch Doctor” by David Seville (and, uh, The Chipmunks as it were) is one of the fun golden oldies. Do you want that special someone […]
September 28, 2013
"Diana" by Paul Anka

Paul Anka Diana

Pop Music This legend who began in the doo wop era was born in Ontario, Canada, in 1941. Paul Anka had already recorded several records by […]