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 11, 2017
Ricky Nelson String Along

String Along by Ricky Nelson

March 9, 2017
Neil Sedaka Breaking Up is Hard to Do

Neil Sedaka Breaking Up is Hard to Do

Doo Wop Pop By 1962, Neil Sedaka already had eight Top-10 hits, but this was his first time at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The […]
March 8, 2017
Johnny Mathis The Twelfth of Never

Johnny Mathis The Twelfth of Never

Pop Music This song about endless love was written by Jerry Livingston and Paul Francis Webster. It was released as the B-Side to “Chances Are.” Except […]
March 7, 2017
Bobby Darin Beyond the Sea

Bobby Darin Beyond the Sea