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.

February 20, 2017

Ruby and The Romantics Our Day Will Come

R&B The writers of the song, Mort Garson and Bob Hilliard, recorded two versions because they were not sure if they could make it a hit. […]
January 17, 2017
Johnny Burnette You're Sixteen

Johnny Burnette You’re Sixteen

Rock Music The song  was written by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman, who went on to compose many songs and film scores for Walt […]
January 3, 2017
Del Shannon Hats Off to Larry

Del Shannon Hats Off to Larry

Rock Music Del  Shannon was born Charles Weedon Westover in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He started out playing the ukulele, which he soon swapped for a guitar. […]
December 29, 2016
Lloyd Price Personality

Lloyd Price Personality

R&B Pop Music The song “Personality” was written by Harold Logan and Lloyd Price went to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, #1 on the R&B […]