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 24, 2017
People watching 3D movies with special glasses

And then there was 3D

In the 1950s, people started to watch television, which competed with movies and movie theaters. To get back lost business, filmmakers tried something different – 3D […]
September 26, 2016
James Arness in Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke Trivia

Gunsmoke was one of the most popular Westerns during this golden age of television. The television show aired from 1955 to 1975. It ran for 20 […]
September 4, 2016
Robert Horton and Ward Bond in Wagon Train

Wagon Train Trivia

Classic TV Show Trivia The popular classic TV Western series Wagon Train aired from 1957 to 1965. It’s a golden nugget in this golden age of […]
February 18, 2016
Chatty Cathy Doll

Chatty Cathy Doll

Trivia The Chatty Cathy doll was a popular toy in the late 50s and into the 60s. The term Chatty Cathy has even entered our culture and […]