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 18, 2016
The Whistler Five Cent Call

The Whistler Five Cent Call

Radio Mystery Drama The Whistler “Five Cent Call,” which was sponsored by Signal Oil, first aired on February 19, 1950. The Whistler knows many things because […]
October 15, 2016
Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night

Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night 97

Juke Box Saturday Night Happy Fall weekend! It was quite a week in the music world: Paul Simon’s birthday, Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize […]
October 12, 2016
The Nelsons on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet

Ozzie and Harriet, I Love Lucy, Popeye

Golden Age of TV Here is a sampling of what was seen on TV during the 1950s and early 1960s. There were sitcoms, including I Love […]
October 9, 2016
Sleeter Davis I Can't Stay Mad at You

Skeeter Davis I Can’t Stay Mad at You

Country Pop Music The prolific team of Gerry Goffin and Carole King wrote the song “I Can’t Stay Mad At You.” (They often worked closely with […]