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 21, 2014
Ticket from the 1952 Moondog Coronation Ball

The Moondog Coronation Ball

Rock n Roll History March 21, 1952 The Moondog Coronation Ball at the Cleveland Arena is considered to be the first big rock and roll concert.  […]
March 11, 2014
"Johnny Angel" by Shelley Fabares

Crawford, Fabares, Nelson and Petersen

Actors and Singers There are lots of TV actors who had charting golden oldies records during this first era of rock and roll. Most were in […]
February 24, 2014
Elvis Presley Blue Moon of Kentucky

Elvis Presley Blue Moon of Kentucky

Rockabilly It’s Sun Studios, Memphis  (1954). Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore, and Bill Black tried to find a B-Side to the single “That’s All Right Mama.” They […]
January 21, 2014
"I Just Don't Understand" by Ann-Margret

I Just Don’t Understand by Ann Margret

Rock and Roll We probably think of Ann-Margret more for her acting than as a recording artist. However, she did make some interesting records in this […]