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 7, 2017
"When I Fall in Love" by The Lettermen

When I Fall in Love by The Lettermen

February 21, 2017

Jimmy Clanton Just a Dream

Pop Rock In 1958, the song went to #1 on the R&B Best Sellers list and #4 on the U.S. Pop Chart. Jimmy Clanton was from […]
November 28, 2016
Johnny Tillotson Poetry in Motion

Johnny Tillotson Poetry in Motion

Pop Music The inspiration for the song, the writers Mike Anthony and Paul Kaufman claimed, came from  a procession of young ladies from a nearby school […]
November 22, 2016
The Fleetwoods Come Softly To Me

The Fleetwoods Come Softly To Me

Vocal Harmony Groups The song was written by the three group members Gretchen Christopher, Barbara Ellis, and Gary Troxel. They recorded and released it on the […]