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.

December 1, 2015
"Sleigh Ride" by The Ronettes

Sleigh Ride by The Ronettes

Pop Music for Christmas The song “Sleigh Ride” was written by Leroy Anderson and is just one of a number of Christmas classics from the album […]
September 10, 2015
"Tonight You Belong to Me" by Patience and Prudence

Tonight You Belong to Me

Pop Music Duo The song “Tonight You Belong to Me” by Patience and Prudence has one of the odder stories among the golden oldies. In 1956, […]
June 4, 2015
The pop song "Night" by Jackie Wilson

Night by Jackie Wilson

Pop Music The song “Night” is usually categorized as pop music, although it has classical origins and is sung by an artist of many genres. Jackie […]
April 2, 2015
The Night Has a Thousand Eyes by Bobby Vee, one of the great golden oldies from the 60s

The Night Has a Thousand Eyes by Bobby Vee