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.

July 18, 2017
Dion Runaround Sue

Dion Runaround Sue

July 18, 2017
Red River Rock by Johnny and The Hurricanes

Red River Rock by Johnny and The Hurricanes

The selection this week’s Instrumentals Tuesday is “River Rock” by Johnny and The Hurricanes.The group  had an international hit with their instrumental version of the folk […]
July 17, 2017
"Peppermint Twist" by Joey Dee and The Starliters

Peppermint Twist Joey Dee and the Starliters

July 17, 2017
Little Richard Tutti Frutti

Little Richard Tutti Frutti