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.

November 3, 2014
Ellis Island, Hall

Some November History in the Doo Wop Era

History November 12, 1954 The Federal government closed down all 33 structures on Ellis Island. Between 1892 and 1954, Ellis Island was the most active immigrant […]
August 15, 2014
Stanley Kramer's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

The Hollywood Walk of Fame Arrives

Entertainment Business History In this time of doo-wop music and the first era of rock and roll, Hollywood, California, dedicated its Walk of Fame at Hollywood […]
September 5, 2013

The Lava Lamp Launch

The Lava Lamp – 1963 Sometimes inspiration comes when sitting in a pub. This happened to Edward Craven Walker, who saw an interesting-looking contraption made out […]