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.

May 27, 2014
The Three Stooges in Have Rocket Will Travel

The Race to Space and The Three Stooges

1950s Movies Have Rocket, Will Travel — 1959 In the 1950s, the Cold War between the U.S. the U.S.S.R. was on. Americans feared the Soviets would […]
March 9, 2014
A Martini cocktail

Three Retro Martini Recipes

Retro Recipes What would the 1950s be without the Martini? This concoction, sorry, cocktail,  provided rocket fuel for our parents in this first era of rock […]
January 27, 2014

Explorer I Satellite

Today in History On January 31, 1958, the U.S. launched Explorer I (Alpha) from Cape Canaveral in Florida. This was America’s became first successful satellite.  The importance […]
September 3, 2013
Search for Tomorrow title screen

Search for Tomorrow and Mary Grace Canfield

On this Date – September 3 The soap opera Search for Tomorrow premiered on September 3, 1951. The challenges faced by Joanne Gardner (Mary Stuart) in […]