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 3, 2016
1957 Playlist

Golden Oldies Playlist for 1957

Golden Oldies Music The year was 1957. Sputnik orbited the earth. Federal troops integrated Arkansas schools. These were 24 of the top-charting popular songs in the […]
February 29, 2016
The Lone Ranger and Tonto

The Lone Ranger Trivia

Classic TV Shows At the beginning of the TV series The Lone Ranger, the masked man says:”Only you, Tonto, know I’m alive. To the world, I’m […]
February 27, 2016
Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night

Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night 65

Golden Oldies Music Please join us for an all-request Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night in our Rec Room. There’s lots of good music. It’s always […]
February 25, 2016
James Stewart in Spirit of St. Louis

James Stewart Actor and Military Man

Musicians and the Military James Stewart played the role of Charles Lindberg in the 1957 biographical film The Spirit of St. Louis. The film shows Lindbergh’s […]