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 19, 2018
Don Herbert aka Mr. Wizard and Boy Guest

Don Herbert aka Mr. Wizard

The educational television programs Watch Mr. Wizard (1951-1965, 1971-1972) and Mr. Wizard’s World (1983-1990) were hosted by Don Herbert. He helped several generations to become interested […]
January 4, 2018
Gale Storm

My Little Margie, Gale Storm, Dark Moon

The TV series “My Little Margie” started out as the summer replacement for “I Love Lucy,” but the show about the young woman who got herself […]
August 15, 2017
Dragnet Theme Music

Dragnet Theme Music

The arresting four-note introduction from Dragnet, that is, “Dum Dee Dum Dum,” as it were, is  considered to be the second most recognizable after the one […]
June 27, 2017
Peter Gunn Theme by Ray Anthony

Peter Gunn Theme by Ray Anthony

This week’s Instrumentals Tuesday pick is the “Peter Gunn Theme” by Ray Anthony. The original “Peter Gunn Theme” was composed by Henry Mancini for the TV […]