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.

September 28, 2016
Bill Williams as Kit Carson

Bonanza, Bat Masterson, Kit Carson, Sunbeam

Golden Age of TV Samples It was a great time for the family to get together and watch wholesome shows. Here is a small sampling with […]
September 26, 2016
James Arness in Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke Trivia

Gunsmoke was one of the most popular Westerns during this golden age of television. The television show aired from 1955 to 1975. It ran for 20 […]
September 21, 2016
The main cast for The Donna Reed Show

Dragnet, Donna Reed, Elmer Fudd, Alka Seltzer

Classic TV Shows Here’s a sampling of some shows from the golden age of television with a police drama, a situation comedy, a cartoon, and a […]
September 15, 2016
I Married Joan with Joan Davis and Jim Backus

One Step Beyond, I Married Joan, Bugs Bunny

Golden Age of Television The 1950s and early 1960s were a great time for TV — a time of pioneering. There were variety shows, dramas, game […]