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 […]
January 3, 2018
John Wayne in North to Alaska

John Wayne and North to Alaska

During this first era of rock and roll, America acquired two new states, Alaska and Hawaii. On January 3, 1959, Alaska became the 49th U.S. state. (Hawaii […]
December 26, 2017
Telstar by The Tornados

Telstar by The Tornados

The composition “Telstar” is a piece of instrumental music that honors the first Telstar communications satellite that was launched on July 10, 1962. Telstar was operated […]