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 17, 2014
Train from Fleischer cartoon "Play Safe"

Play Safe

Entertainment History Many cartoons and short films from earlier decades were shown on TV in the 1950s, especially for children. From 1934 until 1941, Fleischer Studios […]
April 22, 2014

Thinking About Paul Winchell

Entertainment Personalities Ventriloquist, actor, and inventor Paul Winchell, who stuttered as a child, not only created and starred in his own shows, such as “The Paul […]
September 9, 2013

Elvis on The Ed Sullivan Show

Classic TV Shows On September 9, 1956, Elvis Presley, who was soon to be crowed as the King of Rock and Roll, appeared for the first time […]
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 […]