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.

August 1, 2016
Elvis Returns from the Army in 1960

Golden Oldies Playlist for 1960

Golden Oldies Music The year 1960 was a leap year and started on a Friday. The U.S. had the hotly contested presidential race between Richard Nixon […]
July 23, 2016
Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night

Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night 85

Golden Oldies Music Enough with the 2016 Presidential elections; it’s time once again for the all request Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night on the juke […]
July 11, 2016
Stacks of wax on a record player were the old fashioned playlist

Golden Oldies Favorites Vol 3

Golden Oldies Music There was lots of pioneering going on in the music of the 1950s and 1960s. The popular golden oldies combined and helped to […]
June 15, 2016
Elvis Presley in 1956

Golden Oldies Playlist for 1956

Golden Oldies Music The year was 1956. It was a very good year — for some. There was an increased standard of living, with a big […]