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.

October 21, 2015
Annette Funicello was talented and beautiful

Annette Funicello

The talented, beautiful, wholesome Annette Funicello was a popular actress, singer, and teen idol for many a baby boomer. She was born Annette Joanne Funicello October 22, […]
October 17, 2015
Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night

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Golden Oldies Music Please join us once again for an all-request Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday night in our Rec Room with song requests from the 1950s […]
September 10, 2015
"Tonight You Belong to Me" by Patience and Prudence

Tonight You Belong to Me

Pop Music Duo The song “Tonight You Belong to Me” by Patience and Prudence has one of the odder stories among the golden oldies. In 1956, […]
August 29, 2015
Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night juke box

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Golden Oldies Music It’s time again for another Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night with an all-request set of songs from the 1950s and 1960s (with […]