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.

January 5, 2018
Chubby Checker Limbo Rock

Chubby Checker Limbo Rock

January 5, 2018
Lonnie Donegan and His Skiffle Group

Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor by Lonnie Donegan

When Dinosaurs walked the earth, mammals were hiding in the background awaiting their turn. When we were doo wopping, the British were here, waiting for their […]
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 31, 2017
Blue Hawaii Print for Elvis birthday

Elvis’ Can’t Help Falling in Love With You