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 21, 2018
Moondog Coronoation Ball March 21, 1952

Alan Freed and The Moondog Coronation Ball

Today in history: March 21, 1952 The Moondog Coronation Ball at the Cleveland Arena is considered to be the first big rock and roll concert.  It […]
May 8, 2017
Last Ttrain to Memphis by Peter Guralnick

Good Reads for 50s History, TV and Elvis

Want to know more about the 50s? Here are five well researched, engaging good reads. Creating and maintaining The Daily Doo Wop over the last several […]
March 24, 2017
People watching 3D movies with special glasses

And then there was 3D

In the 1950s, people started to watch television, which competed with movies and movie theaters. To get back lost business, filmmakers tried something different – 3D […]
July 21, 2016

Decorating Cars Retro Style

Ah, those fuzzy dice…Some sources say that they originated with American fighter pilots during World War II, who would hang dice above their instruments for, of […]