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.

February 25, 2016
James Stewart in Spirit of St. Louis

James Stewart Actor and Military Man

Musicians and the Military James Stewart played the role of Charles Lindberg in the 1957 biographical film The Spirit of St. Louis. The film shows Lindbergh’s […]
February 18, 2016
Chatty Cathy Doll

Chatty Cathy Doll

Trivia The Chatty Cathy doll was a popular toy in the late 50s and into the 60s. The term Chatty Cathy has even entered our culture and […]
January 27, 2015
One of the breakthroughs of the 1950s was the polio vaccine.

Dr Jonas Salk Announces the Polio Vaccine

1950s History The polio vaccine was one of the largest medical advances of the 1950s. Polio greatly concerned mid-century Americans, as there had been numerous severe […]
November 10, 2014
November 20, 1959, Alan Freed fired during Payola Scandal

Alan Freed Fired Over Payola

History On November 20, 1959, WABC fired Alan Freed over the payola scandal, which effectively ended Freed’s career as a DJ and force in the record […]