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.

July 1, 2014
USPS Mr. ZIP to help adoption of new ZIP codes

U.S. Postal Service Introduces ZIP Codes

American History For this first day of July, here are some facts about the use of ZIP codes: On July 1, 1963, the United States Postal […]
June 16, 2014
Twin Beds and 1950s TV

The Twin Beds Issue

Hollywood History So what was behind all this about the mid-century media showing married couples sleeping in twin beds? Television in the 1950s and early 1960s […]
June 5, 2014
Touch-Tone telephone

The Touch Tone Phone

Technology History On November 16, 1963, AT&T introduced the touch-tone telephone to commercial customers. After conducting studies, AT&T discovered that people were much faster on the […]
May 30, 2014
Map of the Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands

The Bikini from Atoll to Swimsuit

History Bikini Atoll, Nuclear Weapons Testing, and The Bikini. What do these three things have in common? Well, firstly, Bikini Atoll is part of the Republic […]