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.


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December 14, 2018
The Drifters White Christmas

White Christmas by The Drifters

March 2, 2018
Short Shorts by The Royal Teens

Short Shorts by The Royal Teens

Ooh man, dig that crazy chick…Let’s just say that this song was inspired by the girls who wore short and tight cutoff jeans. The novelty song […]
January 19, 2018
More Money for You and Me by The Four Preps

More Money for You and Me by The Four Preps

The Four Preps were students at Hollywood High School who took up singing together, and they became popular quickly. Capitol Records signed them in 1956. They […]
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 […]