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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April 10, 2018
"Where the Boys Are" by Connie Francis

Where The Boys Are by Connie Francis

April 10, 2018
Frankie Avalon Venus

Frankie Avalon Venus

April 9, 2018
Jimmie Rodgers' single of "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine"

Kisses Sweeter Than Wine by Jimmie Rodgers

April 6, 2018
Gene Pitney "(The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance"

Gene Pitney The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance