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.

April 13, 2018
Barrett Strong Money (That's What I Want)

Money by Barrett Strong

R&B Money. It’s what we all want. No? Yes? And this rhythm and blues golden oldie earned plenty of it for Berry Gordy. So much that it helped […]
April 12, 2018
The Everly Brothers Wake Up Little Susie

Wake Up Little Susie by The Everly Brothers

April 12, 2018
Lesley Gore You Don't Own Me

Lesley Gore You Don’t Own Me

April 12, 2018
Bill Haley and His Comets Rock Around the Clock

Bill Haley Rock Around the Clock