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 18, 2015
The Daily Doo Wop Presents another Juke Box Saturday Night of some great golden oldies music.

Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night 21

Golden Oldies Juke Box Please join us for a golden oldies Juke Box Saturday night in our Rec Room with song requests from the 1950s and […]
October 29, 2014
Beef Stroganoff uses lots of beef and dairy products

Beef Stroganoff

Retro Recipes Even though Beef Stroganoff has its origins earlier than 19th-century Russia, it takes its name from Count Pavel Stroganoff, who was part of 19th-century […]
October 7, 2014
An angel-food cake is lemon-filled and topped with fresh strawberries

Lemon Filled Angel Food Cake with Strawberries

Retro Recipes Shhh. No baking is required for this luscious cake. The two qualities of convenience and an assured result were a part of 1950s cuisine […]
October 1, 2014
President Dwight Eisenhower sees Sputnik on the Golf Course (cartoon)

And The Race to Space was On Autumn, 1957

History As the French proverb (translated into English) says: “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” The U.S. and Russia fighting again — […]