The year was 1955, and it began on a Saturday. In the entertainment world, a young Jim Henson built the first version of Kermit the Frog. Elvis Presley made his TV debut on Louisiana Hayride. The Broadway musical Peter Pan , starring Mary Martin in the title role, appeared on TV. The $64,000 Question quiz show premiered on CBS. It was a great year for Walt Disney. He released Lady and the Tramp. The Mickey Mouse Club debuted. Disneyland opened to the public. Actor James Dean was killed in a car accident, and his film Rebel Without a Cause was released a month later. The Salk polio vaccine receives full approval from the FDA. Radio stations played all kinds of music, including pop, rock and roll, and doo wop. Here is a sampling of what was popular in 1955.
For another playlist: “Golden Oldies Playlist for 1956.”
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The Daily Doo Wop Rec Room has daily featured doo wop, rock and roll, R&B, or rockabilly songs that were hits during the first era of rock and roll (that is, from about 1952 until the British invasion in 1964). After a song is featured, it then goes into the juke box. You are welcome to listen to any of the 40+ selections there. Every weekend, there is a Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night, and the juke box is full of song requests from the 1950s and 1960s.
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