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.

July 26, 2014
Cast for one of the classic TV shows Father Knows Best

Father Knows Best and Formula For Happiness

Golden Age of Television The classic TV show Father Knows Best first aired Season 5, Episode 30 titled “The Formula For Happiness” on April 5, 1959. Jim Anderson […]
June 16, 2014
Twin Beds and 1950s TV

The Twin Beds Issue

Hollywood History So what was behind all this about the mid-century media showing married couples sleeping in twin beds? Television in the 1950s and early 1960s […]
April 22, 2014
Ventrilo

Thinking About Paul Winchell

Entertainment Personalities Ventriloquist, actor, and inventor Paul Winchell, who stuttered as a child, not only created and starred in his own shows, such as “The Paul […]
March 31, 2014
The Rec Room TV

Dobie Gillis, Ding Dong Daddy, Bosco Bear

Classic TV Shows The TV in the Daily Doo Wop Rec Room has several selections of classic TV shows from the golden age of telelvision. These were […]