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 3, 2014
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Daily Doo Wop Trivia Q and A

Entertainment Trivia In what TV Western did the main character throw his rifle to the deputy during the opening of the show? The answer is The […]
May 17, 2014
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Play Safe

Entertainment History Many cartoons and short films from earlier decades were shown on TV in the 1950s, especially for children. From 1934 until 1941, Fleischer Studios […]
September 29, 2013

First Donna Reed Show Episode

Classic TV Shows The first episode of the long-running series in which America was introduced to the Stone family was on The Donna Reed Show.  This is the […]