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.

November 3, 2014
Ellis Island, Hall

Some November History in the Doo Wop Era

History November 12, 1954 The Federal government closed down all 33 structures on Ellis Island. Between 1892 and 1954, Ellis Island was the most active immigrant […]
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 — […]
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 […]
January 27, 2014

Explorer I Satellite

Today in History On January 31, 1958, the U.S. launched Explorer I (Alpha) from Cape Canaveral in Florida. This was America’s became first successful satellite.  The importance […]