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.


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January 23, 2019
Dion Runaround Sue

Dion Runaround Sue

June 18, 2018
Dion The Wanderer

Dion The Wanderer

April 16, 2018
Dion's B-Side Runaway Girl

Runaway Girl by Dion

The song “Runaway Girl” was the B-Side to Dion’s international hit  “Runaround Sue,”  which was released as a single in 1961 on Laurie Records and on […]
September 7, 2016
Dion for Golden Oldies Playlist for 1961

Golden Oldies Playlist for 1961

Golden Oldies Music The year was 1961. Mad Magazine called it the “upside-in” year because the numerals look the same when the they are rotated upside […]