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The song featured on the Record Player is “Peggy Sue” by Buddy Holly. The song was written by Buddy Holly, The Crickets' drummer Jerry Allison, and record producer Norman Petty. At first, they called it “Cindy Lou” after Holly’s niece, but Jerry Allison was dating Peggy Sue Gerron, so they thought it would be nice to name the song after her. The Crickets are playing on “Peggy Sue.” However, due to legal issues , Coral Records listed Holly as a solo artist. Anyway, in 1957, the song went to #3 on both the U.S. Pop Chart and the R&B Chart. The single had another great song, “Everyday,” on the B-Side. There have been numerous covers of "Peggy Sue," including versions by Bobby Vee, Paul McCartney, Connie Francis, Waylon Jenings, Freddie & The Dreamers, The Hollies, The Beach Boys, The Tremeloes, The Troggs, and Lou Reed -- just to name a few.

Please click on the Daily Doo Wop TV for the following selections of classic tv shows, which will be there from June 12 through June 16. There's a reason this period of time is called the golden age of television!

1. Make Room for Daddy Season 3 Episode 29 titled "Danny Goes on USO Tour" first aired on April 10, 1956. Danny looks for a piano player to go with him to Japan to entertain the troops. The episode stars Danny Thomas, Jean Hagen, Sherry Jackson, Rusty Hamer, Mabel Albertson, Eddie Garr, Billy Gilbert, Peter Leeds, and Harry Ruby. Running time: 29:24.

2. You Bet Your Life television game show, hosted by with the one and only Groucho Marx. George Fenneman narrates. The episode first aired November 13, 1958. Spoiler alert: the secret word is roof. Running time: 24:01.

3. Max Fleisher's Betty Boop cartoon "Chess-Nuts" (1932). Betty and Bimbo star in this Talkartoon. Many shorts and cartoons from earlier decades were shown on TV in the 1950s, especially for children. Running time: 6:10.

4. Vintage animated commercial for Robert Hall with Crows. Robert Hall Clothes, Inc. was a retailer in the U.S. from 1938 to 1977. The company was based in Connecticut, and its stores were mostly in the New York and Los Angeles areas. The name Robert Hall was an invention of Jacob Schwab, who was the actual founder of the company. Running time: 22 seconds.

The Daily Doo Wop is a time machine to the first era of rock and roll. This starts around 1952 with the Eisenhower administration and goes until those longhaired Brits The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in February, 1964, and the music began to change. During this time of the 1950s and early 1960s, doo wop music, with its beautiful vocal harmonies, lyrics about love, and a host of nonsense syllables thrown in, was a signature sound. It was an exciting period in popular music as so many strands of music were woven together. There was doo wop, rhythm and blues, barbershop music, pop, country, rock and roll, rockabilly, and plenty in-between. Radio stations were not hung up about musical genres. They played all kinds of music. The mantra was, "If it's a hit, it plays." The Daily Doo Wop goes beyond playing doo wop music, because that reflects the era.

The Daily Doo Wop blog has more than 250 posts with information about the great golden oldies music from this time, classic TV shows from what was called "the golden age of television," pop culture (from TV tray tables to lava lamps), history (remember the race to space?), recipes (gotta love those casseroles and cakes), and more.

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. After a song is featured, it then goes into the juke box. You are welcome to listen to any of the 60+ selections there. The Rec Room also has a TV set. There are four selections, which are updated twice a week. You'll find vintage TV series, game shows, cartoons and shorts, children's programming, and commercials. They're not called classic TV shows for nothing!

Every weekend, there is a Juke Box Saturday, and the juke box is full of song requests of 1950s music and sixties music. Requests come mostly from those who see us on Facebook. There's lots of fun on The Daily Doo Wop Facebook page every day.

There is also a Daily Doo Wop Youtube channel, to which you can subscribe. The Daily Doo Wop music channel has music videos from favorite doo wop groups, rock and roll hits, and more golden oldies music.

Music is one of the best ways to remember the past. It's not always the lyrics to the song or the antics on a sitcom that are important. It's that it makes you smile and you remember who you were with. It might be a grandmother who Record Player is no longer here or a brother, sister, friend. Maybe you heard a song at a dance or were in a car when you had your first kiss.

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