Videos of the Era

Videos of the 50s Era : Setting the Scene.



Real 1950s Rock &Roll, Rockabilly dance and lindy hop !

The popular style of  lindy hop that is danced today is really a fusion of many different styles, Lindy Hop that was popular on the West Coast of America in the 40s & 50s.



Hooked On Swing Dancing

Swing dancing spread beyond the African-American community in the 1930s. It was viewed unfavorably by dance teachers, but they couldn't contain what was happening in local clubs. As swing dancing's fame grew and it spread across the United States, during the 40s and 50s.



And a look at the 50s would not be complete without Elvis Presley


Jailhouse Rock.1957

Taken from the movie Jailhouse Rock.1957.HD. Jailhouse Rock is an American musical film directed by Richard Thorpe for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). The film stars Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler, and Mickey Shaughnessy. The film tells the story of a young man (Presley) who is helped by his prison cellmate (Shaughnessy) to develop his singing and musical talent to become a star. It was Presley's third film and his first for MGM.


Hound Dog (1956)


In 1954, Presley began his career as one of the first performers of rockabilly, an uptempo fusion of country and rhythm and blues with a strong back beat. His novel versions of existing songs, mixing "black" and "white" sounds, made him popular—and controversial—as did his uninhibited stage and television performances. He recorded songs in the rock and roll genre, with tracks like "Hound Dog" and "Jailhouse Rock" later embodying the style. Presley had a versatile voice and had unusually wide success encompassing other genres, including gospel, blues, ballads and pop. To date, he has been inducted into four music halls of fame.