In the early ’50s, the emergence of artists such as Bill Haley, with chart-toppers such as “Rock Around the Clock,” had America swinging to a whole new sound. Along with rock and roll emerged other musical genres, such as doo-wop, rhythm and blues, and country.
The early part of the 1960s was an extension of the doo-wop sound and poignant ballads that led the charts in the late ’50s. The baby boomers, then teenagers, loved to dance, and TV shows such as “American Bandstand” influenced the popularity of the Twist, the Swim, and the Pony, just to name a few. Boogie down memory lane with our full lineup of nostalgic activities, including a malt shop, sock hops, and music expert Barbara Sims discussing the legendary Sun Studio of Memphis, Tennessee – recording home to stars such as Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Charlie Rich.
Add sensational ensemble performances by the American Queen’s brilliant entertainers, and you can joyfully relive the pop-culture crazes of the ’50s and ’60s on this fun, carefree cruise catered to the young at heart!