Maybe in the 60's when we sort'a discovered our brains those things mattered .. but not in the 50's.
I was born in '48 ... "woke up" around 53,54,55 ... caught some terrific doowop before the beatle invasion ... etc., etc.
I was born in 1950. I remember iron lungs, polio vaccine on a sugar cube, Ike’s election, hiding under desks at school, and yes, getting yelled at for coming in after dark.
I was born somewhat later, but didn't hear much doo-wop with the exception of Peanuts by Little Joe & the Thrillers and the Flamingos' I Only Have Eyes For You. Our radio station of choice was usually KFI, now Rush Limbaugh's home in the Southland.
In the fifties, KFI featured variety shows such as "Hit the Road," a morning show that included a lot of popular music. Their play list included songs like The Ballad of Davy Crockett by Walter Schumann, Round and Round by Perry Como, and True Love by Bing Crosby, but occasionally a rocker such as Rock Around the Clock or Eric Nelson's Poor Little Fool would break through. We would listen to "Hit the Road" over a portable Zenith radio that usually sat on the gray Formica kitchen table beneath the big GE electric clock that was mounted on the wall.