DooWop in the desert is a site dedicated to the preservation of the music from “golden age” of Rock and Roll, the music of the 50’s & 60’s. I am the author of two novels dealing with the music from that era. The first, Seven-Inch Vinyl: A Rock and Roll Novel was published in 2011 and went on to become a #1 Best Seller in its Kindle edition in the music category on

The sequel, Beyond Vinyl: The Rock and Roll Saga Continues is NOW AVAILABLE on Kindle from for the low price of only $4.99! Don’t have Seven-Inch Vinyl? For a limited time you can order the Kindle version of the first book for the low price of .99 cents! Get both books for hours of sheer reading pleasure.

Pre-orders for autographed hard copies of Beyond Vinyl are now being accepted for the price of $19.00 (includes shipping and handling). To do so just enter this site and click on the “Beyond Vinyl” tab in the juke box where you’ll also find a PayPal link.

The third installment of the trilogy When Gold Turns to Gray is due out late in 2013.

Watch for it!

Seven Inch Vinyl

Beyond Vinyl

Donald Riggio - founder


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