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“Hail Hail Rock N Roll.” Where would it be without Chuck Berry? It’s hard to think of one great rock-and-roller who hasn’t been influenced by the man who gave us “Johnny B Goode” and so many other classics. His first album “After School Sessions” featured the smash “School Day.” That 78 issue can now fetch $100.00. The LP “After School Sessions,” released on Chess records in 1957, can get you $300.00 today.
In 1989 R.E.M was called “America’s hippest band.” Led by Michael Stipe this superstar group of the 80s was inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame in 2007. Their first single on Hibtone records “Radio Free Europe” released in 1981 is worth up to $100.00 today. Add another $150.00 for the picture sleeve.
The first of the manufactured teen idols of the 1950s was a young man from Philadelphia whose good looks covered up his less than perfect voice. Fabian’s single “Tiger” was a top 3 hit. The single can now sell for $50.00 with picture sleeve. The album “Hold That Tiger,” released on Chancellor Records in 1959, is worth up to $100.00 today.
On December 10, 1967 Otis Redding joined the much too long list of recording stars that lost their lives in a plane crash. His 1966 album “Dictionary of Soul” was his last before his death. It contained one of his greatest hits, “Try a Little Tenderness.” That single can now sell for $25.00. Released on Volt records in 1966, the “Dictionary of Soul” album is worth up to $100.00 today.
The Isley Brothers first introduced “Shout” in 1959 and thanks to the toga party scene from the movie “Animal House” in 1978, the song (this time by Otis Day & the Nights) became a party classic. Put the record on and people “kick their heels up, throw their hands back” and shout! The Isley Brothers’ “Shout” 45 can now sell for $25.00. The album, released by RCA in 1959, is worth up to $400.00 today.
In 1964 a lot of people thought the Beau Brummels were part of the British Invasion but actually they were from San Francisco. Heavily influence by the Beatles they had their first hit with “Laugh Laugh.” A copy on an orange label on Autumn records is valued no higher than $10.00.A copy of the 45 on a white label as seen here can sell for $50.00. In 1965 Autumn records released the album “Introducing the Beau Brummels.” Its worth up to $100.00 today.
Jan and Dean was one of the most successful duos in Rock N Roll history. Managed by the legendary Herb Alpert of Tijuana Brass fame, they had their first hit on the Dore record label. “Baby Talk” is worth up to $75.00 today. An original copy of their first album “Jan & Dean,” released in 1960 is worth up to $300.00 today. Add another $400 if you have the 12 x 12 bonus Jan and Dean photo that came with the album.
It’s hard to find anyone who doesn’t love the music of Sam Cooke. Between 1957 and 1964 he had 30 singles that made the Billboard Hot 100. Cooke was also a music publisher and record label owner, which was rare for a black music star of the time. In 1959 Keen records released the album “Hit Kit” featuring three of his biggest hits including “Only Sixteen,” “Everybody Loves to Cha-Cha-Cha,” and “You Send Me.” An original copy of the album can get you $350.00 today.
On this day Feb. 17, 1966 work begins on what would be the most expensive 45 to record up to that date in the history of Rock and Roll. It takes 11 recording sessions to complete. It would become a million-seller and a true classic for a band that had been sending out good vibrations since 1961. The 45 from Capitol Records of “Good Vibrations” by the Beach Boys can now sell for over $75.00 with its picture sleeve.