Monthly Archives: May 2014

May 31, 2014 Record of the Day

Neil Young first gained fame with Buffalo Springfield and then as part of one of Rock’s greatest bands: Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young. Following that he went solo with a very successful career. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall … Continue reading

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May 30, 2014 Record of the Day

          It seems strange and unbelievable that with all the classic hits he had, Chuck Berry’s only #1 Billboard Hot 100 hit came in 1972 with “My Ding-a-Ling.”  The closest he came prior to that was … Continue reading

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May 29, 2014 Record of the Day

Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the top 100 guitarists ranks Eric Clapton at #2, Jimmy Page at #3, and Jeff Beck at #5. It’s amazing to think that at one time they were all together in the Yardbirds with 1960s … Continue reading

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May 28, 2014 Record of the Day

One of the true Blues legends was Big John Wrencher also known as One Arm John after losing his left arm as a result of an auto accident. He was an itinerant musician but best known for his performances on … Continue reading

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May 27, 2014 Record of the Day

Rock ‘N’ Roll Dance Party” was released by King records in 1958. It featured some of the great Rhythm & Blues artists of the day including Little Willie John singing “Fever,” Billy Ward & the Dominoes doing “Have Mercy Baby,” … Continue reading

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May 26, 2014 Records of the Day

In 1967 Strawberry Alarm Clock hit # 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Incense and Peppermint.” It stayed on the charts for 4 months. The band went through continuous changes in sound and personnel and in 1971 they released … Continue reading

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May 25, 2014 Record of the Day

“Let It Be” is the final studio album released by the Beatles. The title single was released on Apple records in 1969 featuring Paul McCartney singing lead and playing bass and the maracas. He had written the song in memory … Continue reading

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May 24, 2014 Record of the Day

Fans of the TV western “Rawhide” know Sheb Wooley as Pete Nolan who starred along with Clint Eastwood and Eric Fleming. Eastwood also gave Sheb Wooley a roll in his 1976 movie “The Outlaw Josey Wales.” But the Rock N … Continue reading

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May 23, 2014 Records of the Day

In 1965 the Byrds hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with the Bob Dylan song “Mr. Tambourine Man.” The 45 on Columbia records is worth no more than $15.00. However, an early version of the Byrds, including members David … Continue reading

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May 22, 2014 Record of the Day

In the early days of Motown the company wanted to promote 12-year-old Stevie Wonder as the next Ray Charles. His first single was “I Call It Pretty Music but the Old People Call It the Blues.” The record isn’t a … Continue reading

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