Monthly Archives: June 2014

June 30, 2104 Records of the Day

In 1964 the Hondells went top-10 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Little Honda,” written by Beach Boys Mike Love and Brian Wilson. The song was given to Chuck Girard to record with studio musicians that included Glen Campbell. The … Continue reading

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June 29, 2014 Record of the Day

One-hit wonders, the Danleers, hit #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1958 with the Doo Wop classic “One Summer Night.” It was their manager Danny Webb who came up with their name, simply naming them after himself. The original … Continue reading

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June 28, 2014 Record of the Day

Dean Martin made the character of Matt Helm famous in the 1960s in films such as “Murderer’s Row,” one in a series of four Matt Helm films.  Spoofs of James Bond movies, the Matt Helm films were filled with jokes … Continue reading

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June 27, 2014 Record of the Day

Johnny Cash’s first attempt to impress Sun records’ owner Sam Phillips was “Hey Porter,” but the legendary man who discovered Elvis put thumbs down on Johnny’s first try. Cash went home and wrote “Cry, Cry, Cry.” That did the trick. … Continue reading

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June 26, 2014 Record of the Day

Between 1957 and 1973, Ricky Nelson placed 53 singles on the Billboard Hot 100. Among those hits is “Poor Little Fool,” which is the first song by any recording artist to reach #1 on the newly created “Billboard Hot 100.” … Continue reading

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June 25, 2014 Record of the Day

In 1958 the Doo Wop group, the Capris, recorded “There’s a Moon Out Tonight.” It was released by a local New York City record label called Planet. Without the proper means to promote the single, copies were left on the … Continue reading

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June 24, 2014 Records of the Day

Today we continue our series of featuring Top 10 lists from the Billboard Hot 100. This list comes from June 24, 1964 and gives you today’s current market values. 10. The Beach Boys… “I Get Around” with picture sleeve…$75.00   … Continue reading

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June 23, 2014 Record of the Day

Freddy “Boom Boom” Cannon was a constant hit-maker in the early 1960s with 22 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 including “Way Down Yonder in New Orleans” and “Palisades Park.” His first hit “Tallahassee Lassie” peaked at #6 in 1959. … Continue reading

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