Monthly Archives: July 2014

July 31, 2014 Record of the Day

One of the all-time Rock N Roll classics is “Money (That’s What I Want)” by Barrett Strong. Many others have covered the original including the Beatles, the Kingsmen, and the Flying Lizards. “Money” by Barrett Strong holds the distinction of … Continue reading

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July 30, 2014 Record of the Day

      The Clovers had the first hit version of Leiber and Stoller’s “Love Potion #9.” The Clovers brought it to #23 on Billboard. Others who would later record the song include Neil Diamond, AC/DC, Robert Plant, Gary Lewis … Continue reading

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July 29, 2014 Record of the Day

“Paperback Writer” was another Billboard Hot 100 #1 hit in 1966 for the Beatles. Paul sang lead while John Lennon and George Harrison provided background vocals by harmonizing the French nursery rhyme “Frere Jacques.” The picture sleeve is unique in … Continue reading

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July 28, 2014 Record of the Day

Baby-boomers, remembering their childhood, still fondly recall “The Howdy Doody Show” and Clarabelle the Clown. There were three Clarabelles during the show’s run including Bob Keeshan who would later find more fame as Captain Kangaroo. The last to play Clarabelle … Continue reading

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July 27, 2014 Record of the Day

“Little Latin Lupe Lu” was written by Bill Medley of the Righteous Brothers and first recorded by them. Released on Moonglow records in 1962 a copy is worth up to $40.00. Since then it has become a standard for many … Continue reading

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July 26, 2014 Record of the Day

Lola Albright had appeared in several movies in the 1940s and 50s before she gained fame playing a nightclub singer and the romantic interest for Craig Stevens on the hit TV show “Peter Gunn.” She later had a major role … Continue reading

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July 25, 2014 Record of the Day

The hits began for Lou Christie in 1962 with “The Gypsy Cried.” That was followed by more smash singles, “Two Faces Have I” and “Lightnin’ Strikes.” Next up would be his last hit. “Rhapsody in the Rain” would also become … Continue reading

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July 24, 2014 Record of the Day

In 1975 Freddy Fender hit #1 on both the Billboard Hot Country Singles Chart and the Billboard Hot 100 with “Before the Next Teardrop Falls.” He followed up with another million-seller called “Wasted Days and Wasted Nights.” The song was … Continue reading

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July 23, 2014 Records of the Day

Topps is best known for its chewing gum that came with baseball cards, football cards, and various other sports trading-cards. Their most popular gum is Bazooka. Lesser known products issued by Topps with chewing gum are records, which were 6 … Continue reading

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July 22, 2014 Record of the Day

One of the classic Pop songs of the early Rock N Roll era was “Lollipop.” Reportedly, songwriter Julius Dixon was late for a recording session as a result of his daughter getting a lollipop stuck in her hair. Thus, an … Continue reading

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