Monthly Archives: August 2014

August 31, 2014 Record of the Day

The Shirelles was one of the most popular and successful girl-groups of the 1950s and 60s with smash hits like “Soldier Boy,” “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” and “Dedicated to the One I Love.” There rise to fame and fortune … Continue reading

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August 30, 2014 Record of the Day

One of the most unusual record collectibles is by none other than the world famous Boston Pops; first formed way back in 1885. The version of the Boston Pops that is best known is the one led by Arthur Fiedler. … Continue reading

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August 29, 2014 Record of the Day

Albums with various songs by various recording artists can also be collectible. In 1961 Tamla and Motown released the album “Tamla/Motown Special #1.” It contained some of the labels’ biggest and earliest hits like “Shop Around” by the Miracles, “Money” … Continue reading

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August 28, 2014 Records of the Day

Just like Rock ‘N’ Roll, horror movies were a huge staple of the 1950s and 60s. And many times Rock ‘N’ Roll and horror were merged together. In 1960 Bob McFadden recorded the single “Dracula-Cha-Cha” on Coral records. With picture … Continue reading

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August 27, 2014 Record of the Day

Some of the biggest hits for Dion include “Ruby Baby” and “Drip Drop.” Elvis hit with “Fools Fall in Love.” However, all these songs were recorded earlier and many say performed better by the Drifters. The Drifters had their biggest … Continue reading

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August 26, 2014 Records of the Day

The 1960s produced a lot of bands in the U.S. that were influenced by the sounds of the British Invasion. Some were quite successful; some were not. But that doesn’t mean these lesser-known bands are not collectible. In 1966 the … Continue reading

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August 25, 2014 Records of the Day

Shelley Fabares first found fame on “The Donna Reed Show” (1958-1963). She also co-starred in the TV show “Coach” from 1989-1997 and with Elvis in three of his movies. She hit #1 in 1962 with “Johnny Angel.” She recorded two … Continue reading

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August 24, 2014 Record of the Day

With nine Grammy Awards, Miles Davis was a Jazz giant as a band leader and trumpet player. Unlike many of his contemporaries, he was born into a wealthy home. While at the Julliard School he began playing with Charlie Parker … Continue reading

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August 23, 2014 Record of the Day

A lot of singles in Rock N Roll history had the name of a girl in the title such as “Donna” by Ritchie Valens, “Peggy Sue” by Buddy Holly, “Hello Mary Lou” by Ricky Nelson, and “Runaround Sue” by Dion. … Continue reading

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August 22, 2014 Record of the Day

Bob Wills was known as the “King of Western Swing.” Playing fiddle, Wills formed his band, the Texas Playboys, in 1934. Their hits began in the 1940s with songs like “San Antonio Rose” and “Stars and Stripes on Iwo Jima.” … Continue reading

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