Monthly Archives: February 2015

February 28, 2015 Record of the Day

In anticipation of the Beach Boys’ single “Heroes and Villains,” Capitol records ordered a picture sleeve for the record. But before the song was available, the Beach Boys had formed their own label, Brother. They issued “Heroes and Villains” as … Continue reading

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February 27, 2015 Records of the Day

The Platters were the most popular Doo Wop group of all time. Their 1956 album “The Platters” contains many of their early hits like “My Prayer,” “I’m Sorry,” and “On My Word of Honor.” “The Platters Vol. 2” features their … Continue reading

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February 26, 2015 Records of the Day

The Crystals were one of the most successful girl-groups of the 60s. Produced by Phil Spector, they gave us classics like “He’s a Rebel,” “Da Doo Ron Ron,” and “Then He Kissed Me.” Their first record “There’s No Other Like … Continue reading

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February 25, 2015 Record of the Day

Jimmy Clanton is a rare New Orleans star in that most sons of the city who made it famous were black like Fats Domino, Smiley Lewis, Lloyd Price, and Huey “Piano” Smith. Clanton first hit it big in 1958 with … Continue reading

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February 24, 2015 Record of the Day

One of the most iconic movies of all time, “Dirty Harry,” has one of the great iconic lines of all time spoken by Clint Eastwood. “I know what you’re thinking. Did he fire six shots or only five? Well, to … Continue reading

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February 23, 2015 Records of the Day

Born into a musical family, one of Lavern Baker’s aunts was Jazz singer Merline Johnson. Another one of her aunts was legendary Blues artist Memphis Minnie. Lavern Baker was one of the most successful solo female singers in the early … Continue reading

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February 22, 2015 Records of the Day

Soupy Sales had the #1 TV show in Los Angeles in the early 60s. Even Frank Sinatra was a guest. In 1964 Soupy moved his show to New York and was syndicated throughout the country. Famous for getting pies shoved … Continue reading

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February 21, 2015 Record of the Day

Dressed as a cowboy on the album cover, Bo Diddley’s 5th album was called “Bo Diddley is a Gunslinger.” The album not only incudes the “Gunslinger” single but also “Sixteen Tons,” first made famous by Tennessee Ernie Ford. Bo Diddley … Continue reading

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February 20, 2015 Record of the Day

In 1968 Apple records signed the band Badfinger when they were known as the Iveys. As Badfinger they had 4 hits in a row between 1970 and 1972. Their first chart-buster was “Come and Get It” written by Paul McCartney. … Continue reading

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February 19, 2015 Record of the Day

In the 1950s End records was a very successful label with recordings artists like Little Anthony & the Imperials, the Dubs, the Chantels, and many other Doo Wop stars of the day. In 1958 End records released the album “Rock … Continue reading

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