Monthly Archives: February 2015

February 18, 2015 Record of the Day

Tom Rush was a major part of the Folk music movement in the 60s as a songwriter and performer. It all began for him while he attended Harvard in 1961. It was through his performances there that two superstars, James … Continue reading

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February 17, 2015 Records of the Day

The EP (extended play), which are 7 inch albums, were a staple of the early Rock and Roll era. In 1957 Cadence records released two EPs by the Everly Brothers. The first features their hits “Wake Up Little Susie” and … Continue reading

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February 16, 2015 Record of the Day

Todd Rundgren formed his band Runt in 1970 consisting of himself and Hunt and Tony Sales, the sons of Soupy Sales. But with Rundgren performing as a solo artist on most Runt albums, Todd Rundgren and Runt have come to … Continue reading

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February 15, 2015 Record of the Day

One-hit wonder Gene Allison started out like so many other black performers in the early years of Rock and Roll by singing in the choir of a local church. His one big contribution to music history came in 1957 with … Continue reading

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February 14, 2015 Records of the Day

Annette was the reason most boys watched the Mickey Mouse Club in the 1950s. In the 1960s her singing and other noted attributes were featured in a number of “beach” movies with co-star Frankie Avalon. The storylines are forgettable but … Continue reading

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February 13, 2015 Record of the Day

Steve Gibson with the Red Caps is a band known by many record collectors but not so much by others. The group began in 1943 and by the 1950s had developed a tremendous following in clubs throughout the country. But … Continue reading

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February 12, 2013 Record of the Day

The most successful songwriter for Motown is Smokey Robinson. Besides writing hits for his own group, the Miracles, he did the same for Mary Wells, the Marvelettes, the Contours, the Supremes, and Marvin Gaye. He also wrote hits for the … Continue reading

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February 11, 2015 Records of the Day

Originally known as the Starlettes, the Angels had their biggest hit with a song they sang as a demo meant for the Shirelles, but the Angels’ demo sounded so good their version was released and “My Boyfriend’s Back” was a … Continue reading

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February 10, 2015 Record of the Day

In August of 1957 the Del-Vikings had 3 hits on the charts at the same time. Only Elvis Presley had done that before and it didn’t happen again until the Beatles did it in 1964. Among those Del-Vikings hits was … Continue reading

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February 9, 2015 Record of the Day

Columbia records released the single “I Want You” by Bob Dylan in the summer of ’66. Taken from the Dylan album “Blonde on Blonde,” the lyrics about “the dancing child” are thought to be a reference to Brian Jones of … Continue reading

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