Monthly Archives: March 2015

March 31, 2015 Records of the Day

At the tender age of 15, Kathy Young scored one of the biggest hit of 1961 with “A Thousand Stars.” It’s now worth up to $30.00 as seen here on the far left. Discovered by game show host Wink Martindale, … Continue reading

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March 30, 2015 Record of the Day

Jape Richardson, better known as the Big Bopper, had one giant hit in 1958 with “Chantilly Lace.” But he became legendary on Feb.3, 1959 when he died in the same plane crash with Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens. That date … Continue reading

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March 29, 2015 Records of the Day

Considered to be one of the first heavy metal albums, “Vincebus Eruptum” by Blue Cheer featured their hit “Summertime Blues,” a cover version of Eddie Cochran’s Rock and Roll anthem. The single, released on Phillips records in 1968, is worth … Continue reading

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March 28, 2015 Record of the Day

Red Prysock was one of the great Rhythm & Blues saxophonists during the early Rock and Roll era. Although influenced by Jazz great, Coleman Hawkins, Prysock nonetheless turned to Rock and Roll. When legendary dee-jay, Alan Freed, began his famous … Continue reading

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March 27, 2015 Records of the Day

Vogue picture or painted records, which were issued from 1946-1947, can be very collectible. They were produced by Sav-Way Industries of Detroit. There are about 75 in the series like “When I get Where I’m Going” by Patsy Montana. A … Continue reading

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March 26, 2015 Record of the Day

By the time Little Richard’s third album was released, he had left Rock and Roll for religion. “The Fabulous Little Richard” album marked the end of the electrifying early years of his raucous sound. Although the music on the album … Continue reading

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March 25, 2015 Record of the Day

In the early 60s, the Ronettes owned the charts with their classic “Be My Baby.” That was followed by more hits like  “Baby, I Love You,” and “Walkin in the Rain.” By 1965 their popularity began to fade and their … Continue reading

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March 24, 2015 Records of the Day

In 1963 the Kingsmen’s version of “Louie Louie” became one of the most controversial records of all time. The lyrics were thought to be obscene but in reality the words were simply about a man telling a bartender about his … Continue reading

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March 23, 2015 Records of the Day

In 1959, before he started the Motown super group, the Miracles; Smokey Robinson recorded with Ron White for Tamla records. The single “It” by Ron and Bill (Smokey Robinson) is worth up to $300.00. That same year Smokey Robinson & … Continue reading

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March 22, 2015 Record of the Day

Frank Zappa wrote Doo Wop songs in the 50s and had minor success in the early 60s with the band, Soul Giant. But when he formed the Mothers of Invention in 1966, his fame became legendary. His 1973 album “Over-Nite … Continue reading

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