Monthly Archives: March 2015

March 21, 2015 Records of the Day

Without a doubt the most successful girl-group of the 50s and early 60s was the Shirelles. It started with “I Met Him on a Sunday” in 1958. More hits followed like “Dedicated to the One I Love,” “Will You Love … Continue reading

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March 20, 2015 Records of the Day

Carl Perkins, who was a member of the famous Million Dollar Quartet along with Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Jerry Lee Lewis, is best known for his classic hit “Blue Suede Shoes,” which is worth up to $125.00 today. However, … Continue reading

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March 19, 2015 Records of the Day

When it comes to the value of those old 78s, nothing brings the green like the Blues. In 1928 Victor records released “Cool Drink of Water Blues” by Tommy Johnson, now worth up to $3,000.00. In 1931 Paramount records released … Continue reading

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March 18, 2015 Record of the Day

The Youngbloods, led by Jessie Colin Young, had their first album “The Youngbloods” in 1967. It contained “Get Together,” which became a top-10 Billboard Hot 100 hit two years later after getting exposure on a TV public service announcement promoting … Continue reading

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March 17, 2015 Record of the Day

Born in Chicago in 1909 Benny Goodman grew up to be the “king of swing.” Many major recording stars got their start with his band in the 1930s and 1940s. In 1934 Columbia records released the 78 “Riffin the Scotch.” … Continue reading

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March 16, 2015 Record of the Day

Ike & Tina Turner were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991. For the 30 years prior to that they had given James Brown a run for his money as the most exciting performers in show … Continue reading

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March 15, 2015 Record of the Day

Richard Burton starred as Alexander in the 1956 movie “Alexander the Great.” A student of Aristotle, Alexander was a Macedonian king who united the Greeks, creating an empire that reached from the Balkans to India. On his deathbed, he willed … Continue reading

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March 14, 2015 Record of the Day

The Rolling Stones have many collectible records, especially for some of the picture sleeves that came with their 45s. In 1978 they released the single “Beast of Burden.” Three years ago that picture sleeve was worth up to $2,000.00. Today … Continue reading

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March 13, 2015 Records of the Day

From 1965 through 1971 Marty Balin shared lead vocals with Grace Slick in the psychedelic rock band, Jefferson Airplane. In 1975 he joined the offshoot of Jefferson Airplane when he became a member of Jefferson Starship. But before becoming a … Continue reading

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March 12, 2015 Records of the Day

Johnny Cash had several hits on the Sun label such as “I Walk the Line,” “Ballad of a Teenage Queen,” “Cry, Cry, Cry,” “Big River,” “Get Rhythm,” and “Folsom Prison Blues.” Many were number one on the national Country charts … Continue reading

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