Monthly Archives: April 2015

April 30, 2015 Record of the Day

In 1999 BMI publishing listed “Rhythm of the Rain” as the most performed song on radio and TV for the entire 20th century. The biggest and most successful version is the original by a San Diego-based group called the Cascades. … Continue reading

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April 29, 2015 Record of the Day

In 1975 Kiss had their first gold album with “Destroyer.” With interest growing for the band, Casablanca records decided to re-package three of their earlier albums into a 3-record set known as “Kiss the Originals.” Released in 1976, the set … Continue reading

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April 28, 2015 Record of the Day

In 1964 Vee Jay records released the Beatles 45 “Please Please Me.” Regular copies sell up to $50.00. But some copies show the Beatles’ name misspelled with an extra “T” as shown here in the picture on far right, jumping … Continue reading

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April 27, 2015 Record of the Day

The most successful black vocal duo of 60s was Sam and Dave. On the stage they were electrifying. Off stage they rarely spoke to each other. Most of the 70s weren’t good to the two performers but interest in their … Continue reading

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April 26, 2015 Record of the Day

Husband and wife, the Captain and Tennille, sold over two million records in 1975 with “Love Will Keep Us Together.” Two years earlier Butterscotch Castle records released “The Way I Want to Touch You.” It was a regional hit but … Continue reading

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April 25, 2015 Record of the Day

With Robert Plant’s raging voice and Jimmy Page’s distorted reverbing guitar along with members John Bonham and John Paul Jones, Led Zeppelin rocked the 70s and beyond. By 1979 their concert ticket and album sales made them the most popular … Continue reading

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April 24, 2015 Records of the Day

Freddy Cannon was a major star in the 1960s with hits like “Way Down Yonder in New Orleans” and “Palisades Park.” His first hit was “Tallahassee Lassie,” which is worth up to $40.00. In 1960 Swan records released the album … Continue reading

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April 23, 2015 Record of the Day

If you are not familiar with Delta Blues artist Skip James you should know more about the value of his records. He was on the brink of stardom when the Great Depression ended his dreams but he was re-discovered in … Continue reading

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April 22, 2015 Records of the Day

Marty Robbins had his first hit in 1957 with “A White Sports Coat and a Pink Carnation,” worth up to $50.00 with its picture sleeve. He would later win a Grammy for “El Paso.” Many more hits followed. But like … Continue reading

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April 21, 2015 Record of the Day

The Byrds began their phenomenal career as the Jet Set under the guidance of Roger McGuinn. Their first hit as the Byrds, thanks to Bob Dylan, was “Tambourine Man,” a #1 record from 1965. That same year Columbia records issued … Continue reading

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