Monthly Archives: May 2015

May 21, 2015 Record of the Day

In 1956 United Artists released the movie “Comanche,” which tells the story of Quana Parker, chief of the Comanche Antelope tribe.” Son of a Comanche chief and a white European, Quana Parker never lost a battle but eventually accepted the … Continue reading

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May 20, 2015 Record of the Day

The Coasters were the clown princes of Rock and Roll with classics like “Charlie Brown,” “Yakety Yak,” and “Along Came Jones.” In 1958 ATCO records released the EP “Rock and Roll with the Coasters,” which include their hits singles “Searchin’” … Continue reading

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May 19, 2015 Records of the Day

Can the same song by two different recording artists be worth money? In 1957 Jerry Lee Lewis shook up the Rock and Roll world with a song he didn’t want to record for religious reasons. “Great Balls of Fire” on … Continue reading

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May 18, 2015 Record of the Day

Best known for co-hosting “Hee Haw” with Buck Owens, Roy Clark is recognized as one of the best guitarist and banjo pickers in the music business. Although he has hits like “Tips of my Fingers” and “Yesterday When I was … Continue reading

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May 17, 2015 Record of the Day

The Everly Brothers are one of the most successful duos in the history of Rock and Roll. Among their early hits is “Wake up Little Susie.” It’s ironic that these wholesome singers had their #1 hit banned in Boston. The … Continue reading

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May 16, 2015 Record of the Day

Dave Clark formed his group to raise funds to send his soccer team, the Tottenham Hotspurs, to a match in Holland. Little did he know that his “soccer” band would rival the Beatles and go on to have 17 top-40 … Continue reading

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May 15, 2015 Record of the Day

Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers is one of the best-known Doo Wop groups from the early days of Rock and Roll with hits like “Why Do Fools Fall in Love.” Frankie Lymon was as popular with teenage girls as any … Continue reading

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May 14, 2015 Record of the Day

Chicago took a lead from Blood, Sweat & Tears by adding a horn section to their band. Among their biggest hits are “Saturday in the Park” and “Colour My World.” But in 1979, Chicago detoured from their Jazz and Rock … Continue reading

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May 13, 2015 Record of the Day

Stricken with polio at the age of nine, doctors said that Joni Mitchell would never walk again. But in the hospital’s children’s ward she spent all her time singing at the top of her lungs and believing she would walk … Continue reading

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May 12, 2015 Records of the Day

“He’s So Fine” by the Chiffons was #1 for 4 weeks in the spring of 1963. But it became even a bigger part of Rock and Roll history because George Harrison was found to have plagiarized the melody with his … Continue reading

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