Monthly Archives: July 2015

July 31, 2015 Record of the Day

The 13th Floor Elevators never really had any hits but the Texas band that formed in the mid 60s still has a following today. Psychedelic music was what they lived for but drugs were their downfall. Member Rory Erickson was … Continue reading

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July 30, 2015 Record of the Day

A former boxer and marine, Lee Dorsey had his first hit (Sittin’ here la la waitin for my) “Ya Ya” in 1961, which is worth up to $40.00. John Lennon recorded the song several years later. Other hits followed like … Continue reading

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July 29, 2015 Records of the Day

In the mid 60s through the mid 70s B.J. Thomas owned the charts with hits like “Hooked On a Feeling” and “I Just Can’t Help Believing.” His biggest success came in 1970 with the number one hit “Raindrops Keep Falling On … Continue reading

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July 28, 2015 Records of the Day

Rufus Thomas was a Dee Jay in Memphis radio in the early 50s as was his best friend B.B. King. In 1953 Rufus recorded “Bear Cat” for Sam Phillips at Sun records. The song was an answer to “Hound Dog” … Continue reading

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July 27, 2015 Records of the Day

Donovan, like Elvis, Fabian, Cher and Madonna, is best known by just his first name. Donovan Leitch was a chart topper in the 60s with hits such as “Mellow Yellow” and “Sunshine Superman.” His most valuable album, “A Gift From a Flower to … Continue reading

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July 26, 2105 Record of the Day

The Orlons was one of the most popular groups to come out of Philadelphia, the city that had Cameo-Parkway records, which released hits by Bobby Rydell, the Dovells, and Chubby Checker. The Orlons were the back up group for Dee … Continue reading

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July 25, 2015 Records of the Day

Some say Ral Donner sounded more like Elvis than Elvis. He wasn’t an Elvis impersonator like we see today. He was the real thing, even backed up by the Jordanaires who were Elvis’ backup singers. Elvis’ main guitar player Scotty … Continue reading

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July 24, 2015 Records of the Day

Ten Years After was formed in England in 1967 with Alvin Lee as their controversial leader. Two years later they rocked Woodstock with their exciting rendition of “I’m Going Home.” They had little success on the singles charts but their … Continue reading

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July 23, 2105 Records of the Day

Fats Domino is a national treasure whose contributions to Rock and Roll can’t be measured by radio-play and record sales. Among his biggest hits are “Ain’t It a Shame,” “Blue Monday,” and “Blueberry Hill.” His first record “The Fat Man” … Continue reading

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July 22, 2015 Record of the Day

One of the most prolific hit-makers of the late 60s and early 70s was Three Dog Night. They had 18 consecutive top-20 hits with several number ones including “Mama Told Me Not to Come” and “Joy to the World.” In … Continue reading

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