Monthly Archives: October 2015

October 30, 2015 Record of the Day

It was Les Paul who first taught chords on a guitar to a very young Steve Miller. The album “Children of the Future” by the Steve Miller Band was instrumental in the economics for future recording artists. Miller paved the way by … Continue reading

October 29, 2015 Record of the Day

Among Elvis Presley’s number one hits is “Good Luck Charm,” spending two weeks at the top of the charts in 1962. Most 45s are not worth much more than $10.00. However, RCA also released “Good Luck Charm” as a 7 … Continue reading

October 28, 2015 Record of the Day

Louie Armstrong or “Satchmo” was a giant on the music scene in the 20th century. From the most humble of beginnings in the poorest section of New Orleans, Armstrong rose to the top of his profession. His two biggest hits … Continue reading

October 27, 2015 Records of the Day

Many singers and groups recorded under various names before they hit it big. Sonny & Cher were Caesar & Cleo. Paul Simon recorded as Paul Kane and several records as Jerry Landis. Creedence Clearwater Revival was known as the Golliwogs. … Continue reading

October 26, 2105 Records of the Day

Pat Boone chalked up 32 hits in his super successful career beginning in 1955 with a cover version of Fats Domino’s “Ain’t It a Shame.” Among his biggest hits are “April Love” and “Love Letters in the Sand.” Many of … Continue reading

October 25, 2015 Record of the Day

Annette Funicello was the heartthrob of every teenage boy in the late 50s and early 60s. She was also a hit-making machine with songs like “Tall Paul” and “First Name Initial.” Ten of her records are worth up to $100.00 … Continue reading

October 24, 2015 Record of the Day

The band, Kansas, has sold a lot of records. Their first million seller was the album “Leftoverage” in 1976, which featured their top 10 hit “Carry On Wayward Son.” A year later their “Point Of No Return” album went platinum. … Continue reading


The Mighty John Record Appraisal Guide lists the values for over a million records. It features all the records by over 65,000 recording artists. It covers all 45s, 33s (albums) and 78s from 1902 to the present day. It includes … Continue reading

October 23, 2015 Records of the Day

The original recording of “Barbara Ann” was by the Regents in 1961. It reached number 13 on the Billboard charts, but the cover version by the Beach Boys, with Brian Wilson and Dean Torrence of Jan and Dean doing the … Continue reading

October 22, 2015 Record of the Day

Joni James was discovered in a television commercial. Signed to M-G-M records, she had her first hit in 1952 with “Why Don’t You Believe Me?” It sold well over 2 million copies and went all the way to number one. … Continue reading