Monthly Archives: January 2016

January 21, 2016 Records of the Day

Van Morrison’s first band was Them from Belfast. At one time the band included Jimmy Paige on guitar. They were more successful in Britain than the U.S. Their biggest hit in the states was in 1965 with “Here Comes the Night.” … Continue reading

January 20, 2016 Records of the Day

Jerry Lee Lewis has had one of the most successful and colorful careers in the history of both Rock N Roll and Country. A true legend, he is a Rock N Roll Icon and Country music superstar. Known as “the killer,” … Continue reading

January 19, 2016 Record of the Day

In 1963 Columbia records released the album “The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan. It can be one of the most valuable records of all time. Most original copies are worth up to $75.00. However, if you have an original with the song … Continue reading

January 18, 2016 Record of the Day

Bill Haley and the Comets can justifiably be considered to be the band that brought Rock N Roll to the world with hits like “Don’t Knock the Rock” and “Shake, Rattle and Roll.” Haley became world famous in 1955 with the … Continue reading

January 17, 2016 Record of the Day

George Jones has been called the “Greatest Country music singer of all time.” He certainly had the reputation as Country’s most hard-drinking, woman-loving, rage-filled performer. With more than 150 hits like “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” he is a national icon. … Continue reading

January 16, 2016 Record of the Day

In 1975 both Time magazine and Newsweek put Bruce Springsteen on the cover the very same week. Columbia records, in a rush to get out his “Born To Run” album to capitalize on all that free publicity, sent copies to radio stations … Continue reading

January 15, 2016 Records of the Day

The Pretty Things was a British band that rivaled the Rolling Stones in their native country in the mid-60s but never really made a dent on the U.S. charts. In 1964 their single “Rosalyn” was banned in the states due to … Continue reading

January 14, 2016 Records of the Day

Johnny Cash was the biggest name in Country music for forty years. “Songs That Made Him Famous” was his second album. It contains the hits “Ballad of a Teenage Queen,” “Guess Things Happen That Way” and “I Walk the Line,” … Continue reading

January 13, 2016 Records of the Day

Quiet Riot was bigger than Van Halen when they were both waiting to be signed to a record label but Van Halen was signed first. However, Quiet Riot’s time came in 1983 when their album “Heavy Mental” became one of … Continue reading

January 12, 2016 Records of the Day

Dion DiMucci led his group the Belmonts to Rock N Roll immortality in 1959 with “A Teenager in Love.” The original 45 can sell for $40.00 today. The group, named after Belmont Avenue in the Bronx, had other hits like … Continue reading