Monthly Archives: May 2016

May 31, 2016 Records of the Day

With time still left to complete a live performance, Ray Charles improvised on a song that would become a Rock N Roll classic covered by many from Bobby Darin to Elvis Presley. “What’d I Say” was the song that Ray … Continue reading

May 30, 2016 Records of the Day

 As most garage-music bands, the Nightcrawlers were one-hit wonders. That hit came in 1967 with “Little Black Egg.” The band and their hit were a flash in the pan. By the time the song charted, the band had broken up. … Continue reading

May 29, 2016 Record of the Day

Billy Ward and the Dominoes was one of the most popular and influential groups of the early 1950s. Members at one time included legends like Clyde McPhatter and Jackie Wilson. Their hit “Sixty-Minute Man” from 1951 is considered to be … Continue reading

May 28, 2018 Record of the Day

Bob Seger is as much a Rock N Roll hero in Michigan as Bruce Springsteen is in New Jersey. Seger’s sounds of hard rock and soul were a staple of the seventies and eighties. His 1979 anthem “Old Time Rock … Continue reading

May 27, 2016 Record of the Day

Dolly Parton is best known for her hit “I Will Always Love You,” which was also a smash for Whitney Houston. Dolly was one of twelve children from a poor Tennessee family. Many of her early hits like “Coat of … Continue reading

May 26, 2016 Record of the Day

Vee Jay records issued the first Beatles album in the United States in 1963 with “Introducing The Beatles.” No other record company found more ways of repackaging the same album as did Vee Jay. They released the same material on the … Continue reading

May 25, 2016 Record of the Day

In the 1980s Stevie Ray Vaughn was the leading blues guitarist on the scene, selling out concerts and selling records in the millions. Like so many other influential artists in Rock N Roll history, he died young (35). Earlier in … Continue reading

May 24, 2016 Records of the Day

Little Peggy March was four-foot-nine and fifteen-years-old when she had one of the biggest selling singles of 1963 with “I Will Follow Him.” She stills hold the record for being the youngest female singer to hit number 1 on the … Continue reading

May 23, 2016 Records of the Day

The “Twilight Zone” was without a doubt the most popular of the sci-fi shows of the 60s. A close second and very well received was the “Outer Limits,” which ran on ABC from 1963-1965. The Marketts version of the “Outer … Continue reading

May 22, 2016 Records of the Day

ZZ Top is a Blues/Rock band that came out of Texas in the early 1970s and still maintains a strong fan base today. With the advent of MTV and videos of their classics like “Sharp Dressed Man” and “Legs,” their … Continue reading