Monthly Archives: June 2016

June 20, 2016 Records of the Day

The 5 Keys formed in 1945 in Newport News, Virginia and although they never had any giant hits they were pioneers in the early days of Doo Wop and heavily influenced many of the major acts of the fifties. They did appear … Continue reading

June 19, 2016 Record of the Day

Alabama was a forerunner for the many Country music bands to follow. They reached number 1 on the Country charts over 30 times and crossed over to the pop charts as well. They have been given their own star on … Continue reading

June 18, 2016 Records of the Day

“The Soul Of Ike & Tina Turner” was the first album for the famous duo and features their first hit “A Fool In Love.” The song was originally sung by Tina as a demo for Art Lassiter who was then … Continue reading

June 17, 2016 Record of the Day

The Honeys were back-up singers for the Beach Boys on their hit “Be True To Your School” and for Jan and Dean on “The Little Old Lady From Pasadena.” Member Marilyn Rovell would later marry Beach Boy, Brian Wilson. The … Continue reading

June 16, 2016 Record of the Day

A shoeshine boy from Georgia grew up to be one of the most famous and successful performers of all time. Known as the Godfather of Soul, James Brown gave you your money’s worth if you saw him in concert of … Continue reading

June 15, 2016 Record of the Day

Who was Elvis Presley’s opening act in the early 1950s? The answer—Slim Whitman, a Country/Folk singer from Florida whose 1955 single of “Rose Marie” held the record for longest time at number 1 on the British charts until Bryan Adams … Continue reading

June 14, 2016 Record of the Day

Outlaw Country is a relatively new term but David Allan Coe was Outlaw Country before Outlaw Country was cool. Spending much of his youth in correctional facilities, he also once lived in a hearse and a cave. He’s also the … Continue reading

June 13, 2016 Record of the Day

Among the legends and pioneers of Rock N Roll is Gene Vincent. His first and biggest hit came in 1956 with “Be Bop A Lula.” It ranks at #102 on Rolling Stone magazine’s “500 Greatest Songs of All Time.” Although … Continue reading

June 12, 2016 Records of the Day

The Temptations was the premier male vocal group of the 1960s and 70s despite a steady change of personnel. Their hits are among some of the classics of that era including “My Girl,” “The Way You Do the Things You … Continue reading

June 11, 2016 Records of the Day

Virginia Patterson Hensley, known forever more as Patsy Cline, became a Country legend and it all began in 1957 with her appearance on “Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts.” That was followed by her monster hit “Walking after Midnight.” The single on … Continue reading