Monthly Archives: July 2016

July 31, 2016 Record of the Day

Shelly Fabares co-starred with Elvis Presley in three of his movies. She first gained fame as Mary Stone on “The Donna Reed Show” in the late fifties and early sixties. In 1962 she went to #1 on the Billboard Hot … Continue reading

July 30, 2016 Record of the Day

Among the most popular male/female singing duos of the sixties was Dick and Dee Dee. They were regulars on the TV show “Shindig.” Their first hit came in 1961 with “The Mountain’s High.” It reached # 2 on the Billboard charts. … Continue reading

July 29, 2016 Records of the Day

One of the biggest and best known hits of the early Rock N Roll era was “Runaway” by Del Shannon. The single hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the spring of 1961 and can now sell for $30.00. … Continue reading

July 28, 2016 Record of the Day

The Sophomores was a group from Boston and one of the smoothest Doo Wop groups of the 50s. At the time, groups were taking names that had a student theme such as the Four Freshman, Danny & The Juniors, the … Continue reading

July 27, 2016 Records of the Day

The Four Tops are best known for their Motown hits like “Baby I Need Your Lovin’ ” and “I Can’t Help Myself.” Their most valuable hit is “Ask The Lonely.” With its picture sleeve it’s worth up to $75.00. However, … Continue reading

July 26, 2016 Records of the Day

Lee Allen was a sought after saxophone player in New Orleans in the 50s. He can be heard on records with Fats Domino and Lloyd Price. His solo sax can also be found on early Little Richard records. His only … Continue reading

July 25, 2016 Record of the Day

It was the Monterrey Pop Festival that put Big Brother and the Holding Company on the road to stardom. Their “Cheap Thrills” album, their last with Janis Joplin as a member, originally was to feature the group naked in bed on … Continue reading

July 24, 2016 Records of the Day

The string of hits by the Coasters seemed endless in the 50s and early 60s including “Searchin,” “Yakety Yak,” “Charlie Brown,” and “Along Came Jones.” Most of their hits were written by famed song-writing team, Lieber & Stoller. Their first … Continue reading

July 23, 2016 Record of the Day

Perhaps one of the unlikeliest people to have a collectible record is John Kerry, a U.S. Secretary of State and former senator from Massachusetts and one-time presidential nominee. His band, the Electras, released a self-titled instrumental album in 1962. A … Continue reading

July 22, 2016 Record of the Day

It was D.J. Murray the K who co-wrote “Splish Splash,” one of Bobby Darin’s biggest hits. Credit was given to Jean Murray as to avoid any hint of payola. “Splish Splash” hit #3 on the Billboard chart in 1958. The original … Continue reading