Monthly Archives: October 2016

October 31, 2016 Record of the Day

In 1967 the guru of the hippy generation, Dr. Timothy Leary, popularized the saying “Turn on, tune in, drop out.” It’s just what the psychedelic generation wanted to hear. It was close to another popular phrase of the day, “Sex, … Continue reading

October 30, 2016 Records of the Day

Gladys Knight & the Pips were together for over 35 years cranking out hits like “I Heard It through the Grapevine” and “Midnight Train to Georgia.” They first charted in 1961 with “Every Beat of My Heart.” Their second hit came in … Continue reading

October 29, 2016 Record of the Day

They called Brenda Lee “Little Miss Dynamite” when she began her rise to fame in 1956. Since then she has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Country Music Hall of Fame, The little … Continue reading

October 28, 2016 Records of the Day

The Blues can make you happy if you come across some of the old Blues 78s. For example, “Match Box Blues” by Blind Lemon Jefferson, released on Okeh records in 1927, is worth up to $1,500.00. In 1928 Victor records … Continue reading

October 27, 2016 Records of the Day

Bruce Johnston became a member of the Beach Boys in 1965. Prior to that he found work backing such greats as Ritchie Valens, the Everly Brothers, and Eddie Cochran. Johnston’s first hit as a Beach Boy was “California Girls.” That … Continue reading

October 26, 2016 Records of the Day

Rolling Stone magazine lists Lightnin’ Hopkins as one of the greatest guitarists of all time. It is said that he recorded almost 1000 songs. His recording career began in the 1940s with Aladdin records. It was the first of many … Continue reading

October 25, 2016 Record of the Day

“Led Zeppelin lll” was the third album for the band and featured more folk rock and acoustic renditions. The “Immigrant Song” is the best known track. The album features a movable wheel behind the front cover with more images than … Continue reading

October 24, 2016 Records of the Day

Ben E King had several hits in the early 1960s including “Stand By Me,” which also became a hit again in 1986 with the release of the movie of the same name, based on a novel by Stephen King. Ben … Continue reading

October 23, 2016 Records of the Day

The Left Banke was one of the many American bands who capitalized on the British Invasion with similar harmonies like their English contemporaries. Their biggest hit came in 1966 with “Walk Away Renee.” Their second album “The Left Banke Too” … Continue reading

October 22, 2016 Records of the Day

“Fever” was first a hit for Little Willie John in 1956 but was later covered by many stars like Peggy Lee, Nancy Sinatra, Elvis, and even Madonna. Little Willie John shot to stardom with 15 hits on the R & … Continue reading