Monthly Archives: February 2017

February 28, 2017 Record of the Day

Waylon Jennings was part of Buddy Holly’s band during the tour when Holly lost his life in the legendary plane crash on February 3, 1959, which also took the lives of Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper. Waylon left Rock … Continue reading

February 27, 2017 Records of the Day

One of the biggest teenage tragedy records of all time came in 1960 and falls into the gloomy “death rock” category where some unlucky teen bites the dust, as exemplified by “Teen Angel” by Mark Dinning and “Last Kiss” by … Continue reading

February 26, 2017 Record of the Day

It starts off like all Dragnet episodes, “This is the city, Los Angeles California.” Jack Webb will forever live as Sgt. Joe Friday seeking “just the facts.” And the fact is in 1953 RCA released an audio version of “Dragnet-The Christmas … Continue reading

February 25, 2017 Records of the Day

“Hail Hail Rock N Roll.” Where would it be without Chuck Berry? It’s hard to think of one great rock-and-roller who hasn’t been influenced by the man who gave us “Johnny B Goode” and so many other classics. His first … Continue reading

February 24, 2017 Record of the Day

In 1989 R.E.M was called “America’s hippest band.” Led by Michael Stipe this superstar group of the 80s was inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame in 2007. Their first single on Hibtone records “Radio Free Europe” released … Continue reading

February 23, 2017 Records of the Day

The first of the manufactured teen idols of the 1950s was a young man from Philadelphia whose good looks covered up his less than perfect voice. Fabian’s single “Tiger” was a top 3 hit. The single can now sell for … Continue reading

February 22, 2017 Records of the Day

On December 10, 1967 Otis Redding joined the much too long list of recording stars that lost their lives in a plane crash. His 1966 album “Dictionary of Soul” was his last before his death. It contained one of his greatest hits, … Continue reading

February 21, 2017 Records of the Day

The Isley Brothers first introduced “Shout” in 1959 and thanks to the toga party scene from the movie “Animal House” in 1978, the song (this time by Otis Day & the Nights) became a party classic. Put the record on and people … Continue reading

February 20, 2017 Records of the Day

In 1964 a lot of people thought the Beau Brummels were part of the British Invasion but actually they were from San Francisco. Heavily influence by the Beatles they had their first hit with “Laugh Laugh.” A copy on an … Continue reading

February 19, 2017 Records of the Day

Jan and Dean was one of the most successful duos in Rock N Roll history. Managed by the legendary Herb Alpert of Tijuana Brass fame, they had their first hit on the Dore record label.  “Baby Talk” is worth up … Continue reading