Monthly Archives: March 2017

On This Day March 31st in Rock & Roll History

On this day March 31,1958 a Rock and Roll anthem is released but it took a lyric change to make it one great classic. The line originally read “There lived a colored boy named Johnny B Goode.” The line you … Continue reading

March 30, 2017 Record of the Day

The Addams Family was only on TV for 2 years (1964-1966) but its star still shines bright in TV history. In 1964 RCA released the soundtrack album featuring such tunes as “Uncle Festus’ Blues,” “On Shroud #9,” “Hide and Shriek,” and … Continue reading

March 29, 2017 Records of the Day

Without a doubt one of the founding fathers of 1950s Rock N Roll was Big Joe Turner. Standing at 6’2’’ and weighing over 300 lbs., he was a force to be reckoned with when in 1954 he unleashed on an … Continue reading

March 28, 2017 Record of the Day

Promo or DJ copies sent to radio stations can often be worth much more than the stock copies sold in stores. In 1970, Motown sent radio stations gold vinyl copies of “ABC” by the Jackson 5 in a sleeve that … Continue reading

March 27, 2017 Record of the Day

Three years prior to her death Jazz great Billie Holiday, also known as Lady Day, released her 10th and final album for Clef records. The title song “Lady Sings the Blues” has become an American standard. And if there was any … Continue reading

March 26, 2017 Record of the Day

“Are You Experienced” was the debut album for Jimi Hendrix and featured the Rock classic “Purple Haze.” Rolling Stone magazine lists “Are You Experienced” at #15 on its list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. The value depends … Continue reading

March 25, 2017 Records of the Day

Following the breakup of the Beatles, George Harrison released his first solo album “All Things Must Pass.” Produced by the legendary Phil Spector, the album contains two of Harrison’s biggest hits, “What is Life” and “My Sweet Lord.”  The “My … Continue reading

On This Day March 24th in Rock & Roll History

On this day March 24,1966 the Beatles pose for the cover of their next album. The picture shows the Beatles dressed at butchers holding chopped up dolls and raw meat. After much objection, the album is re called and re … Continue reading

March 23, 2017 Records of the Day

The EP, extended play album, is the size of a 45, usually with 2 or 3 songs on each side. Many can be quite valuable, especially by the Doo Wop groups of the 50s. The Platter’s EP “The Platters Sing … Continue reading

March 22, 2017 Record of the Day

The second album for England’s Pink Floyd “A Saucerful of Secrets” came in the summer of ’68. It was the last album for Sid Barrett and the first for David Gilmour. Released by Tower records, the value depends on the … Continue reading