Monthly Archives: March 2017

March 21, 2017 Record of the Day

One-hit-wonders have been a major part of the biggest chart-busters in the history of Rock N Roll. In 1960 Billy Bland had his 15 minutes of fame with the Billboard top-10 hit “Let the Little Girl Dance.” Released on Old … Continue reading

March 20, 2017 Record of the Day

Not all record collectibles are all that old. In 2006 Classic records released a Led Zeppelin set called “Classic Records”-the Road Case Edition.” The set consists of 44 single-sided 12-inch 45s, all taken from Led Zeppelin’s first 9 studio LPs. … Continue reading

March 19, 2017 Records of the Day

Many of the biggest music stars began their careers under names they are not known by today. In 1963 Frank Zappa, recording under the name Bobby Guy, released the 45 “Dear Jeepers” on Donna records. A copy can get you … Continue reading

March 18, 2017 Record of the Day

Rolling Stone magazine ranks “We Will Rock You” by Queen at #330 on its list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. In 2009 the song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Released on Elektra records in … Continue reading

On This Day March 17th in Rock & Roll History

On this day March 17, 1957 Elvis Presley outbids the YMCA’s offer of $35,000 and buys the Graceland mansion from Mrs. Ruth Brown-Moore for $102,500.  The 23 room, 10,000 square foot home comes with 13.8 acres of land. The king … Continue reading

March 16, 2017 Record of the Day

The “Two Virgins” album was the first John Lennon recorded void of any influence from any of the other Beatles. But it is best known for the cover, featuring a completely naked John and Yoko. Like a dirty magazine, it … Continue reading

March 15, 2017 Records of the Day

The title of “Godfather of Rhythm and Blues” goes to Johnny Otis. Born Greek, he said, “I prefer to be black.” He not only discovered Jackie Wilson, Big Mama Thornton, and Hank Ballard; he also recorded one of the biggest … Continue reading

March 14, 2017 Records of the Day

“Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ” was the debut album for Bruce Springsteen. The album, released on Columbia records in 1973, is not a big collectible; no more than $20.00. However, the single from the album, “Spirit in the Night,” is … Continue reading

March 13, 2017 Records of the Day

The big money in Rockabilly records has been that way for years and there is no reason to believe the values won’t continue to climb. In 1958 Bobby Lollar recorded “Bad Bad Boy” for Benton records. A copy is worth … Continue reading

March 12, 2017 Record of the Day

In 1954 Elvis Presley recorded “Baby Let’s Play House” on Sun records in Memphis. It was his first single to make it on the national charts, reaching # 5 on the Country charts. An original copy, whether on a 45 … Continue reading