Monthly Archives: April 2017

April 20, 2017 Records of the Day

Here’s more in our series of valuable “Northern Soul” records. Born in obscurity, they live to be among the biggest record collectibles. In 1968 Pzaaz records released “Sweet Lover” by Fortson and Scott. An original copy is now worth up … Continue reading

April 19, 2017 Records of the Day

Taking their name from the Buick Riviera, the Rivieras had one of the biggest hits of 1963 with “(They’re out there having fun in the warm) California Sun.” Released on Riviera records, the 45 is worth up to $20.00 but … Continue reading

April 18, 2017 Record of the Day

Buck Owens had not only a tiger but also the Country charts by the tail in the 1960s and 1970s with such hits like “Act Naturally” and “Waitin in Your Welfare Line.” In 1969 Buck Owens, along with Roy Clark, … Continue reading

April 17, 2017 Records of the Day

Billy Lee Riley was perched on the brink of stardom in 1957 with “(My Gal is) Red Hot” when Sam Phillips, the man who discovered Elvis, switched his promotional money and input away from Billy Lee in favor of “Great … Continue reading

April 16, 2017 Records of the Day

“These Arms of Mine” was the first hit for the legendary Otis Redding who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989. The single on Volt Records can now sell for $30.00. Redding was not only … Continue reading

April 15, 2017 Records of the Day

Not too much is known about Diane Ray except for the fact that her one big hit “Please Don’t Talk to the Lifeguard” is one of those songs that once you hear it, and it gets into your head, it … Continue reading

On This Day April 14th in Rock & Roll History

On this day April 14, 1968 producer Phil Spector marries Ronnie Bennett of the Ronettes.  Her mother attends. Her sister Estelle and cousin Nedra (the other members of the Ronettes) are not invited.  Ronnie divorces Phil in 1972 citing several … Continue reading

April 13, 2017 Record of the Day

Among the giants of Jazz was Gerry Mulligan, most noted for his saxophone and as a composer and arranger. He joined forces with Miles Davis in the late 40s as an arranger for many of the tracks on Davis’ “Birth … Continue reading

April 12, 2017 Records of the Day

Marvin Lee Aday is better known as Meat Loaf. His best known album, selling 34 million copies, is “Bat out of Hell,” containing the classics “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad” and “Paradise by the Dashboard Light.” The “Bat out … Continue reading

April 11, 2017 Record of the Day

Among the one-hit-wonders of the early 1960’s was Randy and the Rainbows, started by brothers Mike and Sal Zero. In 1963 they had a top-10 Billboard hit with “Denise,” based on a real girl named Denise Lefrak. Their one and … Continue reading